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Golden Sands Infinity is a well managed ftb server with a healthy community that thrives on conversations with each other.
It has some rather strict but needed rules that greatly increase overall server enjoyment and perfomance.
Most items are accessible but rank restricted, thereby restricted by your playtime, which makes it rewarding to enjoy your time in your server.

Overall I totally enjoy my time with the friends I made here and hope to play here for a long time.

Greeting Snowfighta
Posted 6th Jul 2019
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iv been on this server for quite a while now i used the play when it was a smaller server and it felt like a family online and i left for year and when i came back i still got the feeling of having a family with everyone being friendly and helping everyone. When someone asks for help there will be someone who answers right away there isn't someone who doesn't want to help. the staff are chill they give warning when your doing something against the rules but it isn't like a big warning everyone can see its just a msg they don't right away go for mutes or bans and they help a lot of people stay on track of the rules and still let them have fun.
~Tristaro ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ
Posted 6th Jul 2019
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Golden Sands is an extremely friendly modded Minecraft server to play on, both the community and the staff are very helpful and kind to new and veteran players! I've played on the server for over 20 days worth of playtime and I still love playing on the server and with the people around me.
Posted 9th Jun 2019
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I seriously adore this server and the community. The staff are extremely active and vigilant, along with helpful and kind. There are quite a bit of rules to adhere by but they are 100% for the community, such as making it lag free and making sure that the Over-world stays as intact as it could for newcomers. Great memories over the year I've spent here and more to come! :)


~ Jobabean a.k.a Watermelon <3
Posted 8th Jun 2019
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I've played on this server for many months in the past. The rules can be restrictive, but they keep the server lag-free with as many as fifty players on at a time, which is an incredible achievement. The community is wonderful, the moderators are quite fair, and the owners really care about the players. I haven't played in a while, but if I didn't have to go to school or work, I would log on every day.

-SteamPilot
Posted 5th Jun 2019
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My ingame username is iampaycheck!

I found this server just under a week ago, and it has to be the best server that I've played on... ever.

The staff is well chosen and the chat is very well managed. Anyone that is toxic is quickly corrected without issue. There is little to no lag and the time ranking system is really well thought out. Anytime there is a crash (which is far and few between) it is quickly fixed without further problems.

I thoroughly recommend this server to anyone getting into modded Minecraft or just Minecraft in general, and hope to continue playing on Golden Sands for years to come!

<3
Posted 4th Jun 2019
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I found this server on the ftbservers website and it had a nice up time. it had some good reviews and looked to have no lag. so me and my girlfriend Haley joined. we were immediately invited in and welcomed. the mods were very persistent on making us read the rules so that everyone enjoys there time. since the few days of me playing on the server i have had nothing but fun. helpful staff and very helpful players. my favorite part id the shop, there is a lot of variety in the items so i had no problem starting off strong. i am loving this lag free friendly server thank you.
-xAcerra
Posted 23rd May 2019
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This had been my favorite server since I started playing minecraft. The server has plenty of mods to mess around with. The admin are very good and have set it up really well. I would highly recommend this server to a friend.
-Powerhouse_lll
Posted 11th May 2019
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I joined this server 2 days ago at the point of writing this. The players (including staff members) are quite chill and the server has less lag than the average ftb server from what i've seen. Surprisingly few items are banned, giving quite some possibilities. Overall it's a fun experience so far and I'm looking forward to playing more.
IGN: SuiEXE
Posted 29th Apr 2019
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Overall the server is a very stable and reliable place.
I have been playing for coming up to a year so far and have only had minor problems here and there and whenever they did come up a staff member was always available to assist and help.
Its a very open and friendly community and have made friends there that I have also gone on and play other games with.
Very enjoyable overall.
Leo.
Posted 29th Apr 2019
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love it!! its such a fun game!! the people in the server are awesome and nice!!
Posted 27th Apr 2019
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I dont play on online servers all too often, but this server has been uber friendly and helpful. It seems very well ran, and makes playing on the server quite enjoyable.
-Mhydna
Posted 26th Apr 2019
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The server population and staff are all super friendly and it's so well set up, the donor ranks are all super reasonable and everything can be earned in game with time, i'm just super impressed with this server, their staff and regulars.

