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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...



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!
I think if they did it in any engine with better graphics, the map file size would be gigantic and basically unsharable. Someone said that the map is already 2 gigs. With Crysis 2 like graphics, I would only imagine if would be on the order of hundreds of gigs or possibly in the terabyte range.
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I never felt like playing this lego game till now.

I can still understand why people would be put off by the blocks. Although I do love a good dwarf fortress game once and a while.

Does this game have anything neat like dwarf fortress or is it mainly building stuff?
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this is unreal. I should have bought it in alpha when I first started playing. Haven't played in months, sure would be cool to venture around this server....
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Nobody can render that much? Challange accepted..

They obviously aren't on OCN.

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I never felt like playing this lego game till now.

I can still understand why people would be put off by the blocks. Although I do love a good dwarf fortress game once and a while.

Does this game have anything neat like dwarf fortress or is it mainly building stuff?
Its not necessarily about building.. Its more of a wilderness survival type of thing.
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Words cannot express how much awesome was in that video....

I'm going to try and join them... Its just.... My god...

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Nobody can render that much? Challange accepted..

They obviously aren't on OCN.
No I think the game it self is the limiting factor, not the power of a persons rig....
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No I think the game it self is the limiting factor, not the power of a persons rig....
The fact that its a java game is its greatest weakness IMO
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Some people have too much time on their hands...
     
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That's unbelieveable.
Me and my friends have a minecraft server that we've been building some cool things on for the last few months.
Doesn't even compare, they must have spent tens of thousands of hours on this.
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Holy crap XD
 
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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..
What I'm saying in my first post. even if it is 1:10, that means crossing the map takes 10 days with sleeping etc (no obstacles). But I think I've figured out. After a full video they said that they still needed to make the rest.
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