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    posted a message on Every Server is the Same.

    Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid.

    What can I say?

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    posted a message on Every Server is the Same.

    After a while of wading through petty kingdoms and dealing with godling wanna-be's, I'm much too cynical to hold out hope there are more than a very few who treat new players the way they wish they were treated as new players. Again, if you can't play God as staff, what's the point of volunteering?

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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.16.1 to 1.7.10] - a minimap and worldmap

    Good! Now we just need mods to test it with. :)

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    posted a message on Every Server is the Same.

    There is definitely an interest in attitude towards solving problems by age. A Realms server I peeked in on uses #LogOutOrSleep as its server tag. It seems rather odd to me they are testing a command block mod that is rather complex, but they won't install BetterBeds, command blocks HermitCraft is using to solve that problem so only one person needs to sleep to flip it daylight. I guess it is always better to yell at people and inconvenience them, as opposed to, say, making the problem "not a problem" in the first place. I also made a very simple command block "day cycle timer" to make the day cycle 60 min. instead of the 20 min. cycle. AND we talk with one another. If we need night time, we are considerate towards one another to just let it happen. But as puberty for me was 35 years ago, I guess I forget why screaming and shouting at one another makes Minecraft SMP more fun.

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    posted a message on Every Server is the Same.

    The point of being staff on a server is to give props to your friends and lord your lofty status over lesser beings and mortals. It's a "volunteer" position. Why treat yourself as anything other than privileged? Why treat non-staff players as anything other than playthings for your enjoyment? Isn't that the whole point?

    Your best bet will take time and require patience. "Patience! Yeah-yeah, how long will that take?" Get to know forum posters you can respect and who share more or less your same point-of-view. Even better to lurk the Spigot forums (or Sponge, or various other server-based forums) and see who is a positive influence within the community that speaks to you. THAT is the server you want to look into. It takes time, and you have to wade through a great deal of garbage. But that is very likely your safest bet.

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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.16.1 to 1.7.10] - a minimap and worldmap

    Yup... kinda need LiteLoader before you can VoxelMap. :) I'm spanking the OptiFine downloads too for the update. :D

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    posted a message on Any "older" folks play Minecraft?

    As YouTubers, Mumbo Jumbo (for Redstone) and Grian (for artistic building tips) are very polished and professional. I prefer their style of explaining things clearly and keeping the silly out of things. At times they can get goofy, but it is appropriate and in context.

    I'm not so much a fan of LogDotZip, but I think he has more of a young audience that he caters to. In his video of MineCon last year, I think the sight of LogDotZip got one of his very young fans hyper-ventilating with excitement. I would have no shame in directing a *young* audience to LogDotZip, and I'm more accepting of his style now than when I first saw his videos. But there is a whole range of content and fresh ideas on YouTube, and usually when you find one particular channel you like, similar content and presentation styles will be offered as suggestions to check out.

    If you can find enough close and personal friends playing Minecraft, people you *trust* to not do you harm, it's a great bonus to game play. I started a server with that in mind, migrated to a larger server, there was a parting of ways and I went back to hosting my own again. The longer I do this, the more "MC Realms" starts to look like a good option. I love the current provider I'm using, but if that business ever closed, I'm pretty confident at this point I'd just go with Realms and wash my hands of all the other noise. I might also migrate to another server, but after multiple "migrations", I'm very picky and careful. My view of a server is that it should be treated as a business, especially if it is an open public one. In far too many servers, the purpose of becoming "staff" is to flaunt your status, lording it over other mortals and lessor beings. And having to "migrate" from a server in a stinky situation like that becomes far more messy when you've brought friends and family over to it.

    Good luck with the server you mentioned, @Rime! I think if I had to hunt for another, this message thread and its demographic would be a huge factor in what server I'd go to.

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    posted a message on Village Marker Mod

    I posted a request for code changes on https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/villagemarker. It would be really skippy if extended Bounding Box information were folded into this project with LiteLoader and for SMP use.

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    posted a message on Any "older" folks play Minecraft?

    Yes, new labels indicate participation as well as various other "milestone achievements". http://www.minecraftforum.net/account/titles will show you what yours are. http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/forums/forum-discussion-info/517685-current-member-title-list covers the details. :)

    As far as new ideas, playing with others is a huge help. I played on various servers and ended up starting my own whitelisted server just for family and friends. http://www.minecraftforum.net/ at the very top lists "big" servers with "big bucks" to spend on advertising. Unfortunately for us older types, they usually have lots of noise and options geared for "under 20's" that just doesn't work for us. http://www.minecraftforum.net/servers shows an actual list, and you can search by different tags to catch an interest.

