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  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn Ooga booga booga Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gilrain wrote: »
    A few friends who play wanted to see my fortress, so I created a little tour through the grounds and fortress for them. I've been working on this for a few days now, and I'm relived it's pretty much complete. I want to get back to exploring.

    Incidentally, after putting this together, I've suddenly realized I forgot all about signs and paintings. That'll help make it look a little less bare...

    Feel free to take a look!

    That's nice stuff, gilrain. I have yet to see reeds, or these dungeons and records folk talk about. I recently discovered a cactus though, and have found that they breed like rabbits. Cactus farming is lucrative (and I love watching things die in my fields of pain). Sounds like I need to do more exploring, as I've hardly gone far at all.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Pagoda's Done

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    Hm. The nine fires I light in the top of my lighthouse aren't visible enough. Maybe I should just fill the top with lava.

    Monthenor wrote: »
    AaronKI wrote: »
    Aw. Doors block water, even when open. I was wanting to use them as gates to turn waterfalls (or lava) on/off with a flip of a switch.

    Also, falling lava/water can't trigger a pressure plate. It acts as a full block and just prevents the flow.

    Lava will happily devour all the redstone you've wired next to the pressure plate, however :(

    Redstone something I really need to play with, but every cool application I can think of (aside from minecart enhancements) seems pointless in single player. Why have a complex lock system or a super-secret door if you're the only one in the world? :P

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Try lining the entire walls with torches.

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  • CabbsCabbs Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ugh. I have finally felt the sting of a server rollback, specifically, whatever happened to Vic's server yesterday. About two thirds of the work I did that day on the fledgling underdark mall has evaporated, refilled by stone.

    Oh well. I will rebuild. Debuild. Re-mine, whatever.

    EDIT: silver lining: it re-created the stack of wood I had in my box.

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  • ThetherooThetheroo skeleton punRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have a performance question to ask. I'm going to have to run Minecraft exclusively from my laptop in the future, but I can't really play multiplayer very well. Everything lags like crazy and it sometimes freezes up on me. Is there anything I can do to work around this?

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  • mspencermspencer Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    AaronKI wrote: »
    Why have a complex lock system or a super-secret door if you're the only one in the world? :P
    I think you just need to have faith that future enhancements will allow you to open your world up to strangers. Either via in-game interface or by copying your world into another directory for a server to use.

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  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm trying to figure out farming (in multiplayer). I cannot figure out how hydrating dirt squares work. They seem to hydrate randomly, regardless of how much water is close or right next to them.

    Edit: Or maybe my irrigation system is not working as well as I would like. Hmm.

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  • gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Red Raevyn wrote: »
    gilrain wrote: »
    A few friends who play wanted to see my fortress, so I created a little tour through the grounds and fortress for them. I've been working on this for a few days now, and I'm relived it's pretty much complete. I want to get back to exploring.

    Incidentally, after putting this together, I've suddenly realized I forgot all about signs and paintings. That'll help make it look a little less bare...

    Feel free to take a look!
    That's nice stuff, gilrain. I have yet to see reeds, or these dungeons and records folk talk about. I recently discovered a cactus though, and have found that they breed like rabbits. Cactus farming is lucrative (and I love watching things die in my fields of pain). Sounds like I need to do more exploring, as I've hardly gone far at all.
    Thanks! It's a little boring compared to the creativity of many here (awesome pagoda, a few posts up!), but it's meant to be a medieval keep, more or less, and they did tend to be a bit drab. I suspect continuous additions and modifications will spice it up over time.

    I'd like to find some cactus, but I'm more worried about reeds. It sounds like a lot of people never find any.

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  • MonthenorMonthenor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'd like to find some cactus, but I'm more worried about reeds. It sounds like a lot of people never find any.

    I've never found clay, cacti, or reeds, even though I've built my home along a coastline covered in sand and gravel. It sounds like I would need to explore horizontally instead of constantly going down.
    :winky:

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    How are you guys taking pictures? Standard pirnt-screen? ALso can't find any iron at all.

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Minecraft.net is down. Can't connect to any server. Could anyone else verify this?

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yep it's been up and down all weekend.

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  • BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Big Isy wrote: »
    How are you guys taking pictures? Standard pirnt-screen? ALso can't find any iron at all.

    Find a good sized natural cave and you'll be swimming in coal and iron.

