This topic wasn't moved to Beta fast enough, so I'm closing it (and linking to it from the new topic). The new topic is here.
So in this topic we can unbutton the top button of our pants, grab ourselves a comfy chair, and discuss what we did today. ...in Minecraft (Alpha Survival Single Player only, because that's how we roll). It's like the off-topic day chat, but for important stuff.
Found a spider dungeon today. Was walking around outside when I heard invisible spiders nearby. After having another spider join the first, I figured there must be a dungeon underneath me, so early next morning I grabbed a shovel and flooded the thing in sunlight. That's the second dungeon I've captured. (I don't do anything with them - I just capture them and put them on display.)
I really can't feel safe in my own backyard. There's far too many cave openings in the surrounding mountains, and while I haven't seen any, creepers can possibly make it into the sunlight from there.
I'm still a newbie, so don't mind my obvious lack of knowledge in this game.
After building a pretty house (which I have to say, I'm quite proud of) very close to my spawn point, facing the water, I saw a distant island. I decided I wanted to build a giant watchtower on this island and connect it to me by way of a long boardwalk.
After building the boardwalk out of planks, I began to build the tower. I got it high enough that enemies couldn't get in at night. During the night, a creeper found me and decided to creep at me through my window all night. I dug down and found a cave of some kind well beneath the tower, and I was going to explore it later. I left the tower (carefully) to go get some coal from my home base, and the ***hole exploded. Tower half blown to bits.
I quit the game for today after that. It was pretty frustrating. But 'tis the nature of the beast.
I kept finding redstone, but the majority of it was always above lava that's out of my reach. It's riiiiight above it too, so I can't mine it unless it will fall into the lava, even if I make a bridge. So I was slightly sad, but I also found four diamond, so that was good.
To be honest, I totally rage quit today after having a great time exploring some cave systems in search for diamonds. I was running low and needed some for picks. I had just mined some after turning tons of lava pools into obsidian in the process and manage to just walk right into some lave in front of me.
I love this damn game, but RARGH! Time to do something else for the rest of the night, I think.
Definitely time to "go nomad" for a while too.
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The Sleestaks are mad that the creepers took their only line. "Sssssssssssss"
I had to get out of the Adminium deep mine I have been working on. Finally finished Storage Room, complete with Full/Empty redstone torches on cube with on/off switch next to each Double Chest. Got the Idea off MCForum. Needed 1 Log Cube to build the indicator light on next to Lumber Chest (I like being able to see at a glance what is in each Chest, so the cube the light/switch combo is built on is representative). I hadn't seen the Virtual Sun for many game days...
So I went for a little walk to chop down trees for logs.
Found massive grove, built Earth cube stairs into canopy, and started Treemining.
Still up a tree, admiring the Sun come up.
Idle thought: If the MC Moon is supposedly called "Rana" after the Frogirl, shouldn't the MC Sun be named "Notch"?
Creator Archtypes are often associated with the Sun...
Certainly an interesting idea for a thread, I'll bite.
Just got myself into what I certainly bet will be quite an odyssey. Went about a mile to the west from my manor to a newly discovered mine, went in and started digging like usual, but then a ridiculously long tunnel caught my attention. A natural one, not the Herobriney sort, mind you. So I just kept walking along it, going up and down, left and right, mining everything I saw, not really paying attention to how far I'd walked, finding the end of the tunnel after literally an hour and a half of walking. I'm not joking.
The end of the tunnel was about 2 blocks below the surface, so I tunneled up and used ladders to get out, only to find I was now in the most expansive desert I've ever seen in Minecraft. I entered that tunnel in the snow, with nothing but snow for miles and miles, and I pop up in a desert with the same amount of desert around it.
Now I'm in the middle of nowhere with one pick left, two healing items, six stacks of iron, a stack of diamond, and no wood at all. I'm pretty sure going back by tunnel wouldn't be a good idea because I'm out of torches and some areas remained unlit... Not sure if screwed.
Finished up fencing in the spider spawner, and actually managed to fling a nearby spider down into it, over the fence. (Score!)
Found the source of that annoying water that's been alluding me for days, and collected it.
Crafted my first batch of explosives. (Made 19 charges.) I'll of course never actually use explosives in Minecraft, but it's good for comparing e-peen with people. (More about e-peen in another thread.)
Other than that I spent the whole day levelling the meadow in my back yard. The surrounding mountain ranges may look as swiss cheese, but the ground was easy enough to level. Found LOTS of flowers, especially roses (which I need), but I decided not to pick them until I really have to.
Went and picked the flowers. Got looots of roses. E-peen level up.
Also spied some snow on the distant mountains. I want snow, but I think it's too far yet.
