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Sep 24, 2011Notch might as well add drinks to the game, a bladder system, toliets, hell, even add the possibility of kidney failure and cars and planes and terrorism! Can't forget the TSA, lotion, towels, sharks, dolphins, ceiling fans, window blinds, cars, Gatorade, bottle caps, fabric fresheners, oh yeah, and clothes!Posted in: Survival Mode
The game isn't supposed to be real life. I have no idea where you guys are getting the idea.
The Hunger system does fit real-life Survival but it definitely doesn't fit Minecraft Survival.
Minecraft and real-life are two totally different things.
-Make a Hunger toggle (won't hurt anyone, will it?)
-Make an extra difficulty which is Normal + no hunger (this would counter the problem of Notch having to code too many possibilities with the hunger toggle)
-Make all these adventure updates it's own mode.. Creative; Survival = up to Beta 1.7.3; Adventure = Survival + 1.8 and on features (I would sacrifice NPC villages and all that "fun" stuff for the chance to just play Survival normally without hunger)
At the end of the day, I think I proved why the "this is more survival-ly" argument is invalid.
Jun 21, 2011Posted in: Survival Mode
- You wouldn't need to download a program to change your username
- If it was okay with Notch and Mojang, they would support the feature
- On their FAQ, they say there is no REAL way to change your username
- If your computer/anti-virus software TELLS you it's a virus, it most likely IS a virus
- You said you didn't make this, and you shouldn't download suspicious files like this from people you don't know, so no one here is going to download it
It's fake, it's a virus, it's a scam - whatever you want to call it. Glad people on this forum are smart enough to not easily infect their computers.
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May 19, 2011Posted in: Survival Mode
Most of us have encountered at least one mind-bogglingly hugemongous cave system that we couldn't even begin to navigate unaided. Most of us have died in at least one of these and lost a hefty fraction of the minerals it contained. I spent most of Beta deep underground, looking for and looting the biggest caves I could find. I like to think I've gotten quite good at it; I die in my base more than I do in caves. This guide is a summary of the strategies I use to navigate them successfully and safely.
There is not a whole lot if disagreement over what to bring, but this is what usually comes with me when I step into the shadows of a likely tunnel.
- Pickaxe, shovel, sword The higher-level, the better. Diamonds in caves are too rare to make plain diamond tools sustainable, though, last time I checked. But a high-end diamond sword will save your life and thus your loot.
- Fortune or Silk touch whatever your main pick is, bring one of the above two. Either a fortune pick to get the most out of your ores, or a silk touch pick to bring them home and use the fortune pick in safety. Having a fortune pick and/or unbreaking on your diamond tools can make it easy possible to turn a diamond profit while spelunking.
- Bow and arrows For creepers, mostly. Go down with a stack if you don't like sword fighting. Take half that if you save it for creepers. I sometimes gain arrows in caves, due to frequent skeleton encounters. Low-level enchantments do a lot for bows, by the way. All you need is power 1 to take all monsters down in two hits.
- Iron armor Leather is weak sauce. Diamond is awesome, but usually prohibitively expensive. Only creepers, cave spiders, and careless mistakes around lava can kill you with full armor. I can't stress enough how important having full armor is.
- Lava bucket and Water bucket Did you know that emptying a bucket into a source block will make the contents disappear? Pick up the source you emptied it into and move on. Use this trick to clear all the random water and lava flows you find.
- Torches - 1 stack Make more as needed.
- Logs - 1 stack Logs, not planks. And at least half a stack. Yes, you might run through thirty blocks making torches, workbenches, tools and chests. No, you don't want be out of wood when you're in so deep that you ran out of wood. You get it? In mineshafts, you can mine your wood, but I prefer not to rely on that.
- Food - 1 stack The best food is the one you can bring the most of, except melon slices and mushrooms. Melons just don't fill you much, and shrooms take a lot of inventory space because you can't stack soup. I prefer baked potatoes. Very easy to get a lot of, and they keep you full for a long time.
- Some cobblestone and gravel For bridges, long drops/ascensions, etc.
You will find more, but it's good to have some before you enter. Same thing with iron.
My navigation system isn't very complex, but it works perfectly for completely searching cave systems. It doesn't work well for the strategy of lighting caves up then going back to mine the ores, but I always mine as I go. This whole guide is built around the idea of using what you find down there to keep going.
