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      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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      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. I want to apologize in advance if this was posted in the wrong category. I am more than willing to move the topic if it was. Perhaps this is because my TFC experience is extremely varied(I only just got back into when build 79 was released and hadn't played before that since February), but it seems that resources are far more sparse than I remember them ever being. For example, in the last three worlds I played on, I was spawned in a biome where I couldn't find any clay anywhere. I searched for an hour on one world before giving up and switching to creative...where I didn't see any more clay after traversing over 3 kilometers. In one world, I spent five in game days searching the only area on an island that had ore spawning on the surface and only collected 5 Sphalerite, 3 Cassiderite, and 2 Tetrahedryte. I found quite a bit of silver and gold for some reason, but that's pretty much useless when you don't even have copper tools. I very strongly doubt this is at the fault of recent change to the mod, as I don't remember anything about that from the change log. This begs the question, it's probably not the dev's fault, so what am I doing wrong? Is it just poor luck with seeds? Has the game really gotten this much harder since I last played? I don't think it has, not since everyone I see playing this game just one build earlier seems to not be having issue finding beginning ores. I strongly doubt I'm doing that terrible of a job since I can usually get through almost everything in the stone age phase before the first sunset. Is anyone else having proglems with Build 79 in this regard?
  2. Metallurgy Mechanics

    Hello once more, fellow TFC users. Now, I am aware that new metallurgy features have been announced in TFC 1. However, I plan to make some additions of my own here that may/may not have been accomplished in previous posts, and some may not be currently possible, so do suggest an alternative or tweak to amend those problems The Current Metallurgy System: TFC 1's current metallurgy system grows stale as you progress with skill accumulating through the different ages up to the blue and red steels. In order to (attempt to) remedy this adversity, I am to be suggesting that a variety of variables, techniques, and the like to be (hopefully) implemented. The New Metallurgy System: Metallurgy Through the Ages: Ancient Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Medieval Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Renaissance Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Industrial Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Modern Metallurgy (Not to be implemented into TFC2, just reference): Coming Soon... -Stone Tools Ores: Before early humans began actual metalworking, ores were sometimes (and very rarely) used as 'chipped' stone tools, which are made of chipped ore. It is also slightly possible to reshape the raw ores, dependant on the hardness of the metal, into usable tools. As you can imagine, the early ways of processing metal ores never significantly affected the early human history. The knapping system should also include ores to knap into stone tools. The only differences are that they are finicky to knap due to the metal the ore contains than using actual stone, and because of that, they aren't ideal for proper tool-procuring in their raw states. Stone: The reason I am putting stone tools into the suggestion is that (I believe) they were the predecessors of metal tools, and that prove to be invaluable to the early humans two million years earlier. Not all stones on the ground can be usable for tool-making. They should have properties such as: -The type of stone. -The durability of the stone. -The size and shape of the stone. -It is isotropic (breaks reliably in any direction the tool-maker desires). Besides the type of stone, if the rock doesn't meet any of the following criteria, it can shatter, cleave into thin plates, breaks too unevenly, or cannot hold an edge. There are some kinds of stones that can prove useful. For instance: -Obsidian: Best used for sharp tools. The right volcano (due to many volcanos having too many bubbles in obisidian or founded in layers too thin for effective use), whether it be active, dormant, or extinct, will provide the right obsidian. -Flint: Closest second to obsidian. They are chemically similar to obsidian. Varieties of flint, including chert, could be useful, as well. -Quartzite: Best used for hammers. The 'best' quartzites have their grains partially fused together. -Greenstone: Generic name for metamorphic rock dark to light green in color, dense, and contains a chemistry of significant amounts of iron and silica. Harder, less pure greenstones are best for power-hitting tools rather than delicate-cutting ones. A new knapping must be implemented to better reflect the properties of stones. Similar to some knapping suggestions, a randomized 3D stone appears as a GUI, which perfectly reflects to the stone that was picked up from the ground. On the top right of the GUI are two slots; the left one will produce the tool after knapping is completed, and the right is for the stone needed to hammer. To knap a tool, hold down the left-mouse button to charge up force to being shaping. Tapping it will just simply bash the stone surface with little to no force. Don't hold it too long - if you do, there is a fair chance the rock will turn into a shovel non-usable stone. Look for areas where you want to pound. The region in which you wish to knap depends on the shape of the rock. To make effective stone-tools, you need the right stone for the right and durable tools. When finishing with the knapping process, you will recieve the desired stone tool. Certain stone tool-heads like shovels, hoes and axes require handles to be usable, whereas sharp stone tool-heads like knifes will do without a form of handles (provided that the user can use it for an action other than throwing). Ores: Copper Copper Minerals: Percentage of Copper in Pure State: -Native Copper -Unknown -Chalcopyrite -34.5% -Chalcocite -79.8% -Covelite -66.5% -Bornite -63.3% -Tetrahedrite -32-45% -Malachite -57.5% -Azurite -55.1% -Cuprite -88.8% -Chrysocolla -37.5% -Tennantite -51.6% Traits: -Corrosion-resistant, though when exposed to air, the surface of the ore oxidizes. -Sometimes rarely found completely unmixed with other metal. -Sometimes founded as nearly-pure nuggets. -Melting Point: 1,083 C. -A relatively common metal in the Earth's crust. I don't have the time to finish this suggestion, so I would like to see your ideas for this post. Have a wonderful day, and see you soon! -Sda209