Noraml to Not find a Cave System?

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#1 Posted by CraigAA1028 (651 posts) -

I've been playing Minecraft for about 5 hours now. I dug myself a nice base in a mountainside made of stone, and ever since I've been mining and mining and mining. I've gone pretty far down and to the side. But I have yet to come across a preexsisting cave system. Is this normal?
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#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@CraigAA said:
" I've been playing Minecraft for about 5 hours now. I dug myself a nice base in a mountainside made of stone, and ever since I've been mining and mining and mining. I've gone pretty far down and to the side. But I have yet to come across a preexsisting cave system. Is this normal? "
Yup. Fully normal. Listen for sounds. Maybe baddies or water. And dig to it. And there you go. 
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#3 Posted by B0nd07 (1747 posts) -

Yup, completely normal.  Sometimes you won't find them easily, other times you'll be directly over a vast network that never ends.  In addition to listening, you can also use the cartographer to find where they are.

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#4 Posted by CraigAA1028 (651 posts) -

....But I dont wanna run into baddies....
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#5 Posted by B0nd07 (1747 posts) -

Then set the difficulty to Peaceful.

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#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@CraigAA said:
" ....But I dont wanna run into baddies.... "
That is why you listen. Plus they are not hard to kill. 
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#7 Edited by B0nd07 (1747 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" @CraigAA said:

" ....But I dont wanna run into baddies.... "
That is why you listen. Plus they are not hard to kill.  "
Also, the only ones you really have to worry about are the skeletons.  But even they are fairly easy, as long as you have room to strafe.
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#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@B0nd07 said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" @CraigAA said:

" ....But I dont wanna run into baddies.... "
That is why you listen. Plus they are not hard to kill.  "
Also, the only ones you really have to worry about are the skeletons.  But even they are fairly easy, as long as you have room to strafe. "
Or just get em stuck on a wall. Or just set the game to peaceful. 
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#9 Posted by CraigAA1028 (651 posts) -

I tried the game on Peaceful and while its cool to build stuff, theres no danger. Having it on easy gives you motivation because there are things trying to kill you. I want some type of driving force, but the enemies creep me the hell out sooooo I'm torn lol
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#10 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: Nah. All the REAL men play in hard mode. Either way, I find that the main thing that kills me are careless walks next to lava and digging straight down, breaking through the top of a gigantic cavern. 
 
My first dungeon experience: Got there with one heart and no weapons, pickaxes, etc. I had been looking for my body where I died last time, but apparently if you die near a dungeon you don't get anything back. So I'm down there with nothing but blocks of dirt and stone, chipping my way around the top of the dungeon. I very carefully chip away key blocks, lure all the zombies to one side, then systematically start placing gravel behind them, each piece stacking on eachother, creating a wall. After about ten minutes I finally accomplish a complete zombie blockade. I make my way to the other side and drop down. I open the chest. A loaf of bread, one spider string, and an apple or something. Most discouraging thing on the planet.
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#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@FunExplosions said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: Nah. All the REAL men play in hard mode. Either way, I find that the main thing that kills me are careless walks next to lava and digging straight down, breaking through the top of a gigantic cavern.  My first dungeon experience: Got there with one heart and no weapons, pickaxes, etc. I had been looking for my body where I died last time, but apparently if you die near a dungeon you don't get anything back. So I'm down there with nothing but blocks of dirt and stone, chipping my way around the top of the dungeon. I very carefully chip away key blocks, lure all the zombies to one side, then systematically start placing gravel behind them, each piece stacking on eachother, creating a wall. After about ten minutes I finally accomplish a complete zombie blockade. I make my way to the other side and drop down. I open the chest. A loaf of bread, one spider string, and an apple or something. Most discouraging thing on the planet. "
Normal is harder then hard. More spawns and what not. 
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#12 Posted by Psynapse (1084 posts) -

What the hell is it with this game? I don't get it??? 
 
Can someone explain why I want to play this game?

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#13 Posted by plop1920 (498 posts) -
@Psynapse said:
" What the hell is it with this game? I don't get it???  Can someone explain why I want to play this game? "
You dont, its just a fotm
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#15 Posted by Empirepaintball (1463 posts) -

Use headphones!

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