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Sep 26, 2014I don't know about you R3VI, as you said it worked previously, but Zigzag991, make sure your web host allows port forwarding. Mine doesn't without a business plan, which is silly expensive. 10-20 times cheaper just to rent through a service. Your other option is a VPN.Posted in: Server Support and Administration
Aug 12, 2014Posted in: DiscussionQuote from asonfated
So you're telling me that, lets make this example.
(Its hard to tell if your sarcastic or not, i just hope you are)
A stuck up jerky rich kid with his mom that has ENOUGH money to go everywhere spends it on minecon flawlessly and argues the whole time he is there and gets a minecon cape.
You're in no position to make that statement.
Its mojang, although they are digging a selfish hole for the whole community.
Its starting to have that steriotypical game update feel that the developers CAN do what they want but the users of that game will just leave if they dug more of a problem effecting the players gameplay.
There is no way for them to stop people from using capes, there gonna find a way no matter what, even if its used personally and secretly, its better then nothing. i'm not trying to choose a side but it seems to myself that mojang may be destroying their own game doing stuff like this.
Nope, I'm being completely serious. I'm also unbiased, as I've never/have no plans of ever attending Minecon, and could care less if I ever have a Cape. Sure they are cool, but I don't have one, and it certainly doesn't bother me. Life isn't fair. There is no such thing as straight up "protecting the little guy", without it extending to the "rich and spoiled."
This sounds pretty personal to me. Oh, and I didn't make that statement. Capes were give per Mojang's decision, not mine.
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Not everyone who attends Minecon is a "stuck up rich kid". I daresay most of them are not.
A lot of the kids I see there every year have one or two parents who saved up all year, and Minecon is their one vacation. I've seen families that have driven or flown across countries on funds they put aside over a long period of time, just to see their children's faces when they open those doors. Over the years, I've seen that look on children's faces so many times, their eyes lighting up when the ender portal entrance glows and fogs at them, the first time they see Markus up close, or meeting their favorite Minecraft personalities in person, and I can tell you, these are not children that get everything they desire. For many of them, this, and only this, matters. It matters enough that they found a way to get here.
Their Minecon cape is one of the few things they have to remind them of that feeling.
Now, you would say that this child - which has, I'll point out, done you no harm - deserves to have that feeling destroyed by others who envy what they have? What kind of message is that sending? Open defiance of this ruling is spitting in the face of everyone who realized a dream, and that is just petty. I'm sure you're a better person than that.
Aug 11, 2014Posted in: Discussion
Point: Capes have and intrinsic value. Freely available capes such as ones provided by mods diminish/abolish aforementioned value. There is no argument here. Don't believe me?
We have a lot of fun making cool capes for extra-special members of our community and Minecon attendees. We’d like to keep them as exclusive as possible. So, yeah, no capes please, even if you’re giving them away for free. [Source]
Oh, look, intended exclusivity resulting in value.
Remember that capes are the exception to this rule – you are not allowed to give them away or sell them. [Source]
Oh, look, again, not allowed.
Oh, and your absolutely selfish because you want to be given what you didn't earn.
Aug 3, 2014Stop complaining, you are so selfish and ungrateful. From the very beginning the capes were meant to be gifts to the people who attended events such as Minecon. The cape mods and what not belittled theses gifts and made them valueless. So Mojang took it upon themselves to legally tell you to suck it up and stop "stealing" from these people.Posted in: Discussion
Just as players have no right to complain that I payed $10 for minecraft in Alpha and they payed $25 after release, you have no right to complain about capes.
Aug 2, 2014It doesn't work that way. Being blurry has absolutely nothing to do with view distance performance.Posted in: Suggestions
In games, the models have what are called LOD (level of detail) objects. Basically, they means they have multiple models of the same object, starting with high detail models for up close viewing to low detail models for when they are far away and in the background, with a couple stages in between. The farther the object, the lower resolution model and texture is loaded, the less resources it takes. The blur, or more appropriately, dof (depth of field) is just a post processing effect to help "smooth" the visual appearance of lower res models as well as focus the players attention to what is close and "important". It also simulates real life vision. The goal for lods is to balance removing as much actual detail in the model while retaining the silhouette so that when viewed from the designated distance the loss of detail is not noticeable, because you simply cannot see it from that far anyway. Commonly, each lod is half the resolution as the previous, but there is no set numbers, and it depends on the assets and game engine.
Minecraft is made of of a bunch of cubes. Each model, aka block, is already as low as it can get. So in the traditional sense of view distance performance and lods, it simply is not possible.
