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tell me about this game because i'm pretty sure i don't understand it at all

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I suggest watching a video walkthrough. It made the game make more sense to me. Not sure it made me want to play, though.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

will do.

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

not like i need another addiction right now tho

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is the one I watched:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWWpdNAbe4Y

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

apparently i have to leave my hidey-hole and go caving to find minerals. i'm afeared.

bike chain dust? (lukas), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

(of getting lost, mostly)

bike chain dust? (lukas), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

from the wiki: "Alpha also places a heavy emphasis on creativity. Players must devise methods of building functional and navigable structures that can withstand the nightly assault from various monsters. The player's short reach and short jumping ability forces players to plan structures carefully, lest they trap themselves or fall to their death during construction. More advanced players can create complex traps and mechanisms using the game physics as well as primitive electrical circuits and logic gates."

^^^ is the kind of thing I was getting at in my thread This Game Could Be Your Life. I mean fuck, I would love to be able to build logic gates in this world...but damn that is going to take a lot of time to do!

Euler, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow @ ^^^

though that strikes me as no worse than someone spending their leisure time whittling little figurines out of wood.

Euler, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

My housemate is obsessed w/this game at the mo. I had no idea it was so popular. I saw him whacking away at rock/trees and was like "this looks dull, wtf is it?" til he showed me other ppls made towns and I realised... its like a Sims/Simcity/Oblivion meets DOOM thing.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

so it's like build your own rollercoaster theme park meets plants v zombies?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not quite... more like if you set SimCity in Dungeon Keeper?

Which makes it sound terrible! But it isnt.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

it looks oddly compelling

otis pain (cozen), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah its strange how addictive I can see it being cos it is so ugly and simple.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

damn I just wasted 3 hours playing this...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

why don't the trees fall down when you chop them

ledge, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't understand why they don't, because the sand blocks fall when the blocks underneath them are removed.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

this game is dead to me

ledge, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

apparently the guy who made this game has made millions off of it in a really short timespan

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

no matter how many of these videos i watch (especially the circuitry ones) i still don't understand wtf is going on

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

just bought this game after seeing this youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjSWPxJxNs

dude obviously spent hours and hours working on that house only to accidentally burn it to the ground loll

best poast - crazy 4 ya (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

pretty hysterical yes, but still don't understand wtf is going on

high speed p-diddy-esque shrimping vessel (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

the 16 bit alu one especially i watched really fascinated and totall lost

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

It seems to basically be like a Sims/Simcity/Dungeon Keeper hybrid. Would that cover it?

Wait, I already said that lol.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

tbf i don't think i really want to get this cuz then i'm gonna play it

high speed p-diddy-esque shrimping vessel (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to buy it either - I wasted enough time dicking around with the free single player version.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 08:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can attest, this game has the ability to keep you up til 3am...
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...fucking around with Java trying to get the free, in-browser version to work on Ubuntu.

Kerm, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

gave up, instead just watched youtube videos of it and read a related thread on metafilter... \O_o/

Kerm, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 22:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

uh just dreamt that I was playing Lego Minecraft.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

this game is amazing

Ride decided to give birth to a giant poop log & disguise it as a CD (jamescobo), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

ive been really into this lately heh

drive this seven inch cheese steak through my philadelphia heart (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

itt we minesweep

borad.crutial.org (crüt), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

It just occurred to me that this is the one game where you can literally beat griefers with sticks.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Game is such a pain in the ass until you get coal. Usually not a problem but sometimes shit doesn't pan out and you're stuck huddling in the dark for like 4 day cycles. Booooooooo.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

If you can't find coal, you can provide some light by either burning wood in a furnace or setting blocks of wood on fire with flint and steel; be careful with the latter because the fire can jump to other flammable things within range, like the walls of my first house.

lightning wrangler extraordinaire (Matt D), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

so it was discovered that the developer of popular multiplayer server software 'mcadmin' put a backdoor in his server to give him god mode on ANY server running mcadmin. his reaction? FURSECUTION!!!

vv i found this awesome displayname in the dissassembled mcadmin source code

hot_382_gay_3848_fox_5832_yiff (diamonddave85), Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dreamt that I was making Molotov cocktails in Minecraft...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

02:59 Doridian its like saying a black person to paint his skin white

02:59 Doridian so nazis don't hate him

"Anus Landlord": A little rough, but good. (jamescobo), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to buy it either - I wasted enough time dicking around with the free single player version.

― Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 09:17 (1 month ago)

Famous last words... This game has taken up a lot of my free time in the last month.
Actually I just used an inventory cheat, which is the usual signal that I'm done with a game. At least for the moment anyway. I did give it a good send off, packing the tunnels of my minetrain with TNT and then blowing it all sky high so there was a huge rift in the ground with water pouring in from the sides. That's something that the game's website doesn't really mention - the possibility for causing massive devastation. Picking my way through what had been a 3x3 tunnel was just awe inspiring.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
two weeks pass...

Just when you think you've got away from this game, it sucks you right back in again...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Monday, 27 December 2010 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

this game is fun! been playing it a lot lately. though i admit i'm a sucker for any game that uses procedurally generated worlds

also it seems like it's super-scalable, as in, he hasn't even come close to maxing out the amount of terrain types, craftable items, monsters, etc before the game would start to feel overstuffed. it still seems pretty barebones to me.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jesus, that Zelda world is insane

...and yet empty

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

well bye bye productivity...
1.2 Beta updates

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Friday, 14 January 2011 00:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so i've only just come across this, not played it yet, but it looks mightily interesting. anyone still play it?

do you play it online with other people, or is it better to start on yer own?

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 14 February 2011 11:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've not used it, but I've used Tekkit3, another package which includes most of the same mods as FTB (including the Buildcraft quarry). Pitfalls I guess would be that once you start using mods in a world, you can't go back to using vanilla Minecraft in that particular world. Although the Tekkit3 does allow a mixture of vanilla and Tekkit3 worlds to be saved on the same computer.

earth of (snoball), Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I read that Minecraft sold 500k copies in December or something? It's now the favorite game of my friend's young children. I don't understand...

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

XBLA / lego upbringing basically

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, here's the headline I meant:

This New Year's Eve the Xbox Live version of Minecraft reached 5 million sales

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

okay so my plans for evil are going well. i've built the tallest blackest tower ever.

but i fell from the top. lost all my weapons. respawned into my stock room where i was trapped between two creepers. stock room oblterated. valuable stuff lay around swamped by emptied barrels of stone and dirt.

luckily all my thauncraft stuff was in a seperate part of the tower and was safe.

loving it still

These are my every day balloons (Ste), Monday, 13 May 2013 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfTHXhuOEQM

polyphonic, Thursday, 6 June 2013 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

This month's late night opening at the V&A (tonight) is all about minecraft:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/

koogs, Friday, 30 August 2013 07:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh cool, I'll probably head down to that.

JimD, Friday, 30 August 2013 10:25 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks for that - dream end-of-the-summer-holiday evening for my girlfriend's son.

woof, Friday, 30 August 2013 12:35 (five years ago) Permalink

it's nice being able to wander around the v&a in the evening, the atmosphere's very informal. but the quality of the additional bits varies and they can fall short of expectations (sometimes because, y'know, londoners). the kids might help here, usually it's over 18s (because of the alcohol?), but i guess this is a summer holiday special.

(i've more experience of the science museum lates, where you can get people demoing things to themselves most of the evening and talks being drowned out by the brass band doing sci-fi theme music on the floor below. still, drunken discovery lab was fun)

koogs, Friday, 30 August 2013 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't think much of this to be honest. The content was slight and thinly spread (except maybe for one room at the back which looked like it might have some interesting workshops in there but which also had an enormous queue outside, so I didn't go in). But that wasn't such a big deal. The main problem was that the curatorship felt very simplistic and very detached from what's actually great about minecraft. I'm sure someone working in the visual arts might think the visual style of minecraft was distinctive and interesting, and it is, but that's such a small part of what's important about the game. This event didn't get beyond that pure superficial level though. So they were projecting a few ghasts on the ceiling, having some oversized soil blocks lying around, and (worst of all) sticking in a few cardboard cutouts of clothing "inspired by" the mobs or characters of the game, and it all felt like it was missing the point. At best that was just ignorance of gaming as a medium but maybe it was actually a cynical "hey, i hear kids like games and not museums, lets stick some game stuff in our museum to bring the kids in" thing.

JimD, Saturday, 31 August 2013 13:01 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Come October I'll have been playing the same world for three years.

came the time he flipped his lid came the time he flipped his lid (snoball), Thursday, 19 September 2013 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Started playing this on a closed serve with a friend and my girlfriend. Realized how much I missed a nice game with a creative element.

