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The inactivity of this forum.
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:06 pm by Burkman
It's depressing to see how inactive it has been recently. I mean, everybody is pretty much primarily posting in the never ending thread now and there's not enough people here to make this place really booming. We need to find some way to bring more people here before this place just fades into nothingness...

I know for a fact that a lot of boards out there are thriving because of how many people are there. We just need to get back into the game and pull people here. However, where we obtain these people might matter, because we don't to end up pulling in douches like those at Selkath.

I understand that people are busy these days, but it doesn't seem like they're rarely at their computer anymore. I know most of you are still dicking around with your computer. I don't know how we …

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Happy New Year!
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:56 pm by Scott
Happy New Year OT! We may be dying... BUT WE'RE STILL HERE! We had an... interesting year last year. Vice Admin Burkman is taking a long earned vacation and Uly is stepping into his position. Well... I'd have more to say but I've got other things to do atm... and oh yeah... to quote Callin... "GET A MIC YA BUM!"

~Scott

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 Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late

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PostSubject: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:19 am

Well, it appears the industry is taking a new trend... I guess everybody's trying to copy-off Minecraft's success or something... I mean- even big-ass studios like Ubisoft have gone to the market with their sandbox 'You are God, here's a shovel now build us mortals beach houses!' title ('From Dust' if you haven't been following). So my question is- What seems to be the fuss about all powerful, snake-like creatures that are capable of moving mountains and creating worlds (kinda comes with the 'all powerful' gimmick but had to be said) for lesser beings their elevated and all-knowing mind logically shouldn't care less?

I mean- think about it. If you were some all-powerful (snake-like) creature, capable of forming planets and stars and galaxies, why should you care about the survival of... well... Creatures that are less than you and would never be able to become like you (all-powerful and snake-like).
Ok, my atheist theory aside...

I first thought it's a neat trend in indie studios but now a big fish is putting up its stall in the market (namely Ubisoft, if you haven't been following) I gotta wonder- why?
I mean- the obvious reasons aside (it being fun to sprout-up volcanoes in the middle of villages and watching people die; it being fulfilling building a giant 2D tree house with you friends; etc.)... Are we so desperate of proving that a God (or an all-powerful snake-like being), given a human heart (i.e- the player), is capable of caring for the lives of creatures which, in his eyes, are what single-celled organisms are for us?

Anyways...
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:54 am

Why are there no Star Wars creator games? OMG!

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:55 am

TL;DR

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:49 am

Matieu wrote:
TL;DR

I expected more...

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Fun Fact: Minecraft is the best selling game on the pc.

Reason everyone is making sandbox creating things game thingys is....


THEY WANT MONEY!
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:25 pm

From Dust isn't like MineCraft...
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:55 pm

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From Dust isn't like MineCraft...

It's the same general principle- you can mold the world around you into whatever you want (yes, including giant magma-spewing genitalia)...

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:10 pm

Second Life came before Minecraft.

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:25 pm

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CollaWars wrote:
From Dust isn't like MineCraft...

It's the same general principle- you can mold the world around you into whatever you want (yes, including giant magma-spewing genitalia)...

Minecraft didn't come up with that principle.
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:27 pm

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Minecraft didn't come up with that principle.


^^^^^^^

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:29 pm

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Second Life came before Minecraft.

Second Life is different, darlin'... We're talking about 'You are our God, here's a shopping list and a toolbox- now get to work!'-type games...

I know Minecraft's not the first one (the oldest one I remember is Black & White) but it's the one that really started things going...

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:40 pm

BananaDealer wrote:
Smoke wrote:
Second Life came before Minecraft.

Second Life is different, darlin'... We're talking about 'You are our God, here's a shopping list and a toolbox- now get to work!'-type games...

I know Minecraft's not the first one (the oldest one I remember is Black & White) but it's the one that really started things going...

Second life allows you to create objects like minecraft but with more freedom because you aren't limited to blocks or cubes.

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:42 pm

Smoke wrote:
BananaDealer wrote:
Smoke wrote:
Second Life came before Minecraft.

Second Life is different, darlin'... We're talking about 'You are our God, here's a shopping list and a toolbox- now get to work!'-type games...

I know Minecraft's not the first one (the oldest one I remember is Black & White) but it's the one that really started things going...

Second life allows you to create objects like minecraft but with more freedom because you aren't limited to blocks or cubes.

Can you create a mountain? Can you make a valley and then fill it with water?

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:45 pm

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Smoke wrote:
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Second Life is different, darlin'... We're talking about 'You are our God, here's a shopping list and a toolbox- now get to work!'-type games...

I know Minecraft's not the first one (the oldest one I remember is Black & White) but it's the one that really started things going...

Second life allows you to create objects like minecraft but with more freedom because you aren't limited to blocks or cubes.

Can you create a mountain? Can you make a valley and then fill it with water?

Yes.


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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:52 pm

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Smoke wrote:


Second life allows you to create objects like minecraft but with more freedom because you aren't limited to blocks or cubes.

Can you create a mountain? Can you make a valley and then fill it with water?

Yes.


Really? Then I do stand corrected, sir... *Extinguishes cigar. Gets coat a hat from hanger. Goes out the door.*

So OK, add Second Life to that list... Not that we need another example... And Minecraft did start the trend... I don't remember everybody starting to churn-up fancy, sandbox, all-powerful-snake-like-being-involving games after Second Life...

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:01 pm

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Can you create a mountain? Can you make a valley and then fill it with water?

Yes.


Really? Then I do stand corrected, sir... *Extinguishes cigar. Gets coat a hat from hanger. Goes out the door.*

So OK, add Second Life to that list... Not that we need another example... And Minecraft did start the trend... I don't remember everybody starting to churn-up fancy, sandbox, all-powerful-snake-like-being-involving games after Second Life...

Well there is less porn in minecraft so that's good.

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:35 pm

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Well there is less porn in minecraft so that's good.

that is the worst thing about minecraft actually. not enough pr0n, and the bit that exists is horrible anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:40 pm

From Dust and Sims aren't really the same emergent genre. It's really an emergent genre themed around survival and crafting. Sure, the building stuff side is also popular, but really there are hundreds of games with map editors. That isn't really a genre in and of itself. Herp derp, I can make a spaceship in HALO: Reach and Minecraft is a clone of that.

Yes, Minecraft is a clone game, but it sure isn't a clone of Sims.

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:03 pm

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Well there is less porn in minecraft so that's good.

that is the worst thing about minecraft actually. not enough pr0n, and the bit that exists is horrible anyways.

Christ´s sake Uly, we know it´s you
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:23 pm

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Well there is less porn in minecraft so that's good.

that is the worst thing about minecraft actually. not enough pr0n, and the bit that exists is horrible anyways.

Christ´s sake Uly, we know it´s you

You couldn't be more wrong. I know Kloud personally. He's not Uly.

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:38 pm

Starbound is Terraria 2.0. It's going to be great, I'm sure!

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:02 am

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Starbound is Terraria 2.0. It's going to be great, I'm sure!

fuck terraria. i bought it because burk told me it was not crap. it is complete crap. like every other "indie" game on steam, and 90% of their catalog overall.
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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:11 am

So I can put you under my cynical ass hole list: "IT'S ALL SHIT!"?

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PostSubject: Re: Minecraft, Terraria, From Dust and other Sandbox 'Create a World' games of late   Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:15 pm

not everything. just most games. especially most of the shit games on steam. the last remnant is an excellent game.
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