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Caldari citizen52145894561
Posted - 2010.10.05 18:06:00 - [1]
 

Saw this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWnQHS-ffshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWnQHS-ffs[/url]

wanted to know if it is worth buying. looks fun. can anyone tell me?

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2010.10.05 18:31:00 - [2]
 

I've heard a lot of cool things about it. I've seen many nifty videos of things you can do with the crafting in it like the 16-bit ACU. I believe there is a free single player version of the game you can try out. I suggest giving that a go.

SFX Bladerunner
Minmatar
Aperture Science inc.
Posted - 2010.10.05 18:48:00 - [3]
 

holy crap that 'first day tutorial' is goddamn EPIC!

Tbh that single video right there just convinced me I HAVE to play this game!!! WOOT MAKE MY OWN LITTLE HOLE IN A MOUNTAIN!!

Seriously though, epic stuff!Shocked

Miriam Letisse
Posted - 2010.10.05 18:52:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Miriam Letisse on 05/10/2010 18:53:45
There's a much needed update near the end of October that will be adding some more stuff, updates have been somewhat lacking recently since the guy (Notch) has been busy setting up the business.

As for what Zymurgist said, the 16-bit ACU and other such things are useless to most people unless you have an interest in that sort of thing. The way it works seems unwieldy and limited, taking up massive space for even simple systems, and as such has no real use to the mining and building aspect of the game. For now at least.

Otherwise it's fun and a little bit addictive.

alittlebirdy
Posted - 2010.10.05 20:16:00 - [5]
 

http://www.wimp.com/minecraftenterprise/

Dur, I mean where eles can you do that? rofl.

Master Rook
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2010.10.05 21:01:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Master Rook on 05/10/2010 21:02:36
After trying the free version, I think the game has potential. However, seeing that the main game is still in an early alpha, I'm gonna wait some time before even thinking about investing in it. If it remains as popular as it is now (unaccountably, I would add), there will be a full demo at some point.

illford baker
STK Scientific
IT Alliance
Posted - 2010.10.05 21:09:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: illford baker on 05/10/2010 21:12:54
Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
I've heard a lot of cool things about it. I've seen many nifty videos of things you can do with the crafting in it like the 16-bit ACU. I believe there is a free single player version of the game you can try out. I suggest giving that a go.

you mean this? that has to be the first computer built inside of a video game.
also: best comment i have seen on youtube "Yo dawg, I herd u like computers, so I put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute."

Caldari citizen52145894561
Posted - 2010.10.05 22:01:00 - [8]
 

I would have to buy it eventually and I know a few people that would like it. but I cant buy it right now because I need to pay for my Pod Pilot License. that and I recently bought SCII for a family member so my wallet is still recovering from that.

Noun Verber
Gallente
Posted - 2010.10.06 02:41:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: illford baker

that has to be the first computer built inside of a video game.



except the ones in littlebigplanet and dwarf fortress

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.10.06 02:52:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Caldari citizen52145894561
Saw this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWnQHS-ffs

wanted to know if it is worth buying. looks fun. can anyone tell me?
Haha! Awesome series of vids. Never really did any searching for what minecraft was sans a few crazy looking youtube vids that made it seem like some sort of 3d lego plaything. But after watching all 13 of the survival vids and seeing the potential the game has I'm definintly getting a copy. Surprised

Flap jak
Posted - 2010.10.06 03:48:00 - [11]
 

So, i get the pre-order to play the alpha.

Everything is going great. I built myself a castle with a lovely glass roof and a spire that pierces the heavens themselves. I managed to craft myself a number of awesome tools and weapons. life is good.

then while digging in my mine looking for more iron veins i dug up this cool little blue hole. I'm thinking its some kinda flooded cave. so, i jump into what i thought would be water. i was very wrong. it was actually the bottom of the world and i fell to my death losing all my iron, tools, and very nice weapons. Crying or Very sad

I think I'm just going to start over... Wink

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2010.10.06 07:09:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
I've heard a lot of cool things about it. I've seen many nifty videos of things you can do with the crafting in it like the 16-bit ACU. I believe there is a free single player version of the game you can try out. I suggest giving that a go.


ALU, actually ;)

Malaclypse Muscaria
Posted - 2010.10.07 16:26:00 - [13]
 

Got Minecraft last night.

Ended up going to bed at 9am >.>

Brilliant concept with a lot of potential, particularly if you enjoyed playing with your Legos as a kid. Why didn't I think of this before?

edtheshed
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.10.07 17:45:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Master Rook
Edited by: Master Rook on 05/10/2010 21:02:36
After trying the free version, I think the game has potential. However, seeing that the main game is still in an early alpha, I'm gonna wait some time before even thinking about investing in it. If it remains as popular as it is now (unaccountably, I would add), there will be a full demo at some point.


definately worth buying now, cuz its cheap, and the price will go up. if you buy it now, you don't have to pay more for new versions.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2010.10.07 23:22:00 - [15]
 

Minecraft is one of those games that breaks just about every single convention out there:
-no real DRM
-Demo is close to fully featured, and has no time limit
-Crappy graphics
-Very little marketing/advertising - if any at all
-Basic gameplay - you place blocks and remove them
-Limited content - only a handful of blocks and monsters

The game lives purely off of it's core gameplay mechanics. It just goes to show that the thing that gamers really want is innovative and solid gameplay. Not flashy graphics and huge budgets.

