Arkas

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Arkas
The Minecraft avatar of Arkas
Artistic representation of Arkas's Minecraft avatar

Arkas from his first public appearance
Gender M
Age 22[1][2]
Country Netherlands

Arkas, also known by his personal name Tijmen B[3] (pronounced "tɛi̯ mən" in Dutch,[4] anglicised as "t mən),[5] is a Dutch Let's Play commentator and a member of Mindcrack since September 2011, having joined the Mindcrack Server after winning third place in the third contest.[6]

Biography[edit]

Arkas was born and raised in the Netherlands, which he commonly refers to as Holland.[7] Arkas lives in the North of the Netherlands.[8] He speaks Dutch as his first language.[7] He previously studied neurobiology at university but lost interest around December 2013.[9] Arkas considered YouTube a full time job[9] before returning to university in September 2014.[10] His Minecraft username is a modified version of "Arkan",[11] a gamer tag that originated from a Jedi roleplaying server, that was no longer available when he made his account.[12]

Let's Play[edit]

ArkasMC
The YouTube avatar of ArkasMC

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".[13] The video was not publicly available for a long time,[14] but was republicized when Arkas hit 100,000 subscribers.[15] Arkas' first video on the server was livestreamed to Twitch on 10 June 2012,[16] but was not archived. His first YouTube video from the Mindcrack server, uploaded on 10 July 2012,[17] earned him more than 10,000 subscribers overnight.[18] Arkas cites encouragement from fans and other Mindcrackers, notably VintageBeef, as the reason he began Let's Playing.[19]

Arkas had hinted at travelling to Paris for MineCon 2012,[20] but did not attend for financial reasons.[21] In April 2014, Arkas confirmed he would be attending EGX London held in September 2014.[22] He made his first public appearance in a vlog on 29 August 2014.[23]

Arkas has been highly praised for building and design skills within Minecraft. He has been described by BdoubleO100 as one of the best on the Mindcrack Server,[24] and as one of the greatest in the entire Minecraft community by VintageBeef.[25]

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
Space Engineers "Cats In Space" 7 Aug 2014 Featuring ProtostarMusic and DeceptiBonk
Garry's Mod
  • 16 Sep 2014
  • 23 Sep 2015
See Garry's Mod
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 On the PlayMindcrack server
Modded survival singleplayer "Life In The Woods" 25 Mar 2014 Using the "Life in the Woods" modpack by Phedran
Modded survival multiplayer server "TerraFirmaCraft w/ Friends" 24 Apr 2014 Using "TerraFirmaCraft". Featuring HonneyPlay, 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 as Team Dank
"Lords of Minecraft" "Lords of Minecraft" 18 Jul 2014 See Lords of Minecraft

Mindcrack[edit]

Arkas joined the server having placed third in the third contest.[6] He had also entered in the first contest but did not win a place on the server.[26][27] Arkas was previously the most enigmatic member of Mindcrack 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.[28]

Personal life[edit]

In his spare time, Arkas creates music.[29] 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,"[30] but since June 2014, has shared his music on SoundCloud.[31] Through his love for music, Arkas often attends music festivals held in the Netherlands.[32] Prior to his first public appearance, he attended Lowlands festival in August 2012, and invited fans to approach him,[33] but was not recognized by anyone.[34]

Arkas is 197cm tall.[35]

Arkas is currently in a relationship with Evverette12.[36] He visited her in her native Canada in August 2015. In November 2015, the pair began a series playing through the Minecraft CTM map "Minimalist".[37]

Minecraft skin[edit]

Arkas' skin is Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls.[38] As of January 2014, Arkas' skin is the 28th most reused skin.[39]

