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  1. 11 points
    IgbarX

    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.
  2. 9 points
    I am Leslee. I was born on a cold winter (first day of winter) afternoon in the mid west a little over 50 years ago. I have 2 brothers, the oldest Robert aka rstoy (who got me addicted to minecraft) and the youngest Sean (can't get him to play Minecraft) A cat named Kassy who is a indoor/outdoor pain, that loves me on her terms...lol I never married, but was close 2 times and I guess lost interest somewhere. I have dated a few guys and now current situations keep me from doing so. (life goes on) My father was in the military all of my childhood so we moved a lot. He retired in 1974 and we moved to another state for the last time. He passed away at the very young age of 46 in 1982. Rob was already married and had one child (Christian2gothic) when Dad passed. So that left Mom, Sean & I to run the house hold ( have always been bossy why stop now...lol) Mom worked nights as an LPN after Dad died.. till she retired after 17 yrs of nursing. So I was left to take care of Sean when she was not home (lol while we slept) Time went on & I moved in & out of the house a few times until I noticed Mom's health starting to fail. At this point we all 3 bought a house together. Good thing too..because it wasn't long before Mom needed help. The kind of help a son doesn't like to do for moms. Mom suffered 2 major strokes an 4 mini strokes as well as many seizures in the past 3 years. She is now basically a paraplegic with the use of her right hand. This past year has been very trying but without the support and love of friends and mostly family, I think they would have put me away in the loony bin. I own my own Barber Shop ..(yeah hence the name barbermiss ) I have had it for 23 years now of my 27 yrs of barbering. Some days it's a pain and others it's relief. After a long day of cutting hair I come home and check on Mom to see what she didn't do for her sitter...some days she is very stubborn. (must be where I get it..lol) Then I setting in to see what emails I have ...and on to the fun stuff ...who did what to whom and broke what or poured lava on what ,....or said something about someone else ....as I write this I realize that minecraft is my family just spread all over the world....Just with any other family you have to break up squabbles and disagreements. In the end you tell them how much you care about them and go to bed. Love you all : )
  3. 8 points
    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. :'(
  4. 8 points
    k2trf

    Loyalty.

    Wow, has it been a while that I've put this off now. No particular reason, I just keep procrastinating on this topic. Now seems like a good time to put it into physical context though. This is kind of to get to things off of my chest. [1] What has recently been happening with staff. [2] Everyone that has told me I should apply for a Helper position. I'm going to start with the first one there, as I think my response to that matter can be put simply: It doesn't affect me, so I don't care what happened. As always, I'm sad to see any staff member be removed, for whatever reason(s), and for whatever length of time. But the fact of the matter is that I'm not involved in it in any way, shape, or form. Moreover, I am not a staff member. Will it affect my ability to play on the server? No, and therefore, I couldn't care less about whatever happened, and/or what the effect of it will be. That ties nicely into what I promised I would write about in my next blog: why I would turn down Helper should it be offered to me. Before I found JR, I was so disgusted with the servers out there that I had my own. Unlike someone who believed that he could run a huge, 100 person server, I kept it realistic. I had it strictly for family and close personal friends. I actually had it up until the point where I registered for JR. At that point, I told everyone that had access to it why I shut it down, and I turned it off. There isn't even anything wrong with it; I could power up the machine and it would automatically start back up (I had it on a small, but dedicated box). A lot of these people that used to have access to my server still won't talk to me. I had my server for one reason: I wanted to be able to play with people that I trusted, and I wanted to be able to fly around while I built. As I said I was always disgusted with other servers, I also have never before in my life donated to a server in any way, for a donator rank or just because I thought the server deserved it. The closest I've ever come to actually giving money for Minecraft-related things (besides actually buying Minecraft) was giving $10 to rodox for his telethon when his house burned down (or whatever it was). In return I got a nice door added to the Painterly Pack in my name (modeled like a window, so that it looks more modern). But I digress, that's a bit off topic. I guess my point here is that I love JR. I love it for multiple reasons, and while I'll try to list all of them here, I guarantee I'll think of a few more in a few hours. I never have to question if all the work I've done will be ruined. (Kudos to Jamie on that - I've never before seen a server give basic WorldEdit perms to it's standard members!) I always know that I'm not going to jump on at a wrong time and hear language, etc. that I just don't want to hear. I can almost always say that I would consider at least one person who is online a friend. The JR Forums are some of the most highly organized and efficient that I've ever seen, so staying on the Forums for hours at a time is just a pleasure! There is always something to do, if I should get tired of building whatever it is I'm building at the moment. With two (currently) MobArenas, CTF, TDM, Thunderstorm, Spleef, PvP, a true anything goes hardcore, HungerGames, Skyblock, and Iggy's infamous 'The Hunt', there is always something to do! The rules aren't stupid like some other ones I've seen. As far as I'm concerned, JR doesn't even need them - they are all things that I would personally consider common sense. Even though the server itself is in (unless I'm mistaken) France, I have never had a ping to the server more than 350ms, and I usually don't have anything less than 400ms to servers that are in America! (Excluding my old one of course, since I was on a LAN with the server.) And as I've said, I'm sure I could think of even more if I let myself ramble on about this! The point is, I've finally found a place where I just enjoy being a member of the community. I don't even feel this welcome on my college campus, which I'm paying a lot more money to be at (Screw them all)! Its really for this reason that I won't apply for Helper, and I would turn it down if I was given it without applying. I won't say who has told me that they think I would be a good choice for Helper, but I would like them to know (if they are reading this) that I greatly appreciate them telling me that they believe that. There is, in my mind, a difference between being helpful, and being a helper. Right now, I'm just loving being a member of a community where I feel like I belong. For this reason, I love being helpful - but that doesn't qualify me for being a Helper. I feel I need to be with JR for at least a little bit longer in order to have the loyalty required to be on the staff team. Even though Helpers are technically staff-in-training, they are in my mind still on the staff team. I think my thoughts and this blog can best be summed up by a quote from someone who obviously has the same thinking as me. I don't think I even need to say who uses this in their signature. I think most people will know who it is I'm referring to.
  5. 8 points
    Warning this contains poor language. Please do not continue if such language offends/upsets you. Please note that all these views come from a middle class American teenage male who lives in a rural area. So this morning I was spending time with my dad, being Father's day and we were watching my parents favorite morning show and this thing about how boys aren't as successful in college and school and women were becoming more successful. Then at one point the people on the show were discussing and the lady said, "It's because boys have trouble sitting still for more then ten minutes." to which I thought, "Almost but it's more like that's how long we can manage to give a shit to what the teacher is trying to drill into our heads, they're boring." But what my mom goes on and says upsets me. Quite a bit actually due to the fact that I am a gamer. "It's not that. It's those mind-numbing video games." I had to leave because that annoyed me quite a bit. The reason it upset me is that because that's not true. While that appears to be true, that's a mask to the actual reasoning. There are many ways as to why this isn't true. 1) There are plenty of people who do good and play video games. (Myself as an example, I'm a high honors student and I spend much of my free time on video games) 2) There are girls who play video games (As the reports that boys were not going to college as much etc and girls were and my mom said it was video games, and there are many of girls who play video games) 3) There are many bad teachers. It's simple, bad teacher equals bad student equals bad grade equals no college. 4) Many times it's the parenting. While yes this is usually looked on as a 'bull shit excuse' it's true in this case. If the parent raised them to not care as much about studies and so on, then nine times out of ten why will the kid? Also with quite a few 'white trash' families coming up, the kids just adopt that mind set and act horribly, and stop caring about school. I mean really, the many of the parents around my town could give a rat's ass less what their kids do. 5) Sports. In every school you have what are called 'jocks' (no offense if you are part of this clique) I'm not referring to the ones who actually do study, but the ones who are the stupid guy who does stupid pranks and jokes to 'nerds' because he thinks it's funny. These guys are the ones who think they only need sports to succeed, so they screw over every fucking thing they're told and say, 'screw school I'm good enough at football(rugby football not soccer football, stupid as it is >.>)/basket ball/baseball I'll go pro and I won't need education hurr hurr." Believe what you want on these things, but I believe many times that it's one or up to five of these things that is the fault of teenage males not doing as good. It's a simple fact, some people aren't meant for education too. You can lead a successful life without education. Video games are not the source of all evil! What a shocker! In fact video games have brought more good then bad to the world. Without video games, many many MANY people would be without work (my sister-in-law for example (works for EA)) and other places would be poor as fuck without them, video games drag in huuuuge profits for places and provide hundreds or thousands of jobs, for the programmers, animators, developers, advertisers, etc. While yes video games do distract teenagers from homework and so on, it's also up to the parents to help get the teens to do their work and tell them that they should figure else what else they'd like to do and when you find out they're doing bad to help them. So you may think I'm just a stupid immature teenager this is what I believe and I believe this is right. I'm sure many of you agree with me, with a similar mind set as me. I know I may have this all wrong but I'm pretty sure I have actual points as to why boys my age are doing worse, actually coming from that view. So now I'm wondering what are your thoughts? Post below and tell me. -Carter 'Armdys'
  6. 7 points
    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!
  7. 7 points
    Carter

