A No-Holds-Barred Halloween

Boooo! As it’s Halloween and everything I decided to get into the spirit of things with a little Minecraft; but not any old Minecraft. There was a new mod pack thingy released a few days ago and it was featured on the Minecraft forums which is how I found out about it. As the title suggests it’s called “The No-Holds-Barred Halloween Mod” and you can find it here. It basically adds a load of Halloween themed goodness to Minecraft. I don’t really know much about it at the moment because I am hoping to find out more when I play. So enough chit chat, let’s get playing!

I started a new world and got spawned in a pretty large forest, with what looks like a desert on the other side (I shall probably be making a trip there quite soon to get sand for windows). But before I get carried away I need to find a place for my settlement first. I think this little cove will do just fine. Off to get some wood it is then (and that is not what she said)

Hmm, not really a good idea to jump over there then . . .

After surviving the first night in my temporary shack I went off to reap from the land (or chickens and sheep to be more precise) and came across a ravine. After dgging down into it to get some iron I tried jumping back across to the top and fell in leaving me with 2 hearts. Luckily I had a lot of dirt from when I was leveling out the terrain for my house. A minute later and I was back home.

And I had to go at this point, so until next time – keep crafting! ūüėÄ (Edit: sorry about the pictures, don’t really know why they are showing up so small. They are showing up just fine on minus.com as 640×332 images but when I link them via html, like I¬†always¬†do, they show up really small. I will try and get this sorted out for next time though)

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Goodbye Mushroom Map

Damn. Damn, damn DAMN! So the server crashing the other days caused the map to become corrupted. So we have a new map now.¬†Brilliant. So I might put up a post or two in the next week, I’m going to be starting a new lets play (possible a video one) when Notch freezes Minecraft development on the 18th and just concentrates on optimization and bug fixing until Nov 18th. ¬†This is so that the game will be ready and bug free (hopefully) for its release at Minecon. But to keep you occupied until I get a post ready here is a piccy of our house on the new server . . .

So yh, if you were wondering the lava on the left used to flow from the hole in the cliff face to the left of it. I filled in the hole about 2 hours before this picture was took and it is still flowing down for some reason ūüôā (Until next time; keep crafting!)

 

 

 

Placing Paths

Ok, long story short the mushroom water feature thingy I build was starting to annoy me so I destroyed it, made a new mushroom and then made it a water feature.

Now onto making a path and properly lighting up the area (aka not just torches dotted all around) . . . A few minutes later:

So I think it is looking quite good so far, unfortunately I seem to have run out of sand. Luckily there is a desert about a minute from here. Let’s go shopping (for sand, which is free. Cause that works) One day and an iron shovel later I’m exactly 100 blocks better off in sand. Back to work then.

Annnndd god damn it! The server crashed, guess I will have to resume my path building another day =( Sorry for this quite short post then (and keep crafting!)

More Mushrooms

So, after a few days of ¬†‘End of stream’ errors the server finally decided to work again. Back to making this village . . .¬†First job – extend the pond into a river. After a day of long hard work I went to bed in our bedshroom and and came back down to take a picture when it was day again.

Then a second after I took that screenshot “ssssss” and boom. Luckily I slept at the village this time so I didn’t have to walk all the way back.

So yh, back to work. I’m going to make the river bottom all sand (cause it looks nicer) and yet another day passes, job done. My shovel also seems to have taken a beating and need to be repaired. Another trip back to my house it is then (my diamonds are stowed away in my basement) but I think I will be fine with an iron shovel for now.

Now to make a water feature, I think a mushroom will do just fine. Yup, that looks pretty dandy =D

I’ll try and get a few posts ready in this session so that I still have some stuff to post over the next few days if the server goes down again. So until next time, keep crafting!

Mushroom Mad

So, I finally decided to post some stuff to my blog again. It has been forever since I last did and I am starting to feel a little guilty for not keeping to a schedule or at least keep posting once a fortnight or somet like that. I’ve just not been feeling like posting lately, or somet.

But anyways, Laura has got her internet back finally (she has moved house) and Burnt has got a new server map. So we decide to go off exploring the other day and I said we should create a mushroom house. That soon started turning into a mushroom village.

Firstly we made the kitchen thingy (the original mushroom house) it contains the essentials: workbench, chests and furnaces. Next up was our bedroom shroom. But as there was a small lake/pond next to where we decided to build (I forgot to take a picture of the pond in question) we didn’t have much space. Solution? Fill in the pond and make a new one beside it.

Bedroom shroom, done. And at this point Laura had to go off so I shall end this post here (sorry for it being quite short) and I will continue when she next gets on (which should be in the next few days)

Minecraft 1.8 WOOOOO!

So yh, saw this on Notch’s¬†twitter¬†this¬†morning “Ooh, looks like 1.8 has leaked, not that I’d ever admit that. ūüėČ Be careful when installing software you don’t trust though.” and “If you do use it, remember to report bugs, and to feel slightly bad. ;)” andddd “(I am fine with you using it. Make sure you get it from the leaked url we are hosting, though)”

So I got pretty excited and started to look for where the leaked url was posted. My first idea was to look on reddit and that proved quite succesful as one of the highest rated links was the link to the 4chan post with the minecraft.jar download on Minecraft.net’s servers. About 3 minutes later I had created a world and was¬†preceding¬†to zip around with the new flyingness in creative mode.

I’m just about to start a survival world and will be doing some let’s play posts (as¬†promised) don’t know how long this will last for though and how frequent as I recently gained ownership of a small game called dead island and I am quite¬†eager¬†to start playing through that. I don’t know whether I will do a let’s play of that, but I might give it a go as the stream of content running to my youtube account is quite dry (and has been like that for a couple of months now.

Back Off Holiday

So yh, after yet another period of not having access to the my computer and the internet (an unexpected camping trip this time) I’m going to try and get back into some kind of schedule (or at least posting more frequently) As a lot of you probably know (unless you’ve been disconnected from the internet like me) that the Aether mod has been released. The mod ads a¬†alternate¬†dimension, being dubbed the alternate of the nether, a ton of items and a handful of new mobs. It is a dimension full of floating islands (quite similar to the skylands map), along with¬†dungeons in which you can fight bosses for special rewards. But¬†I’m not going to go through all of the additions, that would take forever, head over to the mods page for more info on it.

So moving back to my blog, I will probably be posting some content about the Aether soon. Note the “probably” in that¬†sentence, as with a lot of other Minecraft commentators and bloggers Minecraft is becoming quite stale and boring. I don’t want to play just Minecraft as I enjoy playing other games as well from time to time. I will¬†defiantly¬†post lots more as soon as the adventure update comes out, but that is quite a long way off yet. I am probably going to be playing Nightmare House 2, which is a Source Mod, the follow up to the Nightmare House 1, a custom map for Gmod. But¬†unfortunately¬†that game is one that won’t really be suitable for blogging about.

I don’t know if anybody noticed but my blog has a new design, one which I don’t know how long I will be keeping as it doesn’t have a custom header. But I think it looks nice, and is a nice change from the Duster come TwentyEleven theme that I was using previously. I didn’t originaly want to use this theme, I saw a nice one on the web called Neutral¬†but as that is a download theme and I am hosting with WordPress there is no way for me to use that theme (which is annoying as the other themes from that team are in the WordPress Theme Gallery, I just don’t like them that much)

So yh, I will try and get some more content up about Minecraft, mainly the Aether.