JoeHills, known for short as Joe, joined Hermitcraft in May 2012 in the fifth week of Season 1 and is currently active. He is one of five people who have been involved in Hermitcraft since Season 1, the others being BdoubleO100, Hypnotizd, Keralis, and XisumaVoid. He has 136,000 subscribers on his channel, JoeHillsTSD .[2]JoeHills joined YouTube on June 26, 2011, and started uploading Minecraft Super Hostile Series before being invited to Hermitcraft.

Season 1

JoeHills was one of the first people recruited by the server after the beginning. His spawn house was a structure initially built by Generikb, next to his own house. Throughout the duration of the early parts of the season, JoeHills gradually replaced the blocks of the house, eventually creating a different house but with the same shape. His nether portal led to a bunch of netherrack spires and a path that led away from his base. His actual base was accessed through walking through dense foliage. The base itself was a combination of builds including a redstone lab built into the side of a hill which was filled with various small and useless contraptions, a boat-house that JoeHills still uses as his YouTube banner to this day, a Vechs Super Hostile-esque monument to celebrate his progress in Generikb's trials, a cake on a boat to celebrate his new computer, and a series of miniature versions of British landmarks and tropes, for a mini-series which he referred to as "Transatlantic Tea-Time"

JoeHills uploaded 105 Hermitcraft Season 1 videos: Episode 1, May 31, 2012 - Episode 105 , June 1, 2013.

Episode 2 did not air until June 2012 due to an issue with the server causing two server resets in April 2012.

  • On February 1, 2013, Joe Hills became a father, with his first child, Corrinne , being born. Joe uploaded episode 85 to share his thoughts on being a new father.


