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    posted a message on Small survival build server for mature players - Everfree server

    Welcome to the madness, Gawspel!


    Earlier today I built a rudimentary (albeit still very good) enderman spawner/xp grinder in The End. This should be a permanent solution to our lack of ender pearls. At least, permanent until I can be bothered to make a more efficient one. The grinder also comes with a free enchantment room and complementary books and lapis for all of your enchantment needs. Feel free to use it as much as you'd like!


    Here's some pictures, because I love pictures:


    Endermen Being lured by an endermite into a 41 block high drop.



    The Enchanting table and ender pearl storage setup.


    Schlutt and BabyBird testing it out.

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    posted a message on Small survival build server for mature players - Everfree server

    I finally finished Desert Town!


    It took way too long to build (blame my laziness), but it's finally done. Now I can live my life as a free man! Just kidding, I'll never be free from MC.


    Here are a few screenshots from various places in the town:







    New players are welcome to claim and/or decorate a house here. In addition, there is a mob tower (the cobblestone roof is a giveaway on the Dymap image) that you can access via my underground base and use to gain XP. Schlutt or I can show you how to access it. Make yourselves at home! :)

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    posted a message on Small survival build server for mature players - Everfree server

    I've been making lots of progress on Desert Town lately. Maybe I'll be able to finish building it in the next month or so!


    Anyway, here's a peek at what's been taking up the bulk of my time with it. What we see here is a messy clusterfluffle and an abomination in the eyes of the nature spirits. Over the course of the last few weeks, however, I was able to terraform the land around the spawn towers to make it fit in with the rest of the environment. After all that work, not a single stone block was visible and it looked like I have done nothing at all to bring Mother Gaia's curse unto my bloodline. Indeed, it was the perfect crime.


    But that wasn't enough. Desert Town was expanding straight towards the towers, despite the fact that they had absolutely no place being in Desert Town. Unwilling to remove the spawner nor awkwardly stop Desert Town from further expansion, I decided to do the next best thing. I built around and over the towers!



    It looks a bit like the hanging gardens, doesn't it? I swear that wasn't intentional. I am completely original in every way.

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    posted a message on Introductions & Leavings
    Now that PPNS is gone, I have no reason to stay any longer. It's been a fun 3 years, guys, and I've met some truly awesome friends on here.



    <3
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    posted a message on How do you feel about PPNS shuting down?
    There were "flamewars," sure, but there were also several genuinely interesting and worthwhile discussions there. Deciding to close down the entire section without any prior warning was too drastic.
    Quote from Travis
    I'm thankful, at least, that we're allowed to discuss alternatives. I've sent out quite a few PM's to people who were seeking a new home, and I'd say roughly a dozen have already jumped ship to a site more oriented towards their interests.

    Please direct me to one. I'd appreciate it.
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    posted a message on Small survival build server for mature players - Everfree server
    So, after hours of spelunking and many deaths, I'm pretty certain that I successfully cleared all of the caves around the mob spawner's area. The one thing left to do? Test spawning rates, of course.

    ( Adventure in the spoiler. )

    "Cool, so are you just going to dig a fairly large darkroom or test the spawner itself?"

    No! That's too simple, and therefore too boring. So I did the next best thing.





    "...You removed all of the lighting from your base. Did it ever occur to you that this may backfire horribly?"

    Indeed I did, and no!

    I had them blocked off for whenever I was ready, but the spiders were a little too impatient to wait for me.





    After waiting a few minutes for the room to fill, I decided to give it a swing.





    Unknown to me at the time, there were well over a dozen zombies waiting to get a share of my brains. I died, but quickly reclaimed my belongings to seek revenge.





    Naturally, I died again. The zombie horde wasn't what it used to be, however, and I quickly got back onto my feet to finish them off. Then the skeletons came. I bravely hid and hoped that they would go away. (Spoiler: they didn't)





    I ventured off again after reaching full health. The mob of mobs was patiently waiting while growing in numbers, and that was a problem. Which I subsequently made even worse.









    They reached my spawn. This was not a good thing.

    I somehow pushed them back, and then made a dash back into the war-zone. (As if my spawn wasn't already a war-zone).





