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Offline Rysworld

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7290 on: September 15, 2014, 01:42:42 pm »
Yeah, that was me. Was mildly butthurt about having to move.

Man, I really want to get back into this game and just dedicate to make a cozy village in a pretty area. That sounds nice.

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7291 on: September 15, 2014, 01:56:34 pm »
I'm enjoying me some FF6 music and playing on Pat's server a bit. Diggin into a mountain, building some huts.
Not the best builder but it passes the time.

EDIT: I remembered something silly I used to do. When you were the admin/op you could use a kind of command to make announcement style messages. I think it was /say. I dunno if it's still there. But I used to confuse everybody by saying stuff like "Celdur has engaged Gauphastus in battle.", wait a minute, and then say "Celdur has been defeated!"
Everyone was always asking how to engage people battle 'cause they thought they were missing out on some combat RPG stuff or something. Haha.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7292 on: September 15, 2014, 02:17:13 pm »
Yeah, that was me. Was mildly butthurt about having to move.

Man, I really want to get back into this game and just dedicate to make a cozy village in a pretty area. That sounds nice.

One of this server's "themes" is building up NPC villages we find. Come in!!

Good choice in music. :D

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7293 on: September 15, 2014, 02:26:33 pm »
Dubes, anyone remember that little lake I put a bunch of logs in and it was a little sort of jump puzzle/parkour thing?
I've always wanted to do another one.
It was fun watching everybody try to get to the end.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7294 on: September 15, 2014, 02:31:11 pm »
I don't remember the logs, but I do remember that big pyramid that a bunch of you guys did on Pat's server.  That thing was really impressive.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7295 on: September 15, 2014, 02:41:37 pm »
I don't remember the logs, but I do remember that big pyramid that a bunch of you guys did on Pat's server.  That thing was really impressive.

Come to the server, it's in there. We brought it over! Also, it was on LadyM's server. :D

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7296 on: September 15, 2014, 04:09:33 pm »
I remember griefing exactly once.  It was the days of infinite water.  A couple of the younger players had set up shop down in a cave with a tiny surface entry.  They were flooding the chat with some dumb rpg stuff they were setting up and I was tired of hearing them, so I sent a stream of water down their hole.  The screams were delightful.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7297 on: September 15, 2014, 04:42:48 pm »
That's not griefing.

That's doing god's work.

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7298 on: September 15, 2014, 09:37:49 pm »
So what do we think Microsoft may change?  The BBC article Wizard sent me said speculation was they wanted Minecraft for the mobile game sales.  Does Mojang really produce enough a year to merit a 2.5 billion price tag, or did they pay way too much, the way google and facebook have been gobbling up properties?
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7299 on: September 15, 2014, 10:09:12 pm »
The way I keep seeing folks talking about this deal is that Microsoft wants to buy an entire generation of gamers. They're after the children and I guess through clever cross promoting and advertisements you could brainwash a lot of them to buy some pretty dumb crap.

But really, the only thing I look forward to out of this is potentially Minecraft 2. Same thing but less hard on the machine (as in not java), a modding API released sometime before the heat death of the goddamned universe, more neato blocks and resources, game modes... look, I know it's Microsoft but I'm sure there are some good people involved in this that genuinely want to improve the experience and really contribute to the culture surrounding Minecraft, something that grew far bigger than I or anyone else probably ever thought possible. This is thanks to a lot of folks who worked hard to build communities, design and create great mods, and team up and share their sweet builds with the world. We made that. Not Notch, not Mojang.
The folks who are likely about to get involved in this definitely have their work cut out for them.

The only problem is that Microsoft is a huge company and from the top down I guarantee is immensely out of touch with not only the needs of its current users (see Windows 8 ) but also whatever idea they have about who the next generation of gamers is.

So I'ma just wait like usual. I really don't know what to expect but I think we all have a pretty reasonable idea of how far south this bitch can go.
Let's hope whoever heads this up isn't some dunderhead who has no idea what Minecraft even is. To be honest though I wouldn't be surprised.

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7300 on: September 15, 2014, 10:11:20 pm »
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7301 on: September 15, 2014, 10:14:10 pm »
Well, good on him for sticking to his word.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7302 on: September 16, 2014, 01:52:34 am »
End of modding and personal/custom servers

Beginning of microtransactions, new invasive DRM for the PC, XBox only support and tons of litigation by Microsoft

See, this is the exact same knee-jerk reaction that everyone has had, like Microsoft are going to crap in their own hands. Why destroy the one thing that keeps people playing? Because let's face it, once you've built an orchard of phalluses out of every block in the game, you go and see what other people are doing and play with them, be it on a vanilla, modded or an arcade.

I don't think Mojang could cope with the scale of what they had any more. We've seen what it was like for Notch, think about how it was for the people who actually did have to deal with EULA and Bukkit and whatever other little thing people liked to moan about. They needed somebody to deal with it so they could actually go back to making the game.

Besides, it's not even been 24 hours. I don't have any idea how these things work, but I bet the deal has been simmering in quiet for months. This isn't a snap decision, and Mojang wouldn't have done if they weren't sure they were getting the best possible deal. The next few weeks will reveal the exact nature of this new relationship.

All we know right now is that Microsoft have bought Mojang for $2.5B, and the two statements put out by the companies. Assuming anything else is more or less the alarmist, click-baiting (people on reddit doing it for up-votes) crap people call out games journalists of doing.

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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7303 on: September 16, 2014, 06:49:22 am »
Just remembered back when the game only had creative mode and we played a bunch on Gauph's server.
I started to build these underwater skyscrapers to try to build my own little Rapture. To get help to build on it I secretly invited like 5-6 Swedish friends to help me out. Gauph later messaged me in surprise that there were so many unknown people on the server and was wondering who they were. So to not get in trouble I told him they were just lurkers from the forum.  I believe one or two of them built this big pyramid on one of the servers.
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Re: Minecraft
« Reply #7304 on: September 16, 2014, 07:15:16 am »
The biggest flaw in Microsoft's plan is that they still don't have any good developers under their wing. Where is Microsoft Studios? All they ever try to do is buy success. And then they can't maintain what was once successful because they don't have a core team of developers. This really worries me. Heck, Notch isn't even really a developer. He takes ideas and rolls the dice with them and hit a jackpot. Why do you think all his other projects failed?

My hope is that they leave Minecraft as it is and keep it on its course with updates and new items here and there for free. They can release a new version, Minecraft 2.0 or whatever and have fun with that while the rest of us ignore that **** and play the legacy edition. But I'm not very hopeful. Introducing an update that would break everything from an earlier version and force us to start everything all over again is a very Microsoft thing to do. :(