JoeHills's Season 1 Episodes [ View List ]
Thumbnail Title Date Published
1 Video Thumbnail Joe Hills Joins HemitCraft - Redstone and Technical Minecraft May 31, 2012 More info ⟶
2 Video Thumbnail Seeking a home June 1, 2012 More info ⟶
3 Video Thumbnail Prequel pranking Biffa2001 June 2, 2012 More info ⟶
4 Video Thumbnail Not gates, the most contrarian gates June 6, 2012 More info ⟶
5 Video Thumbnail The most compact Minecraft piston door ever June 7, 2012 More info ⟶
6 Video Thumbnail AND gates and Redstone paperweight dispenser June 11, 2012 More info ⟶
7 Video Thumbnail Beating GenerikB's security with speed, intelligence, agility, and patience June 12, 2012 More info ⟶
8 Video Thumbnail Cracking Generikb's door wide open June 13, 2012 More info ⟶
9 Video Thumbnail GenerikB left me something - white wool attempt (feat. Xisuma) June 14, 2012 More info ⟶
10 Video Thumbnail White wool victory featuring Biffa2001 June 15, 2012 More info ⟶
11 Video Thumbnail Ender pearl farming and yellow wool attempt June 16, 2012 More info ⟶
12 Video Thumbnail Cyan wool attempt June 17, 2012 More info ⟶
13 Video Thumbnail SMP glitch-free sheep farm and wisdom teeth dental complications June 19, 2012 More info ⟶
14 Video Thumbnail Dental Adventure update and snowy surprise with Joe Hills June 20, 2012 More info ⟶
15 Video Thumbnail Minecraft rainbow covenant with Biffa - We will never cover all your base with water again June 23, 2012 More info ⟶
16 Video Thumbnail Joe Hills and Xisuma trap GenerikB's Troll Bridge Bypass July 6, 2012 More info ⟶
17 Video Thumbnail 1D (One Direction), Minecraft, and Connecticon - 12420 Subscriber Celebration July 18, 2012 More info ⟶
18 Video Thumbnail Redstone iteration and mushroom farming July 19, 2012 More info ⟶
19 Video Thumbnail Minecraft Flying Saucer construction on HermitCraft July 24, 2012 More info ⟶
20 Video Thumbnail CilantroGamer HermitCraft Homesteading from Joe Hills' POV August 7, 2012 More info ⟶
21 Video Thumbnail The Sleepiest Hermitcrafter goes Mining August 14, 2012 More info ⟶
22 Video Thumbnail Minecraft Hermitcraft baby help from Generikb (feat. my wife Marion) August 22, 2012 More info ⟶
23 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft prank: Joe and CilantroGamer visit Xisuma Island August 27, 2012 More info ⟶
24 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft spawn house renovation August 29, 2012 More info ⟶
25 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft portal connection August 29, 2012 More info ⟶
26 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft with Hypno! Railroad Expansion! Choo Choo! September 4, 2012 More info ⟶
27 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Rail Junction and iteration September 7, 2012 More info ⟶
28 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft tech check with my new i7-3770k/GTX 660 TI/16GB RAM PC September 7, 2012 More info ⟶
29 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft fishing trip with GenerikB! September 10, 2012 More info ⟶
30 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft behind the scenes (Watch Fishing Trip first!) September 10, 2012 More info ⟶
31 Video Thumbnail Hypnotizd's Enderman Ender in the End September 12, 2012 More info ⟶
32 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft welcomes KingDaddyDMAC -- Joe Hills is a funny tour guide. September 14, 2012 More info ⟶
33 Video Thumbnail Joe builds something better than Xisuma and hopes he isn't mad. September 17, 2012 More info ⟶
34 Video Thumbnail Terrorist Negotiations are non-existant September 26, 2012 More info ⟶
35 Video Thumbnail Reasonable Expectations with @joehills September 27, 2012 More info ⟶
36 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween Spawn House Renovation Speed Build with @joehills September 29, 2012 More info ⟶
37 Video Thumbnail Netherhub Guerilla Architecture October 1, 2012 More info ⟶
38 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween Part 2, tweaks and fixes October 2, 2012 More info ⟶
39 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft 12w40b snapshot fun - Invisibility attack on Hypnotizd October 11, 2012 More info ⟶
40 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Slime Switch October 13, 2012 More info ⟶
41 Video Thumbnail Two Wither Boss fights with Hypnotizd and KingDaddyDMAC October 13, 2012 More info ⟶
42 Video Thumbnail Slime purdification failure and baby kicks and garfunkel and oates October 14, 2012 More info ⟶
43 Video Thumbnail Spookifying the Spawn Village Signboard for Halloween with Joe Hills October 15, 2012 More info ⟶
44 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween Spookifying the Slime October 16, 2012 More info ⟶
45 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween Spookifying KingDaddyDMAC's stolen house with Hypnotizd's permission October 17, 2012 More info ⟶
46 Video Thumbnail Bazaar Ramblings October 18, 2012 More info ⟶
47 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween - GenerikB and JoeHills spookify the boat house October 19, 2012 More info ⟶
48 Video Thumbnail Bazaar flooring October 20, 2012 More info ⟶
49 Video Thumbnail Bazaar progress with Hypno and Static (clips from Hypno's livestream) October 21, 2012 More info ⟶
50 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft group build at TopMass Base (feat. BDoubleO, GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!) October 22, 2012 More info ⟶
51 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft group build @kingDaddyDMAC's base (feat. BDoubleO, @GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!) October 22, 2012 More info ⟶
