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I also love how you define capitalism in a few sentences...really? Do you know how profound capitalism is? Maybe you should look into it....http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Capitalism
Yes it is capitalist country but do you know how vague that is?
Btw, if you do not know capitalism countries have competitive markets... as the article shows independent business run by individuals are shrinking rapidly...
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Regardless of what various governments call it, people are going to call it “gay marriage”, but I feel that seems a little too slang almost? To be used in legal documents and in formal use. “Civil union” also feels a little too sterile and cold when used, so I feel a word in-between that should be used.
There should definitely be a distinction between marriage and gay marriage when legally worded just to keep things very descriptive and clear.
Over the years, Minecraft has grown from a simple building game to an epic sandbox survival game. Starting with just a few blocks, it has grown to add many new mobs, items, and tools that allow players to make and do all kinds of creative things. It is with this in mind that I propose a new mob that I think would contribute to the spirit of Minecraft.
And it doesn't hurt that this is a water-based mob, something that Minecraft doesn't have much of.
(Note: All ideas are open for tweaking based on other people's ideas, including the name. I'm not fond of the name Fanfish)
Interacting with Mob
Drop Related Item: Fan Block
The Fanfish is a water dwelling hostile mob that resides in deep waters such as an Ocean biome. It is a very unique mob, with it's own special attack that is different than any other mob and a unique item that it drops when killed. In another first for Minecraft, it actually has two separate models, depending on if your graphics are set to Fast or Fancy.
Must spawn in at least a 7x7x7 area of water
2x2x1 Blocks (LxWxH)
All Difficulties: 0 (Uses an indirect attack, see the Attack section)
When I was doing concept ideas for this mob, I got inspired to build a scale 3D model of it using Autodesk 3DS Max. I'm not a very good pixel artist, so I would love it if you guys downloaded them and showed me some coloring ideas.
Keep in mind that these images are larger than what you would see in the game. Each square that makes up the mob's body represents one pixel of what the final model would be.
Interacting With a Fanfish
The Fan Scale can be used to make a Water Breathing potion, returning a once available potion back into the game. (removed, as Pufferfish now create this potion)
It is also used to create the Fan Block, which is described in the next section. My current thought is that this item would have a drop rate of about 33%. Here is a picture of the Fan Scale, courtesy of thisguy1045.
The Feather represents the Fan Scale
Once I get a picture of the the Fan Block I will update the crafting recipe. I'm also interested in hearing alternatives for recipes.
The Fan Block is powered by Redstone, and is placed like a Piston. One face of the block is where the air comes from. The Fan Block blows four blocks in the direction that the block is facing. These air currents can be mixed similar to water paths coming from multiple water source blocks. They have a maximum range of 4 blocks, and any solid block obstructs the fan.
To go into a bit more detail, the Fan Block actually creates four "Wind" blocks in front of it when powered. These blocks are invisible, like air, and cannot be broken. They have special interaction with Water (possibly Lava) that will be covered below.
Items: Can be pushed 4 blocks in any direction except down (because of gravity). This can be used to make item elevators or to move items uphill. Experience is not affected.
Mobs/Players: Mobs and Players interact with the block differently than items do. There are multiple ways they can interact with the Fan Block depending on how many fan blocks are affecting them, if they are running towards or away from a Fan Block, and if there is a Fan Block above or below them.
The wind from the Fan Block has a large impact on Elytra movement. Flying within the 4 "wind" blocks can drastically alter the Elytra's course. If you fly over a Fan Block blowing air upwards will give you a large amount of vertical lift, which will help people fly further without needing to land or use Fireworks. If one is to your right and blowing on you, it will push you to the left and vice versa. One above you and pointing down can cause you to enter a nosedive.
This allows people better methods to gain height and can allow people to make obstacle courses or other fun things like indoor "skydiving"
Fan Blocks in Water - The Current Block
The Fan Block has another use (credits to Bob Fizzle and bebe33) when placed in water. It becomes a Current block, acting as a jet that pushes the water, or in certain cases, pulls it. However, there are many different ways it can be used in water, so consider this section under construction for now.
The Fan Block will not displace Water Source Blocks the way it will flowing water, but will push entities and items through Water Sources.
