I've gotten to the point where I intentionally try to avoid it anymore, because otherwise it'd be the only thing I use. A properly made super-tier paxel from Silent's Gems with the right enchants makes an almost-too-good alternative, as I learned in my latest playthrough.My other favorite new toy is the drill from Actually Additions. With speed, 3x3 and silk touch modules it's like walking through solid rock. Or dirt or sand. And veinminer for extra grabs. I setup a modpack with no quarries, so I do need to be a bit of a burrowing machine. Love the cleverness of the modders.
Also, with a loot bag opener over a hopper over an uncrafting grinder, it's like a bag of candy that never runs out.
I've been posting a challenge in the comments of DW20 vids for ... seasons... challenging him to make any similar build in any of the possible ways...I give the credit for this one to Tsukiumy who gives me regular handy hints in my LP series. The actuality additions precision dropper can drop upwards. It can also push through a block! This means you can make something like a 6 sided growth accelerator in applied energistics with a precision dropper underneath the bottom block. The ranged collector can also pick up through blocks and has a built in white list so no need for further filtering with this you can make a very compact setup.
I did a little tutorial video on it if you are interested but it sounds like you already know how to do it.I've been posting a challenge in the comments of DW20 vids for ... seasons... challenging him to make any similar build in any of the possible ways...
You know that a bucket of lava, and a bucket of water with a 1 block gap will build a pillar of cobble all the way to y=0. Super safe to pickaxe down and build lower basement levels. Just give the lava time to flow down before placing the water.Stupid easy thing, but one that I'm probably going to use more in Skyblock maps. With a little wrench work, you can point a piston downward and shove something to the next level. Handy for putting that block of Netherrack down a level from your Cauldron, Kettle or Crucible. Or possibly building a stairway down to your basement. (Less dodgy than water-scaffolds!)
I do this frequently, but sometimes you don't want the tower to void.You know that a bucket of lava, and a bucket of water with a 1 block gap will build a pillar of cobble all the way to y=0. Super safe to pickaxe down and build lower basement levels. Just give the lava time to flow down before placing the water.
Also - Pistons by nature face away from the player. So the easy way to place a downward facing piston is to just place it the way you create a cobble tower: Jump and click while facing down.
You didn't do that in public, did you? Googling yourself in public carries a 50 gold ingot fine and no less than 3 mos. in the nether...I'm not sure this is a discovery, or cool, necessarily. Also, technically it happened yesterday and not today and isn't technically a "thing", but this is still the most relevant thread for it:
I was stuck on how to work some things with my DE setup. So, I googled it. And found my answer! Right from this very forum! Written by ME, lol
I literally just google answered my own google question, back in time like a year and a half.
Do you remember writing it? It could be your future self travelling back in time to assist you...You didn't do that in public, did you? Googling yourself in public carries a 50 gold ingot fine and no less than 3 mos. in the nether...
Bill and Ted proved this by hiding the jail key where they would find it, thus freeing the historical figures and passing their history exam. Can't argue with historical facts.So perhaps at some point in the future you get stuck in the past looking for the answer and wrote it to yourself so you'll find the answer and break the loop? Which of course breaks the loop of having gone back to write it, so either you're about to go splortch, or you're telling us to cement the event in the past so it doesn't break when future you doesn't go back. Genius.