[Poll] How did you find out about MT?

How did you find out about Minetest?

From a friend
9
13%
From a web search site (DuckDuckGo, startpage, MSN search, Yahoo! Search!, Google Search, etc.)
5
7%
From a YT channel
0
No votes
From another forum
5
7%
While searching your distro's software repositories
14
21%
From reading on a website
5
7%
From someone on a Minecraft server
0
No votes
While trying to find an alternative to Minecraft due to M$ acquisition
9
13%
While trying to find an alternative to Minecraft because you're poor
13
19%
Other (please specify below)
8
12%
 
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[Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by migdyn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 16:29

Hi, in this poll you will answer how did you find out about MT.
I found it while searching my repository's distro in 2016 and found MT by accident. I decided to install it (0.4.13) and created a new world in Minetest Game (I didn't even know other games existed back then) and my first impression was surprisingly good but ater about an hour it turned into "is this a joke?!" feeling.

I decided to uninstall it and then I noticed some mods which were in the software repositories too. I reinstalled Minetest and installed the technic mod I enabled it and I was impressed! Then I tried to find if there are more mods and I found these forums, when I saw the amount of there were I was extremely surprised. I installed some of them and thought that Minetest Game with mods was way better than MC... and I was right!

Around 2017 I started learning Lua and in June I wrote my first mod. I continued to write small mods that add a few new tools and ores. In August, 2018 I started working on my first game (which died a few weeks after release). I created my MT Forums account and created a thread about my game. I got mostly positive feedback but I ahd to cancel it due problems with mods and fun of pleasure.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by migdyn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 16:55

Added new option to the poll. Please reselect your choice, sorry for the inconvenience
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Krock » Fri Jan 04, 2019 16:58

"free minecraft alternative"

PS: Would you please be so nice and add reasonable paragraphs in your main topic so that it's easier to read?
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by SuchTea » Fri Jan 04, 2019 17:01

I found Minetest on Google search result pages while searching for information about Hytale.
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by dawgdoc » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48

I was given a RaspberryPi for Christmas 2 years ago and found an unplayable version of MC on it. This was my first exposure to any voxel game. I searched Debian for a reasonable replacement and came across MT. It was okay but not great on the Pi. MT did run superbly on my laptop. ;-]
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by migdyn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 14:39

dawgdoc wrote:I was given a RaspberryPi for Christmas 2 years ago and found an unplayable version of MC on it. This was my first exposure to any voxel game. I searched Debian for a reasonable replacement and came across MT. It was okay but not great on the Pi. MT did run superbly on my laptop. ;-]
I wonder why did they bundle Minecraft Pi instead of Minetest with some removed feautres (to run smoothly on the Pi) and a game made for the Pi
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Felfalido » Sat Jan 05, 2019 15:19

Readed about Minetest for first time from a blog about free (libre) software some time ago. But I never played Minecraft actively (probably once or twice about 7 years ago) or other sandbox games.

I never got attention of this kind of games until 2013 or so, when I started to hear about open source alternatives like Terasology or Minetest itself. But I never played MT so actively until june 2017, when one day I started to crawl into my distro packages and finally installed and tested this game.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by migdyn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 18:15

runs wrote:In a Reddit comment.
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Interesting...
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by texmex » Mon Jan 07, 2019 20:11

The OUYA game store, lol. Horrible experience, just like the platform itself. Didn’t try it out again for years. When I did, it was probably on another rounds of googling the possible existence of FOSS counterparts to popular game titles. Mostly due to ideological reasons: I like to contribute back to games I play and I rather not spend hours of work only to increase the value of someone else’s private intellectual property. 8-)
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Gael de Sailly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 20:52

Lejo wrote:Ubuntu Software Center

Exact same for me, it was Minetest 0.3.1 on Ubuntu 12.04, I did not know at this time that it was awfully outdated and that the current dev version was 0.4.8.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by TumeniNodes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 22:36

While searching for a "free minecraft crack/ torrent" for my kid xD

Actually, while browsing through the games on (can't remember which dist I was using then) but the first sentence is truth, disguised as a joke
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by runs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 23:10

migdyn wrote:
runs wrote:In a Reddit comment.
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Interesting...


They were talking about wonderful Minecraft buildings, for example, King's Landing, and one user said it was best to create them in Minetest because it was free and so anyone could enjoy them.
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Thomas-S » Tue Jan 08, 2019 06:23

I discovered Minetest a few years ago when I used Ubuntu. I opened the Software Center and Minetest was advertised on the first page there. At first, I thought Minetest was some development/testing tool for Minecraft ;)
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Pyrollo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 08:07

Tired of playing the games I was playing, I searched a new game in my distrib repos. Never heard of voxel game before that. Found Minetest, looked interresting. This was four years ago, I never had to search for another game since :)
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by voxelproof » Tue Jan 08, 2019 18:01

While waiting for No Man's Sky release. It was very long ordeal and, finally, impatiently I tried Minecraft. Now, from the perspective of time I must say it was kind of act of despair. Then I looked further on Google for other open world games, among other there was Minetest. But I didn't enjoy it much at first -- it was just slighly better than MC, it seemed to me -- only when I realized that it allowed much more creative freedom than Voxelands, which in turn was the very first voxel game I truly enjoyed.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by cHyper » Tue Jan 08, 2019 18:24

i was a long time a minecraft player when i found a good game with open source engine!! mt is a very good game with a lot of mods, games and texture packs. i hope the next version - 5.0.0 - still break my dreams.... keep on the good work around this game...
 

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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by migdyn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 13:42

The problem with Minetest is its name. I don't think it should be changed, but it may be really confusing to some user as they may mistake it for a Minecraft testing tool / a crappy MC clone that's just a test and is extremely buggy and unstable.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by TumeniNodes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 13:50

migdyn wrote: a crappy MC clone that's just a test and is extremely buggy and unstable.


?? 0_o
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Pyrollo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 13:51

TumeniNodes wrote:
migdyn wrote: a crappy MC clone that's just a test and is extremely buggy and unstable.


?? 0_o

I agree with migdyn, this name is sort of misleading.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by benrob0329 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 14:36

The Linux Mint Software repos about 4-5 years ago, then again about 6 months to a year later from a friend that finally got me into it by playing with some friends.
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by TumeniNodes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 17:26

Pyrollo wrote:
TumeniNodes wrote:
migdyn wrote: a crappy MC clone that's just a test and is extremely buggy and unstable.


?? 0_o

I agree with migdyn, this name is sort of misleading.


I was referring to the "extremely buggy and unstable" portion
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by Gael de Sailly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 19:13

migdyn wrote:The problem with Minetest is its name. I don't think it should be changed, but it may be really confusing to some user as they may mistake it for a Minecraft testing tool / a crappy MC clone that's just a test and is extremely buggy and unstable.

Totally agree, that was my very first thought when I discovered Minetest (quickly resolved). Also it seems that no one is able to say where does this name come from.
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