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Title: Brick
Post by: Superman on May 20, 2012, 11:41:50 AM
It turns out that clay is pretty plentiful in the newer map generation. It's just at the bottom of the ocean. If you bring some signs to create air pockets, it's pretty easy to harvest.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on May 20, 2012, 12:37:55 PM
Signs to make air pockets!  Of course!
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: lanky on May 20, 2012, 17:16:11 PM
Signs to make air pockets??
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on May 20, 2012, 23:21:28 PM
Signs, ladders, fences: these are all blocks that occupy a space, meaning that nothing else can occupy that space.   Stick a sign underwater, and suddenly water can't fill that space... but you can still walk through!  Stack another sign above that and you have air high enough to stand in.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Superman on May 22, 2012, 04:34:09 AM
Can you stack signs? I brought dirt, made two high pillars, and stuck signs on the sides of those. Worked like a charm. Now I can build brick mansions.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on May 22, 2012, 21:45:11 PM
Can you stack signs?
Totally.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: gumstitch on July 05, 2013, 15:05:49 PM
I really like brick for aesthetics, it's just so damn inefficient.
4 clay into one brick, 4 bricks into one brick block. That's the worst ratio of any material in the game, as far as i can think.
You could dig up a huge clay bed, only to end up with about 4 brick blocks.

But it does give a very nice contrast in colour to the grey of the stone blocks.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on July 07, 2013, 14:38:35 PM
I have never practically built with brick in our survival world. Like you said, the ratio has never made it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: gumstitch on July 07, 2013, 20:30:14 PM
In a previous world a friend and i had going, i started a design for a very large castle that used a lot of brick.
That was before i realised just how much clay i would need.

I worked it out;
I ended up placing approx 6000 brick blocks.
6000 brick blocks equals 24000 bricks.
24000 Bricks equals 96000 pieces of clay.

Auuuuuuggghhhhhh
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on July 09, 2013, 12:35:35 PM
That's alotta clay to find wild in the world.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Superman on July 23, 2013, 07:41:11 AM
I started that one brick house far to the north and west. Even with ocean bottom clay, it was taking far too long.

Do villagers trade brick or clay?
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on July 23, 2013, 18:13:52 PM
Heh. Ocean bottom. Clay.
Title: Re: Brick
Post by: gumstitch on July 28, 2013, 10:56:03 AM
I've never seen them trade it, no.