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    posted a message on Iron Vs Diamond
    Quote from TheGodofWendys

    If I'm PvPing, iron ftw. Enchanted iron armor is better then normal diamond, and a diamond sword only does an extra half a heart of damage.

    Uh... Yeah, rofl. And enchanted diamond armor is better than enchanted iron armor. What's your point? Does it take that much more effort to enchant diamond gear?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on R3D CRAFT - Play Minecraft in High Definition (04.04.17)
    Quote from Price489

    When will this texture pack be finished!? I really like it. :D

    This is in the very first post.

    Quote from UniblueMedia

    IF ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE READ THESE FIRST:

    How long is it until you are finished with R3D.CRAFT?
    I don't know. I can't estimate that.

    -snip-

    Why are you so darn slow?! This has been out for over a year!
    If this was my job, and I had earned a reasonable amount of revenue on this, I would understand your frustration. But this isn't my job, and I'm not even done with my education yet. I go to school every weekday. I study to tests. I do my assignments. I have to work in the weekend. I work on other projects besides R3D.CRAFT. I spend time learning about advanced programs, working towards my life goals I spend some time with friends. I spend some time relaxing, playing games or just watching videos on YouTube. What's left after all this isn't much.
    Posted in: Resource Packs
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    posted a message on [64x] GLIMMAR'S STEAMPUNK v.22 NOW RELEASED! + Latest Newglim City Download! + GS Redstone Pipes Add-On Pack!
    Quote from Glimmar

    -snip-

    One consolation though! Your work is good enough to steal! Hahaha.

    But in all seriousness, keep up the great work. Every time I come back I'm more and more blown away. This is such a great pack for my creative worlds I sometimes forget how to play survival when I finally go back. XD
    Posted in: Resource Packs
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    posted a message on What is all this hype about SkyDoesMinecraft?
    I don't hate SkyDoesMinecraft. He has a unique personality that I can't tolerate personally so I don't watch him.

    I DO hate his fanboys. That's not to say I reserve my hatred for his alone. I hate most fanboys for any given thing. It's ok to like something without shoving it down everyone else's throat.

    That said, I generally ignore them. 999/1000 they aren't worth responding to.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Iron Vs Diamond
    Diamond.

    Iron has more uses outside of armor and tools so I usually save it for that. (especially Beacons)

    I think people exaggerate how much easier it is to find iron. If you have a decent branch mine set up and a Fortune pick handy you'll be drowning in diamonds before too long.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What's the best way to mine?
    Quote from ausador

    Branch mining is the most effective way, and branch mining at the right depth is also very important.

    There are several different schemes people prefer for how to set up their branch mining tunnels. I'm not going to get into the argument about which one is the most efficient or requires the least amount of walking. Truth be told they are all almost identical in their results and the differences are so tiny that you would have to be really obsessed with efficiency to care which method you used.

    Basically branch mining in concept involves digging one shaft and then digging 1x2 side shafts from both sides of that one every third block so that at least one face of every block in the two levels you are mining at is exposed to your view.

    And now, reposted once again, my explanation of why branch mining on levels 11 and 12 (feet in 11 and eyes at 12.62) is the best way to mine...

    Digging anywhere between layer 5 and layer 12 will yield identical results as is shown in this graph of where diamonds are actually located in the game...



    Since the distribution of diamonds is very nearly identical the only thing that really matters is which layers are the easiest to mine.

    On layers 1-10 the game fills all natural air spaces (caves) with lava by default, so anytime you dig below layer 11 you stand a much higher chance of running into the side of a lava pool. Dealing with lava flows is dangerous and time consuming and should be avoided where at all possible in order to achieve maximum productivity.

    Many people think that more diamonds are generated near lava, this is not true, it only seems that way because when exploring lava caves diamonds are sometimes exposed on the surface of the cave. Here are two pictures, one shows where the lava is located while the other shows the diamonds in the same area. Do you see any clusters of diamonds bunching up near the lava?



    Diamonds are distributed totally randomly throughout the entire map, the presence or absence of lava has no effect on their generation. (In fact lava actually replaces diamonds that might have been generated where the lava pool was formed.)

    All of which leads us back to the question, where is the best and most labor efficient place to mine diamonds? The answer is quite obvious even though many players out of shear contrariness refuse to accept it as true. You should mine with your feet in layer 11 and your eyes at layer 12.62, you will achieve statistically identical results to what you would mining at any other level while staying at the surface level of the lava pools.

    Mining at layer 11 & 12 allows you to simply use a water bucket to turn the surface layer of the lava to obsidian as you move forward and to explore the interior of the lava caves as they are revealed. Digging lower forces you to go around many lava pools and deal with lava flows released by accident while not returning any increase in diamonds found for your efforts.

    Branch mining (It isn't called strip mining! Strip mining is when you "strip" away the surface of the world! Like what most people call quarries.) is the most efficient method as it reveals the most block surfaces for the least amount of blocks mined. There are several different methods favored by people for branch mining as to how to create your tunnel configuration but they all have one thing in common.

    That being that for each two blocks mined you reveal the faces of six additional blocks, so digging parallel 1x2 tunnel branches two blocks apart from each other reveals the faces of all the blocks in your two layers along with many of those in the layers above and below you. There is only one other method of mining that will yield comparable results to branch mining when comparing the number of diamonds found per block mined and that is cave mining.

    Finding caves that go down to the 11-15 layers and mining exposed diamonds does result in collecting a few diamonds that are already exposed on the surface without having to mine many blocks. However it is very hit or miss to locate them and not that many large caves are found that go all the way down to the lava level. Also keep in mind that while branch mining at 11-12 you will still find these same caves and can and should explore them thoroughly up to level 15 in case they have any exposed diamonds.

