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Old May 8 2012, 02:57 AM   #1831
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On my search for slimes I found a zombie spawner in a previously unexplored section of the caves, I threw together a quick and dirty drop trap with a mob elevator, I spent about 90 minutes there getting up to level 50, I threw some additional bookshelves around my enchantment table, I made a new diamond pickaxe, I spent what seemed like 10 minutes clicking on the damn thing to find a level 50 enchant... and I got Efficiency III.

Add me to the list of people that hates the randomness of the enchantment system. I at least deserved some Unbreaking on the damn thing, all it is now is a glorified obsidian miner.
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Old May 8 2012, 01:36 PM   #1832
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Yeah, I pretty much only enchant swords, because at least that's only good for killing monsters, and whatever I get will make it either last longer or make it more powerful against certain kinds of monsters. Guess enchanting bows would work, too. But enchanting tools is such a crapshoot.

I wonder if there's a mod that lets you choose enchantments...
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Old May 8 2012, 09:10 PM   #1833
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That would be nice.

But yeah, I've had pretty crappy luck with enchantments as well. I think I managed to get a flaming sword maybe once.

Efficiency and Durability on tools don't exactly rock my world, but its nice to have you diamond tools last longer. I'd kill for a pick with Fortune on it though.

I really wish the game gave you the ability to decipher the runes for a particular enchantment once you've gotten it.
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Old May 9 2012, 02:03 AM   #1834
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Back before Scavenger saved experience as well as items, I spent hours building up enough XP to enchant a helmet to get Water Breathing. I finally got Water Breathing I and Projectile Protection II. I would like a way to decipher runes too.
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Old May 9 2012, 06:35 AM   #1835
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I really wish the game gave you the ability to decipher the runes for a particular enchantment once you've gotten it.

You actually can, if you modify the rune font to english:

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/...ish-font-file/
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Old May 9 2012, 02:25 PM   #1836
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But it doesn't tell you what the enchantment does, so it's not very useful.
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Old May 9 2012, 04:57 PM   #1837
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Yeah, I pretty much only enchant swords, because at least that's only good for killing monsters, and whatever I get will make it either last longer or make it more powerful against certain kinds of monsters. Guess enchanting bows would work, too. But enchanting tools is such a crapshoot.
Up until now I've been doing low-level enchants on weapons and armour. Getting a level 1 enchant on a bow will always give you Power I which means you can kill most mobs in two shots instead of three, so that's always good to have.

I want high-level enchants now because I'm hankering to go after the enderdragon and figure I should be as prepared as possible. Since Jeb has seemingly forgotten about removing the limitation on only having three strongholds per world, I used MCEdit to place one in my world so that I can finally access an End portal. I also used the Biome Painter tool to fix all my biomes, which had been bugging me.

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Efficiency and Durability on tools don't exactly rock my world, but its nice to have you diamond tools last longer. I'd kill for a pick with Fortune on it though.
Fortune would be good, as would Silk Touch. It would be fun to be able to place grass in the Nether, and they're bringing back the ability to pick up ice blocks, so I can put an ice-rink in my town.

The reason why the Efficiency enchant annoyed me is because it's largely useless on a diamond pick. Diamond picks mine most blocks quickly anyway, its only use is to mine obsidian which is something I rarely do. Besides, judging by the graphs, at level 50 the probability of me getting Efficiency III is tiny compared to Efficiency IV, so it really was the crapiest enchant I could get.
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Old May 9 2012, 06:49 PM   #1838
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But it doesn't tell you what the enchantment does, so it's not very useful.

True. I guess you just have to have fun going with something that sounds cool, hoping to get something good out of it.
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Old May 10 2012, 05:52 PM   #1839
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According to Notch, Minecraft on the Xbox 360 sold enough in its first hour on sale to make it profitable. That's just... wow. I mean, they've had a studio working on the conversion for a year.

Also, the new snapshot has the option to create worlds with super-large biomes. I've been waiting for that since biomes were added to the game, it always disappointed me that in the middle of a desert you could still see two or three other biomes off in the distance.
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Old May 10 2012, 07:22 PM   #1840
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I'm one of the rare people who's never played any other version but bought the 360 version after playing the demo. Four hours later (it's freaking 2am at this point), I have the start of a giant mansion that's basically built over the initial miner's house you start with.

I don't know if I'll ever get to the more advanced stuff but I'm having a ball treating it as a virtual Lego set. I know the 360 version is a year behind the PC version but it works well enough, especially since it managed to suck up 4 hours of my life on the first night I owned it.
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Old May 10 2012, 07:58 PM   #1841
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^^^ Wow - you actually start with a house in the XBox version? That's no fun! Where are the jitters and paranoia of setting up your first quickie sandstone blocks late at night while trying not to attract attention to yourself from some wayward zombies or spiders?
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Old May 10 2012, 08:16 PM   #1842
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^^^ Wow - you actually start with a house in the XBox version? That's no fun! Where are the jitters and paranoia of setting up your first quickie sandstone blocks late at night while trying not to attract attention to yourself from some wayward zombies or spiders?
It's a pile of wooden blocks vaguely making up four walls with no roof rather than a full house. The Xbox version starts with a tutorial that turns off time for awhile so you can get your bearings, create some tools and get set to finish it off pretty quickly.

I jumped 10 feet when I ran into my first skeleton.
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^^^ Wow - you actually start with a house in the XBox version? That's no fun! Where are the jitters and paranoia of setting up your first quickie sandstone blocks late at night while trying not to attract attention to yourself from some wayward zombies or spiders?
It's a pile of wooden blocks vaguely making up four walls with no roof rather than a full house. The Xbox version starts with a tutorial that turns off time for awhile so you can get your bearings, create some tools and get set to finish it off pretty quickly.

I jumped 10 feet when I ran into my first skeleton.
I love how the console version of Minecraft has "training wheels."

(No offense, Sheep!)
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Old May 10 2012, 09:49 PM   #1844
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Heres the update vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=Z6c6vExLtTk#!

Love the new cocoa bean pods. (Yaay, cookies for everybody!)

Large Biomes is an okay feature. But lord, does that mean even BIGGER oceans??


But I'm all for the XBox version, even though I'm strictly a pc gamer. Its just a pity that XBoxers can't customize their textures.

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It's a pile of wooden blocks vaguely making up four walls with no roof rather than a full house. The Xbox version starts with a tutorial that turns off time for awhile so you can get your bearings, create some tools and get set to finish it off pretty quickly.

I jumped 10 feet when I ran into my first skeleton.
Yep. Thats how it starts. Next you'll want to 'pretty up' your house. Then you'll start to get bored, and want to add more features. Build a bed to make nights pass faster, then go mining to build more efficient tools and better weapons. Then you'll start to wonder whats just beyond that hill over there. Then it'll be time to start farming to keep your health up. Next thing you know, you're got yourself a mansion, an airship, or a whole danged city!

Welcome to our world.
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Old May 10 2012, 09:52 PM   #1845
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I love how the console version of Minecraft has "training wheels."

(No offense, Sheep!)
Actually the "training wheels" was one of the reasons I decided to buy the game--specifically the easier crafting where the ingredients are laid out for you for each item you can craft. Call me a simpleton but the last thing I want to do when gaming is break out my laptop to look up how to craft something important like a fence to keep spiders out. Yeah, there's some reward in figuring it out yourself but I'm too old and feeble and don't have time for that. I'd rather spend my time focusing on my blinged-out mansion.
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