Every story has an end and we too have one
Paradox Isle has been and will be a family rather than a simple community
It all started with a small idea of "Can i make a good community?" to a family of 250+
Paradox Isle discord was just an un-named community "itsmemac's server" which i used to communicate with my buddies, stream and organize game nights.
None the less it was just 3 months after the start of server, it was "Exposed" to the 15 people in the discord server that i was running a MC server which was hosted from my PC.
This was a small server which i was running from 2013 to play with my buddies Saz, Sanrak & Nila.
So the obvious happened and other players asked to open the server to public.
Since we are going public, i just hosted the server on Aternos and we were limited by the auto shutdown
Tried my best to run it but nah, it wouldn't last long
Decided to go ahead and get a VPS from Contabo (Was cheaper and had good specs) and it enabled me to expand the player base
So, when we go public... we need a name for the server right ??
Paradox Isle was established in November 2016 with the help of my buddies who assited in logo design and managing server.
It all started as a simple straight up no plugins vanilla server (did i make a mistake....? oh yess)
first 6 hours was bliss and the later was not
Hackers, griefers and much more awaited me.
Had to close down the server for 24 hours so i can make changes.
Relaunched the server with same seed but with plugins to protect the server.
Next 24 hours was chaos as well but managed to keep it running.
Over the course of months, i kept on refining the server so players would have their best game in Paradox Isle.
Player counts started to raise more and more each day and word started to get out more and players started to find Paradox Isle
It was 2020 and COVID happened, everyone was stuck in home
Players started to join from all directions with peak players count around 62 players and that when we hit the server limit
VPS was not good enough to handle the players base and i wouldn't want players to have a unpleasent time.
Thats when i decided to get a Dedicated Server from Hetzner and till day we live with it.
Player count started to increase and total players joined reached 1000 (a milestone i never expected).
With more player joins comes more issues.
We had more resources to play with and this i decided to go ahead with Stage 2 - Expansion
2021 was the new begining of Paradox Isle - Network
Started with Custom SMP, Vanilla, Factions . Mini Games and several others
We kept moving forward and player count started to increase.
Several other game servers were started as well as TechDox for the geeky bunch
Then the time came to end the journey due to me moving away due to work and availability.
Well, we didn't close down as community came forward to make me keep the server alive.
I couldn't say NO
Over the course of next 1 year, we saw several changes to server, game, etc
and Here we are at the end of 2022 exactly 6 years 1 month after Paradox Isle was born.
With heavy heart i must say, we are closing Paradox Isle - Network.
This time for real
It took me months of deciding to finally come to this decision
Due to nature of work and personal commitments, i will not be able to keep the server running anymore.
Since running a safe MC server for the community takes time and patience.
Over the course of 6 years, i have coded more plugins to bring features, updated abandoned plugins to keep it running, patching and keeping the server updated with
most latest security fixes as soon as available.
I won't be able to do that anymore 😞
So here is the END of Paradox Isle - Network.
Server will be up till 29-12-2022 - 23:59 (IST)
but wait, this doesn't mean the end of Paradox Isle in itself
Just a end of the Chapter in the book of Paradox Isle
Paradox Isle discord server is here to stay
We will be hosting game nights, hangout sessions, etc
Thank you all for being a part of this Amazing adventure
I learnt a lot from you people on how to host a healthy Minecraft network