Started working on making a large flat area for my next project. I figure I'll need about an 80x100 area for it but working on making it 100x130 just to be on the safe side. Decided to build it were I made a 50x50 flat area to fight the wither at before. So mostly I just needed to fill in some of the holes and work on making the rest of the area around flatter. Ended up mining a lot of sand up and using almost 40 stacks of it to fill in holes, still have two double chests full of sand leftover. Here's what it currently looks like.
Also I noticed that Maze and I each have over six times as many posts as almost everyone else on this topic.
I cleared out land for an outdoor tree farm. I have a 40x40 area set up on the NE side of my new base, outside the perimeter wall. I am using stone bricks again to build a wall around the farm, but this will only be one block thick, with no walkways on top, only an outer ledge to prevent spiders from climbing over it. I plan to light up the inside so I can get wood and sticky resin from IC2 rubber trees whenever I want to, day or night. I may use Jack 'o' Lanterns again like I did inside the main wall, or may go with inverted Xychoridite lights. If I do the latter, I will need 162 glowstone dust. Each light uses 2 of these, so I need 81 to cover the inside area to a distance of 5 apart, much like what I did inside the wall and underground in my workshop areas.
Roughly half the trees I plant are going to be the IC2 rubber ones, with a mix of oak, spruce, birch, jungle and maybe a XBXL redwood or two. Those are quite large, so I may only want one of them as they can take up a lot of space.
I'm actually a little proud of this. It may not be big, but it was my first adventure into making stuff with redstone in 100% vanilla survival.
The whole thing is set up to swap out the eyes at a completely random interval, giving the statue a dark mood, and a light mood.
It works by using a village centered around a courtyard. All the villagers live in the houses, and when they come out during the day, they step on one of four pressure plates.
The pressure plates connect to a circuit that moves the pistons inside the head. The old eyes are grabbed, removed, and replaced with the next set of eyes.
My next goal is to have the statue's mood effect the environment with water, lava, and more interacting statues.
You guys got some awesome stuff here! now for my turn. This is from a vanilla server of a friend of mine.
1. This is my home on the server. I got the idea from a very similar build I saw last time. I like it's shape, it's different and not your everyday Minecraft homes. Took about one day to finish it, the frame of course, not the rest of the detailed stuff.
2. The kitchen inside my house you saw earlier. Not much, pretty basic, just finished it yesterday but still plan to add more to it.
3. This is my wool farm or sheep farm from a view above. It has all sixteen colored sheep in it, which I also just finished yesterday. Basic as well, not as detailed as my previous ones.
4. And lastly, this is from the nether. I'm very happy with how I created this hall to my blaze farm. Added a lot of... dark atmosphere here, because it fits so well, that's why I have almost no light in there. Of course brightness increased for screenshot purposes.
I finished the tree farm. On the NW corner I have two redwood trees. Next going W to E and N to S are 10 spruce trees, 10 birch trees, 16 oak trees and 10 jungle trees. Finally, the entire southern half of the farm is occupied by 30 IC2 rubber trees.
The inside is lit up by 81 Inverted Xychoridite lights. Between the last post and this one, I also went to the Nether and got over 4 stacks of glowstone to make them with. But I forgot to light up the top wall, and got a few monsters spawning on it - a zombie, a skeleton, and a creeper. The skeleton fell off the wall and landed on the inside. He shot at me twice, but missed both times, and I got him. The zombie burned up, and I sniped the creeper from a distance when I was on top of the wall placing torches.
I've also built a few Thermal Expansion machines, so far only 5 Steam Engines and 2 Liquid Transposers. I will need more machines for my next project - to automate the collection of lava from the Nether and feed it into a XyCraft or Railcraft tank. I have the pump for this, but plan to use a Magmatic Engine in the Nether to power the pump and one of the Liquid Transposers. Those require Invar, which is made from 2 pulverized iron and 1 purlverized Ferrous ore. The latter cannot be macerated, so I will need to set up the machines in the Overworld to do this before I can begin pumping lava.
To get the lava, which will be put into cans, I will need a pair of Ender Chests. That should not be too difficult as I have 13 Ender Pearls, and could transmute iron into them using my EE3 Minium Stone if I really needed to do so.
I fell into my end portal by complete mistake, having no way out other than death I had to fight the Ender Dragon with a fairly poor setup. I managed to kill it.. and I will never know how luck was on my side that day.
