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Past, Present, Future

Hello guys! I joined JR because I loved the community, I had invited tons of friends (current count: 8 people), and I liked Minecraft. I became a Helper after my application (before the application system was set up! (I inspired the application system)), and then was promoted to Moderator. Since then, I have started playing less and less. The reasons for this where: -JR was changing a lot, and changing plugins. I still don't know how to use HawkEye... -I've gone into a much harder year at school. I've had to shift around my timetable, and I've found it hard to stay on JR -Need to talk more: I became a staff member partly due to my regular chats with other staff members. I need to chat more like that, yet I've been finding that hard (nobody on mumble, hard to get into Skype calls) -And the more you fall back, the more you have to catch up, and the harder it is to get 'back into the flow' I'm trying to get on more, yet these things fade away. I don't want that to happen, yet it's inevitable that one day I will have to leave JR for good, probably for school (my school has very high expectations of students, and won't hesitate to kick you out, and I'm one year away from starting my IB). I will be going to Minecon this year, and that is the decision point. Either I carry on with Minecraft, i.e. JR, or I give it up completely. Yet please remember this: I will not leave without a farewell. I won't just disappear, I'll announce my departure. I still check the JR website on a daily basis, so contact me if needed, Regards, Zolacolor

Zolacolor

Zolacolor

 

Why I am not on as much as usual.

Sorry guys I know most of you see me on all the time. Well I recently got kinda sick and the medicine I take makes me very sleepy. So after I get Mom down for the night ...I usually crash too.I should be over this soon and then back to playing more. As I write this I am fighting a sinus headache ....going to get the hammer for a different kind of pain .....later ....

BarberMiss

BarberMiss

 

Problems Resolved

Hey guys, I'd just like to telll you that my recent problems are pretty much resolved 1) I have no more broken leg! Hallelujah! 2) Internet came back a while ago Im back on xbox 3) My quarter projects and exams are over, Im gonna be on Jr much more now However id like to know if theres just no one on anymore, or its just that everyone is on Tekkit...

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

New Arcade!

Hey arcaders I'm back (read my other post), so Im finally gonna remake my arcade in the "minigames" world (the world with the mob arenas and stuff! Its gonna be better than ever, be sure to recommend any game creations!

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

I'm Back!

After a Long struggle of 6 weeks with Indian workers, we managed to make them hit a few buttons and get our Internet back. Now I will be very active on Jr, and will be releasing my custom map after a little bit of Bug testing! (I'm finished!) (please support me!) I have a few things to do that I didnt do before (but I said I would): -Remake my arcade! It'll be in the world made for arenas and games, where people cant give themselves loot like they did in the creative world. Also, I've designed two different clocks that will power my games that are 100% Lag-free! -I will build my museum (with the help of others of course ) that will show people all the different features of Jr! (Prepare to learn!) -I will remake Empire Estates and revive Ponyville!

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

This Might be GoodBye

Hello once again, it is I, IgbarX. I think this might be goodbye. I can't seem to play on JR anymore. I can't help it, but, after losing admin permission, I felt like I had lost my whole life. It was my life, those hours I spent, those bragging rights I had, all lost down the drain. It reminds me of the old days; no one cared for being staff, no one would TRY and earn it, or devote their whole life on JR for it. If you got promoted, it was like, "Whoa, dude, great job. You get to slap people and get god mode and stuff." Life was great back then. If only I could go back to those times, when being JR was a meaning in life. When I could goof around, not a care in the world. But industry got in the way. "More members!" We cried. If someone was banned, it was a big deal. It was a tight knit community, where everyone pretty much knew everyone. But now, only 1% of people who first join actually stay and do stuff. And only 1% of those get staff. So, really important thing here; DO NOT TRY TO EARN STAFF. IT WAS NOT MADE TO MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL; IT WAS FOR THOSE WHO TRULY DESERVE IT. For the the time I have been staff, one big problem that I HATED were people giving me sob stories about, "Being here for so long! I deserve staff! I've worked for it my whole life!" Think about. JR was not made to give you a job you DO NOT deserve; it was made for playing MC with friends. And right now, I feel like I've lost all my friends. They're banned; they left; they don't have time; I feel alone. The only reason to come on at all is to work. Nothing but work. Not even pay work; (which should not change at any rate); just volunteer work, that I'm not cut out for. In truth, I'm too young for a real working job. Now, I know we've been trying to keep our members and everything; but it's those STUPID IDIOTS of society who ruin it. For example: First day tekkit server came out, it was amazing. But, SOME people gotta go and ruin it for everything! Pretty much ANYTHING in tekkit that helps with mining is banned. I mean, it's called MINEcraft. You just took away half the reason people play tekkit. Also, with the pvp server, well, that attracted the wrong kind of people. Pretty much everyone who is there is a huge noob who calls everyone a hacker because they suck too much at MC to kill anyone. Long story short; I'm leaving. I've lost reason. I'm depressed. I'm not in a good place in life right now, and well, being on JR enough is too much. I might log in now and then, might say something or other on the forums, but I won't be doing as much stuff anymore. I don't deserve my position, and most of all I don't deserve to be taking up a space in staff that someone else MIGHT be able to use. I really wanted to stay, but I simply can't. Also, I know I've said this MANY times before, but, this time, I MEAN IT. I need to be demoted. I'm serious. Not demoted to helper, not to gold, but to citizen. I DO NOT deserve mod, and I guess I don't deserve admin either. Goodbye JR, This is Iggy, Signing out for good. -Iggy

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Goodbye (hopefully, just for now).

