Minecraft Builder's Club?

#1 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

So an idea I've had while browsing through the Forza Race Night's topic was to bring a similar idea to the Minecrafters on GB. The idea being once a week everyone gets together on a server, and are tasked with building a particularly themed building/thing within either a very loose time limit or just until everyone leaves for the night. We can have it happen for both 360 players and those on PC/Mac. Of course whoever runs the PC side would need a server to run things on, and I think it can be left up to those involved wither the game would be set to peaceful or not.

I was thinking too of giving it a name like "This Old Minecraft" or something like that.

Comments, thoughts, yelling at me for having stupid fucking ideas?

#2 Edited by ShadowKnight508 (659 posts) -

That does sound like a great idea so far. If you get a server going, let me know so I can take part. We could do one of those awesome time-lapse builds where many players on a Minecraft server chip in on a certain theme and build until completed. See one such community build below:

(PS: I do Minecraft on the Mac, so no XB360 version for me)

#3 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

@ShadowKnight508: I don't really play the PC version anymore since my macbook has trouble running it at anything but like the lowest graphic settings. So I was considering taking the reigns of the 360 version. Hopefully someone who won't mind putting in a server or using their server can step in if/when the time comes. But I think at least once a year there should be an all hands on deck like build-a-thon like you suggested. Like maybe as a New Years thing, or for like May 19th (When the game first went into alpha) or November 18th (When the game went full). Where once again pick some random theme and get epic with it.

It's also a matter of really establishing a time for just doing it. Like everyone coming together and building something like a team. Which really is when Minecraft can be at its most fun. So yeah if people want to do something more pick a big project and do it at a certain time once a week until completion and then something else. That would be a great thing too. I just think having a seperate goal each week makes it more fresh and something people will get less sick of quicker.

#4 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Perhaps we have a vote? Pc or Xbox 360? Edit: somehow I skipped that line you typed... I think it would be better for pc since its farther in progression. Has more stuff to build with.

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

PC. Much easier to build and more stuff to build with. Also mods can be used to add more blocks. 

#6 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Plus texture packs as well. But I don't use those often.

#7 Edited by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

it would be nice to do that, but deciding what platform to do it on pc or 360 i didnt get it on 360 because i already have the pc version and its further along than the 360 version, plus you can mod it on pc so that adds tons more to build with. 360 would be easier for hosting and (although im not sure, I've only played the demo on 360) it will run at 60fps for everyone.

#8 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Magicallystoopid said:

@ShadowKnight508: I don't really play the PC version anymore since my macbook has trouble running it at anything but like the lowest graphic settings. So I was considering taking the reigns of the 360 version. Hopefully someone who won't mind putting in a server or using their server can step in if/when the time comes. But I think at least once a year there should be an all hands on deck like build-a-thon like you suggested. Like maybe as a New Years thing, or for like May 19th (When the game first went into alpha) or November 18th (When the game went full). Where once again pick some random theme and get epic with it.

It's also a matter of really establishing a time for just doing it. Like everyone coming together and building something like a team. Which really is when Minecraft can be at its most fun. So yeah if people want to do something more pick a big project and do it at a certain time once a week until completion and then something else. That would be a great thing too. I just think having a seperate goal each week makes it more fresh and something people will get less sick of quicker.

If you have Windows installed try it on there, the Mac implementation of Java is kinda trashy so the Minecraft performance is sketchy in comparison.

#9 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

We have to do this! I say let's do it on pc since mist have that version also you dont have to pay for a gold membership. maybe some weekend after August first since the 1.3 update will be out and most people are free on weekend find out what time people are able to be on since I believe the times are going to be different for a lot of people.

#10 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Also only allow giant bomb members who have at leastt 25 post so we don't get random people who want to grief and be stupid

#11 Edited by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

Honestly I was going to do it with both, have one person (Most likely me) in charge of running the 360 edition and another person the PC edition. There's no reason why with that set up we can't have both going at the same time.

Speaking of, Sexytoad you sound like you definitely can be the gm for the PC edition of the Minecraft Builders Club.

The only PCs in the house belong to my parents and step sister. Plus I also don't like using Mac for Minecraft since I HAVE to have a mouse to use it, otherwise I have to use the trackpad... and one mouse button.

#12 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

If you have an wired Xbox 360 controlle you can use that for the of version. That's what I use and it works really good. Try it out if you have a controller.

#13 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

If you have an wired Xbox 360 controlle you can use that for the of version. That's what I use and it works really good. Try it out if you have a controller.

I don't. I know I should get one since I hate having to change batteries all the time. But I'm also broke like 99 percent of the time too.

#14 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I bought my for 25 dollars I believe. I only got one so I can play pc games with it. I say it's worth the money. No carpal tunnel for me!

#15 Posted by Schatzy23 (159 posts) -

Count me in for the 360 build.

#16 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

Well in all seriousness...

WHO WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO RUN THE PC EDITION OF THE BUILDERS CLUB?

Preferably someone with server access...

#17 Edited by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

Also only allow giant bomb members who have at leastt 25 post so we don't get random people who want to grief and be stupid

Dammit.

@Magicallystoopid said:

@SexyToad said:

If you have an wired Xbox 360 controlle you can use that for the of version. That's what I use and it works really good. Try it out if you have a controller.

I don't. I know I should get one since I hate having to change batteries all the time. But I'm also broke like 99 percent of the time too.

I use wired 360 controllers I used to use wired and probably spent more on batteries than a new controller costs.

#18 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Get your posts up! We need you!

#19 Posted by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

Get your posts up! We need you!

Working on that.

#20 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

I feel like at this rate I should at least get the 360 edition of the Builders Club going, and then in the meanwhile get together someone with a server to host the PC edition...

Sound good?

#21 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I would like very much a PC Minecraft builders club, seeing as I don't have a 360.

#22 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

We need someone to volunteer. I can't since my Internet isnt a sure thing.

#23 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Oh wait you're going to do the Xbox one? Tell me when!

#24 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

If someone will buy me the xbox version ill join ya lol. 

#25 Posted by stin727 (1 posts) -

are you guys still trying to get this going for pc

#26 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I don't know newcomer. We need one of us to host a server.

#27 Posted by Irvandus (2878 posts) -

I'm in, I have PC and Xbox version. Hey if we get that server maybe I could recruit some people to come help me with my Inaba project

#28 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

Ya, I'm down for PC version as I don't currently own/plan to own MC for Xbox. Maybe I'll take a look into server hosting...

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