    I'm Ready

    Well I've been off JRCraft for a while. Like for extended periods of time. No ones probably noticed but whatever. I took an unannounced break, due to me being pretty stressed out, between parents, people on JR, Tests and other things. And since I needed to get away from some of the stress, I had to break from JR because it's the only thing I could get away from. But I'm coming back, as I am quite a bit less stressed. Still pretty annoyed/mad with/at my parents just because of the way that (I feel that) they've treated me. I realize it's just a phase, but still. So I'm sorry to the no one who has missed me. So I'll hopefully be seeing you guys online and you'll see me! -Armdys 'Carter'
  8. 7 points
    Well I read Leslee's (Barbermiss') blog and late at night and I'm bored sooooooo I decided to write a bit about me. At this point I don't think many people know too horribly much about me but the ones that do I talk to on Skype often. The most you guys probably know about me is that I'm that one idiot mod who likes to think he's helpful. So I'll start with basics. I'm 14 (One of the youngest staff! XD) going into 10th grade (Year 10 whatever) and I have been part of JR for about 10 months now. I am quite busy, with different clubs, sports and activities. I have my boating license, two jet skis and a boat. (well my parents do but you get my point) I grew up with pretty strict parents so I have relatively good manners. Over last Summer (2011) I went through a phase of depression where I thought everyone hated me, and so on, the basics. Also I git this thought into my head where I wasn't good at anything, I was stupid, and I just annoyed everyone when I went near them. I was just miserable. I managed to distract myself from this fact and could act happy. So one day, on the last few weeks before school my friend gave me his cousin's Minecraft account and I played that on and off. Finally I got bored of single player and googled 'Good Minecraft Servers' (On September the 6th) and I was going through the different servers and looking at the different websites, but none of them looked good, 'We are a French server! PvP everywhere!, No noobz! Only active every X hours of the day!' then I saw JR. I decided to try it as it was the only one with no negative sounding things. I walked into the castle spawn and saw all the fountains and so on in shock, being my first time ever being on multiplayer. Whoa I've gone off on a tangeant. Well let's fast forward a little. I ment a player named 'Fish_Whisperer' and we started a town called Cyblade (which is my current faction) and I couldn't wait to get on again to work on it. For the first time in months I'd actually felt happy, especially whenever I logged on and was greeted with 'Qaz!' (borrowed account's name) Then one day we had a massive server wide rollback (or something I forget) and I went back to the place and started remaking everything, but alas Fish wasn't there. This is the point I met Iggy, who had a milk bar, but everything was robbed, and who almost quit, but I donated a bunch of stuff and made him happy again, he moved into my tower and we became good friends. Fast forward a month or two Iggy and Piffy (JxAce, formerly Poe969) became helpers (I became with goodish friends with Piffy at some point during that time too.) fast forward a few more months Barb, TheSystem and I all got Helper and Piffy got Mod. Within a week Barb got mod (She's just that awesome =P) and iggy and I were helpers for a month moreish. Along the way Iggy almost quit again but with some help me and a few others got him to stay. Iggy got Mod. At this point System had stepped down from his position as Helper, and in December, Jamie made the position Grief Police, and myself and a few others became GP. In the end here we are =P What I was originally was getting at was JR made me feel happy and confident, but then I went and explained how I made my way to mod XD If you're still reading this, I commend you. All I can say is joining JR has been the best thing to happen to me in a long while! --Carter 'Armdys'
  9. 7 points
    NGTdante9934

    the Canadian riot route :P

    I was on reddit and I found out what the police of Quebec got when they asked the college students for the rout their protest was going to use.
  10. 6 points
    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.
  11. 6 points
    Mecmax

    Trinitology- with the Yogscast

    Heres the mail I sent to the yogscast: Hey Yogscast! I've created a Custom Map (It took 5 months to make) pretty much for you guys. Its called Trinitology, and its a map made for TNT people like you guys It has mazes, jumping puzzles (single player only. You're safe for now, Simon.), tnt (everywhere!) and a bunch of other stuff. Its my dream to have you guys play it. Please consider it! This is the reply I received a few hours later: Hi, Thanks for sending this across to us! I'll forward it across to the guys, but i'm unable to guarantee it will be used. Once again, many thanks! Kindest Regards MintyMinute Wish me luck!
  12. 6 points
    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 ....
  13. 6 points
    IgbarX

