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    posted a message on Is 1.13 going to change all the textures to a higher res?
    Quote from kiqkin»

    You like endstone, but you think it ugly? Faithful looks fine? I'm sorry, but that makes no sense. If you're saying people use endstone because it looks good in Faithful, then you completely missed the point. I've never seen an epic build anywhere that used endstone as the primary material. I'm sure you can find one if you look, but there's a reason you would have to look hard to find it and not just stumble upon it.

    Also and I'm trying hard not to make this personal, but if you're not planning on using vanilla Minecraft textures, why do you feel the need to personally disparage they guy working on them, JAPPA. Everybody agrees some of the textures are bad, but no one agrees on which ones.

    It's not going to be possible to make everyone happy. It takes a pretty brave soul to even try this. Can we try to offer constructive criticism, and specific helpful suggestions instead?

    For example: you stay, "This is hideous. I mean, really, really hideous." is completely unhelpful. Instead, say what you object to, and how it could be corrected.

    A comment like this might be more useful to the guy.
    I think the Cobble looks like... well Cobble, the rounded pavement stones used for streets long ago. It would look good as a road material. Unfortunately, it does not work well as a building material. I would suggest making the "stones" larger with less dark material in between.

    That is not what I said. I said endstone is a good looking block. However, the 16x16 nature of Minecraft inherently makes everything ugly. Faithful just changes it to 32x32 for the most part, and thus makes the game look much better without doing much.

    I don't hate JAPPA for attempting this. I think he doesn't have enough respect for what the game is supposed to be, and automatically assumes he is correct that every texture must go, and that everything must look smooth and plastic. Almost like some generic kiddie movie villain. He has good intentions, but the way he is going about them and his results, along with the wave of criticism at least the same size as the amount of people who think this these textures are good, must be taken at face value.

    As for the cobble: there's too much contrast (along with everything he makes), the color is too blue, the stones are too small and too asymmetrical. Quoting reddit, it looks like dragon scales. Cobble should be big, blocky, and rough; like an English stone wall.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Balance the Mending Enchantment
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    Personally, I think that they should revert the entire repair system to the pre-1.8 one and have Mending work the same way that renaming used to - then not only do you actually need to mine more diamonds to repair your gear you still need to use anvils and cannot make max-enchanted gear if you want to keep it forever or repair it easily (for example, a diamond pickaxe with Efficiency V and Unbreaking III costs 33 levels (1032 XP) to repair with a new pickaxe; if you add Fortune III, the cost explodes to 37 levels (1406 XP) for a single diamond per repair - 4 of which are required to fully repair it for over 5 times the XP cost per use).

    Even with this cost (0.9 XP per use) I was able to sustainably use such a pickaxe for all mining while caving. Similarly, a Sharpness V, Knockback II, Unbreaking III diamond sword costs 40 levels to repair with a new sword, one level too much, although you can use a slightly damaged sword to lower the cost to 38-39 levels and still get a full repair due to the anvil bonus, or use 1-2 individual diamonds for 29-35 levels, and either way it gives you far more XP than you need to repair it (6248 uses at 2 hits per mob * 5 XP per mob = 15620 XP; the surplus can go to repairing armor or other items).

    In fact, I even implemented this in a mod, with some tweaks to costs so that Mending items cost about the same as before while non-Mending items are cheaper (since I made Mending cost 8 levels and each repair increases the cost by 2 levels an item which would be too expensive to repair if you put Mending on it can still get up to 4 repairs), as well as adding more expensive items in part to make more use of the XP that I get.

