Sterlcraft » History
Sterlcraft has an oddly long and complex history for such a small server. Drama has ensued, hacks have succeeded and what-has-it. For those curious, or those seeking nostalgia, here’s a basic rundown of the events occuring prior to today.
I can’t help but feel obligated to pay tribute, so-to-speak. The list also includes current staff who were a part of Derpcraft prior to the current incarnation.
- Arishy (M/A/–/–) — Moderator on the first incarnation; administrator on the second.
- Blu (A/A/–/S) — Administrator during the brony incarnations. Co-founder of the whole thing. Took back up his creative Minecraft ambitions recently on Sterlcraft.
- Byooki (–/M/–/–) — Former IRL friend with technological know-how promoted to Moderator. Eventually excommunicated after some drama involving his ex-girlfriend.
- Deca Wrench (P/A/–/–) — Had extensive knowledge of Bukkit/Spigot servers. Partnered with Vinyl Dash and usurped Derpcraft.
- Firekai (M/–/–/–) — Moderator till sudden disappearance off PhM, Skype, Facebook… literally everything. Known for stellar planning and technological know-how.
- Onion Jam (P/M/–/–) — Moderator towards the end of the second incarnation.
- Pinkie Innocent Pie (–/M/P/–) — Moderator on second incarnation; regular player on third. Known for creativity and moderating ability.
- Poukles (–/M/A/S) — Moderator during the second incarnation; staff from third on. Arguably the only reason Sterlcraft survived in its third incarnation.
- Quincy (A/M/P/S) — Administrator during first incarnation; moderator for second till his interest in Minecraft declined. Recently came back and was promoted back to Staff within a few months. Amazing technical know-how and WorldEdit skills.
- Ratchet Wrench (P/M/–/–) — Migrated from Manecraft during the first incarnation; promoted to Moderator after the second. Maintained membership on both Derpcraft and the Farlands till self-removal from the brony community.
- Vinyl Dash (M/M/–/–) — Moderator beginning near the end of the first incarnation. Known for WorldEdit skills and experience in moderating online communities. Partnered with Deca and usurped Derpcraft.
- I’ve done immense digging through what brony forums and websites are still up, as well as contacting old friends from way back. The only descriptive information I’ve successfully gathered aside from my own memories (and a scant donation page) is a YouTube video touring the server in 2013, courtesy of friend and long-time player Sketchy Mane. In fact, you can see my little post-office system at the 3:38 marker.
- Moderator position doesn’t exist in the current incarnation; the staff hierarchy is practically the same as the original, with Admin being replaced by the disambiguous Staff.
- I recently (May 2020) found a backup of the third incarnation in a box of miscellaneous CDs tucked away in my closet. I used optical media for read-only backups well past anyone else; I guess that was ultimately the saving grace of posterity.
- Backups of the world prior to the May 2021 reset are now available.