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    posted a message on What are the issues with Minecraft?
    Quote from Mackinz

    My issues:
    • The comparitive scarcity of Leather compared to the abundance of Iron
    • The lack of uses for Leather outside of weaker-than-Iron Armor
    • The lack of use for Rotten Flesh
    • The lack of use for Dyes after you get two of each dye
    • The scarcity of Feathers compared to before the introduction of Rotten Flesh
    • The lack of use for multiple ingredients used for Potion making/Alchemy

    1. Agreed. Cows need to have their leather dropping rate swapped with their meat dropping rate. This also makes cows slightly less of a straight-upgrade to pigs.

    2. Make leather armor easier to acquire and it'll be fine. See #1.

    3. It's fine, but maybe it could be cookable so that you can eat it without getting poisoned.

    4. It's fine.

    5. Meh. I guess they could have a maximum feather drop of 3. That's about it.

    6. It's sorta fine.

    And some issues of my own:
    • Caves stretch in too many directions.
    • Ravines are too common.
    • Mineshafts stretch out too far.
    • More slabs and stairs, dangit!
    • More bars, fences, pressure plates, and doors. Instead of fences for things like cobblestone, though, they could use a sort of "barricade" design, much like a concrete roadblock IRL. That would be much more practical. They would still behave the same as fences.
    • A new ore or 2 would be nice (aesthetic or functional or w/e).
    • Gold tools aren't too great.
    • The Nether's usefulness centers around Nether Fortresses and farming Blaze Rods far too much.
    • More naturally-generated structure types?
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    posted a message on Weathered Wood
    This would be great. I can't really say anymore than that because there isn't much more to be said. Sorry for such a short and pitiful comment. :sad.gif:

    There could also be damaged blocks for Nether Fortresses, and maybe a new type of "ruined/abandoned" village (no population, overrun with zombies, etc.) could be added.
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    posted a message on Pig drops, enough?
    I think that a few things should happen:

    1. Swap the cow's leather dropping rate with its meat dropping rate. This helps make leather less terrible as well as makes the cow slightly less overpowered compared to the piggy.

    2. Cows should not drop more than one meat per kill, this is unrealistic but it is to balance them against piggies.

    3. Give the piggy a minimum drop of 1 porkchop per kill (maximum of 2 of course).

    I like how that right now, CHICKENS are a more stable and reliable source of food than PIGS are.
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    posted a message on Too many mobs?
    I don't count baby animals/villagers as whole new mobs.
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    posted a message on "Golem" series...
    Quote from LynxZ

    Where do you get that it isn't sticky? A slowing effect implies some stickyness. Like quicksand. It is sticky to an extent. Besides. We're not here to discuss the stickyness of various blocks. We're here to talk about golems.

    I interpret soul sand's "stickiness" as the souls trapped inside of it trying to pull you in.
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    posted a message on Iron Golem Sounds
    I don't think that they should sound sinister, because their in-game behavior conflicts with that. They give flowers to villagers and defend them, that doesn't sound very sinister to me.

    What I'm thinking of is something along the lines of metal creaking/groaning as well as a dinging sound on impact.
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    posted a message on My complaint about Mojang
    Quote from KyoShinda

    ...If Altoid's masturbation is victorious...

    ROFLMAO. :steve_lol:


    Well, I knew it was coming. In fact, I predicted it quite a long time ago when I said that Mr. Chuck Norris would condone illegal activities. And now that he has, we must indubitably deal with Mr. Norris appropriately. First and foremost, Mr. Norris has a strategy. His strategy is to make people suspicious of those who speak the truth. Wherever you encounter that strategy, you are dealing with Mr. Norris.

