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    posted a message on Pure survival server
    In game name: Aranamor321



    Have you ever been banned?: I'd be a liar if I said I haven't before, but it was years ago.



    Age: Eighteen



    How often do I play?: It depends on my mood. I've been on a warband kick lately, and school and social gatherings will take precedence over minecraft. I do tend to play for a while once I've started, however.



    Do I play another server?: Not lately, I'm trying to get interested in the game again.
    Posted in: PC Servers
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    posted a message on Minecraft is Dead
    Frankly, I am not having much fun anymore. I take increasingly long breaks from the game and only ever turn it on lately to play for nostalgia or with my baby cousins. I do not think the game is dead, the community does number in the millions after all, but I do think it's lost its spirit, and I think that is a product -of- the massive community.

    There's been almost this 'dilution', where players interested in creating anything beautiful or interesting have been all but drowned out by the colossal group of players, new and old, who have no interest in anything but waiting for the next update and occasionally setting something on fire or cloning something they saw on Yogscast or Sky's LP videos.

    The game does not have a goal, I cannot fault people for doing what they enjoy in the slightest, but I do feel that the game has lost its meaning to me over the years. Maybe it's also large changes in my life, like coming out to my parents as transgendered or moving to a new home and struggling to find my place in a hostile world, but overall it's hard for me to feel motivated to play or be involved in the community at anywhere near the level I used to.

    Developmentally, the game is still pretty stagnant. May I remind the thread that the Modding API has been promised for two years, but never delivered? I don't know if it's still maintained, but last time I checked a very large mod had been released as almost an 'expansion' for Minecraft called Better than Wolves and was created to vent the frustration of a player who felt that the additions were superficial, unnecessary, and faddish and that they could have been done with much more grace. Personally I prefer Vanilla play, as it's less stressful on both my computer and myself, but I can understand the mindset born of waiting for update after update to a game in (then) perpetual beta, and being consistently disappointed.

    Do I dislike Minecraft? Not at all. It's a fun diversion and something that brings my aunt and uncle and cousins and I closer together as a family. There's been so many collaborations and shenanigans and arguments and fistfights and reconciliations over this game between a group of five alone, to say nothing of everyone I've played with, those of them I kept in contact with far past the game, and all the monumental undertakings and petty squabbles of the community as a whole. Because for better or worse, we have become a community. And I'm grateful for that.

    [Addendum]

    And those statistics Alexcamostyle posted were enough, but I had to eviscerate your opinion, sorry.

    Forgive me for nitpicking, but this statement bothered me a lot. One of the major divisive forces in our community is the need to silence naysayers. It creates this sort of flock mentality, wherein someone's opinions are a target to be dismantled rather than respected and then artfully debated. I do not agree with OP's opinion, but I do respect his right to hold it, and while I will debate it to the sun goes down, I will not insult him or insinuate that his feelings are something to be picked apart for my own internet glory (back in mah day, we called it e-peen).
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Looking for players on my new white-listed server.
    IGN (In Game Name): Aranamor321

    Age (Doesn't Matter): I am eighteen.

    Experience with the game.(On a 1-10 scale): Probably about an 8. I've been around long enough to know just about everything in the game, though I'm still working on figuring out redstone.

    When did you start playing Minecraft?: Some time around the first Halloween Update on the edge of Alpha/Beta. Earliest patch I remember doing anything really noteworthy on was Beta 1.1

    Skype (Preferred): Ridire Glàs

    Country: United States

    State (Optional): Rhode Island, Eastern Time Zone

    How often do you play per week?: Varying on my mood, typically when my little cousins or friends pester me into it.

    Will you abuse commands if you prove your self to be able to handle staff?: I'm at least intelligent enough to say I would not if I were going to, and that must count for something.

    Anything else you would like us to know?: I -really- like building watchtowers and sniping at things from them. Please don't take events such as a sharpened stick piercing your skull from atop a craggy pass personally.
    Posted in: PC Servers
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    posted a message on rpg personality test
    Posted in: Forum Games
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    posted a message on Where do you like putting up your shelters?
    Dat beacon.

