[Poll] How did you find out about MT?

How did you find out about Minetest?

From a friend
5
12%
From a web search site (DuckDuckGo, startpage, MSN search, Yahoo! Search!, Google Search, etc.)
2
5%
From a YT channel
0
No votes
From another forum
4
10%
While searching your distro's software repositories
9
21%
From reading on a website
4
10%
From someone on a Minecraft server
0
No votes
While trying to find an alternative to Minecraft due to M$ acquisition
8
19%
While trying to find an alternative to Minecraft because you're poor
4
10%
Other (please specify below)
6
14%
 
Total votes : 42

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

by wziard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 19:29

Migdyn meant the name *sounds* like it is that.

And maybe it does. But I personally think it's charming. A true Coder's name. For me, when I see a project with a name like that I associate it with enthusiastic communities.

And thats 100% correct in the case of Minetest \o/
 

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

by Mantar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 20:06

You guys know "test" is also used to mean a challenge, right?
 

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

by migdyn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 23:11

I first found MT in 2014 however I didn't install it or try to read more about it because I simply thought it's a pile of crap and that it's a cheap and bs Mine$ Clone.
 

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

by v-rob » Fri Jan 11, 2019 23:46

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.


Well, I'm probably unique here, but I knew about Minetest before I knew about Minecraft, and I never even thought about the name at all. I didn't think it was unstable/buggy, even back in 2012, but that's probably because the idea of voxel games like Minetest or Minecraft was still a new idea to me.
 

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

by Chibi ghost » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23

Thomas-S wrote: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 ;)

thats how I found it too except I was mooching around for a game to mess around with
that wasn't too heavy on my computer at the time

I miss playing that really early version and my mt house skull mountain
 

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

by Pyrollo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:19

TumeniNodes wrote:I was referring to the "extremely buggy and unstable" portion


Me too, this name is perfect for a buggy and unstable software :)
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Re: [Poll] How did you find out about MT?

by PolySaken » Sun Jan 13, 2019 21:40

I found one of those play store versions in 2014 and only found mt in 2015 after M$ made minecraft crappier.
 

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

by SuchTea » Wed Jan 16, 2019 02:00

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.


Same for me; When I first came across Minetest I actually ignored it and closed the tab i had it open in because at a glance it seemed like an experimental Minecraft server where people tested bugs and mods. My only reason for turning back, actually realizing it was a standalone program and that my first impression was wrong, was because of how some of the forum posts were worded in the thread I glanced on.
 

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

by mini » Wed Jan 16, 2019 14:50

Wikipedia in the alternatives section of the Minecraft Article. xD
 

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