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Automatic Diamond Farm?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Gabe224, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Gabe224

    Gabe224 New Member

    Hey guys I just had an idea (please forgive me if this has already been mentioned or discovered, ect...)

    What do you think of getting coal from a tier 5 wither skeleton farm and then turning the coal into diamond. All I would have to do is supply a small amount of obsidian and flint.
    Does this sound worth it to you guys?
  2. Dee_Twenty

    Dee_Twenty New Member

    It would be a lot simpler using a zombie pigmen farm, your choice of the dozen or so automatic crafting benches, and a minium stone. Pigmen drop gold nuggets out the wazoo, have one table convert the nuggets into ingots, send them to the next to be made into diamonds with minium stone.
  3. Gabe224

    Gabe224 New Member

    That sounds a lot better, but unfortunately equivalent exchange was banned on my server.
  4. Loufmier

    Loufmier New Member

    if that`s the case, coal is your best bet.

    although its really weird to ban EE3 but not soulshards..,.
  5. PoisonWolf

    PoisonWolf New Member

    Get a diamond bee.
  6. Exedra

    Exedra New Member

    I don't see why everyone is so bonkers about diamonds in modded minecraft. They're way more common now, and there are other things that are much more useful.
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  7. Lord Wumbo

    Lord Wumbo New Member

    Yea, I find it wierd too how some servers ban EE3, it's not entirely OP like EE2.

    But I would also like to add that you don't require an input of flint or obsidian. You can pulverize cobble and have a 10% chance of gravel from each one. Each gravel can be macerated for flint, and a cobble generator is easy, especially with the igneous extruder. Using the igneous extruder and a constant input of lava from a magma crucible, one can also get obsidian. Who needs inputs?
  8. casilleroatr

    casilleroatr New Member

    I agree with the obsidian flint supply system and I have used something similar in my own world when I made my "infinigen" which supplied endless amounts of cobble, smooth stone, gravel, flint, obsidian, sand and glass with only 9 thermal expansion machines. (It relied on a nether pump for lava so it wasn't technically an infinigen but two more machines would have provided infinite lava). It is a really handy thing to have. I just wanted to note that you can pulverise gravel into flint as well. May as well keep it all in MJ.

    The wither skeleton diamond maker is a nice idea - I really like the idea of infinigens and this sort of thing is like a more specialised branch.
  9. Gabe224

    Gabe224 New Member

    Awesome, its working at a rate of 1 diamond every two minutes!
  10. namiasdf

    namiasdf New Member

    I don't even know how to spend 1 diamond / 2 minutes.

    It's only a crafting material for me since nano suits.
  11. Dee_Twenty

    Dee_Twenty New Member

    Build a giant dog statue out of diamond blocks and name it Bowie.
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  12. Chaos_Therum

    Chaos_Therum New Member

    It's kinda like how people still try to pack on calories even though there is no shortage of food. It's just a built in mechanism that is in the minecrafters mind
  13. namiasdf

    namiasdf New Member

    I guess. My mindset at the start of my FTB career was everything diamonds, but now that I've discovered the scarcity of iridium and the energy costs of sunnarium, it's changed.

    Especially with EE. Turn all my cobble into dirt, into sand, into clay, into iron, into gold and voila. That and coal, but I'll need coal for my nuclear system.
  14. InfamousAsHell

    InfamousAsHell New Member

    Agreed diamonds are less useful but they are still good and nice and sparkly. Also with silver, lead, ferrous and several other ores spawning deep in the ground diamonds are definitely not more common.
    And the best way with EE3 to get diamonds is an enderman farm, not a pigman farm. But without EE3 the wither skeleton farm is definitely the best way.
  15. Dee_Twenty

    Dee_Twenty New Member

    I don't know if I'd say diamonds are less useful, they're just useful for different reasons now, diamond gears for Build Craft, extra modifier slots for Tinkers Construct, macerators if you're playing with GregTech, chandeliers and magnum torches from Extra Utilities to provide lighting as well as preventing mobs from spawning within a 16 and 64 block radius respectively, portals to the Twilight Forest, if anything they're more useful in FTB than vanilla since apart from mining obsidian diamond gear is never really needed, iron armour with enough protection IV enchantments will block most damage, and the only diamond tool that's really useful is a diamond pick, and even then only for obsidian, iron will mine all the important things in vanilla Minecraft. Now being less valuable on servers with any form of economy might be true, but I don't think I'd say less useful.
  16. InfamousAsHell

    InfamousAsHell New Member

    True but it isn't the same type of usefulness if that makes sense. Those chandeliers sure are fancy though.
  17. Daemonblue

    Daemonblue New Member

    Or you could use a rock crusher from I believe railcraft and that crushes cobble into gravel instead of sand.

    Edit: Also, the rock crusher can turn gravel to sand and sometimes gold or diamonds, but you'd want it mostly for the gravel in your setup.
  18. Golrith

    Golrith Over-Achiever Trusted User

    Most likely EE3 is banned due to the iron to enderpearl transmute. That really trivalizes all mods that use ender pearls as a "balance". One idea I had was to set the minium stone to durability 16. That makes the stone much more expensive, as you need to remake it every 16 uses (which is a stack of iron to enderpearls). You'll be less inclined to waste the stone on stone to dirt transmutes.
  19. Gabe224

    Gabe224 New Member

    Well I actually my server has done the same thing, except there are only three uses, which is so little I didn't even think I should mention it.
  20. Moasseman

    Moasseman New Member

    They ban EE3 but not Soulshards because for spawners you need to at least visit The End, but for minium stone 1 gold is enough for practically unlimited resources.

    E: Don't take me wrong, I don't like soulshards at all~~
    E2: Unless playing on 1.4.7, in which case soulshards should be banned always, no questions asked (if the server owner wants any kind of balance)

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