Friday, July 26, 2019

what I really do in real life

That's a fire ogre.

In the meantime, between singleplayer stints, I'm still on server nearly every day. My main project this summer has been mining out underneath my player shop. Pretty sure I built over a slime chunk...

So I'm working on a slime farm. I have sold slime balls and blocks to just about every player we've ever had for nearly two years now. I've been so busy with player help, staff duties, and a list of other projects I rotate around on that I haven't been able to keep my slime in stock. Welp, that's about to change.

One of the things I watch for is contraband. This builder hammer can't be crafted, it's only available in creative mode, and we're a survival server. I guess previous staff suped up a few and used them to kick naughty players off server during bans, and I'm still finding them once in awhile in hidden stashes among non staff players. It's kind of funny where I find things sometimes.

"the ban hammer has spoken!!"


Back to school fashion trends 👇

Someone's pet horse that got thrown into solid rock coming back through a glitched nether portal, I'm guessing. I dug it out. For some reason, mo creatures horses will neigh in anguish forever and just never die, so I can only imagine the player living above the screams... Actually kinda cracks me up. I'm horrible. 😂

And stuff like this. Chicken stacking is my favorite warn item. I have culled thousands of chickens over the last year. I don't get the whole chicken farming thing if they collect 4 double chests of eggs and never sell them, and a hundred chickens have piles of egg backlog floating around them. One guy had 3 different claims and several hundred chickens packed in tiny hopper farms on each claim. Took me half the day to clean that mess up. Then players wonder why they have lag...

One of the projects on my list was spreading out some of my very crowded piled up block storage to new expanded rooms. This is my color room. All the wools, dyed and glazed clays, and cements are arranged in rows of kind and color. I'm sharing it with another moderator who likes to build.

Caught this while doing player rounds making sure everyone was doing ok. Happy little chat with the neighbor there. Mo Creatures has all kinds of bears.

Gerald, lol. 😆

Sometimes we do math.

One of the players throws spectacular parties every quarter.

I keep meaning to learn making fireworks, but my to-do list is just really long. I really do overextend myself, more in minecraft than I do in real life. I'm learning a lot about myself doing this.

But I see others dealing with their own personality traits playing out in game and feel ok. We're all good.

Sometimes I just sit there and laugh. Players are good for me.

Monday, July 15, 2019

when smoke gets in your eyes, lalala

Decided to branch out in between projects and start really loading up on the basics so I'll be ready to build bigger when the time comes, and I keep running into strange new things so often that I'm finally caving to the pixelmon wiki. I've always been slow to adapt to anything new, but at least I'm collecting what I find to do more with later.

This is a crazy amount of fruit to have to learn, lol. I'll get there. Apparently the blue banana is a yache berry.

In the meantime, I'm getting the hang of sending Turtwig out. I typo so constantly that he's in and out like a yo-yo, but now I know which key is doing it. 😁

We had a serious mishap today... 😲

I have no idea yet if that would actually have done any damage or even killed him (probably not), but I recalled him and then sent him out again in a safer spot. Eeek!

Fortunately had a bucket of water on me. There he is, whew! 😳

Another side jaunt took me into a ravine full of ores and lava everywhere, so I had fun with my bucket creating obsidian floors. Water over lava 'freezes' into obsidian, the hardest block besides bedrock and a necessary ingredient in several important achievements. I made the mistake of installing a furnace directly over lava...

and then I kept catching on fire standing next to it... The first time was a bit of a shock.

I racked my brain. I've been playing minecraft for several years, but most of it has been on a server with fire spread turned off. Apparently lava can set fire to anything flammable, but oddly, this turned out to look like the obsidian burning. I've never seen that happen before. I don't think it's flammable. I did several experiments, ruled out burning mobs falling off ledges into that spot, assumed it was the door but it never burned, and finally came back to it once with obsidian simply just on fire, which I easily slapped out. Even digging out under the furnace and replacing the lava underneath with cobble hasn't stopped it from flaring up, so I think I've somehow glitched an obsidian block to spontaneously catch on fire. 😂

Guess I'll have to be careful not to use wood to build with in that ravine. I might eventually fix it up to house wyverns once I've made to the wyvern lair.

More to come...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

over 3 weeks later...

So last I left off, I had established an easy spot to work in so I could focus on much bigger things. Two days after I wrote that I got real lucky fighting a manticore. It dropped an egg! You can hatch manticore eggs and after they grow up you can ride them through the air, which is awesome when you're playing survival and don't use a fly cheat. You can read more about manticores in this wiki.

That alone really stepped up my time management. I no longer had to run across bits of ground and across water to anything, I just flew there.

There are several creatures that fly in the Mo Creatures mob library, but this really was a lucky break.

This is what it looks like riding one. The perspective makes them look bigger, so you feel like you're on a really powerful pet.

So of course, I found more stuff more quickly, with easy getaways.

Finding the monument so quickly after I got the manticore made it much easier to task out another huge project on the side. I've always wanted to drain an ocean monument, so I level several nearby islands collecting sand to sink around a border of dirt I made. This is an easy wall that I can build a more permanent wall next to later.

This dolphin just missed spawning in water, so I killed it. If I'd had a net ready, I could have snatched it up and used it later to ride around any body of water.

This maggot is part of the insect collection. Maggots, snails, and slugs all drop slime balls, which come in very handly for making leads, which you can use to drag vanilla mobs and some Mo Creatures mobs around.

Later on I was in the nether for more glowstone and quartz when I killed a fire manitcore, and it dropped an egg! That's actually pretty thrilling when it's your first time. The nether is really dangerous in Mo Creatures, so that was cool.

They're so cute when they're tiny.

Growing fast, though.

Aside from manticores, I'm still widely avoiding certain pokemon interactions since I'm one of the rare clueless. This is the first time I had seen a Klink.

I haven't been on single player that much in the meantime since all this, summer being summer and stuff, but hopefully that monument will be a cinch. I'm thinking about killing guardians in creative, but we'll see what happens when I get that far.