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Best Way to Mine in Survival
« on: December 26, 2017, 09:23:30 PM »
Whats the best way to find ores in survival? I can only seem to find iron and such when I roam the surface. When I go caving I can't find many useful ores, and building a tradition mine like in Minecraft doesn't grant any ores. I'm on legendary so I don't use shops whatsoever so I need useful ores like Iron, Gold, Diamond. Any suggestions on the best way to do this?
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Re: Best Way to Mine in Survival
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 12:34:29 AM »
Whats the best way to find ores in survival? I can only seem to find iron and such when I roam the surface. When I go caving I can't find many useful ores, and building a tradition mine like in Minecraft doesn't grant any ores. I'm on legendary so I don't use shops whatsoever so I need useful ores like Iron, Gold, Diamond. Any suggestions on the best way to do this?
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Re: Best Way to Mine in Survival
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 01:43:48 AM »
When I used to play DigDeep, I would turn my minimap on and dig downwards in a 1x1 until I got deep, then I would mine in a straight line until I saw a valuable ore on my minimap. The same applied when I would go in a cave. Valuable resources will normally be right under the caves' floors. The minimap shows in 2D but it is very helpful. To enable it, go to [Esc] > Options > Mini Map: On/Off

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Re: Best Way to Mine in Survival
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 08:05:32 AM »
use of the minimap is great. I dig the traditional minecraft mineshaft. (2x2 staircase) making a small layer at each new rock level and do branch mining on the sides. that's how ive usually done it.

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Re: Best Way to Mine in Survival
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 08:53:12 AM »
For those responding with enabling the Minimap, it is not available within the Legendary difficulty.
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