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    posted a message on Sudden Surge in Hacking Activity
    Quote from wind2011

    Bukkit should try to figure out a way to stop DDOSing from their servers, if it is possible. I know it's virtually impossible to see, but it would be nice to find a way.


    It isn't possible, it is not a "client side" problem that can be corrected by software, it all happens on your ISP's side of your router. Take the good old "ping" function built into all routers, I send it four tiny packets of bits and it automatically sends them back to me to let me judge how fast and clear the connection is.

    But if I and several other computers I control all ping it hundreds of times per second then it does not have time to do anything else except answer my useless requests to send my tiny packets back to me. By default it is programmed to answer my ping request first before dealing with your traffic so you end up either extremely laggy or shut out altogether.

    That is how a DDOS attack works, multiple computers working together to flood the target server with so many useless requests, ping, http status acknowledgements, etc. that the server cannot process the other legitimate requests.
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    posted a message on Need help with a golem farm!

    I need help building an iron farm. Well it would be simple just to make it but i need it to have 4 axes of symmetry so basically a square. I need it for my skyblock survival map (so i don't want something that need like 1000 pistons (there's a store where you can get things like redstone/iron so don't worry how I'm going to get them)). A teaser of witch can be seen here:
    http://www.minecraft...al-island-ever/
    Anything that can help me a video/instructions/even an idea would help.
    Thanks in advance.


    Oh and btwthe golems must NOT spawn in the middle because that's the position of my islands elevator !!!


    The video posted by Silvertongue in the post above mine is dcom77's iron golem farm, which is the basis of almost any other Iron farm you will find. That is the most basic Iron golem farm and you can choose to build as much or as little of it as you want, one platform will still spawn an iron golem every six minutes or so on average.
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    posted a message on Zombie Pigman Spawning
    Quote from joonatan1998

    I thought this was about large structure not tiny block. If it is only spawner block it is very easy to just block all places where they could spawn.


    I think your probably right too, but we will have to wait and hear what the OP says if he ever returns.
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    posted a message on Fortune Enchantment
    Quote from Tigersey149

    Knockback only goes up to level II?
    Huh you learn something new every day.


    Look at the wiki tables and the notes under them before using the anvil to do anything you are not 100% sure of having done before successfully. Because it will charge you levels to do many impossible combinations as if they were successful, you just don't actually get anything for the levels you spent. :(

    http://www.minecraft...ng#Enchantments
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    posted a message on Do mobs on hard give more xp?
    Quote from Mr_N_Derman

    Do you get more armour drops on hard because the chances of dropping armour is increased or because more mobs spawn with armour and therefore more armour can be dropped?


    Your second assumption is correct, the only reason more armor is dropped because more mobs have armor.


    I thought mobs with armour drop more XP when killed (regardless of whether they drop the armour), so in the second case, more XP would be available ...?


    The xp dropped by a mob does not increase if it was wearing armor, a skeleton or zombie with no armor drops the same amount of xp as one wearing full armor.
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    posted a message on Sudden Surge in Hacking Activity
    Or possibly someone just released a new cheat client and people are trying it out, that seems to happen too as infrequent surges of activity.
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    posted a message on Zombie Pigman Spawning
    Do you mean you have an actual metal cage spawner for zombie pigmen? If so the spawner only spawns in 8x3x8 area (x,y,z) with the spawner at the slightly offset middle (the corner of the area where both the x and z coordinate decreases has one more block on those sides).

    Or do you mean you have an enclosed "darkroom" spawner style spawn area for zombie pigmen? In which case you can prevent them form spawning anywhere else nearby by putting down "transparent" (in the game code, not necessarily visually transparent) blocks like bottom half-slabs, glass, stairs, etc....
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Fortune Enchantment
    You can also use this Minecraft enchantment calculator to figure your odds of getting a specific enchantment at a specific experience level. Or ask what is the best level to use to get a certain enchantment (only some enchantments added so far) on a specific item. Note that it will not always give you the exact same answer twice in a row (minor percentage variations) because it runs the games algorithm a set number of times each time you ask and then averages the results.

    http://www.minecraft...calculator.com/
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    posted a message on Do mobs on hard give more xp?
    No, the xp gained from a mob is the same regardless of the difficulty.

    You don't "get more mobs" either, the hostile mob spawn cap is still 79 regardless of the difficulty.

    This may be changing very soon but as of version 1.5.2 it is still true.
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    posted a message on How to setspawn
    Quote from Pokefan203

    /setspawn sets your own spawn.


    I think he knows that much already, he wants to set the spawn point for everyone else joining his server, not just for himself. ;)
    Posted in: Server Support and Administration
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    posted a message on all servers dont work! help me!
    Sorry but one of the forum rules is that we can not provide help or support to people pirating the game, you will have to try asking somewhere else.
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    posted a message on all servers dont work! help me!
    Cracked does not work on normal servers because any server in "online mode" verifies your username/account and gets your custom skin file from Mojang if you have one.

    Buy the game and you can play on regular servers, don't buy the game and you can't, it is just that simple.
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    posted a message on My Minecraft account got hacked
    Contact Mojang account support by following the link on the help page that best describes your problem...

    http://help.mojang.com/

    Scroll down a little to the minecrat.net accounts or Mojang.com accounts (if you have migrated your account or it was purchased this year) links.

    If you have a Mojang.com account you do not log in with your in-game username, you log in with the email address you used to create the account so make sure you have tried that too.
    Posted in: Mojang Account / Minecraft.net Support
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    posted a message on Help Server
    Ok, here is how you claim your server, reposted again... (damn, I wish Curse would just update their instructions to be understandable)

    In the server.properties file (which minecraft_server.exe created the first time you ran it), there is a line that says motd=A Minecraft Server. Change after the = to whatever the token tells you. (no space after the =)

    1. Open and edit your server.properties file so that it has the token at motd. (open it with notepad)
    2. Save your server.properties file before closing it. (the token will not display unless it is saved)
    3. Restart your minecraft server.

    If you still can't claim your server after 5-20 minutes and cannot get it to work then go to this thread and follow the instructions to create a curse support ticket, they say that they will fix it for you in one day or less...

    http://www.minecraft...rumnet-support/

    Oh, and once you have claimed your server you can change the motd to anything you want, just remember that it wont be displayed unless you save the server.properties file before closing it and then restart the server.

    Hope this helps. :)
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    posted a message on saves wont work
    On a Mac your saves are in

    ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves/

    Where ~ is your username on the computer.

    If the world save folders inside saves are not appearing it is because they are being hidden from you, they are there in that folder, your computer just wont let you see them. You have to unhide the files.

    Another way to get there is to open minecraft, click the Options button, click the Texture Packs button, and then click the Open texture pack folder button. Now just go back up one level on the folder window and you will be in the minecraft folder and can open the saves folder.
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