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A fun Minecraft seed – Deconstruction!

In the last few months, I’ve dabbled on and off with the excellent PC game Minecraft.  Its world-generation system, which utilises strings of characters known as seeds to create the world in which you play, can throw up some fascinating results.  Type in ‘glacier’ as your seed and you play in a gorgeous mountainous rainforest type setting.  The seed ‘gargamel’ starts you off underground, and, if you’re playing on any difficulty other than Peaceful, you’ll invariably be getting your arse chewed off by zombies right from the get-go because of it.  These ‘interesting’ seeds are highly sought after by the Minecraft community, and I’ve stumbled on another interesting one – ‘Deconstruction’.  Yes, you have to capitalise the ‘D’.  It matters, if you weren’t aware of that before.

So, I stuck ‘Deconstruction’ in as my seed (inspired by the mighty Devin Townsend’s newest album), and I discover the following…

A typical start to a Minecraft session...

So far so normal…starting on sand next to water, the same as every new Minecraft game.  However, if you look closely at the mini-map (one of the mods included in the excellent Yogbox mod-pack), you might notice something.  I turn around, and…

Stone!  Ores!  Coal!  Holy shit!  Everything one could possibly want for starting out in Minecraft!  I do a bit of poking around and discover more…

Boatloads of coal (this is by no means the only coal vein in this big rocky area, ooooh no.  Seriously, you’ll end up with plenty by the time you’ve dug it all up)…

Plenty of Verdite (this is from one of the mods in the Yogbox, which adds extra ores into the game)…

Some nice caves with water…

A decent amount of iron ore just lying around…

More coal, and some Mystic Sapphires (again, from the same mod as the Verdite, can’t dig ’em up without an iron pick though…)

Some Randomite (drops random stuff – could be eggs, iron ore, redstone, maybe even the occasional diamond)

And some nice caves to explore.

There’s also another, smaller stony area a little to the north-east of this area.  It’s a belter of a way to get started, in terms of resource gathering.  Highly recommended.

This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on August 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm, filed under gaming, geekery, minecraft and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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