Hello, fellow Minecrafters and USOOG'ers, and welcome to this month's edition of Minecraft Shenanigans. May is the month of this year that we decided to try our hand (and luck) at playing the Mad Pack, the way it is meant to be played - and thus, it means we're in an all new world to explore, and of course, to avoid getting slaughtered by a random infernal mob...
Anyway, here's at least most of the things going on this month;
A New Base
While we were set with a makeshift base with a couple of beds, chests and other stuff enclosed with fences, I got to work building a large house made entirely of wood, a nice starting material for building homes as you know by now if you read my earlier entries in the series, or have been playing Minecraft yourself. It was designed in a way that allows for two floors instead of one, with access to the upper floor using a ladder at the middle of the inside of the house. Each corner would serve a different purpose; on the ground floor, a corner each is dedicated to storage, force-related stuff, magics (brewing and enchanting), and crafting and smelting. The upper floor currently has one corner, dedicated for people to rest in the provided beds.
We are also building up farmlands for growing crops used for cooking all kinds of foodstuffs, as well as various drinks. Over the course of the month, we managed to rustle up some very nourishing meals, such as sandwiches, savoury breads, and even footlong sandwiches!
We still have a long way to go, but at least we have a functional base for all kinds of operations.
We also decided to do a spot of raiding an underwater base close to our own base. First, The Swedish Tower took out a skeleton spawner just outside the underwater base, while I look for a way into the base. Once inside, we raided the chests in each of the rooms that make up the area; I also took the liberty of taking the chests, beds and other stuff as they would come in handy as well. From that exercise, we got some pretty good stuff that are worth using as we develop our base still further.
As you can see from the above screen capture, it's worth going back just to get hold of the glowstone, at the very least for extra ambient lighting for our base, and eventually for production of glowstone crops!
That's all for now, and until next time, see you in our Minecraft Worlds!