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starting out a new blog/ description about me

i hope i can keep on top of this blog. i don't really have any specific things i write about, so it'll range from news to happenings in my average life! let's start this one off with a little about myself, shall we? i'm a 19 y/o music producing, art arting, minecraft playing, anime loving, game playing, awesome member of the JRcraft server! if you want to know more about the whole music thingy, i started when i was really little, messing around with the piano and saying to myself "oh! that sounded cool!" when i was a little older, i got my first little casio keyboard with a layer setting where i could blend layers on top of each other to make a song. nowadays, i have my own microKORG synth, FLstudio program, and everything else need to make awesome music stuffs. if you wanna check out my music submissions (like, 2% of them XD ), you can go to https://soundcloud.com/mr-bassline-2 and follow me there!

Mr.Bassline

Mr.Bassline

 

america, the land of milk and honey?

the following is the story of my trip to the USA, and what I though about the place to get to the USA we boarded a plane in Dublin were we landed 7 hour's later in New York but as they are 6 hour's behind it only actually took 1 hour, in New York we mainly walked around the large city of which was set out in a grid but despite this ordered arrangement new York was very hard to navigate through and all since of direction appeared lost which is odd as in non-ordered cities in the UK, the first time walking around them is done easily. in new York we where mainly there to see the famous building's, and place's like the empire state building and central park, whilst in the empire state building i bought a pocket watch of which I found rather nice we also went to several restaurant's such as the steak and stack of which make the best burger's I have ever tasted and we also ate at a subway of which was perhaps the best sub I have ever had. New York was very hot, with some day's being over 30 degree's Celsius all the time, and yet this never seem's to be seen in any movie's based in the city, were we where staying in Manhattan. I was also amazed to see so many different type's of people in this one area, but as we moved out to ''Amish'' country the population appeared to become less diverse the Amish are defined as people's who do not have electric, have never used a PC and down drive are use machinery, therefore I can say it's all lie's sure some go about in there horse and cart but they also go about in there car's, and use farming machinery and have fridge's and electric and have PC's and the internet and over charge everything and don't like answering question's, despite being famed for hospitality's and corporation so therefore it is fair to say these people are basically people who are just there to increase tourism, although they do have very funny name's for place's such as the town of ''intercourse'' and the school of ''leacock'' both real place's we then went on to Washington D.C in the capital were we stayed at a nice hotel called the capital Hilton which over looked the rather smaller than I imaged it white house, we saw many thing's whilst in Washington such as the ''senate'', the ''pointy structure'' and the Abraham memorial, it was very hot that day also and make's me wonder how american's do any work at all, and why so little have swimming pool's. america supposedly has a very obese population, but in all my time there I didn't actually see that many people that where over weight which appear's to me yet another myth about america busted, despite the recession america actually looked rather good with industry being built and infrastructure being improved. although the area known as ''Gary's town'' was very rough and dangerous with only the poorest resident's still living there, it reminded me of a person called Gary I know, this to me is his town. we finally stopped off in Chicago where we saw many building's such as the sear's tower and we had the best steak I have ever placed upon my tongue it was delicious and we ate it along the river front and then we went to the wedding of one of my cousin's of which was much more lively than most northern Ireland wedding's I have been to. the driving in america is terrible no one seem's to know how to actually drive and no one appear's to have any manner's whilst on the road compared to driver's back at home although there driving test is a lot simpler, just show up and you pass to sum up what I thought of america I would have to say it's the culture of Europe for the people of the world and is strangely a nice place if you aren't having to continuously travel

RockMelons

RockMelons

 

a draft of my personal statement, what do you think?

