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Old 24th June 2011, 07:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I do have to wonder how Daed mob portal works so close to spawn. Such a short distance.
I did what we aren't allowed to do, but as I consider myself well educated in the science of portals I thought it would be safe (and it is). I built the portal in the nether manually

It's really quite easy to make a good connection.
1) Build your portal in the normal world
2) Write down x and z coordinate
3) Divide x and z coordinate by 8 (make sure to keep signs)
4) If your portal doesn't connect in the nether as you want it to (for example it connects to the 0, 0 portal or to my tower portal), build a new portal at the x and z values you calculated (remember signs!).
5) Profit!

This should never break an existing connection, except some normal world connections that will link to this portal instead of the original nether portal, but they can fix the problem by building their own nether portal (using this method).

This works because the game always try to put you at the portal closest to the intended position, but it has A LOT of leeway (1024 blocks). Therefore usually you will end up in the 0,0 portal. But if you create another portal that is CLOSER than the 0,0 portal you will end up there instead (even though the 0,0 portal is still within range). It's important though that this new portal is on the exactly right spot or it will create a new portal somewhere in the normal world if you use it from the nether. It must be within 16 blocks from the calculated value, or it won't link back to the original portal. This is when peoples rosegardens get messed up.
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Old 24th June 2011, 11:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think part of the skill of mapping the portals well is to try and place the portals on coordinates whose numbers are multiples of 8. That way there is less ambiguity as to which exact Nether blocks it ideally corresponds to. I strongly recommend that people play around with setting up networks of portals on the Single Player mode before they try and do much with them on the TOG servers. It is very complex (and the ghasts don't help). Now I see why Star Trek always had specialised crews for the teleporter room.

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Old 24th June 2011, 08:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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so, daed is his why my home got destroyed by your portal appearing on my bed?

just kidding lol
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Old 25th June 2011, 11:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you got a portal in your bed by my doing, then I'm sure you totally had it coming
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Old 26th June 2011, 12:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I went to the nether for the first time today.

Apart from learning that ghasts are wankers, I'm not sure I get it?

Bear with me - there are nether blocks, all of which we can live without - some are nice sure, but none are a game changer....I think I would rather have seen the sky realm opened up rather than this.

Oh yes - and "Bah Humbug", and "miners today grumble grumble"
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I went to the nether for the first time today.

Apart from learning that ghasts are wankers, I'm not sure I get it?

Bear with me - there are nether blocks, all of which we can live without - some are nice sure, but none are a game changer....I think I would rather have seen the sky realm opened up rather than this.

Oh yes - and "Bah Humbug", and "miners today grumble grumble"
The 8x speed increase is handy, you know... if you didn't have a warp mod. XD

Also slow sand can be used to make one-way entrances.
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Old 26th June 2011, 01:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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If the ghasts allow me to start some scaffold I'd like to build a small tower in the lava lake...cause that would look cool

As to the nether hmm... Does a skaven impression: Liiightsttoone. I plan on using a bit of for my sandstone palace. Got two bunchs already. One looks really nice in the temple section of my palace...the other I had on me when I fell into the lava sigh.
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Old 26th June 2011, 11:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm siding with bazz at this point, and not enthused about the nether. I'm more excited about the extension to the border opening up territory I could only look at from my place along the previous border.

But then I remember when survival server started I thought, "bah, humbug, why play that crap?" lol, now I can't play creative.

Now I'm looking from the new border at what is beyond and thinking mmm I would like to go there!
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Old 26th June 2011, 04:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The grass is always creepiergreener over the other side of the fence?
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Old 26th June 2011, 09:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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One of my kids built a portal in the nether, cos I forgot to tell them the rules. Anyway, it leads back to the main portal near spawn, so I no harm I think.
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