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    posted a message on Your Reaction When You First Bought Minecraft? (Any System PC,XBOX,PS)

    First, I tried the old demo version of MCPE. Aside from spawning in an ocean and drowning the first time, I had no clue what was going on, what I was supposed to do (can those things outside groaning break through doors? do I need more than three doors between me and the outdoors? are they still there?) and gave up within 15 minutes.


    Then, quite a while later, I got the XBox 360 version right when it first came out in a box (as opposed to XLA). I hurried home, put in the disc, and disappeared into Minecraft. I think I surfaced for dinner (and it was my night to cook, too!). Not long after, I discovered this forum.


    A month or so after that, I got Minecraft for the PC. I've been addicted to that ever since. I also have the newest MCPE, and of course I still play on the XBox sometimes, too.

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    posted a message on The game is static and boring.
    Quote from BradBrock1»

    Yeah, most people agree that 1.8 beta ruined it for minecraft.

    If that's the case, then why do tens of millions more people play Minecraft now than played in beta?
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    posted a message on baned from hive
    Quote from kidpen»

    First of all, this is in the wrong section. it should be in servers. Second, it sounds like you were breaking the rules. Third, I doubt someone from Hive will see this, you'll have to go and put it on an appeal or something.


    It shouldn't be in Servers either. It should be addressed to the staff of The Hive, who I believe have their own forums somewhere. Nobody here can help with this.
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    posted a message on What was your first encounter with a creeper like?

    It was fatal.


    I learned the hard way why you shouldn't dig straight up. I was playing the XBox 360 edition, and I'd made myself a nice safe hobbit hole in a cliff. I went out to trim off some of the extra dirt above my door, and there was (unbeknownst to me) a creeper above the dirt above my door. I had just about enough time to realize that I'd just dropped an angry creeper on top of myself when ... well, ssssssssssssssss...BOOM!


    Not, mind you, that this actually stopped me. On my tombstone, it's probably going to say "Here lies Akynth, who dug straight up."

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    posted a message on Game ruined by really bad bug

    So "game ruined" = "some players are OP on some types of multiplayer servers"? That's an, um, interesting point of view. So it's not in fact ruined for people who play in creative, people who play single-player, people who don't play on PvP servers, people who only play with friends, etc?


    So report it in the bug tracker. That will actually get it fixed (or at least put it in the queue to be fixed) which is not the case for posting about it on a forum.

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    posted a message on something to clear up about my username

    Don't try to hide it, webrosc; everyone knows about you.


    *grins, ducks, and runs*


    Back to the topic at hand: I never imagined any connection between the names tcboy10playsminecraft and skydoesminecraft. I just looked it up, and there are 679 people on this forum who have "playsminecraft" in their names. The other 678 aren't worried; I don't think you should be either.

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    posted a message on Threads in wrong sections

    There's a saying that the moderators are the forum janitors, but when I was a mod, I felt we were more like we were the forum tow truck drivers. (hence my avatar ... I've been too lazy to change it) One of the biggest things moderators do -- probably the biggest where I was, in the console section -- is move posts around to the proper areas.


    An automatic keyword detector would generate too many false positives. There's a thread right now in MD about problems the poster sees with faction servers. It certainly doesn't belong in Servers -- it's a discussion of things that happen on faction servers, not an advertisement for a specific server. The words "YouTube Channel" might be in a post talking about, say, why Minecraft Celebrity X has more people following his YouTube channel than Minecraft Celebrity Y, or whether certain videos on some YouTube channel are appropriate for young children, or whatever.


    So, if you see a mislocated post, simply report it (that little link at the bottom) and select "wrong section" from the drop-down list of reasons. It'll go on the report list, and a mod will scoot it over to the section it belongs in.

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    posted a message on Is it Possible Bring back old Nostalgia?

