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Nov 25, 2011There is no connection- Lego is simply incredibly wide-spread (if all the lego pieces were divided equally amongst everyone in the world, each person would receive 58 pieces!). So almost everyone you ask (even minecraft players) will say they have played with Lego. Its like trying to establish a connection between those who were breastfed and those who play minecraft...Posted in: Discussion
Nov 14, 2011Posted in: 1.0 Update DiscussionQuote from Millerthehun
Yeah, waiting another few months is kind of lame. Especially since I'll most likely have to pay for updates (beta) in the future after the release.
You don't have to pay for updates, you only (maybe) have to pay for DLC (which may not ever made or charged for). :smile.gif:
Oct 25, 2011Strata101 posted a message on There is no way "3 million users" is even remotely accuratePosted in: DiscussionQuote from TheAvatarOfWar
Apparently, of those of you lacking reading comprehension, that I was displaying the ratio of those who have forum accounts / are logged into the forums versus the games subscriber population. 10k in Everquest out of 500k subscribers versus 47 Minecraft people logged into the forums, out of 3 million accounts? No, I don't buy it. 4700, I might. Being off by a whole factor and finding out its really 47k... sure, I'd buy that too. 47 people logged in out of 3 million? Thats just plain gullible.
Are you going on the number of people reading the topic, or who are logged on to the forums?
Oct 22, 2011I stumbled on a way using mcnostalgia and beta .jars.Posted in: Discussion
1) generate a world in beta using the seed you want, saving it as World1 (or 2-5; making sure there is no other save of the same name).
2) downgrade to alpha (either using mcnostalgia or by swapping the .jar's).
3) open the save (the world will begin to generate again using the seed given, but using the alpha level generator).
I used this method to regenerate my first world. Hope this helps.
Oct 20, 2011Posted in: DiscussionQuote from killer999742
What do you mean? You mean with minecraft? or Mojang?
Because it is part of a commercial product (minecraft), you would need to seek permission to use the music from the game (although tbh, I doubt anyone would terribly mind). But he is quite supportive of people using his other music, as it helps to expose himself as an artist to more people (this comes from an interview he did on radio).
If you really want to contact him, just send him a quick tweet or email. :smile.gif:
Sep 29, 2011Strata101 posted a message on 1.0 New Features! OFFICIAL Report on New Features! MINECRAFT IS RELEASED!Not so much features as(bugs?) - there are two cakes available in the item selection screen on creative, what appears to be text for hardcore mode is displayed in the options menu when you are creating a new world, and there seems to be a lighting bug with regards to minecarts.Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
Sep 16, 2011Posted in: DiscussionQuote from WikedX
Suddenly removing something like that just because you see the chance to make some money is a bit of a scam don't you think?
They gave a few weeks notice of the changes, which were made on the recommendation of his lawyers (since it was quite an economically unsound position). Doesn't mean he will charge players for new content, but he does reserve to do so... like almost every other game developer. Hardly a scam.
"Do not distribute anything we've made. This includes, but not limited to, the client or the server software for the game. This also includes modified versions of anything we've made.
In order to ensure integrity of the game, we need all game downloads to come from a single central source: us. "
This comes off as... just wrong.
As a strong supporter of GNU and the FSF I need to point out this harms freedoms 2 and 3 of free(as in libre, not as in free beer) software. If my nephew needs the server software, why in gods name can't I put it on a flash drive and give it to him? Why is it harming Mojang? Or anyone?
As others have said, nothing wrong here, this is to stop scammers uploading modded versions of minecraft for their own profit or to infect computers with malware, as well as to protect the integrity of their own company. They aren't going to knock down your door if you give your nephew a usb with the server software on it, but at the same time your nephew could download it himself anyway.
More importantly why can't we distribute modified copies of the game?
I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but modding minecraft is annoying, especially with many many mods. Why can't a third party give out pre-made mod packs for us to use? Again we still need an account to log in, so why would you make such a silly rule?
This is the worst part about the whole thing though:
"We reserve the right to change this agreement at any time with or without notice, with immediate and/or retroactive effect. "
Courts will always try to enforce contracts as they were originally, so Mojang aren't really in a position where they can decide to make everyone pay again for the game. This really only gives them the power to fix loopholes in the contract, or to change the TOS so that it fits in with the law (i.e. if a bill was passed that forced Mojang to allow people to distribute the files themselves, they would be able to change the TOS to reflect this).
Remember when Alpha players were promised free updates? This basically means notch can say "hey, NO!"
Again, the courts wouldn't allow this, so it won't (nay can't) ever happen.
Being able to change the terms we agreed to when we paid for the game is a scam, and very dangerous. It is completely unfair to have a retroactive clause in there and can force users into things they did not agree to at the time of purchase.
Even though this TOS is simple enough, it's enough to make poor Richard Stallman cry at night.
Does anyone else think Notch and Mojang need to lighten up their TOS?
No, its pretty lax as it is. Bigger companies like Apple and Microsoft have much worse TOS, Mojang seem pretty cool about all of this.
Sep 13, 2011Strata101 posted a message on Attempting to recreate melbourne's city loop train systemNot from Melbourne (but Perth), but would love to help out here.Posted in: Discussion
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