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Old April 13 2011, 03:55 PM   #556
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Re: Minecraft

I can't imagine lightning would set things on fire. It doesn't make the game any more fun, and it would forbid from building anything out of wood or wool, lest it go up in flames with the next storm. At a minimum, if Notch wants lightning to start fires, then he should add a lightning rod recipe to stick at the highest point of your wooden house.
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Old April 13 2011, 07:23 PM   #557
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^^ Yeah, I don't see it either. That would be seriously game breaking.

Ben - I didn't mean religious crosses so much, more like large plus signs. Just a thought.
And wait. Rationing coal? Thats one I've never heard of. I usually end up with so much I just ignore it after a couple of days.
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Old April 13 2011, 10:38 PM   #558
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I've not worried about coal since the introduction of charcoal. I'll cook a stack of logs with a stack of planks and be all good for a long time.

Also, on lightning, I think he said something about rain putting out any open fires, so I doubt lightning strike fires would matter.

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Old April 14 2011, 01:05 AM   #559
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Weird. I was looking at the Minecraft Wiki crafting page and there are currently many blank recipes. I have to wonder if someone's messing things up:

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Crafting
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Old April 14 2011, 01:07 AM   #560
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Re: Minecraft

They all look fine to me, and there haven't been any changes since the 10th.
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Old April 14 2011, 01:14 AM   #561
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^^ Same here. Maybe the page just didn't load all the way?

Personally I've always found all the empty slots in the texture pack quite interesting (theres also a lilypad texture). Theres tons of room for expansion there.



Dang, looks like 1.5 has been pushed back to next week.

I had a happy. It gone now.
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Old April 14 2011, 01:48 AM   #562
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The texture file's size means nothing. It's just convenient to be able to work on them all in the same file, and having the extra spots there is a by product of working in square canvas to begin with. It could just as easily have been a folder with a ton of separate images that just have one tile of the current system.
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Old April 14 2011, 02:04 AM   #563
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Yeah, Minecraft is actually more limited by the number of block IDs than the textures.
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Old April 14 2011, 02:52 AM   #564
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^^ Same here. Maybe the page just didn't load all the way?

Nope, cause I reload the page and empty the cache and it's the same thing.
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Old April 14 2011, 04:48 AM   #565
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And wait. Rationing coal? Thats one I've never heard of. I usually end up with so much I just ignore it after a couple of days.
I haven't had to worry about my coal supply for a long time, but over the last few weeks it has been dwindling slowly. It began with my road/bridge over to my monster trap which required a lot of smooth stone, then I had to cook up some glass for another underwater tunnel, now I'm placing so many torches in my village that I fear I'll run out and need to start mining again.

Charcoal isn't an option either as all the wooden huts I'm building are taking all the wood I'm cutting down. I spent over half an hour today chopping down trees and came back with 6 stacks of logs, but that was all used up in about an hour.

I should have it finished by the weekend, then I think I might focus on Mount Vulcan and the completion of my rail-line to Bartlet Cove. I started that back in October so it is kind of embarrassing that it's still a WIP. With the release of proper boosters next week, now seems like a good time to finish the job.
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Old April 14 2011, 10:23 AM   #566
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I'm currently building what I'm calling my "great western highway"; a lava floor lit road, six blocks wide, about ten to fifteen blocks above sea level and equipped with two lanes of railway with the intent of creating a fast and safe path to a new biome. I'd already explored the world for quite a ways prior to the Beta release so this is a huge push out to virgin lands, hopefully with pumpkins and that blue ore stuff. Needless to say it's seriously taxed my glass and coal reserves, eaten three diamond pickaxes (I tunnel straight through the mountains) and involved countless trips back and forth the the nether (a portal to which I conscientiously placed at the Fort Binky terminus) with buckets and buckets of lava.

Fortunately, the tunnelling through the mountain part provided enough extra iron, coal and cobblestone but wood is becoming an issue. See, I went and stored some lava in a pit a little too close to the forest of trees I'd planted in preparation and...well...the forest isn't there any more. On the up side, as you can see on this map I'm getting close to snow, and the edge of the explored world so hopefully I'll be able to finish it!

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Old April 15 2011, 03:59 AM   #567
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I just saw a completely random forest fire. I can't think of anything that started it, but nothing would stop it. I saw fire going up hills to get to trees.....

So I wandered around picking up chops and feathers....
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Old April 15 2011, 04:07 AM   #568
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^^

There might be an above-ground lava source nearby (which is a VERY rare and neat occurrence). If there is, mark the location somehow and build a house around it.
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Old April 15 2011, 06:40 AM   #569
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Going back to reply to some things I meant to cover sooner.
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I swear I become ADD when I play Minecraft, these days. My thought process in MP this afternoon was "MAKE A WATERFALL! NO EXPLORE! STOP AND BUILD A HUT! NO A FENCE AND A BRIDGE! COME BACK AND WORK ON CASTLE! GO MINE! MINE MINE MINE!"
Oh lord tell me about it. I was walking out to look for sheep yesterday and passed by the giant waterfall by my house and said to myself "Self, I bet a pathway behind the waterfall would be really cool. Soon the pathway turned into a small room with walls made of water. Then a second room. Then before I knew it, I was building a spiral staircase up through the mountain and back to the yard outside my treehouse with a nice little railing around it. Ugh. It just never stops.


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I mostly build stuff so my son can run around inside and do whatnot to it. He's burnt down the pirate ship I've built him several times....I just finished off a tunnel to an undersea dome facility. I can't wait to see him drown it.

Today was a day of slimes. I've never seen them before, then today as I exited a monster trap area I came acrossed a herd of the little guys. I wish I could make them pets.
Thats one of the things I love about this game. Its apropriate for all ages. I hope you've got your game backed up so you don't have to keep rebuilding that ship.

Yeah, I have a couple of slimes down in my mine. The smaller ones are okay, but the huge ones pack quite a punch. They're fine unless there are lava pools around that they can bump you into.

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There might be an above-ground lava source nearby (which is a VERY rare and neat occurrence). If there is, mark the location somehow and build a house around it.
I have a couple of those on my current map. Just friggin cool. One is a huge pool. The other is flowing out of a cliffside into the water.
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Old April 15 2011, 02:59 PM   #570
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I'm currently building what I'm calling my "great western highway"; a lava floor lit road, six blocks wide, about ten to fifteen blocks above sea level and equipped with two lanes of railway with the intent of creating a fast and safe path to a new biome.
Cool, a luxury railway line. I'm just about arsed enough to put gravel under my single rail-track, the idea of a 6 meter-wide track with lava and glass is mind-blowing for me.


Notch has announced that ladders will be fixed, so there'll be no more gaps, but the crafting recipe will now give you two ladders, so it's the same difference. (Except I'll have to fix all my currently existing ladders.) He has also said that he'll fix the side-grass issue so that it's no longer the pre-biome light green. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but it sure took him long enough. I always had difficulty determining what biome I was in while in a boat as I could only see the sides of the grass. The fact that all my trees look diseased since that update in January only made it harder.
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