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Minecraft - This game needs its own thread!
September 29th 2010, 09:42 CEST by G-Man

It seems like everybody with a PC and a pulse is currently playing Minecraft. And for good reason too - the game is nothing less than a revelation. Who knew that such a simple suite of world-building tools and a procedurally generated universe could be the source of nearly endless entertainment? Like digital LEGO, the game sets players free to build to their hearts content, limited only by their own patience (or madness) and willingness to see a project through.

Now you don't have to be left out of the block-shaped insanity. Gabe has set up an official Planetcrap Minecraft server for our enjoyment. Just enter port 5000 of his vanity domain as the IP address in the multiplayer mode to connect with the server and start building something awesome!
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#28 by CheesyPoof
2010-09-30 03:14:56
Swedish taxes will take about 50% or so of that, after his (probably minor) expenses.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#29 by CheesyPoof
2010-09-30 03:15:52
That math is wrong, too. It's 10 Euros per game, about $13, so that's $13 every 3 seconds, not every second.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#30 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 04:32:37
In the morning I tunneled one block away from my makeshift door and immediately a creeper jumped down from above. Good thing the other block was still there. I was able to use a tree branch to slowly beat him to death. I dug out the other block and took one step out and there was a spider right above me. But the area I was in was only one block wide and the spider couldn't fit, so I was able to slowly beat him to death too. Except in the middle of that another damn creeper jumped down and I had to backpedal and place a block down and then beat him to death over it. Then the spider, then I emerged. Arrows and feathers everywhere. Are other monsters more likely to spawn in the vicinity of a spawner? I've never seen so many monster remains in one place. I was able to find the landmark under which I had built my original cave and I was home again. While excavating inside my mountain home I found a long mazelike cavern that I am scared to explore too deeply. But I must. There's iron down there, and once I have iron then I can make a bucket and me and my lava can go revisit the spawner.

BUYBUYBUY
#31 by LPMiller
2010-09-30 06:45:15
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I interrupt this minecraft discussion to comment on the Gothic 4 demo - WTF was that? That's ain't gothic, JoWood! Well, other then the being buggy part.

Ok, go back to building things.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#32 by Jibble
2010-09-30 08:09:37
I made a better signpost for my hovel, then expanded the roof out a bit. Should be just a little bigger by the time I'm done.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#33 by Jibble
2010-09-30 09:02:10
The server seems surprisingly stable this evening.

Looks like someone is attempting to grief, as some of that staircase was destroyed.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#34 by gaggle
2010-09-30 10:46:04
Oh, I made those silly towers-to-the-skies. The signage clearly spells out "experimental" so disappointment is not a valid option! It was my first time Minecraft'ing, what's a dude to do.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." - FML
#35 by gaggle
2010-09-30 10:46:56
I just need half-step slabs to place to make the climb up easier. And then encase such a tower in glass. Once we exit the testing phase those towers will be grand!

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." - FML
#36 by OwenButler
2010-09-30 13:11:35
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
Spent an hour or so on the MP server (Thanks Gabe).  The latency is pretty good considering the jump across the ocean.

I found some crazy stuff hanging in the sky.  This arch in the distance looks pretty cool too.

I liked this flat spot on the top of this mountain, above cloud level.  I've started the main door.

I realise that I'm going to need a lot of stone though, so I drop down to sea level to start mining.

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#37 by Milan Brezovský
2010-09-30 15:30:32
http://uglycode.com
I bought the game in work, connected, stole some of Wudi's meat and blocks (since that was the first building I found), crossed his bridge and the game crashed. This will definitely be helpful in the middle of project deadlines.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#38 by Milan Brezovský
2010-09-30 15:31:24
http://uglycode.com
Also, Owen, something's wrong with your vhosts or DNS or redirects, owenbutler.org doesn't work at all, only blog.~ does.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#39 by OwenButler
2010-09-30 17:12:47
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
#38 by Milan Brezovský

Also, Owen, something's wrong with your vhosts or DNS or redirects, owenbutler.org doesn't work at all, only blog.~ does.

Yeah, sucks.  www was hosted at a really old VPS that a few of us chipped in years ago for.  The guy who had been footing the bill for the last few years shut it down the other day because he thought no-one was using it, which is kind of true really.