    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 :\
  14. 6 points
    *sigh* So, after I get off work, most days I'll browse the forums, especially if I haven't gotten much of a chance to get on in the past few days. Most days I'm greeted by awesome updates from Jamie, or information on the next big thing on the server. But some days, I'm greeted by......well, pure, unadulterated genius. ------------------------------------- For the unflogged and uninitiated, the Advice Corner is where I post tidbits of information forwarded to you great people for the sole purpose of making your lives easier, and quite possibly the lives of everyone around you. I do so not demanding that you think or behave exactly as I do, instead simply to share life experiences and things that might make your day suck a little less. Discussion is encouraged, flaming is not, and especially in the case of things that are related to the JR community, I don't name names and *neither* *will* *you*. That way lies flamewars, and there will be none of that. ------------------------------------- Today we're talking about the much-vaunted concept of "freedom of speech". The term "freedom of speech" is pretty much what it sounds like. An individual is free to express his opinions and beliefs, whatever they may be, without fear of legal reprisal, and is protected from reprisal from outside entities under the law. Whether or not whatever is said offends people can be an important question, but legally, not relevant. Under this concept, an individual is in fact allowed to walk down the street proclaiming that Hitler was right and they are a walking jelly donut, destined to be eaten by the masses. Just because they can say it doesn't make it true, but they can say it without being accosted by the law, and are protected by the law from people seeking to do physical and psychological harm because of said comment. Like all basic freedoms, however, this one ends when it infringes on the rights of others. Pertinent example: Individual 'A' thinks the world is going to end. So he stands in the driveway of a house owned by individual 'B', demanding repentance from passersby. 'A' has the right to free speech, he can say whatever he wants. 'B' comes out of the house, and demands that 'A' leave. Who gets what they want? Since the property is owned by 'B', he has sovereignty on his own land. After asking 'A' to leave, if 'A' doesn't, he is infringing on 'B's right to sovereignty. While 'A's right to freedom of speech doesn't exactly end in whole, it does end in that particular spot, since standing where he was infringes on someone else's rights. He can still say whatever he wants, he just has to do it someplace else. Examples aside, let's boil down to the issue that prompted this wonderfully long speech: Free speech in Minecraft. Short version? Doesn't exist. Seriously, it doesn't. Players are no longer in their home, on their country's soil. They are on the "soil" of the owner of the server. As owner, he has sovereignty, and a player's freedom of speech doesn't apply on someone else's property. The player can say whatever he wants to at his house, or on the street, but then they aren't infringing on the rights of the property owner by spouting on his lawn. It's also not particularly intelligent to anger the people the owner has hired and given the express ability to determine when, where, and how to kick people off the lawn. Making sure the meaning of what's being said is clearly understood by both sides in a limited chat environment is very important, but I'll cover that next article. In short, try not to piss people off. Especially not the local law.
  15. 6 points
    IgbarX

    Posting

    It's true. Really. I'm hoping no takes offensive, but, there has been a huge increase of silly posts. I'm not going to say they're spam, but they are kind of useless. This is a short kind of blog, but I hope it gets the message across. The last thing I want to see is a topic about your favorite kind of cheese or what you would if you were on a plane with Tom Cruise and the pilot died and there were 10 other celebs, because really, no one cares. I hope no finds this mean, but I really don't want to see so many annoyingly useless posts. -Iggy P.S: I think this might count as a useless post, or not, it's a blog post, really. P.S.S: People are doing this so they can get cit+ (which only lasts a month).
  16. 6 points
    Flaw

    Multiple Visions

    We all, as staff members, have our own unique vision of JR. I do not even know what half the staff imagines JR to be in two years from now. However, some of us seek a professional outlook and are bent on sticking to it. Others envisage a friendly community where we live like a family, forgiving each others' mistakes and learning something new everyday. Me? I don't think I want to be on either side. What good would it be to be entirely professional? What good would it be to be entirely casual? Why can't we agree on an environment that everyone enjoys, has reasonable restrictions, and is semi-pro? That's the JR I have always wanted. I was a User Manager back in the day when there was virtually no relevance of the rank. I like to think of myself as a representative of the staff now, helpers, moderators and administrators alike and anything that needs to be said, I do go up and convey to Jamie. I don't know though... I'm just sad we're turning into an absolute professional community. We all have a life outside Minecraft with certain responsibilities and jobs; deadlines to meet. Minecraft-time is when we're supposed to "enjoy" helping members of our community; it is supposed to be something we do willingly. It is hardly that anymore. Just a thought.
  17. 6 points
    Smmbod

    Thank You Staff!

