Back in 2020, I thought java Mineplex would probably survive up until about 2024/2025 before it would eventually get shut down similar to java Hive. I thought this because I assumed the leadership team would actually continue to provide some support to the server before it would inevitably lose its playerbase. Instead, mineplex's leadership has absolutely neglected Mineplex for the past year, and we went an entire 8 months without getting a single update. 2021 has without a doubt been Mineplex's worst year, I mean just look at the playercount. For the past 6 months Mineplex hasn't even been able to consistently hit 1k players, and it's average playercount is 300-500 players. 300-500 players used to be Mineplex's absolute lows during the nights, but now it's just the normal playercount. Back in early 2021 I assumed that the playercount would rise back up to stable levels over the summer, but NOPE. Mineplex was still getting 500 players on most days, very rarely breaking 1,000 players. With this current trend, I don't see Mineplex making it passed Spring 2022. This is all honestly really depressing, since Mineplex has been my favorite server for the past 6 years. But I don't know what else to say, this all the leaderships fault. Nothing we can do besides hopelessly ask the leadership team to stop neglecting us and actually provide support. Maybe, just maybe some miracle could happen and Mineplex could be revived gloriously. Man, that would be nice.