I have other hosting, just need to move it across.  Thanks for the heads up, I actually only noticed today too, and he shut it down a few weeks ago heh.

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#40 by jjohnsen
2010-09-30 17:19:36
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Jibble gave me the grand tour last night.  Then I started melting down sand to start my place.

It is so damn nice not to have to worry about mobs coming for you.

#41 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 17:25:27
You can do that in singleplayer too. Just turn the difficulty to peaceful.

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#42 by TreeFrog
2010-09-30 17:37:26
I like that they mostly come out at night. Adds a frisson of danger.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#43 by OwenButler
2010-09-30 18:01:04
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
Seems you can't die from falling on the server too, which is great given my hovel/grand palace is on the top of a giant cliff.

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#44 by Greg
2010-09-30 19:07:06
I admit it, I destroyed part of the sky bridge. And I would've destroyed more if it weren't for you meddling kids!

#45 by Wudi
2010-09-30 19:14:06
Found Milan's corpse near the bridge, took back my blocks and meat, then kicked his corpse into the ocean.

Zep--

w0rd up!
#46 by Wudi
2010-09-30 19:15:09
VANDAL!

Greg also tried to smother me with gravel blocks.

Zep--

w0rd up!
#47 by Jibble
2010-09-30 19:50:29
I noticed he also appeared to have messed with someone's hovel. Glass entrance, couple of torches, I think it's TreeFrog's. Had a bunch of gravel near the entrance. I noticed someone had built a little skydeck up there, not sure whose that was. You people need to learn to start making signs and putting them on everything.

I have a bit of redstone hanging around in my inventory. If anyone's interested in a compass just let me know.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#48 by Jibble
2010-09-30 19:51:12
#46 by Wudi

Greg also tried to smother me with gravel blocks.

To be fair, that is a perfectly reasonable and rational reaction to your presence.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#49 by Caryn
2010-09-30 19:51:49
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
I know this isn't Minecraft, sorry...

Hey Bob, Gabe says you're playing PocketFrogs. I love that game. Add me? I'm carynv. I looked for you as BobJustBob on their game network but didn't see you. Anyone else here playing it?

#50 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 20:06:38
I never signed up for an account but I will. I'm pretty addicted to it.

BUYBUYBUY
#51 by Caryn
2010-09-30 20:10:37
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Yeah, I only signed up for an account after I played it long enough to decide I wanted to start trading/gifting frogs.

#52 by jjohnsen
2010-09-30 20:15:48
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I stole sand from whoever built that tiny hut next to the spawn point.  So sorry, I'll replace it one day.

I think I'll stick to MP from now on.  What I like about it is I can play from three different machines and don't have to worry about saves.  Hell, I'll probably install it at work.

#53 by Jibble
2010-09-30 20:22:27
#52 by jjohnsen

I stole sand from whoever built that tiny hut next to the spawn point.

You stole sand? What kind of lazy monster are you?

Oh, wait. You stole it from Wudi. Nevermind.

I think I'll stick to MP from now on.  What I like about it is I can play from three different machines and don't have to worry about saves.  Hell, I'll probably install it at work.

It's pretty great knowing that I'm going to log in and see some new stuff on a fairly consistent basis. It also gives things a sense of permanence, though I guess that depends heavily on how good Gabe's backup process is.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#54 by Caryn
2010-09-30 20:26:44
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Bob, is there a guideline for selling frogs? I tend to want to collect everything and resisted selling at first, but since you can only have so many I'm guessing that the way you're "supposed" to play is that you grow and sell off the common frogs and breed successively rarer frogs to keep leveling up? So I've been doing a lot of quick breed-grow-sell stuff with the level 1-3 frogs (I'm only level 4 right now).

#55 by Gabe
2010-09-30 20:27:30
http://www.dartpublishing.com
Jibble, to be fair, Wudi is doing some pretty cool things on the server.
#56 by Gabe
2010-09-30 20:28:46
http://www.dartpublishing.com
Also, backup process? HAHAHA!
#57 by Jibble
2010-09-30 21:16:29
I figured. And yes, Wudi is an oddly productive member of our Minecraft community.

I have two things I want to do right now. One of them requires a lot more redstone than I currently have. The other will just require a little time and effort. Guess we'll see which wins.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#58 by Gabe
2010-09-30 21:24:06
http://www.dartpublishing.com
I can summon items, so let me know what you need. No guarantee I'll do it.
#59 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 21:38:35
Bob, is there a guideline for selling frogs?


Not really. You don't have to worry about keeping frogs around except when you need specific colors or styles to get awards, since you can always find more frogs in the pond and you can buy frogs at a discount from Frogmart when you need money. I need to clear out higher-level frogs from my catalog since they're so overpriced that I never buy them. I think I need to catalog the primary and secondary colors with some level 1 or 2 frogs so I always have them available for cheap.

BUYBUYBUY
#60 by Matt Perkins
2010-09-30 21:47:20
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
So can you battle these frogs...or just collect them?

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#61 by TreeFrog
2010-09-30 21:49:17
Jibble (#47):
I noticed he also appeared to have messed with someone's hovel. Glass entrance, couple of torches, I think it's TreeFrog's.

What? Cocksucker.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#62 by Caryn
2010-09-30 21:53:25
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
I think I need to catalog the primary and secondary colors with some level 1 or 2 frogs so I always have them available for cheap.

I haven't figured out what the catalog does for you. So it just allows you to buy the frogs directly? How is it different from Frogmart?

#63 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 22:02:47
Frogmart gives you a random selection of frogs that changes daily. The catalog lets you save up to 50 specific frogs to rebuy whenever you want. Except the catalog sells for more than the frog is worth while Frogmart sells for less than the frog is worth.

BUYBUYBUY
#64 by G-Man
2010-09-30 22:31:06
Nice hijack Caryn. I hope to be able to log on to the server to start a new project tonight, but I may not be available.
#65 by Jibble
2010-09-30 22:54:14
#58 by Gabe

I can summon items, so let me know what you need. No guarantee I'll do it.

Just redstone, really. I need to expand my mine anyway, but if I see you're around I might make a request. I'm basically just going to embellish my floating nametag a bit.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 187 lbs.  7 to go.
#66 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 22:58:53
More hijacking: Team Fortress 2 update is out adding item trading, item customization, and an in-game store. Seriously, you can buy hats now. Also the newest items confer set bonuses like the potentially-game-breaking sniper set bonus: "The wearer cannot be killed by headshots."

Also there is now a sniper rifle that shoots pee.

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#67 by Greg
2010-09-30 22:59:26
I hope to cause calamity tonight.

#68 by TreeFrog
2010-09-30 23:08:04
Jibble - if my storage chest is still there I'll leave you some redstone.

Reuse a different thread for the non-mining stuff, for christ's sake.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#69 by CheesyPoof
2010-09-30 23:10:09
#68 by TreeFrog

Reuse a different thread for the non-mining stuff, for christ's sake.


Welcome to PlanetCrap, please enjoy your stay.

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#70 by TreeFrog
2010-09-30 23:12:57
Ten threads on the front page alone. TEN!

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#71 by CheesyPoof
2010-09-30 23:14:51
You are enjoying your stay, yes?

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#72 by Squeaky
2010-09-30 23:25:44
More hijacking: Team Fortress 2 update is out adding item trading, item customization, and an in-game store. Seriously, you can buy hats now. Also the newest items confer set bonuses like the potentially-game-breaking sniper set bonus: "The wearer cannot be killed by headshots."

So you can pay real world money for game-breaking items? Nothing sounds wrong with that plan at all.

#73 by Squeaky
2010-09-30 23:27:12
Reuse a different thread for the non-mining stuff, for christ's sake.

Frankly, I'm surprised that this thread was on-topic for so long.

#74 by BobJustBob
2010-09-30 23:28:38
Now you finally have a legitimate target for your irrational hatred of TF2. Of course it's still irrelevant since you haven't played the game in forever.

It has been pointed out that the set bonus requires snipers to not wear the Razorback, meaning they're wide open for backstabs. So like all of TF2's weapons it just encourages different tactics.

BUYBUYBUY
#75 by TreeFrog
2010-09-30 23:29:16
Right, screw you guys. I'm going to dig some holes.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#76 by OwenButler
2010-10-01 01:44:20
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
I have a stack of 64 redstone, I will drop it in the community chest when I get a chance.

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#77 by OwenButler
2010-10-01 01:49:29
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
I'm going to need to organise a railway, the dropbear palace is too far away from the main spawn.

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