October 11th, 2012 To All: This is an extremely bittersweet goodbye. But at the same time, it isn't. Before I go anymore in-depth here, I would like to make this point crystal clear: JR is the friendliest, most helpful, most amazing whole-rounded gaming community I have ever had the honor of not only being able to call myself a member of, but also being able to say I have helped in whatever way(s) I could on a daily basis. And that would realistically be the bitter part of the bittersweet. I am drafting this message for the first time at approximately 5:40am, EST on September 26th, 2012. I am literally loosing sleep over this issue I am facing, and while the issue is not JR or any part thereof (including extensions such as (but not limited to) NLTekkit) it is unfortunately a consequence to a resolution I've come to recently dealing with my personal life. This semester (between this prior August and this coming December), I am in my third semester attending the University of Kentucky. Originally, I came here with the intention of learning communications and networking. Basically how any two electronic devices talk to each other in big perspectives, like making computers as a whole talk to each other or making communications work on a global scale, an example being Amateur Radio (which I hold a valid FCC license for, commonly dubbed 'Ham Radio'). But I digress, that is more than enough of a back story for this simple yet complex issue. The issue is rather simple: UK is not by any means a cheap school. In fact it is a very expensive school. And I'm not exactly learning things that I consider worth my money (that I don't have). My issue here is that I'm going to be in so much debt by the time I manage to get the piece of paper known as a 'college degree' that I doubt it will be worth it, as I would be working off the debt for the rest of my life... O_O Because of this, I am not returning to UK next semester. After three semesters' worth of debt, I still have a chance, however small, to dig myself out. So why does this affect my membership at JR? Well that's rather simple. What I need: A job, an income, training equivalent to a 'college degree' (actually exceeding it), prior job history, etc. Basically things that will make me very valuable to employers. And with the state the US economy is currently in, it will not be getting any better anytime soon. Which means I need security in all the things in that list above all else. There are also things I clearly lack. Discipline (in the formal sense), fitness (I've gotten lazy since coming to college... having to study in basically all my free time (and still not do very well in classes) = sitting for 98% of my day + still needing to eat = Tim got fatter than he was ), etc. There is a clear place where I would excel and receive everything (and more) I need, as well as give me the things I recognize myself as lacking as of late: the military. Any branch of any military on the face of this planet is known for this! And in this environment, it seems like the best thing I could possibly do for myself (especially considering that while I am in the service (active duty and/or reserve) my loans will be on standby, not inuring any interest, which would be tremendously helpful for my situation). The issue with this is that (supposing all goes well and I am accepted into the Air Force, which is the branch I'm looking into going into), I will be shipped off to BMT, or Basic Military Training. For about 8 weeks. Then comes 'Tech school', which is essentially college stripped down off all the bull, cost, and liberal arts classes that don't actually contribute to what you are learning. Tech school can last anywhere from another two months to two years, but again, I would be considered active duty during this time, so I would have all the benefits as such. Because of this, I do not feel as though I will have time for JR where other people clearly do and could easily fill my shoes. I have come to love JR so much that because of this, I am asking for a demotion from Jamie (he will have received this letter earlier than it will be released to the community as a whole) – I want to see someone who has the time to devote to JR in my place. Why am I not just posting about this in the Home & Away Topic and just asking for a temporary demotion? Well to be honest, the military will change me. I doubt I will have any more time for JR when I am in Tech School or graduated thereof than I do at this moment. Because of this, I think it is unfair of me to hold a position where I can help so many, yet never actually have time to do so. I do hope to come back to JR one day, as I did less than a year ago when I first came across the community in this same building, however I know the military will change me, and as such, I cannot whole-heatedly promise that I will be able to, or even that I will want to then. And this saddens me. But knowing that I was a part of the Staff Team that makes JR as epic and redundantly awesome as it is today makes me literally weep tears – at the very least I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the most awesome time I've had in a long time; I will miss you all very dearly. That being said, I won't be completely disappearing from the community so long as I can muster it – I've already paid up through the semester (December), so I still have to work to get the best grades I can (LOL), and more importantly get back into physical shape. I will still almost definitely be trolling the forums and keeping up with the community, but at some point or another I will unfortunately disappear from the Internet for a few months while I attend BMT in Texas. And even then, as I've said, that is not a guarantee as of yet. It is just a dream. But I don't foresee any reason I will have difficulties with this. I do have to tell my parents my decision though, and I'm honestly not sure which scares the crap out of me more... telling them or writing this letter to you all... :'( Lastly, I would like to thank all the current and previous members of the Staff Team – you all are what makes the community so epically awesome so that thousands of people can enjoy playing together in an environment that is fun but organized – I would very much like to name individual people and thank them personally for the ride as it has been, however I refuse to do so because it is almost inevitable that I will accidentally leave someone out, and I would absolutely hate to do that. If there is anything else I feel I need to say, rest assured that I will do so. But attempting to convince me otherwise of this decision should not be attempted – I have been considering this since just about the time I was made an Admin. This is not something I have taken lightly, and I cry each time I think of how I am telling Jamie and his Staff this so soon after that promotion, however I do so with only good intentions for both myself and JR's continuation – after all an Admin that actually has time for being helpful on a large scale and is not planning on taking an extended leave soon is much more worth having than someone who just seemed to disappear one day because he realistically has no time for being helpful anymore. And for that, I am sorry. So deeply sorry. But there is no point in pretending anymore – this will just be better for everyone. And as I've already said, I hope to log back in one day in the not-so-distant future and see the exact same community that I left. And I believe that if I every manage to do so, I will find that everything that made me love JR in the first place is still here, having withstood everything that anyone could ever throw at them. I love you all. <3 And I am so sorry. :'(

