Friday, January 28, 2011

«Grinders, Trees, and Pyramids Oh My!»

It seems that the Minecraft server I'm playing on is marked with 3 distinct types of structures this time around.

First are the monster grinders. I'm guilty of this one. Everyone found out on the old map how useful they are, so now everyone wants their own on the new map. Not all of them are as elaborate as the one I'm building. Most are just a single-level dark room that directs monsters into lava. This greatly devalues the loot that monsters drop.

Speaking of loot monsters drop, one of the new game patches made it so skeletons drop bones. Bones can be crafted into bone meal. Bone meal can be used to fertilize trees or crops, making them grow instantly. This has given rise to the second type of structures dominating the server: giant trees. By growing many trees next to and on top of each other, one can make a giant tree. There are at least 4-5 such trees so far.

The third type are pyramids. I'm not sure if people like them because they are not just rectangular boxes or they just can't think of anything else to build. They're not the most space efficient thing to live in, that's for sure.

The sad thing is, I might end up building all 3 at some point.


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