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    posted a message on Wizard/Mage Tower
    Working on a new tower idea, first time attempt and not really my field of expertise. This is just a rough draft, figured I'd get some feedback to see how it looks before I throw it out on the map for real. I decided to go with a little different feel than the common round tower with smaller towers shooting off the side.


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    posted a message on iron golums praying?
    They're secretly plotting against you. I'd take extra precautions. Maybe kill one for no good reason, just to let the others know you're capable of it. Gotta keep 'em in line.
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    posted a message on New Dirt Survival Hut
    Quote from Miss_Jillian

    Lovely house. ^_^


    Well.... it was lovely.... (expletive deleted)

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    posted a message on New Dirt Survival Hut
    Quote from OrignalWolf

    Lookin good. I've been meaning to get back into survival mode. Maybe I will after I finish my manor.


    I find it fun to go back to a survival map every now and again. Mainly to try out new items added to the game but also I find it rather relaxing. Creative is fun to build but Survival is more of a challenge.

    Quote from Zoch

    Looks great! I spent half an hour trying to breed pigs with wheat in my world after I updated, so don't feel bad!


    Yes, I did slap a few pigs with wheat before going back to read the wiki.... Hence the main reason for the carrot farm.
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    posted a message on The Rose Manor. A Study in Sandstone. On Hiatus.
    Words can not express how wonderful this looks, great job Wolf! Last time I attempted to build with sandstone it just ended up looking like small multilevel boxes. No matter how hard I tried to decorate and build in variation I couldn't get it to look the way I really wanted. I've never been able to find a viable use for the decorative sandstone blocks but your build proves they are very useful. I'm envious... and taking notes. ;)


    Quote from Miss_Jillian

    If you want to see it used; I am always looking for wonderful build, such as this one, to include exclusively in our upcoming roleplay server. I have people like Sillouete, Lunareala, and Xannai with us. If you want to check us out, just drop me a private message and I shall arrange a tour if you wish.


    I forgot I had a link to your map from months ago, I looked in on it the other day that place is really coming along.
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    posted a message on New Dirt Survival Hut
    And here we are with the update:

    Now added a few Cows, took a whole two days to herd them back home, lost a few along the way but as long as you have 2 you can breed them.

    I managed to find a few chickens, however I was not aware of the change in game mechanic so I wasted a good portion of the day chasing them around with wheat in my hand and they would not chase me. I looked it up on the wiki, they use wheat seed now, sounds reasonable. I'm of the impression this chicken must really hate me, the horror every day of me coming out to its pen only to pick up its newly spawned egg and then thrash it against the wall of my home trying to force another chicken to spawn with no success must be traumatizing. I may just go back out into the wild and lure a couple more in.

    I also added a greenhouse, a project I had just started working on in another thread, a bit resource intensive but the payoff should be well worth it. Water flows from one source block at the top and floods each level dropping the seed/items into the drain at the bottom for easy harvesting. So far I've planted 2 layers of wheat, 1 potato, 1 carrot... we'll see how this goes, it worked in creative.



    PS Any clever ideas on how to keep the cows from climbing ladders? A very curious problem as you can see on top of the roof.
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    posted a message on Peristylium House
    Well done! I like it.
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    posted a message on Fully Lit Village Surrounded by Huge Wall
    Great, now fill it with water and fish in it.
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    posted a message on Stackable Auto Harvest GreenHouse
    Two words many of us dread Farming, and Math. Well today I bring you both but with pictures and a functional explanation. I'm sure this may have been done before but for the newer miners joining us and some just bored and looking for something to build I bring you this.



    On the inside we have the traditional 7x7 farming block which normally allows water to spread to all the tilled soil evenly allowing crops to grow at a faster rate. The structure itself at its max is 11x11, overall space wise not very much taken up so for maps with limited space this may be help full and you can go as high as you wish.

    Each level alternates, bottom level gets a 7x7 block of dirt with 1 dirt removed in the middle for water to flow into, the level above is also a 7x7 block of dirt but with the corners removed then above that we're back to the middle block removed. Since water flows to the lowest available point and over 7 blocks of space we have water flowing down and over each consecutive level bringing the harvest along with it.

    Design:

    In this photo I cut away the side wall holding the water on one side of the building for visibility. These keep the crops hydrated. And I replaced the missing dirt blocks with Emerald blocks to show placement where to leave holes for the water and crops to flow down.



    Yield:

    7x7 (49 blocks) minus between 1 and 5 blocks for missing dirt or destroyed crops.

    As a practical example this is what I got after 1 layer of potato, 1 layer of carrot, 2 layers of wheat:

    Wheat: 93
    Seed: 140
    Potato: 126
    Poisoned Potato: 1 (derp)
    Carrot: 117




    Room for improvement:

    It is stack-able, so you should be able to go as high as you like with it. The current design I'm using does have a couple flaws that I noticed. The water flowing down does have a bad habit of collecting materials along the walls if you use glass panes. The current design only uses 1 piston and 9 buckets of water total but I'm eager to see what the rest of you come up with making your own. B)
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    posted a message on TARDISes!
    wibbily wobbly timey wimey stuff...
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    posted a message on My 1.3.2 Minecraft build
    I do like the underwater foliage going on there... Would be nice if Mojang added something similar to seaweed in game that could be cultivated/grown and used in something or eaten. Lot of water maps could be made more interesting.
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    posted a message on First day of Minecrafting
    Here we go, ps the use of gold ore block as flooring to the right has my eye twitching.

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    posted a message on Smart Sheep is Smart
    Not too bahahahahahahahahaaad.
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    posted a message on My survival home
    Needsssss a nicccccceeee fireplacccccceeee right in the middle.
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    posted a message on New Dirt Survival Hut
    Quote from KaosRitual

    Looks good, at least with chickens you can get eggs so they're easier to transport.


    When I find some chickens I shall steal as many eggs as possible hopefully if I can get at least 2-3 chickens to spawn from the eggs I'll be doing well.

    Quote from Irocksalot

    That house is really cool, love the farm in the yard. Gives it sort of a garden feel, very nice!


    Thanks! I based it losely off a Jamziboy tutorial I saw some time ago but survival you don't pay as much attention to the details, just make sure its got 4 walls and a roof.


    Quote from Contramundi

    I'm not 100% if it's still true for the snapshot, but animals will not sawn on snow, so you need to torch up an area so they could spawn. Could help with getting chickens/cows.


    Thanks for the heads up I see plenty of pigs, wolves and sheep, but I figured it maybe have to do with types of animals that spawn in each biome. I found some cows in a swamp but its so far away it may take a day or two to get them to follow me back.
    Quote from H4RMN

    Looks nice could you show some more pics of the house?
    And did you find the carrot as a rare drop from a zombie, or from a village?


    The zombies were not forth coming with the carrots, so I cheated a bit and used AMIDST to map out village locations using the level.dat file. Found one farther north of my home in a grassland area. I stole some carrots, and potatos. I built them some doors and fixed the roads so we called it even. Once I get a substantial amount of resources I may go back and try some villager trading.

    Quote from lost_artz

    That's a nice little homestead you've got there. Quaint and effective :)

    Title of the thread confuses me though as there's no dirt hut >_>


    I like to throw out a mental curve ball from time to time. Bit of a running joke, and much more modest than "OMG CHECK OUT MY EPIC CASTLE IT ROX!!!!!11!!1!" and then show you a pic of some ugly 4 wall square cobblestone block.
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