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    • Crysyn

      Only help if you can be helpful

      Hey All, A topic has come up of late in the IRC channel in regards to the general feel of the forums and the community that supports them. Things have progressed further than I would have liked with out this being addressed more publicly because I would much rather have snubbed this out sooner rather than later.. but I have been busy. Here is the general rule I would like people to follow: Wheaton's Law "Don't be a dick." Those of you from the IRC channel know that this is the only rule I ask people in there to follow and we generally have a good and lively time chatting about all manner of things. This is basic rule that just about everyone understands and I am going to expand it to the forums from here moving forward. If you can not help people in a helpful and polite manner then I simply ask you to stop. Now I generally take a back seat to moderating the forums as I like to participate in the suggestions forum fairly heavily at times and would rather do so as a forums user than a moderator. But I am also fairly well known for being the person who constantly puts their foot down and so I am stepping up and doing so on here. If you find yourself unable to respond to a message politely then I ask that you do not respond. This mostly focuses on the increasing level of hostility found within the Suggestion forum as well as the Server forum. I do not care if this is the 30th some odd time you have seen someone make the same suggestion. Or even if the new post on an older topic is one entry above the old one. I expect the members of this forum to respond politely to the user, new or old, and point to the older topic if it applies and even go the extra step to suggest they either add in new information or to summarize the outcome of the previous discussion based upon the new post's entry into it. That is what we are here for, that is why I close most topics instead of deleting them, so that they can be found and referenced down the road. The next topic is the slew of derailment attempts I have seen as of late. If you want to have fun and joke around that is what the off topic forum is for and pretty much anything goes there. I do not expect to read a suggestion thread and have to go through 3 pages of image memes people have shot back and forth. Quite simply this is a waste of my time to read and then have to clean up. Now for the summary. I am going to start taking a more active role, especially in policing the suggestion forum, and handing out warn levels to people whom I see doing this. These will be indiscriminate and applied not to just the first person who derails or is impolite on a topic or response, but to everyone whom follows the lead of that person. As I do not like doing things with out giving you all warning this post shall serve as that warning. If you have a desire to bring this topic up with me then I invite you to do so on the IRC channel. Lets raise the level of quality and grow the community. Let us not descend into the quality often found on the minecraft or league of legend forums. There is simply no need for that here. Be passionate about things, just do not be abusive.
    • Kittychanley

      Offline Servers

      Recently I've seen a few server listings showing up on the first page of the Servers forum that have been closed for an extended period of time, but have recently gotten a reply from a new member who didn't realize the server is offline. To help prevent this from happening in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use the report function on the original post of any servers that have been confirmed as offline, so that the topic may be locked. If you are the admin of a server and plan on taking the server offline, please use the report function on the original post of your topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be locked. If you are the admin of a server that has a locked topic, and would wish to bring the server back online, please use the report function on the original post of the topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be unlocked. As always, please remember to follow rule #3 of the servers forum and update your topic title to contain the version of TFC that the server is currently running. You can do so by editing the OP, and then clicking on "Use Full Editor."

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  1. Better Forests/Biomes

    I'd like to join in here with some ideas and examples from other mods. Some of the most awesome and believable environments I've seen in Minecraft are from Realistic World Generation + Biomes O' Plenty mods. TFC2 certainly doesn't need anything so extreme, but there are some concepts it uses that could possibly improve environmental aesthetics. One of my favorite things is the bushes: They are essentially just short trees (only one log). These really help to emphasize dryer areas that don't get enough rainfall for tall trees. I'm not familiar with how tree schematics work, but perhaps this could be accomplished by using the rainfall value to determine tree height? Also for dry areas, it doesn't necessarily have to be dry grass or desert. Another concept can be achieved by adding cactus and having trees with less leaves: Bushes can be added as undergrowth in forests to create lush areas (similar to vanilla jungle but less frequent): These could really help add to the believability, in having to slowly push your way through the brush or hack a path. Also in those screenshots you'll notice the smooth flowing hills. I really love those, but I understand that may not be possible with the current implementation of terrain generation. Worth a mention though. Snow-capped mountains are quite a sight too: Here's a good example of vines and moss in a swampy area: Anyways, just wanted to share some of these in case it helps inspire some creativity.
  2. (0.79.26+) TooMuchTime-TFC

    Wow, glad I just checked the forum today. I've been wanting this for TFC for a long time now. Everything seems to be working fine with this mod so far. I'll be sure to provide feedback if I spot any issues. Thanks.
  3. longbows are crashing the client when you try to use them. v0.8.3 this is without a quiver and with a newly crafted longbow.
  4. It always crashes when trying to view recipes with the latest versions.I'll edit this post and attach a crash log in a little while, have to go to a meeting at work right now.Edit: FYI there's no need to be so condescending (you just lost a patreon pledge for that). I would have expected it to work too, but it wasn't.Since it was supposed to I went ahead and cleared everything out and set up the server again. I was able to locate the conflict and get it resolved.Thanks.
  5. still no update for TFC 0.79.18? sorry to bump if that's not allowed, but i'd really like to be able to use this plugin with the latest version.
  6. [TFC 0.79.29] Cellars Addon

    Sladki, thank you for the update. The debug mode helped locate an invalid block on one of the cellars and everything is working great now. Thanks for this awesome mod!
  7. [TFC 0.79.29] Cellars Addon

