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Mar 10, 2012This entire thread needs to be blown up with TNT.Posted in: Survival Mode
Basically, to summarize this in a few sentences.
OP is an immature moron. Griefing is bad, but deal with it anyway. And also, apparently, people don't like 11 year olds.
Mar 7, 2012Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from McAngusYoung
I love when people come to the forum and talk **** about the game the forum is for. What the hell do they expect in response?
I. Love. You.
Exactly. Wtf are you thinking, OP? Obviously everyone is going to defend the very game these entire forums are devoted to. -Facepalm-
Mar 6, 2012Idk if you guys have noticed this, but the guy seemed to act like this wasn't in his world. He probably got trolled by somebody telling tall tales. You know noobs, they're kind of gullible because they don't know anything about MC.Posted in: Discussion
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Apr 1, 2012Galactic_Muffin posted a message on Colored Glass and Colored Light! (originally Just the 'Colored Glass!' topic but Mojang added our idea! :D Congrats everyone!)NEWS:------------------------------------------------------------------------------Posted in: Suggestions
HUGE NEWS!it's been a year and a half of supporting and discussing this suggestion, it no longer is a suggestion that i can claim as mine for it is an idea that was molded and cared for by so many people, this suggestion is an idea that belongs to the community and because of your help for the past year and a half, we have finally made a breakthrough...
Guys, WE DID IT!
Mojang officially released a screenshot (https://mojang.com/2...napshot-13w41a/) showing colored glass implemented and fixes on the transparency issues they were having before. I can say with confidence that if it weren't for all your support for this topic, there's a good chance that colred glass wouldnt have even been included in this snapshot. For that you guys can be proud to be apart of something big, something that could change the way Minecraft feels forever. Thank you for all your support! And thank you Mojang for putting up with us and taking the time to implement our suggestion! :3Topic:---------------------------------------------------------------------------
However, its not over yet, with the addition of colored glass, there is so much more we can do with it. Adding colored glass could be the beginning of big additions such as colored light in the future; So i will be changing the title of this topic to Colored Light!
Due to this topics' popularity I want this topic to act as an outlet for the communities' ideas and opinions on the topic of colored glass and its implementations in the future. So everyone, let us move on to the next step of our suggestion topic and help make a difference!
"So, I was mining today and stumbled upon beautiful natural glowing crystals in an underground ravine!"
"...Then I investigated a red glow I could see creeping through a tunnel shaft and found myself in the middle of a zombie hive! o__O"
Well, those are some of the things we could be saying if colored glass and colored light were added to MC!
(images above are not real screenshots. They were Photoshopped by me to show what MC could be like if this topic's proposals were implemented)
[NOTE]Colored light and glass is something I believe all minecrafters should be able to enjoy with each other without the midleman or knowledge of mod installing. So for that reason, this suggestion is directed towards vanilla. We do however welcome mods here since it's said that "Colored light isn't possible." -_^
Here is how it could work:
Color Glass Blocks & Changing The Color of Light
Colored Glass and Colored Light are features I have wanted to see in Minecraft for some time. I wanted to see these features implemented so bad that I have come up with some ways it could be used in the game; it would greatly increase building potential and the ability for a player to customize an atmosphere by modifying the color of light. Based on my knowledge working in the game industry as an indiegame digital artist, I know that the impact something like colored glass and light would have on minecraft would be more important than most people know. In fact, it may even be safe to say that even Mojang underestimates the aesthetic importance of colored light and being able to manipulate it.
Here is a little diagram that briefly explains my proposition:
Here is a colored light mod that CptSpaceToster in a video spotlight! check it out! (ehem you too mojang -_^) colored light IS possible and it IS necessary this video shows that:
Here is a different crafting recipe that was originally suggested by ChadGarion25. It is fantastic and gives cauldrons an actual use.
Tell me what you guys think
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Also, if you like this suggestion and want to help it become a reality, give the first post in this thread rep points, and get your avatar featured in the 'We Love This Post!' banner down below the OP!!!
Cool Ideas by you guys -_^:
Quote from ChadGarion25
Redo how dyes are handled all together by giving cauldrons a purpose; making dye into a liquid form
- Cauldrons containing water can be right clicked with powdered dye to color the water (a tint of water won't require new block types)
- 3 objects can be dyed by right clicking the cauldron of dye whilst holding them. In this case, wool blocks, glass blocks, and glass panes (you can still take stained glass blocks of the same color and craft panes)
Here are some images that better explain the proccess:
Quote from neraphim
If i were to make any suggestions, i would recommend a simple refraction system. Like redstone only carries current 13 blocks or so, the glass panels could, if encased in non-opaque blocks, carry the light further than it would normally travel (like optic fibers). Additionally i would suggest colored redstone lamps, so that the color could be turned on and of at the switch of a button.
I have received a lot of comments about glass blocks and changing light color causing too much lag or requiring an entire overhaul of the light engine MC currently has implemented. What people don’t fully understand is how MC lights work and where in-game lag actually comes from in videogames. I can't say I completely understand how exactly the MC lighting engine works as I have not seen the code, however it is briefly explained here: http://www.minecraft....net/wiki/Light if you have any better knowledge or sources that explains these points better, feel free to critique my points and share your insight on the topic.
"Why did you label the topic as 'original'? This isn't the first colored glass topic, you know..."
You are correct, this is not the first topic on colored glass, nor am I saying it is. The 'Original' tag in the title is referring to this topic and it's contents specifically. On several occasions, I came across my topic copied directly into Redit and other online blogs; without any sort of credit to the images and content. As the images in this topic were created from scratch by me, copying this topic would be considered art theft.
So to answer your question, the Colored Glass! topic is labeled as original because it is, the original.
Is it possible to change the color of the light?
Yes. Difficult, but possible. It used to be quite easy to light blocks with individual colors in early versions of Minecraft, but with the current light system this is no longer the case. It would require additions to the light system, the renderer, the map file format, and the network protocol. (A technical proposal can be found here, behind the cut.)
(question aswered by Nocte)
Will it cause lag?
