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created 05/17/2019 6:46 pm by AstroBry
last reply 05/26/2019 4:29 pm
Hello all,

I am by no means new to Minecraft. However I recently purchased the game again. I have been playing MC from the very beginning days, yes that's right, the alpha/beta days. Given life goes on and I grew up made career decisions and just stopped playing the game. My original account (bta100) somehow got lost or deactivated and I can no longer play on that account, so I now go by AstroBry.

So a little about me, I am 22 years old (yes, I get it. 22 years old and still playing MC. shush haha). I am currently in the United States Army and deployed (hence why I bought MC again). Like I said before, I have been playing since the early days of MC. I believe I stopped playing around the 1.6 update. For all the new people, that's far before all of the new things in MC now.

When I got back into MC, I felt so lost and confused because I have been gone for so long. I would love to play on servers but my wifi isn't that good currently. Please comment with things that I should build in my new worlds of MC, as I am struggling with ideas.

Thanks all and its good to be back!
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05/26/2019 4:29 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Blacksmith
Hi, welcome to Planet Minecraft. I hope you enjoy it here.
05/26/2019 1:04 pm
Level 42 : Master Professor
Nice to meet you AstroBry
05/21/2019 2:20 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
For things to build in a new world, I'd start with basic resource generators [assumes survival play] in rough time order:
secure farm (once one has 3 Fe for a bucket)
secure tree farm
cobble factory (dirt+lava+water)
cobble mushroom drop farm
animals as available, (prioritizing sheep if 1.13.n+)

As to "22 years old and still playing MC. shush haha", you may be assured there are a number of us who fondly remember 44… (& a few for whom 66 is memory)
young'un ;P
05/20/2019 10:21 am
Level 77 : Legendary Batman
Force yourself to build a house only using blocks that have come out since you stopped playing. Prismarine, purpur, bone blocks, concrete, terracotta, not to mention all the new 'machines' they've added for 1.14.
05/20/2019 9:20 am
Level 34 : Artisan Network
mc.craftyourtown.com - it's a medium-sized towny server :)

you can build whatever wherever and protect it, economy based and pretty fun with dungeons
05/19/2019 5:07 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Mountaineer
Welcome back to Minecraft! (Btw I know someone who's I think older than 50 who plays MC)
05/18/2019 1:58 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Engineer
05/18/2019 12:31 pm
Level 27 : Expert Scribe
there's people WAY older than 20 that play MC
05/18/2019 4:17 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
I'm right there with ya man! I've been jumpin in and out since 1.9, but started in 1.2.5. I'm 28 lmao! but yeah it's confusing and I'm learning as I go as well. I have a server b2bcraft.mc.gg it's a semi vanilla server and I've been getting tons of players from over seas. We keep it simple so we can learn all the new mechanics.
05/19/2019 1:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I'll give your server a peek
05/18/2019 11:36 amhistory
Level 1 : New Explorer
Welcome back my friend! It's good seeing old people returning to enjoy the game some more.

As to what you can do in your singleplayer world(s), I recommend checking out Pixlriffs' 'The Minecraft Survival Guide' series on Youtube, as he explains a lot about the mechanics of the game and what you can do with them.

If you really want to get into building, check out fWhip's youtube channel and his 'building with fWhip' series. It's a good 200 episodes long by now, but (in my opinion) he's a great builder and he has taught me a lot.

As for the rest, just have some fun exploring, ideas will come to you as you go :)
05/19/2019 1:51 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I have been watching fWhip and Wattles as I am drifting off at night, well morning for me haha my sleep schedule is so backwards! I love exploring and mining but I feel like that is all I ever do in MC. I'm going to try to find a server I can play on but factions are difficult. I just want to find a server where people are respectful and mature to not grief but trade. My only concern is the wifi I'm currently using.
05/18/2019 2:10 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Explorer
mr meows
build a double piston extender
05/19/2019 1:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
uhhhhh what? haha I've never been good with redstone
05/20/2019 10:15 am
Level 77 : Legendary Batman
You know how a piston moves a block 1 blockspace over? A double piston extender can do 2 blockspaces. Horizontal ones are pretty easy, vertical ones less so. It gets really interesting when you go to triple or quadruple piston extenders.
05/18/2019 1:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Astro, dont worry, im playing from 1.8.8 without breaks and 1.14 is… confusing
05/19/2019 1:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Oh my! I feel like I was just playing 1.8.8 like it was last week!
05/20/2019 7:53 am
Level 1 : New Miner
And BTW, in your new worlds of MC you can build adventure maps. If you need some help with commands, I can give you a hand with them, because I know very much of them like the one when you click chat and it teleport you :P

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