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Mar 13, 2014Those exist? Well ultimately it's up to you. I find that a lot of people have their own idea of what is legit and what isn't. Personally if I was in your situation I wouldn't have qualms using such a thing if it existed esp after exhausted most other means of getting it. You're generating sand, not diamonds.Posted in: Survival Mode
Nov 10, 2013The mega chicken. Way back in the early multiplayer days of minecraft there was a few... problems, with a chicken mob on our test server. The chicken... was immortal. We punched it, we chopped it with swords, we kicked it around, we set the thing on fire and it wouldn't die!Posted in: Survival Mode
I thought that was all behind me but I thought of it recently when I had to fix my new server when I had chicken sploshion. The server thought no square meter should be without it's own chicken.
Nov 4, 2013Posted in: Minecraft NewsQuote from l3lackCalamity
I feel sorry for everyone who went to minecon. Questions at the panels were nothing but 5 year olds shouting worthlessness.
Some questions asked at this years Minecon
WHAT HAPPENEd to mY Ahhh MY WORLD agh REDPOAWER
- A child at the modding panel
I'm a mother, and I don't know anything about minecraft but I'm curious how your mothers helped you.
-Some boy's mother
What does the word "mod" stand for?
Do you like the portal gun mod?
Do you want to join my fathers server?
-Some oddly dressed woman at notch
Is this really what the community has become ?
Suddenly I'm reminded about the episode of Family guy where Stewie kidnaps the entire cast of Star Trek TNG and 'why' he did it.
Nov 3, 2013Heres what you do. You take all the sugar cane, feed it to a chicken. Find a bunch of wheat, and feed that to the chicken. Then you find a cow, milk it, feed the milk to the chicken. Then observe as the chicken lays a cake.Posted in: Survival Mode
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Nov 5, 2013While the reasons a lot of people are not supporting this are just them being rather immature, I don't see a need to add it.Posted in: Suggestions
Even without a Skeleton grinder I get hundreds of Bonemeal very quickly. Most of the time I don't even fight, it is just from me not getting to my bed until after some hostiles spawn and then them burning the following morning. So actually getting Bonemeal is no issue.
The point in the OP about this being harder to get than Bonemeal is, ironically, complete and utter crap. This would be easier to get than Bonemeal through even my method of collecting it during the morning. All you need to do to get tons of this is have an animal farm, which most players have anyways.
We're going to go a little in depth here. I typically keep a relatively small farm, maybe 10 Cows, Pigs, and Chickens. So that is 20 animals dropping every 8 minutes, and 10 dropping every 15. Days are 20 minutes long. That means in a SINGLE day, you get 50 Feces, almost a full stack. That is more Bonemeal then I can get any one morning, unless I am using a grinder. And if I am using a grinder, I have as much Bonemeal as I want at my disposal, making this 100% pointless anyways.
So to summarize so far, The argument that this is harder to get than Bonemeal is just not true. Even a small animal farm can get a few hundred Feces a week.
Next we move onto using it as fuel. Using it as fuel is completely worthless because it only does 2 items at a time. If you have some dirt and Saplings (guess what, if you have animals, you do), you can just grow Trees. Trees can be turned into Charcoal, and they always drop Saplings for more Trees. 1 Oak Tree is typically 5 Oak Logs. That would be 8 Charcoal, for smelting 40 items. You need 20 Feces to get that much stuff cooked, and the alternative is to use 1-3 Feces (or Bonemeal, or just wait approximately 5 minutes) to make a Tree, cut it down, and convert it to Charcoal.
Or you can use Coal, which is super common underground. A single mining trip can easily net you 200+ Coal, and way more with a Fortune Pickaxe. Once you start Brewing you can make Fire Resistance Potions, farm Blazes, and have a renewable source of fuel that is even better than Coal. Or seeing how you are in the Nether, you have basically unlimited Lava which is so good of a fuel source it is wasteful.
Hell, even going back to growing a Tree, breaking it down to nothing but Sticks and Saplings would give you more fuel than using Feces. So to recap that last section, Unless you have a humongous auto collecting animal farm, using Feces as fuel is pointless.
Now using it as a fertilizer. First off, as I already said, a small animal farm can get you an infinitely renewable supply of Feces much faster than you can get Bonemeal without a Grinder. A bigger automated animal farm (taking about the same space and work as a grinder), would get you more than a Skeleton Grinder could get you. So this is fairly unbalanced and would take away from the main use of Bonemeal, especially since this acts like old Bonemeal and grows things instantly.