Yes, unfortunately the addition of colored light will lower your frame rate. How much? This is hard to predict until someone actually tries it on a variety of hardware, but there's no reason to believe it will be anything drastic. It will also have an impact on memory use -- 64 KB per unpacked chunk to be precise. And of course the color information will have to go over the network somehow. If necessary, it would be possible to add an option to simply ignore the color information, and keep the current system where all block lights have the same yellowish color.
(question aswered by Nocte)
"Are there any Mods with Colored glass or colored light?":
Yes, there are some mods for colored glass and there are older mods that have colored light implemented into MC. Here are just a few of these projects:
• Kovu, a follower of this topic has been working on a colored light prototype. wheather he is doing it with the current minecraft engine or not is unclear but if it is, this proves that colored light is indeed possible with the current lighting engine. it may just need some performance updates. -_^
Discussion found here:
• Nocte, one of the followers of this topic is very knowledgeable of what is going on behind all the gears and pendulums of Minecraft and has been working on this project. He may even tackle colored light. -_^
• CptSpaceToaster, one of the followers of this topic is currently working on a colored glass mod inspired by this topic and he is making big progress on colored light; proving that it is Indeed possible to do. You can watch his progress on his colored glass and light mod topics here:
• Here is a cool mod by Georqq that uses the same system suggested here; smelting colored sands to create colored glass, check it out!:
Colored sands into colored glass
• Here is an outstanding colored light mod that was in the works by theoneandonlyflexo check out his videos and his channel!
"I don't like colored sand because it would add too many new blocks to MC":
I added colored sand as an option for crafting colored glass because it would kills 2 birds with one stone. It would solve problems for people wanting colored glass and people wanting more color variations in standard blocks such as non-burnable, gravity, and stairs/slabs. The colored sand idea actually wouldn't require any new blocks or textures at all. The reason why, is because of how it could be programed. Much like how the biomes change the color of grass and leaves, both can wool and sand. Thus all blocks or future blocks that are craft able from sand or wool could be done in the same way; being colored entirely in code and decreasing the textures needed for the blocks. This solution would obviously require a change to how entities work but it would make way for limitless amount of colored items much like how leather armor works.
Now you may still be thinking, "well, that still doesn't fix the items being displayed in the inventory" actually it wouldn't be much of a problem since all of these items are just as hard to craft, having an inventory full of different colored sandstone blocks and the like, is only the fruits of your labors; having to collect dies, making cored sand and crafting them into stone. If what you are worrying about is the creative menu being overly crowded; this also wouldn't be a problem since the 1.3.1 update that added an improved creative mode inventory with
categorized tabs for various items/blocks and a search menu. If more colored blocks are added, they could simply just be added into to their own tab with would be extremely useful for pixel art artists and the like.
If you are still unsatisfied with colored sand being a step in creating of colored glass, we have discussed other options as colored sand is only a suggestion. Please look at "Cool Ideas by you guys" above for more information.
"Wouldn't it be easier to make colored glass by just combining it with dye like how you make wool?"
Easier yes, but wouldn't make much sense. Colored sand would mimic how real colored glass is created and it would open up more opportunities for new blocks using colored sand; including colored sandstone steps. Also, considering the "special properties" of colored glass, I believe it should be slightly harder to craft instead of simply adding color. with that said, I do not intend to say my crafting proposition is the best solution. In fact there have been many great alternative suggestions that have been made here. So keep thinking critically, innovate on existing ideas and give us some great suggestions!
"Has Mojang seen this?"
Yes, in fact we even heard back from Mojang on the topic; Nathan Adams also known as Dinnerbone from Mojang stressed that they have indeed been noticing the feedback on colored glass from the community. He also stated that colored glass is indeed possible and hinted that implementation of colored glass is not a "no"; which is exciting news.
Unfortunately, he also informed us that colored light is impossible on a large scale with the current lighting engine. However he also stated: "The lighting system is extremely broken and needs rewriting" this could mean that there is still a chance, if re-written, a new lighting engine may be able to support colored light. But this is uncertain.
The whole conversation can be found here:
ChadGarion25 informed me of a tweet made by Dinnerbone on 25 Sep at 6:14 AM eastern time where dinner bone posted a comment that could be very promising for colored glass and colored light to be implemented into Minecraft!
Check it out!
So basically what we can assume from all this is:
1) colored glass is very much possible in the current version of Minecraft; except it wouldn't allow other transparent textures to be seen through the glass (much how ice and water works in MC) and it would be difficult to ad a Z-buffer without having performance issues on slow platforms. This may not be much of an issue as most people will not have a reason to blend the colors of glass by stacking and though not completely transparent, it may look ok anyway. however I feel if a z buffer were added, perhaps there could be a toggle in video settings to turn off z-buffering for those who are playing on slower computers. Dinnerbone also hinted that the implementation of colored glass into vanilla is neither a yes or a no... so, I wouldn't give up on it just yet, guys. -_^
2) There are mods that have colored light implemented in versions of Minecraft before the adventure update. Check out theoneandonlyflexo for more info!
3) Yes Mojang has noticed this topic so there is no need to keep tweeting it to them as if they have never seen it.
Sep 15, 2011vexx32 posted a message on [!READ THE OP!] Buying Minecraft Gift Codes for Others!Posted in: DiscussionREAD THE GUIDELINES
BEFORE MAKING A REQUEST
If you do not read the entire post, I reserve the right to ignore you, whether you're trolling, flaming, asking for codes while you already have a paid account, or just being irritating.
Read the entire post before making a comment or request.
I had something like this set up over on SporeBase forums. I keep a little thread there to let new members know what I'm doing, and it directs them here. They're a small forum, but I ended up buying several people gift codes. (Screenshot of the "Gift Codes" section of my profile page below the list for a small proof).
Please note, before you try to say I'm a scammer or something like that... I am not asking you to participate in any scamming survey, join up for a website, or anything like that, OK?
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- The Happenings (News) (RIDDLES ) (PRE-PAID MINECRAFT)
- How it works (IMPORTANT!)
