Another update!

Howdy!

So many small changes have forced me to postpone the starting of this here video diary that I would like to do. First of all, some friends of mine are building a Physical Server to host both a Minecraft Server as well as a Mumble Host. I can’t wait for this because it means we can start with an epic (pretty much) Lag Free SMP Server! Hopefully we can get this set up within the coming week!

Secondly, as Stats & Achies were pushed back until the 1.5 Release (apparently next week?) i’ve been waiting to start anything until they were released as I’d like to start afresh with Stats and Achies to keep track of as I progress.

Thirdly, I’m looking at getting my hands on some hosting so as that I can build a nice little community website (put my HTML/CSS Skills to the test again!) where I can host the Videos/Diary as well as upload the World Map to. On top of that will have additional pages for the SMP Server, some friends Diaries and just general awesome shenanigans!

Hoping this coming Friday will be the date this all gets finished! Until then, I’m going to continue working on this site!

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Minecraft!

Ok so, I’ve managed to get my hands on a pretty good Headset so I wanted to swap from doing the typical ‘Diary’ style typing up of crap with some images to recording individual ‘Lets Play’ style Episodes ala Coe’s Quest.

Opinions? I was thinking of making them in 10m episodes (compared to Coe’s 15m) unless you would prefer longer?

I have a friend working on an intro for me to add to the start (THANKS JEN!!!) and have the Premiere Pro software all raring to go so I can do some editing.

That way I can put up video’s, upload them to this (or I’ll be working on getting up some hosting again) and have comments left so you can make suggestions etc. I’ve also managed to figure out how to run and use Minecraft-Overviewer which generates a pretty awesome Google Maps style zoomable map.

So thoughts? Opinions? I do love my Diary and have no intention of deleting it, but I figure things can be said ALOT better via Video.

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Day 08: Tunnel of Love

Time for a small update! I’ve been retardedly busy with the bubs all weekend as well as trying to get some levelling in Rift so I have had barely ANY time to get on. But the time I have managed to get on I’ve done a little.

First up I figured it was high time I started putting more progression on this Log Cabin of mine! So I went out to farm a shitload of Wood, which given I’m surrounded by half the worlds population of trees, wasn’t really that difficult. I was also jumping down to explore what little I could of any little cave systems I could see, to get a feel of what they were like and mark to come back later if need be.

One such system I have marked and will most definitely be coming back to very VERY soon. It seemed long (I went for a little bit of a trek) and as though it went down very deep. I also found this:

Spider Dungeon

ANOTHER Dungeon, sweet fuck I couldn’t not find a Dungeon if I tried it seems. Spider Dungeon this time, the 2 chests contained some Red Dust, some Iron Ingots, some Wheat, some String and a Record (I really need to get around to making a Record Player. Awesome more treasures! Loving these dungeons just lying about. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… Best. Map. Ever!

More wood chopping was to be had before I’d collected what I’d deem a worthy enough haul (which as it turns out wasn’t even enough anyway). Now before I show you what I did manage to complete of my Log Cabin, as some may know Notch has stated he’ll be updating the game with not only Achievements, but also Stats. Now this makes me REALLY happy. Granted my stats will be a little skewed as I’ve already started this map, but the Achievements will be fucking awesome!

Anyway, moving on. Here’s my Log Cabin so far:

Log Cabin

Not much, but she’s home. I even started my Crops down the bottom right area! Half dedicated to Wheat and the other half dedicated to Sugar Cane. Now I did take some of that Sugar Cane and turn it into Paper, in turn turning the Paper into Books and in turn again turning the Books + Wood Blocks into Bookcases! Now yes, I can hear you saying ‘But Chris, Bookcases have no purpose. Why would you waste your time with creating them?’ my answer? Cause I damn well want to! And I happen to think they will look smashing next to my bed! For the record, yes. I am going to be furnishing the house when It’s complete. Fireplace, Bookshelves, Kitchen area, Bedroom. The works!

