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Postby SaintB » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:45 am

I recently discovered this little jewel of Indie gaming after a friend referred me to it; after which it was featured in my favorite gaming magazine. After messing with it a bit and sinking about $15 into it I really started to get addicted to this puzzle, construction, action, adventure game. Now I'm hooked; when I'm not on NSG its Minecraft, when I'm unable to get online I am scheming about new things to build or new ways to use the various features of the game to build fortifications, traps, and mazes to keep the undead from entering my fortress/mine/farm/home/etc.

The of course there is the exploring the huge random generated game worlds and fighting the various creatures in hidden dungeons around the world. Or multiplayer where you get together with friends and build entire towns and cities together... in short its the best $15 I ever spent.

Is there anyone else who has experienced MineCraft? Whats your thoughts or opinions?
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Postby Vloomar » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:08 pm

A bunch of my friends play it. But I have yet to try it out. I am reluctant to spend money on games.
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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:45 pm

it's so awesome i made a thread about it a few weeks ago i think.

big time sink. I'm waiting for survival multiplayer to come out, that will be fun.

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Postby Meryuma » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:17 pm

I really like Minecraft. I should probably play it some time tonight.
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Postby Niur » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:21 pm

Meryuma wrote:I really like Minecraft. I should probably play it some time tonight.

I should too. In fact I will.
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Postby Offenheim » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:23 pm

I just recently remembered that I could change the settings to "Peaceful" and work on projects around the clock. No more constantly checking the sun or my watch to figure out when I could build or when I should mine.

Also, Creepers! :shakefist:
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Postby Weltmachtistan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:24 pm

I have it, it's great! :)

I just hide in my cave and never leave, because the zombies scare me... :(

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Postby Offenheim » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:26 pm

Has anybody built an underwater house here? They seem really cool.
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Postby Mosois » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:30 pm

I read this thinking that this guy i know plays it, it's a good game.
I can't think of anything logical to say.

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Postby Disposablepuppetland » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:36 am

Minecraft is the best new game I've played in years.

Offenheim wrote:Has anybody built an underwater house here? They seem really cool.

Yeah I started building one a few days ago. I've got three rooms connected by tunnels. Unfortunately the sea isn't quite as deep as I was hoping though.

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Offenheim wrote:Has anybody built an underwater house here? They seem really cool.

my flatmate tried that and got about halfway. the technique he used was ahem not practical.

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Postby SaintB » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Offenheim wrote:Has anybody built an underwater house here? They seem really cool.

On a multiplayer server some friends and I are building an underwater tunnel out of glass. I spruced it up by adding some iron 'joints' to it

My current project is a statue made out of smooth stone in the middle of the ocean but I'm not going into much detail. Then I'm going to turn my island into a mote and bailey style fortress.

right now its got a ranch style house and a water mill on it, and a huge wheat farm.
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Postby Auremena » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:08 pm

I've only played the free version, but I like it.
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Postby Oterro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:11 pm

I played the free version, but apparently it "ain't got shit" on the newer one.
It sounds awesome, dunno if I'll get around to buying it though.
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Postby Outlying States » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:56 am

I've seen this game around the internet a lot and it seems pretty popular. I enjoy a good game, so can anyone tell me what Minecraft is about, exactly?

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Postby SaintB » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:03 pm

Offenheim wrote:Also, Creepers! :shakefist:

I hate creepers. They always get me.

Finish a 5 story stone tower that is central to your fortress. As you climb down the stairs and exit the iron doorway... pssssst BANG

Respawn

Run back to your partially destroyed fortress in hopes of recollecting your diamond sword and armor before it can disapear... pssssst BANG

Respawn

Pssst BANG!

Respawn

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Postby SaintB » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:12 pm

Outlying States wrote:I've seen this game around the internet a lot and it seems pretty popular. I enjoy a good game, so can anyone tell me what Minecraft is about, exactly?

Its sort of Runecraftesque graphics wise. The point of the game is basically to do whatever you want. Right now the game features open randomized worlds and future updates will include NPC villages of people and goblins. (According to its wiki) The gameworld consists of 1 meter square blocks that you can destroy and put together in various ways. There are two versions; in Classic Version you can explore, and destroy and build anything you want, in Alpha (also known as Survival) you can create items as well, and you get menaced by hordes of monsters.

Here is the wiki: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page it can link you to the main site.
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Postby Outlying States » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:18 pm

Thanks, Ill have to check it out later today when I get a chance.

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Postby Offenheim » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:39 pm

Don't forget the nether. I haven't had diamond stuff in a while, so I haven't been able to mine obsidian at all to construct gates.
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Postby SaintB » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:55 am

Offenheim wrote:Don't forget the nether. I haven't had diamond stuff in a while, so I haven't been able to mine obsidian at all to construct gates.

I've never made it to the nether yet.
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Postby Noders » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:48 am

WOW JUST PLAYED FOR hours so addicting and fun and yea!!!!!!!!!!!! love it
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Postby SaintB » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:56 am

Noders wrote:WOW JUST PLAYED FOR hours so addicting and fun and yea!!!!!!!!!!!! love it

I played it until my JAVA started messing up.
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Postby Noders » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:12 am

SaintB wrote:
Noders wrote:WOW JUST PLAYED FOR hours so addicting and fun and yea!!!!!!!!!!!! love it

I played it until my JAVA started messing up.

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Postby Frozen Time » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:36 pm

at the moment I can't pay for Minecraft, but I do play the free version, which is just as awesome.

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Postby Offenheim » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:05 am

Frozen Time wrote:at the moment I can't pay for Minecraft, but I do play the free version, which is just as awesome.

I thought so too, but they've taken all the fun out of the free version by removing saving. Alpha is really a huge step up.
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