Morning Discussion

Internet Week Europe kicks off today, with a whole slate of events in London. Do you like the Internet? There are many reasons to do so. There were even more reasons to delete the Morning Discussion post I wrote before this one and start over.

Hey, Cod Blops is coming out at midnight! Is your jam pumped up? If you won't be rushing to your nearest GameStop® after work to camp out and pick up your pre-ordered Prestige Edition, you haven't been paying enough attention to the marketing campaign.

From The Chatty
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    November 8, 2010 5:00 AM

    Tuesday Morning Minecraft Thread!
    Alternate Entrance Edition!!!

    re-verse was nice enough to give us alternate ways of connecting to the servers, and I think those ways should have a permanent home in the root post!

    Multiplayer Servers!
    MercFox1 : shackeast.sytes.net / se.shkn.ws / shackeast.shkn.ws
    Shadowdane : shadowdane.shacknet.nu / sd.shkn.ws / shadowdane.shkn.ws
    Chicken Fur : 69.169.149.253 / cf.shkn.ws / chickenfur.shkn.ws
    m0rfus (PvP/Mobs on) : morfus.dyndns.org / morfus.shkn.ws
    Haxim (TNT Server) : asplode.dyndns.org / haxim.shkn.ws

    Teamspeak : ts.shackbattles.com:9987

    Thanks, re-verse!

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      November 8, 2010 5:01 AM

      Gameplay Guides and Help
      - Check out (and help with) the Shackwiki Minecraft page!
      http://shackwiki.com/wiki/Minecraft

      - Map your levels with Oizomapper, by mroizo40!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=24100023#itemanchor_24100023

      Video Guides!
      - (Series) X's Adventures in Minecraft! Linked by zuff!
      http://tinyurl.com/2ah7sex
      Lots of useful info in here!

      - (Series) Minecraft Minecart Tutorials! Boosters! Track switches! Et cetera!
      http://tinyurl.com/2udl2lt

      - Water Physics Tutorial by Arctic Fox!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=24127669#itemanchor_24127669

      Written Guides!
      - Beginner’s Guides to Minecraft, originally linked by at0micgarden!
      (Work in Progress) Guide to Alpha: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17021
      How to Survive Your First Night: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=19065

      Shacker Help!
      - Things I Wish I’d Known, a retrospective by Ebu!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=23608826#itemanchor_23608826

      - Linkmania! By zuff!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=23514788#itemanchor_23514788
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=23533536#itemanchor_23533536


      - Ores, and How to Find Them, by Fooldozer and CodeRedBeard!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=23582115#itemanchor_23582115

      - Multiplayer Tips from BlackCat9
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=23641449#itemanchor_23641449

      - Circle guides! More useful than they sound!
      http://www.agentpothead.com/minecraft/sphere.html linked/hosted by AgentPothead!
      http://www.shackpics.com/files/radii_even_to_100_pgzh2n77iabkgcmee93q.png hosted by Arctic Fox!

      - Beginner’s Guide to Redstone, links by The Grolar Bear!
      http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=24044649#itemanchor_24044649

      - And some generally useful keys to press!
      F11 - full screen!
      F3 (hold) - CPU/ memory usage bar! Spikes for CPU/ red box for memory, I think!
      F5 - third person mode!

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      November 8, 2010 5:05 AM

      NOTCH BURN:

      @notch
      New plan: Whenever someone tells me to "fix smp" or similar, I will work on something else for four hours!
      @notch
      But I will promise you one thing; it WILL be released before HL2:EP3/HL3.

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        November 8, 2010 5:06 AM

        Hahahahahahahaha

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          November 8, 2010 5:10 AM

          I love it.

          Also after he tweeted he was playing Dungeonquest, I now want to check that game out. If he had been working SMP, I probably wouldn't have heard of the game!

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            November 8, 2010 5:54 AM

            Dungeon Quest is entirely, mathematically random. There is absolutely zero strategy to the game.

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              November 8, 2010 5:59 AM

              I'm OK with that. It looks like a modern day Hero Quest which I played a ton so.

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            November 8, 2010 10:14 AM

            Yeah, seeing that picture made me want to play the game. It looks pretty cool.

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        November 8, 2010 5:55 AM

        douche

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          November 8, 2010 6:44 AM

          that's douché thank you very much

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            November 8, 2010 6:50 AM

            i'm sure he was kidding but that tweet is pretty assy.

