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  • Mohammad AlHuraiz 6:15 am on July 28, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    @mjpilon I dunno, I kinda like the direction Darksiders 2 is going, I’m getting that “everything but the kitchen sink” vibe too, but it is looking quite fun to me.

    Also, what happened to the Minecraft server? I haven’t seen anyone on for the past few days, I haven’t seen any zombies or skeletons either.

    Edit: false alarm, I see the hostile mobs again.

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  • bowlisimo 2:01 pm on July 24, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @mjpilon Feel free to screw around when you’re there. Start small, make a house in our growing village (or way up in the sky like Sinfony), or dig a cave, and learn the basic tools that way. Everything pretty much follows from there naturally. For instance, “Hmm, now my house needs a stable, and a basement, annnnnd, you know what? Eff this house, this house is dumb now. Let’s make a castle, which needs a moat, and a bridge to it”, etc. etc.

    @shingro Horrible deep holes in the ground filled with terrible things already exist! @rampantbicycle finds them daily. Also, you can totally reskin your avatar to look like an anime character, just saying. Make a pixel shrine to Katawa Shoujo, while listening to j-pop, somewhere.

     
  • Shingro 2:41 am on July 24, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    @mjpilon Oh man I hear you, same thing that happens to me, if I went on there I’d probably just dig some horrible deep hole in the ground and fill it with terrible things 😀 (enough monsters mean monstergirls right? ;___;)

    anyway, on somewhat game related news I went to a nightclub for the first time (yes, I know… >_>) and what were they serving there but Dragon’s Breath. I bellied up to the bar and ordered one…. very good! Didn’t even become a smoking crater or pile of ash or anything! 😀

     
  • mjpilon 12:34 am on July 24, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I’ve logged in a few times on the Squad Minecraft…. and I must say very nice to everyone who’s done some work in there. I’ve found myself just wandering around to see what’s out there and explore. It also doesn’t help that I have no idea where to begin on my crafting journey…. I seem paralyzed by the all the options :p I’ll figure it out eventually…..

     
  • Pete Davison 3:14 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Strike the Ground, Squaddies! A Minecraft Mission 

    All right, Squaddies, we’re lost and alone (well, not quite alone, we have each other) in a strange and blocky land. How are we going to survive? By building, of course! That and ensuring we don’t get blown up by those weird green things that keep chasi—HOLY SHIT RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN

    [Transmission lost.]

    Help the Squad’s survival efforts on our new Minecraft server. Hit up Pete, Mark, Bowley, Zach, Jeff M or anyone else who is playing for the IP — we’re not posting it publicly!

    Post your comments, thoughts and discussions on our little SquadCraft world on this thread.

     
    • zegolf 3:18 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      I’ve noticed a strong lack of baddies in SquadTown. I’m not sure if enemy saturation is directly related to levels, or if they just dumbed it down a bit in MP Minecraft.

      Either way, I’m pretty sure one of those blow-uppy bastards took out my original farm land, along with the cows I was breeding. I made up for it last night. I’m going to breed an army of cows!

    • beige 3:20 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      Server’s currently set at “normal” difficulty. I have been harassed by creepers, spiders and skeletons relatively frequently. We can bump it up to hard if people are feeling HARDCORE.

      I know there are endermen around because we ran into a bunch in the NPC village of mysterious monks too.

    • Pete Davison 3:28 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      Yeah, I was concerned at first, but there are certainly monsters wandering around. I caught a creeper in the basement the other day, but ran away and it vanished. I think it’s set so that monsters don’t spawn too close to the “origin” point, as it were, so as we expand further we will probably encounter more and more beasties.

    • rampantbicycle 3:29 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      I think the monster-spawning-around-the-base thing also has to do with how much light there is around the area – and we’ve been doing a pretty good job (deliberately) of bumping up the light levels in our home zone. Darker areas mean more monsters.

      That said, I have noticed that there seem to be “bad” days and “good” days for monster generation. Some nights I can’t get anywhere for the monsters, some nights I can wander pretty much anywhere with relative impunity. I’m not sure if that’s a real thing or just my luck/imagination. Do you suppose the moon phase has anything to do with it?

