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February 17, 2011 8:19 PM   Subscribe

The Last Minecart (SLYT, pixelated violence)
posted by loquacious (63 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
OH FOR FUCKS SHAKE I'VE JUST SHAKEN THE MINECRAFT MONKEY OH DAMN YOUR EYES
posted by The Whelk at 8:26 PM on February 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


The Whelk, do you like Terry Pratchett novels? Because they're busy recreating Ankh-Morpork over on Aporkalypse, in case you haven't heard. Sounds like something you'd love. Go on.
posted by komara at 8:29 PM on February 17, 2011 [7 favorites]


Full-length feature shot in IMAX, please.
posted by Huck500 at 8:30 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm with Huck500 on this one.
posted by MHPlost at 8:31 PM on February 17, 2011


Is this something I'd need -

aw, fuck it.
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:33 PM on February 17, 2011


OH FOR FUCKS SHAKE I'VE JUST SHAKEN THE MINECRAFT MONKEY OH DAMN YOUR EYES

I've found an easy solution. Own a computer that can barely play it, if at all, and then get your fix by watching good Minecraft videos doing all the digging and crafting for you.

I'm a huge fan of the Yogscast minecraft videos. Those guys are hilarious (and the subject of an upcoming post.)
posted by loquacious at 8:33 PM on February 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Because they're busy recreating Ankh-Morpork over on Aporkalypse, in case you haven't heard.

!!!

*tries to remember my Minecraft login info*
posted by kmz at 8:33 PM on February 17, 2011


Or even better, are there videos and stuff of Ankh-Morporkalypse?
posted by kmz at 8:34 PM on February 17, 2011


> and then get your fix by watching good Minecraft videos doing all the digging and crafting for you. I'm a huge fan of the Yogscast minecraft videos.

Really? I mean I caught the first part of your statement where you said you can't play, but ... really? I played a lot of Minecraft, and the absolute last thing I want to do is watch someone else play. Of course I also can't stand TV news or podcasts; I need to consume information at my own pace.
posted by komara at 8:36 PM on February 17, 2011


> Or even better, are there videos and stuff of Ankh-Morporkalypse?

So far the only thing on MeFightCraft (the official Aporkalypse screenshots site) is this post of the Alchemists' Guild. Having never read Pratchett I'm guessing this is some reference I'm just not getting.
posted by komara at 8:39 PM on February 17, 2011


Another completely awesome minecraft related video that came out today: Diamaonds
posted by inedible at 8:42 PM on February 17, 2011 [13 favorites]


Oh, I forgot about this video of the Opera House. It's very nice.
posted by komara at 8:42 PM on February 17, 2011


I swear firefox didn't underline that.
posted by inedible at 8:50 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I want Minecraft, but it's $5 more than I'm willing to spend. I guess I can always wait for a sale. Or not buy a coffee or something.

God, I'm broke. And cheap. A mixture of those two things.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:52 PM on February 17, 2011


It didn't seem like a real Minecraft experience, because I watched the video all the way through.
If were authentic, I would have watched it for three hours, and then the main character would have gotten murdered by a spider or by some zombie cactus asshole, and I would have closed my browser in annoyance and disgust. And then I would have loaded up the web page like two minutes later, fully aware of how dumb I was being. And then I would have kept watching until either the state or the cats found my dead body.

Also, I smiled every time he took off that cardboard helmet to show how serious he was about what he was doing. Love it.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 9:02 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


inedible: "Another completely awesome minecraft related video that came out today: Diamaonds "

oh shit, that's awesome. Is that the gravediggaz?
posted by boo_radley at 9:05 PM on February 17, 2011


Really? I mean I caught the first part of your statement where you said you can't play, but ... really? I played a lot of Minecraft, and the absolute last thing I want to do is watch someone else play.

Really. My primary computer is a netbook, so running Minecraft is a ridiculous exercise in futility. I can barely get sticks made before the first nightfall in survival mode, much less find and mine coal. I think the first time I tried survival I spent the night in a sand hovel dug out with my bare hands, which was fine until I met my first creepers.

However, there's a ton of great Mincecraft videos out there, with the Yogscast videos being at the cream of the crop because they have such a great style and rapport while bantering back and forth. The Yogscast minecraft videos are here.

I think it's a great way to enjoy the game without having to do all your own mining, as well as staying current with new developments and mods, and it helps a lot that they have a wider range of expression than your average gamer. They're quite dry and witty without being too droll.

The future Minecraft post I'm alluding to is going to cover some of their better videos, as well as "The Shadow of Israphel" pseudo-RPG saga that has been ongoing in season 3, which makes great use of Minecraft as a sandbox and story-telling machine.
posted by loquacious at 9:07 PM on February 17, 2011 [8 favorites]


I still haven't caught the Minecraft bug, though maybe that's because I've only tried the free version. I don't think I have the right brain to play Minecraft or Dwarf Fortress. That said, I love looking at what other people have created in Minecraft
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:09 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]




The Whelk, do you like Terry Pratchett novels? Because they're busy recreating Ankh-Morpork over on Aporkalypse, in case you haven't heard. Sounds like something you'd love. Go on.


