Sunday, November 02, 2014
Building with Borders
As you can see I have settled into the first Captive Minecraft and established a homey base of operations. The animals are downstairs since they trample everything and tend to kill themselves by suffocating in the border.
The problem with CM1 is that all the portals are wonky and you suffocate on entering them; so I did a bit in Creative but it was the only way to get the achievements...and this game is all about the achievements.
The Captive Mincraft games are also about working with a border. You know in Vanilla Minecraft you can deplete a mine and then move on to the next one, but in this world you only have so much that you can work with. Coal becomes scarce and iron is almost non-existent.
Since I am going to do every achievement, I find myself now mining every scrap of the world out for resources. I even started mining around the bedrock in the Basement. I'm not going to tell you where, but there are goodies in the Basement at bedrock level and you will know that you found them because they are marked with Obsidian.
So even if your Nether portal suffocates you, there is hope because there is a blaze rod in one of those troves. The game gives you a lot of these little helpful items, for instance the one lone piece of sugarcane in the stone growing in a little bit of water can be a life saver. Cane makes sugar; thus cake and cane makes paper; thus books. You can make a bookcase with books and an enchantment table. That is three achievements that can be grown from one little piece of sugarcane that is nurtured and cared for and cultivated.
I've found some strange items in these special chests that are scattered all over the world. I found some mycelium so I made a giant mushroom because I like them. I found some horse armor that is so beautiful but I never been given a horse.
I have four achievements left and the fifth cannot be done: so say the creators. So I'm off to find some skulls to make a Wither because that is what is next on my to-do list. I was thinking of letting him loose in The End so if I can't kill him then he can terrorize the Endermen, but I'm not sure yet. I've only ever made a Wither in Creative and he is still running around there I believe. Scary things Withers. But killing him will give me 2 more achievements and then I will have two to go: make a beacon and kill a skeleton from 50 blocks away...that one is hard. You have to set it up just right. 50 blocks is like a Robin Hood shot...I will need a super bow...good thing my enchanting room is coming along nicely.
A Wither Skeleton with a pumpkin on his head celebrates All Hallows Eve. :)
I wish you all a Happy New Year for those that celebrate and for everyone else I wish you unexpected blessings and beautiful moments of joy,