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How did you find us? Why have you stayed?

Post by derigin » 06 Apr 2013, 22:38

This is a double whammy question, but fairly straightforward. We're interested in knowing how better to improve ourselves and reach out to more players. If you don't mind, we would love to hear your responses to these questions:

First, how did you find us? What or who brought you to the server in the first place? And, perhaps on top of that, did you have any experiences with other servers prior to this one?

Second, once you were here, why have you stayed and stuck around? What is it about this server that has caught your attention and made you want to continue playing on it? Is it the people, the worlds, the staff, etc.?

Thank you for your replies!

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Post by Thelepearchauns » 06 Apr 2013, 22:45

I found EC through the Cut the Crap vid haxx did. It played at the end of a Zero Punctuation review if I remember right

I stayed because its fun. Nice people. Events are nice. Its just a great server
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Post by Victini998 » 06 Apr 2013, 22:52

1st. I originally found the server when TheBlocLord invited me to it. And yes, I had been on many servers before joining Escapecraft.

2nd. There are many things about the server that keep me around time and time again. One of these things are the very friendly and lively community. Another thing was, before this server, I had never found a server that hadn't gotten wiped a month after I joined it. Also, Enigma was very interesting and consumed quite a lot of my time. The server is very nice, but more people need to find it in order to stay and be part of the community we know as Escapecraft.
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Post by Gannondorf1000 » 07 Apr 2013, 08:47

Hmmm where and when did I find the glorious kingdom of Escapia? I know for sure it's been about two years (real time), now to the hard part, I actually don't remember where I found EC, I think I may have been googling the EC maps and instead of that, the server's status page came up with the ip. Now even though I haven't been on in a while (that's due to my horrible school schedule and homework), I have kept tabs on what goes on and I feel that I am still with you guys. Excuse my rambling and I'll try to answer your second question. I have "stayed" with the community because of all the fun times I've had on this server and the nice people (when I was still super active, most of them were not staff, now most of them are) that had fun times with and some how they put up with my insane nature. I love you guys so much and I hope to see you all soon.
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Post by eggster » 07 Apr 2013, 10:48

Hrm.. I don't recall when I found out about this place. But according to when I registered, its been over a year. I found out about the server because at the time my girlfriend, her brother and her brother's significant other were all playing on this server. Her siblings left the server because of various issues with the staff and at the time I wasn't too involved yet. She's not around mainly due to lack of time and interest in Minecraft itself. I've stuck around because as I started to get to know the staff and the rest of the community I grew to like it here a lot. I came from originally running my own minecraft server.
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Post by SMWasder » 07 Apr 2013, 11:19

Through hearing about Minecraft incessantly on The Escapist and through the usergroup over there, I stayed because the community was good and there weren't any really dumb rules I had to abide by.
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Post by Invunarble » 07 Apr 2013, 13:45

I also think I ended up finding this server from the Escapist, indirectly. I had looked on a few websites such as PMC to see what the top servers were there, and the majority of them were shit/poorly managed, so I did not stay on them.

I remember googling something vague after that like "Good minecraft servers", and the discussion page on the escapist came up, and I was redirected here.

Now you all know how you ended up with the horrible burden that I am. :D
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Post by Sti_Jo_Lew » 07 Apr 2013, 19:17

I think I ended up googling "no grief minecraft server" or something similar. Ended up staying because of how amazed I was by ver2's spawn, and the fact that the server wasn't a massive crater where houses used to be. Now I mostly stick around to chat with people, and occasionally fail at building cool stuff.
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Post by motormaniac » 08 Apr 2013, 15:32

I honestly don't remember a thing about how I found the server. Why did I stay? At the time, I was addicted to minecraft and played a bunch. The welcoming arms of nice players and a well organized server got me here, and the community kept me here.
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Post by LS13 » 08 Apr 2013, 20:51

Yay telling ma story again

I found EC because I was helping with some building on the escapecraft adventure map that will most likely never be released since it has been abandoned by pretty much everyone including the freaking creator even after all the work... anyways, the guy in charge who made the ec adventure maps that were adapted and stuck in enigma made a video where he visited the server. I said eh what the hell, and popped in.

