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    posted a message on Microsoft/Mojang Deal Confirmed.
    Quote from ingiethingie»

    a) they ALREADY have ported to C++ [ see MCPE for details ]
    b] they are generating tons of profit - well, sales - from the C++ version, not from the Java version
    c) killing modding won't touch the sides of the overall sales, but it will reduce the cost of controlling it
    d) killing the java version will reduce cost overheads - as they won't have to support multiple platforms [java and C++] and will leverage the Win platform, just that alone will raise their share prices as it ties people into their platforms
    e) why would a programming team have any say in marketing strategy? that's never happened at any software house i've worked at

    I didn't know about the C++ version of Pocket Edition (never even played it), so I'll give you that. (Thanks for the info :) ) But I have to disagree with you on the modding bit. I know personally that many of my friends have bought Minecraft for the sole purpose of playing some of the fun online servers like Mineplex and Lichcraft. These servers are made up of many different Bukkit mods, and would never have been as fun if they had no mods. Vanilla Minecraft is very boring compared to some of the things you can do with mods. Had Bukkit not been around at the time that those friends bought the game, the chances that they would have still bought the game are pretty slim. I know that mods have contributed to sales, and obviously the Bukkit staff knew too, what with many of them quitting because they felt cheated by Mojang.

    Also, I'm not speaking of only the programming team. Mojang has obviously been doing something right this entire time to make themselves worth $2.5B, and it would make no sense at all for Microsoft to jump right in, kick all the experienced know-how people out, and replace them with random employees who think they "know better." If Microsoft is smart, they would let the Mojang staff continue to do their thing, maybe lay down some new ground rules, and slowly begin to merge in new ideas. I highly doubt they would pop in some new features and marketing plans without at least getting an opinion from the people who made the game what it is today.
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    posted a message on Playing around, made a Minecraft URL shortener.
    Quote from MisterSahib»
    Good job man!

    But it's just a link shortener.

    Not expecting you to do it: But maybe you could add an option so every website you shorten will have a Minecraft theme.

    I don't think that would be possible without proxying each website through his link shortener, which would take up a ton of bandwidth on his side, as well as make it slower for you. Plus, modifying each website to have a Minecraft theme would never prove consistent, as many websites are designed in different ways. If that's not enough, many websites, including Mojang's, have clauses in their TOS that prohibit modifying their websites. So, unfortunately, that's probably not going to happen.
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    posted a message on Microsoft/Mojang Deal Confirmed.
    It's fun to read all the comments from everyone completely overreacting about this whole thing. The people at Microsoft aren't retarded. They aren't going to kill modding, make a C++ version of the game, blah blah blah. Fact is, the game is working and generating TONS of profit. That is one of the main reasons a company like Microsoft would want to purchase a company like Mojang. Microsoft needs more money, and Mojang has too much money with not enough people to know what to do with it.

    Killing modding would be killing profit. Killing the Java version of the game would be killing profit. Making huge changes would be killing profit. In business, it's all about the best way to get the dollar, and that problem is completely taken care of. I highly doubt Microsoft will make any large changes to Minecraft. (Plus, many Mojang employees stayed with Microsoft, and they will generally have a large say in what happens with Minecraft. They probably want modding support and other things just as much as you all do.)

    Just my two cents.
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    posted a message on Confusion about Distribution of Minecraft
    Good point! I never thought about those launchers. Thanks for the info. :)
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Confusion about Distribution of Minecraft
    Hi! I hope someone can clarify something for me. Reading Minecraft's EULA and Mojang's Brand And Assets Guidelines, I see:

    "...Do not distribute anything we've made – which means don‘t

    • give copies of our games to anyone else;
    • ..."
    I get this, but in the EULA, it also says:

    "In order to ensure the integrity of the Game, we need all Game downloads to come from a single central source: us."

    So, can make a program which downloads the game files for Minecraft directly from Mojang's servers? This way I wouldn't be distributing the game, since the program is running on someone else's computer, and their computer is connecting to Mojang to download the game. I am never involved. Am I correct in thinking this is not against the EULA?

    Essentially, I would like to make a program that automatically downloads Minecraft, then injects Forge. Can I legally do this?

    Please, provide evidence for why this is against the EULA, if it is.
    Thanks! :)
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    posted a message on Yggdrasil...?
    Some documentation on it is here. http://wiki.vg/Session

    If it doesn't make sense to you feel free to ask, I've had a couple days to figure it out.

    From what I'm seeing, whenever you login on a client, all other clients where you have logged in are now logged out. This could be really annoying for someone like me who is on the go, and plays Minecraft on their Desktop, Laptop, and Windows tablet.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Can somebody tell me what this is?
    Anyway, I still haven't had my question answered: What is it?
    I can't find any mods with this mob.
    Posted in: Legacy Support
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    posted a message on Can somebody tell me what this is?
    Quote from Xentonic

    (off topic) is anyone having trouble connecting to minecraft.net?

    I can't connect
    Posted in: Legacy Support
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    posted a message on Can somebody tell me what this is?
    Quote from Xentonic

    Yeah u gots a mod installed. if you want big guy here gone u gonna have to update or find a fresh 1.8 jar

    Well yeah but what is it?
    Posted in: Legacy Support
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    posted a message on Can somebody tell me what this is?
    Quote from Dannysauce

    Why are you still running 1.8.1?

    Technic pack
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    posted a message on Can somebody tell me what this is?
    I started a new world and this thing started attacking me:

    Above it's head said "Collosus Smash, Kingtook"


    I have the technic pack installed but I can't find anything about what it is. I don't know if it is from the technic pack or what, but if anyone can tell me what this is, that would be nice. It is scaring me to death. :s
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    posted a message on Bug Found
    Here is a screenshot of what I found in 1.8 leaked:


    Is this new? And yes this is a 100% untouched piece of land. I even retried the seed to make sure. The seed number is in the picture.
    Posted in: 1.8 Update Discussion
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    posted a message on New Server Test
    I would like everyone to join 67.172.234.51:25565

    I want to see how my Pc will hold up to a Minecraft server. The server is 100% vanilla. No mods at all. No rules. Go nuts!

    Intel quad core i7 + 4gb ddr3 ram.

    Make sure to post feedback. I'm not looking for feedback on mods, etc, but on how smooth the server runs.


    Thanks!
    Posted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
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    posted a message on Texture Copyrights
    Quote from Doirdyn »
    There's a term for using copyrighted material on educational projects that won't infringe, I can't think of it, but it's legal.

    Oh really? That would be nice
    Posted in: Legacy Support
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    posted a message on Texture Copyrights
    Quote from PlasmaPants »
    Lol, unless your teacher plays minecraft, you'll be fine rofl.

    Thats the problem. He's a gamer. He knows about all the games.
    Posted in: Legacy Support
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