A No-protection SMP Minecraft Server
Azelofa suggests that himself, Zerek, and Wasted_Ticks try Minecraft; they did.
Zerek began hosting a Minecraft server on an old laptop, primarily to play with worldedit.
Zerek opened the server to the public.
Start of Season 1
Server Initially named HeavySurvival
At this time, a single post to planetminecraft.com would bring in 10-20 players within 5 minutes.
Wasted_Ticks (an IRL friend of Zerek) started playing on the server.
Mawcks (an IRL friend of Zerek) started playing on the server.
webeill4, (an IRL friend of Zerek) started playing on the server. as a helper.
Azelofa (an IRL friend of Zerek) started playing on the server.
Wasted_Ticks was promoted to administrator.
webeill4 was promoted to helper.
The server was often turned on for the purpose of posting an ad then admin abusing all the players who joined.
The server was often reset without notice and would be offline for weeks at a time, essentially no structure.
Wasted_Ticks steps away from Minecraft.
Name changed from HeavySurvival to StraightUpSurvival
Mawcks was promoted to moderator.
Zerek as owner, and Mawcks as moderator, run the server for the first time under the name StraightUpSurvival.
The earliest known screenshot - A room in the spawn area. Unsure of the significance of "386 bin".
Custom admin tools | Teleportation Device: gold hoe - Matter Manipulator: gold axe
Wasted_Ticks returns as administrator.
Zerek upgrades server hardware from an old laptop to a slightly better old PC tower.
The server still lacks structure, and is often offline. Admin abuse is still rampant.
Start of Season 2
Name changed from StraightUpSurvival to ZZSurvival
Season 2 Spawn
Name changed from ZZSurvival to AbyssPVP
Zerek drops owner title. All administrators now equal owners. (Zerek & Wasted_Ticks)
Start of Season 3
Name changed from AbyssPVP to StraightUpSurvival
Season 3 Spawn
Start of Season 4
Zombie Survival custom mini-game is added for the first time.
Zerek steps away from Minecraft.
Cendan was promoted to moderator.
Wasted_Ticks steps away from Minecraft.
Mawcks steps away from Minecraft.
Cendan steps away from Minecraft.
Season 4 ends with no future plans.
Mawcks revives the server as an administrator.
Start of Season 5
Mawcks administrates season 5 alone.
Season 5 ends with no future plans.
Zerek revives the server as an administrator.
Start of Season 6
Season 6 Spawn
Player feathers are added to StraightUpSurvival.
Wasted_Ticks returns as administrator.
The Discord server was created which was monumental for the community.
Mawcks returns as administrator.
Azelofa was promoted to administrator.
Start of Season 7
Season 7 Spawn
The world border was changed from 5k to 7.5k.
Players create a place for Minecraft marriages.
The world border was changed from 7.5k to 37.5k in an effort to dilute xray raids.
Joining the Discord server now required linking your account.
The spawn ship is built for the first time.
Janette the unkillable sheep appears at spawn. Many players steal janette and attempt to kill her.
/spank command was first introduced.
Early End reset fight.
Start of Season 8
Season 8 Spawn
Perm donors each had a permanent personal voice channel in Discord.
The Prefix system based on hours played was implemented.
RavioliRampage was promoted to assistant.
anneturtle was promoted to assistant.
Anti-combat logging meassures were added.
Stornwald was promoted to assistant.
anneturtle was fired from staff ranks.
Anneturtle was fired for making definitive statements about player's suggestions as if her call was final.
Dye rewards were introduced. (Snitch Dye, Bug Search Dye, etc)
Hughgar was promoted to assistant.
Anticipating server growth, Discord Donor voice channels were replaced with a --Join to Create-- temp channel system.
A No-Drop arena was added to spawn where players could fight with keep inventory enabled.
Hosmosis was promoted to assistant.
Stornwald retired as assistant.
Start of Season 9
Season 9 Spawn
"Moderator" role is introduced alongside "Assistant" role.
RavioliRampage was promoted to moderator.
Hosmosis was promoted to moderator.
Hughgar was promoted to moderator.
Shamooone was promoted to assistant.
SupahBero was promoted to assistant.
The_LastGurdian was promoted to assistant.
jbromack was promoted to assistant.
An intro is added for new players.
Hughgar builds a no-drop arena at a cardinal warp.
Ender chests are enabled on F64 with a tax, where opening an ender chest costs 5 gold; this change is hated.
The seed is cracked and a reset is announced only 1 month after the previous reset.
The_LastGurdian was demoted from staff ranks.
Start of Season 10
Season 10 Spawn
The ender chest gold tax is replaced with an eye of ender tax, required to be in the player's hand and consumed.
