Thank you very much! Choco-Orange is pretty cute, even with its bold color scheme. ^-^;
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Sep 23, 2014Hello again! Thank you, everyone who commented on my builds; the appreciation, as much as the criticism, is well received!Posted in: Screenshots
Today I have a build that I made last month during the snapshots leading up to 1.8, so this is a build that requires any of the later snapshots, or better since new types of blocks are used in the structure.
What we have here...
Is my Blue Mountain Theater of the Arts!
So named, because of the big mountain-like blob I put on the roof.
Up close, you see I've used smoked glass in the facade for a very natural, modern public building. The lobby...
Opens up to the sky, allowing the those who look up to see the Blue Mountain up close and personal. Once you're done enjoying the view, you can grab a program from one of the two chests at the entrance...
And head on back to the guest seating area. Although slightly delayed, the main doors to the theater's seating are automatic thanks to command block technology courtesy of my younger brother's redstone mastery. ^-^
Isn't the stage itself lovely? I started this build right here, enclosing it as time went by listening to various vlogs, and podcasts.
I have included switches backstage that control the various light sources in the room. Most of the credit for the redstone, and lighting set-up goes to me, but the overhead lights for the seating area required a bit of command block assistance, again, from my clever younger brother. Thank you for the awesome help, dude!
Back even further, there's an unfurnished "dressing area", for the costume-conscious Minecraftian who wants to look their best for an upcoming performance!
Back outside again, you'll see that the interior alone is not the only nice thing to look at, with the majesty of the Blue Mtn. Theater really showing its stuff in a nice angled shot here.
If you liked this build, and would love to explore, and even host performances of your own here the DL link:
Again, let me know what you think about my builds; be it praise, or critique! Keep your builds lovely, and I'll post again once I have something new I'd like to share!
Sep 14, 2014Hello unfortunate reader who decided to click on my post, and welcome to my build journal which will showcase: screenshots; links to DL my build worlds; my thoughts/comments on the build; and, of course, your impressions on these projects should you reply.Posted in: Screenshots
You're free subscribe to this thread since I doubt I'll be posting very often to keep things hot, but when I put something together that I believe is worth sharing, those subscribed will soon know.
I can't say that I'd be especially willing to take on commissions, or collab work since (as an adult) I don't actually have the time to be sitting around building stuff in Minecraft all day. But that's not to say that you shouldn't ask, if you really need an answer about my availability to help out. Naturally, I won't be putting a price tag on my pieces, or any requested projects that I just so happen to accept (which won't be often!), and my only stipulations for the public use of my builds is that you credit me for my build by either; linking back to my post here, or recommending me in your own way. Also, be sure to ask for permission if you plan to use it publicly. For private use, (i.e. you use it as your own personal survival world, and you don't plan to share it with more than a friend or two, or on social sharing sites like Facebook, Youtube, etc.) for your own private use downloading is fair game.
But always ask if you plan to share my builds publicly. I promise I don't bite.
Disclaimer: Cutthroat communities are everywhere, but I'm just doing this for fun. If you've built similar projects to mine, pat yourself on the back for having the same tastes as me, as I don't normally look in places like this for amusement/inspiration, and I'm even less likely to log into servers hosted by people I don't know; even if it is just to take a tour of the server.
I'm far from pro. Anything but a mega builder, and I can't Redstone for chocolate-chip cookies (without assistance). But you can look forward to small-to-medium sized builds that are both pleasing to the eye, as well as relatively functional for living in Survival with a mostly untouched environment to explore, and mine. ("Mostly", because I had to build somewhere. )
With that let's have a look-see at the first creative project I'll be posting here for Minecraft version 1.8, I present the build I like to call: The Chocolate Orange!
As you can see...
The exterior is (for the most part), built up of Dark Oak Planks, giving it a smooth, chocolaty surface. With creamy accents from White-stained Hardened Clay, and Quartz Slabs & Blocks, you can be sure this isn't a bland, two-tone only house. For the realism inclined, you can see that I've placed cobble support pillars under each key corner of this house's structure, assuring you that you are not simply floating in space.