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              November 8, 2010 10:15 AM

              I think you might be assy (well.. more assy than an ass-street might already be) if you got 10,000 tweets a day insulting you and telling you what to do.

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        November 8, 2010 3:28 PM

        Less tweet, more code. Mach schnell!

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      November 8, 2010 5:06 AM

      Tuesday Morning ??!!?!???!?

      DONG PATROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        November 8, 2010 5:13 AM

        Oh good god damn it, the horrible thing is that I fixed the date but then I fucked something else up and re-pasted the post, so it's wrong anyways!

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      November 8, 2010 5:09 AM

      not sure a chest of tnt at spawn is a good idea. Might not be so good for people to experiment with it under my house too :/ No harm done, just a mess of holes to the void.

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        November 8, 2010 5:14 AM

        ???

        Is this on MercServer?

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          November 8, 2010 5:19 AM

          yeah, the one that used to be for boats. just north of spawn on the water edge, next to the lift to the big midair slide thing

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            November 8, 2010 5:22 AM

            /!\

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              November 8, 2010 5:25 AM

              Taken care off. Anyone missing a bunch of stacks of TNT please see me or a mod.

              • foo
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                November 8, 2010 5:48 AM

                Thank you Eric

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                November 8, 2010 6:26 AM

                Eric really wants to be a mod so he can kick me.

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                  November 8, 2010 8:42 AM

                  I want to be a mod so I can ban you, then slowly take over the server so I can destroy everything you've ever created

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                  November 8, 2010 10:46 AM

                  I think I've earned the right to be a mod.

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                  November 8, 2010 1:17 PM

                  Nah, Eric wants to stash it at my place so when I blow up his place he can retaliate.

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      November 8, 2010 5:21 AM

      Whats the deal with the waterpark on MercFox1's server? Is it open? Can we see it? Anymore sweet videos?

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        November 8, 2010 5:37 AM

        It's 99% done, so yeah, go for your life. Should be a canal to the south of spawn that will take you there.

        Regarding the sweet videos, there will likely be a slight pause in construction/filming due to http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=24441633 . Get well soon eonix :(

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          November 8, 2010 5:42 AM

          Holy shit! Get well soon, eonix!

          I was kind of expecting an endoskelton under that flayed flesh as it almost looks like a fake/rubber prosthetic.

        • foo
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          November 8, 2010 5:53 AM

          oof. Sorry to hear that :(

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          November 8, 2010 6:05 AM

          Oh shit I missed that thread :(

          Get well soon, eonix!

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          November 8, 2010 6:06 AM

          Oh damn., Shit. Get well eonix.

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          November 8, 2010 6:10 AM

          Holy fuck, thats horrible. Get well, eonix.

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          November 8, 2010 7:00 AM

          OUCHIES

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          November 8, 2010 7:31 AM

          oh fuck I had missed this, I'm glad everyone sounds like they're mostly ok though.

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          November 8, 2010 10:17 AM

          God DAMN that's gotta hurt. Burns must be the most painful injury you can get. I've only had little ones before but I was shocked by how much pain they caused.

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          November 8, 2010 10:50 AM

          Get well soon!

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          November 8, 2010 11:48 AM

          Jesus. Get well soon. (Should have installed Llamacraft into kitchen.)

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          November 8, 2010 12:41 PM

          God, we told people we were turning the fire nerf off.

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            November 8, 2010 12:42 PM

            OK, that was in poor taste. I wouldn't have done it is this wasn't the Minecraft thread. Get better soon eonix, I hope everything turns out all right.

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      November 8, 2010 6:03 AM

      I was surprised that I didn't hate this!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6u8F9aMKys

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        November 8, 2010 6:05 AM

        oh dear. I laughed. What does that mean?

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        November 8, 2010 7:26 AM

        i really needed a good laugh this morning. thanks.

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        November 8, 2010 7:28 AM

        This happens a lot.

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      November 8, 2010 6:54 AM

      is the skybox still glitched so that if you take the sky canal you get frozen

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      November 8, 2010 6:59 AM

      Nooooo, my thread! ;)

      I'm trying to get a ghast to spawn in the overworld in my single player game.

