1. The WhoCraft forums are looking awfully empty... Never fear, your friendly neighbourhood survival server is still around -- but our forums did suffer a massive database loss. Know that you've been here before but you can't log in? Check out our Q&A.
  2. Stay awhile and stroll around the community. Hop in our DIscord channel if you want some instant chat with members. Looking to apply to join our server? Be sure to read the thread "How to Apply" and get ready to open your chests and your soul, and make some new life-long gaming friends.

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Discussion in 'Apply to WhoCraft!' started by ThomasT, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. ThomasT

    ThomasT New Member Server Member

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    IGN: Thomas_Totstahle (formerly tubnutz, found out I could update it so I switched to my new username)
    Discord: ThomasT
    Age: 24
    Location: North Carolina, USA

    (1) When did you start playing Minecraft and why? Tell us about the person that got you hooked or the gameplay element that inspired you. What brings you back each night?

    I was playing back in 2010 up until beta 1.8 pretty regularly. My freshman roommate got me into it, and the open world and building aspects are what hooked me. I've been wanted to get back into it for a while, but the community's average age changed pretty dramatically.

    (2) Tell us about your favorite block or item, the one you can't live without, and why?

    Gonna have to go with diamond axes. Clearcutting forests is just so darn satisfying!

    (3) Tell us about your Minecraft style -- What do you like to do in Minecraft? Are you a farmer, a builder, a redstoner, or maybe a jack-of-all-trades? What's your go-to when you first start on a map? Is there anything funny or unique you add to a map that you think most other people don't do?

    I just sort of do stuff as I feel like it, usually trying to build into the landscape that's already there. I may or may not use mc to fantasize about architecture.

    (4) Tell us all about the coolest thing you've ever done or built in Minecraft by yourself. Then tell us about the coolest thing you ever did with a group.

    It's been years since I've played much, but the coolest thing I remember attempting was a 1:1 scale recreation of the Knock Nevis. Unfortunately the server my brother and I were playing on didn't seem to have the same enthusiasm...

    (5) When you're not playing MC, what other things do you like to do (gaming, television/YouTube, other creative indoor or outdoor hobbies...)? Are there other video games you like to play?

    I play music (right now, a fretless bass), go to bars, watch netflix, etc. I used to play Eve online pretty seriously, but I'm taking a hiatus for a couple years. I've got a sizeable steam library, but MC is one of those games I enjoy coming back to occasionally. Polygon's youtube channel is incredible, but the McElroy brothers are lyf. (Go listen to MBMBaM/Adventure zone and tell me it's not the greatest podcasting you've ever consumed)

    (6) Tell us a bit about your home life - no need to be too detailed and feel free to let us know if you'd rather keep this private. Do you work or go to school (or both)? Do you have a roommate, spouse, kids, parents (or others) that you live with? What kind of real life responsibilities or obligations do you have?

    Live with two roommates near the beach, currently working on my graduate thesis and applying for jobs while I hang around in the summer.

    (7) Have you played on other MC servers before?

    Yep, but there's no chance I'd remember the name of it haha.

    (7a) If yes, what was the longest you were ever on a server? How often did you log in? What did you like about it? What did you dislike? Why did you leave?

    I was on there for around a year or two (its been about 5 years since then), and I would log in pretty often (at minimum daily for half an hour to an hour). I liked the community, but eventually people started acting like children and it made it hard to enjoy playing.

    (8) Why would you like to be on our server? What do you think we have to offer that fits your playstyle?

    I think the older crowd is really appealing to me (EVE being my MMO of choice, I'm much more comfortable playing with people my age and up). Also the relatively laid-back atmosphere, sense of community, and the fact that it's vanilla (I'm already years behind MC updates, learning new mod rules on top of that would be kind of overwhelming).

    (9) What does 'community' mean to you? What do you think you can contribute to our community?

    I feel like I'm a pretty relaxed, easy-going person. I've had all sorts of roles in gaming communities before, and I manage to stay in regular contact with friends from the ones that I'm no longer active in (I guess that's a sign that I'm not a dick). Overall I just try to treat 'communities' as a group of friends, and I'm pretty jazzed to make some new ones!

    Oh, and if anyone needs help with chemistry-related questions, I gotchu.


    (10) How did you find us and what did you see that made you want to apply?

    /r/mcservers, honestly the age range and relative chill-ness of this server appealed to me heavily.


    (11) Have you ever used Discord before (or something similar, like Skype, Ventrilo, or Teamspeak)? Do you have any issues with joining the WhoCraft Discord? What do you think of being in a chat channel that keeps us all connected daily?

    Yes, I've used them all, very familiar with being active in online gaming communities. Only issue right now is that my #PCMR desktop is currently OOC after moving, and my headset isn't compatible with my laptop :/

    (12) Is there anything else you want us to know about you?
     
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  2. SunnyDaze

    SunnyDaze Administrator Staff Member Server Member

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    Nice application @ThomasT! I had to Google "Knock Nevis" -- that's pretty cool. :)

    If you haven't played Minecraft in almost 5 years --- wooo have things changed (in all kinds of awesome ways)! And playing on an adult server with helpful + knowledgeable community members is definitely an advantage for you to re-learn the game. Surprisingly, I think you're not the only new applicant that we've had recently who hasn't played in several years.

    I tried to nudge you in Discord a few times yesterday, when we brought @faeroice online. PM me over there and let me know if you can do a walk-and-talk tonight or this weekend. See you soon!
     

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