Keep the Pixelmon Mod Alive
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Heart broken, the Pixelmon community read this announcement:
- It's Been a Gréat Ride
With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development. We have had a great time making this mod and creating such a wonderful community but after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors. I'm sorry for the disappointment this will cause but let's remember all the great times we had playing Pixelmon, discussing Pokémon, making awesome things inside this mod and everything else that we've done.
All good things come to an end eventually and now is our time. However there are always more things to do, to be a part of and to enjoy. Keep going out there to find fun projects to be a part of and other great things to invest your time and enthusiasm into.
The Pixelmon Team
Written by the lead of the ubiquitous Pixelmon Minecraft mod, these somber words have struck the hearts of every player, server owner and fan of Pokemon and Minecraft.
We as a community want to show the Pokemon company how we feel.
Pixelmon isn't just another Minecraft mod. It's been so much more than that. For myself, it's helped me reach out to those in need of support, of friendship, and creating communities, large and small, together. It's been about the love we all share for little, fictional monsters.
I own a Pixelmon server, called "Cherish". Why is it called that, you might ask? It's called that because we literally cherish our community. We cherish the opportunity to meet so many people who all share the same geeky, lovable and often socially frowned upon love of Pokemon, but in Minecraft.
Why have it in Minecraft?
It lets us actually play in a Pokemon world. With every new update, we've seen the hard work the developers have put in, countless hours, and all the success they have done in bringing so many people together.
I can honestly say, I am heartbroken over this, as are many of my staff, friends, players, and other server owners. We feel beaten down, discarded, and pushed around. We feel like something that was such a light of joy, has been stripped away.
Please, for the good of an ever growing community and the love it holds, do not shut down Pixelmon. That's the whole purpose of Pokemon I thought? To let you be a child again? You, Satoshi Tajiri, started Pokemon because of a loved past time you had of collecting insects. Don't take this away from us. Please.
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