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Welcome to Friends Vanilla!

A community-funded, community-run Minecraft server.


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Friends Vanilla has history. Let's add yours.

The original friends vanilla.

Starting as a Family — 2017

Friends Vanilla started in 2017 as a Minecraft server made by FireController#1847 for his friends and family. With a limited playerbase, it didn't take long for the invite to be extended to online friends and friends of friends.

The last view of the original world before the reset.

Opening to the World — 2019

After much discussion and wading through whitelist invitations, the server was made public in September of 2019. A larger playerbase warranted the need for a protection system, and the introduction of vanilla-based plugins was made.

A landscape view of Team Blizzard's territory.

Teams Break Out — 2020

As the server continued to grow, players split into teams with two reigning dominant: Team Firestorm and Team Blizzard. Recognizing this growth, Fire decided to take Friends Vanilla in the direction of his favorite childhood server, McTopia, and began the process for a proper launch.

The Utah state capital made in Minecraft with fireworks symbolizing launch day.

Becoming Something More — Early 2021

Friends Vanilla became a product of Visual Fire Development, and was reconstructed from the ground up. This time, we had only one goal in mind: to stay online for a lifetime. Whilst adored by the community, the launch didn't go as well as originally hoped, and it became difficult to justify keeping the server online.

A landscape view of Team Firestorm's territory.

The Selling and Temporary Death — Late 2021

With loss of funds, Friends Vanilla ultimately shut down, and was sold off to a member of the community: ExtraBobaLessIce. The future of the server was uncertain. However, through talks amongst the community, a committee was formed to bring Friends Vanilla back to life.

A landscape view of the modern spawn; a huge, beautiful medieval-styled castle.

The Community Takes Over — Today

Today, Friends Vanilla is run by, well, you! With the community's help, a new company was formed, and Fire and Boba were able to bring the server back online. So join the server today, take part in the community, and make your story a part of our history. If there's one thing that's guaranteed, it's that you won't regret it.

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You can view the full list of teams and their membership here.

We're excited to have you.

Start your journey into a server you'll never regret.

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