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NightCraft #1

Posted by An/A Blade , in BZP, Computers, Gaming, Internet, Minecraft Dec 20 2012 · 240 views

[A New Journey]

So; as I decided the other day, I'm starting a new series of nightly Minecraft entries, based on my playthroughs. However, this is a second series, that'll run alongside Minecraft Misadventures, taking place in a world of it's own. That way, people looking for a dedicated entry series won't be confused by the fact that I started the entries of Minecraft Misadventures like halfway into the world(After I got the major stuff, like, you know, 19 diamonds. =P), whereas the people who like Minecraft Misadventures won't be disappointed by me prematurely cancelling the series, which is not happening, just to reiterate. These are two different series, and this might even be paused for a few days, until I can get into a rhythm of balancing the two series. Basically, the two series will be updated whenever I play the respective worlds(The Minecraft BZP Series for this, and The Map for Minecraft Misadventures).

With that over with, let's get on with the show, shall we?

So, I generated a new world, thanks to the kind seed suggestion from Biobeast in the comments of Minecraft Misadventures #3.(For the record, the seed was 'thisistotallynotagoodseed', apostrophes included. =P) I spawned... In trees. Again. I look around, and sure enough, I'm once again in a jungle. Honestly, I could use some variety, like, you know, Extreme Hills, or a desert or something. xD I look around, and find that I'm actually on top of a REALLY big hill. Checking my minimap shows me at about layer 80-90 or so, which is pretty dang high up.

I began to look around at the scenery, looking, in fact, for where the 'bonus chest' that contains my starting equipment went to. In the mean time, I see tons and tons of trees, quite a bit of sand(That should give me plenty of glass. =P) I still couldn't find that chest, however, no matter how much I looked, and decided to just give up on it for that moment, and focus on making a hole in the ground to hide in(I set the difficulty to hard, thinking it might give more entertaining deaths for you guys. =P). However, as it started to turn to night, I got the idea to look around for the torch(es) placed with the chest. After a little while, I see the light coming from UNDER a tree. ... Literally two seconds from my spawn point. I must've passed by it a dozen times. I was not impressed at that, but laughed it off mentally. =P

I headed back to my makeshift base, and hollowed it out, having still just had dirt. I started the mineshaft that'll be used a lot in the near future, and then began making a staircase down the side of my base to go get some cobble, getting 8 just in time to make a furnace; I had only gotten one torch from near that chest, and things were getting rather dark in the hole I made. So, I quickly made a furnace, burned a tree, and got charcoal to make a quick few torches out of. Went back, grabbed more cobble, and make some stone tools, including a sword. Continued down a little further, and then decided to check and see if it was day... It was.

I quickly worked on expanding the outer area of my base a little, and then made a door, so I'd be a little more protected. After that, I decided I wanted to get started on the mineshaft, so I went to grab sand for glass from some of the beaches. In fact, I found one near a small... pond, I guess. Seems too small to be a lake.(Though, you could argue it's a river, since it's in a forest/jungle thingy.) As I was digging the sand, however, I saw gravel. Recalling how many people have luck finding stuff hidden under gravel, I dug it all out, running out of shovel in the process. However, my extra persistence paid off: I found 3 iron hidden under all that. Still no sign of Coal, though.

Digging my way back, I made yet another staircase back up to my spawn area, and headed over to my dirt base, and smelted the iron and sand into iron ingots and glass. I broke the ceiling of my base in order to put in a skylight, just as it was changing to night. So what did I do? Well, I towered up with dirt to the tree that seemed to be blocking some of my skylight's light, and broke the leaves of the tree. What, do you guys do something else at night? Sleep? What's that? =P

After that minor detour, I headed back down my dirt pillar, and ran into a zombie. Someone's gonna call me out on this as 'cheating', but I just stayed on the pillar, in my sword's range but out of the zombie's, and smacked him to redeath. =P (Hey, I have no armour, of course I'm going to choose the option with less chance of death. =P) Interestingly enough, that was all the baddies for that night. I was rather surprised no skeletons tried to shoot me. 0_o

Got back in, quickly dropped things off, and took the remaining glass being smelted. (two blocks, not enough for anything but windows, which unfortunately are not possible right here. =P) I then headed out, and tried to make a spiraling staircase up a HUGE jungle tree, but stopped about halfway, when it was taking so long to do. I still managed to get about 12-15 lumber, though. I then just spent the rest of the time just taking a leisurely jog around the jungle, looking for anything interesting, but alas, I only found one odd cave that just connected two sides of one island, and a bunch of cows, which I killed because I had no other use for them yet.(That's going to bite me in the future, I can tell it) Two got stuck in the leaves, though. xD

I headed back, and made some ladders to get my mineshaft started, but after going down three layers, I just stopped there for the night, because it was getting late.

