With spade in hand she soon began to dig a little hole…
Have you been playing Minecraft? Do you know what it is? It’s the darling of the nerd world. The basic premise is that you are a person who can punch trees to get wood. With that wood, you can make planks and sticks. With those… Well. If you want to learn more about it, go visit the website, or watch the Zero Punctuation review of it at The Escapist (WARNING: Review is very not safe for work, but it will make you laugh, even if you don’t play video games at all.).
There also exists a multiplayer mode, if you have server space, which I do. I pleaded with a few friends who also played Minecraft to join me, and now we have a lovely little word filled with interesting sights! What is particularly intriguing to me is how we all have our own areas of specialty. Kelesk is apparently a closet architect; Tanacrys is a genius when it comes to redstone mechanisms (the logic circuits of the game world), and I am really good at turning Kel’s disasters with TNT into something cool (and also lighting my projects on fire through ill-advised placement of lava).
The rest of this post is going to be behind a cut, because it’s a bit image-heavy.
I don’t really have screenshots of everything – I’ll probably go nuts taking pictures later – but I want to share with you one particular thing. You see, Kelesk likes TNT. A lot. He will use any excuse – or even no excuse at all – to light some. He actually lit so much the other day that he rendered an entire region of the server unusable until I could run some scrubbing utilities and re-upload the world file.
“Dig” wasn’t exactly what happened. This next screenshot should adequately explain what happens when you use 200 blocks of TNT in the middle of the ocean.
I spent several hours constructing the walls to hold back the ocean from the giant hole Kel had made so I could empty it out. I was intending to just fill it in, but then I got another idea.
I ended up evening out the hole, putting in a glowstone ceiling/layer of sandstone/layer of sand to let the ocean flow over it, and building walls out of glass with water behind them for that “under the sea” effect. You can’t tell too well in the screenshot, but there are little doors throughout the cavern that lead into various rooms such as an underground tree farm. I’m still trying to decide what to put in the middle of the floor; I was considering a giant clam shell.
So how about you guys out there? Will you share some of your builds with me?
P.S. The title of this post comes from the song Katrina Josephina by Universal Hall Pass. It’s the perfect Minecraft song.Tagged with: gaming • hsssssssss BOOM! • minecraft