I’m BabylonAS (known as Naista2002 before December 23, 2014, and NickTheRed37 before July 31, 2017), a user at Gamepedia, a voluntarily retired administrator of Russian Minecraft Wiki and a formerly or occasionally active user on English Minecraft Wiki.
I have first appeared on Gamepedia on August 5, 2014 (2270 days or 6.2 years ago) by joining the English Minecraft Wiki, later switching to Russian Minecraft Wiki where I used to be an administrator since July 24, 2017 to September 23, 2019. I have previously quit editing the Russian wiki due to general tiredness, laziness, dissatisfaction with some users and my own attempts on imitating activity which have led to conflicts. I’m not planning to do any serious activity on the Minecraft Wiki (whether English or Russian) in the foreseeable future, however I am free to do occasional edits, and I am still available for contact e.g. on Discord.
On English wiki I used to be associated with the Rewrite for Style project, among other activities. My Russian wiki contributions include various technical pages (templates and modules), a revised set of policies and guidelines (made in cooperation with active Russian user AttemptToCallNil), some new or rewritten articles and new administrators (and a bureaucrat) successfully promoted on my suggestion.
I have bought what is now called Minecraft: Java Edition on August 24, 2016 (after six days of trying demo mode) — both after 2 years of activity on Minecraft Wiki; before that I engaged in metapedic activity and (on Russian wiki) translated articles, usually about old versions, however I have had a decent knowledge of the game gained by watching a lot of videos on the Internet. I have experience with both vanilla and modded Minecraft (especially with IndustrialCraft 2 mod), and Iʼve tried multiplayer at some point.
My Discord handle is @BabylonAS#1075.
Games played the most are in bold, games not played or yet installed are in italics, abandoned games are
stroke through. Underlined are commercial games obtained for free, either on a giveaway, by a gift, or by other means.
Many of these games don’t feature a Linux port and are run via means of Wine and Proton, with various success.
- Sandboxes and simulations
- Minecraft (obviously)
- Cities: Skylines
- Kerbal Space Program (gift)
- Warzone 2100
- Sid Meier’s Civilization series
- Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition (Humble Bundle giveaway)
- Galactic Civilizations III
- The original Galactic Civilizations
- Battle for Wesnoth
- Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
- Master of Orion and Master of Orion 2
- Total Annihilation
- Supreme Commander (Forged Alliance)
- Total War: Shogun 2 (Steam giveaway)
- A Total War Saga: Troy (Epic Games Store giveaway on premiere day)
- Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (Humble Bundle giveaway)
- Offworld Trading Company
- Homeworld 1, 2 (remastered & originals), Emergence (formerly known as Cataclysm)
- World of Goo
- The original Star Control (bundled with a commercial version of Star Control II)
- Star Control II (via The Ur-Quan Masters project)
- Star Control: Origins (gift)
- Main PC’s components
- Chassis: AeroCool Cs-101
- PSU: AeroCool SX-400 (came bundled with the chassis)
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 (4 cores, up to 3.6 GHz)
- RAM: 2 × Crucial 8 GB DDR4-2133, for a total of 16 GB
- GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 LP OC (4 GB)
- SSD: Western Digital Blue SN500 (250 GB, NVMe, PCIe 3.0×2)
- Operating system: Arch Linux (up to date)
- Monitors: a 1280×1024 iiyama (left),
LenOwOLenovo ThinkVision S24q-10 2560×1440 (right)
- Additional hardware
- Laptop: IBM ThinkPad X31 (1.4 GHz Pentium M, ATI Mobility Radeon 7000, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD)
- Smartphone: Honor 10 Lite (32 GB)
- I am one of the few Minecraft Wiki users who has begun editing before buying Minecraft (though I’ve played a Pocket Edition demo and watched a lot of videos beforehand), but I am perhaps the only one to begin editing two years before purchasing a Java Edition license!
- I also don’t recall anyone else changing their nickname voluntarily twice or more.
- I was temporarily denied access to my Gamepedia account in 2016 because I have registered before turning thirteen (as mandated by COPPA), though I was already past that age by the time.
- Many of my devices have a given name: my main PC is called “Lighthouse”, a reference to a location in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., while my laptop has got the name “Blackbird” (the same as the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft, though in reality after a custom craft from an episode of Battlestar Galactica). My smartphone has the nickname “Battlephone” (portmanteau of “battleship” and “smartphone”) to highlight its superior processing power over its predecessor, a cheap 1.2GHz two-core that has eventually broken (and had the name “Communicator”). The next custom-built PC will be christened “Vindicator”, after the protagonist’s ship from Star Control II.
- My nickname references Babylon 5, a remarkable science fiction TV series, and Alisa Selezneva, a character of child’s fiction stories written by a Soviet/Russian science fiction writer. She has been highly popular in its time thanks to a TV miniseries adaptation of one of the novels, and I have even fallen in love with her.
- I enjoy walking on hands.