So, here I go. I started playing Minecraft around the time of 1.7 beta. What actually interested me in MC was the (even at that time) modding community. I tried making a couple mods, but that never went anywhere. Even so, I did take this opportunity to learn Java, which I still find very useful. Eventually (as I'm sure happened to many people) I got bored with playing MC and moved on to other games. However, I remained active in the Spigot community for a while (you can find me over there as __0x277F). So, like a true nerd, I decided to spend my New Year's Day in Spigot's IRC chatting with some people. Aikar posted a picture of his chat logs for some reason and it occurred to me that the community here must be pretty exceptional. Around midnight on the 1st, I logged in to SMP1 for the first time to try playing. I enjoyed myself immensely and am certain I'll still be playing by this time next year.That's not much, but it's probably enough. Hope to see you all around!