SHUT UP I AM NOT MAKING THE ANKH-MORPORK TIMES OFFICES ON GLEAM STREET SHUT UP SHUT UP
posted by The Whelk at 9:28 PM on February 17, 2011


SHUT UP I AM NOT MAKING THE ANKH-MORPORK TIMES OFFICES ON GLEAM STREET SHUT UP SHUT UP

Speaking as your friend mistersc I'm telling you it's okay. Do it.
posted by komara at 9:37 PM on February 17, 2011


Minecraft is a bit of a beast graphically speaking.

I'm not surprised a netbook can't run it. I'm sure they'll fine tune it one of these days.
posted by Bonzai at 9:42 PM on February 17, 2011


Speaking as your friend mistersc I'm telling you it's okay. Do it.

I HAVE LIKE 8 OTHER UNFINISHED PROJECTS LITTERING THE MINE WORLD
posted by The Whelk at 9:43 PM on February 17, 2011


Basically if I finish the New Hampsterdam dept. store and my house on the park, I think I can join your Terry pratchett party. Man. I got OBLIGATIONS
posted by The Whelk at 9:52 PM on February 17, 2011


@loquacious - I run it on a netbook myself, and while it isn't the best, I can get it to be more than tolerable by reducing the view distance to the minimum.

@mccarty.tim - Look at it this way: by buying Minecraft, you will be saving money in the long run because you will be playing Minecraft instead of doing things that cost money. It's a win win.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:54 PM on February 17, 2011


[i]@mccarty.tim - Look at it this way: by buying Minecraft, you will be saving money in the long run because you will be playing Minecraft instead of doing things that cost money. It's a win win.[/i]

Like buying food ... paying rent ...
posted by chemoboy at 10:19 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


... or using BBCodes on Metafilter. Mea culpa.
posted by chemoboy at 10:20 PM on February 17, 2011


Having never read Pratchett I'm guessing this is some reference I'm just not getting.

The joke is that the Alchemists' is always getting blown up, hence the Creeper-esque hole as the guildhall.

Has someone made the Gamblers' guild across the street?
posted by winna at 10:22 PM on February 17, 2011


I HAVE LIKE 8 OTHER UNFINISHED PROJECTS LITTERING THE MINE WORLD

It's funny because you're speaking as though there is such a thing as a "finished project" in Minecraft.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:46 PM on February 17, 2011


The Gamblers' guild and the Times have not been built, so if you want to join us you are all very welcome.

The city is laid out roughly according to the official map, but we value creativity over super strict adherence to the details, so some stuff have magically moved around a bit in the city.

The wonderful thing about the 'finishedness' of a project like this is that it just gets better and better over time, but we are already getting a good mood in the city even though it's pretty rough still.
posted by Snjo at 10:57 PM on February 17, 2011


Somehow I broke my offline Minecraft and my online is terribly Shaw - I've got a a Java dude helping me work through this disaster but I'm temporarily without so (with love and respect) fuck you twice with a diamond pickaxe loq.
posted by vapidave at 11:15 PM on February 17, 2011


I'm totally using my netbook to run my household cheating-bastard MP server, where Mr. F and I are admins and just make piles and piles of TNT all day.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:30 PM on February 17, 2011


I can has dimond shotgun? Yay!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 11:30 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is so awesome, even for someone who hasn't played minecraft. Loved the contrasting production values.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 11:33 PM on February 17, 2011


loquacious, that was a lot better than I expected, and I kinda expected it to be pretty good.

If anyone is wondering, "Is this the thread to post that awesome Minecraft video I saw last week?" The answer is yes.
posted by straight at 11:59 PM on February 17, 2011


Large Chicken Collider.
posted by Jimbob at 12:32 AM on February 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


colored lighting, stained glass
posted by empath at 3:19 AM on February 18, 2011


"Hey! It's in the morning. Why are the zombies still alive?"

...........fuck.
posted by Dr-Baa at 3:48 AM on February 18, 2011


Oh we desperately need that coloured glass! So many stained glass windows to make. And it actually colours the light inside the room to!
posted by Snjo at 3:54 AM on February 18, 2011


That whole video was awesome, but I still I'd rather have the diamond pick than the diamond shotgun. A diamond pick is like THE ULTIMATE THING.
posted by DU at 4:18 AM on February 18, 2011


I was surprised at how professional the video looked, then I realised its secret: orange and teal. It really is everywhere.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:18 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whelk, do you like Terry Pratchett novels? Because they're busy recreating Ankh-Morpork over on Aporkalypse, in case you haven't heard. Sounds like something you'd love. Go on.

