Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 3

I thought this will only be a two-parter, boy was I wrong. Over the last two articles, I went through lush caves, mountains, and the new underground caves and structures. Basically, the main subject of the Caves and Cliffs Update. Now, I’ll be talking about the other things that are being added into this update. Bundles are a way to get 64 of any assorted items into a single inventory space. And honestly, this is amazing for projects when you have a lot of items you need to use, but you only need a couple of each item. What’s also… [Continue Reading]

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Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 2

Last article, I talked about lush caves and mountains. This time, we’ll be talking about caves. The cave generation has been overhauled significantly. The new caves are now large and cavernous, and is much more majestic-looking than what we have now. Aside for that, caves now have local water levels, so some caves will be flooded. I am not sure how dense the cave networks will be, and how deep they will go. If they frequently stretches deep underground, it will significantly affect early-game resource gathering. The easiest early-game resource gathering method right now is strip mining, and the strip… [Continue Reading]

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Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 1

In the most recent Minecraft Live event, Update 1.17, the Caves and Cliffs Update have been announced. The announcement video is right here: I’ll be going through the new stuff revealed in the update here. I won’t be going over everything in detail, just the parts that interests me. Lush caves are absolutely fantastic. The vegetation added in there allows so much more to be done when doing natural builds. One of the styles I really like is to have ruins that are being overtaken by nature, and the moss layers, moss blocks, glow berry vines and drip leaves gives… [Continue Reading]

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Big Ol’ Farms

There was a period of time in Minecraft where I like building giant farms. I’ve built a few for the past months. I’ve built a gold farm (waited till 1.16 before I built it), a passive, self-harvesting mushroom farm (24 mushrooms after 6 hours, I hate myself for it), and a cactus farm. But my most favourite farms that I’ve built are my creeper farm and my witch farm. The Creeper farm, by design, is meant to generate a ton of gunpowder and nothing else. This is vital for me as I am absolutely addicted to Elytra-flying and thus need… [Continue Reading]

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Enjoying building in the Nether Update

The Nether is now much better with the latest update. Before, the Nether is just a dreary burning hellscape. Now, with all the new Nether biomes and mobs, it’s actually fun to explore and roam around. Out of all the new biomes, my favourite is the basalt delta. I’m not sure why, but I really like the atmosphere there. The biggest part for me, however, are the new blocks available for building. New wood, new stones, and even new lights! I enjoy building a lot, so I’ll be talking about those now. Shroomlights are the newest light blocks to be… [Continue Reading]

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Things I want in Minecraft: Food edition

I spent quite a lot of time playing Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together. Although I don’t like them as much as Minecraft, one thing that I really enjoy about the game is the Crock Pot. The Crock Pot allows you to cook new and better foods from basic ingredients. We don’t really need something like that in Minecraft, but I do want more food-related things in Minecraft. Here are some of the things I want. Desserts and sweets On top of being a glutton, I also have a massive sweet tooth. As of now, we have sugar, which is… [Continue Reading]

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I love bees

When I first talked about bees in Minecraft, I try to look at it from a purely practical point of view. Beekeeping is a decently useful thing to do. However, it is not extremely vital, and there is a lot of setup to be done before you can start. Not to mention the fact that finding bees in the first place is a massive pain. However, all that won’t change the fact that I love them. If I am staying at my base, I play extremely passively. I don’t even kill and breed animals. All I do is to just… [Continue Reading]

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Thank you, wheat and seeds.

Every time I enter a new world, I’ll do two things. I’ll punch trees for wood, and I’ll punch grass for seeds. In most cases, I will try to gather at least 30 seeds by the first night. After a few days, these will produce enough wheat to keep a couple of bellies full with consistent harvesting and replanting. In my latest Realm world, my friends and I spawned in the middle of a tundra. Considering the frozen wasteland around us, we just couldn’t be bothered with wheat farming. I ran off to the nearby taiga and found a bunch… [Continue Reading]

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Amplified Minecraft, Session 1

I have always wanted to do an Amplified Minecraft run. However, my laptop has never been powerful enough to support it. That changed when I found out about Optifine. Optifine managed to allow me to play in Amplified with somewhat bearable graphics, as opposed to before where I can’t play Amplified even with bare minimum graphics. So today, I started my first proper Amped Minecraft run. I spawned in a taiga, chopped down a few spruce trees and gathered as much sweet berries as I can find. I then wandered off to look for a good place to set up… [Continue Reading]

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Beekeeping in Minecraft

I’ve been really looking forward to having bees when I first heard of them. In the Realms my friends and I are playing in, I spent the second day exploring around the map alone. I decided against setting up the main base, since we haven’t decided where to put it yet. My friends were away handling some IRL stuff. I stumbled into a flower forest and found bees! I set up my compact base there and got to work. By the end of the day, I have three beehives and quite a few bees. We ended up setting our main… [Continue Reading]

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