Minecraft - Episode 268.5 - Sky Factory Part 10.5

Let's Play: Minecraft - Episode 268.5 - Sky Factory Part 10.5

Before progressing further in their Sky Factory world, The Gents take some time to clean up things up a bit.

While the lads are away, the gents will play...Sky Factory. In this Minecraft bonus interstitial, Geoff, Jack, and Ryan take some time to de-ugly the contraptions they've built over the past 10 episodes, gather more resources, and get everything prepped for the next episode. It's like a Let's Build. Just with a little more beans.

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  • UncleMazzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 day ago

    fucking spot on Tenacious D reference Ryan.  

  • Tuilion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Walker of Skies.

    1 day ago

    Jack: Doesn't look like you can grow Ender Pearls. *hovers over Ender Lily which allows you to make Ender Pearls*
    Me: Close. So close. Yet still so far away.

  • JamminFish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 day ago

    the second ryan got a chance cube i said out loud "oh god, fuck, hes going to place it in the middle of the base, its going to be a fucking wither"

  • UItraVioIet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ultra Violet

    2 days ago

    Geoff, the fan upgrades work by making more and stacking them in a slot. So a stack of 3 height, a stack of 3 width and a stack of 10 distance is the max.

  • shumble91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Scientists of RT

    2 days ago

    It's like a Let's Build!


    This makes me so happy! I miss those!

  • theampster

    2 days ago

    So Geoff is back on the sauce, he wandered around and did basically nothing for 1 hour.

    • theampster

      2 days ago

      Post acute withdrawal syndrome )PAWS) can lead to mental confusion. unchangeable ideas, irritability, and being in need of a break because of cuntiness. Either don't stop or don't drink. Please at least meditate.

  • Tuilion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Walker of Skies.

    2 days ago

    They should try Forever Stranded, the fucking temperature feature would make them soooo mad.

  • MockZaylin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    has no one told them they can combine the loot bags to make better ones?

  • Havengul_lich FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    someone has to teach ryan about energy conduits that way its easier for him to power things


  • xiii-Dex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ferret not disappointed

    2 days ago

    "now how do I make charcoal?"


    *looks in furnace with 9 coal*

    *takes coal out of furnace to try to make charcoal*


    (30+ coal shown in inventories/chests/etc in the next minute)

  • KyNoth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    I'm really loving this series of Minecraft videos, its extremely refreshing from the regular version.

  • Colossus1921 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    So I assume that I'd need the Java version of minecraft to play this mod...?

  • MartyGras2

    2 days ago

    true Ryan.  It is doable Math.

    16x8= uhh... 128...I think?

  • Cotter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OneMorePelican

    3 days ago

    Ryan's cough voice really did sound exactly like when he was dying in Monopoly

  • roguespear1919 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    so for anyone who didn't catch it, herobrine was what they received when ryan broke the chance cube

  • CJ_Soviet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Jack, probably the easiest way to automate Inferium is with the Farmer (from the Actually Additions mod). The only downside is you'll need Ryan to make an Atomic Reconstructor first for some of the materials.

  • TinyBear93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    What's sad is that Geoff seems not to think that a "lets build with extra beans" is entertaining. He'll never know how much I miss his and Gav's let's builds.

  • jprudnick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    woo, extra minecraft

  • MemorySpark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Alien

    3 days ago

    Favorite Series so far:

    Pixelmon

    Skyfactory

    7 Days

    Pretty much any golf game


    Kinda hope they do Rimworld at some point, but it doesnt really lend itself to group videos. Maybe playps?

  • BQJmcF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I love the playing of skyfactory, also i love this stuff, organising etc. I feel Ryans sorting pain!!

    I really enjoyed this episode and its quieter aspect. ALSO THAT THUMBNAIL IS F***ING THE BEST (want ryans character to have that outfit now hahahahah)

  • Legit-Purpose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Legit Purpose

    3 days ago

    Good game to play but it takes a long ass time to load everything. 

  • Edipah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Newbie

    3 days ago

    They should stream this so maybe the audience could help when they are stuck or confused. 

    • DrDeadrewski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      My thought exactly. It's hard to communicate effectively with them! Although I should say, some people here know Sky Factory WAY better than most of us do.