    We're having trouble getting this to work on my family's server. It's working just fine for me in single-player, but the exact same structure (same as in OP) in multiplayer is always saying "the cellar is not complete or is not chilled yet". I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot this, but I'd really like to get it working. Current Mods: 1.7.10/CodeChickenLib-1.7.10-1.1.1.93-universal.jar [1.7.10]TerraFirmaCraft-0.79.18.673.jar [1.7.10]TFCCellarsAddon-1.06.jar ArchimedesShips-1.7.1.jar BetterFoliage-1.0.0.jar Carpenter's Blocks v3.3.0 - MC 1.7.10.jar CodeChickenCore-1.7.10-1.0.2.9-universal.jar fastcraft-1.12.jar MineTweaker3-1.7.10-3.0.9B.jar NotEnoughItems-1.7.10-1.0.2.15-universal.jar PlayerAPI-1.7.10-1.1.jar RenderPlayerAPI-1.7.10-1.0.jar SmartCore-1.7.10-1.0.jar SmartMoving-1.7.10-15.2.jar SmartRender-1.7.10-2.0.jar TerraFirmaCraftNEIplugin-1.7.10-1.2.0.9.jar No errors in the logs, or anything out of the ordinary. I'm not really sure why it would work fine in single-player and not multiplayer. If you have any thoughts let me know.
  8. Alcohol Heating

    There's already a perfectly good alternative to wood when it comes to heat: http://wiki.terrafirmacraft.com/Land#Peat That's not to say that alcohol as a fuel wouldn't be useful. It works for lamps anyway. But for heat, wood and peat are sufficient and fitting.
  9. How do i gather drinking water?

    I've experienced this issue many times and it's quite frustrating. When it happens, you can't drink without a jug no matter what. It's not user error. It usually fixes itself eventually, but sometimes persists for a long time. Reloading or re-generating the world sometimes helps. I've not been able to determine any cause, commonality, or way to reproduce it. Once it starts working it stays working as far as I can tell. This can definitely confuse new players who may not realize it's not working correctly. If it can't be found and fixed then maybe a note about it on the wiki would suffice? You can see it here:
  10. Make sluices work permanently in one place?

    A sluice probably shouldn't be a prospecting tool. Nor does that make much sense within the mechanics of this mod. It should be used to extract ore, that's exactly what a sluice is for (and it's not "free" either way). By the time you can craft a sluice you can also craft a propick which is far faster for prospecting even with low skills. A gold pan is a prospecting tool. It's primary purpose is to check if there's anything of value in a small area, then you would use a sluice to extract it. It's about as backwards as it can be right now. It doesn't really make sense to be able to make a gold pan or a sluice in the stone age, and so I understand we need something to start with. I'm just pointing out that the logic is a bit skewed. If believability is the goal, it would be more believable the other way around. But again, it wouldn't matter what everyone thinks if we could configure it how we like.
  11. Make Horses less pointless and cooler

    I really like the idea of wagons/carts, but the amount of effort required would be too steep IMO. Maybe as a plugin or separate Forge mod if someone has the time and skill.
  12. Sponge support for Minecraft 1.8 and later

    MCServer is already playable with Minecraft, it's just lacking important features like A.I. and such. It's a lot of work but if you watch their IRC channel it's constantly spamming commits so at least they are active. Also, the mods/plugins are made with Lua. Anyone with basic programming knowledge can pick up Lua fast enough that I don't really see it being any huge setback. It would be starting fresh, but I think it would be worth it. It would also mean a larger community of modders as Lua is far easier to get started with. I won't jump into the C++ vs Java performance debate, there's plenty of other more suitable places for that and it's a tired old story. I don't expect this to take off without some huge updates and a major promotion effort. Again, just wishful thinking, and worth a mention. I do agree that sponge is far more likely to see success and I'm hopeful for it. With the support of Forge it is likely to be a far better option than anything we've seen thus far. And I'd certainly love to not have to deal with hackish wrappers to run separate API's just to get the needed MP features. Until Mojang stops slacking on the official API there won't be any standard. Hopefully something takes precedence so we don't have to worry about these issues. Right now it's most likely going to be sponge since that's what everyone is backing. It may be worth poking around the API to see how things will work, but if it's going to have forge support than it may not be too drastic a difference to worry about yet. I doubt the forge side of things will stray too far from it's own API. This early in the game things are bound to be shifting around and changing dramatically, and without a proper testing platform there's not much more anyone can do than glance.
  13. Sponge support for Minecraft 1.8 and later

    Bit early for anything more than a glance. Unless you are wanting them to join the development of it. Personally I'd rather they just stick to bug fixes and improvements using what's currently stable. I gave up on the MP side of things. For a small group of trusted friends/family it's great without the extra fluff, but for a huge community there aren't really any good options available presently. While we're on the topic of MC server projects... I'd rather see the MC community be excited about something with more potential like MCServer as the performance benefits of C++/Lua would be exponential, not to mention how much less resources would be needed. This would mean smoother gameplay and less cost to hosts. But it doesn't seem to get much mention anywhere. Just because the game is made with Java doesn't mean the server should be. Just saying.. But convincing a crowd of Java dev's to leap over to C++ is a hell of an undertaking in itself. On the other hand, Lua for plugins would mean potential for larger plugins, with better performance, at a fraction of the development time. It's all just wishful thinking in it's present state though, like everything else. I'm not going to hold my breath for it at any rate.
  14. Make sluices work permanently in one place?

    I agree whole-heartedly. Sadly I doubt it matters. There are plenty of arguments about other features as well. But there are reasons for why it is the way it is. I'd just like to be able to configure these things myself is all. If we could get values exposed in the config for panning and sluicing thresholds that would be awesome.
  15. I can confirm it absolutely does help. Hadn't used it in the past and this issue was basically unbearable. I recently upgraded to all the latest versions of everything and even added an SSD drive to my setup. I honestly forgot that it was ever even an issue. I have not had a single dip in frame rate for more than a split second while generating terrain, and I'm also using JourneyMap (webserver off).