Okay, so, the chickens are doing some kind of festival dance around the baby. I think they’re going to sacrifice it to the chicken lord.

Okay, so, the chickens are doing some kind of festival dance around the baby. I think they’re going to sacrifice it to the chicken lord.

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badcgijosh:

I mentioned before that Minecraft is largely the experience you shape within it and today something ridiculously awesome and completely organic happened to me that I want to talk about because it just goes to show how fantastic non-linear games can be if you give them the opportunity

So you can make an enchantment table to cast spells on your tools and weapons to make them more effective and if you surround the table with bookshelves, these little glyphs fly off and into the spellbook and it increases how powerful the spells are

The problem lies within the fact that bookshelves are kind of a pain to create because there’s a lot of resources that go into making them

Anyway, today I was exploring and I stumbled upon a cavern than went really deep beneath the earth and down there I discovered a stronghold - if you’re not familiar with what that is, it’s a naturally occurring and randomly generated sort of dungeon where you can find treasure, traps, ridiculously annoying and aggressive enemies and, should you choose to collect the resources to activate it, a portal to the game’s only scripted ending

This particular stronghold had an ancient cobweb-filled library and I decided to steal all the books from it to save me time building my spell room at home but something seemed kind of ill-advised about this and sure enough I accidentally hit an enemy called a silverfish and instantly a swarm of them descended upon me and I barely made it the fuck out of the stronghold and immediately after that, within the caverns, zombies started chasing me too

It was like they all somehow knew I’d defiled this stupid underground library and making it out alive and building my spell room felt so much more satisfying as a result

It was all unscripted but it felt so immersive. What a neat game

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icfm:

“The Cavern” by MerelyCubed

icfm:

“The Cavern” by MerelyCubed

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peahat:

dpopminecraft:

peahat:

sheminecrafts:

weplayminecraft:

yayminecraft:

The hell…?

It’s what Notch is coming up with besides fixing bugs and coming up with practical things. You know, chairs, tables, Enderpearl utility, experience point purposes, making npc villages actually interesting, making a plot to the game, actual quests perhaps acquired from npc’s, etc.
But no, we get fucking mushroom cows. C’mon notch step it up.
Rainbro: I don’t think plots and quests. Minecraft should stay a game where it is anything you want it to be. But yeah, I don’t care so much for content. I’d rather have a stable game.

This.
?______? Enderpearls have utility in the 1.9 prerelease, they make endereyes which you use to find strongholds. Experience points affect what kind of enchantments you can make. I’m pretty sure they’re not just going to leave NPC vilages empty, considering they’re called NPC villages lol. And I HIGHLY DOUBT that they’re ignoring everybody’s complaints about bugs and going “herpyderp, maybe they wont notice the bugs if we add MOOSHCOWS!!! 8D” (Though I think the practicality of tables and chairs is subjective. Unless sitting in a chair increases health or something, I don’t know that I’d build any). 
Retail is imminent and there’s still a shitload of missing things, so I’m sure they’re all scrambling their asses off to add/fix a ton of shit they’re not telling us about. Let’s just seeeeeeee what happens.

Enderpearls are incredibly useful… Or is this an old post? Enderpearls teleport you. They can be made into Ender Eyes which open the portal to the End… zone… I sorta hate the name. And can be used to find Strongholds… Etc.And the Mooshcows are adorable. And they’re working on villages. More importantly, exp has a use: Enchanting. And it’s awesome. :/

Enderpearls can teleport????!??!?!?!?

Oh hecks yes they can.

peahat:

dpopminecraft:

peahat:

sheminecrafts:

weplayminecraft:

yayminecraft:

The hell…?

It’s what Notch is coming up with besides fixing bugs and coming up with practical things. You know, chairs, tables, Enderpearl utility, experience point purposes, making npc villages actually interesting, making a plot to the game, actual quests perhaps acquired from npc’s, etc.

But no, we get fucking mushroom cows. C’mon notch step it up.

Rainbro: I don’t think plots and quests. Minecraft should stay a game where it is anything you want it to be. But yeah, I don’t care so much for content. I’d rather have a stable game.

This.

