Ways of Word | Micro-Prose is a cooperative, free-will writing project,
conceived & strung together by NacKKraft aka Mickey McNeill and claimed
as a 1st in 3D blocky-world publishing - on Legacy MineTest 5.4.1
Start creative writing and drop your stress levels. Be part of the story.
Ways Of Word is a grassroots and independent creative writing project intended as not-for-profit and educational.
What's the word? Note that this project is for human inventive word creation and not for any AI.
NacKKraft's / Mickey McNeill's - Ways Of Word (c)2023
Ways Of Word | McNeillServices | Disclaimer +
Although plentiful information on how Ways Of Word conducts itself, vis-à-vis your information, can easily be obtained across the website, the author does feel it necessary to locate just a few essentials, here.
Disclaimer statements in regard to Ways Of Word | Micro-Prose
It is fully acknowledged that Ways of Word creative writing realm is essentially a blocky “map”.
Hence, the originator game (MineTest) is a vehicle on which Ways Of Word conducts its creative and educational aims. These interactions and aims are merely imaginative within the construct program coded by the genius of the coding and moding volunteers of the generous and esteemed MineTest Community. At no time does Ways Of Word claim any authorship over these pre-existing works. Our goals are solely focused upon the singular aim of creative writing. Truly, somewhat novel actually within a blocky game, however, this creative writing enterprise is offered in good faith and the game / realm / map similarly - “as-is”. Although discussion had been held on other platforms regarding the supply of an “.exe” file within the .ZIP, the scope of the storyline, being dependent upon various presets and defaults, mean that it has been decided to supply the game / map integrally in its present zipped format to ensure the actuality of the game, itself.
From this website you will find links to a few other web pages, intended as useful or directly related to this creative writing project. While you are visiting this website you offer your agreement to abide by the disclaimers and advice offered herein. Whereupon, you choose to follow any available links to other websites, you need then to heed and be aware of conditions of use claimed by these other entities, Ways Of Word cannot be held accountable for the offer and activities of other websites and users should actively make themselves aware of how such external websites operate, by referring to their stated Terms Of Service.
Explicitly, this website makes users aware of the fact that the content herein is not intended for persons under the age of 13 years of age. Parents, guardians and educators must acknowledge our intentions here and (where judged to be necessary – for instance, through our recommendation) to restrict under age guests from accessing the offered features and activities. As stated elsewhere within the website, it is perceived that no direct harm would befall younger guests, however, data sharing restrictions preclude guests younger than 13 years of age from knowingly using the website.
Also, due to an abundance of caution (though such areas and scenes are not overly many), players may find that some deep dropping shafts are lined with wall lights and if gamers are sensitive to episodes of flashing, an awareness in advance is here being given for gamers to make an informed decision on whether or not to play the game. These determinations may be abruptly updated.
Ways of Word would like to point out this salient issue.
This matter arose nearly immediately upon our launch from this server.
It must be made clear that this is an independent and grass-roots fun and educational, freedom-to-share creative written works project. Yes it is fringe, yet respectfully - clean. There will be self-appointed websites claiming global authority on the reputation of online clubs and organisations using their own self-designed and (likely to save money) bot ridden algorithmic methods of judging these websites. We will ever be avant-garde and 'culty', but always transparent. All the methods of communication are live and monitored.
Any communication you have with Ways Of Word will be with a human. Nothing on, or associated with this website is fake, nor AI generated. All creative pursuits are genuinely intended and of human origin.
It is the belief held that these so-called scam measurement websites are themselves somewhat dubious and trawling for reactions from genuine and sincere webmasters that are not directly contacted for any professional nor independent determination of authenticity.
WaysOfWord | Ways Of Word wishes to reassure its visitors that their visits and return visits are most welcome and not taken for granted nor misused. Furthermore, we strongly endorse the fact that online safety is paramount
and that all anti-malware and anti-viral measures should be in place by users.
Herewith, we recommend a very good free product, much celebrated by the online community, namely [ https://www.avast.com/avast-online-security#pc ]
Avast's FREE Online Security & Privacy Extension.
Measure our performance by the best in the business, such as Avast (other great Online Safety Products are available) and not by scam detector
start-ups swinging a hook in!
In addition to that, may we mention that we have found
[ https://www.7-zip.org/download.html ] 7-zip to be the most reliable unzipper to-date in relation to unpacking the, AS-IS, blocky game on offer, here.
Please note this additional very important point.
There are plenty of nice things available from legitimate sources online where grass-roots and indie creators provide their free ideas in .ZIP format download via their own independently created websites. However, logically there are plenty of other online entities with malign intent who may copy this concept, herein. So caution is advised. Do NOT download any apparent Ways Of Word | WOW .ZIP files from other sites claiming to host such downloads. Ways Of Word can only stand over its available .zipped game provided through:-
Any unauthorised copies of this / these files from unintended and unknown-parties cannot be in the realm of our (waysofword.com / micro-prose.com) influence and at NO TIME should anyone insert such files NOT being provided for, nor downloaded, from www.WaysOfWord.org www.WaysOfWord.com and its partners in provisioning - crikey.50megs.com & McNeillServices.org & Mickey McNeill - Ways Of Word @outlook, WaysOfWord_Ways_Of_Word_Free-will_Creative_Writing_in_3D_on_MineTest on asuswebstorage.com & Google Drive @WaysOfWord & Google Drive @NacKKraft.
