SorrowL: Needs more torches.
SorrowL: maybe it'll melt
ohschis: Thats not even funny
ELEVn: is sorrow being an asshole?
ohschis: Somehow... yes.
ohschis: Kind of.
ELEVn: who's making sorrow be an asshole?
ELEVn: is gattleman provoking this assholery?
ELEVn: I'll have none of this.
[VoxelGuest] ELEVn banned Gattleman
TheGuyWhoCanFly: wait what?
ohschis: Oh really
TheGuyWhoCanFly: why was he banned?
[VoxelGuest] ELEVn unbanned Gattleman
ohschis: Guess what, he wont return
SorrowL: Oh well
Killjaden: obv, i wouldn't either
Killjaden: ..if i were a guest
TheGuyWhoCanFly: what if he does :O
Killjaden: ..and sorrow was mean to me..
BogartMurrell: Lol, only a few months ago, if that happened, nobody would've cared
ELEVn: he might. but he's not gonna be a good fit.
ELEVn: ya'll do realize there's a method to our madness, yes?
ohschis: Why ELEVn?
ELEVn: fucking with folks is one of the best ways to get at the core of who they are.
ohschis: No other way, eh?
ELEVn: plenty of other ways.
ELEVn: none as effective.
TheGuyWhoCanFly: well we did see he just pissed at him right away
SorrowL: I'd never griefa build to a extent I couldnt fix it
SorrowL: what I did to that one guy with his restaurant was 10000x worse
shakey_aj: I remember sorrow trashing a build then when the guest wasn't that angry just pasting it back
shakey_aj: Then doing it another few times.
SorrowL: That was the Restaurant
SorrowL: damn that guest was hard to break
ELEVn: if someone's gonna throw a fit over some light griefing, toss around insults, etc
ELEVn: they're not welcome on the voxel box.
ELEVn: those kinds of folks are actually detrimental to growing the phenomenally awesome community we have here.
ELEVn: so while it looks like I'm being an asshole with a ban
ELEVn: or sorrow with his stuff
SorrowL: its all for a greater good
ELEVn: we do it out of love. with everyone's best interests at heart.
we really do.
while each staff member has their own uniquely awesome ways of going about our business, at a glance, some of us often appear to be total dicks in our interaction with guests. many of our wonderful reviews are a testament to that.
but looks are deceiving, made less so when you take a moment to reason out what's going on.
keep in mind, we've been running the voxel box for a very long time. in that time, we've worked damn hard to provide fertile grounds not just for your creative seeds to flourish, but also fostering a warm and welcoming environment that has created an eerily high quality of friendships -- you'd be hard pressed to find a community like ours anywhere else.
people will never get along with everyone 100% of the time, but if you look closely you'll see that everyone here is darn good people. over time, we've learned to spot the signals that indicate an apple is going to spread rot -- and we'd be doing everyone a disservice if we didn't test and prune those folks as quickly as possible.
even though pushing your buttons isn't the most 'professional' or friendly way to find out how you operate, it does work. and fast.
this means, yes. if you choose to play here, there's a good chance that your build will be fucked with.
there's a greater chance that you will be fucked with. at least by me.
and that's by design.
the guest process isn't just about exploring the server and rapidly improving your creative chops by getting feedback from others.
we want to get to know you. how well you can build is nowhere near as important as how well you get along with folks.
if how we run things seems radically different from how you believe a server should be run, just remember that the voxel box is radically different -- and it's those differences that define us, and continue to provide the best minecraft experience you'll have the pleasure of sharing with us.
it's just how we do. and yeah, we totally look like dicks doing it.
but it works. very well.