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So...what do you guys think of our new look? Pretty cube, huh? We finally plunged into Notch's playground after avoiding it for so long. It might be too late for us to regain our curvy shapes, you know what they say about once you go block.
Terraria did a lot to fill the void as far as mining and crafting went - we easily plugged 100 hours into it without batting an eye. I figured the superior combat, weaponry, and music in Terraria would satiate the sandbox hunger. And it did...for a time. I knew though that Minecraft would drag me in eventually and I've been cautious so far as to not let it devour me whole, but the ability to build in Z is so much more alluring than JUST X and Y.
It isn't just the building that is more exciting either. There is just something about knowing that I will never...ever...EVER see the entirety of my first world that is oh so satisfying. And where the combat is certainly lacking, the sense of awe in exploration certainly makes up for it. At some point, we found out that there were villagers somewhere in the world and that we just had to find them.
So I set off hoping that these magical NPCs would give me some insight on how to craft certain items. Although that turned out to be a bust once I actually found a village, the process leading up to the discovery was a great adventure, including getting myself so hopelessly lost on a foreign continent that I had to wait for over an hour for Pie to come track me down and drag my sorry poor-note-taking butt back home. It was really fun!
I've not figured out how to make anything out of my paper yet, and I've seen that maps can be made, but just braving the uncharted wilderness and making up our own stories and adventures have been so rewarding.