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! 😀 (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)

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 🙂 (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!

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. 😉 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.

Server Update

So yh, sorry about the lack of posts in the last *runs off to check when last post was* 10 days. I’ve been occupied with Bad Company 2 quite a lot and I’ve been going out with friends a lot more recently (we finished school yesterday so I should have some more time on my hands from now on) But I haven’t been ignoring Minecraft, just not posting anything about it. Today’s post is going to be a kind-of overview of the stuff I’ve built on the new server map over the last week or so.

A New Map 1

This is my “base area” I suppose you could call it, my house is atop the hill and the building to the right is an automatic wheat farm.

A New Map 2

The house I built is the same house (with a few changes) as the one I showed in my last post. I’m not going to show off the insides, if you want to see what it looks like just go to my last post.

A New Map 3

Downstairs is a small mushroom farm, with a mineshaft in progress on the right and an idea from Iced_Apple on the left – a tunnel sysetem joining all of the houses in the area together for easier access at night for example. But that is still being constructed, I might show that in another post when it is finished.

A New Map 4

And finally my wheat farm, it is automatic and rather stylish if I must say so myself 😀 To harvest you just have to flick the lever, this opens a piston which lets water run down the channels of crops and harvests them. It then pushes the wheat and seeds down to a collection point next to the door.

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 . . .