- Requesting Guidelines (APPLICANTS MUST READ) -- Formatting Requests (Tips)
- Waiting List (Top/Bottom) (The "Chosen Ones" )
Codes Given(Removed; possible security issue.)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Contact Information
- Keeping Track (Tracking Tool Version: 1.2)
- Steam Group
Got an interesting idea the other day, from a user in my Riddles thread round here. It is this: if I put up a riddle once a month, and give you all a week to solve it, the winner gets a code instantly, regardless of their position on the list. People who have not yet got onto the list are also able to enter, but while I will give at most three hints to people who are on the list, I will not give any hints to those not on the list.
To be honest, it probably isn't that much of a handicap, but I'd prefer to give users on the list already a slight advantage. If you can solve the riddle, you get the code. Simple as that. However, because I like to make it a very tough challenge, I'll not indicate if you're on the right track or not (i.e., I'll only tell you whether you're right or wrong), apart from the three hints (which will be the same three hints for each person).
To avoid clogging up this thread, all answers to the riddle must be PM'd to me. I'd prefer it if each member opened one private conversation with me, and then replied to that each time, rather than drowning the rest of my inbox in new conversations each time they have a new guess. The riddle will be posted in this section of this thread.
Also, you may not go and post this riddle anywhere else in order to try and get help from others who use that site. Last time, someone posted it to a Yahoo! Answers site, but posting it to any site or forum is a violation of the rules. You must not use the Internet to get help for these. You may gather a few friends or family (as in, people you know outside of the Internet) and try to solve it together, but once more the riddle must not be spread around the Internet, at least until the competition is over.
If I hear of anyone doing it again, that person will be disqualified from all future competitions of this nature. We can and will find out if you do. The Internet is a very easy place to trace people. If the person who did it is on the list, their entry will be removed. I cannot abide cheaters. Cheating will not help you. Do it fairly or not at all.
You are all forbidden from posting this riddle anywhere on the Internet for any purpose whatsoever until the competition has ended for this riddle. I am keeping a private list of the riddles, the associated hints and the answers for each (which will be released either after the one-week period, or as soon as someone guesses the answer), so that you may confound your friends and anyone else you meet on the Internet in the event I come up with an incredibly difficult riddle. If you want any of the previous riddles, you need only ask.
IF YOU FAIL TO READ THE RULES CONCERNING THE RIDDLE (YEAH, THAT TEXT JUST UP THERE), DO NOT BOTHER SENDING ANY GUESSES. THE RULES ARE BINDING, AND I WILL NOT TOLERATE THOSE WHO BREAK THEM, KNOWINGLY OR NOT.
By clicking the spoiler and revealing the riddle, you acknowledge you have read and understand my rules. Break them at your own peril. I shall have no trouble tracking you down, for the other hopeful guessers you have wronged will not be too pleased with you either. If you want to clarify the rules, PM me.
Riddle Solved by dinofire.
Riddles and rhymes, rosemary and thyme;
Fire and smoke and endeavours sublime,
Elements all aflame with passage of time.
Air shimmers with lack of heat and earthen
Flame ascends to high echelons of heaven:
A new soul appears as ancient clock tolls 'gain.
Knowledge, power, sight and Death;
All can be altered save till ending's breath,
When even Time goes all but deaf.
Bound and caged in bars of iron and steel,
Rules and laws to bring them to heel;
To make them harm and slowly heal.
I do all these things and more, although
My full extent rises like fresh dough
'Till the end of all, lost 'mongst Time's flow.
What am I?
Mojang have begun selling Minecraft in stores in the United States! You can now buy Minecraft "prepaid cards" which contain a gift code and can be used to buy Minecraft. If you're unable to buy Minecraft over the Internet, and you live in the US, you can go into a Target, Walmart or Best Buy store and purchase a copy. More information here:
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How it works
One thing I have been seeing a fair bit of is people picking at little inconsequential details in others' posts. Don't be tempted to do this. It only starts arguments, which we do not need. If you do, however, find something in another person's post or you find some solid evidence that they're lying (or just have some suspicions about the request), feel free to PM either myself, or Sgt. Traveler about it.
If you want a gift code, there are only two requirements - you must not already have bought Minecraft (requesting codes for other people is OK, but they'll need to contact me through PM or e-mail to prove they actually exist), and you must also have a good reason why you cannot buy the game (whether it's financial trouble, your parents won't let you buy stuff over the Internet, you don't have any money, etc).
Each fortnight, no more than one person will be added to the list... but also that if no requests show a reasonable display of effort and care, there is the possibility the nobody may be added that week. In that case, I will simply not add anyone to the list, and the list cap effectively goes down by one.
I have recently seen an increase in people PMing or emailing me, requesting gift codes. Do not request via PM or e-mail. Please, just post on this thread. It is a hundred times easier to just check the thread for requests rather than having to sort through PMs and such. If you have trouble with posting or posts not appearing, talk to a moderator or administrator, or post in the Forum Help section.
Do not contact me through PM or e-mail unless absolutely necessary, you are considering donating/helping out, or there is something else you wish to discuss privately.
You may, however, contact me via PM if you wish to talk to me privately, but that should not (for the most part) be necessary. In order for me to consider you for a gift code, you must reply with a request for one. I will keep a list in the OP with people who've asked and haven't yet received their codes, and I'll also keep a list of people I bought codes for.
The gift code will be sent to you via PM, unless you specifically ask otherwise.
There will be no scamming or anything like that involved, you don't have to sign up for anything. This is a free gift I am offering out of generosity. I am hoping some others will follow suit, but we will see. For now, it's just me. Sgt. Traveler is our resident helper when am not around and he'll be able to answer just about any question (although keep in mind that he is not a moderator, so if there's any rule-breaking, just report it). Feel free to ask questions here, or via PM, whichever you prefer.
If any others want to buy codes for people, they can PM me about it (or post here) and they can buy codes on a predetermined basis (or just one for a particular person they choose).
They themselves will send the code to the recipient, and I will ask for screenshot proof (from their minecraft.net or account.mojang.com account page) that they have given the code to the person before removing them from the "Waiting List".
