The Late Night Show Starring Apple #4 Guest: Strongpelt

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  1. appleprocucling

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    Edition #1: Bmanvman: http://tinyurl.com/ybtm7s9t
    Edition #2: Matrix_rep & Jose0213: http://bit.do/tlnssa2
    Edition #3: Nicit6 & Iceyerem: https://tinyurl.com/y7dzuc3k
    Edition #4: Strongpelt: https://tinyurl.com/yca45sxc
    Edition #5: 314, The Irrational: https://tinyurl.com/y6wb9s98
    Edition #6: ClarinetPhoenix: https://tinyurl.com/ydej7t8d
    Edition #7: andrewkm, JamieSinn & a_man21: https://tinyurl.com/y83sqm6a

    Now, this is usually the time where I stand on a slab in Studio 1 and welcome you all to the show. But not this time. Christmas is coming up, and as we all know Christmas is about giving and The Late Night Show is doing just that.

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    We are giving 3 players $15,000 ECD each and its you, the readers who decides who's going to receive the money. What you need to do is to nominate a player in the comment section. The receivers will be announced by the legend himself in the last edition this year which is coming out sometime mid-December.

    Nominee:
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    Lets begin. Here is Strongpelt!


    Hello and welcome to The Late Night Show! It's so nice to have you here. I wanna ask you; You joined just about 1.5 years ago, but have still managed to put a great footprint on the server in this short time, and you have already spent more time on the staff team than off. How was your "builder" days like when you first joined ECC, I imagine you remember quite a lot as it wasn't too long ago?

    Haha, Yes I remember them pretty well even though to me it has felt like years since those days. I was actively looking for an economic server as i remembered I played on one awhile back. EcoCity was the first in the search so I decided i'd give it a shot. My first impression of it was 'Oh my god there's so much to remember.' That was when we had the old tutorial. First thing I did was check out the market and I traded nstars for food. Yep. I made that mistake. Next, I headed out into mining and made a small hut with a tiny wheat farm. I was really low on food in no time and was close to starving when I had someone from Project P contact me about wanting to join a town. Those were the days. I spent the next day or two just leaving the server with help from Project P's mayors. It was grand. I think I only spent a total of 3 or 4 days as a builder so my time in white was very short.

    Seems like our stories got a lot of similarities! I probably tried out 10-15 different economy based servers before I found ECC. I got picked up by Obbleoble in his mayor town Obblecity. I remember everything felt so big back then, and there were a very special feeling and mood on the server that hit me and made me want to discover more. Money also seemed very hard earned, especially as a new player. It felt like everything you did actually matter and was an achievement, at least that's how I felt it when joining back in 2012 and chilled in my 5x5 cobblestone-grass tower-ish construction. Then I was banned for a year, but that's a different story, haha. After first joining, what do you think made you stay on the server? Any key moments, random happenings or experiences that kept your interest in the server?

    Probably the people at Project P. Thcool, DrowningInPizza, Oootopia, Aqua, smokin, silent, And Mollyzhu were huge in helping me learn the server. Once I learned the commands I just loved the feel of the server. Its community was way more connected. Before I only ever played on mini-game servers really, so feeling a community connection was mind-blowing for me. You see, I like to make friends online. To me there like any friend in real life. You talk to each other you vent to each other and most importantly you have fun together. The ability to make friends on ecocity was a huge factor in keeping me on the server. Also, Normal minecraft was beginning to bore me and I was looking for mods to make mine into a shop based world. EcoCity is far easier to do than installing shop mods to me lol.

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    In 2013 I experienced a turning point in my "ECC career" as my then best friend on ECC got banned and quit. I was pretty close quitting myself, as ECC felt pretty empty after losing a friend. Have you experienced anything similar in your time on the server?

    As a matter of fact I did. Th was banned for a bit there. He said he wasn't going to come back. This was when I was still living at Project p and had gotten close to him. I was devastated and angry. I thought about leaving. What got me to stay though was making sure my home wouldn't go away. And I wanted to help thcools other friends. And then recently another friend I had was banned, however it's a different matter. I'm not... devastated, which sounds mean. But I still have a lot of emotion coming to mind. Anger, sadness, confusion, and a bit of betrayal almost.

