As I still hold place #1 on ontime top, I guess I should make a post. Mine isn't really a goodbye one, as if I ever see a couple people online, I'll sure as hell go on. Until then, quiet chats sort-of depress me, so I won't really be on. LDP has gotten me a lot of great friends, which I am thankful for. Sorry to the people who remember nubby-kid-using-brother's-account-with-his-skin me. I was annoying for the first half of my LDP experience, so thanks to those of you who would put up with me (and those who still continue to). If we ever become active again, tell Katt to pass the message along to me, as I'm very inactive on the forums and it was a stroke of luck that I remembered the login details to this.
So thanks to the mods who would continually warn me as a nub, with me avoiding mutes until the later half.
Thanks to the guards I would hide behind when we had that little bottleneck entrance to PVP.
Thanks to the admins who were forced to put up with me.
Thanks to MsV (and later on Jookes) for running a great server.
Thanks to the community for, most of the time, being amazing.
Well, I guess the time has come for me to make the announcement. I've been sitting here watching everything you guys have to say and before I go on I'd like to say how much I love each and every one of you that I have had the chance to know over the past 2 1/2 years. I never thought that Lockdown would be special to so many people including myself. We grew from this little nothing server to something that affected so many people and allowed me to get to know an amazing group of people that I wouldn't have had to chance to otherwise. I wouldn't take anything over what I've experienced with you guys. The support all of you have shown to the server and myself is unmeasurable. I've had the opportunity to share some of the best times of my life with all of you.
Now, let's get on to what I've been putting off for the past few weeks. Lockdown will be closing. Not in the way most of you are thinking though. Lately there has been talk between me and a few other people and we've decided to merge lockdown into an upcoming network. So, basically the server that most of you know will be closing but Jookes, the staff, admins, and myself will be joining with another team to open a full network. The network will be opening in December. It will have a prison server as well. (Of course). We will not be using the map Lockdown currently uses, and no you can not have a copy of the map. Items/Money/Ranks will not be transferring. However, all previous Lockdown donators will have a donation rank on the network if you choose to join. You're more than welcome to keep track of the opening date here: https://www.nyxcraft.net/
In a few days/weeks this forum will be locked and staff/admin Skype chats will be shut down. I'm more than willing to keep a skype chat available if you would like to join. Just private message me and let me know if you're interested. The teamspeak will remain online. I have no reason or want to close it as of now. Once the network opens, the lockdownprison.com IP address will be forwarded to the network instead of the original server.
Every good thing has to come to an end sometime. Although, this really isn't an ending for us. It's the start of something else and I truly hope that all of you will come with us for the next step. I care about you guys more than you'll ever know. If you'd like my Skype/Steam whatever just private message me and I'll provide it to you. If you have any specific questions about the upcoming changes feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.
it was gr8, i r8/8. sometimes i get ir8, but m8, dont h8, just w8. hopefully nyxcraft isnt too l8. ok i now cre8 some b8 to go fish and get a cr8 full of salmon. baibai ldp, u were a magnificent *******
well when i was there anyway :^)
MsV, I cannot thank you enough for supporting this. I have a feeling a very popular youtuber will find Nyxcraft; the little information given seems modern and creative enough to set an impression. Keep on going, we'll be supporting you the whole way
I see goodbye posts now I think it's respectful that I post mine. Some of you know me as Yellowfinz when I first joined lockdown two years ago I had a dream of becoming something great in the server I accomplished the impossible I've made friends Ive made enemies I've made games I gave back to the community. When I first met Lillie when she was a chatmod I was just so intreged because she made me smile made me laugh and we had a lot of good times together. I want to thank MsV for being there for me When I needed her I want to thank you for giving me a chance at being staff. I dreamed the Dream MsV and I accomplished that dream because of Lockdown because of all of you. Unfortunately some of you know I had to leave because I joined the United States Army and I had to move on in life I am now living the dream and I'm hapoy because you all made that happen. The reason I joined lockdown was because I wanted to make new friends and just be loved by a community I havent had a lot of friends when I was growing up but some of you may not know the girl that I first loved and was my best friend and basically my sister she died at the age of 14 and my life turned completely to darkness and I hated it I started staying inside all day not talking to anyone and just played games I didn't see the light of day I barely talked to my family and I barely even tried anymore I thought my life was ruined it was life that for four years throughout high school it seems as if I make friends and they suddenly just die the next year Ive lost 8 friends in the past 6 years just recently lost one three days ago but when I was alone in a different country I thought of my best friend and my other deceased friends and mostly I thought about all of you on Lockdown Prison I thought about what you were doing I thought about if you missed me as much as I missed all of you Im sorry for all the trouble I caused when I was playing Im sorry for leaving you when you needed me the most I will always Love each and everyone of you individuals I fight for you and I fight for them. Saltcore I love you so much you cutie. And I ove you Lillie! I will always be a Prisoner on LockdownPrison. Ive heard you are starting a network and I have more time on my hands and I would definitely come back if you allow me to. You've all changed my life and made a huge impact on it. Can't forget will and merajur you both were my best friends ever we have had a lot of good times together and I'm happy that we did I will always love you guys like brothers.
