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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    Greetings post # 26173, this is post # 26174. But since this may as well be a casual chat thread for all we care...


    Man, super hostile maps are good stuff. Kaizo Caverns at least. Granted I played on a version past the recommended, and hunger, skeletons, and other mob buffs proceeded to make me regret doing that. 'Tis the only time I thoroughly enjoyed single player in a long, long time though and it kept me coming back.

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    posted a message on Now that it's been five months since the forums could've closed, are these forums still declining?

    After a few weeks I finally have the time to get around to this. Pardon my late response, mods, as I know grave digging is bad. So, at long last I can add my 2 cents to the pile. Here are what I think are the major factors for the decline:


    -Discord

    Contrary to what some others say Reddit is far, FAR from a replacement for forums. Discord is much closer to a forum, and has seen an incredible rise in popularity. Being able to talk on the spot, have pins, upload images on the spot, have pins, etc, are huge boons. The younger folk of today aren't used to the slower pace and comparatively clunky nature of forums, and are better versed in the former.


    -Users scared off

    Recently-ish the forums nuked an insane amount of posts and by extension mods and resources pretty much without warning, as well as going through a potential permanent shutdown. Naturally, the former was and still is a major shock to everyone, an the loss of precious posts, memories, and resources that will not be seen again is NOT to be taken lightly. To this day I myself am still ABSOLUTELY LIVID that it went down and I don't doubt it could have been handled in a far superior fashion. This, as well as the fact that those who've not checked in on the status of the MC forum as not down, has likely caused many members and groups in these forums to jump ship for places such as PlanetMinecraft, Discord, CurseForge, and so on.


    -Minecraft is an old game

    Minecraft turned 10 this year. Let that sink in. A 13 year old then is 23 now. From effectively a child to an adult that in some areas is able to smoke, drink, drive, be on their own, etc. A decade is a long time and a lot can change in that span. Many kids such as myself have grown up, and as such have either found new interests, got bored, or have became busy; sometimes all three of those!



    With regards to account creation, bots are a big problem and massively inflate those numbers. However, bots are not the only thing roaming this website. People are, and even if they don't plan on doing anything, people will create accounts to potentially post with. I imagine many will not post at all, whereas some may just leave some posts numbering in the single or double digits, then fade away into history, never to be contacted again. It's haunting and creepy if I am to be frank. Adding on to all of that, Minecraft isn't quite in its days where it is still being discovered. It is THE best-selling game of all time. Everyone knows about it, and by extension are going to already know quite a few things about it, along with simply being able to discuss with friends in person, over Discord, or other means of contact outside of forums.


    Then we also have the vicious cycle of low activity in itself causing lower activity.

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    posted a message on Rarest Thing(s) you've witnessed on Minecraft

    Some time ago I came across a zombie with a piece of diamond armor. I believe this is my second encounter with one in all of my years of play, though I am not sure. For a long while I thought that mobs spawning with diamond armor was a hoax.

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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.15 Update Opinion Thread

    Holy smokes! Should there be a new thread for 1.16 discussion? Hot diggity devil this is exciting! The textures following in usual Jappa fashion are poor quality but that's just about the only real complaint I have thus far. ...All this said, this changes my view of 1.15 from indifferent to dislike. I was really hoping we would see new arthropod enemies.

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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.15 Update Opinion Thread
    Quote from The_Shadow»

    Looks like we're going to be voting on updating more biomes before the other two from last year are gotten to, that's unexpected.


    Who'd vote for a mega-rare biome like Badlands? I'm not sure which of the other two to pick... Swamps are extremely dull, but I spend much more time in mountains, and they could use some love too.



    Oh for gosh sakes not this voting tomfoolery again. ...Although I wouldn't mind seeing mountains get de-uglified to something like the pre-1.7 mountains/extreme hills.

    Quote from DaBiggman»

    This is actually incredibly frustrating. With a team of 25 now, they should have been able to push out the other biome updates by now, but instead we are down to 1 single update per year and those other biomes are being ignored. Everyone is all mad at Microsoft, I'm mad at them for not really bringing down the hammer on these devs for how slow they are.



    It is certainly preposterous. The Pretty Scary Update had a development time of 2-3 months and it changed the game in many ways. I can understand taking a bit more time to make sure stuff is ported and what with the upcoming spin-offs, but aren't both of those being handled by separate teams? Nobody should be blaming Microsoft, knowing Mojang this is more up to sheer incompetence. I know they're capable of being competent developers as we saw in 2012/2013 and update aquatic. The latter especially was a pleasant surprise and remains one of my favorite updates, period.


    All that said... It's looking like 1.15 will be a smaller one, at least that's the impression I'm getting. I hope we see more arthropod enemies keeping in line with the "bugs" part of the name. As it stands bane of arthropods is one of, if not the worst enchantment you can get on a sword given such mobs already go down quickly.

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    posted a message on This Minecraft ad in the Stockholm Subway - 200IQ
    Quote from Hexalobular»

    16 online now!

    The OP says 2019-09-02 , no idea if that was edited in later.


    Oh. Well color me a blind fool.

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    posted a message on This Minecraft ad in the Stockholm Subway - 200IQ

    Haha. Nice catch. I decided to check out the server on Planet Minecraft. It appears to be up but dead, which is kinda sad. Always stinks to see dead servers. Running under the assumption that you use the subway there for daily commute, is that ad new?

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    posted a message on Any other veterans still out there?
    Quote from Aaron678»

    all the 2011 folks really came in here to flex, huh?


    Just wait until 2009-2010 folks come strolling in.

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    Surprise! Commands have been disabled.

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread XXXVI: Harbingers of the Apocalypse Edition

    It's been in the process of bucket kicking for a little while now. These days it's really the place for mods, sometimes maps, and resource packs. I suspect discussion has died down so much because the community is so vast and the game has been out so long. This tied with the rise of social media putting a damper on places like conventional forums has really made an impact on the place. Plus, Minecraft isn't in its Beta days anymore. There's plenty more places to follow the game's development now.


    But I hope this place never goes down. This forum holds many relics too precious to lose.

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    This is starting to get to OBS levels and I'm okay with this. My infinity > your infinity.

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    posted a message on What do you think of the bees?

    Their sheer size amuses me. Bumbling boxes bigger than chickens. I don't see anything wrong with that.

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    posted a message on Minecraft 1.15 Update Opinion Thread

    The bees are alright. Kinda cute. The sizes are a bit silly but personally I don't mind them. It keeps in line with Minecraft's more cartoonish and laid-back nature which seems to have been forgotten sometimes. Disappointed it's not a cave update. For as long as I can remember Minecraft has been in need of an underground-centric update. The cave update is starting to become a meme like the heavy update in TF2.

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    posted a message on How do you get slimes to show up in swamp biomes?

    Keep in mind that slime spawning in swamps depends on the current moon phase. Look at lighting up nearby biomes and adding surface area in the swamp to increase your chance of spawns. In my personal experience swamps are the best way to get slimeballs.


    ...However come to think of it I have not seen any slimes in the swamp I'm located in since we switched to one of the newer patches. Wondering if there's a bug there.

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    posted a message on Any other veterans still out there?

    I suppose your "true" veterans would be from 2010/2011 days. I got the game in early 2012 and joined the forum in 2014, though in hindsight I should've waited on joining the forums for a little while. and went inactive on the forums here within the past 2 years or so. Quite frankly I strongly regret not joining the game when I first heard of it in early 2011.

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