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Etho
The Minecraft avatar of Etho
Alternative names Etho's Lab, Etho Slab, Ethers
Gender M
Age 26[1][2]
Country Canada
Active LPs

Minecraft

Etho is a Canadian Let's Play commentator and an active member of the MindCrack server. He was invited to join in November 2011 by Guude, at the same time as Docm77, after competing in the second Race for Wool.[3]

Biography[edit]

Etho has been generally reticent regarding personal details about his life outside of YouTube. A popular inquiry regards his former profession. Etho noted that viewers had regularly claimed him to be a teacher, an IT professional or even a member of NASA, but revealed that he works in horticulture as part of a family owned greenhouse business.[4] The comments of this video were later disabled due to a certain user that traced this business and released images of Etho and his location. He does not have any post-secondary education, graduating from high school with 35 of his credits coming from work experience.[5] In June 2012, Etho began producing YouTube content full time, having left the greenhouse business to do so.[4] He called this his "dream job" and joins other members of the MindCrack community who produce YouTube content their full-time source of income.

Etho is also known for his peculiar pronunciation of common words such as "lava" and "pollen". Etho runs his channel in a "family-friendly" way by not using any swear words and doing his best to censor swear words said in his presence.[6]

Let's Play[edit]

Etho has a popular Minecraft survival single-player series titled "Etho Plays Minecraft." The series, originally called "Let's Play Minecraft", continues to be produced. He is noted for his skill in redstone and the complicated contraptions that prove them. He is notable for creating practical (or extremely complicated) Redstone contraptions, such as his mob sorting system which can separate creepers, zombies, and skeletons with fairly great accuracy and Wilson, his Tamagotchi-like "pet", fully redstone controlled.

Game Playlist or first video Start date Brief description
Terraria "Etho's Terraria LP" 21 May 2011
Harvest Moon 64 "Harvest Moon 64" 30 May 2011
Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle "DOTT - Episode 1: Naive Human 4 Aug 2011
Don't Starve "Etho Plays - Don't Starve" 20 Nov 2012
Sword of the Stars: The Pit "Etho Plays - SOTS The Pit" 25 Apr 2013
Cube World "Cube World - Episode 1: Fun Game" 6 Jul 2013
Sam & Max Hit the Road "Sam & Max - Episode 1: Still Awesome" 1 Sep 2013 Etho's old childhood game
Terraria 1.2 "Terraria 1.2 - Episode 1: New Discoveries" 5 Oct 2013 Featuring Zisteau. See Terraria
Starbound "Starbound - Episode 1: New Adventure" 3 Dec 2013
Pixel Piracy "Etho Plays - Pixel Piracy" 2 Apr 2014
Minecraft
Map Playlist or first video Start date Brief description
Survival single player "Etho's Minecraft LP - Season 1" 17 Dec 2010 Titled "Etho Plays Minecraft" after episode 128
"Super Hostile #6: Canopy Carnage" "Canopy Carnage" 2 Sep 2011
"Super Hostile #7: Legendary" "Etho's Legendary" 11 Oct 2011
MindCrack Survival multiplayer 7 Dec 2011
"Super Hostile #10: Spellbound Caves" "OOGE - Spellbound Caves" 27 Jan 2012 Featuring OOGE
"Super Hostile #4: Kaizo Caverns" "OOGE - Kaizo Caverns" 13 May 2012 Featuring OOGE
"Vinyl Fantasy II" "OOGE - Vinyl Fantasy II" 21 Jul 2012 Featuring OOGE
"Uncharted Territory" "Minecraft - Uncharted Territory" 8 Sep 2012
MindCrack Feed the Beast Modded multiplayer 1 Dec 2012
"Ruins Of The Mindcrackers" "Ruins Of The MindCrackers" 6 Apr 2013 Featuring Team Canada. See Ruins Of The Mindcrackers
"Ruins Of The Mindcrackers II" "Ruins Of The Mindcrackers 2" 16 Jul 2013 Featuring Team Canada. See Ruins Of The Mindcrackers
"Uncharted Territory 3" "Minecraft - Uncharted Territory 3" 20 Sep 2013 Featuring Team Canada
"Simulation Protocol #01 – Animosity" "Simulation Protocol" 11 Feb 2014 Featuring Team Canada
TerraFirmaCraft Modded singleplayer "Minecraft TerraFirmaCraft" 4 May 2014
MindCrack CrackPack Modded multiplayer "Minecraft CrackPack" 20 May 2014

Computer specs[edit]

  • Intel i7 4770K Processor
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
  • 32 GB Ram DDR3
  • 3 TB Hard Drive[7]

Previously had:

  • Minecraft running on RamDisk.
  • Logitech G330 Headset
  • Double Y Y Ram compresser

It is unknown whether or not Etho's previous parts still apply to his new computer.