k2trf | JRTX Founder

k2trf | JRTX Founder

 

Lies and Bull****.

I've come to a realization recently. I realized exactly what is wrong with the economy of the United States. See everyone is now going to college, because they have been told their entire life that they absolutely have to have a college degree in order to obtain a job. True? False. With so many people in America now possessing college degrees, they refuse to work at minimum wage - they went to college, so they have to be better than that. Well businesses look at that and just rofl. Literally. So they take jobs out of the US and send them to other places, which makes perfect sense. There are two ways to make more money than you currently are: [1] increase the cost of your product/service and [2] reduce the cost it takes to make your product/provide your service. So now there are more and more college degree holding Americans that aren't able to find employment, or pay back the money they had to borrow just to get said degree.\ So why do I care about this? I am in my third semester at my college, and I'm not doing well at all. In fact I am almost certain that come December I will have failed out and not be coming back. As it is (because of how poorly I did last year, during both semesters) I cannot withdraw from any classes, nor fail anything. If I do, my financial aid ends and I have to 'reestablish myself at the University at my own cost'. (Taken straight from the University's Financial Aid office. Yes, because I clearly had money to do this to begin with... Morons. Back to my original point - if by some miracle or act of God (or whatever higher spiritual being you believe in (if Atheist, just replace 'God' with 'Nature')) I manage to not fail after this semester, I don't want to come back. My mistake was that instead of getting proficient job training, I went to a College, where I've been (supposedly) taught about the arts, and being a good citizen, and all that bull. If I continue down this path (money notwithstanding), I will have a massive amount of debt (I still have a big debt as it stands, but it would get much bigger if I keep going), and most likely, no job. So I think I know what I'm going to do instead. But I'm not going to share that just yet, as its just a thought at the moment... if it happens, I will write a bit about it though.

k2trf | JRTX Founder

k2trf | JRTX Founder

 

Farm Girls are Lazy

Okay, so, let me introduce meh crew. There's Smmbod, bestest friend of mine. Yahoby, bestest pal of mine. Sharkhead17, friend, but not bestest. Shark has a broken computer, so you never see him. Anyway, there was this field trip we had to go to: A farm. So, me, Yahoby, and Shark are doing some stuff. Pulling tarp of a field for reasons I don't know. So, we're pullin this tarp very slow like. Then, from the other end of the field, some girls from our school coming running over to another row of trap, instead helping with our row. They 'attempt' to pull at the tarp, but it doesn't lift, even though it looked pretty easy to pull from the ground. So, they call for help! Who comes in? Pretty much any guy not doing anything comes over to assist. The guys do all the work, while the girls just stand around and 'encourage' them. My friends and I stand there while looks on our faces that say, "What. The. Heck. Is. Wrong. With. Society!?! I know I promised another one, but I'll do that one later. You know what? No more of that Next time stuff. I can't make promises easily :\

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

I'm sick of it (A blog about my life and inactivity)

