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Burning Embers: It’s Been a Long Time Minecraft

by on November 18, 2011
 

It’s been a long time Minecraftians. Let’s keep playing Minecraft, for the hell of it. You monsters.

It sure has been a long time hasn’t it? That fateful day when Notch left his job, on his birthday to boot, to start working on Minecraft full time. I had heard about the crazy phenomena awhile back, I think a few weeks or so before the Halloween update of last year. I didn’t want to waste my money on something that I would probably give up in just a few weeks so I lived vicariously through the Yogscast videos and Archmagemelek. I had also played the free browser version which frustrated me to no end. I kept wanting to do things with water but just the smallest hole would flood my entire house. This was one of the reasons that I wanted to get the full version. This game was fantastic, I just couldn’t stop playing the browser version. Finally I broke down in November I think and the game was mine. I had used money that I should have saved but Minecraft was mine. The first thing I wanted to do was to build a Nether portal. Seeing it in action was my deepest Minecraft desire at the time. I was thrilled once I got the portal started but its luster faded away after a bit. Over the months since then I have played Minecraft on and off. When pistons came along I tried so hard to make an elevator but redstone was just beyond my grasp. I did however make a staircase that retracted and so I was proud of myself for that small accomplishment. A couple months ago I started to make my own custom map but that went to pieces when I decided hitting my laptop was a good idea. I was unfortunately unable to retrieve the world file and haven’t touched minecraft much since except to fiddle around with servers. I am quite excited for the release today but won’t be playing it until I get home from running errands unfortunately.

Tonight GotGame will be doing a Live Launch Party celebrating the official release of Minecraft. You can check out all the details here. Please come and join the festivities!

Before I go, take a look at this infographic and marvel at all that Minecraft has been through. From Minecraft’s first baby steps to the giant leaps and bounds it is making today. Below the infographic you can also check out a Pre-Minecon video taking a look at some of the shenanigoats and happenings that went on yesterday.

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