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I was thinking about reinstalling the RLCraft modpack on a local server but the modpack needs v1.12.2 and 1.12.2 needs java 8.  I've got java 11 - which I need for other things - so .. not happening.  Unfortunate, but probably for the best, all things considered.

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Largest creation on 2b2t to date?  A giant pekora likeness made out of 2.1M blocks of obsidian.  Some people have way too much time on their hands.  :D

 

 

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For me, the minecrift phenomenon is surprising. On the one hand, when I was younger, I spent quite a lot of hours on it building strange buildings, I walked and collected all the necessary things and even met some really cool people, on the other hand, when I look at it from the perspective of a few years, it seems to me now I wouldn't have the patience for this style of play. Not enough explosions haha! Of course, from time to time I play with my sister, but it is a maximum of 2 hours and I am already bored. Although when I'm in the store and I see a backpack / t-shirt etc. with a minecraft theme, I want to buy it right away: D

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So I was reading the wiki on the new(ish) villager/village mechanics & it sounds like the game defines a village as a set of beds within a certain distance (32 blocks?) of a "significant" block (bell, or bed) horizontally and 5 blocks vertically.  That got me to wondering if you could stack villages vertically.  Think of a bell in the center of a 64x64 field of beds.  Then clone that and place it maybe 10 blocks above the first, then do that again for maybe 10 levels or so. 

We could name the construction "Aincrad".  :D   Probably call it something else less printable tho since I imagine the lag would be .. substantial with all those entities crammed in a few chunks.

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That “Part 2” of 1.18 added a huge sub-level to all chunks.  Existing bedrock is changed to deep slate, and if you dig through that there are another 60 or so blocks of deep slate below that before you’ll reach the new bedrock layer!

The new levels are generated with the new algorithms too.  I found a huge cavern with dripstone and stalactites and stalagmites at the bottom of my mine underneath my main base in an otherwise 1.14 chunk.  I even found some copper down there.  Nice change from having to travel huge distances to find unexplored chunks and newly-added resources on an update.

The upper levels now extend to 250 blocks as well, and iron and emeralds generate at increasing frequency at the higher elevations.

 

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This new caves and cliffs has some pretty amazing terrain generation.  This is that cave that I mentioned previously.  It is right under a base that I've been using as my main abode since probably about 1.7.  As I mentioned, the new caves-and-cliffs 2 converts all the bedrock in these old chunks to "deep slate", and if you dig through that then you'll find another ~60 blocks of depth before you'll again hit bedrock.  This cave was in that "sub-level" under my old chunk's bedrock.  Those things on the right that look like stalagmites are what the new version calls dripstone, and can be mined, then used to create an endless lava generator.

btw, I don't normally play with the gamma turned up this high.  On my monitor this is pretty much pitch black.  I just did this to the screenshot to bring out the details for this post.

 

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My test rig to experiment with the dripstone.

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This may look awesome, but then you notice that it is running on an I9 12900k at 5.2gHz with a 3090 in the system.  Wonder what the price is?  The i9 alone is over $600.  At today's insane GPU prices the 3090 is around $3k-3.5k last I checked.  Then add the motherboard, 32GB RAM, and the rest of the kit.  The i9's native speed is only 3.2gHz, so the rig producing these has to have an insane overclocking setup.  RAM is probably also high-spec and overclocked.

Yes, it looks awesome, but $5-$7k awesome?  I think I'm going to have to stick with my old RX480, optifine, and Silders shaders for the foreseeable future.  😭😭😭

 

 

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Ok, little Minecraft story -- 

So it was a easy morning in 2011-2012? I was around 6-7 years old, and I remember my girlfriend, brother and Me sitting down playing some Minecraft. What makes this story great as a memory, was when we built a dirt (block) house and it was night time (in game). So of course Mobs have spawned, and it was scary for our young brains. Nonetheless, fun. We opened the door to find a Enderman, and we looked straight at it, soon enough it did that weird scream (i think) and began attacking us. 

I remember so clearly all 3 of us SCREECHING in fear. Anyways -- fun little story on why I love Minecraft now after growing up with it. 

(My brother was 8, my Gf was my age, so around 6-7)

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