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#1

flarn2006

Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

The corner blocks are optional, but in many cases the portal looks better with them there. What do you do?

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:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:grass:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :grass:

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#2

the_bidji
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

no corner blocks for me either. they're a waste of precious, precious obsidian.

Bartender said:

Let me get these straight:
[Diamond] Emalards? Emalards were early in the game, Notch changed them into Diamonds.

rmvarunn2 said:

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die keep ?? but box is . has [Iron] an [GP] apple gold bu
ALWAYS is [Zombie] ??? ggu make how ??
want box !!! plz help !!!!

#3

Preacher_Generic

Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:30 PM

I'm planning on building a chapel around the next one.  None of the obsidian will be visible, it'll just be a hallway that leads into the portal space.  No need for corner blocks there.

#4

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

It depends on what look you are looking for.  :obsidian:

:obsidian:  If youre looking for an ancient look its best to go with corners.

:obsidian:  If youre looking for a more modern lookit might be best to make an 0-shaped portal. Theamount of obsidian blocks you use to shape it depends on how 0-like you want it to look.

And the only way to make Nether portals is to build a chapel around them or place them in your underground castle at bedrock level.  :opblock:

the_bidji said:

no corner blocks for me either. they're a waste of precious, precious obsidian.

If youre that concerned with obsidian you can just make a portal via molding lava into a portal shape and just add water.   :Lava: :obsidian:

#5

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:49 PM

but then I couldn't stock up on obsidian and have the illusion of opulence. D:

Bartender said:

Let me get these straight:
[Diamond] Emalards? Emalards were early in the game, Notch changed them into Diamonds.

rmvarunn2 said:

dungeon ddut bu ... is lot [Zombie] !!!
die keep ?? but box is . has [Iron] an [GP] apple gold bu
ALWAYS is [Zombie] ??? ggu make how ??
want box !!! plz help !!!!

#6

LabTechMK

Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

Same way I put on my pants; One leg at a time.

Wait, no, that isn't right...

I like to keep the corners on mine.  Makes the structure feel more solid.  Just looks fragile to me without them.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

the_bidji said:

but then I couldn't stock up on obsidian and have the illusion of opulence. D:
1. Find lava.
2. Add water.
3. Build house on top of obsidian
4. Congrats! You now live on top of a material more valuable than gold!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:12 PM

I use the four corners. To me it looks better that way. Maybe next one I make I'll leave off the top two corners so that I can put flaming netherrack there instead... I also tend to use the cooling lava method to cast my portals... I find mining obsidian to take to long and a pain in the butt... so I just use lava to cast anything I want out of obsidian.

#9

Sordid_Dreams

Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

I don't like to have obsidian blocks just hovering in mid-air, so I do fill up the top corners. I also like to have the portal level with the ground, so I leave out the bottom two corners since they're not visible anyway.

:iapprove:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:grass:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :grass:

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:35 PM

Sordid_Dreams said:

I don't like to have obsidian blocks just hovering in mid-air, so I do fill up the top corners. I also like to have the portal level with the ground, so I leave out the bottom two corners since they're not visible anyway.

:iapprove:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Purple:  :Purple:  :obsidian:
:grass:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :grass:
Exactly this.

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#11

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

how do u make the portals to begin with
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

I used to make them with corners, but now I place another cool block in the corners instead of obsidian. Looks awesome!
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#13

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

since i dont make my portals buolt into the ground, they show the corners.  since obsidian is now easier to mine, i can gather more.  I have a efficieny 3 / unbreaking 2 diamond pickaxe.

...I'll just add the corners.  what else will i use it for?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

I mostly make mine like
:soil:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :soil:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:soil:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :soil:
Then I upgrade to
:sponge:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :sponge:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:sponge:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :sponge:
And thanx to MCEdit, on one world I have
::  ::  :obsidian:  :sponge:  :obsidian:
::  :obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
:sponge:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :sponge:
:obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
::  :obsidian:  :Water:  :Water:  :Water:  :obsidian:
::  ::  :obsidian:  :sponge:  :obsidian:
Note: Sponge=Glowstone, Water=Portal block
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:07 PM

I've only made one and we haven't gone through it yet, but I do this.

:obsidian: :obsidian: :obsidian: :obsidian:
:obsidian: :Purple: :Purple: :obsidian:
:obsidian: :Purple: :Purple: :obsidian:
:obsidian: :Purple: :Purple: :obsidian:
:cobblestone: :obsidian: :obsidian: :cobblestone:

But you can't tell that the bottom corners are missing because they are level with the platform I put the portal on (modeled it after the Dark Portal in WoW)

#16

Regular Hexahedron

Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:40 PM

I'm a fan of this:

:VV: :: :: :VV:
:Red:  :obsidian:  :obsidian: :Red:
:obsidian:  :Violet: :Violet:  :obsidian:
:obsidian: :Violet: :Violet: :obsidian:
:obsidian: :Violet: :Violet: :obsidian:

Burning netherrack blocks in the corners. And of course you can't see the bottom since I always set it to be level with the floor. In that case the bottom corners are either empty, or just the same material the floor is made out of.
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