Oh I should probably mention this from the start: ~~THIS BLOG IS EXPLICIT~~ Now I can start. I'm 5 weeks into the school year (1/8 done) and I'm considered one of the Smart Kids (or nerds.) My parents have always pushed me and my siblings to be good at school and sports. Thing is I'm not good at either. I've passed my siblings already in soccer by scoring (only one who's done that in my family) but parents missed it and everyone was telling them. All I got was a smile and good job. Which is more recognition then I get from anything really. I do good in school "oh good job"*ignored* , does something good in soccer "nice job" I've never actually felt good about doing something good. No one really acknowledges the fact that I did something good. Often I just feel like everyone says that to try and make me think I'm good, but think I'm terrible at it. Honestly I think I suck at everything I do. I try but I can't do it. At least come up to people's expectations. And if I overcome their expectations it's just a side commented "oh nice job" So I've been doing relatively bad in math and when my mom heard suddenly she became much more vigilant about finding out about it and asking about so on and so forth. So yeah. Also my parents expect me to be in top-ten. Which isn't really that easy for me to do. Due to my grade having a bunch of really smart kids, stupid kids and me. I'm like 15th in our grade. But I feel like I should get some other credit for already trying to learn about what I want to do. Siblings never did that. Anyways I haven't been playin minecraft or learning my programming because when I get back from soccer and school and do my homework I don't wanna deal with others problems or learn more. I just want to mindlessly destroy stuff. So that's my story. Sorry it probably made nonsense at all but oh well -Carter 'Armdys'

Carter

Carter

 

The life of k3v_o - 5/10/2012

Hey Guys, Sorry I haven't been active for the last month outside of the forums, but I have been busy with college. It has been about 3 weeks now in my first year of Games Dev and I am loving it. So far the work is quite easy since I have basic knowledge of Web Design and Programming but the days are long and exhausting. Every morning I'm up at 7am, leave home at 8am and start class at 9am, then don't finish until 4-5pm. It's not the classes that are tiring, but the 2-3 hour breaks in between the one or two classes that we do have each day, and since I don't live in Tralee (the town where I go to college), I have nothing to do for long periods. Also the grant hasn't come in yet so I have no money to hang out with my friends most nights. I have gotten to know my class quite well and was surprised to see so many of my old classmates from my PLC last year going to college there also. On orientation day I walked into the room that the first lecture was on and looked up to the top of the room to see all of them lined up along the almost the entire back row waving down at me.... I found it strange that not one of them got to know anyone outside of us within the class while I got to know 3 people doing games dev just by sitting down waiting in the lobby... I knew I was sociable, but more so than half my class last year? I also joined 2 college societies, M.A.G. (Manga, Anime and Games) and Sci-Fi. As you probably guessed, they are both made up of mostly the same people... Those people being crazy awesome gamer geeks like meeeee!!! xD I'll try and lure as many as possible onto JR >_>..... But they are possible the most sociable, coolest people out of the whole college 0_o I know, when did us geeks (outside ye guys) become cool? And not just them, but I have gotten to know so many people in the 3 weeks there it is crazy... even just going outside for a cigarette I meet someone new. Anyway... outside of college not much is happening... Have watched a lot of anime lately, mainly Bleach which is awesome. I haven't played many games outside of borderlands though (I know, strange of me). So if anyone knows any games to check out (preferably a RPG on PC) then link me up downstairs. Anyway, thanks for reading xD
 

Good Intentions Sit on the Wall

Remember when I said I was going to post about how school is this year? I lied. You see, people do that. They lie. But not ALL the time. I'll tell you about that soon, but later. That's the theme for this story; people can lie, but that doesn't mean they always do. So, here's the story: It's third grade. My teacher was sick, so we had a substitute. If we stayed inside for the recess, we could make the real teacher some get well soon cards. So, after lunch, me, one of my classmates, Dakota, and I walk down to our classroom; one problem, the teacher is a no show! I later learned we had to wait in the lunch for the teacher to come get us, but what can I say? It was third grade, we're not smart. So, teacher's not there, we go back to the lunch room, so we can head out for recess. We walk out the door, onto the playground, only to be stopped a teacher. Now, this was one of those jerk teachers no one liked. I think the only reason she stopped us, was because I was with Dakota, who was a trouble maker of a student. So, she stops us, and asks, "Why are you guys late for recess." Dakota (Who was good at talking to adults) says, "Our teacher was sick, so we went down to her room to make some get well soon cards. But the sub wasn't there, so we came back here." If I were alone, and was stopped, that would have worked. But no, BECAUSE teachers are really stereotypical people, if a problem student acts suspicious in ANY WAY, they're in trouble. So, I don't completely remember what she said, because it was a long time ago, but it was something like this, "No, you went down to your teacher's room, goofed off in there while your teacher wasn't in, then came back her to enjoy recess! You two are are to stand next to the wall for all of recess to think about what you've done." It was this very moment, that made me DESPISE this teacher for being so thick and stupid as to not believe the world of a 3rd grader. Not even CONSIDER it was the truth. Anyway, 'The Wall' was this stupid punishment idea where'd you have to stand next to it, and stand there for as long as you've been told. I think the reason they did this was so that they could easily monitor you and the rest of the playground, and so you could sit there and watch while everyone else had fun. Talk about child abuse right there. I was lucky to have worn my head that day, because I put it over my face, and cried my brains out at this. What kind of heartless soul does this? None other than 3rd grade teachers! Of course, Dakota sat there like it was nothing, because, she was used to this kind of treatment. But not me, no, I was a goody two shoes. I never broke rules, never got less than a B- (Or 3, because they used a different grading system in Elementary. 4 was A, 3 was B, C was 2, D was 1, and F was 0. I think this was so kids didn't cry at grades or something.) So, this sitting on the wall thing, was kind of unreal. So, imagine this: A 3rd grader, leaning on a wall, hood over their face, making crying sounds, forced to sit there while everyone else had fun and never cared for that kid. It's heart breaking! If I saw that, I'd run over, punch that teacher in the face, tell the kid to have fun, and sue the school for creating such an awful treatment to kids! ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS MAKE A 'Get Well Soon!' CARD! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ADORABLE WITH IT'S BAD GRAMMAR AND SLOPPY HAND WRITING!!!! And that's why, whenever you hear someone say, "Stay in school kids!" Don't believe that. They were paid to say that. NEXT TIME, IN THE LIFE OF IGGY: How does someone without a speaking conscious, NOT do bad things? FIND OUT IN THE NEXT POST ON: 'In the Life of Iggy: Conspiracy Theism'

