Minecraft 1.0.0: Obsidian Mining
Never be bothered by that pesky lava again!
You need to construct your nether portal, but every time you mine a piece of obsidian, it falls right into the lava below! Most Minecraft players end up wasting a good 15 minutes to secure their obsidian drops, but there’s an easier way! In fact, it only takes about 5 seconds of effort and one water bucket to set up.
1. Go off to the side of your obsidian and dig out the stone block.
2. Place your water where the block you just mined out was.
3. Only dig obsidian blocks touching the water stream, and they will not fall into the lava!
See how simple it is? The reason this works is because once a block is mined, its item form jumps up into the air. This gives the water just enough time to ‘sneak’ in and extinguish any lava beneath the obsidian you just mined out. The obsidian block will then land in your water stream for safe retrieval. One thing to be wary of is that water only travels 8 blocks, so make sure you move the water stream occasionally. Have fun on your nether adventure! If you have any questions, you can shoot me an email at email@example.com!
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