A shout out to the man that made it all happen. Thank you for all you did! Leave knowing that the Stompz family will live on! Much Love to you as you continue your life's journey! Go give Tree a thanks!
Hey Stomperz! It's been quite some time since my abrupt descent into the depths of anonymity and it's about time I was resurructed. Okay, change of mind... Scrapping all those fancy words, what I'm trying to say is, I was gone for a long time, a very, very, very,... long time. And here's a little something to inaugurate my return.
I'll just color code this so you guys know which part is what and can skip stuff if unnecessary:
A Basket Full of Lemons
What's to Come in the Near Future
So here's a small flashback as to what happened approximately 2 years ago... I hadn't informed many people of why I was leaving but I managed to fix that within a couple months of my disappearance. To the people that don't know me, the main reason I left (and probably the only reason) was because of school. High School is a pretty hectic affair in my country and it's what some people may call "a critical point in my life". So my focus had to be on studies. I didn't want to stress myself out with multiple duties. As most of you know from your experiences with Stompz Mods, they're the full package. They're like the Big Mac at McDonald's. They're the whole deal. And I just couldn't afford to be the Big Mac at that time. So I decied to remove myself from the equation. Maybe, I should have lowered my presence rather than completely annihilating it. But what's done is done and after my Junior and Senior years at High School, I have gathered up my guts and entered the minecraft realm once again.
So, let's talk more about the present rather than the past. If most of you guys haven't already found out from the numerous clues above, I am indeed GODofCRAFTERS a.k.a. GoC. I HAVE RETURNED! Well, returned in the sense that I have succesfully injected myself back into the community. And it's been quite a heart-warming experience so far! I would attribute my ever growing interest in Stompz these days to Lemo. Lemo was one of those people who you'd call a,... well, a Lemo. He's unique. And when I first heard that he's abruptly decided to take over Stompz, I was like, "Wait, You Wot m8?" And I was like, "Okay, Stompz. You have met your doom." But what surprised me the most was when I logged on a few days later and found Stompz to be peaking at 40 players in my time zone! (I usually had like 10 players to play with in the old days during daytime.) And that's when I started talking to the Lemon again. (It's contagious! Don't start talking to a Lemon, or you'll never be able to stop!) He was as expected hiding under his pile of work but I managed to get the Lemon out of the basket. xD
Now onto the part about my current whereabouts. I am transitioning into college and the first couple years are relatively light here, so I shouldn't be gone for long breaks anytime in the near future. I know that my username has a big "[Mod]" tag in front of it but some of you might know that it's a temp standing. Obviously, I didn't just come out of nowhere and become a Mod. (lol) I however do have my in-game tag "[StompzDev]" and that tag should speak for itself. Yes, over my two years of being away I have accquired a very special set of skills - the skills of Programming. I opted for Computer Sciences for my higher studies and since then have found a flare for coding. Most of you know what coding/programming is, but in case you don't, I'll just put it in layman terms. Coding/Programming is basically what is required to make Minecraft and other similar games run. For example, Towny, (developed by PalmerGames / ElgarL) is a Plugin which makes your experience on Stompz so much more exciting. Imaging your days on Stompz without Towny!! Oh my god! How awful it would be. Well, this is what I'm here for - to make your experience on Stompz a much more interesting one!
As a side note, I honestly have no friggin idea why I changed my name to NiruDev. NiruDev is my development alias and I am really starstruck as to why I would change my Minecraft username to my development alias. Saying that, I will be converting back to GODofCRAFTERS or GoC by the end of this month.
This post is getting quite long so I'm just gonna chop it off here by saying that amazing things are coming to StompzCraft and the server is going to be like never before. We'll be entering uncharted domains and new concepts will be coming to StompzCraft for the first time ever. But all that is kept hidden away in an ultra secret black box. I mean, who doesn't like surprises, right?! Lemo is just awesome and has amazing stuff planned for Stompz and I'm honored to be a part of it.
Hope everything is as exciting for you as it is for me. I'd love to hear from you! Post away and keep on Stomping!
P.S. tree! OMG, you left, lol, but trust me, I'd be first to understand. Priorities are priorities and it's great that you're still sticking around! <3
P.P.S. Have experience with coding/programming? Or just want to talk to someone who understands the stuff? Or maybe even want to learn a thing or two? Post in the comments below about your favourite programming language and anything code related! <3
... huh. Now over a year and not a single mod blog since. Well then.
And in even bigger news...
WE'RE BACK!!! :D
8-9 whole months of a Stompz-less world and we're now entering our 3RD WEEK of beta! Dozens of new towns created, hundreds of thousands of blocks moved, millions of comments, 20+ forum pages worth of donators returning and so much stuff already being created and made... we had to move it to a bigger system to hold it all! xD This beta has provided so much info, whether it be suggestions, bugs, fixes or even ideas that really work, and it's all thanks to... LEMO! That crazy Aussie we all know and love! Good on ya!
