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Server FAQ

Updated: 16.Oct.2021



Table of Contents


01 • What kind of game is "Vintage Story"?
02 • How do i connect to the "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" multiplayer server?
00 • How do i get whitelisted / get building rights?
03 • What exactly am i allowed to build on your server and what should i not?
04 • How often do you wipe?
05 • Will i loose all my creations if the server gets wiped?
06 • How can i set my personal spawn point?
07 • How do i stay alive in the first couple of game hours?
08 • Are there any chat commands that i can use on the "Conquest of Blocks" server?
09 • Once in a while the server is not responding for minutes!
10 • How can i activate the "Discord" overlay in-game?
11 • Do you have events?
12 • Can i skip nighttime on the server?
13 • What exactly does the mod collection add?
14 • I still can't join the server after installing the mod collection!
15 • What is the grocery trader?
16 • I granted someone access to my claim, but he/she still can't modify anything.
17 • Help! Soil is moving underneath my builds, leaving dangerous holes!
18 • Help! I set something on fire by accident! How can i extinguish it?
19 • I think someone is cheating or violating server rules. How can i report it?
20 • What about "Temporal Stability". Can't see any sign of it.
21 • My "Vintage Story" game is running like poop. What can i do?
22 • Can i somehow connect to "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" directly?
23 • Can we have our own Discord voice or text chat for our village?
24 • Can we apply for a private teleporter to be able to travel faster from A to B?
25 • How do i set my /home command?
26 • Is there a list with all the mods you are using on the server?
27 • Is there a way to raise the claim limit?
28 • Can i somehow contribute to the server?
29 • How many people are running and maintaining this server?
30 • I have lost items because of a bug. Can i get them back?
31 • What are speedways?




Q01: What kind of game is "Vintage Story"?

A01: Vintage Story is a 3D game similar to the famous block building & survival hit "Minecraft". You'll explore an huge open and procedural generated world
in which you'll have to survive, build shelter, cook, craft, hunt animals or for treasure, fight mobs and more. You can do all this alone or you could work
together with other players. Vintage Story is still in development but plays awesome already.

Check out our screenshot gallery for an first impression, if you do not know the game yet.



Q02: How do i connect to the "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" multiplayer server?

A02: Start "Vintage Story" and browse the public server list in the multiplayer section. Look for "Conquest of Blocks" in that list and join us.
All mods will be downloaded automatically. Just make sure you do not have outdated versions of these files in your mod folders.
This could lead to errors and connection problems.



Q00: How do i get whitelisted / get building rights?

A00: Read the server rules and send the password that is hidden within these rules to an admin as PM (Personal Message).
You can either do this using our Discord (recommended) or the official 'Vintage Story' Forum. Also tell us what kind of profession
you would like to play, using #current-roles in Discord or include it in the PM, if you are contacting an admin via the official forum.

Roles/ Professions can be changed on request in Discord.




Q03: What exactly am i allowed to build on your server and what should i not?

A03: Please study our rules for further information about building restrictions.



Q04: How often do you wipe?

A04: We are wiping the server every 6 months, if players vote for it. Possible wipe dates are noted in our Discord.



Q05: Will i loose all my creations if the server gets wiped?

A05: If you put hard work into something and think it would be worth to save and copy over into a new world (especially chiseled buildings, artwork etc.), reply to the latest wipe announcement thread, include the coordinates of the stuff you want to have copied over into the next world and we will do it for you. Please understand that we can't save every single item and have to pick the most valuable ones. Homes are not allowed to be used by their creators anymore in new worlds, but instead you may sell them to other players or convert homes into public buildings. This is to ensure that everyone starts more or less from scratch after a wipe to make it equal.



Q06: How can i set my personal spawn point?

A06: You may create a new spawn point by using a "temporal gear" from within your inventory (hold "MouseButtonRight" while selected).
You may acquire "temporal gears" by killing some enemy types. Once in a while, our server exclusive grocery stores got some in stock too.



Q07: How do i stay alive in the first couple of game hours?

A07: You may want to claim your /starterkit first. Look out for bushes carrying berries and harvest them with your knife. Eat them, if hungry. Look for loose flint on the ground. Also look for reeds at waterfronts, harvest them and produce a hand basket (10 reeds) and reed basket (24 reeds), so that you can carry and store more items. You can place your torch on the ground, once you found a good spot to begin building. Use a "temporal gear" from your inventory (hold "MouseButtonRight" while selected) to set your spawn point / home. Study the handbook (H) to produce tools like axes and hoes made of flint. If you spawn in winter, you may have to hunt for food right away to survive. Seek shelter in buildings or underground, to keep yourself warm. Also check your surroundings for mushrooms of all sorts...



Q08: Are there any chat commands that i can use on the "Conquest of Blocks" server?

A08: You may switch to windowed mode with "F11" if the game is running and browse our detailed chat commands & keys list.



Q09: Once in a while the server is not responding for minutes!

A09: The server will restart at least once every day. Every third day we will create an automatic backup. The server will be down for up to 30 minutes. If you are in a different time zone, you may experience this more often than others. If this happens, please check back later. Thank you for your patience.



Q10: How can i activate the "Discord" overlay in-game?

A10: Open your "Discord" VoIP, open 'settings' (lower left corner) - then click 'game activity' - 'add game' and choose "Vintage Story". To enable/disable the overlay,
go to 'overlay' and change settings. To define a new hotkey, go to 'keybinds'. Choose a key that you won't use to write text messages.



Q11: Do you have events?

