The server is being held in 1.16.5 until a few pieces are updated to 1.17 (and we need a Java update to be applied by server host). Both things should be soon, but there is no precise timeline since this requires 3-4 teams to update their software, first).
The Salmon Library Minecraft Server is a slightly tweaked 1.16.x Vanilla/Paper Minecraft server open to UAH students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You must be allow-listed to be added to the server. It is a semi-casual server designed for people get to play with friends, classmates, and librarians. There is no cost to join or stay a member of the server and people with different levels and styles of play - from people who focus on big builds to people who just want a quiet sheep farm - are welcome.
The main server admin is Doug Bolden (firstname.lastname@example.org, aka "wyrmis" in game). If you have questions, you can email Doug and ask.
You must be on the allow-list to join the server. To join the server, use the Salmon Library Minecraft Server Application form (note: must use UAH email address to access/submit form):
There is also a Discord server that is optional for people to use. The link to the Minecraft server and the Discord server will be sent to you after submission of the form, above.
NOTE: Doug will run batches of new applicants on Monday through Friday mornings. If you have applied and not heard back by noon the following weekday, contact Doug to make sure he received your application.
Membership on the Salmon Library Minecraft server is based on following the rules. The first rule is by far the most important. These are subject to change (and already have changed from their initial draft). It is up to the players on the server to keep aware of the current ruleset.
It depends on the rules you violate and the overall impact to server stability, but you may or may not be de-allow-listed immediately. If you are, Doug will email you to inform you why and what steps might be taken to be allowed back on. Essentially, the decision to allow people who severely violate these rules to return to the server is entirely up to the discretion of Doug [but generally, he is willing to work with people].