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Avatar binaryclock
Last Updated At
04/17/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT

Are you looking for a server with lots of danger, great PVP, and no administrator interference? Then Thunderdome is the place for you.



INFAMY IS BACK! You can gain infamy/pvp titles by killing people at night time or in the nether. Infamy cannot be gained during the day at this time, just at night.

We have over 15 PVP titles. The first three are:

1. Hunter
2. Slayer
3. Killer
The next are for you to find out! Will you be the champion of the server with the highest PVP title rank?


2. PVP is allowed but don't spawn kill.
3. Stealing is allowed from unlocked chests only!
4. Do not exploit or hack.
5. Admins do not spawn items or teleport players.
6. No whining and respect the admins.
7. Don't be a douchebag and do not troll.
8. Multiple accounts or 'alts' are forbidden.
9. Quitting during PVP is not allowed!

Server specs:

Intel I7 980x
The entire server loaded in a ram drive for the ultimate speed.
CentOS 5.5
Backups every hour.

Plugins we use:

1. BigBrother
2. iConomy
3. ClockMod
4. LWC
5. Minecart Mania Core/Chest Control/Sign Commands
6. WorldEdit
7. WorldGuard
8. HeroicDeath
9. MCBans
10. Achievements/Stats
11. MultiVerse (We have nether!)
12. PetitionPlugin

About the administrator:

There are only two administrators with all out power - that is binaryclock02, and binaryclock01. We are a husband and wife team that are mature and deal with every situation with a neutral standing. We don't believe in administrator interference and will not spawn items or teleport players.

Binaryclock02 has been coding for over 25 years, and 10 of those years in Java. Binaryclock02 creates his own plugins only for Thunderdome, aptly named ClockMod. I invite you to come check it out!

History of the Server:

Thunderdome is using the latest version of Craftbukkit which is based off v1.3 of Minecraft server. The server has been up since January 14th, 2011 and still going strong. We average around 30-50 players per night, and sometimes get over 60 on busy nights/times! Our server is powerful enough to hold 100 players, but 60-70 seems to be the sweet spot.

More features include:

1. Infamy system. You gain PVP titles on your performance in PVP combat. You kill more people than you die? You gain infamy. You get killed more than you kill? You lose infamy. The more infamy you have, the better PVP chat titles you gain! Come see what all the fuss is about and join in!

2. Hourly backups coupled with BigBrother, WorldEdit, and active Knights (mods) ensure a total anti-griefing experience! If you get griefed, use our petition system /pe to report the griefing!

3. Multiple worlds, including the nether for you to explode and build in!

4. Trivia! We host daily trivia for prizes on the server. Daily trivia can be any subject, but mostly is about gaming and science! Come have some fun :)

5. Promotion system. You start out on the server as a grunt, but can move up the ranks by playing and displaying your abilities and time invested in the server. Think you can be part of the King's guard, or even destined to become a Knight and control the guards/civilians? Prove it!

Lots, lots more too! Come have fun and build/PVP/chat on Thunderdome!


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  • Avatar XuanWuUnlimited
    December 20, 2013 at 2:56am

    Thunderdome is a good server. They have a good community of players and really, that's what I play there for. Although, that's all the good that can be said about it.

    There are a few major issues with the server.

    1. Admin Ranks
    2. Lag
    3. Policies and Proceedures
    4. Staff Communication with Players

    Admin Ranks:
    It really seems as though admin privileges are given out willy nilly. Some of those with admin privileges are good, where they try to be reasonable and look at the rules and then the intentions of the actions by the player when doling out the punishment. Others seem to use their admin powers as an extension of their game play and bend the interpretation of the rules to get their revenge. While some are very lackadaisical and only seem to be motivated by using their privileges to entertain themselves.

    It really wasn't an issue when I first started on this server. But as time went on I began to notice the lag experienced quickly became game breaking. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the feeling of losing all your high end gear due to a lag spike that turned the tide against you; whether that be losing to a mob fight, pvp, or missing a jump and falling into lava. I mean, there was also the constant boats exploding when you're no where near land and hopping off a boat as you pull up to shore, only to find yourself in the middle of the ocean wondering where the land mass you were about to set foot on went to.

    Policies and Proceedures:
    There seem to be a lot of these. Where to find them? Hell if I know. I did my due diligence when I received my first warn about griefing. I, of course, was shocked as from what I had heard, as long as you replace blocks you break, it won't be griefing. In my case my good intentions were met with technicality. I attempted to fix a trap intended to kill me, but since I was unaware how it operated I simply placed a block to replace the one that had fallen into lava. What type of block it was, I don't know; I honestly was more concerned with not falling into the lava at that given moment. I posted to the Rules thread, asking them to expand it to describe griefing in more detail and what their definition of griefing was, but there was no response. I also opened up a new "~Read First~ Rules and Disciplinary Proceedures" thread jokingly to try to attract attention to the issue. It stated, "We has them. Good luck figuring them out." This too went unanswered.

