No Longer a Minecraft Noob

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After being laughed at and called a "noob" by a nine year old girl, I knew it was time to kick my butt into gear and try to "get gud" at Minecraft. Much to my wife's chagrin having thought her days of being a video game widow were behind her when I quit playing WoW.

Now that I have a laptop at home that can run the game and run it rather decently, I have found myself spending evenings busting rocks and trying to search for those elusive minerals.

As you can see from the picture above, I have finally moved past some of the early stages of the game and I can now craft iron, gold, and even diamond items.

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For a while there it was pretty hard to come by iron and I kept finding myself needing to revert back to stone tools until I could dig some more up. Now that I have started exploring the lower levels of the world, I find that it is much more accessible and the only times I need to use stone tools is when I forget to keep some iron in my inventory.

Playing on the Uplift World server has been rather enjoyable. It would be cool if there were more than five or so people at a time poking around the world, but I am guessing that will change as they open the game to more players. As it sits right now, I think it is still a close alpha or beta or something like that.

I believe only people who own land can play the game and wander around right now. With that in mind, I was a little shocked when I received my first payment from Uplift World the other day. It was around 40 WAX. In the grand scheme of things $13 USD isn't really that much, but can you imagine how much that might increase once more people are walking across the four lands I own and exploring them?! The future could be really exciting if public interest grows.

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Coal has become pretty common for me to find as well. I think I am sitting on tons of the stuff which is good because I need it for crafting and such. Just this morning I ran across these blocks and I am not sure what they are. I wasn't able to bust them up even with a diamond pick axe. I tried an iron shovel as well and they just wouldn't budge. Anyone have any ideas on these two blocks?

I was excited the other day when I found my first diamond stash and mined it. I quickly built a diamond pick axe and since I was really close to some water and lava I in turn mined some obsidian. I ran up to the top world and placed my blocks so I could build a nether portal only to find out you can't make your own nether portals on the UW server. Bummer... I was really looking forward to exploring the nether.

I guess I will just need to do some exploring off my lands and find one of the naturally occurring portals. I have heard they exist, but I have never seen one.

The one thing that probably drives me the most crazy is the fact that you can only build or destroy on your land. I know, I know... It really only makes sense that is the case, but it is so frustrating when you are staring at an iron or diamond deposit and there is nothing you can do about it because it is just one square past your property line.

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Thankfully, sights like this are starting to become much more common on my land. Look at all of that gemmy goodness. Diamonds, Coal, those red things, those blue things, sorry I can't remember all the names right now. I even snagged some of my first emeralds this morning I think. I didn't check my inventory really closely, I just kept whacking away at the stones.

I will admit, I am getting close to the point where I need to focus some more time and attention on building rather than destroying. I have a couple of houses spread across my four lands and they are all pretty lame. I need to build some really cool stuff that will draw people to my lands.

I have been spending the majority of my time between two of my lands. The other one is in the middle of the desert but it had a prebuilt temple on it and I found a treasure room along with a trap and some TNT at the lowest level of the temple. Sorry, no pics.

My fourth land is in the middle of the ocean and I am not really sure at this point what I am going to do about that.

I tried to start a farm, but it is on my other land so I really need to get back over there and see what is going on with that.

If you had told me even six months ago that I would be playing Minecraft I would have probably laughed at you. Now, I find myself actually enjoying it. I actually wish I could find some people that are playing the Java version so I could invite them to build on my lands. I think if you could access the lands in Bedrock instead of Java and you didn't have to roll back to the 1.16.5 version it might be easier to get people to bite.

I have been trying to get my dad to buy the game and take a turn at it, but I am not sure he will be able to get past the 8-bit graphics. Right now he seems content playing "Microsoft Flight Sim" and "No Man's Sky".



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My son used to play it a lot on Playstation. He and his friends would build huge structures. I tried (and failed) to get him into the programming side as you could write code to build things on Raspberry Pi. I don't think I need any more games in my life for now or I would get nothing done.

