I’ve been playing Minecraft since it was in Alpha. I remember I grew a forest, placed torches on each tree and thought it looked magical. I proceeded to build a giant cobble castle and was hooked.
(You can see that castle of mine in the background of this short video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCqkxg-o1k)
When Minecraft went into Beta and Multiplayer was starting to take shape, I setup a small server on my home computer. It was just a way for myself and a few of my IRL friends to play together. It was so much fun, that I decided to create a real server where lots of people could play. So, sometime in January 2011, we launched the first version of Surrender to Destiny. We’ve been around for 5 years now!
In August of 2011, we created a promotional video — some of the players included in that video still play on our server today.
Over the past few years, we’ve had ups and downs, but 2015 was by far our biggest year yet. We switched to GGServers, got a dedicated IP address, even started writing our own custom plugins (thank you, OrigamiCoder)! We’ve also expanded from being a simple survival server to including a brand new hub where players can access different world types such as Skyblock, Creative, and many others.
We just launched the newest version of our hub which we’ve been working on for the past several months. It includes a giant, explorable castle (built primarily by AquaTaz) and it’s own trading and economy system (please feel free to harvest some wheat around the kingdom and trade with the villagers in the market).
If you look at our menu up above, you’ll notice that we also have a New Hub Scavenger Hunt! If you can complete it, you get a special surprise.
Looking forward to playing with you guys this year and can’t wait to see how much more we grow! :)