Everybody keeps ****ing up the size of their gates, here's my portal room. Out of the sight of this picture on the right is a row of chests and a workbench in which i have raw materials for a house on the hell side, and all the adventuring gear I'm going to need is on the other side. On the left is a row of smelters.
Right now, its just a small cobblestone building with a statue of a Ghast above it. I plan to expand on the building very soon though :tongue.gif:
On the inside, I have two chests that will soon be full of supplies that I will need when venturing into Hell! (Swords, armor, arrows, meat, etc). And some small lava lighting, nothing too outstanding yet :\
The room is small enough to keep Ghasts from spawning in here
I've built mine in my house, with a complicated way of opening it for the first time.
1. Break the painting of the standing man
2. Break the cobblestone seal behind it
3. Pull the lever behind the seal to activate the hidden redstone passage
4. This opens the steel door to the Portal Room
5. Enter the portal room to Hell!
Here is my portal room. I figured that if there is even the slightest chance of ghasts spawning within x meters of the portal, it should be deep underground and not near any tunnels being used (I don't care if one spawns in a sealed off tunnel I am no longer using, or a cave I will probably never see)
Also, they can destroy blocks, so there should be obsidian in any line of sight that it can get to. Being as big of a blob as it is (Assuming the hitbox is near the same size as the ghast itself) the solution was simple. Make a doorway that is 4x4 going into a tunnel that is 6 wide and 4 tall and place a 4x4 block one space in front of the door. I am fairly new, so let me try to use the emotes to diagram it.
  
    
     
      <- The indent is the gate.
    
  
Not exact dimensions, but it is my first time using the emotes, give me a break please :smile.gif:
Using this idea, I made this room. It is very far underground, and there is no line of sight to a destroyable block from anywhere inside of the gate room.
Going into the gate room's access tunnel.
Looking at the gate. Extra torches to make it more visible until a portal is actually there.
Looking back from the corner of the room that my sign is in, showing how the blockage slightly back from the doorway acts as a shield blocking line of sight with anything that goes boom.
Any comments or suggestions would be very welcome and appreciated.
The ghast spawns in the adjacent cobblestone chamber (which I may end up making with obsidian, if I can) and I proceed to use my bow to make it feel how I feel when I go to hell to meet its family.
And collect its drops. I want those very much.
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