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avatar Reginald_Yacht
Level 9 : Apprentice Engineer
I. The Wish
For years Steve, the great explorer, fighter of Creepers, crafter of diamonds, looked to the stars, wondering what he could find among them. For years he built, trying to reach those stars, but he could not even get closer. For years Steve wished he could find new places, after his world had become boring. For years he made plans, each more outlandish than the last, in order to reach those stars, but not even one worked. Steve lost all hope.

II. The Plan
At last, a flash of inspiration struck the hero. The idea was simple: create a starship, and with each trip gaining materials to go farther and father into space. After voyaging to the moon, he could travel to Mars, then Mercury, than even to Jupiter's moons. Feverishly he went to work on such a device.

III. The Work
He began with the skeleton, a long, pointed design of iron blocks. After creating the frame, he started filling in this outline with glass and more iron. Once the main area was done Steve created great engines powered by redstone and coal. The engines soon would provide power to rocket to these other worlds. Lighting would be provided by glowstone, keeping heat levels down. Eventually he figured out it would be best to furnish it with pods, which would start out blank, but which he would furnish with all the comforts of home.

IV. The Moon
As soon as he finished he made a device to control his spaceship, in which he placed coordinates for the Moon. He saw it was covered in craters caused by creep-comet impacts. Steve predicted the Moon's reduced gravity, and was prepared for it. Upon arrival Steve began mining for a new mineral to use. Soon he located aluminum, with which he strengthened his ship. In a crater he also saw a black monolith, but he didn't care: he wanted to get home. But when he tried to lift off, he found the ship had no power left. He remembered having many stacks of redstone and even more stacks of coal, but hadn't predicted a complete loss of fuel. Then he also remembered seeing traces of redstone and coal in his new mine. Bravely he ventured back to this mine to gather these materials. It was then he found he was not alone.

V. The Creatures
An explosion rocked that lonely cube in the sky. Steve then found that the Moon held its own terrors. The lunar version of the creepus explodius had been watching him and had chosen that moment to strike. When Steve regained consciousness the mine had collapsed. Venturing deeper into the moon seemed the correct course of action, so Steve mined deeper. The Moon's caverns proved to be just as dangerous as their equivalents on Earth. Lava filled many caverns and new monsters lurked around every corner. After several fights for his life and close scrapes Steve saw a light. It was his starship's landing beacon! Entering the ship he fueled the engine and set out for home.

VI. The Continued Voyages...
On his return Steve input coordinates for the red planet, Mars. Lift off was once again successful, and he remembered to take ample supplies of redstone and coal. Landing on Mars was more difficult than his moon landing due to higher gravity. The land here was cratered and scarred with gashes and bumps. Underground Steve was careful, watching for attacks in the dark. Deep in the tunnels he found evidence of former life, but only creepus martialis and the skeletons of lost explorers remained. An orange, reflective metal was found and on this discovery Steve escaped the mine. With his coal and redstone supplies at dangerousely low levels Steve needed to return as soon as possible. Back on Earth Steve experimented with his new copper. He found that if it was combined with other materials it could make a useful heat shield. This gave him an idea: travel to the hottest nearby planet. This happened to be Mercury.
Landing in such low gravity was similar to landing on the Moon. Another variety of creepus explodius was seen lurking about, but it ran at the sight of the ship. This was a burning, barren orb. After landing Steve lowered a mining pipe into the planet to avoid the harsh heat. Underground was comfortably warm, but still dangerous. These caverns contained a new liquid known as mercury. Steve found he floated in it, but it also damaged him. Putting some in a bucket, he took some this mercury to study. At home Steve found that mercury could be used to create pressure shielding for his spaceship. A new place called to Steve: the many moons of Jupiter.
Utilizing the new shields the starship landed on a lonely cube orbiting around the gas giant. Other ships had crashed on nearby planetoids. Taking parts from these ships Steve upgraded his own and mined the other small moons for their resources. Jupiter itself was out of the question: the pressure was too extreme. Takeoff required massive power, and the ship was shut down as soon as it landed. Supplies were at a minimum, but Steve was able to create powerful new engines, sending him far past the bounds of the solar system.

VII. The Outposts
By the time Steve began to feel the first pangs of loneliness, he had created engines to reach far past this universe into others, discovering things he hadn't dreamed of seeing. But the fact remained: he was almost always alone, and on a planet far away, he felt the first stab of loneliness. His first thought was of noses. He did not know why this was, but he focused on it. Of course! Long ago on his home planet Steve had seen a village full of big noses! A plan was created, and Steve returned in order to make large stations to function as villages on the planets. These stations could hold twelve pods, far more than the ship's eight. These stations could be left on the planets, funtioning seperate of each other and their creator. Specialists were stolen, er, borrowed from villages to found new towns. The problem: getting stations to their places. They had to be pulled by the original ship, which took almost three times the normal fuel. Eventually Steve created colonies on every planet he had found, which prospered and spread. At last, Steve turned his sights back to the stars, content to travel through space until his games were finally over and his last life was spent.

01/10/2013 1:46 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Network
I Would love to free roam a 3D space blocky galaxy. I just dont know what to say. I really want it.
12/31/2012 12:36 am
Level 29 : Expert Dragon
wow just wow
12/30/2012 3:49 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Narwhal
This is something that needs to happen...once Mojang cleans up all of the shaky "skeletons" (physics engine, world engine, etc.) that hold the game up.

Good idea, just not until then will I be OK with it.
12/28/2012 3:39 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Archer
Yes, you have my support! That would be awesome (+diamond for u)
12/25/2012 7:47 am
Level 22 : Expert Architect
I am a Vehicle guy too and iam very Unhappy about how Impossible it is to Use em , i think it should be Possible to build large scale Objects and Use these Machines !

I think that is something that MIGHT come in Minecraft 2 because lets face it .Minecraft is a Programming mess , Person was not that good a Programmer when he started Working on MC and Java is just Terribly Slow .
I Mean even with my high end PC i can't look further then 600 Meters ( wit Optifine Mod )
A Minecraft with a Better Engine and Physics would do the Job ( I think there is even a game like that in development by the creators of second life ( Update www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/19/patterns-could-be-the-next-minecraft ) in the Meantime we just need to continue to Look to the Stars and Build Carl Sagan Statues ;-D

oh and BTW ; there is a way to get high :
12/28/2012 6:39 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
U THINK THIS is just a supid thing ITS AN IDEA DUM ASS
01/15/2013 2:12 pm
Level 22 : Expert Architect
Oh boy , you to understand what i said is i like the idea but unfortunately there is no way to realize something like this in minecraft as it is since that would require a complete reworking of the game , ergo a new game would be easier .

Like it or nor Minecraft is realy not elegantly programmed !
12/24/2012 11:03 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Princess
Awesome idea! Mojang should defiantly consider adding space to MC
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