So I've been really busy with the new server. I'm planning a bunch of server tutorials but for now I thought I would share some of my builds and maybe explain what I've got running so far.
Here is the workshop. The "stuff-o-matic" is the mob tower. The switch beside it flushes it. The mob tower isn't very big so to make it more efficient I can pull the lever and all the mobs come washing down. On the other side of the nether gate is a huge room and stairs that leads to the mines
Another view of the room above.
The wheat and seeds from the automatic garden fall down in front of the first chest.
A small town full of admin shops. I got iconomy running and the only source of money is gold ingots which can be sold for $10 each. I wanted a gold based economy to avoid the runaway inflation that plagues most servers. So far it seems to work really well. The spawn area is just over the far hill beyond the town. In the far background you can see where someone else is building a house.
My ranch built more for utilitarian purposes than aesthetics. The tower in the foreground is a snow golem guard tower. He escaped and you can see him beside the water.
Also you can see my tree farm which is covered in a glass roof to keep the trees from growing too high. There is a torch beside each tree and I can get 90+ pieces of wood from each harvest - which is how I built the ranch.
The server is running iconommy, LWC and chestshop. Run altogether they allow for private chests and for players to sell things to each other. So far there isn't much economy due to a fewness of players. If you want to join in just drop me an email or say so in the comments. For now anyway I don't want a lot of players because I want the server to run nice and fast so it will be a first come first serve basis. It is a survival map. See the Server link in the bar above.