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#211 FellOpenIan

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:12 AM

Here's the simple Obsidian generator that I used to use back in the early days. (1 bucket o' lava, 1 bucket o' water, and 7 red stone...no pistons)

It does eat the red stone, which he fails to mention, and it's kinda tricky to get the water/lava to stick on the 360 version but it still works wonders.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

This game is addicting for some reason I can't explain. I'm still learning the ins and outs but its got its grip in me.

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#213 Frosty The Batman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

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I thought, "OK, I'll build a small house on this mountain."
Now I have a green house on top and 7 floors.
1st is my wolf den
2nd is my room
3rd is my bridge to everything room (work in progress)
4th is empty
5th is empty
6th is full of chests with my spoils.
7th has a room with all my mining supplies, and a creepy hallway leading to a portal and there's a spiral staircase leading down to my mine that goes diagonally to bed rock then straight for half my map then branches out here and there. I have a bed room down there too.
Only found one cavern in there but plenty to mine.

I'm finishing a two story glass house in the ocean. There's a bridge from room 3 that leads out there then a ladder going alllllllll the way down. I discovered an empty cavern a few blocks over from my underwater glass house that'll be next on my to do list.

This game is way to addicting.
Also, be careful what you do with lava in a house made of wood. :cry:
That pic is from before shit hit the fan. :hot::hot:

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#214 io

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

OK, here you go...

Far shot of my house built into the natural cave/overhang that was there already. I just replaced the two outer columns with Obsidian tonight:
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A closer view:
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Have you guys messed around with paintings yet? I kept throwing mine on the wall until it became this one:
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An internal shot showing my Lapis Lazuli and Gold cubes ;) as well as part of the 3/4 view I have from up here. This is the "lush" view:
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Looking the other direction (with that lapis lazuli again) towards the desert view:
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Here's a side view of the house as I approached it from a foraging expedition today:
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I'm thinking of building a giant pyramid out beyond the desert there (maybe at the edge of the ocean). I also just went to the Nether and got a ton of Netherrack and that glow stuff. I know you can light the former on fire but I'm trying to figure out how to make the glow rock (cubes) again. I don't see it in any of the crafting sections.

I love the hardwood floor especially as it is just wood directly from the trees - no crafting required. It makes a great parquet look. And those boxes on top of the gold and wool are note boxes. They make a pretty cool sound either on wood or metal. They don't sound so great on stone though.

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#215 AshesofWake

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

you guys make my house look so lame haha.
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#216 Frosty The Batman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:56 AM

Flint and steel light the netherrack on fire.
Also, that painting is awesome. I keep mine on the 2x1 creeper

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#217 Ryuukishi

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

Yeesh, I don't even want to post any pics now. :lol: io that is sweet.

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#218 io

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

Flint and steel light the netherrack on fire.


Yeah, that I knew (well, thanks to my son). It makes exploring the Nether much easier as you don't need torches - just light a rock on fire every so often if it gets dark. Though torches are still useful for marking your path so you don't get lost. I had to travel quite a ways to find the glow rocks.

And I finally figured out how to reconstitute the glow rocks just a few minutes ago. It is under the same section as the torches. I kept looking in the cube rock section - never struck me to think of it as a torch :lol:.

I also started making a mine car ride down the mineshaft at the back of my house. What do you need to do for the achievement exactly? I made it go pretty damn far but didn't get it. It is great for getting down there but pretty useless for the return trip. I'd have to waste gold to make powered sections - not sure I want to do that.

I have been mining down at the bottom of the world and have found a fair amount of gold down there, as well as the usual coal and iron. I even found 4 diamonds tonight. But no lapis lazuli down there so far (the stuff I found the other day was in a cave part way down). However, I have found a TON of redrock down there. It is all over the place. I may even stop mining it at this point.

I also started growing some crops. I dug a ditch at the top of my house and put some water in it, then started growing stuff next to that. I also made it into a waterfall that goes down into a big sand pit, so it is sort of like an oasis there on top of the house. I didn't know where I had gotten the 2 seeds I had but then I figured out you get them from the bushes that are around (I had ignored those for the most part).

#219 Broken Cage

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

I finished my mob spawner. It's not the greatest thing ever, but it works occasionally. So I'm happy with that. Here are some screens of my house in progress.

The gravity trap on the mob spawner isn't exactly the prettiest addition to my new home.
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Ye Olde Mob Spawning Chamber
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This is the tunnel that mobs fall down
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And this is the glass at the bottom that lets me see when I have loot. Even though there are two doors, I only open one when spiders don't die from the fall. They can't escape from a 1x1 square.
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That's the mob spawner/gravity trap. Now here's some pictures of the rooms in my home I didn't get to show yesterday.

