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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. Release Date? Soon?

    If they really wanted to, the devs could do random posts of progresson their code similar to what the developer of Dwarf Fortress does. Nothing formal or fancy, just posts containing what they've been working over the past several days or weeks or even months. It doesn't even have to be a weekly thing;the DF developer posts progress on the main page of Bay12 Games whenever he feels like he's done some progress. Of course, there could be better ways for the devs to keep the players interested in TFC2, but it doesn't change the fact that we all have to wait until they develop the mod enough such that it is ready for a public release. But I admittedly would likesomeform of update, be it structured weekly or whenever something interesting―as with ToadyOne's case (the developer of DF, for those who aren't aware)―as total radio silence from the devs won't necessarily maintain faith in a public release of TFC2 in the long run.
  2. I know that this reply is almost exactly a month late, but I'm still here. Kitty and Bunsen as well. As far as I know, none of the other older members are here anymore. Aside from the mods, I think it's just you, me, Terex, andmaybeDunk. Seems like we're all relics of a bygone past, aren't we? Man, was I such a younger mind back in the day...
  3. Geology Research

    I'm not a developer myself, but if you're just asking forresearch on geology, metallurgy, ecology, early history of man's technological progress, etc.,you don't have to necessarily ask Bioxx or the other developers herefor what they used. In fact, I'd say you're probably better off askingthat on a science forum, as there are far more qualified individuals who can point you to better, morepeer-reviewedsources. That being said, I can point you to a few links I just looked up to helpyou get started: https://www.youtube.com/user/bozemanbiology http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_science http://www.scienceforums.net/forum/104-earth-science/
  4. Release Date? Soon?

    As Bioxx isn't earning a salary from working on TFC2―and the fact this is ultimately a hobby for him and the other developers―it's best for us players not to expect a playable release for a while.
  5. Happy Holidays

    Have a belated merry Christmas to you too, Bunsan―and to Bioxx, Dunkleosteus, KittyChan and everyone on this forum, active or inactive!
  6. Nether monsters in overworld TFC?

    Now take this with a grain of salt, but I don't think the Developers would add the Nether monsters into TFC Beta, much less implementing them into TFC2 in the first place. That being said, the Nether mobs were designed with the Nether dimension in mind, so putting them into the TFC world in very deep caves might require more work than you think. (Besides, I believe the caves are usually populated with the current hostile mobs already―would like someone to confirm this, though, haven't played TFC in a while―which probably makes cave spelunking challenging enough as it is.)
  7. When can we play tfc2?

    Well,if I may add my two cents here, a lot of us are just going to have to wait. I think I can safely speak for everyone who aren't the developersthat hardly any of us have the coding experience necessary to even just modify Minecraft's code. From my minimal experience with modifying code on existing games, I can kind of empathize with Bioxx and Kittyin a way. (Apart from development schedules; I did all my coding in my spare time.) It can certainly get frustrating at times, especially if you don't know if this piece of code isn't meshing well with another part or you justmade a mistype. Just so you know Bioxx and Kitty, we'll be here every step of the way! KEEPUP THE GOOD WORK, EVERYONE!!!
  8. Hello everyone

    Well, a bit of a late introduction, but... WELCOME TO THE TERRAFIRMACRAFT FORUMS, MOKPOTHEMIGHTY!!! We hope you enjoy your stay... Yep, I'm looking forward to TFC2 as well! It's going to be a long-haul, that I'm sure of, but in the end I'm certain the rewrite is going to beworththe wait.
  9. Mammoth in terrafirmacraft

