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Crafting Coal into Daimonds!


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:08 AM

Hello.

As you know, coal is carbon. When coal is pressed with heal and pressure, it becomes a diamond. Now, both of these can be found in Minecraft.

In real life, if you find coal, there's diamonds near by. I'm not saying to add this, but here's the main idea:

If you take 9 coal peaces, and craft them in the crafting table you get a Coal Cube/Coal Block.

CCC
CCC ====== CB
CCC

If you take 9 Coal Blocks, and craft them in the crafting table, you get a Diamond Ore.

CB CB CB
CB CB CB ======== DO
CB CB CB

Since daimonds are no longer the main goal of Minecraft, why not make it slightly easier to get them? It will take 81 coal to make a diamond ore.

Thoughts?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:10 AM

but how does coal become diamond???

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

Uh, if 9 coal = 1 coal block, and 9 coal block is 1 diamond ore, it would be 81 coal pieces per diamond, not 729...


Also, there are mods that do this almost exactly how you describe.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

hmmm maybe for a mod

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:13 AM

View Postexacta, on 15 February 2012 - 04:11 AM, said:

Uh, if 9 coal = 1 coal block, and 9 coal block is 1 diamond ore, it would be 81 coal pieces per diamond, not 729...


Also, there are mods that do this almost exactly how you describe.
That's exactly what I thought. Can't even figure out where 729 came from.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

View Postexacta, on 15 February 2012 - 04:11 AM, said:

Uh, if 9 coal = 1 coal block, and 9 coal block is 1 diamond ore, it would be 81 coal pieces per diamond, not 729...


Also, there are mods that do this almost exactly how you describe.
This guy has MAD math skills, don't you agree?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

That method wouldn't be worth it.  On a typical mining trip I probably could get 7 stacks of coal (~450 pieces) and that when i'm trying to mine all the coal that i can find.  You could make about 5 diamonds out of this.  But in that same trip I'll probably find at least two veins of diamonds yielding probably around 10 diamonds.  So mining all of that coal would be worthless because the process of getting all of that coal would lead you to find diamond.  
(and you spelled diamond wrong in the title)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:15 AM

View PostCreeper_Griefer, on 15 February 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

but how does coal become diamond???


From wikipedia:

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The formation of natural diamond requires very specific conditions—exposure of carbon-bearing materials to high pressure, ranging approximately between 45 and 60 kilobars (4.5 and 6 GPa), but at a comparatively low temperature range between approximately 900–1300 °C. These conditions are met in two places on Earth; in the lithospheric mantle below relatively stable continental plates, and at the site of a meteorite strike.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:17 AM

View PostMisterWiggles, on 15 February 2012 - 04:15 AM, said:

From wikipedia:
Heh
Might want to fix your post.. um 9x9=729
damn, you stupid

Oh good, you fixed it. Just tell me, where did you get 729 from?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:17 AM

This is sort of farfetched though.  Even if they are both carbon, just putting coal on a crafting table and maybe hitting it a lot isn't going to make diamonds.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

View PostDubmau5, on 15 February 2012 - 04:17 AM, said:

Heh
Might want to fix your post.. um 9x9=729
damn, you stupid

Oh good, you fixed it. Just tell me, where did you get 729 from?

Sorry. I added a third 9 to my head...
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

I think he meant diamond block, 9 C = 1CB, 9 CB=1 DO =1 D, 9 D= 1 DB, therefore: 9x9x9 =729 :3
And a goodish idea for a little add-on mod because it's still 81 coal to make 1 diamond, so it would take 243 coal (and 2 sticks xD) to make a diamond pickaxe.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:50 AM

Far too OP. Although I would love to be able to turn coal into diamond, this is never going to happen unless the process of crafting the diamond either takes forever and tons of coal or kills you and resets your spawn point to a random spot on the map at least 250 chunks away from where you died. I like the coal block. Would make a nice substitute for obsidian in situations that don't need blast or tool resistance. It should be very flammable, but burn for a few minutes so it isn't destroyed as quickly as wool. Maybe there should be a block used like a furnace that compresses multiple blocks into one. But that belongs in another thread because I don't want to derail this thread.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:51 AM

Already suggested. Overpowered. Unrealistic for Minecraft's tech level.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:07 AM

Sorry to do this, but this has already been suggested. Next time, remember to search before posting.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:11 AM

In real life, there are no exploding bush genitalia. Your argument is invalid and I facepalmed my skull in when I read this topic because this is an overpowered suggestion and your logic is flawed -- just because minecraft is a loose imitation of real life does not mean that "realism" is an excuse to add this. Undead monsters and giant spiders don't exist in the real world, nor do dragons or psychic darkness elementals.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:12 AM

View PostCreeper_Griefer, on 15 February 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

but how does coal become diamond???

Diamond is formed by the carbon compounds in coal "squishing" into eachother so tight that it becomes a pure crystalline chunk of pure carbon.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:14 AM

View PostCreeper_Griefer, on 15 February 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

but how does coal become diamond???

Simplified:  Under extreme heat and pressure, coal (a form of carbon) will compact into a certain molecular organization, creating diamond.   Diamond=carbon, Coal=carbon, thus Coal=Diamond.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

I've said this before on a thread titled "Fabrication"
The minute there's a way to actually craft diamonds, no matter how many drawbacks you put on it, I'm leaving this game, I swear to it. Diamonds, coal, iron, gold, they're all supposed to be mined, to be found, not made. There's supposed to be challenges and fun finding diamonds, not a lack thereof crafting one.

Badgerz said:

You have to keep in mind that people are stupid.

Catelite said:

Just because you don't understand how something works, doesn't make it broken or pointless. >_<
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:19 AM

View PostNeospector, on 15 February 2012 - 05:17 AM, said:

I've said this before on a thread titled "Fabrication"
The minute there's a way to actually craft diamonds, no matter how many drawbacks you put on it, I'm leaving this game, I swear to it. Diamonds, coal, iron, gold, they're all supposed to be mined, to be found, not made. There's supposed to be challenges and fun finding diamonds, not a lack thereof crafting one.

Good point, my friend.
  I think I have enough diamonds anyways. :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:
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