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Combat Jumping Rasyat






Hey n0t_u.

How'd you get grass to grow on your floating island? I'm building a huge one myself.

I know to grow grass you need an existing block of grass. Is building a staircase to connect the island to grass covered dirt the only way?

   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






I used Invedit for the grass, but only because of the annoyance of doing it normally before. I'd say build a 3 wide staircase of normal dirt up to it and give it time to travel.

The reason is that the growth is apparently accelerated by having multiple grass blocks nearby and after three it will be pretty tedious.
   
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Krazed Killa Kan






Minnesota, land of 10,000 Lakes and 10,000,000,000 Mosquitos

On that note it's worth pointing out you can basically just set it up and ignore it for a while. Even at top speed, it takes several in-game days to get even close. As long as the chunk doesn't unload (which I believe happens around 300 blocks away...though I'm not sure about it) it'll keep going regardless of what you're up to.

Of course, you can always use INVedit if you're in single player, but it doesn't help much if it's a multiplayer server you're talking about.

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The Court of the Wolf Lords

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Plastictrees



UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G3ufBDNhuA

This is probally the best castle i've seen on YT so far, it's pretty amazing, the gold is espically impressive.

The dude in it is a total Tobuscus wannabe though.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Plastictrees



UK

I built a portal to the Nether yesterday, had a quick look around, and all I saw was lots of fire and space; is there any point exploring down there, anything valuable?

Found a gigantic natural cavern thing in my minning shaft, it took me a while to hit below surface level because my base/house is ontop of a large mountain. The cavern is so large, I havn't explored it fully yet, it seems to go down to bedrock and there's lots of still lava at the lowest bit i've explored so far, good for making Obsidian.

Is there a way to stop Farm animals from spawning inside my houses outer wall, they keep bumping into me when I try to build and my lava fall doesn't kill them all.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Committed Chaos Cult Marine






Lord-Loss wrote:I built a portal to the Nether yesterday, had a quick look around, and all I saw was lots of fire and space; is there any point exploring down there, anything valuable?


Nah not really imo, just the nether blocks and some glowstone blocks.

Found a gigantic natural cavern thing in my minning shaft, it took me a while to hit below surface level because my base/house is ontop of a large mountain. The cavern is so large, I havn't explored it fully yet, it seems to go down to bedrock and there's lots of still lava at the lowest bit i've explored so far, good for making Obsidian.


Hehe that happens alot

Is there a way to stop Farm animals from spawning inside my houses outer wall, they keep bumping into me when I try to build and my lava fall doesn't kill them all.


not that im aware of :S

When the rich rage war it's the poor who die

Armies I have: Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Necrons, High Elves

Armies I want:Lizardmen, Warriors Of Chaos, Dark Eldar

Armies I may get: Dark Angels, Tomb Kings, Vampire Counts

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Plastictrees



UK

Something about those sort-of-cute, blocky animals makes me want to drive a pickaxe through their pixalized heads.

I'm considering starting a very longterm project to rebuild my wooden tower into a completely Obsidian tower. It would look epic and be incredibly tough (bring it on Creepers), could even build a castle around it with the tower at the centre.

Really loving this game so far.

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WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Lord-Loss wrote:Something about those sort-of-cute, blocky animals makes me want to drive a pickaxe through their pixalized heads.

I'm considering starting a very longterm project to rebuild my wooden tower into a completely Obsidian tower. It would look epic and be incredibly tough (bring it on Creepers), could even build a castle around it with the tower at the centre.

Really loving this game so far.


Hehe, the novelty wears off after a while, yet i cant help but go back every now and then. Its funny how i had only seen very little of it and thought it would be crap but it had me up to 6am and stuff like that its scarily addictive, and the fact it was £6 was a bonus.

When the rich rage war it's the poor who die

Armies I have: Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Necrons, High Elves

Armies I want:Lizardmen, Warriors Of Chaos, Dark Eldar

Armies I may get: Dark Angels, Tomb Kings, Vampire Counts

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Indomitable hell rider of glorious renown






The muddy marshes and bogs of the Netherlands

I hate that animals spawn inside my greenhouses now. I've specifically built those to keep animals out and stop them from destroying my crops, bah!

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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BrookM wrote:I hate that animals spawn inside my greenhouses now. I've specifically built those to keep animals out and stop them from destroying my crops, bah!


Fences around the crops mostly work aslong as it isnt placed near a ledge.

When the rich rage war it's the poor who die

Armies I have: Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Necrons, High Elves

Armies I want:Lizardmen, Warriors Of Chaos, Dark Eldar

Armies I may get: Dark Angels, Tomb Kings, Vampire Counts

DC:90SGM-B--I+Pw40k03++D+A++/eWD-R+T(Pic)DM+

 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






Also you could remove the grass. Animals only spawn on top of grass with an adequate light source. People sometimes use it for farms as well.
   
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Plastictrees



UK

n0t_u wrote:Also you could remove the grass. Animals only spawn on top of grass with an adequate light source. People sometimes use it for farms as well.


Thank you.

Looks like my courtyard/outerbase/inside-of-my-wall is getting a cobblestone floor.

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WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






Just noticed your question about the worth of the Nether. It's actually a pretty interesting place. The normal stone found around the place will stay lit once it catches fire indefinitely allowing interesting torches to be made. The Lightstone, the glowing blocks, have actually replaced all torches in my newer bases as they have the same light rating as the sun does.