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I'm playing Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 with some mods, like the Mystic pack, Elemental Creepers, and Rei's Minimap.
Inventory as of now: http://prntscr.com/15h0nn
Is it just me, or does armor wear out a lot easier back then? I just made this armor a few days ago... and the helmet is already gone.
My I-guess-you-can-say mini castle: http://prntscr.com/15h2lh
Not my best, but did take a few mining trips to get all of the cobble for it.
Oh, and the Nether portal hasn't been used yet. I'm not sure if I'll just go into it now, get a Nether mod, or wait until I get a newer update for Nether Fortresses.
Chest of valuables: http://prntscr.com/15h3i9
It's not much, but it's 1.7.3, so ore was a bit more rare than current updates.
Also, the colorful items are from the Mystic pack.
The green coal are iridium nuggets, purple ingots are mythril, green ingots are verdite, deep blue diamonds are mystic sapphires, and the green diamonds are mystic emeralds.
Chest of not-so-valuable stuff: http://prntscr.com/15h49u
As you can see, I collected a lot of wood for not that much of a reason. I'll just keep it all in case I want to make something with a lot of wood. Also, those green things next to the paintings are strands of vine. I also have a monster spawner because I have the Spawner GUI mod.
I set up some Thermal Expansion machines so I could build a system to pump lava from the Nether and store it in a tank. Initially I built 2 Pulverizers, 2 Powered Furnaces, a Magma Crucible, a Liquid Transposer (a 3rd one as 2 were to be used in the pumping system itself), and an Induction Smelter. I also had 5 Steam Engines powering it all.
I made a Redstone Energy Cell, some Redstone Conduit and some Liquiducts, which I have so far only used on both sides of the pumping system. Those all require Hardened Glass, which was made in the Smelter. I am using Buildcraft pipes to power the machines and feed the engines with water, but will later replace the engines and power everything with conduits as I did in my previous world.
The lava pumping system consists of a Buildcraft pump in the Nether, with a Liquid Transposer, Liquiducts, Redstone Conduits, a Magmatic Engine, a RedPower2 Filter, Golden Transport Pipes and Pneumatic Tubes. The Filter is connected to a Timer and a NOT Gate, so when I apply a signal via Wireless Redstone from the Overworld, empty cans are pulled out of an Ender Chest into the Liquid Transposer, filled with lava and sent back into the chest. Also, this powers both the transposer and the Magmatic Engine when the signal is on. The Filter has an empty can in it so only empty cans are pulled out of the chest.
On the other side, it is pretty much the opposite setup. Another Filter pulls filled lava cans out of the Ender Chest, into another Liquid Transposer, where they are emptied into a XyCraft Multi-tank and then sent back into the chest. There is also another Magmatic Engine, but it is on a separate signal. There is another NOT gate and timer set up here as well. The Filter on this side has a lava can, so only those are pulled out.
I Finished Building my Castle (in my survival world) I created my wheat farm and I finally created the Nether Portal.I founded the nether fortress and I saw a blaze spawner.I killed a few blazes for blaze rod. I went back to my home and crafted a brewing stand. I created night vision potions and I killed TONS of enderman. I got like 14 or 15 ender pearls. I went into my mine and i tried to find more diamonds for a diamond sword.FINALLY i founded 5 diamonds near lava.I blocked up the source with cobble stone and surround the diamonds with cobble stone. I mined the diamonds and I went back to my house.I crafted a diamond sword and kept the three diamonds.I crafted eye of enders And looked for the End.......im still searching for it but when I already Finded it Ill post it in here
I started getting some power generation infrastructure set up under my base. In the same room with my lava tank I placed 9 Magmatic Engines. I want to make a total of 24, to generate 96 MJ/t for all my Thermal Expansion and Forestry machines, plus those from Extra Bees, which use a lot of power. In addition, the engines will power a quarry via a power Tesseract (also part of Thermal Expansion), though I will lose 25% power this way, and the lasers for a Buildcraft Assembly table.
The engines are going to require 55 pulverized Ferrous Metal, as well as Pulverized Iron. 2 iron and 1 ferrous metal dust make 3 Invar Blend, which then make Invar ingots. 11 of these are needed per engine. Since I would be using over half the Ferrous Ore I have (counting ore doubling in the Pulverizers), I went mining for more. I have found only 5 so far, but have also gotten 21 diamonds. I would have gotten a few more, except one vein was right next to a XyCraft Quartz Crystal, and some of them landed on it and were destroyed - Derp.