This is going to be long and I hope you enjoy reading it please note improvement's if you can Personal statement for university/college I have chosen to pick geology as my course to study as I have always been interested in the earth's process's, such as the movement of continent's and what effect's have resulted from this, both for living organism's and the landscape of which they live. I want to learn in greater detail these process's and how mineralization then occurs in the different types of rock formations. My passion for this subject only increased when I took part in my work experience where I both learned more about geology as a career as well as helping to carry out a geophysical survey to find out if there was a suitable site to drill for water in an area on the Antrim hills. During the time, I was taken through how to use the various equipment used whilst surveying the area such as a GPS system of which locates your position to the MM, geology maps of the area and a VLF EM-16 during work experience my team work and communication skill’s where further enhanced as well as my knowledge of what a job such as geology involves, I enjoyed the fieldwork and travelling to different area’s within the country and would enjoy having a job locating natural resources and look forward to further developing these skill’s by doing this course. In school I have taken part in public speaking various time’s whilst at Omagh High School I have taken part in speaking at the carol service were I had to speak clearly and loudly for everyone in the church building to hear and understand me. Also in Omagh High School I was elected a member of the school council where I had to speak effectively to get my point’s across whilst also listening to other’s points of view of which helped to resolve the issue with people missing buses by ending school 5 minutes early. Outside of school I do various activities such as mountain biking of which I enjoy, I also go to army cadets where I have learnt team work and communication skill’s and has helped me become more self reliant as I have to cook for myself and build my own shelter when out on exercise where we stay out a few nights, being corporal I am trusted to run the tuck shop at detachment and help to take lesson’s, I also go to shooting weekend’s in cadets and am one of the best shots in the detachment other activity’s in cadet’s I enjoy are canoeing and orienteering, of which I find fun and enjoyable. I also do Duke of Edinburgh through cadet’s and have passed my bronze and am finishing off my sliver, I enjoyed the experience of meeting and working together with new people whilst walking through the marvellous Antrim hills. I also enjoy watching documentaries such as the documentary series horizon amongst others. I hope you pick me for this course as I am passionate about learning more about this subject and I would love to follow on and have a job involving the subject and having gone to cadets I have learnt skills such as being independent of other’s and being able to work under pressure and have already been away from home on several occasions. I hope I will meet your high standards (please comment below on what you think)

RockMelons

RockMelons

 

The Armdys Update

So, for those new to JR, I am, obviously, Armdys. I've been part of JR for almost 2 years now, but haven't been as active with Minecraft for a numerous amount of reasons. Now, what this blog is about is where I've been, what I've been doing. So over this Summer, I've been quite active playing soccer, helping my mom with her eBay shop and playing other games... well that's usually late at night. During last week, the week of the 14th, I went to a summer camp up in the Adirondacks (decently large mountain range in NE U.S.) and met a lot of new friends. Now a few things occurred (only one person knows the specifics on JR, don't ask, I probably won't tell XD) and have made me want to become a better person over all. During the week I quickly came to realize I'm not the... nicest of people. So I've been forcing myself to become a overall nicer person and by doing this I already have started to feel better. I've been happier, I've felt less tired and more. My next goal is to get in shape cause I'm also a bit chubby. XD I'm not obese, but I am a heavy guy and I'm not really strong either. So I'd like to make myself stronger and faster for soccer and my other sports. I am fast for my size, and I figure that if I shed this extra layer I'll be that much faster. I'm also planning on making game help videos (mostly multiplayer games) as well as introductions to games and talking about betas I've made it into on Youtube. This is all just little ways for me to become better, as well as have a hobby. I don't know why any of you would really care about any of this but I really needed to get it off my chest. -Carter 'Armdys'

Carter

Carter

 

my holiday of sort's

since July on Friday the 5th I have been away to England and I though I would share with you some of what I have been doing for the past two weeks. On Friday at 1930 I set off with my friends to the army cadets annual camp timeing the journey revealed it took us in total 17 hour's 42 minutes and 54 seconds to get to are destination of which was Okehampton in Devon, the very place were the British royal marines train, but whilst we where there they when on holiday for most of the time, on the first couple of day's the heat of over 40 degree's Calais meant we mainly stayed in the shade whilst we lesson's on field craft and map and compass from 0630 to 2100 were we got the night off then on exercise were we went out ''camping'' for 4 day's and 3 night's we built shelter's to sleep under and shield us from the fiery ray's of the sun training had to stop between 1100 to 1700 as the heat was so bad with us hearing that two TA soldier's had died due to lack of water and heat stroke. so us cadets had to take it easier than we wanted, although we did get to do a lot at night were we ambushed another platoon before then attacking there harbour area [like the camp site but only in a triangle shape with people on guard] the next night which was epic as there harbour area was in woodland I dived over fallen tree's and darted between cover as I lead my fire team to attack which was so much fun shooting the British army's A2's but only the cadet version which is only semi automatic we also did patrolling and spyed on the ''enemy'' which was on the first night out. I also had fun on the range's shooting the LSW which was fully automatic and was great fun to fire as well as shooting the shot gun when clay pigeon shooting on my birthday, the field we shot in had sheep of which had to be chased away every so often to avoid them being shot, silly sheep. we also went to the near by city of Plymouth on are day out were me and my group of friends when down to the cool sea and went for a swim going down to the rock's as we couldn't find the beach I also spent money on buying drink's which I then sold making more money on the way back to camp we heard that 4 great white sharks had been spotted just off from where we where swimming and mucking around in the water of which thanks to this heat wave was rather warm. at the end of camp we had final parade were prize's where given out and we were de briefed, with the cadet commandant (guy in charge of it all) went over his usual speech this camp is my last camp as I'm to old to go to the next one now being over 18 year's old amongst other reason's such as getting more time to study so I can get into my course at university but I had a great time and I think it was the best camp I have been to of the three although I wish I could have gone to more, Army cadets is fun and I would encourage you to join as it help's build you as a person, I used to be really shy now I'm more confident and allow's you to make friends from all over the country and see new place's

