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Arkas
The Minecraft avatar of Arkas
Gender M
Age 20 to 22[1]
Country Netherlands
Active LPs

Minecraft

Arkas, also known by his personal name Tijmen B[2] (pronounced "tɛi̯ mən" in Dutch,[3][a] anglicised as "t mən),[5] is a Dutch Let's Play commentator and an active member of the MindCrack server. He joined the server in September 2011 after winning third place in the third contest.[6] Arkas also entered in the first contest but did not win a place on the server.[7][8]

Biography[edit]

Arkas was born and raised in the Netherlands, which he commonly refers to as Holland.[9] Arkas lives in the North of the Netherlands.[10] He speaks Dutch as his first language.[9] He previously studied neurobiology at university but lost interest around December 2013.[11] Arkas considered YouTube a full time job[11] before returning to university in September 2014.[12] His Minecraft username is a modified version of "Arkan",[13] a gamer tag that originated from a Jedi roleplaying server, that was no longer available when he made his account.[14]

In his spare time, Arkas creates music.[15] Some of the music used in his videos is made by himself. When asked about releasing his music in March 2014, Arkas says "[his] music isn't ready for release,"[16] but since June 2014, has shared his music on SoundCloud.[17]

Through his love for music, Arkas often attends music festivals held in the Netherlands.[18] He attended Lowlands festival in August 2012, and invited fans to approach him,[19] but was not recognized by anyone.[20] Arkas had hinted at travelling to Paris, France for MineCon 2012,[21] but did not attend for financial reasons.[22] Arkas has confirmed he will be attending EGX London in September 2014.[23] He will make his first public appearance in a vlog sometime before the event.[11]

Let's Play[edit]

Arkas used to be the most enigmatic member of the server due to his lack of videos and lack of appearances in other members' videos until June 2012 when his voice was first heard during a prank by mcgamer and Nebris on Etho.[24] For a long period of time, Arkas' YouTube channel had only one video, which was a video submission for Guude's contest to enter the server titled "Arkas' Arena Contest Entry".[25] The video was not publicly available for a long time,[26] but was republicized when Arkas hit 100,000 subscribers.[27] Arkas' first video on the MindCrack server was livestreamed to Twitch on 10 June 2012,[28] but was not archived. His first YouTube video from the MindCrack server, uploaded on 10 July 2012,[29] earned him more than 10,000 subscribers overnight.[30] Arkas cites encouragement from fans and other MindCrack members, notably VintageBeef, as the reason he began Let's Playing.[31]

Game Playlist or first video Start date Brief description
7 Days to Die "Arkas Builds :: 7 Days To Die" 2 Mar 2014
OFF "OFF" 25 Apr 2014
WindForge "Arkas Plays WindForge" 17 Jul 2014
Minecraft
Map Playlist or First episode Start date Brief description
MindCrack Survival multiplayer
  • 10 Jul 2012
  • 2 Jul 2013
MindCrack Feed the Beast Modded multiplayer 24 Feb 2013
Singleplayer mapmaking "Arkas Builds An Adventure Map" 10 Oct 2013
Multiplayer mapmaking "Building The Mindcrack Public Server" 12 Dec 2013
Modded survival singleplayer "Life In The Woods" 25 Mar 2014 Using the "Life in the Woods" modpack.
Modded survival multiplayer server "TerraFirmaCraft w/ Friends" 24 Apr 2014 Using "TerraFirmaCraft". Featuring Honneyplays, Pakratt0013, oddmast, DireDwarf, altblu and TibTuner04.
"Mayday" "Mayday w/ JSano19 - Minecraft Adventure Map" 7 May 2014 Featuring jsano19
"Ruins Of The Mindcrackers" "Minecraft - Ruins of the Mindcrackers w/ Pyro" 18 Jun 2014 Featuring Pyro_0. See Ruins Of The Mindcrackers
"Lords of Minecraft" "Lords of Minecraft" 18 Jul 2014 On the PlayMindcrack server

MindCrack[edit]

Arkas is considered a very talented builder and one of the best,[32] if not the best,[33] on the server. In the Season 3 spawn village, he rebuilt his house at least three times. He had a gigantic floating disc in the middle of the ocean, the Mothership, which was undergoing reconstruction until the closure of the server.

Arkas' first project on the season 4 server is his jungle city, Arkasdam. He settled in the jungle to utilize the bright green foliage found there.[34] He built up the city for a while throughout the season. Then at spawn he builds a theater which he burns down due to his dissatisfaction with the build. He also builds a dwarven village in which he connects paths with Arkasdam and other places throughout the world.

