I know the server is about to upgrade in a month or two, and I I have a few late ideas to throw into the mix. I first started my MultiPlaying Minecraft in early 2016, and it was February/March of 2016 that I found the JohnnyWolf Servers. I have realized I am the type of player that does not like constant change, I prefer a stable world that does not get made over constantly. But I do understand that a world that is stagnant will just die and have no players on it. In early 2016 there was about 4 months left to the server's life when I joined, and was unaware for the first two months. However with the lack of population, I looked forward to the next server start, as seeing all these empty, and unfinished houses and projects was a bit depressing. July 2016, the world ended and was reborn. I found a gorgeous tract of land and worked on claiming it for my own. Built a base, claimed a few towns in the vicinity, and then built my home along with a Vaction Mansion to the North. I connected my villages and homes with a road system that soon covered a large portion of the server, I had even connected to the road system of 49Midgets, and then built more beyond. Now, when I started all this, the server world was only 20,000x20,000 (-10,000 to 10,000)blocks in size. Minecraft put out a patch, and the server was re-sized to I believe to 30,000x30,000 (-15,000 to 15,000). This way the new game upgrades and Lamas could be included on the server. Now, when we came to the current server, for me a number of things happened that gave a hit to my interest in playing Minecraft. 1st, the change completely wiped out everything I had built and was working on. To me, a years time just doesn't seem to be much time to get things done. With the current server, I started to feel like, "why start building, it will be gone in 9 months." 2nd, the server, instead of being 20,000x20,000 in size (which felt big to me anyways) was suddenly a whopping 60,000x60,000 in size, a 900% increase in area (if I did my math right) for roughly the same population size on the previous servers. What I would suggest, would be a few things: 1: start with a smaller server size, initially. One can always increase the world size if the population increases dramatically. This would also give room to expand if there are patch upgrades like the Lama patch that appear down the line. In my mind's eye, the server could start at 10,000x10,000, in a week or two, increase to 15,000x15,000 if the population is really that much or have a land rush where players could prepare to occupy. What happened to this current server, to me at the beginning was it was so open, that everyone completely spread out and unless they as a group went into developing their area as a community, there is no community. For me, on the previous server, I got to know my neighbors, for they were my neighbors. Currently, I have no neighbors as we are not restricted into being closer to each other. 2: Run the server for two years instead of one. Starting with a smaller server size, means you can expand the world during the official patch releases, but having a built central core in the world. Sort of like a manifest destiny in Minecraft. I remember when I ran across people's projects on the first JW server I was on, and they had moved on, it felt like finding ancient history on the Minecraft world. But just as they give a sense of history, we wipe the world and start anew. Just my thoughts and ramblings of what could be done.