ScoutLink Minecraft is a massive open-world game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a huge unique world. Explore different terrain types, fight dozens of monsters, and build your dreams!
In this world the sun rises and sets as you go about your work, gathering materials and making tools. Working on your own or as part of a team, the only limit is your imagination.
Take a look at our map to tour the server and see what the scouts are building by clicking here, and join us!
How to play
Minecraft comes in three different editions for different platforms – computer, mobile devices, and consoles (Playstation and Xbox). In order to play on ScoutLink Minecraft you need the computer edition, which you can buy from Mojang at https://minecraft.net/en/store/minecraft/.
Start Minecraft and chose “Multiplayer”. Add new server and type minecraft.scoutlink.net as server address (we use standard port 25565).
When you log in for the first time you spawn at the hub. This is a global meeting place where you chose which gamemode you want to play (survival, creative, mini-games or city-world). Simply just walk trough the portal of your desired gamemode. You can also type
Remember you can change gamemode whenever you want to by typing
/hub to get to the hub or any of the commands above.
Besides that, the hub is a great place to chat and hang out with other scouts from around the world.
There are multiple gamemodes you can choose – creative (where you have an unlimited number of blocks and items to build with and can’t die), survival (you must find and build all of the things you need to avoid death by hunger, injury or attack from hostile creatures and other scouts), city (be a part of and build a realistic city) and skywars (mini pvp-game up in the sky).
In survival mode you’re surrounded by trees, grass, snow, mountains or water. The sun will be in the sky and you might hear the gentle sounds of animals nearby.
Your first job is to find and punch down a tree to collect wood, which you can turn into planks to make a crafting table. This allows you to convert your leftover wood into a pickaxe, so you can start digging down into the ground to collect coal and cobblestone. Once you have those you can make some torches and better tools and weapons, which will be very important in protecting you from the creatures that come out in the night… speaking of which, you need to hurry and make some kind of shelter before that sun starts to set. That’s day one in ScoutLink Minecraft, which is about 10-20 minutes in real-time.
The next few days you’ll be busy building a more substantial house to protect you from the monsters, putting together a furnace for smelting, finding sheep so you can make a bed, crafting tools and weapons, making chests to keep all your stuff in and securing some kind of food source so you don’t die.
After that, now that you’re getting good at keeping yourself alive you might spend some time exploring caves, mining for valuable ores and help and build together with other scouts. Or maybe you love fighting monsters and start building weapons and traps. You might even go off on an adventure to find villages and temples and abandoned mine shafts, or decide to build a city or start a farm. The opportunities and decisions start to become endless, limited only by your skills and imagination.
In creative mode you’re surrounded by plots (squares you can build inside) where scouts from around the world build what they like. What about some skyscrapers? A garden? Statue of yourself? Only your imagination is the limit.
To start you need to claim a plot. This is done by standing in your desired plot and type
/plot claim. You can now build whatever you like as long as it’s scout friendly. Have fun!
Rhodesia city is an attempt to plan and build a city with an aim of being as realistic as possible. You earn your place on our building team by proving that you can build to a realistic standard. This is a very rewarding world to be a part of, and interesting for spectators to watch progress on the city!
Do battle with other scouts and guides high in the sky! Loot chests for equipment, build bridges to other islands, raid the chests in the middle, and fight to be the last scout or guide standing.
How to get help
Most used commands
Click here to read the most used commands you can use in the game, with a description of what some of they do.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click here to read some of the most common questions with answers that we get from other scouts.
Change Minecraft version
Do you get an error message when joining ScoutLink Minecraft about outdated version? Click here for a guide about how to change your Minecraft version.
Ask a Minecraft Team member in-game
Minecraft team members have a title/prefix in front of their names in the game which describes their roles in the team. Those are [Admin] for Admins, [Moderator] for Moderators and [Helper] for Helpers. All of these team members are there to help you. You can find out more about these roles by clicking here.
Ask on IRC
Join #help channel on IRC, or simply click here.