    • beige 3:45 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      Looking at the Bowlisimo tower, it occurs to me that this game could really use ziplines.

      And yeah, creepers are around but I think in general the lights keep the darkness at bay. A creeper blew the door off Wolf Base last night after hanging around for about an hour despondently, and manged to destroy half of the welcome sign.

      Also a zombie started banging the hell out of the door at one point, and seriously startled me.

      Wolf base’s ceiling drips near the entrance, which irritates me, but I guess the damn thing is built 1 tile underneath the seabed so whatcha gonna do. I tried fixing it and flooded the whole room. 😐

    • bowlisimo 3:49 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      Are guys kidding? There are monsters coming out of the friggen woodwork! I get blown up constantly, three skeletons chased me all the way up the tower, zombies hang around the house, and spiders chill out and scare me in the middle of the day.

      My favorite was the creeper staring longingly through the Sniper Wolf entrance door. He soooo wanted to blow up Mark.

    • Pete Davison 4:22 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      Logged on for five minutes, chased by a creeper, shot at by a skeleton and found three zombies attempting to batter down a door in the NPC village. Yep, monsters are present and correct.

    • cptcarnage 7:09 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink

      I ran into a few of them last night as well. Also head to the nether when you get a chance, mobs aren’t a problem there :-/

    • rampantbicycle 6:17 am on July 21, 2012 Permalink

      Whew. Well, Mark and I have been very busy this evening breaking ground on the Overlook CItadel, picturesquely located in the jungles of this land. Please feel free to follow the path we’ve constructed if you’d like to pay a visit! (It’s in the same general direction as Gruetooth Caverns.) It’s a rather lovely nature spot. 🙂

      And now, we crash. G’night, everyone!

    • bowlisimo 3:16 pm on July 24, 2012 Permalink

      Nothing stops the Squadway, not even the ocean! Took a quick video at the opening of the underwater tunnel, by the complete burning of its wood interior, which displaced upwards of ~2000 blocks of water.

      Work continues daily.

  • bowlisimo 2:52 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    @unmanneddrone I think it’s hilarious that Krater has random name generation and different rarity levels for party members, like they were Diablo loot. As you can see, Helmer the Laughable is merely green. Purple and Blue, good for you. Green and white, totally bite.

    @beige You guys certainly were productive little doozers last night. I ate a bowl of cereal while watching a leather clad Big Boss painstakingly place, remove, and replace aesthetic elements one at time. You could tell you had a clear architectural vision that you were slowly working out in a medium of stone and wood block. Pretty funny to watch, because the Minecraft avatar is so emotive, too. I’m so used to playing that game alone. You can see someone pause and consider whether or not they like what they’ve created.

    Anyway, Sniper Wolf memorial is coming along nicely. Carnage’s tree-mansion is also a thing to behold, he clearly knows his way around Minecraft, and thank god for Pete’s(?) spontaneous bridge! On my part, the observation tower is complete (yes, you can walk up it now), but just needs some furnishing. I like to think of it as a defensive bastion, in case those weird muppet monks in the NPC village decide to attack. I also forsee digging a basement with a subway stop for the eventual underground railroad.

    Lots to do!

     
  • bowlisimo 4:49 pm on July 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Had a bird’s eye view, from the observation tower I was toiling away on, of the intrepid couple (featured below) exploring. It was cute watching them run around from up there.

     
  • rampantbicycle 2:02 pm on July 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @unmanneddrone Agreed – otherwise there may be a bit of, erm, clutter.

    For those who are Minecrafting it – I was the one “driving” during said exploration sequences – the Squad world is rather pretty, actually, in a blocky sort of way, and the mix of biomes keeps things interesting.

    A note for the adventurous: Gruetooth Cave is not fully explored. Indeed, none of the places named here are – the missions I was going on were short surface jaunts in which I marked some likely-looking places with little stone towers or arches with torches mounted on top (what we took to calling “beacons.”) The presence of one of those doesn’t necessarily mean the area’s all tapped out, just that there might Be Something There. At least one small shaft I just pegged with a torch, as I was out of stone blocks at the time.

