ShelLuser
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ShelLuser

Revered Member, Male, from The Netherlands

It's time for me to move on; from this point on I'll be spending most of my survival playtime "elsewhere". I won't be fully gone (as in: my residences & GRIP's remain) but I'll probably go derelict soon. I'll probably keep visiting the forums, but won't be playing as much. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:37 AM

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Viewing thread Favorite Vacation? Let's hear it., Sep 21, 2018 at 3:47 AM
    1. ShelLuser
      It's time for me to move on; from this point on I'll be spending most of my survival playtime "elsewhere". I won't be fully gone (as in: my residences & GRIP's remain) but I'll probably go derelict soon. I'll probably keep visiting the forums, but won't be playing as much.
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      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Oh, I don't mind sharing reason 1 with you 607. But you got to admit that other than the forum we don't talk that often :) PM is on its way.
        Sep 15, 2018 at 1:46 PM
      4. 607
        607
        That's right, it's never come to that. Thanks. :)
        Sep 15, 2018 at 2:06 PM
      5. Eviltoade
        Eviltoade
        Aww shel, sorry to see you go. If you ever wanna chat, hit me up on discord!
        Sep 16, 2018 at 8:46 PM
    2. ShelLuser
      184 friends total on my list, only 4 online on a Saturday evening. Feels strange :/
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Or... you just continue voting (also gets you goodies) or you pop up once every month or so ;)
        Sep 11, 2018
      3. TomvanWijnen
        TomvanWijnen
        Voting for 9 accounts literally takes less than 1 minute, so I don't know why so many people need to have derelict vouchers... :P
        Sep 12, 2018
      4. AyanamiKun
        AyanamiKun
        its not about quantity but about quality shell ^.^
        Sep 16, 2018 at 4:48 AM
    3. ShelLuser
      Plans for the Friday: doing some morning shopping (groceries) and then Minecraft'ing (also EMC) for the rest of the day :-)
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    4. ShelLuser
      Well, it's a shame but I turned off enraged spawns entirely; I'm no longer having fun anymore. They used to enhance your survival game; if you were lucky they spawned and might even drop some useful items you otherwise wouldn't normally get (like iron or diamond drops), but now?
      1. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Nowadays you can even get attacked by neutral mob (just got 3 enraged rabbits in one session), find hostile nether mobs in the overworld and all in all they can become a nuisance which are actually *distracting you* from your survival game!
        Sep 6, 2018
      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Not to mention that their drops are pretty useless in a survival game. EMC sure is moving far away from normal survival gameplay and I'm not too sure I'm going to enjoy this.
        Sep 6, 2018
      3. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Just thought of something: having enraged pigman in the Nether is basically unfair. It attacks you, you have no choice but to kill it, but in doing so you'll enrage all the others within a 60 - 111 block radius. Definitely not a fan of all this.
        Sep 7, 2018
    5. ShelLuser
      /execute as ShelLuser at EMC run say Hi gang! :)
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Oh wait, we're not on 1.13 yet. Well, please ignore any error messages :)
        Sep 3, 2018
    6. ShelLuser
      Signs that a software project would have benefited from some old fashioned software design: they're doing a rewrite of a huge portion of their code.
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        I am biased here because I've been a huge advocate for UML / SysML and software design in general for *years* but even so: the examples just stack up. A little planning ahead goes a long way.
        Aug 30, 2018
    7. ShelLuser
      I wonder if 1.14 is going to give us more redstone options because 1.13 has somewhat limited the way in which we can interact with redstone.
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      3. Otus_NigRum
        Otus_NigRum
        Not really.. Now water sends redstone updates
        Aug 27, 2018
      4. roblikescake
        roblikescake
        Leaves also send redstone updates.. could be interesting
        Aug 29, 2018
      5. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Those leaves aren't really redstone updates, just block updates which the observer can pick up.
        Aug 29, 2018
    8. ShelLuser
      I seriously, honestly and realistically despise those "invalid session" errors. Give me a break! :P
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      2. Sydney4363
        Sydney4363