    4. Staff Communication with Players
    There is no real clear communication to players from the staff. For instance, when you receive a minor griefing warning, you receive a small notification about your infraction. Griefing Minor | 5 Warning Points. The analogy here is a cop giving you a citation for a moving violation and not explaining anything to you. Did you speed? Did you changing lanes without signal? Did you drive in a bus only lane? The possibilities are endless. In law, revisions and addendums are made to the law to notate new situation and interpretations of the law. This is the same process that should be followed with any rules and regulations.

    In summary, if you just like to build, this has a creative world where a lot of the community build some really cool stuff and the community is fun. Make friends with the higher ups and you'll be fine, but that's true with anything in life. If you're into factions and pvp, be wary, as the rules are not clearly stated and each admin has his or her interpretation of them.

    My score 1 out of 10 is a 6.5. Good, but nothing extraordinary. Just good. Lot's of room for improvement.

    Note: At the time of this post I have been currently been banned for expressing my views on how lacking the rules are and the unfairness of not having the intricacies posted in a highly visible area. My response was that they (the staff) want players with common sense to play on the server. I'd like some server staff with common sense. Looks like we both want the same thing from each other.

  • Avatar customheat
    January 16, 2012 at 5:05pm

    I'm been on the Thunderdome for almost a year, the server just past its one year mark as well.
    I searched a while before finding the TD and I have not found a place that feels the same since.
    You can choose to live alone and hoard everything or join a town to work together.
    Some towns are safe havens to all and some will attack all nearby towns and people.
    The people on the server a great and its a good community, how ever being a pvp server with stealing an option it adds realism to the server.

    1.8 & 1.9 nearly ended the server...
    It was dark times indeed, but its back and on 1.1.

  • Avatar UBERM0RPH
    November 22, 2011 at 10:09am

    We aren't on 1.0 yet, but we will be soon. Come join.

  • Avatar Istaan
    August 12, 2011 at 12:38pm

    I've been on this server for months and it is the best server that I have ever been on. The server rules and settings are great. It's easy to do what you want to do. Pvping is fun. The griefing rules are well done imo. I would highly recommend this server.

  • Avatar porkster
    April 21, 2011 at 5:49pm

    best server ever i love it because when i first started everybody was so helpful when you start u have to pass a CHALLENGING QUIZ ;D its not hard but if u like being part of a town and having a rival town to fight this server is for u if u like being a outlaw (like me) then this is the best server u can possibly find they have really cook achievements u can get for example Type 100k Letters in chat u get a reward walk a million blocks u get a reward whats also cool the towns especially Atlas have AMAZING architecture if u join u gotta see Atlas Waldo and MythicCanadian make an amazing castle that kinda looks like the walt disney castle its full of ideas


  • Avatar tievx0r
    April 4, 2011 at 5:05pm

    This is by far one of the best servers I've played on. Between the custom content, attentive mods, and a promotion system that shames the white list concept to no end, this server is definitely worth your time to check out.

    Griefers/Spamers are dealt with fairly quickly, areas can be reverted and although you need to put in some hours before being able to use buckets & tnt, there is more than enough to keep you occupied.

    In game achievements are awesome as well, with actual item rewards. Don't forget Trivia, at least a few times a day, for prizes. Clock Mod's hunger system ensures an interesting balance in PVP, do i keep full for max attack power or do i stay hungry so i can eat food for quicker health gains.

    The world is expansive and with the multi-verse plugin, there's always the nether if you need a change of scenery. New stuff is being added constantly, the server is fast & the connection solid.

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    • Avatar Mr_seastar
      June 27, 2012 at 8:15pm

      Hey tievx0r remember me???
      I bet you do!
      well i'v become more powerful than you could possibly imagine! and i remember every bit of you coming to my house and killing me!
      you turned me off miencraft for 5 months. but now i got powerful friends. so watch out

  • Avatar Try2Compete
    April 2, 2011 at 11:03pm

    The author of this comment has been banned.

  • Avatar mine1
    April 1, 2011 at 9:41pm

    The author of this comment has been banned.

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    • Avatar Mr_H4mm3r
      December 30, 2011 at 7:58am

      This server is a bad server. One of my friends were banned for griefing but he didn't grief.. They used McBans so his REP got down.. It's not fair for him because he didn't grief!

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      • Avatar superkracken
        January 15, 2012 at 10:18pm

        They dont ban unless its proven you grief, they do have Big-Brother installed. Make sure you look it up before you continue posting under multiple aliases.