Meet the Mods – Ace_Arro

It’s so good to get back into these! We’ve got our next profile ready – an ex player and now our Trainee Mod, Ace_Arro.

How long have you been playing Minecraft?

The earliest version I remember playing was version 1.2.3, which was released in March 2012, so I’ve been playing for almost 9 years now. It’s still weird to go back to the old launcher and have a look at so many things that were different back then. Anyone remember when Minecraft only cost $12-13?

What made you start playing Minecraft?

Since I started playing when I was in year 2 or 3, it was actually my school library that made me start playing. During one of our library classes, we were introduced to a cool new game called ‘Minecraft’ and we all hopped onto a single player world and just messed around.

I had absolutely no idea how to play the game back then, as I wasn’t much of a gamer at the ripe old age of 8, and I remember being terrified the first time I saw an Enderman, but after a few classes and lunch breaks playing, I eventually got my own account and started playing for real.

What type of Minecraft player are you?

We’ll use the following list – based off Mumbo Jumbo’s video – 20 Different Types of Minecraft Player, with a couple of modifications.

  • The Gadget Guy (loves making little redstone contraptions around their base to make life easier)
  • The Resource Hoarder (everything gets stored in piles and piles of chests, even if they don’t need them)
  • The Monument Builder (they always have to have the biggest build on the server)
  • The Autofarmer (farms have to have pistons, daylight detectors, the works)
  • The Explorer (no set base, everything they have is in their inventory. They just walk)
  • The Subterranean Hermits (their entire base must be underground)
  • The Artist (all the pixel art!)
  • The Competitors (minigames is their jam – PvP, Spleef, Parkour, all that)
  • The Code Wizards (whether it’s command blocks or crazy complex redstone)
  • The Mod Fans (Vanilla Minecraft? Nah – bring on the mods and plugins)
  • The Medieval Builders (villages, ships, the lot)
  • The Modern Architect (modern houses, modern resource packs, lots of concrete)
  • The Challenge Fan (Skyblock, Survival SuperFlat, Hardcore Mode – bring on the challenges)
  • The Long Gamers (using the same world since 1.8 or before – such dedication)
  • The Minimalist (a simple house and a few farms will do fine)

Based off of MumboJumbo’s ’20 Different Types of Minecraft Players’, I’d say that I’m a combination of different types for sure, but mainly I’m a Minimalist, with touches of resource hoarder and mod fan. Back when redstone wasn’t as complicated as it is now, I used to be a gadget guy, but it’s gotten a little difficult for me to do anything other than simple light contraptions now.

Do you start a world the same way every time, or mix it up?

While my houses have varied over the years, my style of gameplay has always been the same. Grab some wood, make tools, find the right biome and build a house – most likely with an inventory full of things that I really don’t need, or at least not that early in the game. I’ll place the enchanting room either in an attic or underground, and the nether portal is always under my house for some reason.

Have you beaten the EnderDragon before?

Yep,  I’ve beaten the dragon about 4 times legitimately. Once back in the early days of 1.5, twice in 1.8.x and once in 1.12.x. I’ve still yet to beat it in 1.13+ legitimately, but I’m working towards it.

What’s your favourite block?

Ooh, that’s a tough one. My favourite block has changed a lot throughout the years, but I’d say my favourite has to be either blackstone or crying obsidian. I just think they’re neat.

How about your favourite mob?

This is actually a toss up between Endermen – ironic, given they scared me so much when I started playing- and Parrots, specifically the cyan parrots. If I had to choose, however, it’d probably be the parrots.

Ever played in Hardcore? What’s your favourite game mode?

I have played in Hardcore mode before – I even have one in my single player worlds right now! – but I’m never able to get out of the Nether alive. I prefer to play on Normal survival, and it’s the mode that I’ve always beaten the EnderDragon on.