Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I hate Minecraft

For those not in the know Minecraft is a free limited Java programme that runs in your browser, or is also available as a non-limited pay version both in single and multi-player modes.

The free version works only in 'construction mode' whereby you roam about a world of blocky graphics that wouldn't look out of place on a Sega Megadrive. For this version there are no objectives, no goals - you simply left click to destroy a block that is targeted with your cursor, or right click to place a block. There are various block types and some have different properties.

Why do I hate it? Because it's such a time-sink. I gave it a go just to see what all the fuss was about and I'm now in the middle of constructing my own Mayanish temple complex

Complete with internal pool and raised 'fountain'
Not to mention the concealed tunnels that weave about the place.

My next 'job' is my interconnected spiral tower. Damnit!