Hey guys! Creator of the Plague, Dawn of the Dead, and Medieval Zombie Siege here. I wanted to say WHY we had shut down.
There were, honestly, many reasons why we had shut down.
Lack of community playing
Lack of donations
Admins and Mods were getting less and less enthused.
Lack of advertisement (no matter how hard we tried)
And last, but not least, lack of the owner (me) having server ownership experience.
We tried to stop the shutdown from happening, and I know a lot of people are nostalgic over the thought of any of my servers. It had to happen though. I had my reign as Original Zombie Survival Server Creator, but it ended just a little over our year anniversary of the first zombie survival server being created.
I know some people did not play, or stopped playing, because of my lack of experience. I didn't make some decisions I should have made, and I made some decisions I shouldn't have made. Those were honestly a giant part of the shutdown. I remember, early Plague, it was constantly full. But it slowly died down, and drastically died after our co-owner (amazing man, might I add) Vaquxine had left. He was a giant part of the building of the community and server. We didn't have much of a community, but of the community we did have, they were amazing, fun, and loving. It was an amazing honor meeting everyone I've met making these servers. Most of them, I'll be friends with for a long, long time! One of them, Skirmisher47 (my admin-leader) is an amazingly talented Irishman who makes AMAZING CTM, PVP, etc maps. He puts a lot of work into his maps, and we're still close friends!
I couldn't have done it without my admins and mods. All of my admins were picked from Medieval Zombie Siege, except for one I believe. And all of them earned it. They were here through many tragic incidents with the server, and helped with everything!
Also, don't be sad about the shut down. I hope the Plague will be resurrected one day, but until then we DO have another server being planned. Very small work, and just ideas, going into it now.
Thanks for all the love and support! Happy gaming
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HEY EVERYONE! Want to get this started again? Want to start playing with that awesome community you once had? Well seeing the decline of stuff that made this server awesome and the lack of proper hosting, made me quite. But seeing as i once donated alot of money in hopes to make this server even better, i thought i might donate something more substantial. A server. Thats right, I will be purchasing a server in the near future here for hosting and mass storage collection. Now i know not everyone is up for it, I have been told to **** off with this idea before... But its not like it wont hurt anyone right? Im GONNA have the server there anyways and it wont be doing much use for me other than holding my data while i restore my PC. But if anyone wants to use it when i get it. Give me a shout. Im on skype all the time and i check my email almost 24/7. Now this being said. I WONT be able to admin, for lots of reason probably. 1 being lego already flat out refuseing to let me, 2 being im starting 3D Graphiv Designe school. But WHATEVER! I really REALLY REALLY want some where for my old friends that used to play to come again. Being said, this server is a 8-core and can hold up to 500gb of ram. This allows you to hold up to 4,000 people! AND have a map that is more than 50gigs in size... AND STILL RUN SMOOTHLY! But thats me. If anyone is up for my idea let me know, cause if you guys dont want to do it. I have some other friends that want to see the Plague come back to life and are willing to put all there time into making it a possibilty. So from one surviver to another. I want this to come back to life. But im not going to maintain it. The server will have full FTP capabilities, and can host a website, ventrillo or any other communication you want (except skype) it could even do a LIVE map. TO GOOD TO BE TRUE RIGHT??? NO ITS NOT! My fellow peeps, this is a gift to you all that want this to come back to life. I am GONNA get this server anyways and i will eventually have a zombie server of my own... But if you guys would like to have the plague back then start shouting at Legolass. That is all i wanted to state on this dead thread. If anyone reads this then feel free to contact me.
There's not much to update about really There are occasional spurts of activity with this but it always dies down quickly. I'm not really sure why. People are still interested, but just too busy or something. Maybe it'll happen one day... we have a lot of cool ideas down but that's really about it :/
Hello, I dont know if you remeber me but I was a donor back in the good ol days of The Plague. I remeber it as one of my favorite servers. Just thought I'd let you know if you need any help, i'll have allot of time this summer.
I have been trying to re-create ThePlague or atleast trying to make it as much like it was, but it's hard.
I've also been trying to contact Francisco but with no luck. :/
Some help from you guys could be nice, I really miss this server and I hope to see it online and as good as it was when I first joined the server! I have the money to put up a 24/7 server for a year and a forum 24/7 online for a year! I just need some assistance and maybe the plugins that might be left.
It is hard... very hard. We have tried several times.
I think if you can get Lego's Steam, that's probably the best way to get hold of him. I don't have it, or I would give it to you.
On a whim, sometime in... July, maybe, I went into a frenzy over planning a server remake. I contacted all the old people, wrote up a bunch of ideas, and started watching coding videos. Then, all my free time disappeared, and with it, so did my will to work on the server, at least for now. Anyway, many of the old staff aren't interested anymore. They all loved The Plague, but life is just busy, and it's unlikely that it would end up working out again. So, it involves the dedication of a lot of time, and many of them have other things they need to dedicate that time for. A couple people were still interested (tehcool and Ultimate, I believe), but they might not be anymore now that school has started.
Unfortunately, I don't see much hope for the server anymore. To me, it symbolizes the heyday of Minecraft. The game was popular enough that a good server would fill up every day, but it hadn't yet succumbed to the warlike nature of the mainstream gaming community. One could log onto a multiplayer server and play with friends, but not have to fight other people much at all (unless that was the sole point of the server). The Plague really exemplified that. People who wanted to PvP didn't last because nobody humored them and the mobs made it impossible. People really worked together to survive, and guilds like the Syndicate and the Anyites managed even to thrive for a while (I gotta say... T1 base was one of the best I've ever seen to this day).
Today, that kind of thing doesn't work anymore. I've already typed too much, and I'm not going to go into any more depth, but even if all the old community of The Plague returned to the server, it would still probably be corrupted by the newer warlike people, and it would just become another PvP server... except with zombies.
That's not to say it's not worth trying if you really want to do it, but just that it's going to be an uphill battle.
I will keep trying, I might make a server where you can do alot of different stuff, like having different worlds with different games like MineZ, ThePlague, Creative and maybe a Mineville world.