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The Minecraft Role-Play Thread:

 1 pvtnum 11, Tue, 15th Mar '11 8:13:03 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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This is a spot to post up all the stuff concerning redwhitenblue's RP server. If you got a suggestion, work request, or whatever, post it in here, and we can manage to get a bit more organized.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Many thanks.

Just so it's clear, the server rules are over here at redwhitenblue.

[down]Ta-da, fixies.

edited 15th Mar '11 8:19:03 PM by ExterminatorZed

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth and the learned find themselves perfectly equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists
 3 Blueeyedrat, Tue, 15th Mar '11 8:17:34 PM from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
If I'm correct, this is the page you're looking for.
"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
Also, I guess the new project is to create an in-world tool for effective cross-player communication. So, I think we're doing a "post office" of sorts. A place where each settler will have mailboxes and individual messageboards. There, messages for work requests can be left in addition to necessary tools, goods and resources. That way, when you log in, you can go over to check out the post office and have a queue of work lined up for you for your play time. I think that this will have a positive effect on productivity and commerce. If you have any concerns, disagreements, etc. Please let me know. I'm not trying to be pushy or bossy, but it feels like a lot won't get done without good communication or direction, so I'm trying to kick it in that direction.
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth and the learned find themselves perfectly equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists
 5 Marioguy 128, Tue, 15th Mar '11 8:26:00 PM from various galaxies
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Which server is it? Does it have mobs?
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 6 pvtnum 11, Tue, 15th Mar '11 8:39:09 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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No mobs currently. It drives latency up a lot.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 7 Lanceleoghauni, Tue, 15th Mar '11 10:57:04 PM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
the farms are nearing maximum capacity, should be ready tomorrow.
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 8 pvtnum 11, Tue, 15th Mar '11 11:40:51 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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We might be picking up a Cartographer/Explorer.

I envision that they would get some travelling gear, bunch of stuff to lay down markings and stuff, and they would scout out for natural caverns and other points of interest about two days out from the spawn point.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 9 Ori Doodle, Wed, 16th Mar '11 12:42:13 AM from Uhm....i dunno? Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
So.

I did a lot.

Forge is built, my home is built and i changed the way the iron door for the spawn house works: there is a lever directly in front of it, which you hit to open and shut the door. If you shut yourself in simply "reach" through the window of the door and hit the lever. this will work—I tested it.
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 10 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 8:45:27 AM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Ah, I had forgotten the "reach through the window" trick - I figured that out just recently with my iron doors in Miij-town.
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 11 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 9:24:31 AM from Be humane.
Be humane.
Sent you another PM Pvt. Hope I don't get the megalatency here.
Be humane.
 12 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 10:30:21 AM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Latency got heavy when we had up to eight people were on - was on for me, anyway - but no one else complained about it too bad. I ended up logging out (had nothing much to do anyway) and chatting by way of server-direct inputs.

My old desktop wasn't booting minecraft properly, kept crashing java or something. I knwo that the desktop can run the server executable, but everyone else had more latency when I did that.

Kind of a bummer. Maybe I'll run beta on the desktop via the browser, while the laptop runs the server.

We're doing a long-term budget to work out getting a mid-grade gaming desktop and a nice desk by where the router sits so I can plug the new desktop directly into it. Then it can run the server and I can log in from my laptop and not latency the hell out of myself.

Map news (with a sprinkling of gameplay and story integration):

Wife, being the OP, is going to be simulating some weather effects today, if she gets time. Since we're located just east of some snow-covered mountains, the prevailing wind patterns keeps the surrounding area where we're at real cold - just look at all the ice we got... I scouted out for a bit close by (southerly) and there's a lack of trees most everywhere else. Tuefel's done a fine job planting trees in this inhospitable tundra - but I guess he's been using torches to keep the ground from freezing up or something.

That was why the missus and I dug right into the ground to make the shelter - one, there were two shallow holes already in place on top of the hill, so it was an easy matter to dig down some more, widen them out underground and link them together. Tossed up some cobble to keep the wind and the chill air out.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 13 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 10:46:45 AM from Be humane.
Be humane.
Even on this server I get incredibly bad latency, and blocks respawning miles from the spawn point. It might be a general computer issue, since my download rate recently dropped to around 10kb/s and most of my hardware is pretty outdated, but I can't really confirm.

