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EuroTitToss
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^^First off, creepers are blowing up because they get too close to you. You should be able to hear this before it happens; sound was fixed today, so try that out. Just build a dirt wall or something and keep it well lit. That should keep them (and other baddies) out for good.


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"holy crap I am addicted to this game. Phase 1 of operation collect resources is nearly complete..."


damn, that sure is a different take on things. my mineshafts are usually very narrow, but deep.

9/23/2010 9:48:49 AM

neodata686
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Sweet. I'll try that out. I was sad when they blew up my little house on top of a hill. So do you guys typically build a house then mine under it? I'm going to try that out.

9/23/2010 10:46:12 AM

Ernie
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I was pretty pumped about the fuckin COMPLEX I built

Then I started browsing the Minecraft forums and realized it's small potatoes

9/23/2010 11:00:08 AM

jbtilley
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Never heard of this game until today. A few questions:

You have to connect to a server. Are you at the mercy of the availability of a server or can the game be played stand-alone? Sounds like there was a server problem recently, but people could continue to play offline. If there's an offline then what's the difference between being on and offline? Why involve a server at all... other than a patching mechanism.

I imagine that there will be more and more server issues as more and more people start playing the game.

I can't tell much from the videos on youtube, but one thing I can tell is that the ?mouse? sensitivity is waaaay to high for my tastes. I'd be spinning in one spot the entire time with those settings. Can that be adjusted?

[Edited on September 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM. Reason : -]

9/23/2010 1:27:45 PM

neodata686
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^The connection to the server in alpha survival mode is just to download patches. Once you have the game you can play without an internet connection.

There is a multi-player creative mode which always you to connect to people's servers and just build shit.

The multi-player survival mode is buggy though and I haven't tried it out. Has anyone else?

I don't seem to mind the mouse sensitivity. It was spot on when I started playing. I guess it depends on a variety of things. You can always adjust it in windows but it's a hassle each time you want to play the game.

9/23/2010 1:57:27 PM

slamjamason
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SOMEONE START A TWW SERVER




NOT IT

9/23/2010 5:04:43 PM

davidkunttu
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^^ mouse sensitivity is in the options.



^ ditto on TWW server.

9/23/2010 5:30:55 PM

Wyloch
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^^, ^

216.36.2.114

I will do my best to run 24/7.

[Edited on September 23, 2010 at 5:37 PM. Reason : NO GRIEFING]

9/23/2010 5:36:54 PM

Wyloch
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And if I'm not on to OP you, post here. I try to get on every night.

9/23/2010 6:55:38 PM

Money_Jones
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do you all just build your base at or very close to your spawn point?

9/24/2010 3:43:43 AM

tromboner950
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I used to. I still have a base there, and I even built a small bunker on top of the spawn point itself.

My main base is now a house built on some land hanging over the side of a cliff, and it's across a good chunk of water from my spawn. I left a large supply of spare boats in a chest in my spawn bunker to allow for this.

I'm considering downloading an editor and just changing my spawn, since I pretty much never go back there unless I die.

9/24/2010 4:49:16 AM

wilso
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i built a smaller base around my spawn, that connects via tunnel to my main base.

9/24/2010 6:29:36 AM

davidkunttu
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IMO you should all play on wyloch's server.

9/24/2010 10:44:32 AM

neodata686
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I just upgraded my desktop with an i7 950, SSD's in raid0 and dual nvidia 460 gtx's in SLI. Think I can run it?

9/24/2010 10:59:28 AM

wilso
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iffy

9/24/2010 11:06:47 AM

neodata686
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FUCK. I'LL HAVE TO RUN IT ON LOW. oh wait.

9/24/2010 11:09:44 AM

disco_stu
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"IMO you should all play on wyloch's server."


Except the game is pretty broken in SMP. I'm probably going to buy it tonight but don't see how no monsters and unlimited durability would be fun. Might as well just play creative mode.

9/24/2010 11:26:13 AM

EuroTitToss
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Exactly. I'm planning fricking lan parties and capture the flag games for when SMP actually works like single player. Until then, I'm leaving it alone.

^^I play the game with one finger firmly placed on the "f" key, which toggles the draw distance/fog

[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM. Reason : asdfaf]

9/24/2010 11:57:37 AM

Netstorm
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Me and davidkunttu pimped out Wylochs server. I will put up screenshots later. We have a towering lazy river and log plume (david's) and a FUCKING BIOSPHERE MAN (mine!).

9/24/2010 12:46:18 PM

neodata686
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i wanna see!

9/24/2010 12:51:07 PM

Wyloch
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Wow. And I thought the beginnings of my underwater base was cool.

How late were you guys up??

Also I love how this $12 purchase has caused me to not fire up Starcraft 2 in over 10 days.

