This post is partly self-therapy and partly seeking advice.I know many know me already here but... I'm 42 years old, live in the UK, and recently diagnosed with autism after many, many years of struggle. I play a lot of Minecraft, although less than I used to, and have experimented with setting up my first public MC server using various plugins both on Java and (with addons) Bedrock. I am a good builder and specialise in city building, but the social experience of Minecraft including out-game socialising (i.e., contacting potential players), left me overwhelmed and mentally drained, and so my venture into running a successful server did not materalise. I ended up closing the server (I haven't posted in a long while) because it was all too much for me, and other things where frustrating as well me such as lack of players in general, lack of anyone replying to my advertisements, and my lack of knowledge and skills (creative and logical) to create a server that is unique. In retrospect I could have done with a team of people helping me right from the start, but I knew my problem with social interaction would hold me back. Additionally, although I had no trouble financing it with £12 per month on a hosted plan with a free website, the advice I was given with regards to finances did shock me with several people maintaining that I should be prepared to spend anywhere between £500 and £1000 initially for a good server, whilst others were adamant that this was extreme and that £30 to £60 per month is more common in terms of running costs, but that I will be paying out of my own pocket to make up any shortfalls in player donations. I knew running a server was not a viable business adventure, but I took umbrage to funding it to the tune of hundreds for what essentially might be a server with almost no players on it and then me getting exhausted in the process. So to recap: At this moment I have a major problem with MC: that I enjoy the idea of running a server and love building stuff and playing MC in general (admittedly I am not a fan of mini-games), but that I get exhausted very easily and cannot socialise very well with people wether on MC or in real life. This, you might think, makes me an unlikely candidate to be owning a server, but no-one in my experience who has given me support and advice has ever mentioned this matter, and admittedly I have never considered it either. So in light of all this I have two directions to consider: 1. To create a public server again but this time whereby I allow myself to work within the parameters of my autism and autistic symptoms (and other players who join have also been diagnosed). Or... 2. Resign myself to never owning and running a server because my autism doesn't allow for it and the socialising thing is too big a barrier. Obviously, I will be encouraged to take the first option since I find most people to be positive-minded. But I also find people to be realistic and the second option will be advised as well. How would a public server open only to autistic people (people diagnosed with autism) actually work? Should I just draw a line instead and play solo? Thanks for reading this long-winded post.