    As you said you just recently had a close friend banned, what was your reaction to what had happened, and what was the aftermath like?

    My first reaction? Oh I didn't believe it. She's been banned before and suddenly back a few days later over misunderstandings. Or thats what she always told me. So at first I just thought it was another incident like that. However being on staff I'm allowed to ask a little more questions about things and I'm allowed to know the reason. The reason was extremely startling to me, but I still gave her a chance. I messaged her to ask what her side of the story was. Normally she'd send me back an essay of what happened. This time I got no response. None. I waited a solid week before I realized her silence was just confirming what I had been told. She had nothing to say to me, nothing. I don't know what hurts more honestly, losing a friend, or realizing everything you thought the person was like was a total lie to your face. It feels like somebody slapped me in the face. As far as the aftermath right now? I don't speak to her. But then again she still hasn't tried to speak to me. I guess sometimes the people you end up trusting can end up hurting you.

    Also. I'm like 1000 ft in the air rn lmao. I'm doing this interview on a plane, haha.

    I imagine some people might find it harder to trust others after going through what you recently have. I guess it's our minds natural way of protecting ourselves from being hurt again. I myself have had this happen to me both irl and in-game in different stages of my life. What did this experience do to you when it comes to your relation to others?

    I feel terrible to say it but I almost felt weary of my fellow staff members after that. However, I have gotten over that. I trust my current co-staff members and I trust we all have the servers best interests at heart. Also, there's no room in the staff team for weariness of each other. As far as my other friends go.. I do wonder if they're telling me the truth all the time. I can't dwell on that though. I need to be able to trust my friends and all I ask is that they trust me in return. I'm trying to get to know more of the community too, to help get trust back into the community.

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    Do you feel the community is going thru trust issues at the moment, as you say you want to get more trust into it?

    I believe trust with the staff team is damaged. What I mean by that is I'm not saying that based on people not listening, I'm basing it on people's remarks of how long it takes us to do things or when we give them advice and they throw it back at us or they think the complaint system doesn't work. I want the users to trust us. We don't get paid for this, we do this because we want to help the server. We aren't out to attack users. I don't want to be scary or disappointing to the users.

    At what point do you think the staff team took damage? Any particular moment, or do you look at it as a set of players creating unhealthy culture over time?

    To be quite Frank, I think we started losing trust when we redid the swearing rules and warn rules. During that time we also had some staff drama, the friend I spoke about before. I also have been getting the impression some users are not liking the idea of some banned players getting a second chance.

    Whats your take on that, all the long-gone players being unbanned recently?

    I think its good to give second chances. I got banned for another game and was unbanned after a full year. I never got banned again. Second chances can be good. Though, I do admit I don't know any of the banned players coming back. So I don't have as strong a history with them to really form too much of an opinion.

    The server has seen a steady decline in its player count since 2013, what do you think needs to be done to turn this trend around?

    Advertising, getting skyblock out, maybe another few server modes. But mostly Advertising. How on earth is anyone gonna find us if they never see the server name?

    JamieSinn said not too long ago that he doesn't see the point spending money on advertising (he thinks its not right priority of money due to the cost), are you afraid the server will die out completely in a year or two if nothing changes?

    No, I mean our count might drop a bit more but I know a lot of people that don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

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    We have discussed the past, we have discussed the future, but what are you up to as of right now? Anything special going on?

    I am currently sitting on a plane, an hour away from landing in Florida. I can not feel my butt or legs at this point. I'm visiting my mom for Thanksgiving and then making my way to Vegas for my 21st birthday. And then I'll head back home to Alaska just in time to enjoy the Christmas season.

    I'd love to go to Vegas myself one day, are you much of a gambler? How do you think the casinos in Vegas compare to ECC Casino and /warp debt?

    Well, one major difference I know of is... I am rather wealthy in ecc. But rather poor in real life. So I don't know how much gambling I'll do.

    As you said, you are rather wealthy on ECC, only you know how many millions of ECD it is, but what the secret behind it? And do you have any advice for those who want to become a virtual millionaire just like you?

    Oh, sadly there's not much excitement behind how I make ecd. I'm not ashamed of it even though I get criticised for it. I make my money by selling features mainly. I had some lottos and some sportbook but it's mainly just selling features. Currently, I've been broke irl though so my funds are dwindling a bit on here. I blame that on my shop and my ore buying signs.