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

New Blog! (Teacher Trolling)

I decided to make a separate blog for my life, because it's started to be interesting! These will be REAL events! Not made up! This blog is ONLY for what goes on in life, and not in Minecraft! So, let's begin! Teacher Trolling So, this year in school is kind of depressing. I'm not having fun, thinking of home school, all that stuff, because it sucks. So, how to make it bearable? Troll the teacher legally! So, one of my classes is music. You sit there, be quiet, play on a synthesizer for 45 minutes (playing songs the teacher assigned) and have to pass a certain level of songs in order to get a passing grade. Stupid, right? So, being the kind person am I, accidently started trolling the teacher. So, to get to the building to the music room, you have to exit outside, but no many students move buildings at that time. Now, if the door closes, it locks. Then you have to press a buzzer, and the office attended gets upset, etc. So, I started holding open the door for EVERYONE coming into the building. It's the right thing to do! But, I was late for class doing that. So one day, me and my friend were holding the doors open (there's more than one) walk into class, and guess who teleports behind us like an enderman after a diamond block? The stickler teacher, Mrs. MeanyFaceMusicTeacher of course! Yay! So, she's all like, "Why you guys late?" And we're all like, "We were holding open the doors into the building." Now, her face, priceless! We were doing a good thing, and she had no way to punish us for it! So, what does she do? She says this:,"How were you holding it open?" "For everyone." "You can't do it like that! You hold open for the person behind you, and continue to class." So, next do, guess what we DON'T do? What she says. So, next do, all up in our grill, she's like, "Why you late?" "Holding open the door." "Didn't I tell you not to do that?" "Well, you see, if I hold open the door for the person behind me, the person behind me won't hold open the door for the person behind them. So, it's easier to hold it open for everyone!" Well, guess what Mrs. I'mToSelfishToCareAboutOthers says? "You're only responsible for yourself." BOOM! Dafuq? Someone never learned to care for others! So, near the end, funniest thing happens. "Would you like to talk to the principal about it?" Guess what our hero Iggy says? "Yes." BOOM! Headshot! Burned! You just got caught mining bedrock with your fist Mrs. NotSoSmartTeacherLady! It ends with me free for the day, and my friend with a detention. He gave a different excuse for being late because he doesn't want to get in trouble. Telling the truth IS the a good idea! Who'd a thought? So, the battle still wages to this day, but hopefully I get to talk to the principal so I can miss class, and watch the teacher's face red and embarrassed. I mean, who punishes someone for holding open the door? I mean, really? So, I'm basically trolling! I'm annoying her, but there's nothing she can do! I know she hates me now, because she KNOWS I'm smarter than her! I can't wait for our next confrontation! No matter what, I'm going to win one way or another! THIS I SWEAR! EDIT: I lost, dammit. The principal will let me hold open the door, as long as I'm not late for music. So, I lost. Oops. Oh well, I still have OTHER great stories to tell! Wow! Amazing! ERMERGD! HACKS! NEXT TIME, IN THE LIFE OF IGGY: This is an awful shool year this year. Why? And how do I make it better? FIND OUT NEXT TIME, IN THE LIFE OF IGGY!

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

My inactivity

Hey guys, Alright, I've said it about a hundred times, and I'll say it again officially. I'm really inactive on the minecraft server as of now. Now, if you're asking why, it's because I'm just so busy during the weekdays with homework and school, that I don't even do anything else on weekdays but work. It's just so annoying to not be able to come on every other day at least and catch up with everything on JR Craft. Every Friday, I tell my friends "I'm WAY behind you with what you're building there." Luckily, I'm able to be active on the forums every day (posting about 20 times regularly). And I get on JRtekkit every weekend. Anyway guys, I'm just throwing it out there for the people who don't know yet. You'll be seeing me here a lot more than on Jr Craft/tekkit. Thanks, Alex

Alex

Alex

 

You must know this information!

