Discussion in 'Games' started by newtekie1, Feb 2, 2011.
Is the server up? I wanna be added to the whilelist plz. Same name as here.
Minecraft.net is down.
Edit: It gives error 503 (Service Unavailable) on minecraft.net when trying to connect.
Edit: Minecraft.net is up again.
Seems like minecraft.net is having problems a lot lately, I can't get on right now because of it being down...
Just wanted to throw up a overview of our current map on the server. Everyone's been busy creating some awesome things:
I am working with Ford to improve the starting area. Seems that we are extending the fence to make the area more safe. I built a house right outside of the area, but soon I think I will be inside the safe zone. Anyway, server still needs some high rise buildings, but we will get to that, and oh, castles.
My friends told me about this game, but i looked at the vid and thought it was like some poor game bc of the graphics lol. guess i'm wrong
Wow, the TPU looks awesome in that pic. It was worth dropping a shadow (breaking ice) just for that.
By the way, 0 0 0 (dead center) is just in front of the P in TPU.
That pic must have been taken right after I cut down a bunch of trees. The area to the left of the T should appear more forested than that.
Never judge a book by its cover. Most of the best games have sub-par graphics. It's all about where the developers focus. Gameplay means more replay value but not as pretty; graphics means fun to look at for a few hours but might as well throw it away after that.
Ford and I are currently working on a subway from spawn to the TPU. It is extremely long, but is going to be fully automated. We are about 80% done. I have been laying track and digging while Ford is laying glass for the roof. It is taking a long, long time.
Tekie, how do you get a shot of the map like that? Through the server software?
A program called Cartograph. I'm going to try to grab a map like that at least once a week, so we can track how things are evolving.
Caboose set the Welcome Center on fire. Need to reload save that was made at approximately 1AM CST.
Edit: Nevermind, I already got it rebuilt except the trees are refusing to grow in it.
We had a disaster today. I was mining sand and a creeper followed me home. I ran into the welcome center, and it exploded. Combination of wood + creeper + sulfur = fire in the Welcome Center. We are going to role back to 1am CST so we don't have to rebuild.
This picture was taken about an hour before that incident:
The exterior is pretty much done at that point.
I got the trees to grow, I had to stick torches next to the trees because they weren't getting enough light.
You guys suck.
No, I don't mean that. My internet connection sucks and this is the first time in years I've wanted to play something online and am unable to do so.
!@#!$!%! @##!%!# $!#% satellite internet !#%!##% $%^!#%$!#$ !#$!#$!#%%
I LOL'd at PVT's disaster post.
I thought they would because of the glass roof. Guess not.
There was enough during the day, but at night they would pop out of the ground. I had to put two torches next to them to get them to stay in the ground and then I could use bonemeal to get them to grow instantly.
Currently SoylentJoe and I are working on a sandstone pyramid. The pyramid is about 50 x 50 ATM, so that means it will be around 2500, however we have to go farther out in some directions, therefore we are using around 3000 sandstone blocks. That means 12000 sand needs to be used. It is a massive project. Other issues include things spawning INSIDE the pyramid, as it blocks light, and on top. In short, the whole project is a giant cluster fuck. If a torch illuminates 15 squares around it, we need to have close to 400 for good lightness.
Eh, I wouldn't call it a clusterfuck. We've got things going pretty good. I did see that our sand inside the pyramid is almost all gone. Also, I lost everything on me while watching Megamind. Somehow I died :/ I don't think it was too much stuff though.
Edit: Yes nevermind it is a clusterfuck. We're running out of materials and resources and there are dark caves all around the base of the pyramid full of mobs
Meow9000's place is also on fire.
I mean we are doing pretty well, but I mined out almost all the sand inside it. And did you see the creepers spawning by the dozens under the half finished wall? Yeah it sucks. Anyway, any TPU'ers who wanna donate sand to the effort please place in chests in my house. Anyway, what the hell happened! I think I did a really good job so far on the pyramid, hopefully we finish it tomorrow.
How'd that happen?
newtekie1, we need a new rule: No using Flint and Steel, placing lava, or setting off explosions in the "safe area" (fenced in area around the spawn).
Someone replaced part of the creek/water fall with lava. The wool metro is way too close for comfort.
I went up to the top of the "P" too fix the height of the cobblestone spire on the top and this is what I found:
That, I didn't expect. There were even some cows and chickens in the stairwell and a few on the farm floor just below that. I got 3 leather, 14 wool, and about 6 eggs out of them. XD
I think that is good rule to add. BTW, in the new area I am hanging out in, in the arctic way north of the T, there is some exposed lava in places. I suspect this has been causing forest fires of some sort. We might have to cover up all the exposed areas. Also, safe area is really not all that safe, we get creepers coming in frequently and blowing up the fences. I think a good project would be to make a lava mote around the area.
Yeah, this map has a lot of exposed lava on the surface. I spend the first several days on the server clearing a huge forest fire caused by lava on the surface.
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