Before reading this thread, go to the homepage and go down the list of recent updates. Notice how none of the core minigames have been given attention, and it's all just fluff about cosmetics and holiday events. That will help you understand where I'm coming from here. Mineplex as a server has more less kept me entertained for like 5 years. Sure it had it's flaws but at the end of the day it was a quality server with its fair share of nice people and fun games that fit almost all tastes. The only significant complaint people had was the lack of game updates, with resources being allocated more towards holiday events and cosmetics, instead of changes and improvements to the core games. While I did and still do see this as a big issue, it wasn't bad to the point where you could say the server was beyond help or unplayable. That being said, the warning signs are now crystal clear as mineplex has put all it's eggs into one basket and is riding the wave until they crash against the rocks. The straw that broke the camels back was the Immortal Rank update. When PPC came out, nobody was complaining about the perks. People were more-less satisfied, and most of them were probably satisfied with the custom cosmetic and the omega chest alone. This is in stark contrast to when Eternal came out, and people were somewhat underwhelmed by what it had to offer. Threads about how Eternal could be improved became popular however till this day not a single thing has changed, where as PPC has been given MULTIPLE revamps and improvements . I dont want people to misinterpret what I'm saying as me just being salty or envious of PPC/Immortal rank. What im trying to say is that Mineplex suffers from shortsightedness when it comes to what they consider profitable. Instead of throwing a bone to the vast majority of non-PPC players, they only pander to the minority of people who pay them each month. Sure, you could say that in the here and now they are making more money with this strategy, but the more they ignore the main playerbase, the more they lose the very thing keeping them on the map as a server. That means less people are buying ranks, and less people are giving the server attention. And once the normal players leave, PPC players wont have a reason to stick around on a server that only gets 150-200 players at peak hours. (which is what I see happening in 1-2 years) The disregard of players is one thing, but the bigger problem is the disregard for their server. Mineplex does not try to maintain it's player base with it's games anymore, the only attention grabbing method they use is events, whether it's holidays or a joke events like area 51 (which might I add, broke the economy of the server). Instead of improving their network as a whole by investing in game updates and improvements, they craft entire game modes that only last for a month so they can recycle them later or just store them till they are aged enough to be considered nostalgic by veteran players. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that, for example, instead of the new valentines game or the Christmas game, we would have much preferred an update to a game mode like skywars, or some balances made to ssm/bridges. Even on the rare occasion that mineplex DOES decide to make a dedicated game update, their bias is once again made clear since they are giving all the love to their new and popular and 100% original gamemode: c a k e w a r s. Again, mineplex is putting it's eggs in one basket. A minigame network with as many gamemodes as mineplex cannot survive by only supporting one gamemode, even if it's the most popular. My time in GI has really put into perspective how sad Mineplex's situation is. It's filled to the brim with bright players who genuinely want to see positive change in the server, but are held back by a distant and non-vocal ownership and dev team. There is an obvious schism between the desire of normal players and the desires of the leadership of mineplex. I consider myself to be an optomist, so who knows maybe one day players will be vocal enough to show mineplex what they really want, or maybe once mineplex starts loosing more and more players they'll prioritize updates that promote longevity in the server instead of short term profit. Till that happens, someone should try to steal the master builders win record from me since I'm done.