The primary rule is always turn right. Right, right, right (left works too, as long as you always go the same way), until you hit a dead end. Then you mark the dead end with a cobble pillar at the last intersection that has an unexplored option. With the rightmost path marked off, it's time to try the next path to the left. This means that when I enter a large room with many paths coming off it, I tend to go counterclockwise around the room as I explore each path. And if I come across a section of cave I've already been through, I mark the meeting point like a dead end. This often results in one meandering and excessively long path through the cave system, but at least it's one path. To prevent getting lost if I make any mistakes, I also place torches on the right. If I get confused, I can just keep walking walking with my torches on the left and I will always approach the exit.
CERTAIN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
Sometimes, the cave will say, "**** you. I don't want you to get out alive today. Good luck surviving THIS." This section explains how to survive those situations with as much grace and remaining health as possible. The first and best way to survive anything is to be prepared for it, though. ALWAYS keep your health high and replace destroyed armor, even if it means stopping right there and making a workbench and furnace. Skeleton squad got you down to three hearts? There may be a creeper squad around the corner, so get ready for it before they catch you off your guard.
Weak sauce. You got that water bucket? Stand somewhere where the flow won't push you into the lava, and let it spread out over the lava and make a nice, safe obsidian floor. Then scoop it back up, repeat until it's all frozen, and be on your way. Don't feel obligated to mine all the obsidian.
Water pushing you into lava
Holding SHIFT will keep you from falling into the lava. Freeze the rest of the lava with your water bucket (or at least enough to make it unlikely to kill you), then find the source of the problem flow and scoop it up.
Skeletons below you
Goddamn it's hard to shoot those buggers without getting shot. Having the high ground is good in a real firefight, but bad in a Minecraft firefight. Either jump down and take the hit, or pour lava on them. It goes around corners.
Creepers above you
Shoot them if you have space. Run if you don't. If you hear hissing and don't know where the creeper is, turn around and spam punch while backing up. I consider gunpowder to be a bit of a trophy, so letting them blow up in a safe place is a last resort.
Do not engage endermen in a cave. It will teleport away, then five minutes later it will pop up behind you while you're digging something up in a ravine wall or next to lava. Every goddamned time. They KNOW. Only hunt endermen on the surface.
Where the hell is that goddamned spider?
Spiders lost their telepathic player detection in some update and this section is only preserved as a tribute to deaths long past.
It's on the roof of a cave. It sensed you (spiders do not need to see you to know you're there) and ran towards you, hit a wall, and went up it. Now its dark belly is blending in with a dark cave roof and you need to spot it and shoot it down before it drops on your head and gores you. This is an unintentional but highly effective ambush routine. Good stereo or headphones will help you figure out where it is by sound, but you may not hear it before it lands on you.
For all dungeons, remember that the brighter it is, the less frequently monsters will appear. Light that sucker up at the FIRST opportunity. Engage dungeons hard and fast. The longer you wait, the more monsters will be there.
Spider dungeons are easy, unless the opening to the dungeon is actually big enough to let them out. If that's the case, it totally doesn't make you a ***** to place blocks so that they can't reach you while you fight off the existing swarm and approach the spawner to disable with torches before many more spawn. You have been gifted with the ability to change the terrain, and you can use it to save your ass any time you please.
Zombie dungeons are not hard.
Skeleton dungeons are consistently difficult for me. I usually approach them through walls, open a 1X1 hole at the bottom of the wall, place a torch, and let most of them shoot each other while chopping at their feet. This also works for zombies.
If I'm really not in the mood to be f***ed with, I'll come in through the roof and drop some lava or water on it. Water will always turn the whole floor into an un-spawnable surface, and while complete coverage is not guaranteed with lava, it will kill anything in there and light it up. Chests do not burn.
As if regular spiders weren't hard enough, sometimes a mineshaft appears and says "**** your ****, you can't have my melon seeds! Just die already goddamn you!" That is what cave spiders are saying in their screech, sped up and distorted. I promise. Cave spider spawners are the most dangerous thing you will find underground. The spiders don't hurt much, but the poison will take you down to half a heart easily. They can fit through any hole, ignore the cobwebs that will trap you. If you can locate the spawner, I recommend coming in through the roof and dumping lava on it until you stop hearing the little buggers' screams. Watch out for burning wood. It shouldn't spread very far. If coming in through the roof is not an option, get a good sword out and clear as much of the cobwebs as possible (you will get stuck running and fighting if you don't), then get to a place where the spiders will not path to you but you can reach the spawner. Break it and then deal with the spiders. Take note that spiderwebs are destroyed by water.
