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I think it's time I introduced myself...

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Hi guys,

I'm Josh, I'm 22 and I'm currently living in the UK. 

I've been trying to get more involved with the community and forums and I thought that I should probably start with the forums. I started playing Ely hardcore about maybe a month ago or longer, my body clock is completely ruined because the server is most active during the night for GMT (I love the community though haha). For some reason, my account is much older than that, I think I may have created it earlier this year but never fully committed to playing RSPS's again until now.

Career background and a long-ish story about how RSPS changed my life and helped make me successful (if you can be arsed reading it):

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I started coding and messing around with RSPS's probably about 10+ years ago when I was 11-12 years old, being as young as I was then. I mostly spent my time editing code and config files but it actually took me months to figure out that I needed to compile the code (and update the JDK in the compiler to my version in program files).

By 14, I'd taken over a server which an owner gave up on and ran that until I was 16 along with someone who taught me an awful lot and pretty much showed me the ropes of advanced programming, he eventually left me to own the server on my by myself. At 16, I ended up leaving school with pretty terrible grades, felt hopeless despite the skills I had, and spent 1-2 years, I won't go on about this but let's just say I was "Fucking around in the streets".

Anyways, shortly before my 18th birthday, I walked into a small company that could see the potential in me, started mostly developing web applications, mobile apps, anything programming related, you name it. I worked my way up through spending my entire time outside of work practicing coding, learning frameworks, languages and developing my skills to the point where I was extremely proficient in programming, especially for my age group.

That eventually landed me a job in a different city, away from my troubled hometown with a company that's listed on the NASDAQ index list, where we use AI to assist a lot of our software and save companies a lot of money. Up to this point, I've had the amazing opportunity to work with some of the worlds biggest brands, I don't particularly want to name drop any companies but let's just say that some of the worlds biggest companies (mainly car companies) are using my apps and software as we speak 😁

I'm proud of how I started from poverty, worked my way up a bumpy road, and used my skills and mind to get to where I am, but it's definitely not the final destination.

With that being said: Lation, Matt or Splash, if you're looking for an app for Ely, or even a chat or help with anything dev wise, hmu 😜

 

 

Some interests:

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As mentioned before, coding, frameworks, IDE's, idk hmu with anything programming-wise and we'll probably spend hours talking.

Music wise, I'm mostly into 90s hip hop, hip hop in general, and a bit of grime. As well as pretty much all electronic music, house, techno, DnB, you name it, I've probably seen your favourite electronic artists live (comment below your favourite electronic artists, I'd love to hear) 🙂 

TV series's, anything I can marathon through and then feels like I'm left hopeless once I finish the whole thing in a matter of days.

 

 

Anyways, that's pretty much it, feel free to ask me anything, I'm a open book and genuine guy that's got a lot of spare time on his hands because of this whole rona crap.

I'd also like to thank Nelly and Will, they've been exceptional staff, really welcoming into the community and made me feel like I'm part of Ely. Kemi too because he's a PVM god and he's been there to answer questions I have when staff aren't online.

 

Stay safe,

Duke.

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Oh, and I'd like to say, I told Lation this already over PM.

Lation, Matt, Splash, really good job with the server, I'm super impressed with what you guys have built. Absolutely amazing experience and very good work. It's an absolute pleasure to play.

 

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Hey Duke, very awesome introduction. Learned alot about ya like an introduction should 😉 so good job. Interesting story ya got as how you got into coding & such - it's certainly the best career field you can get into, that's no doubt. We have some really talented Dev's on our current team, it's a real pleasure to work with these fellas. Ely has become much more than I ever envisioned when I first started it, so that's awesome. You're a pleasure to have on Ely & always enjoy our short conversations. Hope you continue to enjoy Ely ❤️

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7 minutes ago, Lation said:

Hey Duke, very awesome introduction. Learned alot about ya like an introduction should 😉 so good job. Interesting story ya got as how you got into coding & such - it's certainly the best career field you can get into, that's no doubt. We have some really talented Dev's on our current team, it's a real pleasure to work with these fellas. Ely has become much more than I ever envisioned when I first started it, so that's awesome. You're a pleasure to have on Ely & always enjoy our short conversations. Hope you continue to enjoy Ely ❤️

Thanks Lation, I thought it was about time to reveal my development background, it was hard to resist whilst playing such a well developed server 😄 Absolutely, coding and tech is the future! Definitely the best career you can get into these days! Ely really does have one of the best dev teams I've seen so far, regular updates without bugs, clean interfaces and amazing ideas. It's anything anyone could ask for in a RSPS 😄 Thank you, it's a pleasure to talk to you too every now and then.

See you around ❤️ 

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1 hour ago, Splash said:

About time we had more fellow tea drinkers here. Welcome to the server!

Absolutely! We need more tea drinkers! The server isn't always as active during GMT daytime but I'm always willing to stay up late to enjoy the community 🙂 

 

1 hour ago, nelly said:

this was a long read but very interesting and insightful to say the least. I like ur journey and what to took to get there. Welcome man and enjoy ely gamer!

Hope it wasn't too long but glad you enjoyed it, it's always nice to share my RSPS story with RS and RSPS players to prove that it's more than just a game!

 

Thanks for the warm welcome guys 😁

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That's what I call an introduction!

It's always great to know more about the people in our community and I'm glad you're enjoying Ely. I'm happy to welcome you to the server 🙂

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