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    posted a message on BuildCraft - Private Server
    So the server is vanilla?

    I'd like to join if you're willing. IGN: Moridin239
    Posted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
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    posted a message on ValleyCraft | NEW server! | Bukkit | Whitelist | EU ONLY!
    IGN: Moridin239
    Age: 17
    Why I want to join: Seems fun plus it has Bananapie.
    Posted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
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    posted a message on Is this photoshopped?
    I'm pretty sure that's one of the ghouls / ghosts from singularity with a bit of PS work done on it (especially for the timestamp).



    Looks a little familiar?
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on signature show off :D
    I made mine too :biggrin.gif:.

    Esthin's siggy looks quite good. I like it.
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    posted a message on Forum Signatures
    I actually agree with emrpo here somewhat. Gikon, it's fine if you think you're great, but if you want people other than yourself to believe that statement, you've got to show us a little bit of what you've done. Just saying you're "really good at GFX" without giving any evidence proving your point makes you look like you're just showing off.

    I can't really judge tbhonest, because I still haven't seen a single signature / tag that you've made. All you've shown is a slightly larger piece....so as far as I know, you might be good at gfx.
    Posted in: Arts & Creativity
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    For those who were wondering, minecarts pick up a certain amount of energy X as they go down a single sloped track section, and lose that same X amount of energy when they go up a track section. They gain and lose the same amount...so yes, the gigantic hill in that test of yours did nothing but to lengthen the amount of time it took for a test.

    Also, I think the OP mentioned that you could make perpetual motion using this, and I would say that yes, you probably can. Only problem is that you shouldn't have any flat track sections between the slopes, otherwise the minecart will eventually lose all its energy.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 ?
    Yes, the wii is definitely a party console. Agree with you there. Also, @Alfa, I totally lolled :tongue.gif:.

    Alright, to give you a bit more info to help you make your decision, here are a list of exclusives on BOTH consoles:

    Xbox 360:
    - Mass Effect 2 (If you're planning on playing this on a console and not the PC)
    - Halo Series
    - Fable Series
    - Alan Wake
    - Splinter Cell: Conviction
    - Gears of War
    - Forza 3

    PS3:
    - The God of War Series
    - Heavy Rain
    - Gran Tourismo 5
    - Demon's Souls
    - Final Fantasy XIV
    - Metal Gear Solid 4
    - Uncharted 2
    - Killzone Series
    - Little Big Planet
    - Ratchet and Clank Series

    Now, I realise that I've listed more PS3 than Xbox here. I've tried to be as even-handed as possible. The reason for the imbalance is purely because I've listed any game that I personally enjoy, or any game I think I would enjoy because I've either played a bit of it, or I've heard tons about it. Essentially, any game on the list is one I would spend tons of time playing.

    If anyone finds anything they can add to the Xbox (or the PS3), please be my guest. =)
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 ?

    paying for movies? blasphemy
    opinion
    opinion
    yeah xbox live is pure bs
    can do the same on the 360
    i have both but I spend more time on the 360 (although this could be because I have more friends on the 360)

    Well, people pay for DVD's now. If you want blueray, you have to pay for a player first. Thanks for clarifying that last point I made. Also, the fact that you spend more time on the Xbox is purely because you have more friends on it. I spend more time on the PS, but that's because all my friends have PS3s.

    I was going to say I prefer the ps3 of the two, but then you badmouthed the wii, and I lost a lot of respect for you. Im really tired of people always saying, oh nintendo has crap graphics, or that its for little kids. Nice prejudice. Nintendo markets to a larger crowd to make more money, so? Also the graphics thing is just stupid......

    I personally don't like the Wii (and Nintendo) for multiple reasons:

    1) The games on the wii that are meant for 'casual gamers' are plain crap to anyone who plays games a lot like I do. I get bored in 10 minutes, mainly because the difficulty curve is way to shallow and the experience of waving a stick in your hand gets old fast.

