Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Playing with lava

Today's Minecraft exploits were more about experimentation than anything else. Some successful, some not so much. As I explained earlier, my OCD can spring up from time to time, and early on I tried to build a nice little stairway up to the surface. The result however, was less than successful...

Anyone thirsty?

After plugging up this little disaster, I went back down south and tried to find a bit more minerals. I managed to snag a few bits of gold to craft a little gold pickaxe. I had mistakenly thought it would help me with mining some dark deposits I found deep in my mine. That theory went out the window and I was left with a golden paperweight. Deciding to explore some of the nooks in my cave complex, I found a small amount of water flowing down from some of the rocks. Doing a little rough mapping in my head, I estimated that the water was relatively close to some of the lava I found earlier.

In what I decided would be brilliance or idiocy, I decided to see what would happen if I could get the water to flow down onto the lava. Thus began a long and winding effort at carving a path for the water to flow. After much doubt and almost getting swept away by the water, I busted a block open and could see it pour down below. Excitedly I rushed down to find the lava pool was no more, and after sealing off the water for the moment, I was left with this.

Now if only I could actually mine it

With that feather in my cap, I decided that I had better not risk fate and push my luck. Tomorrow I'm going to do a little trial and error research in finding out what I can craft. Yes, I know there's wiki's and guides out there, but I'd like to approach this as unspoiled as possible. I'm the type that values the journey more than the destination.

22 comments:

  1. I love minecraft, thnx for that

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  2. I've still not played, I guess I should

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  3. Admirable attitude. I seem to always go straight for the FAQs.

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  4. wat is this!? i dont even...

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  5. I've seen some good Minecraft stuff, but actually never played it myself. Maybe I should give it a try :)

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  6. lol been seeing alot of minecraft alot lately..maybe is hould check it out

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  7. This game is like a 3D Dwarf Fortress

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  8. Is this the "paid for" version? It's like an open ended sandbox. My girlfriend swears by this game, lol, but I've never even so much as taken a look.

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  9. Cool, I'll have to check Minecraft out.

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  10. I don't want to play with lava :)

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  11. Lava is not for playing, my mother used to say that

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