So I’ve finally succumbed and bought Minecraft. It’s been fun and I really like the vast procedurally generated world it contains. This was one of the problems I had with SecondLife back in the day. If you wanted to create a vast area it would cost far more then I could of ever afforded (the maintenance alone on a 256×256 area was about $300). A also really like the way it populates the land with animals such as cows which rome around, villagers and if you play survival mode above peaceful level monsters. Another thing great thing is it is both single player and multiplayer so you can host your own servers. I’m currently running a server called http://dl.bukkit.org/ so that me and K can play together.
I’ve also been playing around with a mapping application for Minecraft called http://overviewer.org/ this program takes your minecraft save game and creates a isometric map of your creation which you can scroll around using the google map APIs.