    2) The games on the wii that are meant for hardcore gamers, stuff like Prince of Persia, more well known titles, etc. These games are definitely worse than their PS3/XboX relatives in terms of graphics (let's face it, the wii is weaker than the xbox or ps3), the gameplay (because they keep trying to implement the motion sensor, which is ridiculously hard to use properly), the controls (this is pure opinion. I just find the Wii remote + nunchuck extremely hard to use compared to an Xbox or PS controller).

    3) Nintendo is selling remakes of old old games and doesn't care that we (by we I imply the people who played games before the wii came out) have already played them before. They're raking in tons of cash (the wii actually sold out once I think. They couldn't manufacture it fast enough), so they act indifferent to us.

    So yeah, I really dislike the Wii compared to a PS3 or Xbox. Sure there are crappy games on the PS and Xbox consoles, but there are tons of good games too. I can list out 20 games on the spot that I would highly recommend to anyone. Even though I'm not a wii player, and I don't know it's game base, i doubt there are that many games that are just pure win.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    The solution = halfblocks. Easy to produce (or hack in) and easy to place. You can also scatter pits that are 3 levels deep to catch stray animals. Or use fences to fence of your track section....this might make it hard getting in though.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on So I dug a hole . . .
    Ok that is pure epic. Love the skydiving. You should have random blocks in mid-air with chests ON the blocks. Put valuable items in the chests and make it a competition. While leaping down you have to right click a chest and grab what you can :tongue.gif: lol. Almost impossible, so i doubt anyone would get anything. The really good ones might try wearing diamond armor and just falling on the chests though :tongue.gif:.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    That was the point. The title and original description say it goes forever (that's what perpetual means) without ever needing another boost, until you stop it yourself.

    The OP has already mentioned that this is, in fact, not perfect. It will eventually slow down and stop. However, he has also mentioned (and now posted a cool video) showing exactly how far the smart booster (I'm calling it the smart booster from now on) will take you compared to a regular booster.

    @ OP:

    Nice second video. Next step: measure exactly how far it can travel using different amounts of time. Note though, that if and when you try measuring it exactly, you shouldn't have any elevation loops like the one in the second video. When traveling downhill, the minecart will simply pick up more energy, so you won't get an accurate measurement of what the smart booster achieves.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    Hey. Respect for the amount of work you've done to invent this. It's actually pretty cool, especially for longer metro systems. I might implement it myself.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    Quote from triggerfin »

    That's the main problem there. I don't think people are willing to believe you can add momentum to a point where later subtraction of momentum results in no loss of momentum, ever.

    What are you talking about? :S Of course the cart loses its momentum when it's reset. He's just saying that he's perfected the number of boosted loops to give the cart max energy without going over the point where it ends up resetting itself. That would mean that because it has max energy, once release you would need no boosters along the track itself.

    I actually just realised that if the length of the track traveled by the cart is more than the max distance it can possibly travel holding max energy, then you would need boosters....

    Also, @the8bitengineers:

    Reading the wiki article on minecarts and minecart boosters, apparently the loss of energy of a minecart also depends on the current energy of the minecart. The more current energy, the faster the minecart loses energy. Your system imparting maximum energy implies that it would not be as efficient (distance / energy wise, not iron wise) as multiple boosters spread throughout the track.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 ?
    I've played on both consoles, and I personally prefer the PS3 because:

    * It doubles as a blue-ray player, which would otherwise cost you another 200-300 bucks in the future.
    * It has a few exclusive titles that I would really like to play, God of War comes to mind.
    * I personally like it's controller better than that of the Xbox. This might be because I'm simply more used to the PS controller.
    * PS3 internet is free, allowing you online play for no extra additional cost. IF you're looking to play shooters like Cod6, where the multiplayer is the main gig, then a PS3 will be much better on your wallet than an Xbox.
    * You can connect a portable HD to your PS3, letting you access videos, pictures, other media and play it on whatever TV you have the PS3 set-up to. (I'm not sure if this is applicable to the Xbox. Never bothered to find out).
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    posted a message on Minecarts- Perpetual Propulsion Stabilized *SECOND Update*
    Hmm. Didn't realise that it might not require boosters down the track. I got what your last post was talking about, at least somewhat.

    As a quick test, a video showing exactly how far the boosted minecart could travel without help from more boosters would help greatly.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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