Originally Posted by Ajnin123


Picture Of My Terminal Velocity Checker

Before Note by Notch:

The world is 30 million blocks across. A block is one square meter.

30,000,000 meters is 30,000 km. 30,000*30.000 is 900,000,000, so the Minecraft world is nine hundred million square kilometers.

The earth has a surface area of about 510 million square kilometers.

It IS larger than the earth, people!

(However, since it’s only 128 blocks deep at the moment, it’s still significantly smaller in volume)
Recently On the Massively Minecraft Server, I have been testing the various speeds of certain things so I could compare them to real life events, and also for a deeper understanding on how Minecraft gravity works…



By testing on the height 10 blocks high, I could test the terminal velocity of my avatar to some degree of accuracy. I made a machine which would make 2 notes. 1 which would set of when I started falling, and 1 when I got to the bottom. using Audacity, I could then record the time is took to play sound a and b. All i had to do then was to do distance/time=speed. But before I do that, lets see the numbers.

Test 1 (wearing no armor):
0.835 seconds to fall

Test 2 (wearing no armor):
0.835 seconds to fall

Test 3 (wearing armor):
0.835 seconds to fall

(the fact all three numbers where the same shows the level of accuracy to this project)

So according to this, I am going 10 blocks / 0.835 seconds =
1000 blocks (1 km according to Notch) / 83.5 seconds =
193km (average to some extent terminal velocity per hour) / 16 115.5 seconds=
268.591667 hours compared to the average which only takes 1 hour to go that far…..
I fall slow…….


Blocks Entities:

You might also be interested to know that blocks have weight…..just look at the data below…..

One Button- 1.09 seconds

64 Diamonds- 1.09 seconds (rounded from 1.091)
1 Diamond- 1.056 seconds

1 Redstone Torch- 0.998 seconds

<seconds to move 10 blocks>

Not only is this incredibly slow compared to your avatar, but it is incredibly different and diverse. sharing a stack of a object is faster than sharing 1! Mabye this is it….

Because it’s random….
if 1 stack falls faster, maybe its because it’s like 64 diamonds falling at random speeds, the fastest one sets of the note block first! We may never know…..



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