I will remove members as soon as I send out codes to them. I am very busy these days, and frequently forget to remove people, so I've decided to remove them as soon as I've sent them the PM containing the gift code. If I see that a member who is next in line for receiving a code has been inactive for at least a month, I will simply remove them. This is moving at snail-pace as it is, and I have no desire to make people who are willing to follow my rules wait any longer than necessary.
If a person has not redeemed their code after a week's time of sending the PM, I'll give that code to another. This applies to active people as well, if they suddenly become inexplicably inactive. This is simply to keep things moving smoothly. In other words, check every few weeks where you are on the list, maybe every week if you're near the top to avoid being passed by.
Now that that's all explained, I ask one last time, please do not troll, flame, spam or otherwise degrade the quality of this topic. If you have ideas for improving my methods, you may suggest them. Sarcastic/Non-Serious/Degrading ideas will not be tolerated. Thanks.
One more thing. I myself will be buying codes on a basis of one per week. I'm not a millionaire.
Don't get annoyed if it takes a while. I may make exceptions and buy several codes at once on occasion, but don't count on it too often. I no longer have a job, so you guys are lucky my government has unemployment support payments.
If you wish to request a code for another person besides yourself, they must contact me if at all possible in any way. Either by e-mail (joelpfrancis[AT]gmail[DOT]com) or through PM on the forum, but they'll need to contact me. If they have not contacted me after several weeks, they may be removed when I next tidy up the list.
If special occasions arise (unable to contact me for some time, etc.) and I am notified, I may make exceptions.
All gift codes given through this will come from my own Minecraft/Mojang account (Vexx32 | [email protected])
Share and Enjoy!
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You are in no way obligated to use these guidelines as any more than a guide, but don't complain if we tell you to look at these, as we will often have good reason for doing so. With many thanks to Enquent, who devised the majority of this, these are the guidelines for posting a request for a gift code.
N.B.: It is not necessary to include the headings. I would recommend you avoid doing so, but if you wish to, feel free.
== Short introduction ==
1-2 sentences about how you found out about this thread, how you found out about Minecraft and what you thought of it. You may include mention of mods, custom maps, texture packs, or anything else you have found thus far.
== Request body ==
3-5 sentences in paragraph form, within which you should include your age, why you are unable to purchase Minecraft, your financial or life situation that doesn't allow you to, other possible ways you've attempted to get Minecraft. Are you in school, university/college, high school? Do you live with your parents/on your own/with friends/family? Are you barely making ends meet living on your own?
== Closing == (Not required)
A polite closing, a 'thank you for reading', followed by your forum username or in-game name never hurt and looks nice making the whole post seem complete and finished.
== Further Information == (Not Required)
How many requests you have submitted thus far, one or two of your previous requests (not in a quote - preferably in a spoiler tag), and any other information not mentioned above you think we should know.
## Note ##
Please do your best to use clear English, with proper spelling and grammar. I am able to translate other languages using a machine translation and get the general gist of it, but it's a poor subsitute for what you yourself can probably write in most cases. If you need assistance in common spelling or grammatical errors, I will simply direct you to these two excellent comics which address the common problems we see around the internet these days:
http://theoatmeal.co...ics/misspelling (commonly misspelled words)
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon (how to use a semicolon)
The length of each section above is only a guide and you may expand upon the amount of writing in each, but refrain from shortening them, as the guide above gives minimum amounts to mitigate the amount of simple, one-line requests.
## Formatting & How to Use it ##
I have noticed that some people have taken to using a small amount of formatting. I have no problem with this, and I do encourage it, for it makes your main points stand out and improves the readability, but only if used in good taste.
- Use colors like yellow or a light grey that are difficult to read on the forum's white-grey background.
- Split or break words with formatting (e.g., freedom). This breaks the flow of the sentence and makes it very confusing to read.
- Format everything. Doing so just makes it harder to read, and more annoying. Sure, it stands out, but it's like shouting at someone incessantly. Nobody likes it.
- Use a non-standard font size for your entire post, or a large part of it. Make sure it is of a readable size!
- Use excessive amounts of paragraphs. They should be used to group sentences together that share an idea or focus.
- Start a new paragraph for every single sentence or every two sentences.
- Use formatting to emphasize your main points.
- Use formatting only as required.
- Use a variety of colours, if you feel the need. It helps break the monotonous look of a post and makes it easier to read. Not necessary, so don't go overboard.
- Take note of anything you could yourself use that you notice in the requests I quote, and use it well.
- Read over your request to double-check that it is readable and easy to understand.
- Use paragraphs to break your post into sections, as outlined in the main Guidelines section.
This will, of course, be mainly applicable for those requesting a gift code for themselves, but if you are requesting one for someone else, merely modify the template as needed.
Once again, this is not required, but it will help make your request look 'professional' and easy to read. Two pages of poorly written requests means nobody gets added to the list!
In addition, anyone found to have copied any part of someone else's request is instantly disqualified from my consideration. The name of the game is effort here, and I will not tolerate people stealing someone else's story.
Words have power, and I will not permit them to be stolen.
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- Qtri's brother (confirmed)
- volcano_fl's brother (Miningboy)
- purplepix3l's friend (TurtleWurtle15)
- laynejj's brother (applesinatree)
- Ender_Sheep (Xsparten)
- 8BitAnimations' brother (confirmed)
- KingMontzHD's friend.
- Jayzzee's friend (Shimoo)
- fireymaster6's sister (confirmed)
- UchihaDareNial's cousin (AppleDoe95)
- phu01672363690's cousin (lily502322446)
- DeadUniverse's brother (schemdele)
- creeper27's friend (confirmed)
- Reec3ty's brother (confirmed)
- Pig_God's cousin (unconfirmed -- may be uncontactable)
- frogboy316's friend (confirmed)
- Roth2755's friend (uncontactable -- benefit of the doubt)
- The King Pigman
- killer999742's friend (confirmed)
- Kirome's brother (Santeco)
- bearbear12345's cousin (confirmed)
- tom vincent co
- Syntraz [Email Only ([email protected])]
- 0verdriv3's friend (joshrykut)
- cookie130's brother (applez1233)
- Iamacreeper2468's brother (confirmed)
- Novicode's friend (confirmed)
- BurlyAssassin's friend (rebel1313)
- AwesomeSauceGamers // ben2310
- Digidude99's friend (littletan)
- General Death
- Poptarts' brother (Yuchengz)
- kiko19972's friend [SporeBase] (confirmed)
- komap2's cousin (uncontactable)
- Decemberus' friend (yummyjiggy)
- joe123652's sister (confirmed)
- mattyyugi's brother (confirmed)
- NinjaStyle's brother (confirmed)
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Frequently Asked Questions
- "If someone is removed from the list by their own request, can I take their place?"
