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)
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!)
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 😛
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
After finishing my aniamal padock last post I decided it would be a good idea to go and explore the cave that I found previously. After about 2 minutes of digging further down in my mineshaft I came about this rather large cavin, containing a lot of iron, coal and lava. But most importantly – diamond!
Bring on the moment of truth, how many diamonds are there? Just the one? Or is it a vien of 3 or 4 of them? Dun, Dun, Dunnnnnn. Just the one, oh well. It’s better than nothing at least 😀
But nether the less I continue across the lava lake in hope of finding more diamonds. Soon I come to another opening on the other side and are greeted with some Lapis Lazupi, exactly 20 pieces to be exact.
Wow thats a lot of lava. I wish I dropped my diamond off in a chest or something, don’t wana lose it in here. Even though it looked promising there isn’t really anything special in here, just a few pieces of iron. Oh well. At least it’s somthing.