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    posted a message on Variables with the /give command?
    This may be a stupid question but I can't find any details via the wiki or google.

    When using the give command, some items include "variables" like 0x2 when creating a slab if you specifically want it to be wooden. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to pass these variables when using /give. Is this just not possible, or am I missing something stupid?
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    posted a message on Actually being able to play in third person?
    This would be a godsend. I got a second copy of minecraft for my wife only to find out that she gets sick after a few minutes of playing with the camera spinning around so much. Games where she can zoom the camera out, she can handle.

    If this ever happens we'll have something besides WoW to play together!
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    posted a message on Is There A Actual Use?
    From http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Sponge :

    Sponge is a block, which is notable for being able to erase water within a 5×5×5 area, but it only has this function in Minecraft Classic. In Beta the block has no notable use.

    Sponge is only available as a normal building block in Creative mode. However, in Beta it is possible to be obtained via inventory editing. As of Beta, the sponges have no absorbent properties in survival mode. They act as a stone block would, only weaker.
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    posted a message on Redstone swords
    As an electronics geek I feel obligated to point out that the majority of redstone use involves redstone wire, which is simply a conductor. A conductor isn't electrical any more than a penny is if you lay it over both terminals of a 9-volt battery (don't do this).
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    posted a message on Concerned about world loss :|
    I'm interested in what it is that forces you to start a new world. I just copy the new server executable into my directory and I've never had a problem with it using the old world, though I did voluntarily start over when biomes came out because I wanted the new features more than I wanted to avoid rebuilding my stuff.

    I mean, we are in testing so I couldn't get that angry if I was forced to rebuild, but I'm genuinely confused because nothing's forced me to so far.
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    posted a message on 502 Bad Gateway is in my most popular websites.
    I imagine that it has to do with the sudden upsurge in active users. According to the stats at the bottom of the page, the board hit its highest number of simultaneously logged in accounts a couple days ago.
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    posted a message on It's really painful to be 33 and be on this forum
    Quote from lawina »
    It's a pain that a 33 year old is playing games. Get a job hippie.
    Haha, oh man.

    Life is going to kick you in the ass when you get to the real world.
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    posted a message on I'm a Beta hater!
    Quote from cipher_nemo »
    Quote from kremmy »
    If you can't handle that I suggest that you put the game away until it hits gold (that means "official release" since you seem to have so much trouble with development terms) so that the rest of us can enjoy ourselves.


    If you can't reply without being insulting, I recommend not replying at all.
    If you can't look up simple terms like "alpha" and "beta" before you start ranting about how you're not a tester and Notch is somehow screwing you over by charging more months after he warned that he was going to start charging more, I recommend not ranting at all. Especially if anyone who points out these things is automatically a "fanboi" to you. That says that you've made up your mind regardless of information presented to you.
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    posted a message on I'm a Beta hater!
    Quote from cipher_nemo »
    But no, as a paying customer I'm not a "tester". If I wanted to test I would test and submit bugs and not expect to pay for that "job". I'm just glad I paid for an account when it was still alpha.


    Actually by definition you are a tester if you're playing a game in development. People were selling Starcraft 2 beta keys for a couple hundred dollars for a while and later you could get one by preordering the game, it didn't stop being a beta because money changed hands. Whether you paid a cent or paid with your firstborn, this is a beta (previously an alpha) and you are a beta tester. That means bugs. That means things being fixed and new things breaking. That might mean a huge change in the game's code that screws up every previously created world. These are not fanboyisms that people made up to appease Notch, that is simply how unreleased games work.

    If you can't handle that I suggest that you put the game away until it hits gold (that means "official release" since you seem to have so much trouble with development terms) so that the rest of us can enjoy ourselves.
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    posted a message on I'm a Beta hater!
    Why is it that all of these threads basically boil down to "It was in alpha and now it's not, it must be done now! What do you mean it's still not done and you're charging more now? You never spent several months warning us that this was coming!"

    Beta doesn't mean done, it doesn't mean 2.0, it means a different stage of development. Look at the last word in that sentence a few dozen times until it sinks in. Development. We'll wait while you find a dictionary.
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    posted a message on I would like to clear something up
    I completely agree with you. The game was just recently still in alpha for the love of god, I've played alphas that were much worse than minecraft has ever been. I think a lot of people got the idea that alpha meant "released soon" like it was a short process. It isn't, not if you want a quality product. That's the thing, Notch could probably rush it out but people would just complain that the final product sucked. Yeah, of course it did, you jerks. You demanded results before it was ready.
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    posted a message on Am I allowed to say that Notch is stupid on these forums?
    Quote from Stucuk »

    Everyone (Except most Fanboys) uses the term Fanboys to describe people who don't have an objective opinion and blindly follow something.


    Not to play devil's advocate, but I don't give a crap about Notch. I'm sure he's a nice guy and all (or maybe he isn't, hell I don't know) but I sympathize with him based on working with a ton of programmers.

    What strikes me as funny is that you seem to brand anyone who isn't as outraged as you as a fanboy. I'm not outraged, because I work in IT and have a realistic understanding of what is possible given a small programming team. Does that make me a fanboy? Is being happy that I get to be part of this game in development (which has never advertised itself as anything but in development) and get free upgrades forever for my $14 USD something exclusive to fanboys?

    In short, I find you to be blindly following something without an objective opinion and convincing yourself that it's something different because you're against the evil Notch machine. I doubt you have any clue how small time startups work, and I think that you're comparing this to big game studios where they have more than a few people employed.

    Prove me wrong without resorting to calling me a fanboy and I'll happily listen to you.
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    posted a message on You call this Beta?
    I love how absolutely anyone who disagrees with you is a fanboy. Something tells me you say "sheeple" a lot too.

    Regardless, some of us are quite happy with the recent work that's been done (survival multiplayer and biomes alone have made me enjoy the game again) and there's no rule anywhere saying that the move from alpha to beta has to take the form of a huge cumulative update. Add this to the fact that we've been warned for months that beta was coming, and I think it sounds more like you're upset that there wasn't some awesome surprise that went with the alpha-beta jump.

    I've alpha tested probably two dozen games over the years (and none of them Notch's! What will the other fanboys say? Will they kick me out of the fanboy club?) and the fact that the beta release didn't result in all of your previous work disappearing due to a major design change is amazing. Alpha doesn't mean version 1.0, it means "you should consider yourself lucky that this even works". It's definitely not anyone's fault but your own that you made your own definitions and standards for these things and Notch doesn't live up to them.

    Also here is a picture of a mushroom: :RedShroom:

    Thank you, and good night.
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    posted a message on Beta confused about its actual release
    He went to bed a few hours ago according to his twitter page, devs need sleep too :tongue.gif:

    I wouldn't expect anything for at least 8-12 hours if I were you.
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    posted a message on POLL: Should HP be biggest concern in the update?
    In all honesty I've stopped playing and so have most of the people I know who were raving about the game when we bought it. Multiplayer is a ton of fun but without monsters/damage there's no challenge and ultimately you get tired of just building things because they look cool. I'm voting for HP because it will add a ton of fun to the game.
    Posted in: Alpha - Minecraft Halloween Update
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