This is the master bedroom
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That the gravity trap feeds directly into...
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This is the crafting room, with six furnaces, three work benches, and four chests.
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This the guest room.
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Stairs to the glass room
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The glass room w/ a view

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And finally, the indoor mine access.

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#220 Hoffer

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

Played some more last night. I dug a mine down to bedrock and then kept digging back up. By chance I stumbled across a dungeon and got a saddle to get that pigs fly achievement. Only achievement I have left is taming 5 wolves. I have 1 tame and need to find 4 more.

I'm not very artistic/creative and am really not interested in building anything. I have a little wood house with a bed for when I want to sleep through the night. I'm afraid that once I get this last achievement, I'll be done with Minecraft. The achievements are the only "game" to Minecraft for me. Hopefully I'll get drawn back with future updates.


#221 kingtut313

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

wow i thought my house was pretty nice before i came into this thread.. nope

im having trouble finding anything good in the "dungeons".. ive found a few caves with enemies in them but after wondering around in circles for a few hours and digging randomly into the walls/floors, only thing ive found is tons of iron ore and the red and blue rocks

im having a lot of fun tho.. game is crazy addictive
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#222 theredworm

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

If u did a pretty big mine under the ocean and then popped a hole in the ocean floor could you drain the whole ocean into the cave? Might try it in my world tonight.

#223 Dark Rider

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

If u did a pretty big mine under the ocean and then popped a hole in the ocean floor could you drain the whole ocean into the cave? Might try it in my world tonight.


I highly doubt that, but it would be so awesome.

#224 goodbyetonight

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

Here's an outside shot of my house
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And here's a pic of the moat my friend made to trap animals in
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Also, there's no sugar cane in the tutorial world. I checked the entire map. Sucks, and I've put too much work into it to start over >_<

Oh, and if anyone has a mine track for the On A Rail achievement a quick invite would be much appreciated!

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#225 Spanky

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hoping to pick this game up towards the weekend. I was playing the trial and the girlfriend loved the music and gameplay so I now may have a building partner a.k.a. material gatherer for my creations:D
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#226 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:41 PM

I've finished carving out the area needed for my castle, so now I'm mining for stone to finishing off the courtyard, the last two towers, and the three remaining walkways, which will take a while. Luckily, there's a ton of it behind my first two towers.


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#227 Broken Cage

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

I've finished carving out the area needed for my castle, so now I'm mining for stone to finishing off the courtyard, the last two towers, and the three remaining walkways, which will take a while. Luckily, there's a ton of it behind my first two towers.



That sounds cool. I'm thinking I'm going to build a giant skyscraper to conceal the gravity trap on one side, and add some fun things like a giant diving board into the ocean... But first, Max Payne.

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#228 io

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

If u did a pretty big mine under the ocean and then popped a hole in the ocean floor could you drain the whole ocean into the cave? Might try it in my world tonight.


I was way down at the bottom of the world and kept digging up and hitting lava. One time I hit water which might have been an ocean. I don't think it will drain out though - just fill up your tunnel. But let us know what happens if you do it ;).

Anyone know the minecart achievement parameters? Like I said, I built a pretty long set of rails - but no achievement yet.

The exact achievment is "Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started."

Does 500m mean 500 blocks? And does it have to be 500 in one straight line? Or does it mean you just have to end up 500 blocks away from the start? If it means a straight shot that is kind of a pain because my track curves down my mine shaft (as I had to make a few turns to avoid caverns). If it is 500 blocks, that is pretty damn huge. I'd actually prefer doing an above ground rail to get to the other side of the map or something if that was the case. Doing 500 underground will be a pain and not really all that useful since you can just dig much closer to the start and get all you need. I mean, I already have nearly all I need from mining except, well, maybe more iron to make 500 track pieces! I think to make a set of 8 tracks you need, what, 5 iron ingots (plus wood)? So that's 63 sets at about 315 iron ingots. That's assuming 5 is correct - just going off my very bad memory here ;).

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

So I'm pretty much right in thinking that there is no quick way to get iron ore, right? Just keep mining away and looking to hit it. I've got this huge cave I'm in and I've only been digging in one direction. Maybe I'll go in another later on today.

Oh, and all the houses make my shitshack look worse than it is. Kudos!

#230 io

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:32 PM

^ Not that I know of - but just keep digging and you'll find more iron. It isn't that hard to find.

OK, so digging a little (on the Internet ;)) I found out about the mine cart achievement:

- It is 500 blocks of distance
- Can have kinks and turns, but you need to get 500 blocks away from the start so if you have turns you will need a lot more rail
- According to someone on the Interwebs, you need 192 iron to make enough track for a straight shot

I have probably 80-100 iron, though I keep using it to make iron pickaxes since I don't want to waste my diamond just yet. Maybe I'll stop doing that so I save as much as possible. I also wasted a ton making a full set of iron armor, which I then mostly broke by falling off cliffs #-o. I didn't realize the armor took the damage instead of my health (I thought it would just reduce damage taken - didn't realize it would break eventually). I was so used to just jumping off and not worrying about health (since it regenerates in Peaceful).

