Okay, I make my living writing about games and selling the articles to websites and magazines; this is because I love writing and I love games. I try to look for those experiences that define a game, and write about those. So, for a good game, there are a dozen moments that showcase just how good it is. For a good but flawed game, maybe you fight an awesome boss and win, but the game glitches and you can't get out of that area. I'm sure you get the idea.
So I was on this Minecraft server and it was the first time I'd played since the indestructible blocks came out. As always, more structure = more games, so there was all this Spleefing lark I'd never done before, but first of all, I spawned in this indestructible maze. It was quite a challenge to get out, and I rememeber thinking that a griefer would get pretty annoyed in there and probably quit the server.
When I came out, it was like coming out of the Imperial Sewers in Oblivion - there was pixel art everywhere, it was a flat grass map, people had done multi-coloured rainbow pyramids, there was a glass pyramid half finished, a dude had made the Gang Garrison characters, a giant Airman sculpture, Mario dying and in the corner, there was a huge indestructible building with a stair winding around the outside.
There were a billion cool things, but I didn't get any screens of them. This totally showcases why Minecraft is awesome even as an alpha - my wife was watching me explore and asked, out of the blue, how much the game was. She said she'd think about getting it. That, in essense, is my job - letting good games recommend themselves.
So my problem: where the hell did that server go? Did anyone get a backup? If I could just get some decent pictures of that, my article would be complete. Can anyone help me? I've looked everywhere, and one thread has some good pictures of individual creations, but I can't just plunder people's photobucket accounts.