A quick word about IronRidge
IronRidge turns six months old today. Truthfully, IronBridge (yes, Bridge) was going to be a Medieval Roleplaying server complete with lore, custom items, custom mobs, and quests. This plan was scrapped last minute and the name was changed to IronRidge. I had no idea what to expect from this project. Today I am very happy with the way things have gone.
Since the introduction of the Greylist we have seen over 400 players on our server. That means that in its lifetime, IronRidge has been visited by an average of 17 players every week! Now, our format may not be for everyone, and our community standards may push away more players than it accepts, but that's still an impressive number considering our humble roots.
If the cap fits, wear it
It doesn't take a genius to realize that IronRidge is a niche server. We focus on vanilla gameplay, which is popular among adult players, but we host minigames and rich mods as well. However, we have an adults-only age requirement, so the popular minigame demographic cannot join our server. I believe this is the reason we have such a dedicated community. Not only do we offer a style of gameplay that was long-lost and forgotten in the Minecraft server space, but we do it in a way that is unique and enjoyable.
This is why I want to branch out from IronRidge. I believe with the experience I already have, my dedication to constant refinement, and my willingness to accept community input that I can offer much more to the Minecraft community and reach more players around the world. I also believe this work accross different playstyles will enable me to bring even more to IronRidge.
In its early stages RevelCraft was actually named "The IronRidge Network." However, as I moved forward with planning, I realized that IronRidge offers a specific experience that these other servers will not have to offer. For this reason I renamed The IronRidge Network to a clever blend of mine and my daughter's name: RevelCraft.
IronRidge will eventually fall under the umbrella of RevelCraft. Although IronRidge will stay the same, RevelCraft will introduce new and fresh ideas to the server space that I hope everyone will enjoy. I believe with constant refinement and similar quality standards as IronRidge that the new servers will have great potential. And, for what it's worth, IronRidge members will be given access to all RevelCraft servers with the exception of Osmium. Donations made on RevelCraft will provide perks (where applicable) accross every server in the network.
The servers planned for RevelCraft are as follows:
Vanilla Gameplay with optional additional content. 18+
Survival server with monthly resets. New gameplay theme every month. 18+
Exclusive vanilla server running Mojang's most recent server jar. Command blocks will be used in lieu of plugins. 10 player limit. 21+
IronBridge-style RPG server with custom assets and quests. No age requirement.
How can I help?
- Refer Your Friends! Our servers mean nothing without players.
- Give Us Your Feedback! This is how we continue to offer the best services available.
- Donate! Seriously, even if you only have $5 to give. If every player on our Discord donated $5 right now we would have enough funds to cover two months of server and web hosting.
Not much is going to change at IronRidge. Gameplay will remain the same, and I will continue to improve and refine the experience. However, mcironridge.com will soon be discontinued so I can focus all of my efforts on RevelCraft.net. As of right now the new website is under construction, but most of the features present on mcironridge.com will carry over.