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Coming back to Minecraft!

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created 08/18/2019 6:45 pm by Ealain
last reply 09/13/2019 9:25 am
Hey! I'm coming back to Minecraft after a break and am looking for new friends! I'm an adult now, so that's crazy to think about... I love making art, building, and playing on servers! Singleplayer creeps me out sometimes with how lonely it is...

As a conversation starter... what is your favorite block in the game?
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08/26/2019 7:00 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Explorer
Dixie2238
Favorite block, hmm... Well, now after so many years I'd have to play a while and experience all the new blocks to decide but from the beginning I think its always been dirt.

I know I know, I can just hear it now, "DIRT!? Bruh." :D

Maybe after you hear my reasons you'll think it not so crazy after all.


Top 5 Reasons you should love dirt:

1. Its been with MC since the very beginning, indev, infdev, alpha, etc. and the classic crunchy dirt shoveling sound effect has always been the most iconic and pleasing sound to my ears. It has never gotten old even after so many years.

2. Dirt was always the easiest and fastest block to harvest or remove or move, especially when you first start out with no tools, but even more so once you get a shovel.

3. Thanks to Reason To Love Dirt #2 dirt is always everyone's first building material. Well in survival mode anyway, when you have to build shelter to survive the night in your new world dirt is the best time and life saver.

4. I've always carried a stack of dirt around with me when I go exploring or mining because I can use it to quickly build bridges or scaffolding or for throwing under diamond ore blocks that are hanging over lava, you get the idea, right? Theres a million and one uses for dirt.

5. Dirt is what really brings your world to life because it grows grass or becomes grass blocks on the surface. Thereby turning your whole world green (unless of course you spawn in a frozen or desert biome. :P)
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08/26/2019 6:36 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Dixie2238
I also returned recently after going AFMC (away from MC) for... idk yeeears... I remember seeing teasers for adventure mode when I retired from MC.

I was a total MC addict from Alpha right up to the end of Beta. I had trouble signing back into my old account as I had to migrate it to Mojang which didn't exist last time I played. :D

I guess part of the reason I've returned is because I've been a Pewdiepie subscriber pretty much since I stopped playing MC and he started a new series of videos with him returning to MC after about the same amount of time its been for me. He really brought back some good memories for me as well as showing off some of the cool new things that I've missed over the years.

I recently updated to a new system as well so I thought I'd check out some of the ultra HD texture packs and shaders I'd heard about. Now I just need to get broadband at the house (instead of this weak android tether) so I can check out some servers and maybe reconnect with some old friends!
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08/26/2019 4:02 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Saucyyy12232
not a block but dolphins.
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08/26/2019 4:36 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
YES! They actually breech the water too!
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08/26/2019 3:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Ytsankics
Favorite block nowadays is the music block, and that's because you can make a horde of parrots dance
*boggie boggie*
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08/26/2019 3:58 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Woah!! There are parrots now? AND THEY DANCE? Man, what a great thing to come back to! xD
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08/26/2019 4:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Ytsankics
It's the best! there's been a few videos ive seen scrolling through facebook of some 20 parrots gathered around a music box like an alter, and then gettin down with the music haha
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08/26/2019 4:35 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Awesome! I'll have to spawn some in in creative to check it out!
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08/25/2019 6:44 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Narwhal
pastelnarwhal
Welcome back to MC and welcome to PMC! I also like building, especially on servers with world edit and plugins like that! My favorite block would probably be the ones with colors I like: dark oak planks, yellow and orange terracotta, and red nether bricks. I always find myself using those first two, and the first thing I ever made in Minecraft was with yellow terracotta. I don't really have opinions on the 1.14 blocks tho since I spend all my time on a 1.13.2 server, but scaffolding looks incredibly helpful!
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08/26/2019 3:57 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thank you so much! Yeah, worldedit and world guard are the best! It makes it so much easier to make large scale builds and issue simple commands to create faster... Dark oak is really classy, I love it too! I haven't used much scaffolding even playing on 1.14, because I have fly enabled for everyone on my server. Really helps with building. I'm still figuring out all the blocks myself, and enjoying new combinations! :D
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08/23/2019 10:54 amhistory
Level 4 : Apprentice Hunter
Trigonia
Welcome back! I started playing Minecraft when I was barely a teenager and now I'm an adult too so I know how it feels :c
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08/26/2019 3:55 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thanks! Aww, yeah, it gets a bit sad sometimes especially considering how many people I met playing on little servers long ago. Now there are more real world issues and stuff that isn't fun... Minecraft is a little paradise you can count on! :D
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08/22/2019 12:29 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
hey_its_bee_
Hi! i like building too. What kind of stuff do you build? I like playing in Single player mode sometimes, but i get bored because im lonely. My favorite block is probably quartz. :)
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08/26/2019 3:53 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Hello! I love making castles and palaces, of many styles and eras! My favorite part is adding the interiors and secret rooms, and letting them conform to the world realistically. I always play on multiplayer now since I get really lonely if I play singleplayer... Since I'm always worried I'll pour my heart into a build and lose it someday, I made my own server so I know I make consistent backups. I love quartz too! It's very sleek and classy but not too hard to get. Any favorite combinations of blocks? :D
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08/28/2019 1:23 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
hey_its_bee_
Doing the interior of builds is fun, but i never know what exactly to put in the rooms if i make it too big. I mainly like building the exterior because it's fun designing the layout and structure. I don't really have a favorite combination of blocks, i just use blocks that i think go well together whenever i build something. Maybe we can play together sometime? :)
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08/21/2019 10:36 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Pixel Painter
AidanOrlando
I have a survival server that i just released if your interested in joining :)
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08/26/2019 3:50 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Woah! Thank you for the invite! IDK how much time I will have to play on a lot of servers and recently made one to call home, but I'd love to check yours out sometime!
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09/13/2019 9:25 am
Level 36 : Artisan Pixel Painter
AidanOrlando
awesome, https://www.planetminecraft.com/server/aydaacraft/
heres my page if you want to check it out :)



