I've been involved in Minecraft since , and I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it over the years, but nothing approaches the sort of fun that I've had when I'm working on a huge project with friends. It's with that in mind that I established Crafti.ca, a creative minecraft server with one defining goal: Collaborative worldbuilding.
The Crossroads, pictured here, is the main 'hub' world of Crafti.ca.
Crafti.ca makes heavy use of Multiverse to support community super-build projects that exist in separate, dedicated realms designed to fully accompany the structures within. Players are encouraged to take a theme or project to heart and not only produce exemplary builds but to craft the entire world around them in pursuit of this vision. The idea is simple - you're not crafting an individual build, but part of a whole world that is designed to tell a story. For example, underwater city building would take place in a world with a map with specially designed terrain intended to accommodate a 200-ish deep ocean with kelp, coral, and other oceanic features, and players would be encouraged to produce buildings that fit within the theme and setting of the world. Other world projects may be attempts at recreating famous locations from games, movies, or even the real world.
We have a site - CRAFTI.CA - which should provide you with a fair amount of information regarding the server. Perhaps the most important section is the JOIN page, which includes basic information for how to get started on the server. There is no whitelist for the server - players are encouraged to join and explore the server - but there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled in order to receive build permissions. Again, the JOIN page outlines this process.
For those looking to get a quick start, the IP is: mc.crafti.ca. Please, please, please read the join page for basic information so that we don't have to make fun of you when you ask questions that are answered there.
There simple truth is that there's no lack of Creative servers in the realm of Minecraft, but I'm hoping Crafti.ca will stand out from the pack with the strength of its community, the talent of its builders, and the fun approach to world-building that we've tried to adopt. In short, I've tried to make Crafti.ca representative of the sort of creative server I'd want to play on, and I hope you guys'll join me and give it a shot.