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« Reply #600 on: August 04, 2010, 09:26:32 AM »

I am this far away from purchasing this delightful looking game.

My decision currently hinges on the possibility of, one day in the far flung future; when it has been announced that Team Fortress 3 has been delayed another twenty years because of "exciting hat crafting possibilities in Minecraft"; and the gamma version has been released, bumping the price up to five thousand dollars.

One day. Being able to play on a zombie survival server with 50 of my closest friends, one of whom is secretly infected.
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« Reply #601 on: August 04, 2010, 05:42:52 PM »

dude just buy the game jeez
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« Reply #602 on: August 04, 2010, 06:22:47 PM »

I just read the purchase page. Zombie Siege and Capture the Flag? <3

It's like Notch knew what I was thinking before I even thought about it.
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« Reply #603 on: August 04, 2010, 08:58:40 PM »

Bought it a few days ago, but can't get it to start from an exe, so I'm playing in-browser.  I love just wandering around and exploring.

One thing:

I am pretty much gonna have to consult a guide for crafting, aren't I?  That doesn't count as cheating, does it?
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« Reply #604 on: August 05, 2010, 03:52:50 AM »

It does not count as cheating, and I probably will integrate a lot of that into the game.

Building ladders by just having every other tile be a ladder, however, is cheating.
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« Reply #605 on: August 05, 2010, 04:19:39 AM »

Building ladders by just having every other tile be a ladder, however, is cheating.

BUT THEY NEED SO MANY STICKS
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« Reply #606 on: August 05, 2010, 06:18:05 AM »

A treatment of Minecraft contrasted with the Seventh Day Adventist view on self-pleasure.
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« Reply #607 on: August 05, 2010, 08:33:20 AM »

It does not count as cheating, and I probably will integrate a lot of that into the game.

Building ladders by just having every other tile be a ladder, however, is cheating.

This is a weight off my conscience - thanks!

One other thing:

There are going to be very large sea monsters, aren't there?  Because I was admiring the ocean trenches and I thought how great it would be to see very large, dark and mysterious shapes moving beneath the water.  I have a thing for that.

Oh hey, somebody made Minas Tirith:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx7UKLCNYjw
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« Reply #608 on: August 05, 2010, 09:27:09 PM »

Oh hey, somebody made the best rollercoaster ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwr79lPRrFI
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« Reply #609 on: August 05, 2010, 10:15:33 PM »

Hey, so Notch, do you have plans to make it so actually surviving in survival mode will be a challenge?  Currently you can be challenged if you put limitations on yourself, but there's nothing stopping you from building a hut with a hole at the bottom so you can punch everything in the ankles from total safety.

The things people make in this game are awesome, but I'm wondering if anything like it will ever serve a practical purpose.
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« Reply #610 on: August 06, 2010, 09:57:05 AM »

See, I've got the opposite problem. I just started playing and I haven't spoiled most of the game for myself (yet), (I still don't know if there's permadeath or not) so survival mode is a constant struggle of living in fear. 

I've fenced myself into the side of a cliff and panic at every noise. Are two block tall walls high enough to protect me from the outside? Crap, I'd better add another layer. I tunnel deeper and deeper into the side of the mountain, harvesting enough flint to line many walls with torches. Occasionally there's a loud clanging sound or spooky noise and I freak out. How did something get in? Did it spawn within my hand-carved labyrinth? Did it jump over the fence? I knew I should have built that thing four blocks high. Even with the knowledge it's probably ambient noise, it's still unsettling.

I cautiously creep out of my fortress in the afternoon and scurry around looking for traces of iron (which I still haven't found). Every few moments I whirl around, sure that a creeper is sneaking up on me. When darkness starts to fall, I sprint back to my cave, sure that an evil fate will befall me at any moment.

Once, after returning from a long day of hunting trees, I realized in horror that I had forgotten to block up the entrance in my wall. I quickly pulled out my sword and carefully searched every square foot of my diggings for any unfriendly creatures which might have entered in my absence. Nothing. The sword has since slain a pig, but nothing else.
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« Reply #611 on: August 06, 2010, 10:04:50 AM »

gunmaggot-
Oh my, that's amazing.
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« Reply #612 on: August 08, 2010, 01:01:22 AM »

See, I've got the opposite problem. I just started playing and I haven't spoiled most of the game for myself (yet), (I still don't know if there's permadeath or not) so survival mode is a constant struggle of living in fear. 

I've fenced myself into the side of a cliff and panic at every noise. Are two block tall walls high enough to protect me from the outside? Crap, I'd better add another layer. I tunnel deeper and deeper into the side of the mountain, harvesting enough flint to line many walls with torches. Occasionally there's a loud clanging sound or spooky noise and I freak out. How did something get in? Did it spawn within my hand-carved labyrinth? Did it jump over the fence? I knew I should have built that thing four blocks high. Even with the knowledge it's probably ambient noise, it's still unsettling.

I cautiously creep out of my fortress in the afternoon and scurry around looking for traces of iron (which I still haven't found). Every few moments I whirl around, sure that a creeper is sneaking up on me. When darkness starts to fall, I sprint back to my cave, sure that an evil fate will befall me at any moment.

Once, after returning from a long day of hunting trees, I realized in horror that I had forgotten to block up the entrance in my wall. I quickly pulled out my sword and carefully searched every square foot of my diggings for any unfriendly creatures which might have entered in my absence. Nothing. The sword has since slain a pig, but nothing else.

Haha, this is gold, and I know how you feel. Smiley
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« Reply #613 on: August 08, 2010, 01:44:58 AM »

Haha :D

After multiplayer survival mode, I'm going to have to both do some balancing, and add some later game challenges of some kind. Potentially megabeasts. Or ill omens followed by a night of absolute horror (how would you see the omens if you're in a cave?)

Food also needs a few tweaks. At the moment, the most efficient way is to just run around randomly at day, killing pigs
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« Reply #614 on: August 08, 2010, 02:09:13 AM »

(how would you see the omens if you're in a cave?)
fog gains a slight red tinge?

oh wait alot of people probably have max visibility so they don't see fog in caves...

torches change color?
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« Reply #615 on: August 08, 2010, 02:11:15 AM »

Torches serve as a very efficient safety indicator, so having them flicker or act up would work great :D Thanky!
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« Reply #616 on: August 08, 2010, 02:57:33 AM »

That's a really cool idea.  Nice and subtle.
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« Reply #617 on: August 08, 2010, 03:41:16 AM »

Huh, I'm scared now.  Epileptic
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« Reply #618 on: August 08, 2010, 05:03:07 AM »

Haha :D

After multiplayer survival mode, I'm going to have to both do some balancing, and add some later game challenges of some kind. Potentially megabeasts. Or ill omens followed by a night of absolute horror (how would you see the omens if you're in a cave?)

Food also needs a few tweaks. At the moment, the most efficient way is to just run around randomly at day, killing pigs

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I was just at work thinking 'what minecraft needs is a megabeast that is an ill omen for a night of absolute horror'.  I pictured a really, really tall (~10 storeys) skinny figure with legs that fade into nothing (a Wendigo, basically - its lack of feet would make it easy for a large land-based creature to interact with the minecraft environments) surrounded by fog.  I pictured it being black with antlers and glowing eyes.  It would let out terrible howls.  Next night - lots and lots of zombies.  I also thought that its mere presence could temporarily put out torches.

EDIT:  Torches flickering as it howls would be awesome.
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« Reply #619 on: August 08, 2010, 05:09:13 AM »

Another good omen would be to have a big red eye appear on the moon and look around.
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