I don't think I can really stand the "Minecraft community" though.

Evan, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Could someone tell me about Stampy Longnose. My son is addicted to his Let's Play Minecraft for Xbox series on youtube, which really functions almost like a kid's show. I'm a little fascinated myself. Is he a worldwide thing or mostly just England? He has star quality beyond the confines of video game stuff, I think.

dlp9001, Monday, 23 December 2013 02:25 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/01/denmark_dynamited_by_cunning_american_minecraft_vandals/

Last week, the Danish government put a 1:1 scale replica of its country online at Minecraft and invited players to politely explore the land of Lego and Carlsberg. Gamers being what they are, you can guess what happened next.

an office job is as secure as a Weetabix padlock (snoball), Thursday, 8 May 2014 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't leave my kids alone with stampy longnose, I'll say that. I get the vibe that he might be part of the grand British tradition of children's entertainers, if you follow me. That "love garden" thing gave me the creeps.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 8 May 2014 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

my god this game has been around for what, like 4 years? and it JUST occurred to me, 2 minutes ago, that it's called minecraft because you mine and you craft. not "it's like warcraft but with mines" as i thought it was for four years.

Neckbread (Will M.), Thursday, 21 August 2014 01:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Wut

Jeff, Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:41 (four years ago) Permalink

ITS BECAUSE YOU MINE
AND YOU CRAFT

Neckbread (Will M.), Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:24 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Lots of drama with Mojang regarding EULA, DMCA takedowns, and now talks that Microsoft may buy all for 2 billion from Notch. Been kind of interesting to follow.

Evan, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:14 (four years ago) Permalink

I wonder how all this would play out for the modding community?

To me, vanilla Minecraft is a game that *hints* at a much better game, one which modders in turn try—but fail—to deliver.

I have found myself really bored with Minecraft on my recent revisit. There are few experiences in gaming that match your first night in Minecraft, few that manage the actual uneasiness you feel exploring a cave and getting lost for the first time, but it's really it doesn't sustain my interest now. There isn't enough variety or sense of escalating intrigue (yes I know that's not the point exactly) to keep me going once I've played with all the limited blocks. Can't be bothered exploring the world because it all looks like shit, frankly, and there's nothing really surprising even if it is procedurally generated.

Modding attempts to answer that, but if Microsoft is involved, you can be sure they'll look askance at people enjoying the game how they want to.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Modding is the reason people still give one shit about this game. Microsoft would have to be stupid to ah wait a minute..

wackness unlimited (snoball), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

xp I have to agree that Minecraft doesn't sustain my interest any more either. I recently started a new world on Hard and found the first few nights a cakewalk since I knew what to do so well. Actually one time I spawned on a small island with one tree and still didn't find it a challenge.

Basically I knew I was hooked when I was digging directly underneath me (never do this BTW) and fell down the hole into a huge cavern. From there I explored a huge underground cave network, not really knowing where the hell I was, until I came across a vertical shaft. I looked up and saw... daylight! Building a staircase up the shaft, I reached the surface and managed to navigate my way back to my base. It was one of those "wow awesome" moments that games often strive for but rarely deliver.

― did you notice "you spin me round" was playing in the background? (snoball), Monday, March 28, 2011 11:16 AM (3 years ago)

^^^ I haven't had an experience like this playing Minecraft more or less since I posted that.

wackness unlimited (snoball), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:35 (four years ago) Permalink

There's the purely creative aspect as well, too. Recreate something from reality or in another game- or design a building on a whim. Those kind of projects I always found fun. When one approach goes stale, another approach becomes interesting again.

Evan, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:14 (four years ago) Permalink

http://mcgs.crummy.com/

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Does anyone else think Minecraft has peaked and that $2B is an astonishing overvaluation? Minecraft was mentioned on Coronation Street the other night FFS.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Sale confirmed.

Minecraft has kind of peaked- I'm expecting it to be Angry Birds'd in whatever way it already is not.

Evan, Monday, 15 September 2014 15:05 (four years ago) Permalink

It's possible there's more growth top - it's still pretty amazing how far this game has gotten with like zero paid promotion (at least before it hit Xbox)

Nhex, Monday, 15 September 2014 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Microsoft clearly read the same article I did, which argued that Minecraft isn't a game it's an "entertainment platform." Browsing through YouTube you can certainly see how this argument could be made.

