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    posted a message on Has the Far render distance been scaled back yet again?
    Quote from Moosah

    I have noticed the same problem... Hopefully there's an easy fix as I'm getting claustrophobic! :) :)

    We need like a Really Far setting and a Super Far Setting.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Dark skies / horizon when indoors or under trees.
    If used correctly however, I really think this can add a lot of feel to the game. Like for incoming stormy weather and the like. But so far I actually like it. I agree it doesn't happen at the right time, but it looks so good
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    posted a message on Witches spawn anyhere?
    Quote from FireKit

    I too don't want it removed. HOWEVER, witches need a drop nerf. Glowstone/redstone is op. And to mostly only spawn in groups of 1 at enderman spawn rates.

    I was ran out of my own castle by an army. 2 Witches leading about 5 zombies and 3 skeletors. I was actually forced out :o
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    posted a message on Why does this work?
    Quote from IronMagus

    Which four are you referring to? I don't see any that are different. All of those doors should count as houses. Even this door counts as a house:

    See the link in my sig for more details.

    Me thinks the system needs tweaking if villagers consider that a house.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Any word on more Sound effects?
    Quote from xRagan

    Yeah, the sound of the whiners who QQ about anything new added to the game. :Sheep:

    Qq? Does my question offend you? :o I'm a bit confused. I was just curious, I appologize?
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Any word on more Sound effects?
    Just curious to see if any new sound effects have been mentioned for 1.7.

    Sound fx, ambiance, ect.

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    posted a message on Snapshot is awesome. And why it brought me back.
    Quote from WilchHabos

    I think skeletons have had enough love recently, they had a good amount of change in 1.5. If one skeleton saw you, and alerted all others in a region you'd be peppered with arrows from all directions, this in addition to Zombie Hordes would be mental.

    The changes to spiders kinda feels stuck on, though they are mostly fitting.

    Something tells me we haven't seen the last of these little 'tweaks'.

    Spiders? What changed?

    I Just noticed that I hardly ever see skeletons. Maybe one, and they tend to ignore me.
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    posted a message on Snapshot is awesome. And why it brought me back.
    Quote from ZeeYoshi7

    I was playing on hardcore mode, and I was surrounded by zombies in a cave. They're so much harder now. I wander what mob they'll buff next.

    I hope skeletons, they should also hunt you down like zombies do! That would be scary. Which would be awesome
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    posted a message on Snapshot is awesome. And why it brought me back.
    Quote from Omega Haxors

    Yes, this update was a step in the right direction as far as food goes.

    I just wish they would fix having to eat after you lose 1.5 hunger though, or at least make it so that eating high-quality foods doesn't feel like a waste, with less than half of it's hunger restoration going to hunger restoration.

    It is a hard balance, but the rate of regen was too high before, now that it drains from healing it is balanced.
    Quote from Gastroid

    It certainly is glorious that Zombies are no longer bumps in the road. If one sees you, every Zombie in the area is alerted to you. And if you kill one, you're all but guaranteed that three Zombies are now headed towards you from random directions. Zombies having horde spawn and detection behavior certainly is the best thing that's happened to them, even better than them being able to have loot, in my opinion.

    Yes! I was attacked by an onslaught of zombies. It felt just like the good old days.

    Ahhh. So much fun, I'm having to plan out what I do now.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on The Pigs And The Horses
    Quote from Wulfe

    Personally, I wish that instead of copy/pasting the Mo' Creatures horses that feel out of place, they could have just given pigs the new control scheme that the horses have, to make them easier to ride. Since cows give more meat, the only use for pigs now is riding, but the only use for horses is riding, too. Not a great way to balance the usefulness of the mobs.

    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Snapshot is awesome. And why it brought me back.
    Quote from coreracer15

    Glad to finally see someone who appreciates the new changes for the good they bring. The new health loss = food loss resembles something of the old health system back in Beta and Alpha: which is extremely good, as it keeps the hunger bar functionality and brings the difficulty the old health system sustained. It's just genius.

    The best of both worlds. Health Regen is good for the minor bumps and falls we make, but doesn't make us a God anymore.

    Jesus, I just about died a few minutes ago.

    People, in my legit home world, I've not died in... 6+ months. I'm not f'ing around here. This is some serious ­.

    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on Snapshot is awesome. And why it brought me back.
    The latest Release Canidate/Snapshot...is WONDERFUL. I was informed by a friend to try it out since I've not been playing anymore really. I asked why, but he told me I'd figure it out for myself. ...So...I did.


    For the first time in over a year, I actually was fearful during the night. Zombies were rampaging my base, coming out of no where! In hoardes! Glorious!

    Also, the new Healing = Decreasing Food is a wonderful idea. No longer are you always healing and staying at full health. I found myself getting to 5 hearts more than I've ever remembed. Constant fighting and healing, making sure I've got supplies to keep up.

    Just wonderful! And like that, the game is fun again. Can't wait to see something else!

    Thanks Mojang.
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    posted a message on Left for a while, came back, Leaving again.
    Quote from ausador

    Sigh...because Minecraft is making you use any of these features that you despise so much?

    Because other people are not allowed to play their game the way they want to?

