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avatar SoggyTractor
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Welcome, dear readers. You read it right. Somehow, unbelievably, every single one of my favourite servers shuts down. And ito s time for me to raaaaaage about it.


My first ever server. I logged in and immediately fell in love. With the spawn. With the builds. With the people. Even with the rule signs. From the moment I received those first few welcoming words, I knew Io d be playing on it forever, because it was a brilliant creative server.



A few weeks later it was all over. The server was gone, and it never came back online. I didno t get an apology, or a goodbye, or anything. I felt betrayed and alone, cut off from the other members and really needing a hug.

Whato s sad is I dono t remember any of the other memberso names, nor the name of the server itself - was it o slubrichto or o sibruno or something? Today, it still annoys me that thereo s no evidence it even existed, except vaguely in my memory.



The shutting down of the next server was particularly painful. A good friend decided to set up a survival server and for the first time I strayed from creative mode. A great community developed. It was going swimmingly well. Then, on returning from a week-long holiday in Ibiza, I discovered that this one had shut down too.



The next one was pretty much the same. A creative server called o Areico shut down due to lack of players. BUT I WAS JUST ABOUT TO BE PROMOTED TO OP. As you can imagine, I was feeling like, well, in one word: o UGH.o



And yes, there was another one. On Infaplots, a new creative server on which I had just become a o trial modo , the other staff began to disappear for days on end. It got to a stage where I was irritated that I never saw them. When I finally got to talk to one of them after the server had gone down, he simply said, by way of explanation, o Oh yeah, the code-thingy screwed up and we cano t be asked to fix it.o One cano t imagine how difficult this was for me to hear.



Then I got banned from Mithrantia. Of course, it didno t shut down, but I still lost access to yet another great server. And all because I simply said that one of the modo s jokes wasno t funny. He got mad. After seeing the line: o the ban hammer has spoken,o emotions can be described as something like this: o FUUGHHIUGH. WHY.o



So why did I get so annoyed by all this? Yes, the servers wereno t going to last forever and also, change is a good thing. But still...My bad luck is something to be ranted about. Moreover, why did the owner of o InfaPlotso anger me so much? Well, ito s something I only just realised. He didno t understand how attached you can become. Servers areno t just something you play on. Theyo re not just part of the game. Theyo re communities of people with whom you form genuine friendships with. They take up all of your free time.



If ito s the right server, it becomes like your second home, your second group of friends, your main source of fun. A Minecraft server can be something completely unique and completely one of a kind. That means losing it is a hideous process. Not quite heart-breaking...but still. It hurts.








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  • _Magno20_
  • Level 45
  • Master Network
  • November 7, 2016, 7:00 am
Not all servers last forever. I've been hosting the Village Craft Network since 2012, and we've had a small but stable player base. It can be difficult running and maintaining a server to the standard players expect. With a lack of donations, it can cause servers to close as hosting is not always cheap.
First server named: Crewnivese: Great community, Great servers, extremely active; shut down.

Second server named: HyperCloudMC: Amazing factions server, very active, very welcoming, one of the only non pay to win factions servers I have ever encountered; shut down.

Final Server: StarboundMC: This one happened a few weeks ago. The server was going great, best community I have ever been a part of, until one very unfortunate day: it was shut down. I was so angry and sad and annoyed and I have not been able to find a good server since.

(I know this post is old I just wanted to state my opinions... This is a really sad topic and I am glad someone finally took it on board and decided to write about it.)
Yesterday my fav server (witch here's the IP: mc.slabcraft.net) shut down for a little while :P I was not sad, but I knew the owner of the server ArmorofGlory had to stop it for matenince and I did feel good inside and I knew it wouldn't shut down forever :D So after the matenice was done I went back on and I was feeling comfortable and happy :)
  • cookiecat17
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragon
  • February 3, 2014, 11:56 pm
Both of my favourite servers shut down.Lost most of my friends but i got most of my friends skype and i meet 1 of my old server friends on a different server.
  • drewbzz
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Network
  • December 21, 2013, 5:19 am
hey guys try mc.espercraft.net Will never Shut down been running over 3 years :)
hope its a home for you guys to call home :)
Yea i had a server one day and when i logged on to minecraft the next day it was gone its so annoying
  • honeybee26
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 8, 2013, 8:21 pm
Just like wehn my favorit server mc.antcraft.net shut down someone Ddosed it the server recoverd but then the owner got sick for a few day but the person who was put in-charge of the server jad shut it down and took it over.so i am in ALOT OF rage
  • ElderBow
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Pirate
  • August 7, 2013, 11:50 am
You know, for once I would like a creative server, where you don't need to donate to keep up, where the other players won't slander you and your builds (calling it constructive criticism), and one that won't shut down because it is run by people who truly enjoy running it.
  • BoyeeBeast
  • Level 23
  • Expert Cowboy
  • July 22, 2013, 6:43 am
I can't donate to keep them up....so now I cannot talk to them at all........adsfadslf;kisdeasriasd78sdifdf
  • BoyeeBeast
  • Level 23
  • Expert Cowboy
  • July 22, 2013, 6:42 am
  • BoyeeBeast
  • Level 23
  • Expert Cowboy
  • July 22, 2013, 6:42 am
The same thing happened to me...I had a faction of 60 people, the admins loved me, and I got promoted to mod, and was about to be promoted to OP, my minecraft friends congratulated me, and while I was waiting for my OP privilages, the admins suddenly were like LOL NOPE and shut down the server. I had no chance to say bye, or set up a new server to see them on...I went on their website, where we still could chat, people were raging and yelling and feeling betrayed, and then the Head Tech Admin said they had set up a private server, and wouldn't tell the IP. Most my minecraft friends left and moved on...except an girl admin, one of my friends, who kept asking why they made a private server. My real life friend also was waiting for answers, and so did I, but they left too....I was the last one, feeling betrayed by my new friends, no faction, no fun....no server.........

