Getting Started

So you want to be a pony in Equestria? We can help!

Overview


BronyTales is a community server with a survival map that has roleplay sections and special areas hidden on the map. When you join the server for the first time, you’ll start in a train station and journey to the Tree of Harmony where you can choose a race in the caves beneath the roots. You will be able to choose from Earth, Unicorn, or Pegasus - for more information, see Classes. You will be able to change your race later - see the enchanter’s tent in Ponyville! If you want to build somewhere, you can travel outside of Ponyville, or you can travel to the Creative or Pixel Art worlds in the Ponyville train station. There are Resource worlds for the overworld, nether, and end that get reset monthly and can be used to strip mine for valuable resources that you can get to from spawn, and there are also more permament nether and end for building in exotic places.

Gameplay Changes

A few things are a bit different on BronyTales than you would find in a vanilla Minecraft game:
  • Stonecutters are sharp! Don’t step on them!
  • Your inventory won’t get lost if you die, but you will lose exp levels and vanishing or binding cursed items.
  • Trees fall down when you cut them down with an axe. They also sometimes drop golden apples!
  • Nether portals can blow up if you build one too close to a protected area - watch out! If you get stuck, you can always use /spawn
  • Racial abilities based on what class you choose. Some races even have more or less health than normal.
  • You can use /sethome and /home to set warps for yourself. Note: Warps cost food levels!
  • Teleport to other players with /tpa or ask them to teleport to you with /tpahere
  • Return to where you just warped to or back you where you died with /back
  • Furnaces can level up when they’ve been used a lot, and use less fuel, run faster, and even give more loot!
  • Smelt rotten flesh into leather, or even tools into raw materials!
  • Left-click an anvil to repair an item with just exp or with bits.
  • Trampolines can be built by putting iron, gold, diamond, or emerald blocks underneath a slime block
  • PvP is disabled by default - you can toggle it for yourself with /pvp toggle

Leveling

You can level your pony race by completing tasks, which are listed for you when you run the command /pony - as you level up, you gain more abilities!
You can also level up your McMMO abilities, such as unarmed (increase damage without a weapon), acrobatics (dodge attacks and avoid fall damage), excavation and mining (special or double drops and super breaker abilities), and more!

Housing

Server roleplay towns, such as Ponyville and Appleloosa, have special buildings that you can play in and some that you can even rent out to live in. To rent an area, or to extend your rent, you can right-click on the sign attached to the building. Friends can be given permission to use your house with /arm addmember
To unrent an area, hold sneak and left-click the rent sign. (It will ask you if you're sure, so you don't accidentally lose the stuff in your house)

Economy

Before you can rent areas, buy heads in /heads, or any other things that require bits, you need to first earn some bits! There are many ways that you can earn bits in BronyTales: Killing mobs is one, and you can also select a job with /jobs - You are added to the miner job by default, which gives you money for mining with a pickaxe, but you can change to any job listed and opt to instead explore, brew potions, cut down trees, farm, fish, or enchant! Mobs drop money when they die, but sometimes they also drop a head that you can either keep or sell with /sellhead
To give money to another player, you’ll have to /withdraw a banknote to give them.
Use /bal to see how much you have in your bank.

Free Build

You can build anywhere outside of the main server areas so long as you respect everypony else's builds; we have a survival map area as well as worlds for creative and pixel art! When creating a house or a town, we recommend that you set up a claim at the entrance or center of the build to make it more obvious that it's yours. You can even set a town name, and add other players to let them build in your claim. To do that, just do /c to get started!

Nicknames

You can set a fun nickname for yourself with /nick, and if you don’t change it for 10 days, you can lock it to yourself with /locknick.
Locked nicknames have a longer reservation time before someone can claim it again. Temp nicknames can be claimed if you have not logged in for 5 days, and a locked nickname is kept reserved for you for 180 days. When you have a locked nickname, you can set a temp nickname to yourself without losing your locked status - just use /nick without any arguments to clear your temporary nickname. If you want to release your nick so you can switch to another, you can use /clearnick.
Certain nicknames cannot be set, even if they aren’t taken. Reserved nicknames need to be applied for in Canon Applications.
Names have prefixes based on the status of the name: ~Temp, *Locked, 'Canon, ~*Locked with a temp, ~'Canon with a temp.

Bedrock

You can play on BronyTales with a Bedrock client! Some things might not look quite right (for example, custom head textures), but functionality has been tested working for Windows 10 and Android mobile clients.
If you have a Java account that you want to play on from Bedrock, you can use /linkaccount from your Java account. It'll give you a command to run from your Bedrock client on the server, and then afterwards when you connect from Bedrock you'll have your inventory, skin, and other saves from your Java account! There is a timeout on the code, though, so it's easiest to have both connected at the same time to connect the two.

More Stuff!

There are many more things you can use on BronyTales, from well-known plugins such as LWC, AdvancedRegionMarket, McMMO, dynmap, Jobs, CookieMonster, and ChestShop, to fun plugins such as an armor stand editor (use flint to open the menu), /bwb, [item], /heads, /sit, /lay, /trade, and /hug