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Minecraft Misadventures #3

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Computers, Gaming, Internet, Minecraft Dec 19 2012 · 2,935 views

[I Hate Redstone]
So; today was rather boring. Only played for an hour, so I didn't have time for that much. Let's start off with what I did have time for.
I grabbed some planks from the wood I had gotten two days ago, and promptly grabbed some cobble, and headed back out to my new base, stopping only at the witchless hut I found to put a sign there, taunting the witch that vanished. =P Once I got to my base, however, I promptly cleared a little more of the cliff, and headed down, placing a grave randomly in the middle, since I have no clue where Slimey actually died. =P(I got a screenshot, Biobeast, in case you doubt that I stopped to do that. I'll upload it tomorrow. =P) Next, I tried to begin furthering the expansion of my new base, but happened to discover that I still had no glass(Only remembering what my plans were about now. =P), so I headed back to base, since I forgot to bring food too.
Once back, however, I got a thought into my head, based on different things I had been looking at prior to starting Minecraft tonight. "Hey, why don't I set those iron doors of mine to both open when only one of my pressure plates are active, instead of opening only the corresponding door? It'd certainly make things easier!" So, I grab my masses of redstone, and head out, digging a small cavern under my doorway, right to the second set of pressure plates.
Only problem? I overestimated my knowledge of redstone. This was about 11:40-ish when I started. I placed it how I thought it should work; went to test the doors, same as normal. Tried a redstone torch; that just made the door stay open all the time. Looked up on the wiki, went back and tried increasingly complex things, since that seemed to help all the people who made super complex designs; didn't work. I even tried to expand the outside of the building to hide the inevitable mess of redstone, but even the ideas I was thinking of didn't work.
Long story short, I wasted about 40 minutes trying and filing to get my redstone pressure plates to work. I have a feeling it's because there's a block's difference between it, or because of how my walls are set up; but I'm not entirely certain how to fix that. =/ Basically, right now I have a crater that looks like a Creeper made it outside, but other than that, it's like a normal double door doorway, but the pressure plates just won't open both doors at the same time. =/


Minecraft Nightly Entries

Posted by Blessed Blade , in BZP, Computers, Gaming, Internet, Minecraft Dec 18 2012 · 368 views

[Thank You BZP, You Can Now Embark On A New Quest]
So; I've decided, with the very nice help of the crickets who kindly chirped in my last entry, to indeed start up a nightly series of Minecraft entries based on my misadventures in Minecraft land. I'm still not sure whether I should start a new world for the actual entries or just stick to my current world, which I would still play whenever I could. =P
So, I need your help, whatever viewers I have, in two ways:
First off, I need a title for this series, which is effectively a Let's Play. I was thinking about having a title that reflected what would HOPEFULLY be a nightly series. But Minecraft Nightly seems rather boring. =/(Though, just thinking about it, Nightcraft sounds kinda cool... Kinda cheesy, but when have I let that stop me? =P)
Secondly, I need to know if starting over(With a completely random seed maybe?) is an idea I should do, because I really like the world I have now. xD(Thinking now, if I do that, I could do a second series, which I'll name for the entries I'm doing now, Minecraft Misadventures. I'll retrofit the last entry with that title once this is done)
So, yeah... I need some input on this. If you guys have ideas on other things to write entries on, I'm all ears still, of course. xD


Minecraft Misadventures #2

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Minecraft, Gaming, Computers Dec 17 2012 · 562 views

