This Month's Minecraft Shenanigans (February 2014)

Hello, fellow Minecrafters and USOOG'ers, and welcome to this month's edition of Minecraft Shenanigans, where I bring the lowdown to what has been happening in our Minecraft world over the course of the month. Well, actually, "worlds" rather, because since the past month, The Swedish Tower and I have been experimenting with mods lately, so we now have two worlds; one for vanilla Minecraft, and one for the mods. So this month is all about the brave new world...

So anyway, in this new world, there is a huge amount of stuff you can't find in vanilla Minecraft, from various berries, fruits and vegetables, to various kinds of trees, even to means and ways of creating your very own tools and equipment! And of course, there are different kinds of new creatures as well, from variety of new creatures to much more powerful variants of existing ones. (And of course, the zombies don't burn to death in sunlight like the vanilla ones do...)

The Swedish Tower and I have got various farms going, and I have a penchant for making various fruit juices from various fruits and berries and, since we found a small village that just so happens to be close to mountains, I can make smoothies with the use of all that snow high up in the mountains. I just collect the berry bushes, get some stone for making juicers, collect the berries, and just keep on making berry juices. We haven't yet managed to get to the more "complex" food items though, so juices and smoothies seem to be the quickest and easiest to obtain at this time. (Though to be honest, while you can plausibly get by with just fruit juices and smoothies in Minecraft, I don't think you can do so in real life as such, so better to stick with a balanced diet.)

We also started raiding towers and dungeons as well, and we noticed that we can get a lot of great stuff in various treasure chests from foodstuffs to equipment with enchantments you can't ordinarily find in vanilla Minecraft. What I particularly like, is boots that lets us move around much faster than we normally can. I think with some good equipment, we can explore the various places to a much greater extent than we can right now.

Also, I think it would be a good idea to experiment with tools and equipment with the materials we have so far, and see what we come up with.

That's all for now, and until next time, see you in our Minecraft Worlds!