    We will probably want to establish some perimeter bases to make further exploration possible by providing small shelters for those traveling.

    And a caution: Many of the cave entrances in this world are very VERTICAL. Take care where you step. 🙂

     
  • RedSwirl 12:43 pm on July 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    What? No I ain’t got time for Minecraft.

    Did just finish Rayman Origins though. We all own that game after the sales now right? RIGHT?!

     
  • Mohammad AlHuraiz 4:39 am on July 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Minecraft will be my start of the weekend, quite excited.

    @cptcarnage congratulations on the new rig, it’s looking pretty sweet

     
  • rampantbicycle 6:42 pm on July 18, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    As long as we get a good mix of biomes I am not fussed. (I’d hate to spawn everyone in a vast ocean of nothing, or something like that…)

     
  • cptcarnage 5:39 pm on July 18, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Wait Minecraft?!

    I’ve been playing it non stop for the last 2 years on another server, and I’m currently a moderator on there (www.minecraftaddicts.com).

    I’ve recently dived into Tekkit http://www.technicpack.net/tekkit/ think minecraft with wacky machines and electricity.

    I’ll defiantly join in! Also @beige? Keep the IP private if you could, I’m not sure how to keep it to members here but its still a good idea. The old server I hosted back in 2010 for the squad (which I recently dusted off the map for and took a look around) was griefed pretty badly by some random guy who found the IP on the squawkbox.

     
  • rampantbicycle 2:05 pm on July 18, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Yeah, the quest board was a proposal of mine from this morning. I have not experimented with signs yet, but thought to myself “Wouldn’t it be neat if we could share the stuff we’re working on with a batch of signs, or request help from each other in hunting down a particular resource, or something?”

    So I thought: Hey. Quest board. That’d be cool. We should have one in our base.

    Other things I thought about making: a little “guest house” for new arrivals, so that nobody need fear dying to monster attack whilst getting themselves established.

     
  • mjpilon 11:48 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I’m up to join for Minecraft. Have only dabble with it but would like to play a bit more so a Squad server may entice me more 🙂

     
  • Shingro 8:27 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I respect myself some minecraft in a major way, and I can understand the pull… but my mind is way way too disorginized and lawless a place for anything like self-set goals, so I think I’ll probably cash out of this one. Good luck out there though =D

     
  • Mohammad AlHuraiz 6:11 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    @angryjedi I would love to join the squad in Minecraft if my connection isn’t too laggy.I’ve been trying to find an excuse to get back to it, this could be it if you guys decide to make a server.

    @unmanneddrone Just played a quick 20 minute play through of Jagged alliance, this is definitely my kind of jam! Graphically, it looks like something that could possibly run on my Netbook, I’m giving that a try now.

     
  • rampantbicycle 4:19 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @bowlisimo (has a look) Sweet blocky Jeebus. Now there is an epic work of fanlove for you.

     
  • unmanneddrone 4:13 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft,   

    I really did try and get into Minecraft, but those blocky Java hooks failed to pierce my leathery hide.

    Speaking of unique little indie games that either go big, go home or drop off the radar, do folks recall that independent MMO “experience” Love? Surely. But by golly, it has the most powerful visual ambience about it. Would love to investigate down the line. One of those curiosities that continues to hang about in one’s consciousness until sated. Not at fifteen a month for subscription, though.

    @beige Salvation Prophecy ain’t bad. A rough diamond, but a good sign.

     
  • bowlisimo 3:44 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @beige @angryjedi I’m in.

    @rampantbicycle You’re in the majority, as far as Minecraft is concerned. The devil in Minecraft is its strong natural sense of progression from one self made goal to the next. Personally, I went from don’t die, to carving out a tunnel system, to designating individual rooms, to building a shrine where you spawn, to building a bridge to a nearby mountain, to more bridges, to building docks and roads, to undertaking massive (failed) engineering feats like tunneling water to fill in a nearby dry lake, to a minecart system, to a giant-sized unfinished castle. Yeah. It’ll suck you in.

