It is understandable to feel a sense of sadness and loss when this server that I have spent years playing on shuts down. The memories I have created with friends and other players are significant, and the thought of not being able to return to the play on it after it shuts down, I have come to know and love can be difficult to process. It's common to feel a mix of emotions, including nostalgia for the times spent on the server, a sense of loss for the community I was a part of, and even frustration at not being able to continue playing. It's important to acknowledge and validate these feelings, while also recognizing that change is a natural part of life, even in the virtual world.
Even though it is seen that this was coming anyways due to the player count, players who have spent all their time on this server will have a lot of feelings about it. All I can do now is hope that this could change, and the server to be back to where it was before when you entered the server and couldn't even find a game due to huge numbers of players.
Thanks to the great management who was the main reason behind this, I know that you guys were trying your best, yet you failed your Java community. I guess you were trying your best to ruin Java instead of fixing it. Pushing stupid updates, removing games that people loved, focusing more on making new maps and designing the server instead of making things that players needed, and nothing on the server marketing/promoting side when the player count started going downhill. I mean it all started going downhill since pushing "The Biggest Update" which removed games and game lobbies. Of course, not forgetting the hacking problem you guys have due to your Anti-Cheat that is not getting updated, and automatic closure of reports (for timeout) even though the hacker is flying around the server and killing everyone.
edit: I hope that management acknowledges all this and try to make good changes now, even though I am pretty sure that it's too late for this. It is done.