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procrastination of the ores!

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#1

admiralwaffles
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:13 AM

This is a thread about ore picking. Ok, let's say you are in a cave. You see tons of ores and there are iron, gold, coal and redstone (I am not mentioning diamond in this scenario as everyone wants that!... I hope.) So, there are more cave channels leading out. Do you go for the iron and gold but leave the coal and redstone? Grab everything? In what order? What are your favorite ores to go for. List the most valuable ones to you and why. Here's mine.
1. Diamond (Obvious reasons)
2. Iron (For armor when I'm not warring. Also tools)
3. Gold (For wealth and leveling the Repair skill on my server [mcMMO])
4. Coal (I would also like this along with Gold. I cannot smelt my ores without this ore and I hear many people ignore it)
5. Redstone (I am not a redstone genius and the only reason I would want it is to give it to the faction engineer or sell it at the admin-shop of my server)
Post, share, love to hear what you guys think about this subject!
6. Lapis (It needs a use)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:20 AM

1. Diamond, naturally.
2. Gold. I use it often, actually.
3. Lapis. I don't even know why, I can't help myself!
4. Iron. I always have more than I need, though.
5 Redstone. I barely use it.

And I don't ever really mine coal... because, y'know, charcoal.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:23 AM

I almost forgot about the use of charcoal. I don't  do it often as I get coal ore along with the other materials I mine for.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

For the world I'm working on right now?
1. Coal
2. Diamond
3. Iron
4. Redstone (I know a thing or two)
5. Gold (Not a minecart person)
6. Lapis (You only need 2 and it's blue wool for days)
7. Emerald when it comes out (Easier obtained through wheat farms)

I have my reasons for coal being first. It involves a giant 200*200 smooth stone castle, but my lips are sealed.

#5

ignotusvir

Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:04 AM

Diamond, obviously
Iron, for its versatility
Redstone, since I usually have a few schemes for automatic farms that need a ton of this
Gold, depends on how developed my minecart system is
Lapis, since I love the look of the solid block
Coal is an odd one. If I need a ton for projects, I'll mine all I see, but in my current world, I treat coal just like stone. Just don't need it.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:13 AM

Diamonds, of course.

Iron, you might as well get the thing for tools!

Coal, if your in a cave for a couple of days and have a furnace and some wood with you then you can make all sorts of tools since most likely if you are mining all the time that lot of pickaxes you have has to break sometime. Plus I have a natural disliking to charcoal, I have no idea why xD.

Redstone, I love making complex mob traps and note block songs with them.

Lapis, I love the shade of blue you get when you dye wool with it, I use it as the flooring for most of my houses and labs.

Gold, I barely use it.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

I grab them all, but i guess in order of importance it would be (in my current world where i am already rolling in resources)
diamond
Redstone
Iron
Gold
Lappis
Coal

No, it isn't butter, it is gold

Now that we have that sorted out, can you please leave, thanks?


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:42 AM

For my current situation, my order of importance would go:

1. Diamonds
2. Gold
3. Redstone
4. Lapis
5. Iron
6. Coal

I put coal last because I have a double chest full and I am using Blaze rods for fuel. Gold and Lapis are high on there because they are rarer and I need alot for a potential project. Iron, I have about a double chest full of that as well. Unfortunately I only have 49 diamonds, mostly because I use so many on enchantments.

#9

Elitesigma

Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

1.Lapis (I love it more than diamonds, and for some reason I see diamonds more often than lapis when mining)
2.Gold (What can I say? Gold Rush?)
3. Diamonds (My priorities are screwed up)
4.Iron (I like to have good weapons)
5.Coal (MUST...MINE...)
6.Redstone (Meh)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

I grab everything I can but I guess my priorities are shown when I have to empty my inventory for stuff then
Diamond>Iron>Redstone>Coal>Gold>Lapis>Cobblestone
I mean if I have a full inventory but I find diamond I will chuck an entire stack of cobble for 1 diamond.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

Diamond > coal, I usually leave mostly everything else behind. I need lots of coal for smoothstone/stone bricks, and have enough diamonds that I don't have to use iron tools ever - unless I'm somewhere dangerous and decided i don't want to lose my diamonds.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:49 AM

1.Diamond and coal
2.Iron
3.Emerald
4.Gold and redstone
5.Lapis

#13

-Freshmeat

Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:44 AM

If I carry to much, the first thing to go is redstone, then lapis. I go up and unload before I must choose to let iron or coal go. I always need more gold for extensive railways, and diamond is the base for most of my tools

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

1.Diamond(Diamond Tools)
2.Iron(Iron Golems)
3.Gold(Only for gold blocks.)
4.Lapiz(Blue Wool!)
5.Coal(Need it to create smooth stone to create)
6.Redstone(I only use this for Obsidian generators.)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

In the order of the ores I can name off the top of my head
1. Iron, Because its ton more common then Diamond yet still does near/equal damage (Based off my personal experiences)
2. Coal, You could always use a few torches and something to heat that furnace!
3. Diamond, Just because its fancy-schmancy
4. Gold, I see no use in it besides looking wealth or a compass.
5. Redstone, I see no use for it in survival mode.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

Well, since I have the technic pack on, these are my ore priorities
1. Redstone (I run out of it alot because they are very useful for machines and such.)
2. Iron (Always need refined iron.)
3. Diamond (Meh, I can always transmute more.)
4. Coal (Need it for my generators and steam engines.)
5. Gold (need for my rail project and machines)
6. Lapis (Need that for lapatron crystals.)
7. Uranium (never know when I decide to set up a nuclear reactor.)
8. Silver (Glass fibre cables. Gotta love them.)
9. Tin (Already have lots, but its great to have more.)
10. Copper (Have TONS of it and I almost never use copper wiring.)
11. Apatite (too much. Just way too much.)
No one wants to click on your stupid eggs. I hope I see them on my plate tommorow.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

1. Iron
2. Coal
3. Redstone
4. Diamond
5. Lapis
6. Gold

Diamond and gold are too situational to be on the top of my priorites.


View PostDistrictSwag, on 31 May 2012 - 08:56 AM, said:

4. Gold, I see no use in it besides looking wealth or a compass.
5. Redstone, I see no use for it in survival mode.

Compasses are made of Iron and Redstone, man.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

View PostWoodopeckah, on 31 May 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

1. Iron
2. Coal
3. Redstone
4. Diamond
5. Lapis
6. Gold

Diamond and gold are too situational to be on the top of my priorites.




Compasses are made of Iron and Redstone, man.

View PostWoodopeckah, on 31 May 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

1. Iron
2. Coal
3. Redstone
4. Diamond
5. Lapis
6. Gold

Diamond and gold are too situational to be on the top of my priorites.




Compasses are made of Iron and Redstone, man.

Ah, I got them confused with clocks I guess. my bad! Posted Image

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM


1.Gold
2.Diamond
3.Lapis
4.Redstone
5.Iron
6.Coal


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:36 AM

Iron
Diamond.
Coal
Gold
Redstone
Lapis Lazuli are about as useful as each other.
Emerald (If you have the new screenshot)

Don't ask why I value Iron more than diamonds.

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