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Gaming A Letter from Minecraft

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 15 Nov 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    Yay, it's here! Awesome article, great read. Top notch write-up Joe. :D
     
  3. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    Looks like some efforts gone into those creations. Nice.
     
  4. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I love minecraft. I must have wasted DAYS in it. Good server you guys have, I might come and join at some point.
     
  5. Yoy0YO

    Yoy0YO Lurky Lurker

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    Oh noes! Hes in minecraft! He'll be trapped in there for days on end!
     
  6. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    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!
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    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...
     
  8. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    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
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    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.
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    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.
     
  11. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    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
     
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  12. Xtreme_Machine

    Xtreme_Machine Survivalist

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    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
     
  13. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Very funny article. But I'm pretty sure it's "panomama" and not "panorama"... ;)
     
  14. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alas,_Babylon
     
  15. Stewb

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    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...
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    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.
     
  17. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    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)
     
  18. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    mine what you build or use google sketchup?
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    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 :hehe:



    :hehe:
     
  20. TWeaK

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    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.
     
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