A more unoriginal story here, but I remember going down PMC's servers back in the day and finding JR... The main appeal was fly mode being allowed in survival, and the comprehensive three world system: survival, hardcore, and creative (I think this happened a little later, but I loved the appeal of each world). I remember building a little house on a little island and being very happy, with a Moderator (maybe @Callum â™¥, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Minecon) helping me claim the land (another great feature of JR).
I certainly have some amazing memories from JR, being able to share the excitement with my friends from school (@Mecmax and various others), along with friends formed through JR (many of which were staff members). It was back when Mumble was used instead of Skype for staff conversations so I got to listen in and get the inside scoop on what was going on.
Anyway, thank-you for all the good times, and here's to more to come .