    So beautiful.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Where do you like putting up your shelters?
    Depends on the location.

    Plains - Keeps
    Mountains - Dwarf Fortresses
    Forests - Cabins, Wizard Towers
    Lakes - Stilted cabins lying over the shallow end
    Beaches - Lighthouses
    Desert - Whatever the hell I can scrounge up
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on lord of the rings references
    But Gandalf.

    I -am- Gandalf, and Gandalf means -me-.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Griefing in the Minecraft Community
    I don't give a damn if someone griefs, just as long as they do it with class. Some of the best moments for my friends and I have been fighting off raiding bandit clans or putting out fires. Half the 'lolItrollu' griefers are just stupid kids and an unfortunate result of Minecraft going mainstream. You can't avoid it, you can't stop it, so the best thing to do is grin and bear it. Let them have their fun, I'll have mine chopping off their heads and wearing their faces like masks.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Imperial Knights - [PvP] // [Server Now Up] // [Recruiting Leaders]
    Bump. Royalty is recruiting soldiers for defensive purposes.
    Posted in: Clans
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    posted a message on Explain your avatar
    It's Gandalf. Being displeased. Probably. It's been a while since I've watched the Hobbit.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on The most annoying songs you've heard.
    My brother insisted that I listen to Talk Dirty by Jason 'I cannot go five verses without shouting my own name' Derulo. Everything about it was so -bad- and I was angry for the rest of the night with everyone and everything. I tried to get him to listen to Carry On Wayward Son as penance, but he automatically hates anything I introduce him to.
    Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
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    posted a message on The Dragon Thread: Let's Get the Red Dragon Into Minecraft!
    Full support, but in my opinion, only 1-3 of each variety should spawn per world, to prevent Pern-esque catastrophe scenarios in multiplayer.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Royalty [Recruiting] // [Kingdoms] // [Branches] // [Recruiting Leaders]
    Quote from xSpexions

    Accepted. Welcome to the clan. :)


    Thank you, m'lord.
    Posted in: Clans
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    posted a message on Royalty [Recruiting] // [Kingdoms] // [Branches] // [Recruiting Leaders]
    Sir Arthur Brightblade reporting for duty.

    IGN: Aranamor321

    Age: 17

    Positions applied for: Applied for Knights already, also willing to take support roles.

    Useful skills: A versatile jack of all trades with extensive experience in both team exercises and solo operations. A crack archer, even better if given a musket.

    Why should you accept me?: I know how to make myself useful, and I work well with others.

    About myself: I'm helpful and loyal, if scatter-brained. I have an abrasive temper at first, but directed properly I can be a great asset to the group. I like exploring and will take great risks for the party, making me an optimal scout or cavalry trooper.
    Posted in: Clans
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    posted a message on Imperial Knights - [PvP] // [Server Now Up] // [Recruiting Leaders]
    Willing to lend my support for a season's campaigning.

    IGN: Aranamor321

    Age: 17

    Position wanted: Knight, capable of building fortifications if required.

    Best skill: I'm versatile, a jack of all trades.

    Past Affiliations: Now-defunct ATDgaming, Chairman of Paranormal Research Institute (albeit in a Cave Johnson-esque fashion), Socialist Commune of Minecraftia. Presently a free agent, capable of calling in around five other units.

    Why should you choose me?: I'm useful in multiple situations, I have been playing since the first Halloween Update, and I have a history of loyalty and dedicated service to my commanders. In the SCOM whilst playing on Synthesia, I was a bodyguard for our city's Mayor and defended him in a decisive battle ending in our victory and the repulsion of the capitalist raiders. I have survived and thrived alone on at least three separate anarchy servers, and I led a household of seven players on ATDgaming from 2010-2011; five of those players still answer to my calls and are willing to assist me.
    Posted in: Clans
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