PC – The Minecraft Progress Log

Why hello there. If you’re reading this, it means that you are at least remotely interested in what we’ve accomplished in our ‘little’ Minecraft world.

This log is dedicated to keeping track of what’s accomplished on our official Minecraft server on a daily basis. Wondering what the nether a GTA crew is doing on a Minecraft server? Give Molly’s introduction a read. If this log inspires you to join in on the fun, send me, Grody, a quick message on the Social Club and I’ll sort you out. For your convenience the most recent entry is at the top.

30-08-2015

  • ExLee and I did some adventuring. We went and looted the stronghold. We didn’t find much, just some iron stuff. As a reminder of our little adventure, we’ve named an iron sword we found “The sword of disappointment” and put it on display in the museum.
  • I finished the museum’s roof.

29-08-2015

  • Molly started building a water tower.
  • I started building a museum. The ground floor is for in-game paintings. The first floor is for interesting things we find during our adventures. The basement has an endermen art show. Two endermen, Miguel and Giuseppe, move random blocks all over their exhibit. They’re currently doing abstract art.
  • I removed the chunk error in the world editor. I also edited in a tunnel from the river to the ocean, as well as a channel to another river. A mountain was heavily edited to support a large fortress.

28-08-2015

  • We were out trying to build a social life, but it proved to be too hard so we abandoned the project.

27-08-2015

  • IceQueen built a row of houses
  • I built a book store with a house upstairs.
  • I built another portal. This one goes to a faraway jungle biome.

26-08-2015

  • A chunk error caused a big pillar to spawn on the farm. Luckily it didn’t destroy anything. I will get rid of it using the world editor.
  • Molly finished building the baths. (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen built a fountain.
  • I finished one of the houses. It has a butcher in the downstairs area. A chicken lives there, I’ve named her Harriet.

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25-08-2015

  • Molly started working on public baths. It has a pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. (see photo)
  • ExLee started to slowly change the world into a game of Harvest Moon by starting to breed insane amounts of farmyard animals.
  • I finished building the stronghold. It has an End portal room, but is off limits until the next MC update, as 1.9 will feature a big End update. The teleporter room is finished and currently has two working portals. Players can now travel tens of millions of blocks with the press of a button.
  • I started working on a few houses. So far they only have walls. (see photo)
  • I built a small park. (see photo)

overview

24-08-2015

  • Molly added some details to the graveyard outside the church.
  • I continued working on the dungeon. There’s not much to show you yet, so I’ll include a picture of the bridge to the dungeon.
  • We decided to build a castle together. To help us get inspired, we put up a blog post on which we can share pictures with each other.

Bridge over the river Pussi... wait that doesn't sound right

23-08-2015

  • DarkIceQueen finished building the racetrack. (see photo)
  • Molly finished building the chapel.
  • ExLee braved the Nether and came back with enough material to start a pretty serious ‘brewery’.
  • I started working on a small stronghold within the underground river. The stronghold itself will have a teleportation room in it. Using command blocks players can step into a teleportation alcove and get teleported to cool biomes millions of blocks away. The current farthest destination is a mesa biome 30,000,000 blocks away. It would normally take 116 days of continuous walking to get there. Another biome included is an Ice Spikes biome located 15,000,000 million blocks away.

Hi-ho silver and away

22-08-2015

  • DarkIceQueen continued working on the racetrack. All that’s left now are stables and fences.
  • Molly continued working on the chapel. (see photo)

Mollytheistic temple

21-08-2015

  • DarkIceQueen continued working on the racetrack.
  • DarkIceQueen started experimenting with redstone operated weapons for future town defence.
  • I finished creating the town hall’s interior and added a number of features:
    • A Fleeca Bank branch in the basement. The bank has a vault with a six digit combination lock that resets automatically after getting a digit wrong. Each digit has to be pressed once, which means there are 720 possibilities (6x5x4x3x2x1=720). The vault itself still has to be created. (see photo)
    • A library with enchantment table and two chest, one with blank books and another for storing books written by Rioters. The latter contains a guide on how to write books.
    • An administration department where things like ownership papers can be stored.
    • A council chamber, which is kinda obsolete as we’re texting each other in-game, but it’s nice to have one.
    • Reception desks with bank and civil service clerks.

