This is the website of Neil McDougall, a musician/blogger/podcaster/bookie from Ayrshire.

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…

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This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on August 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm, filed under gaming, geekery, minecraft and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



My videogaming History

I originally posted this over on ScrewAttack.com, but I thought I’d repost it here, seeing as this is my main blog and all.

Hello, G1s, I’m NeiloMac, a jack-of-all-trades geek from the wintery climes of south-west Scotland.

I’m not sure what prompted me to sign up for a ScrewAttack account, but I thought it’d be fun to start writing about my current thoughts on videogames, as many of you are already doing. I probably won’t be writing anything Earth-shatteringly out-of-the-box, but I hope what I do write is a fun read nonetheless.

Before I start harping on about my opinions, I thought it’d be an interesting excersise to think back over my videogaming life for the past 20+ years.

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This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on November 19, 2009 at 1:16 am, filed under gaming, musings, tech, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.