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Me + Sanvar = Constantiam Socks!!

by ianrandmckenzie

Throughout Sanvar's presidential campaign, he promised mandatory IQ tests that all newfriends must take, to preserve Constantiam's unique culture, and to bring Constantiam socks to the people! While all of these campaign promises seem like a bunch of memes, I am astounded by how such an inspiring leader is somehow delivering. As of the writing of this post (Dec. 19, 2020), I have witnessed how his mere presence on the server has inspired an entire community to administer the mandatory IQ ...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



Mankool Completes Solo Dig (Nether) to World Border

by ianrandmckenzie

I know this is not something I did, but it's on my timeline because it wouldn't have happened without my inception of Northeast Gang. Mankool wanted to make commuting to and from locations for the overworld highway builds, so in synchronization with his overworld builds, he had another account digging the nether highway. Partially supplied by myself and Northeast Gang, mankool also used a large number of his own supplies to achieve this accomplishment. He impressed me so much, one of my m...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: northeastgang.com



Highway Maintenance and More Adventures with CuBoyd

by ianrandmckenzie

During this time, I am fully committed to being a Northeasterner. Maintaining highways, repairing the milestones at 50k, 100k, and 200k. After an anonymous arsonist burned down 100k, I later found members of the group called 'PVG' destroy the 200k landmark as well. Here is my rebuild, making it even bigger and better! Additionally, CuBoyd gave me the coordinates to the CuBoyd biome. It was quite a wild place, and I had a lot of fun exploring there....read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



CuBoyd Shows Me Semi-Public Dupe

by ianrandmckenzie

After trading him some of my books, CuBoyd decided to employ me to help him dupe some meme kits. While we were at it, I made some meme kits of my own. Here's a couple of CuBoyd kits that we duped: And here's a kit that was exclusively duped at the CuBoyd-Scribe stash: And here's the meme kits that I duped. First, a kit for acquiring ALL the pet friends! Next up, flowe...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



Northeast Gang Inception

by ianrandmckenzie

As with what is typical when I get hyper-obsessed with a videogame, I start thinking in obtusely grandiose terms and take on projects that will take me years to finish, if I ever finish them at all. And thus, in the heat of my Minecraft obsession, Northeast Gang was born. I began tinkering with automation and would eventually write the NEGang Manifesto as a way to spread awareness about the project in-game: read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



More Builds and Random Fun

by ianrandmckenzie

At this point, I have just fully embraced doing random builds and having fun adding random bits of beauty to a server of destruction. You may notice I didn't edit out coordinates or identifying terrain. I really don't care. I will never be coming back to these locations. Do what you will with them! The Island Abode below I went full nesting mode. I created a location that has all of the amenities for a wandering scribe such as myself. I ended up writing a 12+ page book that describes this...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



Pressing further on to 200k

by ianrandmckenzie

Continuing on, I continue my proclivity for building inns. They continue to get bigger and bigger, with this one being my biggest – including a family-size suite with beds for the kids! At this location, I didn't write anything new. Instead, I transcribed a poem that I had written several months prior. As I began to acquire more equipment, inventory management continued to be a challenge, so I found this writing to be quite fitting: ...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



Moving on to 100k NE

by ianrandmckenzie

As I continued to travel, I began to develop the philosophy of leaving anywhere I go a little better off than when I came. I didn't want to commit myself to massively epic builds, so I opted for simplicity, and paid extra attention to the smaller details to make my builds extra homey and cozy. When I came upon the 100k NE monument, it was quite destroyed. I had no idea what it looked like before, so I made a lot of assumptions. Then, I added a pub and inn next to it. I liked the idea of th...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net



Constantiam Community Mistakes Me for One of Their Alphas

by ianrandmckenzie

It's almost one month into my time on Constantiam. I am way in over my head with today's gamer culture. I've been out of this scene for over 5 years. Nevertheless, people seem to like you when you just be yourself, so that's what I did. However, being myself doesn't mean that I've forgotten what trolling is, or how to react to trolls – or how to be a troll. As I was becoming more established, and having a dupe stash under my belt due to a lucky trade with CuBoyd, I started embracing some ...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net



Trade with KiwiSlider

by ianrandmckenzie

Fortunately for me, the first Constantiam-related Discord I ever joined was KiwiSlider's Constantiam Trading Platform Discord server. He had quite reasonable rules for the server and does a wonderful job of ensuring that the server is free from the toxic liberties the Minecraft server itself allows people to enjoy. He routinely culls the server of people who engage in shady/larcenous deals and gives benefits to trustworthy traders. Given that I was quite new to the community, I sent him a...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
Server Website: https://constantiam.net

Category: constantiam.net