Crack the code

20-08-2015

  • DarkIceQueen started working on the racetrack. (see photo)
  • Molly started working on a chapel. (see photo)
  • I finished the exterior of the town hall. (see photo)

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19-08-2015

  • At the request of DarkIceQueen, I’ve flattened an area (using a world editor) just out of town for a racetrack.
  • DarkIceQueen continues building her inn. (see photo)
  • Molly did some creative work on the streets. (see photo)
  • Molly put up signs with new street names.
  • Molly started building peasant houses. (see photo)
  • ExLee made himself some armour and traded with the locals, unlocking more trade options.
  • I’ve started working on the town hall. (see photo)

overview2

18-08-2015

  • DarkIceQueen finished the PvE area of the arena. It resembles a Star Trek holodeck made of prismarine blocks. It’s activate by pressing a button that’s wired to dispensers with a variety of monster eggs. Pressing the button will spawn random hostile ‘holograms’. The button is located in the spectator room.
  • DarkIceQueen has started building an inn.
  • Molly finished building the shops.
  • Molly added some decorations to the street.
  • I have finished building the blacksmith and added a blacksmith villager, Desmond Carlyle. (see photo)
  • I have built a house above the blacksmith as well as one adjacent to it. (see photo)

Overview

17-08-2015

  • The PvP area of the arena is done. It’s ocean themed and features lots of water and obstacles. To enter, players must go through a large corridor connecting four preparation rooms where players can store their items before going into battle. The rooms are connected to the fighting zone by redstone doors, each wired up to a single lever in the arena’s control room. There’s no running away from this fight! I’d show a picture of it, but it’s someone else’s turn to have their work showcased.
  • DarkIceQueen continued her work on the PvE area of the arena. It will be a prismarine styled holodeck. Dispenser with mob eggs in them will be hooked up to a control room. That way people can choose to fight whatever and how many they like.
  • Molly has finished building the pub, including the very detailed interior. (see photo)
  • Molly has started building shops across from the pub. (see photo)
  • Molly has started naming the streets and alleyways. They’re named after Rioters.
  • ExLee continued his adventures and found loads of diamonds in the underground cave.
  • Exlee’s iron golem attempted to trample the farm and nearly got eaten by zombies.

Our house, in the middle of our street

16-08-2015

  • The arena’s exterior and most of the interior of the PvP area is complete. We went with a water theme and thus lots of prismarine went into the interior. I’ve dubbed it the prismarena, many disapproved, but I think it’s funny, so ghah! DarkIceQueen made sword statues to liven up the place (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen has started building the PvE area of the arena.
  • Molly has built stables for our horses.
  • Molly has started building a pub, The Squealing Scuba.
  • ExLee went adventuring and made a ton of money selling produce, in fact he sold so much wheat that Reginald refused to buy any more.
  • ExLee built an iron golem to protect the farm from monsters.

The Prismarena

15-08-2015

  • Groundwork has started on a PvP and PvE arena in the underground river. The PvP arena will be adjacent to the entrance. The PvE arenas will be connected to the PvP arena with corridors. (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen has started working on a minecart railway system between the town and the arena.

And boom goes the dynamite

14-08-2015

  • ExLee has started building his house by the farm, taking charge of food production. (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen has finished her cabin. (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen has built a TNT cannon near the forest. (see photo)
  • The centre of the city now has a pickaxe statue and market stalls were added. (see photo)
  • Reginald now buys and sells pretty much anything edible.
  • Street lights were added. (see photo)
  • The whole gang went on an adventure and looted two pyramids, two villages and an abandoned mineshaft.
  • TH3FATTYSMURF joined the server.

Growing Steadily

13-08-2015

  • The farm was expanded with a third wheat field and can now easily sustain a large group of players.
  • Building style experimentation was done in a one time only creative mode session. Tudor style buildings were chosen for their elegance and because they’re relatively easy to build. The buildings will be finished tomorrow and will serve as an example of the city’s building requirements (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen has started building a cabin at the edge of the city.
  • The first shop opened. The shopkeeper, Reginald, buys wheat, carrots and potatoes and sells bread.

