Not sure I like the fact you can change your name. You get to know people based on their username and in game name. I suppose its a neat idea to be able to change and start fresh on similar servers without people knowing. At the same time if they are griefers, or people that exploited the game, they can now change their name and no one would know. Is there an ID or something linked to the account as well for admins to identify the same user?
That is a concern. However I believe all accounts have their own special ID so servers could ban that ID like they would with an IP ban. I honestly don't know but would love to know for future reference.
I would like a key please!
I agree with this as well, but not for all games. Definitely the majority of games are becoming much easier to play like WoW. WoW was never really too hard, but over the expansions they have made it easier, and easier. I can't really get into single player games anymore like I used too as a child, I need the multiplayer feel. I love RPGs, first person shooters anything that can involve interaction with other users, trading, etc. I think when it comes to multiplayer games you can make the best of it whether its easy or not.
from a technical standpoint WoW has got harder.
WoW's biggest problem is the size of it's community and the coverage it receives, early on in WoW's history the challenge came from a lack of available information and forced gating due to things like resists making fights impossible without the pre required equipment.
however in modern WoW the complexity of fights is a million times more advanced than the early game, where fights had maybe 1 or 2 mechanics and an equipment hard cap that needed to be met just to survive.
but due to the growth of social media and the boom in fan based sites and people streaming and posting their boss kills as well as posting to sites dedicated to how to play the game and beat the bosses just about anyone can read up on exactly what they should be doing to survive and beat a fight, so with this network the complexity is reduced because of external forces.
now if none of these sites existed and we went back to early WoW most of the fights today would remain undefeated by the majority of players for a long long time, more so if they brought in the arbitrary gear requirements as a gating system that relies entirely on RNG.
this is the problem with a lot of people who complain games are too easy, a lot of them are reading guides online to learn how to play and what they should be doing and in doing so they remove the challenge for themselves, the problem is this will never change as people will always take the easiest option even if they know it is counter productive to what they are arguing for.
so really the only way to make games harder with the way social networking is would be to had skill based requirements that couldn't just be learnt, but doing so would exclude a hell of a lot of people including a large portion of the people complaining the game is too easy but then had to use a guide to actually beat it.
Hella good humble bundle. Even just for paying $1 you get the two good classics :)
Vanilla was awful. RoS is just brilliant, you should give it a go. Also Hardcore is alot more fun than softcore if you can handle permadeath (its really not bad once you get started, just save any previous gear+useful items)
Alright I will have to look into it again if I get a few friends to pick up the expansion ill give it another shot.
I loved diablo 2 was one of my favorite games, and ended up getting D3 but it was so hyped up. I hear they have made it much better from when it first came out..maybe ill try getting back into it again.
I forget what my favorite seed was it was superflat you were able to build an entire city with ease. That is great there is one called rickrollin haha!
I think they have been doing a good job with providing updates and content to the game honestly. I do agree though there are TONS of mods that make the game alot of fun. I play other mods that have tons of crafting and new mechanics, but that's the reason minecraft is so great others can create additional ad dons to extend the game play. I have not played this game in quite some time but will jump back into it to get a glimpse of all the changes.
Portable minecraft machine sounds pretty amazing to me my nephew/niece would love one of these things. $35 I might have to pick one up.
The Raspberry Pi is small but he'd also have to carry a mouse and keyboard. If there's a PC where he's going, he could just bring a USB-stick instead (which is cheaper).
If there's only a TV, then yeah, sure, it'd work - as long as he brought the keyboard, mouse and (if necessary) an HDMI cable.
Don't forget that you'll need to purchase a USB power plug (and USB cable if it isn't included, it wasn't on the model-B I purchased long ago). And an SD-card or bring that USB stick anyway. And preferable an enclosure as well.
And keep in mind that the Pi-version of Minecraft is not the proper PC version of the game but a gimped and not-as-developed version of the mobile edition.