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Thread: Any day is a TTLG coop day! (was: TTLG coop Saturdays)

  1. #651
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Fingers crossed! I'll send out the login details to the Mumble voice chat server via Steam. (bob, I've sent you a friend request on Steam.)

    P.S.: My Xbox gamertag is ThirithCH. I take it that we'll be connecting via Microsoft's channels, so the gamertag may be necessary to find me. (I'm pretty much 100% new to online gaming along these channels.)
    Last edited by Thirith; 4th May 2019 at 06:35.

  2. #652
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    I actually had lots of fun playing minecraft again! Its also a nice change of pace to the usual arma fare, you get to chat a bit more.

  3. #653
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Yeah, it was fun, even though it brought out moderately dickish behaviour in me. (Again, sorry, henke, for burying you alive. ;-) ) I’m not sure how much longevity the game would have for me, but it was a cool change of pace and a very enjoyable way of hanging out.

  4. #654
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    I think all of us have been that person at one time or another

  5. #655
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Hah, yeah it was fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    I’m not sure how much longevity the game would have for me
    It does feel like a game where you have to make your own fun, set your own goals and whatnot. I think the fun might be limited for me too, but it's nice to dip into now and then.

  6. #656
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Sorry I missed out, but it was nice to hear what was going on at least lul.

    I'll take this opportunity to express a little my Gen X disgruntledness at the current state of gaming versus how it used to be.

    Just to walk through the whole thing:

    - I bought Minecraft I think around 2010, and had the best experience on dethtoll's server.
    - When it shifted to the new system, you had to link your new account with the old one.
    - The catch was, they had different systems handling the purchases depending on when you bought it.
    - For the window of time when I bought it, 2010ish, they couldn't recover the records of purchases from whichever system they were using then.
    So you had to literally dig up the purchase order number. Interestingly I still even had the receipt email in my inbox, but that didn't have the order number. So I assume I was supposed to copy it from the website and save that for 8 years later or however long it was for me.
    - Anyway, I didn't have the number, so the old account was unrecoverable no matter how many different ways I emailed asking them for any other way.

    - So then fast forward to this year. I finally relented and bought it again. (Edit: And to add insult to injury, I couldn't register under my old name demagoggles because of course it was "taken", and I had to settle with just the one demagoggle =P.) I didn't really register that there's two versions now, Java & Win10, and only Win10 allows you to do multiplayer with people on other devices. But it wasn't really a debate because I sometimes dabble in modding, and because of this (you have to pay for a more limited selection of less quality mods on the Win10 version you get for free in Java), I had to get the Java version.
    - As it turns out though, if you bought the Java version before Oct 15ish 2018, you got the Win10 version for free. But if you bought the Java version after that date, you'd have to pay separately for the Win10 version. And I bought this around Jan 5th 2019 or so.

    So, yeah, I'm a little miffed. I'm still glad I have the Java version because the mods & maps are essential for me. But it sucks I can't join you guys now because of it. (I only could with people playing it on PC, as I understand it). The only option, I think, is caving in and buying the Win10 version just for that. Maybe I will someday. If I did, it'd mean I'd have spent $90 to buy basically the same game 3 times though... Ugh, I feel like kids these days tolerate this kind of stuff because they've just grown up with it. Makes me feel old & cranky.
    Last edited by demagogue; 6th May 2019 at 09:36.

  7. #657
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Oh man that sucks. :| I do remember it was a bit of a hassle to transfer my old account to the Win 10 one when I did it a year ago or something, but nothing like your ordeals with it.

  8. #658
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    I had similar problems trying to recover my old java version as well, in the end I just gave up and bought the Switch version, which doesnt have the extensive draw distance of the pc, but still runs really well, plus you can play up to 4 player local coop, which means me and my kids can play it together as well.

  9. #659
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Regardless of the different, incompatible versions that need to be bought separately (and that's already annoying enough), I was surprised by how much of a hassle it was to get everyone onto the same server. I'm surprised that such a popular game, and one that's also popular with kids, puts up so many hurdles to people being able to play together.

    Apart from that, it was also a hassle trying to get the VR version to work with Mumble, the result being that Minecraft VR wouldn't start any more even when I wasn't using Mumble. It was okay again after a restart, but the first 10-15 minutes of the Saturday session were a major pain in the backside. Which is a shame, because I really like how the game works in VR, but in the end I had to resort to playing the regular version.

  10. #660
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    yeh I could see VR Minecraft actually being really cool. Even though its just basically lego blocks, it has a really pleasing aesthetic, especially when you come across some nice scenery.

  11. #661
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    That's one thing, but what mainly makes me enjoy it is the sense of scale. Even after almost three years of Oculus Rift, it still makes a considerable difference for me whether I'm seeing something on a screen or whether I'm standing right next to a block that's 1m x 1m, looking up at a cliffside or down into a mineshaft that I've just dug myself over the last half hour. It's still virtual Lego, but suddenly I'm on the same scale as the blocks.

  12. #662
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Jafaville New Zealand
    Well if you guys pop back on to that realm, I've done up the village a bit...

  13. #663
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Thanks, will have to check it out! I'm not sure how long the realm will be around for, as it was a one-week or one-month trial, but I'll definitely want to see what you did with the village. I somehow expect that you Rocky Horror Picture Show-ified it.

  14. #664
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Just played a couple hours of Sea of Thieves with Malf. It's a lot of fun! If any more TTLGers wanna join, lemme know! Would love to play more of it some time.

  15. #665
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Yup, I really liked that!
    Love how it's all about working together to get stuff done. It was a little hectic manning the boat with just the two of us, but I could see it being smooth sailing with more.

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