I gotta say, for having such a short patch list made up of mostly minor bits and things, the bed spawning and wolf additions are the two that really made the most changes in my gameplay the past week.
With the patch going live, basically all addons were unable to work on the server we play on. Supposedly they will be up tomorrow, but we’ll see when that happens. Meanwhile, two thugs logged into the game and griefed two homes, burning them to the ground. (Again, I iterate not to make buildings out of wood to avoid such situations. Dirt, cobble, or smooth stone is all it takes, folks! Easily remake it with dirt, and cobble don’t burn worth a darn!) In short, admin reloaded an old save when 1.4 first appeared on the server. Bad news was that was two days before the patch. Worse news was he loaded it up two days AFTER the patch, making this four days old.
My mining area got almost complete reset, but I recalled most of my mistakes and reforged it all in short order. The Misses’ Egyptian village was not as lucky, and needed many, many hours to recoup. Along the way to see her and help out, I tamed a small pack of wolves to cheer us up. They worked like a charm, and I was sure to keep them seated near me as I worked.
I like how that one is avoiding eye contact and feigning shyness.
After terraforming for her for a few hours she got tired and hit the hay, prompting me to go out and explore a bit after all the shovels she made me broke. I was set on capturing as many roses and yellow flowers as possible… (one, to sell to the NPC vendors the admin had in place before the patch that should be re-arriving again soon, and two, to keep demand high as others cannot access them so easily after I picked the nearby areas clean :D), …I came upon this scene and had to get a shot with the sun just in the right spot.
I liked the color scheme goin’ on, red roses in front, snow-capped pumpkins in the back bottom and sun in the top left, added up into a nice mix of seasons. In case the quality wasn’t good for anyone with a large monitor, I took an extreme close up.
Rawr! Though they are really cold, so it’s more of a “Brrrr-aaawr! /teeth chattering.” I haven’t seen pumpkins with snow on them yet, so I was sure to document that visually before smacking them in the face with my axe.
Finally, earlier in the week (just before the backup save was, well, saved) the Admin granted me infinite materials and requested that I remake my Cloud Cutter near the spawn point and town. It went up a LOT faster this time around, I tell you what :P
One odd yet awesome detail you guys might not know: Putting a torch behind iron or gold makes it shine like a neon light at night from the front. This made my massive weapon even more bad-arse than planned. Look at this bad boy glaring awesomely into the night’s obsidian skies, striking terror into even a Creeper’s bulbous and lurid heart.
I am still undecided in terms of leaving the skin tone cobble or not, as I might like the smooth stone… but for now I’m saying that it would look too similar to the blade of the weapon, and the cobble’s ‘cracks’ give the titan holding it a The Thing cred.
Side note, I did have a Corrupted Ashbringer version planned, but shifting it diagonally as I did for this sword makes the size multiply, and well, just the floating skull bit alone would be about half as tall and wide as this mammoth tool of war. I might try to keep it horizontal, as in that version the skull is only twenty blocks tall; far more reasonable.
And finally, randomly off-topic: Did you check out Minecrafts April Fools joke? He talked about it on his blog, but here is a screen shot of it as that part of the site has been taken down already. Zomg, I have a limited edition something of Minecraft! Gush!