Thursday, June 13, 2013

Minecraft is Persistence

If you’ve been playing for any length of time you’ve likely already encountered some obstacles to the dreams you cook up. Minecraft is all about overcoming those obstacles and accomplishing what others deem to be impossible.

What are potential obstacles?
Still 45 Layers to Bedrock
Maybe you’ve decided to build a new base, something absolutely huge and it’s going to take weeks of hard work to even get the building site ready, let alone actually build the structure itself. Perhaps you set up a cool new redstone device only to be killed by a stray creeper and your device destroyed or perhaps you’re playing on a PvP server and your impenetrable base was thoroughly raided. Whatever the situation you have to remember that these are the breaks of Minecraft and they just come with playing the game. It may take some time but the new epic base is totally worth it. What creepers destroy you can rebuild with better defenses, and though your base was raided you can always find a new home, rebuild, and get revenge.

How to overcome
When the unthinkable has happened and you’re stuck starting from scratch or your project is just dragging on with no end in sight, the only thing to do is either give up or press on. Obviously only one of those is going to help the situation, but sometimes it can be good to work on something else for a little bit. Maybe you’re major project has some things that need to be worked out for later, you can take a break and work those things out on a creative server and then come back to what you were doing fresh from your break. Maybe working on improving your overall defenses will get your mind off the creeper attack for a while and help prevent it from happening again, and of course with the need to build a new base comes the opportunity to test new concepts, come up with new designs, and find new ways to prevent the same thing from happening again.

The rewards of persistence
When all is said and done, if you’ve kept the course and finished what you began, if you’ve rebuilt and better defended, and redesigned and made truly impenetrable than you know the rewards and they’re quite amazing. For those of you, who, like me, are still struggling through the difficult times, know that what you’re working toward is worthwhile and that while challenging it is potentially amazing. If you put your mind to it you can accomplish it and I challenge you to do so.

Conclusion

While I recognize full well that the challenges we face in Minecraft can be great, I know that overcoming them will not only improve our world, but ourselves in the process. So my fellow Minecrafters I urge you to press on and truly accomplish what you set out to do in your N3rd C0rn3r.