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    posted a message on [1.8] I am disappointed.
    Quote from trollsackยป
    Also, I just found out that Armor Stands were stinkin' stripped off of the BiblioCraft mod, and Mojang didn't even give credit.

    Now this would be tragic. The 1.8 armor stands are implemented as entities, just like the infamous item frames. So they create a huge amount of lag for a block. The Bibleocraft armor stands were probably implemented as regular blocks, so no lag.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Ostriches
    Love this.

    Love the Ostrich idea, it would blend in beautifully with the Savanna. Love the Reach potion, love the unique mob per biome concept.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Unfairness Question
    When you wrote, "I had to beg them to unban me." Frankly they really don't sound like your friends. Friends have at least some level of respect for each other. What you described looks like what mean people do to someone that hangs around them all the time but they really don't have an interest in being friends with.

    I'll bet if you stop trying to be around these 'friends', they won't miss you. I think you deserve better.
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    posted a message on Thaumcraft 6.1.BETA26 [no longer being developed]
    Quote from Jek29

    Where can I download the new version 1.7.10?

    Thaumcraft is a pay-for mod at the moment. The price is $25, but I think there's a waiting list just to purchase.

    Guess there's a "we don't talk about it" rule here. I have no problem with it being a pay-for mod. I'd do the exact same thing if I was Azanor. He worked hard, he deserves to get paid for it. And the moment he releases a 1.7.10 version as public, he loses his income stream. But I can't see why we shouldn't call a spade a spade, he's doing nothing wrong.

    Saying "He's only selling a beta" is pointless. Without a definition of how much development or time difference there can be between a beta and a release, it's just a meaningless label. I'd keep the current plus the last two versions in beta for years, charging for them, and then release them as final and public when they're a couple Minecraft versions old. It's not like you're forcing anyone to buy it, users can take it or leave it. That's how a free-market economy is supposed to work.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on How do you feel about cracked users (NEW POLL!)
    It's only the sheeple who wave their fists and yell "Pirating is bad!" because that's what the media has programed them with.

    The reality is there isn't even a clear cut definition of pirating or stealing. I buy a copy of Star Wars and I can rent it out all I like and keep all the profits. That's legal, and the sheeple don't complain. But if I buy a Minecraft account and rent it out and keep the profits, everyone decrees it as obviously stealing because that's what they've been programmed with. But they're both the same thing. True, one violates a EULA, but that's not a matter of morality, it's a matter of contract.

    It's fine to have an opinion of whether cracked games are good or bad. But when you adamantly declare that other people's views are immoral, you're just letting the world know that you didn't bother to think for yourself.
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    posted a message on How do you feel about cracked users (NEW POLL!)
    Quote from TheMisero

    Read. The. EULA. It says right in there that your cannot make money off of the game. The EULA is law. It went through and it says you are not allowed to sell copies(Premium Accounts). It's OK to share an account with maybe your brother, but not to sell it to him.

    Good God man, is this supposed to be funny? You took my quote so far out of context even I can't recognize it. You don't need to be so patronizing when you're not even on the same topic.
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    posted a message on How do you feel about cracked users (NEW POLL!)
    Quote from trollsack

    That is not a valid analogy. Looking at someone's work isn't stealing, just like how looking at Minecraft on YouTube isn't stealing. However taking the painting without the owner's permission is considered stealing, and it should be considered the same for Minecraft. You can obviously watch someone play Minecraft or "see Minecraft" without pirating.

    I would say it's your comparison that is incorrect. Reading a book is consuming it's content for your own usage. Playing Minecraft is consuming it's content for your own usage. If I watch you play Minecraft, that's akin to me watching you read Gone with the Wind. I didn't get to consume it, I just watched you consume it.

    If I borrow your copy of Gone with the Wind and read it, did I steal? What if you rent me Gone with the Wind and I read it? What if you read it to me? What if you read it to the patrons in your Pizza place? What if you read it and I write it down? There's always a huge range of grey area.

    You've said that looking at someone's work isn't stealing. When you looked at my painting, you didn't pay to see it in my gallery. So you robbed me of that potential income. That makes your actions thievery.

    You can spin any of it either way. There's no real right or wrong here, there's just opinion and arbitrary current law that changes with time, place and social whims.
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    posted a message on How do you feel about cracked users (NEW POLL!)
    Analogy:

    I make a painting in my kitchen. You look at it through the window without paying me. Did you steal anything?

    When you play a cracked game, you haven't usurped all the legal rights to it, so it's not like you really stole it. I was going to charge people to see my painting, but you stole the view and denied me of income. Cracked games are the same, they weren't really selling the game, just selling a look it at.

    If you read a book or look at a painting, you are consuming the content for your own usage. If you play Minecraft, you are consuming the content for your own usage.

    People make out like piracy is so cut and dried, but that's just the government talking. If I rent out my Minecraft account would you call that stealing? And yet I can buy a copy of Star Wars and rent that out all I like. The deference between them has nothing to do with morality or right and wrong, just arbitrary boundaries that change with time and social whims.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Mojang can't do the math?
    Quote from Bjossi

    The OP's post has nothing to do with update significance at all, he was talking about the mathematics of version numbers. ..

    Eh, upon closer examination you might be right. I could be all wet on this one.
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    posted a message on Mojang can't do the math?
    Wow, my first stalker. Everywhere I go this person is right there replying to my posts, just to say the opposite of whatever I say.

    I'm going to ask you to stop following me around.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Mojang can't do the math?
    As usual, everyone rushing to Mojang's defense pretty much misses the whole point of the story.

    I think Slysnake150 has a point. 1.7.10 is such an insignificant update over 1.7.9 it's misleading to give it the same weight as say, 1.7.2 over 1.7.1. Whether it could have been 1.7.100 or 1.7.9.2 doesn't matter, the OP is just saying it looks strange the way it is.

    You don't have to tear posts down just because there's more than one way to look at it.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Robin Williams Dead By Suicide
    I hope he finds his peace. It actually takes a lot of courage to take your own life.

    Suicide is the unspoken epidemic in America, it kills about as many people as we lose to all types of auto related deaths combined. The difference is the media reports every single case of auto death, while they virtually never report on suicides except in high profile cases like this one.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Swearing on my server.
    I refuse to play on servers where people swear all the time. If they have no respect for others in the real world, you can bet they will have no respect in the Minecraft world.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on [1.7.x][1.8] Elemental Creepers - Rebooted
    I thought I wouldn't like such an unimaginative mod that just adds more creepers. But honestly, this mod is a lot of fun. It adds variety, and I really enjoyed the earth creeper. It's the only thing that ever tried to add dirt blocks to the world instead of just destroy them.

    My only suggestion is about the snow creeper that leaves a trail of snow. The snow never melts. Someone needs to fix the block update loop so the snow melts if the temperature of the block is high enough.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on So I was thinking about the new coloured wood stuff...
    Good insight on the fence recipe. Colored sticks just sounds like a dumb idea. I would have suggested the new fences get a custom recipe of 6 sticks and a colored plank of your choice.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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