I'm Isaac, and this is just a little thread to find out if anyone would have any interest in this sort of server - I reckon I could get it up and running with a whole bunch of features in a week or so, but for release I would want a few moderators and maybe a builder or 2 to help with building a small spawn, all depending on how many people respond.
The basics are, to have people go out into the world and build up towns and eventually huge sprawling nations. I envision having a world map (of actual earth!) for building/wars/diplomacy to take place, and a few resource worlds for people to mine and farm etc - we would also have a market based economy, where everything is sold to other people, or giant trades between nations, rather than a server that mysteriously has infinite funds and resources. Anyway, I've got the idea, I think it could really cool, and I'd love to build a community around this sort of thing. Please reply if you're interested, or message me on discord at Isaac#3995