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    posted a message on Bears in minecraft.

    Minecarft said they aren't adding any more hostile mobs that exist in real life for whatever reason.


    That's true, but as specified above the new bear variants will be neutral mobs, just like polar bears, wolves, etc.

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises


    Continuing southwest towards the seemingly large end city that I had discovered in the previous update, I was disappointed to find that there was once again a huge gap to bridge over.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Fiddling with Moss - Part 3 to 18:33


    There's no way I'm doing that without a slow falling potion. Unfortunately, this would be my last one, so please make the end city be worth it!



    Now that's a long bridge.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Fiddling with Moss - Part 3 to 18:33


    Having safely made it to the other side, it was time to find out what this end city had to offer!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Fiddling with Moss - Part 3 to 18:33


    Despite its fair size, I was still disappointed about the absence of a ship. I had now found three end cities in a row without one, and spoiler alert, it would also be the third in a row without any loot chests. On the plus side, we would hopefully be able to stockpile on shulker shells.


    I began taking on the two guard shulkers and became overly confident here: I strayed too close to the shulkers while shooting them and was hit by several of their bullets. Luckily, while I was levitating, I managed to pearl down and finish off the immobile creatures with my sword. Only one of them dropped a shell this time.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Fiddling with Moss - Part 3 to 18:33


    While fighting the shulkers, one of them had duplicated itself on the second floor, where I was ambushed, although I took care of that with ease.


    Sadly, none of the rooms contained anything of interest. The bridges mostly led to parkour towers, at the top of which a singular shulker would lurk. So far, I'd been finding end city raiding not too difficult.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    Time to move on!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    It was only a matter of minutes before I found this to the south:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    The end city was tiny, only slightly larger than the first one we had raided on this expedition, so thinking there'd be an end ship would obviously be silly ... but I decided to head over there anyway. Believe it or not, that was one of the best decisions I have ever made on this world thus far.


    After bridging over a small gap to another island (without slow falling!), I noticed another end city to the east:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    It was even larger than the first end city in this update (third overall). Come on, this one has to have a ship!


    Or does it? Because to the west was a third end city, and this one has a ship!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    I was elated. After nearly six in-game days of trekking through forests of chorus plants, bridging over the infinite void, and obliterating the most underwhelming of end cities, luck was finally on our side again.


    Right, let's get on with this, we have a lot of end city raiding to do.


    Just because it was closer, I decided to raid the smaller one first. Of course we're saving the best for the last.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    After taking care of the guard shulkers and making it inside, I couldn't help but constantly glance through the magenta stained windows at the eastern end city, which also turned out to have a ship. Ah, the ultimate treasure was awaiting!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    Even this end city, however, was pretty impressive compared to the others I've raided, containing a much larger and open parkour tower infested with shulkers! I pillared up to the middle, where the purpur slabs gave way to end rods for parkouring, and executed my unstoppable plan.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    Since I was clearly dreadful at parkour, I thought, why not let the shulkers give me a lift?


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    As I levitated, I slashed at and stabbed the shulkers that came within range and shot those that did not. By the time I had reached the top, most of the shulkers had died out (some to their own bullets, as for some reason they found my presence the perfect opportunity to wage war with each other) and I was able to snipe the surviving ones from my advantageous spot above them all. After the entire tower was clear of enemies, I descended to collect my shulker shells and glistening XP orbs.


    Back at the top, I found my first end city chest room.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    The first chest offered an enchanted diamond shovel, pair of enchanted iron boots plus some spare iron ingots, nothing I particularly require.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    But it was when I opened the second chest and found even more enchanted diamond tools that I realized I had messed up the end of Minecraft's supposed "storyline": I wasn't meant to max out my gear before the end city raid; I had probably been supposed to collect all of the enchanted gear in the city and use those to max out my own gear. But then again, this is a sandbox game, so oh well.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    The diamonds will be useful for when I duplicate netherite upgrade templates.


    With this end city raid now completed, I decided to head over to the larger end city to the east as its island was connected to the one I'm on.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    After acquiring my first elytra, I would fly over to the western city, the slightly smaller one.


    As I headed east, however, I couldn't believe everything wasn't a dream, because a fourth end city, even larger than the one I'm standing in front of, revealed itself! Wow, the progressive excitement.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    This end city was pretty thrilling to raid. Besides the usual small parkour towers with a shulker on top, inside were three ender chest buildings, each containing a handful of shulkers. We're really stockpiling on shells with this one!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    The rooms itself were fairly difficult to traverse, requiring parkouring skills and block placement, so I simply allowed the shulkers' bullets to levitate me on top of the chests.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    The first chest didn't offer too much interest, but as I would always do in an end city raid, I took everything.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    Moving on to the second floor (thank you, shulkers) ...


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    That's what we're looking for.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 1 to 19:17


    And finally, the third floor, where I again became too overconfident and somehow lost nearly half of my health, probably mostly to fall damage and rapid ender pearling (although I was still on full health in the picture).