?______? Enderpearls have utility in the 1.9 prerelease, they make endereyes which you use to find strongholds. Experience points affect what kind of enchantments you can make. I’m pretty sure they’re not just going to leave NPC vilages empty, considering they’re called NPC villages lol. And I HIGHLY DOUBT that they’re ignoring everybody’s complaints about bugs and going “herpyderp, maybe they wont notice the bugs if we add MOOSHCOWS!!! 8D” (Though I think the practicality of tables and chairs is subjective. Unless sitting in a chair increases health or something, I don’t know that I’d build any). 

Retail is imminent and there’s still a shitload of missing things, so I’m sure they’re all scrambling their asses off to add/fix a ton of shit they’re not telling us about. Let’s just seeeeeeee what happens.

Enderpearls are incredibly useful… Or is this an old post? Enderpearls teleport you. They can be made into Ender Eyes which open the portal to the End… zone… I sorta hate the name. And can be used to find Strongholds… Etc.
And the Mooshcows are adorable. And they’re working on villages. More importantly, exp has a use: Enchanting. And it’s awesome. :/

Enderpearls can teleport????!??!?!?!?

Oh hecks yes they can.

peahat:

sheminecrafts:

weplayminecraft:

yayminecraft:

The hell…?

It’s what Notch is coming up with besides fixing bugs and coming up with practical things. You know, chairs, tables, Enderpearl utility, experience point purposes, making npc villages actually interesting, making a plot to the game, actual quests perhaps acquired from npc’s, etc.
But no, we get fucking mushroom cows. C’mon notch step it up.
Rainbro: I don’t think plots and quests. Minecraft should stay a game where it is anything you want it to be. But yeah, I don’t care so much for content. I’d rather have a stable game.

This.
?______? Enderpearls have utility in the 1.9 prerelease, they make endereyes which you use to find strongholds. Experience points affect what kind of enchantments you can make. I’m pretty sure they’re not just going to leave NPC vilages empty, considering they’re called NPC villages lol. And I HIGHLY DOUBT that they’re ignoring everybody’s complaints about bugs and going “herpyderp, maybe they wont notice the bugs if we add MOOSHCOWS!!! 8D” (Though I think the practicality of tables and chairs is subjective. Unless sitting in a chair increases health or something, I don’t know that I’d build any). 
Retail is imminent and there’s still a shitload of missing things, so I’m sure they’re all scrambling their asses off to add/fix a ton of shit they’re not telling us about. Let’s just seeeeeeee what happens.

Enderpearls are incredibly useful… Or is this an old post? Enderpearls teleport you. They can be made into Ender Eyes which open the portal to the End… zone… I sorta hate the name. And can be used to find Strongholds… Etc.And the Mooshcows are adorable. And they’re working on villages. More importantly, exp has a use: Enchanting. And it’s awesome. :/

peahat:

sheminecrafts:

weplayminecraft:

yayminecraft:

The hell…?

It’s what Notch is coming up with besides fixing bugs and coming up with practical things. You know, chairs, tables, Enderpearl utility, experience point purposes, making npc villages actually interesting, making a plot to the game, actual quests perhaps acquired from npc’s, etc.

But no, we get fucking mushroom cows. C’mon notch step it up.

Rainbro: I don’t think plots and quests. Minecraft should stay a game where it is anything you want it to be. But yeah, I don’t care so much for content. I’d rather have a stable game.

This.

?______? Enderpearls have utility in the 1.9 prerelease, they make endereyes which you use to find strongholds. Experience points affect what kind of enchantments you can make. I’m pretty sure they’re not just going to leave NPC vilages empty, considering they’re called NPC villages lol. And I HIGHLY DOUBT that they’re ignoring everybody’s complaints about bugs and going “herpyderp, maybe they wont notice the bugs if we add MOOSHCOWS!!! 8D” (Though I think the practicality of tables and chairs is subjective. Unless sitting in a chair increases health or something, I don’t know that I’d build any). 

Retail is imminent and there’s still a shitload of missing things, so I’m sure they’re all scrambling their asses off to add/fix a ton of shit they’re not telling us about. Let’s just seeeeeeee what happens.

