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    posted a message on Potions are Confusing!!!
    Quote from KyoShinda

    After looking at the wiki for 5min I figured out it's common sense. Sorry if you don't see it that way. You only have to know a couple things and you're set.


    Your post makes no sense. You looked it up (therefore probably required an explanation) so it's common sense? It's basically impossible to know these "couple things" unless they are explicitly presented to you, and they are not in the game.

    And the reason the potions are confusing is because there's no way to intuit what the ingredients do, or even that alchemy exists without someone telling you beforehand. I guess you could say nether wort imbues things with magical properties and is therefore a base reagent, but then what about glow stone? What about ender pearls? What makes nether wort special? It is never explained. Then, you use other reagents with no intuitive meaning to produce the various spell effects. Why blaze powder for strength? An apparently flammable substance making you physically stronger? How is this supposed to make sense? Why not say, a bone? Bones contain calcium which is an essential element in skeletal muscle contraction. THAT would make sense. There's no way to know blaze powder could produce such an effect without a long trial period or meta-gaming.

    This is why the OP is confused: the system has so little foundation in reality that it cannot be intuited.
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    posted a message on Minecraft got too popular too fast.
    Quote from Rukioish

    Speaking of brewing, why do I need to advance to the nether to be able to boil spider eyes and sugar cane together. This goes along with the accessibility of some of the features. I absolutely hate having to find obsidian (Then mine it, which is a chore) just to get to the nether, then I can finally make a brewing stand, something I feel like we should be able to use much earlier.


    WORD. I barely care about the rest of the post (though you are pretty much right), but word. Why do we need a blaze rod to raise the temperature of liquids? As if merely placing a bottle of liquid inside the furnaces lying around everywhere wouldn't do the same thing. This character is a guy that can cut metal into ingots with nothing but a few pieces of wood and his fists, you'd think he'd be able to come up with an apparatus to brew potions and solutions (as people in reality have, without blaze rods). And yes I know, this is a video game so it needn't resemble reality, but even the progression makes no sense, since blazes are pretty damn rare and potions are mostly useless.
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    posted a message on "It's Notch's Game"
    This is my post, so **** you if you don't like it, losers. Ah can do whateva ah want

    Edit: Also it's in beta

    BETA
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    posted a message on Loooting NPC villages
    I usually just pillage the hell out of those things because the villagers are worthless and they have lots of free junk
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    posted a message on Will This Really Happen?
    Quote from Trogdorocks

    If it says that they affirmed it, then it will happen.


    Actually, believe it or not, there's nothing in reality that necessarily holds people to their word
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    posted a message on building in the end
    Just imagine if the internet worked that way and we could just navigate to his computer and view anything on there, lulz
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    posted a message on We're a COMMUNITY!
    NDF - insane
    Children - annoying
    Modders - geniuses
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    posted a message on My friend is dissing minecraft. What do I do?
    Am I the only person that laughed? "Fagcraft" haha. So pure. He could have said Minecrap or Minecrock but he chose Fagcraft instead.
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    posted a message on To everyone complaining that this game isn't a "full release..."
    Quote from MVanKleeckx23

    I honestly don't understand the logic of some of you people sometimes.


    Probably because you don't think logically. How about you find more than one or two people that demonstrably behave in the way you are talking about (annoyed at the state of the final release, yet would be annoyed if Mojang took the time to polish the project) and provide evidence that they think this way? Oh yeah, because you can't. Face it, Minecraft 1.0.0 is a final product, and that entitles consumers to criticize it to the highest degree. The fact of the matter is, addictive gameplay or not, it's buggy, amateurish, and many features are left incomplete. This is a reflection of the nonsensical development cycle it followed, and manifests itself in the justified (in my opinion) user score of 7.3 on Metacritic.

    While we're venting our illogical generalizations of certain target groups, here's mine: frankly I find it disgusting that idiots who repeatedly defended the game with "BETA" before this month when presented with Notch's stupid plans are now defending the final, official release of the game by saying "oh, well it'll be fixed later! All the features will be added in!" That means the game is still in alpha, not worthy of whatever bloated price is affixed to it these days, and certainly not worthy of the 10/10 reviews it's getting. Most developers get eaten alive for releasing games in this state.
    Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
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    posted a message on A honest Minecraft review
    Quote from robizzle

    That is not my point this is too one-sided and it was not honest at-all just your opinion of the game. In my eyes a review should show the gameplay and leave personal objective comments to themselves. It should not persuade or deter the game in any way.


