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    posted a message on HALP ME PLZzZ

    my friend said it had to do with something about him using my pc and went to this website called: [pirate site redacted] if there are any people who know the fix respond!

    Your friend used your computer to go to a website that sells stolen Minecraft accounts.

    Think about that for a minute: your so-called "friend" used your computer to go to a website operated by self-admitted thieves and hackers.

    And thanks to your friend, now your account is one of those stolen accounts.

    There are two things you need to do. One, there is a very high probability that your computer now contains some sort of malware -- if you don't have a good anti-virus program, get one yesterday. Also get MalwareBytes. Find what has crawled into your computer and get it out of there. Two, you need to contact Mojang directly to see if you can recover your Minecraft account. If you have the transaction ID from when you bought it, you probably can. Other people can tell you more about this. Actually, three things. The third involves physical security: do not let other people use your computer, because you just lost your Minecraft account as the result of what you let your friend do.

    (oh, and if you say something about what your problem is in the thread title, instead of "HALP ME PLZZZ" which tells us nothing about what you need, the people who in fact can help you are more likely to respond)

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    posted a message on Purchasing Minecraft before Windows 10 ...


    The names really make this more confusing than it has to be (thanks, Mojang) but here's how it works out:

    • Minecraft/PC is the version that runs on every flavor of Windows, at least every flavor from XP on
    • MCPE (Minecraft Pocket Edition) is the version for mobile devices like phones, tablets, etc.
    • Minecraft/Win10 is basically MCPE ported to the PC.

    Advantages of the various editions:

    Minecraft/PC -- maximum flexibility, most stuff, most mods

    MCPE -- mobile, so you can get your MC fix anywhere

    MC/Win10 -- able to play multiplayer with MCPE players

    (there are also five flavors of MC for consoles and one for the Raspberry Pi, but I'm leaving those out)

    Basically, the only reason you'd want MC/Win10 is if you want to be able to play cross-platform with people who are playing the Pocket Edition. If you want to be able to play multiplayer with people playing the PC (including Mac and Linux, btw) version, you want MC/PC.

    Also, added to clarify: MC/PC can't play with MCPE or with MC/Win10 (or with MC/console). MC/Win10 can only play with MCPE or other MC/Win10, not MC/PC or MC/console.

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    posted a message on For those of you complaining about 12 year olds playing minecraft...
    Quote from tham97»

    minecraft is a game for little kids who have not yet discovered actual games like halo or call of duty....

    A. I'm not a little kid.
    B. I played Halo and COD before I played MC.

    I wear a creeper face pin on my hat IRL, and sometimes a Minecraft T-shirt, so as a result I meet a lot of Minecraft players. I have met every age from barely beyond the rugrat stage to a lady about 70 whose grandkids got her started playing, and when they quit she didn't. At the grocery store, the assistant manager of one department chats about game updates. At Costco, one of the food demonstrators always talks about redstone when she (yes, she) should be handing out food samples. There's more than one person at the counter at the used book store, can't forget them. A waiter at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago. My SMP server admin is about to graduate from college. I think you're getting the point. I have met literally dozens of Minecraft players IRL in the time I've been playing, perhaps a hundred or more, and (possibly because I am one myself) the overwhelming majority have been adults.

    Briefly addressing Roobish's statement that we should "...try helping kids to learn how to better interact with people...": No. I am not here to educate other people's children. It's not my job. It's not my place. And I don't want to do it. I expect everyone I'm playing with to act like a civilized human being -- and that goes for every game, not Minecraft -- no matter what their age. (I remember a long-ago ex-guildie in WoW who acted like he was 12 ... his son, an actual 12-year-old, was more mature than he was) I want to play a game, not be a teacher, a playground monitor, or a parent to other people's children. Mind you, I don't play on servers that are promoted as being for children -- it's just plain rude (not to mention wrong) to go into an environment that's one particular way and demand that it be changed to suit your wishes. That's true whether it's someone how goes on a child-friendly server and expects other players not to act like children or someone who goes on an adult server who expects other players not to swear because he's a child. When I have time to play, I want to spend it playing, not teaching other people's children the things their own parents should have taught them already.

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    posted a message on When do you think Minecraft will die out?

    Master of Orion II was released in 1996. I was playing it a couple of days ago, as I have been on and off since, well, 1996. From what I can tell from a quick online search, I'm not the only one. (it's a good game, btw, and you can pick it up for cheap at GOG) And that game has not been changed, modified, patched, or otherwise dorked around with in 19 years. Aside from the fact that Minecraft is not "getting worse", there's no reason to assume it is not going to have "legs" just as much as MOO2. So I'd guess that people will be playing it at least 19 years after its last update.

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    posted a message on Lets face it, Minecraft's glory days are over...
    Quote from DagamerYT»

    I think minecraft is going downhill SOOO much i was playing in the alpha days that was when you could play with friends no mods and no pvp you could just build and work together... When my brother showed me it it we played together for hours on end... Now thats gone, minecraft is ruined

    So why can't you play with friends now?
    Why can't you play with no mods now?
    Why can't you play with no PvP now?
    Why can't you just build and work together now?
    For that matter ... why can't you play Alpha now?

    The answer is simple: you can.

    But it's not who you played with or how you played that you miss. The thing that's changed isn't the game -- it's you. None of it's gone; it's right there waiting for you to play it. The person who played with your brother for hours doesn't exist anymore; he's past-you, and you're present-you. I'm not going to rewrite my whole long post -- it's back on page 3. Read it and assume I'm saying the whole thing again.
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    posted a message on Lets face it, Minecraft's glory days are over...
    Quote from gigapouch»

    I'm fairly new to Minecraft, as I jumped on the bandwagon at 1.8.2, so I'm not sure what to say. It does seem that the updates are not meaningful, and nobody seems to play it anymore.