Their website is
  • Farik
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • June 24, 2013, 7:37 pm
I just learned that my favorite server is shutting down tomorrow morning. :(
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • June 24, 2013, 9:55 pm
Sorry to hear it. Still, plenty more servers in the sea :)
  • Farik
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 3, 2013, 7:24 pm
Yay! I just found out today that my server reopened! Thank goodness! I hope you find a server that lasts a while.
  • Farik
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • June 26, 2013, 5:10 am
Yeah.
oh my god it is you <3
  • Ssowori
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Toast
  • June 6, 2013, 7:14 am
Now I miss ThunderCraft. :(
That Sucks Go onto Edawg
I thought it was good and I sometimes play on Edawg creative server
more server owners need to see this
happened to me a lot :( they oftenly just suddenly shut down without warning
  • meluken
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 21, 2013, 10:29 am
my favorite server was the kingdoms united. it was an awesome server, had great friends cool staff it was epic. then i got bannedfor saying a lan ip :P then i couldnt get unbanned and that was crapped up. so thats me
  • Neptune83
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 13, 2013, 2:54 pm
Infacraft is coming back up but obviously u may have deleted the ip like a fool and also servers get shutdown mostly because the owners dont pay the hosts
  • Gawfield305
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • May 11, 2013, 8:53 am
My first (and most favourite) server was www.theanimalcraft.com ; It was my most favourite server of all time. Owners, staff, and members are the bases of a unique server unless if they are all horrible people. Once a server shuts down, you realize that you will never find a server like that again.
  • spaceracer
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 10, 2013, 6:31 pm
one of the servers i play on i think is about to close the admins are never on the server is almost never up to theres not alot of people that still play im pretty sure its going to close soon D=
Once I got banned from MCBestcraft for saying "Hi" Just like that and a mod was banning random people. I GOT SO FRIGGEN MAD THE IT WASN'T MY BROTHER WHO GOT BANNED BECAUSE HE SAID FUGHUGYWADGI ON THE SERVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know how you feel :/ I was staff on a fantastic server, and then one day, they just shut down for no reason. The owner won't reply to me on the server posting, and I can't find any other servers I like.
  • spaceracer
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 7, 2013, 5:09 pm
i hate when servers shut down :(
  • BIO
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 46
  • Master Gent
  • May 7, 2013, 1:02 pm
the only servers that stay open these days are pvp survival games and that sort of thing *sigh* what a shame
  • V1exx
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • May 7, 2013, 11:18 am
www.EndurancePVP.com
IP: 75.127.11.116
Up now, Here forever!
  • Seivelath
  • Level 22
  • Expert Network
  • May 8, 2013, 2:39 am
you have begun risk of DDOS... It's kinda like BebopVox's Theroy...
I know how you feel buddy............On this one creative server I got admin then another admin thought "de-adminning" all the current admins was a funny prank/troll then the owner freaked and closed the server.....
  • jiraph52
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 7, 2013, 9:33 am
I know exactly how you feel! It's so heartbreaking when your favourite server shuts down...