That's basically my take on this mob at this point in time, I appreciate any feedback or changes you guys think I should make. And as I said, feel free to give your designs of the mob, the drop, or the Fan Block if you want. Thanks for reading.
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DO NOT POST SUGGESTIONS HERE!
• If you want to update a suggestion thread of yours. Update the first post.
• If you can't handle negative criticism, DON'T MAKE A THREAD!!
• Negative criticism is NOT hating or trolling! For the love of... Please, do not mix up the two.
If you want to read about being a proper critic on suggestions rather than how to make them. Visit yoshi9048's scrumptious thread about it! Click this!
Special 9/23/2015 Update!
New Section: The Overachiever's Guide (Author: Cerroz)
Older 6/3/2015 Update!
New Section: If you want your thread locked, moved or deleted.
Older 5/28/2015 Update!
New Section: Negative Criticism and Defeat
"Do I seriously need to read this?"
I can't say every poster here needs this, but I would probably just say "yes" anyway. You might pick up some helpful pointers you haven't thought of before.
"Good god, why is this guide so long?"
A more valid question would be "This guide is as long as it needs to be. How did you accurately pull that off?"
This guide attempts to cover every possible thing, and if it doesn't, people make suggestions in this thread to cover more things so this guide is even better at covering everything.
You'll see that after these long images, there's still tons of sections to read. I put the titles there so you have a general idea of what mistakes and presentations you shouldn't make, and the description of those sections are put in spoilers just in case you don't understand a section.
"You know what? I don't need this guide. I'll be fine. I'm cool!"
But you entered this thread anyway. Okay then, no one can take over your free will and mentally force you to read this guide. Remember, that once you make that dumb thread about "new ores" and everyone is not supporting and digging into you. You'll understand why this thread is here.
"Omggg why is this guide so mean? =("
This guide is here to lay down the facts, not to make you feel good. A lot of the guide uses heavy exaggeration and omnidirectional attacks for the purpose of being satirical and humorous (which a lot of people love this guide for) but at the same time, drives the point home and how you shouldn't do the dumb stuff on this forum that people just keep doing.
Unless you are referred to specifically by name, you being offended by the guide is something on your end. And if a stickied thread is capable of offending you, then perhaps you need better training on dealing with the internet as a whole.
I will not feel a flicker of guilt for what I put in this guide, and I'll never redo the guide so it's "nicer to people". So reminding me of any nastiness you read here won't change anything. This guide would be much less popular if it weren't written the way it was.
The Suggestion Guide
In image form.
Optional Balance Guide
Made by 0_Zippy.
How to Properly Search
A lot of people have made redundant threads but actually did search beforehand. That mistake is most likely filtering the search wrong. Observe the image below:
The things highlighted in green are the basic needs. I think the bottom one is the most essential, because people have searched for topic names but didn't filter that to only the Suggestions forum, thus people end up getting results from every forum at once that share similar words in thread titles.
That aforementioned case causes threads from the Suggestion forum to be spread out too far, making people think that a specific suggestion thread isn't redundant. It's a pretty easy mistake to make.
If You Want Your Thread Locked, Moved or Deleted
For those who just want to put a thread out of its misery, or just moved.
If you want any of these three things to happen to your thread. All you have to do report your own post by... clicking "Report" at the bottom of your post, then choose this on the following screen (click to make bigger):
Note that you can also help out a new or inexperienced user get their thread moved to the right location before the original poster realizes the mistake, which can reduce confusion and complications in a thread a lot sooner. However, DO NOT tell the user that "they've been reported" as 1.) that's against the rules and 2.) they may take it the wrong way which can lead to revenge scheming.
And no, do simply edit your posts with "MOD, PLZ DELETE THREAD" while doing nothing else. You will embarrass yourself to death and accomplish nothing.
In the case of getting a thread locked or deleted... Understand that if you make a horrible thread, and then stop people from posting negative posts by asking a mod to lock your thread, you aren't exactly "out of the woods" nor are you hitting the reset button. The same goes for having a thread deleted, because a lot of us will still notice that (thread suddenly vanishing, some of our posts vanishing, etc...)
Do not think that getting your bad thread locked or deleted removes all the negativity from you. Only use these options if there's absolutely no hope in saving your thread, and posting in it will just horrify things more. Do not delete/lock your thread just because you goofed and can't handle a couple negative posts.
