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#1

Robert2154

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

What do you guys think about the ability to make red stone driven mining machines?

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#2

wessexking

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

bigger boats, flying machines...yum.

#3

Mill0222

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

NO....I hope that never happens, i meen i see how it could be useful but it takes away there purpose of the whole game essentialy!
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#4

wessexking

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

View PostMill0222, on 03 October 2012 - 08:14 PM, said:

NO....I hope that never happens, i meen i see how it could be useful but it takes away there purpose of the whole game essentialy!
It would be kind of dull not having to mine/sprint/dodge everywhere, the mobs would be useless.

#5

Mill0222

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

My point exactly. :DSWORD:
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#6

Nose_Job_for_a_Cowboy

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

View PostMill0222, on 03 October 2012 - 08:14 PM, said:

NO....I hope that never happens, i meen i see how it could be useful but it takes away there purpose of the whole game essentialy!
The game's purpose is what you make it. :rolleyes:

View PostRobert2154, on 03 October 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

What do you guys think about the ability to make red stone driven mining machines?
Cool suggestion, or a series of programmable robots for various tasks. Did you get this idea from ComputerCraft? They having mining bots and whatnot, cool stuff.

#7

iAwesome333

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

This is related, but I wish you could use Slime Balls to make a paste to stick blocks together. I've briefly looked into flying machines in Minecraft, and one of the biggest limitations is moving all the blocks and powering the thing. If we could use paste to force things like redstone torches to stick, and wool (example, any block would work) so that you only have to move one to move the whole thing.

I think it's a good idea, feel free to criticize.

#8

wessexking

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

View PostiAwesome333, on 03 October 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

This is related, but I wish you could use Slime Balls to make a paste to stick blocks together. I've briefly looked into flying machines in Minecraft, and one of the biggest limitations is moving all the blocks and powering the thing. If we could use paste to force things like redstone torches to stick, and wool (example, any block would work) so that you only have to move one to move the whole thing.

I think it's a good idea, feel free to criticize.
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#9

Robert2154

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:40 PM


I'm not sure what computer craft is, I only play on Xbox. Drivable vehicles and a road system would be a nice addition to when we break away from pc though!

#10

Nose_Job_for_a_Cowboy

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

View PostRobert2154, on 03 October 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:

I'm not sure what computer craft is, I only play on Xbox. Drivable vehicles and a road system would be a nice addition to when we break away from pc though!
It's a mod that gives you computers, mining bots, color-coded wiring, and a few more awesome things. It works like redstone, but a wire will only connect to a wire of the same color. That means lines can be right beside each other, they can also go on walls and ceilings, it helps keep machines extremely compact.

You can program computers and bots to do all sorts of cool things. For example, you can set up a door so you have to type the correct password on the computer to open the door. The programming grants a lot of freedom as well, and ComputerCraft has its own high-level coding language, so it's not that complicated to write a program. People have even written simple games for it, like Snake.

#11

ChikkaBowWow

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

Put one of these in the game.
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It would be complex to craft. It would takes tons upon tons of resources, and you'd have to craft smaller parts into larger parts and then larger parts into bigger parts still until you could fit 9 huge pieces into the crafting bench to produce this monstrosity. Then you'd need a huge area to put it in.
And then you could saw your map in half. Posted Image
It'd make a great way to re-pay Gearbox for the Minecraft easter egg in Borderlands 2

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

View PostChikkaBowWow, on 03 October 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

Put one of these in the game.
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It would be complex to craft. It would takes tons upon tons of resources, and you'd have to craft smaller parts into larger parts and then larger parts into bigger parts still until you could fit 9 huge pieces into the crafting bench to produce this monstrosity. Then you'd need a huge area to put it in.
And then you could saw your map in half. Posted Image
It'd make a great way to re-pay Gearbox for the Minecraft easter egg in Borderlands 2

but this was borderlands not borderlands 2

#13

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

I would never want any sort of mining machine in Minecraft.

Things like bigger multi-person boats and some kind of airship? Yeah. No mining machines though.
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#14

ChikkaBowWow

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

View Postwolfeuk, on 03 October 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

but this was borderlands not borderlands 2
True, true, but I think Thor was a more recognizable icon of Borderlands than anything in BL2 was.
I was mostly kidding anyway. I'd love to have that monstrosity in my world, but not as a functioning machine!

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#15

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Mining machines?
Programmable robots?
Computers?
Flying machines (when you can fly like Superman already)?

If you automate everything, how can you say you're "playing" the game?

#16

Robert2154

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

You do realize that no one would force you to use these things, they would just be nice to have. And none of these things build stuff for you, just broaden the possibilities


#17

DeadChaosss

Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

I must be weird because when he said mining machines I imagined a modified piston that mined blocks in front of it instead of pushing them.  It would no more break the game than cobblestone generators break the game.  It would allow for cobblestone generators that drop blocks instead of forcing you to mine it yourself, but that is no big deal.  You could push it into new areas, but that would only make a long unlit trail where monsters spawn leading to your machine.  This spawns more monsters instead of avoiding them.

a self-propelled device that is fully contained would not be that bad, but really I could not see using it since there would need to be guidance issues unless it just widened areas around rail tracks.  A utility mob would also have guidance problems unless it had really interesting behavior.

Secondly there are mining machines in minecraft.  they are called TNT cannons.  I have been clearing stuff out with those for a while.  Aiming is a pain, but it is a fun way to mine as long as you do not mind blowing yourself up once in a while by accident.

#18

Robert2154

Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:12 AM

View PostDeadChaosss, on 03 October 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

I must be weird because when he said mining machines I imagined a modified piston that mined blocks in front of it instead of pushing them.  It would no more break the game than cobblestone generators break the game.  It would allow for cobblestone generators that drop blocks instead of forcing you to mine it yourself, but that is no big deal.  You could push it into new areas, but that would only make a long unlit trail where monsters spawn leading to your machine.  This spawns more monsters instead of avoiding them.

a self-propelled device that is fully contained would not be that bad, but really I could not see using it since there would need to be guidance issues unless it just widened areas around rail tracks.  A utility mob would also have guidance problems unless it had really interesting behavior.

Secondly there are mining machines in minecraft.  they are called TNT cannons.  I have been clearing stuff out with those for a while.  Aiming is a pain, but it is a fun way to mine as long as you do not mind blowing yourself up once in a while by accident.

And how exactly do you make a TNT cannon? Do you have any screen shots?

#19

DieHardAssassin

Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

View PostRobert2154, on 04 October 2012 - 12:12 AM, said:

And how exactly do you make a TNT cannon? Do you have any screen shots?

go on youtube - they're everywhere

#20

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

redstone pirate ship made by 6 redstone and 3 boats you can if they steering attachment