Near Vanilla [Semi-Vanilla] [SMP] {Mature 18+} {Whitelisted}…

Near Vanilla [Semi-Vanilla] [SMP] {Mature 18+} {Whitelisted} {Community} {1.12.2} {Survival}

Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Near Vanilla server!

If you are an adult and looking for a place to relax and enjoy Minecraft without childish behavior ruining the experience, welcome! With that said, we expect practical jokes, pranks and the like to be played. If you are overtly sensitive, then this isn’t the server for you.


About the server:

The server is based out of Germany (Berlin) and provided by our own VPS (virtual private server). We are running the latest Spigot with a few changes in order to bring it back as close to the original vanilla as possible while maintaining many of the benefits of running Spigot. This is a randomly generated survival map, with a few plugin concessions made only to facilitate administration, grief prevention and overall community integration. The game difficulty is set to hard and PVP will be enabled with the intent that it is used for consensual purposes and not griefing.

What kind of players are we?

We are all adult players with normal lives who just happen to like minecraft because it is relaxing and fun. We understand that people come and go, that motivation goes up and down. We joke and laugh and respect each other. We also try to get together regularly (on Discord) and do things together in game (minigames, base tours etc). The current average age is well above 25 at the moment.

What kind of server is this?

We promote a low stress community atmosphere, where we can take our time, think before we act, and have fun together! We respect each other and our differences. We act and communicate responsibly and take responsibility for our actions in game. It is a server free from griefing, thieving and moderators. We want you to help make us a tight knit community of fun-loving Minecrafters. To date we’ve only had one issue with personalities and that individual chose to find a different community.


Here are some simple criteria for being accepted:

  • You are a nice person. (it is really that simple)
  • You are probably at least 18 years old.
  • You are not asking yourself “I wonder if I could be considered an adult..” right now.
  • You aren’t overly sensitive and you recognize this is a game and fun will be had.
  • You divulge accurate information about yourself. Not interested in men and women of mystery.

Things that DO NOT matter:

  • Your redstone skills
  • Your building skills
  • You are an introverted hermit or an extroverted social communicator.

Things that DO matter:

  • Griefing
  • Stealing
  • Abuse in chat
  • Cheating (X-Ray texture packs, map modifaction mods that allow you to see caves, flying, …)
  • Duplicating

We have a strict zero tolerance policy, players doing any of these things will be removed from our community permanently. We don’t want our members feeling cheated or abused, so we aren’t going to lower the bar just to keep a person around. Recognizing a fine line however is important. I am specifically talking about pranks and jokes. We have many on this server now who like to welcome new players with some practical jokes – the end state of course being that you conducted yourself through it all admirably and you end up rewarded. As I alluded to previously, we’ve only had one individual who became frazzled with this – clearly not a match for our community.


Server specs:

  • We dedicate 8GB of RAM to the server.
  • We have an SSD memory of 400GB.
  • We use a GigaBit connection with no less than 800GB of bandwidth (which resets every month).

All this will ensure people all around the world can expect no lagg while playing on our server (this was even tested as far as the USA and Australia)!


To apply, fill in the following and post it. Lastly, do yourself the favor of getting Discord and really becoming a part of the community. The people are friendly, and will be happy to give you a tour of things on the server.

1. Age: 2. IGN: 3. What brings you to our community? 4. What are some of your goals for this server? 5. Tell us a little about yourself! 6. IP: play.nearvanilla.com 

For more information as well as the Dynmap and our unique highscores, please visit our website.
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