    If you really want to see what people can do, check out Minecraft Westeros. Good god.

     
  • RocGaude 6:25 pm on December 14, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , Minecraft   

    @beige It’s definitely a reflection on our society’s mentality today. All of the old standards and institutions are crumbling apart so there’s a lot of “end of times/apocalyptic” chatter on the collective conscious. Personally, I (and most of us here) like to live on the “let’s build this shit back up to something better suited for us” side of the fence. Happy to be here.

    @jeffgrubb …or I could never buy it and not have to worry about upgrade fees at all. Zing! Instead, I recommend hopping over to GOG and grabbing some Infinity Engine classics while that shit’s hot and cheap.

     
  • cptcarnage 3:38 pm on November 22, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Looks like notch is trying to add Rogue like qualities to Minecraft, @beige this maybe down your alley

    “I’m definitely going to add hardcore mode to the game where dying will destroy the world. I’m not sure how it would work in multiplayer, though.. Perhaps you could get “banned” from the server until the world resets if you die on a server running hardcore mode.”

    http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1646175743/pc-gamer-minecraft-diary-rules-you-die-you-delete

     
  • cptcarnage 9:40 pm on November 13, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @tolkoto You’ll find the server pretty dead, I check it occasionally but noone has been on it in over 3 weeks.

    Ive switched over to server.minecraftaddicts.com its canadian based but well run, check out my Enterprise model near spawn when you’re on.

     
  • Mike Minotti 7:33 am on November 13, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I finally bought Minecraft, so I’ll be messing around on the Squad’s server at sosminecraft.no-ip.org 🙂

     
  • bowlisimo 6:37 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    @RocGaude I hate that! You’re not alone. It’s usually the low field of view < 90 degrees that turns me green. The annoying thing is I'm fairly solid in real life. Planes? Good to go. Cars? Fine. Boats? No problem, but Duke 3D = nausea land? I had the same problem with Half-life 2 until I fixed the FOV. Now it's Minecraft, inexplicably. HOW WILL I EVER FINISH CHATEAU DU BOWLIER NOW?

    At least the bridgeway is almost done. I feel like I’m creating a Myst age.

     
  • cptcarnage 4:29 pm on October 20, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    @beige I grabbed it this morning before work, got about 5 levels in and loving it already. The leader board function’s cool.

    In other news, SMB’s creator was talking with Notch (Minecraft) this morning and it seems like they are going to put the Minecraft guy in the PC version of SMB.

     
  • Jeff Grubb 11:12 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

     
  • cptcarnage 7:12 pm on October 18, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Found a small problem with the Minecraft server, it seems that if you are not made an OP you cannot destroy blocks when you first login, so you cannot build. So as of now everyone who has logged in has been made an OP.

    sosminecraft.no-ip.org is still valid and the server is live.

     
  • cptcarnage 7:56 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I added a no-ip address to the Squad’s Minecraft server, you can now connect to it using:

    sosminecraft.no-ip.org

     
  • cptcarnage 4:22 am on October 10, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Just an update, we’ve had some activity on our Minecraft server, who built the arboretum? It’s awesome!

    I’ve also made a small tweak to Casa de Carnage, who says I cant have lava falls?

    Keep up the good work guys!

     
  • cptcarnage 6:54 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Squad server is now OPEN! It should be up for at least this weekend October 8-11th but since its on a pretty stable system (its been running for 150 days now on Ubuntu) it should be good. Go nuts people! You should spawn near my Castle.

    IP is 67.226.152.113 for the Alpha survival Multiplayer

    http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?server=c33c1ae4e21a301cd7d90fd083604246 for the create mode for everyone else.

     
  • cptcarnage 4:26 pm on October 2, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Just a heads up the Minecraft server is back up, I’ll be in and out throughout the day so have fun. Monsters are ON! IP is as before 99.247.135.7

     
  • cptcarnage 11:53 pm on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Evening all! Minecraft server is back up. If you want I’ll turn on the baddie. ive been kinda busy building for the last hour or so 😉

     
  • zegolf 1:01 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Hey gang.

