So this is my first foray into the world of Lets Play videos and I decided to make it of my first Minecraft World. I take you through my amazing house, Sheep and Cattle Farm as well as my Wheat fields.

Having to spend time talking and playing didn't leave much of my attention paid to the creeper advancing on me. As I watch the video again he is plainly there and because I didn't notice him, blows me up handily.

That said, I plan on doing more of these and its a great way to share what I have been playing a bit of.

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 11/02/2012 at 03:23am

Be happy you didn't cheat haha. Some LP's out there play the game and then do audio afterwards. You made me think of one time when my brother, cousin, and I were out at night time. They sent me out to do something and we thought we knew where all the creepers were. But there was a spider on the roof. He lept on my head sent me flying forwards into the creeper so i got scared ran back for the door. However there was a creepier to the side of the door we didn't see and he blocked my escape and blew me to bits. We were on hardcore. Was a frantically funny moment.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/02/2012 at 03:37am


Travis   Admin wrote on 11/02/2012 at 03:38am

Whenever I see a LP with someone actually talking while playing, I'm hoping I find another classic like Laddergoat.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/02/2012 at 04:12am

Yeah no goats in this video. :D

Watched the Ladder Goat video and my wife was like "can you please turn that down." That guys laugh is so high pitched!

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 11/02/2012 at 04:27pm

Welcome to the LP brotherhood

BR   Supporter wrote on 11/02/2012 at 09:21pm

Jake, those aren't LP`s, they are commentaries. There is a difference. Most the time the game footage is just something for you to watch while you listen to what the people have to say.

Also, Jon, you have a great voice for an LP. I find it very easy to understand and relaxing to listen to. Might sound a bit weird but that is a major factor for a successful LP. Nobody wants to listen to an annoying voice.

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 11/02/2012 at 09:33pm

There are people who call their stuff LP's in the titles but still do what I described believe me. Commentaries are indeed what they are but, that's not what some people are saying they are.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/02/2012 at 11:42pm

Man, it's so pixelated... ;)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/03/2012 at 06:27am

jdodson: @Adym: Yep, thats the style of the game.

@BR: Thanks I appreciate that. I typically don't watch a lof of lets plays for a few reasons.

1. They immediately start out with some guy screaming or 5 guys in a room laughing at something I don't get. Its hard to get into something where its nearly all inside jokes or what not.

2. I have no idea what they are doing. Can you state the goal of this lets play? Can we work to some kind of end? I like to know whats in store, take me on the journey and then end it off. If the goal is "i want to play this game and have no agenda" then fine, but state it up front. I don't want to watch a 30 minute video for that 5 second glimpse of greatness. If the awesome part isnt the whole 30 minutes, you lost me.

At some point Ill do the whole "hey guys I am in minecraft and I am going to walk that direction and just see some awesome Vistas and shit!" The awesome part though, ill tell you that and narrate the journey! I sort of view these videos in much the way I write about my experiences with Skyrim or The Binding of Issac.

Something needs to bind the person to what you are doing. Not saying this first video was the best at that, but I had an agenda and it followed through on that with some fun in the middle.

Oh and thanks for the comment about my voice! I have a face for radio so hearing that helps! That said if you want to hear a sexy man voice checkout Watch out for Fireballs podcast as Kole goes beyond my skills.

And you should checkout Gary's latest lets play of Call of Cthulu, it's really well done.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 02:02am

Awesome! Your video shows one of my biggest peeves with the game, that is Creepers! Luckily it didn't blow up anything important. I remember one of the house I built in one of my worlds kept getting destroyed by Creepers! I also hated in my last world every time a Creeper would come by as I was farming and boom there goes my farm.

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