Meet the Moderators E-H
- Moderators are tasked with keeping the Empire a fun and happy place for all players. Moderators handle rule-breakers, keep the forums and the in-game Chat clean, and often deal with general issues, concerns, or questions that players may have.ElfinPineappleJoined: December 8th, 2014
What do you like to do IRL? "If we're talking play and not work, I'm a triathlete in training and a chess guru. Triathlons, for those who don't know, is basically a sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running into one event. I've begun training for a sprint triathlon for next year from absolutely zero workout experience and hope to do a half-ironman one day. Chess is an old hobby from middle school that I picked back up at the beginning of the summer. I love being able to think through problems and create solutions out of thin air. Finding something to gain an advantage over an opponent is worth the fun and chess is so helpful with important life skills. I recommend everyone to play it."
Favorite animal and why: Cats. I grew up with dogs but got so attached to cats when I was young because I generally didn't have to worry about losing them every 5-10 years. Losing my favorite dog almost 5 years ago really cemented this view. I go no problems with dog lovers, but it's my personal preference.
Favorite Website: Two of them. competitor.triathlete.com and chess.com. Reasons found in question two above.
Favorite thing about EMC: Community. Community is the reason I stuck around here in the first place and it is why I applied for a moderator spot. I absolutely love being a part of it and I will be absolutely honored to serve it in this capacity. Howeeeeeeeever, since "Community" is the most cliché answer of all time, I'm going to say either the Labor Bench or Avalauncher would be my favorite feature, since the first is insanely useful and the second insanely entertaining.
Favorite color and why: Green. I used to be fan of blue but have found green to be saner on the eyes. With my life being in front of a computer in some form, it's great to have it be a little easier.
Favorite Minecraft feature: I can't get over the silk touch feature with pickaxes. I discovered it about 3 months into my tenure at EMC and found it is so efficient mining with a silk touch pickaxe in lieu of a normal pickaxe. It quickly became my favorite tool and still is today.
Favorite Minecraft block: Redstone ore. It lights up when you walk on it and turns out when you leave. Almost like a pressure sensitive pad that helps while mining. I love running into that block and typically mine them on the return trip to Town for that reason.
If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? "I'm a wolf. I'm a wild-two eyed pyromaniac until you feed me a bone (please no rotten flesh!) After that, I'm your best friend and loyal to you. If you fight someone and I'm nearby, I'll come rushing to your aid even if it means I die in the process. At least I die defending the one I love. And my price for this loyalty? Just one steak from time to time. "
Favorite music: Rock and heavy metal. Bon Jovi, Metallica, Killswitch Engage, just to name a few.
Pets? Three cats in the family, one belonging to my brother, and two dogs.
If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? This is an impossible one. I need touch for my two hobbies. Sight for everything. hearing for triathlons. Taste for the delicious food and smell for the...for the...hmm. Guess I don't need smell after all. I'll have to say smell.
Favorite cookie: Sugar cookies with icing. My International Relations professor makes some for Christmas and I have to restrain myself from taking the entire plate!
Favorite quote: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or wehre the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the End, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid shows who knew neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
If you could meet one person, who would it be? End goal of my life is working in the field of education policy. Thus, a natural choice would be John B. King Jr., the current United States Secretary of Education (or whoever may be in the position as it changes frequently.
Additional Comments: I'm currently a Masters of Public Administration student at a local university and will be a graduate assistant come fall 2014. End goal is pursuing a PhD in Public Policy with an emphasis on educational policy. Long term objectives is to coordinate policy analysis with my side interests in chess and triathlons to assist youth in gaining life skills and a joy for some aspect of both items for life.EmperorMelonJoined: August 31st, 2014
What do you like to do IRL? Spending time with my girlfriend and daughter. Playing Minecraft, playing my guitar and reading Wikipedia.
