The Easiest Way To And Build Servers From The Ground Up

The Easiest Way To Code
And Build Servers From The Ground Up

Even If You Never Coded Anything Before

Project Orion™

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  • Code Your Own Minecraft Plugins
  • Build Highly Customized Servers
  • Stop Overwhelm When Coding
  • No Previous Knowledge Needed
  • Full Java & Spigot/Bukkit Training
  • Lifetime Access

What is it

Project Orion is a training on coding Minecraft plugins for Bukkit/Spigot and BungeeCord servers.

How long is it

Project Orion is 8 weeks long, but may be completed at your own pace. You have lifetime access.

When does it start

You start the moment you enroll. Videos and materials are always available, live Q&A calls happen twice a week.

How it works

You watch the videos, complete the action items, ask questions or join the live Q&A calls, follow the process, get results.

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What Would You Do If You Could Build Anything?

Dear Friend!

Imagine you have the power to code anything you desire…

Imagine returning to your Minecraft server where everything is built from the ground up, the way you always wanted!

Welcome to Project Orion, the world’s largest Minecraft education project that brings you from an absolute beginner, having never touched a life of computer code before, to an beast, having full control of everything Minecraft has to offer!

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Server Without Knowing It?

Unfortunately, for most people who run a server or just want to code their own plugins, this remains just a dream.

The work and the time you have to put into it is frustrating. The lack of efficiency and good training materials makes things easy to dream about, but hard to achieve. If you are a one-man’s team, the workload of building everything from scratch is painfully high.

So, most people resign to the plugins that are already there, or ask a friend or two to code. We both know this is far from ideal…

You Can't Win If You Can't Control

Relying on finished plugins is limiting. Inactive plugin developers, poor support, constant bugs and broken plugins on each Minecraft update and you still can’t customize the plugin the way you want to.

With most plugins, configuration is complicated and you still can’t customize them to get that true level of uniqueness. In the end you have to install 80 of them and the server looks like a cheap clone of thousands of others out there…

This is the reality for most server owners today.

Unless you run a big network with a large budget, free (or close to free) developers are often unreliable. They are not committed, they “don’t believe in your vision”, it’s annoyingly hard to communicate what you want and they tend to become unreachable. 

Many servers are stuck on an old Minecraft version because of this. Many of them will close their doors.

The question is: Will you close yours?

Become Self-Reliant

And Finally Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

If you ever tried starting to code on your own, you’ve probably noticed these three things:

1

You have to start
from 0 each time

2

Once you get stuck it’s hard to get help & move 

3

Free tutorials and “best practices” are lacking & often of a painfully low quality

Coding community has been in this “medieval” state for too long. Now it the time for a massive change!

We have founded MineAcademy with the vision of bringing a world class educational platform to life, where you can turn your ideas into reality amazingly fast with a proven framework to cut the development time by 1/10!

Project Orion builds on these four pillars:

1 — Building with a proven system called The Foundation
2 — Rapid prototyping & testing
3 — Professional training materials
4 — A winning community to get help, meet new friends and thrive

But more on this later…

 

Adrenaline And The Unstoppable Rush To Start Coding

Do you feel overwhelmed and blocked each time you look at your screen & realize you must start from 0?

For the first time ever (after 6 years) we decided to teach you how to use the library that powers ALL of our premium plugins — and all members of Project Orion have full unlimited license for it!

It enables you to kick-start your development using proven systems (often better than Bukkit/Spigot ways) that are well documented and blazing fast! Now that’s some adrenaline and an unstoppable rush to start coding!

Build The Community To Return To

We live in a hyper distracted world. Most people won’t even finish reading this paragraph… 

If players don’t like what they see within the first 5-15 seconds, they leave. There are 10,000+ of servers out there. The ones that prosper and grow are the ones with a core focus on a certain game type and a community (fandom) around it.

Building a truly unique experience that attracts players is impossible if you glue 50 random plugins together. You want a great server, you have to make it your own 😉

PS: Once you master plugin making, you will be able to use anything Minecraft has to offer in truly unique, new ways.

But I Lack Great Ideas!

In our Project Orion community, your imagination is no longer the limit. Doing anything on your own feels lonely if the people around you just “don’t get it”. Meet our amazing members on the same wavelength to share, collaborate and grow together.

Our community combines the best of both worlds – it connects people who are motivated and want to win, and gives you the help and moral support you need when you get stuck to get you back on track quickly!

I Don't Have a Minecraft Server - Is Project Orion Still For Me?

