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Minecraft Misadventure

Posted by An/A Blade , in Computers, Gaming, Minecraft Dec 11 2012 · 427 views

[NO NO NO NO Ah Dang It Why Did I Even Do That!?]
So; today's been interesting. Played a ton of Minecraft on my new world to test out some modifications, and got about 15 diamonds today alone(Everywhere I looked seemed to have them; and no, that wasn't part of the mods, that was genuine. =P). So, after doing that and therefore having 19 total, not dying at all in that world, and getting to about level 44-ish, in terms of EXP; I decided to lava mold myself a Nether Gate.
All went well; I entered, and immediately heard a ghast and built a base out of the Cobblestone I had brought for bridges. Went outside, tried and failed to play Dead Man's Bluff(Or whatever the name's called) with the ghast ala Zelda, repaired some of the damage to my platform, and eventually decided to enclose my portal. Ran outta cobblestone. Went back to my base in normal world. Grabbed more cobblestone. Ran back into my gate. Heard a ghast. Proceeded to run forward through the portal instead of backwards, running right off the platform into what apparently was lava, but seemed to be an actual platform to me. 0_o So, yeah, first death of the game gets credited to the ghast chasing me, with the assist going to my utter lack of direction. =P
So; I respawned, not realizing everything I had had at the time, but shrugging it off since I left the important stuff at home. =P Grabbed more cobble, and dodged the ghasts, as I promptly sealed THAT side off. Because that was just a stupid death. xD So, I then decide that I've already died once, and I might as well keep trying, so I go out into the open, and finally see the ghast that was shooting me(Or, rather, one of them). The problem is that I have to have my settings on tiny so to not crash the game, so I can barely see even the silhouette. So, I see it, track it, and realize how the reflection works. "ACHIEVEMENT GET!" That did the trick. =P
After that, I'm feeling even braver, so I go out to get what fell. I ignore the drop, since there was Netherrack, and it wasn't that far. I then proceed to make a bridge out there. So far so good, no ghast's tears, that sorta fun stuff. I explore a bit; but don't see any fortresses, unfortunately. So I gather some Soul Sand, and start to head back. Lo and behold, another ghast. Shooting at me. So, I decide to be tricky; I walk backwards. Bad move, there was fire. And I was starting to get hungry. And the fire was slowly killing me. Somehow I managed to eat and not die. =P So, I try to finish my bridge, since I had jumped when things shot at me earlier. =P
Needless to say, that was intriguing, as I was both reflecting the blasts I could get(Killed one of them during that stand, though two more replaced it. =P), and trying to both finish the bridge, and reinforce it with railings so it didn't blast me into lava. Everything surprisingly went well, made a platform at the bottom, and got a two brick high railing on either side of my three-wide bridge(Which turned it into one wide, but I didn't care, as that was the ORIGINAL size, as I was making my way over there. =P). Except, I ran outta cobble halfway through. That was not fun, but somehow I managed to dash(Not literally, of course, thankfully due in part to the third modification I was testing, the first two being Optifine and the Minimap) across to safety, without anything shooting at me. I even scaled the cliff, and got back through the portal, without anything attempting to kill me. I'm a little worried about that, I may wait before going back through next. =P
So, earlier in this, I mentioned about the items I lost? Yeah, I remembered my inventory(Or at least the majority of it) after.
1-3 Iron Picks(I forget how many)
1-3 Iron Shovels(Same)
Roughly 2 Iron Swords
1 Bow
50-something arrows
Tons of torches
Lots of sticks
Probably a full stack of coal(Not that that mattered, I had like 10 of those. =P)
7 buckets(6 full of milk and one of water)
Full set of Iron Armour, nearly broken
I think that's it, since I dashed off the platform before even TRYING to get Netherrack from destroyed things. xD Kinda painful, but I have like 4 full stacks of iron. =P
So yeah, that's the summary of my misadventure in the Nether. =P I don't like the layout of it for me. ._.; Too much stuff to kill me. xD I'm just glad I didn't anger any Pigmen, unlike on one multiplayer server I was on a couple months back. =P

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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 11 2012 09:00 AM

I know how 'ya feel.  I've lost quite a few things while exploring in the Nether...

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Yeah, that's a common side-effect. =P It's just hilarious how annoying of a death that was; because I would've been fine, if I had've backstepped, instead of sprinting off the cliff. xD And then I was just massively confused when it showed land surrounding me as I swam in lava. 0_o

/EDIT: Though, in retrospect, I should've used that water. Doubt it would've helped, though, since I had no way to use it on more than one block of lava, due to, you know, empty air. =P
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Dec 11 2012 02:30 PM

I don't think water in the Nether lasts long enough for you to even extinguish yourself, actually. If you can, get to a fortress and obtain two blaze rods and a netherwart, then make Fire Resistance potions.




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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 12 2012 11:23 AM

Yeah, the water wouldn't have helped, it just evaporates so fast that you can't even use it.

