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A Letter from Minecraft

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Journeyer 15th November 2010, 12:12 Quote
Yay, it's here! Awesome article, great read. Top notch write-up Joe. :D
WarrenJ 15th November 2010, 12:16 Quote
Looks like some efforts gone into those creations. Nice.
AlexB 15th November 2010, 12:20 Quote
I love minecraft. I must have wasted DAYS in it. Good server you guys have, I might come and join at some point.
Yoy0YO 15th November 2010, 12:33 Quote
Oh noes! Hes in minecraft! He'll be trapped in there for days on end!
Stickeh 15th November 2010, 12:33 Quote
Wow, the king of minecraft, i am very humbled :D Fun article, great idea, and nice write up!
Its certainly made my day and I hope the others are suitably happy too!
I have to say, thanks to all that made this server what it is, put the time in to make the creations, worked together and a big thanks to Bit-Tech and Multiplay UK for now providing us with a bigger and better server with which I hope to return our server to glory when the map gets re-ported back across!
CardJoe 15th November 2010, 12:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yoy0YO
Oh noes! Hes in minecraft! He'll be trapped in there for days on end!

I was tempted to write the article as a ransom letter actually, as playing Minecraft sometimes feels less like a holiday and more like I'm being held hostage by my imagination...
yakyb 15th November 2010, 12:42 Quote
Being a Minecraft purist i would prefer that everything built came from something that was mined .

All my stuff was, but that is why it does not look anywhere near as good as your creations
Bindibadgi 15th November 2010, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
Being a Minecraft purist i would prefer that everything built came from something that was mined .

All my stuff was, but that is why it does not look anywhere near as good as your creations

But mining is boring and heavily time consuming. I'm all about the creations personally. People are welcome and completely free to go mine and create if they like, there's nothing stopping it.
CardJoe 15th November 2010, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
Being a Minecraft purist i would prefer that everything built came from something that was mined .

All my stuff was, but that is why it does not look anywhere near as good as your creations

I'm with you on that. I only build with what I've mined, really - and I'm not interested in making Minas Tirith replicas personally. I usually prefer Singleplayer and just play to explore the world. I'm weird, I know.
yakyb 15th November 2010, 12:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi


But mining is boring and heavily time consuming. I'm all about the creations personally. People are welcome and completely free to go mine and create if they like, there's nothing stopping it.

completely agree ( apart from mining being boring) and each to his own, i love the idea behind SMP (and SSP) when it works correctly


just yesterday i happened upon a huge set of caverns full of ores but they where also pitch black and therefore also full of monsters it was exciting finding my way around them whilst also dodging the deadly hissssssss

the genre plays on some of my favorite books / movies / TV shows

Swiss family Robinson
Robinson Crusoe
Castaway (Lesser extent)
Lost( season 1)
Z for Zachariah < Good Book
the original Flight of the pheonix
Xtreme_Machine 15th November 2010, 13:23 Quote
Great article! :D

Too bad dutchyland was a big empty plot during your visit :) although the completed project is probably not that exciting to non-dutch :P
azrael- 15th November 2010, 13:26 Quote
Very funny article. But I'm pretty sure it's "panomama" and not "panorama"... ;)
CardJoe 15th November 2010, 13:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb

Swiss family Robinson
Robinson Crusoe
Castaway (Lesser extent)
Lost( season 1)
Z for Zachariah < Good Book
the original Flight of the pheonix

You should try reading Alas, Babylon by the sounds of it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alas,_Babylon
Stewb 15th November 2010, 13:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
Being a Minecraft purist i would prefer that everything built came from something that was mined .

All my stuff was, but that is why it does not look anywhere near as good as your creations

So you really wouldn't approve of my awesome(ly garish) castle made of pure gold then? :p

It was left overs from building the stadium letters so I thought may as well...
BLC 15th November 2010, 13:35 Quote
Nice article :).

To be honest, I'm on two sides of the "build from what you've mined" argument. In singleplayer, yes definitely. But in SMP where we have no PvP or hostile mobs, I don't care either way. I did start off by mining everything myself, but it was a total pain in the ass. Especially when builds need something in the order of tens of thousands of bricks.
yakyb 15th November 2010, 13:39 Quote
thanks for the link Joe ill pick it up

@Stewb not that i don't approve at all i found them very impressive just not the way i chose to play the game, the underground theatre is amazing ( didnt i see you building that when you were near completion)
memeroot 15th November 2010, 13:46 Quote
mine what you build or use google sketchup?
knuck 15th November 2010, 13:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stickeh
Wow, the king of minecraft, i am very humbled :D Fun article, great idea, and nice write up!
Its certainly made my day and I hope the others are suitably happy too!
I have to say, thanks to all that made this server what it is, put the time in to make the creations, worked together and a big thanks to Bit-Tech and Multiplay UK for now providing us with a bigger and better server with which I hope to return our server to glory when the map gets re-ported back across!

I bet it did ! I still remember the day Joe mentioned me in a news and ,on my name, there was a link to one of my posts bitching about framerate bs (as always). That did make my day :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Martin
"Unless you require your games to never dip below 30fps, you should not strike The Orange Box off your PS3 holiday wish list." Writes IGN's Hilary Goldstein - something which is sure not to please Ghys.


:)
TWeaK 15th November 2010, 13:57 Quote
Crazy, was early days when I last went on the server. Haven't been on in ages, but it's come along so much! Will have to pop on tonight and have a look around.
Stewb 15th November 2010, 13:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
@Stewb not that i don't approve at all i found them very impressive just not the way i chose to play the game, the underground theatre is amazing ( didnt i see you building that when you were near completion)

I know, was being slightly sarcastic :)

In SSP I only build what I have mined, at the moment I'm working on minecart boosters and its a real PIA (ore wise and making stations automated with carts on demand etc.).
Jipa 15th November 2010, 14:00 Quote
People have been playing and getting excited about Minecraft on our guild room to the extent I haven't really liked staying there. Frankly if you really want to bore someone to death, make sure he doesn't like/play Minecraft and then talk about it 24/7 for a week or two.

Nothing wrong with the article and I can kinda see the point, but just not my slice of cheesecake.
Phil Rhodes 15th November 2010, 14:14 Quote
The problem with this article is that it's very cute but it does presuppose you have more than the vaguest idea what minecraft is. Which I don't.

What the hell is minecraft?
yakyb 15th November 2010, 14:39 Quote
www.minecraft.net

have a go at the free version

sorry for getting you hooked
Scootiep 15th November 2010, 15:05 Quote
minecraft...

/shudder

Now I need to go play Tetris to destroy some blocks to make myself feel better about the world.
CardJoe 15th November 2010, 15:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes

What the hell is minecraft?

http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2010/07/13/free-games-i-like-minecraft/
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