As well as that I figured I’d start the tunnel between the Log Cabin and the Tower of Awesome. I haven’t ‘quite’ finished it yet but so far this is what I’ve got:

Tunnel of Love

So what’s basically going to happen is this Tunnel will run right down until I’m close to the Tower and then pop up to make entrance/travel between the two easier. It’s also going to end roughly near the location of my Second Train Station. You should be able to see the completed Train Station in the 2nd Image (Protip: Look up! It’s just up there), so think that, but an underground version basically. I’ll be popping these stations along near each major creation I do. Making travel to and from relatively stress free!

I know it’s not much of an update, probably boring as batshit to read to boot! But hey, I’m doing what I can when I can! So hoping peeps are still enjoying this shit! Feel free to make use of the new ‘Comments’ system I’ve integrated to make peoples thoughts just that little easier to get out!

Depending on time tomorrow I hope to do another Minecraft Update and hopefully finishing compiling the Rift one I’ve been working on also. Once I’ve managed to find someone capable of creating a Video Intro for me I’ll be doing some Video Tours (voiced by yours truly) of my creations once they have been completed. Hope you’ll enjoy watching them as much as I enjoy making them!

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Update!

Howdy folks! So I’ve made a nice slight update to the Blog, I’ve added in something that most people will know as DISQUS. In a nutshell it allows people to actually put comments on my posts! Alot fucking easier than reading replies sent/made to my Twitter/Facebook feed.

Basically if you’re viewing just the front page of the Blog that shows all posts you most likely won’t see a comments section (down the bottom of the post), however if you view the posts individually you should see the location to enter them. Now, it’s going to be a bit hard to read some of the words because ‘apparently’ the only 2 choices of Theme were both for ‘Light Background’ association, which fails for me, and frankly I’m not going to pay for access to make one for a Dark Background just yet.

As an aside, I’m going to start my video tours of shit I think is awesome. I’m currently working on making a little Intro to put at the start of my video prior to uploading them however, so the first may not be out for a week or so (hopefully earlier). Anyway, keep an eye on this spot and expect another update in a day or so!

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Day 07: Choo Choooo!

Decided I had time today to do another bit of a playthrough (inclusive of shit I did last night after updating) and start work on some stuff. I decided that it was high time I also started working on my Train Station, I know I know I’ve not even finished any of my other shit I can hear you mumble. Well I like to multitask and try working on usually up to 3 things at once!

I didn’t actually have all that much Iron to work with to start on my Train Station but I figured I’d at least do what I could. Essentially I will be doing an almost exact replica of Necramar’s YouTube Video entitled ‘How to Build A Minecart Station' which is broken into essentially 4 Parts, 3 on the building itself and one on revisions and small fixes. Now mine is going to have a few slight differences, those being instead of having the entirety of the Return Area etc above ground, mine is going to be all underground and hidden. First thing's first though, I need to go find myself a FUCKLOAD of Iron. Now I've actually managed to pretty much clear out the rest of my old Tunnel System, so it's high time I went to find another one, which I do!

So off I head, 4 Pickaxes, 2 Shovels and 2 Axes in hand (see I’m also going to collect Wood along my way to help with my house construction!) and a stack of Coal & Torches at the ready. There’s a small cave near my original one, but it’s pretty tiny, I only get around 20 Iron Ore out of it, BUT I do actually find another Dungeon!

Skeleton Dungeon

Yay, so that’s 4 Dungeons in incredibly close proximity! Once again I light up that fucker so I can figure out a use for it later on and raid the chests. Now, off to see if I can’t find another Cave System, preferably bigger this time.