Minecraft does have the potential of another method, however. From a distance a 2x2 set of blocks could be rendered as 1. This would actually reduce the hardware resources for the block model by about 8x (a set of 8 blocks in a 2x2 space containing 48 faces, vs 1 2x2 block at 6 faces). You do have to consider, however, that these calculations would have to be done in real time and dynamically calculated. It is defiantly more complex than swapping a loaded model file at a specified distance. In the end, how efficiently it could be coded, how long it took to execute over a large space, ect. would determine how much of a benefit, if any could be gained.
Voxel based lods is can be very complicated and have to be dynamic(aka the game engine has to generate the lod itself), and with minecraft, intentionally designed to appear blocky, not a restriction of voxels my any means, the potential methods of lod terrain geometry is limited.
Jul 21, 2014Arod529 posted a message on 2 simple suggestions for new ways to fill water bottlesPosted in: Suggestionsi ! so currently the only way to fill a water bottle is by crafting a cauldron and filling it with a water bucket . but there are some more logical and easy to code ways to fill water bottles that don't exist in the game yet . they are ...... ( wait for it )
False, you can fill water bottles from any source block.
trong>Holding a water bottle :
Really simple , when you are holding a water bottle in your hand ( not your hotbar or your inventory ) and it's raining , if you stay in the rain for 15 seconds then it will fill up .Swimming with a water bottle in your hand :
Why not ? if you're underwater holding an open empty bottle in your hand , does it fill ? Sure it does !
The rain thing is really pointless.
Also, do you realize that a lot of people use the mouse wheel to select items in their hot bar? So that means, when the player is swimming around, and scrolls past an empty bottle, boom, all of a sudden their inventory is assaulted with water bottles. This is extremely poor UI design. Player actions should never happen unless the user tells them to.
strong>But this is really unbalanced !
Oh yeah ? and having an infinite source of water just with 2 buckets is balanced !
This has absolutely nill to do with balance, just laziness. Also, the "everyone else is doing it so I can too" argument is a lame excuse. I sure hope you don't apply that to your everyday life.
strong>Minecraft isn't supposed to be realistic !
Who said I want to make minecraft realistic ? I just wanted bottles to be filled easier , and if there was nothing realistic in minecraft , we couldn't get wheat or potatoes , or cows or sheep or even dirt , you know why ? because it also exists in real life !
Not only are water bottles extremely easy to fill, you counter point yourself here.
Games are about interaction. You can't seriously believe that 1 bottle every 15 secs is easier or more enjoyable than say 5 bottles every 1 sec(not that filling water bottles is particularly enjoyable). If you want to watch things on a screen, go watch a movie. If you want to engage in said things, play a game. Both are valid forms of entertainment.
NOTE: Minecraft Forums are bugged bad, so ignore the weird artifacts in the quotes...
Jul 21, 2014Arod529 posted a message on Fill another empty chest using hopper without repeaterTo answer your question. No.Posted in: Redstone Discussion and Mechanisms
I don't know if it was a typo or not, but you can power hoppers with any redstone, you don't need repeaters; or, you could just find a server that isn't run by anti-redstone snobs.
Jul 17, 2014Arod529 posted a message on Quick Hotbar Mod [supports all mc versions from 1.6.4 to 1.12]This looks awesome. A mod I would totally use even on "vanilla" saves.Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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Dec 17, 2014Arod529 posted a message on Minecraft Windows Launcher Needs YOUR Testing and Feedback!Guys, common, relax now, it is simply a ease of access option for the technological inept.Posted in: News
Jul 24, 2014Arod529 posted a message on UPDATE: Snapshot 14w30b Ready for Dinnerbone's Birthday! Also, Testing!It doesn't unload, just doesn't render. Completely different. Your redstone is safe.Posted in: News
Jul 23, 2014Arod529 posted a message on UPDATE: Snapshot 14w30b Ready for Dinnerbone's Birthday! Also, Testing!Happy Birthday Dinnerbone!Posted in: News
Praise The Sun!
Jul 17, 2014Arod529 posted a message on UPDATE: Snapshot 14w29b is Ready For (Enhanced Graphical) Testing!VBO does absolutely nothing for me, though overall performance is much better.Posted in: News
Nov 20, 2013Posted in: NewsQuote from ahamling27
I'd love to see a Terraria mash-up pack. Imagine having rocket boots, flame-throwers, sniper rifles, and of course, every color of slime imaginable.
Well it's not for the 360 but someone is working on a Terraria mod:
Oct 23, 2013Arod529 posted a message on 1.7 Pre-Release: "The Update That Changed the World"Posted in: NewsQuote from Clairefox
What if it's just your systems you're playing on? >_>.. I see little to no lag at all when I play. Instead of just complaining about what they do, why don't you try to fix your end first?
My system is easily in the top 10%, my system is just fine.
