As an FYI to things that have been happening with the server. After I upgrade to a hella awesome dedicated server I also added some resource packs to the server (which is built into vanilla minecraft) that are essentially small tweaks to vanilla gameplay. This was added for two reasons mainly, but I added some others because they seemed quite fair and balanced, they made sense. Anyways the main reasons:
1. Multiplayer Sleep Tweak - Only 1 person needs to sleep to complete the sleep cycle and skip to morning. It is announced in the chat which player did this. Basically, if you want night, speak up. Don't be a dick and block players legitimate requests for a full night cycle or they'll kill ya.
2. Anti Creeper Grief - This is to replace the default "anti mob grief" rule. Basically we had disabled creeper griefing before but as a side effect it disabled ghast, enderman, and importantly villager "mob griefing" which meant farmers could not farm and other vanilla balance was broken. This tweak makes it so only creepers don't grief. So look out for everything else going forward!
Besides that I added two others that seemed fair for an active multiplayer server. The Ender Dragon now drops an Elytra upon death, this makes it a renewable resource but still a pain in the ass and a lot of effort as you must both summon and defeat the dragon for just 1 Elytra.
Shulkers drop 2 shells so it's a little easier. Nobody likes flying aimlessly through the End.
Questions, comments, concerns? If you don't like these changes please speak up!