I stayed cause in all the other servers I went to I got a sense of older members and peoples acting like complete dicks/dictators while here there is very little of that. The community has always been very nice and a great place to escape to when I need it.
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Post by RobipodSupreme » 09 Apr 2013, 09:24

I found the server through Tyrese, and have stayed because I know it best - I've only ever played on 2 other servers for any amount of time, and burned out on them long before Escapecraft.
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Post by MrWhales » 09 Apr 2013, 17:33

Whale hello all, I'm pretty sure I answer this question in a thread and in game every few months, but why not again..

It was the warm fall of 2010 and I knew soon the winter would set in and I'd have nothing to do, I had been hearing about Minecraft for sometime at this point(I actually heard about it originally when the first rendition of Notch's site featuring it went up, thought it was a dumb idea and scoffed it off). And back in this day I was an avid reader of The Escapist. Some looking about and I find out they have a group there for Minecraft. I join the group and a week later ,or so, get Minecraft. Jump in to Escapecraft, and wow, stuff.

I joined the forums a couple weeks later, and there we be.

I'm still here because I'm in slight hope that Wokka will make me a giant flying space diety, like I am in real life. Also the peeps are cool, and I still haven't accomplished my original goal when I first started playing Minecraft
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Post by DaemonPlus » 09 Apr 2013, 22:53

Hm... Now for what I remember I was looking for a Minecraft server randomly because It takes a week to put money in PayPal in Canada so I could buy Minecraft... ._. And I was looking at MineStatus of all places, going through the list, when something caught my eye... It was the Escapist 'E' and I was like. "Ma gawd, I <3 the Escapist. And now they have a server?"

So I spent a good week reading posts on the forums and I thought "This people are awesome, this whole thing is awesome. I want to stay here." And then I bought Minecraft. :P (Not to mention the awesome mentors being all helpful and whatnot.)
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Post by Invunarble » 10 Apr 2013, 14:22

DaemonLee wrote:takes a week to put money in PayPal
Yes, how I despise the incredibly long wait times that it takes to transfer funds to PayPal. :(
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Post by random980 » 11 Apr 2013, 02:33

I found it because for some reason or another i joined the minecraft group on the escapist site, then i realised they had an unofficial minecraft server, with the fact that i had never joined a public multi server before, i decided to try it out.
I stayed mainly because of the people, the USSR and the rest of the community, the reason why I've stayed after 2 years is because this is the best server i know of, for what it is. And each time I've burnt out I've been in the middle of a project so I eventually come back.
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Post by Byroe » 12 Apr 2013, 00:33

1. How i found escapecraft. I just typed "good minecraft server" two years ago into google, and found escapecraft, it was my first SMP server i had ever played on.
2. what got me to stay was the welcoming community and the "power to the player" feeling when i joined, such as working together with random players to build the parts of the world rather than just having the mods build them in a second.
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Post by Josh349 » 12 Apr 2013, 05:00

I originally discovered Escapecraft through a friend (back in June 2011, first MC server I EVER played on!!), however I didn't stay for long (my friend soon set up his own server).

I came back last month :D mainly because the server I had been playing on had recently reset their map - grr!
And having remember the server IP I thought I'd give you guys a go and see if I could find my old house (still haven't yet, somewhere in Corinth!)

