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The Rock

Is it worth the money?

It looks pretty awesome but I was wondering if it was. Opinions? Comments?



Adding some links for Minecraft players.. note these are for the PC game only at the moment,

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Emperors Faithful wrote:
metallifan wrote:Maybe it's not the ROFLSTOMP that Americans are used to...

Best summary of foeign policy. Ever.
 
   
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Minecraft is awesome. The game itself is almost as addictive as 40k. It's thanks to Minecraft that parts of both my Eldar and Dark Angels remain unpainted. That's how addictive it is. So be warned.

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Last Game(s): The Spearhead Annihilation Battle between my Storm Angels First Company (Dark Angels) and Skystompa's Waagghh! (Blood Angels) resulted in a MAJOR VICTORY!
 
   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos






i'll just leave one of my partial creations here


   
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The Rock

Dear... God... Gotta find a way to make a giant Creeper!

Creeper: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Me: AAAAAAAA FUUUUUUUUUUU

Emperors Faithful wrote:
metallifan wrote:Maybe it's not the ROFLSTOMP that Americans are used to...

Best summary of foeign policy. Ever.
 
   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos






gimme a picture

   
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The Rock

How big of a hole would a giant creeper make?!

Emperors Faithful wrote:
metallifan wrote:Maybe it's not the ROFLSTOMP that Americans are used to...

Best summary of foeign policy. Ever.
 
   
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DA's Forever wrote:How big of a hole would a giant creeper make?!


How far down is bedrock?

And as others have said, Minecraft is an awesome way to spend time - it's a fantastic sandbox game where you can build just about anything you can think of given enough materials + time. It's a bit buggy, but it's just now entering beta, so it's to be expected.

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I'll just leave this here.



Since this picture the statue has been filled up with lava and I have a "space ship" floating behind it. Also on average 5-6 Creepers spawn at it's base each night.
Also I just noticed the face isn't quite right so back to work..
   
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The Rock

Thats the creeper god!

Emperors Faithful wrote:
metallifan wrote:Maybe it's not the ROFLSTOMP that Americans are used to...

Best summary of foeign policy. Ever.
 
   
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Yes its woth the money id even have paid full price for it tbh.

Its scarily addictive, more so than Wow.

When the rich rage war it's the poor who die

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Armies I want:Lizardmen, Warriors Of Chaos, Dark Eldar

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Plastictrees



UK

Bought Minecraft yesterday and loving it! Havn't tried to build anything yet, too busy just minning downwards and generally being a noob.

Can't even imagine the patience that went into making something like a statue or model of those sizes, congrats to N0t_u and Grundz!

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Thank you, LL.

The statue took maybe an hour or two after I had the materials, or at least that's what it felt like. The real annoyance was building where I took the picture from.




The name escapes me, but I'm pretty glad that someone made a decent hookshot (The anchor thing you see in the pics) mod. Too bad it isn't compatible with the newer ones.

Also two texture packs I recommend are Doku's RPG one (I like the one without the flowers on the grass more, but both are good) and the Brown and Bloom pack I was using when I took these pictures.

Haven't built much as I've been exploring the world some more, trying to find the edge (well until I found out it takes an estimated 13 years to reach the edge). Which left me a nice 3 hours away from anything I've built. A tip for exploring is to pay attention to the clouds as they always go north.

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Havn't tried any texture stuff yet will try it soon but want to get used to the game first.

I've been doing a staircase mining strategy and it's working pretty well, hit a few magma lakes which are fun and just reached the impentratable bedrock stuff. So i'm just moving in a sideways direction and digging for minerals, it's good fun.

EDIT: Right after writing this I accidently clicked the DakkaDakka bookmark on the browser on my Minecraft tab and lost all the stuff I did when I mined to the side of my shaft. :( So I just made a gigantic magma lake at the bottom of my shaft for fun and it looks very pretty.

Questions:

If I make a big platform and build a house/shelter on it, will no monsters spawn up there? They scare me and i'm terrible at fighting on this game, I need a mouse.

Should I just make a seperate mineshaft now or improvise with the first one?

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WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Norfolk

Lord-Loss wrote:Questions:

If I make a big platform and build a house/shelter on it, will no monsters spawn up there? They scare me and i'm terrible at fighting on this game, I need a mouse.

Should I just make a seperate mineshaft now or improvise with the first one?


It's all about the light if your house/shelter and the are around it is well lit then you shouldn't have any monsters spawn on it, of course they can walk/climb/jump to the area so you can never be entirely monster free unless you build a decent sized wall around your shelter and have a door to allow access.

As for mine shafts I say the more the merrier but I do limit myself to one per 'base.' eg: in my currently world 3 I have two mine shafts one at my spawn base and one at my WIP Saxon style village/fort thing, both go down the the bedrock and both have branches off them. Between them I've gather well over 200 iron, 300 coal, 100 redstone and nearly 10 diamond.

My current goals are to build a tree house and build a portal to the nether. I've found the perfect location for the former, there's a massive clump of trees on top of a hill near my village/fort. As for the latter I'm thinking I might put it in the half finished castle near my spawn. Would give me a decent excuse to finish the damn thing.

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Plastictrees



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Think I shall just remake my house and build a big wall around it covered in torches. I'll make a little cave near my house when it's under construction so I don't get owned every night.

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Norfolk

Sounds like a plan of course you could always turn the difficulty to peaceful while you're building.

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This game sounds interesting, what is it?

