• Minecraft Idea Thread
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Yep, that seems reasonable. I think I suggested long ago that one could probably craft "trinkets" and enchant them accordingly, though this would require either a revamp of the enchanting system or a simple thing whereby it shows what the enchantment does. I'm pretty sure the latter is a mod, too. An example would be crafting an Amulet, which by default probably gives "energy" or something (assuming that Minecraft actually gets magic spells of some sort), and there'd be a variety of enchantments it could be given, like Stamina for more Energy, or Vigour for faster Energy regen. An alternative would be a Ring that could get Vitality for extra Health, Appetite for more Hunger restored from Food, and so on.
[QUOTE=Rammlied;34733503]The problem with that is the number of mobs. I mean, they're cool, but for a system with a bunch of items it doesn't work because there's no need for stronger items. If they had dungeons where the creatures got harder and harder, and you needed better items, then that could be understood. Otherwise it isn't needed, however if it was I'd absolutely fucking love it.[/QUOTE] I sense a roguelike mooooooooode! :eng101: Roguelike: The adventure mode, whatever you want it to be. In a procedurally generated valley, there exist working NPCs. They may send you on quests into their mine. After a while, the Enderdragon comes along from a visible, floating portal and destroys the village. Follow it to a neighboring village, which is like the "capital" of the kingdom. It disappears, but then you can do all sorts of crazy crap, like being hired as a guard, a miner, or that kind of stuff. The "king" may send you on difficult quests if you rise above quite well. Gold is the main currency. It goes in enneagonial sets (of 9), from one gold block making 9 ingots, and 1 ingot making 9 nuggets. Block, ingot, nugget, for short. The king's quests are story-progressing involving the dragon. He will give you a map (the stronghold entrance is somewhere in the same map sector of the main gate) and send you on your way to slay the dragon. One can prepare and play Minecraft as they were before from this point on.
Maybe a roguelike mode when you live on a medium sized island with a little caravan on it and a burned down ship, and theres 4-5 dungeons to go through, and after you do all that a dragon comes and you weaken it enough for you to tame it and lead your caravan back to the mainland.
Well, one could always craft campaigns (not actually "craft" them in the crafting sense, but you get my buzz), like the RPG Maker guys or the folks that build custom maps.
I know a p. much perfect way to have trinkets and accessories work: If you have the trinket in your hotbar,they give effects. No need for like 7 useless new armor slots coughaethermodcough, just have them being in your hotbar be enough. There should be no craftable accessories whatsoever,they're all obtained from dungeons etc,usually broken(repairable by enchanting for 10 or so levels)and give rather mild effects(no anti-grav super jump invulnerability superspeed imgoddamninvincible shit coughaethermodcough). For example,a Bracelet of Life,boosts your health regen from food to be noticeably quicker(not much though)or a Survivor's Necklace,saves you from a single normally fatal hit every 5 minutes(ie:if a creeper would normally kill you in one explosion,you would survive with half a heart but the necklace's durability would be gone and would regenerate after a few minutes,allowing another survival).
Trinkets on the hotbar sound interesting, though they'd take up space for tools and other things. What about if you just have them in your inventory, like the Charms from Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction? It'd still take up space, but it'd still be a reasonable sacrifice, since taking up valuable hotbar space is a bit more restricting than just having the stuff in your inventory. Whilst we're on the subject, what are your reasons for opposing the presence of extra armour/accessory slots, or crafting accessories in general? Also, even though you appear to disapprove, which would be more reasonable; a bunch of slots for specific types of accessory (Cloak, Gloves, Amulet, etc) like the Aether mod or other RPGs, or a bunch of non-specific slots that can hold any accessory like in Stalker and Terraria?
I wish the combat system would be completely overhauled.
[QUOTE=killkill85;34711488]Yes and they SHOULD[/QUOTE] Here's your problem: We have a dimension full of zombies of a race that doesn't seem to have ever existed in non-zombie form.
I guess in lore they could justify it as the Testificates being immune to undead, whereas the "humans" weren't, except for maybe Steve. But yes, the absence of living humans in the game is a bit concerning. Only the Strongholds and Mineshafts leave behind proof of prehabitation, and even then we have no statues depicting humans of any type, with Steve being the only living human around. Maybe the few remaining humans that survived the plague had to flee to The End to survive, and now they return to live in their original lands, though their nature being twisted by the outer darkness has made them... different, in many ways, and less suited to their ancestral dimension.
The problem with the unique items and the 'roguelike' idea is that the classic mobs will become way underpowered and useless, which would suck because they are a part of the game and their drops are fairly useful. We could make it so spawn is always at 0,0, and the further away you get from that point the harder mobs get, but the better loot they drop, making it a bit more dynamic.
That'd be kinda cool; having the world get "harder" the further you get out would be kinda cool. But also, what if the world got [B]weirder[/B] the further you go out, with stranger and crazier biomes being generated as you get further away from the "calm heart of the world", until eventually it becomes like a Skyland void with islands floating in a twisting vortex at the edge of reality.
