Sunday, May 1, 2011

up where the evening sun, the river rolls on by

[05:09 PM] carloalbertoprimo: do u want bite me??
[05:09 PM] Emilly Orr: No biting in the Solace Beach land office
[05:09 PM] carloalbertoprimo: well were i can go
[05:09 PM] Emilly Orr: Somewhere not here.
[05:09 PM] carloalbertoprimo: give me a place please
[05:09 PM] Emilly Orr: You're kidding, right? Open Search. Type in Bloodlines. Pick a place.
[05:09 PM] Emilly Orr: Just not here.

Dear gods, no. I wanted so badly to type "Bad avatar! No biscuit! Go far away!"

Does it surprise anyone that his rez date is Aprille 30th?

More Minecraft. (We're starting to get closer to why I'm doing all of this.)

(from the Minecrafting album)

I have this rather tragic habit of building on top of evil things. It's not intentional, I swear, and--at least on this shared world--it's rather difficult not to build on top of everything, because the shared world is essentially ALL the caverns, topped with soil. (I'm not kidding. I'll track down the world map and post it at some point.)

(from the Minecrafting album)

A lot of things still have the capacity to surprise us. Hank finally dug down enough in the shared world--with the help of a few insanely deep caverns--to find bedrock! There was much rejoicing.

(Note, in this image--taken around the beginning of Aprille--I was still stubbornly clinging to ice-flow stone chunks. It did make the world look on the odd side...when none of the other textures led to winter, snow and ice in any way.)

(from the Minecrafting album)

Dungeon piglet! This one takes a bit of explanation.

The first dungeon found--by Hank, I believe, though it might have been Fawkes--was a zombie dungeon. (We've found a lot of zombie spawners since then, and only one spider spawner. For some reason, zombies and creepers are more prevalent on this world, and we haven't found a creeper dungeon yet. That's likely a good thing, though.) After it was cleared and properly lit (to stop a spawner from spawning monsters, it must have one torch at LEAST at each of the cardinal points, if not all the way around--there is indication that two torches can work in a pinch, one on each side, but...I don't entirely trust that), we had a chance to go in and really stare at it.

Generally speaking, the little critter inside the spawner reflects the monster type. And some of them are harder to see than others--for example, spider spawners just look like a dark jumble of sticks (the legs), and skeleton spawners--because skeletons are mostly bones and arrows--are only recognizeable due to the shade of the bones, usually.

However, in multiplayer--at least, on this one shared world--all the spawners got frozen with one thing inside them--and that thing was a piglet. Little rotating piglet on fire.

(from the Minecrafting album)

Another shot of the little piglet trapped in the cage, with Fawkes looking on.

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