about 2 years old
saer: carpenter, mason, wright, artificer
A 60 slot server started in December '10 with many worlds currently available to explore and build in. Of the original pre-merge worlds, Persephone, Whitefall, and Bellerophon were pre-generated to ~4500x4500 blocks using bucyruss' original BiomeTerrainMod (Bellerophon using Reikos' Sky Gardens settings); Haven is a small nether environment, and Miranda was added shortly after the 1.8 release to take advantage of the new terrain generator. The use of client-side fly mods such as zombe is enabled for registered users. We use LogBlock to identify, ban, and roll back griefers, and in addition users can protect their own projects with WorldGuard.
In January '12 we started a second server, Independence Minecraft, with a different philosophy. This server was set up with a building world (Hera), in which you have to claim a Residence in order to build, and multiple resource worlds. The builds in Hera are essentially immune to griefing, but griefing and pvp are permitted in the resource worlds. The server has a basic economy and most materials can be purchased. Client-side fly mods such as zombe are permitted in Hera, but are disabled in the resource worlds for a more visceral survival experience.
As of June '12 both servers have been merged, hopefully maintaining as much of the distinct character of each as possible.
New players will have build rights in the 'Indiecraft' worlds and can do everything registered users can except creating showcase shop blocks. If you want to set up a shop or build in the original 'Helicraft' worlds you will have to request them in our minecraftforum.net post.
Server hardware is a dual Xeon L5420 with 16GB RAM colocated in Montreal, QC.