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    August 27, 2010 5:01 PM

    No Minecraft Thread?

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      August 27, 2010 5:02 PM

      Isn't this technically one?

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      August 27, 2010 5:08 PM

      People are too busy bitching about Notch

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        August 27, 2010 5:11 PM

        I DEMANDS FULL GAEM RITE NAO

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        August 27, 2010 5:11 PM

        So what are we supposed to do about him selling out and turning his back on the community? Send him flowers?
        kidding

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          August 27, 2010 5:15 PM

          MY COMMUNITY

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            August 27, 2010 5:18 PM

            I accidentally let a creeper into your community and he blew up the children's hospital. Still friends?

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              August 27, 2010 5:26 PM

              Only if you're okay with me taking a trip next week!

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          August 27, 2010 5:31 PM

          wait, what happened?

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            August 27, 2010 5:37 PM

            he is pretty much AFK next 2 weeks getting fitted for his moneyhats around the valve stomping grounds.

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              August 27, 2010 7:22 PM

              So he's gone for 2 weeks and the peepoles want his blood?

              It's amazing how much entitlement you get for a few bucks. Its not like you can't play the game in the meanwhile. I bet no matter how this game goes, unless the guy is there 24/7 with updates every Friday till infinity, there's going to be people unhappy with it and claiming they paid for something else.

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            August 27, 2010 5:37 PM

            notch is talking to Valve and people think it's the end of the world as we know it. Also he's slacking on the updates so people think he's given up on the game.

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              August 27, 2010 5:58 PM

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                August 27, 2010 6:01 PM

                He's travelling around and stuff right now, if he keeps slacking or announces another Valve-backed project after he comes back then I might be worried but right meow I have ze faith :)

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                  August 27, 2010 6:27 PM

                  lol. Slacking.

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                    August 27, 2010 6:37 PM

                    I just want multiplayer mobs already :(. I build all these fancy walls but nothing ever attacks!

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                August 27, 2010 6:29 PM

                wait so he doesn't update the game every other day so he's slacking?

                jesus fucking christ

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              August 27, 2010 6:56 PM

              He isn't slacking, he's just busy. But we have been short on updates. It sucks, but I think it's temporary.

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                August 27, 2010 7:44 PM

                Yeah I know, I don't think he's slacking but I didn't feel like getting specific right then.

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          August 27, 2010 5:41 PM

          Quick! Someone trademark the name!

          I don't think talking to Valve would be a bad thing. He'd get some cash and the support of the best digital distribution platform on the planet to sell his game on. What could possibly go wrong?

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            August 27, 2010 7:02 PM

            He's been selling 2000+ copies a day for the last couple weeks at 10 euro a pop, that's $25,462 a day. It would be nice to see him do something other than try to sell it to valve or something.

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              August 27, 2010 7:05 PM

              Sorry what? Since when did a company have any obligation to a consumer for anything other then delivering a product? The way you talk it sounds like you're a majority shareholder. Even though it's unlikely that he'll sell any IP to any company, why does it matter to you if he did?

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                August 27, 2010 7:06 PM

                The future

                I plan on developing Minecraft until it's a finished complete game, with a downloadable client (with fullscreen mode), custom key re mappings and possibly modding support.

                For as long as people enjoy and purchase the game, I will develop extensions after the game is done.
                These will be free for anyone who has purchased the game.

                Once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed, I will release the game source code as some kind of open source. I'm not very happy with the draconian nature of (L)GPL, nor do I believe the other licenses have much merit other than to boost the egos of the original authors, so I might just possibly release it all as public domain.

                http://minecraft.net/about.jsp

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      August 27, 2010 5:12 PM

      Someone please explain this game to me in a few sentences. It seemed to be a first person deal where you build stuff with blocks. Is there more to it than that? It seems like giant sandbox to create stuff in... is there an actual game that goes along with it?

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      August 27, 2010 5:16 PM

      For all you shackers in or around bellevue: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28292

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      August 27, 2010 5:45 PM

      Its funny how something started off as fun is now an expected task with a very tight schedule.

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        August 27, 2010 6:47 PM

        A million dollars in pre-order purchases based on an expected finished product will do that to a project,.

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      August 27, 2010 6:42 PM

      whats this all about?

      http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8246/image1td.jpg

      i found it deep down in a cave. it's a skeleton on fire spinning around in a cage. wtf?

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        August 27, 2010 6:46 PM

        Monster spawner, it spawns whatever is in the cage.

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        August 27, 2010 6:58 PM

        It's a dungeon. They're small at the moment. You can break the monster spawner in there with a pick axe. The chests found in there often have neat goodies.

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