[And That Is The Question]
So; yet another Minecraft entry. I blame playing it so much thanks to the stuff I've been testing(Especially Optifine).
So, today, I decided that after failing so badly in the Nether(See: last entry), and successfully figuring out the lava to obsidian trick last night, I would take a little break from mining, and go establish a new base. I had found a spot in a plains biome that was on a mountain almost right next to a natural quarry, so I went to go explore and then settle there. As I was exploring, to make sure there were no other plains biomes, however, I noticed a cave.
I went to explore said cave, but I epically failed; it turns out there were three Endermen. I angered once by accident, which proceeded to try and kill me, but I whacked it away, and it growled, but vanished. I was rather confused, but shrugged it off. I'll admit, though, it gave me a start, as I was not expecting Endermen, especially so many. >_>
Kept going, but all I found of interest was a few beaches and a connection to the ocean. Headed back, and reached the spot as it was turning night. That was fun, since I built the overground house in the middle of the night. =P I found out that my stack of 64 Cobble was not enough, however, by far. Repelled some skeletons and zombies who tried to eat my face, and managed to get up the outer wall, part of layer two, and the door(And frame).
I waited until it was day again, and went to explore a little more. A creeper blew up in my face in a ravine-like cave, as I tried to collect stuff from downed zombies, especially when a skeleton ambushed me. =P However, I survived it, oddly enough.(I really need to change to Hard from Normal... I'll do that next log-in.) Continued on, though I noticed an Enderman was there, but then was not. No complaints there, after the earlier incident. =P Managed to have another creeper blow up, though no clue where that came from. 0_o
After I collected more cobble, I went to continue my house. Found out that I epically failed at making symmetrical stuff. Redo number one. I took time to make a dirt staircase down the cliff, of course. =P Got more stone and dirt from a nearby cliff, and then went back to redoing the symmetry; and of course it was night again. Completed it, after redoing a whole wall(Since it needed to be out more). Nothing seemed to happen, though I got to layer 4, and decided I wanted a second floor to the house.
To judge the distance, I tried to start my mineshaft temporarily. Only one problem; I misjudged the dimensions of the house, since I wasn't really counting out a pattern. I had a 6x6 interior(Though it's shaped like a circle, so there is two more blocks on each side, more or less, of space). I needed a 7x7 space, for optimal centering. Redid one wall(Redo two), looked, realized the back was wrong too, shook my head, and started to redo that. As I was working on it, however, a Creeper decided he wanted to say hello. =P Managed to not do much at all, except make it harder for future Creepers to follow his lead. =P So yeah, that's redo number three at that point, and I finished it without any further dramatic pauses. Except for running out of cobble, but it was still day at that point. =P
Finished up the walls, made a temporary dirt ceiling, and tried to tunnel down to see if there was any coal; but ended up breaking into a cavern instead, which is honestly a bad sign for so early on. My other mineshaft in my normal base is riddled with caverns, which is one reason I have so little cobble. =/(Of course, that'll be nowhere near a problem once I get that quarry going)
However, it was getting dark and I had no glass, so I headed back to the main base to drop stuff off, get other things, and try to find glass. Spoiler, I had no glass. >_> So, that's where I ended for the night; I'll get sand tomorrow, and then finish up at least the second floor of my new base. =P
Say; do you guys want blog entries about my daily/nightly Minecraft adventures to be an ongoing thing? Or should it just be every once in a while when I get bored? Leave a comment about that, if you wish to. If so, I'll try and think up a witty title for the next entry, and then start numbering it. =P If I wasn't getting attached to this world, I'd make a dedicated world just for the blog entry series. =P


Minecraft Misadventure

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Computers, Gaming, Minecraft Dec 11 2012 · 1,551 views

[NO NO NO NO Ah Dang It Why Did I Even Do That!?]
So; today's been interesting. Played a ton of Minecraft on my new world to test out some modifications, and got about 15 diamonds today alone(Everywhere I looked seemed to have them; and no, that wasn't part of the mods, that was genuine. =P). So, after doing that and therefore having 19 total, not dying at all in that world, and getting to about level 44-ish, in terms of EXP; I decided to lava mold myself a Nether Gate.
All went well; I entered, and immediately heard a ghast and built a base out of the Cobblestone I had brought for bridges. Went outside, tried and failed to play Dead Man's Bluff(Or whatever the name's called) with the ghast ala Zelda, repaired some of the damage to my platform, and eventually decided to enclose my portal. Ran outta cobblestone. Went back to my base in normal world. Grabbed more cobblestone. Ran back into my gate. Heard a ghast. Proceeded to run forward through the portal instead of backwards, running right off the platform into what apparently was lava, but seemed to be an actual platform to me. 0_o So, yeah, first death of the game gets credited to the ghast chasing me, with the assist going to my utter lack of direction. =P
So; I respawned, not realizing everything I had had at the time, but shrugging it off since I left the important stuff at home. =P Grabbed more cobble, and dodged the ghasts, as I promptly sealed THAT side off. Because that was just a stupid death. xD So, I then decide that I've already died once, and I might as well keep trying, so I go out into the open, and finally see the ghast that was shooting me(Or, rather, one of them). The problem is that I have to have my settings on tiny so to not crash the game, so I can barely see even the silhouette. So, I see it, track it, and realize how the reflection works. "ACHIEVEMENT GET!" That did the trick. =P
After that, I'm feeling even braver, so I go out to get what fell. I ignore the drop, since there was Netherrack, and it wasn't that far. I then proceed to make a bridge out there. So far so good, no ghast's tears, that sorta fun stuff. I explore a bit; but don't see any fortresses, unfortunately. So I gather some Soul Sand, and start to head back. Lo and behold, another ghast. Shooting at me. So, I decide to be tricky; I walk backwards. Bad move, there was fire. And I was starting to get hungry. And the fire was slowly killing me. Somehow I managed to eat and not die. =P So, I try to finish my bridge, since I had jumped when things shot at me earlier. =P
Needless to say, that was intriguing, as I was both reflecting the blasts I could get(Killed one of them during that stand, though two more replaced it. =P), and trying to both finish the bridge, and reinforce it with railings so it didn't blast me into lava. Everything surprisingly went well, made a platform at the bottom, and got a two brick high railing on either side of my three-wide bridge(Which turned it into one wide, but I didn't care, as that was the ORIGINAL size, as I was making my way over there. =P). Except, I ran outta cobble halfway through. That was not fun, but somehow I managed to dash(Not literally, of course, thankfully due in part to the third modification I was testing, the first two being Optifine and the Minimap) across to safety, without anything shooting at me. I even scaled the cliff, and got back through the portal, without anything attempting to kill me. I'm a little worried about that, I may wait before going back through next. =P
So, earlier in this, I mentioned about the items I lost? Yeah, I remembered my inventory(Or at least the majority of it) after.
1-3 Iron Picks(I forget how many)
1-3 Iron Shovels(Same)
Roughly 2 Iron Swords
1 Bow
50-something arrows
Tons of torches
Lots of sticks
Probably a full stack of coal(Not that that mattered, I had like 10 of those. =P)
7 buckets(6 full of milk and one of water)
Full set of Iron Armour, nearly broken
I think that's it, since I dashed off the platform before even TRYING to get Netherrack from destroyed things. xD Kinda painful, but I have like 4 full stacks of iron. =P
So yeah, that's the summary of my misadventure in the Nether. =P I don't like the layout of it for me. ._.; Too much stuff to kill me. xD I'm just glad I didn't anger any Pigmen, unlike on one multiplayer server I was on a couple months back. =P


Libraries And Other Rental Services

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Computers, Gaming, General Life, Random Dec 03 2012 · 529 views

[Whee, Scratches]
This is to anyone who rents games from libraries and other rental services. Please do yourself, and everyone else who rents the game after you a favour, and stop using the disks as frisbees! >_< I'm starting to get tired of getting games or music, and having to hope that it works, instead of, you know, not every getting to the logo screens for the company that produced the game. -_-
I could be playing Persona 4 right now, but instead, I can't even get past the 'PlayStation 2' logo screen, because it keeps just displaying a black screen after that. And since the movie I rented worked all the way through, and I can load up Mega Man X7, I know it's not the system, even if it was doing similar stuff before I even got to put the disk in. But even then, unplugging it helped there, and the main menu screen for the PS2 wouldn't even appear. Here, it loads everything, recognizes the disk, and even gets past the PS2 logo after checking the disk, but yet, it won't go any FURTHER than that. And of course, I checked the disk first... It's pretty badly scratched.
Basically, the entire surface has scratches that alternate rows, but go around in a circle eventually. They don't seem that deep, but when you have almost the entire surface covered because of those scratches, and the various other scratches that inevitably appear in these types of situations, it's pretty easy to know why the game won't load. Which brings up an interesting question: How did the last person who had the disk even manage to play it!? 0_o
Basically, take better care of your games, movies, and CDs(Even if it's not 'yours' full-time), because the next people to get it may become rather annoyed at you if the thing's unplayable. -_-'


