My name is kilker12! For those of you that don't know me I am the sole founder of Craftrealms!
Over 3 years ago my friend showed me Minecraft and I thought it was the stupidest game I'd ever seen. Then I tried playing it after he left my house... I didn't sleep that night.
After playing for some time on SP I discovering a service called Mineshafter (Are they still around anymore?) and got into a cracked server. I hated it. Everything was done poorly and made me sad. Then I realized Mojang allows anybody with a mouse and some batch file/networking experience run their own server, so naturally I had to try it out. I then figured I would post it on Mineshafters list of servers and see if anybody actually joined. I was thrilled to have 5 people playing on my server (hosted on my PC... imagine the laaag of a home internet connection!).
Heres a video made by our old head admin Bakersix of our 2nd(?) ever map. It made me cry uncontrollably.
Fast forward three years through many more map resets, a change of ownership, a player-sent death threat sent to my house by mail (yes, I'm serious), and many missed homework assignments, CraftRealms has become one of the biggest Minecraft servers the world has seen with 2000 members playing at any given time and over 30,000 registered users.
So yea guys, feel free to ask me any question that may cross your mind in the comments section below and Ill be sure to answer it! Ill also put together a list of good questions and answers in this post.
EDIT 8/24/14: Yes I'm still going to try to answer your questions. I see that there's a lot that still need to be answered! Tomorrow between my classes Ill sit down and take more time to answer everyone's questions!