Clan banners on display in clan hall/
Large End fight winner (based on tracked scores) get their banner put up at clan hall.
RavioliRampage builds a pvp arena.
Robovolk was promoted to assistant.
Hosmosis retired as moderator.
Dupe Week - At this time, most dupes such as carpet and tnt were blocked due to the server strain but were unblocked for 1 week.
The ender chest tax is fully removed.
With recent reset/season instability Zerek promises that season 11 will be at least 1 year long (It ended up being 484 days long).
Start of Season 11
Name changed from StraightUpSurvival to feather64
Season 10 Spawn
Lapis replaces gold ingots as currency on feather64 due to piglins being added to minecraft creating heavy vanilla use for gold.
Mob head drops are added to the server for the first time.
A minefield is added to spawn.
Krunticus was promoted to assistant.
GaryLaserEyes was promoted to assistant.
GaryLaserEyes was demoted from staff ranks.
FinleySS was promoted to assistant.
7girl7girl was promoted to assistant.
Discord channel #surveys is created.
Connmon was promoted to assistant.
The world border is expanded to 64k.
Games world is open to the public for the first time.
Zerek offers 10,000 Lapis to anyone who gets "feather64" tattooed on them.
Shamooone was promoted to moderator.
jbromack retired as assistant.
Slugsey was promoted to assistant.
7_8er was promoted to assistant.
New players are given keep-inventory status for 1 hour.
Supporter Subscription is introduced.
Fight in no-drop under spawn.
Azelofa retired as administrator.
FinleySS was promoted to moderator.
Shrimpuz was promoted to assistant.
weep_whale was promoted to assistant.
Prefix tower added to spawn. Each level requires the next prefix level to enter.
The world border is expanded to 128k.
Donor head display added to spawn. The head is replaced with a random donor once a day.
weep_whale was promoted to moderator.
The nether is reset.
An art gallery is added to spawn where player's map art is put on display.
Minecraft birthday party for weep_whale.
Many Discord channels are created for various interests and games. Many players are extremely active due to lockdowns.
7_8er was demoted from staff ranks.
Hughgar retired as moderator.
Shrubbby was promoted to assistant.
Flollis was promoted to assistant.
Wouter222 was promoted to assistant.
Wouter222 was fired from staff ranks.
Wouter222 breaks a record for fastest demotion due to immediately abusing his inferred assistant trust to raid another assistant.
Advocate role is created in Discord for advertisement pings such as reddit posts.
QOL mods are specified as permitted.
Flollis was demoted from staff ranks.
A text based ad market system is implemented to feather64.
Slugsey retired as assistant.
Last day of season 11.
Start of Season 12
Season 12 Spawn
The season is launched with network architecture including a lobby world which connects to the survival world.
With the aid of the lobby world, feather64 sets a personal record of 94 players online.
The custom illusioner boss battle is added to feather64.
ALittl3Lucky was promoted to assistant.
The network architecture is dropped including the lobby world in order to simplify server maintenance.
The massive serge in players from the start of the season has faded. Many players are no longer in covid lockdowns.
Mawcks retired as administrator.
All moderators were forced to "retire".
RavioliRampage retired as moderator.
Shamooone retired as moderator.
FinleySS retired as moderator.
weep_whale retired as moderator.
Many assistants were forced to "retire".
Robovolk retired as assistant.
SupahBero retired as assistant.
Connmon retired as assistant.
7girl7girl retired as assistant.
Krunticus retired as assistant.
Phantoms are disabled.
Season 12's spawn is replaced with an improved version of our classic island spawn build.
Shrubbby's server trailer is released.
The server website is updated with the theme of a medical site.
Mob head drop rates are unified so all mobs drop their heads at the same rate with a few exceptions.
The official youtube channel is created for the purpose of posting the odd informative tip video.
Snurkar was promoted to assistant.
ALittl3Lucky was promoted to moderator.
weep_whale was re-promoted to moderator.
Snurkar was demoted from staff ranks.
Voting is implemented with log rewards.
Zerek announces that seasons will be 3-4x as long as they were previously. Season 12 could last 5 years.
jbromack was re-promoted to assistant.
TigheGuy99 was promoted to assistant.
Voting 64 times within a month now rewards the player with a lored 'vote ballot'.
Wasted_Ticks retired as administrator.
The server player count begins to pickup again (peaking ~16) from a multi-month lull (peaking ~5).
Season 12 games world is opened. The world includes the lobby build from the start of the season.
Shamooone was re-promoted to moderator.
Shrubbby was promoted to moderator.
TigheGuy99 was demoted from staff ranks.
Mawcks was re-promoted to administrator.