So, I was on minechat last night and I decided to fall asleep. Frosty the snowman was online as well as earl95s, frosty wondered weather I fell asleep once, then after a while he kicked me with the caption "sleep well puppy" and guess what, I come back the next morning I come on minechat and look at this I got gold star! Thanks frosty your the mvp!
(Kinda based of of Chris' post in my topic) there once was a friend to all and to this day is my friend, and he had a heart of gold I never told him this, but I started to call him lion in my head instead of a snowman, he has a heart of gold, a big reputation and is known by all, many of them know and love him, but he already knows this, but we all love him so much we dedicated a week to him! #whoisit?
My blog page is up and my first blog has been published so check it out. Original post
Watch Dogs pre-order bonuses (it confuses me too)
Pre-Order bonuses pretty much benefit everyone involved, outside the gamer.
Developers and Publishers benefit since, well, people are buying the game before it is even released. For a AAA game succeed today, how much hype is built prior to release is about as important as the development itself. Naturally, most great games get loads of hype regardless, but there are many who have dropped far below what anyone was expecting, and much of the hype was built by those who created it.
Battlefield 4 is an excellent example of the hype that is built, with pre-orders through the roof. The game looked great at E3 and having played the demo, I was fully expecting it to be one of the best Battlefields yet. I even pre-ordered a limited edition because I wanted it that bad, then came the release with 90% of players experiencing gamebreaking problems, which continue to this day 8 or 9 months later. Aliens: Colonial Marines is another great example, with people expecting great things after an excellent E3 demo they had the year before release. Loads of people were pre-ordering and was one of the most anticipated games that year, but again, the game was a horrible mess on release and even worse, was nothing like the demo shown at E3.
Of course, most developers and publishers are not like that, but still do Pre-Order bonuses to help boost sales. I would even say that many developers feel pressured to do pre-order bonuses. For example, 4A Games 'full' version of Metro: Last light (published by Koch Media) did not have 'Ranger Mode' , but instead had it as $5 DLC that you get for free if you pre-order the game. Of course this did not go down well with the gaming community as this is, as they have said, "the way it was meant to be played", which is very much true as 'Ranger Mode' is a great survival mode, that in Metro 2033 was very much loved by the players. This was not a well thought out decision as they clearly did not prepare anything for it and rather on a whim used the mode for that purpose. If pre-order bonuses were not used as often as they were at the time, I doubt 4A would have even thought about it and released it fully. (ps. The game is great and I love it, do definitely check it out, especially if you can get it cheap).
Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC bonuses
Of course, most of us know who benefit the most out of this, and that is Gamestop. Not many other retailers promote pre-order DLC as hard as they do, and even recently said they would like to help FUND developers to make DLC specifically for pre-order! They make the large majority of these sales and with many games coming back which they can sell and profit off through 'used games' as all profit is theirs, and like I said above, developers and publishers have their own reasons for doing it.
Pre-order DLC is not something that will go away, and in fact is only going to get worse. It is hard to find a AAA game that is not offering something for you commit early, and sometimes the consumer suffers for it. If there is money to be made, then it will become common business practice and something that we will have no choice but to put up with in the long run and we will continue to to buy it because we might not have much choice to if we want to play that game. Even I, who condemn pre-order dlc, has pre-ordered Dragon Age Inquisition and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor because they look amazing to me and I need to have them (I buy a huge amount of games too).
I am sure many of you have differing opinions on this, so please share them and give reasons as to why you think that.
Note: This is my first large enough blog, so if you have any suggestions for me to improve it, let me know (in a constructive manner)! I am doing this mostly to improve my writing skills and the better it is for you, the better it is for me.
As you know, I am making my return to the website after my hiatus (unlike System of a Down (*sobs*)) due to the attention I have given to college. I will not have the time for Minecraft however, but the staff team have been great to keep it running and trust that they will continue to do so.