RockMelons

RockMelons

 

Looks like I still need to explain...

Alright, remember that time, a long time ago, when I was an admin? Yeah, a good amount of us do. And then I left, well I say I left. If you ask Jamie, he'll say I was demoted. Which is half right, as much as saying, "I resigned" is only half true. You see, near the end of my time as an admin, I realized that I don't want to do this anymore. It's not playing Minecraft anymore, it's a job. And at the time the server was a lot more populated, so problems were going on 24/7, and griefers were everywhere. I just wanted to play Minecraft, not stop an argument over who owns that dirt block. (Which was a real argument once.) So, when Jamie demoted me to mod, I said to myself, "Well, if this isn't the initiative to get out of dodge, I don't know what is." Because before, I was putting it off. "Meh, I'll ask next week," and so forth. And to be honest I was a really crappy and immature admin. I now know why there's an actual age minimum, so the server doesn't get another me wasting space. I was lazy, somewhat selfish and pretty cheaty, and I never told the other staff anything about me. All they ever got was my nickname, not even my full name, just my nickname. Nothing else. So after I got demoted to mod I asked about it and got citizen + (which sadly no longer exists). So Jamie's right, he demoted me and that got me to finally let it go, but I made that decision, to let it go. So we're both right. It was a collaborative effort, really. Now you may ask, "Why would you want to ever give admin, it's the best job ever!" Well I'm sure if you have the time and the dedication, it's a great time, but I'm not either of those. Now, I could have just hung around mod, but here's what would have played out: I would have hated Jamie for demoting me, and I'd slowly turn evil. Then I'd do something stupid to get me banned, and then I'd swear revenge on JRCraft and try to hack it and livestream it (You know who you are, Mr. "Let's hack JR and livestream it for the people of JR." But then again you're banned so I doubt you'll be able to read this.) There was a person who DID get banned it swore revenge and sometimes tries to DDOS the server, and he was an admin once. Basically, we all know the line, "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I don't want to be the bad guy, so I left. Now, this was brought up by someone who was complaining on the creative server about how he's super helpful and really nice and how he deserves admin but the age limit is stupid and he's totally ready... (You know who you are, too!) and was taking it out on me like it was my fault. I think it was because I crushed his dreams by speaking the truth, but the truth hurts, no way I could have sugar coated it for him... And then he tried to egg me on to say more to probably get me in trouble, but, one does not simply become an admin and not know how to handle an 11 year old with a temper not getting what he wants. So, HOPEFULLY, for those who actually READ the FORUMS will read this, understand the situation, and not have to ask. I mean, it's not like it was a terrible tragedy and I don't want to talk about it. If you ask, I'll tell you. I didn't have a great time and I didn't have the time, so I left. Simply as that. I would have put this in the Life of Iggy but this is online related. Online related goes in this blog. Real life is the Life of Iggy one. Oh, and here's some proof that I'm legit. To find it, go outside from the adminship, then take the first left. Then take a right at the first intersection, and a left at the next. Then go straight on until you hit the NPC museum. Once inside go to the stairs at the back of the entry room, and behind the stairs there's the semi-secret JR Crypt!

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

PS4 V Xbox One - Hardware Comparison

A question that prospective console purchasers will ask many times over the next few years is which is the better console, the Sony PlayStation 4 or the Microsoft Xbox One? In this article we take a look at the technical details of each console and compare them against each other.

[b]PS4 v Xbox One - CPU[/b]

At the heart of any gaming console is its processor. It is responsible for the raw power of the unit, whilst also linking all of the other components such RAM, hard disk drive, graphics chip and optical drive together.

The PS4 and Xbox One use very similar CPUs, both using the Jaguar architecture made by AMD and consisting of two quad-core modules giving a total of 8-core units.

