For a while now, I have had a server with a small community. The problem is that either people loose interest within the first week to month, so I reset it. But that's besdes the point. Upcoming once 1.12 releases, I plan to make it a private vanilla server again, to see if they would get their interest back with a new version. Now they say that they are bored of Survival Minecraft, yet I insist on having it at least mosly vanilla. My arguement against them is that they think that the game is "Mine > Get Diamonds > Go to the Nether > Go to the End > Kill Ender Dragon > Get Elytra > Game over, you win". I haven't had a genuine survival server before where we have really put some effort into going further than that, that hasn't died within a few weeks. I know plenty of things they could do, but they come up with excuses not to do so. So I'd like a plan for my next server to keep their interest for at least 6 months. Any thoughts? Also I know I want mostly vanilla, and this is the spigot forums, but when I looked at the Minecraft Forums, threads in the appropriate section were taking 3+ days to get replies to. I hope it's not much of a problem.