-Jessica_Mae
Posted 25th Apr 2019
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I've been playing off and on this server since the early days. I've been to several others and keep coming back here. The Admins are helpful. Good market area, lots of areas the build. Separate bather world so the top world looks and is free of giant holes in the ground.
~CompMage
Posted 22nd Apr 2019
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I have played on many other servers before but I have to admit that this one is by far the best. The Server doesnt really lag unlike most other servers, there is a market, it got all the important Addons, a Claim System, the Staff is very friendly and overall its just a great Server. I really enjoy playing on here and would recommend this Server. -zVitrex
Posted 22nd Apr 2019
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Realy nice server! No big lags and a very friendly community.Making a lot fun to play there




_Rytex
Posted 22nd Apr 2019
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I absolutely adore this server. I've been playing on here for several months (maybe close to a year, I'm not sure), and I can say without a doubt that in my 9 years of playing minecraft and 7 years of playing modded that this is my favorite server. I've put countless hours in, and I plan to put in many more. A staff and community that's extremely welcoming and friendly, and just an overall nice vibe. My only problem is a minor lag issue, but that's likely because I'm in a different country.
Posted 20th Apr 2019
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This server is really good. No lag and also has a really cool marketplace. This lets you set up your own shop and sell stuff. I have played it a lot and so far it is good.

zSparksy
Posted 19th Apr 2019
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DreamCatcher70 here. I was really pleased with the way the server was when we first started. I am confused a bit by the changes and why we lost the $$ money we had, and the way the stores have changed. But all in all the server is still the better of any other we have played. Good work.
Posted 18th Apr 2019
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Been playing on this server for quite a while now and have got to admit it is the best server I have played on. So many friendly people and you will always be entertained. GOLDENSANDS does not disappoint.
-Kathyz_thrillz AKA LadyK
Posted 18th Apr 2019
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this server is a great pve server no raiding no griefing good community good staff also a fresh economy as of this post finde me my IGN is jacobalbertus1
Posted 17th Apr 2019
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Im new to this modpack and the mods are very quick and friendly. Really feel welcome here. IGN: Ugas
Posted 16th Apr 2019
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A lot of Possible Features are restricted due to potential server lag, perhaps if the server lag wasn't an issue, all will have a better time playing
Posted 15th Apr 2019
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Friendly staff, balanced market, lag free, what more could you want? ign - Arachniii
Posted 15th Apr 2019
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Great server. Very friendly players and staff. Fair rules. And a fun, time based unlock feature. Also has a discord so you can always contact staff.

BnJbirds (ign)
Posted 15th Apr 2019
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This server has a great community and staff one of the best server i have been on in a long time. Will recommend this server to many more people. Izzygto.
Posted 14th Apr 2019
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This is the best server ever i have played on.
Posted 14th Apr 2019
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I've played on this amazing server for many years. They've been very kind, super helpful, and offer a great community! It's truly one of a kind and can't be beat!

Sincerely,
-LordNoobly
Posted 11th Apr 2019
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The staff and players are friendly, and there are a lot of cool features on the server. There are a variety of shops as well as land claiming and protections. While some of the modpack's features are restricted or allowed based on playtime, many features are preserved and it allows for a pretty genuine and fun FTB experience. Overall the server does a really good job.

-sizhin
Posted 11th Apr 2019
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hi! my ign is idkleaf and i enjoy this server a lot!! it's very friendly and has a small trust worthy community which is nice causing it to not be overcrowded. i've just started going on this server and i'm going to continue doing so!!! :D
Posted 11th Apr 2019
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I'm usually not really invested in Minecraft servers but this is the first one in which I did. I joined because my friend needed help with a build, but I now have quite a passionate build myself. Staff and players are friendly and it's overall just a very nice place to spent your free time ^^

- rubyacland
Posted 10th Apr 2019
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Lots of custom items and events, not much banned and very friendly peoples

_Magik


ps: pennn copied my review
Posted 10th Apr 2019
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Very friendly server and admins. Everyone's very helpful and the range of mods are fun to play :) Lots of cool events too.

Pennnn
Posted 10th Apr 2019
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I've been with this server for about 1 or 2 years and the entire time I've only had good times. The staff and people are super nice. Everyone has their humor and it is a very exciting community. Sometimes they even have little events where the server gets together has fun and some even earn rewards. This is my favorite server and I never wanna switch.

Derpmaster1016
Posted 10th Apr 2019
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This server is well rounded, and not too laggy, the banned/restricted items list is few and fair. I would and have reccomended this server to my friends, not only cause of how good it is, but also how friendly and helpful the people and staff are on this server.

MC name:Jojohawk
Posted 10th Apr 2019
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Ok, well this is NOT the first time I am leaving a review for Golden Sands. I had to take some personal time off due to the unfortunate cancer terms, almost 2 years of fighting and it has been beat, however the suggested 6weeks recovery was bull, took a lot longer than that.. and I still fee it now and then again.

It was depressing to leave, I had such great hudge base's and a friendly store to boot, was a great contributor to the marketplace. And had a great many friends. Well anyways.. Im back again. An as devoted and grateful as i wa before, they shall not cesce to exist and infact after the way I have been treated by the staff upon my return, some even remembering the good old times, I am happened to have rejoined.

Seems there was some mischief a few months or year, and they had to restart the server, to be honest I am not mad at all.. it gives me an opportunity to restart and rebuild my base, my knowledge, and local friendships alike..

