Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2011 10:02 UTC
Games At MineCon in Las Vegas yesterday and today, Mojang has officially released Minecraft 1.0, signalling the end of the phenomenon's alpha and beta testing phase. It's been an interesting journey, and I've been playing the game since early summer 2010 - so it's weird to see it hit final now. Game of the year? Well, no, that title obviously goes to Skyrim - but for a game like Minecraft to be even considered for such a title is amazing enough. Thanks, Notch and the rest of the Mojang team!
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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Sat 19th Nov 2011 10:55 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

Tried it and... Don't get the hype. Yeah you have to work for rewards so that you could create amazing stuff and it wouldn't be so popular if you got all materials without work, yada yada. Still...

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by f0dder on Sat 19th Nov 2011 17:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

Did you try it in multiplayer with a bunch of friends, while chatting on skype or whatever? That's when it gets fun.

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2011 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Exactly. I run my own Minecraft server and play with friends. It's awesome.

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Sun 20th Nov 2011 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Well this way every game is fun. Personally we play Gears or Halo co-ops on highest difficulty. Nowadays - Battlefield 3 multiplayer.

So kinda weak argument. ;)

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Moredhas on Sat 19th Nov 2011 22:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

There is a Creative mode, now, you know. You can build whatever you want, however you want, out of anything you want. Or you could just add an inventory editor mod.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by siride on Sun 20th Nov 2011 04:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I'm a Minecraft fan, but I can totally understand not being into it. It's not for everybody. I agree that they could add more parts of the game to make it interesting for a wider audience. Some of us are okay just taking advantage of the sandbox aspect and building our own empires and exploring. Others are happy about the (admittedly half-assed) RPG elements that have been added.

Alternatively, there are also a ton of mods that add things to the game to suit your tastes. It's almost like a platform for making your own game (and Notch would do well to realize this and make a solid mod API). There are mods that add RPG elements, puzzle elements, additional blocks and goals, etc. Whatever you want, there's probably a mod for it.

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Comment by sagum
by sagum on Sat 19th Nov 2011 11:36 UTC
sagum
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2006-01-23

Hopefully they'll continue to work on the game and fix the bugs that still exsit. The double door bug that closes, open, closes and then opens the otherside is kind of annoying when trying to escape from monsters.
And the the bug that leaves still statue monsters randomly around the world could be frustrating.

Other then that, I can see Minecraft having quite a lot more to offer if Notch and his team can save themselfs from adding gimicky things to the game. They've done pretty well so far all things considered.

A proper (multiplayer) plugin API would be nice, I think that is something everyone is looking for but I'd like to see a few other things that really can only come from Mojang.

- profile enabled friend and server list.
Much like our managed server list in Mincraft now, I'd like to the ability to add a server to our profile on minecraft.net and then the minecraft client download the server list so we don't have to keep updating it if we did a clean install. Also, the ability to friend a username on your profile and see the last server they were playing on and how long ago. Again this could be included in Minecraft client and we'd beable to just hop on the same server as them.

- Guild Titles
Giving us the option to create and join guild names on minecraft.net with a nice managed interface for guild admins to simply add or remove usernames. Support for Character Cloaks would be nice, but really not too bothered about this one. I know some might argue aganst this, but I'd pay a few euros to create a guild title.

- Achivements
I think this is long over due. Minecraft has added basic support for achivements, but they're not sync'd with minecraft.net. They need to add a lot more achivements, even basic ones like mine 500 stone blocks, gather 50 iron, 10,000 stone, 100 iron or make it to 50days on hardcore mode, kill 50 creepers on hardcore mode etc. This could be so to connect to facebook as an App to spam friends with too, it just seems like a missed oppertunity for them.

There is lots more stuff I really hope they add to the backend of minecraft, and its what the community can't do on their own.

Really enjoy minecraft, Its the most played game in my house.

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RE: Comment by sagum
by Fergy on Sat 19th Nov 2011 19:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by sagum"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

- Achivements
I think this is long over due. Minecraft has added basic support for achivements, but they're not sync'd with minecraft.net. They need to add a lot more achivements, even basic ones like mine 500 stone blocks, gather 50 iron, 10,000 stone, 100 iron or make it to 50days on hardcore mode, kill 50 creepers on hardcore mode etc. This could be so to connect to facebook as an App to spam friends with too, it just seems like a missed oppertunity for them.

There are people that actually like 'achievements'?

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RE[2]: Comment by sagum
by Moredhas on Sat 19th Nov 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sagum"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

The Achievements, as they are in Minecraft, are the closest people get to any real in-game direction, and sometimes give clues on how to make certain things without having to delve into the wiki. I don't think people want "Smelt a million iron ingots" to be an achievement, but I do think the achievements for building certain tools and such are good.

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RE[2]: Comment by sagum
by Kivada on Sun 20th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sagum"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

"- Achivements
I think this is long over due. Minecraft has added basic support for achivements, but they're not sync'd with minecraft.net. They need to add a lot more achivements, even basic ones like mine 500 stone blocks, gather 50 iron, 10,000 stone, 100 iron or make it to 50days on hardcore mode, kill 50 creepers on hardcore mode etc. This could be so to connect to facebook as an App to spam friends with too, it just seems like a missed oppertunity for them.