    Hmm, I'm not sure about this one. If we assume mammoths would become full-fledged mobs in the mod -- and they serve as an integral part of a viable playstyle -- slapping a configuration option whether to allow mammoth spawning in the game world is a little... counterproductive to that playstyle, and the overall purpose of the gameplay, don't you think? Well of course! TFC (well, Minecraft would be a more correct term to use) is still a game in the end, and there is going to be some suspension of disbelief. Still, fantastical monsters, lava buckets, and trees growing within a week, well, probably less than that, are more or less part of the vanilla game, so to speak. I'm more concerned about the implementation of mammoths. For starters, they are not vanilla mobs, and if they are implemented, they would be considered part of the TFC mod; obviously not a part of the base game. For a mod focused around believability, it does seem a little strange to see mammoths roaming around when you consider their extinction dates... and that's assuming the fun gameplaying is not factored in. I fully agree. Adding mammoths into TFC would require a purpose for such a decision. It does bring back to the point of implementing a configuration option so that mammoths can be allowed to spawn or not, which I think is already counterproductive enough without taking into account that most people will probably not see them much if their spawning locations are limited to the arctic regions around the poles. If their purpose is to serve as an early game source of food, leather, and other useful materials early in the mod, mammoths would definitely have a place in TFC, especially in the arctic regions -- considering they were hunted before by early man during the last Ice Age. For the issue of not everyone seeing mammoths, I would argue that if they are ever implemented into the mod, they would serve the purpose as one of the target resource animals for the hunter-gatherers who spawn around the poles. I mean, adding mammoths for the sake of pure sightseeing is not what TFC is all about; it's about a revamped Survival mode of Minecraft that provides a more challenging, believable, and fun gameplay experience the base game never provided in the first place! I once recall Dunkleosteus speaking of allowing several viable gameplay styles in the final version of TFC (of course, it would take several more years before we reach that point!). Each gameplay style is dependent on what geographic region the player spawns in, the kinds of resources the player will encounter, and the environmental factors and variables that could potentially affect his gameplay and how he will survive. (The way I describe here is a little watered down, I think, but Dunkleosteus does intend for the early stage of TFC to resemble this description.) For instance, say the player spawns near a river brimming with marine life and a forest surrounding the vicinity: that player will be playing a farmer-style session wherein he will settle near the river and rely upon the local fish, plants, and possibly even livestock, for food and materials, and it is possible that he will also build a nice log house to live in. If the player spawns in a mountainous area, he will probably live a nomadic life; herding mountain goats, searching for grassy areas for them to graze in, and living in smaller, portable tents. If the player finds himself in an arctic area, most likely he'll be hunting the local wildlife for food and pelts, and gathering herbs and plants for consumption and materials, and he'll also be likely nomadic considering the needs of his target herds. I think many people will be more than interested in varied gameplay like that. As it stands right now, the early stone age is not as well defined and is lacking depth; most players will be looking for metals straight away whilst collecting resources from animals and plants. Locations tend to be samey gameplay-wise, so it is almost going to be the same process in the end. The only difference are the different species of trees, the geographic features, and the biomes that are part of the spawn location; which does successfully make the player feel like they are somewhere else, at least. We can only hope that the devs get more hands on deck, . Before implementing animals, the developers once mentioned that all of the hostile vanilla mobs will be moved underground; their presence replaced with the predators one might see in the wild. I've lost track of development in the recent months, since I've been hoping that new updates would come in my absence due to growing boredom with the current mod's state, but I do hope that the core features are implemented first.
  10. Mammoth in terrafirmacraft

