Meet the Senior Staff

Oct 2, 2017
Meet the Senior Staff
  • Senior staff members have similar abilities to those of admins, although they don't redeem supporter vouchers among other variations. They have OP and creative mode, which they use to assist players in duties Moderators cannot help with, run events, and perform Senior Staff Services on Residences.

    Joined: December 16th, 2011
    Rank: Contribution Team Leader / Senior Staff
    AlexC__ joined the Senior Staff Team on October 1st,2017. He also joined Empire Minecraft on December 16th, 2011. Alex is also part of the Contribution Team, Stream Team and Build Team. "I had a couple of friends from school that asked if I was playing here. I was curious, so joined but didn't get through the tutorial until I logged in again a week later. "

    What do you like to do IRL? Outside of EMC I spend most of my time studying or out with friends, like most of you. I also have an Xbox One and love an assortment of TV shows.
    Favorite animal and why: Dogs are the great animal ever to walk this earth. They are too smart, cute and loyal to not be my favourite.
    ost likely reddit, as I can find really anything I need there. I also enjoy YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, etc.
    Favorite thing about EMC: The Community is where it's at.
    Favorite color and why: My favourite colour is light aqua/turquoise and blue, but I like red too.
    Favorite Minecraft feature: The ability to Chat. The near-infinite capacity to build/do anything is also pretty cool.
    Favorite Minecraft block: Pine/dark oak planks, smooth sandstone, packed ice
    Favorite music: I'm a fan of all kinds of music really, so it's easier to name what I don't like: Intense rock, metal, etc. I prefer podcasts over music, but I will just chunk on Spotify every now and then.
    Pets? None :(
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Smell, because it's not a huge loss anyway.
    Favorite cookie: Does shortbread count? That's my favorite biscuit type thing.
    Favorite quote: I don't know any quotes without googling "inspirational quotes" and pretending I'm a really philosophical person.
    If you could meet one person, who would it be? Probably Donald Trump just so I can see what he's like on a more personal level.

    Joined: December 24th, 2011
    Rank: Build Team Leader / Senior Staff
    B4DMAN5IMON joined the Senior Staff Team on January 30th, 2015. He joined EMC on December 24th, 2011. Two interesting facts about him is that he has once pulled a noodle out of his nose and sneezed a cherry, on different occasions.

    Joined: October 10th, 2011
    Rank: Senior Staff
    BigDavie joined the Senior Staff team on February 4th, 2013. He joined on October 10th, 2011. He was looking for his first multiplayer server, but everything he found was either PvP or extremely restricted for free users. "Saw a suggestion on GameFAQs minecraft message board that fitted with what I wanted. Decided to give it a try, been here ever since.".

    What do you like to do IRL? I like to watch stuff. Films, TV, Sports, YouTube videos of cats, just about anything. I also like to read Sci Fi and Fantasy books. To challenge myself I do puzzles including Sudoku, logic puzzles and crossword.
    Favorite animal and why: Duck billed platypus. Such an odd creature and very unique.
    Favorite Website:
    Favorite thing about EMC: It has to be the thing that drew me to EMC and still remains, everyone has a grief free area to build.
    Favorite color and why: Orange, it's the colour of Irn-Bru (Scottish soft drink).
    Favorite Minecraft feature: Enchantments.
    Favorite Minecraft block: Quartz block.
    If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? Imagine a cross between a creeper and an enderman. Bwah ha ha.
    Favorite music: 80's & early 90's pop, even the cheesy stuff. The music I grew up with.
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Taste, my cooking is terrible.
    Favorite cookie flavor: Chocolate HobNob

    Joined: January 30th, 2012
    Rank: Developer
    chickeneer joined the Senior Staff team on May 22nd, 2014. He joined EMC on January 30th, 2012. "I was possessed to play Multi-Player Minecraft one evening. I deliberately avoided PvP and found EMC somehow." chickeneer is also part of the Developer team.

    What do you like to do IRL? Wait, Minecraft isn't real?
    Favorite animal and why: Chickens, duh. Not really sure why.
    Favorite Website: Facebook, I don't post anything, just creep on other people... (shhh)
    Favorite thing about EMC: As cool as the features are, EMC would be nothing without the Community. It is like a big 'ol, messed up family.
    Favorite color and why: Red. Not certain why, but it is my addiction. Have worn red almost every day since 5th grade.
    Favorite Minecraft feature: Ladders. Definitely wish I had used them more earlier in my Minecraft experience.
    Favorite Minecraft block: Iron Blocks are nice.
    If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? What do you mean "if"? I am a chicken with a robotic eye.
    Coming Soon: Book containing the entire origin back-story.
    Favorite music: Disco is cool.
    Pets? I have fish. Like around 10.
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Smell.
    Favorite cookie flavor: Double Chocolate Chip.
    If you could meet one person, who would it be? My true love.

    Joined: December 8th, 2014
    Rank: Senior Staff
    ElfinPineapple joined the Senior Staff team on July 12th,2017. He joined EMC on December 8th, 2014. "A friend was server hopping and found this place. He referred it to me. I came to check it out. And the rest is history."

    What do you like to do IRL? "I’m a rising academic by trade that specializes in the interactions between government and minority civil rights, so when I’m not on EMC the bulk of my work is being thrown behind doing that. I also enjoy reading, writing, and lots of math. You might catch me playing chess or riding a bike/running occasionally but not too much."
    Favorite animal and why: Cats. No reason because there doesn’t need to be. Cats are the best.
    Favorite Website: EMC-anything not count? …Good lord you would ask me to open Pandora’s Box. Probably Twitter.
    Favorite thing about EMC: So here’s the deal. When I got this question after becoming mod I went on this whole elaborate thing about the Community being the reason but then passed it aside because it was a “cliche” for a Labor Bench and Avalauncher. Here’s the truth. You. The Community. Make this server the best server in all of Minecraft. I love to serve all of you and am honored to be doing so in the capacity I am in. You are the reason I came, the reason I joined, the reason I stayed, and the reason everything that has happened since then has happened.
    Favorite color and why: Because I can’t pick - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet..…..I should probably tell you at this point that I have not joined the dark side.
    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’d be an elf with the magical power to make people go *poof*. Not THAT poof ya silly wabbit, the poof that lets you creep by the creepers. Bonus points if you make a funny face at them as you walk by.
    Favorite music: And another Pandora’s Box. Sweet. Umm. rock, instrumental, hip hop, some pop (very picky), rap, metal, soundtracks (particularly with musicals). Probably more but all I can think of at 2am in the morning.
    Pets? We are now up to four, count them, FOUR cats. One still belongs to my brother and we still have two dogs.
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Smell. I want to taste my food, hear music, see things, and touch things. I can be fine without smell.
    Favorite cookie: sugar cookies with icing. If you deny me on this we can’t be friend (but we’ll still be friends).
    Favorite quote: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where 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? It seems like this changes every six months in my experience. Currently I would want to meet former president Obama and the Heads of the DOJ while he was in office.
    Additional Comments: I am a politics nerd in every shape and form, particularly on US politics - though you likely gathered that from my first answer. I don’t discuss it publicly on here much but feel free to send me PM if you want to ask or discuss anything about it.

    Joined: May 20th, 2014
    Rank: Empire Events Organizer / Senior Staff
    Eviltoade joined the Senior Staff team on July 12th,2017. He joined EMC on May 20th, 2014.

    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.

