Alright, so if you have been playing for a while you should know me, I'm Istok and I've been playing for around 5 years now, joining the forums a year after in 2014. I decided to make this thread to discuss the current issues of this server as I have a lot of mixed opinions about the changes that happened over the years and how it has affected the population of the server. See the thing is MineTime started off as quite a simple, I guess "normal" network except for the fact that it allowed hacks and contrary to what people may think, hacks aren't the reason that MineTime was alive in the first place, it was actually due to the staff that worked hard daily on making it better, not to mention there was also enough of them to handle all of the workload (*hint hint* our staff team is tiny). Now I know that you might argue that our current staff team is so small because of the small population of the server, but the problem is that the staff we have hired currently do very little to improve the server and regain its original population back as much as they say they are trying, they really aren't. The perfect example of a good staff member was Tyler, he would put in work every single day to improve the server, he was even willing to take ownership of it when Collin and Emily resigned, which brings me to my next point, the owner. I think that if the owner doesn't want to be active, even though he can be cause he plays minecraft for hours every single day, he should just resign and hand it over to somebody else more responsible that could improve the conditions of the server, cause right now he is a figurehead, he is like Queen Elizabeth II of England and it's just scary to see how little he does to help out. Next thing I want to address is all the unneccessary changes that take place, that xBMAN thinks can make the server alive. Like why fix something if it isn't broken it's pointless and a waste of time and effort that can be used to do other things that are actually needed. For example, the obisidan breaker on prison or the /chest removal and even before that the /chest cooldown, majority of the community that actually actively plays on this server didn't want these things added, so why add them? Also, xBMAN's idea to implement the "Prime" rank and whatever other ranks there were to replace the current ones, what is the logic behind that? Why make somebody who payed 105$ for a rank and somebody who payed $80 for a rank the same rank? That's completely outrageous and adds no valuable contribution to the server. Now, I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but why don't we just accept that EULA agreement? There's no point in fighting over it and staying on the blacklist. It's literally deteriorating the whole server with not many benefits... Also, try to advertise the server someway, get it out there, make sure people hear of it, put advertisements on different websites, contact or sponsor some youtubers, put in that little effort to make new people join, so that more older and active players would want to stay, cause as of now, you're digging yourself a hole and this whole we are talking about will eventually strike rock bottom, from where you can't dig anymore and that will be the day minetime shuts down. Another thing that you can do, is make another trailer for minetime, just like collin did back in the day, that trailer got plenty of views, people and revenue from those same people buying things on the server store. All of these issues can be so easily fixed and it makes me so depressed that we just don't put in the work to fix them. Instead, we act like there is gonna be some magical happening that will make the server the way it was back in the day and it's just insane. I come from Serbia and as some of you might know if you are well informed, you would know that it's currently in the talks of getting into the EU, after years of pissing in the wind and ignoring our Yugoslavian friends and what they have been doing, we decided to go our own way because we thought we were this unstoppable force, but over the years we realised that we weren't and it might be becoming too late by now. This is a very similar situation with MineTime and we should be able to learn from things like that and improve, but clearly nobody is making an effort to do so. Now, I know that you got plenty of these threads in the past and want to be ignorant towards my opinion, but (excuse my language) stop being idiots, please, there is no need to ignore the little playerbase that you have left, cause they will eventually leave aswell. Also, if you are a player and you disagree with this post, you are pissing in the wind along with the staff. Therefore, I really need you guys to hear me out, we all do, just do as the community requests you to because we are what made up MineTime and not listening to us will eventually kill it. If you have any other suggestions or opinions, don't be affraid to reply below, every contribution counts, thanks for reading this post.