Hopefully I'll have more of both NightCraft and Minecraft Misadventures up tomorrow, but we'll see what I have time for. I wanna get around to the Nether(To die some more! 8D), but I'd like to see what's up with NightCraft's very odd lack of coal. I have yet to find a single piece of coal yet. Granted, I probably have just been missing it all, but... I'll need it kinda soon. xD

So, for now, Blade out!

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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 06:31 PM

Hmm...  You have a lack of coal, I have a lack of iron. At least you can make Charcoal...

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Haha, yeah, I did that once, but it pretty much takes charcoal to make charcoal, so I'm trying to ration it out.

Also, I have tons of iron over on my other world. xD
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 06:43 PM

Spend two Wood Blocks to make three charcoal, which you then use to make twenty four charcoal...  You get a ton more than you use.

 

...on my Christmas world, I have just found iron.  After digging 2x2 mineshafts to bedrock at least twice, and finding more then 10 diamonds. > :(

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I also use a ton for torches. =P

Dang, that's not fun. =/
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 06:49 PM

Well there's that too...

 

Nope, however once I got to mine the diamonds... :D

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Haha, that's true. You now have tons of diamonds. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 06:59 PM

Well...  10 if you wanna be accurate, but whatever.

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You'll find more nearby, if you keep digging around, I can almost guarantee it. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 07:24 PM

I doubt it. (Unless you're talking about Iron.)  All the diamonds I found were pretty close to each-other.

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Well, I found like 19 diamonds within five caves of my base, so, yeah... =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 08:03 PM

Well...  I might've found another ten diamonds by stripmining around my base...  But that doesn't prove anything!

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Heh. =P Uh-huh, so it was aaaall a coincidence, eh? =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 20 2012 08:12 PM

Well it took like 30 minutes of strip-mining, so...

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I see... =P

Say, do you have any advice? For like, redstone, building in general, or mining in general?
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 10:02 AM

Umm...  Not really.  If I did, I would've said it earlier.  Other than when strip-mining, the best diamond finding level is 10-13, and to always use iron pickaxes when strip-mining, as you always(unless you're me) find more iron that what was used to make the picks.

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I'd use only iron on my Misadventures world anyway; I have two and a half stacks of Iron. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 01:00 PM

Oh, you should make a huge christmas tree in the Misadventures world. :P  Just a suggestion.

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That would be a good idea; I have tons of leaves to spare, after all. xD
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 02:42 PM

...do I even want to know why you have enough leaves to build a huge tree?

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Because I have a jungle in my backyard I can borrow leaves from. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 07:16 PM

But why did you shear them all?

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I didn't; I was saying it in the context that I can go shear them whenever I want. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 09:15 PM

Oh, I thought you had a ton of sheared leaves on hand for no apparent reason. :P

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No, fortunately. =P Been thinking of getting some, but not a ton. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Dec 21 2012 11:05 PM

...

 

I just thought about how many leaf blocks you would need to have a literal 'ton' of leaves.

 

It blew my mind.  I don't think that many leaves exist in Minecraft...

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Wow. xD That would be quite interesting.
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Jan 04 2013 07:56 PM

Hey, speaking of Christmas Trees in Minecraft...

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There's a completely 100% legit Christmas Tree in Minecraft.  Merry super late Christmas. :P(Yeah yeah, the message is late, I couldn't be bothered to take the screenshots and upload them until now.)

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*Whistles* Very nice. =D

Also, you gave me a reason to update. =P Turns out NightCraft and Minecraft Misadventures are both on hold until I can run Minecraft on a system that allows Minecraft to run at better than 6 FPS. =P
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Mad Scientist BioBeast
Jan 04 2013 08:17 PM

Thank you.  The presents were the hardest part, as the sheep took forever to eat the darn grass...

 

Ahh, too bad. The redstone update is looking to be awesome.  With the new Nether Ore, and the easy to make redstone lamps that only turn on at night...

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Haha, true; that can indeed be problematic. =P

Yeah, I'm probably not gonna play Minecraft on my laptop once that update comes out. =p Would just be a waste of time to try and futilely get it to work. =P
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