    Hey everyone! Guess who it is? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smm. Now I came to a realization today. 5 minutes ago. I was building my castle, when all of a sudden R0LY_P0LY tells me that our base got griefed. So I am force to TP to him. (or moorhead) I see lava spewed all over the wooden floor of our base. I feel sad. So moor analyzes said crappy grief and finds out who it was. Then he helps me fix it. It was not a huge grief, or destructive and it was easily rolled back, but it is the first time a staff has helped me with a grief (for the sake of this post, that is to say I was not griefed often, not that staff was lazy.) And I felt like I actually knew what the staff did, every single day, multiple times a day. So I first have to say thank you. You could leave any time you wanted, but instead, all the staff just stays helps, day in and day out. So thanks a bunch. Without you, The server litterally would go into World War 47. Meaning, it would not function and be complete destruction, THANK YOU. Next, I have to say I am sorry. Really sorry. Super sorry. Mostly to moorhead2015. I am sorry. I was always a jerk to you, thought you did nothing, and thought you were too bossy. Aside from the fact that iggy told me the reason, you helping me/roly out really made me sad also. Because I was mean to you. Also, while I never publicly stated this, I always took the staff for granted, like it was their privelage to help out. Guess not. They work because they want to help us, and keep the server the amazing experience it is. So I am sorry I took that for granted. Well I hope some staff saw this. Bye- Smmbod
  18. 5 points
    JR has had many design changes in it's 9 years... yeah I think 9 years of existence. Some good, some bad. My website development and designing, IT career basically started here. JR has taught me so much just by working on it and working and chatting to the community! Recently I have had a long pause of development at JR and a huge break this is due to a lot that has been happening with my personal life, I have recently moved out from home, so I am now renting my own place and paying all my bills (Hard at first but becomes easier with time) I now have a full time job, I will not release where I am working for legal reasons due to my position and I am working full time. Now I have a little more time to allocate though to my social life and well.. JR Life, since everything is settling down and I'm able to relax, think straight and have a bit more creativity within my website as you may have been able to see! I'd like to thank Xemnes with playing a huge part with graphics design for me as I have had an issue with photoshop and thank myself for actually having a bit of creativity for a change. Anyway, more good things to come, if you like the changes please help us at JR by donating to us using paypal to sales@jrnetwork.net all money will be used to run our gaming servers and website servers, while I do have some extra money with all the bills I do pay I can't pay everything and JR can be a major drain from my pocket! I hope you like the changes, please comment below on what you think so far during development and if you'd like to see any certain features get added to the website! For now guys, Peace!
  19. 5 points
    As some of you may know through Facebook, I am going to dye my hair for charity, and not just your regular blue or red... I'm going all out rainbow! This is for RAG week 2013 through the Student Union at my college which is a week where people raise money through different methods for charities in Ireland. the charity I have chosen is Be Aware! which is a Suicide Prevention Charity. I chose this charity as I have lost a good friend of mine to suicide during last summer of 2012 and for another reason that I would prefer not to say. Also if I raise €75 or more I get free RAG week tickets (RAG week is also a week of inhumane amounts of alcohol and partying). I am willing to accept donations through PayPal, so if you wish to donate message me and I'll send you my details. Next Friday I will also upload photos of my new lush hair on both Facebook and a blog post here so you can all enjoy laughing at me... I'm...... I'm probably not going to enjoy this ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE! 2/3/2013 So here I am. Got my hair done yesterday in Tralee and I must say, looking fine I am The barbers Claude Monte in the square Tralee did my hair for only €20 for the bleaching and dyed my hair and cut it for free so that was really cool of them to charge so little. I would have uploaded them yesturday... But I was exhausted after the week so I went to bed instead. Also I was not able to do Rainbow as it would be too expensive and also by the time college starts after RAG week the dye would have ran into eachother. So instead I went blue. Anyway; Heres my hair: As you can see it is a bit purple ATM, but once I wash a few times then re-dye it should be a nice blue colour. Also, sorry about the picture quality... took it with my phone a few times and that was the best one so you'll have to live with it for a while until I can put up a decent RAG week photo of it. Finally, in the week I had to raise money for Be Aware, I raised a total of €200. I also earned 2 sets of tickets along with that so I am going to sell the other lot for €30 making back the loss of getting my hair done plus another €10 for myself "Imported Juice" during RAG week.
  20. 5 points
    well hear it goes my first blog, hope you like it walking down the stairs on Christmas day, I when through all the gifts Santa had given me this year and well it seems I have been very good this year as what do I find in upon my chair (in are house all gifts are placed on individual chairs) a new phone! and so far the Samsung galaxy ace 2 hasn't given me one bit of trouble, the touch screen is big but of a size I can comfortable fit inside my pocket, and is so much easier to use than my old HTC and plays movies from YouTube without stopping once and with email built in its like having a laptop I can put in my pocket it. even has sat nav built in with Google maps and when I haven't any WiFi it only costs a £1.00 a day to use data and after that O2 stop charging. this phone is a great value for money because its from Santa so its free, and to me is better than most of the new phones out there, far instance my sister who has a Samsung galaxy S2 wouldn't buy the S3 because there's effectively no difference other than an even larger screen and I wouldn't buy the S3 because its just my phone with a larger screen, and I d not want nor need a bigger screen because I can play the piano on my phone , so why would I need a bigger screen? and the piano isn't the only app I have gotten since Christmas, with millions of free apps in the easily accessible 'play store' I have all ready got a large collection and it takes no time at all to access then and load them to sum up this phone is to me the best phone your money could buy with value in mined cause its basically the S2 but better and far less money even if your not getting it from Santa
  21. 5 points
    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'
  22. 5 points
    Carter

    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
  23. 5 points
    IgbarX

    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!
  24. 5 points
    Mecmax

    Helpers

    This is exactly how I feel when I come back from a week of vacation... (with no internet)
  25. 5 points
    Smmbod

    Happy Anniversary!

    Hello everyone! Guess who? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smm! YAY! Well, today, lots of stuff happened thats worth of being a noted. It's an anniversary! YAY! Now as you sit here and read this, thoughts may be bouncing around your mind: Why is Smm so epic? How can he be so awesome and still be human? The most likely is that you ask: Hey Smm, WHAT KIND OF ANNIVERSARY?! SO the nice guy that I am decides to answer that question with a list. What kind of list you may ask? Stop asking questions I answer. 1: 10th Blog!!!~ This blog you are reading right now, The Epic SmmBlog! This particular chapter/part/post happens to be the 10th one! It's come a long way, and you may or may not have listened to my worthless babbling. If you read at least one of my posts (besides this one) I love you.... jk 2: 100th Post!!!~ Well, a few days ago, I recieved my 100th post on the forums. I believe this is an accomplishment in my mind. To think, 100 separate instances of my worthless banter are somewhere on this forum list. Now I know this isn't much of an accomplishment compared to Peter and Flaw, who have about 4000 posts, but this is a number, and I achieved it. Now be happy for me and have a cookie. I mean potato. 3: 100th PPU Member!!!~ Yeah. One may know of the clan Potato People Unite, or better known as PPU. Not to brag, certainly not, but PPU is the most prosperous clan in all of JR. No bragging. We have 100 members, our hundredth member was achieved one week ago today, but it would not stay at 100. Now it has. For some reason, people think I am the owner. I am simply the founder, the first non owner member. I also built the whole Potato Keep and am building the city. Char312 is the owner. 4: 8 Months and *???* Days on JR!!!~ Yes! My account has been here for 8 months, give or take a few days. I still remember the old world, back when Iggy was citizen, Armdys was Quazdex (However you spell it) and the old spawn. Fresco and the town... when griefing was not handled how it is today. I also remember people calling me Smmmbody. With 3 M and a y. What? Not asking. But That was a long time ago. This is the present, because every day is a gift. Ok so that's it. Feel free to give me cake, thats it. Bye my friends!!! Super Sincerely ~Smm
  26. 5 points
    Alright, as many have 'assumed', being a staff member is great! Which is actually true, it is great, it's fun, you get to see places and people, show some trolls who's boss, it's not bad. But after a while it starts losing it's glamour. I'm starting to not have fun on JR! The thought is crazy right??!!? IMPOSSIBRU!!!!!!!!! But when you're higher ranked, you have more work and less play. I think that may be expected of me, and if it is, I'd rather not be staff! It's Minecraft, a game! I just want to have more fun than I am now. There's a grief being filed, some stupid people fighting, a tourists needing assistance, or some guy I have to ban. Now, this post has many goals that I hope you at the least take account for. First, I hating griefing as much as the much the next guy, but I hate probably more, because I'm the one who fixes it. Other staff do as well, but when they're not on, I have to. I hope you would world guard your homes, please! We are one of the few servers who allow this feature! Most of you take it for granted! So, here is a quick guide to do so: FIRST, select the corners of your build, I suggesting going a few blocks out. SECOND, do //expand vert, to get the whole area, top to bottom, of your build. THIRD, do /region claim <the name of the region you want> <Your name>. And ta-da! No griefers there, unless you add someone to your region. If you live in a town, I suggest not doing so, griefers love towns, and your stuff isn't safe from other town members, so stay out of those areas! Now, ALOT ALOT ALOT ALOTTTT of people want Helper, they come to me, they tell me, they're so confident it breaks my heart to know that 99% of them will actually get to be staff. So, I actually LIKE to crush people's dreams, so I'll do that now: FORGET ABOUT IT! You can help all you want, but usually, not many people will get it. I myself got lucky (in theory I got lucky at least). Plus, staff isn't all you think. I can barely play a warzone game without having to help someone. It gets kind of annoying. I suggest you stay citizen, better yet gold member, because it's better to be that rank in retrospect. Now, this seems like complaining, and it kind of us, but this how things are. I don't want to end up backstabbing Jamie or anything, so if I have to get demoted, I'd ask my admin be given to someone I trust: LaLaLexie. She's been here for like a year and a half. Almost a FULL YEAR OF MOD. That's dedication. So, I'd prefer my administrative powers go to her, if I have to give them up. Now, I'm not resigning, but I will be on JR a little less, because all that work makes not want to log in that much anymore. I hope the server can run without me there, and I'm really sorry to any staff that have to work harder because I'm lazy. But please, forgive me! I will actually be vacationing in a different place near the end of summer, so if I'm gone for like 2 weeks, I'm in that place. I wish you all a good happy life!
  27. 5 points
    lukabuzka11

