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Closed Map Experiment 2 [8/26/2012 1 PM EST - Test]

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#1

RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:53 AM

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DO NOT APPLY, KK?

Welcome to the second testing of the Closed World Experiment 2. You may find the original thread located here. During this experiment thirty people will be set in a closed arena, with limited resources and space to construct their bases. Each of them will be playing for a total of eighty hours over the course of two to three months on Saturday and Sunday. Footage and logs will be posted here in the future for the viewers.



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You may not upload videos until the experiment is half way done.  At that point, each person to upload one day's worth of content once or twice a week, or something similar.  This would mean that you have a significant trail time from the start, and everyone who wants to can process and ready their videos well in advance.  This also means that because some people are slower/faster, some people's LPs may trail by 30-90 minutes, but no one should ever go past a session boundary.  That way there's not too much of a spoiler, even if people aren't able to post at the same time. If any of the above is broken you will be ejected from the current group of thirty participants.


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Welcome to the Dark Millennium. This is time in which thirty contestants compete or form coalitions together in an enclosed space. The 300x300 cube will have all the neccasary resources for survival, but will they be able to work together and ration it out? This thread will be kept up to date with stories and statistics as the game progresses, videos will be unavailable until a month from now, at the half way point in the games. If you would like to have more information on this, feel free to contact me.


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The game will take place in a randomly generated world enclosed in a 300x300 bedrock wall with only one rule, "You may not leave the bedrock wall." Players will be given a random spawn with no additional support from there on out. They may form teams and work together to survive, or go out individually and hunt alone.


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Schedule
All Sundays are days when if the group is available, we will be able to play.
8/25/2012
Practice Round/Stress Test – 2 Hours (Recommended, but optional)

8/26/2012
Practice Round/Stress Test – 2 Hours (Recommended, but optional)
9/1/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
9/8/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
9/15/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
9/22/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
9/29/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours (Half way point)
10/6/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
10/13/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
10/20/2012
Full Event – 5 Hours
10/27/2012

Full Event – 5 Hours




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In the future, graphs and stories about the weeks will be placed here. You may read them when you want, but bewared they may contain spoilers if videos have not come out yet.

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Videos will go here for all the people doing LPs.


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Ric_Adbur
  • Location: United States
  • Minecraft: Ric_Adbur

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:03 AM

Minecraft Name

Ric_Adbur


Preferred Nickname:

Ric


Age:

22


Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:

I will very likely be able to dedicate the required time to this experiment.


Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?

I should have no issues working with anyone.


Reason for Applying?:

Scientific curiosity, and a desire to have fun.


Timezone:

I am in the US Central Timezone.


Skype:

I have Skype.  I can be contacted privately for the details.



I would like to inquire as to the reasons you are artificially altering the conditions of the test so much though.  I think it would be a more interesting test if you allow the behaviors that will emerge to do so with as little interference as possible, which would mean leaving the world perimeters natural and not dictating goals to the players, etc.  More like the original test.
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RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

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I would like to inquire as to the reasons you are artificially altering the conditions of the test so much though.  I think it would be a more interesting test if you allow the behaviors that will emerge to do so with as little interference as possible, which would mean leaving the world perimeters natural and not dictating goals to the players, etc.  More like the original test.
That seems reasonable enough. The original reason was, to add more of a penalty for just running out and attacking people, because what really happens, say if a bunch of people get killed? They lose a spade, a sword, or a piece of armor. It really isn't much punishing to them and has no real after effect. I was going to attempt to make it more competitive, but I think I will change it back to the original parameters.
EDIT: At the very least, I think I'll implement deathban.

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Ric_Adbur
  • Location: United States
  • Minecraft: Ric_Adbur

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

The 2-minute ban after death is most likely irrelevant as players will in most cases not respawn near where they died, and if they do, it's likely at a base with allies nearby who would attempt to regain a fallen comrade's equipment anyway.  Death carries the penalty of potentially losing equipment, with the additional penalty of failing to defend whatever objective is currently being fought for at the time.  It is sufficient without any artificial tinkering.
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RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:19 AM

View PostRic_Adbur, on 20 August 2012 - 02:14 AM, said:

The 2-minute ban after death is most likely irrelevant as players will in most cases not respawn near where they died, and if they do, it's likely at a base with allies nearby who would attempt to regain a fallen comrade's equipment anyway.  Death carries the penalty of potentially losing equipment, with the additional penalty of failing to defend whatever objective is currently being fought for at the time.  It is sufficient without any artificial tinkering.
You bring up a valid point contrary to my original thinking, and I agree with you completely. Infact, to keep the experiment truly identical to the last one, I'll try to contact the original holder of the experiment for additional details on how he did it. The most part for why I am doing this, is to have fun and find out if that experiment really did happen. It seems fake to me, and my conscious cannot let that go untested.

