Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Alpha Update - Sunrise and Sunset

One of the awesome new aspects of the new update was the inclusion of really nice sunrise and sunset lighting. Check out some of the photos below.

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Understandably, the game might not be as visually appealing as Farscape or F.E.A.R., or Half-Life 2 even, but you can't deny that this is pretty sweet.

Happy Halloween - Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Hey gang, sorry for the lack of update in the past 24 hours or so. I was in DC for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

The Rally was pretty awesome; lots of great music, a lot of laughs. The entire Mall was pretty much standing room only. Let me see about getting some photos up here later. I unfortunately am unable to upload them right now because I left my camera in the back pack of one of my friends. But I'll probably get it from him tomorrow, so look here for them with tomorrows update if you are interested. ;)

I love DC so much, and the more and more time I spend down there the more beautiful I realize it is. After checking out all the monuments and memorials this weekend (before and after the rally) I was inspired. How would you guys feel about a 1:1 scale Minecraft model of the Mall in Washington DC?

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I would be interested in modeling the area between Constitution and Independence Avenues From the Lincoln Memorial to 7th Street.
Key features would include The Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Viet Nam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the Washington Monument. I would focus primary on the western area of the Mall before expanding to the actual "mall" with the museums and buildings to the east later on.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ghost and Goblins

Not a Halloween inspired post, I swear.

So I came down another couple of blocks in my 15x15 shaft, and came upon an underground cavern. I didn't think much of it at first, and was planning on exploring it a bit later, but sure enough two skeletons came out of it and began attacking me. Looks like I was going to be forced to look into it sooner rather than later.

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I had bumped into a spider or two that had fallen into my shaft. I guess I didn't light the area surrounding it enough. I had placed torches around the island, but I guess I missed an area or two.

As of this post I am 15 blocks deep on my 15x15 shaft, and 12 on my other one.

On an unrelated note- I tweaked the layout of the blog. This should enable the images to be seen better and not get cut-off by the sidebar.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There's Gold in dem dere mountains! (erm... caves)

So I struck gold today. I was mining in one of my other caverns (not the mine shafts I spoke of earlier) and I found me some gold. :)

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Now gold is a rather rare commodody in Minecraft, and is mostly used for cosmetic purposes. Gold tools are actually no better than wooden ones.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Current Projects

So in my one file in Alpha, I am currently working on two major mining projects. I will keep track of my progress here, for you, the loyal interested readers.

One is a 15x15 mine shaft, and the other is a smaller 10x5 mine shaft that I just drew up on a tiny island that just generated near my spawn chunk.

I am in the process of recording images for a time-lapse compilation, which should be pretty sweet once it's done. Look for it here sometime in the future!

Here's a taste of the latter mine shaft.

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First Post!

Hey internet!

I'm going to use this spot to track my Minecraft activities.

Expect to see photos, maybe some videos, and just generally awesome Minecraft stuff here.

I will update pretty much daily, and encourage my followers to read up.