There were quite a few developments in my Minecraft playthrough since my last post on the subject. So many that I probably should have wrote about it before, breaking it into smaller posts instead of leaving everything to this one.
Oh, well, I will try to not ramble too much so the size of this post doesn’t get out of hand.
Here is what has been happening…
I mentioned before that I used a cheat code to find the coordinates of a village. I even started to build a tunnel to reach those coordinates. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the coordinates given to me were about 1000 blocks away…
Still I kept trying to build the tunnel, figuring that with some rails and a cart the travel wouldn’t be too bad once the work was all finished.
However digging that tunnel was turning out to be soul crushing work so I decided to give a try at exploring my surroundings again. This time I noticed that on the back side of my shelter the mountain wasn’t as big as I thought and I decided to check it out.
On the other side of it I found a small lake connected with two rivers. That looked like it might lead to some place interesting so I took a boat to explore them.
One of the rivers just led to more high mountains that would be too much of a pain to explore. The other river gave better results leading me to a snowy taiga biome with an actual village!
I was able to loot some good stuff from there, including seeds for pumpkins, blank maps and papers, potatoes plus a few other things I already forgot about.
Next I decided it was about time to rebuild my ugly cobblestone box shelter into an actual house.
Since my ability to build houses in games is equivalent to an alien trying to pass as human I felt I should watch some videos on YouTube first to learn building techniques.
The ones I liked the most from my search I would recreate in my creative world to get a better feel for the layout, scale of the buildings and how the materials looked in my computer.
Despite all that I still had a bit of creative crisis as I couldn’t come up with a good house design myself. Eventually I just gave up and built this house by One Team. I did make some tweaks for personal preferences and materials available though. The interior also still needs a lot of work.
Finally I decided it was time to try exploring the Nether. I built my portal and went in, excited to see what I could find in there.
Well, if I thought exploring a mountain biome in the overworld was bad, doing so in the Nether is even worse. Oh, and since I am dumb and clumsy I obviously felt in a sea of lava in there losing all my stuff.
That left me so salty I rage-quit when once I respawned at my house. Not because of the stuff I lost since those could be replaced but because of all the experience that was gone. I just needed a few more bars to reach level 30, which I wanted to do so I could try some enchanting.
This latest fiasco mixed with my frustrations with exploration made me to seriously consider restarting a third time, in a different biome, or give a modpack a try. I even downloaded SkyFactory 4 and Create just to take a peek on what they offered. In the end though I figured out I’d probably just get frustrated with both of those options but for different reasons.
Besides I figured I can just make a new base in a different biome in my current world if it really bothers me that much. I just need to find an interesting place to relocate to first.
For now I will just continue to explore the Nether. Maybe even try to build some safer pathways there so I don’t end up falling in the lava so often!