Miriam Letisse
Posted - 2010.10.08 02:46:00 - [16]
 

Quote:
-Demo is close to fully featured, and has no time limit

Actually the demo is much more limited than the "full" version, there's no crafting or even inventory for instance.
Quote:
-Crappy graphics

Well that's subjective isn't it, I mean they're great compared to some games Razz
Quote:
-Very little marketing/advertising - if any at all

And yet somehow the guy who made it has already amassed $3,000,000 from it Shocked
Quote:
-Basic gameplay - you place blocks and remove them

True, like I said there is a bit of crafting and as mentioned earlier, red stone.
Quote:
-Limited content - only a handful of blocks and monsters

Again, true, but it is a beta and the maps are virtually infinite in size. Each world can be up to 8 times the surface area of the Earth though, so there is a limit but it would probably take your entire life to explore it.

Quote:
The game lives purely off of it's core gameplay mechanics. It just goes to show that the thing that gamers really want is innovative and solid gameplay. Not flashy graphics and huge budgets.



So true.

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.10.08 05:25:00 - [17]
 

http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/

Twisted Evil

Florio
Miniature Giant Space Hamsters
Posted - 2010.10.09 17:26:00 - [18]
 

Just bought it because of this thread. Hahahaha I'm having so much fun. Dying horribly. Plans to build my own castle.

ceaon
Posted - 2010.10.09 19:55:00 - [19]
 

i hope they will make some a MMO from minecraft

Xanos Blackpaw
Amarr
Inadeptus Mechanicus
Posted - 2010.10.09 21:50:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: ceaon
i hope they will make some a MMO from minecraft


It got multiplayer. Only limited by the power of the server you run it on.

Professor Tarantula
Hedion University
Posted - 2010.10.10 00:09:00 - [21]
 

I enjoyed it for a few days, but unless you're really keen on making pixel art sculptures you'll run out of things to do. Looking forward to seeing what is added down the road.

Miriam Letisse
Posted - 2010.10.10 03:09:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Professor Tarantula
I enjoyed it for a few days, but unless you're really keen on making pixel art sculptures you'll run out of things to do. Looking forward to seeing what is added down the road.


People make pixel art in survival mode?! Shocked

Poor buggers, they must hate their fingers.

N'tek alar
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.10.10 21:21:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Miriam Letisse
Originally by: Professor Tarantula
I enjoyed it for a few days, but unless you're really keen on making pixel art sculptures you'll run out of things to do. Looking forward to seeing what is added down the road.


People make pixel art in survival mode?! Shocked

Poor buggers, they must hate their fingers.


Sure, Why not?

It's not like survival mode is difficult.

Miriam Letisse
Posted - 2010.10.12 02:00:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: N'tek alar

Sure, Why not?

It's not like survival mode is difficult.


Certainly not, but pixel art in minecraft is usually huge and gathering all the blocks must be worse than PI..

Lance Fighter
Amarr
Posted - 2010.10.12 02:28:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Miriam Letisse
Originally by: N'tek alar

Sure, Why not?

It's not like survival mode is difficult.


Certainly not, but pixel art in minecraft is usually huge and gathering all the blocks must be worse than PI..

not really.. depends what you are trying to get i suppose.
PI is a lot about clicking the right place multiple times - tbh, minecraft is more about holding down the mouse button while you point in the general direction of what you are 'mining'. the precision control is not really required.

Nikita Haley
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.10.12 05:25:00 - [26]
 

The problem with Minecraft right now is the lack of a real demo or anything. Creative, the free mode, is so out of date and completely different from Alpha it's not even the same game. You almost have to be a pirate to know you want to buy it.

But you do want to buy it.

Orange Lagomorph
Posted - 2010.10.12 07:07:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Orange Lagomorph on 12/10/2010 07:08:35
Is it just me, or do a lot of these nerds who narrate obscure computer game videos sound exactly like Myron from Fallout 2?

Sturmwolke
Posted - 2010.10.12 07:11:00 - [28]
 

Narrator from the OP's utube link sounds almost like CCP Soundwave Shocked
Did he clone himself or what?

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2010.10.12 09:05:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Nikita Haley
The problem with Minecraft right now is the lack of a real demo or anything. Creative, the free mode, is so out of date and completely different from Alpha it's not even the same game. You almost have to be a pirate to know you want to buy it.

But you do want to buy it.


Its not likes its an MMO, you pay once and you got it. I picked it up now since it was cheaper after all, adn I wanted to test it some more.

It is still alpha, so it kind of limited. I guess beta or a final version will be more interesting, and hopefully a decent multiplayer.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2010.10.15 18:05:00 - [30]
 

OK so I finally broke down and bought Minecraft. I checked my contract and despite what CCP Wrangler says I am allowed to play games that aren't EVE Online Laughing

I played for 7 hours straight Embarassed If I didn't have to work today I would still be playing it! Its fun, its addictive, its frustrating, its a sandbox. I have an aqueduct, some fields of grain, and a huge freaking hole in the ground!



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