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Old April 26 2011, 08:22 PM   #721
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Yeah, it is. It makes you wonder if you could leverage that to power certain things. Like build a steel rod that would have an affinity for lightning, which would send it somewhere to be stored for a continuous resource. Speaking of which, I wish water could be used that way too. If one could build moving parts, you could literally have a water wheel.
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Old April 26 2011, 08:26 PM   #722
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I wish water physics let things float besides the crafted boats. I'd love to take my ship out.
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Old April 26 2011, 08:35 PM   #723
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Yeah. Btw, you should maybe expand on that dock of yours. Could have a whole little dock town
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Old April 26 2011, 08:38 PM   #724
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I'll build a whole fuckin' marina!
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Old April 26 2011, 09:56 PM   #725
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Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
Yeah. Btw, you should maybe expand on that dock of yours. Could have a whole little dock town
You can feel free to connect it to the canal I am (slowly and labourously) building.
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Old April 26 2011, 09:58 PM   #726
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I'll build a whole fuckin' marina!

Hah, that's actually what I meant.
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Old April 27 2011, 12:52 AM   #727
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So where were you standing when you got hit Owain? Would be cool if you were standing out in an open field, just like they say not to in RL.
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Old April 27 2011, 01:10 AM   #728
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I was standing on sand making an artificial lake the one time I've been struck by lightning. It came out of nowhere too, the weather was clear when it happened. At least, I assume it was lightning, since I didn't see any evidence of creeper damage nearby.
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Old April 27 2011, 03:24 AM   #729
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So where were you standing when you got hit Owain? Would be cool if you were standing out in an open field, just like they say not to in RL.
I was standing right in my house while working on it when suddenly hell from above struck me.
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Old April 27 2011, 03:43 AM   #730
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I experienced my first lightning storm today, but didn't even see any lightning hit the ground, just flashes in the sky. It brings a great atmosphere and my observation level in my Mount Vulcan base is perfect for soaking it in while being in complete safety.

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I'm impatiently waiting for the "[1.4] Double/+50% View Distance mod SSP" to be updated. I'm not sure my PC can manage it (haven't tried it before), but I generally run 100+ fps with my current texture pack, so I think I can at least use the +50% view.
I'm really tempted to use it, but I decided not to use mods until they figure out a way for them not to break with each update.

Speaking of which, did anyone see the furore today when Notch revealed his plans for modding? Yikes.


Anyway, I've been working on this for the last few days:



It's an interpretation of the Colossus of Rhodes over the canal that leads into Bartlet Cove. It has the same dimensions as a Minecraft man (except the jaggedness) and I would have done it in the same colour as the default skin were it not for the fact that I would have had to generate new land and go out mining for lapis lazuli. Here he is in eihort (which doesn't display the fire on the torch).

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Old April 27 2011, 03:46 AM   #731
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Thats cool Ben!


Found this interesting vid for fireproofing wooden structures using half blocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fj1O75Y9bI

Oh and YAAAY! I spent ten minutes running around in a THUNDERSTORM on Roberts server this morning! A real pisser too!
Damn near killed myself scrambling down off a dirtblock pillar I was standing on when it hit.
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Old April 27 2011, 06:34 PM   #732
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Looks like the next update will contain in-game maps. Image from Notch's Twitter feed.
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Old April 27 2011, 06:40 PM   #733
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Hah, I like the execution there, fits very well with the visual aesthetic of the game, especially the border dithering.

But where's the damn mod API?!
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Old April 27 2011, 06:45 PM   #734
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^ It actually reminds me a lot of the maps from the first couple of Settlers games, if anyone remembers those. That actually fits quite well, considering how much painstaking resource gathering was involved in those games.
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Old April 27 2011, 07:11 PM   #735
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well made a nice little house stocked it with goodies and even found a lava lake and made some obsidian? anyway got me a couple of diamond picks and went for a walk. now i cant find my way back home
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