Battlegrinder wrote:Ok, I asked last week about some help for digging out the cavern where I'll be building my base. Over the past few days I managed to dig down to the right depth and have started digging out the outlines of the cavern. If anyone is free to help me dig, I'd like to have the main group effort kick off at 8 PM US NYC time. I'm not laying claim to anything you find while digging, its yours to keep (at the depth we'll be working at, you can expect to find everything from coal to diamonds). I'll be providing tools and supplies.
A few notes:
The cavern is a 60x60x40 space, and by the specified time, I'll have carved out the at least the outline, leaving a 58x58x38 block of material still to go (hereafter refereed to as The Block).
The Block won't take as long as you might thing a mass of material its size would take, as A) it's not pure stone, there will be significant amounts of gravel and dirt mixed in, and B) The Block isn't a solid mass, there are several caves and caverns running through it, all of which will reduce it's net volume.
Mobs have been occasionally spawning on top of The Block, but not in great enough numbers to prove threatening. That said, I'd suggest bringing a sword and some armor.
The Block is above the lava layer, but there may be caves within it that go down that deep. The "Don't dig straight down" rule should always be observed.
I could really use some help with this over the next week or so, and ideally we could get it done in less than two hours if enough people show up. I'd like to have a dig session tomorrow at around 8 PM US NYC time if possible.
As of now, I've established a rough base camp down there, and have reduced to block to being only 60x60x33, and by the time of the dig, will probably have it down to 60x60x32 or 31. The mob issue has also been solved since my last post. if anyone has some time to help dig, please post when your available, and try to swing by tomarrow. thanks.