    The bottom line is "no". It's not the game, it's you. (I have a whole rant about that; see sig)


    The nostalgia isn't really for any given version of Minecraft, even though it feels like it is. That nostalgia is for how you felt when you were new to Minecraft, just learning how things worked and exploring everything. You can never get that back because you're not new to the game anymore. You will never again feel that sense of accomplishment when you do or see things in Minecraft for the very first time, because it will never be the very first time again.


    Repeat for any game. Repeat for any book. Repeat for any movie. Repeat for real life.

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    posted a message on quests
    Quote from jpup90»

    are you able to download adventure maps in the ps3 version


    No, you can't do that on any of the console versions. You need the PC version for that.
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    posted a message on quests
    Quote from jpup90»

    thanks tho do you know if they are going to have quests


    No. That's not the kind of game Minecraft is.
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    posted a message on Are you satisfied with the proformnce of 4J/ Microsoft?
    Quote from Wolfhusband»

    To start, the only method to stop paying would be to avoid business with microsoft and the long reach of businesses, schools, retailers and any other entity that has microsoft products. Virtually impossible to do, much like paying taxes. and yes, I hear your brain ticking, "if it is inevitable to pay then you might as well just play and be done with it" and thats a valid arguement.


    So what you're saying, basically, is that it's impossible not to pay for Minecraft. My mother is paying for Minecraft. My aunt, who doesn't even own a computer, is paying for Minecraft (because I'm sure she shops at stores that sell Minecraft T-shirts or something). Everyone who has ever ordered something from Amazon paid for Minecraft.

    How far does that extend? For example, Target is selling Halo-themed Lego sets. I've never bought one, but am I paying for Halo anyway, even though I've never bought a Halo-themed anything, since someone who shops there would be paying for Minecraft due to the Minecraft Legos they sell? And my grocery store sells broccoli! I hate the stuff ... but are you saying that I am in fact paying for broccoli because I shop at a retailer that sells it? I buy stuff from Amazon all the time -- you mean I'm paying for everything in the world?


    I think this discussion has descended into absurdity. I don't even know how to respond to "If you buy anything from anyone who buys or sells Minecraft-related or Microsoft products, you're paying for Minecraft and therefore have the right to demand that 4J add stuff to the game" because it's on a par with the logic of the Time Cube guy.


    I give up. I can argue about anything that makes sense, and a lot of things that don't, but this is beyond my ability.

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    posted a message on Does anyone miss the old minecraft?
    Quote from lordfireball»

    The experience I was talking about was in 2013 when I met people in multiplayer for the first time.


    So an experience.

    I have bad new: you can never have that experience again. It will never be "the first time" again, ever, by definition. You could play exactly the same version of Minecraft you did then, with exactly the same people you met then, and it would still not feel the same, because you're different, just like we all are.

    There's a book called Silverlock, by an author with the improbable name of John Myers Myers. I envy anyone who reads it after seeing this post because you'll be reading it for the first time, and I can't anymore. I remember how amazing that book was the first time I read it -- but after I had that experience once, it was done. Over. In the past, forever. That's what most Minecraft nostalgia is, too: not nostalgia for a game version, but for a player version -- the newbie version of ourselves. And he or she is long gone, and will never be back.
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    posted a message on Are you satisfied with the proformnce of 4J/ Microsoft?
    Quote from Wolfhusband»
    It would also be nice if most players weren't being driven away by the lack of content.


    Driven away? The game is somehow worse than it was 2 years ago when I bought it? It looks to me like it's got more content, not less.


    As for wanting to play a different game, I think we both know my answer and we both know your response. If you seriously want a different game then I suggest waiting roughly 23 days and go get Fallout 4. At least Bethesda knows how to get it right.

    That was meant as an example, and a question: You said I'm continuing to pay for Minecraft. I asked, if I were to quit playing Minecraft and play some other game instead, how would I then stop paying for Minecraft?

