Hello! I am planning on starting a new SMP server with a small handful of people. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much i've been watching the Hermitcraft series since i've been working from home lately. It really made me want to do something similar.
What I would really like to do, is get the whole group together first, and then chat on discord about all the details, and how we want to play this out. For example I would like to know what mods/plugins everyone is interested in(such as one so not everyone has to sleep or other quality of life ones), but i'm mostly looking towards a small amount. We could also come up with a cool name for the server.
A good plan could be to start a server now, and work on building a cool social environment and building friendships, and then when the Caves and Cliffs update comes out, we could consider restarting, but with the existing friendships built, rather than being strangers like when we first start. Almost like a 'practice run' sort of thing. Again, we can work out the details.
Here are some details off the top of my head im looking for:
•10-20 people, 18+ years old. I'm 24 for reference.
•A mostly vanilla java server on survival with minimal mods/plugins.
•Making a large in-game world with many cool sights and builds.
•Players interested on doing large scale builds, and working together and getting advice from eachother on how to improve.
•Some sort of economy (like diamonds as currency) that we would use to trade for goods in an area we can all set up shop in.
•A high level of trust and integrity(no stealing, no griefing)[ex; in Hermitcraft they set up shops, and just store all the valuables in chests for everyone to access. They list the price for those valuables, and other players just leave diamonds when they take the goods. I think this adds a level of social building that I am looking for.]
•A highly social environment, using a discord channel to communicate via text or voice when needed/wanted.
•Events and games in server we could play, we can split into teams or factions, and have fun political situations.
Yeah, a lot of what im describing is pretty much straight out of Hermitcraft, but I think it would be A LOT of fun, and a great way to make some friends.
You could also join with a friend or two of your own! My cousin is interested and we have been gaming together forever, so it would be cool if other people got to start out with a familiar face as well! Of course, that isn't required, feel free to join on your own and make new friends!
I think it would be cool if many of the players in this server were interested in starting or working on their youtube channels. I really enjoy the episodic style of Hermitcraft, and it would be fun to watch other player's experience later down the line.
I'm not looking for any more than about 20 people, because I believe it would (blow up my computer) make for a closer knit community. So please only join if you are really interested and committed in putting a bit of time into this. Not asking you to quit your day job, but i'd like this to be an active group please.
https://discord.gg/DgTFM22DvH is the link to the discord! You can join just to ask questions as well, I might forget to check this forum post again.