Here's how I joined:
Spoiler! :
[27/06/2011 08:36:46] Friend: U shuld get minecraft
[27/06/2011 08:36:51] Josh: maybe
[27/06/2011 08:36:57] Josh: sam wants me to get it
[27/06/2011 08:37:02] Friend: Get it
[27/06/2011 08:37:06] Josh:
[27/06/2011 08:37:12] Friend: U have moneys in the bank
[27/06/2011 08:37:19] Friend: also josh
[27/06/2011 08:37:21] Friend: Its still beta
[27/06/2011 08:37:24] Friend: so it can get better
[27/06/2011 08:37:27] Josh:
[27/06/2011 08:37:43] Friend: Get it
[27/06/2011 08:37:54] Friend: We can go on it now if u want
[27/06/2011 08:38:21] *** Call to Friend, no answer. ***
[27/06/2011 08:38:31] *** Call from Friend, duration 00:22. ***
[27/06/2011 08:39:01] Friend: get Minecraft
[27/06/2011 08:58:26] Friend: orl
[27/06/2011 08:58:26] Friend: orly
[27/06/2011 08:58:30] Friend: get Minecraft
[27/06/2011 08:58:31] Friend: PLs
[27/06/2011 08:58:33] Friend: or i will get it for u
[27/06/2011 09:01:09] Josh: i will soon
[27/06/2011 09:03:28] Friend: What today
[27/06/2011 09:03:36] Josh: maybve
[27/06/2011 09:03:39] Josh: maybe
[27/06/2011 09:03:51] Friend: Get it NAO
[27/06/2011 09:04:21] Friend: have u got it yet
[27/06/2011 09:05:18] Friend: Have u got it
[27/06/2011 09:05:35] Friend: are u on mai account?
[27/06/2011 09:05:54] Josh: no on another game
[27/06/2011 09:06:03] Friend: OH
[27/06/2011 09:06:04] Friend: Nub
[27/06/2011 09:06:08] Friend: get MC
[27/06/2011 09:06:10] Friend: Its better
[27/06/2011 09:06:13] Friend: MINECRAFFFT
[27/06/2011 09:06:14] Friend: GET T
[27/06/2011 09:06:17] Friend: MINECRAFFFT
[27/06/2011 09:06:23] Friend: MINECRAFFFT
[27/06/2011 09:13:21] Friend: dont tell them i can hear u lol
[27/06/2011 09:13:26] Josh: lol
[27/06/2011 09:14:49] Friend: i cant hear yu..
[27/06/2011 09:14:54] Friend: Silly
[27/06/2011 09:14:56] Josh: lol

