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    posted a message on Mojang, please fix Biome Depth Weight in Customized World type

    If Biome Depth weight is above ~1.12 you see these structures in the transition between ocean and deep ocean


    If it's above ~1.99 you see them on the transition between a shore biome (Beach) and ocean.


    Biome depth weight is a very useful control for altering features on a per-biome basis, but the range available without provoking serious weirdness (0-1.12) doesn't really do much.


    I understand some value is going out of bounds and results in really tall parts in the transition between these biomes, because they use a lot of depth to join them together, could we at least get some bounding on it?


    Cheers.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Realistic Terrain Generation (RTG) — Realistic Biomes, Huge Mountains, Custom Trees, Truly Flat Terrain, Breathtaking Landscapes

    ther are any ways to use RTG on a Minecraft Bukkit/spigot server, or pre-generate a massic amount of chunks to use the map on a server?

    Or How about making a RTG-Plugin for Bukkit/Spigot, that would be awsome :).


    There is a mod: Progenitor - which may be of some use to you
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Tinkers' Construct 2

    Broad mining tools like lumber axes and hammers have reduced mining speed which compensates for the fact they can harvest multiple blocks at once (in the case of the basic hammer, up to 9)

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Large Biomes vs. Customized
    I've also noticed that normal biomes setting as of 1.8 is much more reasonable... you don't get many postage-stamp biomes (or if you do, they are appropriate like a small copse in a plain, etc.)

    As for bigger mountains, there are a couple of ways to achieve it. The AMPLIFIED setting is really bad imho,

    This is a preset I came up with to amplify the terrain.

    http://pastebin.com/DVz5usJR

    1. When you start tweaking height you naturally create more roughness. The biomes each use the noise differently, but increasing height stretch and some others (I've not quite gotten their exact effect down yet) adds more roughness. In my view, the normal balance of mountains/flat is pretty good and AMPLIFIED ruins this.

    2. Increasing the scale of the height noise in X/Z smooths things out because it increases the 'size' of the noise relative to a single block in the horizontal, while leaving the y (vertical) the same. The effect is stretching out the roughness (this smooths it in a rough way.)

    3. in 1.8 don't bother with the biome depth weight value. For whatever reason, ocean biomes are bugged and any tweak to this setting causes them to generate weird mountain structures in the middle of the sea (this may also relate to my other settings, uncertain)
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread VI - Banhammer Special Edition
    Quote from kevalalajnen


    mfw


    You are going to get busted for this. I don't know if you've read the rules, but this is not an imageboard. I enjoy this sort of thing, but that's what 4chan is for.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Religion
    Quote from budge2379

    [...]

    What happened in places such as Romania was a massive tragedy and it really makes you think about the horrors that human beings can do to each other. But we have to try and put it behind us. I really hope you see where I'm coming from and I hope you don't live your life thinking that at any moment people are going to grab you and experiment on you.


    A man should live each day as though it is his last; one must be able to accept the worst possibilities without being traumatized by them. As one of the Fathers said, 'Keep your mind in hell, but despair not.'

    One would have thought after the persecutions of the pagan Romans, that it would no longer be acceptable to publicly do horrible things to Christians, especially after Constantine legalized Christianity. However, to exemplify how these things work, the Arians, who were de-facto Christians but denied the divinity of Christ were a very popular sect and even enjoyed the support of some emperors. The things they did to Christians who would not hold to their belief were pretty nasty, even if only simply driving them out of their homes into exile.

    Also again, we have the Muslims who did and still find it acceptable to do otherwise inhumane things to Jews and Christians; the long persecution they put the Eastern Church under through the Ottoman empire is a great example. If you wanted to evangelize or teach or do anything but have a service on a Sunday they wouldn't just threaten your family, but they would kill your Bishop.

    Then, in the last century, we had the rise of communism and its reaction against religion, which is just to say those two forms of radical socialism; 'international' and 'national' socialism, the former we call 'communism' or perhaps 'Stalinism' depending on its variant, and the latter is fascism and Nazism; 'fascism' comes from the idea of the 'fasces', sticks bundled around an ax. Instead of uniting workers across the world (international) in an ideal of full social support, they united all classes within their ethnic group or nation for the same purpose, over and against other nationalities (though sometimes aligned with one another because of mutual interest.) They either outright killed off religious people or undermined and twisted their institutions.

    We would like to believe that the freedom of information will prevent such atrocities in the future, but that depends on the majority of people seeing such things as atrocities; were people really appalled when Saddam was executed by a mob of angry former subjects? It then is a question of what people find outrageous. If what our other interlocutor is saying is any indication, there may eventually be quite a lot of support of the idea that Christians don't deserve toleration because they don't tolerate (citing the passages above) and that sympathy for them may turn out to be very little or non-existent.

    To finish my point, consider the number of people who are still sold into slavery (usually sex slavery as I hear it) and yet really there is no public internet-centric uprising against this; it is done in a hidden way and probably a lot of people who use the internet are doing things in support of this without knowing it, because of other things they like. To make matters worse, it is not a centralized act; it is done bit by bit here and there in the dark corners of the world, so there is no one to really appeal to to stop it.

    This sort of thing could begin to happen to any group, and this possibility is what scares our interlocutor, albeit in his case, regarding non-believers instead of believers. I would never assert that this is impossible, but I would note that unbelief is on the rise so based on current trends it is likely that if there are persecutions of unbelievers, they will most likely be short lived and unpopular.

    I feel strongly that this is a realistic assessment of the state of the world, or at least, as realistic as I am able to construct based on my limited knowledge.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on Does having a green lifestyle better the environment?
    As it turns out (as a friend of mine pointed out) the majority of energy and waste is consumed/produced by industry and recycling has a minimum impact on overall waste production, like maybe 5 percent at most. Better than recycling is not buying stuff that is imported or processed, and trying to limit the amount of industry that goes into the things you use. That may have as much impact if not more than living a 'green' lifestyle.

    Also, wood happens to be a renewable resource, and not just that, something that is American produced (if you're an American anyway) so the use of wood products, provided it's not wasteful, is cool.

    Probably the only thing the green lifestyle is good for is learning to limit your consumption, which is good for your soul.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on Religion
    Quote from budge2379

    We have actually had someone in this thread go from either Christian or Catholic, can't remember which one, to becoming an Atheist. Now, I'm not saying that it is all thanks to this thread, but I would like to think that it has played a role into something that could be rather life changing. I'll try and find the post he has written.

    Edit: Found him. On page 25, nickkourpias1998 put this:



    On page 495, he put this:



    As I said, I don't know if he changed his mind with a little help of the thread, but it shows that people are open minded and opinions can and will change.


    He was already a universalist, there aren't many degrees between universalism and atheism.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on Just broke up with my girlfriend.
    Re-evaluate your life priorities. For one, you've got more free time. Do something constructive with it.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread VI - Banhammer Special Edition
    My advice is not to get a degree in something easy, but in something hard. That way you'll have something concrete to earn money with, and you will still be able to do the more liberal-artsy stuff you like on the side. I've never heard of a degree in multimedia, though I would suppose that's just a film/video degree? In any case, if it doesn't involve history, theory and practice you're wasting your tuition money. Additionally, you want to make sure wherever you go that you make connections.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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