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If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 07:06 PM Reply

How big would a block be?

It is common knowledge that a block in Minecraft is exactly 1 meter, on all sides. But since the USA mostly uses the imperial system, what imperial length would an American creator choose for each block?

Here are some of the choices:

1 yard (3 feet) - The closest imperial unit to a meter, but slightly smaller (still allows player to fit in 2 block height).
4 feet - An even number that allows for more headroom, as well as authentic ceiling tile and fluorescent light combinations.
64 (inches) - The default block size in all Half-life (and spinoff) games since the original - Considered to be 4 feet long in Half-Life.
2.5 feet (30 inches) - What I assume to be the size of tile in The Sims game. Also the width of most real world appliances.
2 feet - A more precise even number than 4 feet - Requires more blocks.
1 foot - The smallest fundamental imperial unit possible for a block - Very precise, and lots are needed.

Voxels instead of blocks?

Maybe instead of rigid blocks each object can be made of individual, collapsible, volumetric pixels.

The size of each voxel could be anywhere from 6 inches, to the smallest possible unit of 1 inch.

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 07:11 PM Reply

They'll just use meters. While the Imperial system is generally used for things like highways, everyone is at least famililar with the Meter system.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 08:52 PM Reply

No blocks.
Only guns.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 11:13 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 07:11 PM, Warforger wrote: They'll just use meters. While the Imperial system is generally used for things like highways, everyone is at least famililar with the Meter system.

hahahah what a failure. its called the metric system.

hahahhaha fucking tool.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 11:22 PM Reply

Really? I was under the idea that it was heavely advertised, they would take half the content out to sell as DLC, and make an established franchise out of it. That's what Amercia does.

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:27 AM Reply

If minecraft were made in the USA

Then it would be an FPS


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:54 AM Reply

At 3/29/12 11:22 PM, unconsidered wrote: Really? I was under the idea that it was heavely advertised, they would take half the content out to sell as DLC, and make an established franchise out of it. That's what Amercia does.

That's what activision and EA do. It seems from that post you don't really understand indie games/ haven't really played a lot of them. But that's okay

Anyways yeah the metric system is something we implement when it comes to math and science in the states so for even measurements like the block it would probably be as such. Miles, feet, pounds and the like are mostly just social stigmas


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:59 AM Reply

If Minecraft was "Made In USA" then the following would apply:

- You would be able to make guns instead of crappy little diamond swords
- There would be way more cows due to beef consumption
- Blocks would be measured in feet instead of metres
- It would be more legit than its Chinese made counterpart
- You would be able to harvest gold from rivers as well as mines
- It would say"authentic USA"or "100% Made In USA"on it
- You would get stuck in "dust bowls" while traversing Minecrafts' deserts
- There would be Republicrafts and Minecrats
- Tobacco and Cotton would be a very popular crop
- Obama would encourage people to protect themselves by crafting themselves guns


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 04:02 AM Reply

At 3/30/12 03:54 AM, mushroomn wrote:
At 3/29/12 11:22 PM, unconsidered wrote: Really? I was under the idea that it was heavely advertised, they would take half the content out to sell as DLC, and make an established franchise out of it. That's what Amercia does.
That's what activision and EA do. It seems from that post you don't really understand indie games/ haven't really played a lot of them.

That's because most indie games aren't made in America, and since we are on the subject on games in America.

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 04:05 AM Reply

At 3/30/12 03:59 AM, PsyhcoWalrus wrote: - Obama would encourage people to protect themselves by crafting themselves guns

This is what obama supporters actually believe


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 08:37 AM Reply

You really do come out with some strange threads...


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 02:50 PM Reply

So... just because we oftentimes use the Imperial System... it is forbidden to use the Metric System?

Amerikkka... land of the "Holy Shit It's Different So I'm Gonna Shoot It Or Enslave It!"

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:02 PM Reply

At 3/30/12 04:02 AM, unconsidered wrote:
At 3/30/12 03:54 AM, mushroomn wrote:
At 3/29/12 11:22 PM, unconsidered wrote: Really? I was under the idea that it was heavely advertised, they would take half the content out to sell as DLC, and make an established franchise out of it. That's what Amercia does.
That's what activision and EA do. It seems from that post you don't really understand indie games/ haven't really played a lot of them.
That's because most indie games aren't made in America, and since we are on the subject on games in America.

What? That's also horribly untrue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_indie_game_developers what are you talking about?


Mushroomn. 6 years later it's kind of a dumbass name. Sorry about that

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:22 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 11:13 PM, Spilda-Bongwata wrote:
At 3/29/12 07:11 PM, Warforger wrote: They'll just use meters. While the Imperial system is generally used for things like highways, everyone is at least famililar with the Meter system.
hahahah what a failure. its called the metric system.

hahahhaha fucking tool.

So because he was unfamiliar with the right term, he's a tool?

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:23 PM Reply

At 3/30/12 03:22 PM, Tally1989 wrote:
At 3/29/12 11:13 PM, Spilda-Bongwata wrote:
At 3/29/12 07:11 PM, Warforger wrote: They'll just use meters. While the Imperial system is generally used for things like highways, everyone is at least famililar with the Meter system.
hahahah what a failure. its called the metric system.

hahahhaha fucking tool.
So because he was unfamiliar with the right term, he's a tool?

hahahah are you that brain dead? or you just have no sense of humor?

everyone is at least familiar with the meter system hahahaha oh man the stupidity


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 04:44 PM Reply

A bit off topic, but I would like to see a Minecraft-like game with centimeter blocks. It would be really cool. Of course, the mining time of the blocks would be somewhere near .001 seconds.
I would also like to see that with gravity.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 05:57 PM Reply

Blocks would be less tall, but wider.

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 10:34 PM Reply

Probably still meters. Just because it's not the "normal" system doesn't mean it's banned.

And to all the goons posting about "guns", you realize that there are American indy games, right? Not only that, but there are AAA games that aren't CoD. What you're referring to as "American" is actually just EA. Because they fuck everything up. They've even become slanderous to America.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 10:36 PM Reply

At 3/30/12 04:44 PM, kiljoy96 wrote: A bit off topic, but I would like to see a Minecraft-like game with centimeter blocks. It would be really cool. Of course, the mining time of the blocks would be somewhere near .001 seconds.
I would also like to see that with gravity.

Sauerbraten (or Cube 2) is a little bit like that. It's a Dutch FPS that has a ton of built in editing. The FPS portion is pretty good I guess, but I mostly play just to make awesome maps.


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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 31st, 2012 @ 05:18 PM Reply

I never said that meters would be excluded.

I just think that an American game designer would choose something based on the imperial system rather than the metric system - Or something in units of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 256, 512, or 1024, whatever the base unit might be.

What units would you guys choose if you made a block world type game like Minecraft?

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Response to If Minecraft Were Made In Usa... Mar. 31st, 2012 @ 05:21 PM Reply

At 3/30/12 03:27 AM, Synde wrote:
If minecraft were made in the USA
Then it would be an FPS

That was what I thought this thread was going to be about.

Somewhat disappointed that it isn't about that, to be honest.


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