    Support For Jamie

    First of all i would like to say a big f*uck you to everyone who backstabbed jamie , or anyone else , for that matter. I would really enjoy to say that you guys did not make a dent in the big wall that is JR but as bad as i feel about this , you did. The worst part is that you made jamie loose trust in you , the other is that you began a small "revolution" in the community (i am sorry to say this but it is a bit true). Now to jamie. I have been backstabbed like this by my friends , once the whole class was against me while i thought they were my friends, all i could do is sit alone with my computer and think about what i have done and honestly i could not do anything more than say sorry, i know it fixed it for me but it did not fix the worst part , i lost trust in everyone who was in that class. Even today i can never go home and think that my classmates will not talk s*** about me. I will not go too far with my personal experience, i am sure you will understand why jamie. I can make a small prediction that is built on my personal experiences , so here it is: Not long from this very second , a revolution might start on the server , one member who is active on the forum will agree to bullseye55 (that son of a b*itch) and he will tell some other people on the server , they will agree too , and thus the mini-revolution will start. All you can do is to watch its start and it's fall , trust me banning everyone who agrees to bullseye55 is not a good thing but banning everyone who griefs or harms the server because of bullseye55 is the best you can do. And lastly , jamie , i know how much these kinds of things hurt so dont worry , what had to happen happened , emil and waves left and that is good for us , they can go find another server now and another person who to backstab. Please and i mean PLEASE do not make any huge server changes now because decisions made on an angry heart are not the best ones. You have my full support jamie. I will stay with JR as long as i can.
  28. 5 points
    rstoy

    My birthday plans.

    My birthday will be on Friday the 1st of June. I plan on playing minecraft Friday and Saturday as much as possible. For those who want to know what to get me for my birthday, get on JR's server while I am there. I have relatives who can't be where I am and being on the server with me is a fair substitute since it is all about having fun. Robert
  29. 4 points
    Jugga

    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!
  30. 4 points
    IgbarX

    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!)
  31. 4 points
    Hi all, So I felt like updating this community of random strangers on why I had been gone for so long. So starting from when I left which was June 29th to be exact. I went to camp. That's where I was up until august 20th. Then I went to my fathers vacation home for 2 weeks without my computer. I went on JR a couple of times. But not that often. Why... Because I wasn't able to play minecraft and I was on an Ipad. Which I hate. So then I returned home to NYC. I had started to move away from Minecraft and into Borderlands 2. I had just gotten my new PC, and I was so thrilled I played about 200 hours of borderlands. Then in about November I started playing a kind of minecraft server called Minecraft Survival Games. Which are Hunger Games based servers.(Won't give out the site info here) Then I started really getting into PC gaming, and I still am now. So I split my time between Steam and Minecraft. I also wasn't around this weekend because of some various activites with friends. So yea that about brings it up to date. Going to write some other blogs soon. There fun to write.
  32. 4 points
    Carter

    Well great ~Explicit~

    Yeah this is a warning I'm upset (again) probably something that'll seem pointless (again) in the morning but I'm mad/annoyed so I'm swearing. So I take pride in the fact that I don't get angry easily and when I do it's a mild irritable thing and I don't really care. Well my parents seem to have done it again. So today I get home from school and an after school activity at 5:30. I do homework til around 7 and than went downstairs to relax and play on my computer. My mom walks by and says, "Why don't you go out and keep your dad company?" (he's doing something with sterlingsilver to make parts so she can make jewlery, which by the way costs more in time and money than to just by the rings) to which I kind of cringe (not cringe but best word to describe) at. Well she walks away than comes back (note I'm putting my lap top away) and says, "I give up. We've tried getting you into hobbies (how often does a kid really get into a hobby his parents make him try?) and you don't do them. Your father got the (forget name) saw because he thought you'd be interested in it. We told you you're getting about the age where you should be thinking about buying/making gifts. (which I do just not to them, anyway they said last year that I shouldn't til I have a job) Yet all you do is sit there on your computer. It'd be fine if you were working on your HTML. (funny thing is is that I said I want to learn programming, not HTML in particular, my mom wants me to manage something on her eBay page for her, that's why she has me learning it. At least I figure) What do you get out of your game at the end of the day?" So I didn't respond because that's how I believe you should treat parents with respect and everything I wanted to say was disrespectful. "What do I get from my game? Relaxed, entertained, getting to talk to people I'd never fucking meet without these games." "Why the fuck do I have to have a productive hobby? Why can't I just play my games? I'm not bothering anyone!" "You could have much fucking worse kids than me, sure I don't do much but at least I don't go out and break laws and fuck every girl in the school who's willing to like a large portion of my grade. At least I follow most of your damn rules!" I'm just flustered by all of it... So I go out to where my dad is and ask him if he needs any help and he goes on a rant about how I don't do the dishes (which I always do after homework and they always decide to do during so I seem lazier), take care of the chickens, (he knows I'm forgetful, I forget EVERYTHING and so decided to start taking care of them) how I don't walk the dogs or offer to at 9 at night (which a slight fear of the dark (yes I'm slightly afraid of the dark, amplified by the Internet) happens to be common among his 4 children) or the laundry (which I was used to that being my brothers job as when he was home always did it) and went on and on about 'don't you find it weird that me and your mother are up to 11pm working on that eBay buisness?' (how the fuck is that relevant) and told me to go do the laundry. So I do and than ask them what to do with some odds and ends and they respond to me like I'm a fucking five-year-old but we just don't usually pull them out. Also while I'm folding the laundry I hear them talking about me and so on making snarky comments and stuff. So I go watch TV for an hour and than decide to go to bed and read so I say good night and they respond with,"Going to be so early?" "He's just pouting that we yelled at him. You could've come out here and helped us with this, your father and us had a really nice night." To which I respond, "No I want to read." and walked away. But inside I wanted to scream, "I FUCKING ASKED ALREADY AND YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T NEED HELP!!! ANYWAYS THAT'S NICE FOR YOU, NOT FOR ME, I HAVE DIFFERENT FUCKING TASTES IN A NICE NIGHT THAN YOU!!" Really what I've come to get out of this is that my parents just fucking hate video games. Unlike all my friends parents haven't even tried to play them and bitch about me playing them. I'm sorry I enjoy what allows me to relax after school (which I realize isn't that bad compared to work and so on but for some reason it is in my mind... Mostly I guess to please my parents ._.) Oh hey first emoticon! But seriously they take any chance they can to take a swing at my video games. I'm just fucking sick of them hating on it. Well if you read through my pointless rant it's stupid yes but to me it's just fucking annoying... I don't know. On the upside after getting really mad my eyes turn blood red and bring out the blue in my eyes and it's really epic looking. -Carter 'Armdys'
  33. 4 points
    IgbarX