    I guess instead of mining for ECD, you work for them IRL, which is just as fair in my opinion. You even give players who cant afford to pay real money for features a fair chance to take part in the fun of having them. I have sold a lot of features myself in the past, I guess you can call it "grandparents funded". Now that im older and have to work for my money and pay for my own stuff, ive stopped though. Speaking of features, what do you think about the pricing and amount of features on the server? Is it necessarily a good thing that the server wants to make a lot of its players like that?

    I think the feature amount is fine. The pricing isn't bad if you wait for a sale. The only thing I'd change is to make water and tp free. That's the only change I could see making ecc better. People also forget that servers aren't free. The server has to make money someway.

    That's right, the server makes money through donations/feature purchases, but still costs quite a lot to run 24 hours a day.

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    The server has always had quite a lot of staff applications coming in, and there has always been great competition getting picked. I actually applied 8 times over the span of 3 years before being picked myself. What is your advice to those hoping to represent the staff team one day? What should they do?

    Wow, 8 times!? I think I got lucky when I applied. I got picked the first time I applied! And was picked again the second time I applied. As far as advice for getting staff... don't be a troll in chat right before applying. Even apologizing for being a troll in your app doesn't change the fact you were trolling. Also, just be prepared that your game time will change once you get staff. You can't mine for hours uninterrupted. You have to help users, it's why you applied after all, to help. I also know some people wonder why younger people aren't picked as much. Thing is, you need to be very mature. Ecc is online. Just like any other online service there can be bullying. You have to be prepared to handle heated arguments without losing your cool. Your dealing with a wide range of users on ecc, you have to be prepared to handle them all. Other than that, be honest on your application. If you really want to be staff but have concerns about something reach out to the SA team. They can answer some questions and it also helps shows you care about being staff. One last thing, you have to make sure you can take criticism. The staff team is always learning from different experiences, criticism is a must sometimes. There's also praise.

    I remember when exact moment when I got picked. I was building a house in Foix and Wolfspy7 pmed me and said "congrats". I had a gut feeling that my app had been accepted, but I didn't really believe in it anymore as my previous 7 had been denied, so I told him that he probably messed up, as I had heard nothing myself. I actually got images of that:

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    That's amazing!

    For me, I got an email saying my app had been deleted. I thought I did something wrong until I logged in and read the reason for the deletion.

    After that I pretty much freaked out and didn't know what to do. There was so much to read in the staff instructions and it probably took me a good month before I was really comfortable. How was your time right after you joined staff?

    Well, last year I got staff, on Christmas day. Was probably the best gift of the day to me. I was so excited, the server was in a great mood cause of the holidays. I also won a 600k lotto with 61 tickets that day as well. Was a great day. After that day the work began. I made mistakes, but I learned from them. I'm way more confident now than I was when I first started.


    Who do you look up to on the server?

    That's a hard one. If I had to pick... I pick Andrew. Which someone might call me a kiss up for but honestly I don't know how Andrew can do everything he does. And so much people give him trouble over deadlines or low player count. Sometimes people forget he has a life. He and Jamie astound me with their dedication towards the server. My fellow staff team I also look up to. There all amazing.

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    I hear you live in Alaska. Do you live in an igloo? There surely aren't any cities there, right?

    I do live in Alaska. I live in the city of Anchorage. Which is igloo free. I have had people ask how I get internet. I don't ask New Yorkers how they get internet. Alaska has cities just like any other state. We aren't just dog sleds and igloos up here lol

    Is it true that you have bears as pets?

    Yes. All Alaskans are God's and we control those mighty apex predators flawlessly. The polar bears do tricks even.

    I just checked the map and Anchorage is actually just as close to the north pole as my city Oslo but you seem to have much worse weather. As you currently are visiting Florida, don't you feel like moving from Alaska? I personally hate cold weather...

    I moved to Florida with my mom for 2 years. I hated it. That's why I moved back to Alaska in February. I'm just visiting for Thanksgiving. I'm half dead from the heat and humidity right now.

    I visited Florida in 2015 and combined it with 1 week on a cruise ship. The climate was very different to what I was used to. The humidity made the air so thick that I felt like I could eat it. But I loved every bit of it.

