CommandAd 2.9

Monetise your server & reward your players (EULA safe)

  1. MOTDgd
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    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.


    For our French customers (thanks to a member):

    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)

    /reset <player>
    Clears the ad cooldown for the named player.
    Permission: cad.clearcooldown (op only by default)

    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)

    /reward <player>

    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)
    1.8.8 *
    1.9 *

    *Also tested on Paperspigot

    Known bugs
    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

    NOT working?
    • 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 - sometimes they block the connection to our ad server.
    • Create a support ticket in the MOTDgd Member Portal.

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Recent Reviews

  1. NoobDad
    Version: 2.9
    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!
  2. Gust09
    Version: 2.9
    This is a waste of time. There is never an ad available, NEVER. The author oversold it on the description. It just doesn't work.
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response

      This does very much depend on your player base and their geo-locations. From what countries are most of your players?

      Also please note that Q1 is the worst in the advertising industry, particularly January, so this could be a very bad coincidence.
  3. Elguerrero
    Version: 2.9
    Okay, but no ads ever, can you help me please?
    100 charatersssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response

      This does very much depend on your player base and their geo-locations. From what countries are most of your players?

      Also please note that Q1 is the worst in the advertising industry, particularly January, so this could be a very bad coincidence.

      Please create a support ticket.
  4. dkajlw
    Version: 2.9
    Earning at least 20% of my Hosting Fees just by this plugin, Dedicated players are literally watching 200+ ads a day each, and 50 of them exist. I am going to check if the admaps plugin work too.
  5. ItzDaniBG
    Version: 2.9
    Good system but i am from Bulgaria and i am waiting but nothing i can't see any video ad..........
  6. Arthut
    Version: 2.9
    I cant setup my plugin ingame.
    The website is good and useful.
    But can support please help me to explain why I cant use /ad or /cad ingame while I have installed the plugin.
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response
      Do you mind creating a support ticket please (via the portal) and we can help you with this? Please provide your server connection info, your version of MC.
  7. MsgNinja101
    Version: 2.9
    Great plugin. Great support team to help what you need to do. Took over 2 week but finally got it at last. Too forever for the register to open up. Too forever to login because their portal is slow and fail to verify your email but other then that, they will help you no matter what. 10/10
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
  8. JDogg
    Version: 2.9
    Great plugin, Awesome Developers, A+ Customer Service, Highly Recommended! Thank you!
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
  9. Shadow.
    Version: 2.9
    i want to use this Plugin so bad :(
    it will help me a lot
    And players want me to add it

    but i can't register at the website :( ...
    when the registration will be open again ??
    1. MOTDgd
      Author's Response
      Try and register now please?
  10. BrayanPS
    Version: 2.9
    Thanks for the update! :D