Honestly? I was wandering probably for a good solid hour just kind of in a circle expanding my Map to show me what else was around, what type of Biomes etc. I didn’t take alot of pictures of the scenery, however I did happen across some REALLY awesome shit. I did, however, get at least one capture of something awesome:

Above Ground Lava

Above Ground Lava! I love these, they were a rare random implementation that Notch put in to chunk renders. It’s pretty awesome still, but having a look at the picture you’ll probably notice that the Lava seems to be a block below ground level. See, it was flush with ground when I first went to take a Screenie the game shit itself and when I logged back in to take the picture again it was sitting a block below ground level. Oh well. Onwards to start finding me some more Coal & Iron!

I did manage to find ANOTHER epic Cave system though (which I’ve marked the entrance location on my Map at the end of this post) which held so much awesome for me. First off I cleared a few smaller areas, managed to net around 40-50 Iron and a stack of Coal (which I was basically re-using to top up my Torch supply) when I came across yet ANOTHER Dungeon:

Spider Dungeon

Fucking Spider Dungeons, seriously. I mean I HATE fucking Creepers I really do, but Spiders? They are the bane of my existence. A Creeper can sneak up on me and be a jerk, but Spiders? I see them coming from a mile off and they move like fucking Lightning! Not to mention the fact they climb ALL MY FUCKING WALLS! Seriously, such jerks. Oh well, Spider Dungeon Nuked! Time to continue on!

And I had literally turned then corner when oh loooook! Another Dungeon!

Zombie Dungeon #3

I like Zombie Dungeons, so simple and easy. Of course I have kept all of the Spawners alive just like normal, so that’s now 7 spawners in random locations all kept alive and I have absolutely no fucking idea what I’m going to do with them! I also want to go back and farm out all of that Mossy Cobblestone to then make something out of, but I have no idea what to use it for. Something awesome no doubt, it is of course what I do best!

Now this cave system is fucking massive! I’ve probably not explored HALF of it but eventually have to turn back after I’d managed to run out of room in my inventory. But not only did I net some more Diamond! But I got some Gold, another stack of Redstone Ore for my Train Station and a bunch of other shit (mostly shit from the chests in the Dungeons).

I did take a screenie of my loot in full though!

Loot

Pretty awesome huh? I didn’t get alot of Coal, but I can easily go back into the system and grab it whenever I need it, believe me… There was an arseload sitting around. But the 3 stacks of Iron Ore is probably the best of the loot, that’s a SHITLOAD I can use for my Minecart Tracks and Minecarts. There’s also the heap of Wood to start on more of my Home too!

Time to get started on this Train Station I guess. I start by placing the ‘Platform’ where I’d like it to sit roughly and kind of go from there. Now, the Platform itself is only pretty small at the moment, but it will be expanded out slightly as well as having a proper building built around the outside to give it more of that Train Station feel. Most of the shit I’ve actually done isn’t viewable in the picture, but that’s because it’s all underground so as that it doesn’t look messy (much like how Necramar had his initial station prior to the Tutorial in vid 1/3). Anyway so far this is what I’ve managed:

Train Station

The 2 hole type things on the left are where the tracks go down and underground. Basically underneath is where the Pez Dispenser style Cart Release system is held as well as the Return System and the Booster System to push the Released carts up to the Station Platform. See I’ve really only as yet done the first of the 3 videos but later on tonight (after some Riftage!) I’ll be doing probably either the rest or at least a shitload more.

For now though, that’s the end of tonights effort! Enjoy the map of Day 07 and the massive amounts of exploration I did further on. I’ve also tagged a few key locations on the map so as that you can see what’s what! However, given the size of the Image itself, you’re going to have to at least hit the Zoom button to see what each area is.

Day 07

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Day 06: Mo’Fucking Diamonds!

Hi! *waves*

So how’s it going? Yeah good good, not too bad. What have I been up to you ask? Oh you know not much, just FINDING MO’FUCKING DIAMONDS!

Started out today’s diary with the decision of going spelunking to find some more raw materials (mostly Coal & Iron) as well as pick up any Lava I could to start filling up my Eye up the top of my Tower. So I headed back in to my awesome elaborate cave system to head further down and (hopefully) happen upon some Lava. From my previous Minecrafty experience, I’ve noticed an absolute fuckload of Iron sits around where Lava is so that was my main decision on why to head down.

