Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Minecraft Survival Challenge

Hey everyone! I want to share a story about Minecraft(one of my favorite games) with you guys, here goes.

            So I was reading some Minecraft forums one day, and I see a thread about a survival map, so I downloaded it and I decided to play it. There were a few rules you had to follow but they are only there to make it more fun and challenging. You cannot leave the island. You cannot edit your inventory. You must play on at least the 'Normal' difficulty. Those were the only rules. So, I downloaded the map and I started playing. The first thing I thought was 'uh oh!'. Only ONE tree! ONE! So I go cut it down, make a workbench.. the usual. I knew I would have to be resourceful with the saplings because there were no more natural trees on the island. I had a small shelter; it wasn't much, just an enclosed area about 6x6 blocks. Inside was a littile tunnel which lead to a mine I had been working in. With no torches :P.
Anyway, I planted a tree outside of my shelter, and went mining. I thought it would have been fully grown after about a day; I was wrong. Two days passed. Then three, four, five. I went to the minecraft wiki and saw that the trees need a certain amount of room to grow. I went to check if they had enough room; and they did. I was confused. The wiki also said that you can grow them with the light from a torch, so instead of growing them outside, I went down in to my mine and built a large room to grow the tree. I put plenty of torches around, and waited. Nothing. Eventually I just killed some skeletons with an iron sword that I crafted and used bonemeal to grow the trees. I'm still confused as to why they wouldn't grow.

              I really recommend that those of you who own minecraft search for "minecraft survival island" on google, and download the map. Here is a screenshot I took of my island if you want to try to find the same one I have(beware! It's full of dungeons!). To get the screenshot, I went out in to the water and built my way up on cobblestone. So yes, I left the island; sorry! :P




Until next time guys, peace!

27 comments:

  1. Haha sounds crazy!
    I can't believe the tree wouldn't grow.
    Gotta give this a try.

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  2. this is great. ive set up a challenge on my server

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  3. Sounds like fun, I love minecraft

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  4. My roommate plays minecraft, last night he built a waterslide next to his house xD

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  5. Can you give us a link? There are many survival maps, and I want to try this one

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  6. sounds like an irritating map lol

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  7. looks pretty slick. i'd love to play minecraft sometime, but i'm afraid i'll get addicted.

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  8. I forget where I downloaded it from.. sorry :/

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  9. It's Minecraft fever these days.

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  10. Wow, I might have to look into that. I have Minecraft and it is a pretty entertaining game

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  11. Be sure to tell me when you make your next post, I'm addicted to your blog!

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  12. I'm going to have to download this. Love Minecraft

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  13. I majorly love the way you think!

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  14. I want to get back into minecraft, but school has gotten so busy. I will live vicariously through you!

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  15. Minecraft! YAY!!

    I actually played the survival island map. Its great!

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  16. That sounds like a lot of fun, I will give that a go. :)

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  17. I could easily spend all night doing this ha

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  18. Sounds awesome, I've never done a survival map before, I might have to try one. Looking forward to more posts from you

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  19. I love minecraft but have yet to complete this map, have watched a few videos of it though... Not heard of any tree growing problems though, you sure you had it on grass and everything?

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  20. Looks very entertaining, i think ill load it on our MP server and let my friend fight over the first tree :D

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