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    posted a message on Is it just me or is it weird that you can put a boat in a minecart and ride in the boat thats in the minecart?

    I have never come across it because it never occurred to me to try such a weird way to travel. However, I don't have any objection to it. Why shouldn't you be able to put a boat in a minecart and sit in the boat?

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    posted a message on some villagers never reactivate their trades!

    I don't know what problems can turn up on a server, but in singleplayer I have twice had the same problem with villagers not updating their trades. The assumed cause was that the workstations of the villagers in question were erroneously claimed by newly spawned villagers, leaving the original villagers without a workstation to update their trades at.


    The solution that worked in one case was to break the workstation and make a new one for the original villager. In the second case, I put the original villager in a boat and transported him to a distant abandoned village. After I created a new workstation for him, he resumed trading.


    This was all in singleplayer, as I mentioned above.

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    posted a message on Rabbit foot

    I have a collection of rabbit feet given to me by cats. When you sleep near a tamed cat, it will jump into bed with you and usually leaves you a "gift", which is often a rabbit's foot. Of course, this is not the best way to collect rabbit feet, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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    posted a message on Strip mining now obsolete? I miss it...
    Quote from sret»

    (it feels like cheating to always have to dig up to find my way out)


    This comment brought back memories of me when I first started playing. On my very first cave outing it didn’t occur to me to just dig straight up to get out and I wandered around underground for hours trying to find my way back.


    I do a lot of branch mining and don‘t seem to run into cave systems and mineshafts as frequently as you do, so a bit of luck may be involved. I am always delighted to find a mineshaft, however, because I need all the wood and rails for my projects, and I use color coded carpet to keep from getting lost.

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    posted a message on A Few Villager Bugs From 1.14.3 And 1.14.4 Pre-1
    Quote from originaleve1»

    My husband and I both have villagers that will not update. For days and days, once they have been traded with to the "max", they will no longer accept trades, making them useless. This seems to be new in 1.16. Suggestions for how to fix it? Anyone?



    You didn't mention if the world was updated to 1.16 or if the villagers were spawned in 1.16 and have workstations.


    Assuming they are native 1.16 villagers and have workstations, you might be experiencing a problem I had. Sometimes a newly spawned villager claims a workstation that already "belongs" to another villager. The original villager can't use the workstation any more, so he can't update his trades.


    I have been told that removing the doubly-claimed workstation and placing a new one of the same kind for the villager to claim helps to fix the problem. My village was rather chaotic and I didn't know which workstation was the "culprit", so I moved my non-trading villager far away to an empty village and placed a workstation down for him and that seemed to work too. He started trading again. Maybe being far from the original workstation had the same effect as removing it from the game.


    Your problem may have a different cause, of course. I wish you luck in fixing it!

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    posted a message on Any "older" folks play Minecraft?
    Quote from Caite»

    Still looking and hoping. :)


    Right age and gender but wrong time zone. I am UTC+1. :) My grandson introduced me to Minecraft and got me hooked. Now I play mostly alone while listening to podcasts or the news.

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    posted a message on The only reason I hate Ghasts...

    Ghasts are really annoying for many reasons. They make very annoying sounds. Their fireballs can destroy a flimsy bridge you are crossing or knock you into lava. When you think the coast is clear one can float around a corner and surprise attack you. I can live with all that and I build everything in the Nether out of hard materials like cobble or nether brick just to ghast-proof them.


    The one thing I really hate about them is that I have such a hard time hitting them with a bow. I mean, these things are enormous! It should be like hitting the side of a barn. But they are the only mob I have trouble hitting. Go figure.

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    posted a message on Kinda new to the game: is this normal?

    I have no experience in loading backups in this manner, but assuming you are using the Java edition my guess is that it is not normal. Your old backup should have no knowledge of your having entered the Nether if you really made the backup before going there. Maybe you thought you were loading the backup and loaded the current game instead? I can't think of any other cause, and am curious to hear what other people answer.

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    posted a message on Inspiration for things to do on a single player world

    As you already mentioned, you need cows. You will find some if you spend a little time above ground in grassy areas.


    You might also want to find a village and secure it from mobs so you can trade with the villagers.


    Potion making is a useful pastime because you can do a lot more safe exploring when you have water-breathing potions, fire resistant potions, etc. With invisibility potions and water-breathing potions you can enter ocean monuments with impunity and kill all the elder guardians without getting attacked (just remove your armor beforehand). Having such goals in mind gives one motivation to go out and collect the necessary ingredients for the potions. You will need to go to the Nether to collect some.


    You can work towards killing the ender dragon. You can search for a woodland mansion and clear it (that is something I haven't done myself yet).


    You can experiment with redstone contraptions. You can build more automated farms. You mentioned a guardian farm - I just recently drained an ocean monument and built a guardian farm using the tutorial by the YouTuber Wattles. It was very time-consuming, but at least I have an endless supply of prismarine.


    There are loads of things to do, but basically you should do things that are fun for you. Not everyone enjoys the same things. There are a lot of great YouTube videos out there that have something for everyone.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Survival Treehouse - By the seat of my pants

    I am so impressed with this build and all the work you put into it! Without having any knowledge of engineering, I suspect that if it were a real gas balloon, it would have to be larger to lift the ship. However, even if this were the case, you are allowed artistic license in Minecraft and I really like the way it looks.

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    posted a message on Has the most essential mod been made yet? (Monsters attacking while sleeping)
    Quote from Repton85»

    Sleeping means one avoids night, when it's dangerous to travel overland. The sleeping feature means one can essentially skip the night, instead of standing around for several minutes waiting for dawn. It's also necessary for avoiding phantoms.


    "Essential" is my opinion of this feature. I've not used any Minecraft mods before, and the only one I am eager to use would be this one, which would correct what is, in my view, the biggest flaw in the game. That is my opinion.


    As I've stated, I view this feature as essential for immersion reasons. I think night time in the game should be a time of danger, as it is when one is awake. While the game departs from reality in many respects that I can accept without objection, I find it absurd that I can be immune from the dangers of night, in any exposed location, by setting up my bed and having a sleep.


    I'm glad to hear that you realize that this is just your opinion. In my opinion being able to sleep through the night is one of the best features of the game and the greatest flaw of the game is that poisoned potatoes cannot be composted. :-)

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    posted a message on Strange problem with bucket emptying - is this lag or what causes it?

    Thank you for the interesting explanation!

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    posted a message on Strange problem with bucket emptying - is this lag or what causes it?

    I use buckets of lava to fuel my 4 smelting ovens. When the lava is used up, I take the empty buckets (usually 6 or 7) through my nether portal right next door and fill them up at a lava lake.


    Quite often one of the lava buckets will suddenly revert to an empty bucket before I get back to my ovens. It's not a huge problem, but I am curious to know why this happens. Is this one of those glitches that is caused by "lag"? If so, I would love it if someone could explain it to me. :-)

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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    Your world is beautiful!

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Round Wizard Tower

    Congratulations, it looks beautiful! I especially like the inside.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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