From Dogcraft Wiki
|Joined||2nd June, 2016|
|Member of:||Staff Team|
|Projects||SRN East Line|
Hello, my name is William278 and I am the founder and a Wiki Administrator of the Dogcraft Wiki as well as a Discord Head Mod alongside googly2002.
- Mayor of Ouranos (Survival 3) Akkara (Survival 2) and Lackria (Survival 1). Founding Council Member and now Senator of Gaia (Survival 4)
- Founder and Wiki Admin of the Dogcraft Wiki.
- Survival Railway Network East Line Manager from September 2018 to May 2020.
- Dogcraft.net player since June 2016.
- [ChatMod] between April 2019 to July 2019.
- Full [Mod] between July 2019 to June 2020.
- Discord Head Mod since June 2020.
I joined the Dogcraft forums in late 2015, after earning a spot on the Dogolith in ReNDoG's Let's Play Survival world. However, I wouldn't join the server until May of the next year, where I joined during a Stream Town live stream from the server. I enjoyed my time during the live stream so returned a few weeks later on the 2nd of June, 2016 and from that point forth I have continued to play on Dogcraft (with periods of inactivity) ever since.
When playing Minecraft, my favorite thing to do is lead a community, so the first thing I did (aside from bothering _edo and darparniox about building North Station!) on Dogcraft was establish Lackria alongside fellow player SENsationals02, a plot-based town on the Survival 1 world. The town would quickly grow to prominence thanks to its positioning along the SRN (and my constant inviting of players to it in chat!) and would become the first major player-built, player-led settlement on the server, especially after ReNDoG toured the town on a base tour video.
Lackria would last until the end of the Survival 1 world, where it would go on to inspire towns such as Havana and Akkara in 2017 (the latter of which I would lead alongside my neighbor in Lackria, LAK3RS), which themselves would have a significant impact on the culture of the server in Survival 2 and future worlds.
In late June 2018, I founded this Wiki in response to my conclusion that Dogcraft had no proper method to recording its history in the long-term and that the decline of the forums had meant that documentation of the server was in a worse state than ever. The wiki was originally a FANDOM (formerly Wikia) site, but due to its popularity myself and newly appointed admin darparniox submitted a formal proposal to ReNDoG to make the Wiki an official part of the community, which was accepted and by May 2020 was fully implemented. Also during mid-2018, following the resignation of Aeghu as East Line Manager of the SRN, I offered to take the role and from 2018 to 2020 I was responsible for leading construction of the eastern branch of the public rail system, through Survival 2 and Survival 3. 2018 was not a flawless year, however. The messy internal launch of the Survival 3 world and my own doubts about the founding of Deliverance caused me to take a hiatus when the Survival 3 world launched.
During 2019, though, I came back swinging, founding the town of Ouranos with misterblue28 as a last resort blank slate, which paid off tremendously, leading to some of my best memories of the server during "The Chase" game show event I held in the town. During this year I also took up a number of important positions. Firstly, I joined the staff team officially as a [ChatMod] and later that summer full [Mod] in April of that year after being promoted from one of the first to hold the Helper rank. I also accepted the role of Events Team Member following successes in leading events such as Akkara City Opening Day (which ReNDoG himself attended) and Ouranos Day.
In mid 2020 and following the launch of the Survival 4 worlds, my enthusiasm for the server dwindled a little after several years of fairly continual play, leading to me taking a step back from my staff team roles as Mod and role as SRN East Line Manager, and later on my role as Events Leader. I also stepped down as a leader of Gaia, a city I was a key part in founding and conceptualizing. In place of these roles, I was offered Discord Head Mod in June 2020, which I accepted, becoming a member of the Dogcraft leadership team. Despite not having the most playtime on Dogcraft as some players, or even perhaps having the most impressive builds on Dogcraft, I maintain my passion for the wonderful community, which I hope to express through being a "community project first" player.