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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

So I always hear the phrases "vanilla Minecraft" and "vanilla SMP" thrown around. I know what they  mean, but why is an original, unmodded version of Minecraft called "vanilla", not "chocolate" or anything else? just curious :)
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

I think it's something about the most common flavor of ice cream is vanilla.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

because the term 'vanilla' can mean without added flavour. the term chocolate can't.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

It's because vanilla is a fresh flavor and is thought of as pure.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

Vanilla is when you have a completely un-modified version of something.  Vanilla Minecraft is JUST Minecraft, the way you downloaded it.

And why they chose it?  Who knows.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:39 AM

View Post23232323, on 04 December 2011 - 08:37 AM, said:

because the term 'vanilla' can mean without added flavour. the term chocolate can't.

Vanilla is with vanilla flavoring,
Icecream isn't normally vanilla flavored. It is cream flavored.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

View PostDrRedstoner, on 04 December 2011 - 08:39 AM, said:

Vanilla is with vanilla flavoring,
Icecream isn't normally vanilla flavored. It is cream flavored.

Vanilla does serve as the base of many flavors, though.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:11 AM

View PostMrQuizzles, on 04 December 2011 - 08:51 AM, said:

Vanilla does serve as the base of many flavors, though.

And alone is still quite delicious.

When combined with Blue food coloring and Almonds, it makes Blue Moon, my favorite.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

In Minecraft, it means an un-modded server.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:18 AM

View PostFadeStone, on 04 December 2011 - 10:17 AM, said:

In Minecraft, it means an un-modded server.
It JUST means unmodded. You can play Single Player Vanilla
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:22 AM

View PostPsychoIncarnate, on 04 December 2011 - 10:18 AM, said:

It JUST means unmodded. You can play Single Player Vanilla

Yeah, same thing. :P
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

Vanilla = pure

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

BTW OP, Minecraft isn't the first game to use the term Vanilla. Though they use it differently than other games in the past.

In WoW, Vanilla means the first game before the expansion packs
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

I'm not icecream expert. Probably because   :iapprove:  was eating icecream while he made it :)
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

View Postdeathgleaner, on 04 December 2011 - 08:35 AM, said:

So I always hear the phrases "vanilla Minecraft" and "vanilla SMP" thrown around. I know what they  mean, but why is an original, unmodded version of Minecraft called "vanilla", not "chocolate" or anything else? just curious :)


Sorry about all these immature comments. Vanilla is a Minecraft server that is downloaded from minecraft.net, and it is pure without any mods. A Bukkit server is... well a Bukkit server.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

Vanilla is a flavoring made from the extract of orchids in the vanilla genus.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:51 AM

Chocolate would mean you have mods .

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:06 AM

View Postlinux731, on 04 December 2011 - 09:08 PM, said:

Sorry about all these immature comments. Vanilla is a Minecraft server that is downloaded from minecraft.net, and it is pure without any mods. A Bukkit server is... well a Bukkit server.
Vanilla counts for singleplayer and multiplayer. Vanilla is a term in gaming that simply means unmodified.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:22 AM

I don't see why would anyone want to join a "vanilla minecraft" server anyway... There's really no way you're going to be able to keep control of anything without a few antigriefer mods/regulations. And maybe some balance fixes for broken mechanics (like villager trading).

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

View Postpolkunus, on 02 October 2012 - 03:22 AM, said:

I don't see why would anyone want to join a "vanilla minecraft" server anyway... There's really no way you're going to be able to keep control of anything without a few antigriefer mods/regulations. And maybe some balance fixes for broken mechanics (like villager trading).

white-list servers are quite secure.seems to work on the vanilla servers I play on.
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