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January 16, 2012


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I just got Minecraft and holy hell is it addictive. I've played around with the iPhone app before (building stuff with infinite blocks with no enemies to fear), but I wasn't prepared for how addictive the full version of the game actually is.

To my credit, I had a little help before starting the game by using a seed which spawned me in the middle of a NPC village, thus giving me shelter and resources to survive my first few treacherous nights. But after a few days had passed and I got used to the controls and crafting, I ventured out and built my own little hut and started digging away.

The first few nights were exceptionally scary, even though I was in a nice safe house. But gradually I learned that Creepers are less creepy to me now than they are simply annoying, and I find myself being more creeped out by those ominous Ender Men.

After digging a very inefficient hole near my house and gather up more resources (cobblestone) than I could handle, I decided to venture out and build a bigger better house on top of a nearby mountain. It took two "days" to finish, and I tricked it out with all sorts of "fancy" things like automatic doors, fences, a  porch, two rooms, paintings, etc.

By this time I was getting frustrated that I didn't have better equipment and materials, so I decided to try and dig a shaft at a 45 degree angle downward through the mountain. I stopped up the entrance with a small shack and door so no enemies could follow me down, took with me a plethora of torches and stone pickaxes and began tunneling. At one point in my digging I had to build a "bridge" across a wide cavernous ravine surrounded by monsters. But once I was on the other side and walls were made up to keep the tunnel isolated and contained, I was safe again.

At the bottom I found a bunch of new materials such as iron, gold, and red stone. I made myself some new armor and equipment, a compass, and a map. Now that I have all that I want to try and venture out and explore the world better and see what else is out there.

And that, my friends, is how I lost 2 days of work time.
  • Listening to: SoulEye - PPPPPP
  • Watching: MLP: FiM
  • Playing: VVVVVV
  • Eating: Beef Stew
  • Drinking: Water. I love Water!
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VitaminVirus Feb 4, 2012  Student Artist
I agree it is addicting, even more so on a multiplayer server!
That's hilarious. God Damn Creepers!
DisneyPhan01 Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I know the delights and wonders of Minecraft far too well, my good sir. XD
Nightfox213 Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol welcome to ur new addiction Tom!
randomizedgoldfish Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Minecraft is the reason why my computer regularly dies of CPU exhaustion XD.
cloneddragon Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Minecraft, the second most addictive invention of man ever.
cloneddragon Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The Internet
I dare ask the first
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