Most of my college time, was obviously spend doing college work. I'm now going into 3rd year of my Computing with Games Development course, which, in Ireland, has one of the highest Dropout/Fail rates in any college. I think this is mostly due to people coming in thinking just because they like games, they can make them, and end up doing nothing all year because they only then find out its too hard for them (Joys of only needing 200 CAO points). This does not mean it is not exceptionally difficult, but thanks to my friends and my own hard work, I am pulling through fairly well now. Before I go into 3rd year however, I must pass a few repeat exams due to me getting lazy 3rd semester in Object Oriented Programming 2, Networking fundamentals and Games Development. But, thanks to having more work put in on the more advanced modules in 4th semester, OOP2 and networking will be no problem, and can definitely get around Games Dev after the project I gave (Coded an AI behavior system), only having to worry about passing the exam.
Even with the work I have put in last semester, I have found the time to write for 4-One Gaming over the last 7-8 months. 4-One Gaming a Fanboy free gaming news page on Facebook, which Myself and the team (Jorn, Matt, Kat and Paddy) hope to turn into a website, with a friendly, mature and informed community. Naturally, with the work I have put in here, I will like to have a good relationship between both 4-One and JR once the site is up and running. Give us a like if you are looking for regular gaming news in a friendly environment, regardless of platform!
I have also started work on a blogging webpage called "Addicted to Kevin". At the moment it is only using Weebly, but it is a start, and hopefully have it up and running for tomorrow evening. I am also considering creating a Facebook page (not a profile (don't want strangers asking for friend requests)) for myself, but I don't know because I think it is too arrogant as of yet to class myself as a "Public Figure", even though it will benefit the page in the long run.
Regardless, the Blog is going ahead and below is a screenshot of part of my 'About' page so you will have more of an idea about me, and what the whole reason for me setting up a blog.
*** Warning! Some cursing! ***
I'll be sharing my blogs from there, here also.
As I have said already, I am happy to be getting back into things here! SEE YOU IN THE FORUMS!
Is it me, or is the change from "Premium" to "Gold Star" just bad?
Im serious. I don't like that change.
It makes me not want to buy it.
Premium sounded oh so much better.
But "Gold Star" just sounds...
The word I am thinking probably would not be allowed on the forum, so I'm not gunna say it...
(You're welcome, admins and children)
But, anyway, I think the rank name should be changed back to premium.
"Gold Star" sounds like something lesser than the old name.
I enjoy the other changes to JR, but this, is one I hate.
Look, I love JR, and everything else about it. But I think I should speak my mind about this.
If you don't change it back, its fine with me, its just a suggestion.
I just thought I'd put that out there.
This is my first blog entry, so if its not a very good subject, please PM me.
So, this all started out with a kitten knocking my mom's cell phone in the trash can.
The said trash can had liquid in it and the liquid waterlogged my mom's phone.
A few days later, she asked if she could use my phone. I didn't see a problem with it, so I gave it to her.
Very recently she found a replacement, but it would cost her $600.
She asked my dad if he could give her the money, but he never gave it to her.
(She does do a lot of little things around the house, so I don't know why my dad
didn't give her the money to buy the phone.)
Just about a hour ago, Me and my mother had a argument.
I tried giving her my phone so she could use it because she couldn't get the one she wanted.
Then she said the most surprising thing.
She said she doesn't miss her phone.
That got me thinking...
Why do I even need mine?
I mean, I only have around 30 contacts and barely any of them text or call me.
The only reason I got a phone was to not look poor at school. It still made me look poor anyway.
I have a Sidekick Slide.
All the 2006 kids should remember those phones.
But, anyway, why have a phone anyway if its just gunna sit there and collect dust, or be a paperweight?
I mean, really.
If you were me, would you have thought the same thing?
Lets be honest here guys
if you dont know about tumblr
you haven't live at all
in the last year and a half to 2 years it seems like tumblr is one of the biggest laugh companies in this world
without lying, it always makes me laugh
It's truly a place where i have found many screw up people like me
and i love it
i got my fandom
i got some friends
i even got some notes
well thats the hard part
and im always trying to become tumblr famous
after i decided that being facebook famous wasnt the same
i joined the dark side
that has no cencorship
thank you based god
and just wish to maybe one day, get tumblr friends
i have one dude who loves my blog on tumblr
and i dont blame him
his blog is awesome too
but sometimes i wish i could boost my entries
so more people can see them
so i hope you guys dont mind if i share my self on this entry
you should follow me for reasons
why do you or you dont have a tumblr?