The Xbox One runs at 1.75GHz, although it was original specified as 1.6GHz but increased before launch by Microsoft engineers. The PlayStation's processor speed has not been officially released by Sony, although it is said by industry experts to be running at 1.6GHz. Although this is slower than the Xbox, it is a relatively small difference that it is unlikely to provide the Xbox with any noticeable real-world advantage. There is also an indication that the Sony product has a boost feature where the CPU speed can be momentarily increased when CPU intensive demand occurs, although this has not been confirmed by the manufacturer.

A benefit of both consoles using very similar architecture is that producing games for each system doesn't have to be approached from two difference technical perspectives. A title written for the PS4 is free to be ported across to the Xbox One without any major re-engineering. This principle also applies to PC versions of games because the CPU used is a PC derived x86 architecture whilst the graphics processing is also PC based.

Both consoles use an Accelerated Processing Unit (or APU) setup. This system has both the CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) contained on one chip. These new-generation consoles use AMD's third generation lower power APU [url="http://google.co.uk"]architecture[/url].

alexanderleytan

alexanderleytan

 

Thinking of Making a come-back

Been a while since I used this blog. I usually use the 'In the life of Iggy' blog because real life took more hold than online life. That's changed quite a bit. Now, Team Fortress 2, as fun as it, has sort of lost it's touch for me a little. Maybe it was the Robotic Boogaloo, where you think it's a real update but it's just hats. Don't get me wrong, it was great, but there was nothing new, and I feel like I've done everything possible in TF2. I've done Trolldiering, reflect kills, Facestabs, Cannon-Jumping, Samurai-Soldier, Samurai-Demo, High-Speed Fishing, basically all the fun you could ever want in TF2, and I'm only 40 hours away from 1,000 hours into this game! I need a break. I already took a short break in a single player survival world and did a run through of the game in about week. Started off punching trees and finished with the Nether-Star. That's basically a complete game. Unless you go after achievements. But riding a minecart for 1K? That's crazy expensive! Shooting a skele from 500 (or was it 50?) blocks away? By the time I get that far, it's despawned! So, I hopped back into TF2 today, I still wasn't feeling it, no matter how satisfying the mid-air reflect kills were... So I then considered doing another run through with Tekkit but Tekkit is such a mentally straining way of playing Minecraft, and eventually you hit a point where you say, "There's so much I COULD do, but why should I? I'm already a god of mass destruction of the landscape! What else do I need?" So I don't think that has probability. But that then reminded me of one more Minecraft play-through I used to do: JRCraft. It was a fun time, I was an admin at some point, great times were had, I ended up having to take my leave (Or I got demoted if you ask the right people) and stopped playing, because Minecraft wasn't doing it anymore. I logged into the server on my birthday for old time's sake and I ended staying, because I had new-found purpose! When it reached the point where I had a fishing city at the edge of the coast and I had even built the ocean to suit my needs of fishing, JRCraft added JRLevels, and that ended it for me. I felt like I was wasting my time leveling up these levels! I thought it was crap! So I switched to TF2 about 24/7. At some point, it struck me! It was called the RPG world, it was always planned to be a bit more RPG like, but at the time it was still being slowly updated to reach it's goals, I completely steam-rolled JRLevels because I hadn't realized the WHOLE BLOODY POINT of the world itself! ===FOR THOSE TOO LAZY TO READ THE IMPORTANT STUFF IS HERE== So, now I come around to the important questions. I'm really considering logging into JR and having more crazy adventures with my old pals. Although if I recall JR got a fresh batch of players, so it'll basically be starting over. I don't even know if the staff team is the same! So, what I want to know is what's new since the JRLevels update, and what should I expect if I were to log in sometime soon? What should I do first, new plugins, that sort of thing. Any new rules would be nice to know, too! I do check the forums frequently so I'm already away of Jamie doing some school stuff, and congrats about that! It sounds like you'll be a techno-wizard when you get out of there! And my plan is to build a city in the sky! Or maybe on-top of an exceptionally high mountain. I was inspired by the zeppelins used in the Shadow of Israphel series (Which I am re-watching currently). The idea is to have the whole town be nothing but walk-ways connecting buildings and homes. Oh, and every home should be a airship or like a building with propellers. Even though building a city in the sky provides no bonuses, it wouldn't be the RPG world (RPG = Role Playing Game, in case you're new to video games) without a bit of Role-Playing! Although JRLevels sure made it harder to do stuff like mining without using up a week of your life, but I got time to spare! Also, I wouldn't mind getting Citizen + back if that's still a rank. I mean, I don't need it, all it gave was Hats and Mob-Disguises, but the + gives makes me feel special! I lost it after I was premium for that week when JRLevels was in testing. You know what'd also be cool? Knowing which member has been with JR actively for as long as they've joined. I mean, Jamie probably top ranks, but any way to fuel my narcissism, ya know? I'm a JR Veteran and I should get a diamond castle because I'm so super special and I was an admin and even an op for a minute plz don't ban meh 0mg hax!!1!!!!!!!1! Sorry about that. On a side note, are people still crazy about being a staff member? Because that used to bug me so much. Everyone thought they were saints and deserved to be an admin... just like me when I was going through the ranks... I was so immature. Every year I look back one year and say, "Wow, was I immature! I sure am glad I'm mature now!" And then I look back and remember I said that last year, too. Agh... memories... Okay that's it. If you read all this my god are a patient person because I get really distracted really easily. And I also like to tell people more than they need to know. But that's because I never really see people anymore, so whenever I do, I like to crazy and tell them more than they need to know. Like I just did. Okay bye, thanks for reading! (I didn't re-read this for obvious reasons, (Too long!) but if you find a spelling error or grammar mistake, let me know!)

