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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#361  Postby Rome Existed » Sep 16, 2014 1:29 am

Welp, Microsoft went and bought it for $2.5b.
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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#362  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Sep 16, 2014 4:45 am

Seems it wasn't Microsoft being aggressive in buying it, rather it was Notch being aggressive in selling it. If it all goes to shit I have got my moneys worth out of Minecraft many many times over. Hopefully Microsoft leaves it as is, just tries to boost the Xbone version and doesn't fuck over the Sony users. So far it seems there is no intention of breaking the Sony version, how Sony deals with this will also be something to wait for.
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#363  Postby Cthulhu's Trilby » Sep 16, 2014 2:59 pm

Rome Existed wrote:Welp, Microsoft went and bought it for $2.5b.


Suckers. I got it for like £5.
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#364  Postby willhud9 » Sep 16, 2014 3:09 pm

Cthulhu's Trilby wrote:
Rome Existed wrote:Welp, Microsoft went and bought it for $2.5b.


Suckers. I got it for like £5.


That's what you think....but they bought the version which allows them to prevent you from playing. :evilgrin:
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#365  Postby kennyc » Sep 17, 2014 10:36 am

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#366  Postby Rome Existed » Sep 17, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#367  Postby Rome Existed » Sep 21, 2014 9:41 am

Found a nether fortress. God damn they're hard to find even though they're supposed to be all over the place. Now to just find out how to make a Blaze farm.
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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#368  Postby LucidFlight » Oct 17, 2014 12:45 pm

Rome Existed wrote:Now to just find out how to make a Blaze farm.

How do you make a blaze farm? Very, very carefully.

A quick search on the interwebs comes up with this video:



I didn't watch the whole thing, but the first few minutes tells me this is someone who knows their stuff. So, I'd say it's well worth watching (if you haven't already).


So, I've been running SEUS shaders a bit more lately, with a texture pack called Chroma Hills. Here's some screenshots:

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#369  Postby LucidFlight » Oct 17, 2014 12:51 pm

FTB (Feed The Beast) with SEUS shaders and default texture pack:

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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#370  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 13, 2014 4:01 pm

I picked up MC a long time ago and never really got into it that much - I'm not really into the creative side and just love the world generation and the survival side. However, it's just not difficult enough. I recently heard of and tried Terrafirmacraft which seems to be precisely the kind of thing I could enjoy. But I was wondering if any of you experienced minecrafters might have some suggestions for me for other mods?

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#371  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Nov 13, 2014 4:11 pm

Hey Spear. I'm not too much into modded MC but I have been watching a series on one called Crash Landing. It is hardcore, not sure if you can change that or not, but you can create clones, so if you die with a clone available you don't loose the game. You just have to be very careful before you get to the point where you can create one or after using your last available clone before making another.

I like the idea that you must monitor your heat and thirst as well as hunger making it a bit more of a challenge.

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#372  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 13, 2014 4:21 pm

I just spotted that one an hour ago! Looks interesting and I will definitely try it, but isn't it more of a scenario than a 'full campaign' so to speak?
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#373  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Nov 14, 2014 5:20 am

I think it kind of straddles the border between the two. But can't say for sure really since I haven't played it.
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#374  Postby Nicko » Jan 30, 2015 1:11 pm

Spearthrower wrote:I picked up MC a long time ago and never really got into it that much - I'm not really into the creative side and just love the world generation and the survival side.


Whereas I picked up MC fairly recently, spend way too much time playing it, and am more into creative than survival.

So. Yeah.

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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#375  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jan 30, 2015 2:24 pm

That is pretty much what makes Minecraft so good. It provides a world and a bunch of tools and lets the player pick what they will do and how they will do it.
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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#376  Postby electricwhiteboy » Feb 24, 2015 2:48 pm

I went back at the weekend just to see what had been added with the latest patch for XB360. Suddenly I was building an automatic farm and then Sunday was gone. Can't seem to get pistons to point up on the console version which kind of limits their use.

Trolled my girlfriend, for some reason she had used trapdoors to make an observation deck over a large drop. Naturally, I wired them up with a daylight sensor on the roof. She was watching the sunset... trapdoor opens.

Absolutely worth it.
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#377  Postby electricwhiteboy » Feb 24, 2015 3:11 pm

I was tempted to make it a double whammy by making the redstone tamper proof. i.e Destroy the sensor or the redstone and it sets off some TNT. Didn't do that for two reasons. First, bit too cruel as it could have permanently destroyed the deck if there had been an badly timed autosave. Second, I didn't have enough time to properly test it and if I had made a mistake in a complicated circuit it was absolutely possible that I was building a time bomb.
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#378  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Feb 24, 2015 7:06 pm

Delightfully evil :evilgrin:
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#379  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Apr 06, 2016 9:42 pm

Minecraft bug has bit me again. Building a motte and bailey castle on my vanilla survival server. Here are some early screenshots, and hopefully I'll have more if the current momentum continues...

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Re: The Minecraft Thread!

#380  Postby purplerat » Apr 28, 2016 2:43 pm

https://mojang.com/2016/04/minecraft-arrives-on-gear-vr-today/
This is pretty cool. I already had the VR Gear and had seen a VR video inside of Minecraft that somebody had made and thought it would be amazing to play Minecraft in virtual reality. So I picked this up last night and gave it a try. It's very immersive and can be a bit intense but I'd definitely recommend it if you have the VR Gear.

I didn't get a chance to play it much but one of the first things I did was just dig straight down until I fell into a cave. Being underground in a small enclosed area with no light and no immediate way out actually had me feeling a little panicked and I had to remind myself that all I had to do was remove the goggles to get out. Then when I did climb out of the hole (jumping while place blocks under my feet) it turned to night in the game and I hadn't yet built a shelter which again gave me a sense of panic so I decided to give it a rest.

It's supposedly the same as the Pocket Edition and has cross platform compatibility so I'm hoping I can build some stuff (or more likely steal something) in the normal game than jumped into it in VR.
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