You're greeted by an Acacia-toned open floor-plan, with a spiral stairway to the upper floor. How would you decorate this warmly vibrant interior in its exotic Jungle locale?
With great ocean views, and an outdoor deck to watch both the sunrise and sunset, you're sure to feel right at home in this tropical dream home!
If you liked my project, and would like to explore it for yourself, here's the link I'm using to share it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4dpx5qiqu0iqzxr/Modern Contemporary.rar?dl=0
I apologize if the format it's saved in isn't 100% perfect for the downloading process (I'm new at this, and working on it!), but it should be ready to drag 'n drop right into your saves folder. Enjoy the sweetly-tangy goodness!
Keep your builds fun, and lovely! I'm gonna prep some pics, and a link to another world of mine that has a nice sort of building in it.
Oct 5, 2013Is this put together, right? (Well enough, that is...) I was just going to post it up, as a new topic thread, but it looks like the majority of the 'pinned' topics warn against just jumping into things, and this idea is not intended to offend, or suggest that no one else has thought of it before. I hope to have outlined my suggestion with as much thought to the possibilities as can be managed single-handedly.Posted in: Suggestions
On the other hand, even compressed into a spoiler tag, this still isn't the place for it to be acknowledged. So I only really need to know if this meets the 'Good Poster Standard'. Thanks for any positive feedback, and I'll meditate on the criticisms.
First off; I must apologize if this has already been suggested in a past post, but I think some of you will agree that the specifics I state here are a tad different than what we're typically used to hearing... Maybe. 'x'Sorry if that was a bit long for a quick proofread. I would just like to be sure I have the right idea when putting this suggestion post together. So, again, there's no need to respond to the suggestion. What matters is how it checks out on the politeness scale. ^-^
The one technical request I have for the Mojang Team to work on is this: add a sitting function for the players to make their avatar's sit whenever, wherever.
This sounds silly, even to me admittedly, but it's such a simple everyday thing that people have actually made mods that hold a similar function relating, in particular, to “furniture” within Minecraft.
That said, I'd like a vanilla method, if you please. ^-^; But not for just any old sit-down on a piece of stairs*: what I have in mind sets a slightly different standard, because you should be able to sit just about anywhere, even on the ground or the edge of a cliff if you so chose*. With certain limitations of course... Such as needing at least two blocks of 'air' over the block you choose to sit on; a board key combo'ed with a right click, or a new hot-key altogether, to activate the 'sit' command (though you'd sit where you stood, rather than on a block you could aim for from a small distance).
Another detail I'd take into account right away is that it should only work for one block higher (at maximum) from the player's current footing (the natural jumping height for Steve), and also for any of the blocks immediately beneath the player. My reason for saying this now, is because I can just see the exploitable 'cliff-climbing' glitch now... (A “feature”, is it? ;:/ )
Putting that aside, what do you (the readers of this posted topic) think about this simple idea? Naturally, I'd prefer the “Mod API” first, but this is a close second as far as 'basic functions' go.
Feel free to comment on anything about my post that may have made you smile, and maybe help elaborate on my idea if you come up with another interesting detail while we sit-on-it. ^_~
*I have no objections if this is implemented anyway; there was never anything wrong with the old 'stair-chair'.
*Yes, this is an idea based upon a romantic perspective... You should be able to sit on a cliff... Overlooking the sea... At sunset! DX “Draaamaaaaaaaaaa!”
Okay, I'm done. ^-^;
Apr 26, 2013Update!Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
The project has been funded! I repeat; THE PROJECT HAS BEEN FUNDED! XD
Yeah! I'm just enjoying the feeling of having helped make this happen... It's so surreal; I thought for sure that it wasn't going to make it, but it did, and so I'm just happily letting everyone know that while it got a little close at times, it succeeded. (Whew, now to take a break from freaking out everywhere... XP )
Apr 26, 2013Thanks, Westie... The Kickstarter doesn't look like it's going make it. ^-^;Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
We're getting really close, but in the end, only the most loyal out of his 80,000+ subs were able to help (whether its' by donating or convincing family or friends this was a worthwhile venture).
