SecondTalon wrote:Only by installing mods that restrict regions. Spawn Protect is built in, but it's also kinda annoying to deal with.
Ah ok, I didn't realise it was a mod. To be honest I know more or less nothing about SMP, or running a server. But hey, this is another piece of work already done for Mojang.
Does anyone know what the procedure is when they adpot a mod into the game? Do they just take it? Does the original modder get any.. reimbursement? I realise people don't make mods for making money anyway, but for a game with millions of sales it seems harsh to just take all that work.
Jahoclave wrote:Quite frankly, they'd probably just do better if they put the yogscast in charge of development plans. Adding annoying game mechanics to get wool from sheep was such an improvement. My immersion is greatly enhanced. I guess I'll just get back to building things that never had much need of wool to start with.
I mean, the better than wolves mod adds levels of amazing functionality and opens possibilities of doing things I'd really like. Instead, we now have to sheer sheep and can make hedges. Call me unimpressed.
The shears thing is because they're going to make animals more persistent in the game world.. they'll be able to regrow wool, for example (while typing this I realised I don't know if there's going to be much difference to the rest of the animals: with the exception of dem burds they're only useful dead...). I'd quite like tree regrowth too. At first I was quite keen about this idea, but now.. eh, I don't really think it's going to make much of a difference to me. A bit of a novelty for a while.
I think the best option for us all will just be to accept that minecraft is essentially an engine, and that mods are going to be what makes it fun for each individual. They're not really hard to install, and the community is always going to have more and better ideas (and more inspiration/enthusiasm to create and improve these ideas) than Mojang or any game developer. Especially with the official release coming up, and apparently so few of the best ideas being incorporated into the game.