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    posted a message on Will do anything for anyone
    Quote from thecraww »
    Dig straight down. It's okay. Really.

    With your fists and only your fists, until you hit bedrock.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Rough minecart booster length experiment
    Quote from niels »
    did you tested when not in the cart? hop in the cart because carts go faster with the player in them

    Close.....they go the same speed but they have more momentum if a player is in them.

    The test is nice and all, but the should technically go much farther than you mention if a player is in them. Mine goes uphill for 120 pieces of track on a single booster that is 5 tracks long.....I don't know how much longer it could go uphill, but it appears to be moving full speed when it gets there (in your test it goes 728 track pieces with a 5 track booster).
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on boosting question
    Quote from Fase »
    Dont forget minecarts are slowed down by blocks next to tracks so if you're going for distance its best to have a 3-block-wide area with your track in the middle

    Really? My track goes uphill for ~120 blocks, right up against a wall the entire time, and still seems to be going full speed when it reaches the top from a single parallel booster.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on boosting question
    Quote from Akimbo_X »
    Just above bedrock to the top of a mountain. Yeah, it's pretty deep. It did sometimes get me to the top, but it didn't always work for some reason, usually ended up running out of energy about halfway up. Due to using a single track as the main route, more parallel boosters wern't an option. (I only use them at the end of tracks to slow carts down or for shorter/flatter tracks.) So yeah, I ended up using the spinning booster to ensure I get up to the top each and every time.

    Mine goes from just above bedrock to sea-level (actually about 10 blocks above sea-level), there were a few times the booster did not work for no clear reason, I ended up going up about 10-15 blocks, then rolling back down, but I think they were caused by me jumping into the cart too late or too early, I have a crappy system in my mine, I basically have to push the cart into the booster from 1 block above the ground I stand on, which makes it somewhat difficult to push and jump in before the booster takes off with it. I may someday add a small minecart station as I've already done that elsewhere, but I sort of hit a dull point in MC (haven't played for the past few days).

    From the sound of yours though, assuming sea-level is half the vertical height of the map, you are going upwards roughly twice as far as I am, maybe you can add a small bypass that you only hit on the way up that uses another parallel booster? Might be a bit more work and a slight more bit of time to get to the top but you wont have any of the issues that come with the spinning boosters.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on boosting question
    Quote from Akimbo_X »
    If a single parallel booster could have got me out of my mine, then I'd be all for them, but it couldn't. So I advocate use of both.

    You either did something wrong or your mine is just huge. I use a parallel booster that goes uphill for ~120 blocks and doesn't appear to be slowing down when it reaches the end. Hard to tell as I haven't tried taking it farther, but 120 uphill blocks is quite a distance. I also have a second cart that runs around 260 blocks on flat ground (it starts underground then comes up to the surface, so it does go uphill a small amount) and doesn't appear to be in danger of running out of gas when it gets to the end. Both are just on a single parallel booster that lasts about 5-6 track lengths.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on My First Castle: A New Atlantis (Working Name)
    The bridge is too enclosed IMO, are there any way to make pillars (other then stacking a stack or two of wood or something)? It needs to be more open with either 1 layer of fences (so its half open) and a few pillars to hold up the roof to act as a guardrail on the bridge, or no fences with a few pillars to support the roof.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on OMG so much glass, was it worth it?
    Quote from DarthRiko »
    That's not that much glass, really.

    This is a lot of glass. 4698 glass total when complete.

    And I thought my lava-lit mineshaft with 900+ glass was a pain to build (glass ceiling, lava above the glass).....I don't even think I've seen 4698 blocks of sand in my world yet.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Not wrecking boats.
    Quote from Cragvis »
    I just dont like how fragile they are, they shouldnt blow up just by hitting the land like that. Maybe if it was going full speed sure, but not when im going slower than that.

