Sparky: I'm not even considering applications till I have a host I'm happy with and a configged Server. Then we'll see about people joining. Ideally, I want a 20 slot server, but we'll see how feasable it is.
Probably not Sparky. My current plan, which is under discussion, is to have a 4000x4000 "Scar free" zone where nukes, quarries and the like will be frowned upon and a 500 block wide buffer around the edge (5000x5000 size total), which is wiped every couple of weeks. The buffer zone will mean there's always somewhere to strip mine without scarring the land, and also stop all the resources getting sucked up - while at the same time keeping the world size manageable.
EDIT: Probably a 2500 radius circle rather than a square of 5k x 5k, but you get the idea
I thought MBMC was a bit bigger - might refresh those numbers slightly, but we'll see how performance is when I find a host before finalising it - there'll be internal testing before we open up, as it were.
I feel a bigger world will be fine for this, as there's no need for the land constraints to promote PVP.
Well there's more than 1 blaze spawner and if it's a 20 slot server I doubt everyone will be on at the same time collecting blaze rods at the same time. Even so nobody's gonna be a **** and destroy the spawner that's why there is a whitelist.