No, I’m not talking about warez!
I present… my windows:
Also put in a little skylight so I can see how near to daylight is is, since I get kind of impatient in my little wooden box.
I ventured outside and found a creeper, who I subsequently exploded after I let him get too close. Thankfully I had backed off a bit before he did, and I only took a tiny amount of damage; phew. The beach, however, was not so lucky:
After this, I went exploring. I needed more coal for torches, but more importantly I needed to find some cows for leather to make myself some basic armour.
The first day was utterly fruitless. Apart from a lot of sheep and pigs, and a couple of dungeons (which I will not be exploring without proper preparations made beforehand), I managed to find no cows for leather at all. Fail. 😦
The second and third days were a bit better. I got some leather, and a lot of feathers from chickens. I dug up a load of gravel and found some flint. Even though I’ve only got one silk string from a spider so far (I need a bit more to make a bow), I already have a lot of arrows crafted in anticipation of long-range pwnage!
I found a really decent-looking valley. It had a few caves and even an underground waterfall. The only downside to this place is its a good 2-3 minute run from the shack. So I think I should be exploring a bit closer to home until I’m prepared to move. The valley yeilded some iron though, which I smelted into steel.
So, I succeeded in everything apart from the armour, due to a curious lack of bovines. Perhaps tomorrow will be my lucky day!