An eerie shriek breaks the silence of a thousand dreams as the dirt starts to crumble and shake!
A hand breaks the surface, grasping in thin air, trying to free the body that has been laying dormant and still for what seems like eons.
Greetings to anyone still present on this forum!
I must admit i haven't visited these forums for ages and ages and had long thought that Elme's was long gone and that only the fond memories remained!
It would seem that i was somewhat right, but also glad to see that i was wrong and that the server until recently actually was still alive!
When i received a message from Elme about this thread i was very surprised, but also excited. I think there is a part of me that never wants to see the server die and that i somehow think that it will come back in one form of another.
I am also very glad to see so many familiar names still loyal and fond of the server that so many people spent countless hours on and called their home for so many years!
This community is the only community that i have had such a close and solid relationship with for such an extended period of time!
Nate, (the player formerly known as Eggo, as i will from now on still refer to as Eggo!) your memories are a great example of how great the server was and how closely knitted the community was, and in some sense still is.
I think its amazing to think about that you now are 18 years old and have started on a path that might just have been inspired by our shenanigans on Elmes by studying engineering.
This for me is the highest reward for being an admin on the server and devoting my time to ensure quality and stability for the players that called Elmes for home.
Not many players remain from the golde age of pre-alpha and alpha from when Elme first started his server, but the ones that remain are still here because of the great times we had together and the adventures we made.
I hope that most of you also have fond memories from your time on this amazing server.
The time we spent together will forever be in my memories and i am thankful for each and every player (even the griefers and trolls) that came by and made it the special place it was!
I have made some great friends on this server and met people that i came to love and adore for more then just the blocks and TNT!
SkyCity, Ygdrasil, Wookie city, Parthenon, Bender, the Taj Mahal, Muhas maze, the floating city, the pirate boat, the miles and miles and miles of railways, and all the crazy redstone contraptions....
The list of amazing builds that have been made (and destroyed) over the years is too long to list here, but some things are still fresh in my mind!
Raise hands if you can remember the burning of SkyCity....!
I guess im a bit sentimental when writing this, but that is ok because the time spent and the memories gained and friends made are simply unprecedented and impossible to put a price on!
So in a sense i am sad to see that the server is going down, but all good things must come to an end!
The amount of work, time and energy needed to maintain a server can overwhelm anyone and is not to be taken lightly!
Many people have tried and most have failed one way or another, but we must recognize their attempts and efforts as to not let it all be in vain!
Even if this server goes down for good this time, i will for ever have my memories and friends from a time when thins were blockier and filled with creepers and wonderful people.
If by some sort of miracle and the server would get a (small) revamp i would love to come by and witness it and to play a game of nostalgia and sentimentality
Finally, if you are still reading after all that sentimental stuff, i want to extend a personal expression of gratitude to everyone i crossed paths with over the years.
You made my time on Elmes unforgettable!
And last but no least i have to extend my greatest thanks and respects to the main man himself, the one and only Elmegaard!
Your efforts, time and dedication is the foundation of everything and everyone on your server.
Thanks to you we ha this wonderful time to lock back on and remember with fondness and happiness!
Thanks for everything buddy, it has been an honor and a privilege to be an admin on your server!