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.
I’m quite pleased to announce that CityCraft’s Minecraft server will soon be open! I have purchased the hosting (from MCProHosting) and the modpack setup this morning and have submitted the tickets to set up the groups and plugins the server needs. Hopefully, by the end of next week, we will be able to begin playing on the server!
The poll I started Monday ended last night quite clearly – you want more than just Minecraft on my Twitch channel! To honor this result, this week’s poll for Follower Friday has no Minecraft option and is open for a little over two days – another lesson I learned about Twitter polls. Running them for more than one day will get you votes!
Speaking of Minecraft, I added OpenComputers to my mods and to CityCraft – it allows for more options. I just wish the mod OpenSecurity was updated for 1.12.2 as well, as it would make implementing security for places like the mint, banks and other special builds easier. To program the computers to do what I want to be done, I also need to learn the Lua programming language or find a Minecrafter that does and wants to play on the CityCraft server.
I should probably mention here that CityCraft has its own Discord server. I figured one of those would be useful for some instant chat when we are in the game. Voice chat is limited to Citizens and above (Citizens are those who have registered on the forums at citycraft.net.) but it’s a good place if you want to hang out and discuss Minecraft.
I’ve set up a poll on Twitter that will run for 48 hours from the time I launched it that asks if you want my channel on Twitch to focus on Minecraft only, or continue to stream lots of different games and not have a primary game. Please vote in it and let me know what your opinion is – thanks a lot!
I’ve shut down Unlimited Fan Fiction, and this time that website will stay closed with me as the owner. (If you want the domain to run a fan fiction archive, contact me – I’d be happy to sell the domain to you.) It doesn’t jive anymore with the way I want to live my life anymore so it had to go.
On the other hand, I’m pleased to announce the soon opening of the Disciples of Jesus website. It is a free community for all believers, and it is non-denominational, so leave any denomination-related topics at the door, please. 😉 Besides the forums, it also will contain a link directory for Christian websites.
I’m also pleased to announce the soon opening (later in the week than Disciples of Jesus) of the CityCraft website. CityCraft will be a community focused on modded Minecraft (check the FAQs in the forums for the specific list of mods) and now I’d like to say that the community and myself are not affiliated or associated with Mojang or Microsoft in any way. This is just a free community and modded server for those who enjoy playing the game of Minecraft, though donations will be appreciated (and those who give will not get any in-game bonuses).
I’ve got to work this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon, then have the next three days off. I’m hoping to have the Disciples of Jesus website ready to go by the time I leave today, but it may not open until tomorrow. CityCraft should be done by Friday evening at the latest. 😉
I hope to see you around one of those communities or the next time I post here on my blog! 😉
I’m no longer streaming Minecraft on Twitch because I believe that watching me play it is not helping me gain followers on Twitch. Instead, I’m playing games like Surviving Mars where there should be more interesting stuff and thus more exciting for people to want to watch my stream.
I’m considering renting a Minecraft server in the near future. It would be running version 1.12.2 and Nature’s Beauty modpack in easy survival mode. I am also thinking about using the map I am playing now as the world map.
I am also streaming bits of my playing of this map in modded Minecraft on Twitch four days a week, so if you can come watch me play. I’m planning on building a city over the course of the series, so leave suggestions in the comments here about what buildings (and farms) you would like to see me build after I finish my house and the future automatic mob farm (which will be built inside the mountain the mine entrance is located in behind my house). I already have a manual tree farm running near my place for my wood requirements (as long as you don’t mind birch) and a small sugar cane farm in the courtyard in the center of my home. I am also considering moving my farm from near the mineshaft to somewhere closer to my house. At the beginning of the game and series, I was living in the mine, so that’s why the farm is now in its place now, but now it’s time to move it. (I also have a water trap for fish and a ground trap for peaceful mobs in place and running – I need more string to make more bait.)
I’m also looking at crafting another pulvus (crushing machine) for my automatic setup. This way if I need to turn cobblestone blocks into glass blocks (which requires two crushing times: cobblestone to gravel, and the gravel blocks to sand blocks which can be smelted into glass blocks in the furnace). I already have a separate furnace for cooking food, but I’m looking at making a third to turn wood to charcoal (as wood is renewable and four planks can make 2 or 3 charcoal pieces from logs) for fuel for my operations (and crafting as coal and two iron ingots can make one iron lantern).
I’m going to use iron lanterns as part of my streetlights for the roads and maybe also for the subway tunnels as well. I’m going to fashion to roads out of stairs and slabs (thus rending them unable to support hostile mob spawning as mobs need a full non-transparent block to spawn on). I’m still deciding whether place my home inside or outside the main city – let me know what you think I should do! 😉
I’ve got a spare copy of 20th Century Masters: Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection if anyone who enjoys music wants it. I just want it to have a good home where the music will be appreciated. If you are interested, get in contact with me via Facebook or by leaving a comment on this post. 😉
I’ve also decided to quit playing the Horizons III modpack and go back to Nature’s Beauty modpack by Welsknight (he’s on YouTube and Twitch). Why? I was focusing more on machines and mining the ores I need to make them than I was on the building of new structures (which is my favorite part of Minecraft). So what I broadcast yesterday is not what people can expect the next time I stream Minecraft on Twitch.