People come to Project Orion if they want to make progress in life, does not matter if they have a Minecraft server or not.

Our focus for this training is to teach you development and coding. If your dream is to become a developer at Google, or to offer your own development services, Project Orion is a great place to start.

Or if you simply want to update, fix or edit plugins on the Internet but you don’t understand their source, we have a complete Java and Bukkit/Spigot/PaperSpigot training for you.

No Spoon Feeding, Build Environment You Can't Find Anywhere Else

This is not a copy-paste training where you get a bunch of premade code. This would be no different than the plugins already available out there.

Instead, we focus on giving you a rock-solid foundation you can take and build upon. You can then create anything you want. Once you understand the concepts you can make things completely unique from what you see on the screen.

PS: Of course, there are examples and stories to learn and get inspired from. You’ll get the source code under each video (not just one big repository). That way you can easily stay on track and not waste time typing everything you see on the screen if you don’t need it.

Certainty, Quality, Trust, Results

We have been in the game since 2012 and are involved with SpigotMC.org for over 5 years.
This is the real education platform, and students speak for themselves.

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Here's What's Inside Project Orion

Week #1 — Create Like Never Before

If you need a better solution for things – code your own! That is easier said than done, especially if you’ve never coded before. Or, if you only know Python, Javascript or HTML/CSS, trying to switch to Java and plugins is challenging without a proven system in place.

That’s why we offer a complete Java training and by the end of Week 1 you’ll have your first plugin prepared for action!

Week 1 goes by fast – no need to spend months trying to learn everything yourself (we know you’re busy). By the end of it you will already have a finished product!

Many people face stress, overwhelm and frustration when trying to code. That’s why we show you how to approach this new, exciting journey with ease, confidence and motivation.

This is your learning platform. Everything you see can instantly be used in the game.

Week #2 — Master Plugin Making (The Right Way)

This week is all about mastery and getting you to that next level. We go very deep on how to make a high-quality, professional plugin like a well-oiled machine.

We believe spending time on “best practices”, coding standards and explaining HOW things work (and WHY we do them) is better than rushing things just to show you some fancy features.

See, you can’t create an amazing RPG plugin just by copy-pasting someone else’s from a quick tutorial video. That is an illusion that will ruin you in the long term. Your code will simply become a big mess and break down. Instead, we aim to explain and help you understand things first before we begin adding flash.

Menu And GUI Systems

Project Orion includes an extensive GUI system for menus. Create menus easily, automatically list items, add pages, buttons, navigation and more. It’s all there.

In Week 2, we also talk about settings and configuration (with automatic file updating) and server to player conversations with real-life examples taken from our successful plugins.

Create beautiful menus with pages, buttons and actions!

Week #3

The Projects Vault

This is the week where “the magic happens”.

Many of the videos are over an hour long, something unseen in the Minecraft education world. Such training videos enable you to understand everything without rushing things.
We left nothing unturned.

Custom Bosses & RPG

Build an insanely powerful custom monsters system to surprise players and deliver a whole new experience to your server.

At first we show you how to customize existing monsters or animals, and later even how to spawn “human” Bosses with skins and custom AI / pathfinding!

Learn how to create a special Blood-moon event or spawn Bosses naturally during the night!

Ranking and Statistics​

Motivate players to stay all day long by giving them an opportunity to make progress and compete with others!

We’ll show you how to connect ranks with different in-game statistics such as play time, player kills, deaths (or anything you desire) to create a server you can’t find anywhere else.

Class and Tier Leveling

Sometimes you want to create levelable RPG classes where players can level up for any of their classes.

We’ll teach you how to make a non-linear system where players can level up themselves through tiers for each class.

Create a true RPG experience and blow everyone else away!

Missions and Quests​

Complete quests to increase your rank, class tier or statistic or anything you desire.

You can connect quests with one another (linear leveling). Or you can setup different quests for each rank/class.

Or, create a hybrid non-linear system where players complete quests in a given order but can find “secret” quests across the world that do not fit your linear progression.

Intelligent NPCs & Quests

Enliven your server with human-like NPCs talking to players and taking quests!

We show you how your NPC can give you a mission such as “Deliver an item to me” or “Get to a certain location” or “Kill X amount of zombies”, and even how to connect NPCs with the menu system you created earlier.

Custom Enchantments

You asked for it, we brought it!

Create new, unique enchantments to add a whole new layer of experience for your server.

Leaderboards

Let players compete with each-other to take quests in the shortest amount of time possible!

