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We are looking for a group of enthusiastic Minecraft players to expand our community with. But perhaps first a bit of history about our community:
We all come from a server called ImagineCraft. This server was pretty much a whitelisted semi-vailla server with some plugins. Only people who are 17+ were allowed to join and there were always a handful of players online when you hopped on. Everyone online greeted the person who logged on and it was a blast building epic farms/builds together and of course the occasional pranks.
Unfortunately the players eventually lost interest and the player activity took a hit. We decided to do a map reset, however that only gave a little boost in player activity for the first few months. That’s why the owner eventually decided to pull the plug.
Since then a group of us stayed in touch on Discord and tried to find a new server. However, if you have played on an amazing community server for 3-4 years, it is really difficult to find a server just like it. Even if I tried to enjoy a new server we jumped onto, you’d always run into admins which abuse their power, griefers/thiefs or insane donation systems where you get the ability to fly if you donate more than 100 dollars… I’m probably not the only one who finds those things rather annoying and hence why we decided to start our own server.
So, if you read the previous part, you know that I am quite set on the certain aspects of the server. As I have played on this amazing community server for over 3 years (2.5 of which as a moderator), I think I got a good grasp on what works for a server and what does not. I know that if I were to join another server, I’d have a strong opinion about these things as well, so feel free to message me personally if you have a different opinion.
To give an idea on what to expect the server to be like:
A limited map size, but still relatively big. Players should have the ability to pick any spot on the map and not be limited by player bases nearby. If someone wants to build close to others, they can do so if your neighbor agrees to it. Expect a map size of anywhere from 20kx20k to 50kx50k
Due to the big map, nether transportation is not feasible. In order to still let players interact with each other, each player gets the ability to place a warp sign at their base. This warp sign, will link their base to a “Community Center” (CC for short). The CC holds all player-warps, so even when someone is offline, you can still warp to their base and check it out.
This way of placing warps is less “OP" compared to /sethome or /spawn.
No server resets! Or rather, as little as possible.
Personally I enjoy the endgame a lot more than the early game. Of course a map reset is necessary if a new update contains some big terrain generation changes, however we will try to abstain from map resets as much as possible.
A separate world for resource gathering. Even though our map will be quite big, it is still annoying to see landscapes demolished for resources. Especially if we want to have little resets as possible, you need to preserve as much terrain as possible for future players. That is why there will be a separate world (with nether and end dimensions as well), which can be used solely for resource gathering. If you feel like it to build a base in this world, it won't last for too long, as the resource worlds will be reset occasionally. This also means that you won't have to worry about any builds or farms in the normal end dimension, as this one will never be reset.
I personally believe that a server with a proper economy runs for a longer time than a server where all community farms are free to use and there is no use for diamonds anymore. That is why we will have a designated area for shops and players should be encouraged to start their own shop as well. It keeps players interested for longer and keeps them hopping back online to restock their shops.
Perhaps unlike other servers, we don’t just simply ban players. Of course if someone cheats, steals or is being an scumbag in general, they get banned. However, before we ban someone, we talk to the player in question, as well as any players who are tied into the situation. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding, but if it was not and they get banned, there is also no ban appeal process. They mess up, the staff confirms this and that means they are out, for good.
Besides these couple of points, I have quite a few more plans, but those plans mean nothing if there is no player base to play with! Especially since our group is relatively small, I don’t feel like I can put any hard restrictions on who can join and who can’t. However, I do have one restriction and that is that you need to be 17 or older. This is the only limitation we will have, as it will hopefully prevent a lot of drama on the server, which is most oftenly caused by the younger players.
Also it would be nice if you are actually here for the community and not a solo player. Talkative persons on the Discord channel are also greatly appreciated.
Now I forgot to mention one more thing. We have not started a server yet and we are waiting on the release of 1.14. This post is mainly meant to see if we can get a group of enthusiastic players together to kick start the server with!
If you are still reading and you are still interested in joining, reply with your Minecraft name and your Discord name. I will add you on our Discord channel and I’d probably have a chat with each and every one of you to make sure we get an awesome community going!