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#6

Sting_Auer
  • Location: aww crap I think I'm lost...

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:27 AM

I support you on this. My attempt at hosting this didn't go too well for a few reasons, most of which can be attributed to the map being too large and not being able to get the plugins for buffing mobs working properly.

I hope it goes better for you ^_^
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RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

View PostSting_Auer, on 20 August 2012 - 02:27 AM, said:

I support you on this. My attempt at hosting this didn't go too well for a few reasons, most of which can be attributed to the map being too large and not being able to get the plugins for buffing mobs working properly.

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Thanks for the support, I'm currently reworking the setup to be honest.

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#8

TheSporeGA1

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:42 AM

I want to do this experiment as much as the next guy, but guys this isn't going to work if we read all this already.

We'd know they we have to save on resources and we know that grass will become important in the end. It won't work if we already know all these things.
Signatures are for the homeless and the fergots of the world.

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RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:45 AM

View PostTheSporeGA1, on 20 August 2012 - 02:42 AM, said:

I want to do this experiment as much as the next guy, but guys this isn't going to work if we read all this already.

We'd know they we have to save on resources and we know that grass will become important in the end. It won't work if we already know all these things.
That's the problem. You cannot replicate this experiment with any of the userbase on this forum without them finding out about the original experiment or having prior knowledge to the experiment. That's why I'm attempting to see if this could actually have happened, if thirty people in two months could truly have caused this much destruction. It will still be fun anyway aswell.

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#10

WeArMature
  • Location: Dayton
  • Minecraft: WeArMature
  • Xbox:WeArMature

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:26 AM

Minecraft Name
WeArmature
Preferred Nickname:
Thomas
Age:
15
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:
Yes. While I still have highschool I can dedicate time to this.
Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?
Yes.
Reason for Applying?:
My friend reffered me to the original thread and I found this.
Timezone:
I live in the Eastern Timezone ( UTC-0:500 )
Skype:
Yes I have skype. User Name:   wearmature

#11

Conker
    Conker

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

THIS WILL NOT WORK, IF THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE APPLYING FOR IT KNOW ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT IT RUINS IT. You cant run a social experiment when the test subjects know of the experiment
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#12

RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:32 AM

View PostConker, on 20 August 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:

THIS WILL NOT WORK, IF THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE APPLYING FOR IT KNOW ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT IT RUINS IT. You cant run a social experiment when the test subjects know of the experiment
You're logic is flawed, and no needs for caps lock. You must be referring to the original way that this experiment was held, and clearly did not read the entire post, which I advise you to do. This is a social experiment, just different from most. There is no possible way to collect thirty people without any prior knowledge of this experiment willing to dedicate this much time to it. In other words, we're on the internet, not in a lab.


View PostRic_Adbur, on 20 August 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:

Minecraft Name

Ric_Adbur


Preferred Nickname:

Ric


Age:

22


Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:

I will very likely be able to dedicate the required time to this experiment.


Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?

I should have no issues working with anyone.


Reason for Applying?:

Scientific curiosity, and a desire to have fun.


Timezone:

I am in the US Central Timezone.


Skype:

I have Skype.  I can be contacted privately for the details.



I would like to inquire as to the reasons you are artificially altering the conditions of the test so much though.  I think it would be a more interesting test if you allow the behaviors that will emerge to do so with as little interference as possible, which would mean leaving the world perimeters natural and not dictating goals to the players, etc.  More like the original test.

This application has been accepted.

View PostWeArMature, on 20 August 2012 - 03:26 AM, said:

Minecraft Name
WeArmature
Preferred Nickname:
Thomas
Age:
15
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:
Yes. While I still have highschool I can dedicate time to this.
Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?
Yes.
Reason for Applying?:
My friend reffered me to the original thread and I found this.
Timezone:
I live in the Eastern Timezone ( UTC-0:500 )
Skype:
Yes I have skype. User Name:   wearmature
This application has also been accepted, thanks alot!

