The Minecraft Logs #11: Tunnel building, village reform attempt and restarting again and again and again

If there is any proof of how many terrible decisions I can make in a short time and how impulsive I am then these Minecraft posts are exactly that.

Dramatics aside, as I mentioned in my latest monthly game review post, some stuff happened which led me to decide to restart in the game. Well, it is more than restarting I actually changed my mod list so much too that any pretense of a “vanilla plus” experience has been pretty much thrown out of the window now.

Before we get to any of that let me retell the events of what happened as it will explain why I made the decisions I made.

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The Minecraft Logs #10: Building all the factories!

Well, okay, it wasn’t all of them. Just all of the essential ones to make my life in Minecraft easier: generators for andesite, iron and gold. The last two were generators that I have been meaning to build since I installed the Create mod months ago but due to the lack of brass I couldn’t make them immediately. Then I was finally able to make brass ingots, took a break and next thing I know it is some months later and here I am playing the game again!

Of course, they weren’t the main reason I installed Create in the first place but they were an important part of it.

Anyway, before we get to any of that we need to backtrack a little so I can explain how I finally got to this point.

P.S.: This is post #6 for Blaugust 2021

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[XCom 2] Operation Iron God

In the interest of honesty, I meant to write this post much earlier in the week. But then I decided to play juuuust a little bit of Minecraft. Next thing I knew it was Friday and I still haven’t written the post. Oops!

Story of my life right there!

Consequently this post was made in a rush and has not been edited. Sorry about that!

Anyway, in case you are just stumbling on it, this is part of a XCom 2 Succession game where a bunch of bloggers each take a turn at the game and hope we don’t end up losing the war against the aliens. Losing soldiers along the way though, specially the ones who are named after a blogger, is completely optional and even encouraged by some.

This event is being hosted by Naithin, of Time to Loot. You can find more information about it, the list of participants and their turns here.

Image credits: The image at the top of this post was created by Naithin.

EDIT: Forgot to add that this is post #4 for Blaugust 2021!

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The Minecraft Logs #9: An attempt was made

A giant crater in Minecraft

When I last made a post about Minecraft (back at March! Yikes!) I was frustrated because my attempts to add a basement to the house I got were not working that well. So I decided to try to make my own house from scratch. My thinking was this way I could build it to my exact needs instead of trying to force someone else’s design to it.

My plan at the time was to make a post whenever I finished said attempt. Well, I did start on it however I got frustrated again because like usual my attempt was turning out to look more like an alien pretending to build a human house than anything else.

Because of that I decided to take a break and come back later… except I got distracted by other games and only now have been getting an itch to play Minecraft again. Ooops!

P.S.: This is my post #3 for Blaugust 2021

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[XCom 2] Blogger Succession Game – Mission 10: Operation Dawn Fort

One of the dangers about having some experience with a game and playing on an easy difficult mode is that you can get cocky. Some times this can lead to some disastrous results. Fortunately that wasn’t the case this time but it came so close to it that it is not even funny. Well, not for me anyway! XD

If by some reason you are just stumbling on this post, it is part of a blogging succession game where each participant blog plays a bit of XCom 2 and then pass on the save to the next blogger. It is being hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. You can find more about it and a link to all the participating blogs here.

Credits: The image at the top was created by Naithin.

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[Xcom 2] Blogger Succession Game – Mission 3: Operation Foolish Sentinel

After the success of the Civilization VI Succession Game, we are doing another one. Once again it is being organized by Naithin of Time to Loot and as the title says we are playing XCom 2! All the details of the event can be found in this link.

The TL;DR version is: Each blogger will play one mission. After that they can spend some time on the Geoscape portion of the game however they see fit until another mission pops up. When that happens they save the game and pass the save file to the next person in the succession.

Oh, we are also putting our own nicknames on the characters and from other bloggers who offered to have their nicknames for this event. The catch is everybody agreed that if any of our namesake characters die we would be totally fine with it.

I even made a Strawpoll of who they thought would die in this mission. Apparently there were a couple of people who were really optimistic about their odds.

The bloggers participating this time are, in playing order:

  1. Naithin
  2. Mr Peril (aka Roger)
  3. Rakuno (Yours truly!)
  4. MagiWasTaken (aka Dan)
  5. Rambling Redshirt
  6. Kluwes
  7. UnwiseOwl

That is enough with introductions. Let’s get on with the show!

Credits: Image at the top created by Naithin.

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[Civ VI] Long Live the Queen – Need more Pylons, I mean, Production (Turns 401 – 410)

It’s been a long time since my last turn at this succession game. So long that I am feeling pretty rusty at playing it. Granted there was nothing preventing me from playing Civilization VI between my turns, in fact I almost considered it. But I haven’t been feeling in the mood for it and even if I did then it would be with all the DLCs which would not help me much here as we are playing it with just the base game.

Anyhoo, if you just stumbled here somehow, this post is part of a collaborative Succession Game of Civilization VI where different blogger each take 10 turns playing the game then pass on the save to the next player. It is being hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot and you can find a link to all the participants, their posts about the event and other information here.

Credits: The image at the top was made by Naithin.

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The Minecraft Logs #8: Brass Ingots, Mechanized Crafter and an attempt at a basement

Mechanical Crafters creating Grinding Wheels

You know that moment in a JRPG when you unlock the airship and you feel like a lot of possibilities opened up to you? That is how it felt to me when I got the ability to make brass ingots in Create because it opens a lot of interesting machinery in the mod.

However more options can be a double-edged sword, specially for someone who is chronically indecisive like me.

Let me explain how everything went in my last few sessions of Minecraft, maybe that will make things more clear.

In case anyone is curious about which mods I am using, you can find the current list here.

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The Minecraft Logs #7: Building farms, enchanting and capturing a blaze

Since my last post there has been some major developments in my current Minecraft world. It is now getting to the point where I feel like I can start on some major projects that I have been putting off due to the lack of certain resources.

I am also starting to feel like I am not muddling through as much in this game and have a better grasp of it.

Before we begin though let me add a small disclaimer…

Disclaimer: I am playing a modded Minecraft. If you play with vanilla your experiences may differ. For a full list of my current mods check this page.

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The Minecraft Logs #6: Building and exploration

Once again I should have wrote this post a long time ago as there were significant progress in my game, enough that I might forget about it if I were to keep postponing it.

Part of the reason for the delay is that there was something I wanted to build and test out first before making a post. I only did it this weekend and although the results weren’t what I expected it was still a pretty good learning experience.

Before I get to that though there is a bunch of other stuff I’ve been doing in Minecraft that I’d like to mention.

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