The original Mini-Missions server was being released as Mini-Missions s1 (season 1) by MID back in 2008. The purpose of the original server was to rebuild San Andreas missions into a multiplayer shape, a thought which still is partiaully used in the modern Mini Missions versions. The server got a lot of attention and had many active players for such a new server. After the first few succesfull months, it didn't take long or the server got updated towards Mini-Missions s2 (season 2), which lasted until 2009.
2009: Despite season 2's early succes, the server slowly became more empy while updates were lacking, which resulted into the server being closed early that year.
This caused the old MM community being split up, having old community members creating their own MM-like servers. The same year (september) Mini-Missions is being remade as Son Of Mini-Missions, now being lead by Redirect_Left. Son Of Mini-Missions grown even quicker as the original server did and reached numbers of +100 later. Mini Games (founded in April 2009), our now partnership-server, also have been created after the loss of the original Mini-Missions. Some other known MM-like competitors also exist because of this.
2010: Despite Son Of Mini-Missions succes, the server was being closed down in may due to unknown reasons. On this news MID, the original MM founder, has re-released Mini Missions, now being known as Mini-Missions s3 (season 3). Due to lack of management and updates however, this didn't last long and the server quickly died in october.
2011: During 2011, one of MM's old admins called FuTuRe contacted MID for recreating the original Mini Missions. With MID's support FuTuRe started working on a new version of MM, now released as Mini Missions: FTW. (For The Win, now being referred to as Mini Missions v1, not to be confused with s1). While respecting the original roots of the server, it got a decent amount of players during the first year. It didn't last long or the new Mini-Missions and RDL's new team-deathmatch server got merged into Operations: San Andreas halfway 2011, once again lead by Redirect_Left. However, this didn't last long or some management issues appeared. Based on this FuTuRe made the decision to re-release MM:FTW (v1) in augustus, now also being assisted by Alby_JJ as (co-)owner. Alby did taking care of the management and administration of MM, along with some scripting help.
While the server starting empty first after the re-release, Mini-Missions FTW v2 (also being called like that), got released in september and started growing slowly again. Near the end of the year however, amounts of players up to 100 have been reached. Just days before new years' eve, Mini-Missions v3 (now without the ftw tag) got released, continuing v2's succes.
2012: 2012 has been a year of continuous succes, with the updates of v3 and releases of Mini-Missions v4 & Mini Missions v5. Each version became more advanced on the scripting while the early bugs were cleared out of the server. The community kept growing and the amounts of players was reaching the max number of 120 spots frequently. Along with the continuous succes of Mini-Missions, FuTuRe also released a new partner server called Plague of the Zombies. This server was based on advanced versions of zombie-like maps being used in Mini Missions earlier, and also became very popular. Plague of the Zombies, or ZP, eventually closed down in 2013 due to funding reasons already, where MM got the priority to survive.
2013: After ZP closed down, Mini Missions v6 got released in februari, bringing a mayor update to the server with lots of new quality missions, but also had a lot of script-based improvements. 2013 also has been the year where Alby_JJ retired as server co-owner, with Tinus_nl now being responsible for the administration. After the release of v6, that version kept being updated further with small improvements and additions without changing version numbers anymore.
2014: During the first half of 2014 FuTuRe was still actively working on the server, until financial issues occured with a donator, which caused the decision to forward Mini-Missions towards a new owner. This resulted into Vince0789 being assigned as new owner, which was the most serious option from an insider at that moment, him being an old manager since MID's MM. Vince tried to make mayor changes by scripting Mini-Missions again from scratch, however this version never has been completed due to time management issues.
2015: While the staff and community were still waiting on the release of a new version, the management of the server has taken action to find a new owner. Meanwhile FuTuRe re-appeared behind the scenes creating his own server again, called 'Variety Missions', but there was no need to release this anymore. Variety Missions quickly has been reformed into Mini Missions v7 as the server got returned to FuTuRe again in spring 2018. The amount of active players on MM however has been decreased due to the lack of updates, causing an unhappy community earlier. With FuTuRe being returned the server however has been strongly recovering, where averages returned to 50 players, with peaks towards a hundred of them. Mini-Missions v8 eventually followed as well later that year.
2016: Around new years' eve FuTuRe assigned a close relative into a manager, who had his own view on the server and community. Behind the scenes a lot of problems have occured within the staff, causing mayor issues which eventually affected the whole Mini-Missions community negatively. As a result of this it didn't take long or FuTuRe lost interest into MM and eventually sold the now weakened server to Kylesmith. 2016 has been a difficult year for MM's server and community. After Kylesmith stepped in as new owner, he passed on the Mini-Missions server to Beremix in august, coöperating with Mini Games since.
2017: After new staffmembers have been applied and Mini-Missions was being worked on again, it has been slowly recovering towards its former glory, with more and more players being active again on Mini-Missions. Meanwhile the server has been updated continuously towards Mini Missions v12, while smaller changes and modifications were applied as needed.
2018: For the next year Mini-Missions would like to improve the server even further, and keep the server up-to-date. More quality missions, resolving server issues, and working on the community. Will you be joining us?