Hello, the point of this thread is to ask the community what kind of server they would like to play on. I am in need of people who wish to express the servers that they want to play and not the servers that have saturated the once unique and varied forum. Not to say there are not unique servers out there, Example 1, Example 2, but the idea is that these servers should be the majority and not the minority to servers like OP-Prison, Factions, and others. There was a time when "prison" servers were new, virtually unheard of, until they exploded into the mainstream of Minecraft players. Now, I propose that the community must move ahead and find "the next big idea."
I have grown tired of watching the PC server page for hours and hours F5'ing again and again trying to find something unique. I call on you, the players, the vast majority who stay quiet to tell me what you want to see. I want to see ideas already implemented, being implemented, and ideas you have thought that you want to be implemented. It is time for a change in the community and I guess this is my call to arms.
Everyone express your ideas here, anything that has not been fully thought out is great too. Collaboration is what makes Minecraft great, the imagination of those who play, which Minecraft gives expression for, that is the true gift of Minecraft. The ability to express anyone's ideas.
Ideas of mine:
It has been done before, but never has it been done quite right. I want player engagement and drama. I want to see an Angel fight a demon and lose. I want to see a vampire running for their lives as a group of players hunt down and try to destroy it. I want the world to burn and be rebuilt a thousand times all through player choices.
I imagine a vast desert plain. Crags and sand dunes as far as the eye can see. A meager existence etched out by a town that is scorched almost to the ground. Water is the commodity here. Further out from the city is the wild lands. Many players have ventured out there and many players never come back. Most die, but some, a select few, survive. Using caves to hide in and using ways in which I cannot even imagine survive. In the wild lands roams the Shai-Hulud. A giant worm-like monstrosity gnawing through the sand searching for its prey, people. There is not one, but many, they will hear your footsteps and come for you. They can sense the vibrations through the sand and track you down if you are moving through the wild lands.
Two groups of players (more implemented as per demand) left in a strange land with limited resources. One objective, reach the mountains summit and retrieve the radio. Once you bring it back to your base and radio in you will have to sit and defend your base until the helicopter arrives to bring you home. Unfortunately, only one team may leave. Brace yourself for the inevitable attack by the other team that will either leave you dead or leave you to enter the helicopter with no delay.
The Maze Runner Server:
Again, done, but from what I have seen never truly done right. Whitelisted with some opportunity to enter more people as time goes on. Based on demand could even do multiple mazes with players racing with each other. People wake up and are brought into the maze. From there and a few supplies that have been given at the start, the players must create a society in which everything is provided for. Once that has been complete, they must face the monumental task of entering and completing the maze. As per the books( and the movie I assume) horrific monsters will call this maze home at night. The maze must be made to be considerably difficult to prevent players from completing the task fast. Death would be permanent and once dead you may watch the progress of your team, but will not be able to interact.
Game of Thrones-like RP Server
Done many times, however never really to my liking. Alas, even I had tried to create one and may still, unfortunately I have less time since university started and I will not be done any time soon. My own (obviously) and the server that my own was based on (Winds of Winter) if anyone around still remembers it were the most like my idea that I had seen. The idea is a whitelisted server that starts off the player in an npc filled town just for a starting tutorial and such. Once through that the player was basically left to their own devices, however it was a huge incentive to join a "House" as they were called or a group because farming, mining, tree cutting, and combat were all level based with low levels barely being able to do anything. The idea was that you could live by yourself, but if you ever wanted to move from subsistence living to actually being able to create a kingdom you needed friends. Though these "Houses" were united they were not forced to be, a king could be killed in an instant. This left players to create their own story and craft a legacy that could be kept for all to see down the road of the server. It was freedom that could be provided because of a whitelist. Once in, it was assumed that you would be responsible to know what could be done and what could not. This let players enjoy the server massively as they were not treated as kids, but treated like a civilization that could do bad and good. Just as Game of Thrones intended to portray their characters. This was my favorite idea and I would love to see it implemented right, with someone that could successfully run a server.
Of course these are just my ideas and may not even be possible, but I would love to see them done correctly. Please follow my lead and leave your own unique ideas not only for me, but maybe for some other server developers that would like to take the mantle and bring these ideas to life. If there is significant interest in this post I will continue to update with new ideas and of course take the most liked ideas and add them to the original post. I would like this to become a repository for new and unique ideas that will benefit all.
TL;DR: Give the community unique ideas for server themes by posting them here. If this is received well I will continue to update the post and provide well liked ideas with a special place in the original post.
NOTE: If this is in the wrong section, please tell me and move it.