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The Lounge / Re: MINECRAFT TOPIC!!!!!!!
December 02, 2010, 09:39:12 pm
And there's a program out there that recreates your Dwarf Fortress structures in Minecraft if you'd like to see them in a 3D world!
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic ... 25&t=27744
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The Lounge / Re: MINECRAFT TOPIC!!!!!!!
December 02, 2010, 09:29:34 pm
Minecraft is an indie sandbox game that has exploded in popularity purely through word of mouth.  It can be played either single player or multi player, is still being developed despite being fully functional and available already, and buying it even in the Alpha testing phase grandfathers you in for all future versions of the game as well.

In single player, each character spawns in a randomly generated world that keeps randomly generating as you explore it.  The theoretical limit (no one has ever found the actual limit yet) for how big a world can get is almost 8 times the surface of the planet Earth, to scale.  This along with the simulated environments (called biomes) and the randomly generated caves below the surface means that every player will have a unique experience for their world.
In multiplayer, the difference is that the server has a world generated and maintained, and all the players inhabit that same world.  Development and features currently lag behind single player, but this is rapidly changing, and it is catching up quite quickly.  Servers may use specially designed maps or unique features that the standard game does not have.

In Survival mode, the current normal mode of the game, the only goal is to survive, though until an optional "hard core" mode is added, death only means that you respawn back at your spawn point.  Danger comes from natural means like falling from great height, drowning, or taking a spill into lava/magma, but unless the difficulty setting is "Peaceful," danger also comes from various kinds of monsters that appear at night and in dark places.  Zombies shamble, Spiders jump, Skeletons shoot arrows, and Creepers silently sneak up on you and explode.  Zombies and Skeletons will burn up at dawn or in daylight, and Spiders will turn docile (unless they became pissed at you during the night, in which case they might remain hostile).

To survive, one must gather resources, and almost all players strive to gather better and better resources as they play.  The game has an intuitive crafting system, and all "blocks" that make up a world can be destroyed or removed, except for the indestructable Bedrock found at the very bottom of the worlds.  The game typically starts by players cutting down trees for wood, making a work bench, making a wooden pick, finding some exposed rock, then digging out a cave to live in as well as mining out some coal to make much needed torches with.

As the player continues, they can eventually craft tools, armor, furnaces, storage chests, fences, doors, windows, buckets, ladders, stairs, mine tracks and carts, wiring and "electricity," farms, water slides, rollercoasters, waterfalls, trapdoors, monster traps, houses, towers, castles, temples, floating islands in the sky, underwater cities, subterranean mazes, fortresses engulfed in lava flows, and more.  As far as structure goes, the only limitation is imagination and the work that has to be put in to find the materials you wish to use.

If you dislike the pixelated standard look of the game, it does have some support for custom texture packs.  There are also several mods out there for content, "bug fixes" (I only know of one mod that fixes an ACTUAL bug), and features, but the creater of Minecraft condemns the use of third party programs that alter or inject coding in the game client, and only approves of texture packs and server-side mods.

Upcoming features includes sharks and other sea creatures, more game modes such as Hard Core (no respawn), Adventure (no mining/building), and Zombie Siege (no idea what this is), likely includes cake, possibly includes giant zombies, and according to rumor includes flying transportation, dragons, and "NPCs" with small villages.  And that's just what I've heard of.  The game creator has many more plans for more content.

Here's a great video on how to get started:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bh4EexJO4I

The Minecraft pedia is here and is VERY useful for identifying blocks (with vanilla graphics) and for looking up crafting recipes:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page
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The Lounge / Re: MINECRAFT TOPIC!!!!!!!
December 02, 2010, 08:10:17 pm
That would be awesome.  And I'd like to think this community would collectively screw over any griefers.
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Eternal
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News / Re: Let there be democracy
December 01, 2010, 07:10:55 pm
QuoteI try to stay calm and look at both sides of a situation before acting, and ultimately, try to act as fairly to everyone as I can. I know I'm not really a veteran on here, like some people on here are, but I really think that with as much time as I spend on FFH, I could make sure it runs decently in Zodiac's absence. My biggest weakness, I think, would be the technical aspects of running the site, like if it gets hacked again. However, I know there are people out there who could guide me in such a case.