    The Problem with Made Up Holiday

    Now, let me put this out of the way; *** Pride Day IS a holiday, it's just not the one that everyone cares about; like Easter, and Thanks Giving, Christmas, and Halloween, and some others. Unless you write it down somewhere, you'll never know it's *** Pride Day. Also, I have nothing against gays or anything. I mean, if you want to like your own gender, I don't care. If you want to go out in the woods and have 'fun' with trees, I don't care as long as I don't see you do that. So, story time! Okay, so, there's this teacher, or whatever, counselor? I don't even think he has an actual job. Anyway, I walk into school, sporting my BAMF looking hoodie on top of my cranium, walk over to my friends before the bell rings, and then, I see this guys face. Let's call him, Dr. Annoying. So, Dr. Annoying walks over, and I instantly remember, "I'm wearing my hood inside the building again..." and take it off. This is because he used to walk over to me and tell me to remove it. I think this is dumb! Why can't I wear a hood in school? Am I too BAMF for the school? Is that it? Anyway, even if my hood is removed by the time I spot him, he still walks over to me, but instead of talking directly, he walks past me, touches my shoulder, and says, "Thanks, sir." Now, that creeps me out. 1) Because he touches me. 2) Because he calls me sir. I'd like to be called sir, but when says it, it sounds really weird. Anyway, it caused me to not like Dr. Annoying. And I realized I didn't like him even more, today. Me and my friends, chillin' out, eating lunch, studying words for the vocab test in the next class, and so. We also have discussions. Today it somehow got to history, which lead me to say something like, "What if History is just a misunderstanding of what really happened?" So, me, being a brony, start thinking about the Rainbow Factory (If you don't know what it is and you're a brony, you need to learn more about the community.) Now, it's basically a factory that people are failures in life come to die to be turned into rainbows. However, no one but the workers are allowed to know. The rest of the world thinks it's a very special job that you get chosen for. So, we were talking about how, "Why don't we get all the people who suck at life, and send em off to a rainbow factory?" And so on. However, for some odd reason, the one time we discuss this is *** pride day. Which means, "Rainbows on ALL the walls!" When did rainbows resemble ***? It doesn't make any sense! So, Mr. Annoying walks over, and he's all like, "What are we talking about? Anything to do with *** Pride Day?" We all say 'no' to get him to leave. When he finally does, one of friends says, "He thinks we were making fun of gays." And I'm thinking, "WHEN THE F**K DID RAINBOWS BECOME A '***' THING?!?!" I was so upset that this guy thinks we would make fun gays! It's so stupid! It's because of the all the Swaglos who go to my school, who actually DO make fun gays! So now, Mr. Annoying thinks EVERYONE makes fun of gays. God, I hate society and how we can't have nice things without. On a side note, I can't say 'black' or else everyone thinks I'm racist. "Can you pass me a black colored pencil?" "OMG THAT'S SSSSOOO RACIST!!!" God, I hate people so much...
  34. 4 points
    IgbarX

    Blowing Up the World!

    Hey guys! Sup! Hurricane Sandy passed. I'm fine. Anyway, down to business! In the new 1.4.2 update, many things were added! While I was bored, I decided to explore some things! And I discovered the greatest thing of all time! Wanna do it too? Here's an easy guide!!! 1) Create a new world, and make it superflat. 2) Click 'Customize' and then click 'presents' 3) Scroll down to 'Redstone Ready' and click that 4) In the top box that says all those crazy numbers, replace '24' with '46', and get rid of village 5) Create your world 6) Spawn some Flint And Steel and have fun lagging your computer to the point where it explodes. Well, that's how I did it! I'll tell you guys what happened after I blow up my computer! You can also do this other ways, like clear out the type box and just type 46, but then the TNT falls into the void. So, have fun creating your own wacky TNT/computer blowing up worlds!
  35. 4 points
    Carter