They seem to have given minor performance to 10yo absolute junk laptops that were never even designed to run flash well, much less a game, while completely decimating actual performance. aka it really actually runs like sh!t so it doesn't stress the computer.
There is a reason games have graphics & performance settings, so that they can run on a large variety of hardware, because no, not everyone can afford good computers and yes they still ought to be able to enjoy the game.
If you want to counter someones legitimate concerns, why don't you try and find legitimate solutions instead of blindly accusing someone of having a bad pc.
Oct 22, 2013Arod529 posted a message on 1.7 Pre-Release: "The Update That Changed the World"Posted in: NewsQuote from Kodehawa
I have 9999999999999999999% moar lag.
Yes, I'm so freaking sick and tired of them claiming that there is less lag/better performance ect. It is all LIES. Most notably in chunk updates are completely broken.
I can effectively halt chunk loading simply by rotating my view. Try it yourself everyone. Create a map, fly up a bit to see the terrain around, and spin your view at a viewable but decent pace, Open your F3 and watch as the chunk updates hover around 0 for 99% of the time while the area within render distance stays less than half loaded. I can do this until ultimate boredom or my arm grows weary. Stop, give a second or two and they jump up to ~40. Start spinning again, and it all comes to a grinding halt.
Back in Alpha and Beta days, where performance is supposedly "crap". I could allocate 4G of ram and practically have insta load terrain even on new generation. Now it doesn't make any difference. I can allocate 16G and Minecraft just sits there only ever using ~400mb at any point in time, failing to do but 2 thing at a time.
Mojang is getting good with the propaganda. Official announcement of improved performance every snapshot and release. People shout the praise as performance actually it continues to degrade.
Nov 25, 2012Posted in: NewsWill mods like Optifine be added to vanilla?
Something even better. Overall, the game engine is being simplified, taking most of the load off of the client, and having the server doing the heavy work, greatly improving SMP.
Smoothstone stairs are not planned.
No new mobs are planned.
But for SSP it doesn't change a thing. In fact it makes it worse. Ever sense they "merged" the client with the server, it has run like crap.
At first they neglected the SMP players. Now it is reversed. The SSP players are now being neglected. It isn't/wans't fair or right to either party.
They really need to make a system that works before trying to add new content and features. It is great that they listen to the comunity in developing new content, but somtimes that needs to be put on hold. In the end they are creating more work for themselves, just like when they chose to ignore the SMP problems, and have now spent the last year or so trying to go through and fix them. If they had addressed the problems in the begining, as development went on, Minecraft would be in a much more polished and advanced state than it is now. When will they ever learn...
[For the inevitable smart --- who will say my computer is crap]
lol... you dumb...
Before the change, I used to be able to run a server and a client at the same time on the same computer 10 time faster than the "new streamlined" SSP.
Apr 30, 2012Arod529 posted a message on Change Your Minecraft Name? Possibly In The FutureI feel kinda bad, but, I can't tell any difference between the old and new wiki... what changed?Posted in: News
Apr 24, 2012Arod529 posted a message on Mojang Quake Match Going On Now; Logins Better Than EverPosted in: NewsQuote from The_Pastmaster
Not everyone has heard about it though. That's the point.
Anyway: Wireless Redstone: MIND = MEGATONICALLY BLOW! O_O
I know, I think its a cool feature, and sometimes I haven't heard of it either, just saying that, as they promote themselves as a major minecraft news source, they are a bit slow. If they were a mainstream news source, which they are not, (newspaper/tv news/ect.) they, as a reporter, would probably be in serious trouble, and if consistently late, could possibly loose their job.
But, as to try and not offend anyone/clarify that there is no hate here, they are not a mainstream news source, they have the right to set their own standards, they report on many other things, not just minecraft, and the service is free of charge to us as the minecraft community, I am in no way promoting any negative stigma/action towards these people, and do appreciate the work and service that they provide to us in this forum.
Apr 24, 2012Arod529 posted a message on Mojang Quake Match Going On Now; Logins Better Than EverPosted in: NewsQuote from Sweider
I do see how this is annoying. If I search Wireless Redstone, your video is the very first result that pops up. So I looked further into it.
Long-Range Wireless Redstone [No Mods] Published on Mar 25, 2012 by 777static777
Minecraft 1.2.5 | Wireless Redstone Vanilla | NO MODS! (TUTORIAL) Published on Mar 13, 2012 by xDowsey
I think they should change that part of the article, and give xDowsey the credit he deserves, otherwise this would be a real slap in the face to the minecraft tutorial community. *facepalms*
Not to mention... they are always super late on these digital diamond things. I've have almost always already hear about them even from third party people before it shows up on digital diamond...
*open minecraft forum and sees digital diamond title...*
"Oh, cool, a new inven... oh, well thats old news..."
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