Also, lets look at the farms themselves. Farms grow things that we need to breed animals, which would now drop things that allow us to grow farms. This becomes an infinite cycle of breeding mobs and using their waste to quickly grow more crops. Adding this would in fact remove any and all challenge as far as Hunger goes, because you have unlimited crops and unlimited animals, all growing exponentially until your computer finally starts to chug. It can also lead to getting tons of Wood extremely fast, meaning unlimited fuel faster than any other source. This makes Feces extremely overpowered as fertilizer.
Finally a full recap:
- OP's statement that Feces is harder to get than Bonemeal: Completely untrue as far as a small farm compared to just hunting Skeletons. A Skeleton grinder would be better, until you make an automated animal farm, which would be faster and have no risk because of no hostile mobs.
- Fuel: Completely worthless as a single Tree can give you a ton more smelting, and still over saturates our fuel supply even more than it currently is. And lets face it. We're drowning in fuel in this game.
- Fertilizer: Completely overpowered as it is easier to get than Bonemeal (as I have proven). Plus it is better than Bonemeal, and it is an animal drop, which is used to grow crops that are used to get animals. So it becomes an exponential growth problem that completely breaks the hunger system.
Nov 5, 2013Old news, and working as intended. It's not a bug, just a perfectly logical and predictable (if perhaps less than obvious) quirk in the way portals are known to interact with each other.Posted in: Discussion
Portals aren't directly linked to one another; the two worlds are "anchored" to each other based on location, and the nether is "compressed" in the horizontal directions by a factor of 8. When you travel from one dimension to the other, the game calculates your "entry point" in the other world based on the location of the portal you entered and this 1:8 difference in scale. It then scans the area around your entry point for any active portals and, if it finds any within 128 blocks, teleports you to the nearest one. If there are no active portals within this range (because it's your first time in the nether, for example), then a new one is created at your entry point.
But sometimes the entry point is encased in rock, or floating in midair above a lava sea or whatever. If these exact coordinates are not suitable for a portal, then a suitable location nearby is chosen, if one exists. (If one doesn't, the game just muscles in a portal anyway, deleting blocks or creating an obsidian platform as necessary, but this is a last resort and it does try to find a decent natural spot for it, first, even if it's not quite where it "belongs.")
Then, when you go back through this portal, the same thing is done in reverse. But since this portal isn't exactly where it was supposed to be, and since small variations in position inside the nether equate to eight times that distance in the overworld, your new entry point can end up being more than 128 blocks away from your original portal, so instead of teleporting you there the game just creates a new portal near your new entry point. This can happen if your nether-side portal is off by as little as sixteen blocks from where it was "supposed" to be.
Either of these two overworld portals will always take you to the same place in the nether, but entering the nether-side portal will only ever take you to the one (second, wrong) overworld portal.
The best (and sometimes only) way to link portals up properly is to build them yourself in the proper location. Note the coordinates of your overworld portal in all three dimensions (x,y,z), then divide just the x and z coordinates by 8 (y stays the same) to find the equivalent nether location (x/8, y, z/8). Bridge or tunnel your way as necessary to these exact nether coordinates and build a portal there, it should link up with the overworld portal every time, regardless of which "direction" you are traveling or any other portals that may exist nearby. If there aren't any other nearby portals, you can probably even fudge the y-coordinate by quite a bit, if you want your portal at a different height (rail network in the nether ceiling, or whatever.) As long as the x and z are correct, moving the portal vertically should never cause a new one to form on the other side, although it might end up taking you to a previously-existing one if it's, say, 40 blocks to the side of your entry point instead of 50 blocks straight down or whatever. If you do end up coming out the wrong portal, you can either disable or destroy the interfering portal (the "wrong" one you come out from), or else if that's not an option, just build the nether-side twin at the proper height after all.
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How ever, nether portals have changed in that they can be any shape or size now.
Well, not any shape. They still have to be rectangular (squares are rectangles too, remember.) You can't make them cross- or diamond-shaped, for example. But yes they can be nearly any size, from the old 2x3 (or 4x5, I'm actually not sure if we're counting the inside dimensions of the actual portal blocks, or outside dimensions of the obsidian frame) all the way up to, what is it, 24x24 as a maximum I think?
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