After my son, yet again, got interested in Minecraft and building all kinds of strange things, blowing things up with TNT, and all kinds of creative-mode shenanigans, I found myself loading up my latest Minecraft world and adventuring again.
The Mysterio world – so named because I deliberately decided not to use the various tools for finding things – has revealed Swamps, Roofed Forests, Deserts/Beaches, and Oceans. I have a cobblestone path through a lot of the ocean, having decided not to hoard dozens of chests filled with a single resource, and instead to put it to use building various things. Seems I have not posted about this map since June of 2016. And as I read my old post I realized I never finished digging out the Ocean Temple.
Time to restart the project.
Armed with tons of sand, I began dumping it into the ocean months back. I had sketched out a box which, from the limited land-based view, seemed to cover the major parts of the ocean temple. After running all over the desert I eventually got enough sand to fill in the box and cover a lot of the temple.
Only a lot. The thing is much bigger than I had anticipated. And I got bored. So after filling in the box completely I completed a few additional projects –
- Expand the wheat farm. By the time I’ve finished harvesting, the first blocks are ready for reharvest.
- Trap a couple of cows and start beef/leather farming.
- Overland path along block 1000, connecting to a nearby village
- Full enchanted Diamond equipment
I have not yet managed a full chest of iron ingots – which is what I was waiting for to start building a railroad. Increasing the iron generation in the game was a smart idea, so that instead of digging and saying “Bah. More diamonds. Need IRON !”, I have enough iron for a massive railroad. If I can dig it up.
So far, I have resisted the temptation to simply harvest the exposed blocks and start destroying the Monument. I just read about a trick to re-gathering the sand I will have to try out, which should make it a breeze. And then, I’ll want to cover the left wing as well as finish covering the right wing. One additional tidbit discovered having read a lot of Ocean Monument posts on the internet is that they are about 77 blocks long. With a little math I can sketch the box out a bit more accurately.
So now, I should dig down to the point that I can walk into the front door. It will take a bit of time, but that’s always available in Minecraft. The Mysterio world has finished its first in-game year, but no end is in sight.