ShelLuser
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ShelLuser

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EMC is not perfect, oh heck no... 1.12? lol! But then again... I do keep coming back to this place. It's not perfect, but it is still special in its own right, and THAT deserves respect too. </mini-vent> Jun 15, 2019

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    1. ShelLuser
      EMC is not perfect, oh heck no... 1.12? lol! But then again... I do keep coming back to this place. It's not perfect, but it is still special in its own right, and THAT deserves respect too. </mini-vent>
      1. Smooshed_Potato likes this.
      2. Hashhog
        Hashhog
        On the other hand, while 1.13 IS my favorite update of all time, I'd argue that our 1.12 status is part of what makes us so special. Other servers updated fast and their performance utterly flatlined. Sometimes, it's not about who does it first--it's about who does it best.
        Jun 16, 2019
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        True, but... also not fully true IMO. I mean, EMC is _really_ behind right now and some of the "other places" I'm aware of hardly suffer from issues. EMC is special with a lot of custom coding, but it would seem to me that this is also its weakness. Mods, or modular features, would allow you to upgrade and turn some things off. This seems like an all or nothing.
        Jul 6, 2019
    2. ShelLuser
      Visiting the EMC website on my phone, an interesting experience for sure! Now all we need is an EMC app 😏
      1. Shiyvah likes this.
      2. Gaming_Comander
        Gaming_Comander
        I thought we had an app like a month after I joined
        Jun 6, 2019
    3. ShelLuser
      Diamond for 2 months.. Thanks Kryssyy, appreciate it!
      1. Shiyvah and Krysyy like this.
    4. Sadie_Dragon
      Also I see further down that we have similar opinions on something ;) :P All I'mma say is I'm in a mood today.
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    5. ShelLuser
      Update your status here... Uhm, <tap> hello? ;)
      1. Smooshed_Potato likes this.
      2. Sadie_Dragon
        Sadie_Dragon
        welcome back? Or just hello? good to hear from you again.
        May 26, 2019
    6. ShelLuser
      w00t, it's weekend, I am still diamond and... I promised to do a review which I am going to work on :)
      1. 607 likes this.
    7. ShelLuser
      Goodnight EMC. lol, using my phone from bed (too much info, I know).
    8. ShelLuser
      Despite my posts I have no intention to go out with a 'bang', nor do I intend to burn bridges. Let this be a life lesson: do NOT burn bridges because you never know... I did poke: I liked 1 ("one") of Aya's posts. Oh dear, what will happen next!?
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        And why are we allowed to spam profiles but not our own posts/threads? grrr.. I say: seagulls, stop it now!
        Apr 11, 2019
      3. SoulPunisher
        SoulPunisher
        Fair enough. My deepest apologies for being two years behind on the issue :P
        Apr 11, 2019
      4. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        All good PM! <3 you! initial response postponed, you're offline. PMing :)
        Apr 11, 2019
    9. ShelLuser
      Hmm, got a new trackball this week, I should hop on again sometime :) After 20+ years my previous trackball gave out on me, they don't make 'm like they used to, eh? ;)
    10. PetezzaDawg
      Us peters got to stick together
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      2. TomvanWijnen
        TomvanWijnen
        For Pete(r)'s sake, just stick together... :rolleyes:
        Apr 10, 2019
    11. Joy_the_Miner
      A new icon yeah? I'm glad to see that you are alive and well. :)
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    12. ShelLuser
    13. TomvanWijnen
      Wipdidoo welcome back again :P
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Hmm ;) I'm a bit on and off I guess :)
        Mar 30, 2019
    14. Kaddrii
      *sneaks in* hai.
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    15. ShelLuser
      One thing I do believe is that EMC has it's good *and* its bads. And one doesn't always go without the other. Accept that fact and who knows what you might achieve....
      1. luckycordel and FadedMartian like this.
      2. luckycordel
        luckycordel
        This is the best server that I've ran across. Once I found it, haven't looked for another. I'm here to stay! :)
        Mar 18, 2019
      3. ForeverMaster
        ForeverMaster
        My gripes about EMC are mainly things common with a lot of public SMP servers, one being the render/view distance.
        Mar 18, 2019
    16. ShelLuser
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Pardon the 'spam' but sometimes.. I have to share my admiration.
        Mar 18, 2019
    17. ShelLuser
      Signs that you've been away for too long: You bump your auction, you immediately report the post because you think to remember that bumping had been banned entirely, then you remember (and read!) than it's once per 12 hours. <gets more coffee>
      1. PhoenixAffinity and 607 like this.
      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Maybe I should read some of my own guides ;)
        Mar 17, 2019
      3. Sadie_Dragon
        Sadie_Dragon
        Or, like me- you want to work on an old project and can't even remember where the outpost is. And you know there's 10 shulkers of supplies out there. *wince*
        Mar 17, 2019
    18. ShelLuser
      The one thing which EMC needs in my very humble opinion is people who are allowed to think out of the box in order to make things more appealing. When was the last time you saw a senior staffer goofing around and just having fun while also rewarding players (a bit)?
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Good point, and my bad indeed. I take "rewarding" very broadly. However, your comment doesn't quite hold up I think. What about the Minecon items which were only available for 24 hours? That triggered plenty disappointed reactions too... Not fully comparable but still...
        Mar 18, 2019
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Even so.. I took this idea one step further, lessee what happens :)
        Mar 18, 2019
      4. Hashhog
        Hashhog
        Just want to note... SS still very much do this stuff, although you may have missed it ingame. It's quite common. To give you a recent concrete example, just this week I was messing around with players on SMP9, with the end result of this thread https://empireminecraft.com/threads/smp9.79854/. Most of the time I'm ingame I prefer to just chat, but we still do enjoy the occasional bit of wackiness.
        Mar 18, 2019
    19. FadedMartian
      welcome home, my great friend. you've been missed <3
      1. Stnywitness and ShelLuser like this.
    20. Stnywitness
      HE'S BACK! :D
      (Welcome Back bro)
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    About