Personally, I suspect the underlying codebase is far too rickety to become much more of a slick, DLC crossplatform in-app purchase multimedia streaming entertainment platform than it already is—I'm paraphrasing someone else—"Notch's main achievement wasn't Minecraft itself, it was getting the Java programming language to do that."

The degree of success Minecraft has achieved may have as much to do with rise of the YouTube gaming video as an "art form."

I wonder how much money Microsoft already made on Xbox Arcade copies of Minecraft?

fields of salmon, Monday, 15 September 2014 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

The common line I've heard is that Microsoft have paid the money to purchase a 'generation of gamers' IE everyone sub-teen.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:14 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

It's too cold to do anything this weekend so I downloaded this again after having not played it for over six months. WTF is this all this diorite etc. everywhere?

You are swimming in spaghetti. Without a paddle. (snoball), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Not familiar with that one, not played vanilla mc for a long time

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:24 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Just swung my sword at a rabbit and it made an "eeeep!" noise, then it fell off a mountain and died with "eeeeeetthhhhhrrrp!" sound. I felt like Hitler. Sometimes I wonder if this game was secretly designed by Morrissey. In my defence, I was on top of a snow covered mountain and really hungry. Elsewhere, I was digging in an abandoned mine when a skeleton fell through a hole in the ceiling and I nearly shat myself.

Hugh G. Wreckjoke (snoball), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

I've been messing around with the Fossils and Archeology mod. So far I've grown a tiny dino and have a baby Brachiosaurus which has now started to eat my hedges.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:29 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

so playing with my godson today, we built a tree house out of Jukeboxes. It had a gold floor and four poster bed. In the back there was a christmas tree, grand piano, ironing board, and some barrels.

Green juice flowed down from the house to the ground, where an enclosure was created to house the dozens of baby dinosaurs we'd hatched.

And we had a scattering of pirate wives spawned in for good measure.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC-VnvVWEAAKSYD.png

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 19 April 2015 18:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Neat resource pack, though are those custom trees off to the left?

Evan, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:42 (three years ago) Permalink

They're part of either Forestry, Bibliowoods, or Biomes O Plenty mods. Not sure, there's hundreds of mods in this pack (Resonant Rise)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:52 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Does anyone itt still minecraft?

Evan, Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Tweens?

Jeff, Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:12 (three years ago) Permalink

now i am imagining that itt means "in their tweens"

but srsly, i haven't in a while but i keep thinking about picking it up again. it was always fun to goof aorund w/ while doing other stuff on my pc. i wonder if a lot has changed?

nerd shit (Will M.), Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:36 (three years ago) Permalink

They've added a whole ton of content continuously. The game is still a pretty great mapmaking tool. Shame the young demographic association overshadows everything else!

Evan, Friday, 20 November 2015 02:00 (three years ago) Permalink

if i had nothing else to do, this would own me I'm sure.

i made a scope for my laser musket out of some (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2015 02:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I get the (rather lovely I must say) ambient tunes from this stuck in my head all the time, thanks to the stepkids and bf constantly playing the darn thing. Their latest project is making a replica JurassicWorld.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Friday, 20 November 2015 03:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I still minecraft.

My godson recently obtained it for his xbox, and its the first time I've ever played it 'multiplayer' (just the two of us anyway), and really enjoyed the share-building aspect of it. Good fun.

By myself I still jump into pc version using the ATI launcher yogpack mods, very easy to set up, because y'know - tons of extra blocks.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 20 November 2015 11:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I still play vanilla minecraft from time to time. Normally I spend most of my time digging out tunnels for an elaborate underground minecart network. It's just very relaxing way to spend time. When a new release comes out I go on little adventures to acquire all the new blocks. There's a new release due soon I believe.
I tried online multiplayer but it wasn't cooperative enough for my liking - just a bunch of strangers doing their own thing. I suppose it would be different if you were playing among friends.

treefell, Friday, 20 November 2015 13:10 (three years ago) Permalink

the share-building part is the best part! the last time i played a bunch was when some coworkers set up a server on the work network and we could build stuff together/more specifically build our own cool things near each other and then see the other person's stuff and kinda get jealous of it.

nerd shit (Will M.), Monday, 23 November 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

haha

Evan, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink


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