Hey, celeras why don't you try A'therys Ascended? It fits all archetypes whether you want to be a famous merchant, a PvP'er, a Roleplayer, Builder (Architect), just level your favorite class, adventure, kill bosses in dungeons or in the world, and more this server has got it all! It uses several plugins that further the experience, such as the Heroes which allows you to choose one of the 60+ classes and level them up, if you master that class it is yours to keep forever, and you can switch between your previous mastered classes, too or even the Character Card & Dice Rolls plugins where you can create your own unique roleplay character then roleplay as you would like!
Plus, the server has its own custom resource pack that makes full use of metadata and connected textures, so you can see the whole world in a new light! Buildings will come to life when you craft your own metadata items that enhance the building experience, and also provide more detailing. If that wasn't enough then players and staff members can come up with their own custom events and even ask them to have an /event join so other players can join in the fun, too!
The server community can be found ingame, on the forums, and on Teamspeak where you can talk to them at anytime, the community always reaches out to new players whether they are PvP'ers, PvE'rs, Roleplayers, builders, explorers, questers, etc and has had a long history with Gazamo the company that runs the server. I doubt you'll find a better community where staff consider themselves just regular players and regular players are quite respected, and where staff is actually something that isn't run by a thirteen year old kid who is trying to make a server. Most of the server members are quite mature, but there can be some people that aren't (its not hard to ignore said people, though).
In terms of world size the world is 22,000 x 14,000 that has been fully custom terraformed, however there are some enchantments that are disabled or don't work in order to balance out all the classes. Enderpearls are disabled, but there some skills that can act like them such as being able to teleport to certain amount of blocks away. As for the servers lore I would highly suggest out the A'therys wiki regarding that (it is also quite fantasy based) and anything donation related does not break the game or is game breaking in itself.
There are plenty of quests that you can do, just find NPCs in nation capitals or NPC villages within nations with a music note above their heads to begin a quest. However, since you went a nation to join, I would advise joining the Daggerlands as they are quite more steampunk based and are also quite technologically advanced (lore wise), so if you want to check out what the capital of the Daggerlands look like (Monas Roth) then click here!
If you want to join us for an unique experience and a community that is over the top, not only with their amazing survival builds, but lore writing then here is the servers IP: rp.gazamo.com and the Teamspeak server: chat.gazamo.com we'll see you there! Want to learn more then check out this review (the review also gives you more server information).
Not to mention BdoubleO played on the server before and made a video on it!:
Wow this looks right up my alley! I'll give it a look as soon as I can man thanks!