Architecture Tudorial

12-08-2015

  • The farm was expanded with a second wheat field.
  • A dormitory was added to the bunker. (see photo)
  • A cow snuck into the bunker. We’ve named it Bertha and made it our mascot. (see photo)
  • DarkIceQueen joined the server.

questionable sorority

11-08-2015

  • Scaffolds were added to a massive stalactite in the underground lake, allowing for save access into the mines. (see photo)
  • The farm has been expanded with another field of wheat and we’ve started growing potatoes.
  • Construction of the city’s two main roads has started.

Somewhat sturdy scaffolds

10-08-2015

  • The Pussi Riot Minecraft server has launched. It’s founding members are Molly, ExLee and Grody. Smurf also joins, but doesn’t have access to a PC with Minecraft on this day. The world used was terraformed using a world editor. A large area was flattened and a massive cave system with underground lakes and rivers was added. Our future home is surrounded by mountains with a river running in between.
  • A forest was planted to ensure a steady supply of wood.
  • A farm was founded in the mountains surrounding the city. A tunnel was made to allow easy access to it. An irrigation system was added as well as a single wheat field.
  • A bunker was built to offer protection, as well as a place create and store items. (see photo)
  • A nether portal was placed in the bunker. The portal takes players to a small cave that has been transformed into a jungle biome, offering a save zone in one of the game’s most inhospitable places, as well as an entrance into a nether fortress.

Molly in our new studio apartment

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A Racer’s Perspective X: Off-Road

Off-roading is one of the best ways to have a race in GTA V.  Obstacles such as bumps/jumps/trees/rivers/guardrails/wildlife highlights just how crazy and diverse GTA can be.  And this class is arguably the most diverse class in GTA, having both the largest and smallest land-based-vehicles in the game.  I tried to think of how to open up this review, and the first thing that came to my mind was Mad Max, and then tell them that the new Mad Max is going to be here like tomorrow and then show them the epic new trailer!

But I actually already did that when I reviewed the sports car class, so I have to think up something else (before I move on, I wanted to remind you all that the new Mad Max has some bad ass ladies up in there who are not your typical “oh save me, I need a man to save me!” so be ready for some female rioting).  So instead, I thought I would open up with a movie that is about as close to the reality of Off-Road racing as you will find in GTA: From Dust to Glory.  This is a documentary of the Baja 1000, and is filmed in such a way that the drivers/riders are broken up into classes.  This race is sanctioned by privateers who break just about every law in an attempt to conquer the 1000 mile race.  Check out a clip below from the movie.  At 4:30 the drama for “Mouse” boils over as he eats shit, breaks his finger, some ribs, and separates his shoulder and has to gather his bike up and finish the last sixty miles at over 100mph WITH NO HEADLIGHT IN THE PITCH BLACK DARKNESS OF NIGHT WTF Balls for real.  You have got to see this film if you like anything off-road related.  The soundtrack is horrible, but it is definitely worth the watch and it is free on Netflix.  That is about as close to GTA as I think I can muster, so without further ado, lets have a look at the off-road class.

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A Racer’s Perspective IX: Sedans

Sedans. 

While this might not be the most exciting class in terms of speed, that is not to say that it is not an exciting class to have races in!  Some of my most memorable close calls and comebacks happen in this class.  It is also where I think my other vehicle (shameless self ego narcissistic plug) would fit, my 4-door E36 BMW (posted below on the left).  A 4-door vehicle that I drive everyday because my son will not fit in the backseat of my Nissan (on the right).  This is really the spirit of the Sedan class, cars you drive to work, mostly cars that will get you from point A to point B, and maybe a few cars that can get moving quickly (but ultimately maintain civility in everyday life when you have to drop your brat kids off at school).  Let’s have a look…

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A Racer’s Perspective VIII: Motorcycles

 Bikes.  I admit I know very little about motorcycles.  I got into enough trouble growing up when it came to my car stuff, so when it came to bikes, I sort of swore them off assuming that I would kill myself in some crazy epic crash.  Things I do know: most are two-stroke engines, choppers are loud, dirt bikes are bouncy, Vespas are weird and foreign to me but people love them, Twitch got his name because he has turrets (a name he did not approve of at first), Valentino Rossi is a boss, and you don’t know anything about motorcycle racing if you don’t know about the Isle of Man.  Watch the first thirty seconds of the video below and remind yourself that this is taking place on a public road, complete with trees and fences and wildlife.

