When you first join you will be spawned in a random location in the world with a waypoint set at your spawn location and for the first 30 minutes of play time keep inventory will be enabled. To avoid getting griefed you will need to claim your area using a golden shovel which you get when you first join.
We also have a fully custom waypoint system with unlimited waypoints available and a waypoint that will be set on death to help you find where you died.
A few of the custom features that the server has are:
There is also a map of the world available at http://van.illa.plus:8477/ and you can use this to find a place to build, specific biomes or other players.