Integrate leaderboards with your ranks, classes, quests and even statistics. Create unique leaderboards for custom values such as kill-to-death ratio, and more.

Mini Projects

  • Random teleport with 3D animation
  • Infinite or boosted flights
  • Instant respawn
  • Arrows that break windows
  • KitPvP food
  • Custom health and properties
  • Clickable and hoverable chat
  • Notifications: tab, scoreboard, title, action bar and toasts
  • Double jump
  • Falling tree physics
  • And much more!

Week #4 – The Next Level

Week 4 is all about achieving that next level advantage.
Learn the most advanced concepts (the easy way) to build
complex and amazing Minecraft plugins!

Demystify NMS And OBF

Get cutting edge knowledge about the NMS and OBF world.

Gain an unfair advantage by fully understanding what you can do with your server beyond just the basic Spigot/Bukkit API.

Packet Interception

Packets are the heart and matter of Minecraft. By modifying packets you can bypass any server or plugin restriction

Packets are dangerous territory but they enable you to take full advantage of the game and even enable hidden features such as custom sky color, entities with custom attributes, fake blocks and much more.

Pathfinding And AI

What would you do if you could modify the behavior of every Minecraft mob? Attacking animals, villager pets, or totally innocent zombies?

Regardless if you code for Minecraft 1.8.8 or 1.14 or newer you will be able to achieve this without long hours tampering with NMS or reflection.

MySQL Databases

How to save everything to an external database and connect it with other servers on BungeeCord, or even your website

Perfect if you have BungeeCord or want to display any data on your website. SQL commands and PHP script examples included.

Best of all, no need to learn SQL commands. The Foundation library you will use gets you covered.

Creating APIs

Enable anyone to connect with your plugin and modify it. 

How to create a professional API that lasts for years and why having a great API can boost the downloads/sales of your plugin.

Decompilation And Obfuscation

New approach to legally reverse engineer any program in the world.

We also show you how to protect yourself from being reverse engineered by using strong obfuscation on autopilot (without doing anything extra).

Week #5

Go Beyond Plugins

In this week we leave the Minecraft world to enter a new realm of possibilities.
BungeeCord, Discord, GitHub and much more!

BungeeCord Development

Revolutionize the way you run multiple game modes on your server. 

Get a training on creating BungeeCord plugins that communicate with Bukkit/Spigot.

Synchronize data over your network and win.

Advanced Discord Integration

A brand new approach to completely taking over control and managing your Discord server from Minecraft.

Not only are you now able to connect your chat with Discord channels and back, but you’re also able to filter profanity, give perks for roles in-game or even remove messages on Discord from your Minecraft server!

Dynamic Vote Rewards

Unlock one of the most potent ways to successfully grow your network

Rank up or level up your players when they vote, connect the voting system with anything you desire. Store votes in your database so players can view their votes on your website. PHP script included.

GitHub and Collaboration

Five weapons to supercharge your development.

Regardless if you’re a one man team or have 15 developers on demand, we teach you how to use Git and GitHub to share your code publicly or privately and track each change (and revert it if needed).

Also you see what Wikis are and how you can use them to document your plugins (the right way). Finally, how to create a ticket system for your free/premium plugins.

Week #6

Minigames Unleashed

Ever dreamed of crafting the perfect minigame your players would love for your server? 

Learn everything from simple mechanics of a game to advanced logic and automated systems

Spawn waves of monsters with increasing difficulty or use packets and resource packs to achieve a cutting edge game features like you’ve seen on the big networks.

This content is in preparation and will be available soon to all students of Project Orion. Get in now and guarantee your spot.

Week #7

Sales and Money​

Earn From Your Passion

If you’re interested in earning an extra income, read carefully. 

Few people know that SpigotMC offers the perfect opportunity for young people, students or anyone with a true passion for Minecraft to earn a bonus to their living.

Regardless if you want to sell plugins or offer development work, this is for you.

How To Sell Premium Plugins

There’s been a lot of controversy about the so-called “premium resources”, so we demystified them and will show you the exact steps we use to sell plugins like ChatControl Pro, Boss or CoreArena for over 4 years now.

You’ll learn about copywriting and design as well as how to get new plugin ideas. When you start selling you need to deal with happy but also angry customers

A lot of people fear taxes, so we decided to show you how to sell legally and stress-free to avoid trouble later in your life. Remove headaches and focus on the things you love the most.

Finally there’s piracy, and we’ll explain how that works and how you can minimize its impact.

