We are still in this...for now.
We want to save this server, at least for a while longer, but we cannot do it without your help. Running a server costs money, and while I take no profit in running and maintaining BMC, it still costs a bit. Right now, it's around $80/month to operate.
While I do not want this to come off as begging, I am asking for help, at least for a few months, to see if we can get on our feet again. We have been working hard on getting our Creative server planned out, and are around the 70% mark on that, and a new survival map is waiting for the 1.13 update to drop (as well as the 1.13 spigot jar). We've put a lot of work into making this place the best we can and working harder to make it even better.
If you are able and wish to support our efforts, please consider donating, even if it's $5, every little bit helps.
Thank you so much, and I hope I don't let you down.
Thank you to all of our players and donators for the support over the years.
On June 1st, 2018, we will be retiring BeastsMC and taking the servers offline. The webstore is now closed. I will look into cancelling any recurring subscriptions still left.
Okay, everyone, I have some news that I need to share. It's not easy news, so please excuse me if I get a bit wordy or whatever.
I think we've all realized for a long time, a few years now, that Beasts has been in a decline as far as interest goes. We saw our peak several years ago and just haven't been able to reach it since. When we took over a year ago, we had hoped to get this place back up on it's feet and Make Beasts Great Again, but sadly, it just hasn't been able to happen. Whatever the reason, the fact of the matter is is that I feel that the time has come to hang it up and move on to other things. The community has grown up and moved on to other bigger, better games, or life in general has kept them busy, which is absolutely fine and understandable and I am not trying to blame you for anything. It's just something that happens to damn near everything eventually. We're a small server, and there is so much competition out there doing it better than we are, and we gave it out best shot, but in the end, I don't see the server being able to continue any longer. This is just something that happens and it's nobody's fault. The thing is we tried our best.
In June, I will be retiring BeastsMC. The Discord, website and dropbox will stay intact, and the maps will be uploaded to them for players to download and enjoy. I will not make any of our plugins available, nor their configurations, however, if any other server owners/admins need any help, please let me know and I will try my best to assist how I can.
This was not an easy decision to make. I have been a part of this community since 2014 and made a lot of friends, as have a lot of you. Beasts has been a huge part of a lot of your lives, a lot of memories and great things have been made here, and will remain something special to all of us. For me, personally, it's given me a chance to make friends that I have been able to carry with me despite moving around a lot in real life, where the military lifestyle has not been kind in that aspect.
I have loved every minute of being part of this great community, being able to go from just some random unknown to being trusted enough to handle the whole shebang. When I first started here and was going over our old website, I never in a million years thought I would be owning it. It's been absolutely wild, and a great learning experience.
I feel that part of the responsibility of being an owner is making hard decisions such as this. I've thought about this for months, trying to decide what would be the best decision for the server, and although it's a very difficult call to make, the 'adult' decision here is to lay it to rest, knowing that we've done our best, it had a good run, and now it's time to let it go.
I want to thank everybody, staff and players alike, for their time, their contributions and just being here in general. Without you, we wouldn't have made it this far. Beasts has been going since 2012 at the very least, maybe a bit older than that, which is an incredible feat considering how small we are.
Special thanks to our donators who have helped fund us. JayAmazing for setting up our new server and maintaining things that I cannot. Moz for being an amazing person, player, admin and owner who has demonstrated a very keen sense of fairness for everybody, even if it meant being the 'bad guy' in some situations. By all rights, she earned the title of 'owner' years ago. Pogo for being an absolutely amazing friend to everybody, helping wherever he could if anyone asked. All of our admins and mods for their work in trying to make things fun and as fair as possible for everybody. Our players, regardless of donator status, thank you. Without you, we wouldn't even be here.
This discord will stay open for anyone who wishes to stay and keep in contact, as well as our website and facebook.
It's been a great ride, and again, thank you all for making Beasts what it is and was.