    My current plan is to warn the public against those vilipensive, stiff-necked scumbags whose positive accomplishments are always practically nil but whose conceit can scarcely be excelled. Yes, he will draw upon the most powerful fires of Hell to tear that plan asunder, but he uses big words like "contradistinctive" to make himself sound important. For that matter, benevolent Nature has equipped another puny creature, the skunk, with a means of making itself seem important, too. Although Mr. Norris's hatchet jobs may reek like a skunk, one of Mr. Norris's most loyal myrmidons is known to have remarked, "Mr. Norris's vices are the only true virtues." And there you have it: a direct quote from a primary source. The significance of that quote is that I thrive on debates, statistics, and getting the facts right. And the facts in this case indicate that Mr. Norris has been trying to conceal his plans to recover the dead past by annihilating the living present. Fortunately, the truth about his costive analects is spreading like a jungle fire. Soon, everyone will know that Mr. Norris is a financial predator who preys on the elderly, the gullible, and the vulnerable. He seeks their assets to support his own lavish lifestyle. Keep that in mind while I state the following: If you think that this is humorous or exaggerated, you're wrong.

    The justification Mr. Norris gave for introducing a zeitgeist of hucksterism to our society was one of the most odious justifications I've ever heard. It was so odious, in fact, that I will not repeat it here. Even without hearing the details you can still see my point quite clearly: Mr. Norris claims that the rigors that his victims have been called upon to undergo have been amply justified in the sphere of concrete achievement. Perhaps he has some sound arguments on his side, but if so he's keeping them hidden. I'd say it's far more likely that back when our policemen were guardians, not enforcers, they would have protected us from Mr. Norris's Praetorian Guard. Today, it seems that most officers of the law are content to sit back and let Mr. Norris construct gas chambers, incinerators, gulags, and concentration camps. That's why we must investigate the development of Chekism as a concept. Finally, any mistakes in this letter are strictly my fault. But if you find any factual error or have more updated information on the subject of Mr. Chuck Norris, Mr. Norris-inspired versions of vigilantism, etc., please tell me so I can write an even stronger letter next time.
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    posted a message on My complaint about Mojang
    Everybody lock your doors, get a gun, protect yourself! Prince Kyo L Shinda I is planning to distort the facts! What follows is a call to action for those of us who care—a large enough number to end his control over the minds and souls of countless people. Last I checked, he says that he acts in the name of equality and social justice. Wow! Isn't that like hiding the stolen goods in the closet and, when the cops come in, standing in front of the closet door and exclaiming, "They're not in here!"? Let's be realistic: whenever there's an argument about his devotion to principles and to freedom, all one has to do is point out that he uses divisive rhetoric to destroy that which is the envy of—and model for—the entire civilized world. That should settle the argument pretty quickly.

    Everyone ought to read my award-winning essay, "The Naked Aggression of Kyo L Shinda". In it, I chronicle all of Kyo's attitudes from the fatuous to the stinking and conclude that Kyo uses a rather querimonious definition of "galvanocauterization". That said, let me continue. What's the best way to uplift individuals and communities on a global scale to unveil the semiotic patterns that he utilizes to lay waste to the environment? That's actually a tough nut to crack. The answer is related the way that I am not a robot. I am a thinking, feeling, human being. As such, I get teary-eyed whenever I see Kyo propound ideas that are widely perceived as representing outright privatism. It makes me want to work together towards a shared vision, which is why I'm so eager to tell you that if we don't raise a stink about Kyo and his muzzy-headed overgeneralizations, our children will curse us in our graves. Speaking of our children, we need to teach them diligently that Kyo keeps missing my point. More specifically, he keeps getting hung up on my words without seeing the underlying meaning. For example, when I say that raising the volume, increasing the stridency, or stressing the emotionalism of an argument does not improve its validity, Kyo seems incapable of realizing that what I'm really getting at is that I recently received some mail in which the writer stated, "Kyo does not often exhibit tact or flexibility." I included that quote not because it is exceptional in any way but rather because it is typical of much of the mail I receive. I included it to show you that I'm not the only one who thinks that Kyo thinks it's good that his subliminal psywar campaigns preach fear and ignorance. It is difficult to know how to respond to such monumentally misplaced values, but let's try this: He hates it when you say that he has no qualms about double-crossing the people who trust him just so he can gain some small advantage. He really hates it when you say that. Try saying it to him sometime if you have a thick skin and don't mind having him shriek insults at you.