Suggestions Hall of Fame
Absolutely outstanding (and example) suggestions by brilliant posters.
Note to owners of these threads: Changing the thread title can screw up these links.
What does and doesn't "fit" in Minecraft?
"We already have jukeboxes and Creepers, so fighter jets would be fine!"
If for some very strange reason, you actually care about that.
Threads You Are Not Allowed to Make
Unless you have a "getting my own threads locked" fetish.
Excuses You Shouldn't Use (List is continued here!)
And you should feel bad if you use them.
Presentations You Need to Avoid (List is continued here!)
Because people may hate you a little if you don't avoid them.
Entire Posts in Big Text
Realize the cost of your suggestion.
Thank you, SamurottX
Generally Hated and Inferior Suggestions
Though sometimes, some of these suggestions can be made good. Keyword: Some.
This section has been moved to another post. Click this to go to it.
Negative Criticism and Defeat
Because we want revenge after seeing "No support." (Image)
The Overachiever's Guide
Made by Cerroz. This stuff is encouraged, but NOT required. (Unfinished)
This purpose of the rest of the guide is to not make a bad suggestion, often telling you how to go from "bad" to "good". The overachiever's guide tells you how to go from "good" to "much, much better". This is only one of two sub-guides not written by Theriasis (the other being 0_Zippy for making the balance guide), meaning this guide will be much more positive.
Ever play a video game that involves getting more than 100% completion? Or being able to earn better than a gold medal, which is usually a platinum one? This guide will try to help you get that. If you only care to make just decent, okay suggestions with "eh" amounts of work, this guide is not for you. Who is it for? The people who want their ideas to shine so hard that we can't look directly at it too fast, the kind that most likely make the suggestions hall of fame and get showered with "I support!" for many pages.
Note: Following the guide to a 'T' may also involve you having to learn program-using skills you haven't nailed down quite yet.
Apart from the suggestion being good, proper readability and formatting is one of the most desired things for the reader of a suggestion. If the format of a suggestion is too sloppy, it brings the integrity of the suggestion down. Format a suggestion like you want that A+ grade.
You can't really have a post without text, so you might as well arrange that text as beautifully as humanly possible. This includes good spelling, proper grammar and proper punctuation placement. If you have a long suggestion that has many stats, attributes and features, then it may be best to split that up into some nice sections with pretty headers.
The rest of the suggestions guide mentions how you need proper formatting, but this sub-guide will give much more ideas and insight to that. Make sure your suggestion is split up into nice sized paragraphs - not too long, not too short. Also, even though this part isn't as necessary, but if you can, make sure your paragraphs encompass points properly, rather than having single points splashed around multiple paragraphs, but that really depends on how you present it so that part isn't painfully important. That's a mixed bag.
If a paragraph is too short, it might not even be a paragraph at all and you probably can attach more to it. If it's too long, you could slowly bore reader's until the next paragraph hits. Paragraphs that are too long can overwhelm and "tire" the reader, as if you're telling a super long joke that should have reached a punchline 2 minutes ago, you don't want that. In other words, long paragraphs can come off as rambling. Even this very paragraph is probably boring you now. Sorry guys, do you forgive me?
Lastly, let's talk about headers. Headers are the most awesome way to split up and organize a suggestion. Make those headers nice and big, and if you want, a nice fitting easy-to-read color. For bonus points, maybe make an image of header text like I've been doing. Maybe slap another smaller image to match what the header reads for more bonus points, just don't overdo it and clutter it.
Note: To refine your post better, you may need to do some post editing in [BB] mode.
I'll give a brief here's-good-and-here's-bad example.
(Good Example) My mob idea is the Zombified Scorpion! They are only found in deserts and Desert Temples!
[insert image here]
Mind you, they can eerily change their color depending on day or night. They have a browner hue with black eyes in the daytime, and a dark blue hue with purple eyes at night (making them a bit harder to see during that time).
Very rarely, they can appear completely black, and this is when they are most dangerous. These ones are only found in Desert Temples.
Attributes and Behavior:
Daytime: 5 hearts
Nighttime: 10 hearts
Black: 17 hearts
Daytime: 2 hearts
Nighttime: 3.5 hearts (10% chance to poison)
Black: 5 hearts (60% chance to poison + 20% chance for slowness)
Like black spiders, daytime scorpions will only attack if provoked. Nighttime and black ones will attack once they see you. Black scorpions have triple sight as that of any other regular hostile mob.
