I started playing Minecraft when I saw an article about it in the PC Gamer magazine, I played the free web version for a while (LONG time ago) and eventually bought the game. I used to build auto-farms back then, because cows and other neutral mobs spawned at random times similar to hostile mobs.
But the most memorable moment was when I was playing while drinking a probably too large vodka drink (hey, I'm in my 40s) and built a house with a fireplace, and the fire in the fireplace got out of control and burned down my house along with the entire forest. A creeper blew me up while I was trying to put out the fire, so I just laughed while watching my house and the forest burn away. For some odd reason, Minecraft forests were VERY flammable back in 2009. I still play from time to time, because it's a fun break from the other more complex games that I also play.