ShelLuser
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ShelLuser

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And I'm back. Sorry: I dropped out for a whole week, got "kidnapped" by work to co-supervise a server farm recovery operation in Friesland. Jul 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM

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Jul 15, 2018 at 7:28 AM
    1. ShelLuser
      And I'm back. Sorry: I dropped out for a whole week, got "kidnapped" by work to co-supervise a server farm recovery operation in Friesland.
      1. 607, ChespinLover77 and Eviltoade like this.
      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        As it turned out I do have some passwords saved on my laptop for work related fora, but nothing leisure related.
        Jul 13, 2018 at 11:26 AM
      3. Eviltoade
        Eviltoade
        Welcome back! :)
        Jul 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM
      4. ChespinLover77
        ChespinLover77
        Welcome back ^-^
        Jul 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM
    2. Kryarias
      eeethan_ joined and said that you can take all your stuff. He/she is on SMP2 right now.
    3. ShelLuser
      EMC is that one server you always come back to and when you do it keeps feeling like home. That's how things are for me anyway! (no joking) <3
      1. PhoenixAffinity and MoreMoople like this.
      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Why did no one tell me about the promo! nuuu :P oh wait, I can still get it, no worries :P lol!
        Jul 7, 2018
      3. PhoenixAffinity
        PhoenixAffinity
        RIP EMC firework, they are bound to get much rarer now.
        Jul 7, 2018
    4. ShelLuser
      That moment when you can look forward on being Gold for the whole month! :)
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Was about to expire, but I could extend it, I'm happy :)
        Jul 5, 2018
      3. TomvanWijnen
        TomvanWijnen
        Have fun! :D
        Jul 5, 2018
      4. ConductorConduit
        ConductorConduit
        I support with votes. I already supported to get my residences
        Jul 5, 2018
    5. ShelLuser
      Players who are only into the game for the fun of the gameplay itself are also the most difficult ones. Sometimes there's just no pleasing them ;) But yeah, if one aspect no workie, time to focus on something else :)
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      2. ESSELEM
        ESSELEM
        why else would one be into a game?
        Jul 1, 2018
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        To become the richest player in the game? :) For some players the gaming rewards are more important than playing the game itself. Now imagine a player who doesn't really care about rupees at all... ;)
        Jul 1, 2018
    6. ShelLuser
      Hm, not necessarily a fan of the recent changes. It feels unbalanced to me, making things more difficult "because". Take beds; on vanilla you can only set your spawnpoint during the night (limitation) but you can do so whenever you like (bonus).
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Sure: on EMC you can set your spawnpoint any time (bonus) but not shortly after combat (limitation). But this also means that at times when things are really dangerous (night time) you might not be able to set your bed at all (because you might get constantly attacked).
        Jul 1, 2018
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        We'll see where this takes us but I cannot help get the feeling that gameplay is slowly becoming over-complicated. Alas. that's my opinion on this. Figured I'd use my profile to get it out of my system and keep this out of the mainstream.
        Jul 1, 2018
    7. ShelLuser
      Dealing with upper management who doesn't even seem to know how their own company works is... "frustrating" sometimes :P
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    8. Sydney4363
      If you don't get on in 8 hours, you'll miss your 1300th day :(
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      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Thanks Tom, story of my life too :) I think I even missed my 1300. That was yesterday but I forgot to use /p on myself. It wasn't Friday: that was 1299 :)
        Jul 1, 2018
      4. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        I still missed it :1307 now. My bad! :) BUT.. I am going to work harder on my next follower appreciation event. Aya has 1 DC of stuff as rewards, and we've been collecting more too.
        Jul 7, 2018
      5. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        How about a 2 year anniversary "event" (within reason, followers only) just before my 5 year anniversary? :D
        Jul 7, 2018
    9. Otus_NigRum
      Where you been Shel? We're missing you!
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Work and summer heat. There's a heat wave in the Netherlands and I have a bit of an issue with sweating away behind the PC.
        Jun 29, 2018
      3. Otus_NigRum
        Otus_NigRum
        Cant wait to have you back
        Jun 29, 2018
    10. ShelLuser
      Apparently I'm now a junior enterprise architect :P That's quite a mouth full for basically doing the same job :)
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        A huge part of my current job/project is data analysis. I rely on a specific software tool for that, one I'm actually quite passionate about, and recently I received an upgrade. Leading some of my co-workers to jest about the above :)
        Jun 22, 2018
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Why share here? why not :)
        Jun 22, 2018
    11. ShelLuser
      Finally weekend, and i'm deep into my "I <3 EMC" mood, let's see if I can get some work done this weekend!
      1. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Preparing for a secret project, adding a small new twist to the Staff appreciation event, adding some wool & concrete to make a (private) redstone circuit better accessible in the Frontier, rebuilding my semi-automated head farm... hmm....
        Jun 16, 2018
      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        <reads list, gets nervous, goes back into bed> :P
        Jun 16, 2018
    12. ShelLuser
      15:40, work can go up the tree while I go up the craft :P
    13. ChespinLover77
      ( Just for the record shel, I didn't think your comment about Steve and Alex was rood ) <3
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Thanks, I appreciate it. Pardon me though for not going to elaborate here (which I often do in the weekend) because I'm definitely going to apply a new rule for myself: what's in controversial stays controversial... or something :)
        Jun 15, 2018
      3. ChespinLover77
        ChespinLover77
        Not a bad thought ^-^
        Jun 15, 2018
      4. Otus_NigRum
        Otus_NigRum
        I agree
        Jun 20, 2018
    14. Otus_NigRum
      I really don't want to push you and stuff... but... ya know ... canigetafollowbackpls :D
    15. ShelLuser
      A new week, a new period of supporter status AND... a secret in the making :) Also a free Monday so guess what I'll be doing today :)
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    16. ShelLuser
      1500 votes in (can't wait to see the banner), 1500 more to go :P
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      2. We3_MPO
        We3_MPO
        Congrats! That's a LONG way!
        Jun 10, 2018
    17. TomvanWijnen
      8:28 AM? LOL good job ;) also, *reminds*, before I forget it myself. :P
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Thanks! Yeah, now I remember: I was going to ask Aya to remind me that I was going to remind you that you should remind me of something :P Wait, I think we can skip a few steps here ;)
        Jun 10, 2018
    18. ShelLuser
      And then my DrayTek router gave up, thus ending my Internet connection last night :) Fortunately I work in IT and actually kept spares :)
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        That moment when you discover that you had routers, DSL modems and smart switches without even remembering them :)
        Jun 9, 2018
      3. TomvanWijnen
        TomvanWijnen
        Spares are so useful! Over the times I/we (=my household) have managed to collect spares of quite a large amount of electronics too, really useful if you ever need something for whatever reason. :D
        Jun 9, 2018
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    About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home page:
    http://catslair.org/
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    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.

    Fun fact: Aikar criticized the staff in his days with regards to town vs. survival, and look where we are now. So why would my (few!) moments of criticism suddenly have to turn out bad?

    Empire Minecraft is the best Minecraft server there is for me.

    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