I'm not really angry about it, or anything.
It's sad, but most of them couldn't help with funds anyway because they're in a similar situation to you. That is; no real income to spend be it as donations, or a club-members only pizza party.
And the most nerve-wracking thing of all is, as of this posting, there're 9 more hours to go before the KS closes, and it's only $2,971 left to go... o.o; I almost can't take the suspense. Forget watching turtles race: this is the Big Leagues!
To top that off, there's few to no one on the Ocarina fan forum sites. I just get the impression that it's a very small, tight-knit community that would love to expand, but isn't so common (or popular enough) to manage it. Many people have heard of the Ocarina through the game with the same instrument in the title (Ocarina of Time), but that doesn't mean they fell in love at first sight of it. And after that, there's the rest of the world that goes, 'What's an Ocarina?'
A beautiful instrument in talented hands is the happiest instrument on the planet, whether it's an Ocarina, a Piano, or the hottest Electric Guitar.
Apr 19, 2013Okay, you've asked for the big guns, people! DXPosted in: Culture, Media & Arts
Anyone ever heard this song before?
He's got a lot to offer, if you just check his channel out. For myself, I'm going to be posting on other sites that might be more willing to pay attention to this call to action.
Apr 19, 2013I never yell at topic bumpers (that's a bit unnecessary/over the top, imo), but this is my first time having to do this to reach the people who might care: the cause has less than seven days to make a difference...Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
All I really want is for the word to be spread! Thank you anyone that gives a darn. ('scuse mah French)
Trolls: fire at will, to keep this topic hot!
Apr 16, 2013Okay... How can this have over 15 views, and no replies? I'd almost welcome someone saying this is the weirdest thread ever posted...Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
But my goal is plain; I want to save a kickstarter that's slowly failing.
Apr 16, 2013Okay, to start with; I'm not an especially important individual. What I'm posting here is an alert to all those who appreciate supporting new talent when it decides to blossom.Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
To be more precise, a kickstarter for a fairly well known youtube Ocarina guy is about to sink. I can understand where most people come from (financially speaking), so I'm not holding it against anyone if you can't help with funds (as little as a dollar is okay... really). But one way that anyone can help, is by spreading the word before April 26th.
That's why I'm posting this topic; I'm just one small person in this vast crowd, who can make no more difference beyond what I do here and now.
If you want proof that this guy, better known as David (docjazz4), is worth supporting, then check out this compilation video he worked on with other up-and-coming musical talents:
This is all I can do; I only want to support something I think is worth supporting... If you liked that video, you may like other's from that same channel. He's got plenty of variety to choose from, if rock or video game music isn't your cup of tea.
And if you decide you want to support his kickstarter after all, then here's a direct link (it can also be found on his channel, if you make that decision while browsing his videos): http://www.kickstart...f-ocarina-music
To any moderators I may have cheesed off; I'm sorry if this isn't in the right area, or even allowed on these forums... I don't really know what else to do after donating what I could for the kickstarter itself.
To those willing to help; as of right now we have ten days to make this happen... If at all. So... Thank you, any and all of you who read this post. Thank you, those who decided to step up and help any way that you could.
With this, I'll end this post with a phrase that's been stuck in my head for about an hour now: 'Fate may be left to the wind, but while we have the power at our very fingertips to make impossible happen, we are the architects of our own destinies.'
Apr 13, 2012Posted in: ClansQuote from sky_wingace
Lynx apply on the new thread(right above your post)
Well... I still have to wait, ultimately. Because your faction leader is offline at this ver moment. (Check post date and time!)
And that means I have to wait to be approved at this other site. It looks very... Inactive. Though it may pick up later, when people actually join the site.
