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March 1, 2012 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Minecraft, cats and explosions...what more do you need?
posted by atomicmedia (28 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just like real cats - they always somehow find their way atop the tallest thing around.
posted by Wulfhere at 11:20 AM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


A pixelated crazy cat lady action figure.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:21 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Test-anxiety: RELIEVED!
posted by P.o.B. at 11:23 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Suggest easing this process by placing a small piece of paper on top of the tower.
posted by Artw at 11:27 AM on March 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


Nothing. Nothing more need.
posted by DU at 11:29 AM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Maybe some people to finally work out a modding API... oh, wait! Mojang hired the team that made Bukkit, the server mod/API that stabilized and united Minecraft server modding, so that they can work on improving the official server and create an official modding API? Yep, two days ago!

Mojang has been making some very good decisions, lately. I'd been getting cynical, but now I'm actually really excited for the future of Minecraft. An official modding API, made by guys who have proved they know how to do it right and already understand the issues, is HUGE.
posted by gilrain at 11:37 AM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Can they make it so that if you extend your finger a cat HAS to touch it with the end of it's nose, in accordance with real world cat physics?
posted by Artw at 11:39 AM on March 1, 2012 [12 favorites]


I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their Minecraft, or why.
posted by radwolf76 at 11:57 AM on March 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


Maybe some people to finally work out a modding API... oh, wait! Mojang hired the team that made Bukkit, the server mod/API that stabilized and united Minecraft server modding, so that they can work on improving the official server and create an official modding API? Yep, two days ago!

Bukkit is pretty much required for anyone running a public Minecraft server. There are a lot of extremely useful plugins for things like keeping track of every block that every user changes, so that if a griefer nukes everything or someone accidentally sets a huge fire that damages everyone else's stuff, you can roll back just those changes without having to revert to a full backup. Ironically the new version of Minecraft that adds cats (1.2) is not compatible with Bukkit yet, and the client and server versions have to be the same so anyone who upgrades their client to 1.2 can't play on most of the servers out there. Plus the latest Bukkit version itself is apparently has a lot of breaking changes to the API, so every single plugin that a given server uses has to be modified to work with 1.2 before the server can upgrade to the version that most of the clients are now using. The plugin system is a huge mess in my opinion for these sorts of reasons, so it would definitely be a good thing if Mojang worked with the Bukkit devs to put a more sane system in place.
posted by burnmp3s at 12:00 PM on March 1, 2012


radwolf76 wins the internet.
posted by Pendragon at 12:00 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just wish Mojang could come to an agreement with the Optifine guy. They approached him, but couldn't agree on financial terms, apparently. If there's one mod that should be built into the game, that's it.
posted by bonehead at 12:05 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just really need them to release that Herp Derp Fortress game that he's been showing screenshots of.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 12:10 PM on March 1, 2012


Catsplosion? Man, Minecraft steals everything from Dwarf Fortress!
posted by darksasami at 12:13 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


In other news, Notch gave 3 mil to the rest of the Mojang staff today. His entire dividend from 2011.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:21 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Minecraft has cats? Why didn't anyone ever told me. I never understood why someone would be interested in Minecraft until now.
posted by melissam at 12:33 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I see someone's been watching the Russian cat lady clip.
posted by crapmatic at 12:40 PM on March 1, 2012


what more do you need?

A not insignificant amount, actually.
posted by Decani at 1:04 PM on March 1, 2012


So Ceiling Cat is watching you play Minecraft? Appropriate.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:09 PM on March 1, 2012


I just sneezed in 8-bit
posted by not_on_display at 1:45 PM on March 1, 2012


DICKS! Everywhere!

Oh, wait, no, excuse me a second, CATS everywhere!

Forgot about the rule: dicks and cats are synonymous on the internet.
posted by pyrex at 1:56 PM on March 1, 2012


Minecraft has cats? Why didn't anyone ever told me.

They were just added today. Up until this point there were dogs that you could get as pets if you tamed a wolf. Now there are ocelots that you can tame to make into a cat.
posted by burnmp3s at 2:02 PM on March 1, 2012


You can make Iron Golems now, so they can patrol the city and toss any offending monster into the sky; Except Creepers. I guess like real policemen there are certain individuals they will always call backup on. They will flatten those flatulent endermen though, for free enderperls!
posted by The Power Nap at 2:15 PM on March 1, 2012


I added a plugin to bukkit today so I can catch the little shit who's been making nasty pixel art in my kid's server. I mean, it's one of the 10 kids with the IP...but which one? So now the next time a giant pixelated penis appears we can poke it with a cobweb and find the culprit. I was mightily pleased with myself, until the calls started. My kid wasn't even off the bus and his friends were already calling with the news and wanting to upgrade and in a general tizzy. "DO NOT UPGRADE" I told them, "WAIT FOR BUKKIT" But they're 6th graders, and they want their cats. One in particular probably wants to do terrible things with cats. But when he does, when I see a towering, flaming dick made out of ocelots, I'll be ready for him with my magic cobweb.

The other moms in the PTO just do not get me at all.
posted by Biblio at 2:18 PM on March 1, 2012 [24 favorites]


when I see a towering, flaming dick made out of ocelots, I'll be ready for him with my magic cobweb.

I'm not sure if that sentence fails the Turing Test or totally wins it!
posted by darkstar at 3:29 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mojang has been making some very good decisions, lately.

You're obviously referring to Notch's offer to fund a sequel to Psychonauts, and I agree 100%
posted by straight at 3:51 PM on March 1, 2012


Umm...
posted by Artw at 4:05 PM on March 1, 2012


Umm...

Which if you read the article (rather than the headline) says notch is still up for funding Psychonauts 2 but there are a few ifs and buts in place, as there should be when you're talking about 10+ million dollars.
posted by memebake at 12:05 AM on March 2, 2012


I've been thinking that whole discussion was about a sequel to Scribblenauts.
posted by smackfu at 6:59 AM on March 2, 2012


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