If you are looking for people to play with, I suggest posting a topic in the Looking For section of the forums, or browsing any of the server sections for servers you're interested in. Oh, and welcome to the Forums :).
Hello, and welcome to the forums, I'm not sure what kind of server you're looking for (survival,mini-game,creative,etc.), but next to the forums tab at the top of the page, you can click [Servers] for a list of servers, you can specify your location, to find players who speak a similar language, the type of server, and the number of players on that specific server . Good luck with your search!
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