Just throwing in my 2 cents, but I think a lot of the changes being made in AE2 are neat. I think a little added complexity is good in the sense that a free lunch is boring. I'd like to be able to derive satisfaction from my elegant AE network rather than just spamming the walls full of pipes. As you say, there is certainly a vocal minority, but they aren't strictly limited to one side or the other of a situation. I tend to lurk on mod forums such as this, but in the interests of developing the desired quantifiable public opinion I thought I'd chip in.
Love your mod, Algo, and the professional way you've been managing its development. Keep up the great work.
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May 24, 2014Are there any configuration options I may have missed to disable the vine/ladder related features that cause the incompatibility with carpenter's blocks? it would be a huge shame to have to disable one or the other to get a 1.7.2 game running, since the fix in 1.6.4 doesn't seem to be in the 1.7.2 version.Posted in: Minecraft Mods
The actual conflict looks simple enough, but since the code isn't open source there doesn't appear to be a way for me to contribute a fix.
Looking forward to moving smartly in 1.7.2.
Dec 17, 2012Just to expand upon what the others have mentioned about TMI/NEI, any time I try to use this mod in multiplayer (on a LAN server or an otherwise vanilla [besides forge and dust mod, naturally] server I get the same [Do not use this] issue). I was hoping to have this be the centerpiece for the Magic vs. Machines LAN party I was doing tomorrow. I'd love to offer any debugging assistance you might need to try and fix this. Let me know via PM if there is any way I can help!Posted in: Minecraft Mods
May 7, 2011In the interests of full disclosure about the server admin, for anyone interested, here's a chat log from our most recent conversation. =]Posted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
- Saturday May 07 2011, 13:31 -
Bart: heh, your friend tried to keep "Trade Secrets" from me
Me: 0.o you found out about the diamond hax!
Me: lol I was joking
Me: about keeping the uphill bit secret
Me: I sort of figured
Me: tthe 5 minute rant about capitalism
Me: and how we'd increase our profit margin off the backs of the people
Me: would've made that clear
Me: saw you figured it out though
Bart: took me all of 2 min
Me: we'll still beat you in the race though
Bart: its already implemented
Me: all the way to SnowLoch?
Me: erm, IceLoch*
Me: we'll win
Me: but anyway
Me: that's not important =P
Bart: well, its not a race, #1
Bart: #2 you have all weekend to try to catch up
Me: pshhh, totally is. Capitalism. But nonetheless, still not pertinent to the matters which aren't joking =D
Bart: well, the reason I asked your friend
Bart: was to involve him
Me: which is more along the lines of why I wanted to talk to you
Me: had Zach over
Me: my other server owning friend
Me: and turned his computer into a lovely semi-dedi ubuntu box
Me: with more or less the same specs as yours
Me: and got myself full ssh access, etc.
Me: I've been talking to him
Me: and gotten him interested already
Me: now I just need to win you over.
Me: as i'm sure you've seen WoM has managed to set up a giant empire
Me: by basically annexing smaller server communities
Me: what i'd like to do
Bart: I don't think so
Me: is take a page out of their book
Bart: I take no pages
Bart: I do what works
Me: and create a mobile community w/ ServerPort
Bart: I'm smart enough to figure that out on my own :-P
Bart: no, definately not interested
Me: ...if it has been proven to work by them, then it by definition works, doesn't it?
Me: any particular reason?
Bart: I'm not interested
Bart: thats my reason
Me: ...you have no logical backing then?
Bart: oh sure I do
Bart: I dont want to
Me: care to share?
Bart: I don't feel like doing it
Bart: and so... I don't want to
Bart: I'm not interested
Bart: we tried something like that before
Bart: it turned into a nightmare
Me: how so?
Bart: too much work
Bart: I never got to play the game
Me: wait, I thought you said
Me: you considered yourself
Me: a server admin?
Me: I set it up
Me: in about 5 minutes
Me: over ssh
Bart: heres the deal
Bart: I'm not out to revolutionize anything
Bart: I'm here to make the best server possible
Bart: and thats not in my plan
Bart: thats spreading your cards WAY to far
Bart: I've done fine on my own w/o "federating"
Bart: thats my final judgement
Bart: not discussing it anymore I dont have time
Me: okie doke
Bart: another thing I should throw out there
Bart: I'm hard to impress, tbh. I'll be nice to people in the meantime
Bart: but if someone fails to impress, and then disrespects me in any way...
Me: I understand.
Bart: that will get me pissed, and I don't deal w/ people who **** me off
Me: I operate by the same policy.
Bart: cmon kid
Me: And I do provide reasoning for my actions.
Bart: I understand you have some technical experience
Bart: and probably read Ayn Rand out the wazoo
Bart: but it doesn't impress me
Me: Ayn Rand
Me: aren't we cute.
Me: let me get this straight
Me: I'm supposed to let you debase me as you see fit
Me: while bending over to you?
Bart: see you took what I said to an extreme
Me: you brought up Ayn Rand
Bart: struck a chord then eh?
Me: I havn't felt so insulted since the last time somebody suggested I reread Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Me: because I didn't "get it" and that's why I thought it was silly
Bart: well, feel insulted and act however you want
Bart: that doesn't concern me really
Me: I understand
Me: you're too cool to care about what other people think
Me: you're a lone wolf
Me: a loose cannon cop, livin' on the edge.
Bart: I just don't have time
Bart: I'm installing plugins
Me: frankly, nobody does. We live for a little while and we die.
Me: but 5 minutes typically isn't enough time to dismiss something summarily
Bart: quit trying to impress people by sounding smart
Bart: it doesn't work
Me: I'm not trying to impress anybody
Bart: you are
Me: ...why frankly would I try to impress you?
