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Server History

A summary of significant events on Foundation Craft
Hello, my name is vanquesh and I am the owner and creator of the Foundation Craft Minecraft Server. This project was inspired by so many awesome games and plugins and servers and it has been made possible by many incredible volunteers on our staff team. I have created this section of the website to document significant server events, history, and contributions.

Server Inspiration
Foundation Craft was heavily inspired by Minecraft, Runescape, Towny, Factions, 2b2t, and tons of other awesome games and Minecraft servers. Runescape is my favorite MMORPG of all time. I still remember the first time I joined a Minecraft server. These games have always had such a profoundly powerful and positive impact on my life which inspired me to create this Minecraft server.

Official Public Launch
The Foundation Craft Minecraft Server was officially released to the public on January 1st, 2023. Prior to the official public launch I spent two years building a custom plugin, called Foundation, to automatically enforce server rules, protect claimed land, and facilitate fair and competitive gameplay. I launched the server publicly as soon as I was confident that Foundation was capable of fostering a fun, safe, and competitive multiplayer experience.
All four server worlds were generated on Minecraft version 1.19 providing players access to the new terrain generation released in the Caves and Cliffs update including beautiful mountains, deeper and more intricate caves, and new biomes such as Mangrove Swamps and Lush Caves. Since then, the server has been updated and the worlds expanded with even more new terrain generation.

The Slaying Of The Dragon
On February 6th, 2023, Madhin became the first player to slay the Ender dragon and obtain the first dragon egg on Foundation Craft. Madhin would go on to showcase his prized possession at his settlement Abuzaka. This remained the one and only dragon egg on the server for nearly six months until The End Reset Event which reset The End and created a second dragon egg.
Madhin first joined on February 6th, the same day that he obtained the dragon egg. He is not only the first player to slay the Ender dragon, he is also the first player to obtain an elytra, the first player to create a level 10 settlement, and the first player to obtain 100K emeralds.

The First 1,000 Players
On February 19, 2023, the server hit 1,000 total players marking a significant milestone less than two months after the public launch. Congratulations to MinerRaid999 for being the 1,000th player to join!

Shops Replace Player Markets
As the server grew, it became clear that player markets were not going as planned. Players were initially able to create markets in their settlements and spawn villagers in their markets, but for technical reasons there were limits on how many markets could be created. To solve this problem and others the server replaced player-owned markets with shops on May 11th, 2023. Shops allow players to trade emeralds with other players using chests and signs, as documented here.
Prior to adding shops, GhostofCarrot and Trityix created such financially profitable homes and markets that they became two of the most wealthy players on the server just shortly after joining.

The Wilderness Expansion
On June 14th, 2023, the server was updated to support Minecraft version 1.20. This new version included new terrain generation and loot which was made available to players by expanding the world border in all three Wilderness worlds. On July 17th, after the new chunks were pre-generated for performance, the borders were expanded providing access to the new Cherry Grove biome.

The End Reset Event
On July 22nd, 2023, the server re-opened End portals and provided players access to a brand new End world containing a new dragon egg and un-looted End Cities during The End Reset Event. Prior to this event End Portals were temporarily disabled, The End world was deleted, and a new End world was created and pre-generated for performance. During this event players raced to obtain the second dragon egg on the server.
The second dragon egg was obtained by okaybro with an assist from Madhin. The event was absolutely crazy: with non-stop player deaths and emotions running high, the server hit an all-time high of 42 concurrent players shortly after the event began. The server plans to do this event once per year, which means there will be one new dragon egg created on the server each year.

Verified By Mojang
On September 7th, 2023, Foundation Craft was verified by Mojang as compliant with the End User License Agreement (EULA) and Monetization Usage Guidelines (MUG) which allowed the server to be awarded the Builder's Benchmark Badge on the new Official Minecraft Server List.

New Server Spawn
On September 23, 2023, the server started building a new spawn location at Settlement #26. The previous spawn location at Settlement #3 featured a massive obsidian fortress with a detailed interior, but many players expressed interest in a more bright, colorful, cheery spawn location featuring nature. After lots of feedback from players we finally had a vision for something better.
The new spawn locations features an obsidian spawn platform designed by vanquesh many years ago as well as homes, markets, gardens, a legislature building, and a courthouse all surrounded by a beautiful mountain range with snowy slopes and icy peaks.

Alpha Supporters Badge
On November 24, 2023, Foundation Craft was awarded the Alpha Supporters Badge on the new Official Minecraft Server List and joined the Alpha Supporters group to help the team at GamerSafer continue to test and improve all of their related software projects.

The First 10,000 Players
On October 2nd, 2023, the server hit 10,000 total players marking a significant milestone less than one year after the public launch. Congratulations to Prokay for being the 10,000th player to join the server!

The Arena
On February 22nd, 2024 the server announced a new world called The Arena in which allows players to engage in combat without losing their items or experience when they fight. Players can also challenge each other to duels with the winning player obtaining the player head of the player they kill in-game.