I know many of you have little happiness in your lives. You come here for a few things and I imagine my life changing Minecraft videos are part of the reason. I heard your calls over the vast sea of the Internet bits and am gifting to you my latest video.

Oh right the video is also fairly short, clocking a bit over 5 minutes.

I was inspired to build a Treehouse in one of the taller trees on my farm. I am proud of my Minecraft creations thinking I am doing some impressive work until I went to a few Minecraft servers and my hopes of achieving Minecraft greatness were dashed. I seem to have less time than some Minecraft pros.

That said, existing in a world like Minecraft with no apparent agenda is a freeing thing. That freedom allowed me to learn something about myself too. I used to have a idea that it would be somewhat epic to venture out into the wild on my own. As a kid I enjoyed the tales of Johnny Appleseed, Jeremiah Johnson & Mad Max. After playing Minecraft, which is a kind of wish fulfillment I can say that I am questioning that old dream. Its lonely being by yourself.

I remember some of the best experiences I have had in the last few years with games and Fallout 3 sticks out. At first blush my memroy recalls it being mostly a solitary game and then I am reminded my primary sticking point to the game. My attachment to the father character played by Liam Neeson.

There is something cool about being out there on your own in Minecraft. No story, no agenda and its all up to you. But lately after playing I have the twinges of being in a "lonely planet." I should just join a server but something keeps me coming back to my world, like I have something more to find out. When I do find that thing out, I will let you know.

Ben_Dodson wrote on 12/01/2012 at 07:42pm

I like my own world to experiment and build new things. But since I started playing on a server with my cousin (we host it) I just like seeing what things other people come up with and in a community effort put your own spin on it. Not tearing it down or anything but striking out and building your own ideas. I had a great idea come up when I was watching him add on to his castle. Now I am working on a monster maze. It is version 1. I have a large tower I plan to adapt the concept too. Playing with friends brings a whole new level to the game. We just need more people to play with.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 12/02/2012 at 08:49pm

For awhile I liked the solitude also. In my head, I came up with this sort of narrative that I was the sole survivor of the apocalypse (I started playing before NPC villages were a thing ;) ). But now I love being on a multiplayer server. It's awesome to see what other people build and to get to show off my own creations.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 03:03am

Interesting, as I've been thinking about building a tree house in the world I last created in Minecraft a couple of months ago. I have not done so yet, in fact I haven't even played Minecraft hardly at all in the last couple of months (I blame Terraria for that hahahaha). I was really glad, when I created this world, that I spawned in a jungle. Before I created this new world, I had a house, a whole in a cave, and I was desperately looking for a jungle so I could tame an ocelot. I explored quite a bit and never found my jungle. I can't recall, but I imagine I created a new world because I died and got frustrated. I've done that so many times that that is the only reason I can think of as to why I created a new world (that and I wanted a jungle when I couldn't find one). All that said, the reason I wanted to create a tree house was because I felt that would be the best defense against Creepers (I really hate when they blow my stuff up, a point which I keep mentioning). However, I did find a nice little "floating island" in my current world, which I may go explore and move in there. I think the last time I played I was on my 3rd or 4th cave that I found trying to find some diamonds. Sadly, I felt like I could never find enough diamonds and maybe that's a small part of why I stopped playing again. However, reading and seeing more about Minecraft makes me want to go back. Oh and I did find and tame some ocelots in my new world, but some didn't last very long or I didn't. As I was chasing one ocelot kitten, it ended up drowning (very sad). While a tree house is a great idea as defense against Creepers, it would suck to have a dog since they take fall damage.

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