|That's me! believe it or not, I do look kind of silly though when I use the high-res texture packs|
|What i'm wearing here is similar to what I'm actually wearing at home in real life|
I never really had any story in mind, just the usual one about you waking up in a strange world with rapidly changing environments (see biomes for that) and having find a place to live etc as you usually would, similar to the storyline in Nerd Cubed. I had a vision of making a huge house and property with farms and supplies to sustain myself through blood sweat and tears in survival multiplayer but I must admit it’s kind of hard sometimes especially without the use of mods to make things much faster, but of course that’s why I’m doing this in the first place though to be honest I think I’m going to have to have a strong will to make what I want to make without mods as I’m guessing it’s going to take quite a long time with all the resource gathering and such. I decided to do a slight variation on my usual Minecraft adventures post title and have this one called the “Minecraft Adventures of JD” mainly because the adventures have largely been multiplayer adventures and this time it’s singleplayer so I thought I’d make the distinction.
So anyway, here’s how it’s going so far…
I woke (yes I woke up that's how all Minecraft stories start) up in a Taiga biome, and decided to just have a walk and see what was around, I had decided that I wanted to set up my home in a grassy biome as I was kind of sick of trees and tree houses as you have probably guessed and this time wanted to make a proper brick house, I still might keep a few features from my previous brick house though, especially the lava feature. After searching around for a while I found a decent sized natural cave in the middle of a grassy biome with a forest in the centre and set about doing a bit of mining and woodcutting. I was thinking of using either birch or pine wood as the decorative other element to my new brick house, but depending on the colour difference between the logs and the wood I’m not sure, I’m definitely not going treehouse style and making the entire thing out of wood this time though, just the corners and around the windows and possibly some of the floor and well the whole roof, but that’s all! XD. The mining went ok I got a lot of coal and iron as usual as well as some gold, but unfortunately after running around searching various caves was unable to find much diamond.
|The hole I found|
|And the mine|
|Almost fell into this damn thing|
|The NPC village on the edge of the desert and the plains|
|The grassy valley in which I chose to set up, part of a plains biome|
|Entrance to my hidey hole (I have to use iron doors now that zombies can break them)|
|My temporary abode|
|The beginning of the wall|
|Everyday I'm minerin'|
|Luminicious, makes it both easier to see and keeps monsters at reasonable levels|
X = Tunnel "Trunk" B = Branch S = Staircase Y = Outpost (for supplies etc.) B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B YYY B B X X X X X X X X X X X X X YYY X X X X X X X X X X X X B B YYY B B B B S B B B B S B B B B S B B B B S B B B B S B B
Branch Mining Diagram, simple and (supposedly) effective
So I decided to just take the diamonds I had and keep building, and build I did as I mentioned before I had to make the wall higher in some parts and even dig away at the hills that were too close to the edge. Once I had finished, I made a wooden walkway with stairs (because of the changing levels) around the top of the inner wall and then started lining the top of the wall with fences to give it that extra bit of height, as fences are 1.5 blocks high for monsters and players. I then picked certain points to put both ladders up to the walkway and create iron doors for exit and entry, the doors were controlled by pressure plates on the inside and buttons on the outside which monsters can’t (or just don’t) press. This was not by any means a player proof wall (which is actually impossible to do without server commands) but it would keep out at least most of the monsters and provide a nice little enclosure for my house.
|The finished outer (guard) wall, I made a small wheat and reed farm as well as fencing off the chasm|
|I wouldn't think this guy farmed all those resources himself (From Minecraft Gallery)|
My power has returned