        they always happen to me when a) I log into another computer or b) when I use Minechat so I assume it's logging into something else that does it
        Sep 3, 2018
    9. ShelLuser
      Shell tip for the day: do you have a SO (Special (or significant) Other) in your life? Why not just get them something fun? Why? Because you can, that's why.
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      2. Otus_NigRum
        Otus_NigRum
        ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
        Aug 23, 2018
      3. AyanamiKun
        AyanamiKun
        Shell: moderated ur profile as u asked ^.^
        Aug 23, 2018
      4. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Oh dear, but yeah: can we stick to roses and comfy feelings in here? :) Otherwise I'll have to ask Aya to go kill you ;) (at least your comment) :P No one wants that :)
        Aug 23, 2018
    10. ShelLuser
      I got my winter sale in the summer! ;-) Thanks EMC! (EMC goodiebags for the win!)
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    11. ShelLuser
      Today I read that Tetris is the #1 selling game of all time, with Minecraft following up at number 2. Impressive!
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      2. PhoenixAffinity
        PhoenixAffinity
        Aug 20, 2018
      3. 607
        607
        The article was on the top of the description (well done to the creator of the video!), so fortunately I don't have to check out the video. I'll read it and comment then. :)
        Aug 20, 2018
      4. 607
        607
        Yeah, I disagree with your (and presumably ProtoMario's) conclusion.
        I guess you mean that because Notch went through with the deal, he got so abundantly rich, and that overabundance is what made him depressed.
        Hm, I guess you're right then, actually. :P I thought you were talking about selling Minecraft specifically, instead of about the money.
        Aug 20, 2018
    12. FadedMartian
      Why'd you have the Staff Appreciation thread locked?
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      3. FadedMartian
        FadedMartian
        well I wanted to add a comment but lol yolo too late
        Aug 19, 2018
      4. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        I plea the fifth? ;) oh wait, that doesn't work this way.
        Aug 19, 2018
      5. FadedMartian
        FadedMartian
        Nope it doesnt :P
        Aug 19, 2018
    13. ShelLuser
      The only problem with having a farm on your res. is that you sometimes actually need to empty it! :P
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    14. ShelLuser
      Interesting.. It's the 18th of the 8th month of the 18th year :)
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      2. AncientTower
        AncientTower
        So that’s why I feel so drained.
        Aug 18, 2018
    15. Equinox_Boss
      Hi Shel, do you know why when I look at my threads (or yours too for that matter) under the information tab I get an error? I feel like you would know. Thank you!
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Thanks for reminding me, I had still planned to update my 'about' section but forgot all about it. As to your problem: I'm assuming a small config error. You can find all your posts, but not all your threads.
        Aug 17, 2018
      3. Equinox_Boss
        Equinox_Boss
        Ah bummer, so it's a problem with the forums themselves? I hope that gets fixed haha. Thank you!
        Aug 17, 2018
    16. Krysyy
      Thanks for the like on that old post. By re-reading that post, I'm now going to go listen to all those songs again to help get over this hump during the work day. =)
      1. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Thanks, I'm happy to hear I could be of some help there :)
        Aug 16, 2018
    17. ShelLuser
      Thank you Krysyy! w00t, gold supporter once more :) (for some reason I like going gold more than going dia, but... I usually drag someone else into my gold obsession with me).
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    18. ShelLuser
      1.13 introduces encryption when contacting servers, making me wonder how much extra data usage this is going to cause for server owners.
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      2. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Please also read the rest of the thread.
        Aug 14, 2018
    19. ShelLuser
      That moment when you find some vouchers in your vault which you totally forgot about! :-)
      1. ShelLuser
        ShelLuser
        Out of all the promos on the Empire I honestly enjoy (support) vouchers the most, I think those are a brilliant idea!
        Aug 13, 2018
      2. EvilBlo
        EvilBlo
        Guess it feels as good as finding a forgotten bar of chocolate in a bag. At least to me haha
        Aug 14, 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.

    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 :)