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    Dying here would be so silly. Luckily, the incident did not repeat itself.


    The chest offered a fair number of emeralds and gold ingots plus a nearly fully enchanted helmet (sadly with Curse of Binding as well).


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    After killing all of the accessible shulkers (there were still a few that had teleported and were now hiding in the nooks and crannies outside), I headed over to the bridge "pointing" to the ship.


    I couldn't believe I'm doing this!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I sniped the two shulkers outside and started bridging high over the void (again, without slow falling) to obtain my final piece of endgame gear. We were actually doing it!


    I broke in at the stern of the ship, where I removed the brewing stand and its two instant health potions.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I then went over to where I thought the elytra would be.


    Should be.


    But wasn't.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    There were no elytras, no loot chests, no shulker guards, no dragon head, all because of one chunk bug that had removed the front seven blocks of the ship, the front seven blocks that I cared about. I was not amused at all.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    Let's just hope that the other two end ships wouldn't be glitched. This was where my good luck at the beginning of the update would actually be necessary, since if that had been the only end city around the place then I'd probably have to spend five more days searching for a new one.


    I decided to bridge over to the smaller western city. Smaller but still impressive.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I was impatient for the elytra, however: the ship would be the first thing I'm raiding.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    After the shulkers were removed, I pillared up until I was at an adequate height before bridging to the ship, this time thankfully not over the void. But the sight of the guard shulker was what I was truly grateful for.


    This end ship isn't bugged! We're actually about to obtain an elytra!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I slashed the shulker to death and stood in front of this much awaited sight.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I decided to open the loot chests first. For some reason, I forgot to take a screenshot of the second one, but it probably hadn't contained anything too substantial.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    But here's the part we'd been here for all along:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    The satisfaction!


    The end ship raid wasn't over yet, however, as I would still like that dragon head at the front for my treasure room decoration. With my remaining spare blocks, I carefully built a ring around and a block under it to ensure that the prized item wouldn't fall into the void like on my survival world. Eventually, the dragon head successfully plopped into my inventory.


    With the end ship now finished, it was time to test out our first elytra! I first applied the Unbreaking III and Mending book to it, which annoyingly caused the anvil to lose durability.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I then climbed up to the crow's nest, the game-intended elytra launching spot:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    And then ... we were off.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    I was quick to turn back, however, as I had forgotten something nearly just as important: raiding the end city itself! This one was smaller and shouldn't pose much risk, so I put my chestplate back on and began my plunder, starting with an ender chest room:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    More diamonds? I'll take those! The extra gear was welcome as well.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    On the next branch, I was faced with a skyscraper full of shulkers! It was once again time to put my unstoppable plan to action.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    As I drifted up, I lost a considerable amount of health, which wasn't surprising since I was absolutely overwhelmed by shulker bullets. Some of the shulkers even accidentally shot each other, and you guessed it ... chaos ensued and a handful teleported outside, much to my annoyance.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 2 to 21:31 (1)


    The rewards at the top were mostly worth it, considering I was also able to obtain quite a few shulker shells along the way.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    I shot the final shulkers inside the tower before heading down to collect their shells.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    As I headed outside to explore the final branch, more chaos ensued! I was ambushed by the shulkers that had teleported outside, and started levitating again, this time even bypassing the roof of the tallest building, although I was just short of making the advancement of levitating 50 blocks.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Luckily, I was able to quickly pearl down and break through the roof of that building, where an ender chest room awaited along with another handful of shulkers. At least it was much safer indoors.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Although several surviving shulkers were still lurking around the outside of the structure, I had explored and looted all of the buildings and would consider this end city raid "done." There was only one end city left in this area, the giant one to the northeast of the glitched ship, but I honestly felt that raiding it would be unnecessary as I had already obtained everything I wanted: over half a stack of shulker shells, dozens of enchanted diamond tools and armor pieces, and even plenty of diamonds themselves. I also wanted to keep that end city untouched just in case I wanted to build a shulker farm in the future, although that was extremely unlikely.


    I saw nothing dangerous about obtaining another elytra and dragon head, however, so off we go!


    Here's the end city with the glitched ship:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    A view of the glitched part of the ship from outside:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Here we were, at the seventh and final end city of this expedition! (From this position, you can only just make out the two nearby end cities, specifically the tiny one and the one with the glitched ship.)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    After killing the guard shulkers, I bridged straight over to the end ship, where I would acquire a second elytra. This one would serve as a trophy alongside the dragon heads in my treasure room.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    This seems silly, but for some reason, whenever I raid end ships, I always forget to take a screenshot of the contents of the second chest. But again, I don't think it was anything too substantial.


    The first chest was only mediocre.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Perhaps I just couldn't wait to return to the Overworld. After flying around a bit, I located an end gateway near the small end city. How convenient.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Pearling through, I found myself back on the obsidian platform at the main end island, where I had defeated the ender dragon. Since this would likely be the last time I'll be in the End in a long while, I decided to stock up on some ender pearls for my mob drop chests.


