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Vervain's Arcadia - Java Minecraft Server

Welcome to Vervain's Arcadia, an adult SMP Minecraft Server for Elite Builders and Redstone Engineers


We are a group of friends who love playing SMP Minecraft with other dedicated players and are wanting to find like-minded people to join us. If you're looking for a serious server with a vibrant and social playerbase, this may be a good home for you!

A showcase of some builds on Vervain's Arcadia

About the server

We are aimed towards mature adults who enjoy building or Redstone engineering and would like to meet other, similarly minded players for a social multiplayer experience. Membership is completely free with no advertisements, with the costs being covered by its admin and the occasional donation. The map was created in July 2020, and we plan to keep it for as long as the server is running, or until the community votes to reset it. The server is running version 1.16.4 and so the recent updates are all available. Gameplay on the server is loosely inspired by the popular HermitCraft Series that you can watch on YouTube, and we recommend you check it out to get an idea of what life is like on our server.

The game difficulty is set to hard and we allow PvP for consensual duels. We consider ourselves a vanilla server with a few datapacks and tweaks to improve multiplayer experience. The current datapacks installed are; One Player Sleep, AFK Display, Armor Stand Statues, More Mob Heads, Player Head Drops, Double Shulker Shell Drops, Custom Nether Portals and a Coordinates HUD. We also use a few features from Essentials, like the ability to edit your nickname, see help pages and the MOTD, but nothing that takes away from vanilla gameplay. We don't have anything like /tp, /tpa or /sethome, and won't consider adding them.

The current community of players are all adults who come from a variety of countries. We regularly organise times when we can all play together, and sometimes use Discord voice chat to be social and catch up while exploring or building. All players speak English, and players need to have some ability to speak it to join socially, but many members also speak other languages. Friends often enjoy a light-hearted prank or game together, but still respect other players and their builds. This is a server free of griefers and thieves. We operate a whitelist to keep the community safe and to prevent unwanted intrusions from trolls. We also use CoreProtect to easily undo any damage should we ever require it.

This server is open to people of any nationality, religion, sexual orientation and gender. Members are expected to be open minded towards others and respectful at all times. Many of our members are here to enjoy the safe, mature environment that is so rare on most Minecraft multiplayer communities. We have a zero tolerance policy on any form of discrimination. If you aren't able to accept this, please hit the back button immediately.

Unlike large commercial servers, this isn't for profit. The ultimate motivation for this server is to create a fun and friendly community where new friendships are made and everyone can enjoy Minecraft without fear of grief or immaturity. We intend to keep the membership size fairly small to maintain a closer experience. Our members are very active, social and get along well. If you rarely play or don't want to talk to other members, this isn't the place for you. Players who don't login for more than a couple of months may be removed to keep the community active and vibrant.

As a chilled out group, we avoid anything that stresses or causes offence to other players. The server is home to a variety of different people who may identify or have different beliefs to yourself. It is important that we respect one another at all times to maintain a comfortable, fun experience. Rules on this server are as follows...

  1. You must be 18 or over and a mature individual (Strictly 18+ only, no exceptions will be made, so please don't ask)
  2. Griefing of any kind, stealing other players items/claimed land or changing other players builds is not permitted
  3. Abuse of any sort in the game, in chat or on Discord is not permitted
  4. Any kind of hacking, including the use of hacked clients, x-raying and things not possible in the vanilla client are forbidden.
  5. Duplicating of any sort is strictly forbidden
  6. No advertising of products, services or other servers to any other player (streamers may share their links when streaming on the server)
  7. Degrading the experience of other players is forbidden (this includes lag machines, DoS attacks and similar)

We have a strict zero tolerance policy on the above. Players doing any of these things will be permanently removed. All players deserve a fair and enjoyable experience while playing, and we will not compromise on this for anyone who cheats. A ban will never be made without reasonable evidence of rule-breaking. All decisions made by the owner are final.

An Eco Friendly Server

We are an environmentally conscious group, and our admin has developed special software that puts the server to sleep when nobody is online. This rarely happens as there is almost always someone on the server, but should you find it offline, any member of our community can wake the server up again with a single button! Having the server sleep during periods of inactivity helps save electricity, and thus reduces our carbon footprint.

How can I join?

We are currently accepting new members! Like what you've read above? Click the button below and fill out our simple form. If you're successful, we will try to contact you within 24 hours. Please try to tell us as much as you can about what you enjoy doing in Minecraft, it really helps us find the right players for the server.

Before joining, please make sure you've read everything on this page carefully (particularly the rules), and only join if you're fully willing to accept everything. Once you've filled out the form, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are looking for mature players who genuinely love vanilla Minecraft and are seeking other talented, social players to share their creations with.