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    posted a message on Netherite Related Items Are In Bastion Chests - This is a Terrible Idea - Related Complaints/Suggestions.

    I disagree entirely on shulker shells and elytra spawning too frequently. They're non-renewable and it shouldn't take literally hours of flying in black void to get them. There's no skill in it, it's just a giant boring time-sink.


    As for diamonds, you can make a village that gives you all diamond things, the frequency of them in the End really doesn't matter.


    If you think it's too easy to get things from the End, then just don't do it and see how much worse your game experience becomes.

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    posted a message on Netherite Related Items Are In Bastion Chests - This is a Terrible Idea - Related Complaints/Suggestions.
    Quote from scorrp10»


    Make netherite stuff real tedious to get, and chances are players will not bother with it at all, especially if it is barely better than dirt-easy diamond stuff.



    This is what some people don't seem to be understanding. IlMango did a thorough breakdown of how much better Netherite gear is in terms of durability and mining time, and the answer is...barely. It's actually one of the sour points of the update for me. They went to the trouble of making a new tier of gear, and they made it exceptionally long and annoying to get (who actually enjoys mining netherrack?), it's only a tiny fraction better than diamond, with the main gimmick of it (not being burnable) being useless to anyone skilled enough to obtain it in the first place, and it still can't even be dyed. I don't know why Mojang continues to allow only the most useless armor to be dyed, but this was their chance to add another incentive to the massively tedious grind for this new armor and tools, and they haven't done so.

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    posted a message on Why do I still play in 1.6.4?

    I never said better caves are mutually exclusive from new updates, I said that the overwhelming majority of players are not willing to hold all of the new updates back just for the sake of bigger holes in the ground. I think everyone can agree that the next huge themed update should be dedicated to caves if it's not an End update. The way I see it, the devs have only 3 potential choices for the next big update if they're smart about it:


    1. End update, since it's by far the most empty and boring dimension

    2. Nature update, where they cram all of the Minecon Earth biome updates together

    3. Cave update, because caves are in dire need of help to be more engaging for the general audience

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    posted a message on Why do I still play in 1.6.4?

    I honestly don't understand how someone could find caving to be the only reason to play Minecraft. It's such barebones and repetitive gameplay. At this point I don't know why you don't just go to a different game. This would be like a player buying a fighting game and only fighting the AI, intentionally avoiding fighting other players even though that's literally almost the entire point of the whole genre.


    On the other hand, Caver's modding really does show how much of a joke the actual developers of Minecraft are. How can this one man put out so many quality changes to the game in such a small amount of time when it takes an entire team of people YEARS to put out even a fraction of that? When this game took off and made billions, the rate of content output should have completely exploded, but it stayed pretty much the same. One moderately-sized update per year. The nether update is the biggest one they've ever done, and it's quite nice, but I now have to wonder how quickly one single talented modder could have made it.

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    posted a message on Old guy learning game after being exposed by grandkids.

    Gold, Emerald, Diamond, Lapis, and Nether Quartz ores all require you to have at least an iron pickaxe to collect them, otherwise it takes longer to mine them and they drop nothing.


    Diamonds spawn in one "vein" per chunk of all Minecraft worlds, and terrain generation like caves, lava lakes, and mineshafts can overwrite them after their location is initially generated, leading to the vein being partially or completely destroyed, hence their rarity. You need to be looking between layers 5 and 12 for optimal odds of finding them.


    Obsidian is only found when flowing water touches stationary (non-flowing) lava or vice-versa using buckets. It requires a diamond pickaxe to mine.


    Beacons are something you aren't going to have for a very long time, if ever. You have to have somewhere around two stacks of blocks of diamond, gold, iron, and/or emeralds (emeralds are by far the easiest, you just have to get a proper trading hall set up with villagers, fill it with farmers, and just print money with melon and pumpkin farms) just to establish the base for the beacon to function, and for the beacon item itself you have to get 3 wither skeleton skulls from the nether (4% droprate per skeleton with Looting III on your sword) and then summon the Wither boss using those skulls and soul sand. The Wither boss is absolutely not to be challenged until you're very good at the game and know the proper protocols for fighting it, such as what gear to have, what items to bring, where to fight it, and at least 5 totems of undying is what I'd recommend.


    As for seeing where your bases are, if you haven't already, you can just enable coordinates to always be on screen, and keep a log of where all of your points of interest are, either with an in-game book and quill or on a notepage on your phone, etc.


    You must have sheared the hive while at least one bee was outside the hive. Having a campfire under the hive will not placate any bees floating around outside of it when you shear it, and then that angry bee will summon and anger the others. Just like in real life, once a bee stings you and loses its stinger, it dies shortly thereafter. If you want more bee nests, you can get a silk touch enchanted tool and mine the hive with it while all the bees are inside to carry them with it.


    I suggest using this wiki for all other things you have questions about. Just type in the subject of your question (such as Diamond) and you can read all relevant information about it without having to wait on someone to potentially give you an incomplete or even incorrect answer.
    https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Minecraft_Wiki

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    posted a message on Netherite Related Items Are In Bastion Chests - This is a Terrible Idea - Related Complaints/Suggestions.

    The Netherite gear is barely better than diamond anyway. Ilmango did speed testing with the tools and it was basically identical to diamond. They should be far better than they currently are, but if not, at least they'll be obtainable without a giant headache from the bastions.

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    posted a message on What's your opinion on the 1.16 'Strider' mob ?

    The strider is just so ugly, and a nether boat made of obsidian or one of the new nether blocks would have been far better. For the amount of work that went into the strider, they could have very easily devoted those resources into reskinning a boat into a new one, give it fire immunity and have it completed, and make a smaller new mob that does something else.


    The nether update is looking to be the best one yet, but the strider is far and away the worst thing about it. The devs clearly are focusing more on doing something different here than doing something that is more convenient and works. I would have much rather seen some kind of salamander or something that lives in the lava. Minecraft still doesn't have a single reptilian thing in it except turtles and the ender dragon that you have no reason to fight more than once (at least on console, because even after all this time we get screwed on a lot of things Java has), and this would have been a perfect opportunity.

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    posted a message on Looking for Mc players/youtubers to join my MC group

    I can't even decipher half of your post because of all the lazy short-hand.

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    posted a message on Repair enchanted stuff

    Don't wear a terrible gold helmet just because it has aqua affinity on it. You can get that on any helmet.


    The most cost-efficient way to repair literally anything is to put the mending enchantment on it, then any time you gain exp, instead of it going to your level, it will repair your tool/armor. It takes 0 items and the exp is extremely fast using villager trading.

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    posted a message on Disabling Particles (Bedrock Edition)

    We especially need the ability to turn off beacon particles. They're incredibly intrusive and annoying. If you need to see if you have beacon effects on, that's literally what the buffs panel is for.

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