Sorry for not releasing at the scheduled time, I had some irl stuff to do.
- An interview with @DarkArcana
- Recently Implemented Things
- This Week’s Question
- Last Week’s Question Results
How did you come to Sponge? When did you?
Sponge got it’s beginnings in an IRC channel named #nextstep. But before that, a bunch of us were in the #cauldron channel. We were trying to decide what to do about the collapse of Bukkit, Spigot, and Cauldron and the implications that would have on the modding community. To discuss this, we moved to the channel #nextstep. I was one of the first people in there. I actually stayed awake for about 5 days trying to keep the peace, help manage people, keep information documented, and come up with ideas. So to answer your first question, I came to Sponge because I was one of the founders. I was here from the start.
What was your first motive(s) when you came here?
I can’t really say what my motives are as motives tend to change over time. As a member of a community, my motive would be to preserve the community I’m apart of. As a person in a position of “authority”, my motive would be to preserve my authority. I guess you could say the motive was clear that I wanted to work with Sponge to keep the community I’ve been apart of for several years a strong and vibrant place.
What’s the story behind your username?
I’ve always like to think of myself as the guy behind the curtain pulling the strings and making big decisions. Wherever I go, I tend to find myself in that position. My name embodies that idea. I am dark and mysterious, mystical and illusory.
What lead you to Minecraft?
Back in the alpha days, my friend heard of the game and showed it to me on my college campus. I thought it was kind of novel but mostly boring looking. A few months later during the beta, I took another look and decided I would buy into it. I had a few more friends that played. After a month of boring crafting, I stumbled onto redstone. I spent months making massive redstone computers. It was all very nerdy and over the top, but ultimately very fascinating. It actually lead me to change my career path. I was a psychology major.
Who/What is your greatest inspiration?
I don’t have a single inspiration. Drawing inspiration from one place seems like a bad idea. The world is full of amazing people, places, things, and ideas. Each has a story to tell and a lesson to teach. You should draw your inspiration from everything around you. However, I am typically inspired by great thinkers and philosophers of our time. Think Ted Talks. Many hours have been wasted on YouTube soaking in knowledge.
What do you typically do as a leader of the team?
It depends on the team. It depends on what is required. To be a leader, you must know what your team needs, you must know what your project needs, you must know what your users need, and you must ultimately know that anyone of these people can also be leaders and that you should empower them to do so as often as possible. So what do I do? I try to create an environment where I’m not necessary. This means that I try to fix problems before they crop up, put people in a position where they know their work and how to do it, and at the end of the day watch it all get done. No team will ever reach this state of perfection.
How many bananas does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Just one. The guy in the banana suit.
Thank you for your time @DarkArcana!
There’s been a plethora of pull requests since last post, so lets look at a few.
Lets first take a look at the Command Block Functionality pull request by @piepie62 .
This pull request, if you cant already tell, adds the functionality required for using Command Blocks on a Sponge Server. It still needs a review, so I’d advise the Implementation team to take a look at it.
Another interesting PR is adding the Asynchronous Scheduler, which is by @sibomots.
I consider this definitely a core piece of any MC server software. It looks like it hasn’t been closed/accepted yet, so this is in definite need of attention.
When did you join the forums?
Reply down below!
Football - 1
Parkour/Running - 3
Fencing - 1
Basketball - 2
Hockey - 1
Looks like we have our winner: Parkour/Running!
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