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#1

Sacheverell

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

Daniel Kaplan Talks "Pocket Edition"

Daniel Kaplan recently held a Q&A session regarding Minecraft: Pocket Edition on twitch.tv!  He was asked a massive volume of questions about the hit pocket game, and addressed a good number of them - all said, the session lasted nearly 2 hours!  Kaplan covered a staggering amount of information, including the possibility of texture packs and music, more monsters (with creepers possibly having priority), redstone and much more.  If you're clamoring for a taste of what Pocket Edition has in store, definitely click this link and give the session a watch!  Note that it's in three parts, but all are listed on the page.

Perhaps I shouldn't have built so many creeper statues taunting them...Daniel suggests that their arrival will be "soon".  They will want revenge, no doubt.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

At first i thought that survey was to play an early realese of minecraft xbox D:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

I WANT THE UPDATES BADLY!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

Prettycool, I want the pocket edition, lol!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Cool like

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:43 PM

Yeah, I'm not interested in watching that whole thing... anyone who did want to give us a rundown/summary?
Sarcastic Wonka approves!

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Woah Jake

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Were is the weekly snapshot for the online version of mc?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

View PostWoah Jake, on 18 April 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Were is the weekly snapshot for the online version of mc?

Those are usually on Thursdays, when they happen.  :)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:25 AM

View PostSacheverell, on 18 April 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

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Good to hear about the Charity Event being posted up as well, we are hoping this is going to have a great turnout.
Our aim is to get the community together and to raise as much funds as possible to those who are less fortunate than others.

Also on a note, for people who missed it, don't forget to sign up! They are looking for players and streamers, I have had a sneak peak of the maps and they are surely impressive and the setup list and guest list is looking extremely promising too.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

Sign me up for the Charity Event. Every child deserves the right to no life!

Also meeting those guys would be pretty epic too.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

Anyone know if a PS3 version of MC is ever going to come out?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:32 AM

66Deen66 I remember someone saying before that Microsoft had an exclusive deal with Mojang. So that would be a no.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:33 AM

View PostSuperJeffrey, on 18 April 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

Yeah, I'm not interested in watching that whole thing... anyone who did want to give us a rundown/summary?
It's pretty long...
In short, he said
-The next update will include crafting (and he said caves will be added eventually).
-Pocket edition will have music eventually
-Biomes are currently top priority
-They will maybe not make a Nexus version, its unsure.
-Texture packs are easy to API so we might see easy texture pack-ing in the future.
-Currently, they are not working on long-distance servers, it is too hard :(
-They are adding lots the stuff from the PC version, though not all, because they "want to create a version optimized for the touch device"
-The new mob AI is "not efficient" and would drain the battery of your device. They will make it different, if at all, on PE.
-Since PE is in C++, it takes longer to do stuff :(
-He will not give us a changelog until the update is released.
-Villages are a possibility.
-TNT will be added when it is craftable, so when creepers are added.
-Update could possibly be this week, it has been submitted.
-Multiplayer Chat is not a priority, since right now the person you are playing with is normally sitting next to you.
-They will not release PE for low end devices, such as Galaxy tablets.
-Infinite worlds are probably not possible on most devices that PE supports.
-Pocket Edition will eventually have features the computer version does not, but those are subject to change at any time.
-The Nether and The End have been disputed for PE, it just depends on the capacity of phones. "Maybe it won't even be called The Nether" he stated, "Maybe it will be something else."
-Daniel is very exited about the game!
-The Camera will be used to take pictures of your creations easily, but he had some problems with it, so it will be implemented later.
-Caves will be implemented once we get a better FPS.
-They will consider higher render distances on powerful devices such as powerful tablets (iPad FTW!)
-Concerning the hunger bar, he said: "Not right now."
-They have discussed skins, but they will probably not add a way to change skins legitimately until long-distance multiplayer is added.
-Skip to 1:11:28 to see Daniel demonstrate the new update :D!
-There is now a pause button in the top corner, since the normal one has bee replaced with "Craft".
-We will be able to mine ores when we get furnaces.
-They have worked on adding Redstone, but can't get it to work with a good FPS. It will be added when we get a good FPS, like caves!

There were also lots of trolls I didn't mention and many unimportant questions. It is definitely worth it to skip to 1:11:28 and watch him demonstrate the crafting though.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:34 AM

View Post66deen66, on 19 April 2012 - 03:27 AM, said:

Anyone know if a PS3 version of MC is ever going to come out?

Notch signed an Xbox only exclusive, so no Minecraft for PS3

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

View PostBigkaboom12, on 19 April 2012 - 03:33 AM, said:


-Update could possibly be this week, it has been submitted.
Cue the week of waiting for Apple to approve the update... :P

View PostBigkaboom12, on 19 April 2012 - 03:33 AM, said:

-They will not release PE for low end devices, such as Galaxy tablets.
-Infinite worlds are probably not possible on most devices that PE supports.
-They will consider higher render distances on powerful devices such as powerful tablets (iPad FTW!)

1. That's why you get an iPad if you're looking for a tablet.
2. iPad?
3. Awesome!

(In case you can't tell, I love my iPad. ;))

View PostPlatillo, on 19 April 2012 - 03:34 AM, said:



Notch signed an Xbox only exclusive, so no Minecraft for PS3

Which is by far Mojang's worst decision. Did they think before they signed that?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

View Post66deen66, on 19 April 2012 - 03:27 AM, said:

Anyone know if a PS3 version of MC is ever going to come out?
sony said no to mojang so sorry

aw, i want to be with that charity server but im not home that day

#17

gulgolet2000

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

Isn't "Child's Play" is a horror movie?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

The iPad is not a powerful tablet, it's an mid range tablet sold at high end tablet prices.

If people would take their apple blinders off they'd be much better off with android devices.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

View Postganzor, on 19 April 2012 - 12:19 PM, said:

The iPad is not a powerful tablet, it's an mid range tablet sold at high end tablet prices.

If people would take their apple blinders off they'd be much better off with android devices.
couldn't agree more with you buddy :D
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Why Xbox but not PS3...
Fear the future..