I am retiring from Minetime, and my role as the leader of survival (essentially). I'm also the top voter . Someone else can take it after March is over. @xLelouchxGeassx has also retired, but I can't speak for him even though I am close to him. FallsGreen is also retiring and wanted me to tell you all as well. Most of you won't care, so all I ask is that you send a brief farewell to me. Read no further. As for the rest of you, I'm about to speech hard. Speech like Tyler promised to but never did . My story will be a mix between a life lesson, why I'm quitting, and a story. I've put a lot of thought into my retirement throughout this week. I'm going to be direct here. Survival is like an empty shoe box. You see the box on the outside, but when you look in, the shoe is gone. You may argue that you see around 20-40 people all day, but I only see about 8 every day. The rest are just afk. I whisper all of them and get 0 response. Tell me they are doing something, because they definitely aren't. I am about 4x richer than the next baltop person (@MR9), who I passed in 1 month (700k$ roughly). I planned on catching up to the server over time, but the amount of ridiculous negativity that certain people stir up when they feel like it is just flat out overwhelming. The /ignore command doesn't work, especially if they're going to continue being toxic behind my back. I'm the only one on the survival server who had a chance of beating the server (now that I am retiring, no one will beat the survival server). I thought that if I could beat the server, I could bring lots of attention to survival, but it's impossible. Everyone here only plays on skyblock, factions, or creative. If you ask anyone on this server, 80% won't say anything, 10% will say survival is dead, 5% will ask for a trade, and 5% will just be rats. Survival is just impossible. It kinda sucks knowing all the time you put into one server was pretty much all for nothing, especially if no one will notice. Everyone on baltop has essentially quit, so three people have risen to replace them (took them about 3 months.. about time ya slowpokes) Had I worked on any server, I probably would've given you guys a hard time on baltop or easily crushed you all. My regret is that I will never find out for sure. I started to question why I was so attached to survival. Simply put, I think I just wanted a few things: to feel superior, awesome partners, attention, and a group of friends I could come to knowing they would be there for me. I ought to tell you all now that unless you have a passion for something in computers/minecraft, have irl friends who play here, or play for short times, you should stop. It's not healthy attaching yourself to people who you may never know will disappear. Also, wasting your life playing games will hurt you in the long term. I highly recommend exercise, joining a club, or studying to be successful. No matter how hard that is, I guarantee it will pay off in the long run. Holding baltop, especially on survival, doesn't matter. But investing valuable time into an unrewarding game does matter. I am essentially getting kicked out due to certain people who are jealous of my shop's success. They know who they are. They will deny it, but the root of their hatred towards me is their jealousy. I find it unfortunate that Tyler will not hear me out or at least allow me to defend WarpShopmart and myself. It's also unfair when he's treating all the other players more fairly than me for reasons I don't even understand. I've invested 2 hours writing emails to him, just to receive responses full of neglect. Yeah, I know he's busy (not really), but I've been asking for weeks. But when someone else asks for something, they get action within 24 hours. Tyler needs another administrator to help him out. Minetime doesn't need more helpers or moderators, but 1 or 2 people who can help Tyler out with his hidden work load. I will also say my personal issues concerning survival would've taken only 30 minutes or so to finish. Tyler wouldn't do it because he thought it'd take 2 hours+..... This injustice and neglect is exactly why I'm retiring. Yes, I know WarpShopmart and I have done something wrong, but if you're not going to even give us the time to defend ourselves, then there's really no point in wasting our time in such a dangerous server. I find it disappointing that the staff allows us to get bullied, yet when someone else cries uncle when we react, we get smashed. WarpShopmart and I worked hard to get to baltop. I guarantee half of the baltop 1-3 have received significant donations to reach where they are at. I've spent over 800 hours (80k claim blocks) within these 4 months playing on the server, yet someone who has left this server for 1 month+ gets the same treatment that I do. It's impossible to be successful on a server where the staff choose the guy who donates more $ or the guy who never plays on the server. It's simple. We were too successful on survival, so you all want to kick us out. It's funny that a certain player had to resort to such underhand tactics to overthrow me. So to him: you will be king of survival, as well as king of nothing. You will rule over land, but have no subjects to work your fields. Shout out to @Express555, @SouthPaw32, @Lovinlegos, @gajdoiron, @GiantEvilPanda, @jacksonthebarb, @Sooplie, and @chloee. Potential questions people might ask me: Q: Are you joining another server? A: Yes, I am joining another server, but I won't be nearly as active on it as I was here. If you really want to find out, I might just tell you if you ask me. Q: Why are you quitting? A: Survival has major issues that haven't been fixed for weeks. I also think I've hit the claim block limit (80,000). I also answer this question in my speech. Q: Are you giving anything away? A: No. I'm retiring, not quitting. Q: What are you going to do once you retire? A: Study hard and work out hard. I'm taking like 4 AP courses next school year so I might as well start cutting off my gaming addiction now. Do I even lift? bruh i trane ufc Good luck to all you money-hungry, selfish loners. Thanks to the rest who've treated me nicely. You made Minetime worthwhile.