There are people that actually like 'achievements'?
"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JQn750D0YM

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Comment by zima
by zima on Sat 26th Nov 2011 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sagum"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There are people that actually like 'achievements'?

What is "to like"? Possibly... a ~"positive" emotional response (generally emotions, anticipation and/or avoidance of them, is what drives us to do to anything, starting with getting off the bed in the morning), which modifies our behaviour?

Well, "gamification" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamification a nice example: http://www.fitocracy.com/ ) apparently works rather well to motivate humans, they respond positively to it.

Only, who knows where it leads... ;) http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2286#comic (to ve fair, it's not like we don't have something roughly similar already, entwined within our social constructs, just evolved in a bit roundabout way; see, it works)

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Comment by Licaon_Kter
by Licaon_Kter on Sat 19th Nov 2011 11:51 UTC
Licaon_Kter
Member since:
2010-03-19

The Witcher 2 is GOTY or Deus Ex HR or...

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Uhh...
by churlish_Helmut on Sat 19th Nov 2011 13:38 UTC
churlish_Helmut
Member since:
2010-04-12

So 1.9 pre-release is actually the full version?

Hmmm... Oh man, there can be lot added- especially because it became more like an RPG since 1.8; so i am a bit disappointed.

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RE: Uhh...
by sagum on Sat 19th Nov 2011 14:58 UTC in reply to "Uhh..."
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

I think 1.9rc2 was released as v1.0.0 there was never a public 1.9x pushed to users.

Edited 2011-11-19 14:58 UTC

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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 19th Nov 2011 15:04 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

Never heard of it. Looks like a cancelled super nintendo game

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by umccullough on Sat 19th Nov 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Never heard of it.


Geek card revoked.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Nov 2011 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Eh, Quid Est Geek?

Is not a geek one who relishes otherwise obscure technological pleasures?

Then, what would you call one whom in pursuit of far more obscure technological pleasures, say hacking yon kernel of extreme unction, may in his geekery miss a more popular item of technicality? Is said one, not even more of a geek? I posit thusly.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by umccullough on Mon 21st Nov 2011 06:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Is said one, not even more of a geek? I posit thusly.


If you frequent this site, and haven't heard of Minecraft - something has gone terribly wrong ;)

Note: one need not have played it, just heard of it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Nov 2011 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not every geek has time to visit this site or read all of the articles posted here.

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by umccullough on Mon 21st Nov 2011 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Not every geek has time to visit this site or read all of the articles posted here.


But that's my point - if you come here at all, I have a pretty hard time believing you've never heard of Minecraft...whether from here specifically, or well, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET.

In any case, you took it way too seriously - it was obviously a joke.

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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Nov 2011 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You didn't pick up on ye olden style of speeche as a sarcasm clue? Ah, well, next time I'll go full Middel Angelish.

Truth is, geeks who call themselves geeks and try to define who is and who is not a geek are essentially the same as hipsters.

Labels are for Nutrition Facts.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by abstraction on Sat 19th Nov 2011 19:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
abstraction Member since:
2008-11-27

How!? It... I mean...

I envy you.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by qroon on Sun 20th Nov 2011 15:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

I've heard of it but I didn't try playing.

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timesink
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 19th Nov 2011 19:55 UTC
MamiyaOtaru
Member since:
2005-11-11

this was the last thing I made in Minecraft before burning out a bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qGRafscwM

fun game though, definitely got my money's worth before then

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RE: timesink
by computrius on Sun 20th Nov 2011 00:28 UTC in reply to "timesink"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Impressive. I didnt get anywhere near that before I got bored with it ;)

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RE: timesink
by backdoc on Sun 20th Nov 2011 00:33 UTC in reply to "timesink"
backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

I watched the video, and I have to say that that is an amazing structure you have there.

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RE[2]: timesink
by WorknMan on Sun 20th Nov 2011 02:39 UTC in reply to "RE: timesink"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I watched the video, and I have to say that that is an amazing structure you have there.


That's what she said.

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Clones
by reez on Mon 21st Nov 2011 12:25 UTC
reez
Member since:
2006-06-28

Hey, there are loads of Minecraft clones out there. Some of them are different, like a Minecraft shooter/CTF game and less sandboxy or at least more goal oriented games. Just wanted to mention it, because some of them have very interesting concepts.

A list:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/lx5g3/complete_list_of_m... (btw. that's not my Reddit account ;) )

Edited 2011-11-21 12:25 UTC

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RE[4]: Congratulations!
by zima on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 23:55 UTC in reply to "Clones"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

More specifically, Minecraft itself seems to be a clone, too ;p http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Barth#Infiniminer

Edited 2011-11-23 00:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Congratulations!
by zima on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 23:59 UTC in reply to "Clones"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

(double...)

Edited 2011-11-23 00:00 UTC

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