Server back up. I accidentally unplugged all MySQL connections. Oopsie
(in like 2m or so)
(I said 2m or so but it took 7m but it is actually back up now)
play.hearthcraft.net | Java Edition 1.17.1
HearthCraft is an economy SMP with a 0% pay-to-win store (verify for yourself here) that has been making the best experiences since October of 2018. We're experts in bringing people together.
No, this is not an RPG, a custom-world SMP, or some overly complex game. We've tailored our server to have a lot of features but just enough so it doesn't strip the experience of vanilla Minecraft we've all come to love. Aside from that, most of our players love the community we've built as much as the game itself.
We're aware that it's a stretch and is hard to verify when we say that "we have an active, chill, and laid-back community" like most other servers on this sub do, so to prove that, why don't you come on and ask around? If you're not welcomed, feel free to leave a downvote ;)
I've been playing on the server for around 18 months now and I think it's an amazing server. I will not invalidate the people who have had bad experiences with the staff team, but I would like to explain where some of it comes from. I would also like to note that I am not staff. One of the major things that gets a strong response is a 'joke' taken the wrong way by another player. They make their opinion on it civilly in chat. Then the person refuses to drop it. Most people don't have issues with the staff team but people are more likely to write reviews when upset than happy. Staff will stay civil as long as you are. They also are very open to debating ideas but if they tell someone to take it out of global. Just listen and debate in /l or dm them.
This server definitely has issues with its staff team. They're clueless to their mistakes, ded, the owner, only goes in favor with the staff members, completely excusing them off their issues and mistakes, 24/7. Ded also allows their staff members to bypass their own rules. Don't join this server, their staff team is corrupt.
The server itself is amazing... gameplay wise, you got levels to look forward to, claim blocks are easy to obtain so you don't need to go unclaimed, ect, ect. My concern is that the staff team is... as someone said below, questionable. When someone breaks a rule, or says something bad, you get the whole team yelling at them at once, making chat hectic and highly unjoyable. The staff team is filled with younger folks who simply just think constantly joking around while trying to tell players what to do is the way to do their "volunteer job". Which I suppose isn't that bad, but what gets me is the owner, or "interim owner" flat out told me in dms that the server isn't about being professional with their staff team. And if you're looking for a team that acts and treats you professionally, as a team should, this isn't the server. Which is exactly what ded, the interim owner told me. Lastly, you will often see staff bypassing their own rules. Such as their staff member "Franqwerty". She's known for excessive capitals and simply spamming chat with one word while talking to someone. Sent proof to the real owner, got ignored. Talked to another mod, they told me my job wasn't to monitor staff. Basically, if you find yourself seeing the wrong in staff members, this isn't the place to be.
Server's amazing, Their staff team are... questionable.... and the current owner flat out states that professionalism doesn't exist here on HC. So there's that, keep that in mind.
i'm a newer player, but the community is amazing and the quality of the server is incredible! the ranks are purely cosmetic and give no advantage at all, unlike other servers that have ranks that give advantages.