    Joined: January 24th, 2013
    Rank: Senior Staff
    Hashhog joined the Senior Staff team on December 10th,2016. He joined EMC on January 24th, 2013. He is also on the Build Team. "I was looking for my first multiplayer server, and after going through several servers in which I got stuck in the Tutorial (clever me) and a few that had no Community whatsoever, I came back a server list where I had seen EMC at the top... I'd passed over it earlier because it said "forum registration" or something like that, but I was sick of looking, it was at the top, so I clicked it. I'm glad I didn't pass it over a second time."
    What do you like to do IRL? I love to read and scuba dive (when I can). Casual sports games are also A+, as long as they don't involve basketball.
    Favorite animal and why: Funny that you think I could just choose one. :p Anything that swims. Sea turtles I appreciate in particular.
    Favorite Website: Never really had a favorite Website, but I guess I'll say because I really, really appreciate its goal and believe that the protection of the oceans is absolutely necessary. (Advertising in my bio win!)
    Favorite thing about EMC: The Community; this is what set the server apart from so many others. Even at its lowest, this Community still has a bond tighter than any I've ever seen in an MC server.
    Favorite color and why: Green, one of the only "favorites" I have. It just calms me, probably because of the connection with nature.
    Favorite Minecraft feature: Hm. Polar bears. I love polar bears. Now, to convince Mojang to let us ride them...
    Favorite Minecraft block: Sandstone, I suppose, but this changes often.
    If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? I'd be a silverfish and just pop out of random cave walls to scare people.
    Favorite music: At the moment I like classic and alternative rock, the occasional classical piece, and Spanish pop (my current guilty pleasure).
    Pets? A black lab and a corn snake.
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Taste. It'd make eating healthy easier, and I consider it the least useful sense (so long as nobody tries to poison me). Smell is a close second, but I find that no sense brings back pleasant, nostalgic memories better than smell.
    Favorite cookie: Baked?
    Favorite quote: "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." -Dakota Proverb (As you might guess, my favorite quote changes regularly.)
    If you could meet one person, who would it be? Sylvia Earle. As you might've noticed, she's the head of Mission Blue (see favorite Website), but she's just become a sort of childhood hero for me. She's doing everything I'd love to do in life, and after reading one of her books I was incredibly moved and inspired; I'd never before understood, really, just what it means to have a "passion," but it made me realize (even more than I thought I already knew) just how much I love the ocean and just how much I need to have it in my life.
    Additional Comments: I'm young. As such, I don't have 100% control over my life yet (well, does anybody?), so sometimes things come up, and I get taken away from EMC for a bit. I apologize for any inactivity, brief or otherwise, on my part. :)

    Joined: June 2nd, 2012
    Rank: Senior Staff
    RainbowChin joined the Senior Staff team on September 14th, 2014. He joined EMC on June 2nd, 2012. "After the unfortunate closure of a previous server (*sad face*) I then hopped onto the server lists, and found EMC (*happy face*) and have been playing happy ever since.".

    What do you like to do IRL? Minecraft (duh), catch up some reading, watch TV, but mostly hang out at home.
    Favorite animal and why: Cats
    Favorite Website: I do enjoy the comics there.
    Favorite thing about EMC: The aspect of Community. There's always something going on in the servers if you look hard enough
    Favorite color and why: Blue.
    Favorite Minecraft feature: New slime block mechanics.
    Favorite Minecraft block: Well, slime block now.
    If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? Creeper, "that's a very nice everything you have there".
    Favorite music: Not quite into music really
    Pets? Just some fish, very exciting I know
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? Touch.
    Favorite cookie flavor: Chocolate of course.
    Favorite quote: Not sure if I have one lol
    If you could meet one person, who would it be? Pretty much any of my favourite YouTubers.

    Joined: January 27th, 2012
    Rank: Senior Staff
    The_Boulder joined the Senior Staff Team on May 9th, 2015. He joined EMC on January 27th, 2012. "My cousin Murrgetter and I played on his small server for a good while, doing builds, basically enjoying Minecraft as a game. One day he told me about a server he joined so I joined with him. That server being Empire Minecraft."

    What do you like to do IRL? I like to play video games obviously but my other hobbies are hunting, working on vehicles and hanging out with friends at a bar.
    Favorite animal and why: I would say my favorite animal would be a cat but also a dog too. I have lived with both animals all my life.
    Favorite Website: My favorite Website would probably be a manga site because endless reading you can do and find awesome artwork in some books.
    Favorite thing about EMC: The Community for the most part.
    Favorite color and why: My favorite color is probably Dark Red or Black. The reason because I like dark colors, nothing deep about it.
    Favorite Minecraft feature: That Basic MC outsells top graphic games or clones of itself because it's simple game.
    Favorite Minecraft block: Nether Brick.
    If you were a mob in Minecraft, what would you be and what would you do? I would be a Blaze and I would be chilling all day.
    Favorite music: I love many genres but Alternative rock is on top.
    Pets? I have a German Shorthaired Pointer named Duke.
    If you had to lose one sense, what would it be? If I had to lose one of my sense it would be Electroreception but it would be missed.
    Favorite cookie: Cowboy cookie.
    Favorite quote: "Life is tough but Life is tougher if your stupid" by John Wayne.
    If you could meet one person, who would it be? Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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