So i was watching my favorite show on netflix late at night (duh)
with a nice cup of coffee
and so i start to watch this people that just felt in love
*insert manly fangirl here*
and they just broke up ...
i just dont get why they do that
they were in LOVE!
LET THEM LOVE EACH OTHER
and its the kind of shows that makes you stay all night
because they're so good, they are so good in fact that you cant hold it
literally, you cant
i was watching House M.D. by the way
what is your favorite Netflix show?
JR has had many design changes in it's 9 years... yeah I think 9 years of existence. Some good, some bad. My website development and designing, IT career basically started here.
JR has taught me so much just by working on it and working and chatting to the community!
Recently I have had a long pause of development at JR and a huge break this is due to a lot that has been happening with my personal life, I have recently moved out from home, so I am now renting my own place and paying all my bills (Hard at first but becomes easier with time) I now have a full time job, I will not release where I am working for legal reasons due to my position and I am working full time.
Now I have a little more time to allocate though to my social life and well.. JR Life, since everything is settling down and I'm able to relax, think straight and have a bit more creativity within my website as you may have been able to see! I'd like to thank Xemnes with playing a huge part with graphics design for me as I have had an issue with photoshop and thank myself for actually having a bit of creativity for a change.
Anyway, more good things to come, if you like the changes please help us at JR by donating to us using paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org all money will be used to run our gaming servers and website servers, while I do have some extra money with all the bills I do pay I can't pay everything and JR can be a major drain from my pocket!
I hope you like the changes, please comment below on what you think so far during development and if you'd like to see any certain features get added to the website!
For now guys, Peace!
Hello guys, I wanted to talk about how the world cup is developing and give my personal opinion on my home country team, Spain
Ill be honest with you guys
we... sucked ... big time
my most sincere respects for the team of the Netherlands and everybody that comes from there.
but to me loosing 5 - 1 is almost as good as knowing that i failed my last year of school by 0.01%
but enough about me
about Brazil though
didn't have to struggle against Croatia
but the struggle was real against Mexico
That game was too stressing
congratulations Mexico, you changed my mind about you!
the goalie of the Mexican team ... what can i say?
he is a human wall
(why isn't he playing for Barcelona?)
Brazil tried his best, i bet they did, but they couldnt
now we all know that Central European countries futbol is better
even England struggled against Italy
(maybe because Italy had chuck norris as captain)
and Germany just destroy Portugal
(which made me laugh)
now i leave you guys with a question.
who do you think would be the world's cup champion?
my money goes to The Netherlands so far .
It's time for another me blog!
So this one isn't a normal me one actually, it isn't me fuming, it isn't me bragging. This one is me reflecting on how decisions can completely change everything.
One thing goes back to December, about a week and a half before the new year. I'd been talking to this girl who I'd been friends with for a while then, but we'd been talking a couple months. During my trip to Paris/Lisbon I talked to her every night (over Facebook) until like 2 am Paris time (9 pm NY time, where she was.) I also made it a point to get her a poster of the skyline from on top of the Arc de Triumph. So to the point: a couple of days before Christmas break we were walking down the hall alone and I went, "Do you want to go out with me?"
Now that I think on this I realize I went about it way wrong. I was too vague as I realized by her response, "Like on a date or out with you?"
And again I made the mistake of a vague response "Umm.. Both." Now to this she said, "Sure!" Smile and all, but then a bit later texts me saying how she actually needed to think since I surprised her.
The rest of the story is unnecessary for the purpose of what I'm getting at but the result of that was it was a no, but very close to being a yes. So now where I am I have been thinking on how would things be different if I'd gone about things differently, or if she'd responded differently.
Fast forward to 3 months ago. I'm debating on who to take to prom which is about 2 months from then. If the girl (let's call her Kat (I don't want to write her actual name for obvious reasons)) had said yes, I most likely wouldn't have any question on who to ask. But where I was I had about 4 choices to try and ask: her, 2 friends in the grade below, or a girl my friend had introduced me to who I'd been talking to casually. I asked the girl my friend introduced me to since he knew I needed a date.
