This Month's Minecraft Shenanigans (October 2014)

Hello, fellow Minecrafters and USOOG'ers, and welcome to this month's edition of Minecraft Shenanigans. We haven't really been playing much vanilla or Mad Pack Minecraft together lately, so we haven't had much opportunity to cover the "things going on" stuff in either server...

So this month, I decided to cover what I have been doing in single player creative mode in vanilla Minecraft towards the end of this month. One day, when I started a new creative world in Minecraft, what I got is a relatively small island with a ravine that has access to caverns at the bottom. The ravine divides the landmass into two areas of different sizes, with the larger area having enough space for a small village. I ended up removing all of the trees on the island, so I can see clearly what could be built somewhere on the small island.

Here is what the island looks like so far;

The first building I constructed on the island basically represents a small general store that serves the island's community, as well as travellers from further afield. It sells a range of food and drinks such as fruit, bakery items, various meats, milk and fresh water, as well as souvenirs such as the heads of mobs slain by some of those arriving on the island.

It has two floors; the shop floor itself, and a living area accessible by ladders.

The other building is also a two-floor structure, which was created as a take on the forge, the workplace of the metalsmith. The ground floor itself has an area of cobblestone around a two-block area of lava, meant to simulate a hearth or fireplace designed to heat metals so that they become malleable enough to be worked with. The upper floor is also accessible by ladders, and is where the metalsmith will reside.

And one last thing; there is a fairly small body of water by the main area of the island. I think that it could be used as a small port, where people can travel to and from the island by boat as they please.

That's all for now, and until next time, see you in our Minecraft Worlds! (Oh, and I'll poke The Swedish Tower regularly in IRC chat in order for us to play Minecraft together much more often, so that we plenty more stuff to write home about next time!)