Wreck and Ruin

A lone stronghold stood in the plains, its banners vibrant, its walls resolute, a shield against whoever may come to conquer these lands. The interiors may not be luxurious, but it had all that is needed for a small group of soldiers to live on. The shelves were stocked, and the soldiers are protected from their foes and the elements within its walls. Alas, no fortifications hold for eternity, and soon the walls and the hopes of men crumbled. With the damages sustained, those who survived had to fall back, as the enemy charged towards them with utmost ferocity. As… [Continue Reading]

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My Least Favourite Minecraft Enemies

I’ve been playing Minecraft more and more recently, which means there’s lots of zombies to slay. However, since I took a break from Minecraft, there’s a lot of newer features that I’m only vaguely aware of. But despite that, Minecraft is still a very familiar game that’s filled with hostile mobs that want to kill you. Some of these enemies though do annoy me, and I’d be quite happy if they didn’t exist. Drowned While I do appreciate oceans being much more lively now, there is one massive thing that bothers me: Drowned. Drowned are basically underwater zombies. They can… [Continue Reading]

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I hate Wither Rose farms

Wither Rose farms are something I always wanted to build but am too intimidated by. Wither Roses are useful for mob farms since they can kill mobs with the Wither effect, and is one of the two farmable sources of black dye, the other being ink sacs. However, Wither Rose farms require having a Wither, and they are not the most cooperative mob out there. The most reliable Wither Rose farm design I’ve found so far is by Rays Works, and is almost foolproof. However, it needs to be built in The End. And honestly, I do not want to… [Continue Reading]

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Terraforming and Landscaping

As I play Minecraft more and more, I become pickier and pickier at where I set up my base. If the locale doesn’t look interesting enough, I’ll be moving somewhere else. Even if it means dragging cows and sheep over a thousand blocks, which I normally have to do since I ended up staying in the mountains most of the time. And after I find a place that I like, I modify the area so that it looks better. I start off by cleaning up the area. Generally, I’ll have a temporary base set up first since I need a… [Continue Reading]

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Medic’s 5 Most Beloved Minecraft Music Tracks

Minecraft’s music is amazing. While most games have kinda heavy tracks that play constantly, Minecraft’s music fades in and out. You’ll only ever catch a hint of music, before everything fades back to quiet. The only exceptions are the music discs, but you need to hunt those down. This means that the tracks kinda blend into one another. You can’t always tell songs apart. And, like most video game music, you often have to track down the songs themselves later. But thanks to technology (and me looking up the tracks), I actually know what these damn songs are called. Knowing… [Continue Reading]

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The Terrifying Cave Generation of Minecraft Snapshot 21w06a

After a very long wait, we’ve finally gotten to the ‘caves’ part of the Caves and Cliffs snapshots. This is very exciting for Minecraft, since a cave update has been both teased and desired for years. While Minecraft’s original cave system is pretty cool, especially with canyons, Snapshot 21w06a threatens to completely demolish it. While only being the tip of the iceberg. 21w06a introduces the new cave generation. None of the new underground biomes are here yet. Instead, we’ve got the foundations of the new cave system. The build limit has been extended from 256 blocks to 384 blocks, with… [Continue Reading]

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WTF Even Are Phantoms

Sometimes I think that maybe I shouldn’t have taken such a long break from Minecraft. I stopped playing at around Minecraft 1.8, and now we’re on Minecraft 1.16. Although I did play Pixelmon for a bit, that wasn’t quite the same as modern Minecraft. Turns out, many, many mods and modded servers use 1.12. And a huge number of larger Minecraft servers actually remain in the past, stuck on 1.12. Namely because that version runs better with lots of concurrent players. Funnily enough, this also coincides with the combat changes in 1.9, but even by 1.8, I was kinda getting… [Continue Reading]

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WTF Even is a Ghast?

So, the Minecraft Nether update was pretty awesome. What was once an otherwise really boring hell hole is now a flourishing hellscape. We got a bunch of new biomes, new mobs and all sorts! In fact, the modern Nether is so cool that you can very nearly survive completely in it. There are now places to obtain cobble and wood-like items, allowing one to survive nearly indefinitely in the Nether. On top of that, we got some absolutely gorgeous building blocks and light sources, which Medicinal Warlock talked about last August. But there’s something about the Nether that still feels… [Continue Reading]

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My 5 Favorite Male Nude Mods

Warning: Lotsa butts in these screenshots. Also assume that every hyperlink leads to a NSFW site.  Despite nude mods being far-and-away the most prevalent type of available mods in the gaming sphere, halfway-decent male nudes are way more difficult to find than you’d expect. There are a couple different reasons, the first being there are far fewer people wanting or making them, but even more important is the added complications of sculpting the male form. A female nude mod is sometimes as simple as editing some underwear off a pre-existing texture square, but a male mod requires modeling, rigging, positioning… [Continue Reading]

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When A Minecraft Server Turns into a Gambling Server

I like to play a bit of Pixelmon. Pixelmon is a mod for Minecraft that basically combines Minecraft and Pokemon. The best experience to do this is on a multiplayer server. There are lots out there, but I play on one in particular. Unfortunately, this server just seems to be turning into a place to gamble. To the point that, well, I really wouldn’t recommend playing on the RC-Gamers Pixelmon servers at all. Now, I understand that servers need to make money, but… I’m going to get this out of the way first. Yes, servers need donations to keep on… [Continue Reading]

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