Diamond and Ladders

#1roci17Posted 10/10/2010 2:49:59 PM
So I found my first diamond today, 15 pieces actually since it was an enormous cave. But now I don't know what to make with it. I mean armor seems like a waste, but an axe or sword isn't really necessary either.
So my first question is, what should I do with my diamonds?

Question numero dos:
I made a mineshaft 2 blocks wide straight down with ladders. But I will not be using the cave anymore, can I climb up and reclaim the ladders as I climb?
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#2AdifferentcityPosted 10/10/2010 2:52:15 PM
Swords and picks are the best things to make in my opinion. Diamond swords do more damage and last longer, and diamond picks are the only things that can mine obsidian.
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#3EnclavePosted 10/10/2010 2:53:08 PM
Eh, make a pick so you can mine obsidian, also make a sword.

Not a whole lot of other use for diamond.

Regarding the ladders, don't worry about it. You can make ladders so insanely easily, they're totally disposable.

But if you MUST reclaim them, you can, but it'll really not be worth the effort.
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#4AdifferentcityPosted 10/10/2010 2:54:24 PM
As for the second question, you could just start at the bottom and pillar your way up (by jumping and placing a block below you) and grab the ladders as you go.
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#5ashphoenix77Posted 10/10/2010 2:56:22 PM
save one diamond for a record player 8) ive never gotten a record yet though 8(
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#6FinalFoldPosted 10/10/2010 3:39:12 PM

From: ashphoenix77 | #005
save one diamond for a record player 8) ive never gotten a record yet though 8(


This, jukebox hero.