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The End of BrokenLens Servers

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by vertx, Apr 8, 2022.

  1. vertx

    vertx Founder / Developer Staff Member BrokenLens Owner

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    Hello everybody,

    Today, I come with more bad news for BrokenLens.

    Following up on https://www.brlns.net/forums/threads/brokenlens-needs-your-support.140110/
    our campaign back in December was able to keep the gears turning around here for a few more months, and for that I thank everyone who helped out. A special thanks goes for those who sent in donations as well, it was an incredibly generous act and some of you single handedly covered multiple of our hosting bills.

    Unfortunately though, during the past 2 months, BrokenLens only generated negative revenue yet again, there hasn't been enough sales to cover all of our next hosting bills even after exploring cheaper options. we do need quite a lot of resources to keep the network up and running.

    You also may have noticed we haven't been pushing out updates as quick as we did in the past, and honestly, part of the reason is the lack of motivation, perspective and joy that I, Gabriel, once had working for BrokenLens.
    I personally have been feeling really unwell both mentally and physically with the situation we are going through, be it all the burn out, be it the loss of revenue and subsequently the inability of keeping both myself and the server up even after investing my own funds in it, be it our dwindling player counts through the years, be it the unfair competition we've gathered after featured servers were introduced (In Mojang's own words: there isn't a process of application to become a featured server, Mojang simply decides who they will choose to become featured. - essentially deciding which servers succeed and which servers fail. Featured servers not only have access to a broader audience, but also, among other things, access to essential tools to be able to steadily keep up with new game updates. Let me ask you guys, is this fair competition?). this whole situation has been dragging on for years and years, and the thing is: it has not been easy.

    When we officially launched back in January 14th, 2016, we were an immediate success, gathering around 50 thousand registered players in just one week. this was even before we had a build team and developed a way for players to seamlessly switch between servers - if you tapped on an NPC it would kick you out and show you the direct IP address for the game servers. we pushed massive updates daily and it turned out to be our most successful year ever peaking at nearly 15k concurrent players, sometimes even more.
    today, we sit at 12.3 million registered players from almost every single corner of the world, and this is a huge achievement for us.
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    Along the years, we formed the most wonderful staff team we could have ever asked for, our builders, staff managers, admins, moderators, helpers, everyone in the staff team is extremely talented at what they do, and we couldn't have gone as far as we did without them. they made this server possible in so many ways I can't even express in just words, and I'm extremely proud of calling this team the best one in the world.
    If you are a BrokenLens player, I'm sure they all have touched your life in some way or another, even if you don't realize how yet. And I would like to thank them for everything they've done and accomplished here, from the bottom of my heart.

    I'm sure at this point you already know what I'm about to announce. and it's something that makes me extremely sad both for the staff team and the players. I never wanted to have to take this decision.
    But, BrokenLens cannot keep itself afloat anymore, and I have to start thinking of my future too. I need to move on and find a different job to pay for my bills. I need to start thinking of my mental and physical health at some point. and unfortunately, the only choice I have moving forward, is to close the BrokenLens servers permanently :(

    This has not been an easy decision for me, and it's been a source of uncountable sad emotions during the past few days. I know some of you will be sad, and some of you will be mad, but finally, I've come to the conclusion it has to happen.

    April 16th, 2022 is the day, at 11:59PM EST.

    As the clock ticks midnight, all BrokenLens servers will be switched off forever. and if something good comes out of it, I hope it's the good lasting memories and friendships we've all made in there through the years. We've all learned something in this long journey, and BrokenLens might have failed as a network, but if we were able to affect your life positively in some way, in the end, our mission will have been a success.

    Only the servers are gonna be affected by this decision, the forums and the app will remain online for as long as possible so our collective history can be preserved. and we will be removing our filters to allow everyone to recommend different servers and discuss any Minecraft and off-topic related content here for the foreseeable future. feel free to recommend new forum sections as well.

    That is all,
    I wish all the staff members and contributors good luck in your future endeavours,
    And thank you everyone for supporting us till the end.

    Gabriel Dickinson | Founder

    Akhir dari Server BrokenLens

    Halo semuanya,

    Hari ini, saya datang dengan lebih banyak berita buruk untuk BrokenLens.

