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Then and Now
« on: December 24, 2016, 07:28:02 AM »
Hey guys! Theo here. Wow, it's been a while since I first started on Opticraft, about 4 years to be more precise. I thought it would be cool to see how we all changed throughout our time on the server and maybe how it helped shape who were are, if at all. I imagine we could do it like this

Beginning
Age : 13
Interests : Minecraft Hunger Games, Daft Punk, League of Legends, being angsty
Main activities on server : Farming, building silly spleef arenas
Memories : Having a memorial made for me when I left, haha!

Now
Age : 17
Interests : Hearthstone, CSGO, Daft Punk, Electronic Music in general, Overwatch, Speech and Debate
Other : I really enjoy talking to my friends and talking for hours. We've thrown around the idea of a podcast, so we'll see where that goes

Overall, I think Opticraft helped me recognize how to stop being really obnoxious. I remember countless times being reprimanded for being, well, obnoxious. I think my social skills really improved from the daily interactions on the server, and helped me to be the outspoken and respectable person I like to think I am today. Thank you, Opticraft community. I owe a part of who I am today to you guys. Cheers!

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 01:47:01 PM »
Beginning
Age: 12 (although I lied about my age most of the time)
Interests: Minecraft (obviously,) One Direction, Drawing, Talking
Main Activities on Opti: Being overly flirty with everybody, basically doing nothing involving minecraft
Memories: Finally going on SMP after like two years of classic, getting operator on creative and then losing it b/c I stopped coming on
Other: My username was a mess considering I wasnt born in 1998, I'm still happy I got rid of it

Now
Age: 16 (17 in like a month (~: )
Interests: Makeup, Traveling, Baking, Attempting to drive although Im really shitty
Other: I kind of just lurk on discord and the forum and I have no idea what my password for Minecraft is currently lol

I think Opticraft kind of shaped who I am today, since I grew up just sitting around talking to all the people that go on here. I've definitely matured a ton since I first joined and I lie a lot less, which is great. I admit, I was super annoying when I first started playing but everybody just dealt with it, which I'm extremely grateful for. I'm still overly talkative, but that's just me and Opticraft definitely helped blossom that. I just wish I knew my Minecraft password so I could hop on occasionally :p
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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 03:21:20 PM »
Beginning
Age: 17
Interests: Minecraft, D&D, VtM, Smash Bros., Halo 4, Civilization 5, EarthBound
Main Activities on Opti: Building
Memories: Getting Crafter on Classic, general shenanigans of Timothythe3rd, Nuzzy being da bess, griefing swastikas and penises, afk boxes, building arenas for the Spleef world/tournament, Unholy_Gibbon and I clearing out a really old guest world to build in (to the dismay of Nick), building warp points for worlds on smp, the events in mumble leading to Alpha's ban, building the current market, shortly being admin on Creative.
Other: Your_Mine, let me know when that Spleef tournament starts. :P

Now
Age: 22
Interests: Rocket League, Smash Bros., Pokemon Go, Death Note, My Chemical Romance, traveling
Other: Been working at Walmart as overnight stocker. Tried doing Smash Bros. tournaments (got 1st at a small Gamestop one, but lost terribly at Evo 2016 in Las Vegas). Pokemon Go was pretty much my entire summer this year. Got into the emo fashion as of late. Also, Rocket League is great.

Opticraft didn't have life changing things for me other than the great memories with the friends I've met here. I just only wish it didn't die (otherwise I'd probably still be playing and building).
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 09:17:29 AM by UnknownHedgehog »

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 06:35:44 PM »
Beginning
Age : 12
Interests : Being a dickhead, Minecraft, being a dickhead, internet memes, being a dickhead, whatever else you do when you're 12
Main activities on server : Talking shit and getting other people to build for me. Also dominating at spleef with a laptop and a shitty trackpad
Memories : Could go on for days.

Now
Age : 18
Interests : Dota and whatever amuses me

Never quite sure if Opticraft actually helped me grow up, or I just grew up and Opticraft followed. Bittersweet to watch the rise and fall of this server. Be nice to say that I made lifelong friends here, but I barely speak to any of you guys anymore. That said, I'm often around on Steam or (sometimes) Discord so if you fancy a chat, hit me up!

