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    posted a message on If minecraft was removed (POLL)
    I'll answer.

    I have other hobbies. While Minecraft is pretty close to the only video game I play, I have a lot of other hobbies and activities that I can take part it. I'll be disappointed when the plug gets pulled on Minecraft. It's going to happen one day. I've seen it before. I've played MMO's that have been turned off. I've played computer games that no longer run on modern computers. Even with the best intentions, no software can endure forever. Nothing is permanent. I'll remember that Minecraft has essentially taught be how to use YouTube as more than a platform for looking up the odd video, but I won't dwell on it.

    A lot of the Minecraft community is young - very young. They've probably never experienced change, loss, or growth. I know that the loss of something like Minecraft, which feels like it has basically always been there, is a really scary thing, but it really isn't. Like the loss of a pet, having to move, a break up, or any other change in life, things do go on and something else will come. When that time comes, I'll remember all the fun I had playing with blocks and retaking my house from the zombie invasion that seized it, not dwelling on how my favorite game was taken from me. I hope others will do the same.
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    posted a message on Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang
    Idiots and hatemongers. Downloading an older launcher doesn't magically absolve you from the EULA, nor will it somehow make everything ok. Notch sold Mojang because he's tired of the garbage he had to put up with from his creation. That he has said he will actively sabotage anything in the future he makes that gets any traction is pretty telling of how much he hates the pressures of fame and expectation everyone put on him.

    This deal doesn't change anything. Microsoft isn't going to kill the game and waste their $2.5 billion investment. They aren't going to kill other platforms, mods, skins, resource packs, or anything else. Microsoft isn't run by idiots or spiteful 10 year olds. At best, we see a little better financial support and easier development. At worst, almost nothing changes because Microsoft isn't going to be stupid enough to waste their time rewriting the game to remove Java, destroy mod support (which is a central feature of the game), servers, and every other nonsense claim that has been made.

    So unbunch your pantie, have a juicebox to calm yourselves down, and maybe take a nap. You people are working yourselves up over absolutely nothing. If you are under the age of majority, you will learn in time that every single thing that happens to you is not the end of the world and does not require a maximum response. If you are over the age of majority... well... grow up.
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    posted a message on Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang
    This is all ridiculous. Everyone needs to put down their pitchforks and torches for 5 minutes and use that squishy thing between their ears.

    1) This is a rumor. Nothing more. Companies probe and pitch deals like this ALL THE TIME. The majority of these kinds of deals go nowhere. This is a slow news day (at least in Canada, where the only stories on the news are about an ill mayor, 9-11 and ISIS, and something about a cat), so any news is going to be jumped on like a hawk. Minecraft is well known by the media, and thus is probably being followed in hopes that something new happens that can be reported on.

    2) Microsoft is one of the largest and most successful tech companies in the world. Despite popular opinion, it is not a company run by idiots. Why on earth would the company pay an alleged 2 billion dollars for the game and property, only to turn around and destroy it? It would make no sense for the company to purchase Minecraft only to burn it to the ground. Microsoft would take efforts to protect their investment, not destroy it with petty greed. They would be buying a captive customer base and would not be so narrow sighted as to destroy the property and alienate that customer base without reason.

    3) A Microsoft Minecraft does not immediately signal the end of the world. I have no idea where people are getting these ideas that mods, servers, skins, and existing content will shrivel and die if the game is bought. Someone made a comment about Microsoft removing crafting from the game from non-Premium customer. Nonsense. Minecraft is a game about crafting. Removing crafting from the game means removing the game itself. Stop saying stupid things like this out of panic and hate.

    4) If Notch/Majong/Whoever is selling the game or the company, there is probably a reason for it. We are their customers and their fans, but we aren't privy to the inner workings of the company or the behind the scenes discussions. If the game or company is legitimately up for sale, we simply don't know the reasons why and shouldn't be vilifying anyone for it. While you might be upset by such a decision, that decision isn't yours to make. We all like Minecraft, but it doesn't belong to us. If the owners wish to sell it or their company, it is theirs to sell, right or wrong, good or bad.

