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How deep have you been ?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 06:29
by Marshall_maz
Hi everyone ,
I did a search and couldn't find a thread already bout this.

I was just wondering what is the deepest you been underground ? And how long it took you to mine that deep.
Please share

Thanx

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 09:43
by shaheerziya
3.-364
5x5
1 day
2.-10934
1x1
15 days
1.-29764
3x3 wide
40 days.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 19:49
by Tedypig
The bottom on Minerealms.
1x1 = 2 days

The bottom on 0gb.us
3x3 drill = 7 days

The bottom on Landrush
5x5 TNT = 25 days (I mined along the way)

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 18:06
by Wuzzy
I think the lowest point I legitimately ever got was -2269.5, but only because I played the Ethereal mod and I wanted to see those nice illumishrooms. Usually I don’t dig so deep. And I don’t know anymore how long I took for it, I dug very irregularly.

o_O But people actually mine to the bottom, like over 30000 freaking blocks?
lol, how pointless. There is currently absulutely nothing special there, actually. The world just ends. It’s even a bit buggy/weird, since you can walk on … nothing?
What’s the incentive? Do you have a special mod?

I only know one mod which adds something special to the bottom, it’s bedrock. But that’s mosly just a technical solution to avoid walking of an invisible floor; I kinda like it; however.
Most mods add some stuff a bit deeper, but after the first couple of thausands deep, things just repeat usually.

But knowing that people are actually insane enough to dig that deep, this may be an incentive to create mods which add more diversity into the ground. Especially to add something special at the very bottom. Like, people dig down 30000 blocks and we still have basically just two natural stone types (stone, desert stone)? Doesn’t that get boring?
I know there are mods that supposedly add new stone types but actually they spawn just like ores, so that does not really count. OK, there is “desert stone” but it can be only seen near the surface.

I am dieing to see a mod which comes with several stone layers (okay, maybe not “layers”, if they would be 100% flat, that would be boring), all with different hardness to crush through. So it’s not simply “create stone pickaxe, face down and dig!”.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 18:10
by Evergreen
Wuzzy wrote:I think the lowest point I legitimately ever got was -2269.5, but only because I played the Ethereal mod and I wanted to see those nice illumishrooms. Usually I don’t dig so deep.

o_O But people actually mine to the bottom, like over 30000 freaking blocks?
lol, how pointless. There is currently absulutely nothing special there, actually. The world just ends. It’s even a bit buggy/weird, since you can walk on … nothing?
What’s the incentive? Do you have a special mod?

I only know one mod which adds something special to the bottom, it’s bedrock. But that’s mosly just a technical solution to avoid walking of an invisible floor; I kinda like it; however.
Most mods add some stuff a bit deeper, but after the first couple of thausands deep, things just repeat usually.

But knowing that people are actually insane enough to dig that deep, this may be an incentive to create mods which add more diversity into the ground. Especially to add something special at the very bottom. Like, people dig down 30000 blocks and we still have basically just two natural stone types (stone, desert stone)? Doesn’t that get boring?
I know there are mods that supposedly add new stone types but actually they spawn just like ores, so that does not really count. OK, there is “desert stone” but it can be only seen near the surface.

I am dieing to see a mod which comes with several stone layers (okay, maybe not “layers”, if they would be 100% flat, that would be boring), all with different hardness to crush through. So it’s not simply “create stone pickaxe, face down and dig!”.
Jordach does something like that in bfd. What would be cool is a realistic earth-like layers. eg. core, mantle, sandstone, etc. Kind of like underground biomes.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 21:32
by Sokomine
Wuzzy wrote: I only know one mod which adds something special to the bottom, it’s bedrock.
Not exactly at the bottom, but still pretty deep are the "caverealms" caves. They're worth digging down for! The crystals and other glowing nodes glimmer in the "night" (=cave ceiling/walls).