But in all seriousness, this beta has been going great and has really provided us with lots of info and notes to work off of for official launch. And with the server rolling along and our tech monkeys hard at work-
(Here's Jesse in action :P)
- with summer/winter vacation around the bend (and my semester about to finish), that leaves me with plenty of time to actually take this moment and, truly, honestly, say thanks. Thanks to ALL of our behind-the-scenes pre-beta try-hards (Lemo, BoBBiN1000, JesseWayne21, KetchupKiller17, KaptinObvius, kirstenmarie, KennyBiscuits, AlexGD6), our returning server staffies (KnBRocker120, PhyrePhlyZ, iDimitrit, sarah345343, Tseegno, ImaBakeYou, XxNipsyxX (stop playing Witcher 3 danget), Dinosmore, Tilly18, beelan, 8BitLlama, RylaiSlyfe, hi30able, reallrossi (Happy Birthday!), Jabs28, SchuGaming, seancr2, Clark_PRO, Okachoobe, Sin_Sanestra, stickypoocakes, xsparksterx... I'm probably missing a few), treestompz our founder, and...
Well, you guys, the community. :)
Honestly, if it weren't for the feverent support and care we've got and been getting from you guys (even when the server was down for what seemed like forever... and at the moment :P), I don't think we'd be anywhere close to what we got now. And really, you guys are what make Stompz so great, and why I'd never wanna be anywhere else. There's just something we got here that you just can't find anywhere else... and that's truly awesome. So, on behalf of everyone involved and everyone here on Stompzcraft... thank you. I... we... all of us, every single one, are thankful for your continued support. Have fun stompin'. <3
Oh yeah... teasers! :P With the ball rollin', not only do we got events and ideas server-side planned (and trust me, they'll throw ya for a loop), but that also means I can finally partake in my own clever devices that I got planned. Now what does that entitle? Well... for the moment, even I can't say. But what will most likely happen is gonna be a surprise... for the both of us. So, for now, it's something for me to know... and for you to find out. Very. Very. Soon.
Still don't quite understand how we went from a bearded messiah to an egg-laying rabbit that terrorizes/eats small children (like Gromit) but eh, go figure.
But hey! Me first Mod-Blog-...Thing. After ruining one of your favorite holidays, let's lighten the mood up a bit with some soothing music:
Yodel on, you Swiss god among men. ; _ ;
(Yes, I find this music soothing. My blog, my rules, deal with et.)
In case you are wondering, yes! I am a very eccentric person. I like to take my coffee sunny-side-up and my days range from raw to burnt (tho I prefer medium, if y'all are curious :3). By the way, you see how all of these Mod Blogs are purdy? Yeah, TOTALLY doesn't look like that when you're typing it. Another window pops up and the background is black and the text is black even though it's the complete opposite when posted and there's all of these odd buttons I've never seen before and AGGHH, confusion! It's like Linux and Blogspot had a baby or something.
I said Linux and Blogspot, not vacation photos. >_<
First matters: Life! Yes, I indeed do have a life!... I think. Sorta like a three-ring circus right now, why juggling college, job, Stompz and home life. Wait, that's four things... anyways, and reality has been a happy medium of political debacle, empty gas tanks and my arm classifying as a chew toy for the dog. Feet deprived of broken glass imbedded in them and spectacles of getting hot sauce in my eye lacking, things are alright. I think sorta kinda maybe.
Secondly...ly: Stompz! Just to remind ya, I am an absolute maniac for coal (and coal accessories); I've built the Temple of Coal to cement my obsession-borderline-insanity with the black gold (/warp holycoaly to have a look yourself :3). I also build many things... particularly boats. Name any sort of boat and I am quite certain that I can build it; I'm already scheduled to build at least 3-4 sailing ships, a battleship and the RMS Titanic in the next world... eventually. So, why do I bring these two subjects up? Well, the spotlight for my town (#GuardiansFoLife) doesn't really update, and y'all missed out on THIS:
☼ The Black Pearl ☼
(Yes, I know the text ain't black, so sue me.)
Aye, 'tis a fine beauty she is (let me be proud just this once, please ; ~;). They said you can't make a good-looking boat outta coal blocks, well... boom. Accurate scaling to a Stomper and with full rigging and details (most of them... here's hoping for carved coal and wood blocks), this prized pretty is anchored at Port Royal. Aaand... rumor has it that this ain't the only port she'll be spotted at in the future. ;3
... I got nothin'.
Lastly... the end! Wow, this went on a lot longer than I had planned, and I'm hungry. So, let's end this blog with a little "hint" at what I plan to do in the future. Great things are coming your way...