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Sorry I have not been on.

Sorry I have been absent so much. I have been trying to heal from a Oblique muscle injury. If you have ever ripped or strained a muscle you know it takes a while and a lot of rest. Rest I am trying to get as well as still take care of my Mom....not easy. I have tried to get on a hour or so but the muscle spasms usually win and I get off line. I have been doing my Facebook game but it only requires the use of the mouse (one hand). I will be on this Saturday at Rob's house. We will be celebrating his birthday. So I hope to see you all then. Leslee aka Barb

BarberMiss

BarberMiss

 

Evil Boyfriend D: *part1*

Some of you know what I'm taking about cuz we talked on Skype and you can hear him from the other side of the room. Well for the rest of you, I'm going to explain what this meanie does to me! But he is lucky that I love him...lol Today around 2:30 pm home alone rarely happens when it does I am told to lock all doors and to NEVER let anyone inside, well as I thought I locked all the doors and I was on the phone with my lovely mother when...Ethan (boyfriend) comes home early from work. Makes no sound, and sneaking upstairs knowing I was talking to someone. I pause, seeing a shadow of a man coming in my room. I yell "who's there?!" Thinking it was Ethan's dad coming home from the store. The shadow stops...and backs up slowly til I can not see it anymore. So I tell my mother to hold on so I can check it out as soon as I stand up...Ethan jumps out "AHHHHH" I jump up yelling and screaming then started crying my eyes out saying "why? Why would you do that? Ethan comes up to me trying to give me a kiss I won't do it cuz he is a BUTT and I don't kiss BUTTS! Humph he thought it was funny its not funny when someone is so scared they are crying! D: see he is evil I tell you EVIL!

Jugga

Jugga

 

life

well guys alot has been happening to me recently. i really screwed up a few days ago, i made Sabrina/thexxxruins mad at me. something i shouldn't of said, also my mom had to go to the hospital for the third time in 2 weeks. but its not all bad news, its a nice day today its sunny so i cant complain. also for any of you that don't know my 1 year jr birthday is coming up in june and my 15th real life birthday is in july. have a nice day/week/ whatever guys peace ----- Jordan oh forgot one thing thank you frost for the help you have given me in recent days i really owe you dude -----Jordan

djjl3000

djjl3000

 

Are you bored? try my pig racing map!

Hey guys! I spent a night at my friend's house on minecraft and built this epic pig race map! I'm wayyy too lazy to write down the whole description out again, so go take a look at the build on planet minecraft. Leave a diamond if you have an account! Basically, there are two race tracks that are changeable through a set of commands in command towers. one is a basic figure-8, another is a "challenge path". They are both epic, try it out when you have friends over for a fun thing to do! here's the link: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/go-pig-racer-the-best-of-the-pig-racing-maps/

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

Achievement Get: Progress!