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Ah. Did not know that. xD Haven't really had too much exposure to the Nether before this. >_>''


I was trying to find a fortress, but, well, I didn't seem to find it. I'll have to look again eventually. I might worry more about trying to get enchantment stuff going, since I do have 19 diamonds.

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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 13 2012 08:34 PM

Yeah, get an enchanting table before you head into the nether.  It really helps.

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Now that you mention that, though, since I'll need books; I have yet to see a single village; even though I see tons of Zombie Villagers. 0_o The only village I've even seen naturally, is one I spawned in during a test of a superflat world.(And speaking of super flat worlds, I've got an infestation of slimes on my ground layer, apparently. =P)
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 14 2012 10:58 AM
Yeah, z-villagers spawn naturally... As for books, cow farms and sugarcane farms are great.

Slimes? In superflat? I wonder how that happened... :P
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Ah, I see. And okay, though I'm guessing because of that, that books take leather? I haven't had a need or chance to make books in my last few worlds or online, so yeah. Though... How do you make a sugarcane farm? Just place sand down in a normal farm pattern, and place the sugarcane on top?

No, no, not superflat; my normal world. xD Hence why I was rather surprised. Since they're even on the surface, which I've never had happen on a non-superflat world. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 14 2012 07:26 PM

Yes, books take one leather and three paper placed anywhere on the crafting menu.  Sugarcane farms usually look something like this:








With the S standing for Sugarcane(placed on either sand or dirt, there is no difference in current versions I believe) and W standing for water.  There are more complex ways that do not require you to break the plant, but the above mentioned method works until you feel like building a more complex farm.(See the Tutorials/Sugar cane Farming page on the Minecraft Wiki for more complex farms.)


Ahh...  That would probably be due to the fact that Slimes can now spawn in swamps, which is a pretty change.

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So, basically a row of sugarcane, and a row of water, then? Sounds like it'd work. I'll give it a shot when I overhaul my base. =P Can it work underground like normal farms?

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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 15 2012 09:28 AM

Yeah.  If you want to say it the boring way, then I guess that works.


I would assume so, as long as there is enough light.

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Haha. =P I've seen some other interesting ideas, since the water block has to be directly beside the sugarcane. It could work well, but I'll more or less need to totally revamp my base soon; I'm having trouble as it is trying to find room for my enchantment room, though luckily I found an unused section of my base. That it's all underground doesn't help much. =P

I really need to try and find a spot with Extreme Hills, so I can make my base into the side of a cliff. I'm willing to fight off a Silverfish infestation to do so. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 15 2012 12:35 PM

Ahh, such is the constraints of having an underground base. :P 


I wouldn't worry about a silverfish infestation if I were you, as I've had an underground base or two in an extreme hills biome, and I've yet to see a silverfish spawning block.

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Yep. =P I have a couple overground buildings, but they aren't that big. I blame lack of Cobble. =P

Ah, I see. I guess I'd need to FIND an extreme hills biome first, too. =P

Speaking of biomes, apparently the neighbouring biome to me is actually a swamp, which explains the slimes appearing en masse. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 15 2012 02:03 PM

Yeah, if you make a mineshaft that goes straight to bedrock it usually provides quite a bit of cobble. :P  I have a floating helicarrier-esque base floating above the ocean.


Yeah, that would be a priority...

Yep, that would explain your slime problem.  I suggest building a huge wall to quarantine the swamp biome. :P

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I actually already did that; I have like 8 stacks, but that's still not enough, seemingly. xD That sounds pretty cool, though. =D I'm thinking of making an expansion to add another floor to my main base, though; and then pull off a sky bridge eventually. Though, I'd need to find another place to set up a base first... There aren't many awesome spots around, aside from the cave beside the witchless hut I found. =P

For sure. And finding a plains segment, to find a village. xD

Yeah. The only problem? I might have located my base in the swamp biome itself. xD
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 15 2012 09:09 PM

Really?  Only 8 stacks?  How big was the mineshaft?  Sky bridges are overrated if you ask me.  I mean, how on earth will they help you, other than provide a place for skeletons and Zombies to hide during the day?  And yeah, finding really cool places is a common problem.  Unless you're extremely lucky with world generations(and by this I mean that I keep restarting until I find a world with tons of cool stuff. :P)


Why exactly are you so dead set on finding a village? :P


Oh...  Well never mind then.  Make a small room, and fill it with slimes so no more aggressive mobs spawn. :P

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It just went right down to bedrock today(Though lava being in the way didn't help much). It's about halfway through the second row or so of the double chest. I used a ton on different projects for my base; such as two different entry buildings(Which I'll probably redo whenever I give my base a makeover, if I don't just move to a place that's higher off the ground; found a plains biome that had no village. =P), a ground-level tunnel, a spawn house that missed spawn, and some other stuff, like stairs and such to get out of caves I wandered into. =P


