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 Dec 13 accepted What is the machinery depicted in the Metroid Prime Trilogy intro sequence? Dec 12 asked When do Snow Golems despawn in Minecraft? Dec 12 comment How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting? For “best use of experience”, you want the “XP Cost Local Minima” table in the “Summary” section, which indicates that the best level depends greatly on the material (26 is that value for stone tools, but lower levels are better for other materials). Dec 12 comment How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting? Acording to the strategy table I linked, Silk Touch on a gold pickaxe at 49 has a 14.3% chance. According to Iron Tool, Level 11, you have a 0.7% chance of Silk Touch in that case, and probability theory tells us that doing that 4 times is `1-(1-(0.007))^4 = 0.028 = 2.8%` chance. So, no, that would not be an improvement. You can also see this in the Item Cost graphs: the line is off the scale at level 11 Dec 8 answered How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting? Dec 8 comment Can I play Minecraft on a USB flash drive? Mac version: `HOME=/Volumes/NAMEOFYOURFLASHDRIVE/Minecraft /Applications/Minecraft.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub`. I don't know of a nice simple way to make it find the path automatically. Dec 7 comment Where do monsters that wake you up come from in Minecraft? @LasseV.Karlsen Please ask that as a separate question. Dec 7 comment Best pattern for elevated lava or water? You have to right-click on the actual sign (there should be a box highlighting it, like with any other block), not the block space it ends up occupying. Does that help? Dec 7 comment Where do monsters that wake you up come from in Minecraft? Note: This question is obsolete as of Minecraft 1.0.0; if you succeed in going to sleep, you will get a full night's sleep. Dec 3 comment Which tree type yields the most wood? Specifically, birch and pine trees must have 2 blocks of empty-or-filled-with-leaves space between their trunk and any other tree trunk or wall. This means the optimal pattern for birch or pine trees is a square or slanted grid with a tree every 3 blocks. Dec 1 comment How do I wrangle animals? It was added at the same time as breeding. Dec 1 comment How can I make an Automatic egg harvester in Minecraft? I built one of these recently and it still works in 1.0.0. The water only needs to be one layer thick. Nov 30 comment How do you make a water portal in Minecraft? The appearance of the portal surface cannot be altered by a texture pack in stock Minecraft; the animated portal texture is created by Minecraft itself. Nov 30 revised What are the properties of fire? Describe that fire absolutely requires solid ground if it is not attached to something flammable; add that chests can catch fire. Nov 29 comment Is there any other way to obtain Pumpkin seeds? This is no longer the case in Minecraft 1.0.0. Pumpkins may be crafted into 4 pumpkin seeds. Nov 26 revised What can the Pyro return to sender using the compression blast? effect/affect Nov 26 revised What can the Pyro return to sender using the compression blast? add things which cannot be reflected, move icons to left for better formatting, remove claim of only two speeds (RL ≠ Liberty Launcher ≠ Huntsman ≠ Jarate/Milk), remove list of RLs since there are so many now Nov 26 awarded Popular Question Nov 14 comment How long do monsters take to despawn? Doesn't the server always keep the spawn area loaded? Nov 8 comment How can I improve the performance of Minecraft? @RavenDreamer In Minecraft, the "Fog" and "Render Distance" are exactly the same setting, just inconsistently named.