Bored of regular SMPS? Sick of pay-to-win servers and unhelpful staff? Frustrated with your builds being griefed? WinterCrest is an exciting anti-grief SMP server that prioritizes community and equal treatment of all players! You have access to a range of EXCTING FEATURES such as cosmetics, furniture, planes, trains, pets & custom enchants! That not enough? How about around-the-clock quests & exciting events to ensure you're guaranteed a fun experience. Liven up your boring evenings and make new friends, whether its in our thriving discord or in game chat - we're ready to welcome you with open arms!
We believe Multiplayer is for playing with others and with your friends, so we try our best for every player to connect with others by allowing players to have the ability to teleport to others and set public warps. In addition to that, we also hold events to bring you closer with your fellow players!
Furthermore, you can rest assured that you and your previous things are safe. With our anti grief plugins, and dedicated staff team any grief will be undone; chests are auto-protected, PvP is disabled and all mobs can be locked!
We are strictly against pay-to-play and very generous with perks and nifty items! (Just ask our dedicated player base!) ALL donor perks such as fly, speed, nick are easily available to all players using crate keys obtained through voting!
So, what can you expect? On WinterCrest you can relax, make friends and build! When you're feeling burned out hop over and try our Minigames or Event Worlds! Failing that, you can chat on Discord with our amazingly friendly players!
Our Community - Be instantly welcomed into our community & make friends! When you join the server you can start off in our official server town if you prefer to live around others! Even if you want to build alone, players are always keen to see your build and help you at any time!
Frequent Events - Build contests, Mob Battles, Minigames, scavenger hunts, and much more!
Custom Nether & End - We've spiced up these worlds! Find custom items that'll knock your socks off!
Perks - Earn various perks by purchasing them with in-game currency or using Crate Keys obtained by voting!
Custom Items - From Cars, Trains, and Planes to Pinatas, Reindeer and ....Unicorn Poop.- We have a huge range of custom items for you to enjoy - all without requiring a texture pack!
Custom Plugins - We have a dedicated development team who frequently bring us fantastic custom plugins that set us apart from the crowd!
Our Custom Nether, packed full with quests,custom items & mobs!
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Minecraft Name: What is your favourite aspect of WinterCrest?:
Jokes aside, I've been on WinterCrest for a year and a half (Moderator for 8 months), have met many people during that time, and made great friends. The community is very welcoming and staff is always willing to work hard to make sure everyone has a pleasant and safe experience on our server. We have many cool things planned for 2020 and are eager to see the community's response!
I'm glad I chose WinterCrest when I was looking for a new server to call home. It's been a long time since then, and I don't regret my decision.
I just have to say that this server is the best server I've played on. the whole group of people really support each other through hard times, and if you do not want to say why you feel bad, we are still here for support.
I have been playing here since november and i havent felt more welcomed anywere else. The server really takes you in and values you in a diffrent way. you can be heard here.
I agree with Excel, i wouldnt pick any other server over this one.
I've been on the server for about 5 months and I absolutely love it. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and friendly, and the staff is always ready and eager to help out players. Every time I join I end up not paying attention to the clock and play for hours, having a great time with all the amazing people on this server. Out of all the survival servers I've been on this one stands out. There's truly no other survival server as good as Wintercrest.
Thank you everyone for all the great times I've had on the server and memories that will last a lifetime.
I've been on the server since June 2017, I think that says it all about how amazing the server is. I dont think you will find a better survival server, its the combination of the friendly people, the awesome staff and the great community feel to it. I've been on many other survival servers before I found WinterCrest and none of them have come close to it and I wouldn't want to play anywhere else. The server has become a massive part of my life and I wouldn't change that.
I have been part of this server since December 2019, and it is by far the best server I have ever found Once I found this server I stopped looking for new ones It has everything I could need, in addition to such a welcoming community that usually I cannot wait to get home to get on, just so I can be surrounded by these people I've been on for a bit over 2 months and I feel so cared for within the server that I can never imagine leaving to a different server.
In addition to that, the staff cares and works so hard to please and help everyone. The extent they go to make sure everyone feels welcomed and that nobody gets grieved is wonderful and so refreshing to see.
This is a server like no other, and if you are questioning on whether to join or not, just do it You will never regret it, and we will welcome you with open arms and warm greetings Can't wait to meet you!
I found Wintercrest about a year ago. I initially like it for a friendly player base, warp start to help you get starting items, and events that seemed a ton of fun. It was odd learning the trust based system and not using claim shovels or other things. The staff was/is active and approachable. The balance of paid items not being game breaking and everything being available through crates was a refreshing touch. People are promoted for being active friendly, and helpful, not because they give money.
I joined this server honestly just a few weeks ago, Happy to say I am glad I came across such an astounding server.
The staff team is excellent and will help in any way possible, The owner Castielle actually interacts with the players and I haven't seen that alot. The staff are constantly working to keep the server in excellent shape, no lag at all! updates frequently, couldn't ask for anything better. The players on the game are all helpful to, drama free, welcoming of everyone who joins. XD
If you want a great server, join WinterCrest, you will not be disappointed I promise.
Since June 10th, 2018, WinterCrest has been my home. The first day I joined in 1.12, I was very warmly welcomed! I read the rules, and then was told there was a place for me to get some free starter items! And I was pleased to know all of the items provided for me were donated by the whole community!
