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Old 09-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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MineCraft

Rock, Paper, Shotgun ran a feature on the surprisingly-successful indie game MineCraft last week. For those of you that don't know what MineCraft is, imagine a truly infinite open world like Oblivion but with the terrain composed of cubes. Now imagine that you have the ability to modify and manipulate that environment near-any way; that's MineCraft.

Of course, its namesake is very indicative of it's gameplay; you mine assorted rocks & minerals and you craft tools, buildings, anything else out of said rock. This involves exploring the limitless world, full of oddities and treasures. Oh, and might I mention that hordes of skeletons, zombies, and spiders all climb out of their caves at night, thirsty for quadrangular blood? Naturally, this is where MineCraft becomes an amazing dungeon crawler, as the "dungeons" can be so expansive that you'll quickly become lost or trapped in them. And watch out for lava.

Words can't grasp what MineCraft is really about, so playing it can. The latest update on Friday overloaded the servers, so the one-time 10 account fee has been waived for the weekend, or at least until the new server arrives and is up and running. By the way, MineCraft is still in "Alpha", which is utterly ridiculous, since it seems chock-full of gameplay enough to be sold as a final, retail product.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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you mine assorted rocks & minerals and you craft tools, buildings, anything else out of said rock.
Friday's Penny Arcade comic nicely summed up the quandary that poses for people with such predilections.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
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So I downloaded Minecraft and gave it a try. 4 hours later I had built myself a little cobblestone tower on top of a hill...

It's pretty addicting. You definitely need to read the wikia/tutorial to get yourself started.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:53 AM   #4
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My name is jawathehutt and my drug of choice is minecrack. I began using in January. It started with a free copy from my friend. In febuary, my new drug pusher gave me a gift copy so I had the legit stuff. Now I spend my time building pyramids in pyramids in pyramids and obsidian houses with the help of my beloved inventory editor. Please help me Dr Drew



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Old 03-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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I finally finished my castle. I started by chopping a mountain in half and then building the castle on top. Then I wanted a moat. It had water at first. Then I hollowed out the mountain and built an indoor pool. Added a lava disco floor, and the floating lava tower thingy. Then I switched up the moat with lava.

I started out not cheating, but then said screw it and started using an inventory editor.


I think my next castle will be a sky castle. I read somewhere that waterfalls can be used as an elevator. Should be cool.

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:02 PM   #6
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So here's the start of the sky castle, but I'm stumped on what to put on top.




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Old 03-24-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:22 PM   #8
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Build a pyramid on it. I'm thinking that while I'm in this bizarre pyramid obsession stage of minecraft Ill probably build a Ziggurat as well, simply because they look cool.



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Old 05-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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thatssssssssss a very nice sky castle you have there. would be a shame if something were to happen to it.


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Old 05-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #10
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First things first, demolish the support pillar so it's just floating in midair.


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Old 05-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #11
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how does he get down ?


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Old 05-02-2011, 01:39 AM   #12
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Easy. Water Elevators.


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Old 05-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
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true that. do what trollface said..


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Old 05-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #14
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I've been watching an LP of this on youtube (Seananners if you're interested.... he's great, heh) and i may have to get this, even though it will accentuate the worst of my anal, quasi-OCD characteristics...
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #15
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I finally put something on top.

Before:


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I started with water elevators, but I didn't like having to use a boat to go back up. I ended up building a ladder inside the lava column. I actually still haven't finished. I've just been sidetracked with other things lately.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #16
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Thats pretty epic. I will post some of my creations eventually. Could I get a copy of that world once its finished?




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Old 05-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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Thats pretty epic. I will post some of my creations eventually. Could I get a copy of that world once its finished?
Here you go. There are train tracks from the land castle that lead to the docks by the sky castle. I also started on a ship, but my video game ADD kicked in and I never finished it.

I don't have any mods, just a texture pack, so I don't think there will be any problems just copying that folder into your saves.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:51 PM   #18
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Wow, I was gonna post some of my creations but after wandering through your world mine seem kinda pathetic in comparison



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Old 05-08-2011, 12:02 AM   #19
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i recommend anyone go on youtube and watch the Yogscast. There is a huge series about minecraft of two guys playing together and it's really entertaining and funny. It teaches you a lot about minecraft too, and it's responsible, alongside my best friend, for my current addiction to it


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Old 05-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #20
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Wow, I was gonna post some of my creations but after wandering through your world mine seem kinda pathetic in comparison
It should be noted that I cheated like crazy. I did like half the land castle using blocks I actually mined, and then said screw it and started using MineEdit to spawn blocks in my inventory. I wanted to build more than mine.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #21
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My house:
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The mine is out back, and there is a village using This mod that is building up behind me. I will post pics once its done (its pretty small atm)




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Old 05-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #22
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If anyone is interested in Minecraft Multiplayer, I could look into setting up a server.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #23
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That would be sweet. A LF minecraft server.




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Old 05-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #24
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That would be sweet. A LF minecraft server.
It wouldn't be anything fancy. If what I've read online is correct, my server/bandwidth can host about 10 people. At the moment, I haven't setup the minecraft server as a windows service yet. Until then, I have to start the server via the .exe and leave the remote desktop connection window open.

If anyone wants to hop on the server, you can get in touch with me. Easiest method is via Steam (LF Steam Group link in my sig). It most definitely will not be running unless someone bugs me to turn it on, or if I'm playing on it.

The server is whitelisted (PM/IM me your minecraft nick) and does authenticate names with minecraft.net (so you need an account or something).

Oh, and I actually haven't tested the connection/port forwarding outside my network. So need a guinea pig.
Looks like everything works.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:19 PM   #25
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I've found something even more entertaining than building. I made a copy of my main save, and have filled my inventory with TNT. I now know that with the exception of my panic room in my underground throne room, all of my creations are highly vulnerable to hundreds of blocks of tnt



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Old 05-12-2011, 09:16 PM   #26
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Here's my latest work in progress:





Canderis's house is on the right. It looks really nice. All I can do is put a bunch of squares together.

I did all of that legit. No cheating using MineEdit, and monsters do spawn. That's why there are a crapload of torches everywhere. You can see the crater of a creeper explosion in the bottom left of the first picture. It scared the crap out of me.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #27
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My house looks better with my texture pack. I'll post a pic once the server is back up.




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Old 05-27-2011, 04:47 AM   #28
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:23 PM   #29
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sometimes i like to make things on MineCraft Classic when i feel creative. Sometimes I just can't be bothered cheating or playing legit.



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i'll just leave this here btw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpksy...eature=feedlik
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #31
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yeah I just copied it off the Form This Way MineCraft music video.


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Old 06-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #32
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So! MineCraft is coming to Xbox 360. No other details as of yet, as all was said was the fact it's actually going to the 360.
Will be interesting to see how that turns out. Sort of bummed out on it not being on the PlayStation 3, but I was planning on getting an Xbox 360 Slim anyway.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #33
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I'll probably get it.

Already bought the pc version.. but since Minecraft is nothing but a time sink anyways.. seems perfect for slacking it up on my couch


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Old 06-11-2011, 03:26 AM   #34
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Tried it out. I will not get it b/c I will seriously cease all other functions to feed the addiction habit. It's *that* good. Drugs might be cheaper, hell even anime might be cheaper.


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Old 06-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #35
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The more Notch goes on holiday or spends more time on games, the more i lose faith in him actually finishing the game. Tbh, modders have finished it for him, and hes just run off with our money.

His twitter annoys me :/


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Old 07-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #37
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Started a new castle in a new world.

I'm trying to make it less square/flat and more flowing with the environment.


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