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  • Minecraft, is there literally  any game more accessible,  

  • or more popular, than the  iconic sandbox title? Well,  

  • during one of our routine social-distancing  appropriate remote conference meetings,  

  • we discovered that The Infographics Show's  favorite lab rat has never even touched the game,  

  • saying, “I don't get it, the graphics look awful”.  Well, we couldn't really fire him for having bad  

  • taste in games, so instead we challenged him  with playing Minecraft for the very first time!

  • Start:

  • Alright, I'm going to be completely  brutally honest here. I don't get it-  

  • I mean the Minecraft craze. It looks  like a game for kids but some of my  

  • very adult friends are some of the most  hardcore minecraft players out there.  

  • One of them even used to make minecraft  worlds for some gameshow based on the game.

  • I got a copy of the game and booted it up, and  well, the graphics are awful. I guess I get it  

  • though, it's a huge open world that's totally your  sandbox, so you can't have good graphics or your  

  • computer will melt. I do like the tongue in cheek  loading screen tips though, that's a nice touch.

  • Ok, so I loaded in to my temporary minecraft  life and I started... in the middle of nowhere.  

  • My starting area is right next to the ocean but  looks like somewhere really cold because I can  

  • see ice sheets- maybe I'm in Minecraft Canada?  I have no idea if this starting area is good  

  • or not, because I have no idea what  a good starting area would even be.  

  • There's trees though, and I heard  that you basically start with wood  

  • and you chop it down with your bare  hands, so I got to karate chopping trees.

  • Not long after starting to chop down trees, I  had a dog come up to me, which was kind of cute.  

  • To be honest I thought it was a sheep until it  turned profile to me and I could see it better.  

  • Cute doggie, unless it tries to kill me  of course, which thankfully it did not.

  • Which was weird because I had heard that minecraft  was full of monsters that would try to eat you,  

  • which I quickly discovered after making my  first crafting table or whatever its called.  

  • Right there on the shore of my brand new  beachfront property were three zombies.  

  • One was carrying a trident, which  is a bit weird, but very nautical.

  • Seeing as I was armed with literally nothing but  a block of wood, I gave them a wide berth and got  

  • back to karate chopping trees, but pretty quickly  night began to fall. I guess night time is when  

  • all the other monsters come out, because suddenly  there were zombies and spiders all over the place,  

  • and one managed to kill me. I guess blocks  of wood don't make for very good weapons

  • Also there was a weird creepy tall black creature  with glowing eyes that kept teleporting around,  

  • but not attacking me. It was just... weirdLuckily though I literally died like thirty  

  • steps away from where I spawned into the  world, so dying a further two or three times  

  • was really nothing much more  than a minor inconvenience.

  • Ok, so the little research I did beforehand  told me to set down that crafting table block  

  • thingy and start making tools out of wood, sodid that. No idea what the hoe does, and when I  

  • asked the girlfriend what a hoe does because  her little cousins play a ton of minecraft,  

  • she just responded with, “ask your momma”,  because my girlfriend is a comedy genius

  • I made a hoe anyways, along with an  axe and a sword definitely sounded  

  • like a good idea because I was tired of  dying a ton. Then, figuring that in a  

  • game called 'Minecraftactually mining  stuff was important, I got a pickaxe.

  • Good thing I got that sword too, because  very shortly after that another zombie came  

  • rushing at me and I whacked him into pixel  oblivion. He dropped a cool gold helmet with  

  • an enchantment on it, so that was pretty  sweet- my first piece of armor. Hopefully  

  • all the bad guys will swing at my head  now, since that's pretty well protected.

  • Alright, it was time to get serious about  survival, so I dug my first mineshaft.  

  • Figured it would be a bad idea to dig straight  down since I'd have no way to get back up,  

  • so I made a sort of round staircase going down as  deep as I could go because I was curious exactly  

  • how big this world is. It was kind of cool to be  so in control of the environment, not gonna lie.

  • Eventually I hit blocks I couldn't breakwhich I googled and turned out to be bedrock.  

  • Basically there to keep you from  falling off the world, that makes sense.  

  • I started digging in a random direction  and found what google told me was iron ore-  

  • hooray! Now I could make armor so I'm not so  squishy anymore and die in like three hits.

