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    posted a message on So, the forum is being closed for new messages, where do we go instead?
    Quote from BloodyPhoenix»

    I'll be using Discord to attempt to bring my map series back and keep it afloat.


    Good luck!
    Quote from ogxon»

    alright, I might not be the most qualified person to run a giant forum, but I'm gonna start up my forum idk when but sometime


    Do it! It may not be much, but you can still carry forth the MC community's ingenuity.

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    posted a message on Be the last poster to win!

    2k pages when

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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings

    Well, I've been roused from my leave. ...And really? I'm not sure what else to say other than what may bring things a bit off-topic.

    From the time of my hiatus things haven't improved as much as I'd like them to have. Despite going to therapy and changing things up, my personal problems have not improved anywhere near as much as I'd like them to have. Progress on projects has gone nowhere relatively speaking. Still haven't done anything worthy of note. Sigh. I suppose there's getting good grades in college, but that's not quite what I had in mind. In terms of enjoying the game... I think I might temporarily enjoy it again as I don't know terribly much on the new updates, and my jaw dropped when I decided to join a friend and I looked into a nearby swamp's lake.

    In a way, I'm almost glad that the forums are kicking the bucket. I can leave the wretched shackles of my history behind to rot; forgotten in limbo. An opportunity for a fresh start. Yet I don't think I'm going to go for a new start. I think I'm about done with forums in general I only come on because it feels like I have to, as a way to bid farewell to a source of community productivity in mods, resource packs, maps, shared creations, and challenges. A farewell to part of the community of the game that changed my life. I just... I don't have anything productive to add. It takes me eons to put together just a single *expletive here* paragraph of all things. If I can't do any of those, why bother? With that said, I will not miss the obnoxious perfectionism and salt mining on here. That bull can rot in the pit of Nyiragongo. People cannot decide what they want on here, I swear.

    I guess that's that. Wish I had something more prepared for the forum's shutdown.

    Edit: Forum aren't shutting down after all. Hurrah!

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread XXXVI: Harbingers of the Apocalypse Edition
    Quote from Wolftopia»


    I wish I spent more time on the forum while I could.


    Call me crazy but for me it's the opposite.

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread XXXVI: Harbingers of the Apocalypse Edition
    Quote from zanzams»

    im not even gonna bring up what the new zealanders do


    Wuss.
    Quote from monomo»

    i've been thinking about this place a little more while the archival date gets closer and it's like a weird mix of sentimentality and regret


    You're far from the only person to feel that. I feel regret. Lots and lots of regret.

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    posted a message on Do Minecraft lost its design integrity?

    Eh, this topic arises every now and then. I mean, from my point of view I definitely think it lost its identity for a while. That is in no way masked frustration with Mojang trying to fix things that aren't broken whilst leaving things that are broken to rot whilst erasing the remaining character the game had.

    Over time, something is going to change. It is inevitable. Were it to stay the same it may not have reached the popularity it has today. Though I'm still salty over the new textures and 1.4+ sounds. Nobody asked for them to change a legacy. There have been many improvements throughout the years. Lots of quality of life changes, some performance enhancements, and oh yeah: FIXED BOATS AND ACTUAL AQUATIC CONTENT. TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH MOJANG. Now get on Minecarts and reverting 1.7 biome and cave gen k thx.

    Out of genuine curiosity, as it varies from individual to individual, what are these sort of changes of which you speak? [Forget the 1.9 combat changes, those are almost universally detested in some form lol]

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    posted a message on So, the forum is being closed for new messages, where do we go instead?
    Quote from webrosc»



    Citric sold the forum to years ago but stayed on as the lead admin/community manager, he was part of the discussion to close the forum (as far as i know), but there was no background deals like people think, no one paid to have the forum closed or anything like that, (microsoft did not get the forum closed, yes many have suggested it), the forum is just flat out costing more money to run than it brings in.



    Oookay then. I thought the Microsoft thing was largely dropped by now. I guess dead horses never decay (though I can sorta see MS sticking a rare hand in something every now and then).

    Quote from webrosc»


    This is obvious. The Minecraft wiki is one of the highest quality wikis out there, so I can see why Fandom/Wikia wanted to pick it and Curse's other resources up. Part of me hopes it rubs off in some form or another on the Wikia wikis because those things are abominations. Hopefully they change formatting and start enforcing some sort of standards but I don't see that happening.

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    posted a message on So, the forum is being closed for new messages, where do we go instead?

    SnapshotMC might be a new home for the suggestion community, but frankly I don't see it being home for any other part of the community. I see most moving off to Planet MC (and perhaps Reddit), with the mods largely congregating around CurseForge forums.

    That brings me into something else. I'm wondering if the whole shutting down of the forums is a decision on Fandom's part as opposed to say, Citric's. I learned that back in December, Fandom, the people behind Wikia, acquired Curse from Twitch/Amazon (BE GONE BEZOS). Now, ask just about anyone about Curse and chances are you're going to hear about Minecraft by far the majority of the time in comparison to what else it offers. I'm left to wonder if they're shutting down the forums in favor of only having the wiki(s) for $ purposes. ...Which seems to be pretty asinine given that Curse is quite known for the MCF. To just come along to buy it and shut it down... Kinda nasty, putting it lightly there. But, cheekily, CurseForge is still owned by Twitch/Amazon, and it appears that recently the CurseForge forum was expanded in a suspiciously similar manner to the structure of the current forums here. So that's something.

    If I go back to being inactive again right before shutdown, I hope I'll see y'all around sometime, somewhere in the future.

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    posted a message on Spyro the Dragon in Vanilla - Artisans World Complete!

    In my hiatus I forgot about this. Glad to see that it's still being worked on. ...And since I've started playing TF2 I'll never see the name "Spyro" the same ever again. That said I hope things continue well on PMC. Hopefully I'll see you around sometime if or when I come crawling back out from dormancy.

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    posted a message on The All-Inclusive UPDATED Guide to Texturing
    Quote from markacashion»
    strong>IF YOU WANT TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE NEW TEXTURING GUIDE, THEN GO HERE:Click HereIt will be updated there so that I can keep updating the guide after the Minecraft Forums becomes archived. The benefit of updating it there would be that you will have more people to help you with question on things that are not covered in the guide. I will have the link to the new (updated) guide in one of the Discord channels for you to constantly go back to, while there will still be a link back to this guide.
    Fantastic. Will there be a PMC post as well for an alternative to having Discord open?
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    posted a message on [CITY MAP] Waterton | A Modern City [V 0.1.7] 50K+ Downloads!
    Quote from elit3_ns1205»

    Are all versions of this map compatible with Minecraft 1dot7dotX or no?


    Most of them should be. I'd advise against the most recent ones. It has been years since I dropped the project so I am not sure, but I would check out the different versions with a vanilla install first before adding any mods if that is what you're looking for. I know, I'm months late.
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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings
    Quote from Mancu32»

    Goodbye Zaffre, I hope you're better with your other projects.

    Quote from rabidgoodra27»

    Kudos. Hope your depression gets better.


    Thanks. I look forward to the day it gets conquered, and I hope some projects of mine turn out for the best.


    Quote from citricsquid»

    Looking back at your old posts and thinking "wow, what was I thinking?" is a positive experience because it shows how much you have grown as a person during your time on the forum, and personal growth is very important. Looking back on my oldest posts here brings a lot of shame, but I'm grateful for how much I've been able to grow over the last decade. If you consider how your posts were back then, and how they are now, then you can imagine the next 5, 10 or 15 years of growth too, and even if you don't feel great right now, and even if you can't imagine feeling great any time soon, there's evidence right in front of you that growth is possible.

    You've certainly been a positive contributor to the forum, and although I can't speak on behalf of every member here I can say that the forum appreciates your contributions here, as do I :-) If you consider how many people 50,000 is (it's enough to fill the Liverpool FC Stadium) then based on one of your contributions alone you've positively impacted more people here than most people will ever have a chance to.

    Anyway, good luck with everything, we all eventually outgrow our interests and have to make the right decisions for our wellbeing. I haven't played Minecraft in a long time. I hope that when you do feel like visiting you know that you're providing value to others by being here. Thank you for your contributions :-)

    Looking back at it, yeah, I have indeed changed over the years a lot. Can't say I'm exactly proud of my old posts, but I'm glad that I'm better today. All for the better, too.

    As far as contributing to the forums goes, I guess I just feel this way comparing myself to some of the other veterans of the forum. Can't exactly say I know much of anything regarding the skills of a bunch of other users here. I was pretty excited to learn that my city project got that much attention, to be frank. From said project I've learned a few things about planning and structure, which has proven to be useful in my other projects, although I still encounter a few problems that mostly seem to be tied with mindset.

    Thank you for the kind words. Chances are likely I'll hop on every now and then to see how things go. Hope I didn't derail this thread train too much.
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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings

    This isn't an official leaving, but I've been having a difficult time trying to stay on here for a good while now. At this point I'm kind of ashamed that with all this time I just don't feel like I've contributed much. It's often feels more like a chore to come on here sometimes, but I do it because the servers whose forums I'd use to cruise on are dead at this point, and if I want to talk to anyone about anything MC-related, this is the only place I can really do so. Even then, I'm considering moving away from the forums for a little while to shut out extra exposure to Minecraft. I just don't enjoy the game anymore, and it makes me even more upset knowing that. I've been battling depression for a year and a half now and I don't think it's making my experience, or anyone else's on here any better, and psychotic mood swings are not helping. I don't even want to think of the posts I made when I first started. Good gosh they were bad.

    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Collaborative Suggesting- The Frist Dimension (all welcome)

    To help with the problem of island heights, what if we had whirlwinds that'd carry you upwards? If you want a better visual, think the ones from the original Spyro trilogy. Plus, have we introduced a way apart from Frores to traverse more difficult areas in the dimension? Falling 30 blocks into damaging liquid nitrogen is a bit harsh for a non-progression-related dimension.


    I forget if we're still devising ways to enter the Frist. I have a suggestion to offer: Finding portals in the Nether that lead to this dimension, then with materials from the Frist to be able to make portals near their homes in the overworld.

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    posted a message on Why did people vote for the Phantom? It's a useless addition to the game most players won't even encounter.
    Quote from sunperp»

    Their spawning is still tied to insomnia, however the latest snapshot changed the phantoms so that they despawn in the daytime:

    https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-18w09a

    Hm... I probably should have rephrased that. To clarify, I meant being able to spawn freely at night akin to other mobs and roaming, instead of spawning around you and swarming around you when you have insomnia. That way explorers and builders aren't punished for doing what they like, yet the Phantom would still be something you'd encounter. Because if the # of days without sleep was just pushed to a really high integer before Phantoms begin spawning, it'd likely suffer from a similar case that the poor Endermite does (I forget it exists sometimes). Sorry if there's still some misunderstanding. Putting my mind into word is not one of my strong suits.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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