[insert obligatory complaint about backlog of picture posts I still want to make and am woefully behind on]
We’ll cycle back to that. 🙂
I ran twice this week on both Monday and Tuesday nights. There have been some in-world developments. Mt. Servermore is now done (now with four faces and seekrit bat cave!), as is the Granite line of the subway – well. “Done.” It runs to Wacker Tower and stops there pending expansion. Also during Monday’s game DoublePositive (the artist formerly known as Mathguy04) first showed me and 576875 how to build mostly waterless boat launchers (two exist high in the sky above spawn) and built a steak/leather grinder near spawn house, which is weirdly fascinating. And hey, free leather and meat, right?576875 also has built a community mineshaft around the corner from Spawn, so people should feel free to dig around in there during survival games.
The area around Spawn is about as full as I’d like it to be (more so, but nvm), so I made an official rule calling for a moratorium on building any new structures within 64 blocks of spawn in any direction. I want people to build stuff! JUST NOT NEAR SPAWN, OKAY. It’s a big world, spread out. 🙂 I made some minor updates to the rule list; please check them out before playing.
Other world news: Now that I’m hosting in Survival more often, I’m trying to keep various chests around stocked with various supplies. I’ve also taken a liking to fishing (unsurprising, I loved fishing in World of Warcraft too) and the lake base that 576875 built a while back is fantastic for it aside from occasional attacks from baby zombies. I’m also digging out the Brick line, which will terminate not far from Mt. Servermore when it’s done. (again, “done” until westward expansion.)
Just for a change of pace, I went down to the southern terminus of the Netherrack line, where there is absolutely nothing aside from a “budder” house Beastie built at some point, took a hard left onto an adjacent landmass, and switched the game into survival. Aside from the flights to and from the main continent, I’ve been playing pure survival at max difficulty in this area. I’d been stuck in Creative mode for so long that I’d forgotten what a challenge resource management and staying alive is, especially as my little island home seems to be absolutely plagued with creepers. >_< It’s a nice break from everything else though.
Pictures soon, I promise. I should sit down and just dedicate a weekend day to addressing my backlog, lol. I also need to update a few pictures here, like the main spawn one and the “We’re Open/We’re Closed!” pics on the sidebar. And I’ve been meaning to update all the build pages with coordinates. Argh! So much work.
Speaking of which, some rather big blog news! Since I’ve been having trouble keeping the blog updated on a regular basis I put the call out on the server subreddit for contributors, and got a few bites from The Usual Suspects, so as of today, you’ll actually start seeing my little author avatar next to posts, and there will be more than just myself fansquealing into the void about all things MCPE. Looking forward to seeing what my regulars bring to the blog; here’s hoping people can keep things lively both here and on the subreddit.