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      November 8, 2010 7:04 AM

      ATTN: foo

      Someone placed a mine cart near spawn

      http://www.shackpics.com/files/MineCartNearSpawn_j7zx8wsngsqx1ded8odu.jpg

      Goblin au and I tried to remove it but it would just glitch on our screen.

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      November 8, 2010 7:07 AM

      Anyone know how often the gmap updates on Mercs? I've built a roman palace and it still hasnt been updated as of mid-yesterday. :\

      • foo
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        November 8, 2010 7:09 AM

        Should be roughly every 30 minutes. I'll look at it

        • foo
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          November 8, 2010 7:10 AM

          Oh I know why, dur. Give me a bit

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            November 8, 2010 7:17 AM

            Best admin ever

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            November 8, 2010 7:18 AM

            lol thanks foo

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            November 8, 2010 7:28 AM

            WORST EVAR

          • foo
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            November 8, 2010 7:53 AM

            Fixed. The render is running right now. Will be a while, as it's a full re-render (OizoMapper code change).

            Anyway, this issue was caused by a change I made yesterday regarding backups. We now hold the last 6 hours worth of backups on local disk, and push the rest off to network storage. We also delete any backups past 24 hours, that aren't the last hour of that day.

            TL;DR: we keep 24 hours worth of backups, plus one backup (the latest) per day past that.

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              November 8, 2010 7:57 AM

              I haven't released the update, so it should be the same release as before. I was just giving you a heads up with that message that it was coming. I still have to rework labels and grids before I can put out another release.

              • foo
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                November 8, 2010 8:02 AM

                Oh okay, nevermind then!

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      November 8, 2010 7:10 AM

      Guess what is almost finished?

      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=almost_7oihakvkitrt1x5ne3z5.jpg

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        November 8, 2010 7:33 AM

        lol holy shit that's awesome

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          November 8, 2010 7:35 AM

          I can't believe he's built it in just the last week

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            November 8, 2010 7:38 AM

            Well I am at a crossroads till I farm more obsidian. a day or three left till I can finish the other nacelle depending on if I farm some stacks at work tonight or not.

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              November 8, 2010 7:45 AM

              You need some obsidian? I could donate a stack I think.

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                November 8, 2010 7:48 AM

                Sure, just place it in the boxes I have at utopia planetia or some place near spawn.

                whichever is more convenient.

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                  November 8, 2010 12:58 PM

                  Thanks for the donation, I should have enough to finish now.

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        November 8, 2010 8:03 AM

        Hold down F1, press F2 for proper screenies.

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        November 8, 2010 9:45 AM

        Uh damn, this thing is complicated inside. Cool stuff.

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      November 8, 2010 7:11 AM

      how do i get gunpowder for TNT? do i have to find a creeper spawner and make a trap?

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        November 8, 2010 7:40 AM

        Find dungeons, they usually have gunpowder in one of there chests. There are only zombie, skeleton and spider spawners in SMP.

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          November 8, 2010 7:47 AM

          death skull fortress used like hundreds of TNT blocks, there's no way they found it all in chests. are they finding it in a chest and then duping?

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            November 8, 2010 8:07 AM

            Unless they're getting it from mods (I won't give TNT out, but I don't know about the rest) then yes, it is almost certainly all duped.

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        November 8, 2010 7:40 AM

        i'd like to know this too

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          November 8, 2010 7:42 AM

          Contact a crooked mod.

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      November 8, 2010 7:21 AM

      I was ignoring Minecraft for the longest time until I realized it wasn't some boring blocky mining simulator.

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      November 8, 2010 7:33 AM

      FIX THE GOD DAMNED BUGS!

      @Notch : I just ordered a 3d compatible monitor and some proper 3d glasses. Hopefully Minecraft will get real stereoscopic 3d support soon!

      JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! FIX SMP ALREADY

      FUCK!

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        November 8, 2010 7:35 AM

        YOU JUST SCREWED US ALL DAMMIT. FOUR HOURS.

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        November 8, 2010 7:36 AM

        He just started working on Biome tweaking for 4 hours.

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        November 8, 2010 7:36 AM

        as others have pointed out, this is Alpha, which is the time you are supposed to add new features into a product...

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        November 8, 2010 7:37 AM

        Also, whine some fucking more. Jesus.

        Hmm.

        More bug updates are coming next week, mainly related to survival mode multi player.
        From Notch's tumblr.

