Keen has been playing a lot of Minecraft lately and trying to get me to join him. I resisted for the most part until recently when I felt a creative jolt and spent two Saturdays building a Wizard Tower. We’re actually trying to get a whole fantasy kingdom thing going on. Keen is working on a castle and eventually we plan on building a town and maybe an airship dock. I like creating buildings, but that is pretty much the extent of my enjoyment in Minecraft these days.
I’ve never really been a fan of mods, which I’ve probably blogged about before, and now Minecraft is full of them. Our community server runs so many complicated and convoluted things now to the point it makes my head hurt. You can basically build an entire infrastructure to mine and sort for you. Build a solar paneled robot, jetpack, laser gun, etc. Oh what’s this? Nuclear reactor? Why the hell not?Â I mean, wow… I remember when this used to be about digging holes and trying not to get blown up. ‘Course there is nothing wrong with this stuff and loads of people enjoy being able to create complex machines and automated slaughterhouses but I find it hard to get into something when it feels like I need a specialized degree to understand it.
But anyways… Here is the twisty wizard tower I built. I styled it to look like it’s been magically torn out of the ground. Part of the lower wall is blown out and floating mid-air and the upper room has detached. I plan on building a giant brass telescope on the roof but I haven’t gotten to it yet.
So why am I posting this? Well, it may not grow, tend, and harvest its own wheat to automatically bake into bread but I’m proud of it and somebody
must might care, right?