Wow, pleased to see the positive responses.
I wasn't sure if people would shoot me down or agree, but pleased to see it's agree.
I'm only hoping he gets a ban from this forum, it's quite sad to see someone like this able to run a business at all; he really doesn't have the ethics down.
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Nov 13, 2011I'm sure you guys know what this is about- people, including myself before it became spammy, keep making '1.9 has ruined Minecraft' threads. Yes, yes it has ruined it, we need to accept that the game we loved has been ruined, and leave it to die. Instead of wasting your time with these threads go find another game to fall in love with- it's what I did.Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
Aug 14, 2011Posted in: General Gaming
I am here today to talk about an MMORPG that I have created entirely from scratch! It's called Masters Of The Blade, and is free to play. The aim of MoB (Masters Of The Blade) is to become the most powerful warrior, overall, but it has other aims aswell, for example, the lore of the world is entirely dynamic- what you do has real consequences, unlike other MMO's such as World Of Warcraft and Rift. The entire world is living; for mobs to grow as a species requires atleast 2 of them, or they will become extinct if the last one dies! Another cool feature is the arena system- every day a new 'titan' is released, a titan is an almighty and powerful mob that is very hard to kill, only one person can kill this mob, and if another person tries and fails then the HP of the titan isn't reset- he is weakened! The same goes for other mobs! You can also capture any wild mob and put it up in the arena- other players can see that you have put a mob up and can choose to challenge it, for the reward that you set! (They will also have to a pay a price that you've set, though, so you can earn more and more money from capturing a powerful mob!)
You don't earn XP or Level Up in Masters Of The Blade- so there are no restrictions and you don't have to endlessly grind your way to the top! You can buy any weapon or armor (armor causes damage reduction, your HP will always stay the same!) at any level, if you have enough gold of course! You can earn gold by releasing mobs into the arena, or by crafting items and putting them up for sale. You can also earn gold from killing certain wild mobs, completing an arena challenge that another player has set and doing quests for various NPCs.
The game is currently incomplete- I have a login system and a registration system set up, and now I need to create the actual game itself. I've got the GUI all done!
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CREATE TEXTURE PACKS FOR THIS GAME, HERE IS A ZIP OF SOME OF THE TEXTURES TO GET STARTED ON
To Do List:
Login and Registration System Main GUI
- Zone Compiler
- Battlesystem (50% Done)
- Arena System
- PVP System
In-Game (Only chat is working atm, blank space under name will be avatar):
Zone Screenshot (Won't be in the actual game, just a preview):
Also, the game is *NOT* going to be text based
so don't be surprised :wink.gif:
So, please give me any suggestions / things you'd like to see in the final game- if you'd like to be a tester, just ask!
Jun 15, 2011Pebsie posted a message on Full review of 3 hosts: Multiplay, BroHosters and AnyHostPosted in: Server Support and AdministrationHello!
I have now been with 3 hosts, and have decided to share my opinion and hopefully inform some people of the advantages and disadvantages of them. Lets begin.
Multiplay have been hosting game servers since 1997, so they have plenty of experience and have had enough time to realize what causes their servers to lag, as a result of this, however, the prices aren't cheap! The first server I ever rented was with Multiplay. It took roughly 1 hour to set up and start playing on it, which is actually very fast! At the time I lacked money, so I chose to go with 8 players slots and 600mb RAM. This was...okay...for the first month, turning any mob on would cause immense lag. This was fixed later, though. The world ended up becoming well over 60mb, and still there was no lag, even with mobs on (ONLY monsters). The service was excellent, either through the forums or by submitting a ticket, it'd take 1 - 2 hours to get a good reply, not that this happened much. The only time I needed to was either to (A) Request Mods (more info on that in a sec) or (:cool.gif: Ask questions about their services.
It wasn't all that good, however
The control panel 'ClanForge', was very nice, but VERY slow. The console didn't show what had been said in chat or what commands had been used, let alone plugin errors that had caused my users not to be able to log in (in the end I had to download a 4+gb .log file and find it manually from there. it was HELL!) Also, the CP only had support for some plugins. There was a list that you could chose from, if it wasn't on there, then you'd have to submit a request for it, or DEAL WITH IT.
- Value for money - 5/10
- Support - 9/10
- Lag - 7/10
- Control panel - 7/10
- Overall - 7/10
This was probably my overall favorite hosting, it was cheap, setup took about 2 hours, and I didn't have any lag issues, playing at 600mb RAM! The player cap is 512 (Which I believe to be the max that Minecraft can support anyway, correct me if I'm wrong :wink.gif: ), which of course you can change manually from the server.properties file. It uses TCAdmin as a control panel- which, while being very fast, I found to be bulky and horrid-looking. I don't remember having the option for backing up the map either. The support was top- , and updates are constantly seen on the facebook and twitter pages whenever a machine gets shut down. These guys offer FTP support too. The customer-support was awesome. I would get a response to my tickets within the hour, and the live chat, while not being online too much, was very useful! Facebook is the way to go for the best support, however, with my questions being answered by the staff and the public within minutes! I have *never* had *any* lag issues, either. Very nice.