Enderpearls are incredibly useful… Or is this an old post? Enderpearls teleport you. They can be made into Ender Eyes which open the portal to the End… zone… I sorta hate the name. And can be used to find Strongholds… Etc.
And the Mooshcows are adorable. And they’re working on villages. More importantly, exp has a use: Enchanting. And it’s awesome. :/

sheminecrafts:

<3

Okay, so… I recognise the pretty reflective water mod.. But what’s making the sky so pink?! Mine is always orangey red! I feel out of the loooooop. D|

sheminecrafts:

<3


Okay, so… I recognise the pretty reflective water mod.. But what’s making the sky so pink?! Mine is always orangey red! I feel out of the loooooop. D|

(via peahat)

fuckyeah-animalcrossing:

Minecraft Crossing

So disorienting… I mean, the Animal Crafting texture pack pictured here is lovely, but the mod for the view would make me nauseous with extended play. o_o;

gourmetgaming:

Request: Minecraft – Cake
I purposefully don’t play Minecraft; though enough of my friends have harassed me to play it and I’ve heard nothing bur praises. I’ve spoken before of my horribly addictive personality and I know that if I got involved in Minecraft I would never again see the light of day and they’d find my shrivelled, malnourished corpse collapsed over my laptop. It would be a good way to go, but just not yet. Either way Minecraft Cake has been on my list for a while now and enough of you have been asking for it so here you go!
Also from next week, due to popular demand, I will provide ingredients in American-friendly terms. Who knew I’d ever get involved in politics?
What you will need: Large mixing bowl, 20x20 square cake tin, small bowl, small pot, sieve, whisk, rolling pin, spatula, greaseproof/baking paper.
For the Cake:
200g Plain Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
200g Golden Caster Sugar
200g Butter (Room Temperature)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3 Medium Eggs (Room Temperature)
3 Tablespoons Milk
For the Frosting:
100g Dark Chocolate
25g Butter
150ml Single Cream
100g - 200g Icing Sugar
To Finish:
White Ready-to-roll Icing
Red Ready-to-roll Icing
Preparing the Cake:

Preheat 	the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20x20cm square cake tin.


In 	a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and 	fluffy.


Beat 	the eggs and add them slowly to the butter and sugar along with the 	vanilla extract.


Sieve 	in the flour and baking powder then combine it gently into the mixture. Pour into the 	prepared cake tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.


Once 	golden brown and springy, allow to cool and store in the fridge 	while you prepare the frosting.

Making the Frosting:
In a bain-marie, melt the chocolate, butter and cream together until smooth.
Allow to cool until the mixture thickens slightly, then slowly whisk in the icing sugar until the chocolate is light and fluffy. Allow to cool further before spreading onto the cake.
Making the Cake:

Once 	the cake has cooled, level it carefully then cut it into 4 (you can 	make 2 minecraft cakes from this recipe). You may want to use a 	cookie cutter or make a template so each piece is of equal size.


Take a portion as your base and add a little frosting to the top of it 	and layer another piece of cake for the top – set aside.


On a clean work surface, sprinkle some icing sugar and roll out 	the white icing to about 1 cm thick and cut a piece large 	enough to comfortably cover the cake.


Spread 	some frosting on top of the cake and then cover with the white icing. Trim the icing, then cut in the pattern. You may want to make 	a template and use scissors/scalpel.


Roll 	out the red icing to about 1cm thick like before and cut out 4 	large and 6 small squares, arrange the red squares on top of the 	cake to match the Minecraft Cake.


Cut 	appropriately to serve. If you leave the cake you will have to 	return to the cake to continue eating it.


I found this really stressful! I’ve made it at least three times now because this is a rather important entry! The cake its self is beautiful, just a simple sponge recipe, the tricky part is getting the shapes and icing correct. I didn’t think I would have to use my technical graphics skills to work out cake patterns – maybe I would have enjoyed it more at school if that had been its purpose from the start. All I can say is cardboard templates really saved the day here. You can of course make this cake massive if you have the right sized tins, I did not so I had to improvise and make smaller, personal cakes - that way I didn’t have to share. I am, however, officially sick of eating cake.

I will reblog this every time I see it until I die, Tumblr dies, or I stop using Tumblr. &gt;:|

gourmetgaming:

Request: Minecraft – Cake

I purposefully don’t play Minecraft; though enough of my friends have harassed me to play it and I’ve heard nothing bur praises. I’ve spoken before of my horribly addictive personality and I know that if I got involved in Minecraft I would never again see the light of day and they’d find my shrivelled, malnourished corpse collapsed over my laptop. It would be a good way to go, but just not yet. Either way Minecraft Cake has been on my list for a while now and enough of you have been asking for it so here you go!

Also from next week, due to popular demand, I will provide ingredients in American-friendly terms. Who knew I’d ever get involved in politics?