Of course, it has to be to pointed out, that Ways Of Word cannot take responsibility for your decision to insert (install) the game / software, and therefore NONE & NO liability for any loss, damages, nor detriments to some or all of any system's functionalities shall be borne by WaysOfWord and affiliates. You must decide on the merits of the project and worthiness of the idea, and use of same and game, yourself. Therefore, it is supplied and provided merely, "AS IS".
As a very worthy alternative to what is on offer here, you will always find links on this website and on the legacy equivalent website to the standard issue and professionally provided MineTest game, itself.
UPFRONT STATEMENT on project commencement
Dear WOW readers,
Please note that Ways Of Word fully respects the work of the highly generous and creative contributors to the masterful invention – MineTest – particularly Version 5.4.1 offered by them as free and under open CCC and essential for this project. Ways Of Word completely subscribes to the principles of this originator work and its free supply. This then is reflected in this educationally oriented creative writing project which is also wholly free. You will find that nothing on this website is hampered or curtailed and, although copyright is claimed in creative works, all these creative works are supplied to you directly for your creative and / or educational uses. However, if or when you further display and publicly use these poetic and artistic works you must cite their origin and not display or announce these works as yours. Of course, that would be an infringement of naturally held copyright claimed and stated by Ways Of Word | WOW and all unique contributing authors on this website sharing forum.
Ways Of Word | WOW open statement to visiting (free-will) contributors on the matter of creative writing on Ways Of Word | WOW and announcing and retaining copyright over your (contributor) creative works.
It must be plainly said, once more, that when contributors decide (of their own volition) to offer their own creative works, either to be highlighted within sections of Ways Of Word, here, or elsewhere on the Ways Of Word social media hubs, that that creative work remains wholly under copyright of the originating author and at no time will or does Ways Of Word | WOW suggest otherwise. Ways Of Word openly directs the truth on this matter that those who offer creative works to Ways Of Word, either through its social media hubs or upon the actual website, itself, that the originating contributor permanently holds copyright over their works. Here, Ways Of Word openly voices that such work should not be shown or announced publicly by (other) third-party entities without the express permission of the originating author. Such actions would represent a copyright infringement wholly held by these originator creative contributors. Essentially, all creative works displayed and announced at Ways Of Word are held under copyright by various originator authors / creators.
If these authors freely offer such works here, of their own volition, these originator authors permit exclusive rights of sharing and display to Ways Of Word, and where this implied and, here, asserted (as a) right to display by and through Ways Of Word | WOW is then subsequently withdrawn by the contributor, this originating author must expressly put this in writing as an instruction of permanent withdrawal and deletion to Ways Of Word and, then also, (themselves) delete said creative works from the Ways Of Word social media hubs via the personal social media accounts linked to / with this free-will creative writing project. Plainly, Ways Of Word will never knowingly nor intentionally display original creative works without the implied and agreed permission of the originating author. Authors who engage with this free-will creative writing project must, themselves, oversee and announce copyright on their own creative works which will always be respected and (where given) displayed by Ways Of Word | WOW.
The easiest way to state copyright, for the purposes of this project, is to represent a contributing screenshot image which holds the internationally recognised symbol formula “ Copyright © 2023 “ upon and with one's uploaded contribution. Ways Of Word also directs contributors to read and acknowledge the separate Privacy Policies of the various Social Media platforms before engaging with the Ways Of Word | WOW creative writing project via these platforms. Obviously, Ways Of Word | WOW does not influence the activities nor changing legal agreements that these social media companies impose or may impose.
ISSUES & ADVICE
Further to comments already made, I wish to pick up on two points.
(1) Potential issues with the running of the writing challenge for your student(s) and its .zipped software at school or within other educational settings. As mentioned, the blocky-game is being offered as a .zip file. You can very easily check its authenticity prior to insertion / installation, however, you may require assistance from your local Tech Officer to grant administration rights to deposit the .zip file directly into the *documents* folder on the computers that you choose to use. Alternatively, you may be able to attend to this simple task yourself where you have adequate administration rights over the system.
Mike (Mickey) McNeill
(2) Attending to the creative process. When your students have the MineTest, Ways Of Word game open, they should explore the realm in small groups, huddled around the PCs and take hold of a view and creatively agree prose to describe the moment, feelings and observations.
For the sake of usefulness - duplicated from WOW Blog
As it goes, you MAY have noticed that our website " www.waysofword.com " went down for two whole days [22nd & 23rd of September, 2023]...
Yes, site traffic on release of this particular version, the most recent version of the expansive Ways Of Word - creative writing project within a 3D realm on Legacy MineTest 5.4.1 - "RIVERBANK Edition" - burnt out our monthly allocation of bandwidth in only 3 days! Thus, the necessary implementation of an alternative TLD & domain URL solution - "www.waysofword.org" was evolved!
So, now it's green for go, again!
