Avidya, spending time with his facial hair
|Alternative names||Avidya, Vids, Rob|
AvidyaZEN, also known as Rob as his personal name, is a Let's Play commentator and an active member of the MindCrack server. He was invited to join the server by Guude in late March 2011 having becoming friends with him through The Spawn IRC. He retired from Let's Plays in May 2012 but came out of retirement and rejoined the server in September 2012. Avidya is a member of Team America.
Although he currently resides in Tuscon, Arizona, Avidya has stated that he moves often, changing residences at least ten times in the second grade alone. Avidya started to play video games when his dad brought an Atari home in the 1970s. He fell out of video gaming once other priorities took hold in high school. When he served in the United States military, Avidya was stationed in Germany; this is when he bought a SNES and started playing video games again. He mentioned that he had to lug a M60 machine gun around every day. He grew to greatly enjoy a PC game called Spear of Destiny while waiting for repairs on his own PCs. Purchasing this game led Avidya to play more and more computer and fewer and fewer console games, with Doom cementing his affinity for PC games.
- Avidya's builds on the server
- Avidya's involvements in the prank wars
- Avidya's videos on the server
- Avidya's videos on the FTB server
Avidya was whitelisted on the server but originally rarely joined the server a couple of times because he did not like SMP. In his vlog, he said he was considering playing more in SMP and was waiting for Guude to supply him the new ip address. Avidya has now become active on the server.
On the Season 4 map, his major project is a Dojo.
|24 Jan 2011||The Shaft Podcast||"The Shaft #17: Satori & Avidya"||
|25 Oct 2013||Biffa2001||"Tea Time with Biffa #4 - The Minecraft Community Show for YOU w/ AvidyaZen"||
- AvidyaZEN on YouTube
- AvidyaZEN on Twitch
- AvidyaZEN on Twitter
- AvidyaZEN on Reddit
- AvidyaZEN on Steam
- AvidyaZEN Gaming
- Avidya Zen. Facebook Profile. <https://www.facebook.com/AvidyaZENgaming/info>.
- GuudeBoulderfist (3 June 2012). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/ujdff/something_ive_always_wondered/c4vwcgw>.
- AvidyaZen (30 April 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1daobv/all_you_need_to_know_to_get_into_mindcrack/c9pakm7>.
- AvidyaZen (1 May 2012). "Avidya Retires! Oct 2010 - May 2012". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Y0a4cvNrw>.
- AvidyaZen (28 September 2012). "MindCrack Minecraft Survival Multiplayer | 001 | Welcome Back!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6jixU6_hiY>.
- AvidyaZen. Twitter Profile. <https://twitter.com/AvidyaZEN>.
- AvidyaZen (6 March 2013). "AvidyaZEN MindCrack SMP - 030 - "Embrace The Change" Minecraft Gameplay". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6OWgpSZej4>.
- W92Baj (20 April 2013). "Mindcrack FPS - CS-GO - Inferno". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbT6_gXIVAc&t=17m37s>.
- AvidyaZen (11 April 2013). "AvidyaZEN MindCrack SMP - 031 - "OG: Original Gamer" Minecraft Gameplay". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuTycc1H8ak>.
- AvidyaZen (13 May 2013). "AvidyaZEN MindCrack SMP - 033 - "Undiscovered Lands" Minecraft Gameplay". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snVZQm5k__I>.
- AvidyaZen (22 July 2012). "The Vizzle - V003 - It's SunDayZ - Avidya's VLOG". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ytODdGWTU>.
- leffect (27 September 2012). "An Old Face Returns to the Mindcrack Server". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/10jl57/>.
- AvidyaZen (18 July 2012). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/wpgjv/etho_found_an_old_screenshot_with_etho_and_two/c5flack>.