ImagineMC ceases operation. The following statement is released:
After 8 years of entertaining guests with unique and innovation experiences, ImagineMC concluded operation on December 8th. This was not an easy decision for any of us to make, but the main builders and I have all become spent on Minecraft, and have largely moved on to other projects. We would like to thank everyone that visited, and doubly those that contributed to the project.
Nintendo_Male takes ownership of ImagineMC as MrWonka largely retires from Minecraft.
We moved to a new host and acquired imaginemc.org as the new server IP, leading to faster connections for most users.
The server celebrated its 5 year anniversary by opening 5 new attractions on March 8th. Due to technical difficulties, only 3 opened on the anniversary date. We also saw the opening of a new themepark, Worlds Of Adventure, the first in almost 2 years. As part of our 1.14 update the hub was remade, finally connecting all 3 parks with new buildings.
I finally decided to make a big push to put the servers big builds on Planet Minecraft as links to the server. The move turned out to be a huge success as more players were now finding the server based on the things we had built on it, such as the Tower of Terror, MOSI, and Back to the Future.
The server re-opened with a new hub and centralized warp zone, providing a better experience to new guests.
On December 8th 2016 it was announced that the ImagineMC server would be closing, with further details explained in the video.
Originally, the to be continued… at the end of the video was going to be a video series about the history and progression of the server although, to my surprise after the announcement was made, there was a huge outcry of support and sadness, which I had not at all expected, so two further videos were posted hinting at the revival.
Finally after a new sponsorship with McJukebox and Ranni Server hosting, ImagineMC was able to re-open in March of 2017
In the years after RedstoneMC opened, we decided to make a shift from trying to be a jack of all trades, (at the time we were offering a themepark, hotel, bank, village of tomorrow, survival, creative, etc) to focusing on entertainment. We also had strayed away from the original redstone theme, meaning that the original name no longer made sense for our new image, hence the name change. Below are the promotional pictures from 2015.