    I'm not sure I would agree with that. If we assume that TFC does not takes place in our world, as one boots up a normal gameplay session, wouldn't it mean that every world we play in is a different planet? As far as I am informed, no two planets are ever exactly the same; so, one would find it odd that their own worlds follow a same set of characteristics despite the fact that every world they play in is assumed to be a different planet. I mean, each planet is a member of their own solar system and each solar system are never exactly alike. Assuming that a planet has met the conditions required for sentient life to evolve (I don't claim to know what exactly are those conditions are for evolution of such life, mind you!), one would think that at least one of those supposed planets has some variation in their characteristics. One 'planet' might have stronger gravity, so, therefore, the player must contend with shorter jumps and lesser inventory; while another planet might lack tectonic activity, which would mean a high lacking of geographical variety and possibly few-to-no mountains and/or hills. But I digress: for this subject is entirely different to what is being discussed here, so back to the matter at hand. Of course it is a game. I just find mammoths walking amongst the players in TFC to be a little pushing over one's suspension of disbelief; at least for me, that is! (I don't claim to know yours or anyone's limit when it comes to their suspension of disbelief, but I do think that some people -- who are versed in the study of paleontology or likes to read articles and papers concerning the prehistoric times -- who play a survival total-conversion mod like TFC will find it at least somewhat disconcerting that an extinct species such as mammoths exist in the game, especially if the predicted time range is from the stone era to the Steel Age! Although, mammoths indeed exist in larger numbers during the stone age; however, those instances would take place during the last Ice Age, and I certainly doubt that TFC has an Ice Age era of its own!) They don't have to at all, of course. On the other hand, I do think that if we're implementing flora and fauna based on the real world, their distribution would have to be reasonably within believability based on their known characteristics and how they connect with the geography of the generated world! In a case where the whimisical and fantasical aspects mattered more than factual accuracy (and it is backed up with reason as to why mammoths are still roaming about with no signs of endangerment), I would agree. However, where believability is concerned, the only way I can see mammoths existing in the mod itself is during the stone and early bronze ages; even then, practically all of them died out long before even Egypt had its first Pharaoh. Does that mean that I absolutely don't want to see mammoths in the game, and I would be angry and protest against it if the developers decide to actually implement them? Of course not: I'm having a difficult time finding viable reasons to add mammoths into the mod in the first place! Even if the developers decide to implement them, if we are going down the believability route, they would most likely be rare creatures scattered throughout the frozen tundras of the northern hemisphere (southern hemisphere as well, if we also take gameplaying into account). Besides, the OP describe the implementation of mammoths as if they were commonplace in TFC; and I'm sure that anyone who are paleontologists themselves or are well-informed will surely find that huge herds of mammoths roaming about frozen plains in the year 1000 will be, at the very least, breaking their suspension of disbelief! I, too, am unsure if the implementation of mammoths will add some degree of purpose in the mod. For me, I find that mammoths being added to TFC as roaming herds dispersed throughout the tundras to be breaking the believability factor of TFC, considering its time range technology-wise and the fact that there is a lack of an Ice Age era. Regardless of my words, if indeed the mod developers wish to go with this idea, then I say go for it as well! That does not mean that they are given a free pass to do anything they wish to do with the mod beyond the boundaries of reason. I'm sure all of us play TFC because we find the vanilla Survival mode in Minecraft very lacking, and that the mod remedies this by converting the first mode in the base game into a very believable, challenging, and overall fun experience. I just think that the way the OP describes his/her idea of mammoths in the game to be quite... far-fetched, if we are taking TFC's aspect of believability into account.
  11. Mammoth in terrafirmacraft

    -0-0-0- Why add a mammoth into the game? Based on a quick Wikipedia search (I know, it's not always reliable) most of the mammoths appeared to have died out before the early Bronze Age, and only a few surviving populations remained following said age. (Though, to be fair, we could use that information to our advantage if the developers go through with this.) The timeline on the calender in-game also indicates to be the year 1000: otherwise known as the 11th Century (although, I'm assuming this is AD), which would suggest that the last mammoths died at least several millenia before the start of TerraFirmaCraft's timeline. I'm unsure how to go about this one. You mean like add them in for a challenge, and to make them appear as if they are a boss? I feel that adding them in for the sake of acting like an unofficial boss to the player is... not exactly what TFC had in mind. The way you've wrote it implicates that mammoths are to be added in for the player to slay like it was an enemy, and not to be treated as a resource. I'm not exactly sure how the new animals Dunkleosteus has been working on for the past few years will interact with the player, since he has yet to release details on the matter -- added to the fact Bioxx is restarting work on his old TFC2 project. At this point, it's just a matter of speculation. Why don't they? A mammoth is purely flesh and bone, so surely a sword and a mace will do some of damage? I find it a little unbelievable that swords and maces won't do any damage to a flesh target like a mammoth! I really don't see a very compelling reason to add mammoths into the game. Of course, it could be an appropriate as game in the hunter-gatherer sense of TFC, but it's hard to believe that they still existed in greater number around the early Bronze Age and throughout the colder regions of the generated world.
  12. How deep have you seen snow get?

    A lot of my spawning locations tend to be near the equator or near one of the poles. I don't get to see snow that much, unfortunately. The only time I've ever seen a huge amount of snow at one point in my TFC career was in that tundra area I once spawned in; it was a long time ago, however.
  13. Though it seems that your situation has been resolved, I wouldn't advise posting question topics in a Suggestion subforum. It would be far more beneficial to ask that in the Discussion forum, or, better yet, a topic dedicated to answering gameplay questions. (Not sure if a thread like that exists, so you might want to dig around the Guide subforum.) Just something to keep in mind for future topic posts, .
  14. That weird moment when...

    Tis' but a pipe dream, Paolo. We all wish to meet the developers of TerraFirmaCraft, . Doesn't help with the fact that all of us live in different places. I live in the south of the US, and the developers live up in Canada.
  15. TFC Engineer

    Simple. Just scan them with Norton and you should be fine. This thread is broken! How do you repair it?!