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    posted a message on Thread O' Links
    I'm commenting in here now so I remember to check this list of links again next time I'm on. This looks like quite an extensive read, though. Thanks for the list, I'll be sure to check them all out!
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    posted a message on How does everybody else...
    Are you playing on a map that was spawned before the big update?

    Those trees are fairly common if you have a map that's entirely post-update created.

    If it's an old map, though, I'd just take a trip to find a new chunk that hasn't been generated yet. If you walk to an area of the map that didn't exist yet it'll make a new area that has all the new stuff in it.

    Hope that helps, and happy hunting!
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    posted a message on Perfectly Ordinary
    Hello, everyone. As you can see, it is just me, NamelesssSSSSSSssssss. Ahem, sorry, I have a cold.



    Yes sir, nothing to see here. Definitely not a creeper wearing a paper thin disguise.

    Say! You should show me that new building you were making. Or maybe you could show me where you keep your chest full of valuables. You have nothing to be afraid of. After all, we're friendssssssssSSSSSSSSsssssss.

    (made with Skin Edit, first skin I've ever made, lemme know what you think)


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    posted a message on [POLL] Pronunciation Of Mob
    I've heard the origin is based on the fact that they are Mobile, so they're called Mob like that. But, everyone I've ever played an MMO game with calls it a Mob like Mawb. I always figured they were called mobs because they mob on you. Like, they group up like a mob and attack you. Made sense to me like that.
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    posted a message on Acceleration of Gravity in Minecraft (Science inside!)
    Hell yeah, haha. Kill them with math.
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    posted a message on minecraft.net down?
    Same here, yeah. I think it's down right now. Dunno why, though. Anyone else?
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    posted a message on Acceleration of Gravity in Minecraft (Science inside!)
    Huh, so I was way off, then, huh? You're getting a number about 3 times what I had.

    Very cool, though. I'm really glad that other people are nerdy enough to care about the physics in this game. Even though some of the physics, like the fact that bows shoot with the same speed and trajectory underwater as they do in air, is completely mind bogglingly strange, it's good to know that some of it is sound and actually makes sense.

    You, sir, are getting my first usage of the "I approve" icon.

    Consider this your Nobel Prize (Notch Prize?) in Minecraft Physics: :iapprove:
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    posted a message on Acceleration of Gravity in Minecraft (Science inside!)
    Damn, dude. That's crazy, haha.

    This was more just for grins and giggles anyway. I think there's still some merit to this, though. I don't think players have air resistance, only objects like TNT, arrows, eggs, etc.
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    posted a message on Acceleration of Gravity in Minecraft (Science inside!)
    Unless Notch programmed them into the game, no. Also, I don't know how to factor those in, haha. We're just assuming that we're dropping a free falling object with no air resistance, and it's starting velocity is 0, so it's only being affected by gravity.

    But, I like that you're asking these questions! Makes me feel like less of a nerd doing this if other people can get behind the idea, too :biggrin.gif:
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    posted a message on Acceleration of Gravity in Minecraft (Science inside!)
    Okay, folks, I just did a little science experiment in Minecraft, and I want some help. Today, we are going to find out the universal constant for the acceleration due to gravity in the Minecraft world.

    If you've ever taken a physics class, you'll know that the equation for a freefalling object looks something like this:
    Y=Vt+1/2at^2

    Where X is the change in height, V is the initial velocity of the object, t is the time it takes for the object to go that distance, and a is - in this case - the force of gravity.

    Now, if the object doesn't start with an initial velocity (V=0), then Vt will cancel out, and we'll be looking at something like this:
    Y=1/2at^2

    If you find a tall structure in the game above water, we can do a fun little experiment together to find out the constant for how fast gravity is Minecraft.

    What you'll need to continue:
    A calculator (most likely)
    A stop watch
    Minecraft
    A structure above the water that lines up with the edge of the water. Water must be at least 3 deep, or you will die on impact.

    First, find out how tall your structure is. The easiest way is get next to it with a stack of gravel, and start piling them underneath yourself while you're jumping. The structure's height will be however many gravel blocks you put down. Remember that each block is equal to 1 meter tall. Once you figure this out, this value will be the Y value in our experiment.

    Next, go to the top of that structure, and walk off it into the water, at the same time starting your stop watch. When you hit the water, stop the watch. This value will be t in our experiment.

    It is very important that you do not jump, just walk off the edge. Jumping will give you an initial velocity, and change the height that you're falling from. This will make the experiment void and we'll be unable to determine the end results.

    Next, plug in your numbers and begin the math.

    My structure I jumped off was 43.5 meters tall (it was built with half steps, which are each .5 meters tall), and I timed my friend falling off the edge and into the water. He fell for exactly 2.09 seconds.