  • RyanMcCalla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I hate to shut Geoff down but for now you really don't need to worry about his animal fan it's kinda useless now that you have a farm and a good supply of food compared to using that steel for other things

  • RyanMcCalla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    You guys should really look into big reactors mod in this so helpful for energy

  • Volitide FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    To summarise some of the main points of advice in the comments:


    General
    - NEVER open chance cubes
    - Press F7 to see which areas are still dark enough for mobs to spawn and place down more torches
    - Light up the area where your graves are. This will make it easier to recover items when you die
    - Pick up all of those graves you've left at the bottom of the world - there's some good shit you've had on you
    - Double-click your inventory search bars so that they aren't greyed out
    - Look into diamond wands


    Harvesting mobs and loot
    - To upgrade those fans to cover a wider area, you need to craft more upgrades and stack them inside the fan (3 width upgrades will extend the width by 3)
    - Don't use those stone spikes - use mob mashers (can have enchantment upgrades) paired with XP vacuums and/or XP obelisks
    - Combine loot bags for higher tiers and better loot
    - Connect your chickens' nesting pens up to pipes to auto-harvest them


    Farming
    - Use fertilised dirt (with chicken manure) for the farm to make crops grow faster
    - Use a farmer to auto harvest and plant crops in a 9x9 area in front of it (also consider a tinker's construct scythe)
    - Use growth accelerator or growth crystals to make crops grow faster
    - There's a spare worm in a small chest near the sieves on the upper level
    - You can grow ender pearls with ender lily seeds


    Storage and power
    - You can upgrade transfer nodes to take full stacks of items out at a time
    - You can connect your barrels up to pipes to automatically feed dirt into them
    - Look into refined storage - allows for huge storage capacities with great accessibility
    - Connect power generators to a capacitor and then take power from there
    - Look into advanced generators (multiblock steam generator and heat exchanger)


    Exploration
    - Make a nether portal
    - Use the compressed cobblestone (and other ingredients that you already have plenty of) to make a portal to the Deep Dark
    - There are a few options for flight that you may want to look into (e.g. jetpacks, supremium armour)


    I'm sure there's heaps more that I've missed, but these were the most common/popular suggestions when I wrote this. Sorry for cross-posting, just wanted to make sure it was seen.

    • DrDeadrewski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Correction: Make Gavin open a chance cube by himself, in a large obsidian box. :p

  • Geo1185

    3 days ago

  • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    i liked the fucking around fixing stuff, but i feel like they could still maybe add new shit they'd need, for example- Geoff breeding new kinds of chickens, even in chill videos like this. it would kinda ease the grind of the friday videos, and make them more productive. 

    i mean i'll watch whatever, esp in sky factory tho

    • CJTheExpert FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Yea, chicken breeding is a slow crapshoot, but once you have a shitload of chickens it's well worth it.

  • jakuvious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    So, can we also get a Lads version of this? I'd like to see how much can not get accomplished in an hour.

    • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Only if Ryan makes a backup first...

  • francis_126 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Week of Skyfactory?? ... plz?


  • Kraken_XV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Guys you can never have to much of a good thing.  Especially skyfactory.  Especially skyfactory! <3

  • TurtleMonstr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    So some pieces of advice, first the block jack wants is called a farmer. It farms things, and auto waters its 9x9 area with one block of water, or growth crystal tier 1-3, in the center. You can grow mob essence to get any mob drops. Next DON'T USE THE CHANCE CUBE. Literally blew up my first world, they can either give you a gift or seriously destroy you. Lastly with a bit of clever double chest over a cobblestone generator and hopper leading into your crucible you can auto generate lava, or use an item transfer block. There are also better ways to heat the crucible, like fire water. It heats double what fire on netherack does, and doesn't try to burn your wooden floors. Last piece of advice is to craft the loot bags into better ones, there are some things you can only get from loot bags.

  • DarthDialga FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Geoff for the fans the upgrades stack so you need to make 2 more width mods and then you can make your farm 7 wide and you can make more length mods and then make your farm longer i think the base length is 7 so you can possibly make it up to 17 long? or maybe its max 10 length (I've never used the length upgrades, only the height and width)

    the henhouses pick up things that chickens (except normal ones) drop in a 9x9 area with the henhouse at the center (4 away in every direction) as long as there is hay bales inside so put them in the middle of the farm, you can also pipe things out of the nesting pens to automate collection if you want


    Ryan for xp farming you need to use the mob_grinding iron spikes (the weird blocky looking ones), an xp vacuum, an xp obelisk and a fluid tank, you will also need to activate the xp vacuum with some liquid xp to turn it on so put your xp into the obelisk, transfer it to the tank and the grab it with a bucket


    you can also increase the capacity of the smelter by increasing the height and then automate it by using transfer nodes (liquid) and transfer pipes from the drains to the ingot cast instead of faucets


    Jack what you need is the "farmer" block to automate farming, it works on a 9x9 area in front of it (when you place it you are in front of it (same with the fan)) so 4 to the left and right and 9 away.

     also you might have figured this out already but not every block of dirt needs to be touching water,  one block of water will keep a 9x9 area of dirt tilled (4 away in every direction)

    and to speed up growth you can craft fertilized dirt with 8 manure and 1 dirt and you can also make greenhouse glass to put in the air above the crops


  • Blackplasma1936 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blackplasma1936

    3 days ago

    You can smelt the armor back into iron by placing it in the smelter.

    • grenam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      But only if it has full durability. 

  • JNPotter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold #TooSweet

    3 days ago

    More Minecraft is always a good thing.

