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#1 BobTWC

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

Question: Would it behoove us to open temporary wilderness gates at the stations that are to have them?  Now that everyone has spread out some, multiple wilderness "hubs" may lead to more mines with more iron!  I know the plan was for these not to go up until the rail was done, but what does everyone think about this idea?

 

p.s.  Nether gates, too.  For glowstone.


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#2 Blue_Dragon360

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:09 PM

I like it. I won't use them, but it'll keep everyone out of my hair! Yeah, that means you. Stay out of my mine! ;)
On a different note, though, I've noticed that mining on a different level gives a lot of iron, so it would be cool if the community mine had different layers. I think it's mostly because you hit nearly every cave, and caves have the best iron return. :)
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#3 Macflea

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

Question: Would it behoove us to open temporary wilderness gates at the stations that are to have them?  Now that everyone has spread out some, multiple wilderness "hubs" may lead to more mines with more iron!  I know the plan was for these not to go up until the rail was done, but what does everyone think about this idea?

 

p.s.  Nether gates, too.  For glowstone.

 

I'm all for this idea!


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#4 Psarge

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:59 AM

I understood that the "other" gates wouldn't go up until rails were done.

What would be a good idea this time (especially in the nether *grumble*) is if people didnt strip mine bloody great big holes in the nether rack right by the gate.

Makes it a pain to have to go around them and also the last couple of days I have actually encountered Ghasts in them.

Which kind of makes the protective wall so you don't get hit as soon as you go through the gate a bit pointless.


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#5 SoonerDead

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

While I have no issue with the gates being opened temporarily, as far as I knew it wouldn't be done until the stations and rails were done...

 

I also don't think it is that big of deal to have a single entrance point currently - I don't ever run into anyone else's mines


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#6 GreenishTroll

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

Where were you mining Sooner?  I was running into other mine tunnels constantly.  I think adding the extra portals now would be really helpful.  Many have accessbile stations now.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

I was far south in a cavern on last wilds map - no one was anywhere near me


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

The huge holes in the nether near the gate was me.  I misunderstood the reset date/time.  I was working on the mistaken idea I had a couple of hours left not a week :(  Sorry


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:14 AM

Portals would be great about now actually, I've got to wait for the Nether portal at WNW station before I can start building there, as I'm using nether resources to make it.


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#10 Rosleen

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

The downside to putting in portals, is that we might shift focus from the rails, to our own builds. We're getting closer on rails though :D (goes back to mining iron like a boss)


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