Hello Gamers, Our Apologies to all gamers, and Community Members We as the ZombieHorde staff team have been taking some analytics of players over the past 6-12 months, players that play the game, players that sit in the lobbies, players that join and leave in 5 minutes, players that play a huge amount on our server. And we have crunched a ton of numbers together and we have had a situation. It's not any news that this fan remake of ZombieHorde has not been going to plan, we have a lack of updates from our development team (mostly my fault), lack of player retention, lack of players as a whole. We have had multiple shutdowns and beta testing phases in which have shown us quite a few things. Some of the most promising things is that our old veteran players love this server, and come to play on here almost every other day, grinding it out. Our newer players, we have had a problem retaining players in which have caused us to change the way this server operates to welcome newer players to our server rather than serve everyone in the community as a whole. Our main goal is to have the best hardware for the server to ensure stability, availability, and no loss of data, as well as provide the most enjoyable experience to everyone playing on our server at any given time. We at the ZombieHorde staff team feel as we have let not just ourselves down, but the entire network and community as a whole. Our updates are not as quick as they once were, our newer maps are not built as quickly for newer events, our new minigames even are not where they need to be to enjoy stable performance, and even then so... our servers that run our network as a whole have had issues hardware wise. 1.17, everyone knows and understands that the most recent update of Minecraft has added quite a few things, blocks, new mechanics, tons of great new things to the client that we are unable to offer due to being a 1.8 server still allowing our users to join with 1.16.5 clients. We need new blocks, our builders would like to use new blocks, new systems.... Enough of talking about what we have not offered our community, and start talking about a new beginning.... The New Beginning... Butterontoast7, and I have been talking about the future and the fate of this server as it exists and runs today, and have been thinking about a solution to everyone's problems. A solution to keep our players playing until they have to go to work, a solution to have streamers come online and play on the server to have a good time, a solution to have everyone happy doing whatever they want and still being able to interact with the community. We have wanted to ask our community the question... What do we do? What should happen next going forward with ZombieHorde? We have thought about the Idea of stretching out our network, adding more gamemodes (ex Creative, Pvp, Skyblock, Prison, other Minigames), and rebranding the network a little bit to reflect on a new beginning for everyone. Should we expand our community and move into a network style so players can have more fun experiencing different gamemodes on the network and still be able to talk to their friends in other gamemodes or minigames? Or Should we change the way Zombiehorde runs as a whole entity and change the way maps are, kits, add guns, make more challenging things inside of the maps, more so of a "Call Of Duty" type way with guns, attachments, leveling system, "purchasing doors to unlock different areas of the maps".. We at ZombieHorde are asking, what should the future of this network be, what should we do? And how should we move forward? Voice Your Opinion Below is the link to a google link, where I would like everyone to vote for the future of this server, and our community. You will have two weeks to vote, depending on the result, will depend on the next update will give everyone and what has been decided to become the new beginning for our players. https://forms.gle/4Fta4yQEpFuFRQY9A Thankyou, Sincerely from the Entire Zombie Horde staff team... We thank everyone for the continued support for the server over the last 5 years in development.