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    posted a message on What are you currently playing?
    Quote from Jancrash»



    Yes. 2Fort's good as a meme map and for practicing rocket jump strafing (imo), but those 3 sentry spots that completely shut down Turbine aren't fun. I do quite enjoy pubbing Scout on Turbine, though. But as much as I hate to say it, I find Frontier to be much more infuriating than Turbine. Something about the chokepointey-ness forcing me to play Soldier, Pyro or Spy and the odd cart mechanics make me boot it off my map list basically every time I play it.


    At long last! I was really wondering if I was the only one that detests Frontier. I think I'm starting to get better with it, but it is painful. I want to like it, what with having a unique payload and the fact I am a train buff, along with the fact it constantly gets voted for, but it's been a bit tough. Getting constantly steamrolled doesn't really help with liking it. Thundermountain though is way past Frontier on my turd list. I positively HATE that map.

    Going by hours I'd be a demo main, maybe engineer main. I consider myself an average player in terms of skill. Hopefully I'll get decent at spy in the future. Weekends for me become absolutely horrific in pubs. Get on a team of largely brand new people who I don't have the skill to carry, versus a whole team of veterans with thousands of hours. Spies, snipers, and medics galore. That is the definition of TF2's nether.

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    posted a message on What are you currently playing?

    Lately I've been playing a lot of Team Fortress 2. 2Fort isn't bad. Turbine on the other hand...

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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.14 Update Opinion Thread

    After further gameplay I concur with previous posts. The bugs are starting to grind gears. Glad that 1.14.3 is in the works.

    The loom looks like it will be simply fantastic when I get around to making something that warrants banners. It is a disappointment that the composter does not accept rotten flesh at this time. The only other real use for it is for keeping an entire military of dogs. Speaking of mobs, I did not know that foxes had a snowy variant. That's nice.

    1.14.3 is shaping up to make a few reversions and backpedals it seems. Should shape up to be interesting.

    Quote from ZaffreAqua»
    I am very, very happy that resource packs are a thing, and the fact that Programmer Art is provided.

    Quote from KaijuRizard3»
    There's a thing called programmer's art, use it and you'll have your precious old texture.


    If you can't be bothered to utilize reading then forums may not be your thing.

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    posted a message on An Interesting Choice in 1.14.3 That Will Affect your Defence.
    Quote from FaerieChild»

    They're also giving back crafting grid repairing in pre-3. Maybe they're rethinking a few decisions.


    Intriguing. 'Tis shaping up to be of interest.

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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings

    Welcome and enjoy the stay!

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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.14 Update Opinion Thread

    I decided to check this out and play the game for a bit with a friend after being dormant and roused with what would have been the forum's archival. I cannot comment much on features I have not interacted with in enough capacity, or at all.

    I think I'll start by knocking out the elephant in the room: Textures. This is another case of Mojang trying to fix something that isn't broken and nobody asked for. I am royally peeved about them doing this. In doing so they are overwriting a legacy. You could show them to people who haven't even played Minecraft and they'll know what it's from. The real kicker is that despite claims, they are more than capable of continuing the original style. They simply choose not to. The new ones, at least the blocks, look like they're from a cheap knockoff or funky resource pack. The items... Well I'll give them that much, some (but most certainly not all) of the items do look pretty darn good. But overall this is probably one of, if not the worst thing Mojang has changed in the game in all of their updates thus far, even though it doesn't have much in the way of direct gameplay implications. I am very, very happy that resource packs are a thing, and the fact that Programmer Art is provided.

    Now onto the village and villager changes. The wandering traders and trading UI changes are probably my favorites in the changes and additions to them in this update. I am ecstatic that iron golems at long last spawn in each village. Previously, seeing one was an incredibly rare occurrence in my experience, so monsters would quickly overrun a village. I can't say I'm thrilled about both the texture changes and villager class changes. It was fairly simple to pick apart what a villager was at a distance, but now I hardly have an idea of what I'm looking at. There is far too many nitwits, that's something I picked up right off the bat. I don't fancy this new system where villagers only change class with a place and work block present, but expect this thought to change in the future as I haven't put it to complete use just yet. I'm pretty meh about the building changes. Except the desert villages. Desert village changes are very welcome. They look good. Savannah villages not so much. Those things are tacky. I was really hoping villages to be larger and more densely populated. I cannot comment on raids yet.

    I've seen a few pillager patrols and outposts. Haven't touched any of them so I can't say much there other than the outposts look nice and look like they would be fun to raid.

    Now for the blocks. Oh my goodness, yes. The smooth stone and sandstone blocks, the slabs, the stairs... Simply wonderful! The villager workstations are... Okay. It's atrocious they put in some of them without a function, but the smoker and blast furnace have proved useful but it's nice to have more blocks to detail interiors.

    The pandas, fox mobs are welcome additions. I was wondering when Dinnerbone would get his pandas. The cats are fine. Saves the hassle of finding a jungle, but now ocelots aren't very special.

