Information about our Discord and how to join it! Written by Nolan.

How to Join the Discord

1. On Minecraft, join the server at play.cultivatemc.com 2. Use the command, /discord. Click the message that appears in chat, this will give you a personalized link to join the Discord. A prompt will ask users if they would like to open the link, or copy it to their clipboard. The steps change here depending on where you are signed into Discord (Web Browser / Desktop Application). Web Browser: 3a. If you are signed into Discord on your Web Browser, simply click the /discord message and proceed to open the link in your Web Browser. You should now see the server and all of it's channels. Desktop Application: 3a. If you are signed into Discord via the Desktop Application, do /discord and click the message, then copy the link to your Clipboard. 3b. When the link has been copied to your clipboard, go into the Discord application, and scroll to the bottom of your server list on the left hand side of the screen. You will see a button that has a green + sign inside of it. Click this button and then click the prompt that says, "Join A Server" at the bottom. 3c. In the "Invite Link" field, simply paste in the link that you got from /discord, and hit Join Server. You should now see the server and all of it's channels.
If you are not Verified after following these steps, continue. Otherwise, you are done.
4. Login into play.cultivatemc.com on Minecraft, and type /verify. 5. You will receive a code in chat. Message the Bot this code. The Bot is located at the top of the user list on the right hand side of the page.
This is what the Bot looks like in the User List.

Verification Troubleshooting

Here are some common things to check before asking for Staff Assistance for Discord Verification:
  1. 1.
    Have you been recently banned from the Discord Guild for a rule violation? If so, Discord will not let you back in on a new Discord account. If you do bypass a Discord Guild ban, all accounts will be banned.
  2. 2.
    Did you accidentally use the Web Browser to join the Discord while not signed in? If you did this, it will ask you for a "Name" or "Username" during the server joining process. If so, Discord has created you a new account, and your roles have been assigned to this new account. If this is the case, we can simply remove this dummy account from the Discord and you can re-verify again following the above steps.
  3. 3.
    Do you already have an account within the Discord? If so, refer to #2's response.
  4. 4.
    The link generated from /discord is invalid. Try using the invite code in different formats. Sometimes using only the unique identifier part of the link as an invite will work instead of using the full link. If this continues to fail, it is possible you have been banned from the Discord server.

Discord Guild Rules

We have a very simple set of rules for our Discord! These rules closely mirror our chat in-game.
  1. 1.
    All content within the Discord Guild must be permitted via Discord's Terms and Community Guidelines. People in violation of Discord's rules will be banned from the Guild instantly.
  2. 2.
    Any content that is disallowed on Cultivate's Minecraft Server, is not allowed within the Discord. This includes but is not limited to discussion of extremely controversial topics, harassment of other users, any type of discrimination/advertising, and excessive spamming.
  3. 3.
    Only ping staff members in emergency situations. An "emergency" situation is anything that is extremely time sensitive. This may include spam of extreme/inappropriate content, or to notify of any unscheduled outages/attacks on the server.

Discord Bot Commands

!vote - Enables the Bot to send you links to every voting site via Direct Message. !ip - Display the servers IP address !website - Display a link to the Server's website. !store - Display a link to the Server's donation store !help - Helps you !appeal - Start the Appeal Process if you have an active punishment. The Bot will message you with steps.

Discord Punishments

Violations of our Discord Rules will result in a permanent ban from the Discord Guild on first offense, with no opportunity for appeal. It is critical that you follow all Guild Rules if you wish to be a part of the community. Losing access to the Discord means you will also lose access to the following:
  • Real Time Server Updates
  • News / Announcements
  • Ability to appeal other server punishments (Mutes, Bans, etc.)

Verification Reasoning

If you have made it to this part of the page you might be asking yourself, "Why is verifying so difficult?"
The reason that we have been forced to lock our Discord in this way, is due to the behavior of other Minecraft Servers within our community, who like to mass bot/mass attack servers with advertisements in an attempt to "steal" players. Advertising in this way is a complete bitch move, only executed by those who are extremely money hungry and have no morals. Not only that, but it is an incredible annoyance to our users, who simply join our Discord to stay updated on our server. This verification system is in place to prevent Bot attacks, and it does so with great success. There is a small cost for this protection, which is a slightly more convoluted joining method for our Discord. NOTE: Many suggestions have been made to Discord to remedy this problem, and they have largely failed to act. If they do end up patching this loophole, then the verification system will be remade to be easier.