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          November 8, 2010 8:55 AM

          That just sounds like he's updating the bugs to make them buggier, not fixing them.

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        November 8, 2010 7:40 AM

        If he got the NVidia 3d vision, he's in for some disappointment in getting Minecraft to support it.

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        November 8, 2010 7:44 AM

        he doesn't care about SMP. sorry dude.

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          November 8, 2010 7:54 AM

          SMP IS PRIORITY #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111one a.k.a. dont lynch me

          2 days later

          STOP ASKING ME ABOUT SMP

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        November 8, 2010 8:00 AM

        MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!!!11

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        November 8, 2010 8:18 AM

        http://twitter.com/notch/status/1630444705554432
        Notch:Yes! When people tell me to fix SMP, I don't. :D I'm not sure I've thought it through.

        BEST DEV EVER

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          November 8, 2010 8:27 AM

          i thought you were joking but nope, that's his actual tweet. this isn't funny notch :(

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            November 8, 2010 8:31 AM

            He's still learning PR and to not be a troll :P He's just poking the hornet's nest for fun.

            He said on his blog that there should be another round of SMP bugfixes this week.

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              November 8, 2010 8:39 AM

              i dream of a day when paintings work in smp

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                November 8, 2010 8:42 AM

                I noticed that we have music in SMP now, which is nice :) I like the new songs added in the Boo update.

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                  November 8, 2010 8:43 AM

                  i wish there was a way to have it always play music rather than starting and stopping. i like the boo music too

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                  November 8, 2010 8:44 AM

                  huh we do? I haven't heard any music

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                    November 8, 2010 8:48 AM

                    you might have the music muted, and the music comes and goes, but it is definitely there

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              November 8, 2010 8:53 AM

              So is he back to doing weekly updates, at least for bug fixes then?

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                November 8, 2010 8:56 AM

                Nah I wouldn't count on that. But he released one last week, and said he'll probably do one this week too

              • Zek
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                November 8, 2010 9:03 AM

                Bug fixes might just get released whenever he has something. I don't think he'll go back to Secret Fridays for a while, if ever. It's not really a sustainable development model, he's better off not setting up people's expectations like that.

          • Zek
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            November 8, 2010 8:48 AM

            i thought it was funny

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            November 8, 2010 9:09 AM

            it's funny to us who don't feel they've are entitled to Notch working 24/7 to keep people happy.

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              November 8, 2010 9:13 AM

              deathofrats, we talked about this

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                November 8, 2010 9:21 AM

                ah, that was you. well don't take his tweets so seriously. :)

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          November 8, 2010 8:32 AM

          DDoS imminent

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          November 8, 2010 8:37 AM

          Hahaha. I like his personality.

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            November 8, 2010 8:47 AM

            totes me too. he's good stuff.

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            November 8, 2010 10:24 AM

            I think this is the way he NEEDS to be if he wants to keep his sanity. He's doing a great job so far in my opinion (in terms of how he's taking all this).

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        November 8, 2010 1:25 PM

        this drives me crazy: what does the 's' in 'smp' stand for?

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      November 8, 2010 9:00 AM

      besides hmod, what stuff is mercfox1 running?

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        November 8, 2010 9:12 AM

        a couple hmod plugins, that's about it

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          November 8, 2010 9:22 AM

          Which ones?

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            November 8, 2010 9:25 AM

            GriefAlert (which we use to log things like flint/steel, TNT, etc usage) and the hey0 bucketfix (fixes buckets) are the only two that I know of.

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          November 8, 2010 9:25 AM

          is the gmap plugin a public release? or just our server?

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              November 8, 2010 9:27 AM

              n.b. a link to Oizomapper is also always in the "Gameplay Guides and Help" post

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                November 8, 2010 9:28 AM

                Oh and it's written by mroizo40 if you have any questions. I'll stop spamming this thread before I get PRL'd now..

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                  November 8, 2010 9:57 AM

                  I get PRL'd every morning when I post the thread. It's terrible!

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                November 8, 2010 9:35 AM

                To be fair though, Dumb Patrol should make that a bit more obvious than linking to some obscure post in a giant minecraft thread.

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                  November 8, 2010 9:57 AM

                  NERF SUPPORT.

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                    November 8, 2010 10:00 AM

                    They've still got two more DLC packs and lord knows how many title updates to keep doing that.

