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by PoignardAzur
Tue Mar 01, 2016 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A plea for direction.
Replies: 37
Views: 4993

Re: A plea for direction.

That's a bit rough isn't it? It's very, very rough. I think the times I think about minetest are correlated with the times I'm in a certain mood (boredom, frustration, thinking about failure...) which makes me resent the game more than it deserves, so I'm probably super biased. With that in mind, I...
by PoignardAzur
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A plea for direction.
Replies: 37
Views: 4993

Re: A plea for direction.

I agree with everything you said. As far as I am aware, Minetest is an horrible failure at any decent goal I could imagine for it. If it really is the best open-source game there is to find, then the open-source game making community sucks (as far as I'm aware, this isn't true). I think the best thi...
by PoignardAzur
Sun Nov 15, 2015 20:33
Forum: Game Releases
Topic: [Game] Pixture
Replies: 278
Views: 76460

Re: [Game] Pixture

I think the main issue is that Minetest lacks coherence. It's not anything that a well-made subgame couldn't tackle, but none so far have as much content as Minecraft with as much coherence as Minecraft does. Ever since I read this, I wondered how long it would take for someone to achieve what c55 ...
by PoignardAzur
Mon Sep 21, 2015 19:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: Youtube

Minetest isn't exactly Youtube-friendly, especially when compared to Minecraft. The sound design in particular is pretty horrible.
by PoignardAzur
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [My Opinion] Pros and cons of Minetest
Replies: 47
Views: 4959

Re: [My Opinion] Pros and cons of Minetest

I am somewhat amused by the unending debates about whether or not mobs should be added to the game. It's like if someone were making an arcade FLOSS multiplayer FPS, with only melee weapons and grenades implemented yet, and people were debating "Hey, should we consider adding guns to the game ?...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Sep 19, 2015 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [My Opinion] Pros and cons of Minetest
Replies: 47
Views: 4959

Re: [My Opinion] Pros and cons of Minetest

You do know that MineCraft is now owned by MicroSoft right? As far as giving them money in the hopes that you are supporting development... If history is any indicator, you will never see another update to MineCraft nor will you ever see a MineCraft2. If the game is not an XBox exclusive MicroSoft ...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Sep 12, 2015 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The little things from a newcomer perspective.
Replies: 26
Views: 2974

Re: The little things from a newcomer perspective.

Yeah, nudity is annoying. Also, giant penis-shaped buildings. Those really annoy me. Players should either have a permanent construction permit or need to have a mod watching over them at all time before placing any node. Also, players placing signs should only be allowed to use words that are withi...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:47
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Above-ground dungeons?
Replies: 29
Views: 3594

Re: Above-ground dungeons?

I don't really have experience making video game stories, so don't quote me on this, but I'm 99% sure that's the wrong way to make a story for a minetest game. The story of a game should be built and tweaked at the same time as it's gameplay and its technical aspects. Making a finished game designed...
by PoignardAzur
Fri Sep 11, 2015 14:46
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: [Website] Security alert from Avast

We can't work out why this happens, it's not fetching from inchra.net anymore. This may be a dumb question, but have you made a computer search for the strings "inchra", "inchra.net", "amun", "piwik.js", etc... in the website's files ? You might have forgot t...
by PoignardAzur
Thu Sep 10, 2015 16:26
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: [Website] Security alert from Avast

Thread bump.

I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been fixed yet. "The game's website triggers an antivirus alert every time you open one of its pages" is kind of a big deal, and a good way to repel potential new players.
by PoignardAzur
Fri Sep 04, 2015 14:56
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

@ benrob0329, @PolgnardAzur, Oh, please, ignore RubenWardy's tries to oppress me. He just loves me and my natural charisma :) Just look at his messages: 4aiman this, 4aiman that... Oh, those fans of mine are restless... You're being just as rude as he was : when you want someone to know you don't l...
by PoignardAzur
Thu Sep 03, 2015 19:20
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

I've never tried to make a mod with it so I can't speak from experience, but almost every serious Minecraft mod uses it now. If there are things you can't do in it (aside from make an open-source game), I'm not aware of them. I've seen mods which do everything from creating portals which accurately...
by PoignardAzur
Thu Sep 03, 2015 14:42
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Above-ground dungeons?
Replies: 29
Views: 3594

Re: Above-ground dungeons?

