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Dec 19, 2014Posted in: Survival Mode
This seems like the most viable solution. Note that you don't have to jury-rig your mouse to spam left click. Just go into your mouse settings (under control panel), and check the box marked Click Lock. Then, whenever you hold down the button long enough (which you can adjust in the same settings window), and then let go it will continue to behave as if the button is being held down until you click it again.
Dec 19, 2014Tallenn posted a message on What was the most hilarious death you've witnessed or committed in Minecraft?I was building a farm high above the ground. I had placed some blocks to help me climb up to reach some chests and hoppers, and when finished, I started breaking the temporary blocks as I climbed down. My platform is made of bottom-half slabs, so the last block I'm breaking is a top-half slab to allow me to jump up onto the next highest full block. Forgetting that when you break a slab that's on top of another slab, it almost always breaks both, I was still standing on the block.Posted in: Survival Mode
My farm is so high, I had plenty of time to realize my mistake and even realize there was nothing I could do to avoid death before I hit the ground. It took a good 3 or 4 seconds.
Dec 18, 2014To me, it's really simple when you are playing by yourself. Just ask yourself, does it feel like I'm cheating? Be honest with yourself, and you'll have your answer. In other words, if you feel like you're cheating, then you are. If you don't, then you're not. If you have to ask, then most likely, you actually feel like it's cheating, but aren't being honest with yourself.Posted in: Survival Mode
1. Recently, I built an XP farm in the nether above the bedrock. When ghasts started spawning, it started to really annoy me, so I set game mode to peaceful while I worked. I also went into creative occasionally to fly between some areas that would have required constructing elaborate scaffolding and build platforms to negotiate otherwise (the farm is nearly 150 blocks above the bedrock, so a fall is death). While it would have been possible to build without any flying at all (I didn't use much, only when the alternative would have meant extreme amounts of extra work), it would have doubled or tripled the time it took to build. I did make sure to always be in survival mode when placing blocks, so every block placed was earned legitimately. Nevertheless, it felt like i was cheating (even though I tried very hard to keep it at an absolute minimum).
2. Just a couple of days ago, I had built a villager breeder, and had built a mine cart track from my base to the nearest village. However, when I got there, I found that it was completely empty. No problem, I thought. I then checked the next nearest village, prepared to move my rail. Strangely, that one was empty too. So, instead of looking for another village that could be who knows how far away, I went into creative, got a villager spawn egg, and repopulated both villages. I only spawned them until I got a brown coat in each one, so the village could fix itself after that. Once, done, I used the legitimately-laid track to move the villagers. In this case, I don't feel like I cheated at all, since I have no idea what happened to those villages. The last time I'd visited them, there were both hoppin'.
I also fly up to get bird's eye view screenshots. I don't consider that cheating, either.
Dec 17, 2014Not that I'm supporting the idea, but I do take issue with one thing: The statement that this can already be accomplished by crafting multiple furnaces and is therefore not needed is not compatible with the statement that this would be overpowered. I happen to agree with the first statement, it's not needed.Posted in: Suggestions
Well, I guess unless you think that you shouldn't be able to have more than one furnace running at a time, or something. To put it another way: if the ability to smelt 1000% faster is overpowered, then furnaces themselves are already overpowered as they are now. After all, they are crafted with a single ingredient that happens to be the single most common block in the game, by a lot. Faster smelting is already in the game, and easy to get.
Dec 17, 2014Yeah, I was thinking more like 2 months, or even more. I'm not planning on doing a lot at a time. Just until I get bored, then move on to something else. I also find mining to be relaxing, until it feels tedious. That's when I'll stop for that session. I started on it last night, and actually found that I was wanting more time to dig, since I have so many other projects to get done.Posted in: Survival Mode
I've done stuff like this with mods before, and even using BC quarries, this can take a while. Doing it by hand will take exponentially more time, but my current server world is 1.8.1 vanilla, so....
A little at a time, don't set a time limit, it will get done eventually.
Dec 16, 2014I'm actually considering doing something similar on my server. However, after doing some tests last night, I've determined that my spawn chunks are 12 chunks x 12 chunks, which would be a 192x192 area to clear, instead of 256x256. Even so, I'm probably insane, or will be before I finish I plan to do it a little at a time, and since I have a design for a fantastic XP farm (ImpulseSV's X79- I've made it in my SSP world, but not yet on my server, it is just amazing), enchanting many picks won't be a problem.Posted in: Survival Mode
The way I tested was to separate out chunks (did all this in creative) with blocks, then build a small holding pen for chickens in each one. Then, I'd spawn some baby chicks in them using eggs, then head out about 1200-1500 blocks away and wait for at least 20 minutes (actually closer to 30, to be sure). Then, when I went back, noted which chickens had matured, and which were still babies. After several tests on different chunks, I finally managed to find the full square of exactly what chunks always stay loaded as long as someone is logged in. I still have it marked off, but I threw away any incidentals I got so as not to cheat. I actually haven't found any chickens yet, so I made sure to get rid of any drops from them, as well as kill off any that managed to escape. Once I get it fully marked out with blocks actually earned in survival mode, I'll go back and remove the markers still there (they're way up in the air).
Dec 16, 2014Tallenn posted a message on Mekanism v9.4.0 - Industrial Turbines, Thermoelectric Boilers, Fusion Reactors!I'm pretty sure there is a config option for that. IIRC, it's a percentage, so just setting it to 0 to turn it off.Posted in: Minecraft Mods
There is a teleporter system in the mod. That's probably the portal looking thing you saw.
Dec 16, 2014Here is my opinion on mining:Posted in: Discussion
Caving is generally more fun, but also more dangerous. If you're just starting out, and still have no armor, branch mining is much safer (make sure to keep your tunnels well lit), and yields pretty good amounts of ore per hour. It also yields a lot of cobble, which you can cook and turn into great building blocks, as well as (in 1.8) other types of stone (I really like polished diorite for floors and ceilings). It's going to cost more picks, though.
Personally, I use both methods on a regular basis.
branch mining pros and cons:
safe (as long as you keep it well lit) -pro
gain lots of stone of various types -could be pro or con, or even both
uses lots of picks -con
can get pretty tedious -con
may be more efficient for diamonds -pro (but debateable)
caving pros and cons:
more fun than branch mining -pro
more dangerous -con
saves on picks -pro
can be difficult to find your way back out -con
doesn't yield a lot of stone -pro or con, depending
Dec 15, 2014Tallenn posted a message on Them damn Iron Golems keep spawning just outside me farm!You need to remove all spawnable blocks except those you want the golems to spawn on. I tried having my villagers in mine carts in a pocket around the outside of my farm, but golems were spawning on the dirt blocks I had the tracks on, even though there were glass blocks two above them. I had to replace the dirt with glass -I left the villagers in their minecarts, and just push them around- and it works perfectly now.Posted in: Survival Mode
This is the tutorial I used to build my farm, except I didn't bother with the sorting system, and as I mentioned, my villager pocket goes all the way around (not full though, maybe 20 villagers) and they're in mine carts (so much easier to control them that way). As long as the only blocks that are spawnable are within the farm and under the water, it works perfectly.
Dec 15, 2014I've seen some tall ones, not sure exactly how tall. I love the Ice Spikes biome. it's so pretty and exotic. Packed ice is REALLY useful, too. (Hint, you need silk touch to harvest it). It works just like ice, but doesn't melt.Posted in: Discussion
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