MindCrack[edit]

On the Season 3 server, many components of Etho's base were underground. His mob system was the most prominent structure on the surface. The nearby island has his free-range Cow farm and Sugar Cane farm. Underneath the mob system is his Mancave, which was smoothed out by Zisteau in a prank. In the cave, Etho had the largest Slime farm in the server. In the Nether, Etho had built a Dual Blaze Farm with a prominent structure surrounding it, simulating a hanging platform. Water source blocks were used as decoration within the structure. Outside the structure, there were five water source blocks spread throughout the ceiling of the Nether. Etho is part of Team Canada, an alliance formed by PauseUnpause to prank others as a group. His collaborated with Docm77to create the server's first Wither Skeleton spawning pad. Etho went on to create his new base and storage room underground in a jungle some what near Zisteau's place. He planned for the new base to contain having a lush jungle underground with a hanging storage room with a beacon and mob tower farms, although he didn't finish that idea before the map reset.

Etho's main base of operations on the Season 4 server is EthoCorp Laboratories, a large modern building within spawn which also serves as a potion shop. Early in the season, Etho made the Horse Timer to accurately measure how fast a horse is, built the Death Games, a community pvp game, and collaborated with BdoubleO100 to build the nether hub. Etho's second base in the world, known as "Ethopia", is a mountain base which Etho flooded,[8] built a tree farm on,[9] and had planned to build various other functional buildings at the location,[10] but was left incomplete. In addition to EthoCorp and The Death Games, Etho also built Underground Sound. It allows players to create their own tunes using a system of note blocks.

Etho's first endeavors on the modded Feed the Beast server include Etho Corp, of which he is the founder and self-proclaimed chief executive officer. Under the banner of Etho Corp, Etho has built his base on the server, which includes floating islands of various purposes (tree farming and storage, among others). The Honeycomb Labs, the basis for much of his bee research on the server, is situated nearby the main components of his base. After the server reset, Etho initially decided to power his operations entirely on biomass but later deviated from this plan. He has placed an emphasis on Railcraft because he thinks carts flying through the air looks cool. Etho's base on the server is within the vicinity of AnderZEL, with whom he first left the spawn village because of lag issues. Recently, Docm77 moved nearby.

Eventually the modded server came back after a break, and along with that the server was switched to a PvP based server. Etho, being strategic built several different bases which were spread out through the world including a Tinker's base, a main base, a spawner base, and a castle. All of which were built under the ground, but the castle. The server due to changes in the mod pack and lack of entertainment, the map was reset. Before that could happen the remaining server members decided to do a large PvP battle at Etho's castle resulting in its demise.

The reset brought new changes with a new pack, a new pack launcher, new members, and a new set up. Etho started up with a spawner base with a bunch of autospawners for the team. Then Etho started working on a underground tunnel system connecting to the rest of his team's buildings. Etho also has been working towards his pilots license from Arkas, but has yet to get it.

The vanilla server reset shortly after the modded server did. This left many of Etho's projects unfinished. He starts out working on a Death Games set up, and getting some villagers with SethBling and Nebris. He then proceeds to starting up a Craft Security service in which he "rescues" crafting tables that could've been stolen, and hides them somewhere underground. Upon request, he will return the crafting table to the owner.

Interviews[edit]

Date
published
Interviewer Recording(s) Topics
4 Jan 2012 German Minecraft Pros "[Let's Talk]Ethoslab![English][HD]"
8 Nov 2013 Biffa2001 "Tea Time with Biffa #6 - The Minecraft Community Show for YOU w/ Etho"
  • MineCon
  • Which channels inspired him on YouTube
  • Tips for maintaining or growing a channel

Minecraft skin[edit]

Etho's Minecraft skin is Kakashi Hatake from the Japanese manga and anime franchise Naruto. He chose it because it was one of the most detailed skins at the time, even though there are better versions nowadays.[11] In January 2014, Etho updated his skin to utilize new skin customization added in 1.8.[12]

