Friday, March 25, 2011

minecraft friday

There are manly men with powertools in our office, punching floors and walls in an attempt to make things look better. As a result, we haven’t been able to work from the office this week, and worked from home. Jens spent most of the week working on a new mob; the wolf! You can tame it and order it to follow you around, and it’ll work as a pet. They’re fairly rare, but they won’t despawn once you’ve tamed them.
I worked on the achievement and stats system. One design issue was dealing with offline mode and synching the achievements once you get a connection again, but that’s been solved. We’ve got a couple of people in the office who don’t like achievements in games at all, so the goal is to design something that they’re fine with.
Achievements will NOT be chores like “cut down 10000 trees”, but rather challenges like “ride a pig off a cliff”. Stats, however, will be used to keep track of how many trees you have cut down. The long term plan is to show achievements and stats from the profile page on minecraft.net as well, in case you want to brag.
Just keep in mind that because you can design your own levels and run your own servers, people will be able to cheat with achievements and stats! ;)
Oh, and here’s a vid of the wolves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Lp9p5yjuo


this comes directly from notches blog personally i cannot wait for wolves and achievements what do you guys think?

10 comments:

  1. I like the idea of keeping track of the numbers of mobs you killed, diamonds you found and so forth.

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  2. sounds pretty cool, we'll see what comes of it

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  3. never played minecraft, but you make it tempting!

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  4. the achievements sound better then some games simply because they arent quantitative. i hate having to do x, y number of times in z seconds, for w achievement. gets old really quick. but riding a pig off a cliff is well worth it lol. and having a pack of wolves at your disposal definitly would be fun lol.

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  5. will the wolves be fast? that sounds cool, also riding a pig off a cliff sounds fun and random as hell.

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  6. Achievements..? No thank you.

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  7. So far I've been stoppping myself from starting to play minecraft because I know what happened to my life when I started WoW

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