I've put together a fun little scavenger hunt for you guys to do. I invented this game to bring more activity to the server, but I also made it to encourage exploring the world and seeing other people's projects.
If you manage to successfully complete it then you can have your hands on this treasure:
-20 Iron Blocks
-10 Gold Blocks
-7 Diamond Blocks (that's 63 Diamonds - almost a full stack!)
-a full stack of Cakes
-3 Golden Apples (eating one will heal 5 Food Points and give you fast health regeneration for 30 seconds)
Here's how you play - around the world you'll come across signs like these
(ignore this one, I'm just showing it to use as an example and I'm taking it down later):
Get it? The first coordinate will be the X coordinate and the second will be the Z coordinate. Press F3 on your keyboard to display your current coordinates (if you didn't already know). Just follow the coordinates written on the sign until you find a new sign with a new location written on it. The second line, written in words, is meant to be a hint to help you find the sign easier. Just a straightforward hint - there are no riddles in my game! I can't write riddles.
There are approximately 10 signs in total, give or take a few. They're scattered around the world, but I've placed them on specific landmarks so you don't have to worry about going deep into a random cave or anything like that. None of the coords go below -1000 or over 1000 (X/Z).
(When you find a sign, please don't destroy them or rewrite them with fake coordinates.)
One last note, though - it's going to be very hard. You CAN die from starvation now - and the food meter goes down very fast in hard mode - so make sure to bring lots and lots of food with you. Also make sure to equip yourself with armor and weapons so you don't get killed by monsters on the way. Team up with your friends if you like! If you happen to need any extra food or materials to craft armor, help yourself to whatever resources you need in Outset Village. It's free!
(protip: If you need a quick and easy way to get to Outset Village, all you have to do is destroy your bed/spawn point and kill yourself. Your spawn point will be reset to the village. If you don't want to sacrifice your items then you can find the village at x=-210, z=190.)
That's all then. You'll find the first sign on the Bulletin Board in the village.
There is no time limit.
Happy hunting, and good luck!