Did lava come through my portal?

Discussion in 'General Minecraft Discussion' started by Tiburok, May 7, 2013.

  1. So... I had the perfect little xp-grinding/mining base. It was built around a skeleton spawner that I was so lucky to find. This morning before I left for class I was out there and I set up a nether portal that had quartz on the other side (it's far, to say the least). I logged in this evening to go mining for some more quartz and as soon as I stepped into my cave I saw that the entire place is full of lava. It is completely surrounding the nether portal I had built. I set down dirt blocks to cover it and try to get to my storage chests but they were gone. My enchanting room was destroyed too. I went into my skeleton spawner area and even though there was no lava in there, the spawning block was gone. That makes no sense to me. Then I accidentally mined through a block that was holding back lava and I died, losing everything I was carrying including quartz, my silk touch pick-axe, and the circle stone that I had found in temples on my way to the cave.

    So all in all a pretty major loss. I have seen zombie pig men get through portals but I have never heard of lava getting through, and that doesn't explain why the skeleton spawner is gone as well. Any idea what could have happened?

    I don't mean to whine, I'm just trying really hard not to be disappointed and I am really confused by this. :(
  2. Someone griefed you. PM a moderator to get it handled.
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  3. Also, there's an access chest behind 4005 spawn with your name on it. :)
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  4. Oh my goodness Alex thank you so much! I promise to be careful with this and put it to good use. If there is ever anything I can do to help you please let me know.
  5. It's no problem, you'll put it to better use than I can :p
  6. Sounds like a case of griefing -_- just PM a mod and they will help you :)
  7. Is it possible you went through a duplicate or linked portal and ended up somewhere else?
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  8. Please start a private conversation with me. Include the server info and coordinates of the briefed base and I'll look into it for you.
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  9. I mentioned this to Margaritte but I figured I'd let others know what happened. This morning my roommate confessed that he saw my minecraft program running (I was really in a hurry to get to class and I forgot to close it) and he thought it would be funny to mess with me. He griefed my base using my own character. I feel sick at the thought of my character being used for this but I am furious at myself for forgetting to close the minecraft program when I left. I will never forget to do so ever again. I feel stupid for thinking lava could come through a portal but really, the place was so far out in the middle of nowhere that I couldn't think of any other possible explanation.

    Since it was my fault for leaving the program running, I feel that I do not deserve the kindness that was shown me by Alex. If you would like it back, I totally understand. I deserve what happened to me and I will never be so careless in the future.
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  10. Closing minecraft won't help, but locking your computer would.
  11. >:I Your roommate is a very rude person. Why would he do such a thing? Had it been me, he'd probably have gotten a punch in the nose. Sorry to hear about it :(.
  12. Well, the computer is passworded and I changed my minecraft password just to be sure. This is not going to happen again. I agree about your assessment of my roommate. He's a creeper...
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  13. No it's fine, it was still your roommate and not you :)
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  14. Never mess with a man's minecraft... never...
  15. The best way to resolve this issue is to start sticking some of your more private body parts into your roommates food and drink, taking a picture every time.

    Several months down the line, present him with a portfolio of your actions.

  16. Well, food tampering isn't really my style, I tend to be more direct but there will be repercussions for his actions, in addition to the rage that happened when I found out.
  17. :eek: