There are 2 types of fame. Celebrity and Notoriety. Being a Celebrity Celebrities are the people EVERYONE know. Giving you an example , Exavious would be a celebrity. In my opinion he is the best builder on the server. Everyone knows of him. How does Exavious get his reputation? Look at his builds. No need to travel far, It's right outside of spawn. How does he maintain it? Building aside, people would avoid him if he had a nasty attitude. Personally I've known Exavious since I started playing here, when he was a mod. He has never said a rude word. He doesn't argue with anyone. He definitely sets the example for being a good player with a good reputation. How does one become a Celebrity? Honestly, its not hard to become one. Getting that status is the easiest part. I'll lay it out in bullets: ⦁ Do what you do best - Build, do redstone, be social, help people. Maintenance: ⦁ Be friendly - Don't argue, debate, bitch or do anything that you would hate another person to do. ⦁ Don't do anything immoral(Against the rules)- No xraying, no spamming, etc... The rules are there to make the server better. Just like rules in real life are there to make society better. ⦁ Don't speak ill of others. Notoriety These are the people that get avoided. No one should strive to be notorious (outside of PVP). There is no one on the server now that I would consider notorious. These people usually end up getting banned quickly. As an example I will refer to the rap culture. Notorious B. I. G. aka Biggie Smalls. Why was biggie notorious? He committed(supposedly, not convicted) a lot of crimes. He was infamous for his disses on other rappers. A lot of people believe that he was involved or responsible for the death of Tupac. Why you don't want to be notorious - Biggie Smalls was killed. People feared him. Having a group of people who fear you is a bad thing. A common enemy can unite former enemies into allies. Just like biggie, if you keep doing things against the rules, of the community, you will get popped. That's permanent. Why notoriety is good in PVP - In tough environments, such as 1980's and 1990's NYC, people usually either seek to be the strongest or they join the strongest. Factions usually set up quickly with the dominant person at the top. The strongest groups get the most people trying to join them. They then go head to head, usually for territory or to uphold ideals or simply to prove who is the best. Being notorious in PVP gets you a reputation that people flock to. You simply have to decimate everyone or be the richest which in turn allows you to have the best stuff to decimate. Human beings are inherently loyal in tough situations, once you've gained that loyalty it's hard to lose it. Maintenance - ⦁ Be a leader - Just but fair. If someone breaks a group rule, punish them for it - just don't take it past fairness ⦁ Don't lead on fear - I love it when people say "Do it cause I'm the boss" because they shit their pants when I say "I quit" or "Go F*ck yourself." Fear leading only leads to dissent if not mutiny. ⦁ If you don't want to do a task, don't delegate, do it yourself. People will resent you if you make them do something when you wont do it yourself. ⦁ Follow the basic rules of celebrity maintenance Reputation is important. If you have a good reputation, people will be more willing to put you in a position of power. So get out there and work your ass off to get a good rep. It will make you grow leaps and bounds as a person. P.S. I have some suggested reading materials below on great books on personal achievement. Spoiler alert - It's not about you. It's about how you treat others. Suggested reading/learning materials on gaining good reputation: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill These books are really old(1930's) but they are time tested. A lot that is said in both books is on treating other people. I've read through both of them a handful of times over this past year.