Minecraft

Just throwing this out there but I went to BestBuy a few days ago and found game cards in the PC section for the PC version of Minecraft.

There's a large fenced farm at Spawn. I took two pumpkins to start my own patch, hope that is okay.

Oh, and what attracts piggies now? Wheat no longer does it for them.

Robear wrote:

There's a large fenced farm at Spawn. I took two pumpkins to start my own patch, hope that is okay.

Oh, and what attracts piggies now? Wheat no longer does it for them.

Ditto for the chuckens. I thought it was a lag problem.

Edit: Looked it up. According to Minecraft Wiki: "Pigs are only responsive to Carrots, Chickens to wheat seeds or nether wart, with Cows and Sheep still breeding with Wheat)."

Wolfen Victrocious wrote:

Just throwing this out there but I went to BestBuy a few days ago and found game cards in the PC section for the PC version of Minecraft.

Sorry if I caused confusion.

I've never used game cards for anything.
I end up using credit card online.

I was not aware that Mojang had gone that far.

Carrots?! Where do they grow?

Robear wrote:

Carrots?! Where do they grow?

I don't know if we have any yet.

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Ca...

Looks like they grow, along with potatos in villages. Do we have any natural villages around anymore? Or would we have to find one outside our current range?

Don't we have villagers we could just beat it out of? ...I guess it's off to the borders this weekend. Hey LM, can we discover a new village? Or will that make the server whimper?

Or would he be so kind as to just give us some starts and we'll go from there instead of working the bounds?

Would you kindly,
spawn some carrots please.

I planted some carrots and potatoes in the area around spawn to get things started.

Awesome! Thank you very much.

What has Plants vs. Zombies got to do with Minecraft? Dropping a bunch of vouchers for a different game into this thread comes off as kinda iffy.

Anyone ran into any of the new enemy mobs? I haven't spent any substantial length of time in my world, and I'm curious how it's all working out.

I've seen bats! They just fly around in caves, and they'll fly out of caves at night. It's a good atmospheric effect.

I'm playing a single-player world during my train commute every day, half hour each way, and I spent the last two days searching for potatoes and carrots. I'm playing Survival, so I had to run to a new area of the world in hopes of finding a village. It turned into a pretty epic adventure before I finally found a village, and it was the most excited I've been in a video game in a while when I saw the outline of man-made shapes on top of a plateau. It's one of the many things I love about Minecraft - I didn't need to find potatoes and carrots, but I wanted to (carrot on a stick!). The game didn't necessarily have to unfold with no village in my immediate vicinity, prompting a huge exploration, but it did. I didn't have to die when I saw a skeleton with an Enchanted bow for loot, but I did (forgot to check my hunger level, and my cat jumped onto my lap while trying to fight multiple mobs). That death occurred far from home, and I died again trying to get back there to loot my own collection good stuff, and I wasn't even sure I could find it because it was a place I'd never been before.

And again, I'm reminded how easy it is to get lost with no map. I put up five block high pillars with a torch at the top in open areas, and keep to a straight line in jungles, forests, and extreme hills where the pillars aren't as noticeable. Despite those methods of pathfinding, I doubled back on my trail a couple times.

Now that I've found a village, I'm wondering if I'll be able to find my way back to my current base of operations with my new crops, or if I'll be able to locate again the grey or light-brown sheep I saw on my journey. It's another goal for a future day - make a farm of unusually-colored sheep for future wool harvests.

sithload wrote:

I've seen bats! They just fly around in caves, and they'll fly out of caves at night. It's a good atmospheric effect.

I'm playing a single-player world during my train commute every day, half hour each way, and I spent the last two days searching for potatoes and carrots. I'm playing Survival, so I had to run to a new area of the world in hopes of finding a village. It turned into a pretty epic adventure before I finally found a village, and it was the most excited I've been in a video game in a while when I saw the outline of man-made shapes on top of a plateau. It's one of the many things I love about Minecraft - I didn't need to find potatoes and carrots, but I wanted to (carrot on a stick!). The game didn't necessarily have to unfold with no village in my immediate vicinity, prompting a huge exploration, but it did. I didn't have to die when I saw a skeleton with an Enchanted bow for loot, but I did (forgot to check my hunger level, and my cat jumped onto my lap while trying to fight multiple mobs). That death occurred far from home, and I died again trying to get back there to loot my own collection good stuff, and I wasn't even sure I could find it because it was a place I'd never been before.

