3 Years. That's how long it has been since I launched MagicaCraft as a small server that I made with the little amount of experience I had. Day by day we gained more and more players averaging around 30 in just a week with no advertising. Within 2 months MagicaCraft was maxing out at 300 players and holding the #1 position on most server lists.
It's nice to know that I have been able to make a difference in over 1,000,000 different players over the course of 3 years. It amazes me that I have been able to make a server where over 100 years of time has been spent collectively and I am proud of these achievements.
Minecraft has changed so much since then. Server's are extremely competitive and even with my best efforts it's hard to keep the server where it's at now. To me, the server is just a part of my daily life. I wake up, check if the server is online and if there is anything critical that I need to address. I continue through my day usually checking up on it every few hours or so. Doing this almost every day for 3 years makes it become a routine but also something to worry about every day. There's always questions for me to answer or bugs for me to fix and I'm not always interested in doing these things because it's all I have been doing since the server started. I'm only one person and there's many other things I prefer doing instead of working.
As long as you guys remain interested in the server I will too, but for me I'm getting ready to move on to other things outside of Minecraft that are important to me. This doesn't mean I have any intentions to abandon the server or shut it down, in fact I would love to see this server reach another year of uptime. You'll still see me on from time to time as usual and I will still fix important bugs and update things that need to be updated but MagicaCraft is not my main focus anymore and it hasn't been for a while. I hope you all can appreciate the work that I have put into this server and enjoy what I have made for...