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    posted a message on What's the big deal?

    People understandably don't want to make a second account to use a forum about something entirely unrelated to Twitch. No other forums does that.


    It can be many reasons, really.


    For some, including me, the forums have been declining in quality, and the whole Twitch thing was kind of the final breaking point, I'd imagine Twitch would want to make some changes to the forums if they're going all out with it, I really don't have any faith in those changes being good, either not really mattering or being overall terrible.


    Others it's probably just a bias against twitch, with or without good reason. It's a pretty big company, and many people view big companies as generally bad or "evil", which is also understandable due to the behavior of a large portion of them.


    Also possible that people just don't want to merge. There's weren't really any really good reasons provided for the merge, so I can see the hate against it.


    Everyone has their own reasons, there happens to be a lot of them, so that's why it's kind of turning into a big deal.



    Personally I feel it's not that big of a deal, but I'm already kind of over the forums and don't use them, so that's probably why I don't care as much.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Blindness and Nausea Potions

    Blindness can be fine if it gets a slight nerf. Right now it makes it pretty much impossible to see and prevents sprinting.


    Increase the radius you can see while blind a bit and remove the sprinting deal, and I can see it being nifty.



    It does need a single player use, though, maybe it makes affected mobs unable to agro on anything while blind, or severely lower their detection radius.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on combat in 1.9 good or bad?
    Quote from Ptolemy2002»


    It would probably take longer for less experienced people. And how long would it take to code that in? If you're using multiple people and doing it efficiently, it should take about 1 hour max.

    That's why the community tends to create mods and plugins and whatnot. A bit of work for one person, but everyone else gets to enjoy what has been made in a few clicks. Which amazes me that there seems to be no true combat backport considering the seemingly high demand for it.

    But I really don't think it's a matter of "Is it possible/worth putting effort in it", otherwise we'd obviously have a gamerule now.... Or not, it's Mojang, so you never know. Mojang just feels against adding it in for various reasons of their own, we'd probably be better off finding those reasons instead.
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    posted a message on combat in 1.9 good or bad?
    Quote from Ptolemy2002»

    How long did that take you?

    About 4-ish(?) hours coming from mostly no experience in command blocks (I mostly used tools like that command combiner and mcstacker to do about 60% of the work for me, I just had to figure out the logic).
    Quote from jdc997»

    Who says that Mojang has to test a gamerule if it's not aimed towards mapmakers? There's no prerequisite.

    It's Mojang's own reasoning, so that's where I'd imagine the argument stems from in the first place. Maybe it's wrong, they have been before, but it's how Mojang personally feels, and I'd agree with them on it. I wouldn't want a compromised that seems half baked and ends up making 1.8 PvP worse in later releases.


    "Knee-jerk" outrage doesn't effect ~37% of players and stay relevant for more than a year.

    However, we're not saying that Mojang needs to back down. We're demanding a compromise—one that's actually feasible for the average player and doesn't require a convoluted command block structure. We want people to be able to play how they want.




    Wasn't hunger this way? People still claim to this day it was the end of Minecraft. I only make claims like that in the first place because of what I've seen. First snapshot came out and... no combat changes and server forums would be filled of "I dont know what they changed in combat but it already feels worse", even before the combat changes everyone doubted the devs which probably actually directed the changes to the way they went because they've made a post asking about how to change it up due to everyone's doubts.
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    posted a message on combat in 1.9 good or bad?
    Quote from Ptolemy2002»

    You cannot edit an item while on the ground.


    I've made a command to revert combat that does exactly this. It's outdated, so it only works in 1.9, but you can see it here (Command converters to like 1.12 or whatever break it as well from experience):


