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    posted a message on Been Using "/Summon" to Replace Blocks? Not For Long!
    I'm so happy knowing that something I suggested here on the forums a while back is actually going to be put in the game (Don't believe me? Check my profile; the topic was locked for being redundant to another topic from almost a year before suggesting the exact same thing. Didn't have any idea it existed though, and I got mixed support, which is surprising seeing how the support here for Mojang's implementation is overwhelmingly positive).

    Anyway, I already was aware that this was coming because of Jeb's twitter, but still, this is exciting news nonetheless.
    Posted in: Minecraft News
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    posted a message on 13w36 / 1.7 - Significantly better performance?
    Quote from NinjaBunny13

    I'm not having that I'm just having like 100 fps on my world

    And that's bad..?

    Anything over 60 FPS is useless for anything other than benchmarking; the reason being because most monitors cannot produce anything more than 60 FPS (except for 3D monitors who use framerates up to 120 when displaying in polarized 3D mode), and even if they could, your eyes wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Probably would give some people headaches from the sensory overload though, which explains why a lot of people don't like polarization-based 3D moving images.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w36 / 1.7 - Significantly better performance?
    I wouldn't be surprised considering that Dinnerbone said over 225,000 lines of code were changed in just the snapshot alone not including the terrain; meaning they've probably fixed a lot of faulty and inefficient code that had been in the game for a while.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Minecraft sucks now
    Of course it's going downhill; every update makes the game go downhill, no matter what is added or changed, because all change is bad, unless it is the kind of change that YOU specifically want.

    That's exactly the kind of logic I keep hearing from this bipolar, self-entitled section of the community.
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    posted a message on What will minecraft look like in the future, say like in ten years or so?
    In the case that its monopoly isn't toppled, I can expect that sooner or later, Minecraft will have a redux made of it; hopefully with everything the current game has plus new additions that the current game lacks such as more highly advanced shaders; infinite height and depth; dynamic and colored lighting; and in general just an entirely different engine that more or less I would not expect to be Java-based like current Minecraft. However, I think that any such redux would be developed by someone other than Mojang, meaning Minecraft's rights would have to be bought out by someone else; hopefully NOT some gigantic corporate entity like EA. Minecraft's gotten too popular for it to die out so easily, but I definitely don't expect the current game to keep updating forever.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Beta versions in the new launcher
    Umm... they've already been added a long time ago; have you tried checking the boxes that say "Allow use of Alpha/Beta versions"? In fact, if I'm not mistaken, the oldest version that's available via. the launcher is from May 2009; only just a few days into Minecraft's development (it wasn't even called Minecraft at the time, and neither was it previously available).
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    posted a message on If you were the owner of monjang......
    If I owned Mojang... I'd probably be too busy with handling the company's finances and reading through the probably hundreds of emails and lawsuit allegations that Mojang likely receives every day. A better way to phrase it would have been "If you were the lead developer for Minecraft...", because Mojang isn't just about Minecraft.

    Quote from Tiel

    I'd fire everyone, make Minecraft opensource, and skedaddle with half the corporate bank account. The other half would be forwarded to Notch for being such a great guy.

    I thought Minecraft was open-source already; as in we already have access to the source code.
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    posted a message on More in 1.7: Resource Pack Selection
    I knew they'd add something like this sooner or later, because it's crucial for the Plugin API to work, especially to be able to have multiple mods and be able to configure their load order; an approach which other mod-eccentric game developers like Bethesda have used in the past. It's quite obvious this is just a step towards the API.
    Posted in: Minecraft News
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    posted a message on Red Dragon Coding Help
    Quote from GerbilCrab475

    It was, but then Jeb trashed it. It was such a good idea too...

    It was Notch who trashed it, not Jeb. Notch was still in power at that time.

    Quote from enderderp572

    The guy was the person who made the Mo' Creatures Mod. The Aether would also be a sound addition to Vanilla, although Notch is now continuing to work on the Sky Dimension, which was supposed to be The End but was never finished. THANK GOD!

    Where'd you get that idea? At most, we'll probably get a world generation option with Wedge-like terrain generation, but certainly no new dimension. Also, it's Jeb who's doing the work, not Notch. Notch left the development team a while back. Jeb, although, did ask for Notch's approval on this particular feature.
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    posted a message on Cubic Chunks: Reduced lag, infinite height, and more [The #1 Suggestion Thread of all time!][Updated! 6/14]
    Quote from RoryBecker2

    @Dinnerbone: Gonna spend some time away from gameplay to work on the new Super Secret Awesome Community Feature this week. I want it to be out already! - 19th August 2013

    http://www.twitter.c...378048568594432

    JustSaying

    That could mean anything. Sounds a lot more likely to be something like the Mod/Plugin API, considering that it's hardly as gameplay related as this. I also think that something like Cubic Chunks would be more of Jeb's job to be working on, considering he seems to do more of the engine work; Dinnerbone seems more for small gameplay features and UI improvements. If they are considering this, I assume they want to wait for the mod to be finished and then directly input that in the vanilla game via. update IF it delivers all of its promises.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Cubic Chunks: Reduced lag, infinite height, and more [The #1 Suggestion Thread of all time!][Updated! 6/14]
    Quote from Moriki

    Bad news and (for some of us), good news: 1.7 WONT be the Cubic Chunk Update. It will have new blocks, new biomes, new sub-biomes, and of course, bug fixes.