    Got something REALLY rough up and running. It’s web-only right now (which I think might be a limitation of the game, and not me).

    http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?server=8b3e2ccc7fa3c6c0e3def37b1c6d103b

    Clicking that link should get you to the server. I hope.

     
  • RedSwirl 12:42 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @zegolf: http://portforward.com/

     
  • zegolf 12:34 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Yeah, apparently it’s a nightmare to do a Mac (surprise surprise). Seems the problem right now is my port forwarding. I’ll get it figured out soon…

     
  • Jeff Grubb 12:33 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Jeff Grubb's Stream of Thoughtlessness, Minecraft   

    @Zegolf I’ll probably be available for testing tomorrow!

    @angryjedi I can’t wait to hear the details of your potential job. Excited for you.

     
  • Jeff Grubb 12:31 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Speaking of games that have no end, we really do need to get that Minecraft server up and running.

     
  • cptcarnage 2:59 pm on September 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @zegolf Let me know if you need a Guinea pig, I’m at work but I can fire up Minecraft and connect if you need it.

    Are you looking at running a server for the browser based game or the purchased download (I caved and grabbed it, still no fullscreen support though)

     
  • zegolf 1:33 pm on September 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    I’m fairly certain that something as simple as Minecraft isn’t going to require a whole lot of juice to setup a server. I’ll play around with some things over the next few days and see what I can get set up. Might need some volunteers to test some things out, so if anyone is around, just let me know.

     
  • zegolf 11:33 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @iscariot83 If it’s something enough people would be interested in, I have a lot of free time coming up this weekend. The Minecraft website made it seem like it was not too time consuming, or difficult, so maybe I’ll see what I can come up with. I have a spare PC I can leave up 24/7.

     
  • iscariot83 3:11 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    @zegolf – I actually came to the squawkbox just now to try and relieve myself of the Civ V cravings. I can’t justify $50 for the privilige of sinking dozens of my limited free hours into a game, so I’ve been playing Minecraft to stave off the urges. I’m a little creeped out by the parallels to methadone clinics 🙂

    I’ve been seriously considering starting a minecraft server for the squad. I’ve never run a server and I’ve never considered myself to be admin material, but the idea of a persistent squad-world minecraft server makes me think it might be worth learning how all that stuff works. I’m moving soon, but once I get resettled, I might have to have a go at the whole thing.

    Also, it seemed strange to me that Minecraft was working as a Civ alternative for me, until I really thought about how I’m playing both of them….I’m basically grabbing resources from the world and fashioning them into new technologies to try and expand my sphere of comfort and influence in the world. My goals are to tame the wild, create structures, and advance my technology through the crafting system. It got me thinking – with the right set of rules and a few new systems in place, (plus the ability to try and fuck with my opponents efforts to do the same) Minecraft could be modded into a sort of real time, first person Civilization action game.

    But for now, maybe we should just try to get a server up and running 🙂

     
  • zegolf 2:10 am on September 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    So, back to MineCraft, since I can’t buy Civ V yet. Thinking we should set up a Squad Server and have at it. What does everyone think?

     
  • unmanneddrone 1:21 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    While I don’t want to add to the youtube embed storm, I thought you hardware and computer science geeks would get a kick out of this. Bit Xzibit, with simulating a physical 16bit processor within Minecraft.

    The mind boggles, or in my case, fizzles and shorts out.

     
  • cptcarnage 6:50 pm on September 28, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft, Star Trek   

    Wow, just wow. This guy’s working on a 1-1 scale model of the Enterprise D in Minecraft. Looks like he imported it from images but is nonetheless impressive.

     
  • cptcarnage 4:12 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Well, little late to the party but if the 1am bedtime last night says anything its that Mincraft is very addicting.

    My first instance was a bit boring but my second O,o waterfalls in a valley w/giant caves underneath it. I explored for a good 2 hours w/o having to dig, just making staircases, grabbing ore and laying torches. Its awesome!

