This is by far, the geekiest thing I’ve ever done with this game, but I think it will be useful so here goes:
As most of you know, Blockheads fans have almost universally adopted the TC (Time Crystal) as a unit of distance. This is simply due to the fact that when tapping the Spawn Portal you can instantly see the cost in TC that it takes to teleport there. We fans have worked out that each TC represents 41 blocks distance (not quite exactly, but rounded off - it’s 40.96 btw).
The problem with 4x and 16x worlds is that the teleport cost maxes out at 200 TC. So after 8200 blocks, you really have no clue where on the planet you are. And on 16x worlds you can be up to 131,200 blocks away from spawn!
Well finally I’ve worked out a solution. It’s not going to sound that easy, but believe me if you try it a few times you can get to the point that you can work out some of the estimation in your head.
Step 1: On a piece of paper draw an arrow representing the direction the stars (or moon, or sun) are moving at spawn (or some other point, we’ll call it point 1) as accurately as possible. Here’s an example:
Step 2: Now draw an arrow representing the direction the stars (or moon, or sun) are moving at the location you want to measure to (or point 2 as we’ll call it). Here’s another example:
Step 3: Now attach the 2 arrows (in geometry we call them vectors) by their tails (vertices). Then get a protractor and measure the angle between them. In this example, that angle is 140°.
Step 4: Now comes the Math!
For 4x Worlds, multiply the resulting measurement angle by 4.44
For 16x Worlds, multiply the resulting measurement angle by 17.78
Using the example above:
4x: 140° x 4.44 = 622 TC
16x: 140° x 17.78 = 2489 TC
So the distance from Spawn would be 622 and 2489 TC respectively in 4x, 16x worlds.
This works between any 2 points by the way - and if you want to measure that on 1x worlds, simply use a multiplier of 1.11. Hence - in my example above, 140° x 1.11 = 155 TC.
I hope this is useful info for you distance-obsessed blockheadians!