Etho skin.png

Trivia[edit]

  • Etho has a strong dislike of onions which Millbee and BdoubleO have used against him on the MindCrack server.[13]
  • Sparkling soft drinks cause him nose bleeds.[14]
  • Etho can turn his feet 180 degrees backwards, and can make a loud popping sound by creating a vacuum in his ear with his pinky.[15]
  • Etho is 6'2" tall.[16]
  • Etho stated in his Cube World LP that his hairstyle is similar to one of the possible characters.[17]
  • He occasionally wears glasses.[18]
  • Etho might be attending MineCon 2014.[19][20]
  • Etho is one of the members who have "op" status on the MindCrack Server.[21]
  • generikb is known for posting pictures to Twitter claiming to have met Etho at MineCon.[22][23][24]
  • Etho once had a cat when he was younger that swam out into a pond just to catch a duck for its kittens.[25]
  • It is reported that Etho's cousin is professional Starcraft II player, LiquidSheth,[26][27] though Etho has not confirmed this.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. GuudeBoulderfist (20 August 2012). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/yjax2/happy_birthday_to_beef/c5w3v8j>.
  2. JustVan (12 April 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1c7sk6/ruins_of_mindcrack_episode_4/c9e1a58>.
  3. docm77 (10 May 2012). "Mindcrack Minecraft SMP : Docm77 | EP 4: The Gathering of Claw Army". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU_gIO5U2T0&t=1228s>.
  4. 4.0 4.1 EthosLab (10 May 2012). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 177: Slime Station". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLv7dfr0sEo&t=5m18s>.
  5. EthosLab (13 February 2013). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 253: Mega Map". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgCOGO0qtc&t=22m46s>.
  6. Aubron (1 April 2013). "PSA: I am Etho.". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1bezir/psa_i_am_etho/>.
  7. EthosLab (9 January 2014). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 316: Computer Talk". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-bIt-rDfdI&t=10m22s>.
  8. EthosLab (9 October 2013). "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 123: Mega Flood". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx5fHC8rx0g&t=1m56s>.
  9. EthosLab (2 November 2013). "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 130: Treetho's Farm". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV3k882z6u4&t=25m3s>.
  10. EthosLab (15 April 2014). "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 158: Cheaty Minecraft". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoc5JvNjAvk&t=22m28s>.
  11. EthosLab (18 November 2012). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 234: Egg Delivery". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJizEU1Xnyg&t=29m6s>.
  12. EthosLab (19 January 2014). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 319: 5 Withers". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ybuxbrU9s&t=2m8s>.
  13. EthosLab (2 August 2013). "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 107: Onion Prank". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8KYW-Jf_rA>.
  14. EthosLab (12 May 2012). "OOGE - Kaizo Caverns: Episode 5". YouTube. <https://youtube.com/watch?v=7hFcGcWyArM&t=16m20s>.
  15. EthosLab (4 September 2013). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 292: Finishing Touches". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlClrreJtT4&t=1547s>.
  16. EthosLab (25 October 2013). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 301: XP Overload". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnjiU8jij4Q&t=34m45s>.
  17. EthosLab (6 July 2013). "Cube World - Episode 1: Fun Game". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clXvI57npNg&t=2m50s>.
  18. EthosLab (5 February 2012). "OOGE - Spellbound Caves: Episode 6". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYb8TTwGwlQ&t=15m18s>.
  19. EthosLab (6 November 2013). "Terraria 1.2 - Episode 17: Deep Dungeon". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBJ0wDv4gT8&t=10m50s>.
  20. Biffa2001 (8 November 2013). "Tea Time with Biffa #6 - The Minecraft Community Show for YOU w/ Etho". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgqLzc3dolc&t=12m24s>.
  21. GuudeBoulderfist (10 November 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1q9hjd/sethbling_plays_mindcrack_s4e12_blingmart/cdat1fg?context=3>.
  22. generikb (24 November 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/272101892539162624>.
  23. generikb (24 November 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/272107562965553154>.
  24. generikb (2 November 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/396419551597834240>.
  25. EthosLab (29 April 2014). "Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 338: Crazy Cats". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYIwl1LC9U4&t=20m35s>.
  26. LiquidSheth (13 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/LiquidSheth/status/356233631812956160>.
  27. MindCrackNetwork (19 November 2012). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 19 - Guest Zedsteau". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c5nRt-SVXk&t=1h12m44s>.