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    posted a message on My Guide For the first night of your survival world.

    My usual first night is to obtain wood as almost all people do. My first night shelter is usually built near water by pillaring up 5 or 6 blocks and building a platform with ladder access up the pillar. You can also have a ready made version of this by finding a good sized tree and clearing a one block column of the branches vertically adajcent to one side of the trunk and putting ladders up the trunk and sitting up top on the tree. I like these bases because you get a good view of the surrounds and at day break can jump down into a safe area and hopefully obtain some bones from disintergrated skeletons - as i usually plant wheat early on near the water, the bone meal can speed up the wheat and get bread quicker. Since the addition of Phantoms, probably important to make a roof on these kinds of bases now. Also, the doube as beacons when lit so you can find your base from distance.


    If you're gonna kill animals for food, make sure you leave at least two for future breeding. Thats vital i think.


    I usually mine on the 3rd or 3th day, but more usually i get more wood and replant saplings near and around my base and plant more wheat first two days.


    My first main base in my current world still has my original first night (and a few good nights after whilst i worked on the base) elevated platform as below. The first pic was a few nights in to the world, the second pic was 10000+ days later :)





    I've also built first night homes in the side of a hill or something, preferably close to or in water for planting wheat. I can mine into the hill or down at night.

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    posted a message on My SSP World - Witchlight - MC Day 13000 & Onwards

    MC Day 15106: Work progressing slowly on my Nether Castle. The outer walls are essentially complete, whilst the NE and SE towers are done. The original design had 5 towers; two in the corners mentioned, one in the NW and SW corners (incomplete, and which weren’t really corners as the west wall curved outwards from them) and the biggest one in the middle of the west wall (which is the front) – this is the tower that will be enlarged at the top to fit a Ghast face in all 4 sides. I’ve now added a 6th tower between the SW & NW ones with walkways either side. Added some staircases internally to reach the sub-floors and ascend the towers to the top. Still plenty to do. Ghast count is now 2316 😊


    I took some screenshots with a Night Vision potion as its difficult to see the castle in the Nether. Hence the lurid orange glow of hell!


    SW Corner


    West Wall


    Other Pics




    East (Rear) Wall – Outside & Inside



    6th Tower


    One of the two side staircases

    [\spoiler]

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    posted a message on What's the most useless item in minecraft?

    I'd probably go for poisonous potato too, even tho i do hoard them. I'm only playing 1.13, but i assume in later versions it still has no useful uses? I always thought the poisonous potato was perfect for potions of poison, the spider eye should have been for night vision potions and the golden carrot something else.

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    posted a message on Should I be exploring? Not sure...

    ... Somehow skeleton (normal one) teleported from overworld through the nether portal shoot me,I fell into lava and thats it....


    If you are in the boundary of a Nether Fortress, Skeletons can spawn occasionally as an alternative to Wither Skeletons.

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    posted a message on My favorite tree

    For wood resources I like using Dark Oak, the 2x2 trunks give you a fair mount of wood, they are never too high (although I do use the spiral staircase method for jungle trees on some of the taller ones), you get a good return of saplings and you can get apples.


    Cosmetically (and i don't use wood that much in contruction) i do like Birch lot.

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    posted a message on Creepers explode when I AFK

    I'm still playing 1.13, so not 100% sure about later versions, but you can get exploding creepers when they are hit by a skeleton arrow - if the creeper is in the process of attacking you it will ignore the skeleton, but if its passive it will attack the skeleton and detonate. Thus as I know that skeletons will attack golems on sight, is it possible creepers are getting hit by a stray arrow and blowing up the offending skeleton that way, thus causing damage if the skeleton was near a building etc?

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    posted a message on What to do with a conduit

    I have a couple, one of which is installed on the seaward side of one of my main bases in which i get a lot of drowned, so with the properties of the conduit (underwater breathing and enhanced vision) it makes it easier for me to attack drowned when hunting for tridents. It will kill mobs as well if they get too close, but i dont find that particularily effective...


    I've also used one as a temporary structure in areas when i'm clearing underwater terrain to make life easier.


    At my base

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    posted a message on Most terrfiying places in Minecraft?

    When making minecart tunnels in the Nether, and extending tunnels over lava lakes (I tend to build quite high) one block at a time ... its nervous enough just placing the next block, but to suddenly hear a Ghast followed by a fireball attack can make me things really jittery ...

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    posted a message on Minecraft - Quick Questions

    No with a bow. Don't know about a crossbow tho ...

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    posted a message on What can i expect in a world update from 1.12.2 to 1.15 ?

    Hello guys , i have a world that i still play in 1.12.2 and i want soon to update to 1.15

    My main problem is the 4 iron farms , guardian farm and gold farm will stop working.

    I have been playing this world for very long and i don't want it to be ruined because of an update. I heard some people say that it could not work and crash your world. I have a copy of it on a usb drive just in case.

    So any of you guys have some good advice on this update i want to make ?
    Thank you in advance :)


    I too have Iron farms (currently playing 1.13) and I know they will cease to function from 1.14 onwards in their current form. I could probabaly live with this considering how much Iron I have now, but two of my farms are combo villager trading halls, and I'm not sure what happens to those villger trades because of the mechanics changes. I have some good ones, and don't want to lose them. I think someone said the old villagers will stay as they are, but can anyone confirm this?


    I also have a Guardian Farm, but I don't think they are affected in any way? There is only one way you can build them really.


    Gold Farms can be built in the Nether using spawn areas or Overworld using the portal spawn mechanic. I have a couple in the Overworld, but again, I don't think they are affected?