Okay! Let's get one thing straight right here, right now! I was demoted to moderator, yes. This is true. Not sure how, but I wasn't helpful to others, which I guess is half true, but, seems a bit... sketchy. Before I left for Holland a while ago, I was always willing to help and be nice. But after my (Awful) vacation, I didn't feel the same. I didn't want to help, didn't want to build, didn't even want to play Minecraft. So, blame my parents for that part! Forcing me to go somewhere I didn't want to! >_> Anyway, I'm not going to be one of those people who say: 'Well, I won't have enough time for JRCraft, I find this unfair, I'm going to be annoying' etc etc etc. So, what will Iggy do? Well, let me put it this way: Look, I'm a staff member, that means I solve problems. Not practical problems like 'how to craft wood', because that would fall under the problems of the Minecraft wiki. I solve serious problems. For instance, how do I stop some big mean hacking griefer from destroying every house in the world? The answer, is a ban hammer. And if that don't work, use MORE ban hammer. Like, this big ol' hammer built by me, used by me, and you best hope, not used on you. Anyway, I hope no one thinks lesser of me because my name isn't red and begins with {A}, but nevertheless, it happened. Deal with it. However, I can get my position back IF I'm more helpful, which I don't find I can do because, well, I (personal opinion here) think that I'm at least useful. So, letting you know here, and everything. By the way, you should have seen my face when the little message came up in my inbox called 'Demotion'. It was kind of funny.

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Well originally...

This was supposed to be a blog about coming back to JR and why I've been gone. But looks like y'all gotta wait a week. Ive been grounded from my computer for a week because of me forgetting to get water to a chicken, which he should expect by now, I am forgetful as hell. I barely remember to put them out and in during the morning and night. Honestly this wouldn't bother me (well besides ban from computer) but it did today because of what he said about me doing it. "I was trying to force you to share an interest with me..." Am I the only one who'd be annoyed by that statement as a teenager from his parent? I'm sorry but I do. I didn't say anything about this, being good with some willpower, but that just irritates me. I've tried sharing interests with him, but I just can't enjoy them. Watching football games, woodworking, dog agility(I did enjoy it but he just started getting on my back about it all the time) and golf. And golf is only when my brother-in-law comes up. Never once has he shared an interest with me. Never. Never tried one of my things. So this is my message ab

Carter

Carter

 

Recent life -current events

Hey guys, just to keep you updated on my new indian life, here are a few things that happened over the last moth or two: - My internet has been down for 3 weeks, don't worry if I'm not active, I still love Jr. - I couldn't really do anything about it for a while since I broke my leg and had to stay home for a week and a half, and noww I'm wearing a cast but I can use the school internet. - I'm staying over at a hotel for the weekend, so I have internet for 24 hours. - I've been working on my custom map quite alot, so I'm practically finished. I'm just re-texturing some more blocks and items, and bug fixing. Ask me if you'd like to test it. - Jr tekkit coming out is probably the best thing that happened in my life for the last month I still love Jr!!

Mecmax

Mecmax

 

Today is the day!

I've been on JR for exactly ONE YEAR. Can you believe it? A WHOLE YEAR! How awesome! This is short, because I ran out of things to say, but I thought it'd let everyone know!

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Fun & Games

I just realized I might be able to get FTL: Faster Than Light VERY SOON! Here's the background: I have a bank account.
My brother does as well, at the same bank.
When he originally set it up, he had a savings account, just like me.
He recently got a ATM card, which he can also use as a debit/credit card (only pulls from his account though, isn't actually credit although he can run it as such).
I applied for the same, and received something rather weird. For starters, the numbers (although the same quantity) were arranged differently than they should have been (also I didn't have a CSV on the back).
Mom kept swearing up and down that it could be used as such.
After asking my brother what kind of account he had (Checking) and asking the bank if that made a difference, I've figured out why mine is just an ATM card (and hence why it looked a bit odd at first XD).
So basically this weekend I'll be opening a checking account and moving my money from my savings account into the new account, which will allow me to use my ATM card as debit/credit, which means I won't have to wait for PayPal to transfer the money from the bank! Hooray! This is really good because it means I don't really need PayPal anymore (except for things like eBay where I wouldn't want to directly use a credit/debit card). Which means.... I can get Borderlands from Amazon! It still seems to be cheapest there (that I can find), but I don't like their non-PayPal approach. Doesn't make any sense, since PayPal is the most widely used system of it's kind. I digress, that's getting off topic. Basically that's it; I'll be home for the weekend, so I probably won't be on the server much (also will help if I am able to get FTL this weekend XD). And now I need to say that I should go to bed for classes tomorrow morning, except for the fact that I still have work to do for tomorrow (not schoolwork, but packing a bit of clothes, etc. for the weekend).

k2trf | JRTX Founder

k2trf | JRTX Founder

 

Nearly a year?

