Pendar2 (Bryan) started Emenbee back in October 2011. For years, he dedicated his life to creating a Minecraft server that many of us called our home for a while. It started out as a survival server, and eventually grew to have up to over 10 different servers and 1500 concurrent players. For the last couple years of the server's life, Bryan was not very active and many of you thought he had given up. The truth is that he was diagnosed with cancer. He endured chemo and surgery for several months, and eventually we thought he had been cured. But towards the end of last year, it unexpectedly came back. Recently, Bryan passed away.
To me Bryan was a partner, a friend, and an amazing server owner. Working with him for several years, I learned how much of a genius he truly was, in both his knowledge that allowed Emenbee to become so popular and in how he excelled at developing with so little experience. Our time spent together on Emenbee together were some of the best years of my life. It was truly an honor to have a friend like him. He did so much more for the server than most players thought he did. I could not have done anything without him.
Without Bryan there would never have been an Emenbee, and so many of us would have been deprived of so many fun and exciting experiences. Bryan will be remembered as a genius, a compassionate person, and our hero. He accomplished so much in so little time and influenced more people than most others have throughout their lifetime.
October 24 marks the 7 year anniversary of Emenbee Realms! It has been an amazing 7 years, and I thank every one of you for your support over the years. I have learned so much, and made many friends from my time running Emenbee Realms. It has been a long time coming, but unfortunaly it is time to say good bye. To make things simple I will answer a few common questions below:
Can you or a staff member help with...?
What is the reason the server is shut down?
A lot of factors contributed to this. It started a few years ago with changes made to the game made by Mojang. With things like having to support 1.7 - 1.13.* in order to stay competative, to crazy monitization rules. The lack of support from the company that makes the game causes me lose belief in the future of the game. Following that, it came to the point where I was unable to continue managing the server.
Please revive the server, I can help.
Thank you for offering your help, but that will not happen.
Can I buy the server files and ownership from you?
No, you would probably not be able to run it. Considering the amount of work it would take to transfer knowledge of how things work, it would probably be easier to start a new server from scratch. Plus I do not want to sell it. There are 7 years of work and memories that I can not put a price on.
Can you send your players to my new server? I aspire to make a big server!
Make a good server, advertise, and players will come. I do not have a server in mind to send players looking for a new server. I suggest Google searching for a server with games you like. Most content on Emenbee can be found similarly elsewhere. If you are running a server, you can send me a message on discord and I can give you a few tips.
How much longer will the server stay online?
Currently hub and creative are online. It is not managed so many things are likey not working. There is no date I plan on shutting them down, as they are running for free on cheap hardware.
Can I download my creative build?
Yes, log into creative, go to your plot and type /plot download.
Where can I find my old Emenbee friends?
What are the stats?
7 years. 1531 peak concurrent players. 1,000,000+ unique players. 7000 donors. 150 staff members.
+ Added in a small PvP mode for casual pvping.
+ Various other cool little features added.
* Changed the hub from Christmas/Winter back to the regular style.
+ Added particles to the Creative shop.
+ Added in inventory items for the Head Database and the Creative shop.
+ Added the elytra booster from Skyblock to creative.
+ Added in 4 NPC's to the spawn: Plot Auto, Shop, Rank Info, and Information.
+ Diamonds now have access to a particle wing builder. Command: /wings
- Fixed some grammatical errors in the crates.
* Updated the /rankinfo information.