They were also quite helpful when building underwater bases as they can be placed and work while underwater.
As I mentioned before in this thread the Nether can actually be used as a sort of warp travel. Build a second gate in both the Nether and the top world and it should let you travel between the two quickly. However this is currently where I am in the game with figuring stuff out so I'm still not completely 100% on how to do it yet. Damn Ghast traps set me back on it as well.

Lastly there's the slow sand. I've seen it used a couple of times as a defensive measure but I don't really see too much value in it myself.

In the free version I actually had an Obsidian tower, they are indeed awesome looking from afar. Just don't forget to have the occasional run off so you can have lava flowing off of it.


Also I remember when I found my first underground cavern in my mineshaft. I was lost for well over an hour trying to find my way out. Not to mention the Zombies and Skeletons. I always play on hard when not building something huge. Makes exploring that much more interesting.
   
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Plastictrees



UK

I've started the minning for my Obsidian tower, made about three stacks worth down my deep cavern with a bucket of water.

I used the Obsidian I already had (2 stacks) to replace most of my foundation/floor and 3/4s of the wall of my first floor.

I think my tower is 6x7 for floor and 4 block high walls. I'm thinking I could make a lava fall at the top that runs down the sides, I could then take 4 blocks out the walls on each floor and the lava that flows down would serve as a light source.

EDIT: For those are interested (nobody probally ), here's my tower so far. This was taken after I died, loosing my Diamand pick, three buckets, abit of iron ore and about half a stack of Obsidian. :(



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WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






Looks pretty cool so far. Way bigger than any of the bases I've built.
   
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Plastictrees



UK

Thanks. I've had the idea now to extend the tower down into that cliff. This is gonna take alot of Obsidian and patience.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






Well if you want an elevator just run a waterfall from the top into a pool of water at the bottom. Make sure to place the water so that it kind of flows back towards the waterfall. Then just ride a boat into it. This will shoot the boat up to the top, you can get out whenever you want then hold space to get to individual floors. The boat may bump you once or twice depending on the size though.

It'll be interesting to see the base when it's finally completed. Don't forget the windows.
Also if you died from falling hold shift while on a block and you won't fall off.

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Plastictrees



UK

Will probally use that elevator idea.

I saw a good use for the Nether on Minecraft forums (I lurk there), if you put a portal next to a still lava pool in the Nether and put a portal near your house then it's basically a unlimited supply of lava which is only steps away. I'm defintely doing that.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






So I've been lost for a while.

Finally decided to try my first Nether jump and it worked. I was roughly 4 hours away from all my bases and it was just a 3-4 minute walk in the Nether to my base there and the portal inside.
   
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Plastictrees



UK

n0t_u wrote:So I've been lost for a while.

Finally decided to try my first Nether jump and it worked. I was roughly 4 hours away from all my bases and it was just a 3-4 minute walk in the Nether to my base there and the portal inside.


Thats awesome and very useful.

Another question, is their snow terrain on every map or is it a texture pack thingy?


WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






I'm not sure as every world is randomly generated. But even though my world looks fairly sunny I managed to find a large frozen area while traveling.

I have started new worlds in the snow though.
   
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Norfolk

Hows the new update treating everyone? I hope all your defences are now spider proof. There's nothing worse that leaving your house in the morning only to find a spider climbing up the walls.

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UK

Nick Ellingworth wrote:Hows the new update treating everyone? I hope all your defences are now spider proof. There's nothing worse that leaving your house in the morning only to find a spider climbing up the walls.


Been playing on Peaceful for a while so I havn't had any spider incidents (yet), will probally add some sort of spider proofness to my wall and tower before I put it back on normal.


WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






That kind of makes me feel like updating.
I've been using the same one for a while and only then because of how godly the hookshot mod has been.
   
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Norfolk

Lord-Loss wrote:
Nick Ellingworth wrote:Hows the new update treating everyone? I hope all your defences are now spider proof. There's nothing worse that leaving your house in the morning only to find a spider climbing up the walls.


Been playing on Peaceful for a while so I havn't had any spider incidents (yet), will probally add some sort of spider proofness to my wall and tower before I put it back on normal.



Make sure you do that. particularly since it has been confirmed that spider jockey's (skelies riding spiders) can also climb walls.

Don't blame you for playing on peaceful, for a while the spawn rates were simply insane and the game spammed loads of hostile mobs. Thankfully that has since been fixed.

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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






No more Creeper hordes?
   
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Plastictrees



UK

Well i've just finished my tower (about ten minutes ago), ofcourse 3/4s of it is still wood but I've got it the right height, just below cloud level.

I'm going to spiderproof my walls, make a moat, of lava and put it back on normal now.


WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
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Norfolk

n0t_u wrote:No more Creeper hordes?


Well it's possible but unlikely, I have encountered groups of or 5 since the last update (1.2.01) but no more than that unlike 1.2 where I saw in the distance a group of 10 creepers.

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Treasurer/Dakka Thread Person for Warpath Wargames Club Norwich

Check out my painting log, building a games room, napoleonic fantasy and more - here
 
   
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Princeps of the Titan 'SDF-1'






Too bad, kind of made my Creeper statue seem special watching a Creeper horde assemble around it.
   
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Plastictrees



UK

I've spent the last half an hour attempting to build a lava moat, this has been quite difficult. I had to go down into my mine, grab some lava, pour it into my hole and repeat.

I got annoyed and decided to try the lava pool Nether idea, so I went into the Nether, dismantled my current portal there, for the Obsidian. I've now realised I have forgotten my flint and steel.

Anyway to get out without dying?

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