Hey everyone! Did you know, that um... I'VE BEEN ON JR FOR NEARLY A YEAR? Time sure flies, eh? Well, in one year I have accomplished administrative access, and love this title! Now, I don't expect any gifts... (JK! GIVE ME YO DIAMONDS FOOLS! OR FACE THE WRATH OF MY SPAM ATTACK OF LIGHTNING!!) but, I do need 1 favor: I need a reason to be on JRCraft again. I've sadly lost interest in playing on the server, and need some inspiration! Anyone have ideas? I don't like playing TF2 all the time to ditch my admin jobs. But I can't help it, the server has lost my interest. So please, someone, got any bright ideas? Oh! Almost forgot, I joined September 20th 2011. I'll try to be on that day to get all my congrats! ALL OF THEM!

IgbarX

IgbarX

 

Prank Wars (Just like mindcrack!)

So this is a game I thought would be fun (It does involve so mean pranks, if you can not hand that then just don't apply!) So I figured we could have a JR prank wars! You can apply in the comments! So rule 1: If it is a prank where you take items have them in a separate chest so you can give them back! Rule 2: You have to add other applicants to your region so they can prank you! Rule 3:No killing animals, we know how hard it is to get them back!!!! Rule 4: Leave a note! State that you did it and to contact you to get it back, if you are not that active you can not join ( that way people get their stuff back without waiting a week.) Rule 5: Be lighthearted don't get angry! Just be ok with it ( and get them back!) Rule 6: You must have a warp to your house.... Rule 7: No periodic pranks! By that I mean maybe prank 1 person then wait 3 weeks to prank that person again. Get others while you wait! Rule 8:Add everyone that registered to your chests! (How can they prank you if they can not grab a few things? ) So! I hope this covers everything, if you have questions post! I will answer! Remember have fun! This is just to spice up things on JR and add some real fun! (PvP prank rules stated here... When PvP comes out ambush someone! But chest their stuff.... failure to do so eliminates you from prank wars.Also Don't get angry if killed! Just get them back!) <3 you JR happy hunting!

XxbestbeastxX

XxbestbeastxX

 

no money, mo problems

Hey Guys, I promised ye blog updates regularly, and nopony breaks a pinkie promise. So, as some of ye know from the title, the issue I currently have is money, and college requires quite a large amount. Money that I currently do not possess nor my parents. Most things are fine, the registration fee of €2,250 is covered by the grant I will be receiving and since I will be living at home the additional grant money of €2,500 which is spread over the first 2 semesters can go towards things that I want and/or need. The main thing I need is a laptop. Now, the thing about me is I don't see a point in buying new things unless they are in fact an upgrade from what I currently have and the fact that it NEEDS to last at least the duration of the course. I was looking at a large amount of laptops (not far off everything available in Ireland) and couldn't find anything that could satisfy what it would be used for currently, not to mind 3-4 years from now when I complete the course. Now, yes, there were good laptops there, The fact that my current PC is a Gaming PC easily capable on managing current gen games on med to high quality, I am not going to spend €700-€800 euro on a laptop that will basically be garbage 6 months down the line if not already. Therefore, I looked into custom laptops by origin (my eyes still burn). Here is the Specs that I picked out and the price that followed. Eon15-s Intel Core i7 3820QM Quad-Core Processor (2.70GHz), 8MB Cache Single 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M (2GB of Total GFX) 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (4 X 4GB) 80GB Intel 310 Series - Solid State mSATA Drive (on which the operating system will be installed (Jamie's idea of course)) 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD Integrated High-Definition Audio with THX TruStudio Pro and up to 7.1 Channel support (the lowest, cheapest one) Everything else I left on its original setting as there was nothing else major, things such as wifi, 2.0 megapixel webcam and other stuff that is installed anyway on most laptops including this one. The thing I don't get, is that it has a fingerprint scanner (I'm not the friggin CIA, but I still cant remove it to save money ). all and all, the price was $2,582/€2,055 without additions such as 3 year warranty and part replacement for $200 ish (which is needed for a laptop at this price) and the, what was it, $108 delivery charge!!!! I live in Ireland, not mars! Are you not charging enough? I was considering about how will I purchase this laptop, most likely would have to take out a loan as I simply need a good computer that would last at least 4 years, can play high end games for most of that and the fact that the Course is Computing with Games Development, there would be a large amount of multitasking with Games Design, Computer Graphics, Animation, Web Design, Digital Video Production, among others. I pondered for a moment........ I have now decided that the best thing to do is build a better Gaming PC xD which all in all is a little over half the price with better specs all across the board xD (just without the fingerprint scanner (although not needed is pritty cool )) I will also buy a decent laptop for the basic grunt work (microsoft office and stuff like that (and Minecraft of course)) that I can get done between classes at college while the Heavy work and gaming can get done at home on my soon to be epicer PC. Here are the parts that I may be getting... Asus Intel Ultimate Bundle - a large possibility that I may upgrade to 32GB of RAM within a year (if not 64GB which the motherboard can take xD squeeeee) Asus ATI Radeon 7970 HD 1010Mhz 3GB PCI-e 3.0 Coolmaster Full Tower Case The best thing is I can pay for these parts as I have the money, and better parts could be out by then for the same price. Since the major stuff really only starts in the 2nd semester (after January), I can get a Laptop for about, ehhh €500 ish and that will do the trick for the early assignments and other work with office over the 3-4 years. Also, if I want to upgrade whenever, I don't have to throw out the whole PC ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Not much happened other than me PC hunting other than my friends dog died I know, it was my friends, but bane (that's what the dog was named) was awesome and was just a puppy. Wasn't even my friends fault that bane died. An old couple sprayed rat poison and never put a sign up to warn people who often walk with their dogs along that way. 4 other dogs died because of it.... Last thing before I leave ye, Have ye heard about Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros? If not watch the video below in spoiler! It looks better in 320p in this video than blue-ray movies :L ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Anyway, Thanks for reading guys. I'll be sure to update whenever I can xD
 

