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  • L_Franko Moderator 9 Apr 2013 15:08:53 9,697 posts
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    I was looking at Terraria but I couldn't resist Minecraft any longer.
    I was a little shocked to see how long I had been playing this for last night given it felt like I had only just sat down. You could grow very old playing this game.
  • Raiko101 9 Apr 2013 15:19:31 7,077 posts
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    My first 4 or 5 goes on Minecraft with the girlfriend ended up being ten hour stints. You always need to do one more thing in this game.

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  • S.J.Rogers 10 Apr 2013 08:52:45 3,558 posts
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    Did a small bit of strip mining on my map last night and found 12 Diamond blocks, that became 30 with my enchanted Pick, i then found a Mining System with chests and other goodies and then i found a Stronghold with the Ender Portal...!!!

    Not bad for 1 hours work.

    The Stronghold is actually really close to spawn too..!

    This map has the lot...

    Also Silverfish can be a REAL pain..!
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Apr 2013 10:08:30 9,697 posts
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    I've not found any Diamond or gold blocks yet but I did come across a huge network of tunnels while on a mining trip. In this network I found a spider spawn that I ended up blocking up because it seemed for every spider I killed two replaced it, I will build some steel armour and battle my through to destroy the spawn block thing. I then came across a small underground water fall and I was going to try and swim up it to see where I came out to but didn't know how deep it was and was worried about drowning.
    The most impressive thing I found though was after going even deeper into this network I noticed a small opening in the floor which showed a cave big enough to contain a city with most of the floor covered with lava. This thing was massive, I need to work out how to get to the floor of it.
    There is also still another tunnel in this network I haven't explored yet because I ran out of tourches so back to it tonight.
  • S.J.Rogers 10 Apr 2013 10:30:25 3,558 posts
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    Cool, your welcome to join my world if you like and i can show you around and give you some pointers...
  • S.J.Rogers 10 Apr 2013 11:11:47 3,558 posts
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    Very True...

    I have made a little battering window around my Zombie spawner. It just means that i can stand there, and swipe at their feet and kill them off without them touching me.

    Its a very easy and safe way to get loads of XP. Oh and rotten flesh (ie, dog food)...

    Having a spider spawner would be great for string (Fishing rods and bows) and spider eyes (Fermented spider eye, for potions)...
  • Raiko101 10 Apr 2013 11:25:12 7,077 posts
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    I've never thought about doing anything like that, myself. I remember building a shallow river around my house once. It would collect up any enemies and force them to one end, ready for me to attack at safe distance. The plan was to build a few pistons to flatten them on a daily basis, but I was too new to figure it all out at the time.

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  • timetraveler 10 Apr 2013 13:47:58 61 posts
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    How many Xbox Live Points do I need to get Minecraft?
  • S.J.Rogers 10 Apr 2013 13:49:48 3,558 posts
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    I think its 1200...

    It was for me.
  • S.J.Rogers 10 Apr 2013 13:50:28 3,558 posts
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    Oh, and that's a bargain for the amount of time you will be playing it..!
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Apr 2013 14:04:45 9,697 posts
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    Standard price is 1600 points on xbox.

    That might seem like a lot, well it is, but you will get a lot of game time for that price. It is the kind of game you could play on and off for the rest of your life.

    Edited by L_Franko at 14:06:57 10-04-2013
  • SomaticSense 10 Apr 2013 14:24:29 9,380 posts
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    ubergine wrote:
    I also took a look at Terraria the last two nights, just the demo. It made me wish that Minecraft had some of the variety Terraria, but I'm really not tempted. Not for one second in Terraria did I get that moment of vision for something I might build. What looked to be fun in it is the metroidvania elements, exploration and resource gathering, but without any desire to build anything with those resources the whole game collapses.

    It's also a really badly designed demo, quite frankly, AND I hated the menus and the very act of building in the game, just building the couple of ultra-basic things the demo asks you to do was disproportionately tedious.
    To be frank, there's too much shit in Terraria that it seems a bit overwhelming, the menus are terrible and needlessly confusing, it controls dreadfully with a control pad, and with the insane 1200 Moon Points price it means you could (and should) get it for about 5 times cheaper on PC.

    Edited by SomaticSense at 14:24:55 10-04-2013
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Apr 2013 17:02:23 9,697 posts
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    I have a quick question that I could answer myself with about 2mins of gameplay but - If I have a chest with stuff in it and I mine it so I can place it in another location will all the stuff still be inside or do you lose it?
  • elephantjuice 10 Apr 2013 17:30:22 813 posts
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    @L_Franko

    You won't lose it.

    FYI if you didn't know already you can make a 'double chest' by placing x2 single chests side by side.
  • Raiko101 10 Apr 2013 17:43:31 7,077 posts
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    @L_Franko To expand on that ever so slightly. You wont lose anything, but it will all fall on the floor, so make sure you've got room to pick it all up!

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  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Apr 2013 18:18:56 9,697 posts
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    Ah ok cheers chaps. I was wondering if I could increase my carry load.
  • SomaticSense 10 Apr 2013 19:58:29 9,380 posts
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    @ubergine Terraria's menus probably would've been fine had I not already put a crazy amount of hours into 360 Minecraft doing broadly the same thing and it not being a pain in the arse.

    4J really deserve a lot of credit for the lesson they served to other devs regarding controls and interfaces when porting to console from PC.
  • billythekid 14 Apr 2013 14:18:03 11,472 posts
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    I had a lovely log cabin in the snow and I decided it needed a roaring fire.
    I got one :(
  • Raiko101 14 Apr 2013 14:26:56 7,077 posts
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    Haha. Yeah, don't play with the fire unless you're making a portal with it. My girlfriend burnt down a few hours work just to see what would happen. The Autosave was well timed...

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  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 12:56:16 41,482 posts
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    In getting back into this but havin a hard time finding fun seeds. Any suggestions?
  • S.J.Rogers 15 Apr 2013 13:57:33 3,558 posts
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    Any news on the lighting fix ubergine..?
  • S.J.Rogers 15 Apr 2013 15:47:29 3,558 posts
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    Thanks...
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