    As I went around boat-trapping endermen and taking them out, I accidentally glanced at three in the background, which caused them to start attacking all at once. Although I dumped my water bucket, for some reason, the water resulted in a sideways stream rather than a small "pond" like it was supposed to, and I lost four hearts trying to fight them the normal way.


    I couldn't wait to enter the portal to the Overworld.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Please tell me it's not nighttime.


    And thank goodness it wasn't! At first, I was confused as to where I was, but I then realized that I had unintentionally set my spawn point at the cliffside village the evening before entering the stronghold at the start of the expedition. What a fitting end to it!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    I could now look wherever I want without having to worry about some enraged creature running after me! What a graceful welcome, very much unlike what had happened after the ender dragon fight.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    On Day 481, we're finally back at Sunflower Valley.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Here's everything I had acquired from the expedition, which I organized into three shulker boxes:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 25: Conquering End Metropolises - Part 3 to 16:56 (1)


    Needless to say, there's quite a lot to add to our treasure room, but that'll be for the next update. It also seemed like I had forgotten about the five extra ender chests I had collected while taking the screenshots, but luckily, nothing else was left out.


    In the next update, it'll be time for village expansion: currently, it only contains three buildings that are already filled up with profession sites and beds, and my aim is to fix that and distribute the sites and beds evenly amongst the different houses. But if that sounds too boring, I might put my elytra to use and explore the world beyond what we had mapped. There's still something I haven't seen much of in this world yet...

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    posted a message on 22 / 5.000 new minecraft mob
    Quote from wolfjref»

    I want to propose an idea. I want to add a new ostil mob that appears in the caves. For me, it would be a very creative idea. So what do you say, please mojang, make it happen?



    Please specify the behaviours of this mob (although I assume it's hostile based on the misspelling), its attack methods, health level, drops, etc.

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    posted a message on Is there a way to use mac keys to control minecraft

    In that case, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse / Keyboard and tick the "Use fn keys as standard keys" box.

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    posted a message on Is there a way to use mac keys to control minecraft

    Yes, both the Mac fn and command keys are supported. The only action requiring the command key however is dropping whole stacks of items (Control + Command + Q).

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Well, I really recommend a storage room early on. I also postpone building one, but once I do finish, everything just seems so much neater (no more putting dirt and diamonds in the same chest!) and the extra space is gold. I even find that most of the stuff I put into my chests will never be required again.


    To be honest, I'm still surprised I bridged over the void instead of using a flying redstone contraption. There were moments where I had ran out of blocks in my hotbar slot and had to pause to grab some more from my inventory. As I released "S," I was literally holding down shift for dear life. Imagine I let go of the wrong key!


    And now for a quick spoiler: in the next update, there'll be bridging without slow falling...

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    posted a message on Feather falling needs a change.
    Quote from Dixvt»

    Idk if anyone else is like me but anytime I hear or read "Feather falling", I think of slow falling. It makes more sense for it to be slow falling then just a damage reduction from falling. If it's just fall damage reduction, it should be named something like cushioned landing or something that actually makes sense for the effect of the enchantment.

    I honestly believe they should alter and change Feather falling and slow falling to be one in the same, having the potions and arrows for more pvp aspects and the enchantment for when you are exploring and surviving with friends in pve situations. It would give the electra a break in a lot of situations and it would be another single book enchantment instead of being a tiered enchantment that no one bothers to get.

    It's literally unloved and untouched by everyone because most people don't need it or they forget it exist because it does nothing for them. They depend on the electra for everything or they learned bucket/boat/slime/etc clutching so the damage from falling is non-existent.


    I wouldn't say Feather Falling is an unpopular enchantment. It's not mutually exclusive, and at its maximum level, offers 48% protection against fall damage, which isn't a lot but can still save you from a 20-40 block fall, one of the most common sources of death for players early game. Hardcore players in particular use this enchantment all the time. However, I do agree that the name is somewhat misleading and wouldn't mind a change.


    As rare as Feather Falling is, or could be, I don't think any enchantment should offer immunity (total resistance) against a certain type of damage. That is simply too broken. And won't that make Slow Falling potions redundant, since once you have the enchantment, you'll never need to replace it, while Slow Falling potions in bulk require farming phantom membranes and blaze powder?


    The elytra might make it less useful but it requires much more skill to use. And if it breaks midair, you'll still take fall damage.

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Episode 24: From Moss Gardens to End Cities


    Before raiding the end city (or rather cities, as it turned out later), I still had several minor base enhancement ideas left in mind, so that's what the first part of this update will be focused on.



    Firstly, just so I wouldn't forget later, I enchanted a book with Unbreaking III and Mending and placed the still unchipped anvil in my ender chest should I manage to acquire an elytra during the end city raids. The reason I planned on enchanting the elytra on-site was so that I would be able to explore for even more end cities without having to endure the ordeal of bridging.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    With that out of the way, it was time to put our storage house to use!


