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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:20AM ScottishViking said

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Truly impressive. Makes me want to boot up Minecraft again and to continue never ever booting up WoW ever.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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It's normal when "World of Warcraft" has become "Captial City of Wait and QueueCraft"
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 11:19AM (Unverified) said

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It's hardly irrational. Maybe he just enjoys the setting of WoW, but not the gameplay, but does enjoy the open ended sandbox gameplay of Minecraft? Some of the WoW hate out there is due to people hating it just for it being WoW, but a lot people also hate it because they objectively find the game mediocre/boring/whatever.... I'm in the camp where Minecraft >>>>>>>> WoW so I can understand this guys comment.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:06PM Borick said

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@(Unverified It's a narrow frame of view that would find his statement to be out of context.

He's impressed. The idea of being able to create such a project makes him want to play Minecraft, while he laments the reminder of a game that he no longer plays.

There are a couple-three million of us out there. Perhaps it's not strictly rational behavior to express resentment, but it seems rational to expect such sentiments given the context.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:27PM (Unverified) said

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I always laugh when I see this. Some people can not grasp that what you call "hate" is quite likely disappointment in the direction WoW has gone the last couple of years and many people would love for them to actually put the Warcraft in World of Warcraft so they can go back.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:47PM Unshra said

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@(Unverified) On a different note, every time I see a converstation take place between Unverified and Unverified I feel like I'm watching someone argue with themselves. I honestly hope Massively works on fixing this issue along with the avatar update issue.

On topic, nice project and while not as impressive as the Lord of the Rings project it is still very well done.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:58PM ScottishViking said

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@Unshra

Good grief +1 to this. The commenting and avatar system is like something from 1999.

And do you have a link to the LOTR project? Would love to see it.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 2:07PM Unshra said

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@ScottishViking Sure.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_M3_uxkdSU

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjnmEXyGyvA

Part 3 (my favorite (starts near the end of part 2) as it explores their epic Mordor it's flipped HUGE wish the on in LoTRO was this cool):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ioec2ccPJk
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 2:12PM Unshra said

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@Unshra There is another tour, slightly better as they have one of the builders there talking about all the work they did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhksNvUwaRc
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 9:35PM ScottishViking said

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@Unshra

Thanks!
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:35AM Clemalum07 said

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That is pretty amazing.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 11:59AM ScottishViking said

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Sorry, my comment was for the above commenter on my post. I friggin' hate Massively's comment system.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:48AM ScottishViking said

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Take it as you will. It's an impressive mod. I think it's great that it was inspired by a game I have since given up. I'd rather enjoy Azeroth in Minecraft than in the MMO setting. Not trolling, but if you wanna take it that way, feel free.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:49AM jakofascalon said

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LOL GG to this group!

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:57AM (Unverified) said

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Fairly impressive and it would be neat to see other MMOs done in this manner.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:13PM Borick said

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@(Unverified) I think it'll be neat when we start seeing... well, not MMO's perhaps, but custom game shards for several thousand people, at least. Call them single-server MMOs.

In Minecraft I see echoes of the old DIKU MUDs. Here's this tool, just like with DIKU, mostly-open and mostly-free and fork-able that will let any old joe roll their own game server with whatever ruleset they like.

Sure, it's crude now, but I'd bet on the work of the public fanbase over any AAA-funded enterprise for iterating the best improvements. By the time Minecraft goes open source I could see it being the standard introduction for game designers in the next decade.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

Well in a sense the old Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2 did this too as they gave you a toolset in order to build whatever you want and then you could host your own server and have folks on it. I was a DM and creator for several worlds like this and it was a lot of fun. Sometimes we would crash the server with the amount of folks and I think at the tops we had something like 60 folks playing (this was in the early 2000s!).

I have hopes for games like storybricks and the foundry toolset that cryptic has been pushing but I want to see more completely open ended games like Minecraft with even more options and customization. Sometimes if you hand folks the tools you get things that loads of folks enjoy... just look at Team Fortress or Counter Strike!

I have friends who would love to see Minecraft break up the blocks into 8 pieces so there could be even more customization. I think we could see that and then some in the future with the amount of sandbox style games that are using Minecrafts concepts.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:22PM Grakulen said

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That is truly impressive.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 12:55PM Vandal said

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Holy cow. That is impressive.

I hope some ActiBlizz lawyer doesn't see this and get bent out of shape. This guy should be allowed to finish it.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 1:08PM PhelimReagh said

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@Vandal

LOL, that's what I thought. Impressive as it is, I'd be worried to be the guy who made it for fear of Blizzard's lawyers suing his pants off.

That said, it's an impressive feat, though the scripting of it's creation does take away from the accomplishment a bit.
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