- "My request was quoted, but I'm not on the list?!"
- "Why haven't you quoted my request?"
- "I think someone is lying in their request! What do I do?"
- "How long will this take?"
- "What do I do if I didn't get quoted/picked?"
- "Can/Should I re-post my request?"
No. If someone requests their own removal from the list, you may not take their spot. It is unfair to just about everyone else on the list who has been waiting. There is one exception that I will allow. This is if the person no longer wishes to be on the list wants to give up their spot to another, instead of me simply removing their name. This exception exists for two reasons. First, because it is a request from them directly, without others clamouring to take the spot. Second, because it would amount to the same thing as them not telling me and then just giving the code to any other person (typically a friend or sibling).
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"My request was quoted, but I'm not on the list!"
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Let's do the math. I myself buy usually one code per fortnight, whilst Enquent typically buys around two codes each week (Enquent's had to stop buying codes for the moment due to a change of circumstances). That's around 2-3 codes every week.The list is around 430 long, so we'll work out how long it takes for you to get from bottom to top. 430 divided by 3 gives 143 weeks. Divide by 4 to get 36 months. 65 divided by 12 gives around 3 years. So yeah, long wait... :/
We do what we can to shorten it, but it got out of hand a while back, and we haven't managed to totally reign it in again just yet.
N.B.: This is no longer accurate, but it should still give a rough idea. I'll come back and update it every so often, but till then I'm sure a little math never hurt anyone.
N.B.: This is no longer anywhere near accurate. I am currently buying codes on my own, and can only presently afford a code every two weeks. It's going to be a long wait, short of me suddenly getting rich.
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Feb 25, 2012Posted in: Survival ModeThis Minecraft Guide is part of a series that I'm writing on Minecraft! To get to the other Guides, click on my avatar! It'll bring you to my About Me page, which includes the links to my other Guides.
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How do I build an awesome base in Minecraft?
That's a question oft-asked here on the Minecraft Forums. There's many, many threads with people asking what they should put into their base, to make it more awesome. So here's a comprehensive list of things to remember when building your base, and what things you should have in your base. I realize there are other threads like this, chiefly the one started by user A Blind Moron, but this one is even longer and more detailed than most of the others.
Please note that all of the projects to make in your world that are detailed in here are useful for Minecraft purposes. In this thread, I won't give you ideas for building castles, or lighthouses, or mansions, etc. All of the ideas in here automate your Minecraft experience, and all of the projects have an actual use in your world that automates your Minecraft life even more.
Do you watch youtube channels like Etho and Docm77, where they have completely automated worlds and every cool invention possible? Possibly want an even better world than them? This list is for you, too! Many of the ideas brought up in this thread will give you ideas for cool things you could make in your world!
So, let's begin! Open the spoilers to find out whatever you want to learn about.
Caution for people with slow computers, opening all the spoilers will give you a block of text 15 pages long. Don't worry, though, pictures are wrapped inside individual spoilers.
Table of Contents
1. What to Put in Your Base
2. Block Combinations
3. Location, Location
4. General Tips
What to Put in Your Base
One can easily make a seed farm by having a patch of grass in your base that's above your head. Bonemeal it from below, and then use a piston-controlled stream of water to bring the seeds down onto your head!
Bread is a good food source for everyday Minecrafting. It revives your hunger bar 2 and a half bars, and is stackable for easy carrying. Wheat is stackable too, so you can have a few stacks of wheat and a crafting table in your inventory, and be set on food for quite a while. Open the spoiler for an example of a wheat farm.
Melons are a good food source in the game. Although they only heal one hunger bar, they are easily farmable and plentiful once you have melon seeds. Of course, though, finding the actual seeds is harder than a lot of other sources of food. Open the spoiler for an example of a melon farm!
While Pumpkins aren't a food source, and aren't useful for too many things, they are good for making into Jack-O Lanterns as a cheap substitute for Glowstone, or put them on your head to avoid Endermen! Here, have a picture of a pumpkin farm, wrapped inside a spoiler.
Mushrooms! Yay! Mushrooms are incredibly useful in Minecraft. Bonemeal a mushroom to turn it into a Giant Mushroom, perfect for making a cute little house out of. Or, bonemeal mushrooms, and then break the mushroom blocks to harvest regular mushrooms! Make some bowls out of wood in your crafting bench, and then craft mushroom stew on the fly (it doesn't require a crafting bench). Open the spoiler for a photo of a giant mushroom!
Sugarcane is a lot more useful than it's made out to be. It can be crafted down to sugar, which is useful in potions and for making cake. Also, with raw sugarcane, you can make paper, then books, and then even bookshelves, which are useful as decoration and enchanting! So, make a sugarcane farm today. I don't really think you need a picture for this-- just put sugarcane around water, and set up a piston harvesting system.
Ah, the tree farm. A staple of Minecraft life, tree farms supply you with the essential Minecraft material, wood. Whether you want a simple tree farm, or to get fancy with exactly spaced trees that can be cut down with an Efficiency axe while sprinting, a tree farm is a must so that you don't have to go and tear down your neighboring forests every time you want some wood. No picture for this one either, because designs vary quite a bit.
If you want to use potions, a good source of Netherwart is a must. Since Netherwart will only grow in the Nether, this needs to be made in the Nether. Use an automatic Netherwart farm, or just create a manual (but very cool-looking) farm, using end stone and vines on the walls. Your friends will wonder how you designed a farm so well! Open the spoiler for a picture of a Netherwart farm.
Same as the seed farm, using the same principle. You'll get flowers from that farm, too.
