Back in September of 2011, two of my friends convinced me to try out a game called Minecraft. They then somehow managed to convince me to create a server for us to play on. It was just for us to mess around with, and was never intended to go public. I couldn't even figure out port-forwarding at the time, so we had to use LogMeInHamachi. Within a couple of days, I had figured out how to install plugins using none other than Craftbukkit, so we of course spent a few hours screwing around with WorldEdit. One thing led to another, and next thing we knew, we were planning a date for the server to become open to the public. Thus began my adventures with Minecraft.
Of course, it wasn't a graceful transition from a private server for three friends to a public one open to the world. We hadn't taken any precautionary measures against griefers, and so we logged on the next day to find our spawn covered in lava. We repaired the damage, and since I couldn't figure out who had. . .