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March 26, 2011 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Many people have described the popular freeform game Minecraft as "kind of like Lego", so a few enterprising stop-motion animators have decided to jump on that idea.
posted by The Whelk (27 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Between myself, my kids, my coworkers and this website I spend about....15 minutes a day NOT thinking about Minecraft.
posted by DU at 9:58 AM on March 26, 2011


I managed to ween myself off minecraft, but now after buying some lego for the kid i have the beginnings of a serious and more expensive habit there.

Isn't Minecraft basically what they were building in Microserfs?
posted by Artw at 10:22 AM on March 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Isn't Minecraft basically what they were building in Microserfs?

No they weren't they were making ....wait a second.


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posted by The Whelk at 10:23 AM on March 26, 2011


You know, I kind of vaguely desire a way to put decals/skins on individual blocks in Minecraft. That way, you know, I could build things that look even more like I intend. Imagine having glass blocks that looked like stained glass! It would be even closer to Lego.

It would rule!
posted by Askiba at 10:29 AM on March 26, 2011


a way to put decals/skins on individual blocks in Minecraft

camouflaged lava
posted by DU at 10:34 AM on March 26, 2011


You can dye wool blocks different colors now.
posted by The Whelk at 10:34 AM on March 26, 2011


Stained glass would rock, however.

Also, coral.
posted by The Whelk at 10:35 AM on March 26, 2011


But we're getting wolves!
posted by The Whelk at 10:35 AM on March 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh thank God. Another Minecraft thread. I was jonesing.
posted by Jofus at 10:58 AM on March 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm afraid to even try Minecraft. If I do, I know the authorities will eventually find my gracelessly decaying corpse still trying to swing a virtual pickaxe. Much in the same way that the holodeck will be mankind's last invention, so too would Minecraft be my last conscious choice.
posted by Godspeed.You!Black.Emperor.Penguin at 11:05 AM on March 26, 2011 [5 favorites]


Come craft with us godspeed

Forever

And ever

And ever
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on March 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm almost done solving this fascinating puzzle box I got from a Mr. Lemarchand. Once I've completed that I'm sure I'll move on to Minecraft.
posted by Godspeed.You!Black.Emperor.Penguin at 11:20 AM on March 26, 2011


You can dye wool blocks different colors now.

Yeah, but what if I want a design on a single block, you know? It's hard to make a picture when it has to be about 100 blocks big.

camouflaged lava

*snicker* I really meant for single player...
posted by Askiba at 12:29 PM on March 26, 2011


Stained glass would rock, however

I guess you could put dyed wool behind glass to simulate stained glass.

Also, darn you, Whelk, I was trying to stay *off* Minecraft for a few hours to get some work done. This is not helping.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:48 PM on March 26, 2011


Is anyone else hooked on the Yogscast videos? They're really showing off the potential of minecraft as an RPG engine. I wish notch would add more support for that playstyle (for example the ability to write on paper and in books)
posted by empath at 12:49 PM on March 26, 2011


Thanks to this post, I am no longer under the impression that Minecraft is anything like Starcraft or Warcraft. I didn't like either of those, but I think I could get into this!
posted by sunshinesky at 1:24 PM on March 26, 2011


Stained glass would rock, however

I've seen a stained glass mod. No idea if there are plans to implement it in the official game.
posted by msbrauer at 1:25 PM on March 26, 2011


Obligatory Link
posted by clockbound at 2:39 PM on March 26, 2011


Oh dammit, I opened the damn thing up and it sucked out 2 hours of my life right there on the spot.
posted by Artw at 3:35 PM on March 26, 2011


empath - I am obsessively checking their twitter feed to see when they're going to resume season 3.
posted by Jofus at 3:46 PM on March 26, 2011


Also
posted by Jofus at 3:46 PM on March 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


But we're getting wolves!

Holy crap I love those guys.

My huge minecraft pony request is that you can send wolves out in the morning and they come back with a herd of sheep.

A pony would be nice too...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 5:02 PM on March 26, 2011


I'm afraid to even try Minecraft. If I do, I know the authorities will eventually find my gracelessly decaying corpse still trying to swing a virtual pickaxe. Much in the same way that the holodeck will be mankind's last invention, so too would Minecraft be my last conscious choice.

I'm so glad I'm not the only person who feels this way. I decided to play Haven and Hearth instead; fortunately, it turns out that HnH crashes on me often enough that I am still fed and hydrated. And I have no metal so I can't even get a pickaxe *sniffle* I want to build a cellar, damnit.
posted by Lebannen at 5:36 PM on March 26, 2011


Minecraft consumed about a month of my life while I could play it. Since beta came out it hasn't been playable on my hardware. That's probably a good thing, but now I actually have a disincentive to getting a new computer. Thanks, Minecraft!
posted by howlingmonkey at 3:30 AM on March 27, 2011


Choose The Sims. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose The Sims... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose The Sims. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got MineCraft?
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:07 PM on March 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


BTW, Protip for escaping MineCraft addiction: Just think to yourself "Once I finish building my Hypertower, what exactly will I DO with it?"
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:08 PM on March 27, 2011


I'm afraid to even try Minecraft.

Don't be afraid. I played for like two days and got really bored. I guess you could call that a success story?
posted by fusinski at 8:02 AM on April 21, 2011


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