And down I went! I’d already explored a SHITLOAD last time I was down here so I didn’t actually have to go very far. First thing I find whilst I was jumping down a huge cavern was this:

Gold

Yup thats Gold! The most useless material in Minecraft! Ok not THAT useless, but all I can make out of it that is even remotely any good is a Watch to be able to tell Day & Night whilst I’m hanging out underground. Still, pretty awesome, if I’m near Gold I can only be closer to other awesomeness!

I hit the bottom of the hole I’m going down, which has been made MUCH easier by the fact there was a naturally flowing waterfall to beam me up & down safely! Take a look around and BAM! Lava Lakes all around me, some of which some natural waterfalls have formed Obsidian for me!

Lava Lake

This is incredibly handy, I don’t need to worry about making my own Obsidian by fucking around with Lava & Water, there is a MASSIVE abundance down here. The little parts in the picture are only a fraction of what’s lying around. Of course, however, to actually mine any of this Obsidian I need to find some Diamonds to then fashion into a Diamond Pickaxe. Off I head again jumping from ledge to ledge, finding a shitload of Iron, Coal & Redstone Ore. I even manage to come across some of that new blue shit, I believe it’s called Lapis Lazuli Ore or some shit, either way it’s essentially only (from my limited knowledge) used for dying shit at the moment. So a big hearty MEH! Continuing along I’ve managed to net myself QUITE alot of Coal (around 3 stacks) and about 1 full stack of Iron and 1.5 stacks of Redstone dust (this will be handy for my next update) when I happen across this:

Jackpot!

Fucking Jackpot! Some Diamonds, a shitload of Coal and some more Redstone! How awesome is this!? Not that awesome you say? Well… I think it is…

So I figure I’ll finish this leg of the cavern i’m exploring then head back up to surface when:

More Diamonds

MORE DIAMONDS! And a shitload more Obsidian too (I removed the water that cause it to make it easier for me to check it all out). Oh man this is awesome! In total I’ve managed to snake myself 5 Diamonds, that’s enough for 1 Pickaxe so I can at least start digging up some Obsidian when I do decide to go to Hell (Ok ok ‘The Nether’ if we want to be Politically Correct, which I don’t).

I decide I can’t be fucked navigating the way back out of this cavern system so I just pick a spot near the original Lava Pits I found (I’ll need to come back for more Lava I’m sure) and just dig an upwards stairway, roughly headed towards my Spawn Point (Compass made this job relatively easy).

*Phew* I’m out! Time to finish up as much as I can with this Eye up the top of my Tower. Which, as it turns out, takes me ALOT longer than I had initially thought, but I do finally get it done:

Tower

Woo done! I’m unsure of how easy it is to see, but you should be able to see the single Lavafall flowing from the top of the Eye down through the direct centre of the Tower. Now, this wasn’t done with ease… No, I managed to ROYALLY fuck up and had Lava flow around the entire front of the Tower (ON THE OUTSIDE!) which was a DICK to clean up, it seriously took me almost an hour to fix, not to mention the fact I died twice and lost 4 Iron Shovels, 2 Iron Picks, 2 Iron Axes, 40 Iron Bars, 2.5 Stacks of Coal and ALL 8 Lava Buckets I initially had. Needless to say, it was a fucking prick to do… But it’s done and I’m happy.

Figure I’ll leave my Tower alone for a little while now since I’ve been primarily focussed on doing that and instead hit up my Log Cabin to start building up a bit. But of course I need to go chop down like… Half of the Amazon to even get started, which I do. I’m pretty sure I’ve not only destroyed my Minecraft Worlds Ozone Layer, but also probably caused some irreparable damage, the upside? I get to build my house!

