We've recently opened a "Vanilla" Minecraft server with an emphasis on survival. The main goal of this server is to maintain the integrity of vanilla Minecraft, while also adding quality of life improvements to keep things fresh.
Our server also has a modpack installed inspired by Hermitcraft, Information provided below.
The server is currently set to Hard difficulty. We feel this difficulty makes the game challenging in the early game, and rewards players for playing strategically and using different weapons to take down mobs. If the server gains players, we plan on doing weekly events. These events could look something like player created quests, and the rewards will be well worth the effort. Another thing we strongly believe in is fairness between staff and members. You won't see anyone with an unfair advantage due to spawned in items, as our staff here at MG will be playing on the server alongside members, with the same permissions as members.