CraftLab is a new technical Minecraft SMP server where the members all work together on a common mega project. Typically these are more technical in nature such as massive perimeters or RNG manipulation machines. The community is heavily inspired by similar communities such as SciCraft. You don't have to be a very technical Minecraft player to join CraftLab however. If you just simply enjoy playing the game and are social you will still fit in.
Why are we looking for new members?
Previously I played on other SMP servers with a friend aiming to do big scale projects but found a number of issues. One, most servers that say they are vanilla actually are running Spigot or another non-vanilla server version which patches a lot of what I do. Secondly, the ones that we did find were not powerful enough to handle the large-scale projects, and eventually, the owners complained about causing lag.
After all of this, I have decided to host a powerhouse of a server myself and am out looking for like-minded individuals who want something similar to what I once did.
I give all of the members access to the carpetmod features for use creating their contraptions. I expect this not to be abused and that we are all adults and use it for legit reasons. An example of a legit use would be to spawn in a "fake" player to AFK for you. This saves you on having to use power and lets you use your computer for other things. Additionally, this saves me bandwidth since there is no remotely connected player AFKing.
I am reaching out now as the server is JUST starting out making it a great time for others to join as the grind will start at the same time. We are not sure yet what we will be doing when 1.17 releases but if Mojang creates a way to upgrade worlds, we will try our best to do so.
What mods and datapacks do you use?
Per-player Dynamic Mobcaps
Dragon Elytra Drops
Invisible Item Frames
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I am a 26-year-old who works during the day as a computer-networking engineer at a company called Vultr which is a cloud service provider. In my spare time, I also am a developer on many fronts. Since the pandemic last year, my work has largely moved to remote only with no plans to ever go back. This means I have had a lot of extra time on my hands. About 6 months ago I came back to Minecraft after not playing the game since I was about 13 and have been amazed at the technical side of the game and how advanced it has got since I last played the game. I have played on a few private SMPs but mostly in my own personal single-player worlds. Most things I do are taking advantage of one or more mechanics of the game to achieve higher results. Also, I am known to friends for diving into Minecraft's source code to figure out ways to abuse mechanics.
What are the requirements?
You don't have to be a technical player to join. If you just want the casual gameplay and a good group of nerds to play with, you are always welcome. However, the minimum requirements are listed below.
Age of 18 or older
Wanting to socialize with the other members
A valid / non-cracked Minecraft account
No bans or other issues on your public record
Being willing to voice chat and socialize during standard game-play. (Hanging out)
How do I apply to join?
Join our Discord server with the invite link below. Head over to the #apply-here channel and use the command !apply
Once you do that, you will be put into an application channel and prompted with some basic questions about yourself. Applications take 12 hours or less to review. You may socialize with the members in the public channel while your application is under review.