    Menindaklanjuti https://www.brlns.net/forums/threads/brokenlens-needs-your-support.140110/ kampanye kami pada bulan Desember kemarin telah mampu menjaga persneling berputar di sini untuk beberapa bulan lagi, dan untuk itu saya berterima kasih kepada semua orang yang telah membantu. Ucapan terima kasih juga kepada mereka yang sudah mengirimkan sumbangan, itu adalah tindakan yang sangat murah hati dan beberapa dari Anda secara sendirian menanggung banyak tagihan hosting kami.

    Sayangnya, selama 2 bulan terakhir, BrokenLens hanya menghasilkan pendapatan negatif lagi, belum ada cukup penjualan untuk menutupi semua tagihan hosting kami berikutnya bahkan setelah menjelajahi opsi yang lebih murah. Kami memang membutuhkan banyak sumber daya untuk menjaga dan menjalankan jaringan.

    Anda juga mungkin telah menyadari bahwa kami belum mendorong pembaharuan secepat yang kami lakukan di masa lalu, dan sejujurnya, sebagian alasannya adalah kurangnya motivasi, perspektif, dan kegembiraan yang saya, Gabriel, pernah bekerja untuk BrokenLens.
    Saya secara pribadi merasa sangat tidak sehat baik secara mental maupun fisik dengan situasi yang kita alami, baik itu kelelahan, kehilangan pendapatan dan selanjutnya ketidakmampuan menjaga diri saya dan server bahkan setelah menginvestasikan dana saya sendiri di dalamnya, baik itu jumlah pemain kami yang berkurang selama bertahun-tahun, baik itu persaingan yang tidak adil yang kami kumpulkan setelah server-server unggulan diperkenalkan (Dalam kata-kata Mojang sendiri: di sana tidak ada proses aplikasi untuk menjadi server unggulan, Mojang secara simpel hanya memutuskan siapa yang akan mereka pilih untuk menjadi server unggulan. - pada dasarnya memutuskan server mana yang berhasil dan server mana yang gagal. Server-server unggulan tidak hanya memiliki akses ke audiens yang lebih luas, tetapi juga, antara lain, akses ke alat-alat penting untuk dapat terus mengikuti dengan pembaharuan game-game baru. Izinkan saya bertanya kepada Anda semua, apakah ini persaingan yang adil?) Seluruh situasi ini telah menyeret selama bertahun-tahun, dan masalahnya adalah: itu tidak mudah.

    Ketika kami secara resmi meluncurkan kembali pada 14 Januari 2016, kami langsung sukses, mengumpulkan sekitar 50 ribu pemain yang terdaftar hanya dalam waktu seminggu. Ini bahkan sebelum kami memiliki tim build dan mengembangkan cara bagi pemain untuk beralih antar server dengan mulus - jika Anda mengetuk NPC, itu akan menendang Anda keluar dan menunjukkan alamat IP untuk server-server gamenya. Kami mendorong pembaharuan yang besar-besaran setiap hari dan itu ternyata menjadi tahun kami yang paling sukses yang pernah mencapai hampir 15 ribu pemain bersamaan, terkadang bahkan lebih.
    Hari ini, kami duduk di 12,3 juta pemain yang teregistrasi dari hampir setiap sudut dunia, dan ini adalah pencapaian yang besar bagi kami.

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    Selama bertahun-tahun, kami membentuk tim staf yang paling hebat yang pernah kami minta, builder-builder kami, manajer-manajer staf, moderator, helper, semua orang yang berada di tim staff sangat berbakat dalam apa yang mereka lakukan, dan kami tidak bisa pergi sejauh yang kita lakukan tanpa mereka. Mereka membuat server ini menjadi mungkin dalam banyak hal yang bahkan saya sendiri tidak dapat mengekspresikannya dengan kata-kata, dan saya dengan sangat bangga memanggil tim staf ini yang terbaik di dunia.
    Jika Anda merupakan pemain BrokenLens, saya yakin mereka semua telah menyentuh hidup Anda dengan cara tertentu, bahkan jika Anda belum menyadarinya. Dan saya ingin berterima kasih kepada mereka untuk semua yang telah mereka lakukan dan capai di sini, dari lubuk hati saya.