52 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft group build Red3y3's base (feat. BDoubleO, GenerikB, IamSp00n, Keralis & more!) October 22, 2012 More info ⟶
53 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft group build at @IamSp00n's Base (feat. @XisumaVoid, @Biffa2001, Keralis & more!) October 23, 2012 More info ⟶
54 Video Thumbnail Broken server panic (feat. Explicit Language, Generikb, and KingDaddyDMAC) October 26, 2012 More info ⟶
55 Video Thumbnail Hurricane Sandy sanity tips with Joe Hills October 30, 2012 More info ⟶
56 Video Thumbnail Autumnification November 2, 2012 More info ⟶
57 Video Thumbnail Falling while hunted November 5, 2012 More info ⟶
58 Video Thumbnail Grass is always greener when it's not autumn November 6, 2012 More info ⟶
59 Video Thumbnail Death to the grasses! November 7, 2012 More info ⟶
60 Video Thumbnail Bridge November 8, 2012 More info ⟶
61 Video Thumbnail Portals November 9, 2012 More info ⟶
62 Video Thumbnail The Misadventures of Joe Hills: Learning Minecraft with Jessassin on Hermitcraft November 29, 2012 More info ⟶
63 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft growth and expansion November 30, 2012 More info ⟶
64 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Spawn Village Intersection with Sp00n December 3, 2012 More info ⟶
65 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft spawn lighting and new project announcement December 6, 2012 More info ⟶
66 Video Thumbnail Brainstorming a Pitfalls and Penguins adventure in Hermitcraft December 8, 2012 More info ⟶
67 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft live stream highlights with @iamsp00n! December 12, 2012 More info ⟶
68 Video Thumbnail Christmas Self-Promotion Ambush on Hermitcraft December 18, 2012 More info ⟶
69 Video Thumbnail Bad prank ideas at @iamsp00n and @kingdaddyDMAC's bases feat. @xisumavoid & @jessassin December 19, 2012 More info ⟶
70 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Secret Base Hunt: An Island that appears on no maps December 20, 2012 More info ⟶
71 Video Thumbnail The continued hunt for Xisuma and Biffa's secret base December 21, 2012 More info ⟶
72 Video Thumbnail Christmas Eve visit to @iamSp00n on Hermitcraft December 24, 2012 More info ⟶
73 Video Thumbnail Christmas Decorations on Hermitcraft with Unhost, Xisuma, and Cubehamster December 25, 2012 More info ⟶
74 Video Thumbnail Old Cape Cod shed/house on Hermitcraft December 28, 2012 More info ⟶
75 Video Thumbnail Shearing the wealth with @hypnotizd_ on Hermitcraft December 29, 2012 More info ⟶
76 Video Thumbnail Biffa carelessly left his trap lying around on Hermitcraft January 4, 2013 More info ⟶
77 Video Thumbnail Trap hunter! Secret base hunter! Xisuma disappointment in person! Hermitcraft! January 5, 2013 More info ⟶
78 Video Thumbnail Goon Squad and @Juicetra's nether rail line - Hermitcraft stream highlights January 9, 2013 More info ⟶
79 Video Thumbnail Spawn Improver January 10, 2013 More info ⟶
80 Video Thumbnail Snapshot 13w03a Warrior on Hermitcraft January 18, 2013 More info ⟶
81 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Villager housing with KingDaddyDMAC January 23, 2013 More info ⟶
82 Video Thumbnail GenerikB shuttered my shop, so I debarriered his - Hermitcraft snapshot 13w04a January 26, 2013 More info ⟶
83 Video Thumbnail Justice isn't pretty January 27, 2013 More info ⟶
84 Video Thumbnail Natural Courthouse - I redid it, but good this time. January 29, 2013 More info ⟶
85 Video Thumbnail A new dad's disorganized thoughts about his baby on Hermitcraft February 5, 2013 More info ⟶
86 Video Thumbnail Springtime Springboard - Behind the Scenes of the Hermit Shake March 5, 2013 More info ⟶
87 Video Thumbnail Sleep Deprived Paternity and Spring Cleaning on Hermitcraft March 12, 2013 More info ⟶
88 Video Thumbnail Sleepy Chicken March 15, 2013 More info ⟶
89 Video Thumbnail Easter flower and creativity with Topmass March 17, 2013 More info ⟶
90 Video Thumbnail #PaxEast 2013 reflections and Miso Soup prep March 26, 2013 More info ⟶
91 Video Thumbnail Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs March 27, 2013 More info ⟶
92 Video Thumbnail Nether tendrils and zoning out with Joe Hills on Hermitcraft March 29, 2013 More info ⟶
93 Video Thumbnail New Redstone Lab on Hermitcraft - On iteration April 2, 2013 More info ⟶
94 Video Thumbnail Skylight and Pearlavator - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab Construction April 5, 2013 More info ⟶
95 Video Thumbnail Tripwire water brake breakfall - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab April 5, 2013 More info ⟶
96 Video Thumbnail Tripwire piston breakfall - Hermitcraft Redstone Lab April 6, 2013 More info ⟶
97 Video Thumbnail Dying Hero Costumes and Auto-Panoplizer in the Hermitcraft Redstone Lab April 9, 2013 More info ⟶
98 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Summer Home Renovation April 11, 2013 More info ⟶
99 Video Thumbnail Unstable Horse Stable with @iamSp00n and @joehills April 24, 2013 More info ⟶
100 Video Thumbnail Bowl o' Birches May 2, 2013 More info ⟶
101 Video Thumbnail Unlimited Imagination and @KingDaddyDMAC May 9, 2013 More info ⟶
102 Video Thumbnail Expedition teleport supply run May 12, 2013 More info ⟶
103 Video Thumbnail Expedition brainstorming with @aureylian and @red3yz May 14, 2013 More info ⟶
104 Video Thumbnail Sailboat at spawn May 16, 2013 More info ⟶
105 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Farewell Tour June 1, 2013 More info ⟶


