I think we are all wary and edgy about all the problems on the Minecraft servers, that result mainly from the behavior of the despotic owners and their rules. I have eight points for a new Minecraft server, and I regret that I can't run it myself. I have left about 10 servers before and so have others. Youtube's tours of the Gamespot server show violation of rule 7. 1. No lag 2. No zealous moral code. Be yourself! :o 3. No day/night tweaking 4. Yes PVP in all areas, except the spawn 5. No griefing at all. You expand your territory by enforcing your walls, by creating player-made blocks that aren't allowed to destroyed. This is the original Dungeon Keeper idea of Markus Persson. 6. Yes to all Minecraft features including Nether, buckets, dynamite and PVP in wilderness. It's risky, just play the game! :cry: 7. It is a good idea to demand structures that seem to be supported to withstand the force of gravity. 8. Yes to the new mods represented by the Machinima Moducation series on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0M93GoIm2w . It is not cheating, if you get more recipes!
An intrepid GameSpot editor and friends play Minecraft for the first time. This is their story.
Entry Two: An Explosive Situation
So I told myself that I wouldn't cheat in Minecraft (cheating means using admin powers to get items). It's like giving yourself an unlimited amount of cash in SimCity, but cheating in Minecraft also gives you more time to focus on building your empire, bypassing the need to find the materials first. If you look at all of those crazy Minecraft houses out there (see video below for an example of Minecraft crazy), I doubt that all of that wood was farmed to make the mansions, but if it was, then kudos to you. I don't have that kind of time, unfortunately.
I have been using the teleport ability to save time instead of walking, and it comes in handy when someone in our party needs some immediate saving from the perils of our Minecraft world. I was getting tired of tracking down sheep, dyeing, and then shaving them. I did manually harvest the wool for the most part, but cyan wool takes a lot more time! You know how it goes. Once you decide to go that route, there's no turning back.
I checked the item list a while back in the Minecraft wiki and noticed that there was TNT. I've never collected enough gunpowder (and likely never will) to actually make this stuff, so why not just use my magical admin powers to get some TNT?
Right before we decided to blow up the mountain, we realized that it would kill us, so we should build a long fuse line. This was it. Also, I clearly don't trust my friends, so I built this tower and decided to watch from here. This is the before picture.
Obviously, this is the after picture. And here is some video of the whole thing.
There are some benefits to blasting the world to smithereens. I have a much better view of the sunrise now.
And you can create cool waterfalls (I almost died here, though)!
So this is what my shelter looked like before that side wall was partially obliterated. See that full bed in the corner? Yeah, that became a twin after the TNT went off.
While my friends were busy trying to blast a path straight down to the center of the earth, I tamed a few wolves. This guy came to my rescue when I was ambushed by a zombie on my front lawn. How it even got in is anyone's guess, but my friends have a tendency to leave the front door open. At any rate, my poor wolf died, and even though I had tamed several of them, he was the only one who showed up. Rest in peace, poor wolf.
That's it for now. Stan wasn't on, so we thought it would be wrong to blow up his place while he wasn't there. Instead, we left a surprise for him.
At this point, we're thinking of starting a GameSpot Minecraft server where the fine folks of our community can jump in and build a world with us. What do you think?
i use inv edit to help me make a full diamond block house. ... cuz im a noob at trying to get diamonds. but i am pro at those pvp and griefing allowed ones. but wood is like IMPOSIBLE to get because people just scavenge and go "hey look a tree, lets go destroy every tree in this whole map and annoy everyone." i hate those people
everyone who wants to get the xbox version of minecraft, if you havent already figured it out, it wont be as good as the computer version, for one you wont be able to play on all the cool servers that are on the comp version
I have heard Minecraft is coming to consoles. I hope a demo is available because while it DOES look fun, I would like to try it before I buy it.
Minecraft is so fun. I myself decided not to cheat and have made some interesting structures. I made an underwater city out of glass by making huge glass boxes and filling them with dirt, then gathering the dirt. I then make a network of tunnels leading from those boxes to the surface, my house, and several of my mines. Sooooo fun. Well, I have to get back to playing minecraft now.
@kujajonjo - yeah kinect. We just had a gamenight, so if you get it on PC you could join us the next time we do it!
This is the first i have seen of this, but it looks alot more fun than i thought it would. It's coming out on xbox right? Would definitely play a gamespot server :D
@sanooor - ahh we were cheating by using ops to give us TNT. This was the last of it though, we got rid of everything and decided to start over with no extra powers. Was fun while it lasted :)
I have been trying to stay out of minecraft ever since it got popular again, but im considering it because of this blog.
@sanoor They used server commands to get all the TNT, so your stuck collecting it from creepers unless you wanna cheat lol.
Oh not the TNT ... I'm tired of garbing my sword/bow of justice and trying to hunt the creepers for gunpowder.... How you managed to collect all that gunpowder ? a tip would be appreciated Thanks for sharing your minecraft diary :)
well there super funny and if you guys do make gamespot server let me know and all download this game and play on that server cause it sounds awesome
@scar-hawk @Solwiggin @fourthgeartappe - if you guys read the title, this is a diary from a blockhead, not an article from someone who knows what they're doing -_-; the whole point is to be scattered, goofy and amateurish. But I guess that point was lost on you guys.
Don't waste your time reading this article... Instead just watch this. Then you'll understand how awesome minecraft really is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksNvUwaRc
@jowunger a solution to the memory full issue is to decrease the view distance, its already well known, so forgive me if you knew that.
@Von_Carstein Well to give him credit, the article does bounce around way too much. Not the best well written or well organized one. So this certain degree of amateurism may lead some to think that way.
ive been playing minecraft pretty much since it was first released, and with a some new additions to the game to keep people playing it think it has the potential to be one of the gaming worlds leaders
I'd love to play with you guys! I've never really gotten into Minecraft as for the longest time it wouldn't work on my computer, and once I got my other computer fixed I didn't play it much due to lack of interest. I think i messed with classic once. Many of my friends play it but none of them have expressed the ability to be patient/not busy enough to sit down and help me figure stuff out.