Hello, I use to play minecraft a lot during the great days of alpha and beta. Since then I've notice a huge change in how servers are brought up and ran. They're becoming impersonal, businesses and cash grabs. I like the idea of the large community, but there is a difference between a large community and a business. If you go looking at most of the large servers most of them use names like Vortex Network or Mythcraft Network. How are either of those a community name?
What I'm looking to do:
I'm looking to open a server that opens community. That's it. I'm not looking to gain money off a server, I go to work to earn money and I choose to use that money to support the server. I can financially support a server of almost any size and not have any problems. While I can support a server financially, I cannot be on it to help develop and administrate the server 24/7. I'm very busy which is why I need your help. The community. People that share the same dream as I do will need to help out and be willing put time in and bring back the community feeling for minecraft.
The type of server that will open:
This is the most difficult decision that cannot be made because of one reason. Hub servers. While I love hub servers due to the bridge they create for all types of playing style, they also destroy community. 200+ players online is mind blowing but at the same time if they are all separated into different channels of chat, different worlds with different rules then really you have 50 players online and even then you might not even see the same person again.
You might be asking what I'm going to be doing then? I'm not going to open another hub server nor am I going to open multiple servers. I'm going to see which type of server is voted on most in this post.
What I need from you:
Like I'd said above I need a community. Not only players, not only builders, not just one thing. For this to work and be a successful server we're going to need to work hard to have a breathtaking server that will blow people away with how easy it will be to have fun on. I'm going to be trying to open this server once I feel that a team of devote and fair admins, mods and helpers are selected. Not only that but I won't push out the server if plugins aren't fully set up and there is many hours of play time on the server.
Is this still open? If it is this might be exactly what I'm looking for. I've been looking for a "Mindcrack-like" server but I don't want to record. I just want that community feel. It would be amazing if this was it.