Thursday, December 22, 2011

For the love of Diamonds!

So, it didn't take as long as I thought it would, but I got me some diamonds! Not only that, but I finally rebuilt my house, made it a bit more awesome. That old house just wasn't doing it for me. Not only that, but I got my enchanting going! Now I need to spend more time at the spider farm so I can make my gear epic! Since I've also found at least one more spider spawner, I may try to find a way to work it in with the other one so I get twice the spiders. Of course, before I do that I think I need to first address the issues I'm currently having with my spider farm. But that will be another video.
Video behind the cut!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New footage means new videos!

So, I kinda took a hiatus from Minecraft because of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I've been playing that a lot. I finally got some more Minecraft into my schedule, then found some time to piece it all together and I got two videos for the price of one. I tend to record too much, then try to put it all into one video and it turns out to be really long.
Now, I know that I look like a wuss for running away from the spider spawners, but I feel that since this is hardcore I need to do things smart and keep alive. If I can get armor and weapons that will help me survive, I'll focus on that first.
The thing that bugged me the most about this video was the issues I had with my trackball. Most people prefer mice, but I have always preferred using a trackball.
Video behind the cut!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bukkit is back!

So, Bukkit has finally released a recommended build for Minecraft 1.0! What does this mean? It means I get to make another Mining with Munchmo video. And boy do I have an idea of what I'm gonna do. Last time I was on that world I went looking for some melon seeds, and along the way found a zombie spawner, which I'm going to turn into an XP grinder. I'm finally going to be able to do some enchanting and such. Look forward to another video soon!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Building a cave spider xp farm

So, after a lot of digging and lots of time, I finally got a working cave spider XP farm going. It took me a few tries to actually get the layout correct, and I think I'm still going to have to modify it a little bit, but for now it works. I'm hoping the water flow is ok, I based my design off the one Etho created. My next video will be exploration of the abandoned mineshafts around the spawner in the hopes of finding useful stuff. Now that I have an XP farm, I need to start enchanting, and enchanting needs an enchanting table! I need diamonds! Video is below the cut.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Marooned E05

The next episode is up, and man did I make a mistake. Turns out that I was wrong about where the spawner was located. So, I had to clear out another area, about half as big as the first, so it didn't take quite as long, but I got down to the spawner, and got a good idea of where I was going to build. Stay tuned for the next episode to get a look at the process of building the spawner and testing it out! Video is after the cut.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Marooned, E04

So, the next episode of Marooned in Minecraft is ready to upload! I ended up having to split it up into two episodes again because I just couldn't fit it all into a length I felt good about. The episode starts off fairly slow until I find a nice little surprise waiting for me! I was completely taken aback when I saw the opening of an abandoned mineshaft right down there in that ravine. And it shocked me even more to realize that I have found such easy access to a cave spider spawner! And, because of that, a new project is underway. One that has already taken me nearly 10 minecraft days, and will take many more before I'm done with it. The worst part is, after all that work I put into it, I nearly died a couple times, which would have totally destroyed the world I was working in. Below the cut you'll find a current map of my world and the video.

Back on Track

So, now that the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta is over, I've got a couple of weeks until I can start playing the game. Of course, I've also still got WoW, and a friend of mine convinced me to check out DC Universe. Oh, and I'm still in the Tribes: Ascend beta. But, even with all that, I'm still making time for Minecraft. I know it's been a while since I've posted or put up a new video, but worry not! I've recorded some more footage, so you can look forward to a new episode of Marooned! This video has me doing some mundane work around the island and some exploring until I come across something really cool, and then I set to work! You'll have to wait until the video is up to find out what it is! I will tell you there was a moment when I was afraid this might be the last episode in that series!