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This interview was featured in Volume 92 of the PMC Weekly! In this volume, we interviewed eagoy!

Eagoy has been a member of Planet Minecraft for over 8 years! Eagoy caught our eye because of their constructive feedback and positive comments on several projects and wall posts, we just had to learn more about them! If you take a look at their
trophy case, it's evident that they are active in contests, events, and other activities around the site! They've been a finalst in over a dozen contests, and landed third plave in the Maze Making Contest we held just a few months ago! Take a peek into their submissions and you'll find a variety of Minecraft creations from skins to redstone devices. We hope you enjoy our interview with them and gain some positive, inspiring energy from reading their answers!

Minecraft/Personalized Questions
How did your Minecraft experience begin?

A friend showed me Minecraft 9~10 years ago, played it at my friends house a lot on a local LAN map, till the point I bought it (with help from the same friend due to online payment stuff) and started playing solo. First in survival, before creative was even introduced as a game-mode. But when it was released I jumped to it and never really looked back at survival.

Do you still play Minecraft?

From time to time (just look at the time gaps between submissions posting) with high and low tides to say so in activity. At the moment not much, but I am pretty sure I will return to it in the future.

You’ve dabbled in a few areas of Minecraft; skins, texture packs, redstone, and adventure maps. Which area is your favorite?

Redstone maps in disguise of an object/vehicle type (keeps the scope of the project at bay). To make a seemingly static looking vehicle more interactive and realistic.

Which do you wish you could be better at or learn more about?

Skinning/texturing-stuff. Even though I dabbled in them (more or less once a year to give it another shot), felt like I have ways to go + what’s in your mind vs. what’s on the canvas is quite different...

Your last texture pack was updated 3 years ago. Do you have any plans to update it again, or do you have any plans on creating a new one?

Wait, is that already been 3 years ago… Darn, time sure flies.

Don’t expect any updates from them, if I recall correctly I stopped updating it due to an annoying Minecraft game update. Changing all file names of the textures. With the snapshots I started renaming those already to be ready for the stable release… Only to find out I screwed up (or the file-naming between the snapshots and stable changed). Combine that with the big amount of files, I was done with it and lost motivation for it. I do have mod on my favourite list that should be able to do that automatic but never came around to give it a shot.

I do prefer to start a new one than updating the old one. Starting with a fresh sheet appeals to me much more + new theme/idea (+ no need to
screw around with older Minecraft versions). There is a theme in the far back of my mind, but I don’t know if I’ll work on it, it’s quite some work to make a texture-pack to the point it’s actually use-able for builds.

You created quite a few redstone powered maps. Tell us what inspired you to learn redstone and how you learned it, and if you have any redstone projects planned in the near future!

Playing around with redstone was around the same time on high-school (equivalent I guess) I needed to learn essentially the same logic gates which I played around. I do like the easy to follow/physical nature of redstone. You manipulate a seemingly static(in terms of blocks) world to make it more interactive (hidden passages, way to large machines – games/paint stuff and such). It piques/challenges my mind in ways programming or command blocks doesn’t as those are black-boxes to me.

I actually have a working prototype (with command blocks due to limits of piston powered flying machines). Just didn’t find the motivation to finish it up after I proved/tested it for the spring community event. I do plan to rebuild it to something different with the same system somewhere in the future.

PMC Questions
How did you choose your PMC name?

I had to choose a randomized 5 letter username for my university from a list of 4 or 6 options. I didn't like those, so I pressed the button for a new list and in the end 'eagoy' popped up. I liked it as it was easy to remember + felt like a nice replacement for the old internet nickname I used.

What is it that you enjoy most about Planet Minecraft?

The contests, official and unofficial (community ones). They make a nice challenge with each of them offering a unique set of constraints/rules. Getting creative & improving myself with constrains is one part of the fun.

The second part is what other community members come up in terms of creativity. To see all kind of unique builds/themes with the same restrictions set, yet so different in ways I didn’t think of.

