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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. Brewing and beverages

    Huh? There are styles of beer that are produced with open-air fermentation and wild yeasts. IIRC lambics and sour ales? I'm also pretty sure that's how alcohol was first found - by accident when wheat/rain mixed in a barrel and it was left open (and caught wild yeast). I don't know if that's what you meant or not, sorry if I misunderstood.
  2. Brewing and beverages

    Or four planks in a cross design, with the middle block missing. Kind of like how gears are made with sticks in -- Insert Tech Mod Here --. O X O X = Plank X O X O = Empty O X O Edit: Actually makes more sense to have that middle block a plank as well.
  3. Colonial Technology

    I think this isn't too far from reality - not all civilizations are in the same 'age', and can learn a lot about new technologies while visiting (or sacking) other countries... Also gives people a reason to group up/work together. Now clockwork golems! That seems a little far fetched! (unless you are nicknaming a stone aqueduct that is transporting your items around your base)
  4. Brewing and beverages

    I love the idea of brewing beer. I'm sure people will post a bunch of threads where brewing was discussed, but this is very well thought out - love the pictures and descriptions. All of your numbers seem good as well, not much to criticize on that front. I also really like the fact that you'd have to set up a big wine cellar/brewery - sounds like something I'd really like to do.
  5. Medical Mod [SP/MP] [1.4.6]

    Oh this is very cool! It would be even better to see it take on the existing schema of seed-randomized effects. Ideas: Add in support for grinding of saplings as well?Make a craft-able table that you can place down, where you can put in your mortar and pestle, then the ingredients in a crafting grid.Make these combinations of ingredients be stored in glass vials. Then, when crafted with a bandage, it creates a medicated bandage (and an empty vial).Add in a medicine cabinet (I imagine a wooden bookcase with shelves that can store vials and bandages.It seems a bit silly to need 3 mortar and pestles with the same powder to make one bandage, and that they disappear when you use them (why I suggested the glass vials). Maybe you could make the mortar and pestle more expensive (or require the crafting of a table as well). If you're having trouble with balancing the costs to make these, maybe you could look into adding in a time element like charcoal making uses. Have the bandages need to sit in the mortar and pestle for 5 hours in order to be completly soaked and concentrated with the medicine.It's really cool that you can use them on other people as well! Good work.
  6. So today i made a bucket..

    Wow, sounds very interesting. Does this mean that you dug your 1x2 shafts in just one large 5kx5k area that had the same surface rock type? Then when you got to the area with surface slate, the third layer finally changed? Like you said, might need a little more testing...Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're saying that it's most effective (and less time consuming) to dig a 1x2 shaft to the third layer - if it's not what you're looking for, your best bet is to go to a whole different area where the surface rocks have changed and try there instead?
  7. So.... What is My Gender?

    Asking people to guess your gender sounds like a womanly thing to do; always trying to prove themselves! If you were trying to trick us all, good work. You do describe yourself as a 'feminish' person though, so that might explain it...
  8. For this community

    I would like to see an area where all the suggestions can be gathered into single-instances. It would help to keep things organized, and coupled with more frequent crack-downs on derailment, we could get a pretty solid set of suggestions that have been well thought out. Then the devs could come through and leave comments/close them in a more organized fashion. I've only been here a few months as well. I was kind of shocked to see the level of derailment allowed (oh, and I took part of some of them). And I've been part of a few petty arguments that didn't even deal with the topic at hand. I feel like I see far too many petty comments like this: don't use the word 'realism', don't double post, that's already been suggested, Bioxx/Dunk have said no to that, etc... It seems like a race to see who can correct a post first, without offering any sort of insight into the idea. Again, I'm guilty of this stuff too; I guess when you're around it you feel like it's the way things are supposed to be, when they're not.
  9. No that's dumb. Relevant titles are not only helpful to people trying to find topics but also to keeping the forums organized. How does that not make sense to you?
  10. TerraFirmaCraft Ruined Minecraft for me.....

    TFC was such a great break from the monotony that vanilla had become. It was really the first time I played with a mod (I was really turned off by the outward appearance of complexity that the tech mods have - I do, however, have a burning desire to try them out at some point in the future). I understand where candlesayshi is coming from though. There are so many awesome things this mod can become... sometimes waiting for new developments sucks. I don't know if the mod could ever break away from its blocky origins - the sandbox/building aspect hampers this. Vanilla now seems like creative mode to me. I know everything about it. Staying alive is trivial. It's more about getting the resources and building something cool. Yes, hardcore mode does help with this, but for the most part I play the same as I would on normal survival mode. Side note: Anyone play with the 3d filter on? I made some custom 3d glasses by taping the blue and red cellophane to an old pair of glasses. I actually really liked it! Turn your render distance to tiny and play on hardcore mode... very fun!
  11. This is cool. Reminds me of WoW add-ons that let you create custom UI's where the hotbars could be configured and put anywhere... But I agree with Srgnoodles. A minimal HUD would be awesome. Introduce visual/audible cues to let the player know their status. When hurt: slow pulsing red border that creeps in closer the more hurt you are. More frequent 'moans' and 'groans' from the player. When hungry: Edges of screen start to blur. Frequent stomach rumbling noises. When underwater: A pulsing black border that pulses whenever you lose an 'air bubble.' When you are down to 5 left, it pulses twice per bubble. Noises of a person struggling to hold breathe. The hotbar could do a similar thing here: have a fade out time that fades to about 15-20%, so it's still visible. When activated (mouse scroll, inventory) then it reappears.
  12. blueprints are way too op

    Isn't this exactly what pwajnkaim said?
  13. Ores blending in?

    I think it's more about whether the texture is SUPPOSED to look like that, or if it is just a result of the way the color mixing and textures work together. If it's supposed to be nearly impossible to see, then fine. But if it's something that happens as a coincidence, then it might need to be looked at.
  14. Ores blending in?

    I think idea is to make the ores less visible. If it's easy to tell the difference, wouldn't you be supportive of it? Or are you saying you like that it is easy? I'm not a complete fool, but I promise, that ore was nearly invisible and the block looked EXACTLY like normal stone.
  15. Star navigations