I have to say, I agree with paramat, the dungeons add to Minetest's character and origanalism...in my opinion at least. You don't need bugs to make a game original. Actually, you don't even need to actually try to make it original, especially if doing so detracts from the game's quality. The proces...
by PoignardAzur
Wed Sep 02, 2015 23:08
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

4aiman : My information comes from reading the code source (in the master branch of the github repository). It's either accurate or, at worst, recently outdated. As for the Valve comparison, Minetest is similar to Valve games in that you can do basically everything with the tools they've given you, ...
by PoignardAzur
Wed Sep 02, 2015 21:54
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: [Website] Security alert from Avast

Nope, still there.
by PoignardAzur
Tue Sep 01, 2015 18:36
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: [Website] Security alert from Avast

ctrl+f5 makes avast complain again. I'll try again tomorrow.
by PoignardAzur
Tue Sep 01, 2015 18:34
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

Getting back to the problem of subgames being mostly minecraft clones, I think one of the main reason this problem exists is the structure of the game itself. Minetest basically takes the Valve approach to making an engine : what the developers want is hard-coded in, with a few tools and options to ...
by PoignardAzur
Tue Sep 01, 2015 18:18
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: [Website] Security alert from Avast

Nope, still got the same warning message :(

It the script still hosted on amun.inchra.net ?
by PoignardAzur
Mon Aug 31, 2015 22:29
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Website] Security alert from Avast
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

[Website] Security alert from Avast

I'm on Windows 7 and I use the Avast antivirus software. My main browser is firefox, but I seem to have the same problems with chrome. Whenever I open minetest.net (but not forum.minetest.net ), Avast pops-up, makes an alert sound, tells me "A menace has been detected", and vaguely explain...
by PoignardAzur
Mon Aug 31, 2015 18:55
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

Spending XP helps to balance that. Enchanting artificially lowers the amount of XP by letting ppl trade their XP for the buff they need. Moreover, spending ANY kind of XP for enchantment brings even more balance - even some farmer will be able to gain a good armour and weapon to protect him/her sel...
by PoignardAzur
Sun Aug 30, 2015 14:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we prepared for potential Microsoft harassment?
Replies: 72
Views: 10831

Re: Are we prepared for potential Microsoft harassment?

Generally people don't act by pure nastiness. When someone makes something bad, there is almost always a reason. Money is one of the main reasons. Sure. My point was, a lot of people are assuming that Microsoft is going to take whatever course of actions hurts the most people at the same time as th...
by PoignardAzur
Sun Aug 30, 2015 14:17
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

First of all, I've been playing MC and MT since almost the begginig of both. So it is hard to see anything "original" in both of them, when those are based on other games (infiniminer, dwarf fortress) and have such a basic concept like, life itself. [...] https://forum.minetest.net/viewto...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Aug 29, 2015 04:21
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

There are lots of original subgames, I think our definitions or "original" differ. Like, can you find me three finished (or at least, semi-finished and not abandoned) subgames that do not revolve around destroying nodes with tools you craft for resources you amass ? and the "team&quo...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Aug 29, 2015 03:55
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?
Replies: 1003
Views: 134995

Re: What's Minetest still missing over Minecraft?

Minetest is missing a lot of things, and has a lot of problems that won't be fixed by making a todo-list and dumping in to the developers. I'm not that familiar with the community and the game itself, but from my peripheral view of it, I notice two big problems : - The subgames are too similar. Basi...
by PoignardAzur
Sat Aug 29, 2015 03:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we prepared for potential Microsoft harassment?
Replies: 72
Views: 10831

Re: Are we prepared for potential Microsoft harassment?

A lot of people here seem to assume that Microsoft is lead by a bunch of moustache-twirling villains who enjoy nothing more that eating live puppies at breakfast and playing kitty baseball. I mean, sure, Microsoft is evil (like all big companies owned by shareholders), but they're trying to make loa...