I was using R195 but redid it as R196 because i find it a little harder. Any tips for plains growing these days? I remember farming was hard nerfed ages ago so my usual strategy of mass farms + animals doesn't really work anymore. Last time i played on 196 i just made a floating base and killed animals for meat, used flowers for salad anf offset the rest by eating seeds.
This is gonna drive you mad but you can also use sinew, so kill a cow and covert the leather. Once you do have a flint tool bench you can make a flint knife and get string from cobwebs that you spot on the surface.
When I last played(Quite a while ago) I didn't realise that bone meal speeding up of plants was removed and only bone meal blight curing was enabled so i gave up on farming after planting my potatoes and just used salad + meat for meals.
Click on Search....Search this thread..... and enter "Rune" and you can view all the posts about them. There is not much.
Avernite did change it when he created the underworld. Now a regular portal placed anywhere in the overworld will go to either spawn or world origin (0,0), I can't remember which. I think it has a different color to it. I haven't messed with the runes much. See below though as there was also a runegate that would take you to world origin so I don't know if that changed too.
Avernite's most revealing post is pasted below.
A runestone can be crafted by placing an obsidian block in the center of a 3x3 crafting matrix and surrounding it with four mithril nuggets. Sixteen different runes are available and these can be cycled through by right-clicking the output slot.
Runestones are used in the construction of runegates.
Runegates are still shrouded in mystery but the following information has been gathered about their basic operation:
They are formed by placing runestone blocks at the corners of a nether portal
They teleport those who enter them to distant locations
They are dangerous to use, especially for the first to enter
They only activate for one who is carrying no items (even armor) and who has neutral or positive experience
They teleport you far away from world spawn
Their destination is determined by the four runestones placed at the corners
A runegate that uses 4 "Uus" runestones (the first one, looks like an 'N' - I think of them as "null" gates) will teleport you back to world origin (0,0).
Because of points 6 and 7 runegates may be networked even though they are one-way (a second gate must be constructed on the other side
Originally they were designed to allow new players to have a pristine start on aged servers, as you said. Currently, since a player cannot take items through a runegate they face the challenge of building another runegate from scratch if they want to get back home (an enderman chest may help with this).
Most of them will take you a couple thousand km from world spawn.The runestones are combined to form a seed from which a pseudo-random destination is determined and their order does matter, so ABCD will not have the same destination as DCBA.
Cheers for that Didn't know about the knife for string thing either!
How do you go about actual farming on plains/desert?
Ouatcheur somehow figured out the best farming method combining vanilla growth rates and incorporating MITE's mechanics and blight.
Growth rate is impacted by the biome, same as vanilla, desert being the fastest, extreme hills and snowy biomes being the slowest
Obviously having it manured speeds up growth
Having the particular ploughed spot surrounded by other ploughed spots (i.e. the 8 blocks around the target block) speeds up growth (not sure if manuring those spots improves the speed).
Growth is sped up by having the same type of plant planted beside it (a MITE feature).
As a result the best growth will be to start with an empty ploughed row, then a row planted with all the same crop and then another empty ploughed row, then your next row planted, again, with all the same type of plant (but doesn't need to be the same plant as the one in the 1st planted row). Your final row whenever you decide to stop will be an unplanted row.
So if U is unplanted and P is planted you will have rows like this:
Again P could be a row of wheat, carrots, etc as long as the row is all the same plant.
The reason you leave the unplanted rows is so you limit the outbreak of blight. It does have a bit of a time penalty I presume as the fastest growth would come from having all 8 blocks surrounding your target block planted with the same plant as you have in the target block. In the above example any planted block will have 8 ploughed blocks around it but only 2 of them planted.
I guess you could fill every row as long as you were willing to check the field maybe twice daily (morning and evening) to catch blight early.
I believe potatoes are the most susceptible to blight.
Can you insert dirt into a desert biome for a floor that can be bonemealed and have a chicken/cow pen on desert that's workable with water?
Do you know the deal with a server in regards to crops growing and animals regaining milk etc, my farm is just out of line of sight from my base and it doesn't seem to grow much or at all unless I'm around the area?
I apparently have everything i need to spawn a village now, do i just go to a plains that i haven't been to before? Or will a village spawn in any biome?
Can you insert dirt into a desert biome for a floor that can be bonemealed and have a chicken/cow pen on desert that's workable with water? Yes you can. You will find that when you bonemeal the grass you will get flowers unique to that biome, I believe it is orchids in the desert. You will need to plant a tuft of grass to get the grass started.
Do you know the deal with a server in regards to crops growing and animals regaining milk etc, my farm is just out of line of sight from my base and it doesn't seem to grow much or at all unless I'm around the area? Not sure. Ouatcheur can post a dissertation on this one.
I apparently have everything i need to spawn a village now, do i just go to a plains that i haven't been to before? Or will a village spawn in any biome? You can spawn one anywhere so live in the desert. No rain is a wonderful thing. If you can have it on the boundary with another biome then you can still take advantage of rain if you need it (worms) and thunderstorms (gunpowder with your Looting III sword).