Thought I'd just ramble for a bit, while I listen to Jamie rock & roll some over on Twitch, puts me in a happy mood For starters, I've rejoined the PNX staff, since I'm clearly still here for a while, and I think I could easily help around the PNX site and servers. I especially want to help with the theme/layout/color scheme of the PNX site, at least getting it to match the main site some in terms of looking clean rather than scattered. Why not return to JR? Well I'm still here - just not as staff. Staff members are those that have the time to volunteer their help, and while I could offer the time now, I can't play Minecraft anymore - it literally runs maybe at 2FPS on my system, yet I never see the CPU or GPU spike above 10% while it's running (and yes, I've tried the new launcher, doesn't make any difference there T_T). Simply, I can't play Minecraft, so I sure as shit can't offer my help on the server! But I could offer my help on the Steam Servers again, plus I've now got the time to. When I say 'I've got the time to', I mean that {Jamie starts playing "What I've Done" } I'm progressing nicely - when I stepped down from JR, and set on my current path, I weighed 280lbs. I have never weighed that much before in my life - and as an Eagle Scout that downright disappointed me. These days, I'm down to 240 - enlisting in the Air Force means I've gotta be under 200 (197 if you wanna get technical). But I'm clearly getting there. By the same token, I'm clearly not dropping pounds like crazy. Zistack suggested a good idea for it, but I couldn't stick to it (essentially fasting to force the excess fat and calories to burn off) since I'm still helping Dad around the part during the day when the rest of the kids are at school. But as I said, I'll be around - I've found a home in JR, and I like it here. Onto a different thought train, I do still want to get into the Air Force. Why? * I'm young, health, and single! * I wanna see the world (and not have to pay for it)! * I have debt following me, and they'll take care of a lot of it for me. * I'll get a paycheck while in Tech school, technically even during Basic though I won't have access to it right away. * For the length of the contract I sign, I'll have a guaranteed job! That's some basic reasoning. but like I said, I'm halfway there, and getting back into shape. Seems like it's taking a while, but considering it normally takes twice the time to drop weight that it does to put it on, and I had a year and a half put that weight on & have dropped half of it in 4 months, I'd say I'm well on my way! Only gets slightly easier as I go, so I figured I could start helping Caly with the PNX site/servers during the evenings! That's it for now, before I introduce a third point and just end up confusing myself, when I wanna go back to watching Jamie rock out! If you're reading this and it's still fresh (less than an hour or so), he might still be playing! http://www.twitch.tv/jrnetwork/new You know you wanna click it

k2trf | JRTX Founder

k2trf | JRTX Founder

 

Names are Serious Business

Today, I'm here to tell you about names. Not your real names, usernames, screen-names, online-names, whatever you want to call it. Now, I am a very picky person, and if there's one thing I hate, it's bad usernames. Now, this will probably offend everyone who's ever made a screen-name, including myself, but whatever, deal with it. The worst thing about a username, is when people put numbers in it. NO MATTER WHAT, DO NOT USE NUMBERS!!! There's absolutely no reason to! It's not for security because everyone sees it. If I wanted to hack your account, I already know your username. Putting numbers in it will not slow me down. Save it for the password. Make your password 35703hjdfhafpPWH(HNFadsafpais I don't care, that's for security. If you put numbers in your name, you look kind of dumb. You don't need those numbers. Let's say you want your Minecraft name to be IgbarX, and you see it's taken already, don't make it, "IgbarX321" It looks horrible, I cannot stand when people do that. Be original in your names! It's also really annoying when people take their name from a famous guy, but alter it to make it look real. Like, say you want to be 'Skydoesminecraft' but you see it's taken. Don't change it to 'Skydoesmenicraft" Some people even go from "Xephos" to "X3ph0s" For the love of all that is good, do not do it. I don't know if you've ever noticed, but for you aspiring youtubers out there, all the famous ones have a serious lack of numbers and copy-cat alterations. That might be a hint. For a game like Minecraft, you might have made your name when you weren't really smart, and now regret it. That's fine, I won't complain if there's nothing you can do about it. But on Steam, the amount of stupid names, You can CHANGE YOUR NAME on steam, yet some people continue to use some really dumb names. If you put like xX[Name]Xx, that's fine. You're using the 'x's to make your name pretty. I'm chill with that, as long as it's symmetrical. I'm being serious. Now, I REALLY hate to bring people into the spotlight, but, I'm really sorry. When I was still playing on the server, one of my friends was named xXThExXRuInSXx (or something along those lines) and I will admit, I hated that name so much. Don't do something like that with half caps half lower case. Now, I guess I'm being hypocritical here, because IgbarX is actually a fan name. Ever played Kingdom Hearts II? Well, one of my favorite Organization XIII members was Xigbar. I wanted that to be my username, but that was taken. So, I put the X on the end and made the I a capitol. That way, unless you've played Kingdom Hearts, you wouldn't know it was a fan name. For steam, however, my name is IgBarks (Feel free to add me ) because some people thought that IgbarX (pronounced ig-bar-x) was pronounced ig-barks. So, I altered igbarks a little and made IgBarks. Completely original in its own way, and no one would ever realize it was originally a fan name unless I told them, like I just did. So now, all you Steam people are wondering "Okay, but what do I change my name to?" Here's my system: <Adjective> <Noun>. That's it. Try it: Purple Box. Slimy Chair. Something like that. Maybe even put a present-tense verb in there: Running Purple Box. Green Slimy Chair. ExplodingTnT (Youtuber you follows this golden system) BlueXephos is a great example! The more complex, the better the name. Like, Translucent Enigma. Someone write that down, turn it into their name, it's great, and no one will question you. But this doesn't mean you can't get creative. Like, I've see Roasty My Toasty before. That is an awesome name. Oh, another youtuber comes to mind: LazyPurple (Although purple isn't a noun usually, it is in this sense, saying how the purple is being lazy, it's a personified purple. It's a noun in this form.) If you're like me and just said TL;DR, here's what I'm saying to you RIGHT NOW: NEVER USE NUMBERS IN YOUR USERNAME. NO. QUESTION. ABOUT IT!!!!!!!

