Friday, October 29, 2010

Discoveries and downfalls

After my efforts at taming lava proved moderately successful, I chose to expand my flood operations to encompass some other nearby lava pools. After some trial and error, I managed to ensnare a few other lava pools and convert them to that much darker looking material. Satisfied that it would be mine once I either had the correct pickaxe or some dynamite to blow it up, I went back to my little home nook.

That's however, when everything went wrong. After hearing the plunk of arrows hitting near me, I took cover and tried to spot my foe.

I'm really starting to hate these guys

After spotting him, I did my best battle roar and charged at him. Despite taking some hits, I cut through him, feeling victorious. That feeling died about 10 seconds later as another arrow slammed into me. Before I could spot him, more damage rained down on me. With no pig meat on hand, the situation was bleak, and I had a feeling of inevitability in my gut. Mustering my courage, I rushed him, knowing full well what the result would be. Sure enough I dropped to the ground dead, and I glumly chose to respawn.

Deja Vu

Back at my original starting point with nothing but my fists and shattered pride, I set back out on the long journey home. The trip was quiet, and without incident. Thankfully, I recovered my lost gear in the cave where I had died earlier, although my nemesis was nowhere to be found. Putting that aside, I went and decided to mess around with crafting a bit. It was there I discovered I was quite the numbskull. All this time I had been taking the convoluted route with building stairs, when I could've crafted ready made ones all along.

Feeling the need to take out some frustration on some monsters, I went back above and ran over to another nearby island connected by a sand bridge. The moon was high in the sky, and I felt the thrill of battle pulse in my veins. Quickly I found my prey. Hacking down one of those green Creeper things, I looked around for more. Oh did I find more. About 3-4 of them milling around, with a spider there for good measure. Foolishly I waded into battle, and predictably I died quickly.

Deciding I needed a better battle plan, I trekked back and recovered my items and battered armor, and retreated to my home to lick my wounds. It was then, in the depths of my cavern that I finally crafted a proper bow and some arrows. A smile came over my face as I planned to exact revenge the next time I got on.

16 comments:

  1. great screenshots u have there
    keep up the good work

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  2. I've been playing Minecraft for a while in Singleplayer Survival mode and I know that Skeletons are some of the worse if not the worst mob to fight against. They've cost me a lot of valuable resources through the days... Loosing 20 diamond is really annoying!

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  3. lol wats up with all this minecraft stuff? is it really that fun?

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  4. Do you have some tips for mining, post 'em?

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  5. wow.
    you actually wrote a story about minecraft.

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  6. I cant even build a house I suck that bad

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  7. that minecraft guy has got to be shittin gold right about now :)

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  8. I love minecraft. A couple of days ago a creeper blew up my house :P

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  9. This was a good minecraft read. Good illustrations too. Thank you :)

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  10. I think reading your stories is better then playing the actual game. Also, any game where you can use the phrase "With no pig meat on hand, the situation was bleak," without a drop of humor being implied, is a fun game.

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  11. Good stuff, hate those skeletons

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  12. Are creepers the only enemies in the game?

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