Let me tell you a story of an epic battle that happened in one of my total miner maps that is literally my most memorable story to this day. So strap in strap on because this is hilarious and cool.
okay so the set the scene I made a map where friends are everything. you can make alliances (factions) and have a 100x100 plot of land to build for your alliance as you please. many people had alliances and most people didn't know each other but they soon will.
It all started with a legendary player of Total Miner Forge called OnlyUseMeBacon (I think thats how it was spelt). A Canadian clan called the "purple unicorns" settled in to the north west corner of the map and was in the middle of building their castle with walls going around it. Bacon, being the ninja he is, snook into the base disguised as their team and stole stuff from their chests. Now I stated at that spawn that if anything happens in the alliances plot, including stealing or trolling is out of my control. deal with it yourselves basically. the only thing I will do is assign players to alliances and turn on off zones for special requests.
Bacon quickly realises he can get out of the castle. With his nametag off he has little time before people realise it's not one of theirs. He looks for an exit point. Within a few seconds of searching various locations of the castle he finds his way out. Someone spots him leaving and the WHOLE CLAN sprints after him. Unfortunately for the unicorns he get away, but they didn't know who it was. Someone from a different faction suddenly logs off. They assume its him. Patiently awaiting his return onto the server everyone from that team gear up and wait a solid 2 days (real time) of hosting for him to log on. A bit overcommited i my opinion.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the map. A faction by the name of "greedy jew" and another faction called "the unforgiven" (I assume a metallica reference) are trying to make peace. The "greedy jew" faction isn't convinced the unforgiven are legit and stay frosty over their actions. The unforgiven leader (my good friend OshKosh) decides to make a Symbol of peace out of some bone and long grass he ranomly picked up. After sculpting this weird structure, he hides to see what reaction he will get. Considering the 2 clans are next door, the response wouldn't take too long. The leader of the "greedy jew" faction (RIP Junky Shadow) see this sculpture and investigates. After walking around it for like 30 seconds he looks around him to see if anyone is there. OshKosh silently awaits with a Bow and arrow set ready to pounce at him when he's not looking. The time strike was then, he leaps out of his hole and screams in the same style of mickey mouse.
kinda like this but with more earrape..
Junky shadow gets away to his castle.
now I don't remember much after that but I know that an all out war between every faction but the greedy jew faction started because of people lying to each other about different thing and it was hilarious as a host to witness. 9v6 battle took place in the plains of the wilderness and lives were lost. One battle took a solid hour (thats long for TMF) because after 1 person died that person would appear again with more gear. It was completely hectic. The best time I've ever had, if i had a capture card id have recorded it.