It was a great time. My poor laptop – 25 months straight, couldn’t do anything else with it. But I had a responsibility to the players, running it well, finding good people to give responsibility to so they could manage things. It was great. Even now, players track me down – .years later and ask “When are you putting up the server again?” (just got a Youtube comment two days ago again). I feel like the dad in the Lego movie with the superglue sometimes.
I jumped ship on time though. Craftbukkit had to dismantle its code, so I was stuck at 1.7.9 and it was too complex and big to migrate and not long after this announcement was the death bell. I didn’t blame Mojang for selling – that’s a dream of many companies – but I knew an era had closed and a new one opening.
“Sep 19, 2014 – Microsoft announced this week that it’s buying hugely popular game franchise Minecraft for $2.5 billion. ”