Since my last blog post, I've been playing on JR a lot more, that's good. I was even able to attend the staff meeting, so I could catch up on some of the new info. Since Minecon, I haven't been able to play on JR much since there are tests at school... I'm revising like mad for them.
December is a really hectic month right now (timetable below), so I probably won't be on much. Yet I can guarantee that after the 27th, you'll see more of me.
I've been working on a new YouTube channel, yet I won't be posting anything until the 27th. Please feel free to subscribe, I can guarantee quality content, since I'm (not really) OCD about that kind of stuff. I'm hoping to get a Blue Yeti microphone, so the sound quality will be awesome.
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,
As you know, they've arrived! So, that means I won't be on JR much... I'll give you a brief schedule of when I won't (and might) be on. If it says I'll be on, that just means I can be, not that I will
25th of June -> 29th of June = Not on
30th of June -> 4th of July = Are on
5th of July -> 12th of July = Not on
13th of July = Are on
14th of July -> 20th of July = Not on
21th of July -> 2nd of August = Are on
3rd of August -> 13thof August = Not on
14th of August -> 3rd of September = Are on
So, for all you JR Craftians wondering when you'll see me, these are the dates. Hope this was useful.
Three days ago, I became Helper. It has made me realize a few things:
For a start, how many people want to become Helper! It's crazy... I understand why, yet honestly before applying people need to think twice. For a start: are they planning on staying on JR for a long time? Why do you want to become Helper, is it to help or to brag? People need to realize how much dedication it takes to be staff. And I'm not talking about myself, I'm talking about hardcore staff, who have been on for years.
Then I realized what it is doing to me. I know since moorhead2015 became staff, his heart rate has sky-rocketed. And I'm not saying that is happening to me: far from it, I've only been Helper for 3 days, so I haven't had the full experience, yet I know that I have spent a lot more time on JR, even though I didn't think that was possible.
And back to the why do you want to become helper issue: I know some people want it for the commands. Yet honestly, Helper is like Gold+. What I mean is that I don't have advanced logblock, I don't have access to the staff channel, not am I staff on the forums. I'm not complaining, on the contrary, I'm just warning people that Helper won't give you creative in survival and ban commands.
I hope I haven't been too annoying, and want to thank all the staff. I also want to thank one special person on JR:
-Smmbod = You have been my friend since our /me chats, and you we're the first to tell me I got helper, that means a lot.
Thanks for reading, being epic, and playing on JR, the best server ever.
I have been thinking lately if staff is right for me. For a start, I might never become helper, so that renders this blog useless, yet I am assuming I have the potential.
I have a habit of not sticking to things unless I like them. I signed up on JR on the 1st of December 2011, and then stopped playing in early February. In that time, I had shown mecmax445 JR, and built a little hows on an island, and started a town. Yet the main reason I stopped playing was due to the map error, that erased all my house.
I then came back to JR when I did my Minecraft party and had 4 friends over. Three of them were playing on JR (since mecmax445 had shown it to them), and I remembered my good times on there. So I started going back on, built another house, and settled in.
Now, back to the Helper. I stick to things if I like them. I almost stopped playing Minecraft recently, but carried on when my friends kept on playing. And as well as Minecraft, I like JR. I recently started using the forums, and since then, they have introduced Citizen+. I was a bit disappointed when I found out that to become Helper you needed C+, yet I can live with that.
Yet this is why I'm not sure about being Helper. I'm sure I can do it, yet another side of me feels like I'm not up to it.
At school today, I realized something:
"My JR password is the same as my Minecraft password!"
So being the over-careful person I am, I said to myself that something had to be done, since if JR was hacked (that is unlikely, yet I'm careful like that), the hackers would have access to my Minecraft account, and I wouldn't want that...
So, I went on the school PCs, and logged in to Minecraft.net. I was about to change my password, and then I realized that the e-mail linked with my account was an old (unused) one.
My mission was updated: change the e-mail address. So I had a look around about how to do this, and found no success. The only possible way was to link accounts with the Minecraft migration scheme. So I connected to that, yet tried to use a new e-mail (a big mistake)... So the Mojang website said it had sent an e-mail to my old e-mail, yet it hadn't...
So I was screwed... I could not connect to Minecraft.net nor Mojang.com, since they had sent a new password to my old e-mail account, that I hadn't received...
Now I'm stuck with this situation: I cannot connect to Minecraft.net to play online, so no JR for me until they respond to my support e-mail...