Alright, so after some deliberation we have decided to start a server running a mod called TerraFirmaCraft!
Terrafirmacraft is a relatively major overhaul of the base minecraft game which makes it more similar to dwarf fortress than anything else, and changes a lot of things from the base game, as well as adds many new things to play around with.
We will be launching 30 minutes from this post, 16:00 GMT specifically, and you can get the mod, as well as instructions for installing it here: http://terrafirmacraft.com/wiki/Installation (only the client installation is necessary unless you’re running a server as well.)
The game may seem daunting at first, especially since *Gasp* you cant even punch trees! But rest assured that everyone is in the same boat, and after a little while you’ll get the hang of it, just like when you first started playing Minecraft.
To help you along the way, this guide: http://terrafirmacraft.com/wiki/No_nonsense,_a_stone-age_guide should give a few pointers on how to start out, and you can find pages on the wiki as things that have changed/you don’t understand crop up.
We hope to see you at the launch, and that we can all have fun playing this great mod together!
The Game IP is: 18.104.22.168
-Charlie “Overlord” Shea