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Minecraft....whats it all about?
« on: 11:46 AM - 09/20/11 »
So I'm looking at new games then i remember this minecraft thing everyone is talking about.
Watched some youtube video's and get you did up coal, wood and make things with it.
But outside of that whats the point in it,  I found video's where people had made there own mansions and stuff but i dont really get what the point of the game is.

Can anyone explain???

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #1 on: 11:54 AM - 09/20/11 »
it's a free roam, explore, craft, and mining game.  No objective but to survive the night and do whatever during the day.  You probably won't ever explore the whole world as it generates the map while you explore.  It'll be fully released sometime in november - but the beta is cheaper at the moment if you have the interest to buy it now.  Baddies come out at night (zombie's, large spiders, skeletons w/ bows, creepers)..... reminds me - 1.8 adventure update is out, might have to start up my server again - anyone else played besides me?
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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #2 on: 11:57 AM - 09/20/11 »
it's a free roam, explore, craft, and mining game.  No objective but to survive the night and do whatever during the day.  You probably won't ever explore the whole world as it generates the map while you explore.  It'll be fully released sometime in november - but the beta is cheaper at the moment if you have the interest to buy it now.  Baddies come out at night (zombie's, large spiders, skeletons w/ bows, creepers)..... reminds me - 1.8 adventure update is out, might have to start up my server again - anyone else played besides me?

??? that's a game???

I do that crap in my imagination.


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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #3 on: 12:02 PM - 09/20/11 »
this is what i couldn't understand,  so whats the actually point apart from trying not to get eaten at night?
Do you find some diamonds or something and create laser rifles with them or some @#$%?

I dont get it?

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #4 on: 12:04 PM - 09/20/11 »
this is what i couldn't understand,  so whats the actually point apart from trying not to get eaten at night?
Do you find some diamonds or something and create laser rifles with them or some @#$%?

I dont get it?

you can find diamonds and create diamond weapons/tools/armor (diamond is the rarest item)  look up seananners let's play minecraft videos - he's the one that got me interested in it.
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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #5 on: 12:17 PM - 09/20/11 »
Same here. Maybe I'm missing something. Terraria might be cool though.

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #6 on: 12:18 PM - 09/20/11 »
terraria does look fun too!
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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #7 on: 12:20 PM - 09/20/11 »
and there's lasers.

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #8 on: 12:22 PM - 09/20/11 »
and there's lasers.

meh... direct kinetic energy transfer is more fun.


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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #9 on: 12:30 PM - 09/20/11 »
laser cats say no

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #10 on: 12:35 PM - 09/20/11 »
laser cats say no


See now if those were particle beams of sufficient energy to radiate photons at those same frequencies the boom would be much bigger.  A laser's destructiveness is married to its frequency, the ones we can see are not as BOOM as the ones we can't see... so those kitty cat lasers are lame.


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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #11 on: 12:58 PM - 09/20/11 »
It is actually a pretty fun game. Its a good game to just chillax on after raging at other games.

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #12 on: 01:06 PM - 09/20/11 »
Yeah sure you could also use one of these.

But thats lame and you cant save the princess with it. I mean look at the size of it. Nope shes no going home with that.
Now this is better.


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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #13 on: 01:57 PM - 09/20/11 »
You're saying the Cricket Gun isn't effective? Well I guess if you consider being slammed into the wall with your own weapon from its sheer force ineffective... I guess the Super Mutant Overlord couldn't handle the recoil on that bad boy. :x

On topic, Minecraft is one of those things that is so simple, that you literally can't put it down. Think MMOs, but without worthless arbitrary numbers to slow you down -- you do what you want, how you want, and build whatever the @#$% you can think of.
"half the fun" I suppose is trying to get what you're building to work. I don't really know what makes it so fun, it just is. Kinda like Tetris was back in the day.

See also; best @#$% lego game ever.

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Re: Minecraft....whats it all about?
« Reply #14 on: 02:00 PM - 09/20/11 »
No, no my point is on presentation and ease of use. Cricket works. Its not as fun as lasers though.

Frankly, I have no idea what I am talking about.
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