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I have been stuck in the mineman roleplaying hellscape for about eight years now. Though I only joined LotC a year ago, I have made some of the most amazing friends. I have far too many screenshots to share, so I will update this post with them. All I can say for now is thank you for this so incredibly niche medium. One decade has sailed by, here is to many more. 

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I joined LotC in 2018, a whole lot newer than a lot of the people that play to this day, and a whole lot newer than a lot of people you'll likely discover upon this wholesome(ish) thread.

 

My first character was known as Walter Gray, and he wasn't a Breaking Bad parody either. Player retention has been a lingering theme on the server, or the lack thereof; but this isn't a place to be cynical right now.

 

I remember Walter had a fairly standard "tragic backstory," having lost his sister at a young age, longing to get her back one or another (a folly task, utterly impossible, ignored by his steadfast, crazed determination.) I remember I had asked in OOC chat,

 

What's the ST? 

 

I soon got a response, as I was just jumping around the Cloud Temple as I still do to this very day.

 

I'll show you.

 

An ET disguised as a villager came behind me with a small greeting, now more deserving of the CT guides which were less of a thing in the days of early Atlas. He organized a small event, coinciding with Walter's tragedy; that is when I knew that I had an interest for LotC's offered RP, and I thank that kind ET to a new player. I doubt I'd still be here, otherwise.

 

Flash forward awhile. I still travel around cities as Walter, without a solidified community. I soon come to a duchy: Rïvia, as some may possibly recall. They opened their gates wide to this little pink-tag with 2x2 eyes that could barely emote, and they were affable. Hell, the duchess to-be (that never was, thanks to the lost Rivian War) allowed a marriage... with Walter Gray. 

 

I stayed within Rivia 'till I could no longer, but it instilled a sense of community with me. After all, we're s**tposting on a mineman server together, and that's what makes it fun, omitting the toxicity, at that. Those were some of the days where I found the most fun, and led me to heavily helping with a Curonian settlement thereafter; a domino effect leading me to the close, lovely community where I find myself today, in Oren. (Maybe that isn't a good thing.) 

 

LotC is a fractured community of people having fun. So, be open to that new player, let them in, and roleplay deeper scenarios with your buddies and bygones. For, if you don't step forward, then your retention might decrease too. That's my two cents. 

 

tldr;

fRIeNDsHIp

 

 

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Though I've only been around for a year (more or less), LOTC has been an absolute blast. I've made so many friends through the various communities I've been in and its genuinely a pleasure to be around.

Its such an amazing place for role-play and creativity that's usually lacking or you don't really get elsewhere and I'm glad that people can express themselves however they want with RP and the like. 

A welcoming community (for me anyways) I still remember when I first joined, and having @MadOne show me the ropes as I went from a newbie to a more experienced player in the Haense community, though I'd later branch off a bit elsewhere.

 

 

Crazy to think LOTC's been around for a whole decade, lets hope it'll be around for one more! :D

 

Here are some pic's from my time being around

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I see LOTC as a creative outlet, one with an onslaught of options and opportunities immersion that most other roleplay groups in say mmos or even DnD lack. The challenge of running a society or being but a piece of a larger picture makes for a compelling narrative that I frankly cant keep away from.

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Honestly, I was going to go into detail about the good things on the server that I've experienced, but then I thought back on it and instead all the bad things came flooding into my mind. Probably because there are little to no good memories! Kisses <3

 

(On a side note, to those of you who have actually made my time here lovely, thank you so much for everything. Can't wait for more memories with y'all💕)

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I have only been here a couple of months but i have became attached to LoTC, it has been an escape from reality alot of times for me, a plce i can chill out, roleplay and enjoy playing as multiple personas

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A place to create a story, express creative freedom, and generally have fun!

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I’ve met life long friends on LotC that I can’t wait to meet someday. All the laughs, the wholesome rp, just everything about the mineman roleplay life is extraordinary. 

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LotC is an outlet for people to do pretty much what they would in D&D but you don't have to rely on someone planning it out. It's allowed me to meet a bunch of lifelong friends who I otherwise wouldn't have ever met. Despite a large portion of the staff only being there to benefit their individual cliques of folks, its fun to play minecraft with a bunch of my friends and meet cool people (ignoring the homophobes and racists.)

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Oh my that's an uncomfortable topic. 

 

 

Frankly, many things.

 

Lotc is a place to hang out. Lotc is a place to enjoy When everyone cooperates.

Alas, When I first wished to come upon lotc, things were much different. This were. . 2012 or so, we were all much younger, unfortunately- I didn't see much light until 2018 or so, six years later, when Atlas was in it's mid stage, I was a small bab then, didn't know who were top figures or what to do, for that matter. Times were simpler, they were. . nice, to say the least.

 

Unfortunately, not everything can last the way it is.

 

Fast forward to today, here we are, skin's thinner than a potato chip and just about anything can lead you a warning. You can't get friendly with anyone without being accused of conspiring, or better yet not be part of the big 'wig' club. 

 

Welcome to the internet, Apathy's a tragedy and boredom is a crime. 

 

 

And i'm just here. Your local devils advocate. 

 

 

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a place that once had immense potential which unfortunately has been squandered and stifled over time by the narcissistic escapists who use the platform as a means to live vicariously through their invincible god-like powerful self inserts to the detriment of their mental and physical wellbeing. on the plus side, if you feel that your time is wasted in a 8 hour emote battle turned ooc argument with a twerp magecel that refuses to die, there are cool eventlines you can partake in that cut out alot of the bullshit that is the general playerbase

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LOTC is a place with rules that shut down a whole lot of conflict roleplay, long walk times that don't serve much purpose since you don't find much of interest on the way down to nations on said long walks, and a horrible economy that Vortex tried and failed to fix, merely making things more annoying without providing much economic or trade RP in the process.

 

Lots of stuff is still broken and I hope it all gets fixed. I hope we get NPCs working again. I hope we get the Hoo-Kah plugin back. I hope the bug with horses and the CT warps is fixed too so that using a horse is an actual solution to the horrendous walk times. I hope the rules are improved, coup rules of some form are added, war rules made more impactful, etc. I hope the remaining devs are able to get us to 1.16 and then 1.17 while still finding the time to remove the unpopular crafting side of Vortex as promised by nickrocky before he left the team.

 

It'll take a lot of work and effort to improve LOTC. I'd apply for staff to help out myself but I wanna have a life at the same time so that's probably not gonna work out.

EDIT: forgot to mention we also don't have rebellion rules, maybe I should make a rebellion rule suggestion one of these days

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