Due to changes in my personal life I do not wish to continue the community. There will be no further development on the Super-Earth Minecraft Community.
Also the amount of hatred from former staff and banned members have pushed me onto bigger and better things in life.
I do not regret the community as a whole, I regret the amount of trust I had for the people that helped me and then continually screwed me and eventually our community.
You may try to rebuild the community on other servers or games but in the end you will never recreate Super-Earth as it was and this is the most saddening realization we will have to face.
Some achievements we made.. this is the largest PC survival topic in Minecraft forum history (both views and replies), we debuted at the first Minecon with only two other servers, we appeared in the Minecraft Documentary, at one point in beta we were the largest North American server, we held on to a top three position on Minestatus for a year in beta, and number one for almost six months (before Minestatus sold out and allowed vote boting to reign).
I will end my last public post about this with a message I received from a player on these forums.
I'm an old player of your server. I'm interested in SE 3 and what it means for Minecraft. I'm sure my word doesn't carry much weight nowadays, but I'd like to throw in my two cents regardless.
I believe that the cause of SE's earlier failures was overreaching itself. I'd love to see a return to the original Super-Earth, a nearly vanilla experience with Towny and shops. Minigames and offshoot servers aren't a way to create a consistent playerbase.
The current variety of servers feels gimmicky to me. For example, Prisontech; a server based entirely around the concept of escaping prison. I'd also suggest not to focus too heavily on structured PvP- the organic PvP that occurred in the wilderness was some of the most fun I've ever had in a video game. A good team of competent mods and gameplay that allows the sandbox to flourish is what helped you in the past, and what I believe will propel you into greatness again.
As a final note, I'd like to thank you for contributing to many of my most enjoyable experiences in video games.
I am sorry most of all to players like this.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand