Minecraft

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jaygatsby, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. jaygatsby

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    Do you play it? What are your thoughts? It seems pretty awesome to me.
     
  2. Georacer

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    Nah, I don't play it. I LIVE IN IT!

    But seriously. I have paid for the game since it was in beta. I have some ON and OFF time with it occasionally.

    I think it's one of the most ingenious games ever built.
     
  3. jaygatsby

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    It's great. I started a couple of years ago when I lived in Korea, and I had a Korean girlfriend... so now when the classic minecraft songs start to play in the game, i think back to that time.... nostalgia!
     
  4. jaygatsby

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    Georacer, do you have any awesome creations?
     
  5. Georacer

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    I mostly build home bases, safe and well equipped, linked with transportation networks. I 'm organized like that.

    I also like to clear caves.
     
  6. magnet18

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    I love the game, even done some mild modding for it!
    my friends here at purdue set up a server and we play it quite frequently, its a lot more fun with other people!
     
  7. Georacer

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    It is, you have someone to show your stuff. Unless they bring along their pickaxes.
     
  8. magnet18

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    yea, we set firm rules at the beginning
    no griefing whatsoever
    important rule when you build a house out of glass
     
  9. Georacer

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    It's not only that. You spend two days building your artful and architecturally correct house and then your neighbour raises a monstrosity of a shed, 100ft tall. It just ruins the view.

    Hey, Creative or Survival?
     
  10. magnet18

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    survival, it's no fun if you don't have to work for the things you build ;)
     
  11. Georacer

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    I stopped stacking cobblestone after my first dual chest. I filled another single chest with stone ladders. Now I 'm baking it into stone.

    I 've built a lava pit for a dumpster, though. I 'll need it soon.
     
  12. praondevou

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    What's the purpose of this game?

    I've seen a friend playing it for hours and hours. I don't get it. Looks awfully boring to me. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Sparky49

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    What's the purpose of recreation?

    Some people find different things relaxing or worthwhile. I don't find minecraft that interesting, but I still play computer games. I'm quite into Call of Duty at the moment, but other games are good too.

    Other times I go fishing. I don't need to fish to live, I do it for fun.

    And then I play my bagpipes. I don't need to annoy my neighbours, I do it for fun. :D
     
  14. Georacer

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    Minecraft is like painting a painting, but in four dimensions. It's the most creative and imaginative game there has ever existed.

    You are placed into a world and you are able to terraform it into your creation, create buildings, even functioning circuits!
     
  15. tshuck

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    I've seen people build fully functioning processors!

    I feel the same about this as I do with World of Warcraft. It's a good thing I never played it, because if I did, I would spend my life on it...
     
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  16. praondevou

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    Good point.

    We can't have all the same interests.. true.

    My wife thinks my electronic stuff is boring.:)
     
  17. amilton542

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    Have you considered CAD as another alternative?
     
  18. magnet18

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    cad isnt the same
    you can't walk through it or look up at it or "live" in it
     
  19. Sparky49

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    I can see it now; MineCAD.

    :D
     
  20. magnet18

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    actually...
    that sounds fun...
    world loads as a blank pcb, you run around digging vias and laying traces and building components
    then at the end it generates some real board files or simulates it....
    that sounds like quite a bit of fun!