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2010
    i just spent two goddamned hours in a single cave just next to my house

    not much diamond, unfortunately, but some gold and obsidian and enough iron for me to outfit my own militia

    when i finally decided to stop pushing my luck and dig to the surface, i pop out in the ocean less than twenty yards from the cave's entrance

    go figure

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I love it when you're deep underground, loaded with goods but running dangerously low on torches and are completely lost.

    You dig upwards for what seems like years, using your last torch as you frantically scrabble at the blackness, trying to claw your way to light.

    Finally, the barriers fall and daylight comes screaming in, momentarily blinding you... and you realize you're now in your kitchen.

    New shortcut!

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I love it when you're deep underground, loaded with goods but running dangerously low on torches and are completely lost.

    You dig upwards for what seems like years, using your last torch as you frantically scrabble at the blackness, trying to claw your way to light.

    Finally, the barriers fall and daylight comes screaming in, momentarily blinding you... and you realize you're now in your kitchen.

    New shortcut!

    I shit you not, this is exactly what happend to me today! I was devastated last night when my first encounter with a creeper got me blown to bits. Right outside my goddamn house. Alright it was just a really big cavern but still! It was behind a waterfall and everything.

    Two hours ago, after yet again getting mauled I restart and see a big hill I could counquer. I reach the top and proceed to dig down realising to late that I'm screwed. I've got no torches and just two spades and a pickaxe. Somehow, by some stroke of iincredible luck I land slap bang in the middle of me aforementioned cavern! My trusty furnace and workbench right in front of me below a glas window looking out tword the waterfall.

    I've since created two more floors for a total of three and created an exit from each floor. I still need to muster up the courage to go out and search some natural caves for iron and shit.

    edit: This is all within 24 hours of purchasing the game btw. Even more insane is that I went in completely blind oblivious to all the mechanics, only knowing that some guy created Rapture from Bioshock or something. That was enough to make me give this guy my monies.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Does the tutorial unlock if you buy the game or something?

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  • BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    No, I figure it's probably just not done yet.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Does the tutorial unlock if you buy the game or something?

    There's no tutorial, however it's pretty intuitive and once you learn what the blocks are you're good to go. If you go here you can find all you need to know (it really isn't a whole lot). There's also a youtube 10 minute tutorial video that was really helpfful for me.
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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'd like to find some cactus, but I'm more worried about reeds. It sounds like a lot of people never find any.

    In that case, very helpful tip in this regard: you only need to find 1 cacti or reeds.

    When you destroy a cactus or reed block it drops the associated block that you can plant again. The fun part is that provided the last block on the ground is not destroyed, the cactus/reed will always regenerate itself (usually very quickly, as I've had an entire forest pop back up after 1 night). So you can quickly grow a jungle.

    One complicating factor is that cactus blocks will destroy other blocks (as well as hurting you/enemies if you run into them, although it's hilarious for the latter since you can construct an enemy-proof maze of trees watching them pinball around to their deaths from cacti). And since there will always be a cactus block at the bottom, then it's not that rare to bust a top block only to have it drop on the bottom block and die before you can pick it up.

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  • gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm out on my big reed-or-bust explore. I've already had to return once to drop off a large haul of clay and some cactus. Now it's back out. All I need is reed. I'll go as far as it takes! :P

    Edit: Aegis, yeah thanks for the tip! I do intend to start a farm when I've gathered everything, with reed and wheat. A separate, more out of my way farm of cactus to act as a monster/animal farm for their materials. :)

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2010
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'm out on my big reed-or-bust explore. I've already had to return once to drop off a large haul of clay and some cactus. Now it's back out. All I need is reed. I'll go as far as it takes! :P

    yeah, just hit the beach and start walking (WITH A COMPASS, FOR GOD'S SAKE)

    you'll find some eventually

    i've got to say, the game's a lot more fun for me on Peaceful difficulty after i got killed dead in four consecutive caves

    it means i don't have to stop every nine minutes to hide in a hole while trekking the wilderness, for starters

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  • TremblayTremblay Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    AaronKI wrote: »
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    Hm. The nine fires I light in the top of my lighthouse aren't visible enough. Maybe I should just fill the top with lava.


    On my lighthouse I put 4 wood block (tree trunk chunks?) and light them on fire. They have been burning for a while now. If you do that, make sure that you only have stone/metal within 6 blocks of the wood.