Favorite animal and why: Uhhh a meerkat because of the funny adverts in UK television.https://youtu.be/nCj9S2q7Qkk
Favorite Website: Icelandic: Fotbolti.net (football/soccer site)
Favorite thing about EMC: The people that hang out on the server, that is what has kept me playing on EMC.
Favorite color and why: Green (no joke) and because it was the color of my favorite sport team when I was young.
Favorite Minecraft feature: Uhm... I love redstone... but I am a complete redstone noob so I just watch others make machines.
Favorite Minecraft block: Pre-1.8: paintings. Post 1.8: banners!
If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? I would be a villager... minding my farm... trading with this strange newcomer. Trying to screw him over before realizing he is taking my ems away for some cheap merchandise, then lead a rebellion against his evil ways and make a castle then realize... I have become him. Then I would make a villager farm. Simple.
Favorite music: Classical music and 90's grunge rock.
Pets? I have 2 cats called Grima and Safira.
Favorite cookie: Oreo cookie... om nom nom nom... now this is just an evil question made to fire up the cookie monster inside everyone of us.
Favorite quote: It is from Hávamál, I will post both the original and English translation
"Haltur ríður hrossi,
hjörð rekur handarvanur,
daufur vegur og dugir.
Blindur er betri
en brenndur sé:
Nýtur manngi nás."
"The lame can ride horse, the handless drive cattle,
the deaf one can fight and prevail,
'tis happier for the blind than for him on the bale-fire,
but no man hath care for a corpse."
If you could meet one person, who would it be? Wish I could say hi to my dad again, and for him to meet my daughter.EviltoadeJoined: May 20th, 2014
Rank: Empire Events Organizer / Moderator
What brought you to EMC? Originally I was looking for a place where I could build something permanent where I wouldn't have to worry about me misplacing or accidentally deleting the world.
Little did I know I would find the best thing ever!
What do you like to do IRL? I very much like to watch shows, read well written novels, play other games, and dabble in some art when I have the time. I have also been in the golf industry for some time now, and love to play when I can.
Favorite animal and why: Toads! Ok not really. Since I was a tadpole I have always loved cats, even large majestic ones such as tigers, but these days I'm totally in love with my dogs.
Favorite Website: Steam? Honestly I wouldn't say I have a favorite one.
Favorite thing about EMC: The Community, hands down. I love this Community so much it's crazy.
Favorite color and why: GREEN! I have always loved green. A dark green. There's just something about it; like you would find in Malachite.
Favorite Minecraft feature: The intricacies of the ever elusive redstone.
Favorite Minecraft block: Dirt. The most common and yet the most useful block in Minecraft.
If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? I would probably be a horse. lol. The most useful mob for survival imo. Not sure why I would want to be useful; maybe I should be a creeper and just blow things up. ;p
Favorite music: I like a wide variety of music. Some old, some new. I love music, although I don't listen to as much these days as I used to.
Do you have any pets? I have 2 dogs. Bandit (a rescue) is my old grumpy man - he's a full blood English Cocker Spaniel and so loving. Rocky (also a rescue; his mom was thrown into a dumpster while pregnant with 6 pups) is a mix of some sort, he's goofy looking and so sweet.
If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? I would have to say smell, IF it didn't affect my sense of taste.
Favorite cookie: That's a tough one. I reallllly like cookies. I would have to say a really gooey, like almost not cooked all the way (soft) sugar cookie.
What is your favorite quote? I would not say I have a favorite quote, however I like this one:
“Hold on to your life and make it honest and brave.”
― Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi
If you could meet one person, who would it be? Vincent Van Gogh
Additional random stuff you would like to say: EMC is literally one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
If you ever need anything, please let me know, my inbox is always open.FDNY21Joined: November 25th, 2012
Rank: Contribution Team Leader / Moderator
What do you like to do IRL? I like to play Minecraft, talk to friends and fantasize about cars of course!
