You my have guessed it from the title... You may have seen it on discord or here on the website.. but let me confirm it for you.
It is with great sadness that I announce to you that this will be my very last newspost on this website because I am resigning
. And so is @xiTzJardix
We have found 2 new and amazing owners that will keep on going and running the community for you (@voodootje0
) and I hope they will make our visions for McGamerZone come true.
Let me get back in time for a little bit.
I started with a Minecraft server called specialcraft back in 2011 (Minecraft 1.8 beta), back in those days it was a lot of fun for me and my friends.. That server was essentially a friends only server but that that soon escalated into a server for everyone. I've never really liked the game minecraft but I loved managing a server, and as the time continued that server got a lot bigger and became more of a "company". With a lot of customers and a small team of staff that took care of them. As time passed and we hit the 780 players on Specialcraft back in 2014, I'd started seeing the server as a obligation instead of a hobby, and that is where it stopped being fun for me.
Ofcourse I met Jardi and things got awesome again, for a little while. Until we released McGamerZone and our dreams collapsed. We've always thought about McGamerZone as the next big thing, but in reality.. it was just another minecraft server where a lot of things didn't go as they should have. And altough Jardi and I had a strong vision about how to move forward, things never really seemed to work out the way we expected it, and that made it very hard for us to keep going. And we have, for a long time.
As you may tell by the year I told you in the begin of this long and boring news post, I have been managing and owning minecraft servers for more then 6 years now, I am 21 years old and I think its time for me to move on.
At this point I do not think that I will ever return to owning or managing a Minecraft server, and In about 2 weeks I will be gone from the minecraft community. If you wish to tell my anything or stay in touch you can join me on my new discord server
. I will no longer stay involved with the development of McGamerZone so if you have questions about those things please create a #ticket
on the website here.
As last I would like to thank a bunch of people for helping Jardi and I to develop McGamerZone over the years. @brendsimons
for starting this project with me and @xiTzJardix
. And ofcourse @xiTzJardix
for being an awesome co-owner and friend to me for all that time. @Xxisee
for helping us out as an Admin and manager of the build team. @Albatross_
for helping us with managing the staff team and taking a lot of boring work of our hands. @thijs_a
for joining the development team back in 2014 and not leaving until now. @iGufGuf
for helping us with everything, you did a lot for us and I won't forget that! @HetIsJoey
for helping with everything, being a friend and not giving us pizza. and at last @_TJ04_
for being our flashing red staffmember (Joining and leaving multiple times), and being just an amazing Admin for a very long time.
Furthermore I ofcourse want to thank everyone else who has helped us and stood by our side over all those years of managing servers. I won't forget youguys but your names are simply to much to all write down here
So this is me signing off, I wish you all the best of luck and a very enjoyable life!
Mick de Jong (@xiTzMickx
Founder of McGamerZone.com