Where can a body buy a fresh rat pie in that place?
posted by ersatz at 4:19 AM on February 18, 2011


...Mr. F and I are admins and just make piles and piles of TNT all day.

We have a server like that. The other day I came home from work and the very first thing anyone said to me was my 5 year old girly-girl daughter, in a floofy dress with a bow in her hair, angrily saying "You didn't turn on the server so I couldn't hack for TNT!!!"
posted by DU at 4:20 AM on February 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


I had to back away from Aporkalypse - I wasn't entirely happy with the Last Basilisk and my wife wasn't entirely happy with the time I spent working on it.

"You baby is crying!"
"You don't understand, PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET MIGHT SEE MY WORK IT MUST BE PERFECT!!!!!!111"
"Whoops, unplugged the computer."
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:46 AM on February 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


I've only watched one, but that Yogscast series is great.
posted by DU at 6:15 AM on February 18, 2011


...a finished project in minecraft.

My bar is finished, the embassy is finished, Whelkonia is finished, as are the two apple stores and the couchon d'or. Ive got an unfinished church in Porkton and a half built dept. Store in New Ham. When those are dkne, I can think about Ahnk Morpork.


Has anyone built clacks towers yet?
posted by The Whelk at 6:36 AM on February 18, 2011


Beds
posted by empath at 6:51 AM on February 18, 2011


Wool - Wool - Wool
Board - Board - Board
Stick - Space - Stick
?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:59 AM on February 18, 2011


Wool - Wool - Wool
Board - Board - Board
Stick - Space - Stick
?


I imagine that Aporkalypse will get an Ikea soon after furniture starts arriving.
posted by empath at 7:02 AM on February 18, 2011


wait, The Whelk = mistersc?

WAIT A SECOND WAIT ONE SECOND WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
posted by exlotuseater at 7:03 AM on February 18, 2011


No no, komara = mistersc. The Whelk is The Whelk.
posted by komara at 7:06 AM on February 18, 2011


Has anyone built clacks towers yet?

I have built Tump Tower, the home of the Grand Trunk, but no other clacks towers yet.


come on....join us.....you know you want to...
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:12 AM on February 18, 2011


ohhh, ok. I'm annoyed because when I signed up for Minecraft, I picked a username thinking that would be the "account" name, and that (as with most other games and online fora) I could pick a separate "display name."

I'm exlotuseater here and on MFC, GameFilter, and pretty much everywhere else . . . but my Minecraft name is james_sherwood . . . so whenever I go to 'pork, people know me ther by that name, but probably never make the connection that I'm

THIS GUY

posted by exlotuseater at 7:13 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I imagine that Aporkalypse will get an Ikea soon after furniture starts arriving.

Oh man. I have not been on the Pork for a long while, but that would be a fun project for me, as a Swede in exile...
posted by gemmy at 7:20 AM on February 18, 2011


Porkton does have a Swedish embassy....
posted by The Whelk at 7:27 AM on February 18, 2011


> ohhh, ok. I'm annoyed because when I signed up for Minecraft, I picked a username thinking that would be the "account" name, and that (as with most other games and online fora) I could pick a separate "display name."

Yeah, I think that happened to you, me, and everyone else. I was even komara on MFC for a while until I realized that likely the only game I'd be playing was Minecraft, and having everyone remember one name on the forums and another in-game was kind of pointless. So ... mistersc it is in Minecraft, komara everywhere else in my life.
posted by komara at 7:37 AM on February 18, 2011


If you liked the video in the original post, you'll probably like this one, too.
posted by crunchland at 7:54 AM on February 18, 2011


and I see boo_radley already posted it.
posted by crunchland at 7:55 AM on February 18, 2011


Because they're busy recreating Ankh-Morpork over on Aporkalypse,

ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod... metafilter, minecraft, and Terry Pratchett all connected in one place? ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod I'm never going to get anything done again...

Just make sure there is a hole in the wall between the assassin's and the fool's guild.

ohmygod!
posted by quin at 8:09 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Misbegotten bridge!
posted by The Whelk at 8:10 AM on February 18, 2011


so whenever I go to 'pork, people know me ther by that name

Always good to have a pseudonym when you're going around porking.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:13 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


exlotuseater, I'm pretty sure I saw Notch tweet something about Mojang letting people change their usernames for just that reason. Maybe send them an e-mail?
posted by straight at 8:36 AM on February 18, 2011


Porkton does have a Swedish embassy....

Indeed! I built it. :)
posted by gemmy at 10:50 PM on February 18, 2011


Speaking of minecraft, someone has just discovered Minecraft Quantum Mechanics:

Minecart Force Fields, Levitation, Teleportion, Boosters.

Forcefields in Action

My mind is completely blown.
posted by empath at 12:15 PM on February 20, 2011


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