Season 2

JoeHills was present for the beginning of Season 2, and claimed a few plots in Old Hermiton. He initially worked with ZombieCleo to build her house, a replica of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Shortly after this, they began work on a conceptual build, quite literally a series of floating discs with gardens in. His actual base was located in Old Hermiton, and was a small base carved into a hill. He had also created a series of builds surrounding it, including a replica of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus which served as a monument to Biffa2001's Season 1 base, a museum built out of end stone which housed retro video game eyes built out of various materials, and a sheep farm made out of wool, which had a lego inspired house on top. On top of these, he also built a recreation of the Ministry of Truth from the novel 1984, which was built out of glass. He moved to New Hermiton after the 1.7 update, and built a stone and lime glass UFO near ZombieCleo's towers, which had a potato farm inside. JoeHills was quite inactive during this season owing to his daughter being born towards the end of Season 1, but he was still fairly active in the community, participating in the Abba Caving Tournament and several UHCs.

JoeHills uploaded 78 Hermitcraft Season 2 videos: Episode 1, June 9, 2013 - Episode 78 , May 10, 2014.

He was known to be a good friend of fellow Hermits Red3yz and XisumaVoid.


JoeHills's Season 2 Episodes [ View List ]
Thumbnail Title Date Published
1 Video Thumbnail Map reset chaos June 9, 2013 More info ⟶
2 Video Thumbnail Search for town square June 10, 2013 More info ⟶
3 Video Thumbnail Meeting new people: Luclin and ZombieCleo June 11, 2013 More info ⟶
4 Video Thumbnail Home making June 11, 2013 More info ⟶
5 Video Thumbnail Nether Portal linking June 12, 2013 More info ⟶
6 Video Thumbnail Melon farm with IamSp00n, KingHappy, & Venom June 13, 2013 More info ⟶
7 Video Thumbnail Mausoleum at Halicarnassus June 14, 2013 More info ⟶
8 Video Thumbnail Bowling June 15, 2013 More info ⟶
9 Video Thumbnail Chickens with Jessassin, King Happy, and Ven0mKisser June 15, 2013 More info ⟶
10 Video Thumbnail Fork Sp00ntology, a plan by Topmass June 16, 2013 More info ⟶
11 Video Thumbnail Mausoleum carvings and entrance June 17, 2013 More info ⟶
12 Video Thumbnail Monumental build club June 18, 2013 More info ⟶
13 Video Thumbnail Breaking ground on hanging gardens June 19, 2013 More info ⟶
14 Video Thumbnail Brits laughing and a closing song June 19, 2013 More info ⟶
15 Video Thumbnail Nether Navigation June 20, 2013 More info ⟶
16 Video Thumbnail Simplified overview on hiring designers and illustrators June 21, 2013 More info ⟶
17 Video Thumbnail Minecraft sheep pen and pediatrician visits June 22, 2013 More info ⟶
18 Video Thumbnail Mausoleum Rainbow Carvings June 23, 2013 More info ⟶
19 Video Thumbnail Gardening in the sky June 24, 2013 More info ⟶
20 Video Thumbnail @zombiecleo in the sky with gardens June 25, 2013 More info ⟶
21 Video Thumbnail New buildings tour! Island upgrades! June 26, 2013 More info ⟶
22 Video Thumbnail Duck Prank on @queenkinghappy with @zombiecleo June 26, 2013 More info ⟶
23 Video Thumbnail Prank and pranker June 28, 2013 More info ⟶
24 Video Thumbnail Put a smile on your faith - a sixty second prank vs. @iamsp00n June 28, 2013 More info ⟶
25 Video Thumbnail Fix your dis/reappearing block glitch, @dinnerbone! June 29, 2013 More info ⟶
26 Video Thumbnail Piston tape, wool sky June 30, 2013 More info ⟶
27 Video Thumbnail Quick fixes around town July 1, 2013 More info ⟶
28 Video Thumbnail Mining, viewer feedback, and teething July 1, 2013 More info ⟶
29 Video Thumbnail Sheep farm architect July 2, 2013 More info ⟶
30 Video Thumbnail Pranked, by Thor! July 2, 2013 More info ⟶
31 Video Thumbnail Wool village! Sheep farm roof! July 3, 2013 More info ⟶
32 Video Thumbnail Prank repairs! July 4, 2013 More info ⟶
33 Video Thumbnail Automated hopper/brewing prototype July 5, 2013 More info ⟶
34 Video Thumbnail Stream Over - 1000th video celebration livestream on #Hermitcraft July 5, 2013 More info ⟶
35 Video Thumbnail Stronghold exploration and brainstorming with Xisuma and Red3y3z July 6, 2013 More info ⟶
36 Video Thumbnail Stronghold looting and stairing July 8, 2013 More info ⟶
37 Video Thumbnail Sp00ntology renovation July 9, 2013 More info ⟶
38 Video Thumbnail IamSp00n more renovation! July 10, 2013 More info ⟶
39 Video Thumbnail The Decent Sheep Herder July 11, 2013 More info ⟶
40 Video Thumbnail Washington Monument, National Mall! July 12, 2013 More info ⟶
41 Video Thumbnail Cons and Nether Mining July 13, 2013 More info ⟶
42 Video Thumbnail Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool at 1:8 scale July 14, 2013 More info ⟶
43 Video Thumbnail Return from Connecticon July 19, 2013 More info ⟶
44 Video Thumbnail Reed garden in the sky July 21, 2013 More info ⟶
45 Video Thumbnail End Safety Inspection July 24, 2013 More info ⟶
46 Video Thumbnail Carpet Braggart July 25, 2013 More info ⟶
47 Video Thumbnail Glass Experiment July 26, 2013 More info ⟶
48 Video Thumbnail wool storage hall July 28, 2013 More info ⟶
49 Video Thumbnail Sheep roof! July 29, 2013 More info ⟶
50 Video Thumbnail Truthbringer! HerMiniTruth! July 30, 2013 More info ⟶
51 Video Thumbnail @Aureylian's House July 31, 2013 More info ⟶
52 Video Thumbnail Quantum Leap analysis with @aureylian August 2, 2013 More info ⟶
53 Video Thumbnail Redstone Dots and Lines with @minecrafted_, @xisumavoid, & @zombiecleo August 3, 2013 More info ⟶
54 Video Thumbnail Minecraft Glass Roof August 7, 2013 More info ⟶
55 Video Thumbnail Burger time for @aureylian! August 10, 2013 More info ⟶
56 Video Thumbnail Polygraph Countermeasures - Subtle ways to beat a lie detector August 18, 2013 More info ⟶
57 Video Thumbnail Glass Pane Cloud Roofs August 20, 2013 More info ⟶
58 Video Thumbnail New dots and lines arena! August 21, 2013 More info ⟶
59 Video Thumbnail Prophet ability and false prophets August 22, 2013 More info ⟶
60 Video Thumbnail Minecraft Football Field/Futbol Pitch! Regulation size! August 23, 2013 More info ⟶
61 Video Thumbnail Minecraft Pixel Art Museum - First look August 27, 2013 More info ⟶
62 Video Thumbnail Prank on MumboJumbo: Puzzle! August 28, 2013 More info ⟶
63 Video Thumbnail 2nd Floor of my Minecraft Pixel Art Museum August 29, 2013 More info ⟶
64 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Speed Challenge 8/31 with @WorldofKeralis vs. @jessassin, & @Xisumavoid September 1, 2013 More info ⟶
65 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft! Games and Novelty! Pumpkin Challenge! October 22, 2013 More info ⟶
66 Video Thumbnail New town on #hermitcraft with @xisumavoid and @ZombieCleo October 26, 2013 More info ⟶
67 Video Thumbnail Low-budget Spoof Machine October 27, 2013 More info ⟶
68 Video Thumbnail Introducing @Sl1pg8r and my flying saucer! With Topmass October 28, 2013 More info ⟶
69 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Halloween finale: @JoeHills' POV October 31, 2013 More info ⟶
70 Video Thumbnail Be excellent. Ask to help. Ask for help. November 5, 2013 More info ⟶
71 Video Thumbnail Haptic feedback and nature appreciation on #Hermitcraft with @sl1pg8r November 6, 2013 More info ⟶
72 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft with @kingdaddyDMAC! Modern campsite! November 23, 2013 More info ⟶
73 Video Thumbnail Glitches and glamour! December 4, 2013 More info ⟶
74 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft ABBA vs KingDaddyDMAC (Round 1) December 23, 2013 More info ⟶
75 Video Thumbnail Wild predictions for 2014 January 3, 2014 More info ⟶
76 Video Thumbnail American History timeline trail January 14, 2014 More info ⟶
77 Video Thumbnail Aliens and rules on #Hermitcraft January 23, 2014 More info ⟶
78 Video Thumbnail Iron Overflow May 11, 2014 More info ⟶
79 Video Thumbnail Iron Farm Decoration May 19, 2014 More info ⟶
80 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft Trial, Bailiff's POV May 24, 2014 More info ⟶


