I have been playing this game since alpha days. I remember back when Tekkit was a thing, you could find MP servers all over the damn place and they were great. Nowadays, I can't find a single server with the "big pack" with people in it (like All the Mods 3, or Enigmatic 2, etc). I try so hard to find servers where I can join and play but they're almost always, 99.99999999999999999999999999% of the time some server over in the UK or Aussie. Dude, I'm in the US, those servers lag when trying to place a single cobble. I have 25 mbps internet with 4 ping. I should be GOLDEN. I can't find ANYTHING.
The only thing I can do is pay 70 bucks to voodoo servers for 6 months of amazing speed, and if I can FIND people, it's great.. but I've been doing that for 2 years now, so there's 280 bucks of my life GONE and only ever would get 1 or 2 people interested. How is this the most popular game in the world?
I'm so freaking sick of trying for HOURS UPON HOURS to find a mod everyone likes, that people will play, that has servers out there. I WANT ALL THE MODS 3 or ENIGMATIC 2 or something with TONS of mods with at least, AT LEAST, 3 people online "most" times.
Can some brave and adventurous admin and lover of Minecraft please sweep me off my feet? I'm so tired of playing by myself! I just want a crew with a nice server that doesn't lag like syrup! SAVE ME
Hit me up on Discord: Noodlez#0001 I'm always up for some minecraft. Although I never playered a huge modpack other than Evolved a few years ago back in the day with a couple friends of mine, I feel that dying-ness of the community. Always fun to get into a new modpack.
Look on Youtube. Many channels have a server for the video maker and his close friends that you can peek in on from time to time via those videos, but sometimes they also have servers available for supportive members of their communities that they play in from time to time. Just about every Hermit has such a server (albeit most of them are vanilla), I'm sure most of the Dire crew has such servers, and there's also ToAsgaard (don't think he's in a crew, but he has some regulars that maintain a server community). You are most certainly going to have to pay money via Patreon, but since you're already willing to plunk down nearly 300 over 2 years this should be absolutely no problem at all.