Do I gain cheese points for the rhyme in the title? I wasn’t sure, but went with it anyway ^_^
As Ben studiously pointed out, 1.5 is upon us. I immediately was met with the typical End of Stream error message so no-go on the online play for me, today.
So I loaded up single player, of course! I immediately checked out the Achievy’s and Stats, and I’m leaning towards positive mixed. (I think that would be Neutral Good? Or, I guess knowing me, Chaotic Good :D)
I am glad they are in place, but I was kinda expecting a little bit more. You can easily get most of those in under three minutes, six if you have a completely empty inventory.
That’s it. Not a big gripe, but I calls it as I see’s it ^_^ There will undoubtedly be many more added, and not only do I like the stylin’ new background they got behind the achievements (bunch of mining blocks and dirt, etc.), but they were smart! They actually kept Stats and Achievy’s separate! How many times are you ‘awarded’ for getting arbitrary and monotonous amounts of something? Would it not be better to merely keep track of your actions through Stats, and keep the Achievements interesting?
Kudos to Mojang for keeping that in mind, though I offer up a puzzle of my own.
This is a shot of my current stats after tinkering around for a bit. Yes I know that’s a lot of jumps, but I was scaling mountains and running across water is faster when leaping around like a limping fast-style zombie.
I understood what everything listed meant, but three. Climbed, Flown, and Dove were there exciting terms that, at first, I thought that was a hint we could fly or something, but it was just odd word choice.
Flown is the amount of space you have travelled through the air. So jumping off a block down to a lower area would give you a small amount of Flown. Not quite as cool as a rocketing around, but now ya know.
Dove is another one that sounds very close to flying, but this one is the opposite of Flown. While Flown is counted through air, Dove is the past tense of Dive. That is, how far have you trudged around like a Big Daddy with water over your head. Distance travelled submerged in water, folks!
And I still have no idea what Climb is. I thought if one was air, two was water, three might be height, so I looked around and jumped atop the highest mountain in view, but didn’t get any credit for it under that listing. Might take a little more research to find out exactly what this stat is trackin’.
Oh wait, maybe stairs?
Ladders! Climb is counted when you climb up ladders and swimming straight up , but not stairs as I first thought just now. I feel like I just got a Discovery! like an Alchemist in WoW.
I would comment on weather systems, but I wasn’t planning on playing single player and uh… I didn’t make extra ladders. Good thing I have a small waterfall next to my mining shaft in this save. Looks like I’ll be leveling up that Climb stat quite a bit just to get out of here.
…And just now the rain started hammering my roof and thunder is rumblin’ in real life. Man, Notch thought of everything -_^