500m achievement

#1 Posted by jazin (46 posts) -

Ok so you need to travel 500m in a single direction to get it so the question that I was wondering how many meters is in a single railroad space in minecraft? Any help would be greatly appriciated

#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

@jazin: One block is equal to one meter.

#3 Posted by selbie (1777 posts) -

1 block = 1 metre

#4 Posted by Jace (1092 posts) -

This achievement would take roughly 500 seconds to recieve..... why build a cart? I don't even play minecraft...

#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@Jace said:

This achievement would take roughly 500 seconds to recieve..... why build a cart? I don't even play minecraft...

It requires being in a minecart

#6 Posted by Sterling (1731 posts) -

I need more gold to complete this. I have not found a gold vein in two days now. Its driving me mad.

Today I started a quarry 25x25. I have dug it 14 deep thus far. Nothing yet.

Previous to that I was doing random tunneling. I find diamonds more often than gold. Which seems odd.

Or maybe I am going about this all wrong. Do I even need the powered tracks. Or can I just constantly get in and out and push myself along, as long as from start to finish I travel over 500m?

I have been working under the pretense that it has to be in one action. You get in, and travel the distance in one go.

#7 Posted by Village_Guy (2405 posts) -

@oulzac: I'm pretty sure you have to do it in one go, so powered tracks are pretty much needed, but at the same you can also take advantage of the gravity, building a high tower and then making it like a roller-coaster down - that way you don't need so much gold for powered tracks.

#8 Edited by AyKay_47 (291 posts) -

@oulzac: You really don't need too many gold rails. I'm not sure how different the xbox version physics are, but if it's anything like on the pc, an occupied minecart will move a looooong distance unpowered. I haven't played in a while so my numbers aren't super exact, but you basically need about 4 powered rails (sloped if you want) to boost you up to max speed, and another 5-10 spaced out along the track.

Here's a good video on minecart physics:

#9 Posted by Jace (1092 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Jace said:

This achievement would take roughly 500 seconds to recieve..... why build a cart? I don't even play minecraft...

It requires being in a minecart

Oh, he left that small detail out.

#10 Posted by superpow (226 posts) -

Are we talking about the 360 version? in the PC version there's an achievement for going 1 km as well. but yeah 1 square=1m

#11 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

I'm sad to say that, to get this achievement, I jumped into a fellow forum chap's world, got in his minecart and rode that bitch all the way to the end.

#12 Posted by jazin (46 posts) -

Lol

#13 Posted by RandomHero666 (3174 posts) -
@oulzac: just use a furnace cart to push you
#14 Posted by louiedog (2330 posts) -

@superpow said:

Are we talking about the 360 version? in the PC version there's an achievement for going 1 km as well. but yeah 1 square=1m

The maps in the 360 version are only around 1024x1024 I believe, which is why the 360 version's requirement was halved.

@bibamatt said:

I'm sad to say that, to get this achievement, I jumped into a fellow forum chap's world, got in his minecart and rode that bitch all the way to the end.

I believe that was me. I was helping a friend get a different achievement and saw you enter my world. I normally escort guests to the track to help them out but by the time I could get away I checked the map and saw you flying north at a speed only attainable in a cart.

#15 Posted by Geurge (95 posts) -
#16 Posted by milsorgen (30 posts) -

@oulzac: Depends on the map, the one I'm on I have found good amounts of gold and diamond right on the bedrock level. But on other maps and as people have suggested 12 blocks up from bedrock, give or take is where you are like to have good luck. When in doubt just keep digging, but of course there are better methods than others. For instance you can drill holes every third block (ie XOOXOOX with x being a hole) it gives you greater coverage to find potential goodies while limiting how much you need to digg out.

#17 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

Just get a lot of iron. A lot! Exactly 208. Then 8 cobblestone. (shouldn't be too had...) plus 32 sticks. Make two minecarts then as much tracks as you can. You should have a little bit higher than 500. Make a furnace and combine it with a minecart. Also a decent amount of coal. Place the furnace cart behind you. Pale the minecart in front and enjoy the ride. To get the iron I would say to find a decent cave system and explore it.

#18 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

Cheat. Duplicate!

#19 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

Dont cheat. Sure you can place the iron in a dispenser then without exiting the menu have a friend destroy it. Then you'll drag the item to your inventory and walk over to the chest. Open that grab the 64 iron and drop it one by one to how ever much you want and get the achievement buuuuuuut you'll feel like a cheater.

#20 Posted by Slaegar (626 posts) -

@Geurge said:

@oulzac: Quarrys aren't a very efficient method of mining.

Lies. Quarries are great for mining!

http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Quarry

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