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    posted a message on New Treasure Enchantment- Deflect
    Quote from Lethal0428»

    Deflect would be a new treasure enchantment found only in loot chests.


    -Compatability:

    Deflect can be applied to Swords and Shields only, as no other item has blocking capabilities.


    -Functionality:

    Deflect activates whenever the player blocks with the enchanted tool. When blocking, the player will deflect all incoming projectiles at varying speeds, depending on Deflect's charge.


    -Charge:

    To keep this Enchantment balanced and fair, deflect has its own charge. This charge looks like the cooldown display for Ender Pearls and other items, only green instead of white. How this charge works is, the meter begins filling up as soon as the block is used. When a projectile is blocked, it is sent back at the speed identical to the charge. For example, a deflect at 100% charge will send the projectile back at full power. But, a deflect at 50% charge will only return 50% of the power. This meter fills up at 50% a second. This may not seem like much, but in the heat of battle, 1 second feels like an eternity. However, I am open minded and this value is subject to change.


    -Deflectable Projectiles:

    Arrows, Potions, Fire Charges, Ender Acid Charges, Shulker Arrows (Targets the Shulker that created it.), Wither Skulls, etc. This list was kind of pointless, as every projectile in the game can be deflected.


    Notes:

    Guardian beams cannot be deflected. Additionally, potions are hard to deflect as the range is so small, so a deflected potion may still hit you even if deflected. Ghast Charges can be deflected by this enchantment, and I'm not certain what to do with the current glitchy unreliable method of deflecting them. (Possibly it could be removed in favor of this?)


    Thanks for reading




    This looks pretty cool if you ask me, neat idea.
    -Not every projectile may be deflected as a projectile may pass through blocks, though.
    So how about refraction?
    Shield of refraction? Sword of refraction?
    "-For example, a deflect at 100% charge will send the projectile back at
    full power. But, a deflect at 50% charge will only return 50% of the
    power. This meter fills up at 50% a second."
    Based on that right there you're deflective shield may have been upgraded to a refractive shield.
    Then, why isn't this a refractive enchant instead of deflection? are projectiles actually deflectable?
    Projectiles are refractable. and or possibilities, may be.
    May be
    That which is refractable

    Then the shield or sword would almost coulda' had a check and projectiles to be deflected/refracted which would allow for projectiles that go through blocks to travel through the shield and or sword.
    May or may not have the charge up thing then.
    -Charging things up in the middle of combat gives your opponent the upperhand, since you are standing there with no protective spell or anything.

    A refractive sword and shield combo could have the shield absorb magical stuff like ghast fireballs then refract it onto unto the sword, then you'd have a motioned temporary flame sword.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on New blocks hurt my eyes
    Quote from Jaymes333»

    When I think of a builder's update, my mind is immediately drawn toward mods like Carpenter's Blocks, Forge Microblocks, and Chisel being both last and least.


    Textures can easily be changed with resource packs. Some have said that the large of influx of new blocks gives resource pack makers more room to work with. That's true, but it only perpetuates the same old hum drum minecraft stuff. More shapes and models (side slabs, walls, spatial orientation) would revolutionize building. It would have a far greater impact on the craft.


    Mods are made because they fill a void in the game. They are made by the people who play the game regularly, thus they are more in tune with its needs. Modders are an extension of the main developers and their vision is invaluable. Taking inspiration from them is not a crime, but a wise choice.




    Modders aren't an "extension" of a main developer. I code and mod so.
    I agree that shapes and or models may be a groovy n' smooth kinda' thing to implement. Architecturecraft may be cool for that.

    The cyan color is nice n' smooth I enjoy it :]

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on I've Got A Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 On The Way, Any Info I Should Know?
    Quote from Lord_Garak»

    That card is extremely weak and outdated, very poor purchase imo




    Well, I got the graphics card with something that could be seen as currency, I didn't buy it with money, and it was on discount. :)

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on I've Got A Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 On The Way, Any Info I Should Know?
    Quote from _Xiae»

    DDR3>DDR2, 1GB VRAM isn't as much as 2GB but for Minecraft it shouldn't make any difference. Also, RAM=/=VRAM, changing graphics card doesn't change how or how much you allocate to Minecraft, as "allocating" refers to system memory, not video. It'll also likely be compatible with anything current, given it has PCIe.






    Yeah, haven't got it hooked up to a TV or anything but I'm able to play league smoother now.
    The shader stuff on minecraft was new to me also. The lighting is kinda' nicer. DDR2 doesn't really have the same shader abilities that DDR3 does.
    DDR2 can do shader stuff, don't get me wrong. But it aint as smooth lookin' as the DDR3.
    It was kinda' like experiencing that "vanilla feel" again kinda' sorta'. The lighting looks alright though.

    Downloaded defiance too, checked it out for a bit. Its kinda' neat. The boss fights are as cool as the 4 wheeler and not being able to equip some of the weapons I get sucks.

    The DDR2 on games such as league, was a bit rougher around the edges. The screen could have a ripple on it and the appearance was more ps1.
    I'm glad I was able to get a new graphics card.

    I could have went with DDR4-5 or something but my OS is vista.
    DDR3 was what I had to look at for going from vista to a more up to date OS.

    I got hope for the new OS thing going on with microsoft, linux, and google, n' the team.
    I'm being patient to see how that goes.

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Ability to place slabs/carpets sideways
    Quote from Pirateboy04»

    People have been asking for this sort of thing ever since slabs were first introduced. And since there are not many block ids left (Mojang is looking for a fix
    ) I would not count on this in the near future.


