I usually don’t stream on Wednesdays…

I usually don’t stream on Wednesday nights because I enjoy watching the Adults Only Minecraft live stream on YouTube those evenings. It’s always fun to watch and learn something new on that channel and to learn about various data packs and other stuff that they choose to run on their server for that season’s live stream.

I’m no longer playing my own pack…

I’m no longer playing my pack, Peaceful Pack. Instead, I found two different modpacks that are centered around playing in Peaceful Mode of Minecraft that I’ll make series out of, and play myself. I may also get brave enough to face the monsters of the game, and start a Vanilla World, but don’t count on it any time soon. 😉 I also deleted the Village Architect episodes I had posted to my channel already as it’s a dead series without the same world to return to. Instead, I’ll reboot that series starting next Tuesday on one of the other packs. For tomorrow’s episode, I’ll record the thirtieth episode of Swagtown, my Banished Let’s Play series instead of a Minecraft-based episode like I had originally planned.

I decided to reboot my Village Architect series…

I decided to reboot my Village Architect series because the first place wasn’t good for long-term development. Not to mention that I was also getting tired of listening to the villager noises, but I also prefer more flat terrain when building structures. Yeah, in one of my worlds I built inside mountains, but they were on the edge of a flat forested plain where I had started building (and I didn’t feel like flattening entire mountains and so incorporated them into my builds).

In my world that I sometimes stream from, I’ve made some nice progress and have switched from cobblestone roads to stone brick ones as I have plenty of that material now (thanks to powering up and configuring a Material Stonework Factory to mass-produce it). I’m now focused on getting pigs and chickens autobred and slaughtered to produce their drops and essence for my iron farm (as the cow farm doesn’t produce enough for a decent speed of iron on it own). It will also make my old egg and feather farm obsolete, so I will be tearing it down after I transfer the chickens to the new farm. I’ve also created a place to enchant my stuff and a place to build the various vehicles.

I have updated my games and Peaceful Pack

I have updated the page on my blog that list my games with my newest purchases from Steam. (Consider sending me a friend request there!) I’ll eventually do series with both Project Highrise and Stardew Valley for my YouTube channel; I just want to finish my current series in Banished first.

I have also updated the page that lists the mods I use in my Peaceful Pack. As I do not know what I want to be the main focus of a new series in Minecraft or a good name for it, the videos I am releasing next week will all be for my Swagtown series, except for Monday’s video, which is an end of series announcement video shot in my world that I am not usually recording or streaming from. It wasn’t an easy decision to make to end my first Minecraft series, but it was in line with what I have always said I will do – no off-camera work for my YouTube videos.

I’ll be live streaming tonight and tomorrow night…

I will be live streaming to my Twitch channel tonight and tomorrow night at 11 PM and at 2 AM (both times are based in the America/Edmonton time zone). Each live stream will last for about two hours and that will be the schedule for my live streaming going forward. More likely than not, I will be streaming Minecraft – sometimes from a server called Chipping Blocks (a survival server on hard mode) and sometimes from a streamable game I’ve created for the Peaceful Pack I play through as a series on my YouTube channel.

Looking at Shutting Down parts of CityCraft

Hey, citizens of CityCraft and visitors to my blog!

Due to the lack of players on the CityCraft server, lack of posts on the CityCraft forums, and active chat in the Discord server, I am severely inclined to shut the Discord server and website down and switch the Minecraft server to a whitelisted one for my Patreon supporters and Twitch subscribers. Unless the  CityCraft server becomes more active (as well as the Discord server and the CityCraft forum) soon, I will be doing this.

I do not wish to take this action, but I feel I have no choice in this. I would also be rebooting the CityCraft server and changing the modpack (adding two plugins, one of them a major one in Tinker’s).

Thanks for your time today,
Nathan Pinno (swagnillaice)

PS. If I do take this action, I’ll move the modpack and zip file links here to a password-protected page and give the password only to my subscribers and supporters. That page will also contain a list of the mods my server and I use.

If no one joins me on the CityCraft Minecraft server

If no one joins me on the CityCraft Minecraft server by the end of the month, I’ll shut down the Discord server and the website, and whitelist the server. I’ll then only grant access to Patreon and Twitch subscribers as a benefit of supporting me (and move the pack and zip file to here to be hosted). I’ll then redo the Discord server as a place for my followers to hang out and chat with me. It’s one thing for people to join the website and the Discord server, but another to join the server. I’d rather play with people than just chat with them.