[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 1:20 PM. Reason : ]

9/24/2010 1:16:11 PM

FroshKiller
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so is this game like dwarf fortress for people who aren't any good at dwarf fortress or

9/24/2010 1:21:51 PM

EuroTitToss
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"The gameplay is inspired by Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dungeon Keeper, and especially Infiniminer"

9/24/2010 1:33:21 PM

jbtilley
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Inspired by Dungeon Keeper. Ok, now I'm definitely going to have to check this game out.

9/24/2010 1:47:56 PM

davidkunttu
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^^^^ too damn late. log flume needs some work, should be operational tonight. also the visitor's center and cactus farm will be completed, most likely.

9/24/2010 1:58:18 PM

neodata686
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How do I join the server?

9/24/2010 2:03:25 PM

davidkunttu
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log into the launcher, click multiplayer, and paste this in the box:

216.36.2.114

9/24/2010 2:07:44 PM

neodata686
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k thanks. at work. going to check it out later today.

9/24/2010 2:10:49 PM

EuroTitToss
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later!?! pfffftt..

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9/24/2010 2:26:31 PM

Wyloch
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OH

EM

JESUS

You all need to get on and see what those two did. The log flume doesn't quite work yet, but it's still something to behold. Wow.

9/24/2010 2:39:10 PM

davidkunttu
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ceiling creeper is watching you.

[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 2:49 PM. Reason : ]

9/24/2010 2:48:45 PM

neodata686
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"later!?! pfffftt.."


If only. Everything under the sun is blocked. When i get home.

9/24/2010 2:54:55 PM

Netstorm
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^^^I'm glad you like it.

9/24/2010 3:39:13 PM

Netstorm
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I can't log in and the Minecraft site is down lame.

9/24/2010 3:47:21 PM

Wyloch
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You mean you can't log in BECAUSE the minecraft site is down? As in, you can't authenticate?

9/24/2010 3:50:52 PM

ncWOLFsu
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damnit they need to get the server fixed so i can satisfy my minecrack addiction

9/24/2010 4:00:25 PM

Netstorm
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Yes.

9/24/2010 4:00:33 PM

Netstorm
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Wyloch since I can't log in you should get screenshots of our beautiful creeeeeations.

9/24/2010 4:01:08 PM

darkone
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Tonight begins my quest to build Orthanc. I drew a plan and I figure I'll need roughly 90 stacks of stone.


[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 4:44 PM. Reason : image]

[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 4:45 PM. Reason : url edit]

9/24/2010 4:30:27 PM

smc
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I don't understand why the graphics are so bad. The game engine is clearly capable of much more. I guess he's just a bad artist.

9/24/2010 4:34:14 PM

Netstorm
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^You're trolling right? Surely you can understand it's purposefully simplistic.

9/24/2010 4:37:29 PM

tromboner950
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^^trolling?

It's pretty obvious why everything is blocks. The community likes it, and it gives the game its own distinct personality/style.

Chances are the early builds were all blocks (probably intended as placeholders), and when considering whether or not to improve the graphics, Notch learned that people found the block-style endearing. So now everything is still blocks, including things that have no effect on gameplay (like the player model, enemy models, and the tools in your hand).

There's also the matter of the gameplay as it is currently set up needing clearly-defined units of terrain/material. He could change the system slightly to accommodate things like rounded hills and sloping terrain, but it would make everything a bit less clear/obvious.

And besides that, some people like running this game on low-end work computers and smaller laptops, and a graphics update could hurt some of them.

And it's probably just easier for him to develop in a lower resolution and whatnot.

...So, really, lots of reasons.

[Edited on September 24, 2010 at 4:47 PM. Reason : .]

9/24/2010 4:47:26 PM

Netstorm
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I think you missed the primary reason, which is just that a simple design aesthetic sometimes emphasizes elements of gameplay, instead of being so overly concerned with the modern snobbery that comes with having the top of the line graphics, which is obviously not something one man can do reasonably. The design is engaging and interesting, and the game is fun despite being so simple. Not everything has to be CoD:MW2 to be worth purchasing.

9/24/2010 5:04:45 PM

Netstorm
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darkone if you could build it out of Obsidian it would be amazing, but it takes a minute to mine one block of obsidian, and my obsidian mine on the server is waaaaaay down belong (I made a field of the stuff when I found an ocean of lava and a river closer by).

9/24/2010 5:05:55 PM

tromboner950
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Obsidian is like 15 seconds if you can manage to get yourself a diamond pick.

9/24/2010 5:31:43 PM

Netstorm
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It's glitched in multiplayer. I'm the only person (to my knowledge) on the TWW server with a diamond pick, and it's still 50 seconds for me. Can even do it period with iron.

9/24/2010 5:46:30 PM

darkone
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I didn't think obsidian was in the current Alpha build.

9/24/2010 5:46:44 PM

Netstorm
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It sure is. Divert water into a still pool of lava and you'll get it. I also have like ten blocks of it and will use it to make myself a throne at the top of the biosphere.

9/24/2010 6:05:34 PM

Mr. Joshua
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from geekologie:

9/24/2010 6:39:46 PM

Shadowrunner
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Also from page 1!

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9/24/2010 6:52:27 PM

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