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    posted a message on Underground base entrance hall, any ideas?

    Waterfalls on the sides.

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    posted a message on I'm currently deciding to live in the end city. Any downsides? (Other than enderman)

    Another downside is that, if you want to live in the outer regions of the end, you need a constant supply of eyes of ender to go through the portals, and you'd also need to secure them. You can try making a giant railway but good luck with it.

    Your roof should be max 2 and a half blocks high, or the enderme (3 blocks tall) will just get in your house whenever they please.

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    posted a message on What do you do if there is a cave under your house ?

    Why would you move your house? A ravine is perfect. You just go down there, clear it up, and use it in whatever way you want. I'd personally estimate how much of it I'd need to get a good sized room to store my valuables and cut it off from the rest.

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    posted a message on "Terracotta"

    If this can help you remember its name, "terracotta" is italian and literally means "cooked earth", which is what it is.

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    posted a message on What was your first house made from?

    My first shelter was a small room in the side of a hill, made of dirt, with no door, no lightning, no nothing. I went out looking for stuff, came back and found a creeper inside. It blew up everything and I fled into the night, dying soon after.


    Then I retried with more knowledge. I carved again a room in a hillside, but this time I made doors, torches, and whatnot. I built a full-fledged house out of it, made a castle on top of it (I mined the whole hill off; I didn't mind cobblestone so I used that), walls, every kind of pens for sheeps and stuff... needless to say this is my main base even now in my survival world.

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    posted a message on What have you done recently?
    Quote from TorionsGaming»

    Over 16000 blocks farmed and placed just to create a map art of a hanging pentagram for my witch farm build.


    That's Dedication, with a capital D.
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    posted a message on What have you done recently?
    Quote from TorionsGaming»

    As far as buildings in the end, I was thinking of building something similar to my End Portal building (pictured).

    Very elegant design. I appreciate those who can craft harmonious buildings in a landscape. I wish I could do the same, but I always end up creating cubes or underground shelters, with a very heavy/imposing look. They aren't fancy, but they are monster-proof at least.
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    posted a message on Biggest Minecraft Fail

    I first went into the Nether and, while building a road to the main body of the land, I hit the pigmen there. I dispatched their comrades, even gathered some gold.

    Then it came the time to build a staircase hanging above a lava floor. I watched around me... no pigmen in sight.

    I start building carefully.

    "WIIIIIIRRRR"

    *Smack*

    A pigmen out of nowhere hit me and threw me into the lava. I was like "NNNOOOOOO!" in real life, with pigmen mercilessly pouring over me while I was dying in the fire.

    I lost nothing of value (I still had nothing of value altogether), but I was really upset about it. I ended up switching to peaceful then normal mode again because they wouldn't leave me alone.


    Nowadays I constantly save my progress on desktop so I don't have to suffer the consequences of my fails. Kinda cheap, I know, but I don't wanna find myself in a situation where I lose something so valuable that I delete my world out of spite.

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    posted a message on Which is more important to you, building nice looking houses, or building bases meant only for survival.

    I make use of different kind of bases to suit my needs:


    1. Castle, surrounded by a wall, with many farms and cozy living places; looks heavy on the outside, and is pretty comfortable on the inside.

    2. Mine base. I make a small outpost with spider-proof walls, heavy use of torches, farms, animals and whatnot. Then I build a house inside the perimeter,with a trapdoor leading to Y=11. You don't need to fend off monsters in hand-made caverns, so I just make a nice room out of wood and stone types with commodities, and another room for crops near the "main" one; then I dig my mine.

    3. Outpost. See number 2, but without any farms, or ways to sustain itself; used mostly as a shelter for one night.

    4. Fortified Village. Easily the most rewarding kind of base, since it's already there, with trading villagers and crops, I just add a spider-proof wall, a house of my own, stables for fast transportation, and a path to the main base.


    As you can see, I value both safe zones and nice houses, and I try to mix the two to get the maximum out of my world. As of late, I've been experimenting with the Nether and the End, trying to craft the ultimate safe base, cutting out the "cozy" side somewhat.


    5. Nether Castle. Imagine a castle made out of Cobblestone, with an inner courtyard and a walled out side, with the rest of the sides facing a giant lava lake, on which the castle itself hovers. Imagine corridors of glass and cobblestone connecting every section of said castle, with carpets everywhere to prevent Pigmen spawning, and ceilings made to avoid Ghasts spawning. There are chickens, watermelons, wheat, carrots, and potatoes; I could technically live forever in the Nether with that, if I added some saplings, but I have no interest in living in said place; I just wanted to prove myself I can keep everyone and everything out of my things.

    Lastly, there's a tower going all the way up to Bedrock, where there's a room made of wood and various stones, a "custom" chair facing a fireplace, and pictures on the walls; carpets are everywhere. Just to prove once more that I can do what I want, even in the wild Nether.


    6. Ultimate safe base. It doesn't get any safer than what I have achieved in the End. A house completely surrounded by a 2x1 water moat (so Endermen cannot get near), cactuses on top of the house (so Endermen cannot teleport up), solid rock below (so Endermen cannot teleport there too), and a 2-high space inside the house itself (so Endermen cannot teleport in). Once you enter said house, you're safe from any and all threats, granted you've killed the Dragon. I enjoy watching the Endermen from my windows so they don't get angry, or jump into the moat and hack away at one of them, helplessly trying to hit me.

    There are various crop types outside, and a chest with a pumpkin to wear as a helm for maximum safety even around the perimeter.

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    posted a message on Criteria for starting zone?

    You make it too easy. I find the charm in Minecraft is to survive with what you have, instead of specifically wanting to spawn in it.

    Of course, if I spawn in an endless desert, that's another story. But if I'm in a "normal" biome with trees and whatnot, I'll start to look for a mountainside and carve a crude room inside of it; then decorate it with wood, Granite, Diorite, Andesite.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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