Sonic The Hedgehog

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Smash Bros., 3DS, Gaming, General Life, Megaman, Nintendo Nov 29 2012 · 968 views
New, Format
[You're Too Slow!]

I'm gonna try a new format for my alternate titles, just to mention. Hopefully nothing eventually corresponds to an actual tag. ^^'

Anyway... So, one reason I've been off more than normal the last few days, is because of Sonic, specifically Sonic Generations, since I got that a few days ago.

Second reason, but more so why I haven't been on at night sometimes, would be Megaman 2. I CAN in fact defeat Airman, so take that as you will. It was on Difficult, and without the Leaf Shield. Put Item 2 to use, as well. =P

Third reason? I finally got Super Smash Bros. Brawl working again! Which means I can once again spend time to try to get 50-100 hours in multiplayer only, with no-one to crush fight against except the Bots. =P They really didn't make that easy to do, since Classic Mode, All Star Mode, Boss Battles, Subspace, and even WI-FI of all things doesn't work for that goal. ._.; Ah well; nearly to 20 hours as it is, then I'll just need 10 more.

That said, I'm nearly to the end of the unlocks, which saddens me. =( I want to eventually play through again, but I'm not sure how... Might be with the Wii U, but there's no way I'll be getting that any time soon, and without the Gamecube Controllers, I can't play Brawl as it should be played(No Classic Controllers unfortunately. I really need to get one, yes, but...), and I can't play my Virtual Console games, period, except for the handful of NES games I have, so I won't be transferring my data likely.

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to get a Classic Controller Pro soon enough, but since I just got two new Gamecube Controllers, there's no rush, except for Monster Hunter Tri. So yeah. =P

Back to Sonic, though, playing Generations has really gotten me back into a Sonic mood. I'm wanting to find a Sonic avatar now, and finish the games I have once again. Yes, I may have forgotten to mention it in the past, but I'm a Sonic fan. =P Just not once of those crazy ones that seem to be everywhere nowadays. xD


Master Sword Render

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Blender, Computers, Gaming, Zelda Oct 22 2012 · 737 views

Alternative Titles: It's About Time.


Well, it's kinda been completed for a few months, but, well, I haven't had a chance to really get a screenshot. The textures aren't all on, and probably won't be for a while, but it works rather well as it is. =)

Link to rendered image.

I need to scale it down, if I ever use that for a test sword model, it outscales the rest of my test models by a Longshot. ... Which gives me an idea for a possible object to make next, if I continue a Zelda pattern. =P

If you guys want, of course, you can give me requests for stuff to make. =D Speaking of which, I need to work on that tea cup that Alex had suggested a while back; I got distracted by the Game Engine stuff. xD


Pokemon Black 2

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Gaming, Nintendo, Pokemon Oct 07 2012 · 473 views

Alternative Titles: I Might Be Off For A Few Days Now


So; yeah. I just got Pokemon Black 2 a couple hours ago, and I'm just starting it now. Between something else I had to work on, and reading up on everything, I've been too busy to actually start it. That changes now.

Of course, the first thing I did, was go on Mystery Gift and get Genesect. =P I can't pass up that opportunity, even if it does end over a month from the time of this entry. xD

Next, I'll activate Memory Link, and then start. I want things fully set up, so I don't need my second DS for a while. If I could set up Game Sync before starting, I would. =P


Pokemon White Nuzlocke Journey - Part 3: Pinwheel Forest Really, Castelia, Nimbasa

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Gaming, Nintendo, Pokemon, RPG Aug 28 2012 · 730 views

Alternative Titles: Route 4 Was Boring.


