Thursday, November 4, 2010

Progress and The Plan

Since my last recounting of the many failures I'd accumulated, I figured it was time to hunker down and get to work on rectifying the mess I'd left myself in. Brooding over the lumps of Obsidian that were seemingly taunting me, I started mining around the area just hoping to gather come more minerals. It was during this effort at expanding the lava cave chamber a bit that I made my most startling discovery yet.

Diamonds aren't just a girls best friend

My face lit up in the biggest and dumbest grin I'd had in some time as I mined the Diamond, and when I found 2 more blocks just like it in the area, my wish was granted, and I now possessed in my hand a Diamond pickaxe. Nothing could stand in my way now, and I gleefully began harvesting the Obsidian in the region. Now this was where my lack of common sense bit me in the rear.

I was happily mining away when I sort of forgot that there was some lava below me. One little molten bath later and I was running away on fire while hoping against hope I could get in some water to put out the flames. Of course I was not so lucky, and of course I had to die at night, so I respawned literally in the middle of an army of skeletons/creepers/zombies with nothing but my fists and my wits. After a harrowing trip, I managed to make it back to the safety of my home. It was then that I really started noticing how haphazard and disorganized everything was. Nothing was pleasing to the eye, and the layout made me cringe. I thought about things for awhile, and after considering it, I decided on a new course of action:

First, I'll mine what Obsidian I can. Then, I'll make a network of covered land bridges to the surrounding islands. After that I'll pick a spot over the ocean waters and try to and make my fortress tower. I am considering doing a run or two through "The Slip" (the hell zone) in the meantime however, just for the sake of laughs and many deaths.

27 comments:

  1. haha i honestly have no idea what this post is about other than its about minecraft...anyway good luck with what you're doing

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  2. Network of covered land bridges, sounds nice

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  3. Haha I'm sorry you got stuck in the lava, gl building more :)

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  4. I'm still trying to figure out how to build stuff lol

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  5. i'm happy you achieved what u wanted
    keep up the good work bro

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  6. lol , and cool , nice post thanks for the read

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  7. I hope you put that Diamond Pickaxe to good use. Good to see you are not discouraged by a minor setback. Stay safe out there!

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  8. I like what you did with your blog.
    Followin !

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  9. Its always great to find diamonds.

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