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Old April 17 2011, 12:57 AM   #586
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I just noticed for the first time yesterday that one of the menu phrases in Minecraft is "reticulating splines." Why am I not shocked that Notch (or someone on the Mojang team) is a fan of SimCity?
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Old April 17 2011, 01:08 AM   #587
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Feh. You guys are lucky. Try going out and harvesting several hundred blocks of wool!
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Old April 17 2011, 01:28 AM   #588
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I built a desert fortress today. I had to gather a lot of sand and sandstone. Bleh. Fortunately, there is sand all around...
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Old April 17 2011, 04:18 AM   #589
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Any suggestions? I've been thinking about building a nice and large residence for myself somewhere, but I don't really know what it should look like.
You could build an underwater glass base, they're cool places to hang out. They take a lot of work, but it makes for a great spectacle at night. (If you do decide to make one, wait until 1.5 because they're reverting the water-flows so they're not so difficult to walk against.)

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Where do you people find the time to build all these elaborate houses? Mine is still pretty much a cobblestone shack (albeit a floating one) compared to your (multiple) living spaces.
I started mine over six months ago, so I've had plenty of time to add to my main house. It started out as a small wood shack on my first night, now it's a fortress with a town around it. For most of my first two weeks it was a tiny two-room keep, I just kept expanding it whenever I had time and resources to do so. The town itself took almost two weeks of me playing around two hours a day, and a little more over the last few days to get it finished.

I still have some finishing touches to put on it, but I'm reasonably pleased with the end result. If anyone is interested, I can post my updated world once I'm done.

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Oh no, not again.
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Old April 17 2011, 04:51 AM   #590
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Feh. You guys are lucky. Try going out and harvesting several hundred blocks of wool!




I have been saving wool since I started this world though and any sheep (and chickens) coming across my way get converted into resources. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to Minecraft.

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Any suggestions? I've been thinking about building a nice and large residence for myself somewhere, but I don't really know what it should look like.
You could build an underwater glass base, they're cool places to hang out. They take a lot of work, but it makes for a great spectacle at night. (If you do decide to make one, wait until 1.5 because they're reverting the water-flows so they're not so difficult to walk against.)
I've been thinking about doing that and I probably will at some point, but for now I like to build a nice and large building on land somewhere I think. I might just go with your suggestion once 1.5 rolls around, as you say, should be easier than in the current version.

Actually, I'm pretty certain by now my next building will be in this style, often called Niedersachsenhaus. It used to be the way many buildings were constructed in the area I grew up in.



I have about 300 blocks of bricks, I think that may be enough, but the roof will be more difficult to replicate. It was often made with a thatched roof. I might go for a particular colored wool for that.
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Old April 17 2011, 06:29 AM   #591
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Oh no, not again.
I haven't been bitching that much have I?

Sorry. I'll try not to post so much.


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I have been saving wool since I started this world though and any sheep (and chickens) coming across my way get converted into resources. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to Minecraft.
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Old April 17 2011, 12:15 PM   #592
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Well, as I've said. I'm well supplied with resources in many areas.







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Old April 17 2011, 02:42 PM   #593
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I haven't been bitching that much have I?

Sorry. I'll try not to post so much.
No no, I was referring to my own mad sheep hunt. Those sheep are everywhere, baaing all night and pushing you into zombie dungeons (that hurt), but when you go looking for them they're never around. I think it's part of an evil conspiracy. Sheep are the real bad guys in Minecraft, all the monsters are just doing their bidding. Wolves know about this and that's why they're trying to kill them.
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Old April 17 2011, 03:00 PM   #594
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Sheep must also be hiding all the iron, gold, and diamonds. That would explain why I have barely found any, despite digging to the center of the earth numerous times.
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Old April 17 2011, 08:25 PM   #595
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Well, as I've said. I'm well supplied with resources in many areas.

Am I the only one that sees a lightsaber in your inventory?
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Old April 17 2011, 09:30 PM   #596
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It does look like one, doesn't it?
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Old April 18 2011, 01:27 AM   #597
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So, anybody with a wooden dowel and unwanted diamonds can make a lightsaber?
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Old April 18 2011, 11:15 AM   #598
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So Garak, whatcha gonna do with all the TNT? Gonna blow up a mountain and post it on Youtube?

Its funny, but someone on The Shaft podcast suggesting lightsabers. I think it was a Redstone torch, diamond, and a couple of pieces of iron.

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No no, I was referring to my own mad sheep hunt. Those sheep are everywhere, baaing all night and pushing you into zombie dungeons (that hurt), but when you go looking for them they're never around. I think it's part of an evil conspiracy. Sheep are the real bad guys in Minecraft, all the monsters are just doing their bidding. Wolves know about this and that's why they're trying to kill them.
Lol. Sorry about that. Guess I was letting my insecurities get the best of me.

Sadly this is really the only place I can talk about my favorite game. I spent a week on the official Minecraft forum, but I haven't seen so many trolls and flames since the last time I watched Return of the King. Damn 14 year olds.
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Old April 18 2011, 01:54 PM   #599
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Yeah, discussion here is much better than at the official forums. The sad thing is, those forums are moderated! And they're still no fun to participate in.

There are certainly some informative threads to read, but I wouldn't want to talk to most of those people.
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Old April 18 2011, 02:45 PM   #600
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The Minecraft forums are like 4chan without the porn, which is 4chan's only redeeming quality. I check it for news about upcoming updates, and it's the best place to go in the aftermath of an update to find out what has been included, but other than that I stay away.
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