An EMC Society Official ProjectINTRODUCING, PROJECT GREECE Over the past few days, I have been thinking about the community.While we are still a very strong group, it no longer feels as close, as kind as it used to. This is an issue that we have to fix ourselves. I think that the best way is to find something the community can unite over and work together with. This will be similar to LLO, but there will be a new experience centered around starting the outpost from the ground up. Right now, and let me make this clear. Physically, there is NOTHING! This project will not be existing when we start. We want to build this as a community, because that is the most exciting part! For more information, read below. Greece was one of the greatest civilizations of the Ancient World. Arguably, the two most influential cities were Athens and Sparta. Athens was a center of culture and wealth. They were a truly advanced society that relied on the power of knowledge to make things happen. They had high standards of living, were a huge center for trade and commerce, as well as an amazing artisans. On the other hand, we have Sparta. They are a powerful group of people. They are very strong, athletic, and were focused on survival. They were great huntsman and had a very natural lifestyle. In Project Greece, there will be two outposts side by side. One will be Athens: a city of trade and commerce with great builds and a focus on a civilized wild experience. Spartan will be a vanilla wild experience with some moderation to keep everyone happy. It will be an independent, but still shared experience. Right now, we aim for it to be at least 100k blocks out in the wild. Why this far? It is to protect the outpost. Anyone will be able to come to the outpost by land, but there will be a secret nether rail that is by invite only. This will prevent people from wanting to put that much effort into mass griefing, and keeping travel times low for trusted members. When the outpost is completed, there will be a membership process. We want to have a relatively inactive server with a lower wild base, so I listed servers that I consider have that description (plus SMP6 by request of my wild advisor). When you first arrive at the outpost, you will find yourself in an information center, with complimentary food. In Athens, there will be a market outside, with some parks and open areas. Outside of that ring, there will be plots (30x30 most likely) with roads. I will not post every detail, because I want this to be developed as a community. It will be just an open area the size of Athens. There will be a town center with some amenities, but all there will be beyond that is a code of conduct. This will still be written, but it asks to be courteous of land use, polite to others, follows EMC rules, and I assume you get the point. It will be in writing later. After the poll is done I will be going on an expedition with a few friends to find a location. After that, I will be leading daily expeditions for a week to get the outpost built. Over the next few days, I will be working with my founders to write policy for management. This is a new idea, and I am not going to do this alone, or even as a group of just the founders. I want this to be built as a community. This is the Lego equivalent of an outpost. It isn't a pre-built toy, part of the experience is building it. More details will come in the next few days, but if you have suggestions, concerns, want to help out, or anything else, reply below. I have ideas for rules and management, but I want to hear your ideas first.