Name of proposed server: WhaleCraft (I own the domain whalecraft.us)
How much RAM you want: 2GB (Negotiable)
How many player slots: 50
Describe your server idea: I am planning on making a mostly custom minigames server. I write bukkit plugins and am working on a custom gamemode. I have also created my own economy and shops plugins that will work well with the minigames idea. I will be making as many plugins as I need for the server in order to make the server a Unique experience, as well as a fun one.
Some examples of plugins I have made in the past include the following:
My public plugins: http://dev.bukkit.org/profiles/tiffanyvalenti
On the server play.pvpnation.com I created a custom stats plugin, custom cake plugin, custom anvil plugin, as well as a custom anti griefing plugin.
On the server wowzercraft.com I added many features to the kit pvp such as: blaze rod guns, backstabbing assassin, instant kill headshot, exploding arrows, and much more.
In my library of plugins I have over 50 in the works (ranging from simple commands to minigames)
Why you want this server: I used to run a server connected to my youtube channel (When I had 2,000 subscribers) however, I was not making the plugins, and found I could not dedicate as much time as I would like while maintaining a youtube channel. Now that I no longer have to work on youtube I can dedicate more time as well as custom plugins to the server.
On a scale of 1-10 how badly do you want this server: 9 because I have really worked hard to be able to make these plugins, and would really like to use them on my own server rather than just giving them to other people.
Proposed plugins: As stated earlier, my custom plugins, as well as some plugins such as worldedit, worldguard, essentials, multiverse, and some other basic plugins.
Donation (store) plan: I do not plan to refer to the purchases as donations because of a few reasons. 1 being that donations are when you give something to a cause, not to get anything in return other than helping a good cause. When purchasing ranks on my server you will get more features as well as possibly testing the future minigames before the general public, as well as in game perks. I plan to give a good portion of purchases to the hosting company until I can pay for it myself, which I will go a little more in depth about later on.
Do you already have a community? If so how many players? How do you plan on attracting players? I have nearly 300 followers on twitter, as well as about 75 skype contacts with whom I talk to on at the very least a weekly basis. I hope to attract many players through both of those medias, as well as using some voting sites and other means of advertising. I also plan on inviting some larger youtubers who I have met to play the minigame(s).
What makes your server special: What is really going to make my server standout is how unique it will be. Through adding minigames that no other servers have, people will be likely to come play on my server to play the minigames they enjoy. Also, the previous servers I have owned have had very nice communities and I believe having a nice community is key in attracting and retaining players.
Is there a reason you can't pay for the server I currently make some money developing bukkit plugins, however, this is not a stable enough source of income to pay for the server. Also, if I do get a server I will have even less time to make plugins for other people, because I will be making more for my own server.
What is your preferred method of contact: I prefer to be contacted through skype: TheFancyWhale however I frequently check my email: [email protected] as well as my twitter @TFWhale
Although, I have found the most efficient method to be through skype.
What you will do for the company in return: I plan to give 75% (Negotiable) of all purchases to the company until the server is bringing in enough money, for me to just pay for the whole server on my own. Once I get on my feet and the server has a decent flow of revenue, I will be able to pay for the server, as well as possible larger, or multiple servers. The reason I would like a portion of the donations is to spend on advertising and other items such as a banner, logos/GFX, website, and possible some more fitting domains for the server.
Thank you for your time. If you have any questions feel free to ask them by replying to this topic or contacting me through any other means.