A11: We unregularly create events like hunting, jump and run parcours, chisel tournaments and other fun stuff for players to battle each others skills
and win in-game prizes. We also set up quests and dungeons to hunt for rare items.



Q12: Can i skip nighttime on the server?

A12: Skipping is possible, if all players are inside a bed or if an admin/moderator is online and most people want him/her to set day time.



Q13: What exactly does the mod collection add?

A13: The mod collection will add some neat custom and QoL content to the game, some of it server-exclusive. These changes feature stuff
like new creatures, ruins, tools, weapons, a skill system and an grocery trader. They will not total-convert the game.



Q14: I still can't join the server after installing the mod collection!

A14: In case you still be prompted to install required mods to join, please go to "../Users/YourName/AppData/Roaming/VintageStoryData/ModsByServer/135.125.3.191" and check if you got mods in 2 different versions installed (e.g. an older version besides an newer version). If so, either delete the old version or just
delete everything inside that folder. Try to connect again.

Note: In case you can't find the "AppData" folder, please follow these instructions: View hidden files in windows.

Also make sure your game client got the same version number as our server (main menu, lower right corner).



Q15: What is the grocery trader?

A15: The grocery trader is an npc that has been set up by the server. He will offer items, that you can't find in any other vanilla trader's shop, including a few tools which you normally would only get somewhat later in the game, like a pickaxe or a chisel. He will also sell "temporal gears", which you may use to set your respawn point.



Q16: I granted someone access to my claim, but he/she still can't modify anything.

A16: Try to delete your claim and redo it, after someone joined your group/clan. This is something that needs to be fixed by the developers.



Q17: Help! Soil is moving underneath my builds, leaving dangerous holes!

A17: Set up underground support first, before starting to build whatever structure. Soil is affected by gravity and landslides may occur, if you do not prepare properly.



Q18: Help! I set something on fire by accident! How can i extinguish it?

A18: Always make sure you have a filled watering can or an bucket somewhere nearby, in case an unwanted fire occurs. This applies especially,
if you're living inside a wooden structure.



Q19: I think someone is cheating or violating server rules. How can i report it?

A19: Please use Discord (https://discord.io/cobcom) and contact the administrator via personal message.



Q20: What about "Temporal Stability". Can't see any sign of it.

A20: That is because we disabled it on our server. We like to focus on exploring, crafting, creative building and roleplaying
in an more or less realistic and peaceful world. We find that having to fiddle with "temporal stability" somehow distracts from it.



Q21: My "Vintage Story" game is running like poop. What can i do?

A21: If you experience low framerates, this is something we can't fix, since it's your hardware, not the server performance.
But you may try to change the following settings in-game and see if it does anything for you:

VSync Mode: Off
Max FPS: around 35 (raise this number a bit, if it feels too slow for you)
Occlusion Culling: On
Shadows: Medium or low quality
SSAO: Off

You should also try to fiddle with the other graphic options a bit, like with the "resolution" slider.

If your game is lagging, try to check your internet connection first. If you think, the server is lagging for everyone and not just for you,
please contact the administrator so that he can try to fix this.



Q22: Can i somehow connect to "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" directly?

A22: Find the shortcut to the game (usually on your desktop), right-click on it and choose 'Properties' - 'Shortcut'
and add the following line right after the 'Target' parameter: -c "135.125.3.191:33511".
So in the end the whole parameter should look somewhat like this:

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Vintagestory\Vintagestory.exe -c "135.125.3.191:33511"

Save it and the next time you're using the shortcut, you should connect directly to our server.



Q23: Can we have our own Discord voice or text chat for our village?

A23: Yes. You may apply for it in our Discord. The requirements are: At least 4 permanent residents. Must have 1 business or more.
This benefit will be removed again, if the requirements are not met in the future.



Q24: Can we apply for a teleporter to be able to travel faster from A to B?

A24: Yes. You may apply for it in our Discord support section. The requirements are: A proper settlement, developed and in compliance with the building rules. At least 4 permanent residents. Must have 1 business or more. In addition you must make sure to have a proper amount of fire extinguishers available (e.g. filled watering cans)
and a town sign. This benefit will be removed again, if the requirements are not met in the future.



Q25: How do i set my /home command?

A25: You can't because this is meant to be survival and /home would make it too easy.



Q26: Is there a list with all the mods you are using on the server?

A26: No, but you may just browse the servers mod folder with the id 135.125.3.191.



Q27: Is there a way to raise the claim limit?

A27: Become a Patreon supporter now and help CoB with the reccuring costs of running this server. As a thank you, your claim limit will be raised.



Q28: Can i somehow contribute to the server?

A28: CoB is always looking for modders and coders to help with creating server exclusive content and bug fixing. If you got nice building skills, another way
to contribute would be to create schematics of buildings that may be added to the world. These can be uploaded to our Discord #schematics channel.



Q29: How many people are running and maintaining the server, the Discord and the Website?

A29: Currently it's 1 person only. And i am glad for any help ':)



Q30: I have lost items because of a bug. Can i get them back?

A30: If you got some kind of proof that you lost items because of a bug, you may get them back from an admin on request. We won't be able to give items back that have been lost through lag though, because the game has a tendency to lag regularly, since it is early access and not optimized. Sometimes i may also just be a bad connection.



Q31: What are speedways?

A31: Speedways are roads that do increase walking/ running speed x2.5 times and do connect major towns in a more or less straight line without huge detours.
These special road blocks are not craftable and do not drop anything when destroyed. They can only be given out on request by an admin.