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Scene from the Minecraft server logs

Our household server logs reveal that stratestar110, a 10 year-old girl was playing with bumppup, an 8 year-old boy, playing as the admin. The first transaction was innocent enough:

[INFO] <stratestar110> CAN I HAVE BRICK BLOCKS
[INFO] CONSOLE: Giving stratestar110 some 45


The girl asked the admin to give her some blocks, and "CONSOLE" shows that he issued the command to give her what she wanted. Then the following happened:

[INFO] <bumppup> Lok at me.
[INFO] <stratestar110> WHERE ARE YOU
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me!
[INFO] <stratestar110> WHERE ARE YOU
[INFO] <stratestar110> HOW DO YOU DO THAT
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me!
[INFO] <stratestar110> CAN YOU GIVE NE 64 BRICK BLOCKS
[INFO] <bumppup> I am down here.
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me then I wiil give you 64 bricks.
[INFO] CONSOLE: Giving stratestar110 some 45


They were in classic form. The boy just wanted somebody to look at something cool he was doing, and the girl just wanted some more stuff. Same as it ever was. Those are my kids.

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pastilla
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
There is indeed something archetypal about that exchange.

Especially the last line, which suggests (linguistically, at least) that she gets 45 instead of 64. If she had only looked right away . . .
dblume
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's funny! But that's not actually how to read the last line. "45" is the ID of the "brick blocks."

The console doesn't report exactly how many brick blocks he actually gave her, but I presume she was rewarded with all 64.
pastilla
Jan. 12th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I had a feeling that was the case --- still, it looked pretty damn funny.
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dblume
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks! I'd love to hear about any other useful tips, too.
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