Yet Another Pointless Update Post . . .

So yh, as a lot of you may have noticed I haven’t been very active for the last 4 days or so. I’ve just not really been feeling like playing Minecraft over the last few days, and even less making post about the game that I have only been playing for a couple of hours over the course of about the last week. I have been playing on my computer though, just not on Minecraft. Some Tf2 on and off and I also got Cities Xl 2011 the other day and Bad Company 2 (the bundle containing Bad Company, Vietnam and The Specact DLC) for a small sum of £9.99 which is not too bad saying I was considering about buying only the base game the other day for £15. So you may see some content from these games in the future, probably screenshots from Cities and maybe a montage from Bad Company, but I will need to take a bit of time to adjust before I start thinking about recording any footage.

I did build a house on my single player to plan out how I want my new house to be on the server, (which the map has been changed on for a while now but I have never got around to building a nice house – just an ugly box house) I may post some screenshots of that later on today as I’m in the garden on my laptop writing this (I play Minecraft on my other PC)

So expect some more content later on today or tomorrow at the latest. And keep mining 😛

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Update (And piston door tutorial)

Hi guys, sorry that I haven’t been posting much in the last few days. Not had much time on my hands, been playing other games, playing my guitar (learning Sweden off the Minecraft soundtrack) and just general things happening in my life. So yh. I did post a new video on YouTube (a tutorial of the piston door I posted a few days earlier) but forgot to post it here, so I’ll do that now.

I shall try and get some more posts out soon, inbetween life, guitar and other things I’ve been doing lately. I’ve also been playing some Crysis 2 and I want to try and finish that off (I have a habit of leaving games I’m playing half finished (Half Life)) And I may also buy Cities XL 2011 later as it is on sale for £5.99 and it is a game I have been wanting to play for a while but couldn’t be bothered to pour £29.99 out of my pockets for a game that I probably won’t even play for that long.

But anyhow, I’ll be trying to get out some more posts in the next few days but don’t be surprised if I don’t, I’ve been feeling quite tired lately and there are things I would much rather be doing than forcing myself to play a game, take screenshots, think of things to write whilst I’m doing all of this and then compile this all into a post. It may not sound it but it is quite draining and sometimes I just don’t feel like it.

So I hope to be posting some more, but until then I’m signing off for some well-deserved rest 😀

New Video – Piston Door

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days, because of the 1.7 update my mods are out of date and don’t want to continue my singleplayer world until I get baby animals because I will lose them otherwise. But here is a video as I’m not posting nothing. There will probably be another piston video tomorrow.

Growing Up

I think it’s about time to make my farm a bit more worthwhile, by making the animals grow up. To do this I need some cake, and as I now have quite a lot of iron I can easily spare 6 pieces to make the extra buckets needed.

Hello Mr Cow

Wow, I only needed 1 cow, but 5 will do. So after getting some milk I made a cake and headed out into my paddock.

Cake!

Aparently you just have to go up to the animal you want to grow and right click on it with the cake. So I had my cake and an incredibly cute calf – all set! I rightclicked and sure enough there standing before me was a fully grown adult cow.

Baby Cow

Big Cow

There is a slight down side though – I can’t seem to milk it, well that is quite a massive down side saying that is kinda the point . . .

Extra Storage

After my last mining trip I came back with about 5 stacks of cobblestone, filling up the column for cobblestone in my old chest. (Yes, I’m quite a perfectionist when it comes to Minecraft) Changing the subject slightly I did also come back with a total 8 diamonds, giving me a grand total of 9.

More Diamonds!

But moving along, I started to build an undergorund/basement area for my house. At the moment it’s just going to have my storage room but in the future it might contain a mushroom farm or something as well.

Stairs To Basement

I built the stairs going down to the right because my mineshaft’s roof is over to the right and it would intersect that and mess everything up. It may look a bit funny but it is easier this way.

The Basement

Done, it’s not much right now but I will be filling it in with extra chests and signs when I need to – right now I only need it for cobble.

Putting A Roof Over My Head

The mine I made last yesterday came in very useful today as I needed quite a lot of cobblestone for the roof. I decided to try and see what it looked like having a roof on my house.

New Roof

I think that looks fine and dandy. I might extend the roof over the balcony on the right in the future, but that’s fine for now.

Making The Farm

I also decided to make a farm, firstly because of food, secondly because I need wheat to tame livestock (baby animals mod) so I can bread them and thirdly because pistons are coming to Minecraft in Beta 1.7 and because of this I can make an button harvesting farm.

Making The Farm 2

I built it in a way that I think looks quite cool (and weird) but the main thing is that it works efficiently. Until pistons get implemented you can just place a block of water in the hole at the end of the farm and it will have the same effect as flicking a switch when the farm is finished.

Making The Farm 3

Farm Finished

It holds 24 wheat in total and give back around 10 seeds back, so they will build up quite quickly. That’s all for now, don’t know what I’m going to be doing in the next post. You’ll just have to wait and find out . . .

Farm Inside

Back to My Single Player World

Today I decided to take a break from SMP Minecraft and go back to my single player world for a while, probably just until the map on Burnt’s server gets changed when Beta 1.7 gets released.

Nice Sunset

First thing I noticed when I came back to this world is how ugly my mineshaft in the garden looks, it has to go. So I headed down into it, nearly falling into the lava at the bottom of the shaft that I found last time. I took out all of the ladders and made my way back up on a column of cobble, sealing the top. Also the fence needed finishing so I did that as well.

New Fence

Then I started to build a staircase down the side of the hill, one for the new mine and also because I might build a dock here in the future. The mine is only small for now, but it will do.

Steps Down to The Dock

Mine Shaft

Next on my to-do list is finish off the house properly, mainly the missing glass upstairs. After a quick trip to the desert next door I came back with about 60 sand. I popped half in the furnace and with the left-overs I made this small beach in front of the mine entrance. After that the glass was ready and I quickly filled in all the gaps upstairs.

The Beach

I still need to make a roof and add some finishing touches to the insides like some bookcases and seats maybe. But I’ll do that next post.