This content is in preparation and will be available soon to all students of Project Orion. Get in now and guarantee your spot.

Week #8

Complete Server Setup​

Are you building a server or planning to launch it?
Let us show you the best practices to build a server
and an amazing prosperous community!

Make A Vanilla RPG Server

Do you find the classic survival servers too boring?

Learn to add unique experience where players can complete interactive missions, setup a ranking system from scratch or add new, exciting mobs.

Build A Factions Server

Competitive factions, top up, fights etc.

We collaborated with the most successful Factions servers to teach you how you can build your own!

Create A Skyblock Server

Trying to build your own SkyBlock server but afraid of failing? 

Get proven principles to build a successful and well-respected SkyBlock server that is unique and can attract new players with ease.

Craft A BungeeCord Network

Connect multiple servers together using BungeeCord. 

Create a “hub” server that players join into, with portals or a menu system where you can connect to all other servers on your network.

This content will be available soon to all students of Project Orion. Get in now and guarantee your spot.

The Biggest Minecraft Training On Earth

We are proud to announce that Project Orion is the biggest training for Minecraft ever made!

In addition to the core training, here is what you get:

1 Powerful Toolbox

  • Interactive worksheets
  • Cheatsheets and guides
  • PDF summaries
  • Pinups
  • Source codes

2 — Winning Community

  • Private Facebook group with people that understand and help you
  • Live Q&A calls twice a week where you can speak and ask questions in real time
  • Friendly email support
  • Discord server opening soon!

3 — Lifetime Access

  • Unlimited access to the training portal
  • Unlimited access to our community
  • Lifetime access to all support channels
  • Lifetime access to all updates

4 — Self-Paced Learning

  • Learn from anywhere
  • Complete in your own time
  • All content unlocked from day 1
  • English captions coming soon!

Limited Join OPPORTUNITY

To protect our training from saturation and provide support for our students (we are a small team), we can only take a limited amount of students for Project Orion. 

So don’t regret missing out on this limited opportunity before someone else takes your seat!

If you’re here, it means you are READY to take the next step… the step into ACTION… the step into launching the Server V2.0 you’ve always dreamed of.

If you enjoy what you’re seeing here, get it now.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

1st Class Customer Protection

If the program does not work for you, you owe us absolutely nothing.

Simply contact us at support@mineacademy.org within 30 days of your purchase and we will give you a prompt and courteous refund.

WHO IS THIS FOR

  • You want to code MC/Spigot/Bukkit plugins
  • You need to change or update a plugin from an inactive developer
  • You desire to build a unique MC server
  • You want to sell premium resources or work as a developer
  • You are sick and tired of Youtube/Udemy/Wiki tutorials being so lacking, out of date and there’s always something that breaks and you waste your time…
  • You dream of putting all of your ideas into reality so you can create the server you always wanted to have! 👍

7 Goals For This Training

Become self-reliant, highly skilled and efficient.

Create a server built from the ground up with a prosperous community.

Code top-class Minecraft plugins for Spigot/Bukkit and understand Java.

Create connected plugins using APIs, libraries and web services.

Build new minigames using everything Minecraft has to offer in new, unique ways.

Earn an extra income from doing something you love.

Replace stress, overwhelm and frustration while coding with confidence, joy and peace.

Frequent Questions

Yes! Making Minecraft plugins requires a bit of Java knowledge so Project Orion includes a complete Java course from start to finish.

Even if you like to play football and never coded anything before, the course is designed to help you ease into it and start within the first week.

You can complete this in your own time and always return to it when you need to. You have lifetime access. We have students who were clueless when they started and now are able to build plugins beyond measure. If you are willing to put in the effort you will learn quickly.

If English is not your first language and you’re afraid that you will not be able to follow up, we have good news for you.

First, each video has a textual presentation of what we are going to cover, so you can just read it from the screen. Second, there are lots of downloadable materials you can just translate yourself. And finally we’re preparing full English (and considering Chinese and Russian) captions for the entire program!

You can go ahead and try it, with our 30 days money back guarantee, there’s no risk.

Yes, we can offer you a payment plan so that you can pay this off over time.

And if you can’t afford a payment plan, I think you would agree that you need this program more than anyone. In fact, some of my most successful students have had their back against the wall financially when they started (as did I).

So I want you to eliminate the thought “I can’t afford this” and instead replace it with “How can I afford this”.