    This question has been asked and answered repeatedly on this forum and even though the only factually correct answer is to branch mine on layers 11 and 12 many people have their own pet theories. The fact that these theories have no objective evidence to support them does not matter to them, they have concluded based on their own personal intuition that their method is superior.

    It isn't, but you you will never convince them of this because of the one time they found diamonds twice in ten minutes while doing it their own way. :(
    I swear this post needs to be a freaking sticky. Wish I had more positive up-votes to give out today.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What do you think is the most useless thing in Minecraft?
    Lapis. The only use I can ever think up for it is swimming pool liner. Even then, we have wool for that :/
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on What Is Your Favorite Mob
    Probably... Zombie Pigmen. They look epic and can wreck shop. Or bats. Bats are cute. Pigs are cool too because, you know... Bacon.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Minimap is cheating?
    Quote from Someguyfromcrowd

    I don't think they're cheating, really. They're not much different than writing down coordinates with pen and paper.

    Of course, if they do things like reveal caves and entities, then yes, they're giving you information you shouldn't really have.

    This exactly. I find they make things more convenient in that I don't have to have my pad filled with coords next to me all the time.

    However, I think revealing caves and mobs is cheating. The minimap itself is a nice perk but I don't think it's giving you any info you wouldn't have otherwise by just looking around.

    As Frog81 stated, cheating is relative. Some people think anything outside of Vanilla MC is cheating and some push it as far as to say xray textures aren't because you would have found the diamonds eventually anyway. Depends on the person really.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on R3D CRAFT - Play Minecraft in High Definition (04.04.17)
    Quote from Silent7

    there's your problem. that has nothing to do with this texture pack

    Interesting. I thought Optifine was backwards compatible. Was it ever at any point or am I just pulling this out of my ass?
    Posted in: Resource Packs
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    posted a message on [Gallery] Audra's Pokéskins! {Baaaaack from the deeeaaaad}
    Quote from Iji

    Audra hasn't made a post in this thread since July 2011 and she hasn't even visited the forums since August 2012.
    She's not going to respond to any of your questions/requests. She is no longer active in the forums.



    Kinda sad that I can more or less just copy/paste my previous posts.

    Quote from Iji

    If you go to Audra's PlanetMinecraft profile you can find downloads to all of her skins there.

    If you sort by "Texture Packs" in the dropdown labeled "Any Subject" you will find her Pokemon mob skins.
    It downloads as pokemon-mob-skins.zip

    The url to her profile below for those that don't trust embedded links.

    http://www.planetmin...om/member/audra


    Does anyone know how to request a lock on a thread? I would like this info to be added to the first post since people seem to be unable to read the last page. At least this way people will still have access to Audra's work.

    ::EDIT::
    On second thought locking it would probably cause it to drop off the front page. Is there any way to get a mod to add some of this info to the first post while leaving it unlocked for people to continue talking?
    Posted in: Skins
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    posted a message on Cobblestone surplus
    Quote from colorfusion

    I have a chest of it in my proper storage area then I just make double chests in my mine for any overflow; I dislike throwing even cobblestone out in case I need it some day.

    This. I hoarde everything.
    Quote from RurouniTim

    I say use some of it for a huge castle wall and smelt some of it to make a stone brick castle

    I smelt my first bits of surplus to get a few double chests of stone and stone brick. After that I just stick it in mine for use later.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Free YouTube background makers?
    Quote from Joker

    Well, that will be really bad.
    But my friend he updated to new youtube update, and somehow he could return back to the old update.

    That's surprising to hear considering so many who opted into it to try it out now have it forced on them haha. But anyway, I'm certain that they'll eventually phase everyone into it. I don't know when but there are petitions floating around to prevent them from doing so (not gonna work anyway). Google is going to do what it wants to do regardless.

    Hilariously enough one of the things they're advertising their new 'One Channel' layout offers is the ability to "organize and present your videos and playlists to reflect your one-of-a-kind style" Rofl. Apparently they also think "Your content is a unique snowflake."

    All the pages look the same. Sterile and white and plain and boring.

    At any rate, I apologize for my off topic rant but there's no telling how much longer you'll be able to enjoy your custom background. One Channel didn't stay in beta for long and I don't think it'll be much longer before everyone has to use it anyway. Just my 2 cents.

    :::EDIT:::
    Just a reference for you.
    http://www.youtube.com/onechannel

    They also want you to make first impressions count... with a trailer... and a stark white channel. Whatever.
    Posted in: User Creations & Requests
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    posted a message on Building a computer need help
    Quote from Kusinagii

    Hmm 390 seems a bit low, is this going to be a gaming computer? Quite frankly, for gaming or high performance pc it's not cost effective to build machines that range less than $1200 below that the cost effectiveness is usually matched easily by brand named companies. Not in all cases obviously.

    Out of curiosity would you mind posting the rest of the build you're planning? Since, unless I can see the whole build I will only assume you should use a 700w power supply to allow for maximum upgrade-ability.

    I would have to disagree with you there. Tom's Hardware regularly posts sub 600 builds that have more than acceptable benchmarks for a lot of popular games even in Ultra settings.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Free YouTube background makers?
    Quote from Joker

    Yeah, I didn't really like that update.
    So I kept my youtube channel as it is.
    Iirc you're not going to have a choice in the matter at some point. It's going to go "live" eventually and force everyone to use the new layout.
    Posted in: User Creations & Requests
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