And again, I'm reminded how easy it is to get lost with no map. I put up five block high pillars with a torch at the top in open areas, and keep to a straight line in jungles, forests, and extreme hills where the pillars aren't as noticeable. Despite those methods of pathfinding, I doubled back on my trail a couple times.

Now that I've found a village, I'm wondering if I'll be able to find my way back to my current base of operations with my new crops, or if I'll be able to locate again the grey or light-brown sheep I saw on my journey. It's another goal for a future day - make a farm of unusually-colored sheep for future wool harvests.

Your cat rides the train with you? That's swell!

sithload wrote:

Now that I've found a village, I'm wondering if I'll be able to find my way back to my current base of operations with my new crops, or if I'll be able to locate again the grey or light-brown sheep I saw on my journey. It's another goal for a future day - make a farm of unusually-colored sheep for future wool harvests.

There are bunch of offline mappers you can use for single player games. I think MC Visualizer is a pretty easy to use one. That'll help locate your start area.

Mixolyde wrote:
sithload wrote:

Now that I've found a village, I'm wondering if I'll be able to find my way back to my current base of operations with my new crops, or if I'll be able to locate again the grey or light-brown sheep I saw on my journey. It's another goal for a future day - make a farm of unusually-colored sheep for future wool harvests.

There are bunch of offline mappers you can use for single player games. I think MC Visualizer is a pretty easy to use one. That'll help locate your start area.

Thanks! But that spoils what I like about single player. I'd probably start building somewhere new if I got completely lost. With the day off work because of the hurricane, I worked my way back with stacks of carrots and potatoes. Took twenty minutes of nonstop running, with just one semi-wrong turn, but now I can finally get started on my pig farm

CY wrote:

What has Plants vs. Zombies got to do with Minecraft? Dropping a bunch of vouchers for a different game into this thread comes off as kinda iffy.

They are kind of similar in a casual game style so I thought I would share the goods for those of us without much money to spend. Sorry for the offense.

plavonica wrote:
CY wrote:

What has Plants vs. Zombies got to do with Minecraft? Dropping a bunch of vouchers for a different game into this thread comes off as kinda iffy.

They are kind of similar in a casual game style so I thought I would share the goods for those of us without much money to spend. Sorry for the offense.

That's okay! That was my only explanatory theory, really, other than it being iffy. Just asked as I wasn't sure at the time whether it was in more threads than just the MC pair.

I saw them online.
Thought it was a great idea. Happy to know about them.
Not sure what is iffy about the gesture. If the minecraft thread is your branch of the community, then I can see wanting to share "locally".

Ghostship wrote:

I saw them online.
Thought it was a great idea. Happy to know about them.
Not sure what is iffy about the gesture. If the minecraft thread is your branch of the community, then I can see wanting to share "locally".

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Dakuna wrote:
Ghostship wrote:

I saw them online.
Thought it was a great idea. Happy to know about them.
Not sure what is iffy about the gesture. If the minecraft thread is your branch of the community, then I can see wanting to share "locally".

You're a bot spamming the thread with ad links!! BAN BAN BAN! Just kidding :)

I work in SEO, so that's basically how my brain works. The thread's very on-topic, so it stood out.

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization. It's the craft of getting a site to show up higher in search results.

wordsmythe wrote:

Search engine optimization. It's the craft of getting a site to show up higher in search results.

Mhm. I work as a writer, so I'm versed in all sorts of strategies in getting links into content, so I view everything with a natural suspicion.

CY wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Search engine optimization. It's the craft of getting a site to show up higher in search results.

Mhm. I work as a writer, so I'm versed in all sorts of strategies in getting links into content, so I view everything with a natural suspicion.

Is that so?

Irongut wrote:
CY wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Search engine optimization. It's the craft of getting a site to show up higher in search results.

Mhm. I work as a writer, so I'm versed in all sorts of strategies in getting links into content, so I view everything with a natural suspicion.

Is that so?

Ar har har, I see what you did there. :P.

I've been playing with custom magic items for my dungeon generator. The fact that this actually works in vanilla minecraft makes me giggle, and giggle, and giggle:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/TnHy4.png)

You can enchant a fish to use as a sword? Or you can enchant a fishing rid?

Efficiency says fishing rod.
Marlin sabre, so needs to be a weapon.