   
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Norfolk

SilverMK2 wrote:This game sounds interesting, what is it?


Basically minecraft is a construction game, you gather resources (stone, dirt wood, iron etc) and build stuff. In order to gather resources more efficiently you must craft tools using the most basic resources. But it's not all building and resource gathering you must find shelter before night falls otherwise the skeletons, zombies, giant spiders and 6 foot tall exploding green penises (creepers) will kill you.

There are as many ways to play the game as there are players (currently approaching 1mil sales). Some just like to build, some like to explore the randomly generated worlds and others just try to survive in the world as a nomad.

If any of that sounds interesting go here and give the free version a go, it is only the construction side of things with unlimited resources but it acts as a nice taster for the main game.

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Nick Ellingworth wrote:Sounds like a plan of course you could always turn the difficulty to peaceful while you're building.


And I didn't know there was a peaceful difficulty and now I do.

To work.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Nick Ellingworth wrote:build a portal to the nether. I've found the perfect location for the former, there's a massive clump of trees on top of a hill near my village/fort. As for the latter I'm thinking I might put it in the half finished castle near my spawn. Would give me a decent excuse to finish the damn thing.


Put one in each of your major bases and make sure they are surrounded properly. Then you need two portals in your Nether base and you should be able to use it for fast travel. Kind of like the warp. While in the Nether grab as much Light Stone as possible, this stuff has been like gold to me; especially for my underwater bases.


I'd recommend building all bases out of stone. Fully enclose the first floor, using glass for windows. The second floor can be open, but it would also be ideal to have a lookout tower as well. Then you can place torches on the tower and use it to find your base if you get lost.

For a door I'd say a metal one (but I do find a lot of Creepers, as in a fair few nights I've had 8+ bouncing outside >_> ), with a pressure plate to open on the inside and a button on the outside. Alternatively just a lever inside will do, the point is only you can open it and not the creeps, thus making the first floor entirely enclosed and safe.

There is also a minimum range the creeps can spawn, I think its about 4-5 blocks away from you. It's also based on light, so if you build on a small island and cover the entire thing with torches none will spawn on it. If you have a wall around it they won't be able to enter.

As for my floating island I purposely left the lighting low enough for creeps to spawn in places. But mostly so they go into my creep trap.

After this picture I made a large circle one running off the same idea of using boosters for perpetual motion. Then above it is a few rows of stone. When a creep touches a minecart they automatically climb into it. Then if it passes under a block that is less than their height (nearly everything including you are height 2), they take damage from hitting it. So it's kind of like a record player, except instead of music it drops items.


For decent Creeper defence, try to get a layer of water to flow on the outside of your base. The explosion will not go through it saving your base from taking any damage.
   
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Norfolk

That is an awesome mob trap. Most people just drown, burn or explode them, this is the first time I've seen minecart physics abuse used for a mob trap.

I just use a moat to defend my bases.

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I'll admit I had my huge pit of death lined with torches phase.
   
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So is this thing single player, multi-player, what? Can you find other people in the world or are you it?


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Nick Ellingworth wrote:
I just use a moat to defend my bases.


I hope that moats made from MAGMA

Just got the game a few days ago and thats the pinnacle of my achievment. Only Dakka can stop me from playing

Oh also, the game is both single and multiplayer, if you get the IP of an online server then you can join other worlds and mess around with people.

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Norfolk

Tyyr wrote:So is this thing single player, multi-player, what? Can you find other people in the world or are you it?


Both, there's single and multi player modes.

Nob 'ead wrote:
Nick Ellingworth wrote:
I just use a moat to defend my bases.


I hope that moats made from MAGMA


Sadly not. It's just water, but it stops creepers from blowing large chunks out of my wall. Which has to be a good thing.

Found a load of diamond (5 in one vein!) in one of my mines today. I like being able to waste diamond on random tools. What I really want though is gold, I want a throne dammit. Oh well I guess I'll just have to console myself with a lovely shower in my newly constructed en-suite bathroom.

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Also if you have a friend that can set it up right you can use Hamachi and the server software to have your own private world.

In terms of my moats:

Fast flowing water changed into fast flowing water to a huge pit. Then it changed to dragging them through cacti. I then abandoned that base. New one had magma moat, because it looks awesome with a long stone bridge over it and can be seen to the right in my picture of the statue (that base is actually a cannon from learning how to make an elevator ). Although now days all my bases just float in the air.

My PC died so currently no minecraft, probably explaining why I've posted so much in this thread. But, I can get my world by turning the hard disk into a usb drive.

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So what's the game cost and what are the system requirements?


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http://www.minecraft.net/

Here's the site. I'm not sure of the requirements, but they'd be pretty low as the game itself is not very taxing. If it helps the Laptop I ran it on had a 2.6ghz dual core processor, 1024mb ram and a 128mb video card. It ran completely fine on the normal render distance and would only lag occasionally with the highest settings. Of course regardless the game is supposed to lag occasionally as only the world within a certain distance to you is created at a time. The more you explore the larger the save will become because of this.

Also the price was about 10 Euros before, but during the Alpha it was half price, so I think it's 15 Euros now.
   
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I ask because I can't access the site due to work filters.

If the requirements are low that would be good for me, looking for a new laptop game.


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Well the above laptop I mentioned is the Acer Aspire 5710 so can't be too hard to beat. Also I never actually found the specifications on the website, but it has the in browser one which I guess can be used to see how you go with it when not at work.
   
 
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