Cyprezz Admin / Lead Developer
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  • About

    I'm Cyprezz the owner and lead developer of PMC, a slice of the internet that feels like home. Thanks for hanging out here.

    I like the freedom to be creative and the process of having an idea, building it from the ground up and watching it become something you can be proud of. Minecraft provides this opportunity and we're all watching as the community takes their own ideas and expresses them into the Minecraft medium. Pretty cool.

    Like many others, gaming is the main reason I became interested in Computer Science. My first experience of utilizing a computer as a tool for creativity, not just using it, was creating custom Quake II skins, maps and developing a very simple HTML website for a gaming clan. I'd stay up late with my brother and sister and wake up early to fit more game time in before catching the bus. I still miss playing Starcraft & Asheron's Call. My senior year in high school, I took a QBasic class, programmed a Frogger clone and I was hooked. I loved telling a computer what to do, watching a program evolve into something I could not only use myself but continue to tweak and improve on over time. It's a fun and rewarding process.

    After high school, I decided to major in Computer Science which eventually became my minor as I switched to a New Media major and focused on web development. I continued gaming late into the night, even during my Masters degree. In fact, I know I logged more hours in gaming than I needed to study. I learned a lot by working at a student run, new media service on real world projects. Everything felt like it could be solved or improved on with code. Conceptualizing creative solutions keeps me up at night and gets me up in the morning. I still plan on developing a game someday, just not yet.

    After college, I did freelance web development for a number of years. While doing client work, I developed and launched a side project, gamesprays.com, a community site sharing game sprays, digital in-game graffiti art, primarily for Valve's games, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead and Counter Strike. Working on that site pushed my skills in programming, interface design and online content & community management. My Gamesprays code base would eventually lay the foundation for planetminecraft.com.

    I started playing Minecraft in 2010 and like so many others, lost a grasp on space and time. Hours flew by and everything was made, or would soon be made, of blocks. There was and still is nothing quite like Minecraft. Besides the fact that the game itself provides total freedom of creativity, almost everything about the game could be modified from the skins to the code base. The idea to support the community in sharing their creations and custom game content was a instant click. I launched planetminecraft.com on November 8th, 2010 with only a project section, posted my own projects and shared the launch on reddit.com/r/minecraft. As more and more members began sharing their own projects, the site took on a life of it's own and grew with the explosive popularity of Minecraft. It's amazing to watch the game evolve and be a part of the community.

    Today, I can look back and feel humbled while still looking forward to the growing possibilities of the game and the evolution of PMC.
  • Wall Posts

    • Cyprezz
      April 13, 2017, 12:26 pm to Public
      Just launched a new PMC TV Guide!
      AngelicGalactic said 2017-06-13 15:19:51
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      Dear Cyprezz,
      Sense I don't know any other way to put it i'll just tell you it right now if your reading. Could you delete my account? The reason I want my account deleted is only to start fresh. I don't want to change my username, and yet have other people still come onto my account. I don't want to be know, or have people come onto my account and look at it like a W.I.P building or website. I want it to people come onto my account, look at it, and get inspiration on what to do, instead of always changing my username and style because someone else is doing it. I want to be myself, and I can only be myself. If you took your time to read this, thank you. I'm very grateful if your able to read this, especially sense i'm only a member with no special authority. Anyway, yet again, thank you, and have a great day! ;D
      -Angelic // Bailey
      Diamonator1200 said 2017-05-23 03:35:32
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      Please delete my account (sorry, it's just idk how else to contact you)
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    • Cyprezz
      March 11, 2017, 12:06 am to Public
      Zelda breath of the omg this world is huuuuuge! This is going to take some time. Blood moon just rose, this should be interesting...
      SuperLuigi77 said 2017-03-23 12:50:42
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      Nice, Breath Of the Wild is awesome game. Nice graphics and Cool Missions.
      Deeno said 2017-03-14 11:54:01
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      That game looks awesome, too bad im poor
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    • Cyprezz
      March 10, 2017, 12:36 pm to Public
      Added Imgur Gallery support on submissions, wall posts, private messages and widget about/custom posts.



      Click the new gallery button and paste the URL to your Imgur gallery page.
      Marcel said 2017-03-12 06:36:29
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      uh i think ur forgettin something???? planet lazytown theme???
      CraftyFoxe said 2017-03-10 14:07:36
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      thank you!
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    • Cyprezz
      February 17, 2017, 7:24 pm to Public
      I added a Time Machine to PMC allowing us to browse content from any year or even any month since launching the community in November of 2010!

      As a time machines tend to be, it's surprisingly powerful and fun to jump around to see what was popular during what time. You're bound to find new old content that you missed and depending on how long you've been in the Minecraft scene, you'll feel the nostalgia.

      Have fun!

      TheCactus27 said 2017-02-22 20:01:47
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      What about the space-time continuum? Well, I'm off for a ride through time in my DeLorean. Cool feature!
      alicat said 2017-02-21 05:06:29
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      Oh yeah can already feel the nostalgia AWAITING!
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    • Cyprezz
      February 9, 2017, 7:52 am to Public
      The Member Profile update arrives today! It started as a simple concept and expanded over time into the 4 column widget system you see now. All existing profiles are automatically converted and you can start customizing from there.

