My Minecraft Farm Episode 0: The Starting Point

Hello and welcome to my Minecraft farm blog. Today I will be starting on a new adventure to create a farm in Minecraft that grows all of the possible things you can grow, including livestock. I am not entirely new to the game, I played a lot back in the day but that was during the Alpha version before there were even beds. In order to provide an authentic learning and discovery experience for myself I will be doing my best to avoid reading the wiki. I will be going only off of knowledge I learned during the alpha and bits I picked up over time from hearing other people talk about the game.

Anyways, let’s get started. I created a new world about a week ago and put some work into getting the ball rolling. I found diamonds, made a portal to the nether, enchanted my tools, and set up a small house and farm. Here is what I collected along the way that is related to my farming goal.

Foods and related items looted from a dungeon and hostile villager outpost.

My humble home. Off to the left are some stairs that lead to a 1×1 hole containing lava. Its job is to incinerate extra dirt and cobblestone.

Now to take a look at the original farm. I discovered that if you hold seeds in your hands chickens will follow you and if you hold wheat in your hands cows and sheep will follow you. There are some pigs, horses, donkeys, llamas, and rabbits in the area as well but I’m not sure how to lead them back to a stable yet. Way more creatures than I remember there being. It seems you need to be extra careful around the llamas because they have a super spit attack.

Pens containing chickens, sheep, and cows. I need to figure out how to properly segregate the cows and sheep still.
My small wheat farm. In the middle I have a melon and on the other shore I have some sugar cane growing.

I also have a small area off to the right where I am growing some cacti. I can’t upload the image though because it’s larger than 2 MB.

While taking these pictures I encountered a skeleton at the bottom of the river.

An intense battle began. I made use of the large amount of eggs on hand to defeat the monster and collected an arrow for my troubles.

Here is the empty land I plan to use to create the farm. In my next post I’ll start the real work needed to become a professional Minecraft farm blogger.

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Blizzard Announces a Port for Diablo Immortal

Shortly after the announcement of the terribly received mobile game “Diablo Immortal”, Activision/Blizzard devised a plan to port the game to expand its potential player base and bandage the deep wounds they’ve been inflicted by the fans on April Fools day of this year. In an interview with Wyatt Cheng, supposed Game Designer for Blizzard, his confidence that “The port of the new entry to the Diablo canon will feature everything fans loved from the previous entries”, and that “Nobody should be alarmed, as the game really has been made from scratch this time”. He insisted a lot on that last point.

Diablo Immortal on mobile systems.


The new mobile game was rumored to be a reskin of one of NetEase’s many cash grab asset flipping games, despite Activision/Blizzard being a triple A publisher, who have time and time again shown the gaming industry how to properly advertise and release a game.

Yesterday, 3 days after the initial announcement of Diablo Immortal, Wyatt announced the port of the upcoming game by pulling back the curtains, revealing a huge statue of a demon, presumably Diablo, dominating the stage. Except it wasn’t a statue of the iconic character: it was Diablo himself, walking forward and decimating the front seats of the theater. Various monsters were then spotted outside of the building where the announcement was made, terrorizing citizens around the city as they spread out. Wyatt shouted to the stage, trying to out-scream the wails of terror and pain, that Diablo Immortal was ported to Planet Earth, a first in the video gaming scene.


Outside the theater, moments after the port was announced and released.


It didn’t take long before Diablo fans on Twitter analyzed the situation. Hours after the announcement of the game, they called out on Blizzard for making the port of Diablo Immortal a reskin of Christianity’s version of “Apocalypse”, a Pay to Win game where your chances to enter the rankings (called “Heaven”) were increased by buying secondary currency (named “Faith”) via microtransactions, and that the monsters were just demons from hell with cardboard suits, making them look like Diablo monsters. Diablo himself looked a bit more like Thanos, although the devs proclaim that it is an intentional creative decision inspired by Disney.

Wyatt quickly responded to his accusators’ claims: “Don’t you gamers have a life?”. Unlike when the mobile version got revealed, he did not get booed, probably because everyone in the theater was occupied with not dying at that moment.

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My Big-3 E3 Thoughts

My Big-3 E3 Thoughts

[Warning: This content may contain spoilers for those wishing to watch the VODS unaware.]

The Big-3 have finally laid their hands out on the table for all to see (referring to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony of course), at least for the year of 2018. Below, you will find my thoughts on each presentation. However, for the purpose of keeping the article down in size, I decided to focus specifically on my thoughts about what the Big-3 has shown in their respective news conferences. Perhaps I will cover the rest of the E3 news at a later date.
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My First E3 Watching Everything (so far)

E3 2018 logo

E3 is something that comes around every year as the place where the biggest companies in video games get together and announce things, tell us what they’re up to, and brag about all the cool things they bought.

Typically I don’t watch much of it, if anything. Most video games don’t interest me and even when they do, I’d rather just read the news later than watch lengthy conferences full of nonsense. I don’t really see any value in getting to watch a new commercial live. If you’re into that, cool, but it’s not going to put the game in my hands.

Anyway for the most part I’m not here to talk about the games themselves. I’m not watching it for the games. I’m here to watch how they present these things. Every year I see people complain about how terrible it is, or make jokes about it, and I never really sat down to watch pretty much everything. I’ve caught Sony and Nintendo once in a while, and Nintendo seems to know exactly how to be entertaining and relevant to what the people are here for and Sony is generally pretty damn watchable. These other guys? Can’t say I even remember hearing much about them but one thing that stands out is that time Microsoft announced the Xbox One and made it all about how good it is at watching TV. A brand new game console you want people to buy and you focus on how it can compete with a cable box? Ok then.

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