    Funny Little Thing

    So this morning I had been mulling over what I was going to post in my blog since I was in a blogging mood. I had this rant about this and that and all these things. That has changed. I got home and decided on going for a bike ride, being the nice day it was, rode about, down the road... good 5 miles or so and I get back from that, took a shower, got out feeling great came down and opened my lap top and decided to play Borderlands 2 (as I am addicted to that game) and I turn on my iPod and notice that I had a missed call from Jamie so I open it and notice it had all the staff members. I was confused and I knew i couldn't attend as I had to go out to the other building on our property (parents were watching football game there and wanted me to come and watch with them.) So I go out there *note it has internet just really bad internet* and I look again and scroll through and notice what people were saying. You should know what I read. It was like a hit to the gut... I just sat there, dumbfounded, I couldn't believe what I had just read. At this point I just felt.. shocked thinking they were kidding or it was temporary. No it.. is for good. So now... well I know what is needed of me. I realize I've continuously said I was going to get back into Minecraft and I've never done it. But I realize the admins and founders will need every ounce of help they can get and that's a responsibility I have to get as a moderator. So I'm sorry for my lack of being on but expect to see me more often helping out Barbermiss, Rstoy, Flaw, Peter, K3v and all the others. Please try and refer to Helpers first, than Moderators and Admins final. We're all here for a reason. Everything that applied when Jamie was here will still apply so please continue following them! Remember! Have fun! -Carter 'Armdys' P.s.- Remember, try not to put too much pressure on the admins! We want to keep them happy and unstressed as possible!
  36. 4 points
    Today I decided to spend a few minutes every week to write up a blog entry giving you a little more info into the Life of k3v_o. In fairness, It beats my usual, once and a while rages. Anyway, today was a fairly average Sunday only for the fact that I woke up at 10am rather than the usual 12:30pm when my mom wakes me up for Sunday dinner. I know, its is a little early for dinner, but it is the time that best suits us as my brother has his children and they tend to go out now and again, my mother and brother go to my nan's while me and my dad stay at home, dad watching the Hurling and Football, while I'm down the room usually playing games. My nephew turned 3 yesterday so he was playing with his toys he got for his birthday after our dinner of lamb, mash, veg and gravy. Since it is the first time I saw him and my niece in a month or two, I played with him and her rather than retreat into my room playing Battlefield 3 and drinking Red Bull. So after about 10 minutes playing with them I retreated into my room to play Battlefield 3 and drank Red Bull (Just kidding.... it was more like 5 minutes and I played Darksiders 2 instead)... If you haven't played Darksiders 2, I really recommend getting it. It is like a cross between the good parts of fable 2 (Accessibility), Devil May Cry 4 (the combat) and the 2008 version of Prince of Persia (climbing and comic book graphics). It is really a great Action-Adventure game. Also I recommend Playing it on the hardest difficulty as I am currently playing it on normal and 12 hours in I haven't died yet, so be sure to challenge yourself. Anyway, After a few hours of Darksiders 2, I decided to clean up my room which was a mess. I wouldn't even really have bothered only for the fact that I have gotten into College (which was a shock for me) and I will be staying at home rather than moving to Tralee, as my Brother works down the road from the college and he can drive me every day. Since I will be typing for long hours, sitting on a bed just won't do. I sit on that bed for an hour and my back would be broken, so I moved my 2 desks to the other corner and moved my bed to where the desk's originally were allowing me to have enough room for a chair. I'm planning on investing on a new chair also, but that will have to wait as I will have to invest in a new laptop also. Check out the chair i was thinking of buying here: http://www.harveynorman.ie/lanny-office-swivel-chair-13647.html Much cheaper and better than anything else I can find like that. Anyway, Here are some pics of my Gaming/work space since I cleaned up: Oh, for anyone who likes lord of the rings and strategy games, a few years ago a mod was released for Medieval 2 Total War's expansion pack Kingdoms. The mod is called The Third Age. I have been playing it for about a year now and it is absolutely full of epic. Check it out here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/third-age-total-war Have quite a bit of stuff to do tomorrow as I have to sort stuff out for my grant so I will have money for they year to cover most of everything. Not much else happening during the week only that I will be staying at a friend of mine for a few days as I haven't seen him in a few months and his parents are gone on holidays. That also means that I won't be on a huge pile this week either guys so sorry about that. Anyway, thanks for reading and I'll update my blog whenever I get a chance.
  37. 4 points
    k2trf

    Getting there...

    Completely reinstalled Windows, and most of my daily applications. Major things to do stil: Replace M$ Office Finish downloading Steam games Configure Firefox w/ my plugins Make a System Image this time... XD This said, I should be on the forums again, at least for the immediate future. Big shoutout to Jamie, Flaw, and xemnes (sorry if I've forgotten someone there!) - the work you guys have done to the site looks amazing! I also am in the process of moving my email address. I've been meaning to ditch my Yahoo address for a few years now, and this recent scandel just made me stop procrasting on this. I'll be at Null.Net now (through Mail.Com). That's about it for now, just figured I'd say hi and let you all know I'm still breating (so to speak).
  38. 4 points
    IgbarX

    Missing Month

    Bad news, I don't think I'll be able to get on the server this whole month until 1.3 comes out. It's difficult to explain, but the overall details is that my computer is hating Minecraft; any attempt to fix it makes my computer get mad. So, I need to wait for 1.3, so my computer and everything understands Minecraft. I hope you don't miss me, but this is kind of needed. I have a list of jobs to get done by the second week of August, so I need to get those done. There is a chance I can get on during the last 2 weeks of August, but don't get your hopes up. I'm really sorry, and I beg you don't demote me; or you could, if needed. Sorry to say, but I'm not the best admin out there; anyone could do a better job, really. I'm not asking for a demotion, but if we need more staff room or something, I'll gladly step down for the cause. So, hope to see you soon; Don't miss me too much! I really don't like putting weight on the current staff, but please understand. Bye for now, -Iggy
  39. 4 points
    Zolacolor

    I Won't Be On Much...

    Holidays... 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.
  40. 4 points
    IgbarX