Log Cabin

So I’ve now managed to finish the entire first floor, knock out some Windows to put in as well as build the stairs up to the second Level which I’ll probably do some more of at a later date. I quite like this picture, shows both my buildings in the one shot, I must say I’m quite proud of my current achievement! Day 07 I’m actually going to look at starting the basic layout of my Train Station, I’ll be following the same layout as provided in the YouTube Video (which I will link) and building it just a little away from the Log Cabin. I’m also going to look at clearing a nice path from the Cabin straight to the Tower so I don’t have to climb half of Everest each time I bounce back & forth. Hope you’ve enjoyed! Please, tell your friends, tell yo’ mumma and anyone else, I want more people to read this shit!

Before you ask, no I haven’t added a World Map to this one yet, I figured I’d wait until Day 07 before that since It’ll have a 3rd Building to show off and not alot has changed since the last map since most of Day 06 was spent chilling underground.

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Rift: The Continuum

First of all, I’m well aware of the meaning of the word ‘continuum’ and I’m also well aware at how Rift & the word have no correlation whatsoever. But you know what? FUCK YOU THAT’S WHAT! I just always wanted to use that word so I did!

So anyway, to be brutally honest sweet fuck all has been happening in Rift for me. I’ve barely had anytime to play this past week due to a) Work’s time raping me and b) Most of the time by the time bubba goes to bed it’s also time for me to go to bed, which sucks. I really need to get her into gaming and fast!

Basically I’ve spent most of the time I’ve been online doing 1 of 2 things. Number 1 of course is my standard routine of questing, jumping on and doing a quick round of Quests, which I honestly still cannot get enough of. The second thing has been Achievement whoring, or at least attempting to. See I’m one of those guys who focuses far too much on maxing out that Cheevo list because (sadly) it matters dammit!

Quest Hub

Above is (quite obviously) a Quest Hub. It was actually the last one I was hitting up. Most of the images I’ll post are shitty ones that were taken whenever I scored a Cheevo (yay me!). The last area for questing for me was known as The Iron Fortress, which apparently is home to an undead thrall as well as Jakob’s chillout. Pretty standard, epic castlesque fort complete with Towers! Standard objectives, go in kill these fucks, collect that shit, summon this douche canoe and wail on him. Having looked through my progression of areas it would seem as though I was 99/103 Quests done for the Freemarch area! Meaning I was practically done and ready to move onto the new location (Stonefield) of which I was actually given 2 quests from my Quest Hub to move on to once I’d finished the rest.

Tower Shot

Before heading off to my new area though I thought it would be good to head to that undiscovered area I had on my Minimap to see what was there. Turns out I found an additional 2 quests, both of which being Group Quests which I of course suck at since my play times essentially only have me playing Solo. So I still have them and intend on doing them next time I jump on. Since I couldn’t do shit in that area figured I’d head to Meridian to check for any further questicles as well as do some crafting. Oh hey! What do you know, a Story Progression quest for me to do! Which apparently has asked me to assist with 3 dudes doing whatever they tell me to then hand in this one. K sure why not. Which is where I’ve actually left it when I last logged in, getting ready to do these Story Progression quests. Basically 1 was to close 8 Death Rifts (awesome), another was to find some missing dude (I’ve seen where he is, the fucker hanging over the top of his mangled corpse is an uuuuuuugly son of a bitch) and then to discover and do something to Anchors? I honestly have NO IDEA what they mean when they say Anchor, so I can only assume the type you tie to a boat and lob into the dark depths below… As can be seen by my cordless bungie jump!

Cordless Bungie

Turns out it’s something else, but hey we had fun right? Well… I had fun, screw what you think. Jerks.

Basically I’ve managed to hit level 20, equip everything I can get my grimy little hands on (many blues!) and have also managed to grab all my available Warrior Souls, which means 5 more levels and I’ll be dumping Beastmaster for Paragon as my tertiary spec, since basically my kitty is hitting about as hard as a 72 year old boxer, time to swap ‘em soon I think! Other than that, I’ve been trying to get into any Invasion run I can as well, not only does being part of the group who’s tagged the Invader get an Achie, but they’re fucking fun too! I’ve got my ‘retard smash’ button downpat, all I do is spam my cone’d AoE, rake up points into the Gold contributor and enjoy all the benefits that come with being a lazy prick, which is to say a shitload of Planarite.

