Minecraft is addictive, like crack for my brain. I blame this on the part of my brain that makes me fascinated with Legos. Fortunately in this case, unfortunately in others, I have always had a somewhat short attention span, and I seem to be weaning myself off it.
Last night is the first time since I got the Alpha version of Minecraft that I didn’t play it. I actually got some sleep! Then again, here it is on a Friday night, and I just got finished playing it again, so we will see.
Let my addiction bring you entertainment, internet! I decided to post some pictures from my latest project, a tour of Cathedral Mountain.
I started this project this afternoon. I was lucky enough to generate a world with this interesting mountain dominating the center of my island. The mountain has a waterfall coming out about halfway up the slope. I’m not sure why I dubbed it Cathedral Mountain, but I came up with the name right away. The very first thing I did was chop down a tree trunk. Using the wood I built a workshop, and used that to make a wooden pick. With this much exposed rock, it wasn’t long until I stumbled on some coal, and voila, I was set up for my first night.
There is a lot more to find. My downward stairs terminate in a large patch of gravel, which covers the entrance to a large cave. At first it seemed fairly small, but then I ran out of torches and ended up dropping down a hidden hole. I ended up finding a bunch of flowing water and lava down in the darkness, and I am determined to get the whole thing mapped out.
First I am going to find some more iron so I can load up on better tools and armor, and I am going to bring a crap-load of torches and ladders!
Wish me luck, dear internet, there is minecrafting to do!