I'm hoping someone can help me figure this place out. I built a portal yesterday, as I wanted to get some Glowstone. Upon arrival to The Nether, all I found was a room full of Netherrack and Bedrock. My cousin (who has played this for a while on PC) said I probably got unlucky and spawned at the top or bottom of The Nether, so I'd have to start digging up or down to find my way to what I wanted.
Well, after about 15 pickaxes and 20 stacks of Netherrack, acquired from trying to dig up, down, and sideways, I haven't had any luck. I'm still in a mess of Netherrack and bedrock, with nothing else in sight. Has anyone else had this happen and/or found a way to figure out where in the world I should be going? I tried building a second portal, but it spawned me in the exact same place. Maybe I need to build them much farther apart.