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2012-05-29 12:26:42 AM  
People still play Minecraft?
 
2012-05-29 01:24:29 AM  
Apparently so
 
2012-05-29 02:03:44 AM  

cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?


I haven't for a while (i think my copy is still Beta), but I could see myself getting back into it for a while some day. It's oddly relaxing at times.
 
2012-05-29 03:39:55 AM  
Personally cretinbob, I'm more surprised that people still get married....
 
2012-05-29 06:30:07 AM  
I'm more surprised that people who like Minecraft get married.
 
2012-05-29 09:17:44 AM  
Look out, that creeper in the background wants to bang the bride.
 
2012-05-29 10:51:06 AM  

Zalan: Look out, that creeper in the background wants to bang the bride.


Win.
 
2012-05-29 12:15:36 PM  
Weddings are like having to watch two people make out on a bus all day, only now you have to dress up, bring gifts and pretend you're not bored and disgusted.

So instead we'll put it on the internet!
 
2012-05-29 12:46:49 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Zalan: Look out, that creeper in the background wants to bang the bride.

Win.


Creepers are the worst best men.
 
2012-05-29 12:52:47 PM  
My 6 year old son wouldn't stop talking about Minecraft, so I bought the 360 version when he finished Kindergarten. It's pretty addictive, even though I know it's far behind the PC version.
 
2012-05-29 12:53:55 PM  

cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?


Me and Mrs. Egoy built a bridge to her island last night on the XBLA version.

/That is not a euphemism
//I went spelunking later in the evening though.
///That was
 
2012-05-29 12:55:55 PM  

NaziKamikaze: My 6 year old son wouldn't stop talking about Minecraft, so I bought the 360 version when he finished Kindergarten. It's pretty addictive, even though I know it's far behind the PC version.


I have both versions, I actually prefer the 360 version because short of setting up my own server it's the easiest way to play with friends.
 
2012-05-29 12:57:44 PM  

Egoy3k: cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?

Me and Mrs. Egoy built a bridge to her island last night on the XBLA version.

/That is not a euphemism
//I went spelunking later in the evening though.
///That was


So your wife has a dark hole infested with monsters and cobwebs?
 
2012-05-29 12:59:32 PM  

cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?


I just logged off a server that has about 400 different people building at any given time.
 
2012-05-29 01:07:49 PM  

UNC_Samurai: cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?

I just logged off a server that has about 400 different people building at any given time.


That's my problem with MC. Without friends, it's like playing legos with yourself. And running a server is alot of work my friends don't have time for. Our last attempt at MC involved our one adminbuttkisser (tm) to be suck an ego-stroker, when the admin went on vacation, he gave him full building and admin rights. All 5 of us (minus the kissup) quit, because mr buttkiss would just MC edit ANYTHING he wanted. it made building anything pointless. the point of multiplayer is to do something different than the next guy.
 
2012-05-29 01:12:59 PM  

Egoy3k: NaziKamikaze: My 6 year old son wouldn't stop talking about Minecraft, so I bought the 360 version when he finished Kindergarten. It's pretty addictive, even though I know it's far behind the PC version.

I have both versions, I actually prefer the 360 version because short of setting up my own server it's the easiest way to play with friends.


I'm having trouble convincing friends to get it. GT is Jermofoot if you want to add me.
 
2012-05-29 01:27:02 PM  
"If any person here can show cause why these two people should not be joined in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace."

SSSSSSSSSSSSSS.....

/boom
 
2012-05-29 01:35:12 PM  
My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.
 
2012-05-29 01:53:09 PM  
Just got the 360 version, enjoying trying out a bunch of seeds..


/GT DemeaningInk50
//yeah..stayed with the auto-gen GT
 
2012-05-29 01:53:47 PM  

Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.


You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.
 
2012-05-29 02:00:31 PM  

Torqueknot: You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.


Is Minecraft still digital Legos with a shiatty interface and terrible graphics? Sandbox games can be a lot of fun but I was pretty bored of Minecraft within 10 minutes.
 
2012-05-29 02:00:33 PM  

Torqueknot: Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.

You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.

There are enough games out there on rails. Diablo 3 comes to mind.

This is not a bad thing. It's another experience on the other end of the gaming spectrum. There is a time to lead the player by their nose and a time to let them explore. I thought GTA4 nailed this. There were story points where hurrying along a very set path was expected, and then the total freedom you've come to expect from this dynastic sandbox game.

Minecraft is the other side. There's a vague sense of what to do, more so in the PC game with more updates. But when you want to let go, let your worries stay in the real world and explore a peaceful unexplored slice of land. Minecraft is your friend. It's even better with friends, no doubt. Especially when you've got 3 other guys feeding you materials to construct the communal "Tower from the bottom of the world to the top."
 
