While I'm still on my quest to actually get lava, so I can make as much cobblestone as I'll ever need, I've been needing to work on things so that I can actually feel like I'm making progress.
So began my descent into the void, which nearly ended very quickly. How? Well, I used a bucket of water at the edge of my platform, so that I could get lower and create a dark platform. I hopped into the water and thought I'd begin my slow descent. Instead, I got pushed the far outside of the water and began free falling. Falling unsafely towards the void. I panicked, and reached out and motioned towards my poorly constructed waterfall before it was too late. I pulled myself in and started making my ascent to the platform. It took a while and some good swimming, and I made it back up, and started making my platform down.
I started off simple, built a little platform, three by three, and made simple stairs up to the surface, 5 blocks above. Progress! Then I fleshed it out, made the platform wider, and put torches on it, made it safe, soon I'll add fences around the edge, then I'll make the platform whole, and create a little room. Why a little room? Well, in that room, I can make it dark, out of the light, have a surrounded area that is lit, and force mobs to spawn. Then I can get a bunch of nice things. More importantly, I want a skeleton to spawn so I can get two bones, then I make bone meal, and combine that with clay. Once I've got my porcelain clay from this, I can then make a crucible, from which I can make lava, and then I'll have my cobble stone. As long as I don't mess up and accidentally make obsidian I'll have a good time. Actually, if I can make enough lava, I could construct the generator our of obsidian. I'd then need a bunch of iron, but once I've got a cobblestone generator I won't be limited on resources.
I have plans, and I have made progress. It's going to be a good time, I just need to learn how to make fans, and turtles, and then I can hopefully gather xp and drops in some fancy chests that I'll figure out how to make. I'd also like to be able to automate the smashing of the cobblestone down into gravel, then sand and dust and distribute it fairly among the sources. There's lots to do, and lots to learn!
This week's podcast I spoke to McDom and we talked about things we watch, TV shows and movies. You can find it here! Enjoy!
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