Anyway, tonight I shall be jumping on for a little more Minecraft (I’ve done quite a bit actually) and to finish off Freemarch once and for all to then head into Stonefield. For the meantime, enjoy this lame picture of a lootable skull and my shiny back.

Shiny Skull

Day 05: Up, Up and Away!

Yay! So my massive Tower is nearing completion! I’ve managed to do the entire exterior up to the point as well as make the ‘eye’ out of glass to then fill with lava. Granted this is going to require me to go spelunking so I can actually FIND lava to put in this bad boy, but so far it’s going exactly as planned! For some reason though, how I drew it up in Paint to reflect in game came out differently, it’s about 5 blocks shorter than intended, but oh well still REAL fucking high. I haven’t even BEGUN to start the interior stairwell to spiral all the way up as well as floor it off for whatever I want to put inside, but it’s coming!

Tower

Now, remember when I mentioned that I was also working on putting a Monster Trap of sorts underneath? Yeah well, I’ve started on that too. Digging that out was actually the best thing to do whilst constructing the Tower because it gave me a retarded amount of Cobblestone, enough to complete this exterior whilst also having a shitload left over to start work on the rest! I have 2 images to put up regarding this, the first is my Paint rendition of the Tower with the Monster Trap design inclusive underneath. The second is just a generic screenshot from inside one of the floors of the traps, this trap is by NO means finished but it is most definitely well on it’s way:

Tower Map

Monster Trap

Now, if you’d like to construct your own trap of awesomeness in the same design as mine then be sure to check out ColbyCheeZe’s ‘How to get Tons of TNT - Minecraft Tutorial 01’ as it is the same video I used to help plan and make mine!

Now on the Tower Map image I’ve tried to give it a ‘legend’ of sorts. Basically the Black is either Stone or Cobblestone, except for the ‘eye’ up the top as that is actually Glass, Black was just easier to see. The Orange indicates the Lava flow I intend on having flow throughout the Tower with a nice pooling of it in the first Basement Floor. The Grey indicates the Glass bricks I’m using, Green is Cactus, Blue is Water and Yellow Sand. I’ll explain more once it’s closer to being finished however ColbyCheeZe’s video explains it in detail.

I have also done a ‘little’ more on my Log Cabin:

Log Cabin

As can be seen it’s pretty much fuck all, primarily because I was purely focusing on building the Tower as opposed to the Cabin, however Day 06 I want to change it up a bit and try to get some spelunking in to find Lava as well as do at least another level to the Log Cabin. It’s worth making note that ALL of these materials I am gathering on my own, I am not summoning them to make life easier because I find MUCH more satisfaction when I gather and build myself.

All in all, not the largest of updates but this is at least the progress so far! Enjoy the map showing the changes and hope it’s still remotely enjoyable! As always, feel free to suggest or pass on this shitty excuse for a blog to all your friends.

Day 05

Keep an eye out for my next Rift Update as I’m about to head into the next area, and as such new types of Rift! As well as my first Epic Item I’ve received!

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Rift Headstart: Last Day

Awesome, today marked the last day of the Headstart. Granted it’s probably been and gone for a while now, but I’ve only managed to jump on to play in the last few hours. Suffice to say, this Headstart as yet has been amazing. Not only have Trion been ridiculously awesome with their release, but it has (as I’ve previously said) been so incredibly smooth for an MMO Launch, Trion have definitely earnt themselves a big round of Hookers in celebration for being awesome.