What will happen, going forward, is that all of our TLDs will resolve at: waysofword.org or www.waysofword.org
This development will give the site comprehensively better up -time, as the new server has zero restrictions on bandwidth, and that is totally good news!
What stays the same?
The new web-entity which is WaysOfWord.Org is styled on the simple, but obviously appealing, legacy website that was (and still is) hosted on 50megs.
For the foreseeable future, it is anticipated that this historic website image of the Ways Of Word experience will be kept live. One will merely have to wait for the current cycle of bandwidth usage to reset at the end of the monthly timeframe. This is useful as it proves the authenticity of the project and particularly the highly important fact that the creative writing project was instigated in late Winter / early Spring, 2023 - well and truly before any copycat versions of this 3d, blocky-game publishing concept arrived on the scene.
The concept itself was devised and strung together by Mickey McNeill aka NacKKraft, Wien, Vienna, AT - over a working timescale of 4 years building .
Ways Of Word is 100% FREE, completely remaining true to the high ambitions of the base program MineTest, which is CCC neutral and also entirely free! You can gain a clone of this unique and expansive map / realm ~ Ways Of Word ~ game via one of the download links provided within the website, here. Additionally, the homepage does provide a download link to the standard MineTest, game where you may go and create your own map / realm from scratch! NB: When you wish to go and obtain the most recent version of MineTest and to then unpack / install this, to use this newer version of MineTest you must first relocate this "Ways Of Word" cloned version to a separate folder allowing the newest version of MineTest to seamlessly install and operate.
For guardians and educators:- you will need administration rights to move the downloaded .ZIP file (approximately 1.62 GB in size) directly into the *documents folders* of computers which are in use in your educational facility.
You will also require administration rights to execute the unzipping process - Ways Of Word, RIVERBANK Edition - unzips to approximately 2.5 GB. These administration rights can be obtained from the department head supervising IT at your educational facility.
The above is gone into in greater depth elsewhere within the information areas of this website.
I aim to periodically update this Blog information, here, and also the Issues & Advice | Read Me section of the website, monthly.
However, if you have any queries regarding the origins and expectations of the project - drop WOW a line!
So, if anyone was looking... yes it was noticed! The
" http://www.waysofword.com " domain went down two days ago, while (not) resolving to its host (the below) crikey.50megs.com server. This host has been a miniature lion for 20 years for CrikeyEnglish | McNeillServices | English-VC related projects, and until today, was the settled home for the Creative English, writing-within-a-3D-realm on MineTest 5.4.1, free and free-will project called - WaysOfWord | Ways Of Word.
Why did it go offline?
It went offline due to consuming its monthly assigned quota of bandwidth within 3 days of announcing the actually completed version of Ways Of Word - Version 1.0 RIVERBANK Edition. It seems the idea is striking a chord with people and, therefore, a solution has now been evoked, namely :- " https://www.waysofword.org "
The error of insufficiency of bandwidth has been permanently rectified as the new server, serving as host to - WaysOfWord.org has zero restrictions and should work seamlessly. The new website is a true reflection of the original - WaysOfWord domain, both in simple, cheerful style and manner of use.
So, happy writing and 'screen-shooting' your creative prose, poems and short stories for sharing within the Ways Of Word online community.
Ever best, NacKKraft (NK)
PS. Ways Of Word has a new, easy-to-remember, forwarding domain name:- " http://www.WOW.Irish "
PPS: It is strongly recommend to search out the *Google Shared Photos* opportunity within waysofword.org , as this it the easiest way to share "up" your creative work.
A last footnote:-
We recommend that gamers and writers use
7-Zip zip / unzipper
[ https://www.7-zip.org/download.html ] as it has been found to be error free in unzipping the WOW creative writing game download file within your documents folder.
Ways Of Word | WOW - Indie creative writing project on Legacy MineTest 5.4.1 by Mickey McNeill, Vienna, AT.
We do hope that visitors are enjoying the virtues of experimenting in short and pleasing creative writing works, actually, within this beautiful blocky-game. Lots can be said about this innovative online e-publishing, free-will, grassroots writing concept and a lot has already been said on the idea at:-
Voluntary contributions can be uploaded to any of the Social Media forums linked on the WaysOfWord webpages, however, it has been decided to allocate a central and unified space for commentary and questions at:-
... due to its abundant clarity and good oversight and community culture.
Therefore, interested parties and groups and student classes are encouraged to create a free account
at Dreamwidth and then join the discussion and offer commentary and queries directly on the
Ways Of Word - Dreamwidth community page.
Thank you and good writing!
Ways of Word | WOW - Vienna, AT.
Refer to:- [ https://www.dreamwidth.org/legal/privacy ]
* For the record - please note that it was WaysOfWord | WOW which withdrew from a 5 month long engagement with Reddit due to persistent anomalous issues with Reddit Auto-Bot malfunctions where continued participation with Reddit was deemed inappropriate. *
Ways Of Word is a grassroots and independent creative writing project intended as not-for-profit and educational.
Ways of Word | Micro-Prose is a cooperative, free-will writing project, conceived & strung together by NacKKraft aka Mickey McNeill ©2023
on Legacy MineTest 5.4.1. Be part of the story.