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#13

jetbuster
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Minecraft: jetbuster

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

Minecraft Name
Jetbuster
Preferred Nickname:
Jet

Age:
18
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:
fo shaur but my timezone may express a unique challange (GMT+12/NZ)

Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?
I should be fine as long as there is someone else to share the same ideas of gameplay as me

Reason for Applying?:
For Science and stuff and thigns. I'm also a budding game devaloper and things like this interest me for my game design ideas

Timezone:
GMT+12/New Zealand

Skype:
Funnily Enough its Jetbuster

also would recording my perspective to put on youtube be cool? there will probably be a week to a month delay on the episodes because I have uni stuff to do and things

#14

RedstoneLite
  • Location: My throne, surrounded by lesbians.
  • Minecraft: Goblinkingsp12

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:53 AM

View Postjetbuster, on 20 August 2012 - 03:44 AM, said:

Minecraft Name
Jetbuster
Preferred Nickname:
Jet

Age:
18
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:
fo shaur but my timezone may express a unique challange (GMT+12/NZ)

Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?
I should be fine as long as there is someone else to share the same ideas of gameplay as me

Reason for Applying?:
For Science and stuff and thigns. I'm also a budding game devaloper and things like this interest me for my game design ideas

Timezone:
GMT+12/New Zealand

Skype:
Funnily Enough its Jetbuster

also would recording my perspective to put on youtube be cool? there will probably be a week to a month delay on the episodes because I have uni stuff to do and things
Welcome aboard! About putting it on youtube, that's fine, it will actually be insanely interesting to watch a video of the entire thing happening :)

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#15

jetbuster
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Minecraft: jetbuster

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

awesome I guess ill need to shrapern up on my 1.3 ive been tekkiting for the most part

#16

ChocoCraft

Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:59 AM

Minecraft Name


Rappuneko


Preferred Nickname:


Sam
Age:

20
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:

most definitely. at least a copule hours a day


Are you able to work with well with the others on the project


definately


Reason for Applying?:

i have read the entire original post, and also i particpated in Aquors servers as well and was unimpressed on how it was setup because i was looking for something more like this.


Timezone:


EST


Skype:


dankgreenbluntz


A wise person once said: "Offense is never given, only taken."

#17

General Death

Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Minecraft Name


generaldeath198


Preferred Nickname:


General
Age:


16
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:


I could spare 5 hours about not all at one time i have 2 brother you see so we do 3 hour turns on the one computer we have.


Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?


I run my own vanilla server that has about 19 people on it os yes i can work well with others. I am very good at keeping calm in situations.
Reason for Applying?:


I saw the last thread and was immensely intrigued and wanted to try it. also i want to put it on youtube.

Timezone:


EST


Skype:


general_death198



#18

Conundrumer
  • Location: New York City
  • Minecraft: Conundrumer

Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Minecraft Name
Conundrumer

Preferred Nickname:
David (but I'd rather you just refer to me as conun or con)

Age:
19

Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:
My Fridays and Saturdays are relatively free compared with other days, so yes, I can dedicate at least 5 hours for those days.

Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?
I certainly get along with most people. A lot of people seem to want to team up with me just by the way I talk, so yes.

Reason for Applying?:
I've read the entirety of the original post, and I really want to help create civilization from scratch. I also came from the Aquor servers, and it was rather...boring.

Timezone:
EST

Skype:
Conundrumer

comments: I think it would be really cool if you synchronize the on-off times with a certain number of Minecraft months (8 nights -> 1 lunar cycle), for a little bit of RP experience.
My Youtube channel.
Contains Pachebel's Canon made with noteblocks, a working Rubik's cube made with pistons, and the ultimate TNT cannon.

#19

ChocoCraft

Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:26 AM

very eagerly waiting to be accepted. I've been waiting for something like this for monthes
A wise person once said: "Offense is never given, only taken."

#20

Jayfelt
    Jayfelt

    Out of the Water

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:59 AM

Minecraft Name


haloteam11


Preferred Nickname:


Jayfelt
Age:


18
Are you able to dedicate ample time to the project when required?:


I will be on 7 days a week. Ill be on right after school  witch ends at 11. Then from there on all day till late at night.


Are you able to work with well with the others on the project?


I can work very well with others no probs.
Reason for Applying?:


Im applying because some friends of mine showed me this and found it very interesting. Its something that i could take very serious. Me and my team will be the ones to come out on top. Hands down

Timezone:


EST


Skype:


Jayfelt



Dont let my minecraft name fool you. Its a hand me down. Jayfelt is the name you need to know.