I'm playing on someone else's server and have died in an inaccessible spot under water. Upon respawning, I don't get back the introductory items a new player would get. Is there any way I could get a new character/reset my progress on a server myself, without involving the owner?

This is not a duplicate of that question. The other question is about resetting progress of a player on a server you control. My question is how to start from scratch when I'm just a user, not a server-owner.

  • What server is it, if we knew we could look into that. Oh and good question +1.
    – Jonco98
    Aug 7, 2014 at 14:01
  • @Jonoco98 obsidianprison.com Aug 7, 2014 at 14:04
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    I did no research, but I'm pretty sure the answer is going to be "No" to reset a player you need to remove a specific file on the server, and for that you need access to the files.
    – Arperum
    Aug 7, 2014 at 14:05
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    Ok, by just browsing through the forums, I don't see a way to reset your progress. With this being said, try to contact a server admin and tell them your situation.
    – Jonco98
    Aug 7, 2014 at 14:08
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    I know just in case you ever get one, I have one, only reason I know how.
    – Jonco98
    Aug 7, 2014 at 14:15

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No. There's of course the playername.dat in the server folder which could be deleted/modified, but you can't access the file without the help of the server owner. But: You mentioned "introductory items", maybe you're able to get them by checking if its a kit? (for example "/kit starter"). Also you could of course login with another account, especially if the server has set offline-mode to true, you would be able to choose another username and then join the server without re-buying minecraft.

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    This is exactly what I was looking for! My bad for presuming a solution without looking at the problem first. Aug 7, 2014 at 14:19

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