Weekend Discussion

This weekend I'm in Chicago, watching Never Not Funny Live at the Congress Theater. It's a little mini-vacation of sorts.

I just knew Jimmy Pardo and his crew wouldn't make it to my neck of the woods, so I decided to come down here for a rare "outside of California" live podcast recording. If you live near the Congress, I think tickets are still available. It's $20 and it's a hilarious show.

It also works out that I have some good industry friends in town.

Now, where's the nearest deep dish pizza joint?

  • Garnett Lee: [Recovering from all things Nintendo]
  • Alice O'Connor: I think I may well end up playing Alpha Protocol this weekend, as I fancy something RPG-ish but don't like the look of most games out there right now. Above all else, though, I shall continue to loudly and obnoxiously tell everyone within earshot how poorly I am. I really am, you know.
  • Xav de Matos: [Vacationing]
  • Jeff Mattas: I'll be spending a good portion of the weekend in a dimly-lit room with headphones on playing Dead Space 2 and screaming like a little girl. (Yes, those two activities are related.)
  • Steve Watts: I might force myself to finish Dead Space Ignition in preparation for my copy of Dead Space 2 coming next week. Otherwise the weekend is all Castlevania and ilomilo, to offset gothic with cute.
  • Ozzie Mejia: I really should be prepping for my midterm, but something tells me I'm going to pop in KH: Re:coded or Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at some point.

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    January 22, 2011 8:00 AM

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      January 22, 2011 8:01 AM

      we had like a solid 30 seconds of no minecraft threads in the chatty. it was glorious

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      January 22, 2011 8:02 AM

      I hope you don't spend any money there. Your wife on the other hand, well there is no hope. :(

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        January 22, 2011 8:09 AM

        his best bet is to offer to carry her handbag and then head back to the car and stuff her bag in the trunk, then go back in, take a nap on one of the beds or sofas,then call her complaining and tell her not to get lost so easily. then go get double portions of food from the cafeteria area and time it so you have to get out of there to beat traffic before she can go back to buy shit

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          January 22, 2011 8:10 AM

          I see you have danced this dance before :(

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            January 22, 2011 8:33 AM

            hahaha. no, I'm the man who just lives vicariously through the dance of others at this point :)

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      January 22, 2011 8:37 AM

      So I got onto MercFox's server, migrated to Penis Isle, but still can't figure out where to go from there to get permissions to chop things with my hand. I followed the signs but apparently got lost on the scrotum cause I couldn't find any more signs giving me info. Halp?!?

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        January 22, 2011 8:47 AM

        If you're new on the server you usually need build rights to build stuff, but I thought that mod was disabled at the moment

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        January 22, 2011 2:21 PM

        your only choice is to settle in scrotumville

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      January 22, 2011 5:02 PM

      Last week or the week prior, someone posted a non-searchable Youtube video that showcased all the big locations on Merfox1. Does anyone happen to have the link?

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        January 22, 2011 5:04 PM

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqDOXvLGVM This? It's pretty old.

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          January 22, 2011 5:06 PM

          That's it! Thank you.

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          January 22, 2011 5:07 PM

          God damn, I miss the green grass of PT. Fucking notch had to go make it some shitty color.

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            January 22, 2011 5:08 PM

            Really? I like the new grass, it looks more natural. The old color was too bright imo.

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              January 22, 2011 6:33 PM

              yah i like the new grass too, what annoys me it doesnt match with the color on the sides of the grass blocks. This should be an easy fix too!!

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            January 22, 2011 7:05 PM

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              January 23, 2011 2:09 AM

              Then I had to blanket it with torches to keep the mobs out, and all the snow melted!

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          January 22, 2011 7:08 PM

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          January 22, 2011 7:17 PM

          are all those building materials obtained through normal means? because that is nutty :(

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            January 22, 2011 7:25 PM

            I think so, I forget who used to run the creative server, but I always thought Merc and Foo were run with as few work arounds or summons.

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              January 22, 2011 7:32 PM

              yea, some peeps abused the inventory/chest glitch a bit IIRC

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            January 22, 2011 7:31 PM

            Some (most) were built legit, some not so much..

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              January 22, 2011 8:05 PM

              how fucking long would it take to harvest all that obsidian? and that glass :( most of the rest seem feasible in a pretty short amount of time but those two stuck out as being pretty time intensive

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                January 22, 2011 8:06 PM

                pretty long, but there are methods around it.

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                  January 22, 2011 8:31 PM

                  Glass isn't bad at all, just takes a long time to cook unless you run a lot of ovens. Obsidian on the other hand...

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                January 22, 2011 9:20 PM

                as I understand it he harvested lava. Put it in place then turned it to obsidian (with water). This was easy with infinite lava sources (or glitches, whatever). I could be wrong about that though

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                  January 22, 2011 9:45 PM

                  yeah he still had to mine the shit though, i remember Hemtroll bitching about it a lot

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                  January 23, 2011 12:15 AM

                  well I meant more of the process of actually mining it

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                    January 23, 2011 12:36 AM

                    you asked in the context of his castle. Luckily he didn't have to mine for it, because yeah it would take a while

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                      January 23, 2011 12:40 PM

                      ohh derp sorry I misunderstood your post. that seems less horrible than I was imagining

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                  January 23, 2011 8:26 AM

                  that's correct, it wasn't a very difficult way to work but it took forever, especially since every misplaced block took about 15 seconds to correct

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                January 23, 2011 8:24 AM

                like Mamiya explained below, I didn't actually mine the obsidian, I placed lava and poured water on it to make obsidian. Still took me about a week even with foo helping me dig out the moat and cover it in lava so I imagine that finding and harvesting enough obsidian to do it the right way would take approximately forever

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          January 22, 2011 7:40 PM

          This video makes me wish I had the skill or creativity to design/make those things and participate in minecraft.

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          January 22, 2011 8:29 PM

          Nice to see Agrestic before some asshat burned it down. I'm going to have to spruce up Cornhole so it can make the cut if there is a newer version.

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            January 22, 2011 11:44 PM

            lol...? Have you seen Weeds?

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              January 23, 2011 12:22 AM

              The irony was not lost on me. Still, it was an asshole thing to do to what was arguably the best city on the server at the time.

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          January 23, 2011 12:20 AM

          Dam its nice to see my minecrafter statue in there

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      January 22, 2011 6:30 PM

      morfus, you should watch this video and part 2 of it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39mUJzbq1xU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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      January 23, 2011 12:04 PM

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        January 23, 2011 3:13 PM

        Oh god, I can feel the pimples growing on my face...

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