Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm still trying to understand the Minecraft appeal. Is virtual legos and apt description?
nocturnal001: Minecraft is definitely fun, and these kinds of things are impressive from a design viewpoint. However, I always stop and wonder "geez, with the time this guy spent building a palace in Minecraft he probably could have upgraded his actual home in real life".Whatever floats your boat I guess. God knows I've "wasted" a number of hours building crap.
nekom: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm still trying to understand the Minecraft appeal. Is virtual legos and apt description?That's a pretty apt description for creative mode, actually. There are things like redstone circuits, so maybe it's more like one of the advanced Technic sets (do they still make those?) and there are also farming/animal breeding mechanics.Survival mode, on the other hand, well have a look around youtube for one of the many tutorials on surviving the first day, and you'll see what the appeal is./it's not for everyone
buttery_shame_cave: cooperative survival mode with mods to crank the zombie/monster spawning way up are a blast.or playing nomadic rules, never stay anywhere more than a few in-game days, carrying only what fits in your inventory, that's a fun challenge.or just going nuts building. the wife and i play a small family server, and our eldest sometimes joins in. rules are, survival mode, 90% of resources must be manually harvested. the addition of things like funnels and whatnot REALLY took a lot of the labor out of processing certain goods for vanilla games. if you run bukkit, something like buildcraft essentially frees you to build whilst the robot quarries mine enormous quantities of materials and the foundries turn out tools left and right. my wife calls buildcraft uber-easy mode tho, so we're not running it. still gotta make stuff by hand.
Gnaglor: How much better would a person be or would this world be if Minecraft players people generalize others used that dedicated obsessiveness to improve themselves or their real life surroundings instead?
Cytokine Storm: There's even some big ol overhaul that adds things like nuclear power and all sorts of mechanical and electrical devices, including a red-matter device that will eventually destroy the entire world if set off, as these guys find out.
ha-ha-guy: Meh, creative.What impresses me is how modular some servers are. I was playing on one where they had multiple 'survival games' maps (Hunger Games), a well done Team Fortress mod, and a Star Wars mod that let you play the assault on Hoth Base. You accessed the different maps by going through portals, it was pretty much load one game and play three or four different games.
Gnaglor: My roommate is a 320+ lb. fat, lazy, video game addict. Minecraft is one of the main games he plays, often times spending 8+ hours playing, taking breaks only to eat and to shiat in my bathroom because he's too lazy to use the stairs. He also loves lego's. Go figure. Maybe once every six month's he'll get them out and play with those instead of video games for an hour or two at a time. At one point in time (over a decade ago) he was in school for drafting and/or architecture. He dropped out because he's lazy and a quitter. Rarely do I ever seem him actually finish or complete a video game (unless it's on normal difficulty). A few months ago I read an article about Lego's Mindstorm V3 and how you could have 'robot' up and running within 15-20 minutes of opening the box. At the time he was saving up for the WiiU. I brought up the idea that he could buy the Mindstorm set and use that as a way to get an intro into robotics programming. Months later he's still on the same spot on the couch...for up to 14 hours at a time, if he doesn't have to work, playing Minecraft and occasionally other 'waste of your time' games like the new Monster Hunter. He doesn't even play survival mode or multiplayer. Just creative mode where he doesn't even try and learn how to use switches or redstones or whatever."Anyhow... when I hear about these things in minecraft I think someone is going to wake up 20+ years from now and say "WTF was I DOING with my life?!" "This is really all I can think to myself when I see my roommate. What the hell is he gonna do 20 years from now when he's over 50, probably over 400 lbs. (if not dead), and probably no longer has a job at, go figure, Gamestop.How much better would a person be or would this world be if Minecraft players used that dedicated obsessiveness to improve themselves or their real life surroundings instead?
Gnaglor: My roommate is a 320+ lb. fat, lazy, video game addict.
jesdynf: It might not be kind, but all I can think about when I read this post is that you're somebody who isn't successful enough to get this thing you hate out of your life.
jagermech: http://www.blockscape.com/v2/Waiting for this to be finished.
ha-ha-guy: Meh, creative.
rikkards: Yesterday I found like 40 gold and 20 diamonds but no copper and I need the copper to make a 3 more LV Solar Arrays to then upgrade to a MV Solar Array. I do miss the Transmutation table.
Egoy3k: rikkards: Yesterday I found like 40 gold and 20 diamonds but no copper and I need the copper to make a 3 more LV Solar Arrays to then upgrade to a MV Solar Array. I do miss the Transmutation table.Is it possible that you are in an old chunk that was generated by the vanilla map gen and not tekkit one? That would explain the lack of copper.
rikkards: Egoy3k: rikkards: Yesterday I found like 40 gold and 20 diamonds but no copper and I need the copper to make a 3 more LV Solar Arrays to then upgrade to a MV Solar Array. I do miss the Transmutation table.Is it possible that you are in an old chunk that was generated by the vanilla map gen and not tekkit one? That would explain the lack of copper.No, the server was setup with Tekkit lite right away before the map was even started. I was getting Copper earlier and all of a sudden it's like it dried up.
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