    Also, either way the majority of players use XP farms to top off their Mending gear - I get the impression that very few players are able to get as much XP during "normal" gameplay as I do (of course, they likely use tools to mainly mine stone and other building blocks, not mostly ore) - I certainly do not think that you should have to resort to farms in order to maintain your gear; even with the XP that I get I've calculated that I need at least Unbreaking II on my pickaxe in order to keep up if I used 6 Mending items at once (in a recent world I mined an average of 4375 blocks and gained 5308 XP per play session spent caving. With the maximum of 6 Mending items being held or worn at once you need 3281 XP, assuming you pick it all up while holding the pickaxe. The cost without Unbreaking would be 13125 XP; Unbreaking I 6563 and Unbreaking II 4375. While I do not use that many items at once (3x armor + one of several held items) XP isn't evenly distributed; my pickaxe mainly gets XP from mining while my sword mainly gets XP from combat, either way I had no trouble at all keeping all items in full repair when I played with 1.9+).

    Another advantage of the old system is that you can store XP in your XP bar until you need to spend it; it doesn't matter whether the items I use while caving all give me XP and similarly the items which I do not use while caving are repaired using surplus XP that I have in my XP bar when I return (I could also bring the item with me while caving so I could repair it then but I never have needed to do this). Conversely, death has a harsher penalty; what happens if you need to repair an expensive item soon but die and lose most of your levels? Likewise, the changes to enchanting costs in 1.8 were done for this reason; it costs more to reach level 30 the first time but much less to get back after spending 3 levels, such that after 3 enchantments you've spent less XP overall.

    Excellent points, make mending your tools tough work again.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Mojang is adding too much to minecraft
    Quote from Mastermined»

    Not to mention concrete blocks, which are monochromatic blocks creative builders and pixel artists have been dying to get their hands on ever since stained clay was implemented.
    Oh and all the updates and improvements to command blocks and commands in general, making tweaking the game using commands, and building more elaborate custom maps a lot easier and deeper than ever before.

    Advanced commands were the worst thing to ever happy to adventure maps. Gone are the fantastically creative and elaborate redstone mechanisms with minor command help which used to fuel the spirit of adventure; now you can barely even call it a "minecraft" map. Gone is the ingenuity; all that remains is the coding of a different game using Minecraft as a platform.

    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Mojang is adding too much to minecraft
    Quote from Herb_»

    Your arguments do not make sense.

    Creepers do not have any unique drops either; do you think they don't add content either? Or if talking about just friendly mobs, there's parrots, bats, mooshroom, sheep, llama, horse...and more.

    Iron (ingot, and therefore nugget) is already renewable, from golems.

    So what point are you trying to make? You want them to add more, but not polar bears?

    Creepers are the only reliable way to obtain gunpowder; polar bears were straight up dumped in the game without a second thought.

    What does renewability have to do with it? The nuggets are completely useless and add nothing to the game beyond an extra item, along with most of the last 4 or so updates.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Mojang is adding too much to minecraft
    Quote from Cerroz»

    Unintuitive click-spam killing wasn't much better.

    Some people want less content in Minecraft. Some people want more. Which one does Mojang side with?

    I would prefer mindless spamming to this ridiculous rhythm game. If you're going to improve combat, you have to go all the way and rework the whole system in an intelligent and skill-based way, not just make it a bit slower then decide it's a job well done.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on [1.6.4 - 1.12.2]Sildur's shaders [PC/MAC/INTEL] Enhanced Default v1.031 released! (February 19, 2018)

    Sildur, you have truly out-done yourself with the Redone version of the Enhanced Default Shaders. Finally, non-intensive shaders that add the best bits while leaving out the fancy stuff, and not hindering a survival experience! I'll definitely be using these from now on.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Sound Physics (realistic sound reverberation, occlusion, and attenuation)
    Quote from Gregosteros»

    You have been pulling your hair out trying to install a generic forge mod?

    1. Forge (Only valid from, there are far too much old versions and fake/malware ones on shady websites)
    2. Put mod into mods folder

    What's the problem? Seriously?

    There's no need for hostility.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on [1.7-1.9] TheMasterCaver's Mods and Tweaks

    I just realized I forgot this existed, I'll be sure to try it out soon.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Help!

    Load the seed and copy the coordinates?

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Can the server owner charge someone for ruining other player's playing experience?

    My question is, why are you paying $15 a month to play on a minecraft server?

    Posted in: Discussion
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