Season 3

JoeHills reappeared shortly after the beginning of Season 3, and settled in Hermit Hills next to FalseSymmetry, where he worked on re-creatng the bar from the television show Cheers, however, this project was never finished, as he had temporarily gone inactive to take care of his family. Despite this, he returned close to the end of the season to build his base, which was located at the northern world border and was accessed through a nether tunnel marked "To Joe Hills and the Northern Frontier."

JoeHills only uploaded 6 Hermitcraft Season 3 videos: Episode 1, October 19, 2014 - Episode 6, February 21, 2016. Joe titled these videos either Hermitcraft Amplified, or Hermitcraft (2016). It is speculated that Joe took some time off from uploading in 2015 because of his daughter, Corrinne, being only 2 years old at the time. Instead of Hermitcraft Season 3 videos, Joe uploaded 17 Hermitcraft FTB Infinity videos in early 2015. Joe uploaded 2 Modsauce videos and 1 Hermitcraft Season 3 video for the remainder of 2015.

Season 4

JoeHills returned from his Season 3 hiatus for the beginning of Season 4. He initially got lost from the rest of the Hermits, and found his way to what became the shopping district, and built a small wooden starter house. Upon realising his mistake, he renovated the build into Maslow's Hierarchy of Steak, an early food shop comically named after Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. He later moved to the residential area, where he set up an adobe house next to ZombieCleo, connecting to an underground horse stable and a series of tunnels designed to link the top of the mesa with the lower areas. To signify the location of his residence, he created a blue @ block on top of a nearby hoodoo to the mesa. His main base was a recreation of the farmhouse from the movie Field of Dreams, an area which he called his 'Greatest Plaines.' He connected his base to Welsknight's area, through a path called the "Iowa Trail," a reference to both the Oregon Trail and the fact that Iowa was the setting for Field of Dreams. He created several landmarks along this trail, including the site for a pioneer fort and a recreation of the Terracotta Warriors with observers and glazed terracotta.

JoeHills uploaded 184 Hermitcraft Season 4 videos: Episode 1, February 25, 2016 - Episode 184 April 8, 2017.

Joe returned to uploading regularly in early 2016 with the start of Hermitcraft Season 4.

Season 5

JoeHills uploaded 196 Hermitcraft Season 5 videos: Episode 1, April 13, 2017 - Episode 196, July 12, 2018.

Early in the season, JoeHills set up his base on the land surrounding a body of water he called "Red Sky Bay". Joe then created his first large build, a colorful 3 story building with a sign that read "Red Sky Bay" on the outside of each floor.

Season 6

JoeHills never had a base, he was a self-proclaimed nomad. Some prominent builds from him were the Ministry of Truth, and many more.

Shops

He built a halloween store that opened on October 1st, 2018.

JoeHills uploaded 162 Hermitcraft Season 6 videos: Episode 1, July 19, 2018 - Episode 162, February 23, 2020.

He was on the G-Team during the Hermitcraft Civil War. He poured lava on Grian's base. He had a Demise bunker in the Statue of Hermity. Despite this, he died during a raid on the Deadquarters, thus placing 4th.

Season 7

JoeHills is currently uploading season 7 Hermitcraft videos: Episode 1, February 28, 2020 - present

Base

For more details, see Strait of Joebraltar.

JoeHills has a base on the Strait of Joebraltar, which he named after himself. There, he built his starter base in a sunken ship, then built a winery nearby inspired by the Wizards of Wine from Chris Perkins' Curse of Strahd module for Dungeons & Dragons. For this, he collected thousands of berries and terraformed land to add a vineyard around the winery. Following the 1.16 Nether Update, he replaced the Winery's original building materials with polished blackstone and warped wood variants. The base, especially the Winery, is within viewing distance of Mount GOATmore, Docm77 and BdoubleO100's starter bases, and the stables building at BdoubleO100's permanent base.

JoeHills built a lighthouse that is a 1:1 model of the Tower of Hercules in Galicia, Spain, on a terraformed hill across the Strait of Joebraltar from the Winery. He added a nether-themed mirror-image of the lighthouse underneath it, built with basalt and surrounded by lava. Underneath the Strait of Joebraltar, he excavated and terraformed a large ravine-like cavern surrounding three spawner-based mob farms. On a small peninsula, he built a nether portal in the shape of his "@" logo and a skylight looking down into the cavern.

In JoeHills' Season 7 Episode 66, he acquired the deed for xBCrafted's base from the HCBBS, while xBCrafted acquired the deed to JoeHills' base. JoeHills built an automatic sorting system, modeled after the one at TinFoilChef's base, inside the floating island. At an area where xBCrafted had intended to build a seaport, JoeHills built sculptures of VGA and PS/2 computer ports. He then developed the concept into a corporate campus for a technology corporation, building an office building shaped like a giant set of floppy disks.

