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    posted a message on What do you most desire?
    Some peace and quiet!
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    posted a message on Top 3 most hated questions
    1. Does this make me look fat?
    2. Can I have some money?
    3. Can you work overtime today?
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    posted a message on Are you accepted in Off-Topic? Redux
    I'd expect that nobody really has a clue who I am so what difference does it make? :P
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    posted a message on How Do You Arrange the Items in Your Hotbar?
    1. Sword
    2. Pickaxe
    3. Shovel or axe; depends on where I am & what I'm doing.
    4. Torch
    5. Water bucket
    6. Food
    7. Gravel
    8. Dirt
    9. Cobblestone

    1 & 2 tend to be swapped around quite a bit; haven't quite decided which arrangement I prefer for them.
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    posted a message on Every time!
    Y'all would hate my buildings, then. :P Symmetry? Screw symmetry! :D
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    posted a message on What mods do yo think are ok for legit survival?
    Optifine. That is all. :P
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on story of your username
    I've been using this handle for message boards and games since college back in the '90s. College friends used to call me Warlock because I looked like Julian Sands.
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    posted a message on Gold.
    You forgot glistening melons. Very useful to make splash healing potions for XP farms using skellys & zombies.
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    posted a message on what should i make my house out of
    Netherbrick or bust. If you use anything else you might as well be using the free drit.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Your WEIRDEST Minecraft Habits
    I try to use secret entrances to my lair, even though I only play single player. :P
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    posted a message on Was it always this hard to find diamonds?
    I've created two worlds recently. On one, the area around my mineshaft was full of caves and I really struggled to find diamonds. On the other, caves aren't quite as plentiful and I've got plenty of diamonds. I think it's really just luck.
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    posted a message on Favorite Wood?
    Oak is fine for utility and for matching wooden hatches and doors, but my heart goes with spruce planks and birch logs for high-contrast beauty.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What to put in my Minecraft Village?
    I've said it before, I'll say it again - build a statue of Batman.
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    posted a message on Are you sick of the 1.4 updates?
    Quote from Villanelo

    As I said, with a few exceptions. I have suffered that too :P

    But to be fair, WoW is hundreds of times bigger than Minecraft, so... one should expect hundreds more bugs if they had the same developing philosophy, right? And obviously, that was not the case. And as you said, as soon as they discovered the bug, it was fixed as soon as possible. Now... how long have lighting bugs been in Minecraft? Or infinite burning minecarts? Or even BUD switches. Yes, those are bugs, too.

    If you don't like my WoW example (I think Blizzard is one of the few companies that at least try hard to polish their games before release, but everybody can have an opinion here, of course) then pick any other (serious) game. You will see that, if you compare Mojang with any other gaming company, our guys are not such a wonderful team.


    I haven't played WoW for quite a while, but I remember that Vanish was broken for years. It was broken when I started playing, around the time BC came out, and it wasn't fixed until sometime after the release of Wrath of the Lich King. As for WoW being hundreds of times bigger, well yes, and they have how many more devs working to fix all the issues than Minecraft does? It's really not a comparison to make, especially since Minecraft isn't a subscription-based game like WoW, but rather a one-time-cost game. Mojang isn't really under any obligation to release bug fixes or new content at all.

    As for never introducing bugs in patches, since content in WoW is primarily added by patches, obviously most of the bugs that need fixing were introduced in previous patches. Unless you're saying that all the bugs in WoW have existed since launch...which is even more damning than the unfixed lighting bugs in Minecraft because WoW was launched in 2004.

    Thus, if you want a list of bugs introduced to WoW via patches, go to Blizzard's own patch notes page and do a search on the various patches for the word "Bug" (since individual class and race bugs are in those respective sections rather than the overall Bug Fixes section included in many patches). 5.0.5 has a slew of them.
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    posted a message on Enchantment stacking?
    Check the wiki article.

    Armor can get protection enchantments such as "Protection III" or "Fire protection IV". The maximum level of a protection enchantment is IV (4). Protection enchantments stack (up to a cap). ...

    The enchantment damage reduction is applied to the damage left after the armor's basic effect, and the base "enchantment protection factor" (EPF) of an enchanted item is:

    floor ( (6 + level * level) / 2 )

    Which gives the following EPF for enchantments of level I-IV:
    Level...EPF
    I...........3
    II..........5
    III.........7
    IV........11

    For Feather falling, the EPF of the specific piece is doubled.

    The total [Enchantment Protection Factor] is the sum for all armor pieces, and capped at 25. An EPF of 25 can be reached by two level III pieces and one level IV piece (2*7+11=25).


    So, according to the wiki, yes various enchanted items stack up to a cap of 25.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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