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    Lighthouse from close
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    Underwater rail track to get to the lighthouse
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  • BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rust wrote: »
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'm out on my big reed-or-bust explore. I've already had to return once to drop off a large haul of clay and some cactus. Now it's back out. All I need is reed. I'll go as far as it takes! :P

    yeah, just hit the beach and start walking (WITH A COMPASS, FOR GOD'S SAKE)

    you'll find some eventually

    i've got to say, the game's a lot more fun for me on Peaceful difficulty after i got killed dead in four consecutive caves

    it means i don't have to stop every nine minutes to hide in a hole while trekking the wilderness, for starters

    Yeah, I switch between peaceful and normal depending on what I'm in the mood for. I'm glad the option exists to do this in your game, as opposed to a world always being set to one difficulty or the other.

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.

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  • EnclaveEnclave Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Barrabas wrote: »
    Rust wrote: »
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'm out on my big reed-or-bust explore. I've already had to return once to drop off a large haul of clay and some cactus. Now it's back out. All I need is reed. I'll go as far as it takes! :P

    yeah, just hit the beach and start walking (WITH A COMPASS, FOR GOD'S SAKE)

    you'll find some eventually

    i've got to say, the game's a lot more fun for me on Peaceful difficulty after i got killed dead in four consecutive caves

    it means i don't have to stop every nine minutes to hide in a hole while trekking the wilderness, for starters

    Yeah, I switch between peaceful and normal depending on what I'm in the mood for. I'm glad the option exists to do this in your game, as opposed to a world always being set to one difficulty or the other.

    Definitely. I'm about to work on clearing an island near my main mountain base and plan to set the game to peaceful while I do it simply because I know making it how I want will take time and I really don't want to bother with monster proofing it while I'm just preparing it all.

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  • PoultryGeistPoultryGeist The Ghostly Chicken Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I love it when you're deep underground, loaded with goods but running dangerously low on torches and are completely lost.

    You dig upwards for what seems like years, using your last torch as you frantically scrabble at the blackness, trying to claw your way to light.

    Finally, the barriers fall and daylight comes screaming in, momentarily blinding you... and you realize you're now in your kitchen.

    New shortcut!

    I did this on the colapture server the other day, found a metric asstonne of obsidian underground and realised I had come too far to reliably find my way out, climbed up for dear life and came up like 50 blocks from my house with Columbia clearly visible! Epic relief.

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  • DarmakDarmak lsjkfghkletry Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.

    This is sig-worthy stuff right here.

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  • gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hey hey, reed get! :D

    I now have access to all materials, I believe. I'm heading back to plan and create my farm.

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  • SoulGateSoulGate Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I love it when you're deep underground, loaded with goods but running dangerously low on torches and are completely lost.

    You dig upwards for what seems like years, using your last torch as you frantically scrabble at the blackness, trying to claw your way to light.

    Finally, the barriers fall and daylight comes screaming in, momentarily blinding you... and you realize you're now in your kitchen.

    New shortcut!

    I did this on the colapture server the other day, found a metric asstonne of obsidian underground and realised I had come too far to reliably find my way out, climbed up for dear life and came up like 50 blocks from my house with Columbia clearly visible! Epic relief.

    Yeah, seriously these caverns you can spend literally hours in, and yet just be about 60 blocks directly under your house, even if the entrance was like 100 blocks away.

    It's a small world, afterall

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.

    Sig'd!

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    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I found an area with green tinted rocks and a man made fireplace, I was just looking around when I got randomly killed by a monster that spawned right there. Is this like some kind of monster closet?

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Did it look like this:
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    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The fire thing is a monster spawner, either surround it with torches so it can't spawn anything or destroy it. Or you could build a water trap and drown all the monsters that spawn. Mine the mossy rocks, you can't get them from anywhere but places with monster spawners (dungeons).

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    it's a monster spawn, yes

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Pagoda's Done

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    this didn't get any love

    and it should, as it is fantastic

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I found an area with green tinted rocks and a man made fireplace, I was just looking around when I got randomly killed by a monster that spawned right there. Is this like some kind of monster closet?

    Yes, it's a 'Dungeon'.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    was it a cage? If so yes, that's where monsters apparently spawn out of. I have yet to find one. Shit, I have yet to find a goddamned natural cave. I also need a compass bad.

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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User
    edited September 2010
    People who build extensive minecart tracks - do you use invedit? The amount of iron needed just seems like it would be so tedious to unearth...

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