What I'm saying here is that I wouldn't have met her if Kat had said yes, thereby I'd be down a pretty good friend right now.
But this theory doesn't just apply to girls/boys. This applies to anything really such as tests or video games. On a test if you aren't 100% sure on an answer so you guess, and another question similar to that one pops up, you're likely to answer with a similar answer, or as similar as you can get (whether it be based on the formula you use, or the vocab you see) which either leads to you getting two questions right or two questions wrong.
In video games this is seen ALL THE TIME. Whether it be in a game where you the choices effect the rest of the game, or if it's multiplayer. Let me make an example of the game I've been spending my time playing primarily: League of Legends.
What happened was we had slain all but two of the enemy team, who were left at about half health, and were the support and the jungle, who mind you had no mana. So we came down to a choice: shove the inhib turret and maybe inhibitor, or go for Baron Nashor. I personally said we should go for turret due to the longer term game impact, as well as our 5/4 to 2 advantage, but the team believed Baron was more important. After this the game lasted another 35 minutes, with us narrowly scraping up the win.
So if we'd taken our other choice, where would that game have ended up? Would we have won sooner? Would we have lost? It's impossible to know.
I suppose what I'm saying is that since you'll never know what the alternate reaction to your choice is, believe in what you chose because for all you know, what you did get is better then what would've come by the other choice. Don't regret your choices because they make you who you are. Oh it's okay to regret your choice if you have a 50/50 chance of winning something amazing by calling like the left door when the car is in the right door.
When it comes to women don't be vague.
Don't regret choices they make you who you are.
Unless you choose the left door when the car is behind the right door.
Well there's my little rant :3 I've been thinking about this stuff a lot and just wanted to write about it.
P.S. I'm probably gonna write another soon when graduation happens about forgetting people and such.
P.P.S. I'm gonna proof read this when I'm on my computer, typed this on my iPod in notes during a 6 hour car ride.
I realize that it has been a while since I last played, but seriously; What has happened to JR? I played for about 3-4 hours today and not once was there more than 6 people. I was on the RPG server and there wasn't more than 5 people there the entire time. At one point, for about and hour or so, there was only me and an AFK Frosty. Is the server, simply, more active at different time (I played from 6ish to 9ish pm EST)? Is the server simply just on a decline? If anyone has any insight please let me know below because, frankly, I am concerned. This server has always been one that I enjoy playing on and I would be fairly sad if this server went down the drain, like oh so many others do. Again please let me know if you know anything about this lack of players.
-A JR Lab escaped test subject on trying to convert a skeleton to a wither skeleton, it worked but didn't grow in size.
- Has full enchanted golden armor, one for each protection (flame, projectile, regular, etc.) And a Flame I bow
- Grown only in intelligence
- Do not attack alone
- Picture of description shown below or above
When I'm 18 I plan to visit: Scotland, Ireland, Oregon, Canada and Sweden. Why Paris isn't on here is because I have no interest in going there even though I am a girl. I have no interests in finding love life there. One day I also hope to help JR more than I am now.( this sounds cheesy, believe me I know.)
Heyo guys welcome to my 4th blog.So..I did not write blogs lately since i had to go to parties and all..It's been pretty busy..Yea so..I hope you guys see me online JrCraft..Whoever sees me on ( duh..)..So I don't have pretty much to say..Like literally I had seriously a lot of fun playing with cards..See what I mean..Nothing special..I guess im gonna end the blog here..Mmmbye..
(ENTER BROFIST HERE) *BROFIST*
Heyo guys if any of you play Gta V can you tell me how to get alot of money??If you do thank you lol..
Okay so today I decided I will play JrCraft..It is gonna be fun but first let me tell you about my day..So in the morning more like afternoon --> 12:30PM I went to buy some clothes It took like 3 hours and it was real irritating I had fun playing Gta V the whole time..and actually that is about it I just had a bath lol ..so i'm clean?? I think so,so yea look forward to meet the ones who read my blog or the others?!! Yea so see ya'll...
