Get a wooden sword, half a door and a dirt pickaxe and go there
They're fun to explore and certainly rewarding, but you might want a diamond sword, a bow and lots of arrows. Not to forget lots of armour. Once you come out you should be able to make suits upon suits of iron armour. I could make 3 sets of gold armour a diamond chesplate and boots. Not forgetting at least 10 sets of iron armour.
Dirt pickaxe FTW! I WANT ONE
Plus, half a door will get you far. Thats def. one of the best items to use when exploring!
I like that pic somewhere above here, the wooden platforms build.
Oh thanks :happy.gif:
That's become my default for ravines now. It's nice to be able to climb to different depths (I label them levels 1, 2, 3 etc) and dig along the walls. If there's lava at the bottom, I just make it out of cobblestone instead.
my first ravine, i encountered right at it's floor. While mining layer 12 for diamonds, i struck upon a ravine, well, for me, it was the opposite, i had to go UP to explore it. It was fun! And had lots of iron too!
I love ravines. In my singleplayer, my strip mine ended up intersecting a large cave, which was attached to the bottom of a huge ravine. which, it turns out, was intersected by another ravine, forming a large underground X of sorts. i've still not stripped out all the iron, coal, gold, diamond redstone and lapis down there. Underground ravines are awesome.
Above ground on the other hand, they tend to get me killed when sprinting across large areas with wild grass. running off into a random ravine is always exciting.
My first ravine (open all the way to the surface and connected to multiple caves) got me 30+ diamonds which were easely accesible.
Chances are high that creepers and skeletons will screw you with all those ledges but even then i personally wouldnt consider it a death trap at all, just requires a bit more attention then other things. Still the same mobs that die in 2hits and got the IQ of a fishstick.
I personally love ravines they look awesome generally and its definately worth it to explore them, just be prepared.