Friday, February 21, 2014

Horses Zombies Ducks

While I appreciate Minecraft adding horses, it seems that you can't tie them up anywhere without a lead. I read that you need slime balls to make leads. Great. No problem. I've been playing the new version since New Year's Day and haven't found a slime ball yet. It seems they made marshes rare and that is the most usual place to find a slime ball. So even though I see horses galore, the only way to keep one is to build a fence around it. I did have some saddles, but one of my horses vanished with the saddle on it when I went to sleep one night. Boo.

It seems they made both jungles and marshes rare to make room for things like ice towers. And though the ice towers are spectacular,  I haven't found any use for them yet. Maybe there is more to them, but I haven't figured that out yet.

Today I did stumble upon a baby zombie riding a duck. I had to get a photo of that. Unfortunately that caused me to die and lose 32 levels. It was worth it though. Who knows if I'll ever see that again.

Baby Zombie Riding a Duck on Minecraft 1.7.4

Not only was this guy attacking me, but skeletons were shooting at me.

Zombie on Duck Yeehaw!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Potatoes and Villagers

Today I found my first potatoes ever on Minecraft. They were in a village. At first I thought it was the village I had found before. But then I saw villagers, and the last village had no villagers, because they'd all turned to zombies and wandered away.

So I found the farm, and instead of wheat and carrots, it had potatoes and carrots.

I still haven't found anymore dogs. Where do they all go to?  The game is so much more fun with dogs. And they do the hunting for you, so you don't die so much.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Down the Drain

I was so proud of myself for getting all the way to level 35.  Then I was trying to kill a creeper in a hole. I fell in, and killed the torch and next thing I know about five things attacked me and I died. Poop.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chickens Need Wheat Seeds and Other Tips

Today when I was stumbling around in a mine, I found gold for the first time. Woo hoo. I made myself a helmet of gold.

In other interesting news, I was swimming to an island at night with my dogs. I don't know quite what happened, but they all started to die. I don't know if they got tangled in sand, ice, vines or what. I tried to save them. Three died. I thought I had 7 but I never saw any dogs after that. I was bummed. That was 3 days ago. I haven't found any dogs since.

I did find cheetahs, but they want nothing to do with me, even though I'm carrying a fish.

I found out now to catch pigs you need a carrot. If you can find a village, you can steal their carrots. But the first carrot I got was from killing a zombie. But percentage wise, very few zombies carry carrots.

To catch chickens you need wheat seeds now. I had to find that out in the chatroom. Thanks for the tip guys.

I made a cool spiral staircase around a 4 trunk tree. It's hard to navigate but pretty cool to look at from a distance.

I also was deep in a mine when I saw a cage with fire coming out of it. But every time I tried to get a closer look, skeletons chased me. I killed about 10 skellies and gave up trying after that. So I still don't know what it was.

I'm enjoying lighting my houses with the Chinese lantern things you get on jungle wood with cocoa seeds. That's really fun. I harvest them when it pleases me and put more seeds on the jungle wood to get more.

I'm having fun with colored wool.  I accidentally smacked a sheep with cocoa seeds instead of the shears, and bingo, brown sheep. Ha. A pleasant surprise.

I've noticed that storage boxes don't work all the time. I'll add stuff, walk away, and find the stuff back in my inventory. Annoying.

I tried making a cake with an egg, one wheat, one sugar and a pail of milk. It didn't work. What am I doing wrong?

I built a four cobblestone column in a big pond. Then I dumped a bucket of water over it to make a fountain. It worked, but it was not particularly attractive. Maybe there is a better way. Must experiment.

My boyfriend hates Minecraft. Bah.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Black Screen Eats Minecraft

Until I figure out how to fix the black screen of death on my own computer, I'm can't play Minecraft. I miss it so much! I'd probably be playing right now even though its 3:30 AM. It was something I did when insomnia kept me awake. I've gone back to playing Castleville on Facebook, but I'd much rather be playing Minecraft.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mushroom Stew

I finally got to make and eat a bowl of mushroom stew. It takes one red mushroom, one brown mushroom and a bowl. It's the first time I've had all 3 at the same time. Finally!

Grow Pumpkins on Minecraft

My big discovery today was that if you find a pumpkin and put it in the crafting table, it turns into pumpkin seeds. Yay. Then you can plant them the same way you plant wheat. So now you don't have to settle for randomly finding a pumpkin patch. You can grow as many as you want to. Most of what I've learned on Minecraft was through tutorials, so it's a nice surprise when I figure out something all by myself. Now if I could just figure out how to pick up lava in my bucket without dying. Anyone know?