Sorry for the delay :(
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08/21/2019 10:35 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Pony
Captainprice187ALT
Welcome back.
Personally, my favourite block is stone. Lots of different types and can be used for so many different purposes from cities to destroyed worlds and tunnels/caves.
But I'm more of an industrial, futuristic and post-apocalyptic style builder.
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08/26/2019 3:49 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thank you!! I love stone bricks, since I am the opposite. I love making old fashioned builds, but I just saw some of your builds and they are cool! :D
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08/21/2019 10:22 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Artist
Rami-slicer
Welcome back. My favorite is the command block.
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08/26/2019 3:48 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thanks! Any favorite commands/uses? :o
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08/27/2019 9:29 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Artist
Rami-slicer
/execute is my favorite because it can do pretty much anything you need it to.
For example:/execute at @e run summon ~ ~ ~ minecraft:bat will summon a bat at every single entity, and
/execute at @e[type=minecraft:bat] run setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:glasswill place a glass block anywhere there is a bat.
In short, /execute is a supercommand.
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08/21/2019 10:16 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
AnonymousYoshii
Welcome! I'm in the same boat, almost feel out of place a bit when I play. I've been binge watching Ihascupquake's Minecraft Mondays and made me want to come back! My favorite block has to be pumpkin pie!
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08/26/2019 3:47 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Mmm they made pumpkin pie blocks?? :D I came back after I heard the music playing and got really nostalgic... lol.
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08/26/2019 4:25 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
shaan152006
No there is no pumpkin pie block lol. Idk what OP is talking about
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08/26/2019 4:34 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Oooh, Could be the item. That works too, it gives 4 hunger points per pie! It would be cool if there was a block for it but I thought there was since they added so much since I left. My mistake lol!
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08/21/2019 8:07 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Artist
3lli
Welcome back to Minecraft! So much has changed, but it's still a really great game.

I think some of my favorite blocks are the different prismarine blocks and quartz as well, though I really like the concrete for building colorful stuff! :)
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08/26/2019 3:47 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thank you!

Prismarine and quartz is a beautiful combination! I was so surprised at how vibrant the concrete is, and can't wait to build with it! Any tips for how to use such colorful blocks?
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08/30/2019 6:11 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Artist
3lli
I like to use concrete for building interior walls! It's great for making a "painted wall" which I've found can be more easily done if you build with the concrete first, then go around the outside of it with wood/stone/other exterior building blocks. Or you can simply only use it within interior rooms. The first method is a little tricky and takes some planning to get windows to look good and to get a good overall layout on the home, but the end result can look pretty awesome! Concrete's also very useful for floors.

I've seen some people use them for sculptures, pairing it with stained terracotta for some cool effects.

The white concrete is a great exterior wall block for medieval/Tudor style homes to get a seamless white wall.
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08/21/2019 6:29 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Miner
CeIeste
the stained glass blocks are super cool imo :')
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08/21/2019 6:58 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Yeah! I'm glad they have so much variety too! :D
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08/21/2019 5:47 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
ShockDockMC
That's gotta be the spawner for me... That's funny, I'm doing the same thing. Haven't played in years, and now just recently I've found I love the game again.
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08/21/2019 6:57 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Any particular mob spawner? I do love their design! How long was your break from the game?
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08/21/2019 8:10 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
ShockDockMC
The pig spawner with some fire dispensers below... Har har. Free pork. Hmmm, it's been since 2015, and I just got back in about a week ago!
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08/20/2019 3:29 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Mr123keelos
Air block
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08/21/2019 3:24 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Oh yeah! Air is pretty cool xD
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08/20/2019 5:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
CrafttheMine96
I love woodblocks. I am using it just like how Pewdiepie used it in his video https://dausel.co/KhNW9e.
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08/20/2019 6:27 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
:O Cool!
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08/19/2019 11:40 pmhistory
Level 51 : Grandmaster Botanist
AmALIEN
yo, welcome back! i can totally relate to the "i'm an adult now" feeling, pretty weird to think about tbh.
my favourite blocks are probablyyyy, light blue + white stained glass, mossy stone bricks, chiseled quartz, birch leaves and glowstone
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08/19/2019 11:53 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Ah, all your favorite blocks go together nicely! That's lucky lol. Yeah... Can't believe I was 13 when I started and now I am 20. OOF.
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08/20/2019 2:45 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Botanist
AmALIEN
aye i was 12 when i started, 19 now
bigOOF.mp3
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08/20/2019 6:27 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Bonus points if you've never changed your MC IGN! xD
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08/20/2019 9:50 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Botanist
AmALIEN
oops i literally changed it earlier today ripp </3
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08/20/2019 10:06 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Aww, that still counts in my book then lol.
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08/19/2019 11:05 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Ranger
Energy Master
Welcome back! And cake ofc xD
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08/19/2019 11:52 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Mmhm, Cake is always a staple~
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08/19/2019 9:31 pm
Level 23 : Expert Mountaineer
Starryspectrum
Welcome back to Minecraft, and welcome to Planet Minecraft!
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08/19/2019 11:52 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Thank you!!
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08/19/2019 3:46 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
LilyBlossom6
I think my favorite block might be... idk why but i think it might be barrels. i made this survival world around a month ago, it was in version like... 1.13 i think? okay, but when i updated it to 1.14, right around my base there were barrels. EVERYWHERE. there were even some in the nearby ocean. if you go far enough away, the barrel infection just... stops. somehow i learned to love barrels. anyways, welcome to the Planet Minecraft Community!

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