Pageviews last month

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mega Objects

When you give geeks a giant building space and unlimited resources it really is only a matter of time before certain objects are built. For example a triforce that is as tall as the server will allow (built by me). Also we have so far a pair of dice, a water slide, and the beginning of an ark.

Post your tips and suggestions in the comments. And, as per usual more shots after the jump.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The prize for the design our skins (ewww) contest shall be your name immortalized on our SMP map in solid gold blocks. Since there is a larger abundance of minerals on multiplayer and gold is rather useless except for design, we will mine out all of the gold, smelt it, and craft it and definitely not spawn it.

So get to thinking and let's get down to skinning us some Super Minecraft Brothers!!!



So one my drive home from work last night, my roommate and I decided that everything we've built so far has been small, under planned, and just sad in general. When we originally started our server we decided that although the ability to spawn blocks was readily available to us we were going to remain legit and not take advantage of that fact. However, we want to build some awesomely huge and downright epic $h*t. thus was born MEGAPIT.

Far enough away from our normal play area the megapit is a monolithic area dug out using the mcedit program. It is as deep as the level would allow, and as long and wide as I made it. Basically it is large enough for us to build whatever we would like to build.

Now I'd like to ask you if you had the help and the design plans all ready to go with infinite building room, what megastructure from the real world you build inside of minecraft on a 1:1 ratio?

Also more shots after the jump

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Update Anyone?

For anyone who didn't hear notch is planning a Halloween update that will add new features, as well as fix some previous features. It would seem that this is the largest update ever to come to minecraft, and should prove to be extremely fun. A new hell theme, working biomes, fixed multiplayer, and even a feature for the useless fishing pole?!? unheard of to come all at once.

As for the jack-o-lanterns, what do you think the required recipes will be? or perhaps a brand new interface will be used all together?

How would you propose growing pumpkins will work?

and lastly will I be able to put a pumpkin on a pigs head?
(The answer of course is I damn well better be able to)

Let's hear your thoughts in the comments,

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thoughts on what you want in Minecraft

Simple and straight forward. If you could add one thing to Minecraft and it would automatically work in both single and multi-player what would it be?

I think that I would have to add an Idea that Notch already has in the queue to add and that is air transportation. That right folks airplanes. It would be awesome to fly over my world and look at all the pigs down below. Also the ability to quickly cover large amounts of less than forgiving terrain at night would be of the utmost awesome.

So now it's your turn. What would you add and why?


Time to get to work my minions

Alrighty then. My bro and I need some sweet semi-matching skins to use in minecraft if we're gonna be legit super minecraft bros. So what does this mean for you? CONTEST!!! That's right Ladie and dudes. We're holding a contest to see who comes up with the best custom skins for me and my brother. Some hints for our needs. they should be nearly identical in design, different shirt/suit/tight color, an "S" for Slaedden and a "Z" for Zenvan. Other than that have at it. Contest will run through October so get those brains a turning. You can submit as many designs as you want to

General contest rules apply prize valued at... oh ya a prize... I'll think of one soon(ish)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

A PSA from the Minecraft Bros.

Bizzaro-world is something very real that could strike your game at any time and is something that we would like to warn you about. Minecraft decides to save in 16x16 chunks in regards to mapping. However, this is not always automatic, nor consistent. I (Slaedden) run a private SMP server for my close friends and have noticed Bizarro-world beginning to poke it's ugly head up.

 Now you might be asking yourself, "Self... how the hell does this happen?" well dummy it's very simple (also stop talking to yourself like that). When your server client abruptly closes, ie you don't /stop or click the X on the window, and someone is still logged on, the server doesn't have all of the chunks saved. What that leaves you with is holes in the map data. When you come back to the map those holes will be filled in procedurally and will ignore existing terrain.

Since I can't say for certain how to avoid this since at the time the server.exe can crash when attempting to minimize the window all I can recommend doing is performing /save-all to log all of that hard work.

Don't lose your castle the way I did and save often.

Until Next time,

 P.S. More shots after the Jump