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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.
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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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Downtown

Round world

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For example player will spawn in spherical world and when he get to the northern or south pole will be teleported on the opposite pole. The same with the west and east. In addition it is necessary to come up with something about situation when player ride a horse, on minecart, on boat and when for exapmle player ride by train from Railcraft with his own inventory. In addition you can add an achievment to a trip around the world or when the whole world is explored.

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One problem is that if your in the northern equator it will be a cheaty way of getting to the south pole, and it will also look weird to just suddenly teleport across the world, games like starbound managed this feat of round worlds but mincraft is not the right game for this because you can't make a round world without changing the y value in minecrafts setup 

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What if every section on the world had an 'opposite' section, if you will, that was basically on the opposite side of the 'planet' from it. So when you got up to the poles it all sort of joined. For example, when you reached a certain distance from the equator you would reach the pole line. Depending on what longitude you where at would determine where you end up when you cross the pole line. So say you were traveling due north at a longitude of 35`W, when you pass over the North Pole Line you will be traveling due south at 35`E (still in the northern hemisphere). I'm not sure what the transition would look like, but I imagine you could just load the next chunk (the one with the latitude 35`E in it) and have a smooth transition. Then I guess you could just continue south to the south pole line and repeat the same thing and end up back at 35`W. And obviously if you got to 180`W traveling west you would end back up at 180`E, still traveling west. That way it feel like the world is round, even though it is just flat. Pardon me if I don't quite understand how the TFC2 will be set up, I'm kind of new to this. Also sorry if this is basically what you just said.

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