server is down …

im not sure why its down but ill keep ever one posted as soon as i find out why its down….

EDIT: server power is down awaiting news for the power to be restored

EDIT: server is back up

hunting the mobs

No screenshots today, but I do have a story to tell…

I hurt my back yesterday, I have a 1st degree muscle tear in my lower back, and boy does it sure hurt. so much so it’s difficult to sit down for long periods and laying down is also difficult. I was able to get situated in my comfy recliner and was able to use my laptop to play some minecraft before the wonderful pain pills kicked in.

I had run out of arrows for my bow. I have made it a point to not use my admin powers or cheat as we call it. I’ve made it a rule that you only use them when needed. So in order to get more arrows I have to craft them you have to have flint, sticks, and feathers to craft arrows. I spent a good deal on the server hunting chickens and zombies for feathers and trying to mine out gravel to get flint. There are plenty of trees on the server so sticks are not hard to come by feather on the other hand are. During the day you farm the chickens, during the night you have to hunt down the zombies for feathers the only problem with this is you have to watch out for skeletons and creepers and spiders. Skeletons also drop arrows so I go after them too, but the creepers are not so forgiving they will flank you while you are busy with other mobs.

So far I have been able to make about 128 more arrows but I have learned I’m going to have to use them sparingly because it’s a lot harder to not “cheat” by just using the command to give myself items.

Also if anyone would like to play on my server let me know I’d be happy to give you the server address.

server maintainence …

i did some maintenance on the server tonight. I have been having some issues where you be walking along/running from creepers … and you would see some graphical glitches i wish i had a screenshot but essentailly i found out these appear becasue of what is called bad chunks, parts of the map that have for some reason become corrupt. what i think is causing it is the teleporting. so I’ve disabled that for now. then i found out that by using an application called mcedit its an application used to edit the maps i learn that be changing the spawn point it forces the server to reevaluate the bad chunks and rebuild then. so i’m giving it a try and see how long it lasts. also .. behold!  the mighty power of thor!

thats right i can wield the power of thor! ... i love my admin powers

Yes i am a nerd… and proud of it

One thing you may have noticed is that ive been writing a lot about minecraft …. well i just love that freaking game and cant get enough so its going to stay. i’ve been trying to come up with some content of my blog so i think im going to start a minecraft journal day one was just me exploring but today i have build a home and defenses to protect my home from the mobs.

this is what i built today a house.

When you first enter into my home you enter the work shop where i do all my crafting when i need tools/materials.

My Work shop

the the living area up the stairs from there

Living room

then there is my porch that over looks some of the other players on my server.

the view

then last but not least my green house where i grow my foods! lol

Green house, growin ma foods.

more adventures in minecraft…. scenery

i was exploring and here you can see sandstone that has naturally occurred. i wasn’t aware it occurred naturally so i was a bit surprised when i saw this.

natural sandstone

then the rest here are just some random screenshots of the terrain i found interesting. standing on top of a mountain you can see much thanks to the rain.

random pic 1

this was the mountain i was on top of in the previous screenshot

large mountain

valley

valley 2

lava fall thats right lava

minecraft server lives again….

well sorta, after almost a week of uptime the server started having problems…. first it needs more ram but right now it runs fine, second the HDD is dieing this is causing lag and preventing the would from even rendering. so right now im in the process of moving everything over to a faster preforming drive and its an increase in HDD space as well. soon more ram will be added but first some screens:

a floating chicken

a floating chicken

squids!

squids!