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

New Arcade... again!

Hey guys, With the new redstone update, I'm coming up with ALOT of Ideas for minigames, and now that I'm back on Jr, after I'm finished My castle build, I'll start working on a new arcade. I'll try to get it implemented into the minigames world so that all of you could have fun I can't guarantee anything, cause I can get pretty lazy sometimes See you on Jr, Mecmax445

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

Algebra - How Society Fails It

So, my problem is that I'm having trouble sitting down and studying/learning Algebra. I have the brain power to do it, it's not like it's hard, I actually think it's fun sometimes! I'm just not motivated enough to do it. So, I was suggested to check out math games and stuff. It's all garbage! It's still the same problem, you just added a picture of a cat in the background! It's not any better! The only way to teach something to someone like me is to teach it, without the student knowing it. For example, I used to HATE typing. The class that was teaching us to type faster was horrible and boring and was just the worst. Then I came across JRCraft. I then went through the ranks and my need to type faster increased and I actually taught MYSELF how to type. Now I can type like it's nothing. I don't need to look at the keyboard or even the screen sometimes. I never would have learned that in school. I learned that by not knowing I was learning it. So, all the games are just a reskin of the problem, and it's crap. Why can't people understand this? I learned the basics of how economy works through Team Fortress 2's hat market! I can usually identify scams and sharking and that sort. I wouldn't learn this stuff in school. I think school's are failing by cramming knowledge into our heads instead of letting us experience the problem in a video game. That's all I wanted to say. I was just getting really fed up by these crap games.

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Well...This Again

As I'm sure almost none of you are aware there is a plugin on JR that is used by the staff to see who placed/destroyed blocks. Similar to a popular plugin called BigBrother, this plugin (I will not name it as I'm sure I will be scolded for telling people about it) has a command that allows you to use the "tool" that allows you to see who placed/destroyed blocks. Now personally I don't see a problem in letting regular players use the command but if it is a problem then it should be treated like one. There really is not respectful way to say this, but frankly it has to be said; If the staff of JR really don't want people to use this command than it should be blocked in Perms. Granted this is a response to a verbal warning on myself from a staff member that will remain anonymous I feel that since this has been an annoyance of mine, and an ignored "problem". I should bring it up yet again. In a VERY old post of mine from I don't even know when I had almost 2 paragraphs dedicated to a rant about how this should either be blocked in perms or just allowed all together. I don't mean any disrespect towards any staff members or any server operators, but seriously I feel that this "problem" should, as stated before, either be allowed all together (not saying we should make an announcement saying "Here's the command feel free to use it whenever you feel like it" but rather just have it not be a problem, if you know the command good for you if you want to know it you should be allowed to know), OR it should just be blocked all together in the permissions. I'm pretty sure the post was called "Staff Questioning" or something like that. I really hope that this will "problem" will be solved shortly. Thank you for your time, Kav

kav0503

kav0503

 

My adventures of the new JrCraft... (IIIIIM BACK!)