My favourite server got shut down a few weeks ago and I'm still feeling the hurt. It was the first server I ever joined, right after I bought Minecraft. It was right after the 6 month anniversary drop party that the owner decided to shut it down because his computer was getting very stressed for having the server running all the time. I was almost at Admin rank too... *sigh* I had made some great friends and the community was great too. And now I'm looking around for a new server to play on, but I just don't think it will ever be the same...
  • TF44
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 7, 2013, 9:13 am
They Shut down beacause they've not enough money.
  • Loue2000
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Scribe
  • May 7, 2013, 6:57 am
damn same here bro. But mine is actually different one update their version and it lost all its minigames! one updated its version and ITS ONLY FOR PREMIUMS AND ONE TURNED TO PREMIUM FOR NO GOOD REASON
  • xHaha2funny
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 7, 2013, 5:52 am
I Feel the same way here , but luckly i opend up my own server finally and now i get this feeling of letting the players down if i was to shut it down , im hoping we get more players or that might be the case. if anyone is intrested in helping out and becoming a dedicated player check my profile. [infinity pvp] , I have played on many servers before , most of which i have made a life on in game .. log in daily check whats new but then they all do this. hopefully i dont have to shutdown my server and i can keep all the players happy :)
  • jiraph52
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 7, 2013, 9:36 am
I might check your server out later today. :)
  • Jayjay36
  • Level 27
  • Expert Artist
  • May 7, 2013, 4:37 am
I totally agree with this, I haven't been kicked out of a community due to a ban or the server shutting down, but I've thought about what would happen if the main server I play on was shut down, that horrible gut feeling takes over.. I can imagine being shut out from all the players I talk to, makes me feel sick.
  • P197
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 7, 2013, 4:07 am
I think all the good servers are small ones with few or no donators. The best [Group of] server I've been on that could be consitered "BIG" is craftgasm.
Please give my server ago if you join and get more people on we wont shutdown
All 9 servers that i liked got shut down by the same group of hackers.

Im being followed ;-;
  • Derpinston
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • May 7, 2013, 12:10 am
Bad luck, chum.
I feel your pain on shutting down servers.
I played on my first server for about half a year, then it shut down. It came back a couple times, but it eventually sputtered out. I think it was called Develcraft, or something like that. I made no friends on that server, and I was mostly a loner, but I still miss it. Your first server really sets the bar for all other servers.
  • nateman2446
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Robot
  • May 6, 2013, 6:43 pm
THIS IS FOR ALL SHUTDOWN SERVERS. WE MISS YOU. {:(
I remember I used to play on a server called Derpy Craft. I miss it so much :C
  • TimmyAHero
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • May 6, 2013, 12:25 pm
I know this. Living-Hq. All the memories. All the players... I just remember their nicks...
And the next one... The Elder Craft. Good memories there too. Also shut down. Why.
This happens all the time to me. Luckily I've stayed in touch with most of the friends I've made through Skype and texting. We pretty much just go around and try to find servers we like to play on. Doesn't always end up in our favor though :/ I totally agree with Uncle Phil, it does seem like servers are in the wrong hands and thus they never are up very long. Sorry to hear about your server troubles though, I know how you feel.
  • Uncle Phil
  • Level 29
  • Expert Blockhead
  • May 6, 2013, 11:22 am
It would seem that all the wrong people are in charge of servers nowadays. I quit multiplayer long ago due to this recurring annoyance
  • Xamboldore
  • Level 29
  • Expert Scribe
  • May 6, 2013, 11:06 am
I could ask this about a lot of my favourite TV shows. I'll never get a good enough answer.
This has happend to me once.
  • Chaos671
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 5, 2013, 10:29 pm
I was very mad when i figured out "Bonus Craft" had shut down, it was a cracked server. It gave me memorys of the old times because i was little when I played on the server. It was the first ever server I played on. I quit the server for some months, and bought minecraft. Then when i went to go on the server, the ip didn't work. I tried searching for what happened, and it popped up right then and there. The server was shut down. I didnt know what to do, because im one of those people who just stay on their computer all day watching videos and playing minecraft. I didnt play on a server for weeks until I realized I had to let it go. Thank you for reading =)
Story of my life right here! I'm hanging onto my current server for dear life.
Who remembers Chillax? Not the tekkit, but just. Plain. Chillax.
  • lightlink12
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • May 5, 2013, 2:33 pm
....yeah i agree diamond :)
I believe that most good servers get shut down to lack of donations. You see, when a server is good, it doesn't have overpowered donator perks, such as OP, or God Armor. Due to this, people don't want to donate, since they don't get their stuff they want so they can be better then everyone. And that's why I think good servers get shut down... Just saying.
  • Whale_
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Narwhal
  • May 5, 2013, 12:03 pm
I remember my first server, a creative server, was my first real Minecraft server. I spent ..... Like..... Over a year on it. I didn't have Skype at the time, or Teamspeak, or anything to connect to the other players or staff besides in-game. But they were still my closest friends, and the nicest people I knew. I spent like, 12 hours a day on it. NO JOKE. I was a nerd. But they trusted me so much that they made me Admin. And through all the relationships, deaths, giant builds, helping newbs, false alarms, even MARRIAGES.... The owner couldn't afford the server, and it shut down. Just like that. And yes, I cried. :P Lol that was the worst time ever. Like losing your second life, and having à to return to the lame one, depressed. The reason I was so sad was because I had absolutely NO way to contact ANY of the people.... But now I play on two other servers and I enjoy them very much. :3
  • jiraph52
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 7, 2013, 9:40 am
:O Thats almost exactly what happened to me! ;'(
I was lucky enough to fall in love and into the community of a server that aint going anywhere. Been around 2+ years and still strong as ever. But I can empathize for sure. Loosing something youve poured so much effort and energy into, or just that youve gotten so close to is insanely hard. about as bad as loosing a beloved pet. Diamond for you sir
I agree this is horrid!
Join Pitforge PvP A almost brand new server which will not shut down Url 198.27.83.131:25664
I can understand why you'd be so mad. I've, fortunately, never had that experience... yet.

