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Re: yo ed

Postby ThePeople » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:29 pm

damn, was looking forward to jacking in to people's cables, living a strange urban existence

i'll go join some stranger's server
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Re: yo ed

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:51 pm

ThePeople wrote:damn, was looking forward to jacking in to people's cables, living a strange urban existence

i'll go join some stranger's server


Jacking into the people's cables sounds like a very masturbatory experience for you.
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Re: yo ed

Postby ThePeople » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:28 pm

free electric
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Edminster » Tue May 21, 2013 7:15 am

So I've been playing with the Toast: Crunchy modpack, and my main project has been building a moonbase. Click through for huge versions:

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1. Living quarters for Testificates abducted for staffing purposes.
2. Main building. Houses workshop, command room, observation deck, lounge.
3. Airlock. I should probably have more than one, but effort.
4. Garage. If I can ever figure out how to make a moon buggy, it'll live here.
5. Radioactives Lab. This is where the fission reactor lives, as well as all the uraninite and refined uranium.
6. Landing/Launching pad.
7. Proposed site of Fusion Reactor. It's at the bottom of a nice crater and there are plenty of places to watch it from the base itself. Absolutely zero protection from meteor strikes, but it's the moon so it's not like it's going to catch everything on fire.

Right now I've started roughing in the Hydroponics Lab / Oxygen Production / Cloning Vats area. I have enough trees and oxygen collectors that I can refill my air tanks, but not enough power that I can completely seal the base and be out of my spacesuit. I'm currently in the process of building the fusion reactor which should be all the power necessary, and trying to figure the best way to implement the cloning vats. I have enough stored mob essence to reconstruct a bunch of villagers to populate the base when it is sealed up, I just don't have an aesthetically pleasing design for the room where they will be created.

Here's the back side of the base, where you can see the rough work and minor changes to the main base:
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Re: Minecraft

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue May 21, 2013 8:15 am

Impressive.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Kimra » Tue May 21, 2013 1:02 pm

As far as buildings made of squares go, that is a very pretty building. : )

I admire your effort.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue May 21, 2013 2:16 pm

It's like you were an evil genius in a past life and are now stuck with the residual urge to construct ridiculously intricate and impressive lairs which you exorcise through videogames.
Bravo.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Tue May 21, 2013 3:19 pm

It's nice and all, but is it a Nazi moon base?
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Edminster » Tue May 21, 2013 3:37 pm

I... uh, should it be? I could probably make the fusion reactor in the shape of a swastika if it's that important. If it's only marginally important then I could just use the Molecular Disassembler and call it my Nazi Whirligig like I did with my last build:

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Re: Minecraft

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue May 21, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: Minecraft

Postby DonRetrasado » Tue May 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Well, nothing I make looks cool as that moonbase. Maybe it's because I still make all those claustrophobic underground tunnels. Also, I rebuilt the prison I made back on the old SA server; it's a lot harder when I don't have the mods to handle the lighting/elevators.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Kimra » Wed May 22, 2013 12:17 am

I think the windmill was a better evil lair hideout, because it's so much less expected.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed May 22, 2013 1:48 am

Yeah but once it gets out that one person has an evil lair in a windmill, then everyone puts their evil lair in a windmill, and all of a sudden it's like, you're not fooling anyone.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby Edminster » Wed May 22, 2013 4:01 am

DonRetrasado wrote:Well, nothing I make looks cool as that moonbase. Maybe it's because I still make all those claustrophobic underground tunnels. Also, I rebuilt the prison I made back on the old SA server; it's a lot harder when I don't have the mods to handle the lighting/elevators.

The lighting can actually be handled by vanilla minecraft now, and slightly cleaner to boot. Just use Redstone Lamps and Repeaters and you have the system I installed in your prison. I don't envy you recreating the bank of switches though; that was a pain in the ass to figure out.

The things that you can't make are the elevator and the showers, because the showers required a t-flip-flop for which there is no compact analogue in vanilla. You could probably get away with just a lever but the button looked so much cleaner.
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Re: Minecraft

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed May 22, 2013 4:16 am

Yeah but can I make blocks disappear to let water through? Trap doors/etc. block fluids even when open
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