His first base was underground, a place with easy access to cobblestone and ores. It took a while, but eventually he had mined his first diamond. At this time redstone was still a strange red ore, rarer than iron, that took ages to mine with an ordinary stone pickaxe, never dropping a single item.
He never spent much time alone though, he explored other worlds too, inhabited by lots of people he had never met before. He marvelled at the amazing creations these players had made, from castles and arenas to skyships and cities! But the world of Minecraft wasn't a paradise, there were players greedy and stupid. People like this would find a way to his base and destroy everything and take his hard earned resources, he didn't like that. Outside of the spawn area wasn't somewhere you wanted to live, there were stray items, exploded houses everywhere and people getting murdered all around you.
When he was alone, things were different, you couldn't just say /home and be teleported home, you would have to walk. Anything you wanted, you would have to find and mine, instead of buying things in a shop.It had been nearly 3 months before CMHammond had started to use redstone, by then a new, mysterious block had been added, only available to the gods who had access to all blocks and items that could be found in the game and could fly around the world and avoid attacks from the monsters below. He started with simple contraptions like opening doors and turning on lights. At this time wireless redstone was just a glitch, that only worked in a short radius and involved boats, pistons and an arrow. Soon he was creating all sorts of traps and piston doors, redstone became a real hobby.
CMHammond is the owner of the faction ILLUSION, a faction known on many servers. The description is always: "We are figments of your imagination, your mind playing tricks on you." Facebook page
He also owns a server called ChronoCraft, the server is currently still under construction and is not available to the public.
After an about a year CMHammond's appearance changed, he began to wear more clothes. He started off with a bare chest, then with a tuxedo, then a santa suit and at last his current skin.