    Whale Watch

    ***WARNING*** May contain things that should not be read, please take caution ***WARNING*** Alright, so, for our class field trip for school, we went on a whale watch! Seems fun, right? Okay, well, keep reading, and we'll find out. First, we get on a bus, about an hour long ride, but whatever, I can take it. Me and my 20Q were having some fun. Then, we get off, and go in an aquarium. Now, I thought this would be fun, but as you grow up, aquariums lose their fun. Then, we see a movie about animals under the ocean. The movie kept trying to make you feel guilty, but sneaking in a line like, "These animals once flourished, but are now endangered because of build up of human filth." So, here comes the fun part. We get on a boat for whale watching. At first, everyone gets into the lobby/cabin main room thing. First thing you notice, it smells, bad. Fumes are clearly distinguishable. So, we eat or foods, then most kids get to the front of the boat. The wind in our hair, our voices being cared away by the wind. Then, a boat staff guy makes us get off the front of the boat, because some idiots were jumping up and down, even after being told NOT to. So, we go to the upper decks, playing the balance game. Well, here's where things get nasty. As the boat goes back and forth, really fast, some people start, well, ugh, not enjoying things. First, people start going pale, and some looking miserable. I go to the middle deck, nice and windy there. I lean on the railing, close my eyes, and try to sleep, for I am feeling not to hot myself. Then, our big (and I mean big) science teacher comes around, and hands out 'momentous' for our trip. Really, they are barf bags. I grab one, and just hold it there, "I might need it" I tell myself. Well, my friends come by regularly to check on me and give me updates on what is happening on other parts of the ship. One of my friends tossed his lunch, and so did many others. Lots of people were passed out and fainted, still as pale faced as ever. When my teacher comes by again, she says to not close your eyes, look at the horizon. So I do so, thinking she might be right. Well, not at all. First, when you look at the horizon, it's wobbly, because the rest of you is going up and down. So, a few minutes after, with my friend right there, out pops my lunch, out into the wind, on the side of the boat, and maybe on the people of the lower deck, but they'll never know. I then do so a few more times, until my stomach refuses to give anymore. I then look down at myself, seeing not only the ocean and the people of the lower deck received a present from me. I got a bit of a mess on myself, as well. So, I then do what my teacher said to NOT do, and close my eyes. I start getting cold, but I then realize being cold is better than being sick, and stand there, leaning on the railing, shivering. At one point, a lady steps up and offers me her jacket, I turn her down, not wanting to mess her jacket up, and also so I can remain cold, and not be sick. When we reach the whales, I realized it was a total bull of a trip. Whales, boring as heck. You can see water shoot up, their backs, and maybe their tail, but they are nothing majestic. So then the boat turns, another hour trip back to the harbor. Me cold the entire way. We get back, I cover myself in a sweatshirt as to not disturb others. And then comes the highlight of the trip. I'm standing with my friend, talking about random stuff as always, when one of his friends comes over to him, with quite the interesting story. "Dude, my hands are gross! Got any wipes?" he says. "Why? What happened?" my friend asks. "Well, I was drumming on the side of the boat, and then my hands feel weird. So, I then look over the side of the railing, to see someone's puke on the side of the boat!I HAD TOUCHED SOMEONE'S PUKE!" Well, we then go back into town, grab a bite to eat, and head home, with showers sure to follow. So, lesson for you all, DON'T GO ON WHALE WATCHES!!!! P.S. My mom said I wouldn't need any medicine, "You'll be fine!" Other kids did take medicine, and sure as heck coughed it up later. And this is a TRUE story, so, laugh all you want, because it sure happened, and sure was funny!
  41. 4 points
    These are my goals. [ ]Donate $40+ to JR. ( When I return from camp I will do this.) [ ]Become more mature as a member of the JR community. ( This is something that really needs to be worked on. [ ]Advance on the server. (Thats all you know what I mean) [ ]Get decent at Java. (Meh... this is going to be a toughie) [ ]Become a nicer person. (if fushi reads this hes going to do some Major LOLZ.) Were friends IRL. If you guys want to add anything to my list just leave it in the comments. (be serious)
  42. 4 points
    Hey what do you know two consecutive days of posting WooHoo. Ok so today I want to talk about something that has been on my mind for quite a while and "really grinds my gears". PROMOTIONS ok so anyone who does not know what a promotion is please click the link below and then come back. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promotions So now that everyone knows what a promotion is, as you could have guessed, everyone and their brother wants one. Whether its at work, school, or even on Minecraft Servers (obviously what we are gonna be talking about. As many of you know to get promoted from either citizen, or gold, to a helper you usually are recommended by a staff member that thinks you deserve it. This being the case it leads to a lot of "Butt-Kissing" and alot of annoying people trying to do the staff's job in chat. i.e. super_coolguy499: Hey angry12yrold your stupid angry_12yrod: Shut up A$$-H#@% annoyingperson_tryingtodostaff'sjobinchat: No Petty Fighting Now I understand if there were no staff on or at their keyboards that said actions are fine, but when there are like 8 different staff members on you don't need someone to do their jobs. Now my opinion on me getting promoted is this. If it happens it happens: this being said I am not gonna kiss up to a staff member to get promoted and if that is the only way to get promoted then I guess I'm not getting promoted because I will not do it. Thanks for reading and to the annoyingperson_tryingtodostaff'sjobinchat hopefully you learned how freaking annoying you are.
  43. 4 points
    Wavesludge

    New computer

    So today I graduated school, 12 years done For a graduation present I got a new computer from my parents It's quite a big improvement in specs, and you can definately feel it when you use it. My last cmputer: Intel core 2 duo, 1.83 GHz 2 cores 2 GB DDR2 RAM Integrated intel family graphics 32-bit New computer Second Generation Intel core i5, 2.50 GHz 4 cores 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM EDIT: Upgraded to 8 GB Intel HD Graphics Family 64-bit As you can see, it's alot better EDIT Comparison between the two: I can play mc on the new computer with the highest settings with the same FPS as I did with the lowest optifine settings on the old computer o.O
  44. 4 points
    Flaw

    Year 12 results out!

    Right, so some of you may know I finished high school back in March, and the results came out this morning. Before I proceed, here's something: In my Accounts' practical exam, I was worried I had written my roll number wrong. I thought I had lost my marks there, about 10; but I wasn't sure. It was a memory elapse to be honest: I couldn't remember whether I wrote it right or wrong. Thankfully, I did write the right roll number! Now, my results: English - 76 That (image) good enough? I think so too. Bastards. Even students who didn't study year round, picked up the books in the last days are scoring 90+. I don't want to live on this planet anymore... wait.. I don't want CBSE (Central Board for Secondary Education) to exist on this planet anymore. Accountancy - 93 Sums it up. Business Studies - 97 Just as I expected Economics - 81 Yeah, it didn't go too well, and I expected around 80, so can't complain. Computer Science - 93 Just as expected, again. -- Best 4, not including Computer Science (ironical, but that's just the way it is) - 86.75% Overall - 88% I have lost about 3% in my best 4 because of some stupid guy who checked my answer sheet. 86.75% is not enough for a good college.
  45. 4 points
    Flaw

    Entrance test tomorrow

    I've got an entrance test tomorrow, that checks my aptitude (it's a lie) for business administration. We have four sections: English Language General Awareness Logical & Analytical Reasoning Management & Communication Skills There are 150 questions in all. 4 marks awarded for the correct answer, 1 mark subtracted for an incorrect answer, 0 for a question not attempted. Where I took my coaching this past month and a half, they recently organised two mock tests. I could only score about 220 out of 600 in both. It's still better than the rest, who were still cruising in the 100-200 range. The coaching institute says the difficulty level of the mock tests is more than the actual test we'll take. I don't know what that means, but I hope it translates into 350+ marks in the test I will take tomorrow, considering I also strengthened my English and General Knowledge yesterday and today. I will go and study more right now too. I will be leaving at 5 in the morning, and hope to reach my centre of examination (in the capital of India: Delhi) by 9. The test begins at 10:30 and finishes at 13:00. I hope I do well, and get a good rank. I want to get admitted into the top 5 colleges or I'll look to do something else, instead of business administration (or look at another university). Wish me luck!
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