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    posted a message on OhFly's Survival World Diary

    Right, I have valid excuses for not posting recently. I haven't dropped off I promise! :P


    I've had a bit to do with getting ready for university, working a fair bit to earn some money and just enjoy some of the other things there are in life. I hope to be posting again soon, maybe I'll get a few hours of play time in tonight and do an update this evening. :)

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    posted a message on Three Letter Accounts Are They Worth It?
    Quote from Badprenup»

    An SSN has a legal market value of 0 (since it is illegal to sell), an equivalent market value of 0 (since there is no legal equivalent to selling an SSN), but a real market value of quite a bit. A Minecraft account has a legal market value of 0, an equivalent market value of 26.95 USD, and a real market value of however much people will pay for it. For that "8" account it is thousands, for an account with a Minecon cape it might be hundreds, and for a simple burner account it might be a couple bucks.


    This isn't a discussion about the legality (again, for the record: you cannot sell Minecraft accounts legally and attempting to do so here will result in a warning and possibly a post suspension, as will trying to sell most other items here), it is a discussion of economics.


    This. I couldn't figure out why previous commenters were saying that MC accounts have no value, and someone who pays over the odds is stupid.

    Diamonds and a whole range of products IRL have a restricted supply to inflate the price and demand, but they won't call people who buy diamond jewellery stupid (most of the time lol)
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    posted a message on The most efficient and practical way to branch/strip mine.

    I ran tests on this myself, to get a more accurate numbers. I had no means to record, but I have gathered the data over 100 separate tests. Even tested other block spacing: 1 block, 4 block, and even 5 block. All in the name of science. 100 tests for each.


    3 block spacing versus 2 block spacing:

    There is a 38% increase in the amount of work to do 2 block spacing. Over 100 tests, I can confirm that it is accurate.
    You gain only an average of 5% in material gain. The amount of effort, and the amount gained back, is not worth the extra 38% increase in work. That increase, with minimal return, actually decreases the efficiency, by a large margin, by comparison.


    3 block spacing versus 4 block spacing:

    You are doing roughly 23% more work with the 3 block spacing, than the 4 block spacing. A material gain increase of 33% actually makes it worth the extra work. Not a surprise.3 block spacing versus 5 block spacing:

    with 3 block spacing you have an increase of 33% work load by comparison. However, an increase of 53% in material gain. Not a surprise.


    3 block spacing versus 1 block spacing:
    To do 1 block spacing, you increase your work by 50%. You only have a material gain of 6%. Making 1 block spacing less efficient than 2 block spacing. No surprise there.


    Over all, the most efficient branch mining style, is to leave 3 blocks between each tunnel.


    I even tested 2 block height, and 3 block height as well. You have a 5% increase in material gain, and roughly a 10% increase in work. So I say that it is worth it personally.


    3 blocks between each tunnel, with 3 blocks in height, after multiple tests, I have found to be the most efficient method for mining minerals.

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    posted a message on [Hardcore with 3 limiting rules] Survival Journal

    I think you should be able to use coords. They're in the game and accessible for a reason :P


    If you don't use them, definitely learn to use an ingame compass, though that's quite a bit harder :)

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    posted a message on Looking for a Specific type of Server

    Take a look over in the Servers subforum area and you'll find pages of servers with what you're looking for :)

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    posted a message on OhFly's Survival World Diary
    Quote from Herb_»

    Yeah, it's quite hard to do a logo with so few pixels. I had a little play around with it - just... IDK, I was curious. Anyway - I did this, which might help ya decide block-placement;


    I like how your design smoothes the edges a bit more. Since I posted the above prototype, I moved the actual logo blocks one further inwards, giving the logo a bit more depth and looking like it was bit into the wall. I'll give this a go though for sure :)

    ---

    Also, I was just watching Etho's world tour of his survival world, and ONLY JUST LEARNT that you can smelt netherrack to get nether bricks, then use them to create nether brick blocks etc... After all these years it never occured to me lol
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    posted a message on [SSP Vanilla 1.12] - Shiva gives another shot at a world!

    Awesome base. I love doing similar builds to what you have done and incorporating my house into the landscape, especially near water.


    Also, what shader pack are you using? I'll be checking back on this thread often if you keep it up :)

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    posted a message on First time and/or most annoying / distracting mob encounters have you had?
    Quote from Sodalite1»

    Ghasts always get me. I remember countless times playing on Multiplayer Survival servers, being in the Nether with a few of my friends, hearing one of those cries and being chilled to the skin. I think it's their screams and sudden attacks.


    Though Witches are a pain in the butt. I suck at killing those things, so I just wait for them to despawn. Stupid Witches and their warty noses.

    Oh, and baby Zombies. Those. Baby. Zombies.


    I hate baby Zombies.


    To kill witches, 3 arrows with a Power I bow does the trick for me
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    posted a message on OhFly's Survival World Diary

    Mini update to try and get the ball rolling on this diary, that way I'll post more and work more on my world. :)


    I figured that the large empty space below my farm area (in front of my base) could be filled in with dirt and terraformed to fit in a bit better, rather than have a huge overhang of dirt being supported by nothing. I then wanted to do some pixel art on the dirt wall I was going to build. This changed when I realised I was going to do an Apple logo, since I'm and Apple fanboy and used to work at an Apple Store, so now I have the front of an Apple store built outside my house and ready to be furnished and completed on the inside!


    I guess it saves me from the long walk to get a new iPhone charger when my current one turns into a turtleneck :lol:


    Edit (and note to self): I need to fix the stem on the top of the Apple logo and bring it down and cross one, I forgot to remove the top andesite block.

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    posted a message on Solid polished granite Menkaure pyramid in survival

    Really, really cool idea and I can't believe how quickly you blitzed through it lol

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    posted a message on I got scammed

    It would appear to me that, having read reviews and seen videos, that the site is legit.


    However, if this is really the case, all you can do is go to https://help.mojang.com/customer/en/portal/articles/361483-my-account-was-stolen and attempt to recover your account.

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    posted a message on OhFly's Survival World Diary
    Quote from Herb_»


    When you get about 8 blocks further down (to y=40), there's about a 50:50 chance you'll get some slimey friends :-)


    Here's hoping! The only place I've found slimes so far is in a swamp biome quite a trek from my base. My quarry is 19x19 so far, so it could be across up to 4 chunks. I'll probably expand it outwards until I do find slimes tbh, though I need to look up how best to spawn them in and trap them etc
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    posted a message on OhFly's Survival World Diary

    Small update! I've been kinda busy recently, so only logged a few hours on my survival world since I created this thread. I've mostly done mining, stockpiling of resources and some minor landscaping in the area surrounding my base - mostly felling trees to give the area a more open feel.


    My first build project since I created this thread has been the addition of 8 houses in the small plain between my base/house and the naturally spawned village off to the side. The village currently has a population of 0 after they got wiped out by zombies, so I'll have to either cure some zombie villagers and hope they repopulate the village and new houses, or spawn some in with villager eggs should that fail to work. So hopefully, I can repopulate the village in a legit way after reading up on doing so.


    Two pictures of the new houses:



    I also started a relatively small quarry to quickly bump up how much cobblestone and other building materials I have on hand, as well as some nice ores hopefully:



    Hopefully in my next update I will have completed one of the suggestions posted by one of the users above :)

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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    check out my survival world thread and leave a comment to see it progress ;) doing an update shortly.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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