But eventually i was dragged in improving it's performance, gameplay, fighting griefers, writing mods and python scripts...
First of all - here is my "little" trick about performance.
Of course that is not all, i posted minetest.conf and clear_players.py below in this thread.
Some most important mods did not worked correctly out of the box, so i was forced to modify them:
bones + bone_collector mod, to motivate players clean map from bones, surprisingly, later that became important part of server gameplay...
simple mobs (did not posted this yet, because i broke half of code - peaceful mobs most likely will not work)
Some mods i created myself:
spawn sanitizer to keep spawn relatively clean
teleporters to visit interesting places easily
bandages heal friends
kick_voting helps players oppose griefers
spawn_command use /spawn when you lost
<Later need write about rest of mods...>
Well, at first that world was very lonely stone desert. Then it became cobblestone mess. Then it became bone hell. Then players slowly started building their bases an cities. Now, there is many great buildings around, railroad, kilometer long tunnels, some gigantic caves created by hard work and by TNT...
Anyone are welcome to play on this server and i tried to make it so, that anyone can find something to do here. Newbies can get a grasp of how to use pick, for mining and cobble for building. Regular players can explore, gather resources and sometimes finding treasures in bones which someone leave behind. Those determined enough, can protect their buildings more seriously and show results of their hard work to others.
General rule of the server is to make doing bad things as hard as possible without affecting honest players.
There is no dedicated moderation, i am trying to provide diligent and caring players ways and tools to do something about griefers, ribalds etc. So if you see that someone is cursing or seriously greafing, don't doubt to use sword if you have one.
I have map on servers web page http://22.214.171.124/minetest/
And here is bigger, but probably more obsolete map:
Here some screenshoots from old times: