He favours small buildings and projects, preferring to create large areas as a result of lots of individual works. His favourite parts of the game are building interiors and finding new combinations and uses of blocks. He is reasonably competant at redstone circuits. Apart from a few rare examples, Gerbster builds exclusively in a Medievil style, in keeping with most of the server.
Gerbster played Minecraft briefly in single player before joining the TCE (The Chaos Engine) server at the suggestion of robert_swan who is his real-life twin. As that server slowly emptied, he had a brief stint on a different free build server, before moving to the uRPS server, again at the suggestion of robert_swan. Many of the initial buildings in Mammalia were copies of work done on the TCE server.
His skin is a simple modified version of the default, with the main differences being a Colombian flag on the back of the t-shirt, and an Incan cross medallion, reflecting the country he lives in, and a digital version of a small medallion that he bought while visiting Machu Picchu in Peru, which he wears almost constantly.
- Real name: Barry Swan.
- Forum name: gerbster.
- Level: Mod.
- Joined uRPS: November 2010 (approximately).
- DOB: February 25th.
- Nationality: British.
- Location: Colombia, South America.
- Cats: 3 - Bitty, Paffy and Delly (RIP).
A selection of his work is listed here. There are many more works dotted around the server, but so old as to be forgotten.
- Hidey hole at E2T (his first project on the server).
- The continent of Mammalia (with robert_swan) which includes numerous towns and locations such as Shrewbil, Gerbston, Moleford, Gopher Dunes etc.
- East Road extension.
- South Road extension.
- Public Farm (with Eltagno, FabulousMrWeed and Xerian1991).
- New Spawn (with robert_swan).
- Town Net.
- New Hub network (with DRoseDARs).
- House, Girl Guides' Headquartes and various 'infrastructure' at Cathedral City.
- House at Skullbread.
- Upside down house to the west of Valleroo.
- Mammalia Nether Base.
- Road to E2T.
- Baby E2T (a tiny homage to E2T).
- North-west Ring Road Trading Post.
Projects in Progress
The following projects are currently still in progress.
- Huge skyscraper at New Babel.
- Road to Nether Spawn from the Mammalia Nether Base.
- Visitor's Center located at the Statue of Libido.
- South Road extension (from Mammalia to the Far Lands.
- Cat Temple in Mammalia.
- The Tower of the Fire Wizard in Mammalia.