I run, and own, and incredibly small server with friends. there are currently 12 active members on the white list. I have skyped with every single one of them on multiple occasions. We are friends first, and we play minecraft together because we enjoy one another's company. For the time being we have a vanilla server, and a Feed the Beast server, which the same group of people play on both.
The vanilla server is on minecraft version 1.8.1 and on hard difficulty. We have a spawn village, a nether hub, some communal builds, and our individual bases. As for the people, we are, mostly, adults with day jobs. Some of us have families. We have members from the USA, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Russia, and Australia. We all like to Skype and just have fun. This is our permanent home, many of us will never play on another SMP server.
We decided to make this server because we were sick of server's who claimed to be small, and ended up big. Servers who claimed to be vanilla, but had 50 mods installed to prevent griefers. Servers who's white list was more a technical version of musical chairs than a list of trusted friends. We were sick of it so we created our own. Started with 5 of us, through friends, and some luck with the forums, we've increased our numbers to 12.
So what are we looking for? We want someone who wants to be our friend. Who wants a place to play long term, where every world has the same people. Someone who is mature, fun to talk to, and who just enjoys Minecraft as a game. Someone who isn't going to mind if no one is online when they are.
With that all done, I want to explain how to apply and actually be considered. Please write about yourself as a person, and about what you are looking for in a server. Also, include a talent of yours that is not Minecraft related. If you don't include a talent, you will not be considered. You can do this via a reply to this thread, or via a PM to me. I will also answer questions you have if you send them in a PM with the above.
Age requirement: Current members have voted to no longer consider anyone under the age of 15. I apologize that this is the case. This is more due to the mature nature of conversations and humor than to a bias against younger players as we've had great luck with the few we've added.
The attachments are pictures of the blacksmith (at spawn, serves as community iron farm), and one wing of the nether hub. Further pictures are posted in replies to this thread with descriptions.
It seems to have been decided by everyone that it's time for another new member. It's a bit sooner then I anticipated but that is not an issue.
Some changes have happened since the original post. Mainly we are up to 9 members. We added a very nice guy mere days after I started the thread. He is still with us, and I've had the pleasure of talking about other games with him already.
The other major piece of news is that we are STILL on 1.7.9 due to some bugs on 1.8 that we didn't care to deal with. Mostly involving witch farms, villager trading, and wither skeleton spawning. The plan is to update once a 1.8.1 or 1.8.2 is released in an attempt to avoid the worst of these bugs. We value our world too much to be rushing into anything.
All that said, if anyone is interested in the server I described in the original post. Dont hesitate to contact me. I will stress that playing Race for the Wool with us will be required as part of the application process.
Id love to join, I love to join a new server to play on! I am loyal and trustworthy, and a good friend. I have played minecraft for about 2 and a half years now. I am a very mature 13 year old and live in USA. Timezone: UTC
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UPDATE: Here are some pictures of the newly finished Nether Hub, enjoy!
The Nether Hub is broken up into four wings, each with a different color: yellow, green, red, and blue which all surround a large cubed portal.
UPDATE: I almost forgot the best part of all... "TRAILER TRASH LANE" which is our new community trailer park at spawn. Also we have a villager market which is fully functional and a life saver, enjoy!
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Hello there my name is shadowscyth243 and I would like to join your server!
I have played on many servers and as of late I have settled down with looking from a small tight knit, active server. This server seems just that my only problem is that i can not voice or video skype but Chat on skype with work for me (messed up internet). I would be active as much as i can and hopefully make some new friends!
Since I posted the initial message the server has grown slightly. I've met two very cool guys who have upped out member count to 10. Still we are always looking for friends, and more people as cool and mature as the last.
We have begun work on an underground PvP arena, have discussed adding a FTB server, running a UHC, and some other communal things. Anyways, just wanted to post an update. The picture below is just a picture of spawn from above, not including the town hall.
hello im interested in join! my name is cj, i'm 18 and have been playing since alpha. i haven't played in awhile and well its funner playing with some friends rather than alone! feel free to contact me on skype! carl.mulligan1
Update: We updated the server, and the world, to 1.8.1 since it appears the worst of the issues were fixed.
I didn't consider anyone who applied or messaged me in the last 4-6 weeks due to being busy, and being pretty happy with our current members. That said, I am willing to consider another member here in the next week or two if the right person was the come along.
EDIT: I edited the original post to reflect these changes and more.
Hello, my name is Elijah I am a fun and loving person who is a bit of nerd! I enjoy playing Minecraft and many different games, I play on the X-box a lot a lot but mostly Minecraft! I am very with computers to an extent, but that is my only talent. (I know sad) I have been looking around for a server with a small whitelisted community where we all get to know each other, and help each other in some ways! I have been playing minecraft for 3 years now! But anyways thanks for considering me to join!
Hello my name is Brandon (26 years old and ign is Karlore_Moifnerk ) and I was looking for a new server. Its been a while since Ive played last and was with a medium sized (was a mod on it for a long time, even after we merged with another small server). Reason I left was because there was so much drama it would make TNT cry, and they know drama supposedly but I only play vanilla and am kind of a quiet person but do have skype, ts, vent, and curse. I am usually up during the night hours as I work 12 hour night shifts so my schedule is kinda weird. Was looking to join a no grief, trustable, pure vanilla server with mature people that would give me something to do while I played Eve Onine. Not really sure what to write for a talent, but in general hobby wise Ive built my own car, which i enjoy working on. I just work hard and know how to relax when i get the opportunity, and just really gaming in general with good trustworthy people.
Other games I play include Starcraft 2, Battlefield 4, Eve Online, Sins of a Solar Rebellion, Insurgency, and League (sometimes)
My name is Adrian. Or Andy if you like it. I am 23. I live in Australia and do not work at the moment. I spend every day on minecraft because it is fun and it is different with every person you play. I am a fun person who loves to have a laugh and is always smiling (even if you can't see that through a skype call). I am looking for a server just like this. A server where you can just have fun and enjoy times on minecraft with friends. It is very hard to find servers like this. I also stream sometimes on twitch.tv/35cap3ma5t3r. By sometimes, I mean once or twice a month haha. I used to own a server that was just creative for people to just come in and enjoy creating things but it turned sour when I added people who liked to destroy things... Ah well it can't be stopped. There are always people like that so I don't get phased by it.
My unique talent/s are things including Juggling (3-5 balls), moving my ears without moving my face and last but not least I can do handstands for a period of time without moving although I am not a gymnast at all. I really can't bend any part of my body or do flips or anything. Just handstands.
I hope you contact me and we can have a great time on your server.