So, yeah! Kinda hard to be over-joyed about Minecraft considering the past 24 friggin’ hours the servers have been shot. Since the patch my buddies server wasn’t working as the software wasn’t behaving right on the host’s end, so they finally rigged it to work for all of us, and the day after, the servers go boom >.<
If anyone wanted to know how my Minecraft experience was the past few I’d have to sum it up with zee following image:
I thought things would be solved by now, but that is the first thing Minecraft has displayed to me this morning. All last night my buds kept getting locked out of the game for large stretches of time. Notch tweeted about the servers being very slow, once, and that was it. Not that he’s working to fix it, not that they would lock up completely by that night, but he did find time to mention they were installing new coffee machines in his office ;>.>
Today his blog reads that they are now working on moving the servers to a bigger place, which is good. But they are still down now. Which is bad. Next paragraph:
In other news, we spent the day today out of the office in various cafés, as the floor was getting fixed. And we got the Machinima.com IGA awards! They’re pretty!
Well that’s just wonderful. More coffee and awards while the game remains unplayable online. Stupendous.
Before that crap started to increase the frustration levels, we did have a good time yesterday. I started a handful of forest fires that spread quite a distance. I spent most of the day-hours travelling to that island and clearing the burning timbers and charting a course back to my cousin’s Alamo-like docking station he’s got set up.
The Misses constantly has a spider problem at night, so we decided to help clear out a cave she had under her base. And thus started the great Cave Trek of 2011. We ended up sailing by boat until we happened to see a cave with this at it’s mouth:
Naturally occurring lava, water, and ice all in a tight area. And no cobblestone either, was a nice mix. Right about here is when the adventure was kicked up several pegs as this cave structure is the largest inner-connected structure I have seen in the game yet. It seems to be like a cave which was camouflaging itself as a mountain at this point, as there are tens of entrances alone, with multitudes more cave systems branching out. I really want a bud to record this and put it up on youtube, the ‘walkthrough’ alone would eat up 10 minutes, and even that wouldn’t show every twist and turn we have going on. What made this particular cave so formidable, is that there happens to be one of every mob spawner in there. We took out the zombie spawner at the cost of my cousin’s loot, as I wasn’t able to reclaim the items before they disappeared (which is annoying as items seem to last a long long time now due to some glitch perhaps, but his items were gone before the 5 minute marker by a long shot).
We later took out a spider spawner, but still have a skele and creeper spawner within range of one another. It’s rather daunting to have four different directions and several levels to look out for at the same time. While going up to resupply ourselves we constantly heard explosions going off from distant creeper attacks, usually followed by an unsavory comment from my cousin.
I’d post more pictures but the servers are down and will not let me login, let alone reach the online game waiting to be played. Disappointing and frustrating to say the least.
Here’s a closing shot of one of those tricky spiders staring down at me like Ceiling Cat.