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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 when FireController#1847 created a Minecraft server for his friends and family. With a limited playerbase, the server quickly became boring. 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

The server was made public for the first time in September of 2019, and the word of Friends Vanilla spread quickly. A larger playerbase warranted the need for a protection system, forcing the "vanilla" of Friends Vanilla to become blurred.

A landscape view of Team Blizzard's territory.

Teams Break Out — 2020

As the server grew, so did its needs, with the server ultimately splitting into teams. Of these, two reigned dominant: Team Firestorm and Team Blizzard. With a growing community, Fire decided to take Friends Vanilla in the direction of one of his favorite childhood servers, 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; Fire's company. Soon, a new server was born, with only one goal in mind: to stay online for a lifetime. Unfortunately, the launch didn't go as well as originally hoped, and while adored by the community, it just wasn't enough to justify keeping the server online.

A landscape view of Team Firestorm's territory.

The Selling and Temporary Death — Late 2021

Soon after, Visual Fire Development shut down, and Friends Vanilla 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 owned by, well, you! Even though there's a comittee to keep things in check, in the end, you decide our history. So join the server today. Take part in the community, and create some history for yourself. 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.

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