[27/06/2011 09:35:59] Friend: yay
[27/06/2011 09:36:04] Friend: What time u going
[27/06/2011 09:36:12] Friend: Is it dis evening
[27/06/2011 09:36:17] Josh: afternoon
[27/06/2011 09:36:24] Friend: so ur free dis morning
[27/06/2011 09:36:27] Friend: Are u taking ur laptop
[27/06/2011 09:36:45] Josh: uhh i was thinking about it but naaa
[28/06/2011 20:38:34] Friend: later
[28/06/2011 20:38:37] Friend: r u on tomorrow?
[28/06/2011 20:38:44] Josh: yes a little
[28/06/2011 20:38:49] Josh: big work day
[28/06/2011 20:38:54] Friend: what time
[28/06/2011 20:39:14] Josh: usual
[28/06/2011 20:39:18] Friend: ok
[28/06/2011 20:39:19] Friend: later
[28/06/2011 20:59:19] Josh: i'll buy minecraft tomorrow
[29/06/2011 12:49:41] Friend: do u wanna play minecraft?
[29/06/2011 12:49:49] Josh: maybe
[29/06/2011 12:50:33] Josh: yesh
[29/06/2011 12:50:36] Josh: i get mc beta
[29/06/2011 12:50:37] Friend: wat tiem
[29/06/2011 12:50:41] Friend: yay
[29/06/2011 12:50:41] Josh: 2/3
[29/06/2011 12:50:48] Friend: ok cool
[29/06/2011 13:02:45] Friend: u looking forward to minecraft
[29/06/2011 13:02:52] Josh: no
[29/06/2011 13:02:54] Josh:
[29/06/2011 13:02:56] Josh: jk
[29/06/2011 13:02:57] Friend:
[29/06/2011 13:03:03] Josh: YESSSSSSSSS
[29/06/2011 13:03:05] Josh: LOL
[29/06/2011 13:03:08] Josh: yes
[29/06/2011 13:03:20] Josh: i am looking forward to mc i cant look backward can i
[29/06/2011 14:48:35] Josh: lol
[29/06/2011 14:49:05] Friend: i thought u were playing with me
[29/06/2011 14:49:12] Friend:
[29/06/2011 14:49:31] Josh: yes
[29/06/2011 14:51:02] Friend: type /ch g
[29/06/2011 14:51:11] Josh: ok
[29/06/2011 14:51:34] Friend: in chat
[29/06/2011 14:51:35] Friend: press t
[29/06/2011 14:51:36] Friend: t
[29/06/2011 14:51:51] Josh: ok
[29/06/2011 14:57:45] Friend: bye
[29/06/2011 14:58:18] Josh: why?
[29/06/2011 14:58:28] Friend: your playing with sam arent u
[29/06/2011 14:58:37] Josh: and you
[29/06/2011 14:58:57] Josh: i can help build your house
[29/06/2011 14:58:58] Friend: wait for Friend
[29/06/2011 15:15:24] Josh: i'm glitching
[29/06/2011 15:15:31] Josh: cant move or do anything
[29/06/2011 15:15:43] Friend: Oh
[29/06/2011 15:15:47] Friend: type /groupspawn
[29/06/2011 15:15:54] Josh: i cant type or anything
[29/06/2011 15:15:59] Josh: i'm at a subway station
[29/06/2011 15:16:16] Josh: the chat box is flashing
[29/06/2011 15:18:25] Friend: what r u doing
[29/06/2011 15:18:38] Josh: speaking to someone who's just got back from uni
[29/06/2011 15:18:48] Friend: What
[29/06/2011 15:18:58] Josh: someone on skype
[29/06/2011 15:19:11] Friend: umm
[29/06/2011 15:43:28] Josh: started glitching agen restarting
[29/06/2011 15:43:50] Friend: Ok
[29/06/2011 16:04:09] Friend: later josh
[29/06/2011 16:04:13] Friend: u can type /spawn
[29/06/2011 16:04:17] Friend: To ge out of places
[29/06/2011 16:04:26] Friend: look on minecraftwiki
[29/06/2011 16:04:30] Friend: if u get stuck
[29/06/2011 16:17:55] Josh: how do i put a spell on a chest?
[30/06/2011 09:22:16] Friend: /cprivate
[30/06/2011 09:22:21] Friend: where are you man
[30/06/2011 09:23:22] Friend: Josh
[30/06/2011 09:23:24] Friend: I got banned
[30/06/2011 09:23:30] Friend: Can you please get me unbaned
[30/06/2011 09:23:33] Friend: i didnt do anything
[30/06/2011 09:23:57] Friend: its a glitch i think
[30/06/2011 09:36:43] Josh: wilco
[30/06/2011 09:36:53] Josh: laterr
[30/06/2011 09:37:42] Friend: done
[30/06/2011 09:37:44] Friend: im unbanned ;P
[30/06/2011 09:37:50] Friend: i borrowed ur account lol
[30/06/2011 09:37:51] Friend: sry
[30/06/2011 10:14:52] Josh: oh i was just going to lend it to you
[30/06/2011 10:14:54] Josh: lol
[30/06/2011 10:15:00] Josh: thats fine
[30/06/2011 10:15:06] Friend:
[30/06/2011 10:15:08] Friend: Oh
[30/06/2011 10:15:10] Friend: by the way
[30/06/2011 10:15:14] Josh: sorry i died
[30/06/2011 10:15:16] Friend: I gave u perms for my house and stuff
[30/06/2011 10:15:17] Friend: NP
[30/06/2011 10:15:18] Josh: fell off a cliff
[30/06/2011 10:15:24] Friend: I gave u perms for my stuff
[30/06/2011 10:15:26] Josh: lost everything
[30/06/2011 10:15:37] Josh: my chest
[30/06/2011 10:15:47] Josh: my feathers
[30/06/2011 10:15:57] Josh: ok well i'll be on later...
Why have I stayed?

Server has a nice community, and a cool website.
Another thing was, before this server, I had never found a server that hadn't gotten wiped a month after I joined it.
Yep, thats one of the main things I like about EC! :D
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