Hello! Interested in playing on my minecraft SMP? Keep reading...

I currently run some minecraft servers on my own, for fun. The servers are whitelisted, and you must apply through a form in order to be considered. The requirements are not high however, as this is a lax space where I simply want to grow a community. You just need to answer a few basics, and thats its! This server is not intended to be a content creator server- though some people may stream or make videos regardless, just a heads up.

There is a creative and survival server, but the SMP is the one that is open- the creative server is automatically accessible to SMP members. When you are accepted I will contact you through discord first (look out for a friend request), and will invite you to a discord server for the minecraft servers. Here is where I will properly confirm you and add you to the whitelists! The discord is just for minecraft, and while focused on the existing servers, you may get an early look into the other minecraft related projects I have planned too.

I run these servers as a hobby, from a PC in my home- so do understand the potential hiccups. It is being run on my own time, with my own money, and I (morrysillusion) am the only person managing everything right now!

Continue reading below for more details, then fill out the application!

Overall rules/guidelines

  • You MUST be 18 years or older to join.
  • whitelist is refreshed every 6 months (for now). if you have been entirely inactive for 6 months, and dont respond to the ping i give about wiping the list, you will be removed.
  • greifing to the extent of ruining large portions of the occupied spaces on the server is not tolerated and its expected everyone will be mindful about the space they use. more specific prank rules can be found on the discord, in their specific server categories.
  • cheating with things like xray, while not trackable, is not allowed. again, be mindful - dont cheat like this and wipe out all the materials you find.
  • malicious behavior like actively stealing significant items, excessive killing, destroying items is not allowed.
  • avoid creating imagery on the server (such as statues, pixel art, etc) that is lewd or sexual- such as genitals and sex acts.

SMP info

IlluSMP is a technically vanilla in concept SMP- there are various datapacks to alter minor parts of the game, along with Fabric in order to run a Voice chat mod in game. Users are free to use their own datapacks, shaders, client side mods, and resource packs so long as they don't break the existing anti-cheat rules.

The goal of IlluSMP is to simply house a casual playing envirnment for players of all types- explore, build, farm, etc as we all live in the same server together. The world border contains everyone in a 4000x4000 map, giving enough room to spread out but not so much as to never see anyone ever again. IlluSMP is on its first season, starting in early September. It is expected to last for about a year before a new map is considered!


Why is it 18+/can I join if I am almost 18?

The server is 18+ because I am an adult and I am most comfortable running a group like this knowing everyone is an adult. It's not a place where I am expecting or forcing everyone to be super 'family friendly' as its all casual and for fun, and I'd prefer everyone is 18 due to that! Please only join if you have turned 18 already. If you are found to be lying, you will be banned.

I haven't heard back/why wasn't I accepted?

There is always a chance I am accepting you, but that I need to wait due to the number of players- either to ease things for myself or because we are too full. If you were denied, you won't be notified. Its just not possible for me to do that for everyone and go over why, especially is addressing why would cause more problems for me.

I think it would be cool if [mod] was added to the servers/will you add more mods/will you make a modded server?

I want these servers to remain vanilla, and I personally don't have the time or reason to make a third server either. It would be way too much to handle right now, and I don't even know if there'd be enough of a drive to use it (I wouldn't have the time to go on all three!)

I can't use optifine on Fabric! What do I do about (various optifine functions)?

At this point fabric runs great and has many options to replicate what you probably want! I'd even argue its optimization mods like sodium are far better than optifine. You can get Iris shaders as well, and it support quite a lot of shaders now. There are even mods for connected textures, or for a zoom function… you can likely recreate what you need in fabric just fine.

How are you hosting the server/paying for it?

The server is run at my home on a second desktop. It is a dell server tower and its running 24/7 in my bedroom! I did all the portforwarding/setup/etc on my own and pay for it out of pocket.

Why have a voice chat mod, if there is discord?

Players can totally use discord if they wish. By no means does anyone have to use the mod. But as the server grows in size, I felt the mod could be fun to have as it adds proximity based voice in game! And you can still create groups in game as well that won't be affected by proximity. It can allow people to simply get on without needing to open discord.

Are you look for moderators?

While I would like to have more mods if the server keeps growing, I am unlikely to hire complete strangers to be mods. I am more likely to ask for moderators from my existing member list.