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@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.


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#1 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:33 PM

Anyone else playing this great little sandbox? Have some pictures of my house, dug entirely out of a solid hillside!


The front entrance, along a bridge I built.


My front door, with tree-awning and light!


Front room, with crafting by a window!


Further in, starting to go down.


Here you can see my back door and some of my additional tunneling I'm working on.


Finally, my back porch.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:12 PM

Umm.. zuh? Context would be nice.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:15 PM

Here's your context!!!

Been looking at it recently, but haven't actually brought myself to play it yet. Part of me wants a completely offline version to muck around with. Might need to give this a shot.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Apr 24 2010, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's your context!!!

Been looking at it recently, but haven't actually brought myself to play it yet. Part of me wants a completely offline version to muck around with. Might need to give this a shot.



Still no real context. It looks like old Quake/Doom to me.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 25 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Apr 24 2010, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's your context!!!

Been looking at it recently, but haven't actually brought myself to play it yet. Part of me wants a completely offline version to muck around with. Might need to give this a shot.



Still no real context. It looks like old Quake/Doom to me.


Yeah, cuz being able to dig underground and build crap was a mainstay of both games. XD

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:10 PM

Oh, sorry.

It's a game where, uh. You dig and build crap. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE(WaveRyder @ Apr 25 2010, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 25 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Apr 24 2010, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's your context!!!

Been looking at it recently, but haven't actually brought myself to play it yet. Part of me wants a completely offline version to muck around with. Might need to give this a shot.



Still no real context. It looks like old Quake/Doom to me.


Yeah, cuz being able to dig underground and build crap was a mainstay of both games. XD



Care to tell me were any of that stuff was even remotely mentioned on the linked page or in this thread.


As pointed out before. This is not a news site.


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

And this is not a news thread! I'm addicted, and thought it was the sort of thing other 'sparkers may have found!

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:52 PM

Sounds almost interesting... but it doesn't seem to be anything but a sandbox... and also it doesn't work on any of my browsers.
Or it works, but I can't do anything but aim and build, no movement.
What signature?

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 25 2010, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(WaveRyder @ Apr 25 2010, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 25 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Apr 24 2010, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's your context!!!

Been looking at it recently, but haven't actually brought myself to play it yet. Part of me wants a completely offline version to muck around with. Might need to give this a shot.



Still no real context. It looks like old Quake/Doom to me.


Yeah, cuz being able to dig underground and build crap was a mainstay of both games. XD



Care to tell me were any of that stuff was even remotely mentioned on the linked page or in this thread.


As pointed out before. This is not a news site.

First sentence. He "dug" his house out of a hillside.


And if it's not a news site, why are you asking for us to provide info? XD You should be over there playing it instead. XD

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:01 PM

Built me a house! Then a basement! Then an indoor pool... oh wait... Yeah, flooded my basement and cave network. Then I lined the whole thing with glass and pumped it out, and started digging out around it.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:29 PM

Water doesn't flow in infdev, which I'm using, so flooding's not an issue. icon-fire.gif

I'm currently working on two projects: A giant chamber to grow a tree or two indoors, and my Tree Tower. I currently have five trees stacked on top of each other.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:30 AM

Ah, you using the unstable development version.

Anyone tried survival yet?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Apr 26 2010, 05:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, you using the unstable development version.

Anyone tried survival yet?

I did. Promptly died from falling a few thousand feet.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:02 AM

I tried survival this morning... and broke it. But before it broke, I killed a spider!

Edit: Okay, so I scoured minepedia for answers. I know how to rebuild my health, shoot my arrows, and generally survive longer than "oh crap, here they come." Oh, and dynamite ROCKS!

Edited by wonko the sane?, 26 April 2010 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:22 PM

Behold the Tree Tower! Believe me, working on this thing is INCREDIBLY nervewracking. One slight misstep, and I'm scraping myself off the ground. icon-fire.gif





(no, it's not nearly done)

Edited by Esser-Z, 26 April 2010 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:35 PM

I guess the benefit of paying for play is the tools... weapons... Neat stuff like torches.

Might need to raid the paypal account for some coin to buy into this.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:30 PM

ARRGGG!

I found a strategy for survival. Find a nice big hill, climb to the top and take it down a level or two to the next out jutted part of the hill, then wall the perimeter off at least three blocks high. You are then free to dig down and build up without being attacked.

I had a tower five floors tall (each floor was three bricks tall) and was working on the sixth, and a basement that went down another four levels and then horizontally into the hill. Well, the hugging game started spawning jive in my tower! Some skells killed me while I was running to my own basement to get more rock!

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:59 AM

Okay, took some time but I went and bought it. After the time I spent (wasted?) on the classic survival mode, then the time I spent (wasted?) on stealing and playing one version of Infdev or another... I just felt it was worth my while.

On the infinite maps: I tend to make a large, tall as possible water tower (just one tower of bricks straight up, brought down on level from the max and with a spring on top) so I can find the spots where I built something. I got 4 on my current map, and there was two more in the works (one for each entrances I dug) but I got ambushed by a skell and knocked into a lava pit. So now I can't find my deep bunker.

Found a ton of red crystal in there though, worked out how to use it. Pretty awesome addition. Can't see how it would be useful right now, but awesome trick.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:53 AM



Edited by Esser-Z, 18 July 2010 - 11:14 AM.




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