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Old 04-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Blockscape


This is basicly like an HD minecraft. I don't think the video does it much justice, because playing it and having a run around, it is absolutely gorgeous. Also you know it's got slopes and stuff which minecraft is sorely lacking.

I suggest checking out some of the builds in their SS forum. I found the detail in this one pretty cool:
http://forum.blockscape.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3674

Here's the main site if you'd like to try it out.
http://www.blockscape.com/v2/

Still very early in developement. But if you liked legos, architecture, or just exploring, check it out.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Boo, no-one's pirated it yet. Dx JK.

Seems cool. I vowed never to promote a Minecraft clone, so unless they truly separate it from Minecraft (oh look, 10 item bar, where have we seen that before - oh look, smooth stone, grass and sand make up the outer landscape, where have we seen that before), I won't buy it.

But anyway, the smaller blocks seem good (although you can get various Minecraft mods that do just that).

The lighting is a really strong point. Everything gives a warm glow, and it is one of the best things about this.

However, I've just looked on the site. There's an in-development version which features all the blocks fading into one another. That would be awesome.

EDIT: Downloaded the demo, and I can take back what I said about 10 icons.

There's 12, 6 are for your inventory blocks, and 6 contain placement styles (the slants).

The problem I have with it, is that it takes SO DAMN LONG TO MINE. (also, cause it's in alpha, having no health doesn't kill you)

I can stand, punching the fuck outa a tree for 2 minutes, and it destroys 16 blocks. 4 Blockcraft blocks are a metre. 1 Minecraft block is a metre. It takes the same amount of time to mine 1 Minecraft block as it does 1 Blockcraft block. Therefore: Mining in Blockcraft takes about 64 times as long. God damn it.

I'd have something good to say about the game if I could play God mode (creative). But it's locked in the demo, so fuck that. And no-one cares enough about this to pirate it. So, I guess I ain't playing this till someone does so I can try the real game.
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Let's not forget that minecraft breaks every mod as often as it updates. Which can be from every couple of months to every week at times. In fact the last time that I went to check out the slopes mod, the creator had given up and abandoned the project for just that.

I also don't care if a game is more or less a clone of minecraft. Minecraft was more or less an infiniminer clone. And minecraft is so lackluster, and bursting with the most unfulfilled potential. Notch and jens have really botched it up imo. Missing the most obvious additions, being all around bad and uncreative with programming. My favorite part was when notch said a moving light source with in the engine would be impossible, saying carrying torches would be a no go. And it took a matter of no time at all for some one to make a mod for a carriable torch.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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I backdated my Minecraft to 1.4 BETA a long time ago, so I get where you're coming from (also meaning my mods don't out-date). (But it means I can't play mods invented after 1.4 D: )

Also, I just worked out that the Demo can load files. If someone buys the game, they can create a God mode world, and just send it to a player with the Demo. Then they can play essentially the full game.

I've not tried out the Multiplayer, so if someone creates a server, I dunno if the Demo can connect to it or not (buying the game just sets your login details to allow creating God worlds & saving)...
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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You're damned right about an incredible amount of wasted potential in Minecraft. That people have made entire games out of mods proves that. I'd love to see a massive RPG in Minecraft...
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You're damned right about an incredible amount of wasted potential in Minecraft. That people have made entire games out of mods proves that. I'd love to see a massive RPG in Minecraft...
I think my dream game would be something that looks at least as good as block scape does, but have TES style gameplay, with the added building and destroying. Just imagine a morrowind/skyrim sized premade continent full with cities, dungeons, and fully fleshed out story line. But at the borders of that continent is where the random terrain generator kicks in. And of course you could reshape/terraform the story line area as much as you please. Really like that city? Build a house there. Fargoth crying about getting bullied again? Tear his fucking house down.

Also this blockscape game has some really nice blending going on, at least in the last update. I guess there's something called sculpting? Anyways you can make shit like this:
http://imgur.com/a/EFkYT#0
That alone looks a million times better and more realistic than anything anyone's ever built in MC.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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Y'know, after dl'ing Blockscape, I just started playing Minecraft again. What they're doing with the script blocks seems cool, what with the new scoreboard and teams features (yay, built in friendly fire controls), but it still takes a shit ton of time to get used to. I mean, really, I've pretty much made a mini version of a MOBA, 'cept it has no creeps, cause I can't mod.



Got your team spawns at the corners of the map, team shops at the other corners, and secret shops beneath the waterfalls.

Also, why am I just posting about MC.

Sigh. Sucks how the Blockscape demo doesn't get updated. I'd prolly love the Creative in that.

Anyway, can you even craft in Blockscape? I mean, I have no idea how to get wood planks or cobblestone (didn't even know they existed) till I saw an image.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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I love taking words out of context.

I find it cool and stuff, but it's just Cube 2 + Minecraft.

The fact you could actually make that image in a Cube 2 mod is kinda strange, given that it came out in '04.

You could probably mod it so that it plays exactly like Minecraft / Blockscape, too.

Yes, I've been playing a lot of Cube 2 and becoming quite addicted to the engine and its flexibility.
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Yes, I've been playing a lot of Cube 2 and becoming quite addicted to the engine and its flexibility.
Using the Cube 2 engine for creative purposes, or playing Sauerbraten?
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I mod the crud out of it, then play my mods against the AI.
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Fucking cool.
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Yep, certainly looks neat.
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