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Welcome Ladies and Gentleblocks to another blog post. In view of the upcoming rule changes on Planet Minecraft, Io ve decided to focus my blogs a little more on the actual Minecraft game or on Planet Minecraft. I will continue to analyse certain aspects of the human mind but in conjunction with the game so dono t worry! (You probably wereno t anywayo ¦)

Today Io m going to be talking about the importance of memories and safeguarding them. Memories are a huge part of every persono s life as they are what keep your past in your mind. The actual memory unit of your brain is quintessential to our life in any case. Without memory, our mind would be a mess.


Obviously this my own assumption, research hasn't confirmed yet how memory works. This is my view on it.

Memory of our mind is very similar to a USB Storage Device or a Hard Drive. It keeps o fileso in our head about things that weo ve experienced, seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelt. Obviously, our brain doesno t have a maximum storage of say 50TB.

It is fairly infinite in storage capacity. The only time when we actually lose memory is due to an illness (Alzheimero s) or an accident. The fact that there are things we cano t actually remember isno t due to a loss of memory; ito s just that our brain has too many things to remember as it is so it tends to lock those older memories away.

There have been many times that I have forgotten a Minecraft recipe for a certain object because I simply dono t use that memory enough and because of that my brain deems that memory useless to that point in time. I play on creative all the time so I dono t need to craft items and that means that my memory of crafting tends to be dismissed.

So there you are, memory in a nutshell is a hard drive in your head that keeps practically everything you do safe. If you dono t use that memory then the brain simply puts it aside to make space for the more required memories (names, places, etco ¦).


As many of you know, I am a massive fan of Minecraft Alpha. It has a perfect balance of what is in the game and what isno t. Yes it has glitch graphics, yes it doesno t have a great lighting engine, yes it doesno t have endermen or beds but at the end of the day I find that a challenge. I have to endure the night and to do occupy myself that means I have to go outside, man up and fight some mobs. I have some vague memories of playing Alpha.

I remember how jumpy I was when in a cave and the pitter patter of feet or the jingling of bones was nearby. No overpowered enchanted armour, no teleporting pearls or cave spiders. Just me, my sword and a ton of mobs that are just waiting there to be slaughtered.

The point of that mini-rant was that I have few memories of me actually playing the game. This is why recently I started a new Lets Play series on my YouTube channel, but on Minecraft Alpha.

YouTube Video

A great thing to do once in a while is to try and experience old memories again. It might be a location you visited as a child or a game you played as a child. I feel so jovial when I play Minecraft Alpha or Serious Sam or Hydro Thunder. Ito s very good to wake those memories up occasionally.


We all capture memories in one way or another. Whether it is through photos, a song you made with friends or a bowl you made in Kindergarten pottery class. My o screenshotso folder for Minecraft is absolutely full of captured moments, from meeting Aurelien_Sama on a server to messing around with Voxel Sniper and making inappropriate shapes on a mountain side.

Photo Collage

Any funny, interesting or quirky moment you experience at any point in time should be captured. Io ve already began compiling a large print of screenshots of some of my most favoured moments in Minecraft (sad I know) and there are hundreds of screenshots. Some even dating back to Alpha itself and its wonderful recollecting those memories.


Memories are very important and must be kept in any way, shape or form you possibly can. Yes there are bad memories but try and focus on the good ones. If you can, try and re-experience some old memories, play Minecraft Alpha or Beta or if youo re even more hardcore, infdev.

Thanks a lot for reading and dono t forget to share some of your own Minecraft Memories in the comments below!

CreditAurelien_Sama, Block_Fortress

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12/06/2012 12:50 am
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Beta. I. Love. Beta.
'Nuff said.
11/18/2012 10:22 pm
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My first memory was when I was playing at my cousin's house. I went home and did some research. I bought and used a seed. (I bought it the day 1.3 came out.) I spent the Entire first day digging. BTW the seed was Glacier (broke in 1.8) and built a massive Cobblestone medieval thing. It had a fountain on the roof and Giant windows. It got wider as the number of floors got higher. Later that day I got TFCMM (Mod Installer that got bought by Go Daddy and no longer works) and installed a whole slew of mods. Mo Creeps & Weirdos, Mo Creatures, Seasons mod You get the deal. This was at 1.5 and when it started raining and my fps dropped to 6FPS I got mad. When winter came and it started snowing I was shocked. I went up to my village on a mountain and climbed to lookout tower. I wanted to see if snow was getting on the pirate ship I built. I then got another mod and a creeper made a whole so massive it reached bedrock (It was part of the mod). I covered it up with some dirt. I still have that world. It's on my laptop which doesn't work but I have it.
11/20/2012 4:38 pm
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There is a seasons mod. I even said it in like the middle or something.
11/20/2012 3:34 pm
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There aren't seasons, if your in a environment like a sunny one, it will stay that way so snow would never come.
11/06/2012 1:46 pm
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I had some brilliant Memories and screenshots Of Minecraft but sadly when I tried to install a mod and failed I lost them all. Should of backed them up. Damnit
11/17/2012 9:21 pm
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time is up
10/07/2012 3:10 am
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thatssss a very nicccccee blog you have there.... it would be a ssssshame if it didn't get diamonded...

10/17/2012 2:05 pm
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That'sss a very niccce blog you've got there. It would be a ssshame if it didn't get diamonded...
So, have another diamond!*

But still, totally agreed.
+ Diamond
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No subscribe, I already did awhile ago. :P
10/06/2012 10:08 pm
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My best Minecraft memory was back in Alpha (Can't remember exact version) and i was digging around to form a mine in my second Minecraft world ever created.I was digging when i found a patch of 3 diamonds, then a patch of 5 diamonds a few blocks away.Eventually, in that world, that mine became MASSIVE and i dug out tons of cobblestone. I ended up creating a lave skyscraper made out of sand/lava, three houses for myself, a giant storage house, and there was a mountain that i encountered in which i covered in cleasn stone and hollowed it out and made my mansion. I was so happy with myself because i had a lot of diamonds(and i mean A LOT) and tons of other minerals. Then bad things started to happen. One of the three mansions i created caught fire and burnt down a lot, then my mob spawner broke and dozens of creepers fled out and destroyed my mountain house. i saved all my other stuff and retreated across the world and decided to restart with a ton of minerals. So my second mine, was also pretty big and i was walking down my mine-shaft one day and for some reason a sheep was following me. when i got to the bottom of the mine shaft the sheep pushed me into lava with 20 diamonds on me and 3 diamond pichs. Then that wasn't the worst of it. Then my minecraft crashed the computer (and still to this day i don't know why it crashed, maybe to much data taken up) and deleted the best world i had ever created. No other world i have ever created could match up to my awesome world that came to a sad ending.
11/06/2012 1:47 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Farmer
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This would make a great movie
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