[QUOTE=ironman17;34746867]That'd be kinda cool; having the world get "harder" the further you get out would be kinda cool. But also, what if the world got [B]weirder[/B] the further you go out, with stranger and crazier biomes being generated as you get further away from the "calm heart of the world", until eventually it becomes like a Skyland void with islands floating in a twisting vortex at the edge of reality.[/QUOTE] We need to propose this. Or make a mod for this. I will learn Java for the sole purpose of this.
Speaking of Java, I was just over in the Terraria thread asking how Minecraft would've been if it were coded in C++ instead of Java. (a bit offtopic but nonetheless somewhat relevant to the current flow of what was going on in that thread)
[QUOTE=ironman17;34747559]Speaking of Java, I was just over in the Terraria thread asking how Minecraft would've been if it were coded in C++ instead of Java. (a bit offtopic but nonetheless somewhat relevant to the current flow of what was going on in that thread)[/QUOTE] If I recall correctly, in the infdev days there was a developer who was making a Minecraft clone in C++. It was much much faster and less CPU and RAM intensive.
Notch seems to be really good at making games in a short amount of time. This is obvious from his examples of ludum dare and shit. Java is also good with that because it's a simple language. However for projects that take months or years to make and take a lot of effort you're better off with a language that is more powerful and more efficient, and a programmer that isn't lazy as shit and doesn't only work when he's inspired.
I was listening to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack while rebuilding a Stronghold (I.E. replacing all the mossy and cracked bricks, putting in torches, etc) when I had a thought: What if Jeb added ghosts to the Strongholds? Preferably, they would be [i]Metro 2033[/i] style, as in faint silhouettes that drift about the Stronghold, softly whispering. Due to their transcendence, weapons of Diamond quality, as well as potions, would be the only effective means of combating them. Ghosts of Endermen, which would appear closer to the End Portal, would drop Ender Pearls, and Ghosts of Testificates would have random loot drops, such as picks, swords, etc. When the Stronghold is properly lit, the Ghosts would cease to spawn, although during the nights, their whispers would still be heard across the complex occasionally...
[QUOTE=Cheshire_cat;34750280]I was listening to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack while rebuilding a Stronghold (I.E. replacing all the mossy and cracked bricks, putting in torches, etc) when I had a thought: What if Jeb added ghosts to the Strongholds? Preferably, they would be [i]Metro 2033[/i] style, as in faint silhouettes that drift about the Stronghold, softly whispering. Due to their transcendence, weapons of Diamond quality, as well as potions, would be the only effective means of combating them. Ghosts of Endermen, which would appear closer to the End Portal, would drop Ender Pearls, and Ghosts of Testificates would have random loot drops, such as picks, swords, etc. When the Stronghold is properly lit, the Ghosts would cease to spawn, although during the nights, their whispers would still be heard across the complex occasionally...[/QUOTE] That would work, but I don't know if the sound when properly lit would work.
If Jeb implements conditional ambiance, then it could work. Maybe the area one hundred blocks around the End Portal would generate the Ghost whispers in lieu of anything else.
[QUOTE=Cheshire_cat;34750982]If Jeb implements conditional ambiance, then it could work. Maybe the area one hundred blocks around the End Portal would generate the Ghost whispers in lieu of anything else.[/QUOTE] That would be amazing. I wish, if you were making a city, citizen npcs will make a city sound in the area.
There should be testificates or PIGMEN in the jail cells in the strongholds.
[QUOTE=ironman17;34745262]I guess in lore they could justify it as the Testificates being immune to undead, whereas the "humans" weren't, except for maybe Steve. But yes, the absence of living humans in the game is a bit concerning. Only the Strongholds and Mineshafts leave behind proof of prehabitation, and even then we have no statues depicting humans of any type, with Steve being the only living human around. Maybe the few remaining humans that survived the plague had to flee to The End to survive, and now they return to live in their original lands, though their nature being twisted by the outer darkness has made them... different, in many ways, and less suited to their ancestral dimension.[/QUOTE] I was talking about the pigmen. It's possible to pass the testificates off as humans, even if their model is different. The Pigmen just reek of that "unfinished idea" stench that pollutes minecraft here and there. The zombie pigmen don't even fit the theme of the Nether all that well, they could've been imps or something, but instead it's this zombified version of a thing that has no evidence of it ever existing which doesn't really fit at all. Honestly though its pretty obvious Mojang had an idea for villagers that they just HAD to put into the game immediately, without thinking about the fact that the game needs "normal" humans and pigmen to go along with their existing zombie counterparts. Impulsiveness seems to be a major fault for them, or at least Notch.
