hey. I know that you guys definitely don't remember me, but I remember you. I remember the Mineplex community. - I downloaded Minecraft in 2010. I was 5 years old. It was way back when and all I played was creative. I played it nonstop 4 years straight along with Call of Duty (maybe not the best choice for a 5 - 9 year old, but ya know, older cousins), Lego games, Moshi Monsters, and Counter-Strike. So now, we're in 2014. My cousin who I was very close to tells me something else besides creative or survival for Minecraft, servers. He mainly played HiveMC, but I quickly grew bored. There's more to it but enough of that. I used to watch this Youtuber, Blitzwinger. Who played something called Bridges. I saw that in the comment section someone asked how to get to where to play Bridges. He put the IP so then I went to go play Bridges. It was a server called Mineplex. I literally non-stop played that server for 3. years. straight. No, not on and off like 2010 - 2014. No. Like an unhealthy amount. I LOVED that server. I got so inspired to get staff on that server from watching someone name ForeverElite who is an ex-Sr. Mod that I worked so hard to make an application. I worked at least 2 months on it. But I was underage (maybe 11 - 12 at that time). So I knew it had to be good. I ended up sending 2 applications in, in total. But they both got declined. That's when something called "Fortnite" came out. - I learned about Fortnite mid-November from one of my Minecraft friends. Who, to this day I still play with and talk too. I slowly got into the Fortnite curse, slowly leaving Minecraft, slowly leaving the Mineplex community, and I didn't know it at the time but I was about to leave something that shaped my childhood, something that played a big role in my life. By January of 2018, I was hooked. I played Fortnite, Apex Legends, Black Ops 4, Counter-strike, Rainbow Six Siege, WWZ and pretty much any other game besides Minecraft. - Obviously, the Minecraft uprise had started to take form. I started to play it again, like everyone else. Just survival not servers. I just didn't get the same feeling I had just 2 years prior. I seriously didn't know why. This was early summer late spring of this year. And I just let it pass. I mainly played Counter-Strike throughout the summer finally getting MG but something was bothering me still about Minecraft, why I didn't still feel what I used too. Then, Modern Warfare Beta hits, I instantly pre-download it ready to play the second I can. I play with my friends throughout the weekend and making the best of of the limited time we have to play it. The best nostalgia hits after watching my cousins play Modern Warfare 1 and 2 for years. After the beta, for some reason that night I couldn't sleep. I didn't know why. So as people do when they can't sleep, I just started thinking. Thinking, thinking, thinking. I somehow got to the point when I thought of my Aunt. I remember all the good times I had at her house, including time from 2016-2017. All I can think about was writing my Trainee application on my old iPhone 4s or Se (kinda forgot) and I finally remember why I didn't get that same feeling. It wasn't the game. It was the community. The community of the server that shaped my childhood. The community that I loved but somehow seemed to have forgotten. - The next day, I get on my pc and go to Mineplex. I realized they had their own website and branched off from Enijn. So I went back to the Enjin website and typed in my mom's email and my password (I've had the same password for like 10 years now) there it is. The community and feeling I remember. Looking at my profile, my friends. My messages. I loved it. I loved it so much. I wanted to get back in the community, for good this time. Dedication is now my main priority. I want to give back and give better than I ever gave to the Mineplex community. I want to start being active again. I want to now make new friends, new relationships, and a new life for me and my Mineplex experience.