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    posted a message on what's your biggest survival fail

    That's an easy one to answer for me, and it's also the end to my "work-in-progress" hardcore death story thread: FrozenCore: Hardcore Death; 3/20/15 to 5/3/15; Eight Weeks on a Frozen World in Pictures. I'll finish the tale someday. (I also see all three of the links in my sig are bad. Ill fix them.)


    On the more lighthearted side, back when I was still new to Minecraft in that same endless Frozen River hardcore world, I was still missing some basic game play information—that I could make wool out of spider silk, for example. Since there were no sheep (or any other land animals), I never had wool and was unable to make a bed. Made it more challenging, and thus, more exciting and fun, so I'm not really calling that a fail.


    With top-tier armor—even more so in 1.14, it seems—deaths in combat are unlikely. All my deaths for the last few years in non-hardcore survival have been from crashing into the ground or smacking the cliffside or otherwise wrecking while rocketing around on elytra.


    However, I do carry a fire resistance potion on my hotbar at all times when adventuring outside of a base. I take a picture each time I would have died in lava without it. I've taken one picture this year (since about April). For me, dying in lava usually would have happened after crashing while flying around in a lava-bottomed ravine. I don't do it very often, but sometimes problems happen when mistakes are made while rocketing around hairpin turns underground in survival!

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    posted a message on Endermen acting odd

    I looked it up, started to type a reply, but accidentally closed my browser window. Water made them lose aggro from Java versions 1.0-1.8.9, then for 1.9, it supposedly was changed to not matter. I lost my post, but here's the link: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/g00/Enderman

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on 13 Year old Survival world

    World is looking great! Love all the new 1.14 blocks!


    Sorry to hear about your villagers. Very disheartening. Quite a shame.


    Is that Watership Down map art I saw? I've so far not worked up the courage to watch that movie.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Must Vent About Raids!!!
    • Patrols no longer spawns if the block light level disallows monster spawning

    Great!


    • Patrols are now allowed to spawn in any biome except mushroom biomes

    Damn!

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on So who actually plays singleplayer survival

    That was some heavy stuff, Zaffre; a good read. But, I think the majority of Minecraft players align roughly with your sentiments. Years-old SSP worlds are pretty rare, though a number of people who posted on the first page of this thread have some pretty spectacular ones. I think the forum just draws the type of people, like me, who have old vanilla or semi-vanilla SSP worlds.


    The main reason I think Minecraft is the #1 greatest video game ever made is because it appeals to such a wide audience. One can truly enjoy any number of countless aspects of Minecraft. For crying out loud, @BigAllenM just loves exploring seeds. Has 1000 world save folders all vanilla single player survival! That's crazy! Redstone, survival, creative, multi-player games, map or mod making . . . Minecraft is great because it really doesn't matter what one does with it. It's all about having fun.


    When my old world becomes a chore or I start to feel burned out playing it—or more like my world's servant rather than master, as you described—I start a hardcore game.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on A unusual case (Mobs only spawn at night)
    Quote from CapelessMan»


    Wish me luck. Thanks.


    Good luck! Post pictures and progress over in the What Have You Done Recently thread!

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What could I add to my survival world?

    Looking good!


    Any XP farms? Gold farm, blaze farm, enderman farm, skeleton spawner farm? After that, villager farms are great to have as well. Even further out, a guardian farm, though clearing out an ocean monument to make one is quite a pain.


    Good news is, until you have a practically unlimited flow or supply of XP, resources, and golden carrots, you've got a long way to go! :)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Getting an elytra
    Quote from popplestarch»

    I have found 4 end cities now. Every single one has not had a ship so no elytra. Four in a row. Nothing.


    That's some pretty bad luck and quite disheartening. :(


    Perhaps try slaying the Ender Dragon again? Maybe you'll have better luck in the next portal?

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on So who actually plays singleplayer survival

    So does anyone here actually play survival mode by themselves. If so, any reason why the preference or how you keep it interesting for yourself especially in the beginning?


    This forum is full of people who play single-player survival. I've been playing SSP since 1.5 with only a brief stint into multi-player (over LAN) with a friend of mine back in 1.6. It was fun working together and fun slaying the dragon my first time ever. Other than that, I play only single-player survival or hardcore with no desire for SMP. I've been playing the same vanilla large-biome world since July 2, 2014.


    I only play during the summer months because I'm outside almost all the time and thus sit at the computer only rarely. Quick Minecraft sessions here and there—such as on rainy days, before bed, or waiting on supper—work well for me in the summer. In the winter, I am inside and/or on the computer a lot more, so I do things on the computer that require larger blocks of time than quick Minecraft sessions, things like table top role playing. So, at no point would I be able to dedicate much time to an online acquaintanceship based on Minecraft, I'm afraid.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on I just used the one stack of Iron to make a bunch of Iron Boots and that is all I had, what do i do?
    Quote from Tash1924»

    I think the title is pretty much it. Any suggestions to get back the iron?... Guys?


    Lesson learned. We've all done something similar.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on A unusual case (Mobs only spawn at night)
    Quote from CapelessMan»

    No, they spawn at day time inside caves and dungeons. But there's no spiders or wandering creepers out in the sun as it used to, no matter how many miles (chunks) I travel by foot


    Oh. Well, yes, as CM said, that's working as intended and working the same as always as far as I know.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on A unusual case (Mobs only spawn at night)

    You say you've tried this without OptiFine or any mods and mobs only spawn at night regardless of light level? What about in another world?


    Try opening the game to LAN and turning on cheats. Set the time of day to night ("/time set night" no quotes) and fly up a little ways. Maybe 50 blocks up. Mobs should spawn pretty quickly.

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    posted a message on Official Corrupted Save Recovery Thread

    @Ritter_Kaldor,


    In March 2016 you helped me. I still play the same world. The world is five years old now.


    I want to thank you again. Thank you very much for helping me and for helping all these people. You are a good man.


    I hope when this forum closes you go to another forum, like mcforums.com maybe?


    Thank you for all you have done.

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    posted a message on My world won't load, help!

    It really sucks when this type of thing happens. It also really sucks that corporate greed is shutting this forum down in less than a week, because it's the best place to find solutions to this problem.


    Sounds like something bad to do with the chunks. I don't have the time to do it right now, yet I might forget later, so let me just say this: there's a guy who is really helpful for this type of thing, but I forget his name. In my post history, if you use the search for "bad chunks" or just "chunks"—and set it to give "thread" results—you can probably find the thread dedicated to helping this issue. It would be in my post history.


    I'll look later tonight if I remember to see if you got your answer. Hope you get some good advice from others before that, though.


    All's probably not lost, regardless.


    (Obligatory statement: "Remember, make a back-up copy every night after playing!")

    Posted in: Java Edition Support
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