100% agree.  If Zodiac must leave delegation for someone else, my vote is for Eternal.
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 23, 2010, 08:46:23 pm
I saw a vid of New Vegas and I'm not sure I COULD play it.  The scorpions are realistic enough to set off my arachnaphobia.  :(  I can't look at them, even when they're dead.
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 22, 2010, 09:03:34 pm
I never did beat that game... the gameplay was rather unique.  I'm not sure why I stopped.  I was getting close to the end.
I've never been in that fight, but did you try spamming some healing items with the white dragoon?  Surely that would heal more than 500...
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Understandable.  Just wanted to check since there was nothing explaining it in this thread.  Unless I overlooked an update somewhere.
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Is work on this postponed or something?  What's with the lack of activity?
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Spam / Re: FFT:Cloud
November 20, 2010, 11:46:22 pm
Whose alt is this anyways?
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Spam / Re: Arch isn't a troll?
November 20, 2010, 11:14:05 pm
Voldemort already posted the definition.  "To piss people off" is included in said definition.
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Spam / Re: ?
November 18, 2010, 12:02:17 am
You are all horrible people.
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To be fair, many religious founders were the "love and peace" sort and it's their followers that later started the "convert or die!" bullshit.  The only two exceptions I can think of off the top of my head are Hubbard and Mohammed, the former being malicious and possibly crazy(er than most) to begin with, and the latter having commanded troops into battle.  I have no idea if there's someone people attribute Judaism to, but their biblical years at least were as racial isolationists looking out only for themselves and their prosperation, even if at the expense of (possibly hostile) heathens.  Not quite the same as "convert or die!"  More like "get out of our way or die!"

I have no idea who founded Satanism, but worship of self is most likely another exception to loving and accepting religious founders.  >_>
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Spam / Re: Don't F*CK with me.
November 15, 2010, 01:21:57 am
Why/how the hell did this go on so long?
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Spam / Re: Click for Porn
November 15, 2010, 01:19:34 am
Let me get this straight... you'll give us caterpillars if we click on four porns?  How do you click on a porn, and why would I want caterpillars?
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 15, 2010, 01:02:44 am
So, I finally got some digital recording software.  Hypercam 2.  No sound, for some reason.  So, I know it sucks, but if someone could endure it, what annotations do I need to lengthen, how long should I lengthen them, and what song might fit the mood from Audioswap?  Because the silence is deafening.

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The Lounge / Re: AQWorlds...
November 13, 2010, 01:29:00 pm
The customization is pretty much mostly limited to equipment, and since no equipment but classes and weapons matter, and since weapons all have the same average damage, you can use whatever the heck equipment you want.  Not that it makes up for the lack of customization for the core character.  They have added more hairstyles since then, but I haven't played in a long, long time due to disinterest.
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 11, 2010, 11:55:13 pm
The two "giants" are Hunters and are exceptionally easy to kill in the first game once you learn their pattern.  Bungie picked up on how predictable and easy they were and made them a little harder to predict and much harder to slaughter in the later games.  As if the pistol wasn't worth keeping around throughout the first one already, it was the perfect weapon for Hunter slaying.


Minecraft, found six diamonds today.  I have like... 21 Obsidian or something like that.  About to make some glass tunnels to run lava through part of my base for some fancy lighting.
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 11, 2010, 12:59:06 am
Minecraft.
18 buckets of lava, 1 bucket of water, I lost track of how many coal I had a long time ago, 20-something steel, 4 Steel picks, lots of redstone, but I've still not even seen a speck of diamond yet.  Sucks because I've found plenty of natural obsidian.

Spawn point in a snowy biome, kind of near a beach.  I built a glass walkway around the spawn point and up a nearby cliff to my home behind a natural waterfall.  I would be hollowing out the entire mountain and expanding my base, but I'm too busy exploring a massively deep natural cave I broke into.
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The Lounge / Re: Now Playing
November 05, 2010, 08:15:10 pm
That is an extremely interesting typo.  I know I made it when really tired, but I'm not quite sure why.