View Poll Results: What do you think?

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  • I'm getting it.

    22 6.96%
  • I'm not getting it.

    227 71.84%
  • I never heard of it until now.

    51 16.14%
  • I'm getting it. I may stop playing Minecraft.

    16 5.06%
  1. Post #1
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    http://www.fortresscraft.com/

    What do you think?
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  2. Post #2
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    October 2006
    3,716 Posts
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  3. Post #3
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    Uh hey this ones different. This is a poll and thats just showing it to people without asking anything.
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  4. Post #4
    Mentlegen45's Avatar
    April 2010
    96 Posts
    I'll get it but if they update more than notch i may quit minecraft.
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  5. Post #5
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    Sean C's Avatar
    April 2007
    2,092 Posts
    I find it amazing that some guy out there has the balls to completely reconstruct minecraft, almost verbatim, and market it as something new. He didn't even try to make it look different!
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  6. Post #6
    Sharp_Shooter's Avatar
    July 2010
    3,781 Posts
    Will not even glance at it when it's released. There will be no player mods because it's on Xbox Live which removes any incentive to continue playing it. Also the style isn't consistent like MineCrafts. You're in a cube world but you have a realistic looking pick axe? This project is going to crash and burn.
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  7. Post #7
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    October 2008
    2,425 Posts
    Whoever this person is, he/she is a dick. Using the success of Minecraft to create your own copy is in really poor taste. If he really has the talent to come up with some great unique features he should focus his efforts on modding the original, or perhaps even getting himself a job at Mojang.
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  8. Post #8
    Layley's Avatar
    November 2010
    352 Posts
    Sure it's copying Minecraft but Minecraft doesn't work for consoles so why beat on the developers? They are basically spreading a PC sensation to console gamers
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  9. Post #9
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    February 2011
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    Whoever this person is, he/she is a dick. Using the success of Minecraft to create your own copy is in really poor taste. If he really has the talent to come up with some great unique features he should focus his efforts on modding the original, or perhaps even getting himself a job at Mojang.
    Hopefully Mojang will hire him.

    But he used a smart plan... He knows mineccraft isnt going to console anytime soon. Maybe he wanted to make it like minecraft but just couldnt use the name?


    Sure it's copying Minecraft but Minecraft doesn't work for consoles so why beat on the developers? They are basically spreading a PC sensation to console gamers
    Exactly my views.
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  10. Post #10
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    July 2007
    1,874 Posts
    The only thing good in FortressCraft is the water.

    But it's really ugly, Minecraft is nice for the "oldschool" feeling when you play it, FortressCraft is really ugly, the HD textures ruin it.
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  11. Post #11
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    June 2010
    2,094 Posts
    The overdone aesthetics really ruin any credibility it had, seeing as the developer has tried to justify what he's doing as being backhandedly supported by Notch.
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  12. Post #12

    February 2011
    102 Posts
    Thats stupid, its a blatant rip off, even his faq says chapter one is basically minecraft
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    Thats stupid, its a blatant rip off, even his faq says chapter one is basically minecraft
    Notch said minecraft is basically infiminer.
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  14. Post #14
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    August 2009
    7,125 Posts
    I like how it has working water physics...
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  15. Post #15
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    Justin Case's Avatar
    January 2008
    2,329 Posts
    The creator said himself of course it's like Minecraft and Infiniminer and that Notch said that he had no problems at all with recreations of the game as he'd be happy to inspire people. However I will not buy this as it has a horrific texture pack and I imagine it would be harder to play on Xbox.
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  16. Post #16
    Chilean's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,963 Posts
    I'll only get it if Notch doesn't fix the SMP bugs that keep me from playing online.
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  17. Post #17
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    January 2009
    8,143 Posts
    Except minecraft only stole the basic idea of infiniminer, and not the entire system. He claims it's like creative mode, but why are there torches, water, pickaxes, and minecarts.

    Besides, the guy is total dick about it.
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  18. Post #18
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    May 2010
    749 Posts
    Sure it's copying Minecraft but Minecraft doesn't work for consoles so why beat on the developers? They are basically spreading a PC sensation to console gamers
    Wait, we already have the 12 year old CoD players playing Minecraft, and now we WANT console gamers?
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  19. Post #19
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    October 2009
    1,099 Posts
    I'm not digging this at all.
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    March 2010
    4,538 Posts
    The only thing good in FortressCraft is the water.

    But it's really ugly, Minecraft is nice for the "oldschool" feeling when you play it, FortressCraft is really ugly, the HD textures ruin it.
    It plays to the console market, what do you expect?
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  21. Post #21
    Randdalf's Avatar
    March 2010
    2,435 Posts
    It's unfair to say it isn't a copy of Minecraft, because he wouldn't have made it otherwise.
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  22. Post #22
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    March 2007
    1,928 Posts
    If Notch maintains his idiotic and lazy attitude to work, I don't mind him being replaced by proper developers, even if their games are copies.
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  23. Post #23
    Radman's Avatar
    August 2010
    813 Posts
    While the creators say that they were influenced by Dwarf Fortress, the similarities between this and Minecraft are striking.
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  24. Post #24
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    Political Gamer's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,161 Posts
    http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewto...?f=13&t=163285

    So I guess this means notch is ok with this?
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  25. Post #25
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    July 2009
    1,123 Posts
    I don't have an Xbox to begin with so I guess my answer would have to be I'm not getting it. Although, even if it were released on other platforms, I wouldn't bother with it because the graphics are ugly in my opinion.
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  26. Post #26
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    November 2006
    4,807 Posts
    So many people are making obvious minecraft duplicates. It's honestly getting annoying. I mean the reason minecraft is all blocky is because it has really low texture quality, to go for a more old school feel. If you're going to use high quality textures then make the world a little more realistic. Also having the name ____craft is getting old.
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  27. Post #27
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    January 2005
    4,520 Posts
    I'd pirate it, at best.

