Hello all,

It is with a deep sense of sadness that I must let you know that Elemental Division will be shutting down.

This is mostly due on my part for not having the time to nurture what needed to be nurtured. And for that, I am very sorry to the community. Work and personal commitments have left me very little time to do what needed to be done and I was not able to take care of the network the way it should have been taken care of.

I will be forever grateful to the staff and players that have been a part of this journey, and I know I've made some friends along the way.

Thank you all for everything you've done: From helping to run the network, to staffing it, and to playing on it and helping us make it a great server -- thank you. Lots of the players here had a direct impact in how games were formatted, build, and ran. I love our community and the great ideas everyone had and the fact that so many people wanted to help and be a part of this. From the bottom of my heart. It has been an absolute pleasure, and a privledge, to have met all of you and been in-game with you.

If you wish to reach out to me, you can find me in Discord (https://discord.gg/9s4dgtS) or you can drop me an email at jaysonblah~~at~~gmail.com

Take care, be good to one another, and never stop dreaming or building.

JaysonBond

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The official shutdown date for the Elemental Division game and services will be on:

Minecraft Server (lobby + all game modes (NOT including L2D; see below)): November 27th 2017

Slack Server: November 27th, 2017

Website: Dec 31st, 2017 (to allow time for people to see this post)

Discord Server: No scheduled shutdown date - we will keep this open for the community

Social Media: Dec 31st, 2017

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A couple of really important things:

* Left2Die is NOT affected by this change. You can still reach your favourite L2D server by putting the following IP into your Minecraft client: play.minecraftleft2die.com Seriously, do it. Go kill some zombies for me! :)

* For Factions players, I've checked out a few networks and I like MassiveCraft (they're actually the network that we got our Factions plugin from). Check them out at https://www.massivecraft.com/

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Last moment musings:

Thanks to everyone that came with us from MineDogs. It sucks that this is happening, but if you've chatted with me in the past, you may know the full story and how everything (including this) has come to be. Be careful who you trust. Make sure that they are honest and aren't pulling the wool over your eyes and aren't out to use you for their own purpose instead of being a friend. Not everyone you meet online is of pure intentions. If something about someone triggers a red flag in your head, listen to it.