Wow. I was looking for something else and found this by accident. I've been rendering for hours, and I just realized that I have forgotten what it was that I was looking for earlier.
Oh, if you're taking suggestions, every settings page needs a "return to default" button.
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Apr 22, 2012troycheek posted a message on What item would you like to see that can be enchanted?Posted in: Survival Mode
This, and the fewer you enchant at once, the better the chance that you'll get a really awesome enchant. That is, enchant 1 arrow and you're pretty much guaranteed to get an Arrow of Awesomeness even if you're only using one XP level, but if you try to enchant a whole stack you might only get +1 damage even if you burn 50 XP.Quote from redheadsrule
Enchanting arrows. There would be things like fire, ice, explosive, no drop etc. Lots of one to 64 at a time, depending on how stupid or desperate you are.
Apr 13, 2012I just wanted to announce that I just uploaded my 200th Minecraft video to my YouTube channel Uncle Troy Presents. This video celebrates 100 encounters with creepers from my first 100 episodes. Please check it out.Posted in: Let's Play (and Live Stream)
Mar 3, 2012Just in case something like this hasn't been suggested before, I thought I'd mention the Stone Age challenge I just started. For this challenge, you generate a map (I used the seed "Stone Age") in hardcore mode and try to survive without using the furnaces to smelt metals. In essence, you are limited to wood or stone tools. The general idea is that you are from a Stone Age time and haven't discovered metal refining yet. However, you're a smart cookie and can fully utilize any metals you find in chests in dungeons or abandoned mineshafts. I figure that this way you can eventually get a few metals (though they will still be very limited) and eventually slay the dragon or whatever goal you set for yourself.Posted in: Survival Mode
I try to explain it a little better (and start playing the challenge myself) in this video:
Dec 7, 2011troycheek posted a message on What are your First 5 Steps after creating a new world1) Go to the General Store.Posted in: Survival Mode
2) Buy a lantern.
3) Kill Morgoth.
Wait, wrong game. Never mind.
Nov 5, 2011My suggestion for a mod is simple: Make a tiny alteration to the terrain generator so that mountain peaks have a lava source block above them. This would effectively create the appearance of a volcano. I suggest looking for those little single blocks at the tops of hills (or even mario blocks out by themselves) and putting the lava only on top of those. For a real experience, put lava source blocks on top of 1% of trees. This makes a nice lava fountain and occasionally starts a forest fire. The point is to create lots of volcanic activity, but not so much that the game is unplayable.Posted in: Requests / Ideas For Mods
I've created a video of my playing around in creative mode where I illustrate what I'm talking about:
Oct 29, 2011troycheek posted a message on How To Build A Portal Elevator - Bedrock To Sky Limit In 13 SecondsI've been using this for quite a while, but you do a good job explaining it. Here's a video showing how I do it.Posted in: Survival Mode
Oct 14, 2011troycheek posted a message on Survival Island meets 404 - incredible new seed for 1.8 - "GiantRavine"Just to let everyone know that I'm still playing this. I don't think I've had this much fun in Minecraft in quite a while.Posted in: Survival Mode
A few things if you're thinking of trying this map:
- Either download the map from this thread or revert to an earlier version, as the current version (Beta 1.8.1) generates pretty much the same ravine but without the abandoned mineshafts.
- Set yourself some limitations. I played with my usual style and actually managed to "win" the challenge without dying. I think I should have at least gone with Hard instead of Normal difficulty.
- Post your pictures or videos in this thread, or the thread over in the Seeds forum, because I really want to see what other people are doing!
BTW, TarniaW: My name is Troy H. Cheek. You're not the first to call me Troy Geek, though. No hard feelings.
Oct 1, 2011troycheek posted a message on How Do You Tell When Wheat Is Ready For Harvesting?Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from McAngusYoung
The Wiki is a lot like the forums. It has this weird thing called a search bar that people don't seem to know exist.
There are two other ways the wiki is like the forums. First of all, you have to know what it is you are looking for before you can search for it, as imprecise search terms often return the wrong thing or nothing at all. Secondly, time and time again I have searched for something that I know exists, using the exact same search string which worked the last time thanks to my browser's autocomplete function, only to be told that it does not exist. Basically, I believe the OP when he says he tried to search and didn't find it.
Sep 30, 2011troycheek posted a message on Survival Island meets 404 - incredible new seed for 1.8 - "GiantRavine"If I've done this correctly, my letsplay of the GiantRavine Challenge 1.8 now has its own YouTube playlist:Posted in: Survival Mode
GiantRavine Challenge 1.8 Playlist
This playlist will let you skip all the other stuff on my channel (Uncle Troy Presents) if you aren't interested in it. As of this writing, I've got 12 GiantRavine episodes recorded and am uploading them about one a day.
Sep 22, 2011Posted in: 1.0 Update DiscussionQuote from aIpokissa
And how would you think it would be possible to make them spawn in existing villages as the spawn location is determined when the villages generate?
I thought I read where Jeb_ said they were going to try to make it so that NPCs spawned in existing villages. Also didn't I read somewhere that villages had their own biomes? That would make it pretty easy. Just spawn NPCs only in village biomes with a pretty small cap. That would also have the side effect of villages repopulating after you kill them or they wander off and die.
Sep 22, 2011troycheek posted a message on Is this pc good for minecraft AND some steam games?That's better than what I'm playing on right now. Should be sufficient. Trying to find the "best" deal is tough, because no matter what you find, you'll always find something better. I've gotten good deals from Newegg. TigerDirect is also good, as long as you don't have to return anything.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Sep 21, 2011Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from Riqht
They are not that rare? :unsure.gif:
Well, skeleton spawners aren't uber-rare. But I believe I read that you're most likely to find a zombie spawner, with spider spawners the second most common, with skeleton spawners being the rarest. In other words, you can't count on the first dungeon you find having a skeleton spawner.
The fact that I found three skeleton spawners within 50 blocks of each other back in 1.7 does not prove me wrong. Nor the fact that in 1.8, we just found conjoined skeleton/spider dungeons within sight of our new base.
Sep 18, 2011troycheek posted a message on Survival Island meets 404 - incredible new seed for 1.8 - "GiantRavine"For some crazy reason, I decided to try this. I'm playing on Normal difficulty with no particular restrictions. Given my history, I figure the challenge will be challenging enough without giving up torches or playing with one eye closed or whatever it is you experts do to make things interesting.Posted in: Survival Mode
First episode of GiantRavine Challenge is here:
It's part of my Minecraft playlist which is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek#p/c/A93F767AAB547D8A
and my channel page is here if you want to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
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