  • UltraZero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OmniGeek

    3 days ago

    Manure can also be used to make fertilized dirt blocks for faster farming. 

    The Tinkers construct tables: the stencil table, part builder, tool station (and upgrade from that, the tool forge), which you guys made early and summarily abandoned, can help you guys make very useful tools for all your basic needs like a scythe for Jack's farms (right click harvests a 3x3 or more area without having to replant every time), or really cool weapons. Best thing is when they're broken you don't have to completely rebuild them, just put them on the tool forge with a material they're made from and repair.

    Oh, and the tinker's construct tools are probably your best use of many of the metals you have, make parts with those materials and the tool/weapon you build with them takes on that metal's property (eg. lead parts give the poisoning aspect, electrum gives shocking aspect)

  • CSLMuramasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Demon Blade

    3 days ago

    If you're going back in time to "invent" a video game there's a lot of good choices, but from purely a money making perspective, the correct answer is Pokemon. At $60 billion it's the highest grossing franchise ever. Plus you get to brag that you invented Pokemon.

  • davidtig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Loving this series and this "maintenance" video. Couple of helper tips - though I'm sure people have mentioned them already:

    1) There are worms in one of the many chests lying around.


    2) The fan upgrades (+3; +10) refer to how many upgrades are stackable in that slot to give you the effect desired. Also, the fan without the upgrade will only blow up to 7 blocks away, so the issue you may be experiencing with the mob farm could be fixed by putting a few of these upgrades on the fan.


    3) Storage: Look into building the Colossal Chest. It's not more organized, but you'll NEVER run out of space ever again. Also, there's a modified enderchest that allows you to interact with it to pull items out of it, so you can suck items up with the vacuum hopper, deposit them in the modified enderchest (sorry, can't remember the name), put another modified enderchest over where you want to dump it into storage, and hopper those items back out and into the Colossal Storage. The modified enderchest can also be color coded to only pull items to and from other enderchests colored the same way.


    4) I think there might be a way of auto-farming trees for leaves and wood, and for farming other stuff. Look up Auto farmer in the NEI and see what comes up. I know there was a way to do it in previous versions of Skyfactory.


    Again, LOVING this series. Hope you make a ton more. I play Skyfactory a bit - probably as much as you guys are right now, so I'm not an expert or anything, but I'm really interested to see what you guys start doing when you progress a bit into the game and start along the path of other dimensions and rituals and stuff. Can't wait for more! 


  • Kwisatzhaderach117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    While I enjoy sky factory, the slow nature of it and constant flow of parts being uploaded means that I kinda wish they would take a break for a couple of weeks and do something different in minecraft just for some variety

  • grenam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Ryan, to answer your question there is an item you can make called an "Xp Vacuum" that does exactly what it sounds like it should. Be warned, you MUST pair it with an "Xp Obelisk", not only to transfer the collected Xp to your toon, but also the vacuum will not work until it is activated with some xp from a character first. You can click on the gear button in the obelisk interface to change which way the xp flows between the two machines. You won't need any other storage.  My obelisk is lvl 120and still growing, and when I pulled 30 lvls to enchant an item it only fell to lvl 118.  Hope this helps and I hope you guys put out a sky factory video every week til 2018. This series is wonderful. 

  • Silentmax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Jack was being v lame

  • JohnnyWortho FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    F7. Hit F7 and it will show you the light conditions (if there is an X on the block, mobs can spawn).

  • noxxboxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Absolutely loved the calm and collected approach to this one. I've missed the Gents spending quality time together.

  • libroamante FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Scrublord

    4 days ago

    Love this series! Wonder when they'll light up the bottom level so there's no mobs when then fall to their deaths. Not sure if the void/edge of the world would effect the light's effectiveness, but it might help.

  • striker079 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    I really liked this. The chill tone and not trying to make "content" feels like the old AH.

    • Skillerfish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Agreed. I really enjoyed the "we're playing and you just happen to be here watching us" feel to this video. Dunno. Wasn't especially different to their other videos, just felt more real and less "planned". I guess it was because they didn't seem to be trying to be funny. They were just hanging out, so the funny was more organic. Liked it a lot.

  • McNagelpuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    the horse wind sock is why i love Ryan so much

  • Fr0zen12

    4 days ago

    surround your storage area in water to prevent creeper incidents ryan

  • thirsten55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Jack should look more into Botania automatic farming.   Makes life so much nicer.

    If you're reading this Jack, you might want to check out this video

  • 19thsentry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Hearing that AH is planning on doing this for a long time makes me indescribably happy. Can't wait for Thursday!

  • Geo1185

    4 days ago

    Ryan You're thinking too much. You can make a automated dirt maker by putting a single slot drawer(you put leaves in it) with a vanilla hopper under it leading to a barrel with a hopper under it leading to another single slot drawer that holds the dirt it makes. Easy!

  • Geo1185

    4 days ago

    Ryan:I don't think the drawers have a limit. *as he creates more(tooltip says holds 8 stacks)