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The Minecraft avatar of joehillssays

joehillssays in real life
Born (1986-07-20) 20 July 1986 (age 33)[1][2]
Country United States
Gender M
Other names Joe Hills, JoeHillsTSD, Joe

joehillssays, also known as JoeHillsTSD, or simply his personal name Joe Hills, is an American Let's Play commentator and a member of HermitCraft since May 2012. Joe Hills is part of Team Snow Day (TSD), "a small group of folks who make funny things. [They] created goofy tabletop RPG Pitfalls and Penguins, and the comic Jack of All Blades."[3] He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Joe had reportedly asked Guude if he could join the Mindcrack Server at MineCon 2011, but the group did not unanimously vote for it.[4] Guude later mentioned that Joe more-or-less lost the position to mcgamer, who had also asked to join around the same time.[5] Joe developed the CrackCam website, mindcrackcam.com, which was published on 16 August 2015.

Let's Play[edit]

Game Playlist Start date Brief description
Organ Trail "Indie Game Spotlight" 19 Apr 2012
Spelunky "Spelunky!" 11 Aug 2013
Starbound "Starbound!" 10 Dec 2013
Banished "Banished" 12 Feb 2014
Map Playlist Start date Brief description
HermitCraft SMP server "Hermitcraft with Joe Hills" 31 May 2012
Feed the Beast Working Draft Server "Working Draft Feed the Beast" 10 Dec 2012 Organizer of the server[6]
"Super Hostile 6 Canopy Carnage" "Canopy Carnage: a Super Hostile map by Vechs" 10 Nov 2013 Plays the map in Minecraft 1.7.2 in which Vechs_ claimed to be unplayable
"Life in the Woods" modded SMP server "Life in the Woods - Welcome with Van, Arkas, & Zueljin" 22 May 2014 Featuring Arkas, JustVan, and zueljin; lasted two episodes
"The Reef" SMP server "70000 minecraft spawn chunks in one map: the Reef by @leonardr" 2 Sep 2014 Personal server containing the spawn chunks from almost 70,000 maps featuring OMGchad and Vechs_


Joe joined the HermitCraft server in May 2012, having been invited by generikb.[7]

After the June 2013 map reset, Joe claimed a mountain top near town as his home. On it, he built a mausoleum, based on the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, with the central tomb to Biffa's Bowl.[8] He invited his friend ZombieCleo to join the server for the map reset.

Personal life[edit]

Joe and his ex-wife Marion's first child, Corrinne Amelia Hills, was born on 1 February 2013,[9] weighing 7lb13oz.[10]

Minecraft skin[edit]

joehillssays's Minecraft skin

Previous skins[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. joehills (20 July 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/joehills/status/226319191299461121>.
  2. JoeHillsTSD (9 February 2013). "New Baby, New Daddy Q&A on the Working Draft server". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZHy3h1Bj9U&t=34s>.
  3. JoeHillsTSD (10 May 2014). YouTube comment. YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=QMvQ543mCOY>.
  4. GuudeBoulderfist (6 August 2012). "Minecraft MindCrack - S3E330 - All kinds of hills". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg5CIxVc5OA&t=9m25s>.
  5. GuudeBoulderfist (18 July 2014). "Minecraft MindCrack - S4E63 - Season 4 Finale". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5A40ZkALr8&t=22m9s>.
  6. JoeHillsTSD (10 December 2012). "Feed The Beast - Working Draft - Launch day Introduction and Farmers Group". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4pmZKaF3AU&t=303>.
  7. JoeHillsTSD (31 May 2012). "Joe Hills Joins HermitCraft - Redstone and Technical Minecraft - HC001 (feat. Hypnotizd & GenerikB)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqgKqx5errY>.
  8. JoeHillsTSD (14 June 2013). "Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - #hermitcraft 2.007". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwyqAPNZgus>.
  9. joehills (1 February 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/joehills/status/297333637618204673>.
  10. JoeHillsTSD (5 February 2013). "A new dad's disorganized thoughts about his baby on Hermitcraft". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAuvLiaztA>.