      My main goal was to provide the freedom to customize our profiles while still maintaining a consistent style across all of them. It needed to be fun, easy to use and expandable.

      The widget system is launching with 18 different widget types plus 3 full page only sections.
      • About - Display custom text, images and more about you
      • Custom Post - Display custom text, images or video. Free to do what you want
      • Wall Posts - Personal wall to post to public, site members & your subscribers
      • Submission Gallery - Display a list of your site submissions
      • Subscribers - Display who is subscribed to you.
      • Subscriptions - Display who you are subscribed to.
      • Trophy Case - Display your trophies and site awards
      • Favorites - Display list of your favorites
      • Featured Skin - Feature a PMC Skin on your profile in 3D
      • Featured Submission - Feature a PMC Submission on your profile
      • Diamonds - Display list of content you diamond
      • Collections - Display list of your public collections
      • Collection - Display a collection
      • Youtube - Promote your youtube channel
      • Twitch - Promote your twitch channel
      • Twitter - Display your latest tweets
      • Discord Server - Display your discord server
      • Advertisement - Display an optional advertisement to support our site.
      • Personalized Site Feed - Feed of your subscription activity (Full page only form)
      • Banners - List of your banners (Full page only form)
      • Activity - Your latest site activity. (Full page only form)
      All widgets can be added, removed, ordered, vertically resized and horizontally sized across 1-4 columns (some types have column restrictions). More widgets will be added over time.

      It will be hard to miss that profiles have custom banners! They can be positioned vertically, just drag the banner and the viewport can be resized from 150-250 pixels, drag bottom of banner viewport.

      The site homepage features a personalized site feed which pulls in community content and wall posts from your subscriptions as well as various site notifications. Besides your own feed, you can also browse a version of any members personalized site feed by visiting their profile, /member/[username]/feed/. If you like a member there is potential that they are following members you'll like as well. Now you can discover them by viewing different feeds on the site.

      I'm excited to see what everyone does with their new profiles!
      Cyprezz said 2017-02-16 10:20:19
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      Sorry, no plans to add different fonts. Having different fonts appear on a per page / profile / widget / paragraph basis depending on what each member feels like would be a jarring experience most readers in my opinion.
      Shinryuji Naga said 2017-02-10 21:00:06
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      May seem trival, but could you add fonts? Also thanks for the update :)
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  • Submission Gallery

    • PMC Community Brainstorm : Member Profiles
      Collectable
      138 diamonds
      10,926 views
      209 comments
      34 favorited
      Posted 12/19/2014
      by Cyprezz
      x 1
      Blog Post
    • Planet Pack v1.4.2
      Collectable
      1,061 diamonds
      143,626 views
      24,031 downloads
      745 comments
      250 favorited
      Last updated 10/25/12
      Posted 02/12/2011
      by Cyprezz
      100
      Game Version: Minecraft 1.4
      Resolution: 16x16
      x 12
      Texture Pack
    • Upvote or Downvote : What to do?
      Collectable
      363 diamonds
      11,220 views
      326 comments
      35 favorited
      Posted 10/11/2011
      by Cyprezz
      x 1
      Blog Post
    • Grizzly Stronghold
      Collectable
      116 diamonds
      6,997 views
      954 downloads
      54 comments
      27 favorited
      Posted 06/24/2011
      by Cyprezz
      100
      x 15
      Project
    • Black Widow Keep
      Collectable
      94 diamonds
      14,071 views
      1,818 downloads
      71 comments
      26 favorited
      Posted 03/13/2011
      by Cyprezz
      90
      x 16
      Project
    • Black Widow
      Collectable
      45 diamonds
      4,821 views
      55 comments
      11 favorited
      Last updated 03/06/11
      Posted 02/14/2011
      by Cyprezz
      100
      x 7
      Project
    • Toadstool Tower
      Collectable
      139 diamonds
      35,342 views
      7,527 downloads
      61 comments
      52 favorited
      Last updated 02/24/11
      Posted 02/17/2011
      by Cyprezz
      100
      x 17
      Project
    • Scorpion Fortress
      Collectable
      338 diamonds
      121,801 views
      36,013 downloads
      159 comments
      133 favorited
      Last updated 02/10/11
      Posted 02/05/2011
      by Cyprezz
      100
      x 16
      Project
    • Demon Dragon
      Collectable
      58 diamonds
      13,675 views
      1,468 downloads
      26 comments
      13 favorited
      Posted 02/04/2011
      by Cyprezz
      Format: Universal Skin 64x32
      Model: Steve (4 pixel arms)
      Skin
    • Industrial Diamond Operation
      Collectable
      24 diamonds
      10,943 views
      14 comments
      4 favorited
      Posted 01/08/2011
      by Cyprezz
      85
      x 7
      Project
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