Ok, so me and my friend own a server, it uses Minecraft 1.6.4. What I can't seem to figure out, is how to welcome new users to the server by saying Welcome USER To Northwood, when they join.

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    If you're running a Bukkit server, you don't need to use command blocks, you just need some plugins: gaming.stackexchange.com/q/52798/1351
    – MBraedley
    Jun 3, 2014 at 17:08
  • @MBraedley It's a FTB Monster server with a few extra mods
    – Jonco98
    Jun 3, 2014 at 17:16
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    Okay, in that case I think it's still possible with scoreboards, but I'd have to test to make sure.
    – MBraedley
    Jun 3, 2014 at 17:17

3 Answers 3


if you have them spawn 3 blocks above a hidden command block (powered with a simple clock), you could have that command block do something along the lines of /testfor @p ~0 ~0 ~3 keep in mind that i'm not entirely certain if that's the specific thing to test for to check for players... then hook up a comparator from the first command block to a second one running the message command to @p ~0 ~3 ~3 or ~3 ~0 ~3 depending on which direction the comparator faces (and negative alterations would also be used as necessary)


My best way to check first login independent on spawn position:

SIMPLE (one title):

  1. /scoreboard teams add notFirstLogin
  2. build simple clock f.e. 1 sec cyclus with block /testfor @a[team=]
  3. result from testfor comparator goes to the welcome message (/title @a[team=]
  4. after message put repeater with some delay and then command_block with: /scoreboard teams join notFirstLogin @a[team=]

logic of this proccess:

  • player without team is first time on the server
  • all players have some team except new guys
  • if you have more complicated welcome (more than one title @a[team=] title ...) is necessary put there some waiting values:

COMPLICATED (more titles)

  1. /scoreboard teams add notFirstLogin

    /scoreboard objectives add W8ing4Welcome dummy

    /scoreboard objectives add ShowWelcome dummy

  2. build simple clock f.e. 1 sec cyclus with two cmd_blocks:

  3. /scoreboard players set W8ing4Welcome @a[team=] 1

    3.x: ... others things that are necessary call at first login
        small repeater delay 
        /scoreboard teams join notFirstLogin @a[team=]
  4. /testfor @a[score_W8ing4Welcome_min=1] ... here connect all welcomes in series:

    4.1. logical circuit AND within /testfor @a[score_ShowWelcome_min=1] 
    ... checking that here is NOBODY with ShowWelcome=1 ... this is important to prevent covering of messages
    4.2. /scoreboard playes set @a[score_W8ing4Welcome_min=1] ShowWelcome 1
    4.3.  small repeater delay
    4.4. /scoreboard playes set  @a[score_ShowWelcome_min=1] W8ing4Welcome 0
    4.5.  small repeater delay
    4.6. /title @a[score_ShowWelcome_min=1] title ...
    4.7.  small repeater delay
    4.8. /title @a[score_ShowWelcome_min=1] title ...
    4.x  ....
    4.end. /scoreboard playes set @a[score_ShowWelcome_min=1] ShowWelcome 0

if you want to test for new players use Johan37251's Command block creation way easier


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