Apr 13, 2012Oh, um... (insert cuss word here) I've been having trouble getting the banner's image online for the 'if you accepted' situation, but if you want, I can just send it to you by pm. (If that's even allowed...) ^-^; Yeah, the banner's real, I just can't seem to get it online... Maybe I should try photobucket... Deviant art won't let me, at any rate! >:xPosted in: Requests / Ideas For Mods
If I succeed, it will be in my signiture really soon.
Apr 11, 2012Whitelist ApplicationPosted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
AGE: Well... If that's a must, then you should know that I'm currently 23. :X But I'm proud to be a fan of MC, regardless.
CLAN: At the moment, that's non-applicable, but it is subject to change either very soon, or a bit later. It all depends on whether I get answered very quickly or not with the clan/faction I applied to.
TIME ZONE: US eastern standard time (EST)
If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to answer them either by pm, or here on the thread.
Apr 11, 2012IGN: Lady_LynxPosted in: Clans
Skills: I might not be much for a fight (too placid for it), but I am good at support positions that provide much needed assistance.
Position you are aiming for: Mm, either 'Scout', 'Miner', 'Builder', or 'Scientist'... Not necessarily in that order. You need an odd-jobber posistion.
Do you agree with the rules: They're reasonable enough, and shouldn't be too difficult to follow. I say, 'Yes'.
Have you been on the server?: Not as yet, but that will be if this application is accepted.
How active will you be?: I can be available a little after 7:30 pm, EST (US) on week days. If I don't have to do any major house chores on the weekend, I'll be available almost the entire day.
Like the name or should we change it?: From what I've read, it's 'Defence' now. So, no; one change is plenty for the time being.
Time zone: EST, US
Have you ever been in a different faction?: No, this may be the first.
How did you find out about us?: sky_wingace asked me to join as an assistant Redstone Engineer. I help him with a lot of menial detailing... I've gotten just-okay with a wooden axe.
A little bit about yourself: Apart from being a full fledged adult, I have a fair sense of humor, and don't approve of foul language or behavior. By no means am I strict, but you try telling your fellow college classmates(4 year olds) to lay off on the cussing, and be more mature(5 years old, at LEAST! 9.9 )
Are you willing to change your skin?: Not particularly, but I am willing to fit a 'decal' on it to distinguish it from other factions if I'm required to.
Are you good at making skins?: That depends entirely on taste. For myself; I think my current skin is bland, but a good show of self expression. Other's out there may well think its too boring, but that's them.
This application is a priority to me because sky_wingace asked me to help... Which means that the faction he's a part of might need a lot of it. :/
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Nov 2, 2017Posted in: News
From top left to bottom right, the first three of the possible new mobs aren't as much of an enigma as the fourth one, which seems to be humanoid with fin-like limbs being the most eye catching feature about it.
As for the first three--in order, what I think they look like are as follows; a Dragonfly, a Pterodactyl, and a Man-o-war with a T-rex head stuck onto it. There's not much mystery as to how these mobs might behave. "Man-o-rex" looks like yet another projectile launching mob, though; we have plenty of those, from Llamas (when annoyed with the player) to the o.g. Skeleton. I'd like a little more variation in my combat strategy than just "block/deflect projectile attack, then counter" all the time...
There isn't much to say about the "Dragonfly", but it might be related to the Elytra. Currently, there's no official way to create one outside of finding them, and combining the used ones to "repair" it. It's attack behavior (if hostile) might be to rush at you, 'bite' you during its speedy flyby, and induce status effects because of the bite.
For my part, the mob I'd like to see in the game most is the "Pterodactyl", as it looks like the most different thing Mojang could add. Siting what I was talking about earlier with "man-o-rex", there's no hostile flying mob that doesn't attack using ranged fire. I'd like to see a hostile mob that makes enchantments like feather falling more relevant by lifting the player off the ground, and dropping them from a dangerous height to attack. The Shulker might do this type of attack pattern itself, but it does so using a 'projectile' attack from a grounded position. Back on track; the possibility that the "Pterodactyl" might not be hostile as soon as you encounter it exists, too. Perhaps it is tamable, and can attack enemies by rushing at them (like tamed wolves) then lifting the mob, and dropping it from a height that will hurt it? Imagine of flock of them annihilating a zombie hoard on command. Chaotic coolness.
