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  • #46
    Minecraft is awesome. you can do anything you want whatsoever. It never gets boring because there are constant updates and, as mentioned before, endless possibilities. if you get into it, you are inclined to do computer coding and digital art. Now THAT is what I call an awesome game.
    I needed a new signature and profile picture because the bloonchipper is not in the game anymore. The new tower:

    It’s a corrosive glue gunning layer stripping road spiking buff giving MOAB exploding transforming bloon shrinking tower dependent fairly cheap banana farm. It's... The Alchemist!

    RIP Bloonchipper. You were a good tower

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    • #47
      Originally posted by SOUP View Post
      While it may not pertain to the thread, I do want to stress that it is rather depressing these days that parents just give their kids minecraft to play on a tablet instead of actually going outside to play.
      That would not always be an available option. When it's raining, for instance.
      Originally posted by SOUP View Post
      Sure minecraft lets you be creative... but it doesn't really teach you things that you need to learn like social skills and social cues and such.
      Minecraft teaches you that stuff to some extend where you can play on servers and interact with people. I don't even think these are what you really need to learn, or else school would be just like some type of therapy.
      Originally posted by SOUP View Post
      In that sense, I think that exposing little kids to games like minecraft is deceptive and isn't really good for teaching kids the things they need to learn.
      Minecraft teaches:
      1. Engineering
      2. Creativity
      3. Basic mineral science
      4. Coding (if you really get into it)
      5. Problem solving (via redstone)
      6. Material arts (using wood and stone and stuff to make art pieces)
      7. Construction (to a small extent)
      I needed a new signature and profile picture because the bloonchipper is not in the game anymore. The new tower:

      It’s a corrosive glue gunning layer stripping road spiking buff giving MOAB exploding transforming bloon shrinking tower dependent fairly cheap banana farm. It's... The Alchemist!

      RIP Bloonchipper. You were a good tower

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Ptolemy2002 View Post
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        • #49
          Personally, I had never played Minecraft, or any sort of variation of it. Since the game was widely popular, and probably still is, it mixed the elements of survival, adventure, fighting (PvE/PvP), and open-world diversity all into retro-perspective. Ever since Minecraft had got out of alpha/beta development, literally thousands of gameplays were being uploaded about this game (which i'm not going in-depth into). Because of this, it caught the attention of kid and adult-gamers alike around the world... and with a game like it; you're upright sure it's going to make headlines. However, as time progressed, the base community itself had some reports of improper behavior, with some grown-up adults being massive pricks, or extremely cocky trollers. Even profanity/cyber-bullying was becoming much harder to control. Due to these, griefing became an apparent issue within Minecraft; as many wonderous creations were being intentionally destroyed, mostly without hesitation. New players would often gain similar treatment; hand everything they hold over to the loot-hogger, or their only means of shelter being torn/burnt down in front of their very eyes. Mark my words...
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          • #50
            Let's see...
            Ssundee
            DanTdm
            CaptainSparklez
            MumboJumbo(and all of Hermitcraft)
            SkyDoesMinecraft
            And that's just a few off the top of my head. They are all adults and play Minecraft practically for a living, off of advertisement revenue. Several websites put Ssundee's income at 1.5 Million USD a year.

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            • #51
              I'm surprised, Magmamusen wasn't mentioned. He's popular, though.
              I just lost my starboard engine, set up for attack run.

              Profile picture at the moment: Red Leader/Garven Dreis

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              • #52
                I'm not too much of a master of 0/0 dart monkeys, more of a master of the Chipper-Heli-Engineer combo in BTDBM.

                And I do not agree that Minecraft is for children.

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                • #53
                  CheeseyRudy Um, I seem to recongize whoever that is in your profile pic.

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                  • #54
                    I really do appreciate the idea of Minecraft, an endless sandbox that can spark creativity and/or allow for an amazing adventure! Honestly, I think it is much more 'mature' than some games like Bloons, like what OP mentioned, which is one reason why I liked the game. However, the reason why people call Minecraft a 'childish' game is certainly not because of the game's mechanics or design, but because of the community, with the fact that Minecraft is able to reach a younger audience. As mentioned in replies, the Minecraft community is infamous for being extremely immature and toxic, and is quite repulsive to people like me (A reason why I no longer play the game). However, with that argument, many, many other games may be labelled as 'childish', especially some of the more mainstream games that reach a younger audience.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Halcyon View Post
                      I really do appreciate the idea of Minecraft, an endless sandbox that can spark creativity and/or allow for an amazing adventure! Honestly, I think it is much more 'mature' than some games like Bloons, like what OP mentioned, which is one reason why I liked the game. However, the reason why people call Minecraft a 'childish' game is certainly not because of the game's mechanics or design, but because of the community, with the fact that Minecraft is able to reach a younger audience. As mentioned in replies, the Minecraft community is infamous for being extremely immature and toxic, and is quite repulsive to people like me (A reason why I no longer play the game). However, with that argument, many, many other games may be labelled as 'childish', especially some of the more mainstream games that reach a younger audience.
                      Couldn't have said it better.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by CreeperSlimePig View Post
                        CheeseyRudy Um, I seem to recongize whoever that is in your profile pic.
                        it's Rudy from papa's donuteria and sequels past that.
                        I just lost my starboard engine, set up for attack run.

                        Profile picture at the moment: Red Leader/Garven Dreis

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                        • #57
                          Whenever I see someone say "Minecraft is for children", I think of all of the massive slimeblock mechs that cubehamster makes, or the command block creation SethBling does, or just some random person in the community who made some slightly more efficient farm using a new mechanic. Could a 12 year old/child make that?

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