As for sky bridges, they could give zombies and skeletons a place to hide, but that's why you use glass. =P


Supplies for my farm, possibility of getting emeralds easier, easy access to their supplies, and so on. =P It's not a priority(Aside from getting carrots), but it'd sure be handy; hence why I took my trip today, checking on a spot I thought may have been plains, which turned out to be plains. With no village. =P


I've been considering that. But currently, I've just been killing them; they're more an annoyance than anything, and give tons of EXP. =P Though, you may have a point; nothing's spawned directly around me recently, on the main side of my base. Stuff's spawned on the other side, but it's not totally lit up, so that might be another problem. =P

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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 10:21 AM

Yeah, Lava usually doesn't help when building quarries...  Especially if you make a spiral staircase to go from bedrock back to the surface, and then you find out that there's obsidian in the way. >:(


Well that's true...


Carrots and Potatoes are easy enough to get if you have enough levels to enchant a looting III sword... :P  Darn plains biome pretending to be a village-plains biome...


Yeah, they are quite annoying, and I'd probably just slaughter them too... :P

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Yeah; I just used the ladder method, but there is indeed Obsidian in the way; though I've been trying to clear that away recently. =P

That's probably the method I'm going to use(though I kinda want a rail system going on eventually), though I'd make the template with dirt. I need more glass. =/

True; I already got tons of potatoes for my farm. =P

Yeah. xD One seemed to follow me, though. ._.;
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 12:52 PM

I don't have the patience to cut down enough trees, so I just use the left over cobblestone.:P

Well I guess above-ground rail systems are a lot easier to build then underground ones...


Yep.  I think I have an entire stack of poisoned potatoes. :P


Aww...  Did you kill him?

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I just cut down tons of trees, because I'm located right next to a forest, they were in my way, and I needed sticks for tools anyway. =P

Yeah; though the whole Skeleton sanctuary is definitely an issue I'll have to look into; can you place rails on glass? And does it let light through?

Haha, I think I've luckily not found one of those yet; nothing's shown up in my inventory at least. =P

It fell off a cliff near my new house. =( I saw the slime ball and EXP before I realized what happened. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 01:13 PM

I never spawn in forests, or anywhere near them. >:(

Skeleton Sanctuary?  And no, I'm pretty sure you can't place them on glass...


I'm keeping them on a hunch that in a future update that you can use them to craft/brew special stuff.


;(  Did you at least build him a grave where he died?

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I must've gotten lucky in that way; I always spawn around there. 0_o That said, the only time I spawned near mountains, is in the demo world. =P Which I should really look into restoring, now that I have full Minecraft.

The shaded places hiding the sun during the day, which is what my railway or skybridge would quickly turn into. =P Unless I connected it to the ground somehow, or made it a multi-level tunnel system...

That would be interesting, and more useful than poisoning yourself. And since Spider's Eyes once did the same thing...

Unfortunately no; I was busy fending off (IIRC) a creeper at the time. I forget exactly, but I also forget where. =( We shall remember the nameless slime, however. =D
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 04:36 PM

I always get stuck in tagia biomes...  So while that is good for fighting the Enderdragon, it's not really all that good for most things...


Ahh...  Or, you could have it be mostly made out of glass, but then the part with the tracks be made out of a solid material.  The solid material doesn't block enough light, so mobs wouldn't be safe, and you'd be able to place rails...




...your next task is to find the place where he died, and build a grave.


Hey, you know of any good minecraft survival servers?)

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I got stuck in a Taiga biome in my other world, but I had initially spawned in a forest, so yeah. =P

You mean it wouldn't block the sunlight to give skeletons an overhang to avoid burning in the day? 0_o That would work, though.

I'll try my best, but I don't think there'll be any signs indicating where it is anymore. =/

Unfortunately no; all the survival/PVP hybrid servers I know of are offline, more or less. =/ I want to find some more, though, but given my track record... =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 05:26 PM

Tagia biomes are cool(hahaha see what I did there. :P) but annoying if you spawn in one.


I shouldn't...  As long as you don't have two non-transparent blocks right next to eachother it should be fine...


You said it was by a cliff.  Check the cliff for any DNA traces.


Ahh... Darn.  I was hoping I could find one.

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Yeah, true. Snow can be fun, though I can definitely see how it wouldn't work well. =/

Hmm, true. I don't think I'll have a two-way track right yet, anyway. =P

I think it was by a cliff, but the bad thing about the place I'm at? Too many cliffs. =/

Yeah, I'm looking for one myself, simply because I want to do more than just multiplayer. xD Though, a lot of servers seem to not like it when you have even minor mods, like the sprinting fixer mod I have, that allows me to control when I sprint, rather than it being reliant on luck. >_>
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 17 2012 05:56 PM



You probably don't have enough resources to make enough rails anyways. :P


...make a grave at ALL the cliffs. :P


Yeah...  I'm looking for a server where I can just play minecraft with other people...

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