2012-05-29 02:06:45 PM  

Torqueknot: Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.

You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.


I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.
 
2012-05-29 02:07:05 PM  

Torqueknot: Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.

You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.


THIS. i would have called him a drone, but you nailed it. Minecraft is brilliant. I make my own challenges when I get bored. Build an underground world. Make a wheat farm that harvests itself. Create a rainbow of sheep. Build a tree fort.
 
2012-05-29 02:07:39 PM  

Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.


I just bought the 360 version and am playing the game for the first time ever, and it being "undirected" is exactly what I love about it. I set my own goals for things I want to build and get accomplished, then go about fulfilling them. And when I complete them, it's just as satisfying to me as any other game, sometimes maybe even more so. Add in playing with friends on either split screen or over Xbox live, and I already feel like I got my money's worth out of the game, and there is so much more I want to do. Very pleasantly surprised by the experience, I get why so many PC players were/are in love with the game, and I only have a really half-assed version missing tons of content at the moment.
 
2012-05-29 02:15:00 PM  

cretinbob: People still play Minecraft?


It's sold more than 9 million copies across all platforms at this point and has over 30 million registered users.

It knocked COD: Black Ops out of the #2 Top LIVE Games spot.

It sold over 400K copies in the first 24 hours after its launch on XBOX Live Arcade, more than any other title.

So, yeah. *Some* people are still playing it.
 
2012-05-29 02:17:06 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: Dangl1ng: My kids went from playing MineCraft to playing Terraria. IMHO, MineCraft is kinda dumb. It's 3D but it's so undirected. It's what I hate about sandbox environment. Terraria is a little better in the directional aspects, but it's 2D. I get bored quickly if the game doesn't have a point... (other than to just build...)

The part I like (about both MC and Terraria), is that I can set up servers for them to play on, and they stay "in house." And they can even invite their friends to play on my server.

I just bought the 360 version and am playing the game for the first time ever, and it being "undirected" is exactly what I love about it. I set my own goals for things I want to build and get accomplished, then go about fulfilling them. And when I complete them, it's just as satisfying to me as any other game, sometimes maybe even more so. Add in playing with friends on either split screen or over Xbox live, and I already feel like I got my money's worth out of the game, and there is so much more I want to do. Very pleasantly surprised by the experience, I get why so many PC players were/are in love with the game, and I only have a really half-assed version missing tons of content at the moment.


Well it took a little under a year for the porting team to translate the game over. The version they had to work with is about 2-3 updates behind the PC version. With the Piston update we will be roughly 2 updates behind the Adventure Update. The one that really makes the world come alive with ancient crumbling ruins to explore, random villagers.

The PC version is getting (or has got i haven't checked in a bit) an option to trade with random villagers. And they will be stingy unless you build a repport with the village. Other whys you'll just be that crazy hermit who comes in to town to trade shiat every few months. Little touches like that make me excited for future updates.

I want them to take their time bringing it up to speed with the PC version. Whatever it takes to bring the same cool shiat to console.
 
2012-05-29 02:17:07 PM  

Zalan: Look out, that creeper in the background wants to bang the bride.


Boo. hisssssssssss

/haven't played MineCraft in a while, but it's fun and enjoyable
 
2012-05-29 02:17:13 PM  

you have pee hands: Torqueknot: You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.
Go sit in front of the television and drool. The rest of us would like to engage our imagination.

Is Minecraft still digital Legos with a shiatty interface and terrible graphics? Sandbox games can be a lot of fun but I was pretty bored of Minecraft within 10 minutes.


If you're bored, then YOU'RE BORING.

Also, you'll be glad to know you can buy Minecraft themed Lego kits so you can sit around with your thumb up your ass not having any imagination in the real world too.
 
2012-05-29 02:36:53 PM  

Torqueknot: You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.


Wow kiddies. There is certainly some hate here. I didn't bash the game. I don't enjoy sandbox games without a story. My kids do. I look at video games for a story. If I (me personally) wanted to build something, I would build it in real life. I would do something that that was physical. Building imaginary structures, in an imaginary land is just.... not appealing to me. I haven't played all of the GTA's, but GTA 3 was decent and in that case, the sand box with story arcs was interesting and appealed to me. But the undirected aspects of MC just don't do it for me.

It's fine for you and that's cool. But really? Chill the hell out.
 
2012-05-29 02:39:43 PM  
Yeah, it was a bit over the top.. But, welcome to fark.
 
2012-05-29 02:49:43 PM  

Dangl1ng: I don't enjoy sandbox games without a story.


