Saturday, March 3, 2012

Return of ToK [Tale of Kingdoms Post 2]

A long time ago I downloaded and installed Tale of Kingdoms into a separate Minecraft jar. Having recently gotten bored and de-energized by my ravine project I decided to get back into ToK.

Up until now I've mainly been grinding in front of the castle that you spawn in at the start. Nothing very interesting. Was planning to perhaps start a farm. I've also been considering building a house some distance away. In addition, I am copying an idea from one of my preferred TV shows where each life of my character has a different appearance and perhaps personality as well.

The First Shawntc is the one I've been using for the longest time, haven gotten probably the majority of play time and experience. Not very courageous or crafty, mostly sticking around the castle and rarely venturing deep underground. Used the default Steve skin.
 Things were going smoothly and quietly until today. When I was about halfway toward having enough experience to begin building my own kingdom, there was an attack on the castle: the Siege of Youssaria! The enemies in this mod, which seem to be dark versions of Knights and skeletons, suddenly appeared in the castle and war broke out! Naturally, I tried to help but it was horrible how outnumbered I was. Given my lack of strong equipment I couldn't hold them down very well.

I was obliterated and respawned as the Second Shawntc. My skin (and by the way, the skins for my 2nd to 4th respawns were decided after the fact) was kurtmac's Tenth Doctor.
However this was a brief life. Things happened so quickly... there was no chance to fight back... within seconds I was killed again. I returned once more, this time as the Third Shawntc with the skin of Skylord Lysander from "Shadow of Israphel."
By this point the castle was suffering intense damage and combat. The structure was burning to pieces.

My third version also suffered a quick demise and respawned once more into a fourth form. This was intended to be the typical dwarf skin of Honeydew from Yogscast, but it appears they have been filming, because I got this:
This time I ran to hopefully live. Then I crafted my iron sword and tried to fight. Still no good! My fourth avatar was slain and I came to as the Fifth Shawntc. This time I decided to go with Etho's skin, Kakashi Hatake.
At first, I ran. Content to let the castle burn to the ground I sought to get as far away from the evil NPCs as I could. But the Guild Master would keep teleporting to where I was, saying how we were too far from the castle to fight. So I found some courage and went back into the battle. With the help of the Master and the archers I began to fight off the bad guys! Emboldened by victories I went to the front of the battle lines - going out of my way to grab experience orbs - and once the inner area was cleared, I went up to the largely destroyed upper level of the castle. There weren't any monsters up there.
 Victory at last! I scrounged up a few logs to get the needed stack and the castle was promptly repaired.
 Unfortunately, my bed, workbench, furnace, and chest were destroyed in the repairing. Meaning that the Fifth Shawntc is starting over basically from scratch.
But I'm nearly able to begin my kingdom!