    Gender:
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    Home page:
    http://catslair.org/
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Occupation:
    Unemployed
    I suppose I fall into the 'geek' category. I'm an IT professional and I basically learned most of it myself. "In my days..." we didn't have much I(C)T studies; perhaps apart from learning how WP5.1, Lotus 1-2-3 and dBase worked.

    Messed with computers most of my life (started with a C64, BBC Electron and later expanded to 286, 486 and the more modern machines) and often went way beyond merely "starting programs".

    Self employed, own (small!) IT company, which often results in pretty drastic changes in playtime. Sometimes I have the luxury to combine work with play (telephone support (standby) for overseas customers for example) while in other weeks I won't be able to play at all.

    Main hobbies: Scooter, synthesizers / sound design, Minecraft, watching a movie with my gf on a Saturday evening (<3), reading.

    About Minecraft:

    My girlfriend introduced me to Minecraft in March 2014, and I was quickly hooked. Especially the redstone parts managed to grasp my interest, even though I had little clue on how to use them.

    3 days after discovering Minecraft I discovered the multiplayer communities, found a server I took a liking to and it was a very nice and educational experience. Eventually I lost my motivation; partly because of the way the server was run but mostly because of an upcoming map wipe. After playing and working very hard for 6 - 7 months only to realize that it would all go kab00m was too demotivating for me.

    "If I need to start all over anyway, then why not look around for other alternatives?".

    This is where I found the Empire. December 2014.

    I've been online for nearly 2 months at the time of writing, and I've now reached a point where there's no more doubt in my mind anymore: this is where I belong.

    Update:

    It seems that my opinion is shared by "the powers that be", because on March 2015 I got invited to become part of the EMC Contribution Team, an invitation I obviously took on both handed. I'm very excited, mostly because I take joy in the fact that people recognized and appreciated the things I've done so far; and have now put an official "label of approval" onto it.

    Update:

    As of October 2016 I quit said contribution team because I didn't feel motivated enough anymore. EMC is all about having fun for me, and as soon as something stops being fun then that's where I'll have to draw the line. For me a title becomes meaningless if you can no longer enjoy it, and I'm not really the kind of guy who needs to have status symbols. I'd rather let my actions speak for themselves :)

    Update (17th November 2016):

    It appears there are some wild rumors going about regarding me leaving the contrib. team, and I feel I need to squash those because after my last somewhat critical public remarks (critical is -not- the same as negative!) some people apparently thought that I somewhat became anti-EMC or something.

    Yes, I might sometimes criticize the staff and/or their actions. But that does not mean that I suddenly started hating on them or something. That's plain out ridiculous.

    Update (20th January 2018):

    As of some time I can no longer like other peoples posts. Nor can Aya who has been somewhat associated with me ever since we met (none of us mind). But if you wonder about it, now you know why.

    Update (1st February 2018):

    I'll still be doing plenty of posts (and occasional tutorials) on the Empire, but have decided to limit myself to EMC topics only. Every other project which addresses Minecraft in general will be posted to another location:

    http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/shelluser/

    Think about redstone tutorials, plugin reviews, command block tips and tricks, and even a way to create your own Herobrine mini boss :D If you're looking for me then that's where you'll find me.

    Update (August 2018):

    Having been honored with the 'Member of the Month' award earlier this year led me to re-evaluate some aspects and I decided to try and discuss my previously mentioned withdrawn like ability with the staff. And we came to both an understanding and mutual agreement which fully resolved that problem.

    Update (September 2018):

    I'm a little bit in a pickle right now because the person who sporadically plays using the AyanamiKun account has shared some discomfort with me regarding some previous aspects. They found "another place" and intend on playing a bit more frequently "over there". Where this leaves me, I dunno, but the one thing I do care about is GRIP (even though it's pretty dormant) and I've made preparations to secure the community efforts no matter what.

    tbh this is pretty much the only place you'll read about this and this is also all I'm willing to share. But being me I just had to share it somewhere, even though I'm convinced no one is going to read this :)

    Update (late September 2018):

    I am no longer actively playing on the Empire. No hard feelings, I still respect & admire this place, but on the other hand I also think the developers are turning the survival experience into something unrealistic and highly unbalanced; this isn't expanding Minecraft; it's contradicting it (hostile rabbits? yah, duh!).

    One of the reasons I took a liking to EMC in the first place was because it didn't alienate players from Minecraft itself. I can no longer say that.