Minediary: Pyramid Scheme

So Me and S have been busy for the last few days creating a minecart railway network. We decided to create a minecart line going all the way down to the village on the south of the map with a spur line going to my pyramid in the swamps.
It’s going well so far. S’s line is quite close to the village now after a day of creating bridge, tunnels and clearing obstacles. My next job will be to create a automated junction with buttons to select the appropriate destination. Then I will start laying track to the pyramid. I think it will take awhile as I don’t play as much and I also want to build a farm and a new house on an island I built a branch line to.

Minediary: Starting to get a safe outpost.


Well this is the first of my mine diary’s which is a sort of diary of my explorations off my world which has monsters. I have a small cobblestone hut with a mine underneath to provide shelter, resources and defence at night. I also now have a walled garden with some cattle, a sheep and a wheat field so food is no longer a problem.

Now I have the basics sorted out I’m working on a new building using stone slabs so it looks nicer and lots more space to live in. I’ve also built a new defensive wall which should hopefully be spider proof.

Meanwhile on the safelands (the main map which runs on peaceful mode) I’ve been helping S out by adding some points on the MTA (minecraft transit authority 🙂 ) line so there is now a junction to connect her line to the rest of the rail network.

In addition to this I’ve been making a trans pride flag out of wool which is going along well despite nearly catching fire from a near by chunk of burning neverack!

A map of mine

Well as people who know me know I’ve been playing a lot on my mine craft server lately.  One of the things I added early on was a cron job to regenerate a Minecraft Overviewer map every night and this is finally at the state where I can share it.  If you go to here you can see a map of my current Minecraft worlds on my server updated nightly.
In the future I’m also going to update the server to allow downloading of the maps used on it by it’s players so they can keep them (atm only me and K).
I’ve also been playing around with the multiverse plugins and created a new world with a harder difficulty so I can hunt mobs which don’t spawn naturally in peaceful mode as it turned out to be too difficult to fortify my existing buildings in my current world. I’ve created a little house at the spawn point so new visitors are reasonably protected from attack and begun exploring some of the caves underneath the house.

Red sheep,blue sheep, purple sheep. Farming in minecraft.

So this weekend I spent so time with S to chill out but also spent some time working on turning my house in minecraft into a farm.

Various coloured sheep in minecraft.

As you can see one of the weird things you can do is dye sheep different colours.  Dyeing sheep also gives you the ability to breed two different coloured sheep together to create a sheep which is a mixture of the two colours.  For example breeding a red sheep and a blue sheep creates a purple sheep.

I’ve also been preparing to go from peaceful mode to easy mode.  As I like the world being relatively peaceful one idea I’m thinking of is having a cron job which changes the difficulty dependant on what time of day/week it is.  For example it could become progressively more difficult as I approach my bedtime :).

I also did some other building over the weekend.  I created a pyramid in the swampland far south of the forest area (I’ll update this post with a picture).  The pyramid hosts a portal to the nether which I’ve created a walkway from to the portal in my house allowing easy travel between the two when it’s running in peaceful mode.

I also have the railway line which goes from a junction just north of my house to a lake east of me.  This isn’t the best picture of it but you can just about see it’s scale.  I’ve done some more work on it since I took this picture and added lights and handrails.

A stone and wood viaduct high above the forest