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                      November 8, 2010 11:33 AM

                      Patch notes

                      Support
                      - When playing as Support, all other classes appear as Juiced Gunners
                      - Damage given to/ taken by Support has been modified to reflect this change

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                        November 8, 2010 1:57 PM

                        Have you listened to the podcast I linked in today's MNC thread yet?

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      November 8, 2010 10:06 AM

      @notch
      Official skin pack support, coming tomorrow: http://i.imgur.com/7qB8w.png

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        November 8, 2010 10:07 AM

        WORST DEV EVER

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          November 8, 2010 10:12 AM

          Seriously. Why is he doing this when there are bugs that need updating?!

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            November 8, 2010 10:14 AM

            It might just to piss you off. But yeah, plenty of bugs to keep him busy.

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            November 8, 2010 10:16 AM

            Notch obviously just follows his inspiration, which was great before he turned Minecraft into an actual business

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              November 8, 2010 10:33 AM

              Mostly this, he hasn't figured out that there are now higher expectations now thats its fo' real

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                November 8, 2010 10:34 AM

                right. getting SMP working is obviously just a block of ugly grunt work at this point with none of the joy of creating new features, which is why he's not doing it.

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                  November 8, 2010 10:49 AM

                  Exactly. He seems to have realized now that fixed SMP is what people want and thus he has started working on it. Which is good.

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                    November 8, 2010 10:50 AM

                    I forgot to add that he is of course making his work fun by doing side projects such as this. But this kind of pertains to SMP... so.. yeah..

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                November 8, 2010 10:35 AM

                I don't think notch really has any obligations to what people except of him.

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                  November 8, 2010 10:48 AM

                  Yes, he does. Any company which has sold a product has obligations to their consumers.

                  • Zek
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                    November 8, 2010 11:28 AM

                    He has an obligation to deliver what was paid for. Which is a finished game, eventually. Nobody said anything about his update schedule in the meantime, or how he would set his priorities.

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                      November 8, 2010 11:30 AM

                      Bullshit. This is in the Terms and Conditions on Minecraft.net.

                      When you purchase the game, you pay for it as it is right now. Future updates are an added bonus.

                      • Zek
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                        November 8, 2010 11:46 AM

                        Oh you're right, he actually has no obligations whatsoever.

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                  November 8, 2010 10:49 AM

                  i'm not really complaining as i easily feel like i've gotten the value that i paid for, but i hope he takes his "SMP is priority #1" post seriously

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                    November 8, 2010 10:58 AM

                    And how is he not fulfilling his obligations, as you say? Or did you misunderstand what you purchased from him?

                    "Please note that when you buy the game, you're paying for the game as it is right now!"

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                      November 8, 2010 10:59 AM

                      Oops meant for nighthawk0110's comment not yours dirge.

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                      November 8, 2010 10:59 AM

                      as i say, huh

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                      November 8, 2010 11:05 AM

                      He is fulfilling his obligations. I never said he wasn't I just said that he did have obligations and that he hasn't figured out yet that people view this game as commercial now. And thus expect more from Notch, which he hasn't been doing more than usual and this makes people mad.

                      I do think he should get more people to help him so he can speed up the bug fixing progress and focus on SMP, all of which he is now doing.

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                        November 8, 2010 11:13 AM

                        What responsibility does notch have to yours and mine and others expectations of him? Just because you or I say so? It seems a bit weird to me, that you and others buy his game, and then all of sudden he has these new demands because of your collective expectations? I imagine if notch stopped working on his game, we'd have a perfect little John Galt scenario.

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                          November 8, 2010 11:20 AM

                          Because he has set obligations on himself.

                          "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."

                          I really don't get what your going on about. I think Notch is doing a great job, he just needs more help and better focus, which he is trying to accomplish. All forms of entertainment have obligations tacked onto them, so do all businesses.

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                          November 8, 2010 11:23 AM

                          I think he definitely has obligations to deliver a complete game that is not an alpha or beta, and to deliver that within a reasonable time-frame (how long has it been in development for? If he's not done within half a year to a year I could understand people being pissed), but the details of how that happens week to week certainly isn't the business of people who aren't developing the game.

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                            November 8, 2010 11:31 AM

                            He does not. See above post. His continued development is because he loves to do it, not because anyone here is entitled to it.