I dont want to talk about lag, as I have not experienced any... oh excuse me, after smashing 1000 blocks 4 of them reappeared.. big woop. i can live with that. the perks you get for voting for a servers are NOT too easy and still require you to earn the end game.

Like I said, i have only just gotten back for a few days or 2, but as memory serves Golden Sands was great for setting up mini games, holiday rewards and other things alike.


The biggest thing to me is the wiki, and it is a verbal one at that. So many players here are willing to share some secrets and tip on how to progress, where as other will assist but let you figure it on your own. there is a great player-base for all gaming levels and professions...


I give Golden Sands MC a 5 Start review, because its what works.


Thank you all

Lt Stickers
Posted 9th Apr 2019
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Server Name: Baytum

This server is really great mostly due to its rules regarding lag. The lag in other servers made it almost unplayable but here, it is barely noticeable even when 15 people are on. The Admins are also very helpful and are very active on the server!
Posted 9th Apr 2019
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Me and my buddies have been on the server for a couple days and have had lots of fun. It is all very user friendly. Just need to make sure new people read all the rules off the start. We kinda missed out on that.
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

Can you please leave your IGN (in game name) so we can thank you in-game too?

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 8th Apr 2019
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I have been a long time player since August 2018. From being a new player to being a staff member, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this server.

Right from the start the server impressed its player with its low lag and friendly staff members. To top it all off, it has custom recipes to add more enjoyment to gameplay. 11/10 will recommend this server to any new player :))

- MiniAthena
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 7th Apr 2019
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Helpful Players, Staff, and Community on this server. The server runs at a consistent 19+ tps and any issues are quickly dealt with. Questions about the modpack are quickly answered and due to the non-pvp element, it is very easygoing. Would definitely choose this server if you're looking for a reliable and friendly experience.

-Blubbernugget72
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 7th Apr 2019
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One of my favorite servers of all time! Very welcoming community, and the staff and players are very friendly, so long as you follow the rules. Lots of rules & limitations, but they are only put into place to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible.
-DaPuppyDawg
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 6th Apr 2019
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Such a great server! The rules implemented are to reduce lag which I appreciate a lot and everyone is very helpful and somewhat social!

-Arwneufeld
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 6th Apr 2019
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Golden Sands is one of the best FTB servers I've belonged to. They have custom recipes that I haven't seen elsewhere. There is always someone to help you if you need it and all of the players are nice. An all around great community.

-King_Tanis
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 6th Apr 2019
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I love this server, friendly staff and people, and easy ways to earn cash.

-Helicopter256
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 6th Apr 2019
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I've been playing on golden sands for a good while now and i have to say, in the simplest of terms, it is a far better environment than any of server ive played on. the structure, staff, social vibe, economy. everything is handled so cleanly, so professionally and it all comes together for an incredibly free, seamless, modded experience. lag is essentially nonexistant, banned items are few and far between. This server not only exhibits some of the best technical and social aspects of smp servers, but also an unparalleled staff.

Golden Sands is the pinnacle of multiplayer minecraft, just sayin.

-LadyLiftoff
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 5th Apr 2019
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Amazing staff and very helpful. Golden Sands is my favorite infinity server <3 ~Cheslyn
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 5th Apr 2019
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I donated after reading the rules with less than 5 minutes in game time. Let me elaborate, I'm not a chaotic good person, nor do I have pocket change to fling around. It was clear to me after reading a short few ~10 or so sentences on this bulletin board style wall what kind of server this was. At Golden Sands they prioritize server performance first, player experience first-and-a-half, and everything else second. Now some self-entitled bastard reading this gonna say "well why would I wanna play somewhere I can't build 100x100x100 nuclear reactors for no reason?" and to that I say because it's dumb and you should feel bad because this isn't Ms. Mary-Anne's 4th grade math class and there are dumb questions here like the one you just asked. By prioritizing server performance with hand designed, well thought out, chunk based, self imposed limitations as a result ALL players have a better experience. I cannot even begin to explain my frustration with 99% of FTB servers and they being disgusting sluggish or need to backup every 5 minutes because of how unstable they are. Golden Sands is quite literally that GOLDEN 1% where by just keeping a few simple things in mind you can, well forget feed, Engorge The Beast.

- PuffTMDragon
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 5th Apr 2019
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The staffing team is always trying to make the server as lag free as possible while enabling players to obtain most items through playtime or custom recipes. I admire the work they do to keep the server friendly and refreshing. I always have fun on the server whenever I hop on it.
-Zncro
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 5th Apr 2019
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Fireballfirebs, I love this server ive been playing for years and even after a break i was welcomed with open arms
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 5th Apr 2019
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All I can say about the server is positivity. The staff are amazing, the players are helpful and fun to interact with! I haven't played FTB in a few years and this server brought the fun of it right back into my gaming!

