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ShawnCowles

Member Since 20 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2012 09:02 AM

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In Topic: making map briefing

15 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

Check the forums on in the Technical area. Also try running your posts through a spell checker.

In Topic: Amusing Apps

02 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

Not sure how difficult this would be, but an app that lets the user play Risk (or something similar) using their surroundings as the board.
You could use google maps to find nearby cities (use those as territories) and major roads (those link the territories)

In Topic: Are open pvp + full loot SANDBOX mmorpg's still possible?

25 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

I really don't understand why everyone can't play in a game like this... everyone has their role in a game like this.


As Samoth and SimonForsman mentioned above, it's not really fun for the victims. Why should I play on a PVP minecraft server if I just want to build a castle? I could build the same castle on a PVE server and not have to worry about some "wolf" coming around and flooding it with magma or murdering me while I build a wall. There's no benefit for me to expose myself like that.

I have a proposed solution:
Assume a space trading / combat game.

There are centers of NPC (or player) faction power with starbases, fleets, etc.
These centers are separated by lawless space.
The non-combatant players in this scenario would be traders, making profit by moving goods between starbases. There is a little profit in moving goods around secured space, but more profit for moving through lawless space.
The "wolves" can freely move around lawless space, but due to killing merchants they are hostile to the NPC factions and cannot enter their space without risking attack.

This is something of a combination of SimonForsman and Caldenfor's ideas, and could probably be adapted to other settings without too much trouble. I think it's as close as you could get to your idea while maintaining a fun environment for everyone involved.

In Topic: c#: Game of the Generals

23 July 2012 - 06:56 AM

vb and c# are two entirely different languages.

Do you mean VB .Net?

In Topic: Alternative minecraft

22 July 2012 - 07:00 AM

The far version is a little rough on my machine, but I have a 5 year old video card. Looks good so far.

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