Me: enlighten me
Bart: no time
Me: I'm sorry if i'm well read. I don't talk to many people, I typically read books
Me: or chat with other people who read books
Bart: I'm right there with ya
Me: because of that book reading we speak with the big words.
Me: not really our faults
Me: sort of like picking up a dialect
Bart: no, its because you think that's what you're supposed to do
Me: I can dumb it down for you if you like
Bart: talk in big words
Me: but I consider that to be disrespectful
Me: ...but it isn't.
Me: how on earth
Me: would I be talking this quickly
Me: if I spent time with every thought
Me: trying to phrase it so as to sound intellectual?
Bart: ok, forget I said anything
Bart: I'm not trying to reason w/ you
Me: I understand this intimately
Bart: just telling you what to expect
Me: and I understood that since the first time you delivered the melodramatic warning
Bart: I'm done
- 13:56 -
Bart: all you have to do, is not try so damn hard
Me: but that's just it... Speaking honestly here, I have no clue what you think i'm trying hard at.
Me: I'm sure you're seeing something that looks like effort on your part, and in the beginning there was effort
Me: I had been trying to win you over to my idea
Me: but it rapidly devolved into a sort of chicken fight at which point
Bart: no, the idea is 100% garbage
Me: I stopped caring about impressing anyone and was having a good time arguing
Me: but you still havn't given a reason as to why, which is insulting
Me: you make the claim with no support
Bart: how is it not a reason that "I don't want to"
Me: the scientific community laughs you off the podium, that's how it works
Me: God exists because I say so
Bart: see you're trying
Me: you've done no A/B testing
Me: you've sited no prior precedents
Me: how do you have a clue if it works or not
Me: b/c originally
Me: you said "I do what works"
Me: now, if you just run your server on whim
Me: that's fine too
Bart: sure, I run servers on whims
Bart: I sink funds into whims
Me: I don't know. Some people do
Me: and from what you've told me so far, your sole reasoning is whim
Bart: you're too preoccupied with trying to sound smart, that you don't realize how condescending you act towards everyone else
Bart: I know
Bart: I've been there
Me: if I'm wrong, please point it out. But before when I asked you refused to tell me why
Me: No, stop. Listen.
Me: Stop that.
Me: Let's assume that's true
Me: how in any way
Me: does it effect the argument at hand.
Bart: what argument?
Bart: I'm not doing your federation thing
Me: about the way in which you maintain your server
Bart: thats not an argument
Me: okay, the debate then.
Me: If that's the case
Bart: not a debate
Me: teh debate shifts to why
Bart: there's no way its happening
Me: you are not going to
Bart: so you're just wasting your time on it
Me: I understand
Me: that you don't want to do it
Me: now, as a little social experiment of my own
Me: I'd like to see why you are reasoning the way you are
Me: or, on a more practical level
Me: i'm trying to see why in the hell I ought to try and work for you if you appear to be mostly irrational
Me: you told me you were a Django stack coder
Me: even in the absence of any proof of that, i'm more than willing to believe you
Me: the problem becomes
Me: programmers know instinctively how dangerous irrationality in your employer is
Bart: I'm not one of your 16 year old buddies here. I'm an industry man
Bart: don't disrespect me, child
Me: ...Now who's trying to impress who?
Bart: no one
Me: sounds good
Me: so we're back on square one then
Bart: I'm showing you how you're acting towards me
Me: shall we set off in a different and more useful direction then?
Bart: you're being pretty obnoxious
Bart: you can stop talking
Bart: and I'll unblock you
Me: ...You IM'd me again
Bart: err unban(*
Me: That's kind of you, but i'd rather not participate on a server with an administrator who is apparently unsound
Bart: you're an idiot
Me: But a successful idiot.
Me: Sorry to have caused a ruckus.
Bart: your 16
Me: 17 =]
Bart: good luck on life, kid
Jun 21, 2010...It's very simple. Put the engines in the back. Let physics hold them together for you. An engine on both sides makes it bidirectional. You can already push "chains" of carts this way, without any special need for bonding them.Posted in: Suggestions
Jun 10, 2010Notice the apparent lack of "evaporating" particle effects on the side of the water facing the OPEN door. This would suggest that if physics were currently working, the water WOULD be blocked. Obviously subject to change, however.Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
Wouldn't work. Those don't flow either atm.
Mar 30, 2010@SubBoy:Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
Thanks, apparently people need to hear Jargon before they'll believe that something is feasible. I'm a coder as well, which is why I immediately nixed the notion of moving "real" blocks (they are stored in grid format, a byte per block to be specific, unless that has since changed).
That said, i'm not sure about your glue idea. My idea was that larger vehicle bays (each of which is built by repeating the pattern with 4 of the next size smaller bay) would be to inhibitive to allow for a large number of custom craft. However, if one did manage to build a large bay, I suppose there is nothing stopping him from pumping out a dozen vehicles at low cost.
To that end, I submit Obsidian as your so called "glue", or weld material if you will, for the following reasons:
Notch mused about adding it as a special-purpose block a while ago. Specifically, it would be the anti-gravity block in floating islands. Presumably, if you mined it all, the island would crash to the ground. This makes it inherently risky to mine (if he ever adds this). You'll have to constantly ask yourself "Feelin' Lucky, Punk?" xD
Next, since it isn't NEEDED for anything important currently, it will be relatively easy to balance the whole vehicle system at his leisure. (Much simpler than worrying about ratios of conversion with other components that are fairly often used).
Mar 28, 2010Found a suitably epic projection of land near my castle to build a lighthouse on that goes all the way about the clouds after two hours of frantic searching (I ventured away from my epic castle to find maor ore [Damn spider kept saying no more ore the whole time]).Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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