Heyo guys. JUST READ IT LOL -->.I had school going on and tennis and its just a big pain!! I know they are just small reasons but now I can because my school ended for 10 days..(WHEW) So I'm gonna be on if you see me just say hi I read your blog once..Im just kidding If you want to say it,say it,If you don't well don't say it!! lol..So yea this is gonna be a fun week and also tell me if (you people who read my blogs (if any) ) like anime..?Anyways thank you and see you later tomorrow..
Happy Belated Halloween!!! O,....,O
So guys what's up this is my first blog ever and yea so this is gonna be a long and wonderful journey for all those who read my blog..Okay so my day began by waking up in the bed (Duh..) I was playing Gta V and the worst thing in the world happened to me.."It stopped working"..I tried thousands of times but it never started...I hate it.Well anyways I'm sorry I have'nt been on JrCraft in a long time..Even Minecraft!!..So yea I'm sorry and now I will start playing again and have fun with all my friends on JrCraft..Hmm..What else..For those whoever read this blog Thanks You (I mean it) (I meant to say it that way) alot!! and have fun? Yeaaa,,I guess.... Bye!!!
First and foremost, I want to start by saying I do not intend to insult/offend any JR staff or JR member in this post. Moving on, I would like to voice a few concerns I have and ask a few questions that a staff, or anyone that has a reliable answer, could answer.
1. Vanilla Survival Problems
I do not know the reasons behind this but the Vanilla Survival seems like it's not necessarily JR quality. What I mean is it feels like the server was kind of rushed in a way. Permissions are a little wacky and plugins are not optimal for new players. As to avoid being general I am specifically talking about Premium and Citizen permissions. Citizens have NO tping permissions meaning that unless you are staff you can't do /tptoggle (/tog). Because of this premiums have a free roam for whomever they want to teleport to. Premiums don't have permission to do /spawn. Obviously there is an easy temporary solution such as having someone teleport you to spawn and then setting a home. As for the plugins what I'm talking about mainly is world guard. I know the commands for most servers (cause they don't really vary) but for this server they seem to have changed a bit. I know that it's /region claim <region name> <owner name> but even then I don't have permission to remove the region that I JUST created. I know that these things seem trivial and probably even childish to me when these problems are compiled like this it's almost disappointing to see it come from JR. Obviously people are busy and have lives outside of Minecraft, I do too, all I'm saying is if it wasn't ready and FULLY tested then maybe the server shouldn't have been released as early as it was.
2. A few "house-keeping" questions
My 2 year mark is coming up here on JR, but unfortunately I took quite a long break after being on here a few months. Since then staff, format of the website, and servers have all changed quite a bit. After being gone for so long I don't really know where to post something like this on the forums. Is this an appropriate place or is there a specific catagory for these types of posts. Also has the amount of staff gone down? I remember when JR had like 60 spots on it's vanilla flying server (using zombe to fly back then) and it was a struggle just to get on in the evening. Now I have to server hop to find help from staff that are usually AFK. Not to offend anyone but I've been sitting on a region issue that I have for like 4 days w/o a single admin on or one that's available to help.
Finishing up I would like to reiterate that I do not intend to offend or insult anyone on JR including both staff and members. If you can offer some help/or just want to comment on whatever I said feel free to do so below.
i hope i can keep on top of this blog. i don't really have any specific things i write about, so it'll range from news to happenings in my average life! let's start this one off with a little about myself, shall we? i'm a 19 y/o music producing, art arting, minecraft playing, anime loving, game playing, awesome member of the JRcraft server! if you want to know more about the whole music thingy, i started when i was really little, messing around with the piano and saying to myself "oh! that sounded cool!" when i was a little older, i got my first little casio keyboard with a layer setting where i could blend layers on top of each other to make a song. nowadays, i have my own microKORG synth, FLstudio program, and everything else need to make awesome music stuffs. if you wanna check out my music submissions (like, 2% of them XD ), you can go to https://soundcloud.com/mr-bassline-2 and follow me there!