Thursday, August 27, 2015

Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox Episode 1

I'm going to say this up front, I'm doing these Let's Play Minecraft blogs for my daughter. She begged me to do it so even if nobody reads them she will. I will be posting these once a week and will contain what I've done in my world in that week. If you are new to Minecraft you can check out my review of it here.

To start off let me fill you in about "our" world, I'm playing on an Xbox 360 in survival. This world has always been on survival. The world was created years ago so it is missing some of the updates so there are no horses or villagers. I've been mining and building in this world for around 3 years all by myself and I'm pretty proud of all the work I've accomplished. Lastly I'm using a skin to make the world look a little more natural

The biggest and best thing in my world is this building.

This is my "Empire State Building"

It was loosely modeled off of the Empire State Building but it doesn't conform to size, number of floors or floor plan. It just looks like it. I am not happy with the top of it and at some point I will be redoing it. I believe it currently has around 14 floors with about half having stuff built on them. I have a workshop where I can craft and store supplies. I also two different floors that I have growing sugar, wheat, pumpkins etc. There are also some floor that have rooms, my daughter wanted a place for all her friends to sleep. I have one floor of regular rooms, one floor of luxury rooms and I have the penthouse for myself.

As I noted above my world was started before villagers were introduced. I could have, and have thought about using spawn eggs in creative, but like I said I wanted to keep it survival. I was able to come up with a walk around to getting villagers, click here to read all about it.

So now that I have some villagers I built them some houses around my "castle". I call it that because that's what it's suppose to be but with me changing my mind every ten minutes I've never quite finished it. Back to the villagers, I built them some quick houses so they would have a safe place to stay for the night. I don't skip the night during play to make it more realistic. The monsters only come out at night so if I sleep through it they are in no danger.

This is the first two villager houses, already half torn down.

Well I found out quickly how much danger they are in. The houses were built out of stone with wooden doors. At first I was keeping around them to make sure nothing got too close but the one time I got too busy to check on them a zombie broke down the wooden door. By the time I got back to them all my villagers had been turned into zombies.

I spent the next few nights getting more villagers and when they were good to go I put them back into their houses but I barricaded them in. This worked pretty well but I didn't like it because they were basically trapped. I decided to construct a wooden fence around the two houses so they could mingle with the other villager and would be able to walk around their yards a bit. Then one of the villagers decided he liked to stay out next to the fence, even at night. There was nothing I could do to get him to move. I didn't want to babysit them every night so I constructed an Iron Golem and thought that would be enough to protect them. It was not. A zombie, while the Iron Golem was in the bathroom I guess, was able to get at the villager who like to stay by the fence and zombified him. He in turn zombified the rest of the villagers.

So again I got more villager and decided to build them a brand new place to live. I built a wall three stone blocks high all around their houses and then built a wooden fence on top of the wall so nothing could jump or crawl over. I didn't know the best way to gain access for myself so I installed an iron door with a level so only I could get in or out. I also lit the entire area so nothing can spawn inside the fence at night. So far this has worked out well with no villagers killed. I currently have 3 villagers.

On the building side of things I've been mostly working on the villagers houses. I found a design online for medieval houses that I liked but I did make a few changes as well as built it in stone instead of mostly wood that the original was built of. I also added 10 doors to the houses original 2 so I can add more villagers. For those of you who do not know the amount of villagers you can have is equated to the amount of doors in their village. For every villager you need 3 doors, so for 10 villagers you need 30 doors. With my two houses I have a total of 26 so I'll need to make at least one more house for them as I would like at least 10 villagers.

This is one of the new villager's house.

The only other thing that I've been working on is slaughtering cows. For some reason I've had it in my head that I would like to fill one double chest full of steaks. I'm about two thirds of the way to my goal. I figure that once I have a full chest I won't have to worry about eating for a long time. The other reason I started that was I've been thinking about building a library in my building with a place to enchant items and I need leather to make books with. I have enough now that I should be able to create enough books for the library.

I think that will about do it for this week. If there is anything that you want to know more about let me know. Thanks for reading!

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