Anyway, my parting shot is this: there's already a lot of mobs attack at range--lets get some variation by having them get in your face sometimes, too.
Jun 22, 2016Posted in: News
I wonder if the priority bug when you eat while holding a shield has been addressed? It's kinda obvious while you play, so I doubt it's been missed. v_v
For the curious:
Your hunger bar is full, you are still holding some food, but you need to put up the shield. The shield glitches out, before settling down because it is competing with the check that determines if the avatar needs to eat, or not. Which is why I called it a priority bug.
May 27, 2016Lady_Lynx posted a message on Community Roundtable: Bugs (Insects, Not Code Errors)Posted in: News
Far from being like its real world counterpart, if an insect were added to MC, I would probably choose a fantastic version of a Goliath beetle.
By fantastic, I mean it would be about as large as an in-game sheep. You could ride it to scale vertical walls, and glide on it like a chicken descending. If it does fly, it would only be for short distances with the flight being charged up by something similar to the horse's jumping gauge. (Maybe make the stats behind that as variable as the horses themselves?)
If you tried to ride it into water, the beetle would drown because the player is weighing it down. It would be very hard to damage because of its thick carapace that blocks all but critical damage strikes, and have only about 5 hearts of health to balance this trait. It would be neutral until provoked, but have a higher chance of running over fighting. If it must have a drop, the prize for killing it would be bits of its shell to make a new type of shield with a higher block rate, and lower durability.
Jungle biomes are rare in these more recent versions, and the beetle who lives in these biomes would be rarer still. If it is tamable, and not simply a mount that must be egged on into going where you want (i.e. Pigs, and the Carrot on a Stick item), the player must use either melon slices, or whole melons. A tamable mob that makes use of melons would give the melons themselves another good reason (beyond potion crafting, or the "storage" building block) to be grown, and harvested, since as a food item they aren't really any better than raw fish.
Those are my thoughts on a utility, instect-esque mob, at least.
Jul 17, 2015Lady_Lynx posted a message on Community Creations: Captain Planet Powers (in Vanilla)Posted in: News
O.o Well then... If that's what Mr Sheep likes, then more power to him.
All joking aside, this really is an impressive piece of command block wizardry. I give it four and a half diamonds out of five. The last one is half, because Sheep ran into space constraints. (The score has nothing to do with personal bias which, in essence, would have knocked a full diamond off the score for being related to a bad 80's cartoon. Yay for unbiased neutrality! ^-^; )
Jun 29, 2015Lady_Lynx posted a message on Telltale Games: "We've Got a Minecon Announcement"Posted in: News
Oh, the negativity in the replies... ^-^;
Anyway, with this not being the first time I've heard of this project (I think there was an article on the home page about this a while back) I want to say that it won't feel like Minecraft, but I'm willing to see what they have to offer.
I write for fun; for my own amusement if you will, so the idea of putting someone else's story down before I've even given it a chance is a little... Well, that's not the attitude I would want people directing at my creative work, even though I concede that there's bad, and then there's really bad with creative writing. Given that this is entirely a fantasy setting, one can probably assume that the overall tale might not be that bad, it's just that it might not be that amazing, or life changing either. (As for my stuff, since its for fun, I will never share it. )
So my feels for this topic are lukewarm. I say let them do as they like, and we'll see what the product is worth when we actually have a product to judge.
Jun 23, 2015Posted in: News
First, and foremost; Minecraft is a sandbox. What you make of it is all your own interpretation, and that's fine, because I've got an exaggerated view on the theme of what the world within the game is. ^-^
I shall compress it in a spoiler tag, because you don't really have to read it.
My exaggerated story for Minecraft is fairly similar to others you've heard/read before. Just with my own take, here and there.