- Nightings
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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i love playing on this server its a blast and the staff team does really well i would recommend this server to anyone who starts on a new modpack because the player base is really helpful


-V0LDEM0RT
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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I really enjoy the houses or plots you are able to have at the start of joining. It creates a safe haven for doing things while allowing you to tp between the areas. The ranking system is great too, making the time spent on the server be rewarded with more abilities and items. The daily votes is fun for random prizes.
V/R
Shadey3
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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this it truly a great sever, a nice community that is always there to help u with everything u need, even if u never played modded minecraft before if u have a question they will try to explain it to their best they can.
another point is that there is like almost no lag when i play the managment that they do with their point system pet chunk oh man that is a great idea and i wish more server would give this system a try.

regards,
ezel273
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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I have absolutely loved the experience I have had on golden sands. Although I would say the community is a tad less friendly to newer players then other servers, it has been the server with the most experience. With the modified crafting, it has changed the game to a very enjoyable difficulty, it has made things easier and also harder it is posing new challenges to me purely by changing a few recipes. I could not say enough good things about this server
-plasmasquirrlz
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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Goldensands is an amazing server to play for and I enjoy every lag free aspect of it. The rules may be strict but they make the server perform so much better and with the staff always being super generous and helpful I couldn't recommend it more.
IGN: Nicetunes
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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I really like the Golden Sands minecraft server because it's very familiar. The server have many new crafting recipes, what is very awesome. The staff help if you dont know what to do :D. On the other hand the Server lag sometimes after a entity despawn but it's not that bad.
All in all is the server very good.

~written by JoJoPlayYT
:D
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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When I started playing Infinity Evolved, I didn't know which server to choose. When I stumbled across Golden Sands, I knew that this was the server for me. Nicely built spawn, happy, and understandable staff, and just a good community to have fun and play the modpack.

IGN: CarpONtratOR
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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Hi, I’m 2scoopsrice and I’ve been playing on this server for a while now. I’m not a veteran by any means, but I do enjoy playing on this server and will keep playing on it. This server has many good traits, but it also has a few things I feel are pretty restricting, but I’ll admit that a lot of these are probably just out of selfishness. One of my favorite things about the server is the ranks. There are two different kinds of ranks, ones based on playtime and ones based on purchasing like normal. I feel the playtime ranks are really smart because as you rank up, you gain access to some items that are potentially more dangerous, or have potential to cause lag, while on other servers these would just be banned outright to prevent people that have just joined to be able to craft a gigantic mob grinder that destroys the server. The purchasable ranks I don’t have too much of an opinion of, they generally just give you a new kit and some items. But what makes them wonderful is the fact that you can purchase them in game without ever spending a dollar, as you get a currency when you vote. The server also provides free lava and water for your generators, and a mineworld to mine and ender quarry in that resets every few months, so the overworld doesn’t become blotchy and disgusting. Now, back to the restricted and banned items. Again, this complaint is most likely because of selfishness, and is for the greater good of the server, but there’s certain restrictions on key parts of gameplay that make it difficult to progress. I reccommend building your base off of chunks, because they’ll become super important when making the technical aspects of your base. There’s heavy restrictions on things like mob grinders, such as only being able to use diamond spikes to kill, building your entire mob grinder in one chunk, and being only able to use limited amounts of cursed earth. My point is some things that would be easy usually are made difficult and obnoxious by the restrictions in place to reduce lag, which I understand as it’s a pretty large server. Another thing I’m kind of toxic about is that there’s not set in stone rules, and each staff member has different standards and can punish you in whatever way they deem fit. For example, one staff member might be totally okay with swearing, while another hates it and might mute or ban you for it. This system usually works out well, as most of the rules are common sense, but sometimes you will get disciplined for something you didn’t even know was wrong. That’s my opinion of the server, mostly positive but with some negative bits in there too. Overall, I would reccomend playing on the server, but don’t be surprised when you can’t do anything you want, and have to work to do good.
The server replied:
Hi 2scoopsrice,

Thank you for your review! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us.

It isn't common to 'discipline' someone for something that isn't hurting the server or its players in some way. If that happened to you in the past we are sorry for that. Also our staff always try to draw one line when it comes to following the rules.

You mention swearing - it is allowed but you might be asked to "tone it down" if you go over the top. We think that's part of "common sense" since there are also young people playing on our server. The worst that can happen to you is a temporary mute.

We still hope you have fun on our server!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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I love just about everything the server has to offer. The staff are very friendly and happy to help those who need it, and do a very good job managing the server. There is no lag on the server (unless caused by a player, but that is quickly resolved), and I love not having to worry about anyone griefing or raiding my builds. I give the server 10/10 of my cookies cause I can't really find any negatives about it. :D
~JuniorBullets
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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this Is the best infinity evolved server I have ever played on. The community is vibrant and very welcoming. Staff are hard working and always willing to answer any question you may have about the server. Some mods are restricted or banned, but they are very good reason as to not cause lag or completely destroy the server. In conclusion this server is LIT.

