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    posted a message on Minecraft has lost its 'touch'
    Hey all. I'm just gonna get it out of my system real quick: Minecraft is kinda losing its effect. On me, at least.

    I started playing MC in around September of last year (so around the time of Alpha 1.1.0) and I LOVED IT. I would explore deep caves with my friends in multiplayer, slay monsters with relatively hard to acquire weapons, build epic castles/bases/outposts, and utilize glitches to make our lives easier. Those were the real days for me. I loved that old Minecraft. :smile.gif:

    Beta rolled around, and I just thought it was amazing, the biomes, the everything, everything looked so much better, and I loved it, all the way up until around 1.6. For me, that's when Minecraft started to become less sandbox based, and start to submit to the more role-playing feel. Whilst I agree that Minecraft needed a bit of incentive, I think it would have been milking it to add any more features after 1.7-ish. 1.8, for me, was when I had decided that Minecraft had lost its effect completely on me.

    For me, Minecraft used to be a sandbox-based adventure game where you could literally do anything. Now, it's a role-playing game. Experience and Hunger? What? That, to me, was the last straw - it was just too much. The abandoned villages/mineshafts/ruins/strongholds were really cool, yeah, but you could literally walk in and say "New base." and have it be complete with housing, forging, and even a complete farm. Even as an avid RPG and MC Survival player, I think 1.8 was pushing it for me. And it's only going to get worse as they continue to milk the game towards the RPG nuts out there, and eventually submit to mainstream gaming. (maybe that's taking it a little far... but that's my honest opinion).

    Anyway, that's my honest opinion. Please don't cuss me out and tell me to downgrade, because I already have. I'm currently playing off Minecraft Alpha v. 1.2.3_01 (the update right before Beta). So let's not shoot my opinion down, I just want to know if there's anyone out there who agrees with me. :smile.gif:

    TL;DR: Minecraft, to me at least, has lost its magic. It's way too RPG-oriented now.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Big, Empty Tower
    Monster spawner it is. :smile.gif: Thanks guys!
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Big, Empty Tower
    Quote from 1484Kenji

    A monster spawner.

    That sounds like a good idea.

    Anything else?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Big, Empty Tower
    So I got really really bored (again), so I built a huge, 50 block high tower, 14 blocks in diameter.

    What shall I do with it?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on *POLL* Finite Torches, Good or Bad?
    I think they should be infinite. I would hate to have to use lanterns (which are most likely iron + something else (glowstone?)) for a reliable source of light. Besides, you would screw those new players over who are just looking for a small, easy reliable source of light.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What should I do with 3,000 cobblestone?
    Make a giant fortress/castle thing! That's what I'd do. :smile.gif:
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What to do with a 20 x 8 space?
    Farming the area sounds like a great idea. That's probably what I'll end up doing anyway... Any more suggestions?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What to do with a 20 x 8 space?
    So I have a 20 x 8 space to do anything with. Can I have some ideas on how I can use this large space?

    For a sense of scale:
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Mushroom Invasion
    Hey all. So I was exploring my world when I came upon a curious cave. I saw it had one or two mushrooms (from the surface), so I went to go harvest them, when I was confronted with this:

    [simg]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3897/20110719121049.png[/simg]

    ... and this:

    [simg]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/237/20110719121055.png[/simg]

    ... and finally, this:

    [simg]http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1138/20110719121111.png[/simg]

    That last one has coordinates on it... the seed I'm playing on is "Anaklus" (what an original seed!)

    Discuss.
    Posted in: Screenshots
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    posted a message on Am I the only one who doesnt use mods?! (Anymore)
    Nope. :smile.gif: I love vanilla. I don't even use the HD texture patcher; I like my vanilla textures and their low quality-ness. :smile.gif:
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Total Miner: Forge????
    My advice would be not to worry about it. It's not that big of a deal, they're just using the same style of game. For example, first person shooters. Doom was the first, so is every other first person shooter a copy of Doom? Minecraft is under a style of game, not its own genre. So it's not really fair to rip on the Total Miner. (Besides, isn't Minecraft a copy of something..?)

    Besides, it looks like crap. People already know it's a ripoff of Minecraft, so they aren't going to buy it, and those who buy it will soon enough find out about Minecraft, and they'll ditch it. Either way, it will fail soon enough. So don't worry about it. :smile.gif:
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Am I a wimp if a play on Peaceful until Im stronger?
    No, you are not a wimp. I still play on peaceful.. I dont want my crap getting destroyed.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Herobrine removed? Existance?
    No.

    The "Removed Herobrine" in the changelist was a joke. In both updates. He never existed, and he never will. Therefore, he was never removed. Hence that part of the changelist being a joke.

    /thread.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on MILK SWIMMING
    Reskin water lawl
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Bonemeal + Cobble = Mossy Cobble?
    Quote from Qewrty

    No it shoud not. Mossy stone is only in dungeons for a reason. If it wasn't so rare what would happen? It could make things eather boaring for people that like to hunt for dungeons or it could make an imballence in SMP.

    Don't dungeons offer enough rare materials already? I think making a mob trap out of them is enough, and bones are already moderately tough to get. I think it'd be a great balance. :smile.gif:

    Quote from DutchMofoTeam

    Bonemeal isn't mossy..
    You could use Slimeballs, Sounds more logical.

    Well moss is a plant, right? And bonemeal is used to grow plants. But either way, slimeballs or bonemeal. :smile.gif:
    Posted in: Suggestions
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