Oddly enough, the single player survival mode HAS a story. And an endgame. Although you don't get to know anything about the story until you've beaten the game, and after you've beaten it you get put back at your spawn point with everything you have and everything you built still in place, but with no further goals...

But yeah, there's actually a goal now if you're that way inclined.
=Smidge=
 
2012-05-29 02:58:19 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.


Or you could stop playing a children's game and play Dwarf Fortress instead.
 
2012-05-29 03:02:14 PM  
The thing I've personally found about vanilla Minecraft is that the base game can be boring (although I find it amazingly hypnotic in the same way I do Minesweeper and Tetris), and it plateaus after a certain point.

After you've built a lavish base in the sky with a rooftop wheat garden, have diamond everything, etc, there's really not a lot to do other than build crazy shiat.

HOWEVER.

Once you add in the mod scene, things get awesome. I personally love the Technic Pack, which adds a whole raft of crazy stuff like magic, nuclear reactors, laser guns, volcanos, villages of several different cultures in which you can trade, learn stuff, and get special items, quests, werewolves, zeppelins (really the only way to travel in Minecraft overland), volcanos, and probably 100 other things I'm forgetting.

The Technic pack launcher also gives you a mod called Hack/Mine which adds a lot more RPGish elements to it, and classes with skills, and dungeons, gear, etc.

Also, someone mentioned the general PITA nature of hosting your own MC server. My friends and I all chip in for a server rental at Fragnet, which is like $15 a month, and comes with a free Mumble server.

Lastly, if you like some of the ideas of Minecraft but need it to be a little more "game-y", try Terraria. It's like 1/2 of Minecraft mixed with Legend of Zelda.
 
2012-05-29 03:13:38 PM  

sprawl15: ThatBillmanGuy: I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.

Or you could stop playing a children's game and play Dwarf Fortress instead.


You're pretty awesome.
 
2012-05-29 03:14:59 PM  

I Like Bread: sprawl15: ThatBillmanGuy: I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.

Or you could stop playing a children's game and play Dwarf Fortress instead.

You're pretty awesome.


My neckbeard isn't high enough level to play Dwarf Fortress.
 
2012-05-29 03:29:00 PM  
To the folks saying there's no endgame goal in Minecraft (original):

1) Survive the night
2) Get food, make shelter
3) Find Iron Ore, and then Diamond
4) Find or Make Obsidian
5) Build a Nether Portal
6) Find / Kill Blazes in the Nether Realm (for Blaze Rods)
7) Find / Kill Endermen in the Overworld (for Ender Pearls)
8) Make Eyes oi Ender, use them to find an End Portal
9) Go to the End Realm, kill the Ender Dragon
10) The End. You win.

How you do it all, and how quickly you do it, is all up to you.
seems pretty goal-orientated to me.

Personally, I think it's a wonderful game. But then, I've always been a huge fan of open-ended games like this & I love designing & building stuff. I've actually wasted more time constructing amazing buildings & houses than I have accomplishing the primary "mission," which I will get around to completing one of these days...
 
2012-05-29 03:33:04 PM  
I'm not playing it until they have random flying dicks
 
2012-05-29 03:36:21 PM  

Dangl1ng: Torqueknot: You, my friend, are the reason gaming has sunk to such a low point.
"Tell me what to dooooooo! I don't know what to dooooo! Playing is so hard if you don't tell me what to DOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Idiot.

Wow kiddies. There is certainly some hate here. I didn't bash the game. I don't enjoy sandbox games without a story. My kids do. I look at video games for a story. If I (me personally) wanted to build something, I would build it in real life. I would do something that that was physical. Building imaginary structures, in an imaginary land is just.... not appealing to me. I haven't played all of the GTA's, but GTA 3 was decent and in that case, the sand box with story arcs was interesting and appealed to me. But the undirected aspects of MC just don't do it for me.

It's fine for you and that's cool. But really? Chill the hell out.


Heh, sorry. It's the internet. Sometimes, most times, it's too easy to go overboard.

Now go back to drooling in front of your television, idiot. :)
 
2012-05-29 03:37:38 PM  

TheNewJesus: I'm not playing it until they have random flying dicks


Play the PvP version. There's plenty of dicks with hacked clients flying around. Flying is one of the more popular hacks these cheaters use.
 
2012-05-29 03:41:43 PM  

sprawl15: ThatBillmanGuy: I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.

Or you could stop playing a children's game and play Dwarf Fortress instead.


I really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY want to figure DF out, but I can't get over the damn learning curve. I think it's the graphics. They hurt my brain trying to figure out what's going on.

"What the hell are those squiggles doing? Are one of my guys dying or are they having sex or is one of them having sex with a tree? WTF?"
 