Getting constructive feedback, not often given but it’s stuff I can use to improve myself.

Which PMC Pet is your favorite?

although I try to get all of them. I do not really have a favorite, but If I had to choose I think I go with Speck.

You’ve been a member of PMC for just over 8 years!. What is it about PMC that’s made you stick around?

One part, insert answer “What is it that you enjoy most about Planet Minecraft?”

Other part, some community members who stick around and post feedback/comments on my builds & sometimes have a pm/dm chat.

During your time here, you’ve participated in several contests and events including some community ones like Meticulum, Meticulum. What inspires you to participate in so many contests/events?

Once again, insert answer “What is it that you enjoy most about Planet Minecraft?”

Out of all of the contests and events you’ve participated in, which one has been your favorite?

Let’s make shortlist first considering the amount (& I hope some contest makers/hosts take notice) I joined, more precise:

29 official contest, 2 official community events & ~20 unofficial contests/events

Ivain      Sand build contest
Gravity affected blocks only. I still want to make a way to large build with these constrains one day.

jduartemiller   120 hours speedbuild contest
Mostly because of the build I made, I visited it in real-life several years later (image),
please note it was quite hard to take a picture without all the fellow tourists in an endless stream of them.

Giancarlovan   Meticulum, Meticulum
Poem interpretation, an unique contest idea I hope to see again in the future.

canday     Skinning Secret Santa
Giving & getting a skin present, still like the one I got

PMC       Chunk challenge & Chunk challange
Simple constrain, yet so much freedom (probably why it went for a second round)

PMC      Penthouse sweet!
Restricted space, making it easy to enter, yet so many different styles & insane quality to be found (looking at you art_dei_tech)

Gheppio     Procedural Metropolis Contemporary Edition
What can I say? Redstone + contest + creating your part of the city

PMC       Interior Decorators Minecraft Detail Contest
Same starting point for everyone, with some unique themed entries.

Gheppio     Maze making contest
Once again, redstone + contest + no post processing for Gheppio + resulted in a great vanilla map making tool

Looking back at all these contest I go for the “Penthouse Sweet!
Simple premise with simple/clear rules to follow. Resulting in a lot of different/unique themed entries to look at.

What PMC submission are you most proud of? Why?

That one is quite easy, my ‘Skyrider of Dawn’ One of my biggest (holiday project) builds & one of the oldest to fuse redstone with a vehicle to make something static interactive. Also, it kinda exploded in comments, diamonds & views (emphasis on the sequence), which is always a nice bonus.

Is there a specific member that inspires you or you look up to? Who/Why?

That probably means pinging some gone/lurking members to the surface,

Note: these are persons who excels in their niche and/or gave some actual constructive feedback over the years to me

great guy, crazy realistic skyscraper renderer & great contest host

Art Dei Tech
a centipede that turns almost everything in gold in terms of project quality

(is probably getting used to be mentioned in these interviews) redstone genius, friendly & gives use-full feedback

Trains & more trains with insane detailing (+ nice to see him improve over time)

just look at his insane poem contest winning entry

Mine Maus Craft
Large detailed builds with her own custom texture pack

friendly person who made a youtube video of my 4-year anniversary build

Oh, if you’re interested in some great detailed yet small Japanese builds, check him out

friendly person who popped up here and there to comment on new builds of mine, plus he made an awesome Vivec city from Morrowind

You’ve certainly seen several submissions here on PMC. Is there a project, skin, pack or mod that’s always stuck with you? One that you were
so impressed and inspired by?

*goes dusting off his brain by looking at his favorite list*

I go for the Autumn passage

Insane quality that you could literally hang on your wall and it inspired my entry for the poem interpretation contest.

Fun Questions
What other video games do you enjoy playing?

- Monster hunter, at te moment Rise (and before MHFU, MHP3rd, MH4U, MHG, MHGU)

- RPG’s such as: Dragon Age Origins & Golden Sun (GBA).