When i began playing minecraft, I joined a server through invite of a friend. The server was small, home hosted, and was really empty. However, it's been two years since then and I've never changed servers. I've gone on other servers before trying to branch out and none have offered the freedom and safety as slimcraft.

It's really difficult to find good servers, but to find that my main server would be shut down would be devastating. I'd probably stop playing minecraft unless the map and players would continue on existing in another host.
  • quitefrank_ly
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Nerd
  • May 5, 2013, 9:00 am
I had a similar thing like this, my favorite survival server shut down after 2 years, due to the owners losing interest.
It was the first server I ever played on. Yet I still see people from it, which is a good thing, people went their own way, yet you still ran in to them =)
I had an experience like that. Some of are friends including me tried remaking the server but nothing worked so we went our ways but one day I was playing on one of those huge mini game servers and I saw one of my friends and I was freaking out.
  • Koffee7
  • Level 21
  • Expert Fisherman
  • May 5, 2013, 8:36 am
D: God dang it, why did I read this post, it reminded me of the old servers I used to play on. The first server I ever joined was similar to how yours ended, soggytractor. The only difference was that I became a mod on it... The next server I found that I loved was a few weeks later. It was the first server where I actually joined a faction with an awesome leader. However he stopped playing after a few days. I made my first own faction ever called TheGamerz. Only a few people joined. A day later I got tped to an admin and was killed. Days afterwords the owner thought I set TNT off, which is against the rules, so he banned me. The next server... the best of them all... was called CommandoCraft. It was an awesome server, awesome/funny staff, awesome people (except for 1), and just everything was great. I made my faction called TheGamerz again and it got somewhat popular. My faction base was amazing, and actually close to spawn too, just no one wanted to cross a small taiga biome.
I do really only play on 1 server because I know it will be around a while.
1) Official PMC Whitelisted server

I used to play on other servers like MCInfected, but that didnt work out.
  • Emma5000
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 22
  • Expert Miner
  • May 5, 2013, 6:34 am
The server that I used to go on all the time was awesome... Until the owner went all corrupt and... well I forgot what happened exactly but the server was shut down. x)
Yeah, same thing happened to me on my first server.
  • Magratt
  • Level 22
  • Expert Spelunker
  • May 5, 2013, 5:51 am
I agree! I hate that! So me and me nephew made our own server. Its a nice survival community server and I promise it will not shut down. I've played minecraft for 3 years nonstop. I have a staff that been playing almost as long as I on my private server that lasted for two years until I wanted to go public. So I decided to rent a server.

So if you want a stable server that will last. Go here
[url=%5C]NovaCraft[/url]
It will be updated to 1.5.2 soon. Just waiting for our host to implement it.
  • Magratt
  • Level 22
  • Expert Spelunker
  • May 5, 2013, 11:09 am
updated to 1.5.2
  • SlipB
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 5, 2013, 5:51 am
Well, I love a server called MCinfected. It's got some unique pvp elements and it's not some crappy factions server. The community are great and we welcome newcomers. Hopefully this isn't advertising though xD
  • Magratt
  • Level 22
  • Expert Spelunker
  • May 5, 2013, 6:10 am
Don't look at it as advertising. Look at it as helping players in that situation.
If it's bad to advertise on this blog. Well I failed completely, lol. Sorry for that.
  • Piano_Creeper
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 46
  • Master Architect
  • May 5, 2013, 5:43 am
I experienced the same for a rather long time, but now I'm happy with the two servers that will keep on running for a long time...
(1) Zaralith's "private" FeedTheBeast Server and
(2) the official PMC Server (yet whitelisted)

Good servers, nice community, friendly people :)
  • Jetra
  • Level 28
  • Expert Archer
  • May 5, 2013, 5:40 am
I know how you feel. There was this one great one by Vertith that got shut down. Before that I was on another and that shut down. More will replace them and, in time, you'll fall in love with another. Funny enough, the first server I was staff on, the owner is going to retry making a server and asked me to moderate on it.

Hope you can find a server that lasts longer or even forever.

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