All scorpions, as you could have guessed, drop their venomous tails. They can be used in dispensers as short range-only weapons when powered by redstone. They will not poison in this case.
All scorpions drop normal tails. Black scorpions drop black tails which do an extra 1hp of damage in dispensers, and can be used as a potion ingredient to turn a potion into the II version of whatever it is.
If you can manage to kill a scorpion just as it changes from brown to dark blue, you will get a "strange scorpion tail", which can be used to make a Potion of Madness, causing any affected mob to change disposition. It has no effect on players.
(Bad Example) Hello mcforums. My idea is a zombified scorpion, it's brown in daytime, blue at night and very rarely black in temples. they drop scorpion tails which can be put in dispensers and can hurt mobs for 1 damage except black scorpion tails that do 2 dmg.
you can also get an irregular tail if you kill a zombified scoprion as it changes from day to night. these new tails can make a potion of madness.
I personally think the best suggestions absolutely need some good images. There is no collection of words I can think of to express the fact that good suggestions should have this. Yes, it does give something pretty to look at and gives us more than just text, text and more text. But it also helps us readers dive into the mind of the suggester and makes us see what they want us to see. We see the suggester's vision. Ever have a good idea but couldn't express it good enough because others just need to see it?
If you want to show the readers how creative you are, you probably need to obtain some moderate to extreme image editing skills. In some lucky cases, you can find an image without needing to do so, but you making stuff yourself showcases how serious and skilled you are at giving ideas. Another thing people should know, is that even though an image brings home a point, it still might take some editing to make it look better. An example is images that have backgrounds... Let me just show you...
Are both images good? Sure. But chances are, you find the right one better as the background is transparent. The left one just comes off as being blockier while the right looks more defined and sleeker. Sometimes we need to apply that creative elbow grease to make an image shine a little more.
There's a special case for mob suggestions. If you want to make a model of the mob, you have two choices: the first one requires extremely critical and advanced 3D modeling with programs such as Maya or 3DS Max and very, very careful texturing work. Or... the second choice, which requires almost no 3D modeling skill at all and involves a program made specifically for Minecraft in mind called Techne! See? Uncle Cerroz helps you out.
In the case of sprites, it's pretty easy. Just make a pixelish 16x16 image, and resize it. In most image editing programs, there are options such as "Bicubic" and "Bilinear" resizing, but "Pixel Resize" or "Nearest Neighbor" ensures the image will be nice, sharp/pixelly with no blur. Just make sure to resize it in dimensions divisible by 16.
Sadly, this guide covers just suggestions and won't provide a tutorial on how to use these programs. Some quick Google or Youtube searches will get you on the right track. Don't worry, Techne doesn't take long to understand. It's a pretty simplistic program. Another note, make sure your images are relevant. If your mob is based on a Chinese insect, you only need to post a picture of the insect, not a picture of China.
If you want an idea to make the suggestions hall of fame, good images are absolutely required!!
Image Formats (Added 9/28/05)
Anyone who has been using the internet for a week probably know of all image formats. The most sought after and prominent format is PNG, because it a.) has a very small filesize and b.) can support any type of transparency (being 'index' and 'alpha'). JPEG is also fine, assuming the image is not too compressed and transparency is not needed.
A GIF file can work if you make an animated image, but take note that those kind of files have very exclusive amounts of colors and there's no working around that. GIF images are 8-bit only and can only support this amount of colors: 3, 7, 15, 31, 63, 127 and 255. A GIF can make an image very grainy and loss-of-colors, so optimize it wisely. GIF files can only support 'index' transparency, so you can't have an opaque slowly blend into transparency (which is 'alpha' transparency). It's only 100% transparency and 100% opaque. No in-betweens.
"But Cerroz, is it possible to have both alpha transparency and animation?" Yes there is. There is a very unique image format known an APNG, but making these kind of files can be very tedious and tricky, and may require many tries before you get them just right. Also, APNG files are not supported by all browsers, so some users only see the first frame, and not a full animation. Sadly, you can't have everything.
