Saturday, June 11, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole

Yesterday, after a long break, (We're talking about 4 months here) I decided to start playing some Minecraft again. For those of you who do not know about Minecraft, imagine a huge world made out of Lego with zombies in it and you have a fairly accurate picture.

So, I started out in a snowy field. Naturally, I went and gathered some wood and crafted all the necessary starter items, and then I started mining...
I carved out a nice underground hall for myself, complete with a cosy pool of lava in the middle, and crafted a bed to sleep in. Then I went deeper...
And deeper...

I tunnelled down and down, discovering large caves and tunnels along the way, and found nearly ridiculous amounts of coal and iron. Just when I thought I had hit a dead end, I stumbled across a new path, leading into a new cave. Of course, I ran into a fair share of monsters down there. One particularly nasty encounter with a Creeper, everyone's favourite exploding phallus monster, left me in a bad state, and I had to return up to heal.

During this gaming session, I marvelled over just how compelling Minecraft is, in spite of being so simplistic. Or rather, it may be because it is so simplistic. With no clear goal given, it is up to you to find a goal to work towards. (Personally, I am going to make a huge underground palace and then possibly build some sort of mansion above ground that connects to it.) But I still think it's quite awesome how the world is completely randomly generated, and still offers such intriguing and exciting cave systems to explore. Truly masterful!

Well, I'm going to return to Minecraft for now, hoping that I won't run into any more Creepers. Have a good day!

14 comments:

  1. Minecraft! Haha.. It is EVEN MORE better when played with more people... You know, having to make projects together. Man..

    Also, I have no hard feelings for those creepers.. though they blow my house up in concact.. Followed!

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  2. This game sounds awesome! Im gonna check it out!

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  3. Minecraft is something I will need to start playing.

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  4. It sounds really addicting, that's why I stay away from it.

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  5. ...and than you accidentally let water into your cave system and everything in ruined ^^

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  6. Sounds like fun, I've wanted to get into minecraft for the longest time.

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  7. Geez.. I keep hearing about minecraft. Maybe it's about time I give it a try.

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  8. Minecraft...the ultimate saboteur of time.

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  9. Enjoyable read. It's strange, I tried minecraft and didn't really enjoy it...but I enjoy watching videos about it and articles like this. Odd :S

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  10. minecraft is such an addiction!

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  11. imagine a lucid dream with minecraft!!

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  12. Sounds quite the adventure, I need to give minecraft a try one day :D

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  13. I have been playing on peaceful a lot lately. I need to put it back on easy to get me some creepers.

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