Smmbod reacted to IgbarX in Revamping JR
Well, I think a lot of the server's charm has left. The problem I see is that there's barely ever anyone on, and they're not usually the fun people, either. What JR used to be to me was a sense of fun loving Minecraft community that was always welcoming new people. However, most of those people are gone. I think the issue here is getting people to stay. You can only build so many castles before you move on to play other things. If I recall, JR levels was originally used to get people to stay, (Talking about the RP server) because it gave them a sense of accomplishment. Don't remember why we stopped using it, but I know that now mcMMO is implemented to try to do a similar thing. The thing is though, is that if you come late to the game, someone will always trump you. There's going to be someone who's played longer so they have higher points, and no matter how hard you work, they're working just as hard to make sure you don't catch up, making you sit there and say, "What's the point?" We might need a new system, one that can't be manipulated by who's been playing longer. What it'll be, I'm not sure. I'm only putting it out on the table. Just try your best to improve things around here, and it'll show.
Smmbod reacted to k2trf in Internet Censorship: My Class Debate
Censorship leads to Copyrights.
Copyrights leads to Close-source thinking.
That's not progress.
Progress is open-source code.
Open-source code makes the Linux Kernel work.
Know what the Linux Kernel makes work? Fucking everything.
Printers, Soda machines, traffic control units, etc.
Here's a pretty graphic you can use too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linux_kernel_ubiquity.svg
#Trolled #PossiblyActuallyHelpful? #Doesn'tMatter,HadTroll
EDIT: Oh wait, you wanted some examples of why it is bad too. Well that's easy enough from the remnants of the SOPA Blackout.
Of course, there's also better sources for more current examples. But I'm not going to be helpful there, because the internet at large already is.
Smmbod reacted to Blondberd in Emotion Bucket
Hello, I haven't really been on the forums in a while but I've been meaning to get beck into the community more. One thing I thought would be nice to have on the forums is a emotion bucket.
Basically, this is a shoulder to lean on, if you are stressed and fell like you need to share you're story to make yourself feel better/get an outside opinion this is where to put it. Just no cursing or profanity. JR has helped me a lot when I'm feeling down and I know how much it means for someone to listen, even if they can't help you with the answer just telling the question to someone can help clear things up.
Now this isn't for just sad things, this is a Emotion Bucket, so not just sadness. If you're really happy about something share it too! Really talk about anything you need to talk about to make yourself feel even better then you already are feeling, (you're on JR how can you feel completely bad knowing a place as awesome as this exists in the world?
If you need a friend to talk to come here, if you need advice come here. The one thing I ask is that if you are here please don't post anything provocative.
I personally know how much it hurts when you need to talk to someone but now, can or will listen. So I'll listen as long as everyone can help everyone then everyone will be happy.
Smmbod reacted to Flaw in Happy Birthday Ruppi :D
Erm, wow. I never knew this topic was here XD
No kidding, either. I was so busy with the college fest around that time I didn't even get time to login to JR. And now that I was peeping in here and there - I find this!
Thank you everyone, for the wishes. It wasn't the best birthday, but it sure was good
Smmbod reacted to teamTJB in My story of the last few months
As you might have noticed, I was not online a lot. And was very rude and blunt to a lot of people.
I just want to say, it's not your fault, I had a not too great time (Like last 4 months) and I tought,
I have to talk about this. Well, it's not really a conversation now, but okay. Just share it.
So well, as you might know, I've been bullied a lot and I made a lot of trouble.
First, if you are getting bullied, find help!
Second, don't lie, it's terrible, you hurt people, yourself, parents, friends. You lose trust.
I made a lot of trouble with those 2 things, and it messed me up.
I went to therapy with another guy, he lied, a LOT, and it messed up his thoughts. He didn't know what was true or false.
Combined with harddrugs and alcohol, this led to suicide.
I think this is a way to evade trouble you made, you hurt people, you leave people alone.
I just want to tell you all, that I'm doing better than a short time ago.
You will see me more often, and more happy now
Happyness is only real, when shared. While lonelyness, is worthe when shared.
Everyone wants happiness without any pain, but you cant have rainbows without a little rain!
Smmbod reacted to BarberMiss in My story of the last few months
Wrong ...this is where you talk about it ...Team is reaching out for support not criticism. This is to ALL of you who have been bullied or picked on ..thoes who do that are looking for something to fill their own void. Yeah sure you can put this in a blog ...but I dont read blogs most of the time...this caught my eye. I am glad your doing better ...and if you EVER need someone to talk to I am here everyday
Smmbod reacted to IAMSNOWMAN in My story of the last few months
moss you heartless boy
fair enough blogs are better but its heart breaking to see things like this without making a comment on his side
team i personally had noticed your upset and were very blunt and i was sure things like this were the cause its not hard to read between the lines
i tried not to approach you to much just in case you felt uncomfortable as i know how this stuff feels when your in that position yourself
i am very glad you are in a happier state of mind and can't wait to see you back on the game
im sure i speak on behalf of all of the JR staff when i say
"if you need us, we are here - we are a community and we will listen to you personal or in game"
Chin up buddy and take care of yourself
Smmbod reacted to IgbarX in Introducing to JR: HATS
Good day to you all, ladies and gentleman! I have come across a great idea and I hope it'll catch on. I'm pretty confident it will, too. Mostly because I invented skateboarding with the spells plugin and that took off pretty well, so I'm hoping this will, too!
When I logged into the server yesterday, which was my birthday, (Yes I only logged into to get some happy brithdays out of it. Sue me.) I did some stuff, got some stuff, got a free house, all that. Now, after playing Team Fortress 2 for so long, I suddenly have a desire for head wear. Even in real life, I always wear a hood whenever I can, inside and outside. But mostly inside because I hate sunlight. No, I'm not a vampire. I know it's unhealthy don't bug me about it. So, I remembered that Minecraft also had hats, although they're helmets. I decided to change that!
I came up with market system and everything for hats! Enchanted hats are unusual, the enchantments are the effects, (Along with the signature glowing effect), the leather ones can be dyed, all that. At first I wanted to use the premium /hat thing, but once you put something like that on your head it loses the name. Same thing with pumpkins.
As much as I'd like to post the pricing system on here, I decided to include my price sheet that I came up with. It explains the pricing and everything. Now, I know that some of the prices are a bit odd, but I actually took the average server pricing for each material and calculated the price for a helmet. I know Gold is actually more than Iron, and that might seem odd, but gold is more rare than Iron, so it's only fair. And Leather I had to come up with myself, because not too many shops actually sold it.
This whole thing is try and get JR interested in odd things. I get bored to easily, and making a market of hats is something I thought was pretty neat. Also, I'm pretty poor. I need money by selling hats to buy hats. I know it's weird, but trust me.
Happy hatting everyone!
Smmbod reacted to Kyle in Staff online
Unfortunately, many staff are not always available due to other commitments such as school, college, university, work ect. However if you add some staff on skype usually there is at least one member you can contact through that which can come on, even if only to just deal with that situation.
Smmbod reacted to k2trf in Happy Birthday Ruppi :D
@Kyle and so the birthday memes start.... cause, you know, saying Happy Birthday without having a meme to go with it is... it's like cake with no frosting. Can't have that now.
Happy Birthday, RuppI!
(If I'm incorrect about you being 23 I can fix the meme XD) Clicked on Damish's profile instead of his, that's why I got it wrong... XD