Randomness and Facts About ME!

Helloes! Guess who it is? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smm! (AKA Ben AKA Potato Kind AKA Rarity) Hoorah! So I haven't done a blog since July. I'll bet you missed me. I'd probably lose that bet, but what's life without risks? I don't know... but anyway, I had to find SOMETHING to talk about, so I have decided to list random events that have occured as well as some information into the background of the life of Smmbod. So first, the stuff of interest. Yesterday was my 14th Birthday! Yay! I got lot's of stuff that I may or may not have deserved, including and mostly limited to: Astro V2 Gaming Headset (It's silver )
Guild Wars 2 (Epic game )
Various Amazon gift cards (From my generous but un-original relatives)
Assorted stuff from the Mann Co. Store (Thank you Saxton Hale )
A boat. (Not just for me, my parents just decided to buy it on my birthday)
15 eggs (From my chickens. That's the most EVER in one day! They clearly knew it was my birthday )
So that's pretty much it. I'm satisfied. It doesn't help that I have a twin sister... the guilt always comes when I find out how much they spent in total... SECOND EVENT! Schools started on the 29th. Actually pretty exciting. Finally the oldest in middle school. Bow down to me little 7th/6th graders! You and your potatoes are MINE! Nah. I love them, I share MY potatoes with them. So... not much is different. Different teachers, sure. Although finally learning algebra... yay. Also doing an online learning program called VMS (Virtual Middle School) which is fun. Yay technology and learning! Best combo. So school is fun. In a school kind of way. THIRD EVENT! Pretty awesome. I posted it as a status a while ago. My family recently got a new puppy. He's a Beagle/Pug/Chihuahua (Also known as a Chuggle ) (10 weeks old). Yesterday (MY BIRTHDAY!) We named him. Cooper. That's his name. I was going to post a blog about him and pictures and stuff so you could all name him, but I never got any good pictures of him. So Cooper. I call him Coopity Doo for no reason. My cat, Macy, does not like him. But... I think they'll bond nicely one day. Maybe go share a potato salad together. So that's all the interesting things. That's all. Not much. So... info about me! So I first have to explain my name: S.M.M.B.O.D. if you've seen my forum posts, you'll know that it stands for Super Mighty Mega Ben of Doom. Why is that my name? Why is that acronym so looooong? Here's why. I loved to draw when I was little. Mostly fantasy stuff that I imagined me doing. My first creation was of the adventures of The Mighty Ben. A space ranger who shoots spicy chicken wings out of his megaman like hand cannon. He mostly killed space slugs and other assorted baddies. So I wanted to make Mighty Ben even awesomer. I extended the name. Super Mighty Mega Ben. He did the same stuff, but his name now had super AND mighty. His greatest enemy was an evil clone of himself known as Super Mighty Mega Ben of Doom. Notice the doom. So in the near future, I added SMM on to everything. I first used the name Smmbod on my webkinz account . I loved the word SMMBOD, and everyone thought it was like Somebody (Smmbody?) So now other info about me. I am Smmbod, but my real name is Ben. That's B-E-N. I am now 14 and live in the U.S.A. Woo. My interests include Minecraft, Chickens, Farming, Swimming, and Potatoes. That's an interest right? Minecraft is self-explanatory, but some people don't seem to understand chickens and farming. My family got 8 chickens about 3 years ago. There really was no reason, not out of necessity or anything. We have a large yard and the town I live in is a very small farming community, but we never farmed much. So we got chickens. There was a group called 4-H in our town, and they seemed to fit what we were interested in. As avid gardeners, we joined them, started a community garden, and every year since 2010 we have given lots of *cough* yummy *cough* vegetables to the local food drives and shelters. They also gave us a great way to show our chickens just for fun at fairs. Lot's of winning. So swimming? Why that? I don't compete or take classes or anything, but I learned to swim easily and loved it, so I swim laps on my own time to exercise. Yay water! I like potatoes, but that's explained in a previous blog. Long story short: they are good. So... because I can't think of anything, I am going to say something witty... something witty. Wasn't that funny? Woo! So bye everyone! Thanks for reading a little bit into the life of me! Bye bye now! ~Smmbod

Smmbod

Smmbod

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