    And before I forget, the new dyes and berry bushes are excellent. The new flowers are very welcome. The crossbow seems to be a much weaker bow, and a weak rocket launcher, but seems like the latter could be a fun gag. Not much else though.


    Overall the update is fine but could be better. The texture changes are an enormous negative for me despite that resource packs exist and the fact I use them often. Some of the village and villager changes are meh. But there's some neat stuff in here. Not as good as 1.13 IMO.

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    Perhaps so.

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    posted a message on 2011 mode/Classic mode

    Seems redundant. I'm guessing perhaps not, but do you know that you can revert to and play Beta 1.5 right now using the launcher?

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    posted a message on So who actually plays singleplayer survival
    Quote from Sharpe103»

    That was some heavy stuff, Zaffre; a good read. But, I think the majority of Minecraft players align roughly with your sentiments. Years-old SSP worlds are pretty rare, though a number of people who posted on the first page of this thread have some pretty spectacular ones. I think the forum just draws the type of people, like me, who have old vanilla or semi-vanilla SSP worlds.


    The main reason I think Minecraft is the #1 greatest video game ever made is because it appeals to such a wide audience. One can truly enjoy any number of countless aspects of Minecraft. For crying out loud, @BigAllenM just loves exploring seeds. Has 1000 world save folders all vanilla single player survival! That's crazy! Redstone, survival, creative, multi-player games, map or mod making . . . Minecraft is great because it really doesn't matter what one does with it. It's all about having fun.


    When my old world becomes a chore or I start to feel burned out playing it—or more like my world's servant rather than master, as you described—I start a hardcore game.


    Minecraft is very special in that it had/had ability to have a wide appeal and function as a blank canvas for imagination, creativity, and customization has propelled it to where it is today. Sometimes I forget to simply go and goof off on a creative world.

    Quote from jarius86»

    In my case, I just don't like multiplayer games that don't allow you to opt out of pvp. It's a full deal breaker for me, even in a game that I would otherwise be interested in.


    I'm also antisocial, too, so there's that.


    Absolutely. It can take quite a bit of time to find a good SMP server that doesn't have an obsessive fixation on currency plugins, skyblock, or PvP. The fact they are a rarity grinds my gears to a pulp.

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    posted a message on What's things you like to build in your world?

    I wouldn't call myself much of a survival builder, but every now and then I like making an airship and fit it out as if I'd live in it. Considering making a nuclear sub on one world.

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    Perhaps. Though I suppose that is up to where in the world it's midnight at.

    Posted in: Forum Games
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread XXXVI: Harbingers of the Apocalypse Edition
    Quote from Nimphina»


    Looking pretty dead to me.


    Quote from monomo»

    with mcf back from the verge of archival, we can look forward to 2 daily posts in off-topic for years to come.


    Be the change you want to see.

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    posted a message on So who actually plays singleplayer survival

    I must be an outlier. I've liked the concept of having years-long singleplayer world, but despite truly wanting and trying to do so it simply has not worked out well. I'm at a loss for words as Murphy's law would have it but I'll try to detail part of why.

    I try to keep going but eventually I run out of ideas of what to do. Instead of relaxing and doing whatever I want I end up feeling this push that I HAVE to do something. It only got worse as updates with more features and additions came along, adding more things that I would be a bad player for because I didn't pursue or have immediate access to.

    It also happens to be that there's this thing with me where I cannot get much done. For example, I cannot remember the last time I did so much as break the single stack mark of diamonds, let alone even stay near it. My mob farms tended to be horrendous. Scratch that, any of my farms stunk. A lot outside of farms, even. For having the world(s) around so long, other people would have these amazing, awe-inspiring worlds. I meanwhile just have a house lodged into a mountain with a dead village and mob farm outside.

    Any stuff I did get around to building felt like it was worthless to have around. I had no friends to show it to or use it to play with them. So I tend to prefer SMP servers with friends, but even then I don't do that much. Most SMP servers out there suck, especially if they have money. Then it becomes capitalist simulator instead of more friendly, laid back, co-op Minecraft.

    I'm missing way more than this, but this gives a general idea. It doesn't feel fun to me. It feels self-abusive sometimes (wording is harsh but I can't think of any other way to describe it right now) as opposed to what a game should be: Fun. The only non-creative singleplayer I do nowadays is sometimes opening up one of Vechs' survival maps. I really wish I could enjoy a traditional singleplayer survival world and do great stuff with it, but that hasn't turned out well. Unfortunately. =/

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!
    Quote from Wolftopia»

    It's definitely more than two thousand.


    Certainly. The Mo' Creatures thread is sitting at 2678 pages right now.

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread XXXVI: Harbingers of the Apocalypse Edition
    Quote from Luvitus»


    Oh come on!


    I was prepping my leaving speech and everything.


    I am become schadenfreude, destroyer of diaphragms.

    Posted in: General Off Topic
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