Favorite animal and why: Probably the sloth because it has that kind of "I do not care what you think" look. I guess monkeys tie with the sloth because they are both ninja-looking things which can be funny! But yes, being a ninja is a big factor in finding your favorite things.
Favorite Website: youtube.com of course!
Favorite thing about EMC: The Community for it is very close-knit and very friendly!
Favorite color and why: I have no favorite color, though it used to be red. There was something about red that I just cannot recall, though I kind of turned to think that every color has its own uses and therefore you cannot really favorite one.
Favorite Minecraft feature: I just like the whole "survival" instinct of the game, I think it is a feature of Minecraft that really gives you the feeling of the game.
Favorite Minecraft block: Dragon Egg!
If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? I would be a creeper because they are ninja. As you may know, ninja is required in life and being a ninja is something you should do/be. I can just go and blow people up. Or maybe be friendly with some. I guess some people are just meant to be ninja victims and some are meant to be ninja friends. I can be in a creeper pack. The ninja pack. The ninja creeper pack.
Favorite music: Green Day, Three Days Grace, Arctic Monkeys, WAVVES, LinkinPark, Swedish House Mafia, those are some that come straight into my head, though any ones similar may be an artist that I have listened to/like(d).
Pets? I have a pet cat, she is called Lola!
If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Now that's a tricky one. Probably hearing because you can have a hearing aid to try and help you hear a little and I think that being able to see and feel your surrounding is better than hearing it usually. I am quite visual. But on the other hand, I wouldn't be able to hear cars. So that is quite a hard one, perhaps taste instead? There are many things that you would miss with each sense, so there is no real one I can choose but probably either taste or hearing.
Favorite cookie: Who doesn't like a bit of chocolate? Or perhaps cookies with M&Ms baked in, yummy!
Favorite quote: "It's not knowing about knowing the answer, it's about knowing where to find it" -Peter Burgess (My granddad).
If you could meet one person, who would it be? Jeremy Clarkson, because he is a ninja. And he likes cars. In all honesty, he is quite funny too!HxCami10Joined: September 5th, 2012
What do you like to do IRL?: Pretty much I work and play Minecraft. But every once and while I like going to concerts and baseball games! I do some gaming on Xbox as well.
Favorite animal and why: I really like cats. I have always loved cats, and I guess the reason I like them so much is that I feel like they have a way of connecting with their owners on an emotional level. Plus I like the fact that they are not as needy as dogs and such
Favorite Website: The other Website I spend a lot of time on is www.stumbleupon.com. It is a time filling Website, and I have learned a lot of random information on it!
Favorite thing about EMC: The Community, hands down. It is the Community that got me into this server, and it is what has had me coming back to it and staying active in it.
Favorite color and why: I have always liked purple and lime green. I like lime green because of the vibrant color that it offers, it almost creates that vibrant uplifting feeling. Purple to me is a mysterious and passionate color, and I feel like both colors portray myself as a person.
Favorite Minecraft feature: I have found love for redstone. Just redstone anything interests me. The way that you can get things to work on an automated timer, or just the mechanisms that you can create with it.
Favorite Minecraft block: I have always, and will always love Nether brick.
If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do?: I would want to be an enderman. All they want is a hug, but if you hit them or look in their eyes they get upset.
Favorite music: I am a fan of a lot of different things, but I mostly stick with rock/hardcore music. My absolute favorite band is The Color Morale, with Chiodos running a close second.
Pets?: I have 2 cats, one is names Eevee and the other Shinx
If you had to lose one sense, what would it be?: It would be smell. I mean it would suck not to be able to smell things, but I could live without it.
Favorite cookie: White chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Favorite quote: Not really a quote, but song lyrics can be quotes ,"You need to get through what you are going through. Someday, someone, somewhere will need you" Garret Rapp
If you could meet one person, who would it be?: Well one person I thought would be awesome to meet would be Dane Cook. He seems like it would be a really fun and entertaining guy to meet!
Additional Comments: I like gummy worms.
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