Welcome to another installment of our new series “Meet an Uplander”. In this series we will introduce you to various members of the community so you can; learn more about them, how they came to Upland, and what they are looking to get out of the game. Hopefully you will (or maybe already have) get to interact with these members in more social settings like Discord.
TML: Tell us a little bit about yourself; where in the world are you from? Anything interesting you’d like to share about yourself with the community?
JimJuice: My real name is Bryan, jimjuice is an old first person shooter gaming name I used to use. I used the Chicago mafia term “juice” (to murdalize) combined with another popular Chicago name Jimmy= jimjuice. I am from Chicago, and currently reside on the south side. I spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy as a weapons expert (gunner)
TML: What’s your background; Crypto or Gaming?
JimJuice: My background is gaming. I started with the Atari 2600, colleco vision, in-television, Commodore 64. Some popular games were Pitfall, Combat, Riverraid, Space Taxi, Bard’s Tale, Kung Fu, Ultima Exodus, and Impossible Mission. I later got into the Nintendo, SNES, Nintendo 64, and Wii. I never got into the Sega stuff, Neo Geo, Turbo Graffix 16, etc… And I HATED Game boy. PC games are my favorite, all the way from the original Wolfenstein 3d, Starcraft, Command n Conquer, Sim Cities, Age of Empires, etc. Console games do not interest me these days, pretty muchI only PC games, although not very often, Minecraft, and survival games from Steam. One final note, I was part of the first major MMORP game called Ultima Online, originally through dial-up. 1998 – 2009.
TML: That is quite the game pedigree! What is the most exciting thing to you about Upland?
JimJuice: For me the most exciting thing about Upland is potential. I can’t wait to see how it develops and grows, and which ways the community will direct the future. Personally for me, property development is what keeps me motivated, and also learning about nfts and how we can potentially use them here.
TML: Yeah, you are quite savvy in a lot of areas! (Be sure to hit him up on Discord, he always has good insights)
What is your favorite property (it can be owned by you or someone else)? Why?
JimJuice: My favorite property is 2011 Bay Shore Blvd. It isn’t my biggest, not the smallest, but it is located at the very top of the Little Hollywood triangle. I plan on putting my house here.
TML: Would you like to make any plugs?
JimJuice: I’m not 100% sure what a plug is, but if it means a “shout out” then definitely Little Hollywood. I’m hoping to infect a few good people to help me make it a great, exclusive, place to develop
TML: Definitely a good plug! Shout out to to all the Little Hollywood Fans!
Anything else you’d like to share/include in your profile?
JimJuice: If anyone can convince @ThankMeLater to trade his 216 upx2 SF terminal property for my NY terminal 7/8 property, I will give them a free prop of my choice.
TML: Ha! Not going to happen, but its always worth asking lol.
Before you go, I know you recently got your custom block explorer for reaching Director, congratulations again, can you tell us the story behind it?
JimJuice: I run a groundskeeping crew at a large high school in the south suburbs of Chicago. My main tool is that Kubota tractor. In the pic you see here I created a 50ft x 100ft gravel storage pad for the football team’s gear. (tackle dummies and trainers) I also did several demolition jobs with it, a large ticket booth and a medium sized shed. Would you like to see some pics?
TML: Heavy machinery, destroying things, ummm YES!
That’s super interesting! I know who I’m calling when my properties need a remodel! Thanks for taking some time and sharing a bit of yourself with us.
If you want to learn about more of your fellow Uplanders be sure to find the whole list of current and upcoming Meet an Uplander articles here.