    There is a mod somewhere that allows you to mush two block textures together with one texture being on one side of the block, and the other texture on the other side, but I think it was for 1.8




    There's really not an issue with slots for blocks. That was smoothed around 4-5 months ago.
    Its possible for slabs to be added to the game. But the thing is slabs would take up a whole bunch of inventory space.
    It would be cool if it were a mod if every slab was in the inventory. -Like an extra tab or something.
    It would be cool too if there was a workbench where you craft slabs out of blocks that can be crafted to slab.

    If there were to be something involving slabs in minecraft I'd go with a workbench/bench rather than filling the inventory with a whole bunch of stuff.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Force pirate language if MC copy isn't genuine

    aye, it would be kinda' funny :P .... (alright I laughed)

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on New launcher modding issues.
    Quote from EdgieHippie»

    I can't find the old one anywhere, and every other launcher does the same thing. MultiMC, ATlauncher, Technic, FTB, Curse...



    Well if it aint down they must be doin' somethin' under the hood then.
    I'd give it some time.
    I'm enjoying each day til' my new graphics card arrives. Old card went kaput or somethin', I'm on vga and can't get the old or the new launcher to launch(play the game).
    So that is a change right there. I know when I was back in shreveport, I was able to update my mod with a vga monitor no problem and get the game to run with 20fps.
    Somethings going on though, aint no tellin'.

    Posted in: Modded Client Support
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    posted a message on New launcher modding issues.
    Quote from EdgieHippie»

    What?


    It should be alright 'round 4 days. Was quite the build that came around with the new blocks and such.
    Websites updating and such too. It'll be alright though. Have you went to see if the old launcher does what you need it to?

    Posted in: Modded Client Support
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    posted a message on New launcher modding issues.
    Quote from EdgieHippie»

    In the new launcher I've been trying to install single player commands and world edit 1.2.5, but when I try to launch the game, every single time it deletes the modified version jar, and downloads a new one. It won't let me mod. I have the same problem with MC edit, and basically every other launcher.

    edit:spelling


    'bout 4 days to a week and a half if I recall correctly.
    Posted in: Modded Client Support
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    posted a message on I've Got A Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 On The Way, Any Info I Should Know?

    It happened to be that the business kinda' type card I kept in this computer didn't turn the screen on.
    So I have the ol' radeon HD pro 2400 upstairs in a wooden box. It was 2GB ddr2.


    The new one I have on the way is this one:

    Zotac PCI Express Video Card ZT-71301-20L

    I have a few questions I guess since the last graphics card I had lasted 10 or so years:
    Where would I go to look at motherboard compatibility n such?
    Should I be looking toward a smoother gameplay with the new one?

    The old one was 2GB ddr2, the new one 1GB ddr3. The core clock speed on the new one I'm getting is 954 MHz
    rather than the 800 MHz the ddr2 had, but I would like to know more about how allocating memory to minecraft goes with the RAM and stuff like that.
    If I have 1GB on the graphics card and 4GB ram, can I still allocated 1.2GB of RAM to minecraft or would I be topped at giving the application 1GB?

    Any info on the card I'm getting is welcomed.
    Saved the stuff from my mods and bing searches for a little over 2 years to get it, should be here 'bout friday. Til' then I'm on a VGA monitor :] ,\/..

    I've got a dell motherboard. Quad core 2.
    I looked at the website to see if there were drivers for vista 32 bit and there was.

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on LLAMAS?

    llamas are cool :]

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on I'm Upset About the New Launcher. (I know, petty right?) Well Here's Why.
    Quote from LordTreePunch»

    @oCrapaCreeper: Thanks a lot, that finally sorts it out for me.


    TL;DR: They are redoing the launcher in C++ for various technical reasons. That project has been in place for 4+ years, so it is not MS related. Main advantages: Works around issues with Java installations and various platform-related bugs, allows management of Java on OSes without central package management (Win/OSX), and allows Mojang to host non-Java games, like C++ Minecraft. Downsides: None really.


    @The_MP8: Not a normal update. This is about a completely rewritten beta launcher that is not available by official channels yet.


    I guess I will be quiet ^-^;
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on I'm Upset About the New Launcher. (I know, petty right?) Well Here's Why.
    Quote from Mastermined»

    You know Notch hasn't worked on Minecraft for over 5 years right...?


    That's not saying it will be that way forever. Change is possible.


    Just cuz "he's not working on it" isn't saying he's not doing something.

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on I'm Upset About the New Launcher. (I know, petty right?) Well Here's Why.
    Quote from Mastermined»

    TL;DR: HOW DARE MOJANG TRY AND IMPROVE THE GAME, AND NOT STICK IN THE PAST!!1!


    Its been 4 and a half months now.... who knows maybe notch will get laser beamed :P

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on I'm Upset About the New Launcher. (I know, petty right?) Well Here's Why.
    Quote from LordTreePunch»

    You were trolled ^_^ According to the Reddit thread, Mojang has had a Linux build of the launcher ready for about two months but is still working out how to best distribute it. The reason being that on Linux they rely on OpenJDK being preinstalled (or very easily obtainable) by the distro's package management, but for the Win/Mac versions they are aiming at bundling a custom version of Java because a lot of OS installations are borked.




    yeah cept the bundle has been bundled and im twiddling my thumbs.... like alright.... ok....

    I know the linux build is groovy n smooth. and what could have been "previous concerns" ended up being a new light engine and etc....

    Thing is I completely rebuilt my build on this pc... so im kinda' still gathering my information again.


    I had to gather the info i left myself.


    cool thing is though i know i can build this build on any most* computers now. which is nice. I was able to get my past build to refract to my new cellphone (a part of it anyways). so now i got a nice computer and a nice cell phone.

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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