It's just a mask
|First joined||09 July 2018|
|First building||Yoru no Jiin|
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Your average explorer, builder, city planner.
Who am I?
This is probably why you’ve come to my page, so I’ll provide some context for you.
I am a user that joined, as the infobox says, in early July of 2018. I originally joined in my search for the fabled ‘oldest minecraft server.’ Although my original impression was something akin to 2b2t, I soon stumbled across MinecraftOnline instead, and decided to stay. My initial start was tumultuous and somewhat lonely, as my first action was, similar to many others, to seek out a distant place to call my own, to make my mark on this piece of history.
The Founder of Saikyo
My first project and original home on the server was a Japanese Castle. I chose my homeland based on the distinctive shape of the island, which was very reminiscent of Japan. As I was something of a weeb, that was good enough for me. The castle was based off the tutorial made by Grian, a youtuber I really enjoy. I tried to give it my own spin, making it out of black wool and having different arches.
Once that was finished, I turned my eye to the land inward. I was determined to found a great city, one that would cover the whole land. I named it ‘Saikyo.’ In Japanese this means ‘Western Capital,’ a mirror to real-world Tokyo. (‘Eastern Capital’’) I worked tirelessly to build and improve my city. It took a long time and lots of work, but Saikyo now stands as one of the few bastions of civilization and beauty in the far west.
A part of the community
My antisocial nature notwithstanding, I did what I could to build the MCO community; trading, socializing, and participating. I built homes in places like Obernai and Shoretown. I became a regular, essentially.
Eventually, though, real life began to catch up to me. I had schooling to do, things to learn. I began making preparations to leave MCO for a while, doing as much as I could before I had to go. I finished up projects, organized things, planning to shut down all development of Saikyo. I worked heavily on the west Nether Highway, probably my greatest contribution to public infrastructure to date. I planned to leave things behind for people to remember me.
A(n Ex) Moderator
My plans, however, changed during the final week before I planned to leave. The Frenchocalypse broke loose during that time, and somewhat in response, I was made a mod. This was a surprise to me, as, before this point, there had only been two promotions since I joined. (And only four for the whole year of 2018!) Truly, it had been a dark time for moderators. Still, I was grateful for the trust and did as best as I could. I knew it couldn’t last. I handed over management of my city to Okibdoki, a trusted comrade, and departed.
I came back, after a while. The covid-19 pandemic caught me in its wake, and I returned to my regular life. I came back to a brand-new MCO. A whole new generation of active moderators and admins were at work, a far cry from days past. I was no longer a mod, naturally, but along with me came the dozens of un-demoted, even older mods. So I counted it as a victory and an opportunity to try again with a fresh slate. Almost literally, as my name was gray due to my demodding.
As I readjusted to normal life, I got to work. Having a year away from all my creations and projects had given me a new perspective, but this was not realized until I was chosen to watch over the Highlands, an incredibly beautiful, but deserted, secret land. Inspired by the beautiful builds, (particularly the Japanese ones,) my passion was ignited, and I began tearing down many old buildings in Saikyo, determined to replace them. This project occupied me for many months as I slowly acclimated to the new culture of McO. I continued like this for about six months, until an unexpected contact from the admins. On October 6th, exactly one year after my demotion, I got re-promoted. I started to feel like I had never left, especially as I worked on other projects, such as Aeston, Hashizawa, and the New Canadian Republic, often rotating between them.
And here I am now! I may not always be online or in-chat, but I am generally available anytime, so feel free to contact me by /mail or discord if need be! :D
I helped out at the Emberrest Nexus Ceremony.
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