2012-05-29 03:51:32 PM  
that's pretty awesome, the bride is surprisingly cute and seemingly in shape.

pictures made me nostalgic for minecraft though, spent a good number of hours playing Beta, was a good time but kind of lost inspiration for a new project once the full version was released. that and a lot of my friends weren't playing as much either, so it's not quite as appealing.

most of the fun from creative games like this is sharing your creations with friends who are doing the same
 
2012-05-29 04:13:44 PM  

Torqueknot: sprawl15: ThatBillmanGuy: I want to say THIS. Its a little harsh, but if you want to enhance your minecraft experience there are hundreds of mods from Pokemon to Star Wars battles, to even playing Portal in Minecraft, if the main game doesn't feel directed enough.

Or you could stop playing a children's game and play Dwarf Fortress instead.

I really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY want to figure DF out, but I can't get over the damn learning curve. I think it's the graphics. They hurt my brain trying to figure out what's going on.

"What the hell are those squiggles doing? Are one of my guys dying or are they having sex or is one of them having sex with a tree? WTF?"


See those smiley faces? Those are your dwarves. Their color corresponds to their job area (white guys are Masons, green are Hunters, brown are Farmers etc.). The letters around them are animals. Lowercase creatures are smaller ([c]at, [d]og, [r]abbit) and uppercase are larger ([Y]ak, ull, [D]onkey). Of course, there are plenty of overlapping letters but the color will usually tip you off. In the surrounding terrain, you'll find white specks (rocks), brown specks (dirt), wavy lines (sand), green specks (grass) and club and spade symbols (trees).

Of course, if this is all too much for you, do a search for the "Lazy Newb Pack". If the mechanics are too obtuse, you can try one of many "getting started" tutorials on the Dwarf Wiki. There are also many great (but maybe outdated) videos on YouTube by CapnDuck.

Above all, remember the DF motto: "Losing is fun."
 
2012-05-29 04:14:33 PM  
Well, VBCode just screwed my whole post. It was supposed to be a B in brackets.
 
2012-05-29 04:15:00 PM  

Dangl1ng: I (me personally) wanted to build something, I would build it in real life.


Me too. I wanted to build a giant skull castle with lava weeping out of its eye sockets, so four years and 80 million dollars later, it's all done.
 
2012-05-29 04:34:28 PM  
Minecraft is now considered geeky?

W? T? F?
 
Skr
2012-05-29 04:44:26 PM  

I Like Bread:
Above all, remember the DF motto: "Losing is fun."


It isn't a matter of "if' your empire will crumble in DF, it is a matter of 'when'.
 
2012-05-29 04:49:24 PM  

Torqueknot: I really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY want to figure DF out, but I can't get over the damn learning curve. I think it's the graphics. They hurt my brain trying to figure out what's going on.


As I Like Bread said, the graphics woes can be overcome by tilesets. The game is setup such that you don't really need to know a whole lot to have a basically functional fortress (you can ignore entire industries like leatherworking, tailoring, even doctoring and be fine).

Most of the additions over the last year plus have been adding industries/mechanics that you don't need to worry about when you're starting out (aside from grazing animals needing to graze and evil areas becoming total hellholes instead of the old slightly more dangerous locations). Used to be, evil areas would just have undead animals that were more aggressive. Now they have evil clouds that spread ebola or makes your dwarves into unstoppable zombie husk monsters.

/been meaning to fire up DF again sometime to play with minecart shotguns
 
2012-05-29 05:16:36 PM  

sprawl15: Torqueknot: I really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY want to figure DF out, but I can't get over the damn learning curve. I think it's the graphics. They hurt my brain trying to figure out what's going on.

As I Like Bread said, the graphics woes can be overcome by tilesets. The game is setup such that you don't really need to know a whole lot to have a basically functional fortress (you can ignore entire industries like leatherworking, tailoring, even doctoring and be fine).

Most of the additions over the last year plus have been adding industries/mechanics that you don't need to worry about when you're starting out (aside from grazing animals needing to graze and evil areas becoming total hellholes instead of the old slightly more dangerous locations). Used to be, evil areas would just have undead animals that were more aggressive. Now they have evil clouds that spread ebola or makes your dwarves into unstoppable zombie husk monsters.

/been meaning to fire up DF again sometime to play with minecart shotguns


So, recommend a tileset? Also, good to know I don't need to juggle everything right, right out the door.
 
2012-05-29 05:19:06 PM  
Minecraft. Is that the game where the heroes from River City Ransom took up Dig Dug's job, battled monsters from Atari Adventure and designed neighborhoods for The Sims?
 
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