We have a ZERO tolerance for grief, and any grief gets rolled back by staff members hand picked by admins, for being active, friendly, mature, and helpful to the rest of the community. There is absolutely NO pay-to-play, there are ALWAYS ways to get donor perks, such as: Perk Potions as a voting reward, Participating in events to earn vouchers, or even sometimes a friend wants to give a gift!
WinterCrest is not just a server, we’re a family. I have never regretted joining this community. I have always felt loved, cared for, and welcome. WinterCrest truly is my home, even when my real life isn’t going so great.
If you want a home outside of real life like me, WinterCrest is where you should be. You’re sure to be very warmly welcomed into our community and helped out at every turn you need it. If you decide to join us, make sure to find me and say hello!
First joined somewhere like november 2018, just looking for a build server, found that and better. Almost immediately upon joining I was offered help by a staff member who set me off on my first of many large projects, everyone has been friendly and supportive, staff team looks after us pretty damn well. Within a week or two of playing I had made friends that I still chat with today, its a damn good server with a seriously outstanding community based around trust.
Never had any issues with grief or hackers as the staff react fast to issues of the like, and even if there is damage they sort it almost instantly with no further problems. Fully player driven economy, several fun and useful plugins, seasonal events and regular updates, keeps this place interesting, I know that they have somehow kept me playing for the last year and a bit.
I have never found a server that was home like this one, I am going to be playing for the many months to come!
I found Wintercrest a while ago and got hooked, the community was instantly so very welcoming and it felt like no other server. Everyone was so kind and would jump at every opportunity to help. Staff are the kindest and best trained, I have no issues at all with any player or grief because staff are so professional and kind in the way they work.
There are always people online to help and hang around with, there are warps to almost everything you need. There are a bunch of events and minigames you can join, and even building teams or event and quests you can join! There's always things to do on the server and it's extremely fun.
I've always wondered how long the server's been going for as the community is so tight knit yet so welcoming to new players and immediately make you feel like you fit right in, its so very lovely. This server looks like its had years of work done, I'd love to know how many years its been up?
Lovely server, lovely community. Very fun to play on.
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I have been playing on WinterCrest for nearly 3 years now and it is wonderful!
From the day I joined, the staff and community were so kind to me and consistently helpful as I have progressed through ranks and time. There is zero tolerance for grief and issues are handled promptly, but it happens very rarely because there is such a strong community.
There are starter items available for new folks and you can get your first rank for just joining the discord, unlocking a bunch of new perms!
Joined about a year and a few months ago. Incredible community, I haven't seen a better server yet. It's been my home for a while now, and I couldn't be luckier to have found this lovely community. I usually move on fairly quickly after joining a server, but I haven't had the urge to leave this place yet. Love the player base and the staff team. I've met so many people I now consider friends, and I don't think I could ever permanently leave at this point. The way I feel about Wintercrest is beyond words.
Its been very fun to play on, would highly recommend <3
Its very rare to find a server that still catches the eye and makes you want to stay, This is that server
When you get tired of mining and crafting you can immerse yourself in a variety of different quests for prizes and some pocket cash that you can spend to purchase potions that give you the ability to fly feed yourself on command and so many others. The server prides itself on ranking up active, friendly and helpful players while also educating them with tests and a right of passage to higher opportunities that present themselves the longer you stay
(Not to mention the puzzles and hunts we do for prizes randomly)
The staff are enthusiastic to help and answer questions while also having a dedicated discord chat for quick responses on varying server and player side issues. Ive had the pleasure of being in every rank all the way up to apprentice VI and I look forward to meeting more players looking for a server that rewards them for just being kind and active.
I don't know where to start, and that should say it all.
Before I joined WinterCrest, I took a couple years off of Minecraft to focus on other aspects of my life. Then, in early 2019, I began to play Minecraft again, but only in single player mode. Later, one of my friends wanted to join me alongside my builds, but we could never find a good survival server. We then accidentally stumbled across WinterCrest. This server, right from the start, gave us a home to build a home. We were immediately part of the family, a Native, not a lost wanderer looking for servers.
The staff is a one in a million kind of staff. They don't just sit idly by and watch people come in and out while they go off to hang out with other staff. They are involved, and they care if you are having fun or not. How can I prove that? Well, look at all the events that go on inside the server. From fighting off a horde of Christmas elves, to the fun event word searches inside the survival world, this server has it all. It is also worth noting that the staff is always going to be side by side with you whenever you have trouble. So, if you're looking for an involved, fun, active, and hands-on server, then WinterCrest is where you should start.
This server is amazing! I was looking for another semi vanilla server, with no grief, when I found wintercrest. At first, I was nervous because of the donor ranks, but then, when I logged on for the first time, I realized that the donor ranks didn't give a huge advantage like other servers. The community is the BEST I have ever seen. I 101% recommend this server.
In terms of a server it is a great place to meet wonderful people who actually care about the game. The winter crest server brings back memories of how Minecraft used to be before the days of P2W (pay to win) servers. The staff are friendly and all around helpful with multiple staff members on everyday. They have a great discord presence with an active voip and multiple channels for people to chat and share experiences in. Overall the server is a great place to set up a long term base and settle in to enjoy the game.