The End of an Era

Hello players of UrbanMC,

Almost seven years ago, all the way back in July of 2014, a young and naïve version of me, who clearly had way too much time on his hands, started this server. I started this server because I enjoyed playing Minecraft, and I wanted to create the perfect environment for me and others to enjoy playing the game together. At the time, I had no idea what it would grow into. I had an idea, I ran with it, and I just kept running with it.

It worked. Players kept coming, and donations helped to sustain it. Your continued support has kept this server open for so long. Many of you have been with us for a long time now and some of you may be newer, but all of you are appreciated. This server was a success, thanks to the dedication of its staff members and many loyal players.

As time has gone on, I have improved as a server owner. However, it seems that no matter how much better I get at my job, it never seems to be enough. At the same time, I find that I have little time available to dedicate to running the server. I no longer feel that I can adequately fill my role as owner.

This server started as a hobby. I ran it for fun. Over the years, it has slowly evolved into a job. The last map I really played on was either the map before the first earth map or the one before that. It was so long ago that I cannot quite remember. I come online now purely to field questions, check on specific items, or fix bugs.

Since running this server now feels like a job more than a hobby, and I do not feel that I can adequately fulfill my obligations as owner, I will be closing Urban Minecraft Servers, effective March 15, 2021.

You guys all know one of our moderators, Skatds. When I first met Skat, he was an eager, optimistic, and highly engaged player. He was one of the easiest hiring decisions I have made, and I do not regret it one bit. When I told my staff that I was ready to move on, and shut down the server entirely, he eagerly messaged me about the idea of starting his own server and piggy-backing off the success of UrbanMC. I have accepted his offer. When his server, LithosMc, it will open with the same map and player data that UrbanMC closes with. I encourage you to check out his server when it opens.

The transition will probably not be smooth. There will be a lot of data to transfer, so there will likely be a lot of downtime. Features will undoubtedly break. More details about the transition process will be available from Skat in the coming weeks. Please direct any inquiries to him personally.

All server rules will remain fully in force until closing, with one noteworthy exception – skat’s server, LithosMc, is an exception to the advertising rule.

Finally, I wish to thank all of you for playing Minecraft with me.

Sincerely,

UrbanMC, Owner
Urban Minecraft Servers
July 27, 2014 – March 15, 2021
 
May 17, 2017
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Lyteiopolis
This server will always have a special place in my heart. Even though I was always playing on the conflicting side of many players, I still made many memories and met some people I still talk to daily on here. It is sad to see it go but It was expected.
Thank you for the dedication and work Urban. It's always tough being an owner of a server and a hobby does eventually become a job if it grows quickly. I am impressed with the work and dedication you have put in over the years and I am hopeful for the future of this community with Skatds.
 

mpzflame

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Jul 2, 2019
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Wisco
I appreciate all the time and effort you and the staff team have put into this server to make it fun for the entire community. It certainly came with some bumps along the way, but overall, it's been an unforgettable experience for me this past year-and-a-half - and I hope that can continue as the server transitions to a new name and ownership. Good luck with whatever your future holds, Urban!
 

Uqknown

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Aug 9, 2017
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Ngl, I’m kind of at a lost for words. All I can really say is thank you for everything. UrbanMC was my childhood, and still is apart of my life today. I met tons of wonderful people who I still know, and got to know more along the way. I made many memories, especially with family, and as Utonium said, this server will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I know this must especially be hard for you as you were the one who made this amazing community. But sometimes life just doesn’t allow us to keep doing things we want to do, we have to move on. Thank you for everything.
I most likely won’t be joining the new server, and will be leaving this discord once the time has come. It was nice meeting each and every one of you. Thank you guys.
 

Last_Starman

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Jun 19, 2019
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Hello players of UrbanMC,

Almost seven years ago, all the way back in July of 2014, a young and naïve version of me, who clearly had way too much time on his hands, started this server. I started this server because I enjoyed playing Minecraft, and I wanted to create the perfect environment for me and others to enjoy playing the game together. At the time, I had no idea what it would grow into. I had an idea, I ran with it, and I just kept running with it.

It worked. Players kept coming, and donations helped to sustain it. Your continued support has kept this server open for so long. Many of you have been with us for a long time now and some of you may be newer, but all of you are appreciated. This server was a success, thanks to the dedication of its staff members and many loyal players.

As time has gone on, I have improved as a server owner. However, it seems that no matter how much better I get at my job, it never seems to be enough. At the same time, I find that I have little time available to dedicate to running the server. I no longer feel that I can adequately fill my role as owner.

This server started as a hobby. I ran it for fun. Over the years, it has slowly evolved into a job. The last map I really played on was either the map before the first earth map or the one before that. It was so long ago that I cannot quite remember. I come online now purely to field questions, check on specific items, or fix bugs.

Since running this server now feels like a job more than a hobby, and I do not feel that I can adequately fulfill my obligations as owner, I will be closing Urban Minecraft Servers, effective March 15, 2021.

You guys all know one of our moderators, Skatds. When I first met Skat, he was an eager, optimistic, and highly engaged player. He was one of the easiest hiring decisions I have made, and I do not regret it one bit. When I told my staff that I was ready to move on, and shut down the server entirely, he eagerly messaged me about the idea of starting his own server and piggy-backing off the success of UrbanMC. I have accepted his offer. When his server, LithosMc, it will open with the same map and player data that UrbanMC closes with. I encourage you to check out his server when it opens.

The transition will probably not be smooth. There will be a lot of data to transfer, so there will likely be a lot of downtime. Features will undoubtedly break. More details about the transition process will be available from Skat in the coming weeks. Please direct any inquiries to him personally.

All server rules will remain fully in force until closing, with one noteworthy exception – skat’s server, LithosMc, is an exception to the advertising rule.

Finally, I wish to thank all of you for playing Minecraft with me.

Sincerely,

UrbanMC, Owner
Urban Minecraft Servers
July 27, 2014 – March 15, 2021
You have honestly created something beautiful. I know I've made many mistakes, and we've had our disagreements, but you created a community where we could come together. Without you I would have never met so many of my friends, and, for better or for worse, wouldn't be the person I am now. I think I speak for the majority of the community when I say your server will live on in our hearts <3

Thank you to all the players who allied, squabbled, and laughed with me,

Thank you to the staff who tolerated me far longer than any human should have to,

Thank you Urban, for making a place that could be our "home away from home".
 

ThePigGang

Member
Oct 15, 2019
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Funnest towny server by far, it was so vanilla but not so vanilla at the same time along with custom plugins that made the server feel comfy. The empires that have risen and fell will be a testament to time as well as the friendships that bloomed from them. Good luck with your future endeavors urban, you hate to see a passion turn into a chore.
 

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