    Unless everyone else plays the way you think they should the entire experience is ruined for you?

    Did you notice the Survival forum and the Survival servers where people who play without using cheats and creative get together?

    Again, what makes you think you have any right to tell other people how to play the game they purchased? This is probably the most self-centered, narcissistic, obsessively pompous and dogmatic post I have read in quite a while.

    All I can say is that you will not be missed. :(

    I'm not telling you how to play by any means. Originally, the game and it's creators did. But they bent to the will of the players.
    What I mean by that is, say, take checkers. The board game.

    There are rules, that tell you how to play. Thus, players cannot play the way they want. Is this bad? No, it's limitations that makes challange. Which results in fun.

    If you choose to ignore rules...well.. it's not really a game anymore, or at least no the game one. Does that make sense?

    Whether I use it or not, the old "Don't use it", is not an answer. This isn't a black and white subject my friend.

    A great example is Demon's Souls/Dark Souls. For Dark souls 2, even though people want difficult choice, they are refusing to change it, and are keeping the extreme difficulty.

    This is a good choice. Because this makes you play the game as they intened. Thus you receive an experience that is what they've worked so hard for.

    Saying that adding the easy mode, would be fine, because you could just "not use it" would not be an answer. Adding an "easy" mode would ruin the game collectively and it's concept of value.

    Being a game developer is not easy. You must make the right choices, even if players don't want you to. Because not all of them understand the concepts, structure and elements that are involved in making a good game.

    The whole "players should be able to play how THEY want to" doesn't work.

    It's like, we all want infinite money, but having it would ruin the system and it would not last long.
    So the fun comes from always "wanting infinite money" and talking about it, how cool it would be. We never think about how it would ruin things, but we also never get it.

    Minecraft basically is giving you unlimited money, and they are not thinking about the consequences. So to speak. If that helps explain my feelings.

    Players generally won't care about the consequences. Because they don't see them, nor understand them.
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    posted a message on Left for a while, came back, Leaving again.
    Left for a while, to kind of take a break from it all. Came back tonight to...well. A mess.

    Can we talk for a minute guys and gals? Just you and me.

    To be honest forums. I'm seriously disappointed. There are clear battles hatred going on left and right.
    I could go on about how I feel about it. But I feel I would be ridiculded. Most likely...

    All I will say is minecraft is dead to me now. Just dead. I've not played it in months. Except to check out a snapshot for about 5 minutes, which only thrills me for about 5 minutes.

    My honest opinion is that minecraft became too main stream too quickly, and this has nothing to do with "hipster" or any of that nonsense.

    Just got ahead of it's self. The xbox release was never needed. Minecraft could of stayed an humble "Indie" wonder. But instead...it looks like it's lost track of it's pride.

    The humble side was trashed, and the game became a sell out.

    Changes are made to attract as many new players as possible, players arrive, assuming they know what is best. They throw Alpha and even some Beta veteran players under the bus. Bam. Down came the difficulty , BAM came creative mode and cheats, BAM came RPG elements, BAM came the horses. I could go on.

    We all feel different about this.

    Some of you folks hate me, and sometimes I can't blame you. But why? Well, I know that some of you have the best intentions, but honestly some of you don't understand what you are messing with.

    And I don't mean that in a nasty, mean way.

    I'm sure by this point most of you are riled up, and ready to explode onto your keyboard. But chill for a second. I don't hate anyone, or even mean to sound like it. But I hate what minecraft has become. It used to be my game. (Not like ownership) It was my thing. Why? Because the game used to be something special, you put ­ tons of work, time and effort into it, and you got something for it. Something you could show your buddies and friends on the forums. There was a huge sense of value in the game.

    But now, the idea of value, to most new players is nonsense. They could careless about it. So it dwindled... This is my main issue with the game.

    Sure it's easy to big a huge nice castle now...but... Why? Now instead of taking months to build a kingdom, you can just do it in a day with creative. There was a time when creative mode was NOT an opinion...therefor if you wanted that big mega castle,

    You had to build it.
    You had to mine every last block.
    You had to survive all the monsters while collecting and building.

    You had to play Minecraft. That was the reason you played the game. It's what made the game shine like gold, and it felt damn amazing.

    I remember when I was a new player, seeing huge amazing cities and such, and I felt marvled by it. The amount of effort and time the player/players took. To be, it was honorable. None of that matters anymore. Anyone can build anything in a day. Thus that shining idea of value is gone. Sure you can ignore creative. But that's not the point. This was a major feature of the game, a huge element of game play.

    Months of game play felt extremely rewarding, and made you excited.

    Now? It just feels empty. At least to me.

    I'm done with Minecraft.

    With that, I will leave you my friends. It was a good trip while it lasted. I'm not here to impress anyone or destress anyone.

    By chance if you'd care to be friends, or if you already are a pal, feel welcome to hit me up on Google+ or steam. [email protected] We can definatly get some gaming going on sometime.
    Or if you are into Android, we can talk up a storm about roms and such.

    I won't be back on after today. So email me if you'd like.

    I'll miss you guys.

    Locklear out
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on They are keeping pig riding right?
    Cause the hamborgini is my one and only ride.

    No but seriously, are they keeping pig riding?
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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