    Agreed....I haven't had too much issues with boats floating away as I rarely use boats anyway, but the other day I was sailing around, I only brought 1 boat with me and I was going up to shore to explore a little bit....next thing I know, going like half of land movement speed, my boat taps SAND and freaking flies apart.......like you, I can understand if you slam into the shore or you hit cobblestone or something at a decent speed, but hitting a block of sand while travelling slower than you can on land and it breaks the boat?
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Elites Of Minecraft: The Miner [First Ore loss Calculated]
    Quote from godhand1942 »
    What is an open pit mine? Could you update a description in the thread.

    Google search Open Pit Mine.

    Its where they dig a big hole in the ground that is completely open where the dump trucks and what not drive up ramps along the outer edge of the hole/mine. Same concept would work in MineCraft but its quite inefficient due to how few resources you will get compared to how much you have to dig out.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on My depressing day in minecraft
    Quote from McBeeferton »
    Lava ponds only spawn at a certain depth and are much deadlier than source blocks/lava falls (which can spawn almost anywhere) because they're deep and hard to get out of. Flowing lava is usually easily to manage, but if you fall into a cave and into a lava pond you're screwed.

    Ah, okay, so lava source blocks can spawn just about everywhere, but large lava ponds can only spawn deep underground?

    Still, that puts yourself at risk to death by lava when mining underneath yourself even if you pay attention to depth, its just more rare.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Elites Of Minecraft: The Miner [First Ore loss Calculated]
    The lava layer makes no sense, it shows that lava only spawns a certain amount of blocks from the admin layer. But I have found lava multiple times above ground. The particular world is one I have been using since I got minecraft, I have never deleted or edited it, so there are either A) Glitches that allow lava to spawn above ground or above the lava layer in general or :cool.gif: Lava can spawn almost anywhere.

    That being said, why bother marking a lava layer if you can hit lava before you get down that far?
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on My depressing day in minecraft
    Quote from smurfsahoy »
    Quote from Cetus Amicus »
    Quote from same25 »
    i was mining and i stood on a block, dug it out and fell in.

    You sure are green. Most people know to never dig down.


    viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28299

    Mining straight down may be the best way to mine! I calculate 50% better than mining sideways for speed. And knowing your altitude = not falling in lava. Always dig down!

    Thats one thing I never understood. I have read a few times that lava only spawns below a certain level, but on the first world I ever generated in Minecraft, a world I have never deleted or edited or anything, I have seen lava above ground that I never placed, telling me that lava can spawn ANYWHERE. Which means even if you know where the "lava layer" is, you still have a chance of falling in lava.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on My First Castle: A New Atlantis (Working Name)
    Quote from DarthRiko »
    Unless I seal it off with glass so it can light up the water underneath...

    That would be quite cool actually, as long as the lava lights up the water to the point you can see it from outside. You would have a nice glow coming from the water at night and what not.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on My First Castle: A New Atlantis (Working Name)
    I know you are filling the empty space between the walls with lava, but won't you want to put blocks underneath that space? Even if you don't, the second you put lava in there the water is going to turn into cobblestone anyway....might as well go ahead and replace the water with cobblestone so you don't have the empty space to deal with.

    EDIT: Ah, I see, the lava is not going to go down all the way to the water level.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Minecraft: Scariest game ever?
    Quote from jbot »
    I can't even count the times I've almost jumped straight out of my seat after a skeleton shot an arrow at me.

    Also I use headphones so I can hopefully hear the buggers before they get me - so when there's dead silence, and I'm calmly mining something and an arrow gets shot I FREAK out.

    Not so much scary as it is startling - although large dark spaces can be somewhat overwhelming :smile.gif:

    I remember the first time I saw a skeleton....I was standing on top of my trap, looking around for things, but the skeleton I did not see. Suddenly I heard this TWACK sound as the arrow hit me and it knocked me off the wall of my trap down into the item collection area....scared the crap out of me, at the time I had no clue skeletons shot arrows so I didn't know how anything hit me from that ledge.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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