I ususally go down to somewhere slightly below -1024 when doing some "serious" mining (i.e. gathering material). At that layer, the occasional mese block may be found, and no more ores spawn below that.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:07
by Marshall_maz
Me and a buddy is currently busy with a project to mine down to the end of the world.
Just for the fun of it and to say that we did it.

We are only using pickaxes , no mining equipment. The whole mine get's ladders from top to bottom and
we are going to build 3 "basecamps" underground at different levels.

Started on 2014-10-17
We are currently at -17800

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 13:09
by Zeno

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 09:56
by Marshall_maz
Marshall_maz wrote:Me and a buddy is currently busy with a project to mine down to the end of the world.
Just for the fun of it and to say that we did it.

We are only using pickaxes , no mining equipment. The whole mine get's ladders from top to bottom and
we are going to build 3 "basecamps" underground at different levels.

Started on 2014-10-17
We are currently at -17800
Reached -26000 with this one. Nearing the end now :)

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 09:30
by Marshall_maz
Marshall_maz wrote:Me and a buddy is currently busy with a project to mine down to the end of the world.
Just for the fun of it and to say that we did it.

We are only using pickaxes , no mining equipment. The whole mine get's ladders from top to bottom and
we are going to build 3 "basecamps" underground at different levels.

Started on 2014-10-17
We are currently at -17800
And we are finished :) We completed the mine on 2014-11-12.
Built a little shack from Messe and gold.
And now I finally know what bedrock looks like.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:51
by Zeno
Marshall_maz wrote:
Marshall_maz wrote:Me and a buddy is currently busy with a project to mine down to the end of the world.
Just for the fun of it and to say that we did it.

We are only using pickaxes , no mining equipment. The whole mine get's ladders from top to bottom and
we are going to build 3 "basecamps" underground at different levels.

Started on 2014-10-17
We are currently at -17800
And we are finished :) We completed the mine on 2014-11-12.
Built a little shack from Messe and gold.
And now I finally know what bedrock looks like.
Great effort! Well done

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:45
by ExeterDad
Marshall_maz wrote:
Marshall_maz wrote:Me and a buddy is currently busy with a project to mine down to the end of the world.
Just for the fun of it and to say that we did it.

We are only using pickaxes , no mining equipment. The whole mine get's ladders from top to bottom and
we are going to build 3 "basecamps" underground at different levels.

Started on 2014-10-17
We are currently at -17800
And we are finished :) We completed the mine on 2014-11-12.
Built a little shack from Messe and gold.
And now I finally know what bedrock looks like.
Fantastic!!

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 16:48
by Cryterion
Hi, just to adf

Nuclear reactors at -100
Supplying hv power down to currently -2100
With ladder access and elevators at 100 intervals
ladder and hv cable are straight down :)
Quarry mining zone on Ve-survival

took about 2weeks to there. Will still be going deeper.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 17:44
by Hybrid Dog
I knew someone who dug to the bottom without special tools.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 08:28
by Calinou
I branch mine at Y = -260.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 09:14
by Krock
I prefer mining at ~ -1030m, where MESE blocks start spawning

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 08:25
by Gael de Sailly
On VanessaE's Survival server : I've mined at 309 ; -2187 ; -282

On MinetestForFun, trel/furiousfish has mined at -75 ; -3902 ; -213 and I've used his mine :p
I've even built an underground house at -1347 !

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 23:58
by nolan
ive mined to the very bottom like 5 times lol. i mine a lot. my best collection is just over 3k diamonds and about 4.2k mese. but i dont play anymore

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 06:46
by The-Operator219
Very deep, around -750 to -800.
It gets easier to find mese at that level.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 21:50
by Mathias
-1250. I don't spend a whole lot of time mining as I would rather enjoy being on the surface many times than rush to get to the bottom. I feel like accomplishing this is not a priority for me.

Re: How deep have you been ?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 06:59
by The-Operator219
My mining style is like this;
I dig downwards in a staircase fashion, and extract any valuables along the way.
If I find a cave, I extract all the ores then go to the lowest spot and continue.
It RAKES in iron, so it can go on until I get bored of crafting pickaxes.