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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:37 AM

Is there anything that can be done with used and mostly damaged armor (mainly iron and gold armor)?  I tried putting old armor pieces in a furnace to melt it back down ( :) ), but that didn't work.

So, is this armor just trash now or is there a way to get something useful out of it?  I've been keeping old metallic armor in a chest, just in case. :-) Thanks.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

You cannot do anything with crappy armour. I recommend burying it and leaving a sign as a memorial to it.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:45 AM

Ah, can't get the raw materials back. Have a fun drop off a tall cliff?

This is why I don't make iron armor. Leather armor has the same defense as iron, just shorter durability. Easier to dispose of used leather without regret.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

Place all your inventory items in a chest.

Wear crappy armor.

Jump in lava

Problem solved.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

i wish you COULD smelt it back down, or craft it with pieces of metal to re-build its durability. like 1/5 the bar per..bar.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

1. Make armour
2. Use it
3. use it more
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

yes just use it until it breaks
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

Use till it breaks while clearing a cave or something. Replace with leather or gold.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

I incinerate all armour with under 50% durability. I have enough iron.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

Sawdust said:

Is there anything that can be done with used and mostly damaged armor (mainly iron and gold armor)?  I tried putting old armor pieces in a furnace to melt it back down ( :D ), but that didn't work.

So, is this armor just trash now or is there a way to get something useful out of it?  I've been keeping old metallic armor in a chest, just in case. :-) Thanks.

Sawdust said:

Is there anything that can be done with used and mostly damaged armor (mainly iron and gold armor)?  I tried putting old armor pieces in a furnace to melt it back down ( :Iron: ), but that didn't work.

Sawdust said:

Is there anything that can be done with used and mostly damaged armor (mainly iron and gold armor)?

Sawdust said:

(mainly iron and gold armor)

Sawdust said:

gold armor
You sir, just wasted perfectly good gold on armor. Gold = wood and leather.
Why?
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:42 PM

Whats wrong with used armor? It still has the same strength as before, just less durability.
It's not worth throwing away for the fact that it's durability is slightly low.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

Papaya said:

Whats wrong with used armor? It still has the same strength as before, just less durability.
It's not worth throwing away for the fact that it's durability is slightly low.
I don't know, I'm starting to feel uncomfortable having armor down in the orange and red, too. If I ever need the armor at all, I'll need plenty of it. If I face off against a single skeleton or creeper or whatever, I'll walk away fine no matter what. I might as well be unarmored.

But when I do need armor, it's when a creeper manages to blow up behind me while two skeletons are taking turns firing at me from behind a corner I can't see because it's too dark, and unbeknownst to me, they're hiding just in front of a dungeon with a spider spawner.

That explosion is going to destroy all my low-durability armor and then I'll DIE from the volley of arrows. And if not, I'll die from the volley of giant spiders. Just because I wasn't thoughtful enough to wear fresh armor when going spelunking. I used to store some of my worn down armor in chests until I realized I'll never wear that ever again, so I started incinerating it... Until my incinerator burned down most of my fort, so now I don't do that anymore, either.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:54 PM

In SMP, save it up in chests. Raiders probably will just break the chests, so they just clogged their inventory with a bunch of used armor!
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

katana098 said:

In SMP, save it up in chests. Raiders probably will just break the chests, so they just clogged their inventory with a bunch of used armor!
this will not work
why: inventory is client side and not server side yet
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

niels said:

katana098 said:

In SMP, save it up in chests. Raiders probably will just break the chests, so they just clogged their inventory with a bunch of used armor!
this will not work
why: inventory is client side and not server side yet
Raiders are not really around yet either.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:13 PM

And when I'll be playing SMP, I'll be giving out old armour to beggars (I'm sure you MMO-savvy players have a nickname for them). Then, when the fellow will be enjoying his new notched (heh) armour, I'll pour lava on him. Because fuck beggars.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:57 PM

yeah we have a name for people that beg for things, WoW refugee's  :SSSS:

in anycase i dont actualy wear anything above leather in SP unless im doin tnt work, mainly building cannons and testing them, i have no use for them.  and the little i do have left at the end of the day meets my trash vaporizer.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

test a few cannon designs. Just remember, be the ball.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:32 PM

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You sir, just wasted perfectly good gold on armor. Gold = wood and leather.

Gold really doesn't have much use for anything else at the moment other than decoration.