    /summon FallingSand ~ ~1 ~ {Block:stone,Time:1,Passengers:[{id:FallingSand,Block:redstone_block,Time:1,Passengers:[{id:FallingSand,Block:activator_rail,Time:1,Passengers:[{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:gamerule commandBlockOutput false},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:"fill ~3 ~-2 ~ ~10 ~ ~3 purpur_block 0 hollow"},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:"fill ~3 ~-1 ~ ~10 ~-1 ~3 end_rod 1 replace purpur_block"},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~2 ~-2 ~1 wall_sign 4 replace {Text1:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"Spam Clicking\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"black\\\"}",Text2:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"enabled.\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"black\\\"}",Text3:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"Drop the sword\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"black\\\"}",Text4:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"to update it\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"black\\\"}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~2 ~-1 ~1 wall_sign 4 replace {Text2:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"Destroy\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"dark_red\\\",\\\"bold\\\":true}",Text3:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"Machine\\\",\\\"color\\\":\\\"dark_red\\\",\\\"bold\\\":true}",Text4:"{\\\"text\\\":\\\"\\\",\\\"clickEvent\\\":{\\\"action\\\":\\\"run_command\\\",\\\"value\\\":\\\"fill ~ ~-1 ~-1 ~8 ~1 ~2 air\\\"}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~4 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 1 replace {auto:1,Command:"/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_OldItems_min=5,score_OldItems=5] {Item:{id:diamond_sword,Count:1,tag:{AttributeModifiers:[{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Amount:7,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:425958,UUIDMost:108964,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"},{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Amount:1,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:170835,UUIDMost:965703,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"}]}}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~5 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 4 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] OldItems 5 {Item:{id:minecraft:diamond_sword}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~6 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 4 replace {auto:1,Command:"/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_OldItems_min=4,score_OldItems=4] {Item:{id:iron_sword,Count:1,tag:{AttributeModifiers:[{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Amount:6,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:425958,UUIDMost:108964,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"},{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Amount:1,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:170835,UUIDMost:965703,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"}]}}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~7 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 4 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] OldItems 4 {Item:{id:minecraft:iron_sword}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~8 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 4 replace {auto:1,Command:"/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_OldItems_min=3,score_OldItems=3] {Item:{id:stone_sword,Count:1,tag:{AttributeModifiers:[{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Amount:5,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:425958,UUIDMost:108964,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"},{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Amount:1,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:170835,UUIDMost:965703,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"}]}}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~9 ~-1 ~2 chain_command_block 4 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] OldItems 3 {Item:{id:minecraft:stone_sword}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~9 ~-1 ~1 chain_command_block 3 replace {auto:1,Command:"/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_OldItems_min=2,score_OldItems=2] {Item:{id:golden_sword,Count:1,tag:{AttributeModifiers:[{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Amount:4,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:425958,UUIDMost:108964,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"},{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Amount:1,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:170835,UUIDMost:965703,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"}]}}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~8 ~-1 ~1 chain_command_block 5 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] OldItems 2 {Item:{id:minecraft:golden_sword}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~7 ~-1 ~1 chain_command_block 5 replace {auto:1,Command:"/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_OldItems_min=1,score_OldItems=1] {Item:{id:wooden_sword,Count:1,tag:{AttributeModifiers:[{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackDamage\\\",Amount:4,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:425958,UUIDMost:108964,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"},{AttributeName:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Name:\\\"generic.attackSpeed\\\",Amount:1,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:170835,UUIDMost:965703,Slot:\\\"mainhand\\\"}]}}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~6 ~-1 ~1 chain_command_block 5 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] OldItems 1 {Item:{id:minecraft:wooden_sword}}"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~5 ~-1 ~1 chain_command_block 5 replace {auto:1,Command:"/gamerule commandBlockOutput false"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~4 ~-1 ~1 repeating_command_block 5 replace {auto:1,Command:"/scoreboard objectives add OldItems dummy"}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~ ~ ~1 command_block 0 replace {Command:fill ~ ~-3 ~-1 ~ ~ ~ air}},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:setblock ~ ~-1 ~1 redstone_block},{id:MinecartCommandBlock,Command:kill @e[type=MinecartCommandBlock,r=1]}]}]}]}

    It's also possible to directly edit items held, but I haven't found an easy way to do it, though I haven't looked too long.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on combat in 1.9 good or bad?
    Quote from jdc997»

    I'm popping in again to address a couple of fallacies I've seen:




    A cooldown gamerule is different from other gamerules due to what group of players it targets. It would have to be balanced because unlike other gamerules who's target is to please map-makers, builders, etc. a cooldown gamerule would have to ensure it suits survival/PvP player needs, and thus needs to actually be balanced around the game, unlike other gamerules.

    That's why the glaring issues of using gamerules like daylight cycle, health regen, mob loot/spawning and such wouldn't need to be patched or bugtested while the issues with only the gamerule of removing the combat mechanics would have to be extensively tested with other features.


    That being said, my personal reason for being against it is because it shows Mojang is willing to back down on their changes when yelled at, and you'd end up with "Shadow the Hedgehog", where they gave him guns and stuff simply because someone thought of it at the top of their head. It shows weakness in a way.

    I mean, sure you have to please the fanbase, but you can't just be adding (Or removing) everything a 9 year old says off the top of his head to a game. Most of the outrage was caused by knee-jerk reactions.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Colored Sand

    Saying concrete powder is colored sand is kind of ehh. There's a major flaw here. Concrete powder turns into concrete when it comes into contact with water. Want to know a texture that looks nothing like sand? Concrete blocks.


    What do you usually think of when you see sand? Deserts, yeah. Oasis, beaches, ocean floors... What do most of those have? Water. You can't really mix powder and water without ruining the look of your rainbow beaches or whatever.



