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#1

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Alright, so here is the deal, I want to know if anybody else thinks what I think. What I think is, isn't Survival Mode in peaceful just like creative mode in a way. I mean, you still have to get your supplies, but the only thing that can hurt you is falling too far, and that is really hard to do. And, no Creepers or zombies, or even skellie archers can get you! That is like, half the fun, watching your back and stuff. Without that, it is actually really boring.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Well here's another way to think of it. Some players actually don't know how to play the game at first (hard to believe, right?), so surviving is difficult for them. So they probably have to resort to using the wiki, or rather just putting the game on peaceful to figure it out on their own. Besides, they could also die from lava, falling into the void, drowning, suffocation from blocks, friends killing them, etc. Besides, if it's really that boring for them, then they can boost the difficulty to easy to make it more interesting, for they can hopefully handle the game better at that time.

Edit: So yes, peaceful is definitely, without a doubt, fair.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

No. That's the point of it. Now deal with it.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

The thing is, fairness is subjective, especially when you're talking about a singleplayer game. If you don't think it's fair, and consider it less fun because of that, then just don't play on Peaceful. It's there for the people who want it. I used to always play on Peaceful; I typically don't anymore. Not because it's any less fun than it was, but because I want more of a challenge.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

It isn't up to you how to control peoples gameplay. The mobs in minecraft can actually be rather scary when you first play the game, sneaking up on you while you run around being confused as too what you should do. The peaceful mode is for people who don't like monsters, or who want to build in peace. Believe it or not, building in survival gives you more joy then building in creative. Plus, peaceful mode was added for people who wanted to build, BEFORE Creative mode was readded(Beta1.8.1)
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

Peaceful is good for me because I'm a wussy :3
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Yes it is because if you wanna just have fun survive ya sometimes

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

I wish Peaceful didn't have infinite hunger. I think another difficulty should be like right now's Peaceful.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

I use peaceful because I find all the mobs annoying. I do agree that hunger shouldn't be infinite, otherwise my farms have no use.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

The only thing I don't like about peaceful is that so many use it as a way to avoid death when playing at another difficulty.  My personal feeling is that the difficulty should be locked at world creation, but as someone above pointed out why should it matter to us what someone is doing in singleplayer. I still dislike the idea of it, but it doesn't bother me otherwise what people do in their own world.  It gets annoying when my nephews visit and play changing to peaceful, then I go to play and wonder why there aren't any monsters. :P
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

When I started playing Minecraft, I had a seperate world on peaceful to get used to the controls and such. It helps a lot when starting out. After that starting-out point, I personally feel like I'm cheating when I play on peaceful, but I think if someone whats to just relax and play on peaceful, there's nothing wrong with that.

#12

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

Minecraft is a game in which you can play any way you want. There is no set definition of what is fair and not.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Pfft, not in any way what so ever, its no challenge you heal and there are no mobs. The only time I ever think it seems right to play on is if you are in creative or are new and want to like learn the controls or learn the mechanics.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

I do wish peaceful got a slight rebalance so that you could still starve to death if you weren't careful. This way when I start a world on peaceful I don't have to feel so guilty.

For those who might wonder I usually start of peaceful so that I can build a fairly sizable house to use in the beginning or so  I can wonder the world to see if any of it 'grabs' me and makes me want to build in that specific area. And then if this doesn't happen I just Delete the world and create one anew.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

View Post_LoneWolfe_, on 29 January 2013 - 12:16 AM, said:

Well here's another way to think of it. Some players actually don't know how to play the game at first (hard to believe, right?), so surviving is difficult for them. So they probably have to resort to using the wiki, or rather just putting the game on peaceful to figure it out on their own. Besides, they could also die from lava, falling into the void, drowning, suffocation from blocks, friends killing them, etc. Besides, if it's really that boring for them, then they can boost the difficulty to easy to make it more interesting, for they can hopefully handle the game better at that time.

Edit: So yes, peaceful is definitely, without a doubt, fair.
I was one of those players when I first played Minecraft. After being killed by a creeper I decided to switch it to peaceful until I got a house up and some armor on me.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

if anything its fair for the new players for the first few nights so they can figure out basic survival things like crafting and building. Once they get say a piece or two of armour, sword, pick, and some materials, they should be fair game to mobs :P
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Peaceful is really not unfair, because something can only be unfair if you are in a competition, what you aren't in single player. And for those who are like: "ERMAHGERD CREEPER PEACEFUL!!!1!!111!one!!11!" a very simple nerf would be, that it should take time to change the difficulty if the player is in survivial mode but is instant for creative mode (testing).
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

fair? yes, noobs that like to explore the world in peace can learn a lot on peaceful

challenging? no, survival without your health going down is not really challenging

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Well, if an FNG goes to Survival without watching any tutorial videos, they might switch to peaceful for their first few in game days until they decide to try and go up against hostile mobs.  A new guy would find peaceful very helpful.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

I think that peaceful mode is unfair as your taking a part of the soul of minecraft without it, it don't feel right even though mobs may be difficult at times they are entertaining to see and make the game more challenging. Peaceful mode should be removed personally.

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