Originally Posted by Bazz
I can /spawn if I want at anytime, but it may take more than 5 minutes of game time to get where I want to go by walking - so when i want to go back to somewhere (say between my own and another players home) I find I have to sit around for 5 mins twidling my thumbs.
I almost never use the /home and /spawn commands, but I think I see things a bit differently.
When I notice that something takes 5 minutes I think: What can I do to decrease this time? I see everything in a physical way and usually it doesn't even cross my mind that I could use warp points, so instead I solve the problem with the means I have ingame.
Usually this ends up being a new rail line. Have you checked out what sort of rail lines are available in your area? We begin to have a pretty extensive underground network and adding your place to it shouldn't be too hard.
I think this is the general idea behind the SMP server; instead of jumping around with warp commands we should move in the world as it was intended by game mechanics. When the nether is added in 1.6 we will have even more quick travel options without having to use warps