Well I just completed my skyway, so all my bases are connected both underground and overhead. The skyway allows me to shoot creepers zombies and skeletons from a distance then collect their loot. (or wait till the sun comes up and watch them burn.)
I am still breaking into the game I think ive had it maybe a week, and it is only the Alpha Version (cracked for free offline play) so I missing on a bunch of crafts I think.
After building my skyway, and even covering all my flooring with 1/2 step blocks I still have a ton of cobblestone. So I think I am just going to build a massive tower off my skyway and see if I can reach the ceiling. Also fixed some cosmetics ive been meaning to do. I wanted more windows so I did that, I also wanted my various stations in my mine shafts to be made from glass, so the skylight at the top can shine all the way down. (if anyone has seen the series on Youtube X-Cave or something its similar to his mine tunnel.
This game is relentless in time sucking. I literally opened it to snap some screenshots, which i still haven't done, and got distracted by a new cave system, and then I forgot about screenies, and went to work on cosmetics. I want to make a water moat around my base as well that flows into several collection points, so when I kill mobs all their loots flow down stream for easy and quick collection. But im sure Ill be distracted by shiny blocks and not do that lol.
Edit for some pic links http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/mageoholic/mine%20craft/
- the mountain tower
is the tower i built to house the mine shaft i am making right through the hear of the mountain. From the top to bottom, it is considerably wide, and getting very deep.
(pic taken from my skyway north)
- the complex
Was my first base(house) and slowly expanded in several directions. Id say a good 75% is still burried (to the south pic direction) under grass, and a few interior floors. It is about 4 levels and ties into the skyway, the spawn hut, and the central hub. One day it will be mostly excavated.
- the spawn hut. I spawned at night one time and quickly made a house of dirt, I later returned and remade with wood and added windows, it is connected to the central complex by a tunnel, the skyway, and is a short jog to the door of my first house (located in the complex) comes equiped with a workbench, a dual chest, and 2 furnaces for smelting glass.
- mine shaft 1
This was my first serious mining adventure it started under the lights of the sun via my huge sun roof, it is smaller than the mountain shaft in square footage, but is already at bedrock, there are several floors I have yet to explore. The entrances is located in the central hub, and as such is connected to everything various ways.
- mt. Shaft
This is my current mining project, a nonstop grind to the bottom of the world from the highest point near my home base. Currently it is just about at the initial starting point for mine shaft 1 so there is plenty of ground left to dig. It is about 2 times larger in square footage then mine shaft 1, and has various connections to the complex, including an underground connection to the central hub, and a sky way connection.
There is a cave system that connects floor 2 of shaft 1 and floor 2 of mt shaft that I need to map out. This will allow me to travel a bit faster through the mountain if I can find the location, and could also serve as another center for a 3rd shaft in the future. Provided I can dig up to daylight relatively easy as sun roofs are the cats ass when digging deep shafts ive found. Edited, Apr 6th 2011 3:05pm by rdmcandie