Quote fromDig straight down. It's okay. Really.
With your fists and only your fists, until you hit bedrock.
Quote from niels »did you tested when not in the cart? hop in the cart because carts go faster with the player in them
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
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.
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.
Quote from DarthRiko »That's not that much glass, really.
This is a lot of glass. 4698 glass total when complete.
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.
Quote from godhand1942 »What is an open pit mine? Could you update a description in the thread.
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.
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.
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!
Quote from DarthRiko »Unless I seal it off with glass so it can light up the water underneath...
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: