I did find a nether fortress, and fought my first blazes. A bit hard, and a bit difficult – it was hard to just get one at a time. But I got tired of the nether, collected up all the loot and went back to the overworld. All I really need to do is collect netherrack anyway, and smelt it into nether bricks. Then I can make nether blocks. I do also need to harvest quartz. I have a fair amount of all of that.
Next activity – cutting a road through more mesa, on towards the roofed forest. This gave me a pretty good collection of various clays and sands. And when I reached the border with the forest, I created a new bolt hole. Nothing takes longer than cutting paths through roofed forest – with the exception of paths through jungle, or clear cutting either one.
There’s a plains fairly close past the forest, so I’m trying to finish the path through there and then head back with the loot. My Dark Oak chest is pretty empty.
I found out that War Worlds is still going – the developer Dean has backtracked on shutting it down. But I’d rather play a game with very little bugs like City Domination. I am *this close* to the top 25 for individual players, a mere 6k points, which I can probably acquire by Monday.
Having finally ordered a GTX 970 and other required computer parts, I’m now waiting for the stuff to get here and create a new monster for me. So plenty of things going on, even if it’s all very short notes and not my more enjoyed long-form blogging.