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22 January 2013 @ 06:04 pm
So i finally got Minecraft up and running again. One of the first things i did was update one of my favorite old worlds and then move it over to the server.

So i loaded it up and it even remembered my last spawn point, right in my home. I looked around and everything seemed just fine. Then i walked downstairs into the basement.

Wait, what's that torch doing there? Wait, that's not a torch, that's a fire!


Luckily i actually had a couple of buckets of water available so i started running about dousing the flames. Eventually i just left the first patch of water flowing on the first floor and ran downstairs to get any patches that weren't already extinguished by the running stream with the second bucket of water.

Finally, it seemed like i had things under control. Most of the basement floors were underwater and the lava pool in the subbasement had been extinguished, but i couldn't see any more fire.

So i swam back up to the first floor, and then i looked up. The first three floors of my house were either already ash or engulfed in flames. Clearly somehow a spot of fire had gotten past me at some point while i was dealing with stuff downstairs. (Note however that the roof was not on fire. The roof was made out of glass.)

It's really too bad i wasn't recording at the time. All and all it was a pretty classic "Oh #$%^! my house is on fire!" Minecraft experience.

What i can't figure out is _how_ the fire started. I went back and recopied the converted save, and when i loaded it up the basement was on fire again. But then i reconverted the original save (which i'd thankfully kept a copy of) and _that_ time everything was fine, no fire at all.

I guess the conversion process hiccuped the first time and decided there ought to be more fire? I dunno.

(Also, where's that Sephiroth icon when i need him? =)
Current Mood: hoton fire
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on January 23rd, 2013 06:08 am (UTC)
I think at this point I should say something along the lines of "Serves you right, you Meth dealer! Your houses are always blowing up!"


My entire family has been completely addicted to minecraft ever since we figured out how to load it in mid-December.

My first experience when you first gave me the free copy didn't go so well. I now realize that my initial spawn point must have had my guy half inside a block, which is why it just kept bouncing and wouldn't move anywhere or do anything. Enough of the children's friends like the game -- a kid at church had an awesome minecraft-themed halloween costume -- that we eventually gave it another try (for the sake of the children of course.)

Now Amber has a creative world with an entire map segment covered in Lava, and I have a railroad that stretches halfway to the nearest village from my spawn point. Did you see Jon's post about Peter asking him to help with his circuit design? Peter loves building TNT cannons. Jon has a secret lab in his survival mode world that you have to mine two pieces of cobblestone to get into. Once inside, hit a button and the game creates cobblestone from lava and water and pushes it into position to close the door.

DonAithnen: happydonaithnen on January 25th, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
Well i'm glad you got the issues with the game worked out eventually :)

And yeah, i saw the post about the circuit stuff. I haven't done anything nearly that complicated in minecraft. I've mined a bit of redstone but i haven't done anything at all with it. I did just recently start experimenting with lava in creative mode and am about ready to start playing with it in regular mode now i think.