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Originally Posted by el gappo View Post
That guys voice is awesome. Still don't understand the why everyone loves the game so much tho....
Me neither. I went to inform myself a little on the game, and to me it seems pretty much like what Second Life would look like if it was made in the nineties...

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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
Because you're free to build pretty much whatever you want, in an almost endless world?

I think it really is the amount of freedom the game gives you, plus the fact that the community is great, and affecting the development as well.
You can do that too in Second Life, so... why not make something even better with a better rendering engine ?

Unless the aim of Minecraft is to become better and better with time, also in the graphics department, this will always be a minority project.

Honestly, it's the geekiness of it being retro and having this "free" nature - altough there is also a paid Beta version, that gives it the audience it has.


Edit: I do have to say it's a lot of hard work to make that though, kudos to them! The last 15 minutes are amazing!
Edited by tpi2007 - 7/30/11 at 11:52am
 
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That guys voice is awesome. Still don't understand the why everyone loves the game so much tho....
I can understand why a lot of people do. We've come to expect a lot more freedom and open worlds in many of our games so it was only a matter of time before someone put something like minecraft together. I still haven't bought it but I certainly might down the road once I actually get free time.
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ANd @Setzer: I mean: ofcourse they need sleep and come across obstacles, but still 3 days seems not like alot at all (3 times 8 hours sleep included) even 4 days (with a full day for eating, pooing, etc.)
I'm talking about an obstacle free course through middle earth, 4 days is NOT alot, I'd always think that it'd take alot longer. 2 weeks was my personal conception after reading the books.

But maybe you're right and I'm just off, still surprisely little time it takes.

This does however take nothig from the feat that these guys made! It's absolutely amazing and I can't wait to explore the true middle earth
It said in the quote it was done at 1:3 and 1:4 scale, I'm not sure if it was referring to the buildings, or entire mapscale, but wouldn't that effectively 3x/4x the length of travel time at full size?

Sounds amazing though, I was expecting someone did a Helm's Deep zombie invasion or something with multiple 1000x of zombies atking lol.

I'll have to check out the vid on this later..
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This is INSANE. I have to join their server now haha
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Originally Posted by acadiancrusader View Post
once upon a time, people feared for children who didn't want to play with legos, as it showed a lack of creativity in said individuals. creativity is a component of intelligence.

i fear for those who don't have any interest in games like minecraft.

personally, i like to call it mindcraft
Lol, I'm sorry, this is funny. Personally I like to call it digital Legos.
But really, Minecraft is a cool idea, but is not for everyone. People are built differently; I like playing basketball-- its the exercise, the rush, the strategies, the mind games, and teamwork. Through basketball I was able to receive scholarships for my education. Does this mean that I should fear for everyone who doesn't like the basketball? No.
Edited by whitingnick - 7/30/11 at 12:20pm
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In before: "they need to go outside"
Theres more outside in that video then I think ive ever even been in.
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I just don't get the appeal of this game. So you can build stuff with inferior, crappy graphics. Why?
If graphics makes a game good to you, go troll somewhere else
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I don't even know what to say, but the detail is amazing!
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Wow! That's nuts, gratz to those guys for such amazing detail.
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Simply incredible...
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