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    posted a message on This is a joke!! Updates: Where are they?
    Quote from TheBiv»


    I bought this game with the expectation, an expectation fueled by what both Mojang and 4J said would happen, that we would get updated to the current version of the game. A promise they made repeatedly over multiple press releases way back in the last gen days. An expectation confirmed by individuals in various tweets.

    If you would be so kind, could you please link one of those press releases for me to read? Thanks.

    I'm not one of these kiddies that demands things immediately. I understand the effort that goes into these things.

    Quote from your post: "Especially since coding for this game isn't especially hard, so they are likely just sitting on it."

    I'm also grateful that they have continued to update the game. But I don't see how you can call these huge gaps between updates at least annoying, if not unreasonable.

    I don't, probably because I'm old enough to expect that what I get will be what comes in the box, not something else to be delivered later. For most of the history of computer games, and for most of the time I've been playing computer games, that's how it's been. If a game looked like something you wanted, you bought it; if it didn't, you didn't, but either way, there was no expectation even that the bugs would be fixed, let alone new content added, game balance changed, and the whole game slowly converted into something very different from what was in that original box. You may argue that it isn't that way, or it shouldn't be that way, but the reason I don't feel that gaps between updates (or even a cessation of updates entirely) are not annoying or unreasonable is that I'm old-school enough to have never expected them in the first place.

    When you make a promise there is an expectation that you will deliver.

    As I said, I'd greatly appreciate a link to these promises you're referring to, as I hadn't seen them when I bought it myself, so I can evaluate the primary source.

    As for why they would hold it...that would seem obvious. They want nothing to take away from Story Mode. They don't want us flocking back to the real game, they want us to spend money on the pretender because they know fans are hurting for a "fix".

    Why would 4J care about how much money Telltale Games makes, or doesn't make? So much so that they'd sacrifice their own income for a competing computer game company?

    If you're saying that Microsoft is requiring this, I find it highly doubtful. The odds are that 4J's contract with Mojang, which far predates the Microsoft sale, is a fairly simple licensing arrangement where Mojang provides the Minecraft source code, 4J produces a console port, and 4J pays Mojang royalties. It's highly doubtful that there is anything in that contract whereby Mojang/Microsoft could require 4J to not produce a product in order to enhance the sales of another product which didn't even exist at the time the contract was written.

    As someone who has spent many times the price of Minecraft on spin-offs ranging from the calendar on my wall to the "creepers gonna creep" T-shirt in my closet, I'm not going to deny that Minecraft fans want our "fix". However, I'm much less likely to buy a game I'm not interested in from a company that doesn't make games I like just because it says "Minecraft" on it than I am to buy another T-shirt, or next year's calendar (where is it, anyway?), or any of the rest of the Minecraft paraphernalia out there.

    They are missing a huge opportunity here. The Bountiful Update and a texture pack/mash up pack could have had their fans pounding the game and buying the texture pack/mash up pack to kill time before next month. But Fallout is going to own the rest of the year. It's completely foolish to not get this out before Fallout comes out.

    If we grant that this is true, and we know 4J is a smart bunch of people, it would seem that they know about this opportunity, no? And if they know about it and aren't releasing content to capitalize on it, then they're not doing it because they're stupid; they're doing it because something else is preventing them from doing so. Microsoft is also not made up of stupid people (ruthless, yes; stupid, no) so they certainly wouldn't miss a revenue-earning opportunity either. So that argument is self-defeating.

    I can't really add much more until I've had time to read those links to 4J's press releases that you mentioned.
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    posted a message on something to clear up about my username
    Quote from Deathengine»

    I don't see much of an issue with your name. Btw you may wanna change your signature, you shouldn't share your IP with anyone!


    Aside from the fact that's just the same echo graphic that nine gazillion people use to weird out the paranoid and uninitiated, you share your IP with someone every time you read a web page, send an email, etc. It's nothing more than your computer's Internet address, which is necessary if you expect the files for that web page to be delivered, etc., since the server you're fetching them from needs to know where to send them. There's nothing magic about an IP.
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