In JoeHills' Season 7: Episode 72, he and xBCrafted switched bases back so Joe could build a model of the Ever Given, the ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal at the time, stuck at the Strait of Joebraltar. Joehills, ZombieCleo, XisumaVoid, and Rendog built a 2:5 scale replica of the Ever Given wedged into the Strait of Joebraltar during the second Hermits help Hermits livestream on Monday, March 29, 2021. JoeHills and ZombieCleo dubbed it "Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat," a reference to the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Swearing off Diamonds

Following a failed attempt at claiming iJevin's head for ZombieCleo's Head Games which resulted in him dying in TangoTek's iron farm and losing diamond blocks, JoeHills swore off diamonds for the rest of the season, promising to cover all diamonds that come into his possession in lava. Because netherite does not burn in lava, he considers it acceptable for use, and he obtained a netherite pickaxe from VintageBeef by bartering the land from the Folks at Work shop. He then obtained a netherite axe from EthosLab in exchange for clearing jungle trees from the Netherlands Gaming district, and netherite leggings from ZombieCleo in exchange for six million armor stands.

Shopping District

JoeHills laid out the Shopping District's first roads using cobblestone, charging 30 diamonds each for permits to modify them. He also bought the land surrounding the Nether portal, which he used to sell portal customization permits for 50 diamonds. The permits were sold at the Folks at Work shop, next to a stand selling cooked steak called Steak a Break - Bust a Moo.

During The Mayor Election, JoeHills ran for "Dogcatcher," a role he invented in protest after Grian created the mayor role, with which he would clean up stray dogs around the server and "watch over the diamond pile in the shopping district." The role is actually intended to give him authority to use lava to cover the pile of diamonds that had been collecting during the season as payment for land. To run his campaign, Joe created a poster map and bred a large quantity of dogs which he sat around the shopping district and multiple other Hermits' bases, dyeing their collars white to make them appear untamed. He began building a dog sanctuary, containing doghouses, giant bones, and a beach next to the lighthouse, naming it Joerassic Bark (a portmanteau of Jurassic Park, Joe, and Bark). He won the vote almost unanimously, besides ZombieCleo writing in "Daffy Duck." Since winning the election, Joe has begun moving the dogs he placed around the server into Joerassic Bark.

Hermit Zoo and ZombieCleo's Base

JoeHills is currently collaborating with ZombieCleo to build a Hermit Zoo near her base, which will contain an exhibit for each Hermit as if they were animals in a zoo display. Joe's own exhibit contains a model for a silhouette overlay in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which can be seen in use during the "MST3Keralis" segment of his Episode 31: "Books from Keralis? Hermit Zoo with Cleo!" After ZombieCleo gave him a pair of netherite leggings in exchange for six million armor stands, he began manufacturing armor stands using increasingly intrusive farms set up inside her base. This culminated in a cactus farm coming through the top of the base and into the sky, which he decorated as half of a large rainbow. ZombieCleo asked him to finish the other side of the rainbow in exchange for deducting two million armor stands from his debt. JoeHills deliberately built the other side of the rainbow wider so the two sides would not match up, then bargained with ZombieCleo for another deduction of three million armor stands in return for him properly fixing the rainbow, bringing his debt down to one million armor stands.

Hedge Games

For more details, see Bernie the Leaf Master.

JoeHills, ZombieCleo, and StressMonster101 participated in the Hedge Games as a team. Originally called Team Clills, they became CLeojoestressss [sic] when Stressmonster101 joined. They won second place after Rendog and Grian.

Halloween

JoeHills and ZombieCleo collaborated on a Halloween-themed area adjacent to Joerassic Bark, centered around a pumpkin patch, a corn maze (made using ferns), and a large model of Slimer from the television series The Real Ghostbusters. He also decorated the peninsula around his nether portal with black and orange blocks.

JoeHills attempted to use MumboJumbo's Spookification Chamber by paying with 16 golden apples instead of 16 diamonds, giving him a Halloween skin that appears to be his default skin with his face stretched horizontally around three sides of his head. He also participated in Stressmonster's Haunted House and completed a successful trick challenge at the Trick or Treat House.

