Playing Modded Minecraft

I’ve been trying to find games that me and my husband can play together briefly between family life. It has to be something that’s relatively safe for us to back out of, something we can stop playing almost instantly, and something that’s relaxed and not too intensive. Very few games fall under these categories. We’re gamers at heart and we’re determined to make it work, even with our 3 year old and 1 year old. Minecraft has always been a game we enjoy together, and recently we returned to a vanilla server with a few friends – but it left us wanting something more. We started browsing through the modded server packs and came across one called RAD (Roguelike Adventures Dungeons). This pack has quickly become one of my favourites for a number of reasons.

It lets you feel like an adventurer. You start with picking a class, you get a blueprint for a house (which biome specific choices), and you have an involved quest book that gives directions on where to go if you don’t want to be knee deep in the sandbox. There are dimensions to travel to, and villages and dungeons to explore.

I love packs like this. They make the game fun and interesting without me having to know the ins and outs of minecraft. I can feel accomplished through exploring, and that’s lovely.

What are some of your favourite mod packs? Let me know in comments and as always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Getting Around

There are no coordinates or maps in Minecraft bedrock edition, so figuring out where you are and where you want to go requires some actual crafting. When my husband and I started out we decided to leave the little beginner island and head west until we found an area we wanted to settle in. Above is the very slow map I’ve started to develop of the area. My castle in the broken square at the top in the center, my husband’s log cabin is the structure along the river a bit south of that. I’m hoping to continue making the map (I need more frames) until I’ve mapped out all of the surrounding area. Maybe I’ll spot something interesting.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Minecraft – Bedrock Edition

I claimed a free copy of the win10 minecraft so I could play with friends across different platforms. I’ve never played the base game before, I’ve always played a modded version. Me and the husband logged in and set out from the base in search of adventure. I have no idea what biome we stopped at, but I’ve got a castle in the works and a neat looking bridge completed. My husband is working on a log cabin and then we’ll start up some farms! I’m also going to be on the lookout for some cats!! I’ve not seen any yet..

A little Farm

Unfortunately there was a massive crash that wiped out all of my inventory (and the inventory of anyone who was online at the time of the crash) but we’re re-building and things are coming together. Thanks to Ogur (my partner in crime) I’ve got a set of dark steel tools, and some iron armour. Moumix replaced my amulet and inventory expanded item, and I’m back to collecting different types of cows, sheep, and chickens. I managed to turn my mountain into a large farm area, replacing stone with grass, and I’m hoping eventually I’ll build a barn. I also need to work out some sort of storage idea.

It’s nice relaxing fun – until night arrives and I spend it hunkered down in my house, waiting for the zombies to vanish with the sun.

A Little Minecraft

It has been a while since I played any minecraft, but a new patch came out and with it a renewed interest in the game. Moumix set up a server and himself along with a few friends have started playing there sporadically. It’s a modded server with a few packs that I’m familiar with, but it has been so long since I played last that I’ve pretty much forgotten anything I know about the game.

One thing I do like quite a bit is that there are quests in this mod bundle, and the UI has improved a thousand times compared to how it used to be. I spent yesterday making a house not too far away from the spawn spot so I would have a place to run to. Then I went exploring.

There are some ancient golems that are pretty painful, but besides that my only real danger were some pirates hanging out on ships in the ocean. I had never seen them before and I was reluctant to get a closer look, so I kept my distance. I’m still deciding what I want to create next, probably an entrance to a mine, and then some better tools. My stone ones are OK but they wear out quickly.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!