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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Island ★★★ 1.2M+ DL's ★★★ Goodbye and thanks!!
    Quote from RinOkami »
    I love this idea, I've been streaming it for some friends of mine and they're getting a kick out of watching me get the crap scared out of me by creepers. XD I've convinced one to get Minecraft thanks to this, once she gets a better computer.

    I have a problem though, I can't seem to get any animals to spawn. I'm playing 1.1, so the island should be big enough to begin with, and I even made it a little bigger just to make sure... I have plenty of grass and it's all lit up, I don't know why I can't get anything to spawn! The center of the island is mostly grass at this point, and I have what will be my animal trap set up on the far side of the island from my house, which is also all grass and all lit.

    I haven't tried it yet today since the patch. We'll see if that makes a difference, although I don't know why it would.



    The spawning algorithm (distance wise) works the same for passive and aggressive mobs... they won't spawn within 24 blocks of you.
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    posted a message on [Shop] Must See Maps!!! (35 Maps AND COUNTING!)
    Thank you for the list and reviews, it makes it easier to decide which ones to give a try with so many out there.

    I'd like to see you add Survival Island and Survival Underground by Ashien though. They were both great survival maps that should be on your list.

    Escapecraft 3 by merlinus12 was a good one also.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Quote from Halochief »
    Bumping this map because its amazing. Haven't found the treasure yet but still looking and haven't really established a proper house yet due to the fact that my old one burned down........stupid lava fall. I haven't explored that many of the cave systems because I don't really have anywhere to grow trees for sticks. There has been the occasional :Skeleton: or :SSSS: that drops down randomly from somewhere near the ceiling of the cave, so they die and I get their [>>-i>] :GP: and free bonemeal :biggrin.gif: (I found the light at the top of the cavern so even more free stuff :Skeleton:) . Heres some pics of my progress so far( :Green: :Red: :Rose: If the pics don't show up right, right click the paper thing, then go to open picture in new tab :Rose: :Red: :Green: ):

    Here's the remains of my old house.......and the lava fall on the right.


    Here's the general area and spawn point, look at my bridge :biggrin.gif:


    Here's my animal cave/trap(more like a natural whirlpool) for food and other natural resources:


    Here's the giant lake, I put platforms with torches on it just in case mobs spawn :tongue.gif:


    Here's my ghetto house/spawn point:


    And finally, here's a pic from the deck outside my ghetto house :tongue.gif:



    Fixed it for you. = )
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Quote from Ashien »
    Added a MP version with a spawning area and a drop to the starting area. I've never tried making anything specifically for MP so if anything out of the ordinary crops up, feel free to let me know so I can fix it.



    Thanks for the MP map. We've been playing it since last night and haven't had any problems so far.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Quote from paulsoaresjr »
    It's not the light that is the problem...it's "space". When you use bone meal on a sapling, it has to have a lot of open space to go POOF.


    That's true, I fell into a cavern once with no torches but had a few saplings and some bonemeal. I was able to "grow" a tree in complete darkness.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Island ★★★ 1.2M+ DL's ★★★ Goodbye and thanks!!
    Quote from garrett »
    On my ~10th day, it's hard to keep track with the bed and everything. Anyways, my house and Nether Island are only ok (wheat farm is slightly terrible), but what I'm proud of is my BioDome. Pics:



    **snip **

    Rest of the album here. Wondering what to do with my fourth island space, though. Automated cactus farm? Mob trap? Would appreciate some help on the best thing to do there. Thanks for the awesome map, Ashien!

    Edit: Heavily inspired by Itsleeford's Survival Island submission. (Also, 999th post!)


    I love that biodome, and the texture pack, it looks amazing.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Island ★★★ 1.2M+ DL's ★★★ Goodbye and thanks!!
    Ok, so I was bored lol...

    Now you see it...

























    Now you don't...



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    posted a message on Will this underground tree set up work?
    Quote from Kastrel »
    Quote from SteevyT »
    How do you get the trees to grow like that? Do you shave the leaves off every time one shoots up?


    Its way less complicated than that. More trees will grow, even if there are leaves in the way. They will displace the leaves, until you have a large block of wood. Its extremely space efficient, however, the larger the cluster, the less leaves that show up, and the less saplings. Its very easy to start running out of saplings with a large tree farm like this.

    Due to this, my tree farm has two phases; wood farm, and sapling farm. During the first, I fill up a 25x25 area solid with torches and saplings, much like one of the images posted earlier. When I need saplings, I start planting a smaller array, maybe only 5x5 total saplings, resulting in MUCH more leafy material, until I have a decent stock of saplings again.


    I never run out of saplings with my setup, in fact, I have almost 3 stacks alone in the chest I keep next to them.

    With a 6 high ceiling they only grow 4 blocks high with 2 leaves on top. Since I started this compact farm way back in Alpha, I have never had a problem with it. With tree farms that have higher ceilings you run the risk of one or more of your saplings sprouting into a multi-branch tree that will block the growth of any other saplings.

    I didn't design mine to be the most efficient space-wise, but rather to be compact. When I'm running around I'll pop in and trim back the leaves as they grow which provides me with more than enough saplings.

    Compared to several other tree farms on the server that I play on, my design grows just as fast, if not faster than most other setups. I'm not bashing any other designs, but in my experience, it works best for what I use it for... Fast, compact, hassle-free. YMMV.
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    posted a message on Will this underground tree set up work?
    I grow mine like this:



    I dig up as far as I can reach (6 blocks), place torches along the bottom, or glowstone if you can afford it, and then wait a couple of game days.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Quote from aParkedCar »
    i want to find the lost curator's stuff. can someone give me a clue, that doesn't give away the spot exactly? maybe a riddle or something?


    Try looking around near the dark muddy water. You'll need to get your head wet but you don't have to dig, it's a tight fit.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    You just treat it like any other lava pool. Get above it and drop water on it / bucket it out / fill it with dirt or gravel....
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Quote from Mailliww »
    *snip* ....Ahhh so the world is upside down....



    Not entirely, I've started a branch mine at the very top layers (125-119) and the results have been surprising to say the least.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    I didn't get any saplings from the first tree that I cut down, and had to re-install the map. I don't use bonemeal since it makes it too easy, but it really isn't all that hard once you get a sapling or two.
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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Underground v1 - w/ MP Version ★★★
    Hey guys, stopping in to show some of my progress so far. This map is amazing!

    I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the lake yet, but I found another huge underground lake also. The cave systems are huge beyond belief and I haven't felt this excited when spelunking in a while. You really brought the excitement back to Minecraft for me.

    Also, if you dig around in the upper layers you will be presently surprised at the ore drops... I was!



    Oh, and I found the Treasure of the Lost Curator! Very sneaky... very sneaky indeed!



    Here is my cactus and tree farm so far. I'll probably expand them out later, but they work for now.







    And here is the trap that I built around the skelly spawner.

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    posted a message on [Surv] ★★★ Survival Island ★★★ 1.2M+ DL's ★★★ Goodbye and thanks!!
    Just curious Ashien, is there any chance you might still work on v2 of Survival Island since Survival Underground is out?
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