JoeHills's Season 7 Episodes [ View List ]
Thumbnail Title Date Published
1 Video Thumbnail The Shipwreck Angle! The Spawn Angel? First Day! 28 February 2020 More info ⟶
2 Video Thumbnail A portal... at spawn? 2 March 2020 More info ⟶
3 Video Thumbnail Fragile Structures! Infrastructure! 4 March 2020 More info ⟶
4 Video Thumbnail Emergency Preparedness Kits! March 9, 2020 More info ⟶
5 Video Thumbnail Shopping District Road Work March 11, 2020 More info ⟶
6 Video Thumbnail Winery Layout March 17, 2020 More info ⟶
7 Video Thumbnail ZombieCleo's Head Game! March 24, 2020 More info ⟶
8 Video Thumbnail Tag signup! Let's kill @iJevin! March 26, 2020 More info ⟶
9 Video Thumbnail Burn all the Diamonds! Oh, hi, Cleo! March 31, 2020 More info ⟶
10 Video Thumbnail A Joe Hills always pays his debts April 5, 2020 More info ⟶
11 Video Thumbnail Cubfan135 wants me dead! Post-it all the things! April 10, 2020 More info ⟶
12 Video Thumbnail XBcrafted's Build Contest! Vineyard Terraforming! April 20, 2020 More info ⟶
13 Video Thumbnail The button! Trade with Vintagebeef! April 26, 2020 More info ⟶
14 Video Thumbnail Leave the early game behind! April 30, 2020 More info ⟶
15 Video Thumbnail Joe for dogcatcher! Lighthouse! May 3, 2020 More info ⟶
16 Video Thumbnail Tower of Hercules Lighthouse Model Exterior! May 10, 2020 More info ⟶
17 Video Thumbnail Interviewed by a bee! Vote JoeHills for Dogcatcher! May 17, 2020 More info ⟶
18 Video Thumbnail Dog Sanctuary! May 24, 2020 More info ⟶
19 Video Thumbnail Dogs everywhere! Lava in @VintageBeef's shop!? May 30, 2020 More info ⟶
20 Video Thumbnail Tag 2 Electric Boogaloo Finale vs Xisumavoid and Keralis ! Buzzy day! June 4, 2020 More info ⟶
21 Video Thumbnail Home-grown bones and spider dividers! June 13, 2020 More info ⟶
22 Video Thumbnail new recording computer! spawner hub! First 1080p60 video! June 20, 2020 More info ⟶
23 Video Thumbnail Nether update 1.16! Go watch Cub and xBCrafted! Vote for False! June 23, 2020 More info ⟶
24 Video Thumbnail I voted! Let's build with nether materials! June 25, 2020 More info ⟶
25 Video Thumbnail I'm the dogcatcher! New netherite pick from @VintageBeef! June 30, 2020 More info ⟶
26 Video Thumbnail More dogs! Soul speed! July 6, 2020 More info ⟶
27 Video Thumbnail Full nethyrite armor and tools! July 13, 2020 More info ⟶
28 Video Thumbnail @Cubfan135's new game! July 19, 2020 More info ⟶
29 Video Thumbnail 34th Birthday Reflections! Nether hub flight ring connections! July 25, 2020 More info ⟶
30 Video Thumbnail Hedge Game! Broken legs? July 28, 2020 More info ⟶
31 Video Thumbnail Books from Keralis? Hermit Zoo with Cleo! August 1, 2020 More info ⟶
32 Video Thumbnail Etho's Lumberjack Lesson! So much jungle wood! August 7, 2020 More info ⟶
33 Video Thumbnail Stand Off and 1-Stack Challenge! Keralis vs JoeHills! August 12, 2020 More info ⟶
34 Video Thumbnail Collabaganza! Castle Defense! Stand Off! Hedge Games! feat. StressMonster101 & more! August 22, 2020 More info ⟶
35 Video Thumbnail Stand-off! iJevin's tugboats! Armor stands! August 29, 2020 More info ⟶
36 Video Thumbnail Stolen Wine! A Wild Ride! September 5, 2020 More info ⟶
37 Video Thumbnail Industrial Espionage! September 10, 2020 More info ⟶
38 Video Thumbnail Decked Out! First run and a chat with Cubfan135! September 16, 2020 More info ⟶
39 Video Thumbnail Decked Out! Two more runs! Trades with Zedaph & ImpulseSV! September 19, 2020 More info ⟶
40 Video Thumbnail best cactus farm design for ZombieCleo! September 23, 2020 More info ⟶
41 Video Thumbnail Decked out! Hide and seek! Death and life! September 28, 2020 More info ⟶
42 Video Thumbnail scary movies with ZombieCleo! Decked Out with Cubfan135! Misleading thumbnail! October 8, 2020 More info ⟶
43 Video Thumbnail Decked out! Let's name a beast! October 11, 2020 More info ⟶
44 Video Thumbnail Decked out: six runs! Blue flames and trade with Etho! October 14, 2020 More info ⟶
45 Video Thumbnail the rainbow I owe Zombie Cleo! More than we bargained for! October 20, 2020 More info ⟶
46 Video Thumbnail Decked out: Black market! Ghost Cleo! Trades with Cub and False! Seven runs! October 20, 2020 More info ⟶
47 Video Thumbnail Giant Slimer in minecraft! Fun with ZombieCleo! October 29, 2020 More info ⟶
48 Video Thumbnail MumboJumbo's Spookification Chamber! StressMonster's Haunted Mega Mansion! October 31, 2020 More info ⟶
49 Video Thumbnail MumboJumbo, please fix my face! My winery needs work too! November 6, 2020 More info ⟶
50 Video Thumbnail Hedge Game Second Place Prize! Hermit Zoo Spider Cleo! November 10, 2020 More info ⟶
51 Video Thumbnail Love Tropics Setup! Ravager raid village scouting! November 13, 2020 More info ⟶
52 Video Thumbnail Ravager Raid Capture Attempt! Love Tropics 2020 Results! November 16 2020 More info ⟶
53 Video Thumbnail One-sided Target match! Chorus tree safety! November 24 2020 More info ⟶
54 Video Thumbnail Happy Thanksgiving, soul flame redstone! November 26 2020 More info ⟶
55 Video Thumbnail Christmas District Kickoff with ZombieCleo! December 1, 2020 More info ⟶
56 Video Thumbnail Cubfan135 exhibit for the Hermit Zoo! Target Games! December 7 2020 More info ⟶
57 Video Thumbnail A gift from TangoTek! December 14 2020 More info ⟶
58 Video Thumbnail Gingerbread Parthenon! December 21 2020 More info ⟶
59 Video Thumbnail New Year's Eve preparations! Brandenburg Gate, Big Ben, and More! December 31 2020 More info ⟶
60 Video Thumbnail Horses from BDoubleO100! Happy New Year! January 9 2021 More info ⟶
61 Video Thumbnail Tower of Hercules walls, glass plaza, and terraforming! January 14 2021 More info ⟶
62 Video Thumbnail MumboJumbo's found countdown! Burning smell? Helping Keralis, Iskall, Ren, Docm77! January 23 2021 More info ⟶
63 Video Thumbnail HCBBS? Countdown to Infinibee! Aquetown Vandal!? January 29 2021 More info ⟶
64 Video Thumbnail Groundhog Day flip clock in Minecraft! Redstone activated! February 1 2021 More info ⟶
65 Video Thumbnail The Infinibee is Nigh! Scar killed me with irony! February 11 2021 More info ⟶
66 Video Thumbnail Hermitcraft 7 HCBBS now! Countdown complete! February 13 2021 More info ⟶
67 Video Thumbnail cleaning up xBCrafted's mess with a redstone item sorter! February 18 2021 More info ⟶
68 Video Thumbnail Big Base Swap port authority! February 25 2021 More info ⟶
69 Video Thumbnail Xisuma's Base Race! xBCrafted's secret farms! March 1 2021 More info ⟶
70 Video Thumbnail Hair cut from BDoubleO100! Arm shot from Moderna! March 9 2021 More info ⟶
71 Video Thumbnail Stealing Keralis' Skyscraper Techniques March 18 2021 More info ⟶
72 Video Thumbnail What have I done?! March 27 2021 More info ⟶
73 Video Thumbnail Ever Given stuck again! March 31 2021 More info ⟶
74 Video Thumbnail Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat April 9 2021 More info ⟶
75 Video Thumbnail Brain E.E.’s trivia! Lost dog box! April 13 2021 More info ⟶
76 Video Thumbnail Quinn Murphy chatting about Pathfinder 2e Bestiary 3 Sumbreiva & Shabti Redeemer April 21 2021 More info ⟶
77 Video Thumbnail Cubfan135’s Modern Parkour April 23 2021 More info ⟶
78 Video Thumbnail Parkour Breakdown! Jungle and Nether Parkour! May 1 2021 More info ⟶
79 Video Thumbnail Decked Out deck! New Pokémon Snap review! May 7 2021 More info ⟶
80 Video Thumbnail Trees, Trains, and Booshes! May 12 2021 More info ⟶