[QUOTE=ironman17;34534473]Also, perhaps if related mobs are bred (by related I mean being connected by family) too much, then the risk of yielding weaker offspring (and potential mutants) would become greater with each inbred generation, yielding low-quality items dropped by them and other bad things, which would be a discouragement for the current trend of inbreeding your livestock; which i've sadly practiced and should probably discontinue doing so, since continuing would further corrupt the gene pool of my cows, and they might end up turning into pale gibbering mutants if I carry on the way I am. (perhaps breeding the mis-bred mobs with "purer" natural mobs could reduce the level of "corruption" in the resultant offspring) [/QUOTE] Inbred retardation is a myth. If the world was started with evolution, then should we all be considered inbred retards, and are we? If we were, then we all are, making it normal. As in it's either true and it's normal and doesn't affect anything (that we consider different) or it's just a myth. Google the subject yo. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ironman17;34636519]Having actual corpses would be a neat touch; one could loot them instead of their contents being spilled (except for their XP which would logically drop). However the issue with having many corpses in the world would be that an abundance of entities in the world could cause performance drops. But we could overcome that somehow.[/QUOTE] That's easy. Make the corpses after 5 minutes actual parts of the map instead of them being entities. They become blocks when you leave and when you come back they turn into corpses again. Same with items. So they don't despawn. And I think if you "loot" them then after 5 minutes they would despawn as long as they had nothing in it.
[QUOTE=Cheshire_cat;34750280]I had a thought: What if Jeb added ghosts to the Strongholds? Preferably, they would be [i]Metro 2033[/i] style, as in faint silhouettes that drift about the Stronghold, softly whispering. Due to their transcendence, weapons of Diamond quality, as well as potions, would be the only effective means of combating them. Ghosts of Endermen, which would appear closer to the End Portal, would drop Ender Pearls, and Ghosts of Testificates would have random loot drops, such as picks, swords, etc.[/QUOTE] I'd rather the ghosts be sort of "passive after-images", like you see the actions of the former inhabitants of the Stronghold, and the events that led to humanity's exodus and eventual return. Not everything should be something to kill; and Ghosts are pretty much dead anyways.
[quote]Inbred retardation is a myth. If the world was started with evolution, then should we all be considered inbred retards, and are we? If we were, then we all are, making it normal. As in it's either true and it's normal and doesn't affect anything (that we consider different) or it's just a myth. Google the subject yo.[/quote] You're pulling me a bit offtopic, but since we didn't start evolving into multiple celled organisms until there were billions or trillions of single celled organsims reproducing via splitting, the concept of inbreeding wasn't possible. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] Also, here's a decent idea, how about each block gets 3 different textures (maybe make three different terrain.png's) and make it so everytime a block is placed or generated it picks one of the textures out of the three, and all of the textures are designed to tile which eachother in every combination. That could take some work but I think it'd make the game look A LOT nicer.
Cross-posting from the chat thread: We seriously need some work on the villagers... I mean, aside from the more ambitious plans for AI. Their breeding needs to be curbed because after an in-game week or two, they have reproduced so much that the village is more overcrowded than a tenement and the game becomes unplayable at dusk, when they all head indoors and mate. I think that: 1. There should be a dynamic cap on villagers mating, so that if there's x amount of villagers within a certain radius, then they stop reproducing. 2. Villagers spawned from eggs should have randomized skins, so that you have a chance of spawning a blacksmith or a priest or w/e instead of just the normal brown ones. 3. If we can lead animals with wheat, perhaps we should be able to lead the villagers with something? Maybe something special that a leader would carry.
#3 could probably be done using some kind of Gold Scepter, since gold has often been viewed as a rather royal metal. Also, maybe the corpses could turn into a sort of "Tombstone" block or some sort of leather bag block that acts like a chest.
the villagers "blacksmith" should actually be able to craft you weapons also "knights" in villages with iron armor and swords
How about maybye King Villagers? like in a little castle guarded by knights? And if you kill him you get to be king?
You might be able to befriend villagers by giving them a gift or talking to them, and then at that time you can see a name over their head and then ask them to follow you, which would make more sense than pushing a scepter in their face and them following you. [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] After watching Etho's recent OOGE episode, I had an idea. If the default ground is increased, we could have a very rare giant chasm (almost like a biome) that spawns underground, with a huge space with magma on the floor and giant gravel stalagtites, and if you touch them the top explodes and it falls down.
[QUOTE=ElectricSquid;34759266]Cross-posting from the chat thread: We seriously need some work on the villagers... I mean, aside from the more ambitious plans for AI. Their breeding needs to be curbed because after an in-game week or two, they have reproduced so much that the village is more overcrowded than a tenement and the game becomes unplayable at dusk, when they all head indoors and mate. I think that: 1. There should be a dynamic cap on villagers mating, so that if there's x amount of villagers within a certain radius, then they stop reproducing. 2. Villagers spawned from eggs should have randomized skins, so that you have a chance of spawning a blacksmith or a priest or w/e instead of just the normal brown ones. 3. If we can lead animals with wheat, perhaps we should be able to lead the villagers with something? Maybe something special that a leader would carry.[/QUOTE] All of this seems good. I think that if it gets to a certain number, the village should keep on growing. If there is a couple hundred villagers, the towns should resemble that.
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