this isn't really a public server(as advertised on website) if entry requires you to be on a whitelist
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Yeah, better forget it. It was nice at first, but he is no more than a brat. He is 18, and the "success" of the server made him showing his true face : arrogant, power hungry and control freak (ask the permission to build something or he will destroy it... totally defeat the concept of the game), and even racist (if you enjoy being insulted and called "*****" it's the best place)
Too bad, some people there were cool and mature, and worthed going past this kid.
Ps : for those who think "it's his server he does what he want", cut your crap and get out of the medieval age, dictatorships are nothing but ********.
While cchromium is not a perfect admin by any means, and his taste in building is questionable, he puts a lot of time into the server and listens to feedback from the players. He's trying to encourage community by getting us to work on a town together; it works! The central town on the server is beautiful, with a working sewer system (throw trash into the sink, and it is carried out of your house, into the sewer, downstream to a waterfall that eventually leads to a gap in the bedrock to fall into the void), about a score of buildings both public and private with a wide variety of architecture, and a strong group of players that help each other out.
I think judging the quality of the server based on a few poor judgement calls by the admin to be misguided. It's still a good server, with a good community, and worth investing time in.
I agree it is a fun server for quick fun, however, the server owner does at times ruin the experience with things like obsidian rooms built on spawn that look terrible and frequent server resets. If you are looking to just have some fun and mess around it is an excellent server, however, if you are looking to build something grand it probably should not be your first choice.
Edit: And yes it is private now, since you have to signup and get permission to join via an application.
I was building, next day, off the whitelist I go! And alot of others also, don't know why, and its not that fun, most of the remaining community there are total douches including the owner, and It's just hell after hell after hell, they even named their economy currency 'splofs'.
If you want a server where you could do grand things, my server will probably never reset UNLESS Notch adds something MAJOR like Mobs.