It is actually quite close to what you might experience on GTA, except that when you die, you…don’t really come back.  That being said, the riding in GTA is quite the experience. This class yields some of the fastest land-based vehicles in the game, and also some of the most death-defying (or death impending).  Big thanks to freezingkellykel for the awesome snap.  Now let’s get started…

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A Racer’s Perspective VII: Sports Classics

Sports Classics: this class covers a wide range of different kinds of cars.  Everything from the uber expensive exotic classics, to the classic low riding hoopties, 70s cruisers, and even a car that became notorious by way of its affiliation with some 1920s American gangsters.  All of these cars are trouble makers in some way, shape, or form, whether it is sheer speed and evading the police, to noise violations, to drive by shootings, to driving a little under the speed limit with questionable “fumes” escaping the shoddy insulation.  Why do you keep getting in trouble with the law?

I see.  You want it.  You want it bad.  You want to be able to handle the curves and listen to it scream so all of your neighbors can hear it and know that she is responding to what you are doing to her.  You want to be the reason everyone on the street is envious of you, because you have her.  Am I right?  Of course I am, so let’s take a look…

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Competition – Miss Pussi Riot 2015

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I have the honor to announced that the beauty contest “Miss Pussi Riot” is open! The goal is easy:

-you post a photo of yourself on the social club with the legend “beauty contest” until Saturday

-Saturday I would elect the “Miss Pussi Riot” old gen and next gen
Hoping that you will have many competing !!

AND MAY THE BEST ONE WIN !!

ps: (if my grammar is not good it’s because I’m French)

A Racer’s Perspective VI: Coupes

San Andreas

Coupes. The four-door class (which would make them sedans, in my opinion, but whatever). COUPES. I have two. Since I only have two Coupes, I suppose I will make this quick and start with the final verdict. But I don’t think I will be changing my mind on my vehicles unless supplied with other information (in which case, hit me up, I am all about speed).

Cholla Springs Ave

Final Verdict

As part of the Ill-Gotten Gains part one DLC, we find the Enus Windsor, complete with new vinyl wrap. You can customize the vinyl sort of, as there are several patterns to chose from, and then like other cars, you can pic and choose your primary and secondary colors to match the pattern. I chose the somewhat camo’d vinyl (when I look more closely at the pattern, there appears to be a person or a monkey in the pattern? Look real closely at the lower half of the front quarter panel right before the door) and matched it to take my custom Green/Yellow Oregon Duck styled pattern (as you can see below).

Zancudo River

Boss.

This car is heavily influenced by Rolls Royce (note the radiator/hood ornament deal). I am not sure if this is a Wraith or a Ghost, but it does act like a Rolls, large, powerful, sounds wonderful, but is also comfortable and easy to drive, despite being a large car. It doesn’t feel like a large car, but the handling does suffer as a product of all of that weight. Acceleration is great, and top speed is clearly the best in class at 118 mph. The car screams style and luxury, so if you are cruising around town and want to look a little different, and still be able to keep up with some cars in the coupe class, this might be a great option for you.

Bolingbroke Penitentiary

The only other Coupe in my garages at this point is the Ubermacht Zion (in green above). I actually didn’t have this vehicle until I was told, nay, ordered by fellow Riot members to purchase this vehicle. Before we get into performance, Ubermacht must be the GTA version of the BMW badge, because this version of Ubermacht looks a lot like the newer M6, with some different headlight/taillight patterns that scream “German Engineering”. With the exception of top speed (the crown of which is taken by the Windsor) at 115 mph, its not horrible compared to the Windsor in that realm, and I would argue this is the best all-around vehicle for the class. Period. There are definitely other cars worth having in this class, but if I had to choose ONE (outside of all-out, top-end speed), THIS would be the one.

Bolingbroke Penitentiary

This pretty much rounds out my first garage. Supers and Coupes. Stay tuned, there is more to come.