- Tested Minecraft Versions:
- MOTDgd Ltd
If you run game servers on Minecraft, you're in luck - you can now monetise your servers effectively. We offer a fantastic alternative to donations, that is EULA safe.
MOTDgd Ltd is a UK company, and we are proud to be a leading game ad network in the marketspace. We have over 10,000 server owners signed up worldwide, with a huge presence in the Steam marketplace.
Our video/banner adverts will be shown via a link, your users click on in the game chat. It will open their default browser, they will watch an ad for a short time (approx 30 sec) with the purpose of getting an item, ability or command defined by you, e.g. a wooden sword, a potion etc.
This is made possible by allowing you to run any number of custom/Minecraft commands before and/or after an advertisement is shown. You can customise this how you wish with simple & RTD style reward modes included.
Our plugin is server friendly: We work with multiple versions of spigot, we're lightweight and not bloated, you can define a period of time that your users won't benefit from watching an ad (cooldown), specify how many ads players get before going on a cooldown, choose rewards per world or per user's group permission, blacklist worlds (from ads), make users immune from ads, and ensure people who don't get ads, don't get rewarded at your discretion. You can now also choose custom ad backgrounds, text and a logo for your ad page with your community branding!
It is easy to install with our config file web generator, and you can reload the config file in the console to make changes on the fly.
Our plugin is unintrusive it will only impact a player's gameplay in the way that you tell it to.
This is a highly customisable plugin, and as such it is suitable for any type of server. It is a complete remake of our old legacy CommandAd plugin.
Essential dependencies are included automatically included/shaded in the jar (since CommandAd 2.1). You don't need to upload them separately any longer unless using an older version.
Dependencies for communication with our ad server:
For all commands in-game type /cad before the command (except "/ad" which you can use without it since 2.1).
Reloads your config file – so you don’t have to restart your server for every change you make
This works in the server console only.
Clears the ad cooldown for all players.
Permission: cad.clearcooldown (op only by default)
Clears the ad cooldown for the named player.
Permission: cad.clearcooldown (op only by default)
/setmode ALL, SEQUENTIAL, RANDOM, WEIGHTED
Set the reward mode until server restart, (to make a permanent change you need to alter the physical config file)
Permission: cad.modify (op only by default)
Give the player a reward manually
Permission: cad.reward (false by default, but works in console)
** Immunity (permission only) **
This grants immunity to the ad link/reminders etc.
Permission: cad.immunity (false by default)
Player only Commands
Displays the time, in hours, minutes and seconds, that a user must wait before they can get more rewards for watching adverts.
Prints a link in the chat to an advert, only for the user.
Versions of Minecraft
We've tested the following Spigot versions. Due to the plugin architecture other versions should function correctly, but this is not guaranteed:
Officially tested versions:
1.7.10 Forge Cauldron/Thermos (for 2.1+ users)
*Also tested on Paperspigot
If you encounter a bug please contact us.
Advertising rates & FAQs
Advertising rates: Please sign up on our portal for rates (based on 1,000 views - CPM, changes daily) FAQs: Click here
- If you see a loading screen instead of an ad – that’s OK, there isn’t always a video ad available in the user’s country (due to fill rates).
- We try at least serve a banner or remnant ad on our banner page/thank you page when a video is unavailable (something is better than nothing). This ensures server owners don’t lose out entirely (despite videos paying more).
- Check your MOTDgd ID is in the plugin config file, this should be a number e.g. 1834 (it should be automatic if you're using our config generator).
- If editing the config file manually it's possible you broke your config file format/are using the wrong format, try downloading a new one with our config generator to resolve the issue.
- Check you're using integers in your probabilities for rewards
- Ask your host to unblock mcnode.motdgd.com:8080 - sometimes they block the connection to our ad server.
- Create a support ticket in the MOTDgd Member Portal.
Monetise your server & reward your players (EULA safe)
- Plugin Update - works with latest Minecraft Sep 10, 2020
- MANDATORY UPDATE - Improved connection and reliability Nov 21, 2016
- Minor fixes and improvements Oct 7, 2016
Requires full details like address and they even want you to upload an id or passport to even use their services that's a breach of personal information not even Minecraft donation sites require id or passport. Make it not require id or passport and ill change my rating.
I have an issue with the fact that all the images on the page are broken. There has only been one update in the last four years. I haven't even installed yet. I am leaving this review because this does not make me have high hopes for the fact that there are a lot of bad reviews as well. If the plugin's page is deceiving i will either update this rating or make a new one depending on the abilities of this platform.
Plugin seems to work well enough on 1.13.1 and the config is easy to set up, and has all the features you could want.
The issue im having is that there are hardly any adverts available, so the players are just wasting their time waiting for nothing to load and then being told to go back to playing.
Support is very quick though!
If you are not streaming videos please read below. (I'm in US)
I really like this plugin and impressed with the development staff. Once you setup your account, you have to verify. After that you can create a config file from their website. Download this plugin, put it in the /plugins directory then restart. Replace the config with the one generated from the site and it's setup. You have to setup the ad page first by enabling Banners and Videos (which I think should be by default).
Anyway once you type "/cad ad" or "/ad" the player is sent a link to click. They are then directed to the ad page. It's very streamlined, HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE ADBLOCK ON, YOU WILL NOT GET A VIDEO. This is very important. I would recommend to the developers that they detect ADBLOCK because in Chrome all you see is the little popup icon with an x in the right hand corner. No error message. Nothing. If you're not looking for it you'll miss it and think there are no videos available.
You can add some extra lines of text in the ad page. They're called "RULES". I remind my players there, "TURN OFF ADBLOCK".
I hope this helps!