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    posted a message on What if Microsoft sold minecraft to apple?
    The zombies would be retextured to look like ravenous Bill Gates clones.
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    posted a message on A Castle and Fortified Palace
    Fairly simplistic design, but you made it look great. I love the look of the keep; reminds me of Stronghold 2. :) Now you just need to liven up that moat a little; have you thought about putting some tall grass around the banks to soften those edges?
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    posted a message on Notch is not the most influential man of ANY year
    Like it or not, OP, Minecraft has changed the game industry. It proved that a dinky indie title could take the gaming world by storm, giving the EA's and such a run for their money despite the absurd difference in capital each wields.

    Most influential man of the year, or any year? Maybe not, but it doesn't mean he's a nobody. At least to me, video games are a truly important part of culture, potentially every bit as respected as books and movies. There's no reason why he shouldn't be in the running.
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    posted a message on What's the point of pigs anymore?
    OP is right; pigs do need a purpose. While I'd never agree to voting them out of the game, they do need some more "game" associated with them.

    Perhaps they could do something even as simple as attract the attention of hostile mobs. Why would monsters go after a possibly heavily armed human target when there's a big, juicy slab of bacon walking around nearby?

    TL:DR, pigs could function as a "bait" animal. And it would be functional/extra hilarious if the pigs know this and run away when chased, going "wee wee wee" with a creeper behind them.
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    posted a message on Bunkbeds
    MC has a lot of goofy stuff that was certainly added on a whim. I would fully support bunk beds, because while we have fully functional ones already, they look like poo. I imagine it wouldn't be terribly hard to make the legs connect in a way similar to the dynamic shape of glass panes, fence posts, and corner stairs.
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    posted a message on Building a "hobbit like" house
    Hobbit holes are a great form of house-- minimal environmental impact, maximum protection, and fairly little effort involved in carving them out.

    Your sandstone does look much more dwarven though, in the same Tolkien vein. It implies more "mastery" of the earth than harmony with it. Like Slamdrag said, I would add less carved stone stuff, more wood, wool, flowers (*just noticed you've got some, but more can't hurt), and nice curves to get that homey look.
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    posted a message on What is the ugliest thing in minecraft
    Villagers. Why can't they just be human without squidward noses and perpetually-crossed arms? I know real-life authenticity is not really a concern, but the player character is a normal person, so what the crap are the villagers?
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    posted a message on past dimension
    Minecraft isn't prehistoric enough? I mean, dinosaurs are cool, but the world (save the occasional manmade ruin) is already completely primeval. And there are plenty of supernatural elements already, too many I daresay. I wouldn't welcome a time machine, nor use one if it were put in.
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    posted a message on "Minecrafty" Horses!
    I like the new ones. :)
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    posted a message on Cobblestone surplus
    Quote from Samiboula

    > Walk up to lava pit
    > Get cobblestone in hand
    > Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q etc.


    You know you can drop stuff from the inventory screen, right? Just pick up the whole stack as if you're moving it, then click outside the window. *pop* 64 'Q' presses in 2 clicks. ;)

    Either that, or build a full-scale model of the colosseum, or something. Completely out of excess cobble.
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    posted a message on Why MC Nostalgics hate new MC. Answers here !
    Sometimes change is unwanted. In an unrelated example, take Elder Scrolls games over the years. Morrowind was my first; for the longest time, I held it up as the best even after one and even two newer ones were released. I thought I was looking at it through rose-colored glasses, figuring that Oblivion and Skyrim must be better games, as tech and game design experience have gotten leagues better.

    But when I went back to playing it again, it turned out that I was right the first time. The game rocks face for all the reasons you'd never think of as great (no quest markers/direct fast travel, speech in text form, armor split into 4 separate skills and 8 different equipment slots, etc.) Games have been prettied up and polished down from this sort of subtle realism that, while being a pain in the butt sometimes, immensely helps the experience.

    While the feel of Minecraft is not directly related to the progression of the Elder Scrolls, the same sort of thinking applies. You have a winning formula to begin with, so must be very careful about the changes you make. In trying to make it better (such as altering terrain generation), you may accidentally gut that which makes your game awesome in the first place.
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    posted a message on What Does Minecraft Need To Improve On?
    Voted for Blocks and Items. Rather than going heavy on magic and redstone stuff, I'd prefer to see more variety of materials in the natural world and things to do with them. Sort of along the lines of sugarcane being processed into paper for books and maps, there should be more advanced progressions like that for players who have otherwise mastered bare-bones survival. I've got my secure castle; I want to move up in technology and creature comforts! :D
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    posted a message on Item Ideas For Minecraft
    Quote from Crimsollite

    Year-old threads have no need to be necrobumped. Please don't do this.


    Wow, just checked the date of the post above mine vs. the one above that. Nothing to see here. >.>
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    posted a message on Item Ideas For Minecraft
    I love mail armor, so yes to 2, and colored glass is a great idea. But while I'm not going to say no to more block varieties like End stairs, I'd probably not use them. I also think iron bars are just fine for fencing, and if you're going to add steel, at least include iron in the recipe. Sand=!iron and isn't close enough to suspend disbelief.

    Adding to your steel idea though, I think enhanced metallurgy would be pretty cool. Furnace with an adjacent new item called a "bellows" would turn into a "forge". With that you could add basic ingots and additives, a simple example being iron ingots @ coal to make "hot" steel which you quench (right click in water) to finish the process. More discovered additives would improve the quality of the resulting ingot, but seeing as MC doesn't have a bunch of metals like chromium or titanium for alloys, it would have to be very fantasy. I'd have no problem with throwing in sugar, or lapis, diamonds, etc. in place of realistic metals.

    Long story short, voted "yes." But don't take your results too seriously; it appears your list is very iffy in opinion from item to iterm. ;)
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    posted a message on How to outsmart your situation and thrive - a brief tutorial
    That all sounds awesome :D Congrats on turning a tough situation into a prosperous one.
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