Aug 5, 2011YoureDown posted a message on [Before posting] Simple solutions to most minecraft problems!This topic will contain the answers to most problems with minecraft, including mod problems.Posted in: Legacy Support
[center][EDIT] Will be taking a break for a little time, since I have tons of physics and comp. science tests. I hope to come back and help you soon![/center]
[center] If i do not answer within a few days, the answer to your problem is in my original post.
[center] Part 1 - General info [/center]
Problem: Where is the force update button?
Problem: I dont have this launcher. how can i get it?
Solution: click the first download link here: Minecraft.net download page
[center]Part 2 - Connection problems[/center]
Problem: Can't connect to minecrcraft.net
Solution: The servers are either currently down, overloaded, or your internet connection was off whn trying to connect. try again a couple of times and if it doesnt work just wait.
Problem: User not premium.
Solution: you either did not buy the game (duh), but if you bought the game and this is still happening, this is probably a bug, which i do not know as much as other problems. but my advice is to restart minecraft, and try again a few times. also, check if minecraft.net knows you bought the game by going to this link: Minecraft has paid check and in the site URL insert at the username= your username.
Problem: When connecting to a server, i get this error: "server outdated!"
Solution: The server you are trying to connect to is running a different version then your client, and basicly you can not connect to it until it updates or you downgrade.
[center] part 3 - Game errors/crashes [/center]
Problem: When i launch minecraft i get a black screen!
Solution: If you installed a mod, you probably missed one needed mod (mod loader, audio mod etc..) and now it does not work. To fix this, open the minecraft launcher, press options, and click on force upadte. then start the game, and minecraft will download a fresh copy. next install the mods correctly.
Problem: You installed the mods correctly, but you still get a crash/blackscreen.
Solution: Did you delete the META-INF folder inside minecraft.jar when installing? if not, again, force update, install the mods, and delete META-INF found inside the minecraft.jar file.
Problem: I installed X mods, deleted meta-inf, installed the must have mods, but i still get blackscreens! HELP!
Solution 1: There are mods that must be installed before others, i.e modloader+audio mod+GUI API. you MUST first install mod loader, after that audio mod, and only then GUI API, or else it wont work.
Solution 2: Some mods are not compatible with other mods. this in-compatibility may come from using the same item ID's, modding the same .class file, etc... if the X mods you installed do not work with each other, and you followed the instuctions, they are probably in-compatible. sorry, no solution here. you should point out the mod that does not work with the other one to its creator, so he can try and fix it.
Problem: I play minecraft, and when i open a chest, the game crashes!
Possible solution: If you had mods that add items to the game, this probably is the cause. you have an item in the chest, that does not exist in the game, you can not open the chest until you re-install the mod.
Easy solution: If the chest is not near wood, what I usually do, is put lava over the chest, and destroy the chest. the game will crash, but when you get back into the game, the chest and the item will be gone. WARNING! back up your world before doing this, since there is a very small chance the item will not burn. in that case, download MCedit and edit the chest+item out of the game.
Problem: I get massive lag. what can i do?
Solution 1: The simplest solution is to set your video settings to:
Graphics: Fast Smooth lighting: OFF 3danaglyph: OFF GUI Scale: auto Render distance: start with normal. move down if lag continues. Performence: MAX FPS / BALANCED View bobbing: does not matter Advanced openGL: OFF!!!
Solution 2: If the above does not work, close other programs running in the background.
Solution 3: If the above does not work, download optimine+optifog.
Solution 4: If the above does not work, Upgrade your PC/MAC. it can not handle the game.
Solution 5 (Best solution): Open notepad, type:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar
or for more RAM:
java -Xmx2048M -Xms2048M -jar minecraft_server.jar
Problem: I cant open my world! WHAT THE?
Solution: The world is probably corrupt. some reasons for this are:
- Modded blocks
- A power surge.