    I think most of us were already aware of the latter, as that's old news, but are you sure about the former? Has it been confirmed by Mojang that they're NOT in fact going to adding the new system in 1.7 (if so, that would mean they're paying close attention to the suggestion)? Even if you're correct, which you probably are, it's no surprise. My guess is IF they are paying attention to us, they are waiting for us to finish the mod so they don't have to work on it as much. Also know that it doesn't have to be directly referred to as "the Cubic Chunks update" for it to be a possible addition.

    Quote from Longor1996

    Implementing Cubic-Chunks for real (without any game breaking bugs) would take a long time, and I bet they would tell the modders about it instantly, since otherwise updating world-gen mods (Which currently is based on chunks a bit! Namely just the very first stage of it! (Rhyme not intended)), and any other mod that works on chunks, would take an incredible long time to update, which they won't be able to work with until the update is released.

    What would be the point? You would need to actually have it in completed form released first for it to be of any use to modders; otherwise, it would just be like warning them of what's to come, but instead, they wouldn't be able to prepare, because they need to make modifications to their mods that are built off the code and technical changes made by the update. Most modders rely on MCP (Minecraft Coder Pack) too, which is only updated per update.

    Quote from Longor1996

    Tl;Dr: But if they drink a lot of coffee and work hard on it, they could still manage to do it pretty fast in a resonable amount of time, and they would tell the community about it instantly.

    Mojang has a tendency to be secretive about big additions for the sake of getting people anticipated, as we're probably seeing with whatever this "community-oriented feature" is. If they haven't revealed it already, then my guess is that they're adding red dragons.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on If Jeb gave you 1 thing to add in minecraft what would it be?
    Definately the Cubic Chunks suggestion.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Pandas!
    Quote from Crafterguy3x3

    You can make pink trees in vanilla Minecraft. Make a resource pack, and under assets > minecraft > textures > colormap > foliage.png



    Make the entire foliage.png pink, and make sure it's 256x256, or else Minecraft will crash when you try to load a world/join a server with the resource pack on. Load the resource pack, and you have pink trees.

    I do this all the time; in fact, I have a whole bunch of different resource packs I created myself that simply change the color of grass & foliage. Still, I'd like to see cherry trees be added as a non-replacing feature.

    Quote from creepers34

    Nope, adding pandas into minecraft would be stupid, and utterly useless. Horses fit into minecraft due to minecraft being themed around the middle ages or the early pioneer days. While redstone is supposed to simulate pulley systems, traps and such. Think about it, today irl if you were to go to war, what would you take? A sword or a gun? While pickaxes are still used today, they aren't as common or as useful as a drill.

    I have no problem with pandas in real life, but i see too many noobs wearing panda/panda hoodie teenager skins in minecraft. I think they are utterly stupid and really annoying.

    If mojang were to add pandas, I would one: Either go on a huge rant and beg to have them removed. Or just stop playing the game altogether. 2: i would most likely downgrade back to 1.6.2 and probably complain about that too, because whatever version i downgrade to lags me extremely bad.

    Do i see pandas being added in the future? No (i hope not). Do i like the idea of pandas being added? No. Do i see cherry blossoms being added? Possibly, but not really. I think mojang could use that time to fix the lag on the launcher's time machine feature.

    1. I don't see why pandas suddenly go against this theme, and better yet, why you're comparing Minecraft's theme to something in the real world and then creating rules that sharply define it within the limits of that "real-world theme". I don't think that creepers, solar panels, or TNT are particularly "medieval/pioneer-themed".

    2. You're saying you'd beg them to remove a feature because of your personal experiences with parts of the community; that is far from being a valid reason for why they should remove a feature for the entire community (removing a feature would be a last-minute resort anyhow, and it would have to be one that was pretty strongly-criticized by the majority for Mojang to even consider the removal of, especially if it was already added in an official update). Really? are pandas THAT big of a deal?
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Pandas!
    Quote from himselfXD

    Retard means slow not mentally handicapped.
    Gay means happy not homosexual.

    I know that; it just goes to show how much words and their meanings can change. And once, they possibly didn't even meet those definitions either.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Seasons and Better Biome Arrangement!
    Seasons are not only a redundant suggestion, but it's highly likely they will be in 1.7, and Mojang's probably well aware of the idea.

    As for a biome arrangement fix, that's already confirmed for 1.7, so there's no point in you suggesting it.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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