Long story short, I wasn't able to get onto the machinma realms smp and talk with notch OR nanners, they invited -tons- of random people from facebook but not a single person from the pre-selected list. I'm quiet mad but to be honest It looked really boring anyway so you wouldn't of missed much. I'm sorry that I didn't get to make it though, I really wanted to do something special for you all. I'm thinking hopefully I can atleast get seananners to do something with me, like perhaps even do a short QnA with me. I don't think i'm important enough for him to listen to me though so i'm not sure how I can get him to listen to my request.
Anyway, some good news and a lighter side. I plan on setting up my smp tomorrow, its going to take a few days to fix up but I will need some testers so I -may- randomly choose a few of my fans of all types to help me beta test, i'll do an offical video and pick people randomly from my comments. (No caps, spamming, or anything annoying or i'll just look you over)
Anyawy a few things I think i'm going to confirm about my SMP. It isn't free for me so I was thinking about charging a small fee, anywhere between 3-5 dollars to join (per month which is hardly anything) It'd be a -really- decent server, atleast from what I can tell. I'll have tons of interesting mods to make things more interesting AND help prevent griefing and make your homes and items much more safe. I have huge plans for this server and intend to make it awesome as well with tons of events for you all to enjoy and be a part of!
Some side notes I think I though mention, The fee for joining I feel will help keep away griefers, since I doubt many would pay just to grief me. Even if they I could easily ban them. Another reason I think a fee may be a good idea is, it not only keeps the server coming BUT pays for possible upgrades in the future, meaning more and more people! Lastly, Its to keep the numbers low to start, considering I know tons of you want to play and as much as I'd love to have you all, I simply won't have enough room for that many people. Fear not though! i'll think of tons of ways for people to possibly get in for free, such as contests and such, but that's still alot more planning before something like that happens.
As for donations, I'm thinking 3 dollars seems far enough to start, may increase it if I get a huge demand but that just means I can buy even more slots and have much less lag as well. The fee gets you on the white-list for an entire month unless you do something terrible to get banned, though if you make it on the white list then there's a good chance you're not the trouble making type to start with.
I believe that's the only info I have right now, i'll post more as its update and talk about it some in my video's, so be sure to keep watching and keep posted if you're interested. Also if you have any mods you'd like see added to the server then post them here or on my youtube, they have to work with Bukkit.
Edit: Oh yes! another thing about my smp? I plan to do something similar as Overwhelmed and film a video once a week(Though the servers will be 24/7) and have all of the members join in! I may even set up a vent channel and have you all chat with me LIVE!