This Month's Minecraft Shenanigans (August 2014)

Hello, fellow Minecrafters and USOOG'ers, and welcome to this month's edition of Minecraft Shenanigans. We have been busy raiding yet more places throughtout the world this month, and we got involved with various other in-game stuff as well. So here's the main activity we have done over the course of August of this year;

Pillaging Places

The Swedish Tower and yours truly have been roaming the lands in search of valuable treasures from various locales, oftentimes returning with a mix of some great equipment, valuable items, food (after all, it doesn't hurt to grab A LOT of delicious food in Minecraft), and some junk. In one walled off village, we encountered a HUGE crowd of mobs as we explored the area; the end result is one wrecked village, lots of stuff obtained, and a large mob clearout.

We actually ended up clearing out the dungeon underneath the village, as that area was also infested with hostile creatures. Throughout the raid, I did lose some of my own weapons from the Tinker's Construct mod, so thus I had to rely on my trusty bow (which has grown very powerful over the course of the month with several enchantments imbued on it) to snipe at the creatures from a distance.

I even brought up the idea of lighting up the pirate ship we raided close to our base earlier this month. We ended up completing the raid and finishing off the last of the pirates, so I thought of a way to celebrate a successful raid - after all, I wanted to take the opportunity to burn down the pirate ship just because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Other Things We've Done

* The Swedish Tower apprently wanted to begin collecting all of the enchantments in both vanilla Minecraft and the Mad Pack. He needed the enchantments so that he could clone them somehow, and use them for enchanting our equipment.

* He also found a helmet with an enchantment that accelerates crop growth after defeating an infernal mob a little while ago. So he decided to try it out on wheat crops that feed the cow pen; I had a hard time harvesting the wheat as while The Swedish Tower was around, the wheat crops were growing faster than I could harvest them. But while that meant plenty of food for the cows as well as wheat for bread and other food for us to eat, it did come at a cost...

* We now have a more powerful solar panel for use with mass storage of items and equipment. More storage space in a small area means less need for chests to store items in, since everything would end up in one place.

* The Swedish Tower also apparently likes to collect a full set of essence equipment, including an essence sword, an essence bow, and an essence pickaxe. Essence tools and equipment are apparently unbreakable and have different special properties that other equipment do not ordinarily have.

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