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Starting on Dogcraft
A guide to your first few days on the Dogcraft server & community.
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This guide is based on the Dogcraft Server article. See that for further information!

picture of the interactive world chooser map
The interactive world chooser map in the server hub.
picture of the servers command gui
The /servers GUI menu.

There are multiple ways to play on the Dogcraft Server, from adventuring in survival mode, to designing buildings in creative. This guide will take you trough the various worlds and game modes of Dogcraft.

Remember, everything can be accessed via the IP address while using Minecraft: Java Edition version 1.20.1. Bedrock connections are currently unavailable. You can use the /servers command to bring up a GUI for switching between worlds, or click on the world icons on the interactive map in the hub.

Current worlds

Survival 6

Main Article: Survival 6

Survival, the server's flagship mode has been continuously available since launch. It is currently on its sixth iteration, which started on 2023 December 16th. Survival 6 marked the server's update to Minecraft 1.20: Trails & Tales, and brought with it a number of new QOL features. Like Survival 4 and 5, Sur6 is also split into multiple interlinked worlds; Sheltie, Retriever and Streamtown, between which inventory and enderchest data is shared, but each with unique seeds. The /sheltie, /retriever and /streamtown commands can be used for switching worlds directly, without the extra step of the /servers GUI. Players can also teleport to each other and to their own homes between worlds. However, all 3 are interconnected, so nobody has to choose a single world to play on. (The server operates with multiple worlds for better performance.)

Each of the Sheltie and Retriever worlds has its own spawn, containing a pre-built section with an admin claim around the spawn point created by the Dogcraft Creative Team before the world's launch, and an open community portion past the edge of the protected area where anyone is free to build.

The Streamtown world has a number of plots around the spawn point that can be claimed by players to build in, while the rest of the world is protected against building and mining. For more info about Streamtown, see the paragraph below


The Retriver spawn area
The Retriver spawn area

Main Article: Retriever

Retrievers Spawn is a snowy valley surrounded by tall snow-capped mountains in all directions with the spawn point as well as the nether- and end-portals being located at the bottom of the valley. This spawn was not built by the Dogcraft Creative Team, instead having been commissioned by Rendog and built by minecraft streamer and builder kimandjax at some point before Sur6 for a world that never came to exist and was finally used for Retriever.

Players have to leave the pre-built spawn area on foot, by elytra or via the nether portal and the Nether Transport Network, with the player built spawn-town with access to the Connected Seas Coalition, the Road and Horse Network and the Survival Railway Network being located to the north.


The DCT-built floating island of Sheltie spawn
The DCT-built floating island of Sheltie spawn

Main Article: Sheltie

The Sheltie Spawn is a japanese themed large floating island above an ocean near the shore with a small number of buildings also located on the shore on normal terrain. The spawn point, nether- and end-portals as well as a place to buy claim blocks in bulk are located on the floating island, which players can leave by simply jumping off the edge and into the ocean below.

The central facilities for the Connected Seas Coalition, the Road and Horse Network and the Survival Railway Network are located with the player built spawn-town to the east of the floating island. The Nether Transport Network can be reached by stepping through the nether portal on the floating island and following a path in the nether indicated by signs.


The Spawn area of the Streamtown world
The Spawn area of the Streamtown world

Main Article: Streamtown

The Streamtown world is a third survival world, but the entire world is protected by an admin claim with only a number of fixed plots available to be built in after being claimed by players. This world was created in response to Rendog announcing that he wanted to stream from the Dogcraft server during Sur6. It was layed out as a plot world, but in normal terrain, to allow players to build near Rendog during his streams while both giving as many players as possible the chance to build close to Rendog and keeping a distance between Rendogs builds and the other players to create a good experience for players and Rendog.

The Streamtown world is also being used for all server and DCT events, which are located further out in the world and accessible by warps.

Due to the only areas where players can build being small plots around the center of the world, the transport networks do not operate on Streamtown.


Main article: Mall (Survival 6)

See more: Guide:Shops

Dogcraft's official, server run shopping area, players may rent a plot in the mall to sell (and buy!) items. Transactions can be done trough Dogcraft Dollars, the server's own ingame currency, or by item trading/bartering (eg.: using diamonds as currency). Plots are 17x17 blocks with no height limit. This world can be directly accessed with the /mall command. The Survival 6 Mall was built by the DCT in the theme of a game board. The mall was opened in April 2024, several months after the beginning of the Survival 6 season.


Main article: Creative

Creative is currently the oldest continuously running world on the Dogcraft server currently, having gone through only three iterations since 2015, the current iteration operating since during 2019. The world is an infinite plot-world, in which players can claim a 42x42 plot of land to build and experiment on. This world can be directly accessed with the /creative command.


Main article: Minigames

In the past, Dogcraft has had various minigames available, most often Hide & Seek and the custom Nitro UHC. For Survival 6, neither of these have launched at the time of writing.

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