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Old April 19 2011, 02:46 PM   #616
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It depends on the size of your world. In my world, it takes around 7 minutes to walk from my main base to Mount Vulcan, and whenever I realise that I need some resource that I left behind in my main base, I can just pop into the Nether, collect it and be back at Mount Vulcan in no time. Even the best railway system wouldn't be that fast. It also allows me to connect up outposts that I haven't been able to connect in the main world yet, such as my snow biome outpost.
My world's longest journey by rail is about 9mins (from far to far end), it's pre-biomes so I needed walk for ages to find snowy and sandy areas. It's not all about the time it takes to get somewhere, but the time I need to be active during it. My rail network lets me flick a few leavers and jump in a cart, then I can tab out and come back being exactly where I want to be. Portals require me to run about a bit before I get there adding unneeded hassle (I really dislike hassle).



EDIT: Also, new patch 1.5 just happened at me. Go go download it.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:07 PM   #617
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Re: Minecraft

Here's an MCMap crop showing most of the building activity going on with my server lately:



The building with the glass dome on top, I built yesterday. Not sure I'm done tweaking it yet.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:16 PM   #618
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I've only explored the city region briefly Robert. Its perty. I think my tree is somewhere just off the upper righthand corner.

Oh and yep, 1.5 is out. I only played a few minutes though as I think I'm going to wait for my texture pack to update as well.

Changes I noticed:

Looks like the 'ladder piece every other block' technique doesn't work anymore. I nearly got trapped down my mineshaft.

Also hostile mob spawning while you sleep seems to have been changed. My formerly safe backup sleeping cave is now a deathtrap.

On the negative side, I don't know if my game is glitching or what, but I just tamed a second wolf, and now I can't get my first one to stand up from sitting.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:18 PM   #619
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Were you able to get onto the server with 1.5? I haven't updated it or anything and I know updates frequently break CraftBukkit.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:24 PM   #620
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Nope, its busted.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:24 PM   #621
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Nope. Its busted.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:27 PM   #622
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Hah, what a surprise. Not.

I'll have to wait until CraftBukkit is updated, but they are usually good about turning it around the same day.
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Old April 19 2011, 04:15 PM   #623
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My world's longest journey by rail is about 9mins (from far to far end), it's pre-biomes so I needed walk for ages to find snowy and sandy areas. It's not all about the time it takes to get somewhere, but the time I need to be active during it. My rail network lets me flick a few leavers and jump in a cart, then I can tab out and come back being exactly where I want to be. Portals require me to run about a bit before I get there adding unneeded hassle (I really dislike hassle).
Well, you can build rail-lines in the Nether for a fraction of the iron it would take in the main world. That 9-minute rail trip would take no longer than 2 minutes.

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Oh and yep, 1.5 is out. I only played a few minutes though as I think I'm going to wait for my texture pack to update as well.
Yeah, the texture-pack thing is bugging me too. For the past few weeks I have been using the Faithful 32x32 texture pack, so going back to the default is really jarring because it's the same but blockier. I really hope there's an update for the pack soon.

Looks like the 'ladder piece every other block' technique doesn't work anymore. I nearly got trapped down my mineshaft.
I forgot about this change, went down a ladder and wondered why the game was glitching. By the time I realised what was going on, I was stuck at the bottom of the mountain with no way up. I had to dig my way up to the next level.


I'm a bit disappointed with minecart boosters, they seem very slow and it will take a lot of gold to power my track all the way. I guess I'll have to experiment. (Or wait for others to experiment and see what they do. )
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Old April 19 2011, 06:40 PM   #624
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I'm a bit disappointed with minecart boosters, they seem very slow and it will take a lot of gold to power my track all the way. I guess I'll have to experiment. (Or wait for others to experiment and see what they do. )
Finally a good use for gold though!

I'll be experimenting with minecarts later tonight I think.
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Old April 19 2011, 07:11 PM   #625
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I've only explored the city region briefly Robert. Its perty. I think my tree is somewhere just off the upper righthand corner.
I believe you're right. I came across it for the first time last night, and there was a direct line of sight to my cabin above the waterfall.
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Old April 19 2011, 07:45 PM   #626
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Unfortunately, all that can be seen of Cutter John's house from the MCMap view is the little road across the water. I might have to start generating the map from more directions--at least 2, maybe all 4.
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Old April 19 2011, 07:49 PM   #627
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so the 1.5 update aparently gives rain will that put my torches out? hope not might need to build a lot of covers for them
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Old April 19 2011, 08:23 PM   #628
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I've been testing out the new powered rails and I've managed to set up a working station that will stop the cart dead if I press a button about 15 blocks ahead of the stop. I had to use 5 redstone repeaters to get the timing right, but it works. Now, if only that button wasn't so hard to hit while moving...

No rain yet, sadly.
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Old April 19 2011, 09:14 PM   #629
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Use a pressure rail to turn off the power at the station to stop you.
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Old April 19 2011, 09:31 PM   #630
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But that would force me to stop every time. I want to be able to fly past that station normally, but stop there if I press the button. Kind of like a bus. It works, but the button is difficult to hit while moving past it.

I'm also getting that stupid bed bug at my Fort Jupiter bed. I'm able to sleep fine in my main base, but I've been assaulted by zombies twice in a row at Fort Jupiter even though I slept there peacefully several times before the update.
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