At present I would like to refocus our efforts on reducing the number of actions a player must take to move forward using piston engines (MPB, or "Moves Per Block"). Some guidelines:
*Pointing from one direction to another counts as an action.
*Scrolling a space in the inventory counts as an action.
*Each click counts as an action.
*Pressing a single key to move in a direction counts as an action. pressing two keys to move in a specific action will be counted as two actions.
*Actions are counted on a per-blocks moved basis, so a machine that moves two blocks every 4 actions is worth 2 actions per move.
*"Refueling", as in adding more blocks to the inventory or something similar, is counted separately, as a sort of tie breaker.
*In general, any keypresses count as actions. Opening the inventory, for example.
*Finally, placing a lever counts as an action, while holding down the mouse button and flicking it in order to move counts as an additional half an action, or .5
I am effectively looking for something akin to the following monstrosity (which isn't my design):
Except self contained... and in the air! I would kill for some sort of piston powered flying machine, and I'm here to see it happen - even if only in the form of inefficient proof of concept.
*It must be, as mentioned, completely self contained It must not need any form of track to be built, unless the device places the track semi automatically.
*It may be semi-automatic, and thus require some form of constant player input to operate. However, said input must be extremely simple. More than 5 steps in unhelpful.
*No mods, obviously. Mods and/or bugging Notch for an update would kinda defeat the purpose. However, a practical glitch that enables perpetual flight is definitely welcome.
*If you have an idea, post it! Even if it doesn't fly, all related discoveries and close calls are a beautiful ballad of progress. Never hold back!
*No snail trails, unless the machine makes up for it somehow.
Why this is a challenge:
Also, check out this: http://www.minecraft...m-version-01-2/ and this: http://www.minecraft...nd-combat-mode/
What we know & what may help~
Ready? Now let's do this thing! But first, an inspirational quote:
Prove 'em wrong!
Prove that guy wrong too.