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I hope they bark when enemies are near. I've had far to many all-glass structures get annihilated from sneaking creepers.
That's because they smell your fear.




Build a lava moat!
    
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Minecraft is awesome, but the lack of goals is wearing me out. I just can't seem to get back into it. I'm shallow like that.
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Minecraft is awesome, but the lack of goals is wearing me out. I just can't seem to get back into it. I'm shallow like that.
I come into these threads looking for a reason to love minecraft, i've tried playing it twice and both times i was not impressed and had no fun.

Does the entire game lack direction?
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post #24 of 31
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I come into these threads looking for a reason to love minecraft, i've tried playing it twice and both times i was not impressed and had no fun.

Does the entire game lack direction?
It's pretty much a sandbox environment, in which you must survive. What kinds of things did you end up building? Some things require rare materials which can take awhile to find.
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post #25 of 31
Finally becoming a proper game.
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post #26 of 31
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I come into these threads looking for a reason to love minecraft, i've tried playing it twice and both times i was not impressed and had no fun.

Does the entire game lack direction?
Not really. I started a new SMP server yesterday. The map is huge overhanging mountains with shadows everywhere.

1) First order of business: Find some place to build a base without getting killed by the 1000 creepers in the shadows.

2) Build relatively big moat surrounding base so baddies cannot run up and kill me.
a) Need iron for buckets to transfer water.
b) Build 2 vertical mine shafts to find iron.
c) Side track - build horizontal mine shafts for diamond.
d) Side track - Need coal for torches and wood for lanterns.

3) Moat complete, build waterfall as source so it looks cooler
4) Build kill area so when baddies fall into moat they die
5) Build glass ceiling on side of mountain so baddies stop falling off side of mountain into base.
a) Need tons of coal for glass


*pant*

Future goals:
Build water tunnels from shadowy area to kill more creepers
Get tons of TNT and wire together with redstone. Blow up giant hole in mountain. Hope lava doesn't come rushing in...
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post #27 of 31
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d) Side track - Need coal for torches and wood for lanterns.

a) Need tons of coal for glass
You don't need to mine coal. Charcoal works in any recipe or machine coal does, and can be readily made by smelting wood. That smelting can also be done with wood. What I do if I'm not in the mood to use my item spawner, which is rare I'll admit, is I'll mine one easy to get coal, throw that in the furnace, then throw an entire stack of wood in there. When the coal burns out I put one charcoal back in. I usually get about 55-60 charcoal that way.

Oh, and if you need to make glass, grab a couple lava buckets. I've never needed just two or three glass, usually several stacks. I don't use them if I'm making a small batch of torches, for example, but when I'm smelting glass for a building I use them every single time.




And again this assumes I don't use an item spawner...I have TooManyItems, all I have to do is click an icon and it's in my inventory. Is nice!
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post #28 of 31
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I come into these threads looking for a reason to love minecraft, i've tried playing it twice and both times i was not impressed and had no fun.

Does the entire game lack direction?
Same. It feels like Runescape or MMOs in general. You need to invest all this time repeating repetitive boring tasks to achieve things that allow you to do more repetitive tasks.
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post #29 of 31
lol nice! i'm liking what they're doing with the game.
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