    Also its interesting to note with the water, I managed to divert a flow down into the caves and accidentally dug up under the lake. Lets just say it didn’t end well.

    As to a squadcast on user generated content content episode would be welcome. With Little Big Planet 2 due to be released this fall, Reaches Forge mode and Minecraft it could be an interesting topic analyzing whether a directed experience is necessary for a game to be enjoyed.

     
  • unmanneddrone 4:35 am on September 21, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Nice to see Minecraft getting the love. Not my particular cup of tea, but I think it really fills that niche carved by a childhood filled with upturned boxes of Lego and going for broke on a creative surge of construction. I do love simply carving elaborate tunnels through the Earth like I’m rescuing Chilean miners, though. If only other indie titles across the board had as wonderful a success story as Minecraft.

    Finished up Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, in co-op. It was brilliant, the length perfect for co-op on hard, perhaps the best attention to detail this year in terms of level design. I foresee the resident curmudgeon-in-waiting @bowlisimo snickering and rolling orbs in ocular sockets, and indeed it won’t make any new friends. But the sound and level design is top-notch. My limited time in Shanghai was refreshed in the memory banks by this one. The grime, the conveyance of the summer heat and all the stench and smog it brings with it. From the seedy outer-industrial estates to the overbearing choke of back alleys, clogged with detritus and garbage; from the glorious rendering (Io Interactive do this SO well!) of an airport apron – replete with taxiing 747s – to the grotesque decadence of a corrupt party official’s business lodgings, it’s a feast of the senses. The shooting is much tighter than the first game, but it’s still not what the Uncharted folk would be interested in. The narrative isn’t as grand as Dead Men, but it’s going for a more “slice of the moment” experience, one that simply charts the two protagonists as everything falls apart for them once again and they must do what they have to in order to get the hell out of Shanghai.

    If you pick it up, put it on hard, grab a friend and get going.

    A quick word on RUSE if anyone is interested. Will soon have the Move controller rocking up on my door, but for the time being, it’s been the standard controller. Whether it’s on PC or the consoles, no doubt – like Master M. Minotti stated on the recent EBP – it’s a tough gig when you release in the same year as Starcraft 2 and Civ V. However, so far it’s so far removed from those two heavyweights that any sort of “but why would you need anything else in the genre?” jab holds little water, if any. Definitely a title that is easy to get into for newcomers but deep enough to satisfy the veterans. Also, probably one of the very few games that the “you need to play it – and maybe play it multiplayer” to see what Eugen were going for in terms of gameplay. It doesn’t kick you in the jewels within the first few minutes of gameplay, there’s no fog of war per se but, again, what you see might not be what you find kampfgruppen moving upon.

    So, if you’re looking for a much more relaxed poker-like RTS without having to buy into the “hardcore time investment” image, something I feel is a paradigm built around Starcraft in the interum between Brood War and the sequel, then a hearty recommendation for this one.

     
  • Jeff Grubb 9:44 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Took the plunge on Minecraft. It seems like it has a lot of potential. I’ve been building a bunker. And now my goal is to create a floating mountain…

     
  • Pete Davison 9:34 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @Beige @bowlisimo If not a whole show on Minecraft, then certainly a show on user-generated content. There’s plenty of titles out there that showcase this now, with Reach being the most recent example. Also, it will give me an excuse to make everyone play TrackMania and for Feen to bitch about LittleBigPlanet again.

     
  • bowlisimo 8:05 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Minecraft   

    @Beige No, we should set up a squad server and build, sir, BUILD!

     
  • bowlisimo 6:59 pm on September 19, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    @sinfony lol, nice. I didn’t know you could do that, I haven’t messed around with water much. I’ve really just been dwarfing it up inside the mountain, had a dream that I built Dwarrowdelf.

    @RedSwirl WHAT?! I loved that service. GoG was fantastic. I had like 9 games there. I hope it’s just a publicity stunt, or at least let me download my games one last time. This is what everyone who uses STEAM quietly fears.

     
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