Hey everyone, how you been? Is 2020 over yet? No? Well I guess I’m back anyway for a bit, not in any official capacity really, just seeing how things are going since I gave Facebook the old heave-ho 5 months ago.
I have to say (a bit ironically I confess) that everyone should consider a hiatus like this from social media, or at the very least Facebook. I know it sounds counter-productive for me to suggest, seeing as how all of you are on there by virtue of it being a rule for server access, but I’m honestly not sure I could’ve handled the last few months without the break. I commend all of you that are still trucking.
Speaking of “all of you”, I see we have some new faces around here, which is great and certainly proof enough to me that handing the reins off to BBC and Moo was a good decision. We can’t thank them enough for picking up the slack, and if nothing else this has demonstrated that it’s OK to put more control of SomeAwesome into the hands of the community. This server has needed fresh blood and fresh eyes for quite some time, we couldn’t be happier with the way it’s turned out.
So like I said above, I’m not really here to throw myself back into Minecraft in any official capacity, but wanted to give you a heads up on some things related to SA and the upcoming Extra Life event, which your team captain Amz has been handling beautifully as well. Thanks Amz!
AquaNu Flash Drives
In an effort to help the SA team during Extra Life, we will be offering to send out a flash drive with AquaNu on it for a $20 donation made to the SAMC Team Profile during the event. This price includes the drive (which is 64gb now since AquaNu is so freaking big), some SA stickers, shipping, and also copies of the Rush Map and the completed Extra Life Challenge Map.
Once Extra Life is over, the drives will also be available for the same price in the SAMC store, so if you can’t afford one during the event, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get one eventually.
Some team members are offering great bonuses for donations made to their profiles too so make sure to check out everyone on the team!
Extra Life Twitch Schedule
We will be broadcasting the challenge map on the Twitch channel several times throughout the 24 hours of the event, but between those check-ins we will be streaming a variety of other games as well, including Ark: Survival Evolved, Raft, Phasmophobia, Cuphead, Rocket League, Among Us and yes as per usual, my yearly wee-hours dip into Space Channel 5. More details on full game list and times will be released closer to the event.
Ultimately, the goal is to dig in my heels over at SomeAwesome.com and focus on getting it off the ground, so my focus needs to be there for a while. In that regard, I will be “available” once again but I have no plans to micromanage what’s happening in the Minecraft group or on the server. I’m convinced that we’ve left it in good hands, and with any luck over at the main site we can each benefit from a rising tide to lift all boats. In the meantime however, I hope you’ll join our team this year for Extra Life, and I raise my cup in reverence to you fine folks.