There are too many good programs out there to name them all. The most obvious one is Adobe Photoshop. For GIF's, I use Jasc Animation Shop, which is not one of the better programs, but it's one of the easiest to use. Note that Photoshop can make GIF's too, but it might take a smidge longer for you. For APNG files, APNG Assembler is a solid choice.
When you're being an overachiever and stretching your arms out because you're trying to feel the cold medal of that platinum medal just out of reach, you can't just have a good idea, you gotta have the pizzazz to present it beautifully as well.
Talk about eating your cake and presenting it too right? And... maybe still eating it. It's cool you gave us the awesome idea, but can you explain it so cleverly and smoothly that you can hook us more and more, making the idea triply more irresistible?
If you happen to be a clever writer, or just a clever speaker, chances are you're gonna nail this part of the suggestion. There's a difference between "Here's an idea you'll all like." and "Alright, I'm gonna need everyone to sit down. If I'm gonna be serving this good idea cake to all of you, you can't crowd around me. Look at the cake though! It's got a picture of a unicycle lizard on it!" If you truly believe you're funny, you can use that humor as well.
I think it's safe to say that you already know this forum is English based. If English is not your primary language and you are struggling with it, my advice is this: hang in there. It's understandable you won't master a language just so you can make a good suggestion, but I advise giving your suggestion a rough draft to an English-speaking person.
As the very top of Theriasis' guide states, if we can't handle negativity, we shouldn't make a thread at all. Though you soon-to-be-overachievers know this already. Don't be afraid of negative reception. Grab it! Use it! That feedback is your ultimate ticked to make a gold suggestion into a diamond.
I can promise you that the most famous suggestions did not start out as refined as they are now, and if they did, they probably have a lot to improve anyway. I personally get a bit worried if I get no negative responses sprinkled in here and there, because I don't get to see what to fix in my idea.
If you get too much factual negative responses and the core of your suggestion has been proven to be a bad idea, it may be best to move on to a different idea. As not all ideas can be repaired.
If someone makes a very long post stating negatives on your idea and you want to prove them wrong, then respond to all of the points. If you just "respond to what you want" and skip over many negative points, that can showcase laziness and that you're trying to avoid negativity. That is not the kind of attention you want. If you can't refute a factual point, then openly admit that the critic is correct, and if possible, try to fix what said critic brought up.
This is the most unique section of this sub-guide, as this is this without a doubt the most rare thing ever seen in a suggestion. Some suggesters have uploaded videos helping explain an idea, but maybe once or twice has one gone through the effort of making one, uploading it and presenting it.
Provided your idea is actually good, making a good video will put your chances of a hall of fame place at roughly 95%. As expected, providing such a thing will require some serious effort. The video editing software I use is Sony Vegas, but if you have basic knowledge of video editing, almost any software will do. Even something basic like Windows Movie Maker can work.
I made a short video for my Ancient Zombie suggestion, and it wasn't anything spectacular, but it was still awesome to see in a suggestion. Here it is:
If you can manage to animate your mob and put that in a video or .gif image, then you are in. Like. Flint.
tl;dr - Use your brain and don't embarrass yourself.
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You seem to talk a lot about the people being oppressed by the bourgeoisie, do you even know what they do to earn all that money. If not I would be more than happy to explain it to you, and the reason why they should earn more than Joe Factoryworker. I would like to inquire first, what kind of mind-numbing torture the bourgeoisie are asking their employees to do in order to justify such a revolution.
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But anything which might add fuel to the fire is fine by me... These governments are foolish and idiotic and I want them to destroy themselves and turn against their own people.
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Well, the idea is that it would approximate something like a circular wall, which would grant greater visibility.
Yes, stone is better. Now that we've gotten a cobble generator up, we should be able to fireproof our whole fort!
In other news: State of the Players update:
This first day of Aquor saw a few new players, and the existing players returned strong!
The team that currently goes by the name Otium (the name is unagreed upon by the members and subject to change) reported continued reinforcement of their fortress. Several new NPC villages were found and were quickly cannibalized for iron, diamonds, gold, and armaments.
Production of wheat and potatoes are high, and carrot production is slowly being increased. Production of steak, leather, feathers, and chicken are slowly increasing.
Otium has pledged to assist new players in getting started. New players can visit a soon-to-be constructed guest home in the NPC village near the spawn point, and will be able to find wood, stone tools, saplings, and food/seeds there.
No other notable events have taken place.