Hey guys! I'm back on Jr now, cause I wanted to try minecraft again, and I'm lovin' it! At first, I had a really tough time finding my way through the servers and worlds, cause I didn't know how they worked and there was noone else online (on the survival at least..) I soon found out about the new system, so I tried the hardcore world first. Man, it is HARD CORE! I died in the first 30 minutes and ragequited to the creative world. The first thing I noticed were the plots, which kind of make me sad, cause I feel restricted, even if my structures arent large enough to fill one... But it's organized, so it's also nice to have! Anyways, I built a self-welcome back structure that took 15 minutes (you know me and my building method... I get spurs of insparation and I have to build it quick before I loose it) I started building myself too, right next to zombie myself coming out of my grave. I'm proud to see that Jr is running well and that most bugs are solved through the different servers! Now if we can find a way to either show who's online on the other worlds, or even chat through different worlds, that would be so awesome. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you soon on Jr! The "good-old Mecmax445" PS You might have noticed that I'm not helper, and I'm not reclaiming my role back right now (unless I want some non-citizen features and I have more time to dedicate to Jr). But feel free to ask for any builds, cause that's pretty much the only thing I love doing!

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

I wanna make a let's play series

So if you couldn't tell by the title, I wanna make a let's play of a game. Preferably of one with a story. Look through my Steam library and figure one out, since I don't know what to do I'm Armdys [JRTX] if you don't know on Steam, I'll also grab a link for it in a couple mins. But I wanna make a Let's Play for some reason, so help me decide what to play!

Carter

Carter

 

DotA 2 vs LoL, the Battle Between MOBAs

Recently I've been heavily interested in the game, Defense of the Ancients 2, or more commonly known as DotA 2. This game is under a newly popular genre called Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, or MOBA. MOBAs are on set arenas, and are generally 'hero' based, where at the beginning of each game you select a character, which is refered to as a hero, champion, or really anything. These games are also under a larger genre of games, known as RTS, or real time strategy, where you need to think about your plan, on the move. Currently the two heads of the MOBA genre is League of Legends (LoL) and Defense of the Ancients 2. (DotA 2) I have given both games a good try out and here I'm going to talk about both and which I prefer. I'm going to start with LoL. LoL is a game made by Riot Games and is free-to-play. With a current champion selection of about 110 champions, there is a generally impressive selection. However. Only around 5-7 are free weekly, and this changes weekly. Don't worry though, as you play you gain in game currency which you can use to permanently unlock a champion or, if you don't feel like saving for it, if you have the cash for it, you can always go and buy the champion. (prices vary depending on how long the champion has been available.) All champions have their own unique passive ability that is always unlocked for them and you won't have to use a skill point into. Also before a game of LoL, you may choose 2 spells to take with you, out of a list of about 10, and you unlock more by leveling up your account, not champion as champions reset between games (as do heroes in DotA 2) champions on average have 4 skills, 3 normal skills and an ultimate skill that will generally destroy or turn a battle or whatever (which becomes available for the first time at level 6). Each of these skills aside from the ulti (with a max of 3) can be leveled up 5 times. Around the map there are patches of tall grass that render you invisible to all enemies not concealed in the grass as well as you. A few things I dislike about LoL: 1) Bland HUD, generally pretty ugly, everything is pretty small 2) Camera is a pain to use 3) Graphics could be better 4) Have to either buy or unlock characters, I think you should have like a week trial of all characters and a permanent unlock for free at least. Alright onto DotA 2. DotA 2 is a sequel to the popular Warcraft 3 mod DotA, and is made by Valve as of now. The game has 99 heroes currently out and fully available. While still in closed beta, you may receive keys from Steam friends to play. DotA 2 is virtually the same as LoL, but it heroes don't have the passive ability as they do in LoL, there aren't 2 spells brought along (or free home teleports, which I forgot to mention in LoL.) Generally DotA 2 is found more challenging by players who have played both (myself included) but also boasts a wonderful HUD, graphics as well as menus. I am however going to overlook these things due to Riot Games being an Indie developer and not as big as Valve and having money to completely dedicate to their game. Things I dislike about DotA 2: 1) How hard it is to get a grasp on (but I also kinda like that >.>) So in all I find both to be great games, but I honestly prefer DotA 2, if you couldn't tell by my dislike lists, but aside from that, League of Legends feels miles easier to me then DotA 2. Also from other players: It's a one way road learning wise, players who play DotA 2 first can play both, but for some reason people who play LoL first struggle much more when playing DotA 2.

Carter

Carter

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