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« on: August 11, 2017, 09:30:35 AM »

I'm trying to mine aluminum with a wooden pickaxe and it's not working at all. It clears everything around the ore but not the ore. I even tried using a stone shovel to try to dig under it, that didn't work either. Am I missing something or do I need a different type of pickaxe? I'm in adventure mode

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Re: Mining
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 05:02:14 PM »

I seem to remember that a wooden pickaxe, without any player enhancements, you'll need about 20 hits to mine 1 voxel of aluminium ore. I'd upgrade to a minimum of a copper pickaxe.


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Re: Mining
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 08:14:58 AM »

Aluminum is just about the highest tier material, so of course it's going to be one of the toughest to mine. The only material higher tier or tougher is Diamond. You would not expect to mine Diamond with a Wood Pickaxe, would you? Being able to mine Aluminum with a Wood Pickaxe would defeat the purpose of having tiered materials or a progression system, as you'd be able to jump from Wood straight to one of the best materials. It would take the fun out of it and remove the satisfaction in getting there. (If I had my way, mining Aluminum or Diamond would be impossible without building some sort of powered mining tool or mining vehicle, like a Jackhammer, Drill, or Bulldozer.)

I don't think that there is much excuse not to upgrade from Wood Pickaxe to something better as soon as possible. Just use your Wood Pickaxe to mine regular rock and you will get small amounts of Iron and Copper a bonus in getting stone. A few minutes of that and you'll have enough for an Iron or Copper Pickaxe.