Monday, November 28, 2011

Star Wars is taking over!

Sorry I didn't get a video up this weekend, but I was overrun with Star Wars: The Old Republic! Was the first and only weekend I had to play the beta, and boy did I play! Spent many hours at my PC playing, livestreamed a few sessions at my channel. Of course, after playing the game all weekend long, I decided I liked it and pre-ordered my copy. What does this mean for my Minecraft? Nothing. I still plan on keeping up with my let's plays and such. I am also eagerly awaiting the first RB of Bukkit. I'm excited about getting to enchanting and building my own Xp grinder, so look forward to that!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I make a new friend

So, part 4 is uploading now and part 5 is queued and ready to go. I felt it necessary to split the last recording up into two parts, and in doing so I've made you wait a bit for an updated map, but the time has finally come! For those of you who haven't watched the video yet, I don't want to spoil the surprise about who my new friend is. I haven't come up with a good name for him yet, but I'm sure in time I'll give him one.
As you can on the map after the cut, I spent a lot of time sailing to find another landmass. I did come across a few smaller islands on the way, but they didn't have anything that looked worthwhile to stop for. What's really great is if you look closely enough, you can see the spot where I got knocked out of my boat and I built a little tower in the ocean to craft a new boat.
Also on the map you'll find Herobrine (which I've been told has since been destroyed) and a giant creeper. I'm just glad that the kids are being creative in creative mode instead of just lacing the whole world with TNT and blowing it to kingdom come. Of course, they are riddling the world with new caves as they dig around looking for god knows what.

Putting it all together

So, I'm in the process of editing the fourth episode of Meandering together. I start by taking a look around the world that's already been explored and finish filling in the map that I created previously. After that I take a nice long boat ride to a whole new area of the world. You'll get a quick look at some of the stuff that the children have built on the server. This is the first video of this series that I recorded outside of the initial livestream I did when 1.0 was released. The video turned out to be a bit longer than I would have liked, compared to the other three in the series. Turns out I got so much footage I ended up splitting it into two episodes. Unfortunately that means you'll not get a new world map from me in this post, but you'll get one next time.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Meandering E03

The third video in this series is up. Unfortunately, it turns out I somehow played for over an hour during the livestream without actually recording any video locally. To cover what you might have missed between Episode 2 and 3, read on. During that time, I had a couple people join the livestream, who eventually joined me on the server, Kschwizzle and Pawbuttox. I found a nice little village with some interesting things nearby! If you want, you can see the entirety of the broadcast on my channel. You might notice a distinct difference between the first and second segments of my video here. Remember that I was playing for about 3 hours straight, so my excitement and energy were kinda wearing down. After the cut you can see what's happened with the world. My son and his cousin decided they wanted to play creative, so they built a whole bunch of stuff around the spawn.

Meandering E02

Video two is up! This one takes place immediately after the first. You can see it below the cut. This was early on during my livestream, cut down to a bite sized piece. If you want, you can view the whole livestream on my channel. I won't be posting a copy of the world map here, because it didn't change much between these two videos.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Minecraft is released!

So, in honor of the Minecraft release, I posted a quick video showing off my BC/IC world. I had that one uploaded as the livestream of the Minecon opening ceremonies were going. Then, just as the game was released, I updated to Minecraft 1.0 and started up a new vanilla server with a fresh world and livestreamed for like 3 hours! The livestream is available in my archives at and I've also begun cutting up the footage into more interesting little videos as part of the new series I'm doing for youtube. As I write this blog post I'm uploading the first video. I'm going to try to make these a bit shorter than my other videos too, but we'll see how that goes. After the cut, you can see find the first part of my new youtube series and also a map of the world as I left it after the livestream.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My plans for Minecraft 1.0

So, I've got my vanilla server setup and ready to go when I get the Minecraft 1.0 server Jar. And I've already got my plan in place. Once I get the server started, I'll be recording myself with fraps to put together a new Let's Play for my youtube channel and livestreaming on my channel.
I've also decided on a few things I'm going to do differently in this series than what I've done before. For one, I'm going to explore. I want to see as much of this new world as I can, which means no settling down and cool creations for this series. So, what I plan on doing is only taking things with me that I need, and leaving all the junk behind. Nomad style, with one exception, anything I place I can't pick back up. Gotta make a workbench every time I need one in a new place. Gotta gather more wood all the time for new beds and chests (if there's anything I feel I want to keep, but not on my person at the time). Need a furnace and no villages around? Gonna have to craft a new one. You get the idea. Other normal blocks I can always break and move or whatever, but I'm gonna live off the land and explore as much as I can.

More automation in minecraft

So, I've not posted here in the past week or so, but I figured I'd give you an update on what I've been up to. Saturday was the Far Lands or Bust livestream. I spent all day listening to that while working on my Buildcraft world. I've begun the process of automating what I do in there a lot. After clearing an area in the ocean I started my base underwater. So far it's going pretty well, but I've still got to get my logic down on how to deal with the raw materials and such. One problem I have is, one of the chunks I'm building in spawns slimes, so sometimes I'll go down to the lowest layer and there'll be a nice big slime waiting for me.
I'm really excite about Friday. I'm going to do a livestream myself at my Twitch.TV channel of a new world I'll be starting in the newly released Minecraft 1.0! I'll be starting just after I get home from work and going till I can't stay up anymore. I've got a new plan for this world on how I'm going to play. I think I'll also be recording it to turn into a shorter video for my youtube channel.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marooned in Minecraft E03

So, after a weekend with no uploads, and over a week of no updates to this blog, I've got a new Marooned in Minecraft for you. This video covers days 7, 8, 9 and 10. I decided I did not like the style of narration on this series, so it's no longer in-character. I had a hell of a time gathering the animals for my pens, but I'm glad to be able to breed them. I didn't get quite as much done as I would have liked, but for now I think the area around my house is mostly safe. I do fear that I got hit with the peaceful bug, since I didn't see a single hostile mob while I was playing, so next video I'm going to have to make sure I start with a hard world before I go into hardcore and start recording. Next time, I think I'll also have to start punching grass to gather more seeds, cause that wheat field is taking an awful long time to grow.