It has been a fun couple of months, but I am officially shutting down the Minecraft server, I enjoyed it thoroughly but have pretty much lost interest in building, although I will still play singleplayer as I have discovered IndustrialCraft=WIN!.
It really was a great experience and I built some pretty cool stuff.
I will be keeping a copy of the world file and who knows….maybe I will resurrect it some day.
If anyone would like a copy of the file, please let me know.
I believe this image sums it up:
*image from Razor4tv
Well….it has been a few weeks since I launched my Minecraft server, and what an experience it has been.
I have learned much about the game as well as people in general.
I started off the server with very few rules….just wanting it to be somewhere people could come and build stuff…A Huge Mistake….as my server was greifed multiple times by multiple a**holes and filled up with children shouting expletives.
I have ended up banning a few people and implementing many rules….such as needing to register on my site to even be able to build and allowing people to protect their own blocks.
I now have 2 builders as well as myself working on the server and we have produced some pretty cool stuff.
If you would like to participate….please email me or register at the forum.
View this post using chrome to see the blocks in 3D
Gallery of some of the stuff we have done:
I would have liked to have something to say on the new iPhone by now, but Steve Jobs is keeping quiet this year, even though a new model is expected in September…and E3 was fairly disappointing as well, sure there is a new console, but Nintendo didn’t show anything on it except tech videos.I really don’t have anything to talk about this month.
I will have something very exciting to talk about next month….but for now:
I have created a minecraft server for a bit of fun…if anyone would like to participate/contribute please contact me at email@example.com. I already have 2 builders working on it and it is coming along nicely.
Server details are in the sidebar if you would like to take a look.
Here is a little something I whipped up (with the help of an online generator)…it is comprised of 13,312 blocks and 19 different materials…Click for a closer look:
I have started up a minecraft server, the address is in the sidebar.
It is a work in progress so please be good if you play on it….I will post updates on how it is going every so often.
Minecraft is a game I and many other gamers have been obsessed with recently, because although the graphics and gameplay are quite simple, there is something very deep and fun about a game with no real objective.
Minecraft was created in May 2009 by Markus Persson and is sold through his website Minecraft.net for about $15 Australian dollars….according to his site 708009 people have purchased the game so far (as of Dec 07 2010), so he has obviously come up with something pretty special.
Minecraft is essentially a survival game. When you start the game you are dropped in the middle of a map (which is up to 8 times the size of the surface of the earth) and are given no instructions, you have about 20 minutes (before night falls) to work out that you must build a shelter and create some torches so enemies can’t spawn near you (as they only spawn in darkness)….so the first thing you do is go and chop down a tree, with the wood from the tree you can create tools, sticks and a workbench…then you must find some coal, so you need to look for a cave and mine until you find some, you can then create torches, and begin to construct a house out of mined materials….if you are quick enough and survive the first night, you pretty much spend the rest of the game mining the world for minerals and creating forts and castles to protect yourself from enemies. The great thing about Minecraft is that you can create pretty much anything you wish…I have even seen a rollercoaster and a working CPU created out of switches.
The game is set in the first person which can make for some fairly creepy moments where you are mining and turn around just in time to see a zombie attack from behind, and a recent update has allowed you to make a portal to what is called the nether (essentially hell) which is full offire and monsters.
everyview.com, 2k3.org, arstechnica.com and mediamolecule.com