Edit by Cheezetarts: Final day -- November 7th, 2014
Cheezetarts and myself has known this moment would come for the last few months now but we can no longer afford to keep SR open. This is mainly due to people freaking out over the EULA, and survival/basic PvP declining in popularity, in favour of mini games over the last 12 months so we haven't received enough donations to keep it open so this is goodbye from us.
Shadowraze (All servers) will close on 1st November (give or take a day) permanently.
I, myself, will not really be reachable for the next month really. I'll be going to a different country and taking some time off for myself to relax after 3 and a half years of watching this place. I will however be taking my laptop so I can try and log in to Minecraft itself using whatever wifi the hotels have to offer.
Cheezetarts is working hard at University so his time here is also extremely limited too. The staff, if they so choose will continue to staff until the end of the month.
We wish you all the very best.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Below is my personal goodbye if you wish to read it:
Over the last 3 and a half years running ShadowRaze I’ve had laughs, tears and made some great friends. ShadowRaze itself has been a place of community and a way to sometimes escape the stressful real life that some of you have to endure. Whether it be family problems or problems at school with bullying, ShadowRaze was always a respite. It broke my heart when Cheezetarts informed me we could no longer keep ShadowRaze running due to the cost and lack of donations due to people being threatened by the EULA or being a sheep and going to mini game servers where you can’t really make friends as it’s all competitive.. But that's just my opinion. Even though we had a PvP server, bonds were formed and alliances created and even though I hate our PvP server with every fiber of my being, I can respect your competitive spirit and your ways of thinking up how you can rip off and scheme against your friends so you can obtain the P4.
Main Server.. What can I say. You’re my heart and my soul. I put everything into keeping you entertained with Treasure Hunts, Events, Epics, Random Giveaways, Silly Perks! You have no idea how much I will miss every single one of you. Even those who annoy the hell out of me. You've been a part of my life for 3 and a half years and nothing and no one can ever take that away. I’ll remember all of you always and in 10 years from now, I’ll wonder what you’re doing. How your life is going. Are you married? Did you get into University? Do you have kids? I still think about the people I met on Yahoo! messenger in 1996.. So don’t think for one second I’ll forget you and don’t you EVER think you’re not important. You are. You all are. And you always will be. So when you’re feeling like the world is against you and no one cares.. and you’re struggling with day to day things. Remember ShadowRaze. You will always…. always have a place in its and my heart.