Minecraft, the best game you don't know about.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DesmoPilot, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    http://www.minecraft.net/


    Been playing this game literally all night, it is 7:30am and I still have not slept. Do not let the looks fool you, once you get the hang of it, this game gets beyond addicting.
     
  2. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    If you are addicted to this game, stay away from World of Warcraft :)
     
  3. DesmoPilot thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Been there done that. WoW has been boring since WotLK came out.
     
  4. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    I'm addicted to both =P

    I can't wait until Notch finishes Multiplayer.
     
  5. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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  6. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    We should make a Macrumors server. I don't know what that would do that. I just started playing yesterday, here's my house:

    [​IMG]

    :(
     
  7. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like Notch made a lot of improvements to the mac version recently.

    Last version i had to have SMC Fancontrol running my fans at 100% to prevent my macbook pro hitting 90 degree temps, now i can run it at just 50%for the same results.
     
  8. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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  9. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    I could start up a server
    Ive been running a private one for just a few of my friends.
    Should i be worried about giving out my private ip adress?
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    Nah, as long as you have a router you're fine. Worse comes to worse you unplug your dsl/cable modem from the line for like 5 minutes and you'll get a new IP.

    I'd like there to be a MR multiplayer server, I'd create one but I don't leave a computer at home when i go to work.
     
  11. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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  12. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    uhhh.... what is so cool about it? Looks ugly and boring as heck... there must be something fun about it...?
     
  13. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    it looks that way. I watched my boyfriend play it and was wondering why he was wasting his time. But honestly its an awesome game.
     
  14. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    depends.. it's ugly sure.. but you can also get texture packs and avatar skins but that's for fun and won't change the gameplay. What's fun about it? That you can just kind of build.. from scratch, anything you want and just explore. Kind of brings the imagination and kid out of me.

    Never would've thought that mining and digging in an enclosed space (to keep away from baddies) to find a cave with water below would be so awesome lol
     
  15. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    I tried the game out a few days ago and I was hooked. It's amazing how much fun it is for being such a simple concept. I have looked into running my own server but so far I have not really found any great software. Both iCraft and OpenCraft were OK but they broke with the 1.1.2 update (protocol change, may have to fire up Wireshark and see if I can fix it), the official Minecraft server software just sucks. My next step is to either get Mono installed or setup a Windows VM and try out MCSharp.
     
  16. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    http://texyt.com/minecraft+persson+notch+indie+game+success+00127

     
  17. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    just curious, what does having a server do? Just allow others to get in on a single world and build etc like a multiplayer?
     
  18. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Its a bit glitchy right now but there are two types of servers
    SMP which is like single player but online (no dying :( )
    and Classic which is just build only, infinite stuff, no death, no night, no zombies
     
  19. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    this game is absolutely fantastic. i got a world with snow in the mountains with tons of trees, so instead of digging down, (which i still did) i linked all the trees with bridges so i can run around without fear of being attacked.

    i want to try and build a house somewhere next.
     
  20. Otaillon macrumors 6502

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    Just started playing this game and if anybody starts a MacRumors server, I would definetely join!:D
     
  21. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Grrr... I just started playing this game about a week ago. I now have a server setup on my Mac Mini for my friends and I to play on. We haven't gotten much else done outside of the game... it's just stupid stupid fun.
     
  22. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I've been meaning to give it a shot, as the video I saw about it looked pretty interesting. Unfortunately my free time is already sparse.
     
  23. Otaillon macrumors 6502

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    Then you have to review your priorities and put Minecraft at the top, you won't regret it!:D
     
  24. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You'll regret it if you have... anything else you want to accomplish in life.:D
     
  25. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I'm in the same boat... nothing for me but work right now. Been that way for a year; another few years and hopefully I can get a break.
     

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