~TheTrumpWookie
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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This server man let me tell you something man let me tell you something this server is one of a kind i might leave and play other servers yeah but i keep coming back to this.they this time rank thing at 1st i was like really who do you think you are putting items on a time rank really i cant go and just break the world with a staff of power in the 1st day but it helped i got way more into the game and got to try more stuff the player builds are always a fun thing for me. Love the warp gather so you can go wild for does ores.At the end of the day those mods on this server are doing something right if i keep coming back time and time again. If you are looking for a server come on to this one ill leave the light on for you.

Sincerely odstriot
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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So first off, I have never played modded Minecraft before so getting started with all the different mods (and there sure are a bunch) was quite the experience when i first joined the server. First impression was being quickly greeted by almost everyone online which was awesome because I truly felt welcomed. The staff was very helpful in getting me started when it came to questions about the different mods, rules, ranks, etc. Even some of the players helped me out as well. Did I mention they have custom recipes for a bunch of items they hand made?! How cool is that!

Fast forward some months now and I'm still loving the server! Everyone that joins is usually super friendly and ends up sticking around from what I've seen. Mini games are hosted usually every Sunday as well as just randomly beimg hosted with prizes being given out to the winners. I've made a ton of friends whether it be staff or just players and I really appreciate all of them.

The rules MAY seem a bit on the strict side like others here have mentioned BUT there is a methos to the madness. Lag? Nonexistent which is crazy considering that the server has to handle all the different mods at the same time. Economy could use a little bit working on but it's a tricky thing to get right and I understand that but honestly it's at a decent spot right now. No afk machines makes sense when you realize a lot of the ranks based around your in game playtime reward you with access to certain items that would otherwise just be unfair if you had from the beginning.

Overall, I would like to thank Mudge and honestly just all the staff for all the hard work and time they put in to make the server what it is. After all they dont get paid to be online and help everyone but instead they're just genuinely amazing people. Whether it be behind the scenes or online answering a stupid question about something that has been answered a million times before, they are what make the server what it is. So come check it out for yourself!

-Ayaya
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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In-game name: 1two3

This server is by far the best FTB server I have ever played on, in fact it is the ONLY FTB server I play on because no other server comes close.

I've with Golden Sands for over a year now and I've had a blast. The community is fantastic and the staff are incredibly attentive when it comes to player feedback.

Server rules are very fair, and help keep the server running optimally for everyone. Mod selection is great so you'll never run out of things to do.

Now, there is one VERY important rule that you MUST follow if you are to be an active and productive member of the server:

Please no eat Hermal
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
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This is hands down the best ftb server out there - The_Real_Noob269
The server replied:
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The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
sentiment_very_satisfied
This server has been the best modded server and community I have played on in a long time (And Ive been playing modded since the release of tekkit) with a staff that is nearly always active, and other helpful players, it is always easy to get help if needed. The rules and restrictions may seem a little crazy, but they really help prevent lag and keeping players bases safe, even then, most restrictions get lifted via playtime ranks. The tech point rule is a bit hard to get used to at first but it does help lag and it is a good way of being able to organize your base better too, just have to put a little more thought into it. The FTB infinity server has many daily players with tons of shops to help you get stuff you need. Voting gives money and a random reward that can really help you along. There is also a stoneblock 2 server that is fairly new but is filled with helpful and kind players that will help if you need it. Goldensands has a discord where you can talk with fellow players, get help from admins, talk about other games, or laugh along with the jokes people make. Overall my favorite modded community.

Sincerely, Shade_Scorpio
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
sentiment_very_satisfied
My name is Fireboy19795, and I've played o this server off and on for about a year and a half now. They have a fantastic staff and the community is great as well. It is probably the best modded server I've played on in years, and I highly recommend it. If you get on the discord, they also have real time updates on events, games, any changes that happen, as well as unexpected problems they encounter. Overall, very good.
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
sentiment_very_satisfied
My name is BigEnergy and I played on GoldenSands with my girlfriend over the summer. It was by far the most fun I've ever had. We shared countless adventures and met many long lasting friends. The moderators are nothing but nice as they try to improve the server as much as they can. With minimal to no lag on the server, it surely differs from the other servers who host the same modpacks. GoldenSands go above and beyond to make sure their server is the best. I wouldn't choose any other server, and neither should anyone else. -BDE
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
sentiment_very_satisfied
xRayne93 here,

This server has built a community worth sticking around for. It's become somewhat of a second home to me and I would suggest this server to anyone looking for a welcoming, wholesome community to join.
The server replied:
Thank you for your kind review. Have fun playing with us!