    Saya yakin saat ini Anda sudah tahu apa yang akan saya umumkan. Dan itu adalah sesuatu yang membuat saya sangat sedih baik untuk tim staf atau para pemain. Saya tidak pernah ingin harus mengambil keputusan ini.
    Tapi, BrokenLens tidak bisa lagi bertahan, dan saya harus mulai memikirkan masa depan saya juga. Saya harus pindah dan mencari pekerjaan lain untuk membayar tagihan-tagihan saya. Saya harus mulai memikirkan kesehatan mental dan fisik saya di beberapa titik. Dan sayangnya, satu-satunya pilihan yang saya miliki kedepannya adalah untuk menutup server BrokenLens secara permanen :(

    Ini bukan keputusan yang mudah bagi saya, dan ini menjadi sumber emosi yang tak terhitung selama beberapa hari terakhir. Saya tahu beberapa dari Anda akan sedih, dan beberapa dari Anda akan marah, tetapi akhirnya, saya sampai pada kesimpulan bahwa itu harus terjadi.

    16 April 2022 adalah harinya, di jam 11:59PM waktu barat.

    Saat jam menunjukkan tengah malam, semua server BrokenLens akan dimatikan selamanya. Dan jika sesuatu yang baik keluar dari itu, saya harap itu adalah kenangan indah dan persahabatan yang kita semua buat di sana selama bertahun-tahun. Kita semua telah belajar sesuatu dalam perjalanan yang panjang ini, dan BrokenLens mungkin gagal sebagai sebuah jaringan, tetapi jika kita mampu mempengaruhi hidup Anda secara positif dalam beberapa cara, pada akhirnya, misi kita akan berhasil.

    Hanya server yang akan terpengaruh oleh keputusan ini, forum dan aplikasi akan tetap online selama mungkin sehingga sejarah kolektif kita dapat dipertahankan. Dan kami akan menghapus filter kami untuk memungkinkan semua orang merekomendasikan server yang berbeda dan mendiskusikan konten terkait Minecraft dan di luar topik di sini untuk masa mendatang. Jangan ragu untuk merekomendasikan bagian forum baru juga.

    Itu semuanya,
    Saya berharap semua anggota staf dan kontributor sukses dalam usaha masa depan Anda, dan terima kasih semuanya yang telah mendukung kami sampai akhir.

    Gabriel Dickinson | Pendiri

    Translation by @_TrenzK_
     
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    Pplayyer33221 New Member

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    Aynı :'(
     
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    Reco_ Notable Member Emerald Member

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    Thank you because some people seriously don't understand
     
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    FnafBearmassacer New Member

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    The owner has no money so he can't return the server, he's still saving money
     
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    :0 Türk müsün?
     
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    *proceeded to cry*
     
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    Ain't no way?? Just occasionally checking on this server since I've lost interest in playing Minecraft for the past couple of months and suddenly one of the best server already shut down like 2 months ago?? damn.. I thought today I want to play some hide and seek like the old days I used to play. That's just.. sad... Been playing since I was 12 and now I'm 18, I mean.. Thank you. I really enjoyed making friends and even sometimes cheating on this server, but hey I was 12 that time.
     
  10. BeastlygamerXZ

    BeastlygamerXZ Notable Member Emerald Member

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    Damn I didn't think I would be writing this with tears in my eyes, I had a lot of love for this server because it was one of the only positive things in my life when I was younger. I had a lot of great times with hiding in a really hard to reach spot on the roof in that one murder mystery map, or hiding in another spot in hide and seek and my heart racing when somebody manages to get to where I'm hiding. It was a blast for a couple years, and it all started after I watched a yt video and hopped on with a cake skin and ran into a bunch of other players with cake skins! The whole cake skin bit was peak BL for me because honestly I couldn't even play murder mystery because I was laughing so hard. I loved seeing how map building worked and messing around when I got build rank and honestly all I did was mess around and that's what got me in trouble (sorry :c) the one dream I had was to get a map onto murder mystery and I was able to do that (it wasn't my best work but I tried and I even got to play it :D ) I'd like to say sorry for anyone I was mean to because I do lash out sometimes :c. I hope that the friends I did make on BL still remember the good times, because I'll always remember the good times I had on BrokenLens.


    P.s. I had a bunch of pets on BL but the one I loved the most was the enderman that I named LeBron James and had to change the name because I got yelled at by someone.
     

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