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    posted a message on Trees - where can they grow?

    Trees. I've been fascinated by trees


    Two important discoveries about trees.

    1. They can grow inside a cave; as long as there is heaps of light (from jack-o-lanterns) and space for the leaves; adjacent to a water block; sapling planted on dirt.

    2. Trees can grow in the nether :-O. You need to clear out any nearby fires; plant the sapling on a dirt block.


    The benefit here is if you have trees at the bottom of your mine; you basically can have a close endless supply of wood for your mining operation; especially if you are hunting for diamonds; its nice not to have to go to the Overworld (surface) to chop down trees.


    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=IirUW46ykk0 (if you want to learn more about minecraft, I've created some really crappy videos detailing all the weird discoveries I've made during the first 100 days in Minecraft).

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Beginner Guide and FAQ

    Trees. I've been fascinated by trees.


    I've been recording a 100 Day Tutorial with benchmarks or milestones; because minecraft can get monotonous and/or directionless. Its after playing minecraft with my 8 year old son and he kept on creating new worlds rather than developing an existing one. I think he likes the initial challenge of the start up; but he lacks the patience of mining for diamonds...


    Anyway the 100 day tutorial is based on 100 minecraft days ~ 25 hours of play. It goes into:

    a) setting up house (on an island);

    B) creating crops (wheat);

    c) creating a shaft mine (to the bottom);

    d) creating a farm (cows and chickens);

    e) mining for iron; exploring dungeons/caves;

    f) being an explorer bring samples of your world back to your farm (and planting these items if possible);

    g) preparing for the nether;

    h) making traps and redstone devices;

    i) mining for diamonds; excavating around lava pits.

    (up to day 55 out of 100).


    Anyways back from the segwey - two important discoveries about trees.

    1. They can grow inside a cave; as long as there is heaps of light (from jack-o-lanterns) and space for the leaves; adjacent to a water block; sapling planted on dirt.

    2. Trees can grow in the nether :-O. You need to clear out any nearby fires; plant the sapling on a dirt block.


    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=IirUW46ykk0 is the first video (there are about 20 so far)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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