Pinwheel Forest:

So, despite having this in my title for the last entry, I never completed Pinwheel Forest until last night, so it doesn't fit there. =P Also, I don't like being underleveled. =P

So, tried Pinwheel Forest. Got curbstomped. Went off and tried it again, made it further, but was iffy, and went and mass leveled. That worked. =P So, then I went back, missed out on a chance to get a Pokemon because I didn't realize I hadn't caught anything yet when I saw an Audino, and simply continued forward, scattering Plasma off once again.

Skyarrow Bridge is still awesome.

Castelia City Stats:

Party: Roughly level 18, with Smugleaf far, far ahead of the rest.

Castelia City:

So, entering the city, I go off, making my first stop the Name Rater's to change the nickname of Rockman first to Rockwoman, but then to RockGirl, because Rockwoman has too many syllables. =P

Then I went around, grabbing items, gathering lemonades and Fresh Waters(Why pay 700 for Super Potions when you can slowly get tons of lemonades, that heal more for cheaper?), gathering up the Amulet Coin to gain LOADS of money, and then just curbstomping Plasma. Again. =P By now, it's kinda stabilized at a rate where I'm in between normal levels, and SLIGHTLY underleveled, which is much better than Nacrene.

After raiding the place, though, I went to Route 4 and got a new Pokemon! Not a Darumaka, unfortunately. A Scraggy. Eh, it'll do; boxed SpoonyBard, named this HyperFight(The full name of Super Hyper Street Fighter 4 Uber Ultimate Deluxe Arcade Edition wouldn't fit, unfortunately.), and then went off and finished up the city, and curbstomped Burgh surprisingly easily.

Then Bianca challenged me. Not too bad; I thrashed her. However, some memory of my old Black playthrough made me stop and heal everything quickly. Sure enough, Cheren was waiting to challenge me like ten steps away!! ._. He couldn't have waited until the other side of the route? Whatever, crushed him easily, moved on forward, short route is short, got Ultra Balls, went into Nimbasa.

Nimbasa City Stats:

Roughly level 20, level 21 for my entire party. Except Smugleaf(Level 25 evolved as well), Roadkill(Somehow level 24. 0_o Also evolved), and Vezok(Level 23, and now a Simipour)

Nimbasa City: Aka, the Never-Ending-Sidequest:

So, here's where I stopped advancing the story for a bit. Entered the city, got the bike, got to hear the awesome Unwavering Emotions theme(=]), and got some more items. Then I just stopped. Why? Musicals. Or rather, one musical, so I could finally get that last prop for Black! =D I now have a Silver card on that, which is awesome. Now I just need to finish up the Pokedex(Which should be easy), and work on somehow getting a 49 streak in both singles and doubles, and it will have FINALLY been completed. And just in time for Black/White 2. =D

However, after I finished the musicals, I thought to myself, and decided it wouldn't hurt to go finish up all the Entralink missions. So now my rented game already has a Trainer card upgrade, and I haven't even gotten past Nimbasa. I also grabbed some trainers for my Black City while I was at it. =P

And... Yeah. That's about it for now. Haven't done much aside from sidequest stuff there. xD Though, the stadiums are higher leveled than I recall...

Stats, part 1: Roughly level 21, 22. Only a handful of levels since the last update. Will have a more comprehensive status update when I do Nimbasa City part 2. =P


Pokemon White Nuzlocke Journey - Part 2: Route 3, Nacrene, Pinwheel Forest

Posted by Blessed Blade , in Gaming, Nintendo, Pokemon Aug 27 2012 · 487 views

Alternative Titles: I Update These Sometimes After Posting By The Way


Route 3: So, I trained against the people near the day care, and then headed onward. And then Cheren shows up for another fight. Seriously, do these people have anything better to do? 0_o

That's okay, though, I wiped the floor with him easily, and PLAAAAASMAAAAA showed up again, to cause more trouble. Cheren and I used them for target practice, and we were on our way, after I got two more team members, and messed up the name of one of them.(Molly the Lillipup and Rockman the... female Roggenrola. -_-; Needless to say, I forgot to look at the sign a few times. Updating that nickname for once, when I get to the namerater. Luckily, it's only one city away. =P)

Everything else was fine, though.