    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    And a review is supposed to be a critical evaluation, not an unabridged exhibit of the game's entire content. Where do you think Ebert or Shalit would be if they just showed entire movies instead of commenting on their craftsmanship? The whole point of a review is to bring up poignant observations about the piece, including comparing qualities of its parts to other products in the market, assess its artistic merit, and place a value on the thing as a whole. The critic, usually an expert or long-time patron of whatever area, gives his insights into the piece so you can find out his SUBJECTIVE (what you mean by "objective") opinion of the subject is, since he probably has more interesting things to say about it than you do. I don't know how old you are, but yes, naturally as people experience more of something they become more cynical. It makes sense for a critic that knows as much about video games as "ROCKCOCK64" does to be relentlessly harsh on this game, because he can much more easily recognize the inherent failures in its design.

    Let us also not forget the reason he actually did this review - it was because his ****-take comedy sketch of the first Minecraft review he did (which you undoubtedly would have fallen for) was noticed by the hordes of unimaginative Minecraft fans, who told him to be more objective and serious, so he did just that, producing perhaps one of the only serious reviews he's done for TBG. Are you really surprised that he brought up solid points - points that you will probably rationalize away, nonetheless - in this review?

    It was no more one-sided than the hundreds of reviews by the mindless drones out there who rate this game among the best ever. The fact of the matter is that these people are not interested at looking at or discussing faults in the game. They are afraid of something they enjoy being perceived as less than perfect, because they believe that their judgment is perfect. They will rationalize and argue indignantly for an eternity just because someone pointed out a handful of flaws in something they like. That is why reviews like these exist: to say what others (such as yourself) dare not.

    Quote from BC_Programming

    I also like the label "pro gamer" on the title. The oxymoron in that statement never fails to amuse me.


    A "game" does not necessarily describe a leisure activity, and there are probably professional gamers that make more money than you do, statistically speaking. Very ironic that you should choose to define these words so rigidly after your dissertation on how one can't assign numerical values to things based on their preference.

    Quote from robizzle

    No i am implying he is bias if you can read.

    Edit: I wont be rude, and I am done here.


    I can read, and guess what? You are the one that is being arrogant. Your stupid child mind can't even commit to the contextually appropriate definition of "objective", and you expect us to read your mind and take you seriously? What you mean to say is that he is being subjective. The only reason the other guy agreed with you was because you disparaged ROCKCOCK64, and not surprisingly he was also not intellectually fit enough to notice your failure to communicate in a logical fashion.

    But yes, you are done here, as are the other guys who got so butthurt at this video.
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    posted a message on A honest Minecraft review
    Quote from robizzle

    This is the most objective and arrogant rant of this game by someone who most likely got blown up by a creeper on his first day damn hater. Probably plays MW3.


    The funny thing is that in this reply you not only implied that he was being unbiased but then you used a subjectively-loaded term (arrogant, judging whether his amount of pride is excessive) to follow it up, and probably don't realize it
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    posted a message on A honest Minecraft review
    Quote from SandwichTaker

    But I'm not playing the game. There's plenty of games out there that look boring to watch but are fun to play. And a review is a review. Are you saying that for every review it has to be a game that you like? Cause I don't find that necessarily fair. I might as well not review anything at all since it will be biased if I do.


    This is the psychology of the sycophantic fans of many modern video games. "Don't say anything if you don't have anything positive to say!" As if endlessly rubbing the balls of the developers is going to improve the games anymore than someone who tirelessly critiques them. Thanks to Minecraft fans' maintenance of the status quo and utter fear of thinking there could be anything wrong with a game they've invested so much in (I've played the hell out of this game btw), it is rated as one of the best games of all time on Metacritic and notch probably honestly believes that also. What motivation does he have to fix the problems?

    Quote from hurricanehawk96

    No what I'm saying is you should watch gameplay of a game before you buy it. If you don't like it, you don't have to tell the whole f***ing world that you hate it and then hate on people that do like it.


    Ok, but what if you like to think logically?
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    posted a message on A honest Minecraft review
    Quote from hurricanehawk96

    That's what youtube is for pal. Ever heard of it? They've got some pretty cool stuff out there.


    So basically what you are telling us is that a person shouldn't put up negative reviews of Minecraft on Youtube, but people should use Youtube to figure out if they'd like Minecraft or not

    jesus christ

    Quote from XxPAUNKxX

    sir, you know something called texture pack ?


    he addressed that when he pointed out that high-res textures look strange on low-voxel geometry (and they do)

    sigh
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    posted a message on A honest Minecraft review
    Quote from hurricanehawk96

    Sorry I'm just kinda mad. I respect your opinion and everything, but if you don't like it, don't play it. And ESPECIALLY don't make reviews about it. It just makes it look like you're trying to cause trouble.


    pathetic

    Quote from CaduceusGUILT

    Just so you know, the release isn't the finished game, and it's going to be continuously updated with new things.


    lol

    is this the new defense instead of "BETA"?
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