Hackers are a huge problem in DayZ, as a lot of frequent players probably already know. Therefore my friend, who had an official server just a couple of days ago, decided to start a private one instead. What this means is that we can decide who gets in via a whitelist, and that we can kick and ban hackers as we please. This means that the DayZ dev team does not have to ban hackers to get them off our server. Please note that this does not mean that this is an illegal server in any way - it's just not connected to the main DayZ hive.
What that also means is that you will get a new character on this server - but you retain your old one on regular servers. That means there are no server hoppers either, and there is a higher chance to find vehicles on this server as they aren't hoarded by hackers instantly. The server will also wipe vehicle positions once a week.
The whole goal with this servers is to promote fair play, so if you're up for that, please reply to this topic and I'll consider whitelisting you. Groups of survivors, bandits or not, are highly welcome, but hackers will be instabanned as we have very active admins. The server is hosted in Sweden and has low ping to pretty much all of Europe, but americans are of course welcome as well.
TLDR: Private server to exclude hoppers and haxxors, reply for access with in-game name if interested. Rules: No hacking. No Alt-F4ing in fights (with people, against zombies, do what you want). Other than those two, go nuts. Kill people or just survive, it's your call.