Are you using the exact same version of Minecraft? You might have spawned in a different place in the same world. That happened to me once.
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Nov 19, 2020Posted in: Discussion
As I understand it, saved games are not user specific, so initially it sounds easy to just copy the saved games to the new laptop. But a game copied in this way would not update on one laptop to reflect changes that the other child made on the other laptop.
Wouldn't it be possible for one child to load a saved game and open it to LAN so that both children could play on the same world at once? Of course the updated game would only be saved on the host child's computer, and it would be a mess to keep having to copy the saved game onto the other laptop so that the second child could continue to play in the same updated world when the first child is not around.
If the saved game was on a network drive on a laptop that was never turned off, wouldn't both children always have access to the saved file? If they wanted to play together the one who opened the game first could open it to LAN.
I'm getting dizzy, I think I am over my head. Maybe the best solution would be to have only one child who plays Minecraft.
Oct 30, 2020Posted in: Discussion
When I first replied to this topic I hadn't yet discovered Dream. The guy has over 12 million subscribers but he doesn't post beginner tutorials and doesn't play in the classical sense, which is why I managed to miss out as long as I did. Apparently he is well-known in the parkour scene, but the videos I love most are the "manhunt" videos in which Dream has to speedrun through the game and kill the Ender dragon before his friends hunt him down and kill him. The most recent one from a month ago had him being hunted by 4 friends (who are all entertaining). It has over 34 million views already, so I am not alone in liking him. EDIT Correction: the link below is the manhunt video from September. The rematch video from 20. October is the most recent one and already has over 21 million views in 9 days.
I also enjoy watching world record speedruns to relax. As of this writing Dream (in-game name DreamWasTaken) is 4th in the category Random Seed glitchless for version 1.9-1.15 and 7th in the same category for version 1.16+. The rankings change on an almost daily basis and all speedrunners need to have great dedication since most of the time countless new games have to be started before the "right" one comes around and luck is with the player. My other favorite speedrunner is the German YouTuber Benex (in-game name realbenex) because I love his calm way of commenting on his play.
I still love all my previous favorite YouTubers, but for different reasons.
Oct 13, 2020Toadrunner 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?Posted in: Discussion
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?
Oct 8, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Oct 2, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 22, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 20, 2020Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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!
Sep 19, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 14, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 14, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 13, 2020Toadrunner posted a message on Inspiration for things to do on a single player worldPosted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 9, 2020Posted in: Survival Mode
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.
Sep 7, 2020Toadrunner posted a message on Has the most essential mod been made yet? (Monsters attacking while sleeping)Posted in: Discussion
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. :-)
Aug 30, 2020Toadrunner posted a message on Strange problem with bucket emptying - is this lag or what causes it?Posted in: Discussion
Thank you for the interesting explanation!
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May 23, 2019Posted in: News
This forum was great. Thank you for keeping it running so long. Thank you to all the patient and generous members who sacrificed their time to help others and provide content. You increased my enjoyment of playing MC a hundredfold. I hope to find you again on some other platform.
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