!BEER

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I try to be really selective about the time I spend on it. Otherwise I would be spending hours on end just smashing blocks.

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Does the game have any end goal? I can easily spend time just messing around with things. I need to dedicate more to my music.

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No, no end goal that I really know of. Just build stuff and survive.

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You need to stake more BEER (24 staked BEER allows you to call BEER one time per day)

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Ahh Minecraft! That brings back some memories!

I had a lot of good times playing it (still do from time to time). It's really amazing the things you can do in there.

I don't know if you've seen it, but some people actually created a functional computer on Minecraft.

I was part of a "Minecraft engineering crew" back in the day and we attempted to build our own version of it, but it was waaay too massive and we gave up lol


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I have not seen that. That is pretty amazing! Did they use switches or something to act like the bits? I am a long way from doing anything like that! I just want to build a nice house with a roof on it!

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It's pretty insane!

I didn't even try to understand it in detail because it's waaay too huge and complex

Here is a video if you want to check it out:

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These kids I tell you, they know their shit very well. Gaming is in their blood and soul. 😂😂

You know there are two blockchain alternatives of Minecraft. Cryptovoxels and Dencentraland.

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Yeah, I did a write up for Decentraland when it was first launching. I didn't have the money to invest in it back then. Kicking myself over that now!

https://www.stateofthedapps.com/spotlights/decentraland-now-is-the-time-to-start-building-your-virtual-world

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Haha. No problem. They are decent games already on Hive and we are still very early. Hopefully, someone will make something like Minecraft but better.

Btw a really nice article. I use State of the Dapps for all the info I need for different apps. It's a really cool website.

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Thanks, I appreciate that. I noticed the pictures are no longer there, but I wrote that back in 2019, so no big surprise. That was a commissioned work for a group I was involved with at the time. It's really cool to see how Decentraland has grown since then.

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Yeah mate. It has come so far now. Gone too big within a couple of years.

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You sure have made progress in the game I wondered how you were doing the other day watching my grand daughter play it
She still laughs at me o don’t play it other than when she is here

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Yeah, thanks. I have been grinding as much as I can. I try to be mindful of how much time I spend playing, but sometimes I lose track! The information these kids retain is amazing.

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Yeah trying to keep track of time can be a challenge

Of recent I have been playing fir an hour in the evening while my wife chills in bed and the finish settle her and call it a night

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oh my god, what a lot of stacks of cobblestone xD

Bad luck with TNT traps:(

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I don't know how, but I actually didn't die from the TNT. It all stayed intact and I was able to collect all of it.

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Still a newb myself lol never really got into the game. No mans sky was cool but it has so many moving parts that I feel lost when trying to return to the game. Are you playing because of NFT worlds?

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Yes, the only reason I am playing Minecraft is because of my NFT worlds. I am hoping it can be another source of passive income for me in the future.

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Sweet is it complicated to learn? I haven't dove in just because of time constraints but if it looking good and paying out good I'm interested ;) lol

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No, I mean I learned from a nine year old so... :) With so little traffic right now I am a little surprised by my 40 WAX. If things pick up, it could be really worth it!

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I started to see on youtube TortillaLand a server in Spain where there are many youtubers which caused me to download Minecraft I do not know what you have this game that attracts so much attention.

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Part of it for me is just the endless possibilities. It is amazing the things that some people have built. A long time ago I saw a student made a model of an cell using Minecraft.

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I haven't played minecraft in a long time. But I have seen quite a few videos on the amazing stuff people have created. Occasionally I see a few speed runs of it too.

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I am in the Uplift world too, on Gratitude server where I am building the ArtVndngMchn Amusement Park. Great to meet someone on Peakd from there. Where are you in the Uplift?

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Pretty much all of my land is in the B world. Boarvallis.

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I know how hard it is to stop playing this game. It's something that you always want to play. Luckily for me and my siblings the computer we had it on broke, we never tried to get it again for some reason.

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