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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. Terrain generation

    I understand fully, I do not know what things you have done, of course, and this is a suggestion forum, so I suggest as thoroughly as possible. I'll be in no way salty if nothing is done with the suggestion. As I wrote in one of my first posts, TFC is a great game, and I absolutely admire your dedication.
  2. Terrain generation

    I suppose those examples are indeed hand build. I suppose it is nearly impossible to do this with procedural generation. But you can get pretty close. You might want to check out papers on terrain generation like this: http://web.mit.edu/cesium/Public/terrain.pdf The terrain height maps they generate are quite nice (figure 18/25/31) plus they explain the calculation by which it is generated and they look at speed performance. The author shows examples of simple parameter modulation in figures 33/34. For biomes you could modulate the parameters used for the generation (height amplitude, noise and erosion). If you want fields, you can use low height amplitudes, for deserts with hills you could use a uniform amplitude with strong erosion, for mountains: high amplitude, high noise, low erosion. Dressing the terrain can be done using simple rules. The placement of grass, snow and trees can depend on the local temperature, moisture and slope of the terrain. This was I believe already implemented in the original TFC. Place snow only if the base temperature is below 0 and slope is below 50%. Trees can be placed if their temperature, height and moisture requirements are met, the same for grass. It might be a challenge, but I think it would be worth it. I absolutely agree. Just imagine digging into that mountain to find your ores!
  3. Terrain generation

    Have you read, understood, and followed all of the rules listed in large text at the top of the suggestions forum?(Yes/No): Yes Answering "no" to the above question will result in your post being deleted. Would love to see improved terrain generation included. The following custom map showcases what type of scenery is already possible in vanilla minecraft: http://imgur.com/a/L8EsV I mainly want to leave this as inspiration, nature provides enough suggestions of what could be included. This would obviously imply a lower base ground level and much bigger and taller mountains, enclosed lakes, rivers running in between them to the sea. For the practical side of generating natural mountains and rivers (proceed with caution): http://algorithmicbotany.org/papers/mountains.gi93.pdf
  4. All applications have been processed! Unfortunately I will be shutting down the server somewhere in the second half of September. Keeping an active and busy community takes a lot of time, which I will not have too much of in the near future. It was a fun year No more applications will be accepted from now on.
  5. Yeah, sorry for the wait! I have had several very busy days, and still a few to come. Usually we are quicker. Welcome to the server: arshia111, Tantra87, kubagaw2, RaGnArOk213, in_extremis, mr_cool_dark, Bry_W, franko453, JoJaT, Randomdude818! You have all received the server IP. Enjoy!
  6. The tombstone mod is too buggy. It will be disabled until further notice
  7. No, the server is in 'online' mode, which means that you need a paid for minecraft account. The problem is fixed, so you should be able to join again without issues And a warm welcome to the following players: CronicX007, Joeguy4, Harkyhark22, Fobius, slientgunner, q1xHallowx3p, _Zetreit_ and Kaos_V2 You have been added to the whitelist!
  8. Disappearing Helmets!

    I've noticed this too using the gravestone mod. Probably the quiver slot has displaced the helmet slot index-wise.
  9. New on the whitelist are: vecagon, nathaniscool2, CapsPacs, Residentlethal, Spiffy956, Dbulletman, dbdkillerkev, Guan_Yu007, Crazymarf. Welcome and see you soon
  10. Welcome Snarpips, Razqual, megaminer, xFactorGaming, skiilyzz and Warlord2150! You've all received a message with the IP. Enjoy your stay
  11. Yeah, we could use some new ones. Enough awesome new stuff build On applications news: welcome to Hedikia, billybob579, RazorX3000, Articdestiny, LoneGhostOne, sodaflash, agraywitch, CptKickscooter, manningliu and oinotna1 ! Hope to see you soon on the server
  12. Yes, you only receive the IP after you have been accepted on the server. The server is connected directly to the main European internet backbone, so we get a good connection throughout most of the world. On applications: a warm welcome Beardedwombat, Count_scapula, gazelutza, Charles_Grimlie, armyfirebird, ChrystalNole, dsdevil, Trathe and MaxamesTheAwesom