- Minecraft crashing while playing a world
- Java crashing
- and others.
Problem: I did everything you said, but i still get lots of lag!
Solution: If you have a mod that adds mobs to the game, generates the land differently, or changes game mechanics, it is probably the reason. the more laggy mod combinations are:
- Mo' creatures + More creeps and weirdos
- Industrial craft + Mo' something mods
- Nuke tnt mod + any physics mods
[IMPORTANT] Do not delete the .class files the mod adds or anything like that. force update, and re-install the mods without the laggy mod.
Minecraft Windows XP folder locations:
Problem: When launching the game i get an error! what can i do?
Solution: Force update. If does not work, upadte java @ java website
[center] Part 4 - Server problems! [/center]
Problem: No one can connect to my server!
Solution: You need to port forward your router. You can find a tut on how to do this here:Portforward.com.
You need to port forward the following port: 25565 TCP/UDP.
Problem: I connect to my own server, and its laggy.
Solution 1: Instead of typing your own IP adress, type: 'localhost' (without the ' ').
Solution 2:Your PC may not be strong enough to support a server, client etc...
Problem: How can people connect to my server?
Solution: You must give them your external IP adress found here: IP Chicken. WARNING! do not give away your IP adress to everyone! This is a very important piece of info, and hackers may hack you! carefull!
Problem: I dont want to use port 25565! what can i do?
Solution: In the server.properties file, change server-port:25565 to anything you want. but make sure that when people connect to you, they type this: [Your IP]:[PORT] or else they wont connect.
[center] Part 5 - Seeds [/center]
Problem: I want to find out the numeric seed of my world! how can i do that?
Solution: Go to: seed scope and upload your saves level.dat which is located here:
Problem: I entered a seed someone used, but it doesnt work!
Solution: Seeds are case-sensitive (Seed ≠ seed). be sure you entered exactly the same seed.
Problem: I entered a seed someone used exactly like he typed, and i am not where he was!
Solution: While seeds generate the same land, Spawns are random, so you may spawn far from the other players spawn.
Feel free to correct me, add new problems, ask for help, and basicly do anything you want.
Also, to mods reading, Can you sticky this? I think this is important! and secondly, how can i request sticky? lol.
Oct 11, 2011What's with the massive whiteknighting for Notch?Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
A person has valid complaints about the game not going to be finished for the release - which it won't - and many of you are simply telling him to make a better game, or that he's wrong because he's wrong.
He's right, the game has numerous features that lack completion, or are lacking altogether. NPC's are a prime example of this, especially considering it has been said that they won't have time to work on them.
Professional game developers don't release games that have features that are just partially there. No one wants a bunch of NPC's that walk around aimlessly and have no purpose.
Oct 11, 2011I keep hearing this phrase being thrown out by our two developers, that there isn't a enough time to polish out broken and unfinished bits and pieces of the game.Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
Now, as I understand, Mojang is both Developer AND Publisher for Minecraft, therefore they have no time restrictions forced on them save for those they have created for themselves. Now, aside from the obvious financial reasons that they want to increase the price of the game, this game is FAR from finished. The numerous incomplete features alone are a massive negative reflection right now on Mojang if they choose to continue with a November 18th release. If Notch continues with his proposed code freeze, this game will be in all sense of the word, a failure.
The game has done so well up to this point because it is an Alpha (Beta in title only) and is not feature complete. However, if it continues its current course into "Release" status as it is right now, this will NOT be a complete game.
I do not mean this as a flame thread, but as one of general discussion. Look at the simple fact of NPC's as they are right now. It was made mention that NPC's as they are right now will remain that way in the "release" of the game. As they are right now, NPC's are nothing more than Squidmen that walk around aimlessly, and generally die.
Bosses are not in the game.
Quests are not in the game.
Trading is not in the game.
Currency and Economy are not in the game.
Each of these was at one point PROMISED content that was to be in the game upon completion. None of them are.
tl;dr The game is not release ready, push the release date back.
Notice: Anyone under the age of 18 AND/OR has not been following the game for the last year/year and a half NEED NOT COMMENT.
Oct 4, 2011cut84li4e posted a message on [1.1] Kitchen additions UPDATED Fridges, toasters, stoves And more!!Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from Assassin588
what it the point of this mod
Well you are giving the "i make a box house and say ok thats it" aura much?