What you will need: Large mixing bowl, 20x20 square cake tin, small bowl, small pot, sieve, whisk, rolling pin, spatula, greaseproof/baking paper.

For the Cake:

200g Plain Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

200g Golden Caster Sugar

200g Butter (Room Temperature)

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

3 Medium Eggs (Room Temperature)

3 Tablespoons Milk

For the Frosting:

100g Dark Chocolate

25g Butter

150ml Single Cream

100g - 200g Icing Sugar

To Finish:

White Ready-to-roll Icing

Red Ready-to-roll Icing

Preparing the Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20x20cm square cake tin.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.

  3. Beat the eggs and add them slowly to the butter and sugar along with the vanilla extract.

  4. Sieve in the flour and baking powder then combine it gently into the mixture. Pour into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

  5. Once golden brown and springy, allow to cool and store in the fridge while you prepare the frosting.

Making the Frosting:

  1. In a bain-marie, melt the chocolate, butter and cream together until smooth.
  2. Allow to cool until the mixture thickens slightly, then slowly whisk in the icing sugar until the chocolate is light and fluffy. Allow to cool further before spreading onto the cake.

Making the Cake:

  1. Once the cake has cooled, level it carefully then cut it into 4 (you can make 2 minecraft cakes from this recipe). You may want to use a cookie cutter or make a template so each piece is of equal size.

  2. Take a portion as your base and add a little frosting to the top of it and layer another piece of cake for the top – set aside.

  3. On a clean work surface, sprinkle some icing sugar and roll out the white icing to about 1 cm thick and cut a piece large enough to comfortably cover the cake.

  4. Spread some frosting on top of the cake and then cover with the white icing. Trim the icing, then cut in the pattern. You may want to make a template and use scissors/scalpel.

  5. Roll out the red icing to about 1cm thick like before and cut out 4 large and 6 small squares, arrange the red squares on top of the cake to match the Minecraft Cake.

  6. Cut appropriately to serve. If you leave the cake you will have to return to the cake to continue eating it.

Gourmet Gaming Minecraft - Cake

I found this really stressful! I’ve made it at least three times now because this is a rather important entry! The cake its self is beautiful, just a simple sponge recipe, the tricky part is getting the shapes and icing correct. I didn’t think I would have to use my technical graphics skills to work out cake patterns – maybe I would have enjoyed it more at school if that had been its purpose from the start. All I can say is cardboard templates really saved the day here. You can of course make this cake massive if you have the right sized tins, I did not so I had to improvise and make smaller, personal cakes - that way I didn’t have to share. I am, however, officially sick of eating cake.

I will reblog this every time I see it until I die, Tumblr dies, or I stop using Tumblr. >:|

(via peahat)

Plans

So I have been playing a LOT of Pre2, and I just got Pre3. I set up camp in a cavern near a ravine… Definitely not my usual style, but I’m excited. I got the idea to settle in a cave from watching WAY too much Ethoslab, but I was thrilled when I saw the ravine, because my goal with this world WAS to colonise and settle a ravine.

Here’s the vision: For the caves and caverns on the side of the ravine I started on, I want a sort of dwarvish feel. Great halls, fires/lava, cobblestone, utilitarian, big, and blocky. For the side of the ravine I’ve JUST started to light up, I want to use a lot of blues, mossy cobblestone, a lot of water, and hidden light sources… Especially (when/if it’s fixed) glowstone. Basically like a caveish wonderland. I want to create some new waterfalls in the ravine itself (it already has some GORGEOUS ONES since it’s under the OCEAN. Thank you O Notch, creator of the square sun and moon, of the blocks below, and of all the blocky creatures…) and set up some balconies with banisters and such at the entrance to every cave that touches the ravine. I want one or two bridges between the sides made of smooth stone, and I would LOVE if those are right next to waterfalls.

So far it’s been arduous, the ravine floor is a tangle of monsters which I’ve been slowly cutting my way through. There are natural walkways creating 4-5 levels in the ravine I’ve been lighting up, as well. I THINK after I have the balconies and bridges I’ll kill the walkways. The cavern I started in already has soil and grass and a number of cows and sheep… I just need to “settle” it to my satisfaction. More fences, more ‘buildings’ etc. I also want it to have a little pond/lake with a small waterfall.

SO YEAH. There haven’t been pictures because it is all VERY ugly right now. Once it starts to shape up I promise to inundate this blog. :)