Arkas's Minecraft skin

Previous/Alternate skins[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. mc_gamer (29 August 2014). "Guess who isn't the youngest Mindcracker?". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/2eyxfv/guess_who_isnt_the_youngest_mindcracker/>.
  2. Mc_Arkas (29 August 2014). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server! (Facecam Hype!!!)". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/563195660?t=2h41m12s>.
  3. GuudeBoulderfist (13 October 2011). "Minecraft MindCrack - S3E216 - Donator Special". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkeVMIEFAfU&t=516s>.
  4. "Rhymes:Dutch:-ɛi̯mən". Wiktionary. Retrieved 31 July 2014. <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Rhymes:Dutch:-ɛi̯mən>.
  5. "IJ (digraph)". Wikipedia. Retrieved 19 June 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJ_(digraph)>.
  6. 6.0 6.1 GuudeBoulderfist (1 September 2011). "Minecraft Mindcrack - 1.8 Contest Winners & Another Livestream!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2yTcjFZ_K4>.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=4m32s>.
  8. Mc_Arkas (24 September 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/333341844?t=1h1m15s>.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Arkas (20 April 2014). "Channel Update - April 2014". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-XIQ5qPidA>.
  10. Arkas (22 August 2014). ""Catching Up" :: Mindcrack Season 5 - Episode 8". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8bFgQO39I&t=7m18s>.
  11. Mc_Arkas (23 June 2012). "Live from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/322473377?t=9m30s>.
  12. Mc_Arkas (10 June 2014). "Mindcrack Crackpack! (Modded Minecraft)". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/537054126?t=1h28m17s>.
  13. Mindcrack (16 July 2012). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 4". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Hv2Wa8Czk&t=10m31s>.
  14. Dbloemers (21 June 2012). "Arkas' video". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/vdvjm/arkas_video/>.
  15. MCArkas (19 May 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/468391792795463681>.
  16. Muzzy91 (10 June 2012). "Arkas is streaming. Go. Now." Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/uv2it/arkas_is_streaming_go_now/>.
  17. Arkas (10 July 2012). "Arkas Builds: The Mothership Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czdm2R0h02g>.
  18. MCArkas (11 July 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/223041961483960322>.
  19. Mc_Arkas (1 August 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: Back From Holiday Stream!!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/553566878?t=2h18m30s>.
  20. Mc_Arkas (29 August 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/330387851?t=25m>.
  21. Mc_Arkas (27 October 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/337105292?t=35m55s>.
  22. MCArkas (15 April 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/456094722814377984>.
  23. Arkas (29 August 2014). "Face Reveal & Website Launch!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5bDBlkfSZY>.
  24. BdoubleO100 (29 May 2012). "The Mindcrack Minecraft Server: Episode 42 - Thanks Doc!" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rk4loP0geA&t=275s>.
  25. VintageBeef (31 July 2014). "Beef Plays Minecraft - Mindcrack Server - S5 EP06 - Need That Rock!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCNzLScZfcQ&t=23m14s>.
  26. Arkas (30 December 2010). Forum post. Minecraft forum. <http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/104118-minecraft-mindcrack-smp/page__st__20#entry1702632>.
  27. Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=15m23s>.
  28. SuperMCGamer (19 June 2012). "Mindcrack Prank Wars - A Slice of Nether". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kyyt3Mzp1I&t=2m55s>.
  29. Arkas (22 August 2014). ""Catching Up" :: Mindcrack Season 5 - Episode 8". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8bFgQO39I&t=2m20s>.
  30. Arkas (31 March 2014). "Arkas Builds Mindcrack - Episode 55 :: Q&A Part 1". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLULEvXgXG4&t=9m6s>.
  31. MCArkas (13 June 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/477585996461375488>.
  32. Mc_Arkas (24 September 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/333341844?t=26m>.
  33. MCArkas (15 August 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/235880699800989696>.
  34. Mc_Arkas (29 August 2012). "Live building from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/330387851?t=17m21s>.
  35. Mc_Arkas (19 July 2014). "Mindcrack Season 5: The Beginning!!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/549149826?t=4h34m58s>.
  36. ArkasMC (21 April 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MCArkas/status/723351067744960512>.
  37. Arkas (14 November 2015). ""Dancing with Dirtbags!" :: Minimalist w/ Evverette - Part 1 [Minecraft CTM]". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBoJxAD8xQY>.
  38. Mc_Arkas (23 June 2012). "Live from the MindCrack server!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mc_arkas/b/322469456?t=15m45s>.
  39. Dinnerbone (23 January 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/426354392263294976>.
  40. Arkas (21 July 2014). ""Touring The Kingdom" :: Lords of Minecraft - Episode 2". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Fl9HHVL9I&t=3m7s>.
  41. 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/>.