I found a Skellie dungeon across the great ocean. Built a house by it. Cleared it out yesterday. But 'twas not easy. Sand was surrounding it. I broke the floating ceiling and the sand fell. Hoping they would be crushed, my wish was not granted. 10 Skeletons climbed up the stacks of sand in broad daylight. Running for my life[Extremely far away from my spawn point] I jumped in my house. I returned to my castle across the water, never hoping to see a dungeon ever again.
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Hello Animals! Hello Mr. Sun! Hello Mr. Walking moss block! Wait,
I did three major things today. I built a 5x5 shaft down to the bedrock, dug further into the earth and made a 5x5x5 cavern and filled it with dynamite. I ignited it, ran for my life, and I got a decent sized cavern. I filled it with lava, and made an obsidian cross in it. It was modeled after Terminal Dogma from Neon Genesis Evangelion and I called it "Terminal Dogma."
I then spelunked a cave. It went pretty deep, and only a few blocks above the bedrock. I made another Terminal Dogma in it. I also kicked ass with my bow and arrows.
I then found a mountain and made a portal to the Nether. I had my bow in hand as I fought Ghasts. It got to a point where there must've been 8+. I killed quite a few but knew when the fight would end up killing me and left.
There's been a few things I've been putting off that I took care of today.
First I fenced off two smaller seclusions from my front lawn because it was getting a little too big to surveil every morning. Monsters and animals can hang out there while I cut trees. It's pretty funny to watch a cow spawn turn it into a cow ranch (or whatever an enclosed pasture is called).
Then I transfered my glass chests and sand chests further down into the cave system. (Hopefully I'll remember that I also put my iron there.)
Then I finally started cleaning up the last remnants of sand from the main bunker. I've decided that I'll eventually start filling it up with grass when I'm done, or at least make the crater smaller, as I've got the resources for that.
I'm going to need to level the closest mountain soon, because I need stone pretty bad (in order to fix my rear entrance), but so far the creepers have been keeping me at bay. I could place torches, but those are kind of scarce too.
finally a pleasant thread.
Anyway, I cleared out a giant space underground, about 30x30x3 (any higher and I'll hit the lava stream I recently made around my base). I named it "ye olde redstone testing facility." after a few days and nights of working, I determined one thing and one thing only: Redstone logic gates make my thinker box hurt. I punched down all the redstone, made some pretty patterns, then went out to punch some cows.
I also trapped multiple pigs in an enclosed space.
I am proud of myself.
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Actually, that's the best mental image ever. A dying, drowning man stuffing his face from a massive wall of cake, and carving out a monstrous underwater cake picture. I'd pay to watch that irl.
[quote=Rotten194][quote=mcnugget] "Love cabin"[;/quote][quote=mcnugget]creepers.!
Spent a couple of hours straight making my lawn perfectly safe for cutting trees at night, using fences and torches. I wasted away 64 torches at it, and so far the lawn only has four trees in it, but it was worth going out in the middle of the night, cutting trees under a starry sky, just enjoying the night without worries. (I keep away from the fences, so that no skeletons can get me.)
...but man, it's hard being pushed around by all those darn farm animals. Shoo! I wish I could assign spawn points for them. One time I left the backdoor of my garden shed open, and later found a cows head sticking out through my front door from the inside. They may not be attacking my body, by they're after my sanity, I swear. Cthulhu-cows!
...but what DOES worry me is that I'm still not sure how far apart the torches can be while still preventing spawning. I'll have to experiment with this.
I totally forgot: I saw my first SPIDER RIDER! I didn't dare go kill it, or even get within range of it, but I feel all giddy.
I branched mined for an hour in my mine, as a actually ran out of cobblestone for my huge bridge I'm building in search of biomes (I have a pre-halloween save that I explored too much). I made a log cabin as a temporary halfway house to stay safe at night. It has a brick fireplace, a bed, bookshelves and the usual workbench/furnace/chest. I explored into the unexplored and found the most epic chunk error. My normal flat boring world suddenly hits a sheer drop which is perfectly straight and there is just a flat straight cliff face with water at the bottom. gonna do something with this.
While I was mining the game crashed, I reloaded it and I was 'inside' rock and dying, going "UGH, UGH, UGH" I dug a couple of blocks out to stop me from dying, didn't have a clue where I was and had to dig up and actually ended up in my portal room.
then I harvested some trees that I plant in a line outside my house. I set fire to the leaves and accidentally set fire to my house (which is made mainly of wood). Luckily I was quick enough to put out the fire and only about fifteen blocks needed replacing. whew.
I really want to make a better bigger storage and smelting room, but the prospect of moving stuff into temporary chests and back again is quite daunting.
TL;DR? - I mined for more cobble for a big bridge, found an epic chunk error, got stuck inside rock and nearly burnt down my house.