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                              November 8, 2010 11:40 AM

                              oh, yeah you should've posted the whole thing "Although we are very passionate about this project, we cannot guarantee that it will be completed - that's why we offer the discounted price
                              When you purchase the game, you pay for it as it is right now. Future updates are an added bonus."

                              I dunno I find that to be kind of dishonest and inconsistent. You can't advertise the discount while at the same time put the full version of the game into question. I mean if there isn't really a full version of the game, then it isn't a discount then is it? It's just the regular price of the game.

                              oh well forget it, I'm sure people have argued about this ad-nauseum in MC threads already. I don't really have a problem with it either way since I've gotten my money's worth, though it would blow if there wasn't a completed version of MC.

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                                November 8, 2010 11:44 AM

                                presumably he will eventually finish the game, and at that point if you paid $10 for it in some early state you'll have gotten the full game for a substantial discount.

                              • Zek
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                                November 8, 2010 11:48 AM

                                The money from sales was always the determining factor in whether or not he could actually afford to finish it. Even when he quit his job, sales weren't so crazy that he knew for a fact it would work out in the long run.

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                                  November 8, 2010 11:52 AM

                                  Which is why this is such a crazy awesome story. Notch is a really cool guy, and he 'gets' a lot. I fully expect him to continue development of Minecraft to it's conclusion as a full game (with who knows how many features and mobs and other stuff), especially since it has exploded in popularity.

                                  TL;DR: Notch cares more about Minecraft than anyone else, so don't worry so much about development time. Some people in these threads have been around Minecraft for a while.

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                November 8, 2010 10:44 AM

                you know what? Shut up. Guess how he got where he is now?

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            November 8, 2010 10:27 AM

            It's a nice feature and honestly... it probably doesn't take a ton of time. He's probably getting this in place for a near-future update. He has a pixel artist now (soon) who is probably already working on a new texture set (or tow) and we are going to need a way to be able to switch textures from within the game itself.

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            November 8, 2010 10:32 AM

            PREORDER RESCINDED

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        November 8, 2010 10:13 AM

        We posted this at the exact same time. What does that mean? No clue!

        I'm stoked for this mostly because I won't have to keep explaining how to copy/paste into the jar -- some of my peeps just don't understand this, it's voodoo to them.

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        November 8, 2010 10:13 AM

        And unofficial >16x16 support.

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          November 8, 2010 10:53 AM

          how's that? i always thought he wasn't going to do anything to add higher res textures?

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              November 8, 2010 11:03 AM

              oh, so i'm guessing there's no change from before then? > 16x16 works but it has bugs that make some blocks look terrible

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                November 8, 2010 11:07 AM

                I don't know, his post is kinda self contradictory. He says he will support it, but without any guarantee that it won't be buggy.

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                  November 8, 2010 11:37 AM

                  my guess would be that he simply omitted checking the size of the textures before loading them, so it's supported in that it'll load the textures, but there's no guarantee that it won't be buggy in that he won't be changing anything of how the textures are actually used

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                  November 8, 2010 11:40 AM

                  I got the impression that his chooser would let you choose high res textures, just not guarantee they'll work.

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        November 8, 2010 10:25 AM

        Neat!

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        November 8, 2010 10:40 AM

        8======D

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        November 8, 2010 10:53 AM

        I personally view this as just as important as SMP fixes. Good work Notch, now fix my multiplayer :)

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        November 8, 2010 12:12 PM

        It'll be nice not having to re-patch every time Notch updates, this is nice stuff.

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      November 8, 2010 10:06 AM

      Official skin support tomorrow (sweet!) http://i.imgur.com/7qB8w.png

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        November 8, 2010 12:06 PM

        oohh nice! That will make things soo much easier for switching skins.

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          November 8, 2010 12:07 PM

          I wonder if it's going to break the HD Patcher though for 32x32 and up.

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            November 8, 2010 12:50 PM

            Yeah, I'd assume so. I use JohnSmith's Texture pack which is 16x16. Anything above that and it just feels weird. There's something about the 8/16-bit graphics that appeals to the old-skool lover in me.

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      November 8, 2010 10:14 AM

      Where is the waterpark relative to spawn? in mercfox

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      November 8, 2010 11:37 AM

      Today's Penny-Arcade is about Minecraft

      http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/11/5/

      Check out their post on the front page too for some picts of the kid's place in Minecraft

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        November 8, 2010 11:38 AM

        Wrong link above

        Correct Link: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/11/8/

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          November 8, 2010 12:16 PM

          hahaha nice!!

