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#1

Ryleh
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:13 PM

Hey guys.

I showed my girlfriend minecraft a while ago, and she got into playing the game around Beta 1.6. We played just the two of us on an SMP server I created. We had a lot of fun, but we played with mobs not spawning, which limited our building options. The problem is that she is kind of easily scared in the game. She's already kind of scared just by being in a dark cave without mobs, but on the times I've turned on mobs she will freak out at any mob surprising her. On our last attempt at making a new world, she lasted under one day before she fell into a cave and logged out when she realized there was a mob down there.

She has expressed a strong desire to play again as I've been telling her about the changes that have happened- she especially loves the idea of baby animals and potions- but I know its not going to be long in game before she is too scared to play. I'm looking to find some helpful ideas that might mitigate the 'scariness' of minecraft or otherwise allow us to play this game together.

I've considered texture packs, mods, or maybe changing the server/client settings, but I haven't come across anything that would allow us to play the full game including mobs and all those delicious drops that come from them.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:16 PM

They just make annoying noises, what's to be afraid of?

Edit: Try retexturing the mobs to be ... friendly-er looking? Remove their sounds if possible?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:16 PM

umm... tell her to get over it instead of being afraid of a video game... seriously... she would shit her pants if she messed with a enderman
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

There is a texture pack that somebody made for their six-year-old son to make it less scary, but I can't remember what it was called or who it is by, but there is something out there if you can find it :P

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:19 PM

SHE IS WEAK. SACRIFICE HER TO HEROBRINE.
:rolleyes:
Really though, the scariest part of minecraft is probably the sound. If you could just swap out some sound files for her, that'd probably do the trick. Pesky spider sounds? Make them say "Oh hai thar!" Evil cave noises? Make sound like nyan cat's visiting!

... on second thought, hearing nyan cat all of a sudden while alone in a cave might be worse.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:19 PM

All they do is make annoying noises.

I guess use a texture pack that makes the mobs look happy and cheery.
I'm not sure if using different sounds for the mobs would crash minecraft, but if it doesn't try that.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

Have her play in Creative mode.  I believe in the pre-releases mobs ignore creative mode players?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

There not really that scary.. if shes old enough to have a boy friend she should have a problem. Just get her to fight one, all they do is walk towards you, no big challege. But you better keep her away fomr endermen... just get a new texture pack for her, like the ones that give the mobs smily faces :/
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

View PostKorabar, on 07 November 2011 - 08:19 PM, said:

All they do is make annoying noises.

I guess use a texture pack that makes the mobs look happy and cheery.
I'm not sure if using different sounds for the mobs would crash minecraft, but if it doesn't try that.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

Try a mod that means she re-spawns where she died (there must be one)
or one that means her stuff is placed in a chest where she died.
Alternatively just alter the server settings so she can't die!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

I would do mods too, since that seems to be the most effective way. You should check out HogOfWar's peaceful pack http://www.minecraft...ceful-pack-v52/ which just adds fossils and other ways to get hostile mob drops on peaceful mode. Unfortunately, this is single player only, so I can't help you on multiplayer. you might want to suggest an smp version to the creator.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

Get tooncraft. I believe that is the name but it might not.
Minecraft4Kids is good too.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

download fraps and record her playing Minecraft.  Post it on youtube and you have gold right there.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:31 PM

That's just your minor problem. We should ask "how can we make minecraft more scary?"
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

View Posthackmaster521, on 07 November 2011 - 08:16 PM, said:

umm... tell her to get over it instead of being afraid of a video game... seriously... she would shit her pants if she messed with a enderman

Probably would die if she played Amnesia: The Dark Decent

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:42 PM

Does anybody know how to install mods I watched a bunch of videos but I can't get it. Does anyone notice that there is not a lot of diamond? leave me something on my profile. Thank You. :

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

Thanks muchly for all the replies. I think I can work with a texture pack and changing the sounds, although a peaceful pack sounds like a good idea as well.

On a personal note, I agree that the question should also be how can we make minecraft *more* scary. While my 25 year old significant other might be scared of everything, I enjoy the fear and suspense.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:39 PM

If you just want the mob drops to craft with, then why not just spawn in those items?  You can do that in a vanilla minecraft server using the give command and the item/block ID's.  Then you can just leave it on peaceful.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:11 PM

Mute the sound, Retexture the mobs, my ex was also scared at first but she played more and more untill it didnt scare her anymore :P hope this helps!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

Play some music in the backround. I did that in my single player world and i was rushed up by the music.
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