Hello everyone, It is with mixed feelings I write to you today. As you all know from this, I am now in college. I am having the best time I’ve ever had, learning a ton, making many new friends, and watching the world unfold before me like never before. I thought I’d be able to balance college with ShockNetwork, but alas, with all these new things I’m doing I don’t have the time to dedicate to the server to make it as awesome as I want to for you all. After much deliberation, I have decided that the best course of action for me, the server, and my lovely players is for me to retire. I will be leaving Minecraft altogether, not just ShockNetwork. This was a very difficult decision for me to make because I have put so much time and energy into the server and I love you all so much. It has been over a year now that @drtshock and I decided to join up and make ShockNetwork, and I have grown so much, touched so many people, and been touched by so many others since. It has been 8 months since @FlamingPaw came on as my Co-Owner, and I could not have done nearly as good of a job without him by my side. I have made so many great friends though minecraft, and will miss you all very much. You have changed my life and made me who I am today. Everyone from my amazing staff, my awesome players, my extraordinary developers, and everyone I have met will forever be a little part of me. Thank you. With news of my retirement also comes another, brighter announcement. Since I will no longer be here to help you guys, and Paw has an occupation of his own that he is often busy with, we have chosen to take an important, enormous step forward in regards to who will run the server in our place. This is possibly one of the biggest events in the history of the Network itself, and it will bring many fantastic things to our community. We have decided as a group to take on some new and fresh faces to help manage ShockNetwork and restore it to a glory that surpasses anything that’s happened before. These two wonderful people will become the heart and soul of the Network in place of Paw and I, and will work to implement new and exciting ideas which will brighten the future of the server. Under this new management, they and the existing Staff will accomplish great things. @Double0negative and @Chasky, as you may have already noticed, are these extraordinary people. Paw won’t be retiring with me. He will become the Global Head Admin, and will essentially have all the duties that he had before, without the title of Owner. All our current Staff are staying as well. The only thing that has truly changed is the exchange of Owner titles - a change that I believe is for the very best. Double0Negative and Chasky are two well-known, experienced, high-quality people that I could not be happier to give the ShockNetwork to, in order for them to help it flourish. I am leaving the server in good hands. I promise. I wouldn’t leave if I thought otherwise. Thanks for all the memories ~ hawkfalcon.