As you all may know, 1337clan has fallen by the wayside. With everyone starting jobs, school and everything else, we’ve all drifted apart. I’ve moved onto studying finance and working on the side, X4n4th has been working a lot and Fluffy has been busy as well. We’ve all drifted away from Minecraft as well, with the server being offline now for a while, I don’t see a reason to bring it back. I have no time to play it anymore and it honestly got boring and repetitive. I miss all of the fun times we had together, we were one big family. All the good times we had cannot be replaced. With that said, I think it’s time we move on. Some of you might not want to come back to this old family, which is fine! Others will probably be hesitant, which is also understandable.
I’ve been getting into Elite: Dangerous on the Xbox One, and will probably move onto the PC version once I’m able to afford a good build (no AMD crap). With a bunch of new games being released soon as well and work and my studies catching up to me, I haven’t had time to do anything with 1337clan. I talk to some of you, but a lot of you have drifted away. I came to this server when I was just out of high school, taking a year off and working at Best Buy. Several months later, I was offered a staff position here. I took it, not knowing where it would take me. A year and a half later, while goofing around with the admins and a couple of other mods, Fluffy proposed an idea that would shift the staff group completely. He came up with the Global Mod position to alleviate some of the workload that the admins had. It was a great idea, at the time.
During my time as global mod, I decided to bring a new staff member into the ranks, someone who’s been with the server for a very long time, but was always considered too young to really join, especially after helper was removed (something something cake duping and many other issues). We had lost a great admin by this point (we miss you Kymera, enjoy the real world man!) and our staff ranks were pretty thin. I requested that Shiift join us, and despite Fluffy being against it at first, he agreed as long as I kept an eye on Shiift. He was a great staff member from the get go, even if he had the temper of a bull sometimes! I was glad to have him under my wings. He was a fantastic builder on the server and everyone knew him, either by good or bad terms. He quickly had the commands down, faster than even I learned, and was schooling even some of the top staff members at times. He took care of our members, even after a big event happened, weakening the upper staff.
Several months, and one major update later, the global mod position was powerless. With Kenny, Konig and I unable to help new players, and staff members dropping like flies, we didn’t have much of a choice. The player base started dropping as well. Old, dated plugins were starting to show their age and bugs with the new updates, Dan working his best on his chat system when he had the time. I know everyone had something against that chat system, but you don’t know the amount of work that man put into it. A lot of you hated the change when we went to it, complaining about the bugs that it had, but you had no idea how much work, and MASSIVE bugs we saw in its infancy. I remember when he asked me to join a test server he had made for it, and I joined. The chat was silent, minus the plugin refreshes he was doing, until that chat system, after several months of work, displayed its first word (that I saw at least) from Dan: “hi”. We were so proud of that chat system, Dan had literally created it from nothing as a fun ‘little’ project that exploded, and it became what 1337clan was centered around. After Dan and I (mostly Dan) worked on the chat system for a while, Dan offered me an admin position to help out people and the server itself. I jumped on that opportunity, not knowing what I just agreed to.
Many months later, as the player base fell, some more staff members started to go their own ways, some going to newer and more populated servers, others to different games entirely. I was helping out the most miniscule problems people were having (disputes over pretty much nothing) and I started to fall out of the game. It felt like the only reason I got on was to help someone if they were having a problem, I couldn’t enjoy it anymore, it had lost its lust. The main group of people had all left by this time and there were new kiddos on there at this point, all arguing over who had the most diamonds (until Shiift came on to make sure that he was still top dog on that). I started to move into gaming on the Xbox and getting on with my life. I had been in college for several years at this point, and was almost at a breakthrough in what I wanted to do. I saw the server dwindle like a dying star, and knew that I couldn’t do much about it at this point. It had lost its fire, the passion that we all had to get on and play it together.
I will miss 1337clan, it was a server that got me through a lot of my life; several moves, two schools and a couple jobs (and women) as well. As of this moment, and until further notice (or something sparks this group up again) I will be taking a hiatus from 1337clan. I’m not throwing in the admin towel, but I’m hanging it up off to the side for now. If you need to reach me, you know how to contact me (skype is the best) but I will not be jumping back onto the forums for a while. I will miss you all! I hope we can all keep in touch!
Goodbye, for now!