I’ve been trying to work out how long it is since I started playing Minecraft. I wasn’t one of the first players to start playing when the original version came out, but looking through the update names I can remember the “Pretty Scary Update” coming out which was in 2012 and I was playing for… Continue reading Why I Still Play Minecraft
For years, and I mean YEARS, I thought the only way to craft torches in Minecraft was to get sticks and then mine coal before combining the two into lifesaving light. The number of times I’ve started a new world and spent the first few nights in darkness in a hovel because I couldn’t find… Continue reading In Love with Charcoal
I can’t believe it has been over six months since I last posted in the blog on this site. While there has been little action here, there has, mercifully been plenty of action on The Vale server. Mostly thanks to Lady Vivianne who has made herself very much at home. We started Chapter 2, The… Continue reading Chapter 2 – The Tree of Aldur
There is no doubt that Minecraft 1.18 was a huge update. In addition to the new items and blocks from 1.17 the tectonic changes to the overworld have been vast with high mountain ranges and deep cavernous er, caverns. But all these changes have come at a price and that is the way in which… Continue reading Where’d the Diamonds Go?
My mines have always been very simple. Dig down to the appropriate depth for the ore. Dig along until I’ve used a stack of torches then branch off either side at 4 block intervals (3 blocks between each branch). With 1.18 coming out I decided to up my game a little and create a proper… Continue reading It’s All Mine!
Having all but destroyed my old Minecraft SMP of many years (there is an early backup of it on my computer somewhere) and, having taken a couple of months away from Minecraft altogether, it is time to make a fresh start. I always found that ‘Skelly Craft‘ and even the briefly named ‘Skelly Land‘ were… Continue reading Chapter 1 – Faldor’s Farm