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Post » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:01 pm

Yeah I'm still going... haha

Update was smaller than expected, but should be more updates on the way. I'm hooked... even just for creativity sake. I have already made a few maps using hacked items just so I can build. :D

Never gets old.

~Sol
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Post » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:32 pm

I hate you all for introducing me with this evil game. I love it.
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Post » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:38 pm

I mentioned 3 weeks ago in this thread that Notch had reached 100,000 sales of MineCraft, which was amazing.

He has now reached 200,000 sales, and it's climbing fast.
I know the sales will calm down eventually, but another 100,000 sales in just 3 weeks.
That's just off the scale.

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Post » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:49 pm

are you joking? that means he's earned about 2 million dollars...
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Post » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:02 pm

Yeah, enough to hire two staff (so far) and move into an office. Not too bad, not too bad at all.
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Post » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:13 pm

My server is mental...

check it out:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic ... 14&t=39519

If you want to log in and check it out, server address is:
adventurecraft.dyndns-ip.com

:D

~Sol
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Post » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:38 pm

[quote="SoldjahBoy":1w1bo6gg]My server is mental...

check it out:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic ... 14&t=39519

If you want to log in and check it out, server address is:
adventurecraft.dyndns-ip.com

:D

~Sol[/quote:1w1bo6gg]

Wow, you guys have an awesome server going on there :shock: Gives me some ideas :)

Also, did you see what is going to be in the next update? ([url:1w1bo6gg]http://www.minecraft.net/boo/[/url:1w1bo6gg]). It sounds like it's going to be amazing.
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Post » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:21 pm

[quote="KrushBrother":1nydhat1]I mentioned 3 weeks ago in this thread that Notch had reached 100,000 sales of MineCraft, which was amazing.

He has now reached 200,000 sales, and it's climbing fast.[/quote:1nydhat1]
Well, 2 weeks later and he's now sold 341,100 copies. :shock:

Incredible.

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Post » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:06 pm

This game looks amazing, and yes I can see the potential for some serious addiction. From watching various videos I can already tell that I'd get sucked into it WAY too deep, and for that reason I won't be buying this game. Well, that and I can't afford the $14 anyway as I'm flat broke.

[quote="KrushBrother":2fie2zfc]Well, 2 weeks later and he's now sold 341,100 copies. :shock:

Incredible.[/quote:2fie2zfc]

What I find incredible... actually, strike that. What I find completely mind-blowing is that he's topped out over $350,000 dollars in sales in A SINGLE DAY.

Yes, that's THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ONE DAY. For a game that isn't even finished, and still in beta :shock:. It's just so utterly ridiculous and awesome and... I don't even know. Talk about an indie success story. Hell, I don't think I've even made $350,000 dollars in my lifetime. When I heard that I experienced this strange mix of awe, bewilderment, and disgust. Hell, I still can't really wrap my head around it.

Anyway...

One other thing I think is rather amazing is that the game itself seems to be Turing-complete, as in it's actually possible to build a working computer using blocks of stone and such:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkkyKZVzug

Yes, the guy who made the video is King of the Nerds and has way too much time on his hands, but still it's pretty damn impressive.
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Post » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:26 am

I know you probably already know this, but people have made working calculators, and tic tac toe AI's in little big planet as well

as far as minecraft goes. I can see the appeal somewhat, but not the insane interest. maybe I'm missing something. but the sales are awesome. it'd be the perfect story if the guy was poor and struggling when he started.
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