So, hello. A while ago I bought Minecraft, played it for about a week, and then everything I loved was burned down in a horrible fire. So after that I basically said, "Screw this." and left.

I'm interested in getting back into the game, but I'd like to retain interest in it. Single player creative seems to be kind of dull, since you're all alone and do nothing but build. I haven't tried single player survival, how is that right now?

Basically though, what are some good resources that I could use? Mods, textures, multiplayer servers, ect.?

How do I get become 'part of' a multiplayer server?