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    posted a message on What do you like about YOUR main world?
    For some reason around my spawn point almost all mountains are hollow, which you don't realize until you get to the very top and find that every peak has a giant basin in it. Sort of like a world full of extinct volcanos. None of the post-beta chunks have this feature.
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    posted a message on Dogs/Wolves Information/Discussion
    Just let us mod the textures of our pets separate than the "wild" ones.
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    posted a message on What animal do you like to punch the most?
    For some reason I love punching cows. I will be outside and there will be cows on the side of a cliff, and I'll punch one and get the "ooommphf" but I swear every time another cow that is watching will watch me punch this one cow and it will go "mooooooo" but it sounds like "nooooooooooo"
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    posted a message on Minecraft "Let's Play" Series Directory
    Quote from Mustaeki »

    HULK HOGAN!


    lol yea he kind of does look like him

    actually at one time I was making a "Castaway" like texture set where everything was reeds, bamboo and vines, I planned on releasing the character art with brown hair and I wanted to stay unique myself, so my personal ones were blond

    I had texture sets for first day stranded, first week stranded, first month stranded etc, it was neat
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    posted a message on A Vote for non-wolf Dogs
    The thousands of years apart is necessary for several things you are omitting. Docile behavior is not the same as being able to train an animal to guard something, retrieve something, or several other abilities that would surely appear in a game with pets.

    A wolf does not have the ability to understand nor learn what it means for you to point at someone and say "attack". That sort of behavior is present in only a few species including humans, dogs and dolphins. Our closest genetic relatives like Benobos and Chimps flunk this test, as does the next most domesticated pet, the house cat.
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    posted a message on A Vote for non-wolf Dogs
    Quote from Frank_The_Bison »
    Hey OP, ever wonder HOW today's dogs came to be? Most of them are long descendants of wolves and other canines that early Humans tamed long long ago.


    I never once said this was not true. In fact my whole argument is based on the idea that dogs evolved from wolves. Dogs evolved behavior through 100,000's of years that Wolves simply are not capable of. These "tamed" wolves from back then would not show pet behaviors. Even if you don't believe in evolution, its a fact that what we would associate as "Pet" behavior from dogs will simply not be possible for a wolf found in the wild unless you spend several thousand generations breeding it into them. For example, wolves will not "guard" some place or someone. They do not respond to attention grabbing behavior, nor do they use such behavior themselves. I also already pointed out they dogs understand if you point to something what you expect them to do, and wolves do not.

    I just want a dog. I don't know what is with all the "ah ha! I gotcha" attitudes come from.

    Too many people think wolves are just wild dogs and too many game developers want to save resources by just writing the name "dog" above a wolf model. Notch said he planned on getting pet dogs and wolves at once, which lead me to believe that his plan was to do this.

    My solution was to at least give us seperate skin ID's for the "pet" and the "wild" versions so we can reskin the wolf into whatever dog pet we want, while still keeping the wolves looking like wolves.

    Anyone else got suggestions or votes for dogs?
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    posted a message on A Vote for non-wolf Dogs
    Yes, if you put breeding into the equation they can be bred domestically. I wasn't saying that things can't evolve. There is actually a really nice study of that with foxes that has been going on for 10 to 15 years. They are actively breeding several control groups, one being more domesticated, one being bred more aggressive, and one staying feral.

    But that is a bit beyond the scope of the game Minecraft or this discussion.

    I guess I'm saying trained =/= domesticated, and maybe Notch doesn't intend for your "pet" to be domesticated. I'd just rather see a dog than a wolf trained not to eat you.
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    posted a message on Minecraft "Let's Play" Series Directory
    Just wanted to post that I'm keeping my Text and Picture based Let's Play going. It got de-listed and my traffic went down, so I stopped posting as much. But I have a large archive of stuff and I am picking up exactly where I left off(go go never deleting stuff yay).

    I know its not as exciting as a video "Let's Play" but I'm a writer, not a commentator, so this is the best I can do. I hope people enjoy.
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    posted a message on Flower Farms!?
    I was just thinking it would be cool if they did this. I have a rather old world and with the new dyes I am worried about running out of flowers.
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    posted a message on A Vote for non-wolf Dogs
    I played WoW only from day 1 to about "added rain" patch. Still, I always wanted a proper dog for a pet in a game. I am a dog person. Dog lovers like me have to settle for "what is most efficient" instead of "what is best looking" in games all the time. Back to WoW, they only now finally added a real non-wolf dog to the game. So many games do this because they get a 1-2 punch by adding a new evil creature while still adding a pet. Its always wolves. In LOTRO they use barghast models.

    Fact: Wolves are not dogs.

    You can't train them like dogs no matter what you believe. The same people that believe you can train a pure blooded wolf to be like a modern dog are the same people that think they can raise a tiger cub like its a house cat. Wolves do not follow the same social structures as dogs. They do not understand the concept of pointing(like 5 creatures on Earth do, not even cats do). They have not evolved the ability to tell our moods by looking at the sides of our faces. This feature makes dogs the only creature on Earth to show any complimentary evolution with humans. Physically they are different, dogs do not have the large ridged backbones. Wolves can not bark and are thought not to be inclined to imitate a bark unless they've met a dog that has barked at them.

    You know, with Minecraft it would probably be really hard to tell the difference between wolf and dog since its all big blocks, but at least give us a re-skin or a different skin ID. That way we can alter the pet dog skin while keeping the wolves not looking like a roving pack of whatever pet dog we end up making a new skin for. I'd probably re-skin one as a boxer, so I don't want a roving pack of boxers attacking my chickens.
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    posted a message on New trees kinda bug me.
    Quote from KDStudios »
    I'm not too bothered about the height of them. It's the texture that worry me. They look so out of place. But I don't mind them so much now.

    my main tools for trees are: TNT, Flint n Steel, Axe and some dirt =]

    TNT for the trees if I can't be bothered with them.
    Flint n steel if theres a forest so I can easily get to the wood
    Axe... self explanatory.
    Dirt so I can climb to the higher ones. It's no hardship :smile.gif:



    Bring ladders instead of dirt. They are reusable. Just climb to the top, clear out the wood, and then chop from the top down. Collect your ladders and go to the next tree.
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    posted a message on Dear Notch.. I would like to Apply for your stunt double job
    If you both have gotees, how do we tell which is the evil twin from the Empire!????

    Maybe you're both evil twins....
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    posted a message on What did you call items before you knew their real names
    When Lightstone came out I wanted to call it illuminum, from the word illuminate and because it sounded metallic at the same time.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Cartographs – SHARE your Minecraft World!
    I like it.

    I'm toying with the idea of joining a RP server. Many times I've wished I could see how their servers looked in cartograph so I would know more about the server. I'm not a huge builder, but if a server is already NYC large I wouldn't think there was a way for me to easily stake a claim, for example.
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    posted a message on MINECRAFT GRIEFING WITH PBNJ
    Meh.

    I've seen better.
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