No Longer Being Safe in Water

It’s no longer safe to be in water in Minecraft any more. Actually, nowhere in Minecraft in general is safe, because there are so many enemies that wander around, even during the day. But water was the one place I considered to always be safe and it really isn’t any more. I’m not saying that water used to be better. In fact, bodies of water used to be pretty crap. Back in Minecraft 1.8 (and a lot of previous versions as well), water was boring. There was literally nothing in it apart from, well, water. Oceans were vast, empty masses… [Continue Reading]

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Minecraft 1.14 – Village and Pillage but also Quality of Life

The Minecraft 1.14 update came out recently, bringing with it an absolute ton of new things. The main themes of the update, as implied by the name Village and Pillage, are Villages and Pillagers. With villages spawning everywhere, there are now Pillagers to go alongside Illagers all eager to attack the Villagers. And villages themselves have a lot more going for them, with a ton of new blocks, new village looks and things like that. There is even a new raid system you can stumble into if you accidentally kill a banner-carrying Pillager then go to a village. But honestly… [Continue Reading]

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Fishing for Cosmog

I’m not sure what day it is. Everything is blurring together. The little jingle of getting experience in Minecraft is stuck in my mind. I hear the sound of a bobber being pulled under at random. Large, blue surfaces and pixel oceans make me stutter. And I want to murder every single Deerling and Surskit in existence. Why? Because I have been fishing for Cosmog. You see, the other day, the Pixelmon server I play on had a minor update. You see, this server has a way to earning in-game money by mining and fishing and various things like that.… [Continue Reading]

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Single Player Pixelmon is the Most Depressing I’ve Played Recently

Lately, I’ve been playing on a very nice multiplayer Pixelmoon server that recently upgraded to version 7.0.1 of Pixelmon Reforged, bringing with it all the Pokemon from the Alolan region, Z-Moves and more. The server community is very nice (if a bit ravenous and grabby) and, thanks to the various plugins they have, it’s not too hard to actually catch Pokemon. Even if you start off with nothing at all, you can slowly start catching Pokemon and leveling yourself up, because the server optionally offers you basic things like 5 Pokeballs every 2 hours, as well as daily kits containing… [Continue Reading]

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Fishing in Minecraft

I’ve always quite liked fishing mini-games. They’re often peaceful and relaxing and something you can do as and when you please. Normally there’s something you need from fishing, some sort of recourse required to build something else. But fishing is just a… a thing to do. Nothing special, just a little mini-game. In Minecraft though? It’s probably one of the most broken things in the game. Originally, fishing was a pain in the ass with pretty much no real reward. You could use the fishing rod either catch one type of fish or to hook onto mobs and move them… [Continue Reading]

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Minecraft and the Power of the F3 Key

Fun fact: If you press the F3 key while playing Minecraft, you get to see the Minecraft Debug Overlay or Menu. You might need to press the FN key as well if you’re on the laptop, buy by pressing the mighty F3 key, you are given this all-powerful, horrifically messy bunch of numbers and letters that cover the top of the screen. Well, it may seem like a horrible mess, but this overlay gives you critical information that you can take advantage of. The most important information on the Debug Menu are your exact coordinates. You can see exactly where… [Continue Reading]

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Pixelmon, also known as WTF DO ALL THESE BERRIES DO?

Minecraft modding these days is so easy. You just install your mod manager and mod extender of choice (e.g. Forge) then drop your mods inside the Mods folder. It’s honestly just as easy as installing old versions of Minecraft. Gone are the days where you had to delete the META-INF folder and mess around with other things. Between this and the fact that I kinda actually do like Pokemon these days, I couldn’t help but say yes when my sister invited me to play Pixelmon with her. Pixelmon is basically a Minecraft version of Pokemon, spanning generations 1 through 6.… [Continue Reading]

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Custom Worlds in Minecraft 1.12 and Below

I genuinely haven’t played Minecraft in quite a long time, so when aabicus asked me about a Minecraft world I’d made a video and an article on, I loaded up Minecraft, got the latest update (1.13) and… realised that custom worlds weren’t a thing any more. There were some custom presets that you can use in Minecraft 1.13, alongside some minor alterations. But Minecraft 1.12 (and I think a couple of versions before) have the ability to alter very… delicate parts of the terrain generation process. You get four pages of things to fill out. The very first page is… [Continue Reading]

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On Building and IKEAframe

IKEAframe is the joke name given to creating things inside your ship or in clan dojos in Warframe. For a game built around creepy bio-mechanical space ninjas roaming the solar system killing armies of evil clones and profit-driven madmen, there’s actually a lot of effort that has been put into making your own custom spaces. It wasn’t until this year though that we got better decorating tools. It used to be that you could only place things while in your Warframe, being unable to move the camera any way your Warframe couldn’t. This meant that building things on top of… [Continue Reading]

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Minecraft – Island Life

A long time ago in a Minecraft server far far away, there were two little people, a Steve and an Alex. They spawned on a little island, with nothing more than grass and a couple of trees. But Steve and Alex worked hard and created a small island paradise, complete with a full armory, multiple farms, a field filled with animals and chests full of diamonds… Normally, an island spawn in a Minecraft world isn’t great, especially if you’re playing anything above Normal. There’s rarely any food, there’s often only a handful of trees and rarely is there any coal… [Continue Reading]

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