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    posted a message on Trying to play minecraft with my brother
    playing video games with the brother. probably one of my fondest passtimes.
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    posted a message on Hosting a server is like babysitting
    The number is less than that. There are alot of 'tourists' like myself. I go to servers to view their construction practices.

    Also, when I go to a server where I get 'angered' by rude admin, or stupid rules, I will become a troller if I'm in a bad mood. But that is very rare... I think most players are like me and don't want to harm normal ppl's servers.
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    posted a message on Elites Of Minecraft: The Miner [First Ore loss Calculated]
    Some issues with section 4's efficiency. Once a single mineral block is discovered, a player will dig out a cavity near it to remove the rest of the deposit. Remember that deposits of coal, iron, gold and diamond tend to show up in pockets greater than 1x1 horizontally. This makes all of the current methods too exhaustive. You can still achieve very nearly 100% mineral extraction from your target area with much larger crosscut spacing.

    A 4-block spacing between crosscuts will give you a pillar 3 blocks wide. This will catch 99% of deposits, given the typical horizontal dimensions. I would dig the crosscut drift as high as possible to get a 'view' of as many wall blocks as you can.

    Because horizontal spacing is greater, horizontal mining methods will be more efficient generally - with exception to the fact that you do have lower 'efficiency' since they expose fewer faces than vertical methods. But this is made up for by the horizontal ore shapre.
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    posted a message on Pillar 'flying'?
    Does anyone else consider building pillars to 'fly' as a bug? I think you shouldn't be able to place blocks whilst jumping. It sort of cheapens the whole construction/scaffolding experience.
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    posted a message on Difficulty finding Iron
    Quote from Drailing »
    Just saying, but if you drop your pick (or any tool) and pick it back up, the durability is restored.

    Just sayin'



    Eesh! That just seems like a glitch to me. Eventually to be patched.... in which case the iron pick must REALLY need to be rebalanced.
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    posted a message on Difficulty finding Iron
    So I've been using iron picks to mine for iron. however, it seems like my iron supply actually diminishes until I end up using stone picks to replenish my iron!

    The iron picks decay fairly rapidly.

    Am I doing something wrong? I thought I had this game's mining figured out, but other people seem to be pwning me at it. Which is sad considering I'm a mining engineer IRL...
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Multiplayer Discussion
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