Hey everyone! Many of you of you know may know me as pumpedpixel from cake wars. I've been playing mineplex on and off for about 3 years now, I've had many great times on this server and met many amazing people along the way. I remember, slowly climbing up the cake wars leaderboard with my friends and even managed to get in the top 20s at one point, however during my time on this server there was one game mode in particular that I have a lot of fond memories of and brought a lot of joy to me. and that was mineplex survival mode, however, it wasn't just like any other game mode on this server. there was something unique and interesting about it. the fact that you could start up your own shop, run a casino, build huge skyscrapers, build a majestic castle, startup a town, manage your own hotel or just really anything was amazing. truly, the only limit to it was your imagination. if you ever joined it the first thing you would notice is how great the community was. sure there was some toxicity here and there but overall the community was great. another awesome factor about mineplex survival mode was exploring, me and a few friends of mine would travel thousands of blocks out and witness a lot of neat structures. you could see anything from mansions to full on cities. many players including myself would sink multiple hours into their builds. some builds took a few days to complete and others would take weeks or even months to finish. I remember one time in particular, I was making some banners in my underground shop and noticed a couple nametags above me, I went up there to investigate and turned out it was just 2 random players that stumbled across my base while exploring. I gave them a few items and they went off to explore other builds, that made my day. you see survival wasn't just a game it was an experience. I've met a lot of good friends on there, some of which i still talk to to this day. however one day, survival was down and it remined down for 3 months instead of just doing a backup mineplex decided to completely reset the entire thing. all those amazing builds everyone spent months building, all their items they spent hours obtaining, all those pets that people spent forever finding. vanished without a trace, it was if it was rewinded back to day 1. everything was gone. like many other players, i was perplexed as to why they would reset it, i asked around in chat and around the forums and a few staff members as well as other players told me it was because of god item(items with 32k enchants). apparently they caused a lot of issues with survival so mineplex had to completely ban them and reset survival mode entirely. however, to this very day this explanation still makes 0 sense to me, I'm not mad at the staff team or anything, after all they work really hard on this server to keep it going and for that i thank them but couldn't they just reset peoples inventories or chests? or at the very least just reset the worst affected servers? at least that way we could still have the builds we worked so hard on. I'm not a developer. so I have no knowledge if they could do that but still. I personally never liked the idea of god items as a whole but why should survival get completely reset if a few players decided to use modified clients to spawn them in? however its not just that shortly after the reset all beacons,potions,bedrock,spawm eggs, elytra's, along with many other items were banned. the wither got banned to, it was always fun for someone to summon one and me and other players would fight them however now, newer players cant experience that. after the tragic reset, many of the original survival players stopped paying it. at peak times survival used to get between 900-2k players. 1 time i even saw reach as far as 3k. now its only 300-500 players tops. again I'm not trying to criticize the new survival mode in anyway, I'm just disappointed in how the game mode turned out, i still play it now and always will. i even started working on some new big projects as its still a very fun game mode. but its not the game it used to be. please don't take down this post or take it in the wrong way as its not made to be taken as criticism, its just my opinion as a long time veteran mineplex survival player. for some context here's an old clip of my city base before the reset.