The Goldensandsmc.com team
Posted 4th Apr 2019
sentiment_very_satisfied
Hands down the best modded MC server I've ever played on. Yes, the rules seem over the top and restrictive at first, but I'd much rather have to keep track of machines-per-chunk than have to suffer with lag. The community is very friendly and helpful, even those who aren't staff are always answering questions from new players. When a staff member IS needed there's almost always one on, and if not, it's easy to get a hold of someone on their very active Discord server.
Posted 10th Dec 2018
sentiment_dissatisfied
Decided to add a few edits and re-upload.
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I'm honestly unsure of where to start with this review. I guess with a quick summary, the server itself is not that bad, it doesn't really lag and it's playable, but the rules, restrictions and staff & some of the community seem to just be bordering on pure garbage & plain bad.

I'll start with the rules, just with a quick glance, they don't seem that bad, however when you look a little closer you'll see how strict they are. In regards to the over-world, you're not allowed to climb up by stacking blocks in a 1x1, you aren't allowed to dig down if you don't cover up the hole, you aren't actually even allowed to dig a small area other than a few trees & ores unless it's specifically going to be used for your base. So, you'll have to go through the trouble of covering up, filling in and making sure not to break more than a few blocks unless you intend to make use of the space. I was unclear on some of these rules, particularly the one that said no mass mining, when I asked a staff member in-game to clarify, I learned that I made mistakes as I was mining for ores in the over-world, as going to a gather world every five seconds to go and get ores as opposed to digging underground is a complete hassle and waste of time. In regards to all these rules that are about digging\mining, I can't really put my finger on it. I've seen some staff talk about land and whatnot over the course of my playing, it honestly seems that the reason they basically don't allow anything in the over world is not because of something like not wanting it to get ruined so that players have a harder time in the future, but because they are in love with how the land looks. It's as if they care more about how it looks as opposed to convenience for players. I could understand not allowing huge giant quarry holes and surface holes, but when you have to nitpick 1x1 holes & the occasional 1x1 towers you seriously bring this into question. I understand that this part may seem a bit hostile or rude, but I with the way staff act I honestly feel that they aren't sincere enough on this server to do it for a positive reason.

I'm personally not a fan of things like free infinite fluids, so it was kind of an upset that those things exist on this server but I understand that things like pumping lava really can be taxing on the server, so there's really no fault in it.

Onto the staff and community then.
I'm a very straight forward and literal type of person, when I say something serious I usually default into grammar and proper spelling but otherwise I don't. I try to make things clear so that a misunderstanding doesn't happen when I ask questions, because some of the things I ask can come off as slightly hostile or stupid to some people & I don't wish to argue or fight with them over misunderstandings. Unfortunately, when I was asking a staff member about mass mining and other things, I used the phrase "strict rules" multiple times for clarity on why I was asking, as I didn't want the staff member to think that I was just trying to randomly ask & annoy him\her. Unfortunately, this lead to the staff member taking a rather rude tone, though it was partly due to their misunderstanding and my lack of clarity due to using the wrong words, I feel like it could have been handled better. I stated multiple times to that staff member I didn't want to argue or cause drama as well. It didn't really escalate beyond that person seeming very angry and defensive, but still, it rather hurt having someone take up an attitude of "I heard you already, you know what I said so shut up" just because of a misunderstanding. There was really no need for it to get that serious. While this staff member was AFK, I asked a question in the open chat and was immediately met with an answer by a person who seemed condescending and kind of self righteous. Unfortunately, I've come across a few people in the community who seemed like they thought they were better than everyone else or had a stick up there ass and only was able to find one person I actually liked that was willing to interact with me. It was rather funny in the case mentioned just before, because he was giving me bad information. I feel like he might have been upset over the previous conversation I had with the staff member as he seemed abrasive when answering me with incorrect information.

There are device limits and stuff (Emphasis on stuff, because it's not just the device limits involved.) mentioned in the rules as well, which is fine of course, but honestly with that and everything else it makes me think that the hardware for the server might be garbage. I personally don't know anything about hardware or software, so I can't say for sure, but when I take a look at all the limitations and restrictions in place, it feels like they are really stingy with what they allow and don't allow in terms of quantity.

As for the economy, it's basically broken. I could vote on a single day and be able to rocket my progress ahead just because of the player shops at the market. It's honestly just gross and not really worth talking about. That said, I don't know how to improve an economy on a server. The admin shop is kind of a let down too, they sell basically all end-game materials and AE 2 stuff, though the prices aren't that cheap compared to the player shops. It really takes away from the game when you can just be given a large amount of stuff for free or for a single day of voting. I was expecting for them to potentially sell things like ingots or saplings, not advanced or "end game"\"mid game" materials & machines.

