Thursday, July 19, 2012

LP Episode 1: Introduction, or, For Want of a Pickaxe

I went ahead and made a YouTube video. Trying to expand this site's horizons. Let me know what you think.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Underground Sugar Cane Farm

To get all the bookshelves for my enchanting table, I've been growing the reeds along the coast near the top of the elevator. I wanted to do something with the stone brick road in order to keep my energy flowing with the underground base. I decided to make a nice little sugar cane farm down there.

Originally there was going to be a mob trap next to the water source, but that was looking much less common. That spot became the location for the reed farm.

Using a very nice Efficiency IV diamond pickaxe and TNT, I made this nice space:

Putting in the dirt, water, and glass:

There's no redstone with this. I was considering making it a piston-operated autoharvester, but looking at what I have now, it's much nicer looking. The end result is quite simple but I like it.

The jack o'lanterns do feel a little haphazardly placed but ah well, they do the job. I could easily move the stuff around. The entrance to the farm also looks identical to the pumpkin room, which I will want to change.

I went to the nearby abandoned mineshaft to grab some cobwebs for string, which will go to making bows. The mineshaft intersects a ravine, resulting in floating supports, cobwebs, and a floating cave spider spawner!

Still not much of the above ground base has been designed, but for the up/down section, I do have at least this much made:

I'm attempting to think of what kind of blocks I will use in its design. I'm currently thinking planks, logs, sandstone, and Nether brick. This may also be the permanent location of my Nether portal.