Route 3 Stats:

Smugleaf: Level ?
Roadkill: Level ?
SpoonyBard: Level ?
Vezok: Level ?
Molly: Level ?
Rockman: Level ?

I couldn't remember the levels. =P

Anyway, next is Nacrene...

Nacrene City:

Ugh. Started this at like ten or eleven at night last night; didn't finish until just now. >_>

First off, I talked to Cheren, and went around looking for items, and then skipped right past everyone, and headed straight for the next route; hoping for a fighting type. ... Yeah, I got a Tympole instead. >_> I just nicknamed that Heartfrog(Random name is random!), and then went around fighting everything for EXP, since I'd need it.

After finally getting through everything, and fighting the nurse for a free heal(To hopefully save the second heal from her for later), I went back into the city... A wild N appeared! Crushed him easily, and waltzed through to the Gym. I hate that place, I really do. After struggling(Not literally using the move) through to the end, with a reset because I apparently use the same techniques for a nuzlocke as I do for Fire Emblem, I got to the Gym Leader. ... Yeah, half those attempts can be described as being like the poor person who's in the path of a steamroller going 90 miles an hours. -_- Even if I had've reset, there would've been no way for me to continue, if I had've miraculously won. So, I decided to train a little more, and then got crushed more times.(I've likely failed the actual mode like ten times now, game-over wise, so I'm just going to keep resetting from now on, while keeping casualties if I win a fight with a fainted Pokemon; selling all revives I get, for Super Potions. =P) After getting utterly owned one time, I decided to try Smugleaf first. That did better, though the second Pokemon was the problem then...

Then I decided to use Growth. That was the trick. Used Leaf Tornado twice to reduce the opponent's accuracy to like nothing, and then used Growth while going 'HA ha!' at the Herdier as it tried and failed to hit me, before finally finishing the poor thing off with a supercharged Leaf Tornado. Of course, the first time I tried that, I underestimated the pure strength and speed of my Pokemon, and attempted to heal, forcing a faint. And since my last attempt before this had shown that the Pokemon up then could singlehandedly faint my entire team without even breaking a sweat, I just reset, and tried it again. That time, I just used Leaf Tornado before it could Retaliate me to death. Yeah, that worked, one hit KO, and I'm still laughing at how simple that was. xD Gonna have to hope for some fire or flying type, though, for Burgh... Thinking of trying to give the Liberty Ticket to this game, but I don't think that'll work. =/

Pinwheel Forest Stats:

Smugleaf: Level 20
Roadkill: Level 15
SpoonyBard: Level 15
Vezok: Level 15
Molly: Level 15
Rockman: Level 16

Heartfrog: I don't know, I don't care, it's boxed.

Now then, onto Pinwheel Forest! One day has passed, so I only have 4 more. Given that in the span of almost a day, I've beaten two gyms, however, I'm optimistic this'll work. =D

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Pokedex Completion

-Pokedex Title- Seen/Caught

Kanto Dex: 109/62 -- Yellow

Johto Dex: Not Yet Started -- Crystal

Hoenn Dex: Not Yet Started -- Emerald
Kanto Dex, National Mode: Not Yet Started -- FireRed

Sinnoh Dex: Not Yet Started -- Platinum
Johto Dex, National Mode: Not Yet Started -- SoulSilver

Unova Dex: Not Yet Started -- Black
Unova Dex, National Mode: Not Yet Started -- Black 2

Kalos Dex: Not Yet Started -- ???
Hoenn Dex, National Mode: 721/721 - Main File/Alpha Sapphire

Alola Dex: 301/301 - Main File/Moon