Tonight’s foray into the Riftage wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped to be, but once again having to, you know, sleep, kind of destroyed that. I started off a freshly dinged Level 17 and continued to quest, heading towards one of the very last areas of Freemarch’s Quest Hubs and then onwards to the unknown. Now I say unknown because I honestly have no fucking idea where I’m going, which to be honest is SO much better. Going in blind and learning as I go, to me, has it’s merits over knowing every single little thing. Sure I level a little slower, I read the quest text, I admire the locals for a little longer than I probably should, but I have this awesome sense of satisfaction when I’m done.

I don’t have a HEAP of Screenies for this particular entry, but I did manage to get 3 from my Guild Run through Iron Tombs (my first Instance!) so I’ll throw them in for you to enjoy. I’d just started off questing in Smith’s Haven, which apparently is some town that’s been taken over which is apparently important in some way… I’m going to just outright assume alot of Smith’s live there, either the crafty type or the namesake, I’m yet to know specifically. Questing along and one of our Guildies asks if anyone wants to run some PvP or Instances, since I KNOW I need to get my arse into gear and jump into Iron Tombs I raise my hand, 5m later the group is formed and in we go!

Zaaaaap

Given that Azawrath is a Level 31 Tanking Bard, we kind of destroy this instance pretty damn quick. But I did see the entirity of it without feeling like I was rushed, which is awesome. Basically it’s FULL of an army of the undead that some crazy bitch has resurrected to fulfill some sick twisted plan (I can ONLY assume a Brothel of the thinnest chicks you’ve ever seen). Our plan? Apparently to kill every (non)living entity within and free their souls from eternal damnation! Or something to that effect anyway. I was the lowest Level in there (being only Level 17) with the rest of the guys being 20, 21, 22 and 31. But I’d like to hope I held my own, at least I was hitting shit and shiney numbers were popping up!

Sup Anubis?

There also seemed to be alot of what looked to be Anubis’ Hellspawn running about, which I thought was pretty cool, those guys are jerks anyway. One of the mobs we encountered also looked very much like Golem, which I had no hesitation on rushing in to wail on until it was a dying bloody pulp gasping at my feet. Also, just so everyone knows (not that they can’t see for themselves), Azawrath? Yeah he dances with Squirrels… Beastiality. Aint’ no thang.

The Boss encounters themselves were actually REALLY fun. Not going to lie, I’ve forgotten how the first went down, but I’m pretty sure it was nothing more than a simple Tank & Spank. The second was really awesome, consisted of running in and taking out 3 guys. Individually at first followed by then all 3 spawning as a group, each one being a different class (Warrior, Mage & Cleric). The last boss of the instance was pretty cool too, some big arse demon looking fella who’s clearly been eating his Weetbix. It was pretty much a case of wailing on him until he decided to start summoning some kind of uber firestorm in which Eliam (I REMEMBERED HIS NAME!) was all like ‘Sup gais! Come in my Pally Bubble and we’ll ride this Flamewave out k?’ which of course we were all happy to do. That passed, wailed on him some more and he fell over.

Jobs Done

All in all it was awesome, I learnt a little more about my class and how to use it in an Instance compared to just normal questing. I also got some pretties to add to my collection. From the quests within I got a new Helm, a Ring (nawwwwwww I DO!) and a SEXY Blue 2H Sword which I’m pretty sure cleaves harder than Ivan Milat in a spooky deserted State forest. I also got my first Boss loot! A nice new level 19 Blue Belt! Which I’m still too much of a baby to wear yet (half a Level left!) but since doing this Instance popped me about 1/2 -> 3/4 through Level 18 I’ll hit it in NO time!

Honestly? I’m fucking LOVING this game, there is just so much I honestly can’t stop bragging about. You don’t need to hear that from me I’m sure, but take my word for it. It’s pretty fucking sweet! Anyway, now is time for bed as I am pooped. Tomorrow I’ll be working on a little Minecraft.

