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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. [Rule #4] Additional Fuels for Lanterns

    I'm not complaining. I like the new lamps just fine. But I find the discussion of alternate fuels and how to incorporate them into TFC interesting. Besides, it's the essential nature of a "Suggestions" forum that people will focus on what they would like to see changed, not sing the praises of the bits that they are happy with.
  2. [Rule #4] Additional Fuels for Lanterns

    The alcohols available in TFC would all make for terrible fuel sources as-is: you'd have distill them first. Building a distillation apparatus should sufficiently increase the difficulty. But I agree with others who have suggested animal fats, particularly since they were the first oils humans used in lamps.
  3. The "Magic" of TFC

    That's a slightly different issue from the one I was addressing. If a player *wants* to know all the numbers in advance and spoil the magic for themselves, I see no reason to stop them or even try to slow them down. I can see this being a problem in multiplayer since those who haven't looked up the numbers may be at a disadvantage against those who have, but the only way to stop that is to make sure that the client never sees those numbers, which would mean moving all decision-making which is based on those numbers to the server. That seems like far more effort than it's worth, so I would just go with labelling spoiler mods so that those who don't want the magic spoiled for them won't do so accidentally.
  4. The "Magic" of TFC

    Like most other people, I voted for the spoiler sub-forum. I don't think any of the numbers should be banned outright. If the discovery of certain values is considered a key element of the game, then they should be at least partially randomized so that they are different in each seed.
  5. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    Third time's the charm? In episode 5 I fully embrace the Copper Age and begin adding civilized amenities to my paleolithic hovel. Plus, my first harvest!
  6. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    In episode 4 I continue my search for a decent supply of copper, discover some very useful plants and make a totally n00b mistake.
  7. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    If you've played TFC you'll know how difficult it can be to find graphite, which is necessary for making steel. Well guess what? In episode 3 I find an open vein of the stuff right in my backyard! Now if only I could find some friggin' copper...
  8. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    They're not, it's just that I have my finger on the pulse of YouTube. ;-)
  9. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    I find Rei's a bit easier to use, but Zan's has the nice feature that it keeps track of where you've been and at the end of the season I'd like to be able to pull up a big map of everything I've explored.
  10. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    It's not Rei's minimap, it's Zan's/VoxelMap.
  11. Mayaknife plays TFC, Season 2

    It's only the second episode and already I've managed to get lost. Even though I have a minimap! But along the way I find the seeds I need to begin my farm and try to break into the Copper Age.
  12. Fruit Sources

    Are you close to the equator? I've twice spawned close to the equator and saw no berry bushes until I got up around Z = -5,0000. Not sure if that was just bad luck on my part or if they are temperature/lattitude sensitive.
  13. 2160 oz Pig

    You can always move further north, where it's colder. That will slow the decay quite a bit. The trade off, of course, is a shorter growing season and having to stock up on enough food to get you through the winter.
  14. TerraFirmaCraft has moved on from version 0.77 to 0.78 and so have I!In this series I won't be restricting my diet to just plant sources, as I did in Season 1, because there are some interesting new mechanics around food preservation that I want to explore and the addition of food decay means that I'm going to need every source of food I can get my hands on, just to survive.
  15. Episode 21 marks the end of season 1. In it I finish up the mob trap and cross my fingers: will it work or not?Thank you to everyone who joined me this season, it's been a hoot. In season 2 I'll be starting a new world using version 0.78 of TerraFirmaCraft. I hope to see you there.