|Boat link?||Yes (SlowRiot Route)|
The area where all new players appear at the very beginning. Spawn also means 'to appear' in a video game, where either player, bots or items seem to appear from nothing.
The player can warp here directly by using the /spawn command. This is also the default area a player will find themselves after getting killed and clicking respawn - this "revive point" can be changed by sleeping in a bed, but it is not possible to teleport to the bed again without dying and respawning.
The spawn has never been moved in the history of Freedonia. Therefore, the sandy beach where every new player connects is the same landing point that runechan first set foot on, when she generated the world.
This world was chosen for the view at spawn. A dramatic overhang was present in front of the player, with rolling hills and valleys ahead, to the right and behind, and an open body of water with an island to the left.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIGUHtgbd_0 - introductory tour of Spawn as of March 2012
- http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=b7ef3a05-f4c0-4214-876c-c2fcae03ef69 - 360 degree panorama of Spawn
Problems near Spawn
"I'd fix the sign on the grief cactus, but the peanut gallery will probably mob me" - Palindrome7
The continuous spawning of individual players at the same point since the beginning of time has been accompanied with certain challenges. A much higher level of erosion than normal has always been seen in the area. At one stage not a day went by without the spawn cactus being griefed. However, being a grief trap, this has always been its purpose. However, the introduction of the tour system, with players exiting at the Central Nexus of Project Anubis has to a large degree displaced this effect.
The advancing degeneration of the quality of the surroundings at Spawn has been another problem. Historically there have been several strip-mined areas around spawn, and due to the nature of the game, the number of "ugly" dirt castles and "first-night-shelters" is constantly increasing. The strict grief-control policies of the server have in the past prevented even such buildings from being removed by other players, leaving it up to admins to clean up abandoned buildings.
The Spawn Wall project was begun in May 2012 in order to address the issue of quality of building around Spawn. It is an exclusion zone within which any buildings not judged to be of high standard or historical value are frequently improved or removed by admins.
- Visitor Centre
- Flippeh Statue
- Spawn cactus
- Vertical Pool
- Bow Bridge
- Snowman contest winner
- DooMAD's Castle
- Spawn Cloud
- Spawn Wall
- Seven Spawn Seekrits
chivalrousWeasel's face in the eastern cliffside
AgentMuu's face in the northern cliffside
A small gathering in front of the Visitor Centre
Seen from Bow Bridge
Render from above the spawn area
View to the east showing the Snowman
Changes over time
Attempting to walk, jump, /jumpto, /thru, /descend, /ascend, /tpto to coordinates inside or otherwise enter into these buildings results in a physical rejection by an invisible barrier and a message that an ancient spell prevents access (possible reference to Castlevania).
It is said that the ancient spells protect the houses of Freedonia's Administration, but further proof is needed.