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          November 8, 2010 12:46 PM

          I find myself doing this all the time... I'll tell my kids to go out in the back yard and kick a ball around or whatever, while I'm in my pajamas walking back to my office where the computer is..

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            November 8, 2010 1:08 PM

            that seems rather fair and balanced, you have been indoctrinated quite well!

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          November 8, 2010 2:47 PM

          O_O...I just posted a thread about my son being addicted and I've said the same thing. That was before I read this comic....creepy.

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          November 8, 2010 2:53 PM

          You know, really though, it's better than TV. At least they are using their brains and building things. But still, to see my son zone out in front of a PC for so long scares the shit out of me...but obviously I can't talk. But then, I was 12 or 14 when my addiction started.

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      November 8, 2010 1:56 PM

      Whoever keeps filling my hole with water please stop. You've turned most of my lava falls and pools into obsidian and it takes forever to fix. I'm down to a few bits of lava you haven't ruined and I'm gonna have to light everything with torches. Also I put steps and ladders in several spots so you don't have to keep building vertical stone columns to exit through the ceiling over and over.

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        November 8, 2010 2:04 PM

        We log water placement. Please post the coordinates.

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          November 8, 2010 2:08 PM

          Shit man its everywhere
          205 10 -1037

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            November 8, 2010 2:09 PM

            This damage happened in the last 24 hours or so?

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            November 8, 2010 2:36 PM

            Offender found. Respect other people's property please, folks! Otherwise time in the no-building sinbin/ BANNINATION awaits!

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              November 8, 2010 2:43 PM

              POST HIS USERNAME! Public humiliation! Shun the grieffers. SHUNNNNNNNNNNNN

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                November 8, 2010 2:44 PM

                Negative.

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                November 8, 2010 2:44 PM

                Very well. It was EricZBA
                Let the shunning commence.

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                November 8, 2010 2:45 PM

                Griefers do not get honored, they quietly disappear into the night, never to be seen again

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                  November 8, 2010 2:50 PM

                  Are you taking lessons from Putin?

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                    November 8, 2010 2:53 PM

                    No, Lenin:

                    Trust is good. Control is better.

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                    November 8, 2010 2:54 PM

                    As a side note, I just started playing ME2 last night, and you and me definitely need to make the fucken Normandy in Minecraft

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                    November 8, 2010 2:59 PM

                    Actually, each of our mods are given desensitivity training tailored to their ability to be dismissive, unhelpful, and mocking in each of your requests.

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                November 8, 2010 2:53 PM

                LET THE TRIBE SPEAK!

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      November 8, 2010 2:45 PM

      My son has taken over my machine at home. He's 4 and he's figured out how to 'Creative Mode'. :(

      I still need to get my 'lock to 80 before Cataclysm damnit!

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      November 8, 2010 2:59 PM

      How do we get labels on the mercfox render? I did the sign with -lbl at the start but it hasn't worked.

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      November 8, 2010 3:19 PM

      Utopia Planetia has completed work on U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-A

      A new day has begun for the federations finest flagship.
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=finished3_gzx7a9wr0jnk96st4mi0.jpg

      Tours around Uranus will beginning shortly!
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=finished_0h2cj3bvyt4ioi10mkhp.jpg
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=finished2_klzvrpju9gcoxl9xcql0.jpg
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=finished4_8c5z9xnxg85fdsa59sbz.jpg
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=Shot01_0k6i5gn0zwtoo0v1o9pm.jpg
      http://www.shackpics.com/viewer.x?file=Shot04_7n2yu0jngn6zfwy5fbgb.jpg

      The outer hull of the ship is finished along with the main bridge and saucer observation deck.

      I have plans to finish the interior of the shuttle bay, arboretum, deflector dish and a easier way to get inside the ship rather than the obvious sand ladder that is currently in place.

      Thanks to everyone who helped donate materials to finish this beast.

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        November 8, 2010 3:20 PM

        Interior saucer and engineering hull space is open to anyone who wants to finish other parts.

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      November 26, 2010 1:31 PM

      ATTN: Arctic Fox, Goblin au and BarrowWight

      We've hit DIAMONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!