    Here I found a group of three witches. Bad luck from the start. I didn't run to hide in my spawn, however, and I killed them all effortlessly (Not (But what counts is that I killed them anyway)). At this point I knew that if a skeleton were to come up, I was over. So I built a wall of dirt over the staircase.





    At least I had one room re-lit. I continued into the lower level. I was so glad to see only one zombie running towards me.





    I re-lit the wheat farm without much resistance except for a few skeletons and creepers.





    It looks like the worst of it was over. I just had to light up that bottom floor, since it was the main spawning space.





    And that was disappointingly easy. I turned my attention to the second reed farm and that other completely unimportant room next to it.





    Embarrassingly, I became too cocky and got pretty close to dying during this.





    This cheeky little spider thought that it could reclaim the base for itself. It died of "mysterious" causes shortly thereafter.





    And that's the story of both how I almost lost my base to a bunch of zombies and how I found true love. (Just kidding about the second part :'( )

    like dis if u cry evry tim. 1 like = 1 like
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    posted a message on Where would you like to go when you grow up?
    Quote from BC_Programming

    Well you'll still need to learn Canadian.

    It's aboot time I find eh book on Canadian then, ay?
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    posted a message on Why do most people outside of the USA think we're all idiots?
    There are quite a few reasons, some of which have already been mentioned in this thread.

    To start, there's the typical American stereotype. Fat, religious, conservative, arrogant, et cetera. There are plenty of reasons for this stereotype, but it's still only a silly stereotype.

    Secondly, there are an abundance of anti-intellectual and pseudo-scientific movements that are gaining popularity. Anti-GMOs, anti-vaccines, creationism, homeopathy, astrology, etc. are all taking advantage of the average person not knowing any better. Movements like these take someone who may be perfectly capable of reasoning and skepticism and feed them with misinformation and shady logic. They are essentially able to coax a previously sane individual into being ignorant, loud, and arrogant. This is especially apparent when we juxtapose these movements with other European countries, which are more or less devoid of them.

    To add to this, America seems to be one of the most religious countries in the modern world. For this reason, movements like creationism are actually being debated as if they're on the same level as the sciences. This became so extreme that some school systems have even allowed to teach both side-by-side at some point. This certainly didn't help with how people perceive America's intelligence. To make the matter even worse, we have several religious fundamentalists who have somehow acquired political power, which is ultimately slowing down both social and scientific progress.

    I could go on more a little bit more, but I should probably stop. The American stereotype is just that; a stereotype. But that doesn't mean that it's entirely baseless, though.
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    posted a message on Where would you like to go when you grow up?
    Either Sweden, Germany, or Canada. I'm already learning Swedish and German.
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    posted a message on Personal : How did you escape your loneliness?
    I made friends.
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    posted a message on Bands you think only YOU listen to.
    Blotted Science, Star One, Skálmöld, Dirt Poor Robins, Mad Caddies, Van Canto, Conception, Threshold, Guilt Machine, Mastodon, Royal Hunt, Sirrah, Turmion Kätilöt, Wumpscut, Suspyre, Vanden Plas, Therion, Porcupine Tree, Gojira, Worm Ouroboros, Slice the Cake, etc.

    Of course, plenty of people listen to these bands. I just don't know if anyone browsing this forum might be familiar with them.
    Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
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    posted a message on Tips for getting better at Call of Duty: Ghosts?
    Quote from Jesus_Christ
    Why do people actually hate on Call of Duty? Yeah, the game attracts a lot of 10 year old kids who will often throw insults about his sexual relations with your mother. The game is actually pretty good. I enjoyed most of the campaigns, and the online on CoD1 was amazing.

    It's mostly because of how generic and unchanging the game is. There is really nothing new or unique being done; every installment follows the same formula and mechanics. It's fun to play sometimes, but the lack of original content quickly makes it boring.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Cursive... a dead language?
    I don't see how the "honor code" is at all relevant to an orthographic system.

    Anyway, I try to make my handwriting a legible mix of cursive and print.
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    posted a message on My Little Pony : FiM (All Pony-related things go HERE)
    Quote from Dinh AaronMk

    You, are you now?


    Aaron, I'm concerned. Are you feeling alright?
    Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
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    posted a message on What other languages would you like to learn?
    Swedish, French, Italian, Ancient Greek, and Finnish.
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