I should thank my friend Richard, for this is his account. Back in the 6th grade is when I met him. We rode the bus to and from school sitting in the same seat. After a while, we started hanging over at each other’s house and he showed me a game called Minecraft. When I first saw it, I was pretty amazed of how such a simple game could be so cool. We played Minecraft more and more, we watching him play a good duration of the time. Until came the unfortunate time of when he had to move. I was pretty disappointed but I made sure that we were friends via Facebook. About a month after he moved away, I finally got him to hang out over at my house for a sleep over. We played games most of the time and he gave me his Minecraft information. I thanked him of course . We started hanging out less and less, don’t get me wrong I always (to this day) try to find a time we can hang out but it would not happen. Now, I found out about EMC when he gave me the information. I googled a lot of Minecraft servers in search of a server because I was bored of Single player. I found this server first. When I first joined, I was greeted by quite a few people on SMP5. Over a short period of time, I became friends with TheController who helped me set up a shop which of course eventually failed. I found a group over people: shrkatk, sstrngmnm, and gemrawke. They were moving to SMP7 so of course I joined them leaving behind SMP5. Upon joining, we got 4 residences close to each other, we had tons of fun building parkour and stuff. We even built a base which eventually got griefed. Over time, some bad things happened between the group, me unaware of what to do. I got gemrawke’s Facebook in time. Shrkatk was the first to go, he left with a book explaining himself. And then things got heated between me and sstrngmnm resulting in us ignoring each other. Gemrawke eventually left for reasons I do not know. It was then I met Chris_Flo who showed me his TREES place and I met samsimx. I and Sam hung out sometimes and he introduced me to the biggest troll I have ever met: nick5013. I, nick, and Sam would always Skype with each other while playing Minecraft, having fun. Eventually Sam stopped Skyping with us for reasons unknown and it was just me and nick left. I eventually got tired of nick always trolling so I just completely shut him off. Going back a bit (before I met nick), I met somebody named alex119ks. We decided to make a shop together, a clone of the old 14141 owned by DreamyTJE and BeLugh after they left. Halfway through the build, I contacted BeLugh and he gave us the necessary perms to run the original shop. We started to remodel and add the new items; it was quite a bad process to be honest, none of us knew what we were doing. I contacted BeLugh and he paid me 500k which I promptly gave alex119ks 250k. After a few weeks, we got into a fight and he left taking some of the items with him eventually leaving and giving all of the rupees to the person that will soon unclaim 14141. I had no choice but to continue with 14141. I started buying items to make it better. 250k rupees worth of items. One day I came home from school, I typed /v 14141 and found nothing. I tried again /v 14141. Nothing. I just stood there not knowing what to do. I lost almost everything I had. After I logged off, time passed and somebody messaged me who unclaimed it. I will not say the name, I held a grudge against him for the longest time. A few months after, Aikar held his Economy Destroying Drop Party. I got 3 buckets of Eggnog and a few promos. Shortly after the party, somebody reported some rule breakers on SMP2 so I went to check it out. A guy named Shooter00 messaged me “Go to the Empire Shop” so I go there unknowing what to expect. He then gave me 63,000 rupees, tons of minerals and ores, and all of his promotional items. I went to type “Thank You” but he disappeared with a ban. From that day, I never forgot his name. Not long after I moved to SMP4 to just settle down for a bit, to get away from SMP7. I posted a Goodbye thread with the full intent to leave. I gave away most of my items and after a long time of thinking about it, I could not bring myself to leave. I moved back to SMP7 to continue my endeavors.So now here I am. 62,398r in my bank, stacks of minerals, building a mall on SMP7. Just recently I have forgiven all previous problems, but not forgotten.I do not expect this post to get many replies or even views, I just wanted to get it all out there.