    Haha, we definitely have different tastes in climate. Though I was born and raised in Alaska. I guess I'm just used to the cold.

    I was also raised in cold climate and still live in it. When I was younger my dad took me on vacation to the Canary Islands outside Africa every winter for like 10 years or something, which I really enjoyed. So maybe it's my childhood nostalgia that makes me love that type of climate. That being said, I don't think I ever want to live anywhere else than In Oslo, Norway. That's where my home and heart is, so I understand you really well if you didn't feel home so far away from Alaska.

    I think the weirdest part was not having snow for Christmas. Was bizarre

    I can agree with you on that. I haven't had snow for Christmas since 2013. It has either been raining cats and dogs or I have been out of the country. In 2015 I was celebrating Christmas back at the Canary Islands, and this year I'm going to Dubai and Bangkok for the first time which I'm really looking forward to. Me and my family booked the trip over a year ago, so its weird to think about it just being 3 weeks away now, haha

    Oh, exciting! Hope you have fun!

    Thank you! This evening is coming to an end, and since you are the only guest in this edition, ill let you choose tonight's musical feature! Whos it gonna be?


    What about 7 years by Lukas Graham?

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    Also, you remind me of Caesar Flickerman from the hunger games


    Do I? How?
    I hope it's not based on my selfie on staff forums?

    Just the whole talk show. Feels like your really getting to know us. We aren't being thrown into the hunger games are we?


    I just googled him, I'm glad you didn't say it based on the appearance, haha. According to andrewkm I'm pretty much a Pewdiepie lookalike. And about the Hunger Games, the less you know the better. I still got players to interview

    Well, I only lasted 60 seconds as a boss in my first and only boss battle. I don't like my chances here lol

    Lasting 60 seconds reminds me of my first... uh... trip into the end... Anyways, its been pleasure to have you on the show! Before we get the hell outta here I wanna ask you to guess the exact date the Skyblock is releasing and also rate our conversation from 1-18 golf balls.

    Hm...
    Skyblock coming March 20th, 2019. The conversation was 18 golf balls!


    Awesome! I totally agree on the number of golf balls! As of skyblock date, I hope you are very wrong. But probably a better guess than Jose who guessed January 2017, "A tad optimistic" as JamieSinn called it.

    I think he might have been off a bit
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    January 2018 which it currently says is also wrong, as it's passed. This January is 2019 ;)


    Yeaaaaa, I think we should call it night here... Thanks for coming here at Foix Plaza, I hope to see you back here again sometime in the future!

    Oh, I'll look forward to it!
    Anyway, I can change the song I picked? Lol. I like fight song by Rachel Platten


    No, you cant. I already booked Lukas Graham, and he's on a flight to Foix already.
    I'm joking, of course!

    Lmao

    This was the last edition from studio 1 on Foix plaza. In december we will move to Studio 2, which is a Christmas themed studio with a very cosy feel.

     
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    Also, well done on this.
     
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    So about the golf ball ratings, in real golf you want a low score, yet having more golf balls is a better rating?!?!
     
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    Omg this is so long :eek:
     
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    I always wondered about that... :/
     
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    More golf balls = Better

    One simply cannot get enough golf balls

    Golf strokes on the other hand....
     
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    To clarify my advertising point, we need tens of thousands of dollars free in order to make advertising worth it. We currently don't have that.

    If we did have that, I'd advertise in an instant.
     
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    What if we only advertised a few days every few weeks..? Andrew did about a 3 hour ad one day and we had about 30 builders on the server suddenly. It was great! Mayors were enjoying it for sure.
     
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    That 3 hour ad probably cost $900.

    I honestly wish we had enough people donating to cover at least a week a month, but alas
     
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    I keep telling you guys it already can put for me XD
     
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    Next edition will be out on Saturday. And you really have something special coming up.
     
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    Much Excite!
     
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    Sad that I was late to this edition, but another great show! :D Also, apple you lucky as HELL, it's a dream of mine to go to Dubai
     
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    What on earth is going on here? Find out in tomorrows edition of The Late Night Show! Live from our brand new studio!

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    Another edition in the works. Will be released later today... Be ready for some Applepie :)
     
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    *A wild throwback appears*

    Ah, this is a good ol' classic with @strongpelt!