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Do all players on server spawn at the exactly same spot?

What I mean is, do all the players have the exact same spawn coordinates?

I know that the player spawns at the same point so if I place a dirt block in the place I spawned
all the players will spawn on it?

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possible duplicate of Why does my spawn point change on my SMP server every time I respawn? –  user9983 Mar 4 '12 at 18:34
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In multiplayer, players will spawn, by default, anywhere within a 20x20 area centered at the spawn point. An individual player can change their spawn point by merely lying in a bed -- they do not have to go to sleep (which can only happen if all players sleep at the same time).

So the default spawn point is kind of the same. There is a large amount of info on multiplayer spawning.

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No.

Sorry, but in SMP the server picks a random block from the spawn chunk to spawn people. They don't spawn on the same block every time.

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Why did this receive a down vote? –  Wipqozn Jan 22 '12 at 23:46
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Players will spawn on different blocks every time in Vanilla Minecraft, but it is possible to use a server mod such as Bukkit to set an exact spawn point.

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In a vanilla SMP Mine-Craft server, blocks are randomly chosen at a certain hight limit.

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