Feel free to message me on skype and reconnect: Blacksun8814
Steam: Blacksun8814 or Negimong
Some of you might remember me by Rsg, Gelly, what have you, I really don't care because all of those people are me.
I left when I tried changing to 1.8 and I couldn't reconnect. Stupid bloody way to give up on such a valuable server.
Lockdown was my life, you guys. I remember a lot of things from its inception to its collapse.
I remember going ham and Duff posting that picture of me freaking out because guards were being unfair. My thought process at that time was like "well, I've seen Verita do it, so why can't I?" I quickly learned that Verita had never actually done that, and I'd fabricated that excuse to support myself. I remember making a looooot of mistakes throughout the history of this server - moving the entire prison over a block, fighting with friends, causing uproars over silly things I did and being overall hated by a lot of people sometimes. Had I never been here, I would have never learned how to become a peacemaker and a leader in real life. A lot of silly old people say that video gaming has no soul to it - I claim it can have just as many dramas, experiences, and times to learn - probably more because the Internet accelerates a lot. Had I not been here, I would have never been the person I am now and learned how to deal with people in general. I've somehow become extroverted as a result of Lockdown, and I heavily thank you all for it.
Of course, I didn't ONLY make mistakes on here - as much as it looked like it. I was a major player in how people worked with one another - I liked being a friend to all, newbies and experienced players alike. I'd like to think that me helping a lot of newer people is part of the reason why people became so involved with the community. I invented events and played them out to no end, with people flurrying in a frenzy over silly things like DTW (actually DTW is to this day one of the most fun games I've ever run ever).I fought against a lot of haters to the server in the most peaceful way I could, and sometimes patched up things with people from the other side to make things better. Though we had people like "the Viva", that one british griefing guy that we managed to stop, and the whole hullabaloo with the server being overtaken by some naughty people, all situations were fixed in due time and it's helped me become a leader in how to handle tense situations. Tensions no longer an enemy - it's a situation to be fixed. Sure, it sounds like it's all bad, but I've become a better person for it. I miss people like AyoChristopho, Cerealguy, Goku - even Parthin, though they were once my mortal blood enemies. I've mellowed TF out.
The most important thing this server ever did for me is let me screw aroudn with its redstone and try to devise random things to help it out. The cafeteria was one of my most favorite projects and it let me mull over the intricacies of redstone and become a better redstoner. Now, redstone is pretty petty in comparison to "being extroverted" and "being a peacemaker", but it's the most important thing of all. I'm going to college to become a computer engineer, and I don't think I would have developed an interest for that had it not been for redstone. That's right, you guys - instead of being a ballerina, my childhood dream, you've all defiled it into computer engineering. Thanks a lot, you jerks XP. In all seriousness, though, had I not been on this server, I would have never resolved a career path for myself.
I love you all. I'm not going to list names because I'm going to forget to put at least 7/8ths of you and that would be rude of me. If I'm going to thank anyone, though, it would be Verita. You're still MelonMod to me, and it's mostly your fault I'm standing here as an attractive hot guy and not a scrawny nerd. Thank you guys so much for being here.
Turn down for what? (see, i was always terrible at these bloody emotional "oh look, i'm leaving sorry guise" i think you'll find that my retirement post was at least this bad of an ending if not worse. i mean, it's like mass effect 3 bad, and this is only, oh, i don't know, oculus-the-movie bad of an ending. look, i'm trying to be funny and it's totally not working. hm, see, here's the issue. what if instead of ending this post with a trap song, i somehow ended it with a mic drop. let's see how i can screw that up!)
*mic drop, awkwardly falling onto my foot* (uhhhh, well then, that went terribly, i think i should cut this post and cut my losses before i hit some sort of character limit. this has got to be the most boring thing to read ever. uhhhhhhhh, screw it.)