    I began by clearing out the double chest in the "living room" of my house and transferring all my old tools and any mob-dropped gear, such as crossbows from pillagers and Soul Speed boots bartered from piglins, into the treasure room. Some of them were even placed in item frames, although, spoiler alert, that'll change later on.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    And as for the main storage floor upstairs?


    It turned out fairly well. I didn't even have to use all of the chests / barrels.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    The double chests are mostly for storing blocks and items that I would frequently use or generally require a large space to store: dirt / grass, wood, saplings, flowers, stones, ores, mob drops, etc. There are a lot of chests, so there's not much point in showing specifically what each and every one of them contains.


    The barrels are for storing more niche categories, like glass, bricks, and dyes.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    Heading up to the village, I was greeted by a wandering trader party.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    I did consider purchasing two of the available items: green dye and jungle saplings, but later decided against it as I already had easy access to a nearby jungle and would only require green dye in large quantities, which I'll need cactus for.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    I obtained another lead though. For some reason, the other one didn't drop.


    My third task was to tame a horse and bring it back to the barn. I did attempt this long ago, back in Episode 7, but hadn't found any horses, only donkeys. However, I had recently spotted one wandering through the cherry grove to the south and decided it would be a good idea to secure it before it despawned.


    Ah yes, that's what we're looking for.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    I tamed it, put on a saddle and, after taking a little suffocation damage, successfully started riding!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    It's my first time I've ever ridden a horse in the game. They sure do go fast.


    I brought the horse back to the barn, where I armored and bred it with the donkey, producing a mule.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    Now for my final two tasks before leaving Sunflower Valley: renovating the giant oak tree outside the barn and surrounding it with a colorful "moss garden." I'll work on them simultaneously.


    I was going to require around a stack of oak logs for this project, so while I waited for the saplings to grow, I decided to head east to a nearby flower forest (larger than the one to our west, which is below the jagged mountain range) and resupply on flowers, both small and large. I found a couple of interesting things on the way there, including a medium-sized dripstone ravine which I had missed on my numerous trips ...


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    ... as well as a lone pillager that just suddenly appeared a few blocks in front of me!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    What a jumpscare. Their crossbow was even enchanted with Piercing.


    As evening fell and I went over to harvest some lilacs, I realized that I've never even touched any on this world so far, hence the message:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    By morning, I had gathered everything I would need.


    Two days later, the moss garden was completed!

    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    The main changes to the giant oak tree were that I had enlarged its trunk to 4x4 (similar to dark oak trees), extended its branches, and even added roots, although those aren't visible in the pictures above. So I suppose you could call it a "half-custom tree." (Oh, and you mustn't forget about the bee nest and shroomlight, the cherries on top.)


    As for the small oak tree? I didn't have the heart to chop it down and also let it have a bee nest to itself.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    I have to be honest: the garden looks even better during twilight.


    Early the next morning, I did the unexpected: I bred the two bees!


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    Adorable, isn't it?


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    And now, you guessed it: it was time to risk our life again and conquer an end city!


    This would arguably be the third most dangerous thing I'll have done on this world so far, with the first being raiding a nether fortress and the second killing the ender dragon. Funnily, there's nothing too difficult or risky about raiding the city itself, but it's the long journey there that would prove a challenge. Perhaps more of a mental challenge, as you'll see later.


    Before I go any further into this, here's what I'm packing:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    Spoiler alert: more was needed.


    And as for my ender chest, the highlights were as follows: paper and gunpowder for fireworks, nearly two stacks of scaffolding, seven slow falling potions, an anvil, and the book enchanted with Unbreaking III and Mending. I wasn't too concerned about inventory space limitations as I should be able to acquire at least a few shulker boxes at the end city, where said inventory space would most likely become an issue otherwise.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    Since I had headed out in the afternoon, I didn't make it to the stronghold before nightfall and slept at the cliffside village situated below the jagged peaks.


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Gardening and End City Raiding - Part 1 to 7:30


    The next day, I was able to quickly locate the vertical shaft leading down to the stronghold:


    r/Staricle_MC - Episode 24: Fiddling with Moss - Part 2 to 17:26


    I had to mine straight down (adjacent to the shaft, of course) to reach the stronghold, reminding me that I should build an easier access route, perhaps a ladder system, but this would probably be my last time entering the End anyways. I then shoved all my excess stone-type blocks in a stronghold chest before heading over to the end portal.


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    It took a long time for me to realize that I had forgotten to set my spawn point. Oh well.


    I pearled through the floating end gateway, which brought me to the outer end islands. I had already been here after the ender dragon fight but lost the pictures, so I retook them (my render distance was first raised to 32 chunks).


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    There weren't any end cities in sight from my rather small island, so, despite everything, it was bridging time. There seemed to be a fairly large island to the west, which would be the general direction I'll travel as I search for end cities.


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    I pillared up for safety ...


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    ... before drinking a slow falling potion, although not even that would be guaranteed to save me should I fall off the bridge. The only thing that would matter is how quickly I dump the water bucket on the block I fall from. If I do, but too slowly, I'll fall faster than the water and it'll never catch up with me to break my fall.


