PermissionsEx, The God of Permissions Plugins:
Here on ZaphCraft, we use a plugin called PermissionsEx to manage all of the permissions of our server, allowing players of different ranks to be able to use a variety of different commands. With the help of this plugin, we do not have to use the OP command, except for our Admins. We currently have 7 different ranks on our server, each with their own specific sets of commands, which are outlined in both the wikia page and on our link above to our permissions file. The groups we have are briefly outlined below, along with their Rank Identification Colour:
- Default (Member)- we do not require anything for you to become a member here on ZaphCraft. We feel that this way, we create a more memorable playing experience on our server, by not requiring any prerequisite building or ass-kissing to get promoted to Member group. We allow you to hop right into the game and do as you please, with full access to member commands (outlined in the permissions file or in the Wikia Page)
- VIP- this rank is awarded to those who stay on our server for a total of 30 days, or for those who have joined from the SoFurry minecraft server. Those with this rank are given more permissions than Member, with some perks such as /craft (the use of a crafting table without needed the physical table) and /engrave (allowing players to name objects and give them lore without using levels or an anvil)
- Builder- this rank is awarded to those who have at least been on for one month (and are therefore VIP), and shares the same rank as VIP, with the same commands. The only difference with the Builder rank from VIP is that the Builder rank player must have built an outstanding house in the world of their choosing (be it Infamy or Survival, or even SkyBlock) and will have access to WorldEdit and Creative mode inside the Adventure world to help build up the world to make it more playable. For this rank, you must apply to Zaphara either through the Contact page on the site or in-game.
- Donor- this rank is awarded to those who donate at least $5 to help maintain and upkeep the server, keeping it online for the rest of the players to enjoy. Along with this rank, you obtain more commands such as /back, which allow the player to teleport to their previous position in case of death or other undesirable circumstances in which the player ends up somewhere away from the project they were working on. This rank also inherits the Builder rank, so you can help build on the Adventure world if you so chose.
- Help- Here on ZaphCraft we allow those who are VIP status to apply to become staff if they wish. The Help rank is a trial-run for those who apply, if they make the cut for staff. What one does while in the Help rank will determine their ability to keep their staff rank, and move up to Mod, or be demoted to VIP once more, depending on the user's performance and attitude during their time in this rank. Typically a player only spends about a month here before we decide. From this rank on, players are required to read the Staff Guide on the site, and follow it to the dot, lest they be demoted to VIP.
- Mod- This rank allows players to have more freedom and usability of the server, making many of the commands on the game accessible to them, including Creative Mode and Infinite Money, if the player chooses. This rank also means you must now put the servers needs before your private needs, and keep the Owner's will in mind as well. You are now the face of the server, so you must be kind, courteous, and helpful to all.
- Admin- The Administrators of the server have been online for at least one consecutive year, and have proven to be a great asset as Mod, and have applied to be higher staff. With higher levels of staff, of course, comes higher responsibility. You are now the controllers of the Server, and must be the enforcers of the rules for both staff and players, and you must put the needs of our staff and server before your own. At this rank, all commands in the game are available for use, and you can choose your own custom Tag with custom colours.