I’ve documented how in Antland, my main Survivalcraft world, I’ve struggled with becoming lost and not feeling comfortable with exploring too far from my base. Well, in a sudden flash of inspiration when wondering what to do with the rapidly accumulating piles of basalt rocks (40 in a pile, pile after pile and no ruddy recipes for them!) I had the brilliant* idea of constructing ‘hard boxes’ or emergency shelters a day’s hike apart. Genius! I could go exploring and as the sun started to set I could slap up a shelter and then the next day go another full day away. Rinse & repeat, a voilà!
Once this bolt from above had hit, the next step was to design a hard box using the last amount of materials possible whilst still using up all the bloody basalt cluttering up the chests in my four ** deep mines. If each construction could use a full stack of 40 I could have around 20 shelters and some seriously empty chests 🙂
It took a few attempts, but I eventually perfected a small box that uses exactly 40 blocks. It has a door, three windows, five torches, a crafting table & chest. The floorspace is nine blocks square so even with table & chest there is room for a furnace and more storage should it be needed, hell I could even share each one with another player should the game ever get a multi-player option. Come to think of it, another three walls & a roof would double the space – these things are modular!
Anyhow, here are a few pictures of my final draft 🙂
And here is why they are needed – I’ve built one a day’s match north and within minutes of finishing it I was attacked by a ruddy great bear!
This is why they are called Emergency Shelters, folks 😉
** For now…