- Value for money - 10/10
- Support - 10/10
- Lag - 9/10
- Control panel - 4/10
- Overall - 8/10
This is the worst of the 3. I purchased a 20 slot server with 1gb of RAM for £12 a month. 'Bargain!' I thought. They offered FTP Support, SSH support, and an amazing control panel. FTP worked amazing fast. Didn't ever get around to trying SSH. And the control panel was...decent...but VERY slow and VERY annoying. I also had a bit of trouble when paying, and ended up nearly having to pay £15, which was given back a week after I raised a ticket and I payed through paypal. BUT, OH, WAIT A MINUTE, today (about half-way into the server hosting) it reappeared on my statement. I have raised a ticket, and am currently awaiting reply. The server that I rented (and currently rent) has random lag spikes, which seems to happen whenever I install a mod and restart the server for about 30 seconds every 10 seconds, about 10 times before it settles down. The console was showing NO errors.
- Value for money - 3/10
- Support - 5/10
- Lag - 2/10
- Control panel - 5/10
- Overall - 3/10
(AVOID AT ALL COST!)
However, I would like to recommend them for their fantastic web hosting. THAT they are good at. NOT Minecraft server hosting.
- Multiplay: Fantastic if you have enough money and want an easy to use control panel
- BroHoster - Fantastic if you know how to install mods to a bukkit server, and don't want to spend a lot
- Hostsign - Fantastic for webhosting and domain registration. AVOID AT ALL COST IF YOU WANT A MINECRAFT SERVER.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed and that you now feel a little more educated.
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Oct 18, 2011I agree with the OP. I thought minecraft was about getting resources and then being creative with them. Development of this game has definitely gone from improving the sandbox part of the game completely to the RPG part. Frankly, I do not understand why everyone seems to want this game to be an RPG when there are much, much better RPG's out there. Overly complicated potion system? How is that fun? Enchanting? What? Yet another half-baked alternate dimension that will probably be yet another waste of development time? How can they even consider making another dimension with the nether being so unpolished and useless? Achievements? For making a workbench, seriously? Stats? Like I care! Hunger? Why would I want to be tied down to my farm when farming isn't even frankly all that fun? Harder mobs? So how do I beat that, click my sword faster and duck out to regen health? Why is mojang pushing this game as an RPG when all the features he adds are half-baked and shitty and the combat consists of putting on armor, killing stuff with a diamond sword, and facerolling to victory? Villages? Ugly models and no real gameplay reason to have them other than to give the illusion of life? An ugly alternate dimension made with 6ish blocks in grand total that almost anyone just avoids because ghasts shoot at you constantly from 200-300 blocks away? Undergrounds so honeycombed by strongholds, ravines, abandoned mineshafts, and normal giant cave systems that you can literally almost walk to any location from any location without touching the surface or mining hardly at all, not to mention the fact that all of these "cool underground features" are constantly breaking into each other to the point where I found a stronghold almost completely destroyed by a ravine running through it and mineshafts everywhere. Maps that you can't share with other people without duping them in, and even then it's only the one map? Booster rails being so expensive and ineffective that there is almost no way to legitimately collect enough gold to build a rail line of significant length? Wolves that kill themselves off of cliffs and that can barely kill anything before dying itself? A dye system that I have yet to see anyone really actually use because it's such a pain? Forests so thick that you can't even walk through them without having to hack through a million leaf blocks? Grass that is ugly and choking the landscape? I obviously don't get the point of this game anymore.Posted in: Discussion
I hated the Halloween update nigh on one year ago and sincerely tried to like every update since then. "Oh it's BETA" I see all the fanboys say that seem to think that mojang is so much of a child that they can't handle criticism because they try hard and they're "still working on it". Yeah, whatever. They're "releasing" minecraft in about a month, like it hasn't already been released by virtue of the fact that you could buy it. Minecraft is the brain child of a man that accidentally stumbled upon a winning game and then proceeded to completely misinterpret WHY it was successful in the first place and haphazardly drop in random and unrelated features as he felt like it until feature creep destroyed everything that was good about it. He made minecraft into terraria when terraria does it so much better. Tell me, who continues to play terraria? Everyone I know stopped because they had come, played, conquered, and left. Minecraft had lasting life because it was about what you could imagine, not getting to the end and killing a boss. This isn't the same game I loved. Minecraft slept around with rpg's and action games and adventure games and sandbox games and decided it wanted to be everything simultaneously and became an inferior version of everything.
Today, I deleted you, Minecraft. I sincerely hope people continue to love this game even when I don't. Maybe someday later I can "get it" again and have a blast like I did in the before-time. For now, though, we are divorced, minecraft. Playing you is like sleeping with a hooker in hopes of reliving the happiness of marriage.
Oct 18, 2011Posted in: DiscussionQuote from TheBasking
i completely agree with you. I miss the days when i was playing 1.7.3 with my friends on their server. I honestly hate the new extended biomes bit. it take the feel away from minecraft for me. other than that, everything is perfect in my book.
To be honest Id love if there was a "get rid of the god damn biomes" option... I liked my nice grass alpha worlds damnit!
Oct 18, 2011Posted in: Discussion
Shut up and enjoy the game.
Minecraft has been improving, not much rpg **** has been added to it, and you can still build, adventure it's only another way to play the game.
Go play in notepad, then.
It has made the game better really, try them.
*cough cough* Creative mode *cough cough* Incoming mod support*cough cough*
You are worse than an overly religious person. "If they disagree than the must be wrong"
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