I imagined the one server in which I play as a side-view picture:
-2 layers of dirt/grass.
-60 layers of air.
-Bedrock and torches.
I had about 60ish Diamonds in the world, 40 or so of which came from two very close and sizable veins.
I did find the duplication glitch useful for re-obtaining my remaining Diamonds after they were stolen, but I had a justified reason to "cheat."
Shame they were stolen in the first place. What happened to the other 65 or so layers?
I agree, but really it shouldn't. The real problem is that people in general have lost a lot of their ability to assess character. As a matter of interest I ran the average ore values for an Xbox world (which is 54 x 54 chunks) using the rates/chunk for each ore provided in the Wiki:
Coal Ore = 142.6 raw ores/chunk = ~ 415,821 ores = 6,497 stacks (that may be legitimately mined without any fortune enchanting) Iron Ore = 77 raw ores/chunk = ~ 224,532 ores = 3,508 stacks (that may be legitimately mined not including any ingots found in chests) Redstone Ore = 24.8 raw ores/chunk = ~72,316 raw ores that produce about 4 dust each (low estimate) = 289,267.2 dust = 4,519 stacks (legitimately mined not including any fortune enchanting or any dust found in chests) Gold Ore = 8.2 raw ores/chunk = ~ 23,911 raw ores = 373 stacks (legitimately mines not including any ingots found in chests) Lapis Ore = 3.43 raw ores/chunk = ~10,001 raw ores that produce 4 - 8 crystals each (say, 5 avg low estimate) = 50,009 crystals = 781 stacks (legitimately mined not including any fortune enchanting or any crystals found in chests) Diamond Ore = 3.097 raw ores/chunk = ~9,030 ores = 141 stacks (that may be legitimately mined not including any fortune enchanting or diamonds found in chests)
6 stacks of iron blocks = 54 stacks of raw iron... a mere drop in the bucket of what the world has available. In my most mined single-player world where I am building my roller coaster (which still has a lot of unmined territory), I currently have 45 stacks of unprocessed iron ore in a chest; plus I've already laid about 3,500 m of rail. Some of that I have scavenged from Mineshafts, but even at, say, half manufactured, I'm at your 54 stacks, not counting what I've used up in iron pickaxes, swords, and some armor. For diamonds, I'm a little below your level at about 320 vs. your equivalent of 441; but I would say the difference is not that great considering I've hardly mined at all below Level 12.
The mentality of a person who dupe glitches really has nothing to do with a true lack of the resources. I believe they dupe because they want to "beat" the programmers. Finding the glitches and exploiting weaknesses in the code IS the game for them. That is why ever chasing the glitches just precipitates the hunt for more glitches to exploit.
I think they dupe because they don't want to bother looking for more materials.
I spent 3 hours digging out a underground mine 4 wide 3 tall for each hall at 11 height, and found 1 stack of diamonds + 12, 3 stacks of iron, 4 stacks + 32 of redstone. The only thing i haven't found a lot of so far is gold. Did try using gold to make a few tools but they break so quickly.
Thanks for the list breakdown on materials, thats a helpful post