User talk:Gregatron6000

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Block data[edit]

Are you sure that block data became irrelevant in 1.11? What was the change that made it irrelevant? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 13:10, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Tutorials/Glazed terracotta patterns[edit]

Generally, wiki pages should not be told in first person. If you are not sure how to rotate the blocks, visit {{BlockGrid}}. The BlobsPaper.png 16:23, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Ok, sorry, I should have put the "call for help" on the talk page for the terracotta patterns. Oops! I'll see what I can do with the block rotations. I'm still learning how these templates work. :-)
Gregatron6000 (talk) 17:18, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Conduit - tutorial needed?[edit]

Hi, thanks for responding in our discussion at Talk:Tutorials/Drowned farming. I wanted to talk to you about another topic tangential to that.

You mentioned on that talk page that conduits "are surprisingly easy to obtain."

I'm interested in knowing how. You need 8 nautilus shells and 1 heart of the sea to start with. The nautilus shells are easy enough to obtain from the drowned farm, or by fishing. Heart of the sea can be found only in buried chests. Do you know of strategies for finding these in survival mode?

And after you obtain a conduit block, you need to activate it. Reading the conduit article, activation requires prismarine and sea lanterns... which require underwater excavation.

It seems to me that this subject cries out for a tutorial! If you have experience with the topic, would you write one?

I'd love to explore the underwater world in survival mode, but my son and I are finding it challenging to make any headway, and it would be nice to see a page of advice. We've built a turtle farm so we can craft turtle shell helmets, but that gives only 10 additional seconds of water breathing. We have an anvil for enchanting items thanks to our iron golem farm, but no way to make potions. We get occasional enchanted books with our enchanted fishing rod (which we got by fishing with a normal rod), and our drowned farm provides us with occasional enchanted items. We're unwilling to go into the Nether to get a blaze rod to create a brewing stand to create a potion of water breathing — our goal in this long-running game we're playing is to accomplish as much as possible in the overworld. In Bedrock edition a potion of water breathing has a good chance of being found in buried chests, but this isn't a renewable resource. Having a reliable way to obtain a conduit would be ideal.

(BTW it would be great if you could confirm whether drowned zombies in Java edition drop nautilus shells, not just naturally-spawned drowned. The Drowned or nautilus shell articles here aren't clear on that point. The problem is, I don't know anyone who plays Java edition. All the kids play Minecraft on mobile devices, which is Bedrock, and Windows 10 also runs Bedrock, so that's what my son and I play together.) ~Amatulić (talk) 19:48, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

I would love to write a tutorial about acquiring conduits! It would be the first time someone specifically asked me to write one. :-)
That is fantastic that you play Minecraft with your sons! I play on Java Edition and I cannot offer any knowledge about Bedrock mechanics outside of what’s on this wiki. Spoiler alert: you don’t need potions to get a conduit.
I can confirm that drowned in Java Edition only drop shells and tridents if they were spawned naturally. It depends entirely on whether or not the drowned are carrying the item in the first place, and drowning zombies does not suddenly give them items.
Gregatron6000 (talk) 21:33, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
Don't you need a potion of underwater breathing just to mine the stuff you need to build a conduit?
Please have a look at my proposal for the outline structure of a tutorial on the Drowned farm talk page. It would be nice to get all these farm tutorials into a consistent format.
Interesting that java-edition zombies converted to drowned don't drop any drowned-specific items. Our drowned farm produces more nautilus shells than I can use, but only 2 or 3 tridents so far, and so much armor and weapons that I'm throwing stuff away in my lava pit (it hurts to throw away enchanted leather armor but I don't know what else to do with it, I can't move the enchantment to non-leather armor and I can't sell it). Tridents are rare, but they have appeared.
I have just one son, and he plays Minecraft on an iPad, as do all of his friends and classmates. It seems nobody his age uses a laptop or desktop. I think Minecraft will allow up to 5 players on one LAN, so installing Bedrock on Windows 10 is a good investment if you want to play with your kids. It's a great activity that adults and kids can really enjoy doing together. ~Amatulić (talk) 22:14, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
Tutorials/Acquiring a conduit has now been created! I hope you find the information useful in you and your son’s quest to conquer the Overworls!
Gregatron6000 (talk) 07:39, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Excellent. I've made some tweaks to formatting, wordsmithing, and such.
How do you use a door to breathe under water? If I place a door underwater, I just get a door underwater in Bedrock ed. At least I don't see any air around it. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:56, 26 October 2018 (UTC)