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zdemon98
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    1. zdemon98
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      I still exist.

      It's been one year since I resigned from the staff team today, and I feel like a lot went in favor for me since then. I look back at Mineplex every now and then, and all that I feel like talking about now is the direction it's heading.

      So many people resigned from the staff team within the last few months for that they don't agree with the direction that Mineplex is going, along with the lack of activity from leadership and the owners. People have left Mineplex for these reasons years ago, and it's only getting worse now. I open Minecraft much of the time, and it's unfortunate to see that a few hundred people at a time are keeping the server alive - Mineplex had about 5 times those numbers when I was resigning.

      For me personally, I don't play Mineplex's games anymore because it doesn't feel as rewarding to play on a server where the higher-ups (Leadership+) haven't contributed much to their community for so long. It's more of this natural instinct that you want to be a part of a community which their leaders interact more with their community - it makes them feel happier and keeps them motivated, and we haven't seen much of that on Mineplex. I like to think of this as financially supporting Mineplex; if I make a purchase, I get something in-return. To me, that's no different than spending time on Mineplex and expecting its leaders to show their passion for the server. I don't want to say the higher-ups don't care, it's not like they're letting Mineplex stagnate on-purpose (...I hope not), I just don't think the community feels as happy as they used to with where we are.

      By now, you've realized I'm not coming back to the staff team. I feel more adamant about Mineplex right now, as it's hard to expect a lot of good things after experiencing this downward trend over the last 5-6 years. I'm still hopeful that Mineplex makes a comeback, but the most I think of is if Mineplex will survive another year if this continues.

      Thanks for understanding.
      1. CatFan105
        CatFan105
        Aug 2, 2021
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        Bedrock might still have some e hope left.
        Java...
        Well...
        Mineplex really has to start relying on bedrock more by this point.
      2. Elendil
        Elendil
        Aug 2, 2021
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        What do the signs say in your profile picture?
      3. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Aug 7, 2021
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        @Elendil Late reply, but I was beating a hard parkour map that has a storyline to it.

        "After finally getting some fresh air, you suddenly remember that your phone is waterproof. In hurry, you call for help and in 30 minutes, you see a helicopter."
    2. 20LeeBrian1
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      2. 20LeeBrian1
        20LeeBrian1
        Jul 30, 2021
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        @zdemon98 i was wondering how things are going with you (sorry for my late reply xd)
      3. CatFan105
        CatFan105
        Jul 30, 2021
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        Laaate reply
      4. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Aug 2, 2021
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        Doing good! I've been focusing on getting settled for my next semester, but other than that I've been chilling
    3. SpamL
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      zack come back kid
      1. SpamL
        SpamL
        Jul 5, 2021
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        literally bad
    4. zdemon98
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      Six years since I became staff today ._.
      1. Eroca
        Eroca
        May 1, 2021
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        :sadcowboy:
    5. NuclearLFA
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      Hope you’re doing well buddy, always here for you if you want to talk!
    6. scarlet
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      slightly late but happy birthday :)
    7. PieOrPi
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      HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACH!! <3
    8. mathuu
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      HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACHH
    9. Mitsoko
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      Happy Birthday Zach!!!!! I hope you have a great day!! I miss you so much my wonderful ex mentor! <3
    10. Gridlocke
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      Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear zaaach happy birthday to youu <3
    11. Amg
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      Happy birthday Z! Hope you have a great day! :D
    12. Abood
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      it was such a delight to play with you back when I was a trainee, I think it's safe to say we all miss you <3
      1. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Feb 17, 2021
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        Thank you! Hope you're doing well <3
    13. zdemon98
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      Well then, five months have passed, and I'm no longer eligible to reinstate. I submitted one reinstatement app in October because at the time I felt like I was comfortable with coming back, but now I realize I was getting ahead of myself.

      How have I been doing? When I resigned, one of my reasons was that I've been going through depression, and I felt like cutting loose from the staff team would help me focus on that. I'm not going to talk too much about it here, but all I will say is that I've finally put an end to it. I just wasn't myself having to keep thinking about what's been affecting me the most, and all I would feel is guilt without doing anything about it, especially during the holidays (even with my birthday coming up) - I most certainly don't want any of that in my head during those times.

      So, I've never been better since then. You might be reading this thinking that I might reapply for staff now that I'm feeling better. On the contrary, I don't see that happening anytime soon. I resigned to escape from one person on the staff team because the negative experiences I had with them were very similar to what I experienced in my life, and that made me realize that I shouldn't trust anyone if they continue to make me uncomfortable in the slightest. After what I've been through, it's not fair having to "relive" those IRL experiences with other people out to discomfort me.

      On top of this, a former trainee, who resigned recently, showed me explicit details on why they resigned. I'm not going to say who they are, but to recognize so much in not even a whole trainee trial left an impression on me. There were some things they showed me that stood out to me, and I did feel some level of discomfort from what I've seen. With where I am right now, I don't think it's worth risking to experience any of that at the moment. For now, I just want to focus on what's best for me.

      But yeah, that's all for now. Hoping for a better year and that you're all doing well <3
      1. scarlet
        scarlet
        Jan 4, 2021
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        glad to hear you're doing well! <3
      2. Mitsoko
        Mitsoko
        Jan 5, 2021
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        Glad to hear that you're doing good Zach! Miss you!!! <3
    14. 20LeeBrian1
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      hey!
    15. okDamien
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      omg hello
      1. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Dec 1, 2020
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        omg hi!
      2. okDamien
        okDamien
        Dec 1, 2020
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        hru?
    16. Mitsoko
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      Hi nerd <3




      Bye nerd <3
      1. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Dec 1, 2020
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        :eyes:
    17. zdemon98
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      If I were still staff, today would be my 5 and a half years on the team.
      1. NuclearLFA
        NuclearLFA
        Nov 30, 2020
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        You will always be remembered as a legend <3
    18. Arianna ♡
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      The battleship win will be mine!
    19. okDamien
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      omg is that THE zdemon98
      1. zdemon98
        zdemon98
        Sep 4, 2020
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        !!
    20. zdemon98
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      It's been a month since I resigned from the staff team, and I want to follow up on how things have been going for me. I've been feeling better and happier about myself to have so much more time and freedom without putting myself in a worse position on the staff team, especially for escaping from certain troubles that I had. I've been keeping myself occupied with playing games/having fun with others to keep myself happy and focussing on my mental health, and I feel like I'm taking a step in the right direction.

      I want to go back to my thoughts on returning to the staff team for a moment. As much as I loved every moment of what I did for myself and others, I honestly don't see myself reapplying anytime soon. Setting my mental health aside, if you've read my resignation doc, one person who I've worked very closely with made me uncomfortable for far too long, and I realize there's no reward surrounding myself with them if that's only going to hurt me. It really makes me uncomfortable to hear that other people have gone through similar experiences, and I feel like escaping from them would do so much for me. On top of this, I just started my next semester, and I'd rather focus on that than think about returning to the staff team.

      Once again, thank you all for being supportive and understanding of me since my departure <3
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