Posted: Aug 17, 2020 in Minecraft
By Kevin Lott
What is the best Minecraft survival server? To put it bluntly, there isn’t one. Every server is different in some way, offering plugins, an interesting map, a large player base, a good economy, and much more. The idea of finding the most enjoyment on a survival server is finding one that suits you best. This depends on what parts of a server you enjoy. This will be a guide on how to find the ideal server. With that said, let’s jump right into it!
Plugins and mods can really enrich your experience on a Minecraft server, but depending on a person, they can be overwhelming. Some people might want to dungeon crawl while drilling for oil, but that isn’t for everyone. Sometimes, you might want that boots-on-the-ground, classic Minecraft experience. Or, maybe you’re somewhere in the middle, where you want bigger chests and the ability to mine faster. The idea to take home is that everyone is different, and we all have different tastes. As a player, it is up to you to understand what you enjoy, and doing so will make it easier for you to find a server that suits those needs.
Tons of websites such as Craftlist and Minecraft Server List allow you to discover servers that are tailored to your preferences using tons of filters and options. You can adjust it to search for only Vanilla servers, or modded. On top of that, you can view which plugins and mods the server houses before even playing on it. You can even see the player count in real-time! Use server listing sites to find the ideal server, or even list your own.
Most players would like a head start in their survival adventure. What this means is that you don’t want to feel like other server members have an unfair advantage because they have been playing longer. Sometimes, if the server is really old the map might be torn to the point where it feels too ‘broken in’ and it might not be enjoyable (this is up to preference.) To avoid this, you’ll need to join new servers that are just starting. There are a couple of factors to take into account, though.
First, servers that have just started will be much harder to find. You can find more of them popping up at the beginning of a new Minecraft Version update, specifically Vanilla ones. Next, they will have less players. Newer servers have no established community, and the player counts will be much smaller than established groups. Keep these points in mind when searching for a server.
That’s all there is to it! When it comes to multiplayer Minecraft most of the work is finding what suits you best. After that, it’s smooth sailing, having fun in the environment that you enjoy. When playing on a survival server, you want a sense of community, the impression that you are playing something that you enjoy rather than dealing with unwanted mods/plugins or rude people. Otherwise, you’d be playing singleplayer. With that said, until next time, have a wonderful day!