The world itself is the result of a post-apocalyptic war that destroyed the dominant race of intelligent beings (Steve's people, to simplify my point). Steve's race of people were highly advanced, but their civil society was not quite as advanced as their technology being divided by such petty things as power, and resources. So, a world much like ours in terms of separate nations, and beliefs.
Naturally this means that much of their tech was designed for warring among'st themselves, and wars both cold, and constant were waged. In a time of relative peace where a temporary treaty was put into place, select people of their world were being chosen to undergo training, and specialized education to learn how to survive on alien worlds; Steve's people were finally evolving past their hate, and were trying to focus on the wider universe that surrounded them.
But people are selfish creatures. Tensions rose again, and soon a war to end all wars took place. The world, and its people were utterly annihilated. Recently developed teleportation technology that was still in the experimental phase of its development on the facility where Steve was being trained went haywire when the war found itself on the facility's doorstep, causing a rip in space-time. A good portion of the world was caught in the radius of the blast, and thus Steve (who had learned how to live on an alien world should he ever find himself on one within his lifetime), was placed on his ruined world in the distant future.
No longer was Steve surrounded by the people he knew, or the cities that once covered the land. All was reset in the aftermath of his people's extinction. All except a few ruins, and mysterious dungeons that seemed to be dotted everywhere throughout the land.
What happens next, is up to Steve (the player).
What a read, eh? I know: it was boring. ^-^;
Jun 9, 2015Posted in: News
I spend more time building, or raising various crops and animals. But when I mine for resources I take my time collecting all the essential ores I can find in a 2x2 shaft I dig until I find a cave (not particularly claustrophobic, I just don't like tiny strip mine shafts), then I'll go exploring that until my torches or picks are fully depleted... Whichever runs out first, because I tend to carry logs for the sake of crafting extras.
Jun 7, 2015Posted in: News
Seeing the fish isn't the same as catching it: you can have as many aesthetic touches as you like adding entities, or sprites, but that doesn't automatically mean you can't use your fishing rod anymore.
Plenty of games have this sort of visual programming implemented; it doesn't detract from the quality of the game as far as I can tell, but if you wanted to have some kind of indication that your fishing was having an impact on the environment, then a silhouette vanishing every now and again, reappearing some time later would solve this. Particularly in a small water source like a pond in a field.
Fish are rather shy, but I think the rabbit AI wouldn't be far off from a good match/base to start from. The vanilla rabbits are skittish, and hop away when the player moves, but if you stand still they'll approach you on their own.
Naturally, more sea life includes flora as well. Kelp, algae wads, underwater varieties of lichen... There's no excuse not to add a splash of color just to give our eyes something more to enjoy about the seas of Minecraft. And since waves aren't really a thing in the vanilla game, either, we don't need to go the extra mile to animate these new blocks.
Just being there, lighting up the dark sea floor (where it is still sand, and dirt) is a small touch that will make exploration that much more inviting.
I'm all for the addition of structures like shipwrecks, and various species of coral, too.
May 20, 2015Posted in: News
On the scale of "Good idea, Bad idea" it looks like the people have spoken; this isn't the best idea to pop up because of questionable integrity in business practice.
On the other hand, I think I remember seeing a vlog about this exact line of toys a few months ago on Jordan's (CaptainSparklez) channel, since the 'tubers themselves would be a good springboard to get the product out there... I don't know if anything was said about the Hexxit sword (for that's what that spiky green thing was); otherwise, these pose-able figurines do seem to be licensed: I can't imagine Toys'R'Us, a big international chain of stores, knowingly or unknowingly stocking illegal merchandise. It's not impossible, but still... :/
I do understand why a lot of people feel somewhat uncomfortable about this; a toy manufacturer is using someone's face to sell a product aimed at fans. But I digress that this isn't uncommon concerning a great many celebrities. In this instance, though, the fans will have tattled a long time ago if they thought their favorite YouTuber's were being cheated. Or not. It's very true that the "Sky Army" is not the brightest box of crayons. ^-^;
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