    I was literally shaking as I bridged over the infinite expanse of death.


    But when I dared to look up again ... I had made it. *sigh of relief*


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    But the ordeal wasn't entirely over just yet. I still needed to find an end city, although I was hopeful that I would find one on this seemingly large island. I mean, I really hope I do.


    After several minutes of westerly wandering, I did!


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    Unfortunately, I needed to bridge across to another island, which demanded a second slow falling potion.


    And even more unfortunately:


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    It was the smallest end city you could possibly find (I think?). I guess this will serve as a "taster session" for when I take on the real thing?!


    I carefully went around the "city" until I faced the entrance before safely sniping both of the guard shulkers with my bow and obtaining a shulker shell from each of them. I had to wait until the shulkers opened; if I shot them while they were closed, the arrow would only bounce off. It was often the case that they were open as I released my bow but closed just as the resulting arrow approached them. Thank goodness for the Infinity enchantment.


    And here we were. "The City at the End of the Game."


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    I began heading upstairs ...


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    ... to a small parkour course, the top of which a third shulker inhabited.


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    That one dropped their shell as well. My Looting sword had come into play.


    And that was it. Three shulkers. No end ship. No chests. I guess that meant we've defeated an entire end city?! As small as it was, it was still an end city! As I went outside to collect some end rods and magenta banners, however, I accidentally glanced at an enderman down below and ...


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    It took me five minutes to deal with the offended creature.


    After that incident, I crafted my first shulker box, where I would store all of my future end city loot.


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    Now that we've had our appetizer, it was time to continue on our search! Unfortunately, the island abruptly ended to the west of the end city, and I didn't think I could bridge all that way:


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    I decided to take a detour to the south, where multiple large islands were connected.


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    One thing I do somehow like about trying to find end cities is how disorientating the whole place is. Besides the occasional end cities, the absence of landmarks really makes you lose your sense of direction.


    The island ended to the south, but on the bright side, the gap to the other islands was smaller.


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    I drank a third slow falling potion and ... it was bridging time once again. Having ran out of deepslate tiles, I had to resort to my valuable planks, although I should've just mined some end stone instead.


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    It may not seem like it, but I had now spent two hours in the End with minimal success. I did find one end city, however, so there was no reason I wouldn't find another one anytime soon.


    I crossed the island ... found nothing ... oh no, more bridging ... is that an end gateway? ...


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    At this point, I had consumed four of my seven slow falling potions. On the plus side, however, I was becoming more and more confident about bridging over the void. Nothing bad had happened thus far.


    As I started trekking across the next island, I was delighted to finally find another end city.


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    The delight was short-lived, however: this end city was essentially the same as the previous one but with an extra branch. That doesn't really make it much better though.


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    And of course, there wasn't an end ship. Perhaps they only generate in large end cities, but that makes sense.


    I sniped the guard shulkers with ease, climbed up and came to the building that "branched out" from the main structure, where there was another shulker. I disposed of it with ease as well.


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    I then pillared to the top of the main tower (I couldn't be bothered with the parkour), where I killed the fourth and final shulker, before descending. Well, that made two successful end city raids, and now we continue on!


    Unfortunately, I had reached the western edge of the island, and it didn't extend too much to the south either, so, believe it or not, I mined another stack of end stone, sacrificed my fifth slow falling potion ...


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    ... and bridged over the void yet again!


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    It wasn't long before I came to the western edge of this next island as well. *sigh*


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    At this point, I was exhausted of bridging and decided to veer south, where some of the larger islands joined together. And yes, there's another end gateway. If only there could be an end city next to it!


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    But turning around, I found my wishes instantly granted:


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    That's a big end city!


    And I'll leave it here. It's obvious what the next update will all be about: continuing to raid and search for end cities until we have acquired an elytra! Hopefully, it'll be soon, since I only have two slow falling potions and only several planks of wood left.


    The process may be tedious, but I'm certain it'll all pay off in the end.

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    posted a message on Bears in minecraft.

    I don't see anything wrong with adding more bear variants to the game; brown bears in standard and old growth taigas and black bears in forests sounds reasonable. The only possible complaint is that those biomes will be more dangerous to be in, so they should behave neutrally (and unlike polar bears, not attack if you get too close to them or their cubs) and have low spawn rates. More general ambience is always welcome.


    I'm not sure about taming bears though, unless you mean just trapping them in your base.

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Yes, and also, I do not see the point in endermen griefing in the first place. I understand they're being given a unique ability but perhaps instead of altering the terrain they could spawn with a pickable block depending on the biome or the block they spawned on, etc.

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Thank you for these tips! I'm glad that falling off while bridging won't lead to certain death.

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    posted a message on How did this happen???

    Since when do leaves keep out vexes?


    The vexes are only there because the evoker summoned them upon noticing the villagers.

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    posted a message on Mountain Quest: A Hardcore World

    Episode 23: The End


    We're finally here!


