Installed Pixelmon and I must say it's a pretty well done mod. I don't mind the blocky textures (it's to be expected) but I do mind the lack of animations (which is understandable considering it is a Minecraft mod and all). Couldn't find a decent server for it though, most servers had absolutely no information about what to do and I kept finding level 42 Pokemon on the starting area.
That being said, if they DO get a C&D letter from Nintendo, they could easily transform the mod by adding original creatures instead.
As for servers, it's been quite some time so I can't remember the names of the servers I used to play on. There are a few decent ones, though. For example, the one I played on regularly had a pretty sweet tutorial included, which is how I learned the ins-and-outs of the mod. Another one was pretty neat in that it had multiple region-servers you could join, with a master-"lounge" server. So if you got bored of one, you could quickly switch over to the other.
However, keep in mind that the communities of 99% of the servers you join will be quite shitty due to the huge amounts of young people And the Minecraft chat system is horrible as well. There was a couple of lower-key servers that had smaller populations but much better communities, but those weren't quite as fun to play on as they lacked the support that the bigger ones had.
Edit: And about the C&D, they could just get in contact with the MonsterMMORPG guys :P
Pixelmon is a lot of fun, though as far as art direction is concerned I really wish they had gone with the Minecraft style models. Sure the ones they have look better, but the world itself and everything within it is blocky, It's really just a pet peeve of mine though lol. (I like consistency)
Nothing wrong with any one of these though, so long as you're enjoying yourself.
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