Wednesday, September 25, 2013

There will always be zombies

    I love mods that take a not so useful object in MineCraft and give it a purpose. An example of this is the "Rotten Flesh to Leather" mod by "EpicBlargh". 

   There is never a shortage of zombies to kill in MineCraft, so you always end up with a ton of rotten flesh. This mod will allow you to "smelt" the rotten flesh in the furnace,turning it into leather. This allows you to get a suit of armor early in the game, even if there are no cows around. It also comes in handy later in the game when you need to make bookshelves,etc.

Check out the mod here:
Check out the latest episode where I spotlight this mod and others:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Break From Zombie on Facebook

Hello fellow MineCraftians!
I have started a Facebook page to complement my blog. I would love for you to head on over there and give it a "like". It will only take a second! :)

As always, have fun and keep mining,

New Beginnings

     So I am once again starting another series. I had unfortunate incident with my saved world files and, as stupid as I now realize this was, I had not backed up any of my worlds. So it is back to square one.

     I actually don't mind. There is something refreshing about starting again on a fresh new world, unscathed and untainted by ruins of half finished buildings, giant holes created by creeper explosions, and mines stripped of ore. Maybe it is just me, but I never tire of that feeling when you find your first vein of iron ore,and craft that first set of real tools and armor. Just for a fleeting moment, you feel almost invincible, ready to take on whatever that fresh new world  throws at you.

   So that is where I am now. In this series I will be doing something I have never done before in all my many hours of playing MineCraft; complete all of the achievements in vanilla MineCraft. I will also be spotlighting new  mods every week.

Check out the first episode here:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Get In The Game!

One thing I have learned about MineCraft LP's (or any LP,for that matter) is that if the player is not in to the game, it will show. If you are bored,your viewers are bored. This may not be 100% true,but as a general rule of thumb, it is. I experienced this first hand the other day when I was set to record for my Tekkit series.

As always, I was doing  prep work before the actual recording so I have my "ducks in a row". As I was going through things I wanted to accomplish in that episode, I found myself thinking, " man, I am not feeling this right now". I did not want to walk away from it, as I was really wanting to get more content up on my channel. I knew I could not do quality content in that state of mind, so I moved on to something else.

My point is, I could have went ahead and recorded the episode, but the viewers would have noticed I was not 100% in my game.

So I ask the question, when you record, are you always 100% in the game, or can you "fake it" and still produce quality content? Please leave your comments.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Found this on Tumblr. What an awesome build! I cant imagine the kind of time that goes in to something like this.
Hope you guys are having a great weekend!


Disaster at the Quarry

So if you have watched the latest Tekkit: Weapons Factory, you know things did not end well. Since I needed to rebuild, I made a trip down into a canyon I had found earlier.
Luckily,within the first half hour, I was able to find three veins of diamonds, which gave me just enough to rebuild the lost machinery.
This vein here made me a little nervous with the lava coming down on both sides,but I managed to get them without dying!
So now I have the materials I need to build again! Join me next episode as we repair the damage and rebuild the machinery!


Friday, August 16, 2013

First video of Break From Zombie Big Dig is up! 

Thanks for watching! I think I am really going to enjoy making this series. Thaumcraft has so many cool things to do!


Pesky Villagers!

Saw this on Tumblr today. That escalated quickly!

Happy Friday!

I recently started this blog to complement my MineCraft adventures. I will be posting regular updates from my LP's as well as other interesting MineCraft related material. I invite you to leave comments but please do not spam!

So I am starting yet another series on YouTube using the Big Dig modpack. I have added several mods, including Thaumcraft, since I want to focus on the magic side of MineCraft. I am also using the Spahx PureBDCraft texture pack rather than the Soartex Fanver texture pack, which is what I usually use.

The first episode will be up tonight!