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Aug 30, 2013blackdove83 posted a message on My buddy and I will be staying at the Hilton, where will you be staying?Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from Tyler
I booked a room at the Peabody.
So did I. I live in Orlando, and I can say it's the nicest hotel here, and the rooms are more than half off.
It is literally attached to the Orange County Convention Center as well, so no road crossing or shuttle busses.
Aug 7, 2013I really like Mojang for this. They're doing their event right(except for Eventbrite).Posted in: Not Minecon 2013
That's REALLY interesting that they'll allow the tickets to be refunded and put them back up for sale.
I think they should expand that to people who bought it just for the cape, or can't attend for some reason.
I feel really bad for people who are dedicated fans of Minecraft, and who got screwed out of tickets by people who want the cape or to resell the tickets for an undeserved profit. A lot of them are probably real Minecraft fans who'd enjoy the convention.
Aug 5, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from silentpedro
The advantage of booking through Mojang and the Minecon website is that you can get a great hotel room within walking distance of the actual convention for relatively cheap (I booked my room right down the street from the OCCC and I'm only paying $80 for a one-night stay). This is useful if you would like to spend less time travelling within Orlando itself, as traffic can be a pain at specific times of the day, even with the use of public transportation.
I live in Orlando, and I booked The Peabody, because their rooms are usually $400 and up, and it's one of the nicest hotels in Orlando. I got one for four people for $189 a night, and it is literally attached to the OCCC. The Mojang deals are REALLY good.
Aug 5, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from TrueNord
I'll also be going with Gallactic_Muffin and ObsidianLizzard, anybody know if they are having the Diamond Party again this year? I assume most of you are under 21 so you probably don't. lol
How do you get into it?
Aug 4, 2013blackdove83 posted a message on *CONFIRMED* Capes given out AT Minecon, not via email.I wonder what they're going to do about that. It would be weird to show up at Minecon and have like 50 people actually there. I got my room at the Peabody and I live in Orlando I don't want to miss a second of it.Posted in: Not Minecon 2013
Aug 4, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from Plutarch
Actually, they only rented out the Western side of the convention center. But with all of the money they have dragged in, they could have rented out the entire town! That's actually what I thought they would do originally. Hopefully next year!
All of the money? They operate Minecon at a loss, and they're only bringing in $1.25 million in ticket sales. That's nothing to organize an event like this. Have you been to the convention center?
Aug 4, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from Stykker
You have obviously never tried buying tickets for any major event before. Large concerts sell out just as quickly, and it's just one of those things were only so many tickets can be sold because there is only so much space, and it's not really anyone's fault that you didn't get a ticket.
Mojang even sold batches at different time zones to try and make the ticket sales less biased to one region. It was fair and the sales method is resonable.
I got tickets, but it is probably the fault of the people buying the tickets just for the cape(who won't get it) and people who are intending to resell them. They should have made things MUCH clearer about how the cape works and the fact that the tickes are non-transferrable.
While the batches were a nice idea, I doubt very much that anywhere near 7500 people will actually be there. That kinda screws over honest people who wanted to get in.
Aug 4, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from Summit
If they sell more it will be overcrowded, and they won't be buying more space. Nothing was very unfair, some were quicker then others. Don't blame them.
I got tickets, but the Eventbright thing sucks. I had them in my cart, loading for several minutes(not the pending BS screen) and then it kicked me from the queue.
I don't think they should make the convention too big either, because it won't be special or as meaningful. I am honored to go as well, but the ticket buying process has to be more smooth next time. It was horrible! I clicked as the counter reached 0, and I got screwed out of batch 2, and almost lost batch 3. Finally, I got two tickets.
Aug 4, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from MinecraftShaker
Minecraft tickets at 150$ PER PERSON!!
Now that is what i call greed!
Plus, they sold out in 3 secs
Ok, the fact that they sold out in 3 seconds should say something right there.
Plus, it's a voluntary act to purchase a ticket and go to the convention. This isn't the government stealing your tax dollars and redistributing them: this is a private entity selling tickets to an event people can either go to, or not go to.
This convention is going to be special. It's small. The people are actually going to be there, and this is a time when the game and the convention are still "special". If it loses that, it'll become another cheap yearly event at the same location, and become mediocre. I don't want MineCraft to ever become mediocre. When my friend first told me to get it, I was like "this seems boring".
I didn't get it then, but now it's more than a videogame to me, and a lot of other people, and I'm going to Minecon, I have my own server that I've paid out for a year in advance, and I have had more enjoyment from Minecraft that just about any other game I can think of. I had a SNES when it was new too, so that's a long time of gaming.
I don't expect this to be mediocre. The venue is perfect: a huge destination, with tons of accommodation, at a massive convention center.
My only complaint is that the website for ordering the tickets SUCKS completely. Worst ticket(worst anything) online buying experience I've ever had! If you're going to complain, at least complain about the right things. Buying the tickets, refreshing the page, hoping I'd actually get the tickets it said I had added to my cart was infuriating!
And how exactly are they ripping people off by not even making a profit at the convention they're putting together for people to voluntarily buy tickets to and attend?
It's probably pretty pricey to rent the convention hall, fly people in, fly stuff in, set it up, and do everything they're going to have to do to make the convention awesome. The ticket sales only get them $1.25 million, which sounds like a lot of money, but it's really not when you're trying to put together a massive convention. I don't doubt the guy who said they lose money by hosting it.
Greed is wanting something but not being willing to pay for it. That sounds like you.
Aug 4, 2013Posted in: Not Minecon 2013Quote from Andox
I was wondering about what the community thinks about this. I've been to my fair share of cons, and none of them have ever broken the $50 line, so to me 150 is outrageous. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it'll be great, but will it really be hundreds of dollars of fun?
I live near the Orange County Convention Center, and I'm going to Minecon. The tickets literally sold out in SECONDS. They're only bringing in about a $1.125 million in ticket sales, since there's only 7500 tickets. That really isn't that much money to organize something so huge, for so few people, especially at such a venue. I've never been to a Minecon before, but I don't think it's a normal convention.
After reading that they take a loss by doing Minecon, I'm even more grateful for the reasonable price. Especially since there are other gatherings in Orlando like the Festivals of Speed and DuPont Registry Live that cost as much or more per ticket. I think they make money on those too.
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Apr 2, 2013Posted in: Java Edition SupportQuote from Tedster
Is there anything that could set the affinity of Java?
In Task Manager, right-click on Java.exe (or Javaw.exe) and click on Set Affinity.
If there's only one checkbox, then Java is only allowed to use one core.
Quote me for a reply.
It's not a matter of letting it use multiple cores. It's fine in that regard. It's that sometimes apparently MC glitches and for no apparent reason uses 100% of one core, despite nothing really going on. Closing MC and logging back in fixes it, and CPU usage goes back to normal. I keep resource monitor open constantly to watch for it. It's not a big issue, since my PC is powerful and well cooled, but I don't want one core at 100% wasting power and generating excess heat for no reason.
I have updated drivers, and GPU usage is extremely low when I run MC. My 660Ti is downclocked to idle which is 342MHz currently, with Advanced OpenGL on. Idling at 40% fan and 34C.
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