    So yeah, I can actually support colored sand. I mean we already have red sand.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on The removal of the combat update.
    Quote from diamondking7m»

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    For having to wait for the cooldown, it's advised, but not required. Even so, getting cornered is, and always was your fault. Only this time you have to suffer the consequences for it.


    Sharpness enchanted hoes are irrelevant because you cannot obtain them unless you get them via completely unlegitimate means, either via commands or other external tools.


    DPS is important. Sharpness axes are powerful, but for the entities that can survive your attack (I.E: Literally any iron+ armored player), you're a sitting duck if you just idle by while it recharges again. They're only good for a quick first strike and that's about it.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on The problem with potion tipped arrows

    Tipped arrows as is isn't worth the effort, dragon breath or no. It's too many resources for what? 4 seconds of poison? I guess I can agree making them cheaper is a step in the right direction, so why not.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Introducing the Boomerang! A unique ranged weapon with custom enchantments.

    A very well-written and thought out suggestion.


    I like the concept and execution. Giving golden boomerangs a quirk is pretty nice. I can't really complain too much about it, though I feel the boomerang has a little too much going for it. There's lots of enchantments for just the boomerang, and it's excessive by maybe 1 or 2. But that's a bit nitpicky. Even with that in mind, I can pretty much 100% support this.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Rhombic dodecahedron special mode

    I wouldn't really mind this if it was a separate little tech demo or game like Minicraft, but in the base game, ehhh. It's more of a mod thing, but I do admit it does seem interesting.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.12 Update Opinion Thread
    Quote from codewow»


    All in all, they still haven't produced enough. They've added bosses. We need more bosses. Why arent giants an actual mob? They existed but were never fully implemented.

    Giants were buggy messes that couldn't even properly traverse the ground due to their size. They also fall into your complaint as "Just reskins of zombies", only with a bigger size. (They literally even used the same textures and AI).

    I can see you want new content, but you're forgetting it's quality over quantity. Husks and stray were results of people's constant "Need" of new mobs, and look how they turned out. Adding more stuff randomly doesn't always just make the game better, there has to be more thought put behind it than "You know pizza rifles sound pretty funny.... Why doesn't Minecraft have those?"

    That's probably why updates like 1.12 took so long. Sure it's "Just a bunch of blocks", but there actually was a whole bunch of thought put into 1.12. Terracotta took forever to design to make it look nice when rotated around, the advancements and soon-to-be new crafting system directly enhances the player's experience no matter what side of the spectrum they're on. Rewriting all of that took tons of thought.



    Besides, I don't really think your issue with Minecraft is that there's not enough stuff to do. For everything new they've done, you've found complaints for them right away. There's a point in time where it's not the game that's uninteresting, it's you who's lost interest. Any game will always inevitably get boring, and no major updates are going to permanently fix that unless the game got overhauled into essentially a whole new entire game, unrecognizable from the original.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.12 Update Opinion Thread
    Quote from codewow»

    They've produced content for creative more than survival. Nothing but the combat has changed in survival. New blocks don't count towards survival in my opinion. We need new adventures. More mobs, more weapons, more enchants/potions. Stuff that can change up the norm.

    For mobs: Polar bears, parrots, husks, strays, Guardians, illagers (3 types, I believe?)
    For adventures: Woodland mansions, Ocean monuments, End cities
    For weapons: Axes (Sort of), lingering potions, tipped arrows.
    For enchants: Sweeping edge, Mending, Depth Strider, Frost walker
    For potions: eh, you got me there. Levitation and that Spectral effect, I guess.


    This is also skipping stuff not in your exact categories.


    I'd say that's plentiful. Creative users got a bunch of blocks, but that can't really count since blocks are both survival and creative content.

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.12 Update Opinion Thread
    Quote from codewow»

    1.12 is rather dull. Just like 1.11 was. All of these updates are so spread apart and so small that the enjoyment is not even worth the wait. We haven't had a big update in many months now and each of the last few updates have taken at least half a year. Mojang's team continues to grow, yet they seem to be getting slower and slower in producing new content. It's getting frustrating as someone who has hosted a survival server since survival began in alpha, I feel kicked to the curb ever since Notch left. Why is Mojang trying to kill survival?


    Considering 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, and 1.11 were based off of enhancing mainly the survival experience (Or at least contained major changes related to survival), I really doubt they're trying to kill it off.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Add old blockhitting without modifying anything of 1.9+ (Only the code for server developers to use), No more 1.8

    Blockhitting was a glitch, and if we were to add it back, there'd be no reason not to use it. It wouldn't do anything but slow down pvp because everyone would be doing it.


    You can't even properly blockhit with the new update because blockhitting relied on spamclicking to work effectively.

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