What I think I will do is dig up all the track I put underground and make a new track from the back of my house that goes across the map. That way I'll have a fast way to travel across the world too. When I'm done you guys are welcome to go for rides but if you mess up anything I'll ban you for life from CAG ;).

#231 Hoffer

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:36 AM

I just tamed my 5 wolf and got the last achievement.

I got the rail and portal achievement from a nice guy on xbox360achievements.org. The rail he had built was ridiculously long. I would never had the patience to build that myself. He did say he had a team of guys help him build it though.

#232 io

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:58 AM

I just tamed my 5 wolf and got the last achievement.

I got the rail and portal achievement from a nice guy on xbox360achievements.org. The rail he had built was ridiculously long. I would never had the patience to build that myself. He did say he had a team of guys help him build it though.


Was his powered?

That's where I got my info above. I was reading the thread there and saw lots of people offering to get others the achievement and then rescinding those offers once someone came in and messed up their track.

What I'm going to have a hard time with is the pig one. My son had a saddle and I got on a pig but it never ran off anywhere to get hurt. Since you can't control them it can be tricky. I guess you could fence one in, then dig around the outside of the fence so there is a cliff on one side, then open that side up, saddle him up, and hope he falls out of the opening. That achievement bothers me a bit because it is so random. There's no point in it is what I mean. At least with all the others you have to craft something or do some engineering (like the mine cart one).

And I guess to get the wolf one I'm going to have to play with enemies for once. I have yet to do that ;). But I really don't want Creepers blowing up my house or anything near it. What exactly do they do? What makes them explode?

#233 KingBroly

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:00 AM

The wolf one is easy. Find a wolf, save, tame it, exit out without saving, go back in and repeat.

The pig one was tricky. You have to find a saddle, then what I did was trap a pig, then build a hole under it that was long enough.

I have a rail that's long enough if anyone wants the achievement, too. Built all by myself.

Anyway, I've started terraforming my level so I could see across it better since it's very easy to get lost due to the high hills and whatnot. Bad thing is that it takes forever to even do a small portion of the map.
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#234 goodbyetonight

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:11 AM

The wolf one is easy. Find a wolf, save, tame it, exit out without saving, go back in and repeat.

The pig one was tricky. You have to find a saddle, then what I did was trap a pig, then build a hole under it that was long enough.

I have a rail that's long enough if anyone wants the achievement, too. Built all by myself.

Anyway, I've started terraforming my level so I could see across it better since it's very easy to get lost due to the high hills and whatnot. Bad thing is that it takes forever to even do a small portion of the map.


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#235 Hoffer

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:13 AM

I found a pig that was near a big drop off. So, I saved my game, saddled up and started smacking. I had to reload the game 3-4 times before I finally got him to fall off.

I don't know if the guy's rail was powered. I never started a rail and don't even know what that means. :) I'm pretty sure he just pushed me. He had the start pretty high up and the ride was pretty much downhill. The guy did say a guy came into his world to ride the rail and then burnt down his main building. I can't believe people can be such dicks.

I saved the wolves for last because I knew I'd need bones and that meant monsters. I just built a small house away from my stash for killing and hiding from monsters.

#236 io

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:48 AM

See I didn't know you could hit the pig while riding it. I wish I had known that before I wasted a saddle (in my son's game).

Apparently there is a seed you can use that spawns you right near a treasure chest with a saddle. So you could do this in another world just to get it out of the way. I saw this on xbox360achievements.org. The seed is "888". I might try that tonight.

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#237 goodbyetonight

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:01 AM

This is the video I used for the When Pigs Fly achievement


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#238 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

Here's an update on my castle. I've got it all mapped out now, so it's just a matter of building up and filling up the insides with the stuff I need in there.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

Just built a portal and went to the Nether. Trippy stuff. How useful is it?

#240 io

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:55 AM

Just built a portal and went to the Nether. Trippy stuff. How useful is it?


Well, the rock that is everywhere there you can light on fire and it stays lit forever. So you can do some pretty cool stuff with it. Like imagine Frisky's castle there ringed with flaming rocks ;).

In much harder to reach spots there are glow rocks which you can break and then reconstitute. Those can be used as another light source. I have some in my house now.

There is also "Soul Sand" which makes you walk slowly. I'm not sure what use it has other than maybe something to help trap monsters? I haven't found any of that yet anyway but I did see it in my son's game.