Besides making green dye for green wool, cacti in Minecraft are really useless. But you should have a farm for them anyway! Cactus farms are probably the easiest automated Minecraft farm to make, because they don't require any pistons to collect them. Just put a block that will knock off the cactus when it appears. Extra points if you build the farm in a giant model of a cactus, made out of green wool. Here's a pic of a simple farm:
Ah, man, cobble is common, right? You get far too much of it from mining. But make a cobble generator anyway! It's useful for building large projects involving smooth stone. Just collect tons of cobble, and smelt it in your furnace room using blaze rods from your blaze farm. (More on this later). No pic for this one, because cobble farms are fairly easy to make.
Do you want an automated Minecraft world, where everything is convenient and easy to do? Look no further than a retractible workbench! If your base is underground, you might want to consider having these around your base. Using a piston and some redstone, make a workbench spring out of a wall when you press a button. Look it up on YouTube if you want to know how to do the wiring. Sorry, no picture.
You need a railway to get around, right? So make one! (Or two, or five, or a million!) For a totally automated world, you should have a railway going to your stronghold and all your experience farms! You should also have railways in the Nether, going every place you could possibly think of!
Enchanting rooms are a must for enchanting your diamond tools with Level 50 enchants. Put a row of bookshelves 2 blocks high around your enchanting table, all one block away from it. Put the enchanting table in the middle of it. Optionally, put a glowstone block under the enchantment table to spread light in the room, because light passes through enchanting tables. Be sure not to put any paintings, torches, etc. between the table and the bookshelves, because that will stop you from getting high level enchantments (because it deactivates some of the bookshelves). If you like, put an awesome texture pack on that will make the room look even better! Click on the spoiler to see one example.
Every good automated base needs an automated potion room. One good setup is the one that Etho uses in his Etho's Lab Minecraft LP. It's hard to describe, but buttons on the walls with signs describing the items used activates dispensers with items that float down to you, making the potionmaking experience nearly automated. All you need to do then is put the ingredients in the brewing table. For more information and step-by step instructions on how to make this, look
Every good base needs a storage room! Go wild with this room. You should decorate it and make it look as cool as possible. Look at the "Block Combinations" section of this thread to get some ideas for building a storage room. If you really want to get fancy, make an auto minecart system that carts certain types of supplies to you at the press of a button (or the flip of a lever).
Yawnn... you're sleepy, aren't you? All of that hard work in the mines is really getting to you. So build yourself a nice bedroom! You could make a canopy bed using half slabs beside the bed and a roof over, or make a bunk bed using the "floating bed" trick. Or, if you reside in an above-ground home, make a bedroom looking out onto a Minecraft ocean! Open the spoiler for a picture of a nice bedroom.
-Room for wolves
Do you have nice wolf pets? Make them their own room! Using different colored wools, make little beds for them carved in the wool. Then give them nameplates using signs. Decorate the room, and you're done! Now your canine friends have a little sanctuary, just for them.
Gotta catch em' all! Testificates, that is. Collect a full set-- all 6 different types of Villager, from farmers to priests. Using Minecarts, transport them to your base, and then give them an environment to roam in (inside your base, of course). I got this idea from Etho-- watch him do it right
Have a boring wall in your base? No ideas on how to decorate it? Make some pixel art on the wall! One example is in the spoiler.
The truth of the matter is that most people need a lot of TNT for Minecraft projects. If you are a Minecraft pro, TNT is really useful for hollowing out large areas underground for making temples, or whatever. But for TNT, you're going to need a lot of gunpowder! Creeper farms are relatively easy to make-- make a regular mob trap, and have the collection tube be in the sun. Use glass for the collection tube, and regular mobs will burn in the sunlight, leaving only creepers behind. K.O. them for gunpowder. It's a bit hard to explain, but check out some of Etho's early videos to see his mob trap.
Once you find a skeleton dungeon, you can easily make a skeleton farm. Make the skeletons drop 23 blocks if you want an XP farm (with added drops) or 24 blocks if you just want to be able to AFK and get insane amounts of arrows and bones. Here's a blueprint of a skelly farm, using a dungeon:
You can make a spider farm, using a spider dungeon, for plenty of string and spider eyes. If you're looking for a Cave Spider farm design, see the Cave Spider section, a few paragraphs onwards.
See the Skeleton Farm section.
Look up a design on YouTube for this. Not too hard to find one.
Look up design on YouTube.
-Zombie Pigman farm
Look up design on YouTube. I recommend docm77's Iron Lung design.
An Enderman farm in the End, using either Etho or Docm77's design. I know I reference both of them a lot, but they have worlds that many people want their worlds modelled after, because of all their automated designs for farms and traps.
-Cave spider farm
Designs on YouTube are plentiful for cave spiders. Xisumavoid's tutorial on these is fairly clear and easy to follow. (I'm not related to his channel in any way, shape, or form; I just like his tutorials. Same with any of the other YouTubers listed in this thread).
Use Etho's design. Find it on YouTube. This design has been imitated by many other YouTubers.
-Magma Cube farm
This is pretty hard to make, but it's possible. Look on YouTube for a design. This won't be a fully automatic farm.
Look on YouTube for these designs.
-Snow golem creator
Using pistons to push the blocks needed into place, you can make a snow golem generator. Look for designs on YouTube for this.
Have more arrows from your skeleton trap than you know what to do with? Build a shooting range to test your skills and accuracy in Minecraft shooting! Bonus points if you have a scoreboard that's automatically operated by redstone when you shoot the target. Open the spoiler for one example.
Do you want Minecraft to have a goal? Try and make a block museum! Create a room in your base, with a slot for every legit obtainable block in the game. If books ever become writable in, chronicle your adventures to find each block in a book next to the block. Or, you can post your story on signs in a secret piston-opened room behind the block museum.
Of course, this is a given. Every base needs a mine. But what if you're bored of the same old stone caves? Take some glowstone, some soul sand, some leaf blocks, some netherrack, and any other interesting blocks and decorate the caves around your house! You'll actually enjoy walking through the caves near your base to get to that new unexplored area, and people will gasp when they see the cool caves.
