me and a few friends started a brand new server with sustainable, 24x7 hosting by oracle cloud w/ geyser support! we take regular backups and will share world files upon request, so if you ever decide you want to play locally/want to create a fork of the server (i.e., a new server of your own), you can always do that.
the server is essentially vanilla survival, we just have a world border at 400 blocks to encourage multiplayer interaction. a common theme is nation/faction/clan building, hopefully resulting in economies, alliances, and conflicts to emerge. however, if you wanna play on your own, you can really do whatever you want! it's all up to you.
while a few of us do play as much as we can, the server is admittedly not super active because we're all in university and it gets busy. we're hoping to find a bunch of active players to keep things going, and we're trying to create a fun place for them and everyone else to play.
moderation is quite minimal, with just one op to ban/kick people if needed. the rules are quite minimal: just don't be a horrible person unironically. this means no anti-lgbt phobias, racism, sexism, etc etc. additionally, while this is also a server where different kinds of governance are explored, none of the discriminatory themes are allowed (so fascism will not be tolerated in any capacity, for example, while something like general authoritarianism/monarchism/theocracy is allowed). while griefing and pvp aren't against the rules (to allow nations to battle), we generally wanna keep that down when the server's new (this is not a rule though!)
everything's sorta built on an expectation that everyone's fundamentally decent and we're all just trying to have fun
if you or some friends are looking for a neat place to play, please consider our server! ^^
if you're interested, feel free to shoot me a message or comment - I'll share an invite link to our Discord which has the server ip and everything!