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10 January 2011 @ 02:16 am
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I was going to post photos, but then I packed my camera and camera cord. I'm going to be in Kentucky for a while, dunno how long, yet. But I'll get to see Derek and go into EST for the first time ever. I will probably miss PST. It's a good timezone.

And since I'm not taking my computer, I figured I'd post about game stuff, since who knows when I'll do that again.


I wanted to see what biomes (mini-environments that change over distance) look like, so I made a new world:



You'd think there'd be more steam.

I needed wood, and there was a temporary bug where leaves wouldn't decay after chopping down trees; aha, says I, I can light them afire, and the problem will take care of itself:



I ended up starting a forest fire that effectively clearcut around my starting base.

But I like the new world. It's pretty.



I also wanted to make a new world so I could build a temple to house my very own hellgate. Here's the start:



Then I got distracted because I added a texture pack and I had to go explore the world again:



Pigs like to live in trees.

Anyway, I like this pack, although it makes the sun and moon round, which is a pity. But I like pretty much everything else it does. The water is especially lovely.



Here you see a problem I've run into with biomes. Nice cave, great to explore! Except wait. The ceiling is made out of sand. Sand is a block that falls if nothing is beneath it. The ground above this cave is a border to a desert biome--sand everywhere. So this nice cave? As soon as you dig underneath that sand, it allllll falls down on you and you smother and die. This game is harsh, man.

...speaking of harsh, I lost all my good equipment and everything I'd worked on because a pig pushed me into some lava. I was pretty damn pissed and now I kill most pigs I see. On principle. Anyway.



Biome borders look really awesome with this texture pack.



There's a rainforest biome directly below--like the ground is made of leaves--and in the background is a desert biome (those are cacti, not creepers).

Back to work on the temple! I probably went exploring while my cobblestone baked into regular stone. That took so long. I think I spent hours just getting cobblestone/coal/wood/baking.... It's not even that big a temple! But here it is now:





What's that purple bit in the middle?



Oh yes, just a portal to hell.

I haven't really explored the other dimension yet; I've been playing on peaceful mode so I could build the temple, and also because I'm a pansy, and something about hell with no mobs is just kind of sad. But I'll die instantly if I turn monsters on again. It's a hard choice.

More shots of the temple:





It gets really dark in there! Also, I deliberately built the temple over a "cave" that I created myself--I made a ceiling over a valley--so usually when I walk into the temple, it makes the scary cave noise. Effective! And the portal makes demonic noises itself. This is a great temple. Oh, and I'm a huge nerd, so the outer design is loosely based on the Jedi academy. Whee.

I don't live in the temple, though, obviously; I made myself a house:





But I really like my temple.



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Sarasandlersbean on January 10th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you'll get to see Derek. Have fun in Kentucky! :)
Callisto Callispicallispi on May 13th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Years ago, when I got my first computer, I used to play a game where I could literally build new worlds and landscapes. It was fantastic--I could build secret gardens and walls and paths and different castles, and have people walking around in them. It was a reeeally simple game, but I loved it.

Your pics remind me of that :)

I wanted to friend you because you are a fellow OI designer! I'm not too active on LJ, but I do check out other peoples' post and comment. :p Hopefully you will friend me back?
AngharadTy: girl with the silver eyesladytalon on May 13th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I'm not super active on LJ either, but I do love your icons, so you must be a good person. ^_^
Callisto Callispicallispi on May 13th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
I like this standard. ;)
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