If you are an active Minecraft player, you will know exactly what that means – today sees another update for the deliberately blocking but endlessly engrossing video game. I do dabble from time to time and, with this release, I decided to jump straight in. So, new world created and into the basics of the survival mode of the game – gather some wood, start crafting better tools, create a shelter and develop from there.
Because you start off relatively weak, it is risky to wander to far to start off with but already I can see the increased gradient of the game. Hills go up, caves go way down and I’ve made an initial base in the face of a cliff that easily matches any I’ve seen in previous versions of the game. Plenty more to explore… once I’ve built a few more of the basics.