Now, with the newest Minecraft update, you can get all of the records by getting a skeleton to kill a creeper. There's plenty of designs on YouTube for a record farm, so just look it up. Then, after you get all of the records, make a record room in your base with tons of jukeboxes and chests with all the records! Come into the room whenever you're feeling a bit musical, and play your favorite tune in Minecraft. (My personal favorite is cat).
Look at my description of the record farm for more information about this.
Every base needs a little pool where you can farm squid and catch fish! Fish are a nice-healthy food source, high in Omega- 3's (in real life!) Make a little pool in your base, and decorate the pool room with some tall grass, vines, and sugar cane to give it that tropical feel!
This is fairly simple. Just have a wall of furnaces, making charcoal, outside of your tree farm. This will generate plenty of charcoal, which is good incase your coal supply is running out. Did you know that you can also use blaze rods to cook things in furnaces, besides charcoal? Blaze rods are really more efficient than charcoal, once you get a blaze farm up and running.
-Nether portal room (w/ off/on switch)
Build a cool room for your Nether portal! You probably go in and out of it very often, so why not make the entrance look pretty dang cool? For one example of a really cool portal room, click right Also, you should have an off/on switch for your portal. It is possible to turn a portal off and on using a button. If you don't believe me, look at docm77's world, where he has one.
Build a mysterious library, using redstone torches and vines to give it a mysterious feel! For optional awesomeness, you could put your enchanting room in the library, too!
If you live underground in Minecraft, it might be useful to know if it's raining or not. It's possible to make this; look to see how to make it.
More Uncategorized Ideas
These will hopefully be categorized later, when I have more time.
-Block combination room (from Xisuma?s World S2E6 ?Glowstone?)
-Light switches in each room
-Piston elevators everywhere
-Mooshroom automatic food dispenser
-Resupply/Emergency Room (Xisuma?s design)
-Night detector (using villagers)
-Iron farm using iron golems
A good base has lots of cool devices and inventions, but how do you make your base look nice? YouTubers like Etho and Docm make it so easy to make elegent, good-looking bases. Well, now you'll know how also. The secret is Block Combinations. That is, what blocks go together nicely. In this section, I'll be telling you what block combinations look nice, and also I'll be giving you a couple ideas for designs for your base!
-Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli blocks, and Gold blocks look nice together
-Jack-o Lanterns, Leaf blocks, Birch wood, and Sandstone look nice together
-End Stone and Vines look nice together
-Stone Bricks, Nether Brick, and Glowstone look nice together.
-Melon blocks and Pumpkins look nice together.
-Mossy cobblestone, Bricks, and Bookshelves look nice together.
Some design tips for your base:
-If your base looks a bit plain, put a fence with two vertical leaf blocks on top! Looks like a little tree, and is a good decoration for a boring room.
-Try putting trapdoors on all your glowstone! It makes your glowstone look nice, and it also makes it look like tasty waffles. Mmm! (Please don't sue me if you get hungry while playing Minecraft).
-Don't forget paintings! If you have a boring wall, put a painting on it! Try making a secret door using paintings!
-Try making an awesome bedroom, with half-slabs around the bed and a roof over, to make a canopy bed!
-If you have a Silk Touch pickaxe, mine some ore blocks and make a wall out of them! Try building a room out of diamond ore, or make a pattern of the different ores on the wall.
-Have stations around your base where you can "fuel up". Have splash potions in dispensers that fire at you, making you run faster and jump higher (you get a cookie if you get the reference).
-Just be imaginative! Make your base different than everone else's! Try building your base in the sky, or on a boat, or in the End. Just have fun with it.
Location is an important part of building a base! Where your base is will dictate what style and type of base you make. A few locations for building a base are:
-In the sky!
-On a boat!
-In the Nether!
-In the End!
-On a cliff!
-Off a cliff!
The location of your base will also influence how complex it is. For example, if your base is underground, you might have the space to hollow out a massive area, and to make a huge automated reed farm. If you're living, i.e.; on a boat, you might only have space for a tiny, manually-harvested sugar cane farm, or even none at all!
Next, I will go over some of the Pros and Cons of building a base in some various locations.
-Pros: Plenty of space to expand, when you want to expand, you can just dig instead of building, night/day cycle doesn't affect you
-Cons: Never see the light of day.
In the Sky
-Pros: Fantastic view, your friends will envy your awesome floating base
-Cons: Hard to expand your base, hard to reach your base from the ground, need to go down to the ground to mine
In the Nether
-Pros: Extremely easy to obtain materials like glowstone and netherrack
-Cons: Under fire from ghasts, no grass without silk touch, no water so many items are unobtainable unless traveled to the Overworld for
In the End dimension
-Cons: Barren, lonely, no grass without silk touch, danger from Endermen and Enderdragon before dragon is killed.
On the water
-Pros: Unique, good view of the ocean, go deep sea diving
-Cons: Not much room to expand your base, lonely (unless you bring some cows, pigs, chickens, etc. with you on the boat).
Open the spoiler for pictures of each type of base! Hopefully these will give you some building ideas.
In the sky:
In the Nether:
In the End dimension:
On the water:
Of course, most of that information about location is just common sense. Still, it helps some people to see it written down so they can weigh the pros of a location against the cons.
I don't want to inject too much opinion into this thread. I mostly want this thread to have facts. But my personal favorite location to build a base is underground. There's nearly infinite room to expand, carving out new rooms is easy, you can build Minecart rails to get around, night/day cycle doesn't affect you, and it's just really cool to have an underground base anyway!
Did you read the entire post up until this point? Want some closing tips; things that you should remember while making your base? Well, here are some!
First of all, try not to imitate the major YouTubers' bases. Sure, many of them, like Docm77 and Etho have really awesome bases, and many people aspire to be just like them in Minecraft. But although imitation is a form of flattery, in the long run, it's going to be more fun for you if you are creative and make up your own ideas. If you build a base that looks a lot like Etho's, you may have fun copying his cool designs now, but later on you'll look back and say, "I wish I had built something of my own creation!" If you just try your own thing from the beginning rather than trying to copy someone else, your base might even turn out better than theirs!
