This Month's Minecraft Shenanigans (July 2014)

Hello, fellow Minecrafters and USOOG'ers, and welcome to this month's edition of Minecraft Shenanigans. This month, we dabbled with different aspects of some of the mods available in the Mad Pack, and tried to raid a pirate ship to the northwest of the base. Here's some of the stuff that's gone on this month;

Raid Time!

The Swedish Tower and I attempted to raid the large pirate ship located next to the snowy biome north of the base. There are a lot of pirates on the ship, some of which were of the infernal kind (one even had health in the thousands!). We did manage to loot the chests for stuff in one of the rooms on the deck, though, so at least we got something out of the raid.

Every time we encountered an infernal pirate, that was the time we just fled sharpish from the ship, since we still weren't strong enough to take down the stronger infernal mobs. All being well, we should be able to fully complete the raid soon.

Tinkering with Infusions

The Swedish Tower certainly loves dabbling with Thaumcraft this month - in particular, he has been busy experimenting with infusing stuff through a structure known as the "Infusion Altar" used for the process of item infusion. There are plinths used for placing items needed for infusing an item, as well as jars filled with a peculiar liquid called "essentia" placed around the altar.

Here, a pair of leather boots is being infused using the Infusion Altar, as shown here...

Once the infusion has finished successfully, the leather boots become...

Can't Get Enough Of Farms

We have also been busy with further expansion of the farms, with more space for other kinds of essence crops, a separate farm for growing pumpkins and melons, a cow farm, and dedicated plots of farmland for feeding crops to animals for breeding purposes.

The cow farm is semi-automatic, in which it requires wheat to be fed to the breeder in order to get the cows to breed, and thus produce baby cows. The baby cows are then transferred to an adjacent pen via. the transporter, until they grow into adult cows. When the cows are fully grown, they are then slaughtered through the grinder, which collects the resulting drops and deposits them into an adjacent chest.

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