The 4 Brothers SMP is going to open soon. It's going to feature server-wide survival gameplay with a massive PVP/mini-game center for expanding the end-game of Minecraft in the middle of the map. Hoarders unite!
We're going to be looking for a more mature player base (this doesn't necessarily mean age).
Players spawn @ 2000,2000 in a Towny protected chunk in the middle of the wilderness.
Upon logging in and after some time, players will notice the day cycles are roughly 2 hours long.
If they wander around enough, they may find the peaceful Taiga Reserve where no mobs/pvp/destruction is/are allowed.
This reserve area is a place to catch your breath, enjoy the scenery with a good resource pack and shaders, and just chill
All explosions are regenerated if not protected by Towny (this is a server to promote creation and creativity along with that)
Backups are made on a daily basis up to a week of rollback capabilities (because you just can't get away from trolls anywhere)
A permanent server solution based on what this server was made for (you can leave for years and come back and your stuff will still be there if protected)
Related survival plugins include, but are not limited to; Towny, Blocklocker, mcMMO, Citizens2/Sentinel, Quests, BankNotes...
20 min cycle expanding world border is at roughly 9k across as of this writing
All materials will be able to be traded in for in-game currency
Everything in the Arena is pay (in-game currency) to participate, making it painstakingly obvious that it's for end-game purposes
Anyone not registered to the Arena, (via the gatekeepers), but inside it, will find that they're having a rough time with PVP and won't be able to participate in the mini-games.
The Arena mini-games include fully automated point and rewards systems with automatic rule/prerequisite enforcing.
Mini-games will include: >=150 MPH racetracks, archery, free running parkour (no block-2-block nonsense), Zombie Apocalypse, King of the Hill.
Here's a not so exhaustive introduction to the server on YouTube: