Greetings! I invite you all to join A Ruinous Realm, a faction server on 1.17.1. The map is over 10 years old at this point, though some new continents have been added to help freshen up the environment. The server is based around light rp, so while strictly being in character isn't required, in character events periodically happen in accordance with the long lore that has been established through in game events. Watch history play out before your eyes as the world changes around you. Previous events revolved around the age of gods, as the admins roleplayed as gods to be worshipped, however more recent events pertain to the oncoming Darkness.
Darkness is a state of being when the world goes through too much conflict and negative emotion. When a Darkness begins, the world is plunged into eternal night and mob spawns increase. Your factions and cities may have to seriously defend themselves, or they'll join a growing number of ancient ruins that dot the world from failed player groups. Mobs during a darkness can break blocks if they sit for too long, skeletons fire explosive arrows, and the nether itself begins to corrupt the overworld. Points of particularly bad energy may find a Rift former, rifts are connections to the nether that spread if not destroyed. A core of pure hatred is typically guarded by hordes of monsters, if the core cannot be destroyed within a certain time limit, the Rift continues to grow until it becomes a Super Rift. Super Rifts are neigh unstoppable, and will grow until the area has been entirely enveloped.
Some believe that the end times are upon us, and the rifts will cover the entire world.
We try to keep the server as up to date as possible, for factions to work that involved some changing around of the plugin, but it has been playtested and functions perfectly. We are currently operating off of a University server, which is both free and powerful enough for what we intend to do. Because we can only operate on unused space, the actual power of the server may change from month to month, but if at any point we have difficulty in running, there is a small reserve of money prepared to migrate to a paid traditional host.
For more information feel free to contact my discord: Dimartini#0117