The point is to make you're house, whether you're a box house maker, or a veteran minecraft house builder. IT MAKES YOUR HOUSE LOOK LIKE A BOSS.
Sep 23, 2011This system is incredibly annoying.Posted in: Survival Mode
I much prefer building stuff , but i like the lure of mobs and minions. Infact i like 99% of minecrafts game play in survival. However food and the hunger system is so annoying its not fun. I have to constantly grow wheat , or hunt down a bunch of pigs. It has added zero depth to the game , but increased a grindy aspect of it. I realise the role players will be thrilled that their bread has a much more significant use , but surely others must hate this god forsaken system?
In short , if i wanted to play pretend real life , id go install the sims.
Some points made throughout this whole post.
foxky, on 24 September 2011 - 01:17 PM, said:
How is it annoying?
Um you have to eat a whole lot more than you ever used to. Kinda annoying..... Unless you find watching an avatar of yourself eat in 16 bit graphics mindblowingly awesome........
SoggyPickle, on 24 September 2011 - 01:17 PM, said:
I personally have to say I like it, it adds an element of well-needed challenge to the game. You're building a castle in the sky, so what? Just bring multiple stacks of wheat and you're good to go.
How is this a good challenge?
Any idiot can farm pigs or grain. But it doesn't make it fun l0l. To me there are 2 kinds of challenges. One is a monotonous grind , the other being a challenge of skill / mastery. Building a nice looking castle in the sky , that requires at the very least creative thought. Running around hunting pigs for 1/4 of your play time? big fat grind.
I haven't had any problems with it really. Being able to get edible items from 3 different animals and the crowds of zombies at night make it easy to get plenty of food early on.
Later you get your wheat and melon farms and worrying about food becomes only something you have to worry about every 7-8 minutes or so.
Yup exactly my point. Its not hard to make a farm , its not fun though. Why add a feature thats just a boring grind.
To survive in minecraft you can dig a 1x2 hole and put a block of dirt on top. You are now immune to mobs. If you are on any difficulty below hard , you are never going to die. You can now survive forever and it only takes 6 seconds to do. But what now? are you having fun sitting in that hole?. Because minecraft's only real objective atm is to build , the only purpose surviving allows is that very action. Yet from a mechanic point of view , any true builder will see it as an annoyance. And one that has nothing to do with that goal. Mining ties into the goal of building. Building can tie into the goal of surviving , though not exclusively. Yet eating? to a builder , the only purpose of it is to stop oneself from dieing due to hunger. A need has been created , and a solution to it as well. But the solution is completely unrelated to the current goals in minecraft. Therefore it is anti fun. I realize a fan boy will like almost anything , but being objective , im sure many can see this (i know a few posters have relayed this view).
IF minecraft does truely move towards more definitive goals like terraria (which doesn't have a stupid hunger system fyi) , then perhaps it would be more legitimate. But over all , why add this boring mechanic , at the very least , before adding the goals it serves?
I think ive covered most of the arguments throughout this thread. Its understandable that not everyone has read the entire thing , and as such they have not encountered them. But regardless , only a small portion of the responders who claim to like the hunger system have actually been able to explain why. And their reasons are incredibly similar to a hardcore role players view on games. They want realism , they want the game to be like a real wild life survival test. However as many others , even supporters have mentioned , realism is not something remotely possible in minecraft. You punch trees for your first pick.......... when you mine stuff , it comes out 100% the same every time in a perfect little square. You die and you respawn........... IF realism is what you seek , perhaps you should enter the jungle for a year with no supplies. THATS real..
Sep 10, 2011Posted in: 1.8 Update DiscussionQuote from tipred2
Also, theyre making millions of dollars. And guess what. You're not. So you shouldn't be talking.
Quote from guydude154
Let's see you code a game.
seems like you're lost. if you're looking for your homepage i've got a link to it ready for you here
Quote from jeffery_mcdick
first off, who in god's name would use lua?
at least it's not ****in' java
come on, notch
Quote from M1sT3rM4n
Something that, surprisingly, a lot of people fail to grasp.
people should seriously stop defending his neglect of minecraft. if you can't work on something, either make it so you can or just don't work on it. i'd prefer minecraft stopped updating as opposed to destroying servers (see: exp)
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