    Probably not even worth that either.

    (User was banned for this post ("Don't talk about Warez" - Craptasket))
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  28. Post #28
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    August 2009
    2,850 Posts
    I'm not really angry about the copying minecraft thing, but I wouldn't buy it. I hate most minecraft HD texture packs, and that's like an HD texture pack gone wrong, with crappy "HD" models that are terrible anyways and don't fit with the rest of the world. I don't expect you'll be able to change it either.
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  29. Post #29
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    March 2010
    6,813 Posts
    I'd pirate it, at best.

    Probably not even worth that either.
    Might want to snip that
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  30. Post #30
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    Hmm... Another http://ncarlson.com/ but he plans to take it a different way than minecraft.

    To me the graphics are perfect... No "to good" no "crappy hd" and no "Woah the pixels are HUGE!"

    EDIT: http://www.rogueminer.com/

    EDIT: those are from the same guy.
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  31. Post #31
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    May 2006
    14,940 Posts
    Looks like a piece of shit.
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  32. Post #32
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    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Infinifortress did it first.
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  33. Post #33
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    July 2009
    10,702 Posts
    How dare they steal from both Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft. It's like there's no actual innovation in here besides "yo chekkitout yo mang we gots AVATAR capability and things is shiny and brown an' we gots moving minecarts yo. Dis shit be way betta."

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  34. Post #34
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    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    How dare they steal from both Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft. It's like there's no actual innovation in here besides "yo chekkitout yo mang we gots AVATAR capability and things is shiny and brown an' we gots moving minecarts yo. Dis shit be way betta."
    yo man don dis them they got CLEAR WATER BITCHES!

    Edited:

    It's also not cross platform. It will be a failure.
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  35. Post #35
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    November 2009
    1,087 Posts
    "You mentioned the current release as Chapter 1, what is the chapter system about?

    The plan is to release FortressCraft chapters, each 240MSP (roughly $3), on the Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) store. we currently have definite plans for four chapters, and slightly more vague ideas for a few more! As above, if you have any ideas for features you would like to see in FortressCraft please let us know and we'll try our best to include them! "
    Directly from the FAQ. If you've heard anything about this game, one of the "shticks" is that this game is virtually Minecraft for only 3$. Obviously this isn't the case, if every "chapter" is 3 bucks.

    If you aren't aware, it seems like each "chapter" adds more gameplay. Chapter 1 is apparently supposed to be equivalent to Minecraft Creative. So, you'll be spending roughly 12$ if you actually want to play the full game.

    What a rip-off.
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  36. Post #36
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    Hey wait has anybody played this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujn4d...eature=related

    Sorry btw i dont know the tag you do for youtube players.

    It looks alright
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  37. Post #37
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    October 2006
    5,975 Posts
    If it wasn't a carbon-copy, I may have given it a little room to explain itself. Despite "Minecraft being a rip-off of Infi-Miner being a rip-off of...", they weren't exact copies of the previous game with update graphics and one tweak.

    This is as if I gave Portal an texture-enhancement, tweaked the shaders and particles; and then marketed as a 'revolutionary new game.'

    If the guy came out and said "Yes, this is a latent rip-off of Minecraft for the X-Box 360." I'd be fine. Instead, he's really defending it as a unique idea that only 'borrowed' inspiration from Minecraft.
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  38. Post #38
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    July 2009
    10,702 Posts
    Directly from the FAQ. If you've heard anything about this game, one of the "shticks" is that this game is virtually Minecraft for only 3$. Obviously this isn't the case, if every "chapter" is 3 bucks.

    If you aren't aware, it seems like each "chapter" adds more gameplay. Chapter 1 is apparently supposed to be equivalent to Minecraft Creative. So, you'll be spending roughly 12$ if you actually want to play the full game.

    What a rip-off.
    It's an Xbox game, that seems to be the most popular trend with them these days. Of course, Sony isn't innocent either.
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  39. Post #39
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    February 2011
    1,342 Posts
    But i think the main thing that makes minecraft different is that its also survival.
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    froztshock's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,850 Posts
    Directly from the FAQ. If you've heard anything about this game, one of the "shticks" is that this game is virtually Minecraft for only 3$. Obviously this isn't the case, if every "chapter" is 3 bucks.

    If you aren't aware, it seems like each "chapter" adds more gameplay. Chapter 1 is apparently supposed to be equivalent to Minecraft Creative. So, you'll be spending roughly 12$ if you actually want to play the full game.

    What a rip-off.
    It's still less than minecraft was, even during alpha.
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