Choosing The Right Idea For Your Minecraft Server

Server owners across the world use these ideas to choose an idea and build their Minecraft server.
Minecraft server owners are using these tips and strategies to choose an idea for a Minecraft server.

When embarking on the journey of designing a server, it can be tempting to jump right into the first idea that you have. Motivation is through the roof, and you likely have a group of friends who are right by your side as you are starting out. This passion does not last forever, at least not without refilling it through rewarding results, and as such it's necessary to pick a type of server that you know you can complete.

Pick Something You Enjoy

The first rule of designing a server is creating something that you, yourself, will actively enjoy playing. Nobody wants to spend precious time and money producing something that they cannot enjoy!

It's important to not only be invested in the community that you are seeking to build, but in the game mode(s) that brought all its members together. By doing so, you lay the foundation for a project that will captivate your interest and keep you motivated throughout its development and operation

Recognizing Your Limits

It's necessary to recognize your limits and pick something that you know you are capable of. It may be tempting to launch into creating a massive network with dozens of unique games, but you must recognize that this is a very challenging task and one that you cannot do alone or even with a small group of friends.

It's oftentimes best to specialize and focus on one game mode at a time, ensuring that it's completed to perfection! This will result in your project drawing more players in, and thus more potential contributors to the project as they take interest in your work.

If you're new to building Minecraft servers, it's advisable to start with simpler game modes. Learn more about different Minecraft server variants and choose what suits you best.

Choosing Your Niche

For your idea to work, it needs to be unique! Common game modes like survival, factions, creative, skyblock, and various minigames have been extensively explored, either independently or in combination on network servers.

Simply having a premade setup or a common variant of an existing game mode will not draw in players. Your project has to have a unique appeal, but also must be marketable. If it's too unique, you may find yourself struggling to get player joins. If it's too standard, the same issue arises.

The ideal approach is to incorporate elements from various games that players are already familiar with and infuse them with a fresh twist.

A great example of this principle in action is the emergence of Earth SMPs in the past. While basic survival gameplay was already well-known, the innovative idea of transforming the map into a representation of the real-world Earth is ingenious! Discover more about Earth SMPs and their impact.

This simple yet clever modification opened up a whole new realm of possibilities, especially for roleplaying as different countries.

Enjoy and Reap the Rewards

At the end, your project has to be one that you can enjoy as you work and one that will be capable of providing you the reward that you deserve. Having players who love what you make is part of what makes running a server worthwhile, and also part of what makes running a server possible.

Remember, running a server is not only about creating a platform for others to enjoy but also about crafting an experience that you yourself can cherish

Once you've got your idea, the next step is building a community around it. Learn more in our guide on how to build a Minecraft server community.

If you'd like to start building the idea and need an affordable and powerful server, order your Minecraft server here!