- Kerbal space program

- others that didn’t pop-up in my mind

If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
One of the Nordic countries I haven’t visited yet. Friendly people (I have met so far), almost everyone can speak decent English (not my own native language either) but makes life as a tourist way easier. General quite safe countries to wander around the back streets (in broad daylight at least) to find some nice places with less fellow tourists.

Describe yourself in 3 words!

1: silent
2: a non-tactical-speaking-person (haven’t found a proper translation yet
3: google (for technology and work relating stuff)

What’s your favorite food?

Grandma styled own country dishes. Still improving on those cooking skills of my own on these kind of dishes.

Not going to mention my country though.

Do you have any pets? (include pictures!)

None (not including the spiders and other small critters in unreachable spots to clean)

If you could have one superpower which one would it be?

At the moment I’ll go for the one that makes it save enough for kids all-around the world to:
- have fun on the streets unsupervised (for example, riding an uni-cycle on walkway without parents nearby through the masses where
no-one thinks it’s strange – except me at that moment)
- (be able) to go school on their own (kids 4+), nearby or father away with public-transport on their own and other passengers not blinking an eye about it.

*Essentially Japan safety levels all-around the world*

Are there any hobbies outside of Minecraft that you have?
Gaming, Cycling (wandrer.earth color all the cycle-able roads – requires Strava), visiting museums (history) & going there by train (to sometimes overhear loud talking persons daily things and see oddly dressed person either going to concerts or comic-cons), watching anime & reading (is quite on the back-burner).

Favorite quote or words of wisdom for the community? OR Do you have any advice for new members of PMC?

To stick around for a long time like me (+8 years).

I think the best thing to do is what YOU WANT, which is not necessary the current popular thing on PMC.

In other (longer phrasing) words, do what you find interesting to make. Even if it isn’t popular or long overdone and chewed out by a lot of other members. Not motivated? Do something else and come back later.

Minecraft (to me) is meant to be fun, not a chore so don’t let it become one for keeping an upload schedule or to stay in the picture.

Popular? Try to see it as a nice bonus, rather try to cherish the members/subscribers of yours that actually comment useful stuff/show that they actually properly looked at it on your submission. And don’t be shy to give yours to others.

Anything you'd like to add?
Turned out to be quite the long response...

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12/04/2021 1:28 pm
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Thank you! Really happy to serve as inspiration for someone! And indeed it has been a long journy, I barely recognize my first models any more! Sadly I haven't really had any time to work on more... just pilling up ideas.
10/15/2021 2:00 am
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wow something just happened
10/08/2021 6:09 am
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Hello I'm Slava_Bro_Senpai
10/06/2021 6:16 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Engineer
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Yes! Finally an eagoy interview!
Submitter of some of the most creative entries to my contests :-D

I you read this, please take a look also at the chessboard and at the goose game he created, and at the impressive redstone involved!
10/07/2021 11:48 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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Thanks :-)

Those are some old projects of mine (8 & 6 years old). Not sure how good those have aged throughout the many Minecraft versions in between.
10/04/2021 7:11 am
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im 2 i dont speak much

10/03/2021 2:29 pm
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Minha pica flamejante
10/01/2021 1:18 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
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Nice letter-type/font choice (what's the name or is it handmade...???) of my name 'eagoy'.
Either way, I am curious how you decided it.

I keep an eye out if there are any follow up questions in the comment section
10/01/2021 3:45 pm
Level 96 : Overlord Cake
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Glad you like it! I try to choose a font that I feel fits the person who is interviewed - I quickly browse the profile page and submissions and take a look at what the person uses for fonts, etc... not trying to necessarily match the fonts but get an overall feel of the person's aesthetic based off of everything I see. I usually try a few fonts before one feels "right". The name of this font is called "2Dumb". Please know that the name of the font has zero to do with why I used it :)
10/01/2021 12:17 pm
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