The Minecraft Logs #19: Nowhere Town is reborn!

As I mentioned in my last post my previous save was gone due to a small human error. In that post I said there were only a few buildings left to place before I got back to the point I stopped.

Well, figuring out where to put those huts were more of a pain than I expected. Even then I am still not sure they were placed in a good way. Time will tell!

Because of the restart and a change to my mod list everything is obviously different. Since everything changed anyway, I took this opportunity to try some new ideas, in an attempt to deal with some problems I ran in my first try.

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The Minecraft Logs #18: A forced restart

At the end of last month I finally upgraded my computer. As such I was forced to reinstall both my OSes, Windows and Linux. It is a process I always find tedious, more on the Windows part because it always feels like something will go wrong with it that will annoy me for days.

This time it wasn’t any different and I won’t go into everything that irritated me. Suffice to say it annoyed me so much that I procrastinated to reinstall Linux for a while.

Well, a short while ago I finally did reinstall it, without any major issues. Kinda. You know when you are so used to do something that it becomes trivial to you and then you just don’t pay attention to it much anymore. That is what happened with this re-installation of Linux which led to the tragedy of this post: my Linux install shares the same HD as my games and during the re-installation I accidentally deleted all my games, more specifically, my Minecraft save was completely gone…

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The Minecraft Logs #17: Storage system and a lot of the usual machines

This is an overdue post. I kept meaning to write about my on-going shenanigans with MineColonies a while ago but I wanted to finish recreating my usual Create machines first. That however turned to be far more work than I anticipated as I was trying some new stuff.

The majority of the machines, and the most important ones, are done though. There are only a few left that I am still considering and then it is adding finishing touches to each area so it doesn’t look like someone went carving up giant holes underground, placing torches all over the place.

I figured I might as well post about those now before I forget everything that has happened so far.

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Games I’ve been playing – August 2022

Avicebron saying "It is not a doll! It is a golem..."

August was another month that was almost dominated by one game: Minecraft. The only reason it wasn’t completely dominated by it is because, ironically enough, I had to take a break from it to play something else completely different: Ys Origin.

Playing Ys Origin is also increasing my itch to play some other games, particularly of the japanese variety and ones I have stopped midway too. For now I am resisting it but once I finish this playthrough I will probably delve again into one of those.

Anyway, here is a summary of my game time in August:

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The Minecraft Logs #16: Chaotic Town Expansion

The Minecolonies medieval oak town hall at level 3

Confession time: I almost decided to restart my game again. The main reason is that I was highly dissatisfied with the way my colony was being developed as well as the hilly area I decided to settle in. My reasoning was that now that I had a more experience with MineColonies, if I were to restart I could lay out the town in a much better way.

The other reason were some mods that I discovered recently that made it very tempting. They were ChoiceTheorem’s Overhauled Village, Towns and Towers – Structure Add-ons and Integrated Dungeons and Structures. The first one replaces vanilla villages, the second add new ones to different biomes plus some other structures and the last one adds new elaborated crafted structures and dungeons in the world that also incorporate features from other mods like Quark and Create.

But as I thought about it I figured out if I stop being so stubborn and change around where I planned to put some of these buildings it might not be too bad. Also no matter where I end up with it will be pretty much impossible to find large sections of flat terrain thanks to how the world generation works in 1.18.

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The Minecraft Logs #15: Welcome to Nowhere Town!

The oak town hall at level 2 from the MineColonies mod

As I mentioned in my previous post I have been playing a lot with a mod called MineColonies.

My original intention was to take screenshots and write about it as I started the colony then built it up. Unfortunately I got a bit too distracted by all the decision making I was doing that I forgot to take relevant screenshots. I also kept postponing writing about it to play “just a bit more”.

Now it is a bit far ahead than a starting colony but still with very little in terms of self-sufficiency. I will try to summarize as best as I can how I got to this point as well as the troubles I am facing right now.

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The Minecraft Logs #14: Onwards to 1.18

The plains biome in Minecraft version 1.18 with some horses and a forest at the back.

It is becoming a sort of bad joke in this series that every time I start to get close to accomplishing something interesting I end up deciding to restart for a reason or another.

This time the trigger was when I decided to check what was new in the latest Create mod update, version 0.5. There is some cool stuff in there, more specifically the Steam engine which seems like an excellent replacement for the Furnace Engine (now gone).

The only problem was that 0.5 is only available on Minecrat version 1.18. I was playing on version 1.16 so the change was one of necessity if I wanted to play with the latest Create additions.

But that wasn’t the only reason. There were a lot of little things that I wasn’t happy with and it reflected mostly in the mods I removed this time around.

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Living in a MMO

Yesterday Paeroka of Nerdy Bookahs wrote an interesting thought experiment about which MMO world she would choose to live in, if she could.

My first reaction was of “I’d never want to live in a MMO world. Their whole existence is being constantly threatened by something or another.” Then I thought about it a bit more and is it really that much worse than our real life world, where our planet is slowly but surely being destroyed by generations of political ignorance, apathy and negligence?

Plus at least the MMO worlds have the advantage of heroes risking their lives to save said worlds and often succeeding.

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Games I’ve been playing – July 2022

The medieval oak townhall for Mine Colonies at level 1

This post is one day late because I decided to spend the day yesterday recharging. Sunday my group started testing Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound. I had lots of fun but it was still a social event and as a huge introvert it still drained some of my energy. Thus the need for resting.

As far as video-games are concerned though, there wasn’t that much variety. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing but it does make for short posts.

So here is what I have been up to in terms of playing:

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Games I’ve been playing – June 2022

It is very rare for me to be able to focus in one big game for a month or longer. Usually ADD kicks in somewhere along the way and I end up playing something else. Only to return to the game years later, when I already forgot everything about it!

This can be rather annoying as it obviously makes it hard to continue. Restarting from the start also feels demotivating as I might just go through the same problem again. So when I have one of these moments when I focus on just one game from start to finish it is a bliss!

Anyways, this is what I have been up to, game-wise.

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