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    posted a message on I found A pink sheep in mc survival!!!! NOT A PRANK!!! I SWEAR!!!

    Once a few years ago in my current world (around ver 1.6 / 1.7) I was creating a temporary portal in the nether to take me to a previously unexplored area in the overworld - I stepped out the portal into a small forest / plains area with jungle biomes surrounding on three sides (what i was after) and standing a few blocks away was a pink sheep, witha second one someway behind it. Further exploration yielded two more within a hundred blocks. Never had anything like that since in 14000+ days in my world...

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    posted a message on Share your most frustrating death in the nether

    I don't really die in the Nether, as, because its the Nether, i'm usually over cautious; I've actually died more times from lava in the overworld than in the Nether, from careless mining or some such. There was a thread not long ago called the "One Tree Survival Challenge" which i played, and i did die in the Nether in that instance (and as per the thread rules, game over). I do rem in my first world (around ver 1.5) being new in the nether and aggravating some pigmen who killed me. However it was on land, so I knew I could respawn and get my gear (enchanted diamond armour and weapon) and it was close to my portal so i knew i'd find it instantly. So i just donned some iron armour i had in a chest and went back. Sure enough my stuff was there but the armour and sword were missing and as I approached i was attacked by some still aggravated pigmen, one of whom had picked up my sword and donned my armour and was thrashing me with it! Before i knew it i was down to a few hearts (as my sword was pretty powerful) but i managed to get a blow in which knocked him back - and over the edge of a small outcrop and out of sight. I forgot myself and ran to see where he had gone, and one of the other pigmen killed me. So returned a second time, managed to retrieve my possessions and the iron armour, killed the remaining piggies, then went to the outcrop but couldnt see anything. It was about 25 blocks down to a lava ocean with some small netherrack islands near the where the lava touched the land mass I was on; I assumed he'd hit one of these islands, died from fall damage, and dropped my gear in to the lava as a result!

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    posted a message on What have you done recently?
    Quote from Sharpe103»

    Today, I formatted and performed a clean installation of Windows and all my drivers. It was the first time I formatted the computer since I built it in Dec., 2015, I believe. So, almost five years. The i5 6500/GTX 970/16G RAM/SSD doesn't really seem very dated compared to my friend's 8xxx/GTX 1060 computer, though I know it's a generation behind. I'm just not yet very impressed with newer computers, but my friend is also upgrading now to an AMD 3700/RTX 2070. That's going to be a real monster. I'll judge after I see it in action if I want to upgrade, but I'm not messing with it until after New Years.


    Minecraft runs so much better now. I suddenly started having poor performance, not just with it, but with the computer in general. It was an issue with Windows update. Runs like a well-oiled machine again! I was glad to get back to flying around upon rocket-powered wings. About a month ago or so, I started getting stutters, glitches and even crashes when flying, so I haven't played very much. It felt good to take a spin around the cloud-covered peaks of the Olympian Mountains in my five-year-old large-biome world. It wasn't that I'd been away from my Minecraft home for a long time; it was just that I hadn't been able to play as I liked due to poor performance. Felt like a new "Steve!"


    Hey Sharpe! Funnily enough i've just built a new PC 3-4 months back, but have only recently started using it in earnest as i needed to sort new workstation furniture for my new set-up. I've been playing MC (1.13 still) on and off last few weeks now on the new system (Ryzen 2700X, 64gb 2666 RAM, GTX1060 3GB, NVe M2 Samsung Evo Pro+ HD) and its been playing fine (as you would expect given my old PC was built in 2012) but I need to try it out at my Blaze farm and see if i still get lag as I was getting on old PC when the number of blaze got over 30 or so. Not really mucked about with settings, apart from my soundcard which had defaulted my stereo speakers setup to Dolby 5,1 so I was getting funny sound fades at certain times (as sound was being directed to the non-existant rear speakers!). Have to say the soundcard really does make the music stand out much better than the onboard sound, can hear things i'd never heard before.

    I did wonder if I should have waited the extra moinths for the new gen Ryzens and the new faster chipsets that were coming out, sounds like your friends will be a monster! :D
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    posted a message on Help with minecart filling station

    Ahh for a combined Detector/Powered rail! Few times i wanted that.


    Not really that great with the nuances of redstone, but seems to me the thing you would need would be if yopu had a row of hoppers leading to the minecart for loading, in the middle of that chain you would need a trapped chest. Using redstone, detect whether that chest is empty or not full - the hopper below is locked, and the hopper above is open. As soon as it reaches max, the hopper status would reverse (using a t-flip-flop say) so the below one becomes unlocked (to fill the minecart) whilst the above one becomes locked (to stop the chest filling up). meanhwhile at the change over a timer also starts which will send a pulse to the powered rail to start the minecart when its fully loaded, you would need to measure how long it takes to fill the cart from empty to full and makle a timer that lasted a few ticks longer or so. When the timer ends the t-flip-flop is reset. I think that could be done, but i dont know how elegant it would be ... need to be a long timer too, dunno ifthat would be possible ...

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    posted a message on Spawning Room not working...etc...

    How big is the area you have checked in terms of the rest of the mountain? As i recall you have to light up all caves and other spawnable areas (such as outside at night) within a 128 block radius of your spwn area) to maximiase the spawning chances only taking place in the area you want. Also, you area of 7 x 13 is rather small, so thats probably even more true.


    Also, you havent stated what version you are playing. I play 1.13 and F3 works fine.

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