    So, my experiment looks like this:
    Y=1/2at^2
    43.5 meters = 1/2(a)(2.09)^2
    We're trying to solve for a, so, we multiply both sides by 2, then divide both sides by t^2, and it should look like this:
    2(43.5)/2.09^2=a
    2(Y)/t^2=a
    then it's just a matter of solving, and I came up with the result of 19.92 meters/second^2

    The force of gravity on earth is 9.80m/s^2, which means that if I'm correct, the force of gravity in the Minecraft world is nearly twice that number! Crazy stuff.

    You can help, too! I want to know what the force of gravity is in your world! Let's see if we can come up with a universal constant for the force of gravity in minecraft!

    Try two or three attempts, too. Then use the average of your results for your final number (add all results together and divide by the total number of results). If other people try this, I will use their numbers to average with my numbers, too, and we'll get a rough idea of how fast Gravity is. The more people who do this, and the more times each of us do this, the less chance any errors - like hitting the stop watch at the wrong time - will actually make the number erroneous. So, do this multiple times, record your numbers in here so we can all see it, so we can double check each other's math (I feel like such a nerd, haha).

    I'll keep updating this part of the post with what the average acceleration of gravity is:
    My trials:
    Y=43.5m
    t=2.09, 1.81, 2.09, 2.16, 1.95, 1.81, 1.74,

    a=19.92 m/s^2, 26.56m/s^2, 19.92, 18.65, 22.88, 26.56, 28.74
    Average a = 23.31 m/s^2

    Minecraft's Gravity: 23.31 m/s^2
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    posted a message on Your first night
    Haha. Well, I had screwed around on WorldOfMinecraft for a day or two. Basically, it was a version of Minecraft Creative someone ripped and put onto one of the Chan sites. So, I had some familiarity with the game from the Creative Mode, but I got bored with it pretty fast. Then I heard you could have monsters in the game, and I was like "Huh, maybe this game is cooler than I thought." I bought Alpha when it was 1.something, I think, and I haven't looked back.

    But, the ridiculous thing is: I was mining out solid stone with my fist. Do you know how long that takes? I hollowed out a section of a pretty decent sized hill, hahaha. Looking back, it's pretty funny that I spent a night punching stone and got killed by a creeper. Seems like a quintessential minecraft first night. Noobish action followed by death by the game's semi-official mascot
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    posted a message on GIANT Corrupt Chunk
    First post made me lol. I thought you were running a weird texture pack until I thought about it for a second, haha
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    posted a message on Your first night
    I wandered into the inland of the continent I started on, and I realized it was getting dark. I'd heard all about that stuff, so I dug into the side of a cliff and make a hole for me that I could peak out of but the monsters couldn't shoot in from. I didn't know about torches, or that mobs only spawned in the dark, so I got lucky that nothing spawned in there with me. I did hollow it out rather nicely, though. I did it all by hand, even the rocks. I didn't know about pick axes yet.

    I didn't know what a Creeper was, either, I'd just heard about zombies and skeletons. When I went outside the next morning to collect more dirt or something, a creeper got me. I tried to find the place that I camped the night before but I couldn't. I ended up building a new fort at the spawn point, and I got stuck inside because I didn't know how to make food or make a bow and arrow, and I was surrounded on all sides by creepers. I ragequit that world and started a new one where I looked up a tutorial on how to play first (PaulSoaresJr on Youtube. Love that guy :biggrin.gif: ) and I learned the basic crafting recipes, and what to look for in a permanent residence. So, really, my second world was the first real "play through" of minecraft. The first world was a test that ended horribly, haha.
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    posted a message on no idea what to do now... need help!
    Rule number 1 of Spelunking/Mining: never dig above or below yourself.

    If you ever have gravel hit you on the head, and you get that weird blacked out screen and the constant damage, just make your character step back. If it was just one block, you'll be able to walk out of it. If you have a shovel, equip it and start digging, that should help, too.

    Good luck, man.

    Oh, and if you're stuck in a small room, find the spot that you got in from, and build a dirt or gravel ladder out of it.
    As in, stand and jump in place while placing blocks directly beneath you while jumping. You'll be out of that hole in no time.
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    posted a message on Tips on killing spiders?
    Bow and Arrow, man. If you aren't good with one, learn to be. It'll save you from many spiders and creepers. I've gotten to a point now where a few days ago I was in our SMP world cave exploring, I was accosted by two zombies and a spider, and I killed all three without missing once. I. Felt. Awesome.

    Seriously. Find a skeleton or a zombie spawner if you can, turn it into a mob grinder, get their feathers to make arrows, or get their arrows and bones, and fill up with about 2 or 3 stacks of arrows. This'll be more than enough. Each mob only takes 5 hits from arrows (each arrow does 2 hearts damage, each mob has 10 hearts). Just remember that every time you hit a mob, they are invulnerable for a second while they're taking that initial damage, so doing a volley of arrows just wastes ammo. One at a time, carefully aimed. They also are knocked back slightly. This can keep them in place with the arrows if you time it right.

    Good luck, man.
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