Also, another tip, although it sounds corny, is to never give up. Desigining a home can be very, very frustrating. Working with redstone can be even more so. If one of your creations doesn't work, or is blown up by a creeper, and you feel yourself about to all-out rage, throwing your keyboard across the room at your basket of X-Box shaped donuts on top of your cat (wat?) then take a break from Minecraft! Give yourself some time to calm down, and then come back to building whatever you were building when you're calmer. If you keep building in your enraged state, without taking a break, you'll probably just mess up more stuff, and rage even more.
Don't be afraid to come to the forums for help on your base! If you post a topic asking for help designing something or thinking up ideas, sure, there will be plenty of people that say things like "You must be new here" and call you a noob. But there are a good number of polite people on the forums that will help you out. Just ignore the mean people. And, if you see a thread like this, spread the love and help that person out. Don't be rude to other people! What goes around, comes around.
Although this isn't really a tip (it's just common sense), you need to love what you're doing. You can't build an epic base unless you're in the mood and you want to. I find, personally, that some days, I'm more keen on playing Minecraft than others. Wait to play Minecraft until a day you really want to, and build something then. I guarantee, it will be really awesome. Also, if you start a project in Minecraft and find you just don't love building it anymore, take a break from it! Chances are, you'll come back to the project later with renewed vigor, after you've thought up some good ideas about what to build.
Over all, have fun with it! Minecraft is a game, and is therefore supposed to be fun. Stop doing something if you aren't having fun with it, and don't start something if it seems like a chore and not play. Don't create a complex base with lots of redstone unless you actually like making redstone circuitry. But feel free to try new things! New things often lead to fun new experiences.
Anyway, you're awesome if you read through all these tips. I doubt anyone will, because my writing style isn't particularly entertaining, but I hope you gleaned at least a bit of knowledge from this thread. I appreciate your reading it!
More Helpful Links:
-the Minecraft Wiki may be found here!
-Etho (a YouTuber I referenced a lot in this thread) may be found here!
-Docm77 (a YouTuber I referenced a lot in this thread) may be found here!
-The most amazing video ever may be found
So, that's everything for now! Please post any more ideas for bases you have to add to the list down below, and I'll try to add them (no guarantees, though). This topic will be constantly growing and expanding, and over time I'll be adding more things to the list.
Oct 1, 2012IronMagus posted a message on I can't believe Mojang gave up on the sky dimensionPosted in: DiscussionQuote from v3912
the sky dimension is pretty much never going to happen.
Not as it was originally envisioned, I guess, no. It's like if you put in all the ingredients for a nice yellow cake, but then at the last minute you decide to put some chocolate in. You could say that that particular cake (the yellow one) will never be baked, but I would say that it's still the same cake, you just decided to put some chocolate in.
Mar 5, 2012UPDATE: This is a video example of what I'm talking about, using my mod's dogs (which use the pre-1.2 AI) as a comparison. I trust the difference should be plain as day:Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
IMPORTANT: If you agree with the following, please reply to this thread to keep it alive, in addition to repping this post. Otherwise this thread will simply die.
First off, congratulations on the new AI system, it looks really interesting. However, I have one issue with it, as a mod developer who has worked on wolves for more than half a year now. It's just one issue:
The 1.2.3 animals in general, but especially the wolves, have had their personalities utterly eviscerated.
I mean, just have your 1.2.3 wolves sit, walk away from them, and watch them. They don't move. At all. Not one inch. Not even to look at things. Not even when there are other animals nearby. And then when you walk back up to them, they instantly all turn around to face you and stare at you incessantly.
...This is, I can't be polite about this, exceedingly creepy.
Normally I wouldn't complain about this, it's just that the old looking system has become utterly inaccessible without altering base classes, because somebody removed a "get" function that allowed extending classes to access the "current target" variable, which determines what a mob is looking at. If I were to edit the entityliving base class to fix this, I would likely conflict with many mods that could do much more with that base class, just to fix something that shouldn't have been broken to begin with.
My point is: most animals seem incapable of looking at anything that isn't your face, and this results in some rather disturbing behaviors in animals.
This problem, or at the very least, the removal of access to the variable we could use to fix it, should be fixed as soon as possible. I know it's aesthetic, but it's a SEVERE aesthetic issue that needs addressing.
+1 this post if you agree with the above, and please post your thoughts so this thread doesn't die.
Sep 15, 2011Rabees posted a message on [!READ THE OP!] Buying Minecraft Gift Codes for Others!I would like my own account, but I probably shouldn't be top priority. I'm sharing an account with a friend right now.Posted in: Discussion
My family has a lot of financial trouble, to the point where I never get anything unless it is for my birthday or Christmas. I'm 15 and can't get a job because of my age.
Once again, please don't consider me before acountless people with similarly good reasons. I'm able to play the game legally right now and don't want to deprive other people of the opportunity.
Also, I admire your generosity. I'm sure a lot of people will be glad to have a chance to play.
Mar 25, 2011Posted in: Maps
Full Size Carotgraph: http://downloads.earthmap.minecraft.us/d/earthFull.png. Mirror.
The world is fully playable (includes ores, trees, etc). Elevation has been scaled to fit the constraints of a Minecraft world. Sea level was adjusted to 40 blocks which puts Mt. Everest at 121 blocks high. The Earth was generated with various images from NASA (including landmass, satellite, elevation, and vegetation maps) using a custom python script incorporating codewarrior’s pymclevel python library.
After receiving suggestions for ways to make the Earth better, we decided to make some updates. Our changes are as follows:
Added Ocean Topography
Ores Appear in Clumps
Created Different Spawns
Added City Signs
Fixed various bugs (Anarctica, Sand/Grass Mix, etc)
A small album I made last night is here: http://imgur.com/a/azr64
For this world there are two downloads: a single-player and a multi-player version. The only difference between the two is that the SSP world includes bed and signs while the SMP world does not. These are at various cities that will allow you to not only see where you are, but also set your spawn.
SSP: Included in the "world" folder is a "spawns" folder with city folders inside. Before you play, copy/paste the "level.dat" from a city folder into the "world" folder, replacing the original level.dat. When you start up be sure to sleep in your bed, otherwise you may glitch upon respawning.
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