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Aug 8, 2012Posted in: General Off TopicQuote from TheEvanCat
Don't you have a private forum somewhere else? I know it. Because we never see it. It's all yours. And you break all the rules there, and since you're all mode, nobody gives a ****. So there's a lot of flaming and porn!
Aug 5, 2012The system used for deciding on applications is not operated through minecraftforum.net, your application status on minecraftforum.net doesn't (currently) reflect your application's "real" statusPosted in: Forum Discussion & Info
Aug 5, 2012There are multiple "problems" with the idea and better ways to approach this, but you're right that such a thread would provide value to users and is the easiest way to solve the problem.Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
The reasons such a thread is useful are:
1. People want quick answers to their problems
2. Searching can be difficult (especially if a question is very hard to phrase, or if it's never been asked before)
However the problem with the idea is it causes huge amounts of repetition. It's very inefficient: if a user has asked "what colour is diamond?" before, why would someone else need to ask it again? Shouldn't they be able to find that answer straight away? Then there is the issue of discussion, if an issue has a more complex answer then "blue" it may need to be an independent topic.
I would love to address this problem properly, with some form of comprehensive knowledge base with an effective search system, but I think this sort of thing would be in the hands of Mojang more than us and I'm unsure how they would feel about us operating our own knowledgebase -- although I could always ask.
I guess ultimately the idea is good, there are much better ways to solve the problem, but this would be a good "first step" that has no real barrier to entry, no development time, no staff time investment. There are a lot of great things I would love to do with support and general problems, unfortunately we have finite developer time and we have higher priorities right now. Maybe one day...
anyway I digress, good idea.
Actually I feel like talking about how I imagine the "perfect" support system based on your idea of "simple" questions:
A web page like google, a simple input box prompting the user to answer "What do you want to know?" or "What is your problem?" then after submitting their question they'd be given a list of the most likely answers they need, I guess a good example would be something like wolframalpha, with really great natural language processing. Anyway, then after submitting the question if they don't get an answer from the defined list they can select "Get help from real people" and that posts the question into a "real time" help system.
The real time help system is sort of like a forum, but much more basic: questions show in a stream with an easy "answer" option and users earn points for properly answering a question, a proper answer is committed to the knowledge base and eventually the knowledgebase solves all the problems. Think of a simplified Stackoverflow with the primary function being a knowledgebase. So a "helper" could load a web page and get questions pushed to them, they earn a bounty ("diamonds"?) for answering and the user would get a response to their question within maybe a minute if there were enough helpers.
I would love to build that sometime.
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Mar 14, 2011Looks like 1.8 will be with us within the next few weeks. This is likely to restore my interest in the game so I may return to continue this pack. ( no promises ). However if I return I will reduce the pack to default Minecraft content only and no longer support any mods. Obviously the continuation thread can still continue, the guys there are doing a great job, but I would like to finish my own vision of Dokucraft, keeping the 3 seperate downloads for Light, High and Dark, rather than a customiser.Posted in: Resource Packs
This pack has an old school rpg theme and comes in 3 flavours :
Light : The original pack, rich in colour and detail.
Dark : Gloomy and desaturated with demonic decoration.
High : High elven theme, ornate decoration with gold plating and blue gemstones.
- The Aether! mod support! ( not complete, but a large portion is done )
- Primary - DokuCraft.zip - Using AdF.ly now - Wait a few seconds and click on Skip Ad to download...Please use this to show your support
- Alternate - Planet Minecraft
1. Choose your path(s) :
-----------Open DokuCraft.zip and drag the DokuCraft_xx_Light.zip in your texturepacks folder.
-----------Open DokuCraft.zip and drag the DokuCraft_xx_Dark.zip in your texturepacks folder.
-----------Open DokuCraft.zip and drag the DokuCraft_xx_High.zip in your texturepacks folder.
2. Download the latest HD Patcher MCPatcher HD ( This is required for the texture pack to function correctly )
3. Run the patcher ( do this before installing any mods )
4. Click "Patch"
5. Run minecraft
6. Select the texture pack in game and play!
- Armour skins + icons
- Vehicle skins + icons
- Missing items ( cake, fishing rod )
- Spider web
- Flavour specific variations of UI, items etc.
- The Aether!
- Wild Grass
- Most of this is old. I will be replacing the screens with up to date ones soon.
For anyone that is interested you can download an early version of my house map here : TheHouseOfDoku
Obviously this texture pack is free to download and I don't expect anyone to pay for it, but if you feel like showing your support, please donate. Thanks
Also if you want to show your support you can add the following into your signature :
Sep 22, 2010So, I still want to add to this, but I either: a.) Don't have the skill to add what I'm thinking of, or b.) Don't really know what to add in the first place. But, I figured people might like it as is; And hey, free Minecraft wallpaper! So, for now, here's this thing:Posted in: Discussion
Done in SketchUp, and rendered in Kerythea.
edit: Fixed some textures, added purdy soft shadows, still trying to figure out other texture issues. I'm only on day two of learning these things, so, yea.
Jun 16, 2009Notch posted a message on How to make me aware of suggestions and bugs. (Or praise. :D)Since I'm not working on minecraft full time, I don't have the time to read forums very often. I hope you understand.Posted in: Discussion
I am, however, on the irc channel pretty much all the time when working on the game, so you can often reach me there. Sometimes I'm busy with code, and sometimes I've read what you said but don't have time to respond. I do however try very hard to reply as much as I can.
So if there's ever anything on here you really want me to read, please make me aware of it via irc, preferrably with a short summary. =)
Hey, notch! There's a great post about lice on the forums!
[url to that post]
Thank you, DoctorMister. I've read it. Lice are coming after alpha.
* Notch gives DoctorMister ten billion dollars.
Sorry, I'm a bit tired. But you get what I'm trying to say
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