Meet the Players – marginal_cas

How long have you been playing Minecraft?

Since I was around 7? I first got a laptop to play it when I was 6, but the laptop actually couldn’t run the game. I still have that laptop to this day, an old 2009 Toshiba. However, back then, all I knew how to do was blow up trees with TNT in creative mode. I honestly did not understand how to craft sticks, and assumed you needed to find them somehow. Fun fact: my most vivid memory from Minecraft in this time was a hardcore world where I trapped a creeper in a cave and killed it with cactus, while absolutely freaking out for no reason! Apparently it was just really scary to me.

What made you start playing Minecraft?

I used to watch a lot of stampylongnose videos, mainly hunger games and adventure maps. He was still well into most of his series’ then, and I never really got to see how to start a new survival world, thus never knowing how to play the game from scratch.

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)

I’m not sure! I’ve had a 1.7.9 world for a while, and that could be something, but I also really enjoy playing minigames (I play competitive pvp occasionally and would say I’m pretty ok at it. I’ve also tended towards challenge modes and hardcore worlds recently, especially lava rising and silly stuff like that with friends.

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

Oh I definitely mix it up. I typically do what I feel like, whether that be a crazy datapack in hardcore or a chill world on normal. Never on peaceful though. Never ever.

What’s your favourite ever build you’ve created?

I’m not sure, probably on an old minehut world with friends. I made a huge glass tower and lined it with lava. It absolutely ruined the sunrise and sundown from our little lakeside home, but it turned out pretty cool.

How many times have you beaten the EnderDragon?

I have not been counting. I speed run 1.14 a lot and have been getting into 1.16 hardcore worlds quite a bit recently too. I’d say I’ve defeated the dragon over 120 times? I’m not sure if that’s overestimating or underestimating myself, but I have quite a bit of time in doing stuff like just that. The dragon fight is one of my all time favourite boss fights of any game though.

What does your LC base look like? What are some of it’s features?

Unfortunately, I’m not too interested in starting from scratch in an already heavily played world, especially one that relies so heavily on economy at the stage its in. Maybe when the server comes to 1.17, as far in the future as that may be, I’ll get into it, but otherwise I’ll stick to the minigames and just chatting on the discord 🙂

LC: We’re getting closer to 1.17! Hopefully a few weeks out now – we’ve got a few plugins we’re still waiting on.

What’s your favourite block?

My favourite block is easily doors. Although they’re technically not blocks, I love having a bunch of doors in my hotbar for no particular reason while playing with friends. If they ask, I reply with ‘door things’ and its always a great experience. Also for creating endless door tunnels to leave a house.

How about your favourite mob?

Probably endermites. I like the concept of being an enemy that punishes you for pearling too much, and the idea of it just appearing after throwing a pearl is honestly cute. I’d hug one if it didn’t hurt me (does it bite?).

What’s your favourite thing to do in LibraryCraft?

Probably bedwars. I’d love to try the regular PVP minigame some day, but I’ve never seen enough people on willing to play it. I’d probably get more into the whole Laketown PVP thing, but that bases off of equipment I’d have to get in survival, and I’m personally not a fan of grinding too hard in Minecraft just to have slightly better stuff that only helps you against other players, and no real progressive advantage. Here’s to hoping there’s kitpvp on LibraryCraft in the future 🙂