Reading a few of the reviews from the past has given me some insight and it seems that these problems, at least the ones involving the overly strict rules and limitations & "arrogance" or condescending nature from the staff are a persisting issue. I've only really seen one of the owners once and he seemed like a nice guy\girl despite not directly speaking to him. I've can't speak about all staff members because I haven't met them, but considering others are finding issue with attitude it wouldn't be surprising if the majority of the upper staff and lower staff excluding the owners or managers are just as bad. It's unfortunate that the only positive review that was worth reading mostly sang praises and only touched on a few surface details without providing info. The best reviews I feel are the negative reviews, but hey, that's just me probably.



In short, the environment seems really poor if you aren't like minded. I've only been on for a few days so I haven't met a lot of people of course, but it's rather upsetting that just from the time I've played I can give it this bad of a rating. The staff seem unprofessional and "holier than thou" at times with a quick temper & defensive attitude & the economy is no good. The limits on mobs and machines are reasonable, however they are still 'strict', when a rule has to be something you're constantly looking out for so you don't break it on accident, it helps turn bad experiences into worse experiences.

Unless you're fine adhering to a strict set of rules, I suggest you play elsewhere.
Posted 15th May 2018
sentiment_very_dissatisfied
This Server is very Strikt if you do the a tiny Mistake you
get banned instantly , Mudge the Owner is quite nice
but the Admins and Like Church are arrogant and try to
mute you if you do mistakes. No limits if you want to
give your open opinion to others the Stuffs make you fade away like you never where on this Server !

Stay AWAY !
The server replied:
Dear player,

We apologize if you had a negative experience while playing on our FTB Infinity Evolved Server. We utilise clearly stated rules that allow our server to function in a climate that eliminates as much lag as possible while accommodating a substantial number of players. We respect all players and wish to create an environment where every player can feel comfortable and where everyone is free to enjoy the game in accordance with the rules that we have set. Our server is more of a community; a society where players live out an adventure of building, exploring, crafting and generally, just having a good time. Anything that infringes upon our community and upon the player-experience is not appreciated.

If your actions violated our rules that you were recommended to read, then there is nothing that can be done and it is recommended that you re-read our many policies located on our website to refresh your understanding. If you feel that you were mistreated by any member of staff you are free to join our discord at https://discord.gg/6YAe9p and present your evidence to any of the owners, mudge002 or HalfShotz, or you can do the same on our website www.goldensandsmc.com, though it is recommended that you should have done this a long time ago.

Again, we apologize for what may have happened and hope to hear from you soon. We always love to hear from our players and we hope to see you soon!

- The GoldenSands Team
Posted 22nd Mar 2018
sentiment_very_satisfied
I love playing on this server. Friendly people, lots of support from both staff and fellow players. Griefing (if any) gets dealt with by staff accurately and swift. Rules are extensive but clearly explained on the website.
Posted 22nd Mar 2018
sentiment_very_satisfied
I have been here forever. It is by far the best FTB server I have been on, and I've bounced around plenty to have a good idea of what servers should and shouldn't be like. Allow me to go through my favorite things about this server:
-Staff are highly competent and enjoy their jobs. The server owner is very humble and kind and interacts with players. Staff are also very active both in game and in Discord.
-OVER 25+ CUSTOM PLUGINS. All amazing additions. Kudos to the wonderful developer. Drastically improves the user experience!
-Economy is well maintained.
-You are able to purchase ranks with something other than money. By voting or welcoming players, you earn "Sand Dollars", which you can use to purchase in-game items and ranks!
-Numerous events and minigames held often. Staff hold minigames and events fairly often, providing players with fun activities!
-The server buildings look phenominal.
-The community is active and fun to be in. A very relaxed community, everyone is chill with one another and we all have fun together.

While the machine rules are a bummer for some, the benefit heavily outweighs the bad. The helpful and kind community did it for me. The custom crafting is also a huge plus, makes the game wayyyy much more fun. The custom plugins are awesome. Did I mention that Golden Sands also hosts other modpacks? You should definitely check it out. 10/10
The server replied:
Dear player,

We are very happy to hear that you enjoy playing on our server! As a team we do our best to make it as fun as we can for everyone, while making it fair at the same time with the best performance that we can achieve while accommodating a substantial number of players. Recently we hosted a mini-game building contest which was a very large success! Stay tuned to our discord https://discord.gg/6YAe9p to keep up to date for news and future contests! We appreciate the review as well and hope to see you in-game again soon!

- The GoldenSands Team
Posted 10th Feb 2018
sentiment_very_satisfied
Easily the best FTB Infinity server I've played on yet. Over the one month I've been playing, I've seen major changes for the better. The more I play, the better it gets. The community is close knit, and the staff is friendly while also making sure everything remains in order. I would recommend this server to anyone who wants to truly connect with the community.
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're happy to hear from you! At GoldenSands we strive to provide a comfortable environment where the best of the modded minecraft packs can be enjoyed to the fullest extent possible that a server environment would allow. We are also in the processing of developing our community aspects even further so we can all have even more fun together! Keep in touch via our website www.goldensandsmc.com for news!