    Your BEST bet, however, is to get to know people on the forum and find kindred spirits and find out privately where *THEY* play. That gets you to a place where you already know someone and where you already share interests, and hopefully, play styles in common. If you have family playing, that's even better. My wife and I play together, sometimes just a LAN game between the two of us.

    Also for new ideas, you should consider following HermitCraft on YouTube. You can't play on HermitCraft yourself. It is white-list, invitation only, but it is for well-known YouTube Minecraft players who are showing their creations on YouTube in a Survival Multi-Player (SMP) setting. I watch MumboJumbo, and his focus is on Redstone Builds as well as a few others. HermitCraft Season 5 started in April, so look on YouTube for "HermitCraft 5" and look for a specific YouTube channel where the person has content of interest to you. Follow them from the beginning of Season 5, see who they interact with, and perhaps watch those channels also.

    This will give you fresh ideas of things to create within Minecraft, as well as help you decide what specific kinds of things you prefer to do. This will also feed back into what kind of server you should be looking to join. You will see a certain person, that "kindred spirit" you are looking for in the comments of the video. Where is *THAT* person playing? That is likely where you want to be.

    The problem us "older folks" have is that the things that used to be important when we were under 20 really doesn't matter at this stage in the game of life, and some of the things that were irrelevant back then are seriously important now. I know how to swear. It doesn't impress me these days, and I really don't want to hear it. That affects what servers I would choose to play on. A big, busy server has too much noise in chat for my taste. I don't care for PVP. I don't want to grief or be griefed. With a list like that, my choice in servers to play with others starts to narrow quickly.

    I hope you find the server you are looking for, and sources for ideas that keep Minecraft fresh for you. And I keep an eye on this thread if you have questions. :)

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    posted a message on [ItemBound v1.9.] (Custom item skins + custom loot!) (150,000+ total downloads!!!)

    Waiting on OptiFine for 1.12 so I can put this back into play. :)

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    posted a message on LiteLoader

    Ok. Well, I keep telling my players (mostly my wife) to hang tough and it's out when it's out. But we'll be very happy to have our toys back in reach. :) Thank you all for your great work on LiteLoader and your mods!

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    posted a message on LiteLoader

    So the chanting begins Friday? "Is LiteLoader out yet? Is LiteLoader out yet? Is LiteLoader out yet?"

    I know, you need the final MCP and so on. THEN and ONLY THEN can the LiteLoader Mods be updated. We eagerly await. :)

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    posted a message on Village Marker Mod

    I made a post on http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/2345401-bounding-box-outline-reloaded-mod-for-minecraft-1?page=6 which discusses the hope of having the code from irtimaled's fork of VillagerMarker in Forge applied to expand the SMP Spigot Plugin and the LiteLoader client with @eruvanos's fork. I prefer using LiteLoader, and the eruvanos fork has the VillagerMarker only Spigot Plugin code. A collaboration of the two projects would really help both, in my opinion.

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    posted a message on Bounding Box Outline Reloaded Mod for Minecraft

    eruvanos I am so happy to see this mod!




    This is where I learned of it, and I suspect many have also. The Villager Marker Mod code, for those who don't know, has a Spigot plug-in that when the SMP server runs the plugin, it communicates with the LiteLoader Villager Marker mod the information it needs to render on the client.

    Several things:

    1) For someone who asked, at the top of http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/1288327-village-marker-mod?page=19 Kabo grants permission for reusing the code, so @irtimaled is fine.

    2) Would @irtimaled be willing to look at the VillagerMarker code again to have the spigit plugin server component make available what Forge Client needs to render for SMP servers?

    3) Would @irtimaled be willing to make suggestions to eruvanos so the *liteloader* side of the VillagerMarker mod could be expanded to use the BoundingBox Outline code from here in the LiteLoader client? Perhaps a bit of communication and collaboration could see a single Spigot "SuperBoundingBox" plugin for SMP servers that communicates with both a Forge SBB client and a LiteLoader SSB client what is needed for people to have the choice of using LiteLoader SBB *or* Forge SBB. This would be a huge improvement and asset for both this version and the VillagerMarker mod.

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    posted a message on UNUSUALLY HIGH LAG IN MINECRAFT MULTIPLAYER -- HELP!

    Good luck!

    Posted in: Java Edition Support
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