The F3 data screen isn't very helpful either. I don't know what I should be checking, and some of the words overlap.

Basically, same problem as with the other servers I've tried.
Be humane.
Greetings everyone I am the new Explorer commissioned by the league to help chart out the uncharted wilds. I will be helping with the settlement by pointing out desired locations to build and by searching the caves for minerals.
 15 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 10:52:16 AM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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^^ Download of 10 kilobits/sec?

That's... pretty bad. I flip out if mine gets below 3 megabits/sec.

What ISP are you using, anyway?

^ Welcome to the wasteland! Oh, you're from the League? Great, I hope you're not one of those political commisar - um, ah, I mean, sooooo glad to have you. We'll make sure you have a starting kit done up for you.

edited 16th Mar '11 10:54:10 AM by pvtnum11

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 16 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 11:06:54 AM from Be humane.
Be humane.
^ Bigpond. I don't think anyone outside of Australia knows it. Also, I'll note that the 10kb/s is while using a download accelerator.
Be humane.
 17 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 11:29:50 AM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Dang. So if you were to run speedtest.net to the hawaiian server, what would your ping, upload and download rates look like?

(perversely, despite me living here, I get faster ratings in all three when I pick a californian server.)
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 18 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 3:15:26 PM from Be humane.
Be humane.
Ping: 489, Download: 0.15 Mbps, Upload 0.14 Mbps.

That's... bad.

Even for my home server, it's 35 ping, 0.58 Mbps download, and 0.19 Mbps upload.
Be humane.
 19 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 3:16:45 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Good heavens, no wonder you had trouble with the servers...

At least your own server ping rate is nice and low. I'm happy with anything under a hundred milliseconds, usually.

edited 16th Mar '11 3:17:39 PM by pvtnum11

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 20 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 3:19:21 PM from Be humane.
Be humane.
I assume it's because of my hardware.

God, I have $90, 000 that I can't even spend. Stupid public trust funds.

EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, I can't really complain about that can I?

Also, while my own server's ping is low, it doesn't do much good except when I need to contact my ISP. Nothing good is hosted in Australia.

edited 16th Mar '11 3:32:03 PM by Brutal

Be humane.
 21 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 6:10:15 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Well, here's hoping you can eventually get better connectivity...

In other news, I'm open to suggestions about new roles. With all the interest the server has been inexplicibly gathering, it would behoove me to have some interesting roles planned out that new arrivals can pick from.

Not sure if we neven need much more, though. Maybe a mayor, or a Political Officer from the League?

Hmmm. I just had a wicked awesome thought....
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 22 Brutal, Wed, 16th Mar '11 6:39:25 PM from Be humane.
Be humane.
Since I can't access the server for the time being, I suppose I'll take on the role of advisor.

Personally, I think you should have two miners, one for caves and stuff, the other for strip mining. I find that the former is more effective at gathering the ever-useful iron, while the latter can gather up a nice quantity of diamonds. Caverns seem to get less common the closer you are to bedrock and the diamond zone, and the best way to deal with that is a strip mine.
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 23 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 6:50:06 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Our other miner did manage to find some diamond, actually. I'm cavern-hunting from the shelter, which doubles as the head of the mine I'm using. Found a deep vertical cavern - oh what fun it was to ascend and descend that thing.
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I'm liking the idea of having an explorer stake out natural caverns (which are pretty good wells of iron, coal and sometimes other minerals once they get deeper), leaving markers so the 'tects can put up some cave mouth shacks, equipment outposts, mineral caches, etc.
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth and the learned find themselves perfectly equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists
 25 pvtnum 11, Wed, 16th Mar '11 6:55:46 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Exactly. The explorer could leave a sign topside with a shorthand list of what's down there, too. It should make the miner's job a bit easier and faster when they enter the cavern.

edited 16th Mar '11 6:55:56 PM by pvtnum11

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