Yeah this guy looks like he knows what hes doing, Git!

Lets Play MineCraft #4: Happy Harvesting

In the second episode I planted some crops to provide myself with a longer term food supply.

This has served me well so far but running around the edge of my farming pool was hard work. This meant it was time to shift it to a better and more organised location near the house.

As I was moving it anyway I felt it would be a good time to experiment with making a rudimentary machine to help with the harvesting.

As I have yet to find any redstone to make any real machines, my only option was to create a water based harvesting system.

While only very simple, I am still proud of it.

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Yeah this guy looks like he knows what hes doing, Git!

Lets Play MineCraft #3: Encountering Endermen

As mentioned in the last video, now that the food situation is handled it is time to get on with some adventuring.

Obviously this means heading underground and I set out to find an interesting looking cave. Thankfully it turns out there are quite a few around the spot where I have set up home.

This makes it all the more laughable that the first one I picked to investigate turned out to be a dead end. Then when I get down into the second cave I encounter slightly more adventure that I was expecting.

It seems that cave two is not only home to a whole army of creepers, but it turns out to be the source of the Enderman spotted in the previous episode.

Safe to say my reaction to spotting him down there was to run away like a little girl – at least I have an iron pick & sword now.

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Yeah this guy looks like he knows what hes doing, Git!

Lets Play MineCraft #2: Finding Food

After the mess that the Creeper made of my front doorstep in the previous episode, I took some time before this one to clean a lot of it up. This however seems to have left me in need of food and fast.

So in this episode I went out in search of food. For a short term fix I got myself a few steaks and pork chops from the local critters, but I was also thinking in the long term.

After picking up a few seed, and taking full advantage of the nearby water source, I ended up setting up a little farm area in the hopes of growing some wheat. If it works out I should be able to keep myself set for food permanently.

So despite a surprise visit from an Enderman around my camp, a successful day all round.

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Yeah this guy looks like he knows what hes doing, Git!

Lets Play MineCraft #1: Setting Up Shelter

Yes, I am aware of how late to the game I am with this one.

I very briefly played the beta while writing for Thirteen1, but I never did get round to playing Minecraft properly.

However recently Blogger and fellow YouTuber Arkenor (http://www.arksark.org/blog/ & http://www.youtube.com/user/Arkenor) has been doing a series of videos on his adventures in a modded version of Minecraft that finally got me curious enough to pick it up.

The next few videos are me exploring this game a little to see if I can get addicted to it in the same way everybody else seems to have, so you may as well come along for the ride.

Shame about the mess the Creeper makes of my lawn at the end of the video

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