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

Day 04: Oh Sweet Jesus…

Oh holy shit. Ok now I know it’s been a little while since my last update, see there IS a reason for that! Not only does my work roster right now blow for gaining any computer time, but also because this project was far bigger than I anticipated! Seriously, remember that Strip Mine area I had listed in the last update? Well I’ve cleared about 4 levels flat of that. All of that has only managed to net me the Stone Foundation for my tower and 2.5(ish) tiers to my tower… No, I’m not regretting this at all though! This is fucking fun! Sure it sucks I’m spending more of my time farming mats to build some epic shit to show you. Sure it sucks I’m spending more time farming than I am actually updating this bad boy. But man, when this is done I’m gonna be real happy with how it looks, see I’ve been screwing around in M$ Paint (I’m just that classy… But really no, its just easier to draw pixelated renditions of what I want I find) and have mapped out the height of the tower as well as the dimensions and how each tier will work up to its pinnacle at the top.

Strip Mine

First up, sorry the images are pretty balls. I took them at night time, they look fine onscreen, they also look fine at max size, but I would imagine how Tumblr makes them tiny they may look like shit, but if you click them to jump to the link they should look slightly better so… Do that. Or don’t. Whatever, it’s not like we’re married or anything. But anyway, no those lights around the base won’t be staying, there were there as a Placeholder to give me an idea of the shape and size when looking from above. Also, if you notice up the top (behind a cloud) you should see a dirt clump with some torches on? That? Oh that’s nothing, JUST THE FUCKING PINNACLE OF AWESOME! Or the Pinnacle of the Tower. It’s definitely one of the two. One of my ideas/design things I’ll be doing is to actually have a single stream of Lava free flowing directly down the center with a Spiral Staircase winding around to the top. Cool huh? I’ll also be building directly underneath my Monster Trap Item Collector Dooby… I have the plans for it already (shamelessly stolen *ahem* borrowed from a YouTube video I will post when I want to reveal which one I am using). So looking forward to that as well… In fact I may start digging down so as that I can use the stone I gather as materials to build… GENIUS!

Tower WIP

So yeah… This entire spare time away from the Diary Update hasn’t been NOT playing, in fact it’s been spent farming… Or playing Rift… And working… And baby… And, well fuck the list goes on. So far my work in progress I am really happy with though, I’ve even managed to get a little bit done with my Log Cabin Mansion Thingy of Doomâ„¢. Note: When I say a little bit done I mean more like… The basic shape and outline of what I’d like drafted. I still need to build it up a little, but hey I’m still happy!

Log Cabin WIP

So that’s what I’ve managed so far… I know it’s not much but hey I’m busy ok! I have a few other plans on which I’d like to work on, but well given how long this is taking me they will DEFINITELY be happening just don’t expect them in update Day 05 k? One Idea (another stolen borrowed YouTube design) is a Train Station of sorts using Minecarts. I’ve tested it on my Server and it works a charm, so would look awesome on this to move between my creations. Another which is a definite will be the same as I built on the Server I was on, a 64x64 Sandstone Pyramid at the center of which will be my Stargate (which hidden will be the portal to the Nether). It’s all up and designed so it should work a treat!

Day 04

Above you can see that I got bored of farming shit at one point and went on a massive adventure. I actually got lost… So I managed to explore quite a bit of my surrounding area in comparison to previously… So yeah, made myself a compass for next time!

Hope you’re still enjoying this crap, I know I am enjoying writing it! Even if noone is reading it *sniff* and will continue to update as I move forward. For now (after a few hours of gathering and working on my buildings) it’s time to jump into Rift for my final few hours before Live is released! Hope to have another update for this as well, which I’ll be aiming for Level 20 with some shots from inside my first Instance! I’ve also added a Contact Me page if you want to send shit in, so go nuts ladies. Enjoy!

<3 Korthal -aka- Chris

P.S. As an aside, enjoy this fucking AWESOME Papercraft linked to me by a friend today. I have full intentions of making this and then showing it off to EVERYONE I KNOW! Which is like 5 people.

Tubbypaws Minecraft Papercraft!