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Old 8th May 2012, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I wanted to ask if any of you had considered or might consider this mod:

MyriadAxe, no more floating trees! - Bukkit

Very simple yet useful mod that not only helps with wood gathering, but resolves the issue of tree tops remaining floating in the sky when people don't get all the wood.

Has anyone seen or used a live map? This one is for another server we play on:

Minecraft Dynamic Map

I actually don't know anything about this, and it may not be compatible and also may be expensive. Just thought I would link it as I find it very useful with planning and managing the server.

Let me know your thoughts.
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Old 8th May 2012, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If all it does is manage how a tree behaves it probably isn't worth the overhead of maintaining it and delaying each new version of MC by a little more.

Haven't visited the links to see exactly what it does.
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Old 8th May 2012, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Floating trees was a key aspect of Notch's original design as it is a key indication to the world dynamics/physics included in the game . It would also mean that tools wouldn't be worn out as quickly and lumber collection would not take as long. This removes part of the challenge (and for Frontier, the danger). Therefore, I would probably say that such a mode is not in the spirit of the game as we play it on Frontier. Even for survival mode of Sanctuary, it still doesn't sound right.

As for the map, our maps are hosted voluntarily by Exe's business, SolutionsFirst, as are our servers.[1] We take up enough of his machine's time (talking hours, not minutes) each Sunday morning updating the maps. I don't want to add to that with dynamic systems that need to be regularly updated. Furthermore, such a tool is not really in the spirit of Frontier. Frontier is supposed to be a challenge. Knowing exactly where you are on the world removes that challenge. We don't mind mini-maps but when exploring, you are supposed to be lost

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[1] See World Maps and Server Status if you want to say thank-you in some way.
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick response guys.

Sorontar, I totally understand the points on both suggestions, and you make great points.

I am glad to have gotten your opinion on the matter, thanks for the input!
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And on that note, I do plan on donating to our host
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Old 8th May 2012, 06:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny enough, i was going around yesterday lopping the floating tree tops
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Old 9th May 2012, 01:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Floating tree tops? thats what matches are for
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Old 9th May 2012, 10:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Floating tree tops? thats what matches are for
Spoken like a true pyromaniac!

Bazz knows there are always 3 solutions to any given problem.


1. Use fire
2. Use fire
3. Use fire
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Spoken like a true pyromaniac!

Bazz knows there are always 3 solutions to any given problem.


1. Use fire
2. Use fire
3. Use fire
As proved by all those burning airships
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Spoken like a true pyromaniac!

Bazz knows there are always 3 solutions to any given problem.


1. Use fire
2. Use fire
3. Use fire
Is "use lava" a subset of use fire?
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