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Nov
11
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by j2ther at 6:29 PM
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First off to all those that have served our country, whether you are still with us or have passed on, thank you for your service.

For our non american members, today is veterans day in the United States. A day we dedicate to honoring all those that have served in the United States military. Please feel free to join us in thanking any members of inCRAFTion that have helped defend our freedom.

I really don't like to rant, but this story I heard today on Phil Valentine show really bothered me so I have to say something. Today a Veteran's Day ceremony was cancelled in Wisconsin due to objections of the Honor Guard using rifles in a 21 gun salute (at the school). Mind you 21 gun salute is meant to honor our flag and country and uses blanks. And those blanks are fired from show piece guns that are mechanically altered so that they can not fire real bullets. Not to mention they are being handled by a local veterans group that have been performing the ceremony...
Sep
15
by j2ther at 9:02 PM
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In case ya'll haven't already heard, Microsoft has bought Mojang for $2.5 billion dollars. Mainly to acquire Minecraft. Notch and the other founders are not staying on and plan on leaving for other projects. The status of the Stockholm office and its employees is currently unknown.

Notch leaving will not have a major impact on Minecraft as it is today, seeing as he has not been working on minecraft for quite sometime now. As for the current minecraft staff, such as jens, dinnerbone, grum, etc. it is believed that they will stay on and continue developing minecraft. Nothing is set in stone though and all the info is relatively new. Microsoft has announced that they understand this is a community driven game and that they can't succeed evolving it without the current staff and communities input.

Only time will tell what direction this will take, but I think its safe to say Minecraft will continue to be developed and evolve considering Microsoft just spent $2.5 billion dollars...
Aug
07
by Awesome_Soul at 5:56 AM
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Ok so this was posted over on the planet minecraft page first and I figured I would post it here while I am at it so, here you go.
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Alright, so, I am sure some of you are wondering what the heck has happened to this project, well put simply, I am totally burnt out when it comes to this thing. Now this does NOT mean the project it cancelled, so don't worry.
Some of you may know the history of this project, but tl;dr version of it is that this has been going on for over 5 years and one fully built, but ultimately flawed map/game design. That took 2 years of near solo work, that failure evolved into what you all now know as Dissension.

While I really do appreciate the builders I have had helping me on this, these contributions are often very minor in the big scheme of things, leaving me to solderer on as I don't want to delay waiting for...
Jul
10
by meiskam at 1:27 AM
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Draft of bill: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2014
Petition to stop it, tons of info on this site: http://www.cispaisback.org/
Analysis of CISA2014
Or, if you're fealing motivated, call your senators/representatives: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

Notes on the last revision of this bill:

What's wrong with CISPA? (in as few words as possible)
As it's written, CISPA won't protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy:
  • It lets the government spy on you without a warrant. (read more)
  • It makes it so you can’t even find out about it after the fact....
Jul
06
by Darkiiss at 1:58 AM
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Minecraft has stated that in the upcoming number of weeks that they will be changing their EULA (End User License Agreement), which can be viewed both:

https://mojang.com/2014/06/lets-talk-server-monetisation/

https://mojang.com/2014/06/lets-talk-server-monetisation-the-follow-up-qa/

I wish that everyone considers reading this as this will affect all server gameplay. For those unaware of the current situation, Minecraft or "Mojang" has decided that gameplay is NOT allowed to be changed for the benefit over other players. Hence, you are not allowed to have items that will result in change of gameplay, meaning we cant "give" you items.

What I would like to see that their be 'Publicly Available' Donator Map. This will differ from a standard map. You will not be able to/or be permitted to bridge items or permissions between the two maps. It states that donators and non-donator players are not allowed to be differentiated or have unfair advantages over each...