Hello there. First of all, I just want to say that there will be a couple of links in this post, and I encourage you all to check them out.
I was reminded by Dragona by his blog ( Dragona's Blog ) of something that I've wanted to post about for a long time. There is a game, my friends, that defies the laws of gaming, because while it is the most unrealistic game I have ever played, it is simply ADDICTING.
This game, people of the 'verse, is Minecraft.
I love it.
I am addicted to it.
And like Hell you won't love it too.
What makes Minecraft so addictive that I haven't stopped thinking about it for the last few weeks? Well, the gameplay, i guess. It is still in Alpha mode (i think it goes Alpha, Beta, then the game is released), which means the actual game hasn't come out, and it is still being created, but it is down loadable Here, for free, but only the singleplayer.
The singleplayer starts you in a randomly generated map, where you are most likely surrounded by sand. And by sand, i mean blocks of sand.
Because that's what minecraft is all about. Blocks. The whole system is based on a pixel-like setting, which at a first look you may find it dodgy and not worth playing. But the thing is, this whole game was created by the legend 'Notch', who is around 17/18 yrs old. No company. No huge enterprise. Just a guy and his blocks.
Notch has created a complicated game with no storyline and endless possiblities. For instance, this is my house. After a good, oh, i dont know, maybe 100-200 minecraft days (24 minutes each, i think) i have created a castle-like building that towers over the land. I have built it so high that i have actually reached a point where i can't place anymore blocks. lol.
|A little closer. This is my front door(s). There is a little gap between the door and the walkway i am on, so that when mobs (enemies) are following me up the walkway, i can open the doors, jump through, shut them, and they fall down into the pit.|
And that's the singleplayer. The multiplayer is much different, but just as fun. Plus, you don;t need to download anything. Just go to this website ( remember that you have to make a login first tho ), and then click on a server. You are given heaps of blocks and can do joint creations with other people, making stuff like boats and houses. Castles, beds, hotels, pixel art, the possibilities are ENDLESS! I have a login, and i suggest going to the 'Stormcom' servers. The one i go to is currently down, for some reason, so i guess it will be pure luck if i see any of you. When it does come back on, i will tell you all where to go, and we can have a massive party.
Until then, build, don;t 'grief'' ( when you go up to anyone's creation and randomly destroy blocks, deleting their work until it is an almost unrecognizable mess, causing "grief"to the creator. ) and enjoy minecraft.
Btw, the multiplayer is infinitely better. Mainly cos i can talk to you all there. :D
Now, onto other pointless discussion. Or not so pointless. I don't know how you'll see it.
Well, for owners of Blackberry phones (I'm looking at you, Lenka), last week i got the trackball on my blackberry replaced, because i lost it. It came all the way from China, and i was surprised that i got it for $3, so when it arrived four weeks after i ordered it i raced to my room to unite it with my phone. Now i am carrying my phone everywhere, and the ongoing story i have stored on there about Leo Sparks has tripled in size. Only thing is, now my media card has failed to work, and i lost a coupla movie trailers i had stored on there. I have backups on my comp, tho. XD
Ahh. But i need help. The internet won't work until i get some credit, i think, and the only thing i have left is the blackberry messenger.
Um, help, anyone?
For some dumb reason, i can't seem to add someone's email and then message them with this app. When i go to add a new contact in the messenger, it asks for a PIN Number.
I thought it was like an email, like firstname.lastname@example.org or something. Help, plz?
And, uh, yeah. The next part of the story is taking longer than usual. D:
I did finish all my exams tho, and i did pretty well on them. Tuesday is the last day of school and then HOLIDAYS!!!!! YESS!! EPICA!
With holidays, both Louis and i will have more time to do creative stuff, instead of gaming and making songs. Our Dad wants us off the computer more, and so Louis says he will be drawing the next picture. Mary Hiashi, i think. Sometime this week. Hopefully....
OK! Well, i'm off to play some Minecraft! Good luck in playing it, get onto the multiplayer ASAP, and i'll talk to you all later!