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    This update was rather difficult to write because I had completely messed up the documentation aspect of the ender dragon fight. I had attempted to record the whole thing on video so I wouldn't have to risk my life taking screenshots of the crucial moments, but I lost the first clip (lasting ~14 minutes) leaving nothing but a five minute recording of the end of the fight.


    I suppose there's not much I can do about that, so without further ado, here's a brief summary.



    The obsidian platform I had spawned on was exposed but partially situated above the main End island, which thankfully meant no bridging was needed. I headed towards an obsidian tower in front of me, constructed a pillar of scaffolding, and dumped a water bucket at the bottom for extra insurance. Just as I started climbing, the dragon knocked me off and then into the air, at least a hundred blocks above the island. Although I had the slow falling effect, I couldn't waste any time falling, so I pearled down.


    Trying again, as I climbed, I was knocked off, although not into the air. Not only had I been hit three times in one second by the dragon, I had not fully recovered from the first attack. Eventually, however, the dragon started descending towards the end portal at the center of the island, signifying the beginning of its perching stage. This was my chance! I climbed up the tower, carefully shot the end crystal and, using my height to my advantage, sniping two more. Upon descending, I placed torches on the obsidian towers that I had successfully disabled.


    This was essentially the routine for the rest of the crystal breaking stage of the fight. I waited until the dragon began perching before climbing up the tower of scaffolding and shooting the end crystal at the top plus a few more that were near enough. I would then jump off the tower, using slow falling to my advantage, and place a torch on it and the other disabled towers. Occasionally, I was thrown into the air by the dragon but I still had an adequate number of slow falling potions and ender pearls. I was also sometimes showered by the dragon's breath, which I gladly collected in my glass bottles. During all this, I only angered one enderman.


    After around six or seven minutes into the fight, I discovered that the ender dragon was no longer healing and realized that all the crystals had been broken (without me even knowing it!), and so began the second stage. As if on cue, the dragon started perching! So I gladly headed over, skirting around the dragon's breath, and decided to melee the beast's head with my sword.


    It didn't work.


    I pillared up until I was almost touching the dragon. I continued slashing, but the dragon wasn't taking any damage. What was going on?! This technique worked so well on my survival world, so why not this one?


    I was then thrown into the sky yet again, this time to a frightening height of at least a hundred blocks. And I didn't have slow falling.


    I quickly threw an ender pearl, but my aim was poor and it somehow went diagonally instead of straight down. It could all end here! I threw a second ender pearl, which luckily went straight for the ground this time. Only about half a second before I would've landed and probably died, I was safely teleported to the ground. I hurriedly took out some more slow falling potions from my ender chest and drank one. That was close.


    I could do nothing but snipe the dragon with my bow. Although my accuracy was dreadful, I was making progress, slowly but surely. I did continue to attempt to melee the dragon when it perched, but it just didn't work. Although I did get thrown high up into the air again. It wasn't worth it, I decided at last. All this time, I had also been dodging the dragon's fireballs and carefully collecting the resulting breath.


    Eventually, the dragon had only about a quarter of its health left, and this is where the video comes in.



    I decided to make one last attempt at meleeing the dragon, and not the head this time. I even pillared up until I was practically touching the dragon, and despite this, the effort was to no avail. My game was also rather laggy at this point: at 0:12, as I pillared down, I couldn't pick up the stone bricks for some reason. Failing to pick up dropped items has been a problem ever since I've revived the world a few months ago, but it hadn't been that bad yet.


    As I waited for the dragon to stop perching, I decided to eat, but instead accidentally dumped my water bucket.


    The rest of the fight was just me trying to snipe the dragon and failing most of the time or dodging the fireballs and obtain even more bottles of dragon breath, nothing too interesting, although I did learn that you couldn't collect the breath while the dragon was perching (2:09).


    As the dragon was leaving its perching stage on this particular instance, I was attacked yet again. My full Thorns III armor was really doing its job here.


    A couple of snipes later, the dragon essentially only had one or two health points left (3:12), and it was annoyingly perching again. So close, yet so far. I decided to heal up while it was perching so I could safely shoot it once it left its perch. But that happened much earlier than I thought, and I was attacked yet again ... and that was how I won the fight. Not with a sword or a bow, but with my own armor. The dragon had tried to attack me but died doing so.

    As I looked around for the victory firework display (3:23), I accidentally looked at an enderman, which ruined the show as I got distracted fighting it. It then somehow disappeared: it had went into the end portal, as I would find out later ... (ominous foreshadowing)


    After that incident, I gladly collected all the XP, repairing my nearly broken Silk Touch pickaxe and getting myself to level 65, before collecting the dragon egg (4:46), finishing off the video.


    While this is not shown, I later pillared up to the end gateway, which thankfully was not situated above the void, and pearled through, making the advancement and hoping to find an end city nearby. Unfortunately, even after raising my render distance to the maximum, I could not find any on my island or the surrounding ones. A task saved for next time. I needed to restock on slow falling potions.


    I then jumped into the portal to the Overworld ... and it was disastrous.