- The GoldenSands Team
Posted 16th Dec 2017
sentiment_neutral
If theres one thing this server taught me is to always read the rules before joining.

No disrespect to the owner or mods, they are very friendly but the machine rules are very totalitarian. With a limit of only 16 machines per chunk and a rule that multiblock structures cannot overlap chunks, the possibilities are rather limited for a modpack which is heavily centered around the use of machinery.

I spent a whole day restructuring my apiaries to apply with the 16 machine limit rule only to be told by a mod that they're updating the maximum limit to 10, nowhere in the rule book did it tell me this.

Great staff and community however rather limiting rules.
The server replied:
Hey friend, mudge here. (server owner)

I am sorry that you dislike the server rules regarding machines, multiblocks and such and I will be the first to agree with you, I hate them. Mostly I hate that they are necessary. When the server first opened we tried to let people build whatever they wanted "within reason" and we eventually reached a point where the server's tps was never better than 15. Which is bad.

After installing rules asking players to limit the amount of machines they have per chunk our servers tps usually sits around 18.5 to 20, usually closer to 20.

I just want you to know that I too play this game and my entire base (which is pretty big actually) adheres to all the server rules and it doesn't impede my very large base at all.
Posted 13th Dec 2017
sentiment_very_dissatisfied
This server is trash, staff are ignorant, the owners minus Mudge are assclowns.

Just avoid this server in general.
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're sorry you had a negative experience with one of our owners. We apologize for this and would like some information on the incident in question so that we can prevent it from happening again in the future.

If there's an issue with a staff member, please bring it to Mudge's attention in-game, on Discord on through the Enjin PM system.

Again, we apologize for what may have happened and hope to hear from you soon.

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 4th Nov 2017
sentiment_very_satisfied
The owners really seem to care about this server, they respect their players and the server rules aw well . The staff is courteous and the server has these games they run to help keep players busy, lots of fun! Come join us today!
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're glad you enjoy playing on our server! We try to make it as fun as we can for everyone, while making it fair at the same time. We appreciate the review as well and hope to see you in-game again soon!

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 3rd Sep 2017
sentiment_satisfied
Nice server with great modpack, with their recipes, great community, but expensive chunk loaders and fonts for nickname. 8/10
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're glad you enjoy our server! The normal chunkloaders are the same as every other server material wise, it's only the restricted ones that have a higher cost to them from our Donation Shop/Crafting Menu due to their ability to cause lag if the player isn't online. It's our way of not outright banning them, just making them more difficult/costly to acquire.

Fonts for nicknames however, we'll definitely look into and see if a price adjustment should be made. We appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon!

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 1st Aug 2017
sentiment_very_dissatisfied
They are to concerned with their Economy, Its a Game, its not like your making real money off of players buying items in said game, The Mods are to quick to judge others, and will dog a player if they don't like them till the player makes a minor infraction and then ban them. the only good person on the server may be the Owner Mudge, But he trusts the crappy Mods he has so it really puts a downer on play on this server 1/5.
The server replied:
Dear player,

I'll go over each point you made, just to clear a few things up.

- Economy
While it is just a game, we wanted to try and create a balanced playing field for all our players as much as possible. We wanted to try and prevent those trying to take advantage of the system and abusing it. This lead to some rules/changes that weren't something we had planned, but were necessary so that everyone could enjoy the economy and the marketplace.

- Mods
We apologize if you had a negative experience with one of our mods. If you could provide us with more information regarding the incident in question, we'd happily review it and determine if the proper protocols and rules were followed that we have set for our staff.

- Mudge/Mods
You have to keep in mind that all staff are volunteers. Nobody is perfect and we entrust our mods with some power, but ultimately they can be overruled if they were deemed in the wrong.

We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve, thank you!

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 21st Jul 2017
sentiment_very_satisfied
Phenomenally run server, great players, great modpack, great staff.

This is a server that absolutely lives up to their promise to provide a fun, friendly place to play.
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're glad to hear you enjoy our server! We do our best to try and provide a fun, friendly and fair place for all our players.

We hope to see you in-game again soon!

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 3rd Apr 2017
sentiment_very_satisfied
Good stable server with a great group of everyday players. Everyone is friendly, and all first joiners are welcomed by the entire server.

Few items banned (the ones that are, are mostly for stability)
Mods/Admin are prompt with fixing any issues.

Overall, a good choice!
The server replied:
Dear player,

We're glad to hear you enjoy our server! We do our best to try and provide a fun, friendly and fair place for all our players. Banned items are something we hate having to do, and try to limit them to as few as possible, or making their recipes harder to make and restrict them to higher ranked players.

We hope to see you in-game again soon!

- GoldenSands Team
Posted 29th Mar 2017