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Old April 1 2011, 03:05 PM   #421
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Holy crap, I want that. I would kill people just to have that. Does the cord retract into the base so that you can use it as a decoration?
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Old April 1 2011, 03:25 PM   #422
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Pffft, rounding nether portals is only for those that are too miserly with their obsidian to do them properly, but since nether portals are bugged and usually require you to tear down several magically created nether portals until they're placed right, you often end up with surplus obsidian. So there's no reason not to build them properly.

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I don't really like to build block houses out of wood and stone; I just prefer to dig into the side of a hill, add a door and the entrance, and I'm happy. It makes it a bit harder to find but it looks better.
I felt the same way for a time, partly in response to this image:



For the first month, I lived in a tiny two-room keep, one room on top of the other, and kept most of my materials underground in natural caves that were connected through tunnels. Other than striping all the soil off a nearby island and transplanting it to the area near my keep (which I had, stupidly, built on a beach), I didn't interfere with the landscape. I didn't even fill in craters left by creepers.

Later, I doubled the size of my keep. Later still, I tripled that. Then I built the walls to protect myself, and put cobblestone inside to stop animals spawning. Then I built paths connecting my various bases. It was at this point that I realised I had abandoned my environmental protection policy and so I started flattening random areas because nature is now my bitch.

Screw you, creepers. I don't care if I'm the real monster because I've got a diamond sword and I will cut you up!

EDIT: Mobs killed by the sun now drop the items that correspond to them, like feathers for zombies. I'm pretty sure that in previous versions if they are burned by the sun they didn't drop them.
They always dropped items for me, I was constantly finding feathers, arrows and bones in the morning. Perhaps your game was bugged?
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Old April 1 2011, 03:29 PM   #423
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Yeah, I've never had problems finding morning drops from skellies and zombies. I don't think that's a new feature.
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Old April 1 2011, 05:26 PM   #424
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I had my first wolf encounter. I was rerouting a path near by fortress to keep it off the beach when I heard a bark, looked up and there was a wolf. It then proceeded to slaughter an innocent sheep. I found that humorous. That night, I went up to the top of my tower to survey the work I had done when I saw some sheep randomly getting damaged and dying. Invisible wolves!

The next day, I went out to complete the task and saw a wolf and some bones nearby that were dropped by a skeleton, so I picked them up and fed them to her, now she's my pet. I've named her Laika.
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Old April 1 2011, 05:53 PM   #425
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Cool! Only seen wolves once when I was down a hole and heard barking and baa'ing. But I didn't have any bones with me.

But I'm glad I'm not the only environmentalist who plays. I tend to build my structures into the landscape, replant extra trees, fill in holes, kill only the bare minimum of animals, etc. I think almost all of my shelters have been modified caves or holes in cliff faces. Current home is up in the trees on top of a mountain.

And yeah, like the others have said, if you go outside in the morning you can usually find tons of bones, feathers, and arrows just lying around the landscape.
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Old April 1 2011, 05:58 PM   #426
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I'm on a wolf-quest right now. One problem is that I only have one bone with me, so I'm guessing I have to go skeleton-hunting too.
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Old April 1 2011, 09:35 PM   #427
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Haha yeah, I dig into mountains to make shelter too. It's the only way I've done it so far.
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Old April 1 2011, 11:23 PM   #428
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Wolves are so fun. I love having a pack attack cows, skeles and spiders.....
The april fool's joke was fun to see again.

As for environmentalism, my new favourite house is inside a massive tree that I built and planted many many trees around. I'm still working on that one though...
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Old April 1 2011, 11:51 PM   #429
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Does the cord retract into the base so that you can use it as a decoration?
You know what today's date is, right?
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Old April 1 2011, 11:55 PM   #430
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It's still cool enough they should really make it.
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Old April 2 2011, 03:50 AM   #431
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Does the cord retract into the base so that you can use it as a decoration?
You know what today's date is, right?
... Oh God DAMMIT!!!!!!!!

I will MURDER people until they make one of those!!!

And in response to the discussion about house design above: I don't build in to the sides of hills to preserve the virtual environment, I do it to save time on gathering blocks. The biggest portion of glass I've used so far is a puny 2x3 window in the swimming pool of my first house, which I eventually abandoned, along with all my door-traps.

EDIT: Here's a pic of my new house, along with my half-demolished old one nearby for comparison. I'm either going to burn the old one down or use it for storage... Anyways I was inspired to build my cobblestone fort after some thought about a lava wall, and thought about covering the entire exterior of my house with lava. But then I realized that I don't have enough lava source blocks, so I just made it into a bomb shelter: every wall is at least two blocks thick, including the ceiling, and I plan to add dirt so it'll blend in with the environment. Creepers aren't going to have anything on my house
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Old April 2 2011, 04:52 AM   #432
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Over the past few days, I have been working on a tunnel connecting my main fortress with my upgraded monster trap facility and ever since I tamed that wolf this afternoon she has been following me into the tunnels and making the work feel less lonely. This evening, I had just completed the tunnel and was taking the inaugural walk through it when my game crashed to the black screen of death and I had to reload. When I went back, not only had the tunnel reverted to an incomplete state, but my wolf was gone. It's one thing to lose her to my own stupidity, it's another thing to lose her because of a stupid glitch I've been experiencing since the new save format was implemented.

So I went back to work on the tunnel, which was about 10 minutes away from completion, and when I made the breakthrough and connected the two tunnels, there's my wolf sitting on the other side waiting for me. Before the crash, I had been working on the tunnel from the other side and while doing that I must have told her to sit so she wouldn't annoy me, and when I was forced to reload the game she must have reloaded in that position. That sure was a relief.
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Old April 2 2011, 05:04 AM   #433
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^^

That's cute. I haven't found any wolves yet and I've traveled a large distance from my house (about 300 blocks, guesstimating by how far away I placed waypoint torches). Do wolves even spawn on worlds that were generated in 1.3?
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Old April 2 2011, 06:15 AM   #434
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I finally found some wolves. There's a simple beauty in delivering a single karate chop to a cow or a pig and watching a pack of dogs descend upon it.

Does anyone know if hostile mobs will attack a wolf that's been ordered to sit? Also, do tamed wolves turn hostile if you accidentally attack one? I'm not too eager to try either scenario out.
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Old April 2 2011, 10:05 AM   #435
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i've a question regarding ore blocks. I havent found any yet well except coal anyway and i was wondering do i need to deep very deep down to find them?.
got an idea what they look like just havent seen any yet
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