Topic of the Week: What are your fondest memories of Minecraft so far?

Topic of the Week: Minecraft

Now that Microsoft has purchased Mojang, who knows if the world(s) of Minecraft will ever be the same. Yesterday, I asked a tiny human what he thought of the acquisition. He shrugged and said “I dunno.” Our children are now growing up in a world where they just don’t know things, and it’s all Microsoft’s fault. 

So let’s live in the past. Let’s remember the good times, our greatest moments in Minecraft. That’s our Topic of the Week: what are your best bits? Maybe it was something you built, or a giant project you undertook with an army of friends. Perhaps it was simply just a fun mining expedition. I don’t know - these are your memories. 

As always, I’ll get the ball rolling. 

First, a confession: It’s been over two years since I played Minecraft. When my niece and nephew talk about it, my mind goes blank. The words they are saying make no sense to me, and I’m utterly lost. But it’s a game I used to love, and I remember that time with fondness. 

I never did anything particularly impressive. I never messed around with redstone or created circuits or functioning machinery. I never built a computer. But I did build The City of Tomorrow, a futuristic city by way of the ‘50s and ‘60s with towering skyscrapers, floating cars and even a quirky space port. At its centre was a biodome, a huge glass dome with a peaceful park - complete with a lovely waterfall in the centre. 

The City of Tomorrow is no more, but I spent months working on it with singular determination. It was mine, and I was intensely proud. I miss it a wee bit. 

Alright, my trip down memory lane is over. Now it’s your turn. 

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Mintaka Avatar
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2 Years ago

My own all time greatest adventure in Minecraft was creating a gigantic tribute to one of PCGamesN's best writers on St. Patrick's Day:

https://twitter.com/mintaka/status/445256676791177216/photo/1

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Fraser Brown Avatar
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Shriven Avatar
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2 Years ago

Fuck man. Skills.

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Tim Edwards Avatar
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2 Years ago

Back in the day, the PCG team had their own private Minecraft server. I was on there after a really, really, really bad day at work. While Graham, Owen, Craig and Rich built a cliff-top sauna and chilled, I decided to take out all my frustration on a mountain. Cheats were enabled on the server, and I decided to spawn as much TNT as I could muster. I think I spent an hour stacking it all up into a giant arena, and then smashed it all up.

Our Minecraft server was hosted on the same box as the PC Gamer Team Fortress 2 server. And our Teamspeak server. And all the other community bits and pieces.

My explosion was so massive, it crashed the TF2 server and disrupted a WoW raid.

Good times.

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Dog Pants Avatar
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2 Years ago

Building a nuclear reactor in Tekkit. It took me absolutely ages, and I had to use all manner of online tools to get it stable, and then repeatedly dissuade my server-mates from blowing it up. I probably used vast amounts more energy creating it than it ever produced, but it was the end of a long learning curve. It was overshadowed by my friends' bigger reactor, which exploded.

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Shriven Avatar
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2 Years ago

Building a working Mammoth Tank. It used Red and Black Wool blocks and had two turrets that fired arrows...Oh, and it was the size of PC Gamers clock town....and was right next too it :D It was moved.

This was the original 1:1 scale.... The other one was much, much larger :D

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e239/staff777/mamtank5.png

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Tim Edwards Avatar
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2 Years ago

FFS ALRIGHT WE'LL GET A MINECRAFT SERVER

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Antonius Avatar
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2 Years ago

SO WHEN ARE WE GETTING IT???

(Sarcasm. Massive, massive, massive sarcasm. :P )

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Antonius Avatar
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2 Years ago

Oh shi--!!

I remember that!! Jeeeebus that was fcuk HUUUUUUUUGE!!!

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Shriven Avatar
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2 Years ago

Yup..The Mayor of Clocktown wasnt pleased :D It moved with the new sever but was destroyed by vagabonds.

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Zswizzy Avatar
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2 Years ago

I stopped playing nearly 2 years ago but I spent so much of my time before that playing minecraft on one server. Very small one that my buddy found. Spent weeks just having fun and building stuff with my friends. They then stopped playing so I joined the servers teamspeak and chilled in there. Turned out it was a really small old gaming community and slowly I got to know them more and more playing minecraft. Wasn't long before I played all games with these guys and its no been like 3 years and we are all great friends. We no longer play minecraft but we play everything else together and are all planning to meet up soon.

Minecraft has made me very many happy memories and some fantastic friends.

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elvismiggell Avatar
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2 Years ago

All sorts of achievements and fun memories.

But it's an easy choice. Figuring out how to get a server set up at home, logging on with my wife and having a great time exploring and building a little homestead together.

We normally have pretty different tastes, but it was so great to enjoy a hobby together.

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¿DIDDLER? Avatar
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2 Years ago

I used to play Minecraft with a friend. I don't much talk to this friend anymore, nor do I play much Minecraft anymore, but rest assured there was a time when I both played Minecraft and talked to this friend. We were both quite good at getting ahead item-wise in public survival servers, which was fortunate for us because we also had big mouths.

My friend (We'll call him Nikolai) decided to chat up some of our neighbors in his own, special Russian way, and somewhere along the line managed to make them very upset. It was easily apparent, though, that they couldn't have been much older than 13 or 14 from the way they carried their presence online. What's more, they started talking shit to ME, who had nothing to do with their verbal engagement with Nikolai. After some clever exchanges of words, they agree to teleport us into their base for a showdown. The match-up looks something like this:

2 x Diamond Tier, 3rd tier Enchants vs 5 x Iron Gear, no Enchants

Needless to say, they were murdered, brutally, repeatedly, then we took their table and books and left. And called them gaylords. And it was the most satisfying interaction I've ever had online.

i might be a psychopath

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Antonius Avatar
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2 Years ago

Nono, no "might" about it. You are. :P

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huldu Avatar
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2 Years ago

Punching trees with my fists like any real man would do to collect lumber.

Jokes aside, I'm a huge minecraft fan/player and I've played since early beta. However, since I've played for that long vanilla just doesn't cut it for me. Nowadays I run with over 100 mods installed on a dedicated server. Some of the mods are very well thought out and are more polished than anything you have ever seen in minecraft. They really put mojang to shame when they're adding something like a new squid to the game. Mojang should have focused since day one on making the ENGINE a lot better and smoother - maybe even changing the coding language to something better suited for the game. There are players out there that have, for free, done some huge changes to the game to try improve on it. I can only hope microsoft will take over the reins and create a polished game, or preferably minecraft 2 in a good engine made by coding professionals.

I have no idea why the formatting isn't working on the site, looks fine when you're making the comment but isn't showed properly when you post it. When posted it just appears as a wall of text.

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Minecraftier808 Avatar
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1 Year ago

My favorite moment in my MC history was when I first defeated the Ender Dragon and I felt that moment of satisfaction, I felt complete. Then that stupid long word scene came up and almost to the end of it, I fell asleep, because it was 3 in the morning

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