Where do I get the charcoal for torches?

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3 years ago#1
I have been playing for hours and I still can't make a torch. Errrr :(
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3 years ago#2
smelt raw wood blocks
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3 years ago#3
Thanks
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3 years ago#4
Coal is better. just dig for it.
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3 years ago#5
How is coal better? charcoal and coal make the same exact torches
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3 years ago#6
BlitzkriegBryce posted...
How is coal better? charcoal and coal make the same exact torches

The thing is, coal is so abundant that you're better off saving your wood blocks for building. Coal is also a much better fuel for the furnace.
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3 years ago#7
JustAScrub posted...
BlitzkriegBryce posted...
How is coal better? charcoal and coal make the same exact torches

The thing is, coal is so abundant that you're better off saving your wood blocks for building. Coal is also a much better fuel for the furnace.


But you can have unlimited wood! Make a birch tree farm and you'll find that you'll get (usually) at least 2 saplings per tree you cut down. Plus birch tree are easy to harvest, as long as you stand on the stump you can always be able to harvest a birch tree fully. Also birch trees grow insanely fast, can grow in one in game day and usually a lot faster (sometimes a minute after you plant it!).

Also why is coal a better fuel for the furnace? Does it burn your materials down faster? I usually just use wood planks as fuel.
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3 years ago#8
Wood is limitless...everytime I get my lumberjack on...I plant several saplings. Next time I want wood, go to that spot.

Plus....doesn't everyone wanna wake up with wood?.....
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3 years ago#9
Oh it's on! Team Charcoal vs Team Coal!

Charcoal takes too long to make! Coal is already there when you need it.
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3 years ago#10
BlitzkriegBryce posted...
Also why is coal a better fuel for the furnace? Does it burn your materials down faster? I usually just use wood planks as fuel.

Coal is the same as charcoal for furnace purposes, but you burn wood to create the charcoal so it's more hassle. Even though wood is renewable, coal is so plentiful that I would have to use all the easily found coal before I would use charcoal for torch-making and my main furnace fuel.

Wood planks have a really short burn time compared to coal and charcoal. Around 10 coal will smelt a stack of iron, and it takes about 40 wood planks.
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