In the 5th season, Arkas immediately begins work on a hilltop building that offers a great view over spawn. Arkas owned a rabbit, Snuggles, before it was killed by AnderZEL. A tomb was dedicated to Snuggles.

pihsrehtoM[edit]

pihsrehtoM (read as "backwards Mothership") is Arkas' camera account which he uses to record timelapses.[35][36]

Minecraft skin[edit]

Arkas' skin is Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls.[37] As of January 2014, Arkas' skin is the 28th most reused skin.[38]

Previous/Alternate skins[edit]

Trivia[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Listen to Dutch pronunciation, said by Arkas himself.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ArkasMC (15 April 2014). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/233mk4/arkas_attending_eurogamer_confirmed/cgt86ne?context=3>.
  2. GuudeBoulderfist (13 October 2011). "Minecraft MindCrack - S3E216 - Donator Special". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkeVMIEFAfU&t=516s>.
  3. "Rhymes:Dutch:-ɛi̯mən". Wiktionary. Retrieved 31 July 2014. <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Rhymes:Dutch:-ɛi̯mən>.
  4. Mc_Arkas (19 July 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: The Beginning!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/549149826?t=5h27m4s>.
  5. "IJ (digraph)". Wikipedia. Retrieved 19 June 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJ_(digraph)>.
  6. GuudeBoulderfist (1 September 2011). "Minecraft Mindcrack - 1.8 Contest Winners & Another Livestream!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2yTcjFZ_K4>.
  7. Arkas (30 December 2010). Forum post. Minecraft forum. <http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/104118-minecraft-mindcrack-smp/page__st__20#entry1702632>.
  8. Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=15m23s>.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=4m32s>.
  10. Mc_Arkas (24 September 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/333341844?t=1h1m15s>.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Arkas (20 April 2014). "Channel Update - April 2014". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-XIQ5qPidA>.
  12. Arkas (22 August 2014). ""Catching Up" :: Mindcrack Season 5 - Episode 8". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8bFgQO39I&t=7m18s>.
  13. Mc_Arkas (23 June 2012). "Live from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/322473377?t=9m30s>.
  14. Mc_Arkas (10 June 2014). "Mindcrack Crackpack! (Modded Minecraft)". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/537054126?t=1h28m17s>.
  15. Arkas (22 August 2014). ""Catching Up" :: Mindcrack Season 5 - Episode 8". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8bFgQO39I&t=2m20s>.
  16. Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=9m6s>.
  17. MCArkas (13 June 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/477585996461375488>.
  18. Mc_Arkas (24 September 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/333341844?t=26m>.
  19. MCArkas (15 August 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/235880699800989696>.
  20. Mc_Arkas (29 August 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/330387851?t=17m21s>.
  21. Mc_Arkas (29 August 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/330387851?t=25m>.
  22. Mc_Arkas (27 October 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/337105292?t=35m55s>.
  23. MCArkas (15 April 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/456094722814377984>.
  24. SuperMCGamer (19 June 2012). "Mindcrack Prank Wars - A Slice of Nether". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kyyt3Mzp1I&t=2m55s>.
  25. Arkas (25 August 2011). "Arkas' Arena Contest Entry". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRowDQuQCz8>.
  26. Dbloemers (21 June 2012). "Arkas' video". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/vdvjm/arkas_video/>.
  27. MCArkas (19 May 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/468391792795463681>.
  28. Muzzy91 (10 June 2012). "Arkas is streaming. Go. Now." Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/uv2it/arkas_is_streaming_go_now/>.
  29. Arkas (10 July 2012). "Arkas Builds: The Mothership Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czdm2R0h02g>.
  30. MCArkas (11 July 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/223041961483960322>.
  31. Mc_Arkas (1 August 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: Back From Holiday Stream!!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/553566878?t=2h18m30s>.
  32. BdoubleO100 (29 May 2012). "The Mindcrack Minecraft Server: Episode 42 - Thanks Doc!" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rk4loP0geA&t=275s>.
  33. VintageBeef (10 May 2012). "Beef Plays Minecraft - Mindcrack Server - S2 EP68 - Nosey Neighbor". <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdOXWgK-Wgk&t=438s>.
  34. Arkas (2 July 2013). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 1 :: Into The Jungle". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME69No7oAot=11m5s>.
  35. Arkas (19 September 2013). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 20 :: It's All About Perspective". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ-IAcXp-b4&t=15m47s>.
  36. Generikb (18 September 2013). "Mindcrack Ep 37 - "The Hermit Security Agency (HSA)!!!" Minecraft Survival Multiplayer". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paovrTeQz6A>.
  37. Mc_Arkas (23 June 2012). "Live from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/322469456?t=15m45s>.
  38. Dinnerbone (23 January 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/426354392263294976>.
  39. Arkas (21 July 2014). ""Touring The Kingdom" :: Lords of Minecraft - Episode 2". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Fl9HHVL9I&t=3m7s>.
  40. FKMC1 (19 July 2014). "Lord Arkas skin,inspired by Lords of Minecraft series!". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/2b2grt/lord_arkas_skininspired_by_lords_of_minecraft/>.
  41. Mc_Arkas (19 July 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: The Beginning!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/549149826?t=4h34m58s>.
  42. Mc_Arkas (19 July 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: The Beginning!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/549149826?t=5h36m47s>.
  43. ArkasMC (31 March 2014). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/21rzlw/going_to_do_some_sorts_of_qa_video_in_the_very/cgg4vp9?context=1>.
  44. Mc_Arkas (22 August 2014). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/560854006?t=42m38s>.
  45. Mc_Arkas. Twitch FAQ. Twitch. Retrieved 27 August 2014.