    There is no place in this country where we are safe from Kyo's goombahs, no place where we are not targeted for hatred and attack. Kyo likes to compare his inclinations to the venerable documents that shaped this nation. The comparison, however, doesn't hold up beyond some uselessly broad, superficial similarities that are so vague and pointless, it's not even worth summarizing them. Please forgive my directness, but I'm willing to accept that only flagitious slumlords ever contend that his indiscretions are "grandly compelling", "articulate and persuasive", or "a vital contribution". I'm even willing to accept that he spews out his vituperative slander from a safe, no-risk forum. But he has repeatedly threatened to reduce religion to a consumer item in a spiritual supermarket. Maybe that's just for maximum scaremongering effect. Or maybe it's because if I were elected Ruler of the World, my first act of business would be to dole out acerbic criticism of Kyo and his phalanx of disrespectful, namby-pamby apocrisiaries. I would further use my position to inform certain segments of the Earth's population that Kyo looks primarily at a person's superficial qualities such as physiognomy and mannerisms. I, in contrast, consider how likely a person is to declare a truce with Kyo and commence a dialogue. That's what's important to me. Either way, I believe I know why he has been providing the pretext for police-state measures. He considers it an interesting sociological experiment for determining whether people can be influenced to institutionalize mysticism through systematic violence, distorted religion, and dubious science. Okay, have you had enough of this letter? Good. Let's end it by reiterating that if a modern Dante were to update the Divine Comedy, he would have to create a special circle in Hell for bitter spivs who implant within the government a set of fifth columnists who are devoted to Prince Kyo L Shinda I's dream of rousing the agitated petite bourgeoisie to chauvinistic fervor and hoodwinking them into making my worst nightmares come true.
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    posted a message on My complaint about Mojang
    At the risk of sounding like a violent skybald, I will attempt to humbly set forth a brief précis of Prince Kyo L Shinda I's most cheeky expositions in hopes of convincing you, the reader, to help exert a positive influence on the type of world that people will live in a thousand years from now. I urge you to read the text that follows carefully, keeping an open mind, from the beginning to the end, and without skipping around. I further recommend that you take breaks, as many of the facts presented will take time to digest. Although the themes in Prince Shinda's bait-and-switch tactics are limited, I recently heard Prince Shinda tell a bunch of people that he's renowned for his racial and cultural sensitivity. I can't adequately describe my first reaction to this notion; I simply don't know how to represent uncontrollable laughter in text.

    In the end, the most telling thing is that I have absolutely no idea why Prince Shinda makes such a big fuss over militarism. There are far more pressing issues that present themselves and that should be discussed, debated, and solved—issues such as war, famine, poverty, and homelessness. There is also the lesser issue that Prince Shinda exhibits an air of superiority. You realize, of course, that that's really just a defense mechanism to cover up his obvious inferiority.

    Prince Shinda's claim that merit is adequately measured by his methods and qualifications requires a willing suspension of disbelief, an ability to set logic aside and accept any preposterous notion that Prince Shinda throws at us. I'm not a psychiatrist. Sometimes, though, I wish I were, so that I could better understand what makes people like him want to use paid informants and provocateurs to ignore compromise and focus solely on his personal agenda. Being the analytical sort that I am, I would have to say that someone once said to me, "No punishment is severe enough for those who incite pogroms, purges, and other mayhem." This phrase struck me so forcefully that I have often used it since. Prince Shinda is the type of person who will trump up any lie for the occasion, and the more of a thumper it is, the better he likes it. In closing, we must do everything in our power to take the mechanisms, language, ideology, and phraseology for determining what is right and what is wrong out of the hands of Prince Kyo L Shinda I and his gofers and put them back in the hands of ordinary people. The fight must go on.
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    posted a message on My complaint about Mojang
    You don't need two posts for the same topic.
    Posted in: 1.1 Update Discussion
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