After a couple days of work I finally have my 3 starting buildings completed. I really made them all a bit too large so it has taken a while, but it should speed things up later on when I start making the outer wall and such. I am now gathering supplies in preparation to defend the town for a night. Then on to building their wall!
I quite like this challenge but I find it to be a bit.. bare, to say the least. Needs more missions, though it's kinda understandable. Minecraft doesn't really offer much room for these missions in its vanilla state. I thought of one though. More of an optional sidequest than anything.
Mission: The villagers have been complaining about the lack of safety in the town during the night when the creatures roam the area and trample their farms and destroy their houses. They've asked you to skip sleeping for the night and instead patrol the streets and the outside of the village, whether you've completed Stage 1 or not. The villagers don't have much to give in return but their gratitude.
Requirements: None, however you're only allowed to use equipment corresponding with your current stage.
Rewards: Whatever the creatures drop you're allowed to keep, be it string, arrows, or gunpowder. The villagers don't have much to give in return but their gratitude, but you're free to harvest from their farms whenever you'd like. Don't forget to replant the seeds.
I also started this challenge today, and during my hunt for a village I came across a very deep cave system. I found 6 diamonds, tons of gold and redstone, stacks of coal and iron, and plenty of lapis lazuli. Then an enderman snuck up behind me while I had 2 hearts. Needless to say, lots of cursing followed my death as the cave was pretty far away from my spawn and I was unable to locate it again. Restarting. lol.
I like this. It should be the first challenge. Before this you should only need to build a house, and you shouldn't be able to use any town resources (like food) at all before you complete this. It should be the "motivation" that causes you to build your meeting room.