    It was the middle of the night, and I was back at world spawn, where our journey began nearly half a year ago. The enderman I had looked at during the dragon death scene was just there, still on fire, teleporting around and attacking me. I took care of that first.


    A horde of zombies, one of them wearing gold armor, had spawned nearby and were now pursuing me, so I pillared up an acacia tree to snipe them. A skeleton was also sniping me during this time. After taking care of some of the monsters, I tried to sleep on the tree, but phantoms started attacking me as well, reminding me of my prolonged absence in the Overworld. Eventually, I remembered about the extra slow falling potions I would need and gratefully killed the phantoms (obtaining one membrane) before enjoying a good night's rest.


    Come morning, I dispatched the rest of the mobs before making the journey back to Sunflower Valley.


    The first thing I did upon arriving was to attempt to brew three more slow falling potions, but my brewing stand had ran out of fuel and I realized that I had left all my blaze rods and some other essentials back at the stronghold to conserve inventory space. So, believe it or not, I made another thousand block journey to the stronghold, where I retrieved my items as well as some extra loot I had not taken. Now this is where the update can properly begin!


    -


    My first task was to fully enchant all of my gear, and the only enchantments I lacked now were Efficiency V on all my tools and Silk Touch specifically on my axe and shovel, if you didn't count my unenchanted hoe. I already had an Efficiency IV book, so I applied that to my Silk Touch pickaxe. The XP we'd acquired from killing the dragon really came in handy here!


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    However, I needed Efficiency V on all my tools, and it would take too long to try to enchant and disenchant a bunch of books, so I offered one of my fishermen a new job. After a day of lectern fiddling, we agreed on the trade plan.


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    To be fair, 23 (or 22 if I hadn't accidentally hit the villager) emeralds for such a valuable enchantment was an excellent deal.


    I applied the newly acquired book to my Fortune III pickaxe.


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    Just three more tools left!


    It was at this point that I decided to make a brand new diamond axe and shovel, the reason being I preferred Silk Touch instead of Fortune III on those tools (the former for breaking bookshelves, melons, and campfires, and the latter for grass blocks). Luckily, while making my way down to the stronghold last episode, I had somehow found a vein of eight diamonds (which turned into 20 upon using my Fortune pickaxe).


    After securing a Silk Touch trade ...


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    ... I combined the book with Efficiency IV and Mending and applied that book to my new shovel.


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    And then my anvil broke.

    Thanks to the mountain mapping trips, I had a lot of iron to spare!


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    After a lucky round with the enchanting table and some villager trading, I was able to max out my new Silk Touch axe.


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    The final tool to enchant was the hoe. I was again greeted with good luck from the enchanting table: the first round straight out offered Fortune II and Unbreaking III. I decided to test my luck and see if I could enchant another book with Fortune II to make a Fortune III hoe, and ... I did it! I still couldn't believe all this.


    I then bought an Efficiency V and Mending book and maxed out my hoe.


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    My main set of tools were now fully enchanted! The days of XP grinding on this world are pretty much over.


    My next goal for this update was to build a large "treasure room" / storage house. The double chests in my house were overflowing and rather disorganized, and I would also be able to create a display area for the dragon egg.


    For this build, however, I would need to first acquire amethyst, so it's time to set out on a mini-expedition!


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    I headed east towards the nearest ocean. The plan was that I would drink a night vision potion and scout the deep ocean floor for a geode, as those could generate up to y:30 and would therefore often be exposed below the surface. While looking for the geode, I came across some landmarks on my return journey from the nether fortress, namely the jungle island and ocean monument.


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    I even collected some more tropical fish for my pond.


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    At last, I found what I was looking for. There happened to be a shipwreck nearby but I didn't raid it.


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    After checking that there were no drowned zombies nearby, I dived in.


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    A beautiful place, isn't it?


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    There weren't even any monsters inside!


    I collected around a stack of amethyst blocks plus some of the crystal "buds." Unfortunately, I didn't find any large-sized crystals as they had not finished growing from the budding amethyst blocks. It was a shame you couldn't obtain budding amethyst blocks with a Silk Touch pickaxe; if you could, I would build a "crystal growing room" at my base. Before leaving, I recorded the coordinates of this geode on my book and quill for future reference.


    I began rowing home to a brilliant sunset.


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    Upon arriving at Sunflower Valley, I released the two fish into the pond ...


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    ... and started terraforming the land for the build. It would be located next to the brewing stand near my house, so my potentially frequent "organization trips" wouldn't be much of a hassle.


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    I was quickly sidetracked, however, when I heard enderman and baby zombie noises close by. Having these sounds around my base really annoys me, so I dug down, expecting to find some small cave near surface level. And I did.


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    I lit up the cave (it was large enough that filling it in would be impractical) and slashed at the enderman, which for some reason teleported to my village and was quickly slain by an iron golem. Served it right for stealing a grass block.