    What??? There have been no updates since 1.8.2, just bug fixes and security patches. 1.9 is going to be the first update in ages.

    And nobody seems to play it anymore? What am I, chopped liver? What game am I playing? What are all the other people in this thread playing? What are the people I meet IRL (I wear a creeper pin on my hat) playing?
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    posted a message on Lets face it, Minecraft's glory days are over...

    Ah, it's the undead nostalgia thread again. This seems to crop up on a regular basis every week or two ... and it has for literally years.

    First, to the OP: The game hasn't changed; you have. There's a thread about it linked from my sig. Read it. The tl;dr version is that you are not a MC newbie anymore, and what you're nostalgic isn't anything in the game; it's you being new to the game and seeing, doing and learning everything for the first time.

    Now, to address the "updates have sucked ever since Microsoft bought out Minecraft": there have been no updates TO suck. (a few bug fixes, yes; updates, no) 1.9 is the first post-buyout update. Given that it's not out yet, we can't say for sure whether it sucks or not; however, a lot of people playing the snapshots seem to like it.

    Regarding "Notch come back plzplz": Markus Persson was not directly involved with Minecraft development for a matter of years before he sold Mojang. He's not the guy who made Minecraft what it was pre-buyout; that would be Jeb, Dinnerbone, et. al.

    "Gliding ruins this, that, and the other thing." Well, if you're playing SP and you accidentally go to the End, kill the Ender Dragon, explore more of the End, find an End Ship, kill its protectors, and -- still accidentally, mind you -- open a chest and find Elytra, there's something simple you can do to avoid that horrible ruination: drag and drop the item out of your inventory and into the Void. Problem solved. In MP, there are a lot crazier things than the ability to glide; virtually all MP servers are modded in some way. There is no doubt a means to remove any given item in the game (I don't run a server myself so I'd have to ask my admin what); so ask your server admin to include Elytra as one of the things to remove. (though if you're playing on a server that already allows flying, warping, or various other ways of getting around, I doubt if you'll have much luck)

    If there's some version of Minecraft other than the current one that you like better ... play that version. If you want to play on a server that runs that version ... find one, or get some friends and start your own. But nobody has any right to demand that other people have to play an old version of Minecraft (and which one?) just because you like it better.

    But there is absolutely nothing Mojang could do, nothing Notch could do, nothing the Emperor of Mankind could do, that would make Minecraft what you played when you were 10 years old, because you will never be 10 years old again, and you will never play Minecraft for the first time again.

    I remember the first science fiction book I ever read. I remember it as a wonderful, glorious book, opening up a whole new world to me. I remember writing my first fanfic (rather badly; I was, I believe, 8 at the time) about it. That book was awesome. Amazing. Something really special. And ... about a year ago ... I had a chance to read it again. Y'know something? It was, um, er, well, pretty lame. Not really bad, per se, but nothing to write home about. Not even anything to read a second time. Not a letter of the story had changed -- but I have. What I remember wasn't really the book itself; it was the way an 8-year-old child felt reading that book for the very first time ever. I'm not 8 years old anymore. I've already read it. What I was so nostalgic for was something which can never happen again, because I can't get younger (I wish!) and I can't unread a book (though there are a few I wish I could!).

    It's the same way with Minecraft nostalgia: the OP is nostalgic for what it felt like to play Minecraft for the first time when he was 10 years old. That's why playing an old version doesn't help -- it's not Minecraft itself that he's nostalgic for. It's something that can never happen again, just like I can never read that book for the first time again Past-you is not present-you is not future-you. They say you can never go home again, and they're right -- because even if "home" is exactly the same as it was, you're not the person who left.. Such is life.

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    posted a message on What windows will work for Minecraft (7,8,10)

    Also on XP and some flavor or other of OS X on the Mac. Minecraft is pretty forgiving as far as software goes.

    Note: do not buy Windows 8 for any reason. Get 7 or 10.

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    posted a message on Are Minecraft Creations Art?

    Um ... given that when I play SSP, I generally build cobblestone cubes for houses, don't be too sure. :P

    Sorry, we're gonna have to agree to disagree. The only kind of artist Jack the Dripper was, was a scam artist.

    As for the part about something being aesthetically pleasing: that's a matter of individual experience. Take a typical item: a coffee mug, let's say. Its function is to hold coffee for drinking. It could be plain white ceramic and it would do a perfectly good job of being a coffee mug. But you paint a cat on it, and that cat image becomes art. It's not necessary for the coffee mug to be a coffee mug; it's something extra. That's where the 'art' part comes in.

    So in the sense I'm talking about, with regard to something being useful, I mean in the sense of something other than visual appeal. Functionally, a piece of canvas with nothing on it or the painting of a great master, are all the same. Artistically, they couldn't be much more different. That functionally useless addition is where the art comes in.

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    posted a message on SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING

    SOMETHING BAD is indeed happening, but it's not what you think it is.

    The bad thing is that you're posting about Herobrine. The Minecraft Forum staff takes a dim view of that type of thread, because there is no such thing as Herobrine, never has been, and never will be, so the usual reason to post about him/her/it is to either start up trouble or fool gullible people, neither of which is a good thing to have happening in the forum. Herobrine threads never end well.

    If you want to write stories involving Herobrine, there's a section for it: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/show-your-creation/fan-art/literature

    Also, if the moderators take action on a post of yours, the correct way to handle it is to contact the moderator who did it (if you got a warning), or the section admin if you don't know. You can find a list of the staff, including the admin for each section, here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/forums/forum-discussion-info/517684-staff-list Starting another thread about your thread that got deleted is not appropriate, and is likely to get you into even greater grief with the mods.

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