Monday, October 25, 2010

Somewhere, beyond the sea...

As I suggested in my last post, I had decided to strike out to other mountains to mine in, as my long search downward in my previous home hadn't produced much of anything besides copious amounts of ordinary rock. Well today I decided to throw caution to the wind and simply pick a direction and strike out on it. That choice however led me to a rather large expanse of water. But alas, there was an island out there. Not much to look at on first glance, but I thought "what the heck?" and went for it. After a swim, I found my new island home to contain a rather fascinating hole leading into a cave. Taking the literal plunge, I found it to be curiously roomy, so I began my mining exploits.

I can hear them up there, waiting for me

I was quickly greeted by some Iron deposits, which allowed me to craft a few new items. After I carved out a new home space, I continued downward. Now whether it was coincidence or not, I could've sworn I heard an odd few musical notes play when I stumbled upon another opening. This one led to another roomy expanse, but I quickly followed my gut and mined downward, feeling as though I was close to something. What I was close to ended up to be something rather hot.

Sadly, I forgot to bring marshmallows

Excitement and a bit of trepidation hit me, as I knew I was peeling back another layer to the game. After finding my stone pickaxe to be rather ineffective at mining the reddish deposits nearby, I switched to my Iron one and began some collecting. With that done, I cautiously began poking around a bit more, ever careful not to stupidly bust open some lava lake that'll come spilling out onto me.

It was also around then that I had a run in with a literal room full of monsters. This was more by accident than anything else, as I traced the groans and spidery noises to a one block opening in one of the cave walls. Being the clever (cowardly) person that I am, I killed the zombie and spider from my relative safety. Before I could whoop in triumph however, another Zombie came to the opening, which was then followed by another.

This game is going to be the death of me.


  1. Amazing how this game is so simple yet addictive

  2. im playing minecraft all the time

  3. I've been resisting, but I don't know how long I can hold out...

  4. you actually can't even mine the red ore stuff with a stone pickaxe. it and diamonds can only be farmed with an iron pickaxe or better, so make sure you always have one handy. if you break a diamond block with a stone pick it doesn't "drop" anything.

  5. YES!! A fucking minecraft blog. So in.