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    After finishing the terraforming, I started building the semicircular stripped spruce frame of the house, which would be two stories high. This is the frame of the first floor:


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    It was then that I encountered an unexpected 1.21 change: I could no longer strip logs while having a shield in my offhand. This would make me more vulnerable to creeper explosions while building, so I was constantly on the lookout for this destructive monster.


    And speaking of monsters, it frustrates me even more how endermen teleport all over my base and steal blocks.


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    The one in my animal barn simply wouldn't despawn even when I wandered far from my base. Which reminded me of something I've been postponing: summoning more iron golems. But first, I needed to unlock a name tag trade. The reason I wanted to name iron golems was so I would always know which ones were friendly and which ones were dangerous (i.e. the ones the villagers summon).


    So to level up my Mending librarian, I wasted some emeralds on lanterns ...


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    Wait, how does a single ink sac provide that much XP to the villager?


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    To save time, I quickly went over to the local river, killed some more squids and obtained 21 ink sacs. We're making lots of emeralds today as well!


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    I soon unlocked the trade I was looking for:


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    Only for 14 emeralds as well! I had also unlocked numerous other trades in the process, namely a Curse of Vanishing book (pointless) and a Silk Touch book, both for only emerald. If only I had levelled them up before assigning the Silk Touch trade to the other villager, but oh well. I was also offered emeralds for selling book and quills, but since those already require ink sacs in their crafting recipes, I would rarely make this trade.


    Come on Dr. Broderick, do your job!


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    Well done!


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    A wandering trader party then showed up at the village and offered some decent trades.


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    I purchased two pairs of lily pads (more decoration for my pond!) and two nautilus shells. I have a feeling I've bought at least something from over half of the wandering traders I have encountered on this world. It would be nice if one of them offered slimeballs soon.


    As I was building the frame of the second floor of the house, another enderman showed up on the roof of my house, having stolen another grass block. Why can't they just leave my base alone?!


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    Hmmm ... which punishment should I choose for them? Iron golem or stuck-in-a-boat? I opted for the latter.


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    The next morning, it was time for a second mini expedition: I was planning on using calcite as part of my build but didn't have very much on it, so it's time for a trip to our local stony mountain massif. Funnily enough, due to the chunks being unloaded, the wandering trader from Episode 16 was still there, stuck with the llamas on a small ledge.


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    I searched all over the stony peaks but for some reason was struggling to find any strips of calcite. I'd seen so many of them on the other stony mountain ranges during the mapping expeditions, but not this one.


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    Just as I started to lose hope, I found one right at the boundary between the stony peaks and frozen peaks. Phew.


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    Ah yes, the satisfaction of instant mining!


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    As I mined, I came across some substantial cave openings, including one containing a skeleton with an enchanted bow as well as a creeper. Luckily, they were too far away to be threatening.


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    I spent several more days finishing up the treasure house, experimenting with all sorts of stair and slab designs until I found one I was happy with. The windows took a lot of work in the end.


    Without further ado, here's the front of the house, which I'm most satisfied with. I added some mossy flower gardens near the entrance because ... I just felt like it.


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    But the back isn't nearly as good. Perhaps those windows are too big.


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    And to finish off, here's a view of the inside of the first floor, where you'll find all the "treasure" stuff, including my old diamond tools, nautilus shells, and of course, the dragon egg. I also moved my ominous banners and iron armor stand in here, the latter of which encouraged me to waste 17 gold ingots on a chestplate and leggings to complete my gold armor collection, all for the sake of symmetricality.


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    In the next update, I'll work on building the storage room upstairs and transferring all my items to the corresponding chests, as well as something even more demanding: raiding an end city for my first elytra and shulker boxes on this world. I don't think I'll need more preparation than fighting the ender dragon: fully enchanted diamond gear, a bow, seven or eight slow falling potions, backup ender pearls and a couple stacks of blocks should be sufficient for success.


    The only real challenge I'll face is bridging across the end islands without letting go of the shift (crouch) key. I suppose I could drink a slow falling potion before I start bridging and throw an ender pearl at the bridge if I do fall off, but my odds of survival will still be slim. Although slim is better than nothing, I guess? I could build a flying redstone contraption but I don't think it's likely I'll be finding an end city in any time if I do this. Or I could continuously resummon the ender dragon and kill it to open more end gateways, hoping one of them spawns me close to an end city, but that'll likely take even more time than the redstone contraption. There is, however, one thing I'm definitely not doing: throwing ender pearls across the end islands. My aiming is almost always poor and I've died numerous times on my survival world when the pearl "slid" down the island.


    Regardless of what I do, though, I'll still dedicate the start of the next update to preparation and organization.

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    posted a message on How did this happen???

    The dropping of the sticks and saplings indicates that the leaves have been decaying. Did you build the leaf box (i.e. did you place down every leaf block) or is it part of a tree you chopped down? In the former case, leaves should not decay. Otherwise, if leaves are not connected / close enough to a log block, then they decay.

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    posted a message on what

    The lightning rod is too close to the villager platform. It needs to be more than 4 blocks away, both horizontally and vertically.

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