Hi everyone. As the title would suggest, I only recently started playing Minecraft: just last night, in fact. Been hearing loads about the game and decided to finally give it a go: here's my story of my first time playing Minecraft.
The world is created and I spawn in the new world. Surrounding me are trees, sheep, and many, many mushrooms. I see oceans in one direction, a mountain in another: I simply stand there, taking in the world around me. So many possibilities await me, but first: What the hell do I do?
First of all, I punch the ground a bit and get some dirt. Ok, cool. Then I figure, I've heard lots about how wood is apparently a useful resource: let's go chop down a tree and see what happens. Suddenly, an achievement pops up: 'Got wood?'. You just have to giggle at that, and also it gets me curious: I didn't know Minecraft had achievements! The plot thickens.
So I've got some wood and now I wonder what the hell I do with it. After opening the menu I see the crafting tool: I experiment, place some wood in there, make some wooden planks. I throw some of these around, mess about with it. Get a bit bored, go punch a sheep.
After beating the sheep into submission I get some wool and some EXP orbs (I think?). Oh wow, I can level up! I proceeed to commit sheep genocide, collecting as much EXP as possible. When I realise it's not really doing much... I get bored. Then I wonder: 'Why is it getting so dark...?'
Ohshit. It's night time. I've heard about how at night, the monsters come out. I have no weapons, no means of defending myself. Oh god what do I do what do I do WHAT DO I DO. I take the rest of the wooden planks and throw them all around me, creating a really rough and shoddy bunker. I hide inside, scared to death of what might be out there. After what seems an eternity I hear a noise...
At this point I think. 'Bah. How difficult can they be? I can take 'em!' I jump out of my bunker and am ambushed by a skeleton! I charge in head first, wildly flailing my arms around, punching the crap out of it while it shoots me... and it dies! I win! I AM A GOD OF MINECRAF-
Dead. A second skeleton saw me with my measly 2 hearts and shot me in the ass. I slump back in my chair. My first Minecraft death. A sobering moment. But only for a moment: Minecraft, you challenge me to survive this first night? You challenge me to create a better bunker, better defenses? You challenge me to hunt down and exterminate every last skeleton and monster in this game?
I start a new world, reload. Begin anew. And I build.
There's more, but this became longer than expected. This is what I love about Minecraft, even though I have only played it for a few hours. You create your own story. There's so much that can happen and it's just so exciting and...
Yeah. I'm hooked. So how about you guys? Tell us of your first day in Minecraft. Did you survive your very first night? What happened? How about your first encounter with the monsters? I'm really interested to hear how your experiences compare and contrast with mine.