Livestreams

JoeHills records most of his episode content during his livestreams, effectively making his streams a backstage access to the production of his videos. He multistreams to YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope, and streamed to Mixer until June 2020. He is not a Twitch affiliate, because the contract would forbid him from multistreaming.

While not recording, he tracks donations by expanding his face camera with each $20 milestone ($50 on special occasions), reducing its "Joepacity," a portmanteau of "Joe" and "Opacity," as it enlarges, which is called the "Jhost," a portmanteau of "Joe" and "Ghost." Upon reaching 0% Joepacity, he becomes the "Beetlejhost," a portmanteau of "Beetlejuice" and "Jhost," donning a Beetlejuice costume jacket and hue-shifting his face camera to make his skin appear blue, and the size and Joepacity go back to default. According to JoeHills, all face camera modifications reset at 6:00am "Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania time" (Eastern Standard Time), a reference to the film Groundhog Day, and this reset occurs on stream when he is actively streaming at that time.

Each livestream begins with a line of text that reads "Setting up stream now!", and this text does not disappear until he records a video segment or until somebody asks in a livestream chat whether the stream is set up, and upon the latter happening, he plays one of two differently-styled recordings of his song "When Will My Stream Begin," a parody of "When Will My Life Begin" from the movie Tangled, written by himself and recorded by his brother Sean Hills. The text has remained on the screen for as long as two hours on some livestreams.

Trivia

  • The "TSD" in JoeHillsTSD stands for "Team Snow Day", which was a collaboration of web designers between JoeHills, Art Frederick, and C.P. Stanford. Together, they made comics, games, and videos before he started his YouTube channel.
  • JoeHills's main Minecraft account is named "joehillssays" and his camera account is named "joehillssees."
  • JoeHills was the first non-founding member to join Hermitcraft.
  • JoeHills officially became a full-time content creator on July 1, 2020. He previously worked full-time as a LAMP stack web developer, which he is continuing as a freelance contractor.
  • JoeHills uses his Patreon sponsorships to waive mid-roll and pre-roll ads on his videos, and often ends his videos by reciting his poetry or giving a poetry prompt for his viewers.
  • JoeHills writes music, a mix of original compositions and parodies, some of which are Hermitcraft-themed, which are performed by his brother Sean Hills. They have released two albums: Sean Hills Sings Joe Hills and Sean Hills Sings Joe Hills II: The Secret of the Views.
  • JoeHills has a bachelor's degree in history from Vanderbilt University.
  • JoeHills was a cadet in Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Vanderbilt with the intention to join the United States Marine Corps after graduation, but he was rejected from the corps after developing a serious digestive disorder.[3]
  • JoeHills is an avid player of Dungeons & Dragons, and several of his Hermitcraft builds are locations from D&D modules.

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References

  1. Last updated on April 28, 2020
  2. Last updated February 4, 2021
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mboJBHI4Epg&t=432s
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