I'm back, finally, from a break from minecraft and the forums. I feel refreshed, and with new ideas, new writing styles and a new mind towards minecraft journals. I've been inspired from my 2 best journals, Valley life, and New year, new world, new expectations, to bring you my first hardcore world, in full journalistic form.
So here I start, in a new world, all alone. I don't normally play in the hard difficulty, so I learn right away that I need food, and a shelter. I find a small lake, perfect for building a small fishing shack, and that is exactly what I build. I am a little displeased on the size, but it works, very well. It took a few days and some dangerous nights, but I got it done, and like I said, it works. Here's a pic of the construction.
I'm experimenting with the villager-style housing windows with oak logs for window sills, looks very nice. Here's the finished product.
I am worried I'm going to die soon, even though I have found diamonds, full iron armor, and a food supply. (fishing) I am way to risky for hardcore mode, and I hope I last, I have some house plans I'm going to build on a nearby hill on the lake. I'll post pictures of that a little later. If I need some improvement, please help me, I'm not the wordiest person.
Taking the plunge, I see! Hardcore does require a different attitude, basically "safety first". By the time I get to that stage (food + armor), though, I only die to fluke events - things I didn't understand properly or from just not paying attention.One strong suggestion is to have a fenced-in yard - morning creepers can really ruin your day and at point-blank they can kill you even in good armor.
That's a nice looking house for a first hardcore base. I always slap together a place in a big hurry at first (usually just dug into the side of some hill) and only later worry about making a nice-looking place.
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