Sunday, April 17, 2011

As He Creates...

In my last few posts I've touched on philosophy, music, and my reasons for creating this blog. Now it's time for something much more important - Minecraft. If you're unfamiliar with the game, I suggest you check it out. It's considered a "sandbox" game, meaning you can pretty much do whatever you want. At the heart of the game is mining for materials and building structures. Although, if you want you can avoid these steps altogether and run around fighting monsters at night in an attempt to gain gunpowder to create tnt and blow up part of your seemingly never ending world (part of what makes this game so amazing is that the world you are in is self generating and you can almost walk forever). Here are a few screenshots of things I've built or am working on. They should give you a feel for what you can do in the game if you haven't played it or heard of it before.
 This one is of an ugly "cobblestone" castle i made.
 Here is a side shot of a giant sphinx I constructed out of sandstone. The face unintentionally looks like Frank from Donnie Darko.
 Behind the sphinx is a giant "netherrack" pyramid. I intend on having the entire front side on fire with a railway going up the side.

 These two are of the inside of the unfinished pyramid. It's so large that it is completely dark if you stand near the center.

My humble room, with my recently tamed wolves and some artwork.

All of these structure were made legitimately, meaning no inventory hacks or mods were used. I have a few ideas that I'd like to manifest into creations, but they will take awhile to build. I'm planning to make a giant tree with floors (sort of like the first dungeon in Ocarina of Time). Next to the tree I intend to construct a floating ship. I also wanted to use note blocks (blocks that play sound) to create an in-game version of "Song of Storms" (yeah, I'm a big Ocarina of Time fan). Thanks for reading. Post any screenshots of stuff you've done in the comments. Bonus points to anyone who can name the title reference. I'll give you a hint- the Sphinx is sort of related.

~Clouded

17 comments:

  1. dude those are some nice buildings,just started on a new house, also, theyre bringing weather into the next update

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  2. That sphinx must have taken some effort. I wish I had that kind of patience!

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  3. That cobblestone building is not ugly, it's actually really good looking.

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  4. I love minecraft.. and love the sphinx, thats a great idea. i might just copy it :)

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  5. Oh man there is an awesome dubstep cover of Song of Storms by ephixia on youtube, check it out. It will blow your mind.

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  6. Thanks for all the comments. Yeah, the sphinx took awhile. Gathering all that sandstone took forever and building it wasn't the easiest thing. I'm listening to the Song of Storms cover. Pretty frickin' awesome. I used to make some crappy dubstep songs in fruity loops. This makes me want to start again. I'm think about doing some chrono trigger dubstep covers. I'll post them here if I get around to it.

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  7. thank you for the introduction into this. i hear about it, but know, or knew very little.

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  8. is it from Nile's song - As He Creates, So He Destroys ?
    anyways, i have no idea how to post pictures in comments, otherwise i would post a photo of a large compound i built in my fraternity's SMP server. wolves naturally spawn in it too, so at one point i had an army of 20 wolves.

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  9. Fenix, You are correct. I don't know how to post pictures in comments, but links are always welcome. Wolf army sounds awesome.

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  10. awesome man, i love minecraft, i take back everything i ever said! haha

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  11. Oh my god, that is some awesome work you'vz got there! keep going!

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  12. I love the sphinx mate, that's really nice. All my structures are on the level of your 'ugly cobblestone castle'

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