Saturday, October 30, 2010

The hunt begins

With a bow in hand, I hiked my way up to the surface and was greeted by a moon in the sky and stars all above.  Knowing the time was ripe for a monster hunt, I made my way over to a larger landmass in the distance. Quickly I found a Creeper bouncing along. I was giddy as I safely plucked arrows at it from a distance, not needing to fear an explosive end to the evening. I noticed it dropped a grey lump of something, which I quickly picked up. I had one like it it in my pack for some time, and had been wondering where it came from.

It was then that I recalled the words of a friend I know who plays Minecraft, who spoke of getting gunpowder from Creepers. Now I had a lot more drive and initiative to keep hunting. This initiative was almost brought to a screeching halt when one of those damn skeletons starting sniping at me from a distance. A little fancy footwork later, and the archery battle was won by myself. Dawn broke, and on my way back home, I noticed something off in the distance. Heading over I found it was bamboo.

Note the hairless sheep in the background

Pleased with this little discovery, I grabbed what I could and went back home, killing some pigs along the way for meat. After tending to my wounds and playing around a bit with the bamboo, I found I could craft paper with it.  The day went by with arrow crafting and flint mining, and once the next night began I started my next hunt. This time however, the situation did not look so good...

If you look close you can count 7 skeletons

Skirting the coast for awhile, it seemed it was just skeletons everywhere. I eventually did manage to snag another gunpowder off a Creeper, but it was a disappointing night overall. The dawn did bring this satisfaction though...

I love the smell of flaming skeletons in the morning

Some things came up which cut my play sessions short, but I overall feel like I have a better plan now than I did before. Another thing I'm considering is seeing if I can manage an animal farm perhaps down below. Corralling them in there though might be easier said than done, but an animal/tree farm could help keep me more self-sufficient.

25 comments:

  1. Great story about a great game!

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  2. Thanks for this mindcraft post. Once again I enjoyed it :)

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  3. I never really understood minecraft!

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  4. @rembrandtx
    you don't, lol! you just play it!

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  5. all whats with all this minecraft stuff... it doesnt even have good graphics. i dont get it lol

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  6. I've actually never played it, only overheard it mentioned a few times... Seems like it's worth a try though...

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  7. It's not the point to have good graphics... it's a world made of managable sized building blocks!

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  8. You know Ive heard a lot about minecraft but didn't realize how much went into the game, must give it another chance

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  9. Sounds like you're having fun! Your blog convinced me to start playing minecraft.

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  10. minecraft has such an old school feel to it. great post!

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  11. Another MC fan, nice! Try checking out my blog sometime, I've got an SMP server up and running.

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  12. This game is insane lol its like a giant lego rpg haha

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  13. I really should try out Minecraft, I see it everywhere nowadays.

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  14. Interesting. Thanks for sharing that!

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  15. Why bother there are more important thigns to life

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