Almost-vanilla survival enhanced with Grief Prevention, Dynmap and one or two others beside, has PvP enabled and a community so fantastic that they have moved from one side of the world to the other, and has seen three weddings besides. A good, simple survival server, running since 2012, close to vanilla but with the addition of Grief Prevention to allow players to claim land to protect their houses from griefing. PvP is enabled, although PvP isn't the focus of the server - there are plenty of players who play only to build, and do not partake in PvP, along with some who do play to PvP. The spawn area is PvP protected, and the Grief Prevention plugin means youre safe if you build a safe house. New players are also immune to PvP for their first week although they can remove the protection early if they wish. We stay up to date with Minecraft releases, usually waiting a couple of weeks for testing & updates to plugins we use etc - we dont rush upgrades and risk the works of our playerbase (although the world is backed up every few hours of course!)
The world spawn reachable with /spawn has portals to several sub-spawns to help spread out and find empty land easily. Players can use a bed to set their home location to which they can teleport with the /home command at any time.
The server has a forum and a Discord linked to in-game chat, where some of the more active community and mod team can be found when theyre not in-game. We have a close knit community, with a wide mix of ages and nationalities. Our staff team run seasonal events, and build competitions with the winner receiving excellent in-game prizes
We have a friendly and helpful staff team to help keep things running smoothly. We are not currently looking for more staff but when we do, long-standing help and respected members of the community are invited to step up.