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      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.
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      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. Minecraft with Mead!

    I watched Flora's side of the video this morning. Good stuff man
  2. Wood Fertilization

    I do like the idea of bonemeal only improving one kind of nutrient, along with two others. Charcoal pits would do all three.
  3. Hi.

    Here's a good tutorial reference on random textures. I don't think I've seen anyone do more than a few. It would be awesome if you did a variation of, say 16 textures per block. That way, no repetition, ever. If you need more help setting it up, feel free to ask.
  4. Information neded

    No, honestly, who still puts in things by hand, when there's 1000 different tools out there to do it 1-click for you?
  5. Prospector's pick : How to use at it's best.

    Yeah, sure, finding water is fine too, but in most cases, you can't find water for your sluices in the exact spot you want. Also, and this is more important: sluices require access to the sky, so if you want them near a vein, you have to dig out a tunnel to the surface.
  6. Hi.

    Compare the depth of the cobble to the door planks and wall. I think that's the main issue for me right now, getting the depth consistent to be believable. Apart from that, I love it all. One thing that might be fun is trying to apply a global filter to all these, so they come closer together, but I haven't figured out how to properly do it myself. I can't even explain what I mean
  7. Wood Fertilization

    I heard that might not happen anymore. I'm not sure. In any case, bonemeal in vanilla is just plain cheap and cheaty, so as long as it's not that, I'm happy
  8. Prospector's pick : How to use at it's best.

    In the right biome, sphalerite is all over the place You can pick up anything, but the sluice only reaches 60 blocks down, meaning it only picks up those three and copper. If you dig a tunnel into the earth and drop the water down with you, you can actually make sluices that pick up even, say, Galena.In fact, some people don't ever use their pickaxe, preferring a system of tons of sluices. If the sluice picks up too much useless junk, you can clear that with your pickaxe. That way, you can set up a bunch of sluice stations near a Galena or Garnierite vein and get infinite of those resources.
  9. Wood Fertilization

    Problem with bonemeal is that it's too easy to get/use. Kill skeleton, right click bonemeal.Bonemeal should increase nutrients a tiny bit, while making a charcoal pit should be more interesting, bigger rewards.
  10. Hi.

    Ah yes, emboss and fake AO should be fine. I guess you need to find the right balance. Here's some pointers: Different surfaces have different light diffusion. For highly diffuse surfaces (say, dirt), apply blur to the highlights. Rough surfaces might require a shadow blur (dirt again?) Sometimes highlight or shadows look better with certain blending modes. In Photoshop, there's a lot too choose from. Try to make the contrast pronounced enough, while avoiding the "look, it's an emboss filter" look. When I get home, I might try a few examples. Is there a texture you felt like you were struggling with? I could take a look at it and offer some options. Discovering new tricks is fun
  11. Haven't had time to check it out (at work). I watched a minute or so. Video quality is good, though a bit low-contrast (washed out) Resolution goes up to 1080p (great) Texture pack is lousy, looks like one of those dreadful vanilla-style 32x packs, that end up looking worse than vanilla. If you go higher res, I'd go for maybe John Smith or similar, or stay vanilla. I saved it on my to-watch list, will check it out later.
  12. Wood Fertilization

    I like this idea, except for all the "realism omg" parts. Maybe we can make it so you put a charcoal pit on top of your farmland. That way we can kill two birds with one stone and players will be encouraged to do both. My idea: "When you make a charcoal pit on top of farmland, the soil regains nutrients" That's it. Keep it simple. Having to shovel the stuff and wait before it cools adds no gameplay, just tedium.
  13. Information neded

    MultiMC doesn't require you to remove that folder, what are you talking about?
  14. Hi.

    Most of these textures seem to be made for normal maps and provide no clear highlights/shadows. The smoothed limestone is an exception and looks way better. I propose you choose a light source (say, up-left, like the limestone) and shade everything accordingly to make it look less flat. Apart from that, I do like the textures, they look a lot better than I first expected, that's why I asked for screenshots . The cave textures are fine btw, loving those.
  15. Information neded

    1) It ran a bit slow on my i7 laptop with 2GB RAM with mobility radeon, but it runs fine on my i7 desktop with 6GB of RAM and Radeon HD5850. Allocating more RAM to Minecraft also helps with game performance on my laptop. 2) I install with MultiMC. Drop Forge and PlayerAPI into the JAR mods, TFC in the mods folder, done! 3) I update by just replacing the TFC mod file in the mods folder with MultiMC and then deleting the configs in the instance folder 4) I've heard good things about Roanoke