The most interesting side-effect of buying Minecraft last night has been that I'm suddenly much less impressed by Lego Universe online.
Last edited by caesarbear; 09-15-2010 at 02:31 PM.
Feel free to post images of what you and your son are working on together, btw.
If I manage to get on later, I'll try to get some pics of the world I'm working on with my daughter.
Nothing real fancy, but we did tunnel upward through a mountain and then built a bridge out from the top of it. I added a random fortress in the middle of the bridge, which I'm now growing a forest on top of.
-Edit- Here we go!
This is the "entrance" for our mountain fortress. You can see the couple weird window areas up the cliff face that I filled in as we dug upward.
Next up, we have the top of the mountain where we started our bridge. Midway you can see the impromptu fortress where I am slowly getting trees to grow up top and filling that out each time we work on it.
From the opposite direction underneath (had to wait a bit for most of the clouds to roll by), this is by no means the end of the bridge, but a good perspective shot.
The reason I built the bridge at that particular height, is when we broke through to the top there clouds were rolling through and obscured the ground there and I thought it was cool. When the clouds roll in, the bridge floor can be covered with them and it's quite neat looking in action.
Last edited by Becoming; 09-15-2010 at 08:35 PM.
What's odder and cooler, imo, is the water chute to fall through the ice.
umm...how do you make those black bricks? Clearly, i havent been keeping up with current events...
Nice bridge. I like high suspension bridges in minecraft that actually appear to serve a purpose..
Except your area is clearly not sandy on the bottom. So yeah... anomaly.
He's using a texture modification. I'm guessing that's his cobblestone.umm...how do you make those black bricks? Clearly, i havent been keeping up with current events...
Rezaf: Zombie survival, MP scavenging and building game? Let's go!
I love the idea of this game as a family building game. Digital Lego. That is pretty neat.
And although I am tempted I think the lack of purpose will make me lose interest quickly :/
Today I learned that creepers can (somewhat erratically) climb ladders.
I'm just using the terrain bit of it at the moment.
I just had a pretty cool experience... decided to venture out from my little island via boat, to search for clay. Turns out I'm living in the middle of a much larger body of water than I thought, and after following multiple shorelines and digging quite a bit of clay, I realized that I was lost. Then night fell. After wandering around for a while, I decided that I'd never find my way back without a compass, but I had no iron and no redstone... just a few stone tools and some torches.
So I landed on one of the larger land masses, quickly ripped down a tree, built a workbench and a chest, and stashed all my valuables, marking the area with some torches, on the off chance that I'd ever find it again if I died. Then I picked a random spot and began digging straight down. Eventually, I fell into a small cave system (luckily, didn't get hurt). I must have been near bedrock because there were three or four lava pools, and surrounding them, just what I needed... iron and redstone.
I dug as much iron as I could find, then created a furnace and smelted it so that I could create an iron pickaxe to mine the redstone. Once I was able to get the redstone, I created the compass, and felt such satisfaction that my plan had worked. I never even ran into any monsters, luckily. I pushed myself back up to the top with cobblestone, hopped in my boat, and followed the compass home. (Which took much longer than I expected... I was really lost!)
I just had to share... haven't had such a satisfying Minecraft experience in quite a while. Also, I am now a big fan of the compass.
I told myself I'd never get lost because I'm good with directions. Ended up going miles away today when I realized "north" wasn't the direction I thought it was.
Long story short, I made an arrow sign on the ground with torches, then used Cartograph in night mode to find where I was. I'm a dirty cheater :(
I resized Doku's pack in order to circumvent this. Still has the flavor of the Zelda theme, but with animations intact.
Or if you're just sick of cobblestone, you could just cook it into real stone.
Holy crap. The download link for the above texture pack has everything I hate about download sites: captcha, 30+ second wait time, massive full page ad, another ad that FOLLOWS THE MOUSE, an AD WITH AUDIO, and to top it off, after dealing with all that, "All of the available FileFactory Basic download slots on this server are in use by other people. You can download this file immediately by upgrading to FileFactory Premium." Yeah, no.
Last edited by MonkeyPunky; 09-16-2010 at 08:14 AM. Reason: better citing
Just got this today. Amazing game.
The best thing about MC, is how much the use of your imagination plays into your enjoyment of the game.
Highly enjoyable game, and the single best value for money of any software I've bought in a very long time, maybe ever.
I think I've figured out how to create new water springs. However, the technique doesn't seem to work with lava. I really want a lava moat, but I don't want to have to bucket brigade a ton of the stuff.... Am I just SOL?
I hear there's a glitch to multiply lava.
Otherwise... bucket brigade is the legit way to do it. Doesn't really take all that much materials, and lava is plentiful along the bottom of the world.
Getting infinite water springs is trivial. Just place two water springs with an empty space between them, and that space will generate new springs.
Doesn't work with lava though. Make lots of buckets, dude.
Yeah I was afraid that was the case. I wanted to build a huge lava moat around my current fortress, but given the scale that's going to be impractical. I'm going to have to go with a water moat. Oh well, I'll use the lava for some other fun display.
Also - can I drown monsters in my moat, if it's deep enough?
You can if you set up the water currents to push them under.
I *think* whenever a mob is pushed into a block by water currents, they take damage.
So drowning isn't actually necessary.
You could use cacti as well, but any dropped items that touch a cactus will be destroyed.