Also - fuck you Opticraft. Shitty gateway drug into gaming. Very nearly screwed up my education because of it.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 11:46:07 PM by clawstrider »

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 02:36:08 AM »
Also - fuck you Opticraft. Shitty gateway drug into gaming. Very nearly screwed up my education because of it.

Too real.

Beginning
Age : 14
Interests : Being annoying, talking too much, drawing, not sleeping
Main activities on server : Asking for recruit, mining for hours on end
Memories : Too many

Now
Age : 20
Interests : Watching Netflix, sleeping, who has time to do anything else?

Overall, Opticraft was a depressingly large part of my life as a teenager, and while I wish it was still active, I'm glad we got what we had with it. And you know, meeting Tobs on it was nice too ;)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 11:46:15 PM by clawstrider »

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 01:06:36 AM »
Then
Age: 11
Interests: Minecraft, a fucking lot of Minecraft, Halo, drumming.
Main activities on server: At the beginning I just made my way through doing everything I could to make money to buy better materials at the market. A lot of people know that I used to run a LOT of cobblestone shops and also farming shops when that one update came out with the carrots and potatoes and stuff. Later down the road I became close friends with iGenerator, Italian_Crafter, and Moses, and that's when the Stuttgart obsession began. That's all I was involved in on the server from about early 2014 to mid 2015, building that city. (You can still visit there on the SMP server, /warp stuttgart)
Memories:
  • Getting trusted. It was my first time on Mumble about 5 months after I joined. I had to go AFK, I come back with an orange name. Me being 11 that made the night of the year.
  • Sending a screenshot of GirlLuvzerMac of an offensive message someone sent to me, completely oblivious that I had my minimap enabled. Getting banned for that.
  • Always trying to help out the mods, often being called a minimod. Especially that time when bhoughton and the other guy did the big logblock grief, I was trying sooo hard to suck up to the mods in the hope I could help. Fun times.

Now
Age: 15
Interests: Battlefield 1, Overwatch, bass guitar, music theory, massive car guy, Tame Impala, Snarky Puppy, Led Zeppelin and Rush.
Other: If you wanna add me on Xbox to play either BF1 or Overwatch, shoot me a PM

There were countless hours that were spent of my time spent here. I really can't help but thank everyone that has been here for dealing with people like myself when I was an annoying 11-13 year old. This server made up a huge chunk of that time of my life. I remember always checking /seen on myself to see if I could beat my record of something like 11 hours. It's a shame that the server has died down, but time takes its toll on a game like this. Hope to see y'all soon.

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 12:59:48 AM »
Beginning
Age : 12
Interests : Minecraft, Call of Duty, Halo
Main activities on server : Normal Minecraft stuff, I dont recall
Memories : Being a little too happy whenever I received a promotion

Now
Age : 18
Interests : Sleeping
Other : College is expensive, FAFSA pls.

Been feeling kinda nostalgic lately, seems to happen every once and a while. Would love to catch up with anyone at some point.

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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 06:38:04 PM »
Beginning
Age: 13
Interests: Games, mostly minecraft for a long time.
Main activities on server: Being an Operator and screwing around with friends (and Alicia).
Memories: too many to even recollect. I just know I had a lot of good times with people here.

Now
Age: 19 (just turned 19 about two weeks ago)
Interests: Im still into gaming, however not minecraft what's so ever. I enjoy to sleep. Overwatch on PlayStation is fun too, if you want to add me by chance, Godzkid is my psn.

Opticraft was a very huge part of my teenage years; a lot of memories and time was spent on here and I was able to meet a lot of great people. While I don't talk to any of these people anymore, I had a lot of fun with them, and I'm thankful for them. Without them, opticraft was not opticraft for me.
Have I changed? Yeah probably. I'm sure I still have my some of my traits from when I was younger, but I think for the most part, I've changed. I'll be on discord much more, so you old friends, hit me up :) (I'm Sorra (Soul))
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Re: Then and Now
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 02:47:53 AM »
Beginning
Age :  11
Interests :  Minecraft, thats all lol
Main activities on server : Spleef, building, making selling and buying shops. Playing with friends.
Memories : Those mumble calls where i'd speak in a full aussie accent and zelda going crazy over it looool.

Now
Age :  15.
Interests : Filming, Photography.

Opticraft was an a excuse to meet friends, play with my friends and overall place myself into in an alternative world.
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