    Relax, use your brains, and think critically about this. While a Microsoft deal may be good or bad for the property, Microsoft isn't going to actively destroy the property or take any other petty actions that are being talked about here. But at the end of the day, these are all rumors during a seemingly slow news day, where everyone seems to be overreacting about the story. Mojang and Minecraft haven't been sold until the company says so.
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    posted a message on How do I convince parents for minecraft PC?
    I'm come over from tabletop gaming, the most controversial, misunderstood, and openly hated hobby ever (you know, aside from drugs). The keys is to overcome any objections your parents put forward. If they complain about the cost, explain that it's one time $20-something cost, and among the cheapest video games on the market. If they say that you already own it, mention that the PC version has the added bonus of being able to play with other humans, not just sitting alone with your phone 2 inches from your face for a few hours. If they complain about the violence (which isn't even a real thing, considering the game's rating), explain about creative mode and maybe show them creative server videos like World of Keralis (where people build apartments and office towers). If they complain about it being a time waster, explain that there are way less engaging activities that you could be doing (watching TV, lying on the couch, etc). If they don't want to use their credit card, mention that you can either buy a prepaid credit card to buy it or the apparent Minecraft cards (which I wasn't aware of). Basically, get your parents to use their words like big boys and girls and actually explain why they don't want you to have it, and then use your words like a big boy or girl to explain why you want it.

    On the flip side though, don't be whiny, annoying, and naggy about it. Explain to your parents how much you like the game is words they can understand (remember, they don't play), but don't whine or cry or beg while doing so. You can go with the benefits of gaming angle (which is really boss reading), but your parents might think you're trying to trick them. Use facts, not emotions, to sway them.

    At the end of the day, while it is up to parents to decide on things like this, we live in the 21st century, not the 1950s. Any parent with children under the age of 20 should at least be willing to hear the out their children and rationalize their decision instead of pulling that "I'm the parent" garbage. And this is coming from a 30 year old and an uncle, not a kid who isn't getting what he wants.
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    posted a message on Ars Magica 2 - Version 1.4.0.009 (Updated February 8, 2016)
    Quote from YaNKeeR

    Do you know of a setting in Optifine that I can change to reverse that effect? It also makes it so I cannot see a bunch of the crafting recipes etc in the book. :( Love AM2!!


    I'll get this before someone breaks your head off in anger. The problem is with Optifine. Mith is working on a solution. No, there is no fix. Yes, this question has been asked and answered at least once per page, as well as on the first post. While you aren't expected to read every post, you should at least take a cursory glance before asking a question that has been answered a few dozen times already.
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    posted a message on Ars Magica 2 - Version 1.4.0.009 (Updated February 8, 2016)
    Quote from Rossmallo

    I'm considering trying this mod again, but I need to ask two things.

    The first time I used this, it made MC lag like hell after a while. This was about 5 months ago. Has it improved since then?

    Also - When I tried to uninstall the mod, it basically made my world unusable, and utterly dependant on having Ars installed. Can the mod now be safely removed later on if it turns out to be too laggy or simply not for me?


    I haven't experienced any lag when playing through AM2. I haven't played with AM1, so I can't provide an accurate comparison.

    Regarding world instability, any mod that adds anything to the game is going to do the same if it is removed. There is a major issue with the Feed the Beast Modpack for this very reason (A major component is seemingly not being developed, which is holding back any updates to the pack. The mod cannot be removed without breaking games, but cannot work in 1.6). No mod like this can be removed without crashing the world. If you're concerned by this, make a dedicated AM2 world in a second install. I did this so that I can play vanilla on servers and play worlds, while still having the option to play a modded version. I can give you details on how to do this if you want to PM me.
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    posted a message on Ars Magica 2 - Version 1.4.0.009 (Updated February 8, 2016)
    Quote from Mithion

    that's intended. A feature will be added later which will allow liquid essence to be much more common. A workaround I implemented temporarily if you need neutral essence is to hook a mana battery up to a light or dark nexus; it will convert the power to neutral.


    I'm not fully understanding how a mana battery works. In creative, I can get a charged battery to power the alter (or the Neutral Essence cost), but I can't get a battery to charge. I think it's paired but I'm not sure if I'm missing something else.
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    posted a message on Need help with choosing plugins
    This is probably going to be really unhelpful, but what are you looking for with regards to plugins? What do you want to add to the game? I could start listing plugins and posting links, but I have no idea where to start. Are you looking for permissions, economy, building, gameplay, or something else?

    Also, are you starting a Bukkit server, or are you starting a Forge server? That's going to change things greatly.
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