1. Originally Posted by Bean_Boy
Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong!

If you are going to mine in a straight line Always go by the following steps:
>Mine at layer 12!
>Mine in a straight 1 block wide 2 block high tunnel
>Carry a bucket because lava lakes will be on the layer right below you(11). If you encounter a lava lake, simply pour your bucket and continue your tunnel
>Branch off of main tunnel by creating a new identical tunnel branching off every third block.

Always Always Always mine at layer 12!
1:Lava lakes are found at layer 11 so you won't get lava on yo face.
2: Diamonds are most prevalent at ~layers 13-18
3:Less bedrock = greater chance of finding some ore.

Not saying this is a good or bad video, but this is how ya do it.
In 9 you find both lava lakes and diamonds

2. Originally Posted by Quote
In 9 you find both lava lakes and diamonds
That's the point, you want to avoid lava lakes.

3. Originally Posted by Bean_Boy
That's the point, you want to avoid lava lakes.
There's a higher chance of diamonds though, plus you'll run into lava lakes anywhere, just depends where you are.

4. Originally Posted by named444
I got out successfully after like, an hour because I ran out of building supplies, but I got tons of coal and iron in the process! It also gave me time to work on my house:

As you can see, I don't fight much...
Originally Posted by sychocut
They wouldn't.
Although spiders can climb in.
Originally Posted by named444
Especially since I have no front door. =P
I fixed all my problems!!!

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6. Although @above, an average of 5 diamonds spawn every chunk

7. This here horribly drawn picture shows you how i mine.

Red = Block you can see
Yellow = The Blocks you mine
Grey = The Block you miss

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It best to start this at bedrock level ( thats like layer 6 right ) and make it up to layer 12 so you can get all the diamonds in that area :3
And its really un-likely that diamond will spawn in that little gray area and if it does there is a high chance that it will be more than just one block and spawn outside that little area.

8. When I mine, i have one of those pickaxes that one click destroys everything you're aimed at.. so.. i just run forward at blocks. XD

9. Originally Posted by usb hub
When I mine, i have one of those pickaxes that one click destroys everything you're aimed at.. so.. i just run forward at blocks. XD
that pickaxe doesn't exist.

10. Originally Posted by sychocut
that pickaxe doesn't exist.
creative mewd

11. Originally Posted by sychocut
that pickaxe doesn't exist.
He could be using mods or a Efficiency V diamond pick

12. Originally Posted by Rokki
He could be using mods or a Efficiency V diamond pick
lol k

13. Originally Posted by usb hub
When I mine, i have one of those pickaxes that one click destroys everything you're aimed at.. so.. i just run forward at blocks. XD
Originally Posted by sychocut
that pickaxe doesn't exist.
It's the Efficiency Pickaxes via Enchanting.

And about the diamond debate on the layers:

14. I went into the Nether and it became unresponsive and it closed. How can I fix this?

15. Originally Posted by named444
I went into the Nether and it became unresponsive and it closed. How can I fix this?
Assuming that you had kept the portal at the top of mountain house, maybe it's having a problem because of the extra obsidian that is generated around the portal in the Nether.

IN other words:
~You are at the top of the mountain.
~When you use the portal from top of mountain, you will end up in a high location in the Nether
~That sometimes means that you are above a large sea of lava with no Netherrack around you.
~Also: Notice how there's extra obsidian around the floor of the portal.
I'm just guessing that the extra obsidian might make you freeze, but then again, the first time you enter the Nether, it should have froze.

(I don't even play MC btw, so I'm not sure if it helps. But for better survival in the Nether, I'd rather put the Nether Portal at the base of the mountain, where your wheat farm is.)

16. Originally Posted by Bean_Boy
That's the point, you want to avoid lava lakes.
Exactly why I dig down all the way to bedrock. Your guarenteed to find diamonds because it's far enough and you don't have to deal with mobs, and the lava for the most part.

17. when i wanted to find lava i kept diging straight down with fire potion and couldent find anny LOL

18. Minecraft I can't stop playing (ya i can).

19. Snapshot 12w24a

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You can now use “/publish” to open your single-player game for LAN friends to join. This is still very much work in progress, so it lacks some necessary settings such as what game mode your friends will get, and if they should be able to use cheats or not. Also, the “/publish” command is temporary, you can’t even access it if you haven’t enabled cheats =)

The Ender Chest has been changed to have an inventory per player and not per world. Also, knocking down the chest will break it into 8 obsidian, unless you have Silk Touch.

The texture pack folder button now works on Mac

A lot of smaller changes and fixes
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Im going to try out the /publish thingy right now and see if it works xD

20. Found 2 zombie spawners next to each other right near the surface. Made a mob spawn trap and now getting tons of exp Legit

21. so I thought "1.8pre maps were great, I'm gonna go play that"

two problems:

1. MCNostalgia doesn't put the old sounds in. Nor does it leave the new sounds in. The game was completely silent.
2. After 3 worlds, I had come across absolutely no oceans.