You need to get creative and think of how you can find the money. There’s PayPal financing, credit cards, loans, parents, friends, family, you could even sell something and use the money from that. Don’t just use that excuse, get creative and start thinking of ways that you can make this work. With the payment plan we offer you can get started today, just contact us. That’s all the money you need to get started right now, today.

Sure you can find all the materials and resources to build an iPhone for free, but are you really going to waste years on research and development trying to shape the materials and put them well together?

What we teach will work on Windows, macOS and Linux.

In fact, we have separate setup videos for Windows and macOS. You will find links to your specific platform for all software we use along with detailed setup instructions.

You can use IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse or even NetBeans or any other tool to code.

The course is recorded using IntelliJ however it includes separate setup instructions for both Eclipse and IntelliJ.

The course is updated continuously to ensure it works for the latest Minecraft release.

If you want to code for an older Minecraft version such as 1.8.8 or 1.12, you can utilize our compatibility library that will make your code work across all MC versions. You will learn this in the course.

No. All software and tools we use in the program are free, or we suggest you a free alternative. You don’t have to pay for anything extra to learn, code and build your own plugins.

Yes it will work for you, we understand that most people are very busy and have full time jobs, families, commutes and hardly any free time. We designed this program so that you can work through it even if you’re hard pressed for time. You can listen to the training while travelling, on the bus or even at your job with headphones in.

It doesn’t matter what your schedule is like, if you can set aside at least 3 hours per week you will be able to work your way through it.

Even if you can’t start right away… reserve your spot and go at your own pace. These lessons aren’t live, they’re pre-recorded and available online inside our training portal. You can login whenever you want, on your own time and on your own schedule. If you’re asking about the Q&A calls, those are live and, yes we record and archive all of them.

I’ve tried that and yeah, it cost me 7 years. Good luck with that.

See, when I started, there were no courses like this, and I had to learn everything from numerous sources out there. Soon I discovered how painfully slow and frustrating it was. Most people dreaming about their server 2.0 never make it and new people that find about Minecraft soon leave and play Fortnite.That’s why I decided to change this.

The problem with free YouTube tutorials, Udemy courses or articles is that they are painfully chaotic, disorganized, out-dated, unsupported and offer low coding standards with explanations worth of a fifth grader.

What we do differently is we offer a proven system, detailed and high-quality content, expert mentorship and The Foundation library. There’s step-by-step process you follow, get help when needed and get results, everything is organized and updated regularly.

Next, in all of my paid products I use the Foundation library to remove repetitive code. People waste weeks coding from scratch and never really get to their ideas since they waste so much time on the basics that it’s driving me insane. That’s why I decided to take out that library, battle-proven and tested in all premium plugins since 2015, and teach using it.

Finally I’m a huge believer in self-development and self-mastery, and will show you how to get organized, disciplined and achieve greater results in the arenas of life you’ll set for yourself. There are honestly no courses in Minecraft let alone in computer programming with an empathy on self-mastery.

And you and I know that once you get stuck, frustrated or simply life happens it’s not just about coding… After speaking with lots of students I included self-mastery and self-development parts in our new courses.

So that totally depends on how quickly you work through the training program and how quickly you take action. Some people start coding plugins within the first week of joining the program, others work their way through slowly and it takes longer.

First… I’ve been in this niche for eight years, I’ve lived and breathed it every single day for those eight years and never deviated. Minecraft is my thing, it’s my art form. The best way you can judge whether somebody is trustworthy and able to deliver is by their level of commitment to their customers and craft.

For one, I have absolutely mastered my field and got over 500,000 downloads with my products, not only that but I’ve been able to transfer my skills to hundreds of others and together over 1000 people have signed up for my past trainings.

You can go to our website, https://mineacademy.org/reviews and look for yourself, click Reviews and then just look at all the success stories we have. There’s more than 700 reviews. Our average customer rating is 4.85 out of 5 stars. We have more satisfied students, more customers and more success stories than any other program available today. Not only that but I’ve invested over $10,000 of my own money into making the world’s best training program for Minecraft. This is my life’s work, my results are proven, my students results are proven. There’s more proof for this than there is proof that the Earth is round.

More questions? Email support@mineacademy.org

Who's Behind Project Orion™?

Dear friend, thanks for stopping by!

My mission is to enable everyday people build unique servers with custom features.

I believe in enabling people do what they and their players desire, but none of the existing solutions can fulfill. I love building and sharing my knowledge with others.

Matej is a full stack developer with 8+ years of Java experience and he loves teaching. Matej studied computer engineering in Norway and is currently residing in Budapest, Hungary.

—Matej Pacan

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