  • My flimsy little pickaxe brokeand so I headed to the surface,  

  • excited to try out iron stuff. When  I got up top though I got hammered by  

  • some weird manta ray floating thing up in  the sky, which google said was a phantom.  

  • Apparently it's the equivalent of pestering  parents who want you to go to bed, so I  

  • decided that building a bed and sleeping in it  should be at the top of my list of things to do.

  • Unfortunately this meant finding  a sheep so I could get some wool,  

  • which took forever to find. Eventually though  I came back to my little slice of beachfront  

  • property and started building a home to sleep  in. Well, a hovel would be more accurate.  

  • I literally threw it together out of  whatever blocks I had on me at the time,  

  • eager to get inside of something safe and stop  the weird sky manta rays from attacking me.

  • After a good night of sleep I went back into  the mines. I have to admit, digging and finding  

  • resources was kind of exciting and I could  see how it can be addicting for people. I was  

  • even starting to think the graphics were kinda  cute, especially when I ran across a baby cow  

  • while up top. The girlfriend looked  over and immediatelyaaaaawwwed,  

  • so I killed the baby cow. That was  revenge for the hoe thing, I told her.

  • Night came again, and along with it a zombie  dressed in gold armor. This blinged out zombie  

  • needed to die, because I very much wanted what he  was wearing. Much to my surprise, he dropped both  

  • pieces of armor he had on, and I had a full health  gold chest plate and pants with blast protection!

  • It's a good thing I had blast protection toobecause I very shortly thereafter met a creeper.  

  • I can't tell you how much I hate these piece  of crap green idiots, and I can't tell you  

  • how many times over the last few days I'd been  sitting there quietly minding my own business on  

  • my farm when suddenly BOOM. And there goes my  terrain, my fencing, several of my animals...

  • Anyways, that first creeper promptly blew up in  

  • my face and I resolved to findbetter way to try and kill them.

  • Returning to my third world hovel, I decided  I needed to take my living situation a  

  • bit more seriously, and experiment with  constructing something a bit less... horrible.  

  • I kinda liked the look of cobblestone, and  I had a ton of it, so I threw up some walls  

  • to make the frame of a new, larger living area.

  • Nothing fancy, just a larger sleeping/storage  area for all my stuff. I'm not really one of  

  • those super creative types when it  comes to building things in games,  

  • though I was finding it kind  of fun here in Minecraft.

  • The next morning a sheep or something  with a skin made out of what looks like  

  • a bunch of country flags wandered near my  house, and a wolf ate it. That's a shame,  

  • I bet it was super rare or something, and google  had taught me how to tame sheep and cows by now.  

  • Well, in revenge I killed the wolfbecause that's the code I live by.

  • With my sweet gold armor I was feeling  like exploring instead of mining all day,  

  • so I took off in a random direction. My  environment had a ton of hills and rivers cutting  

  • through the hills, and I have to admit, initially  I thought the graphics sucked and well, they do,  

  • but there's a certain type of beauty to this  minecraft world. I think I'm starting to get it.

  • As I was taking in the beauty, a witch  threw potions and magic at me and killed me,  

  • making me lose all my stuff. Goodbye  gold armor, and screw exploring.

  • I went back to mining, since I needed  to replace all of my gear anyways,  

  • and I punched through into a natural  cave which was really unexpected.  

  • I guess I hadn't thought that type of thing  existed, it was a really neat surprise.  

  • Less neat was the skeleton archer that popped up  below me and shot an arrow, knocking me upwards  

  • and causing me to fall through the hole I had  punched into the cave, taking massive fall damage.

  • I very quickly learned to hate skeletons when  exploring this strange cave, one of them shot me  

  • with an arrow and knocked me into lava. This exact  same thing would happen at least four or five more  

  • times throughout my minecraft career, and I now  hate skeletons almost as much as creepers. Almost.

  • Making my way back down, naked again, I managed  to beat the five minute timer and recover most  

  • of my gear that didn't fall into the lava with  me when my corpse did a loot explosion. I was  

  • determined to explore these caves, and soon my  efforts were rewarded when I discovered... gold!  

  • I filled my greedy little pockets with as many  goodies as I could find in the cave, though sadly,  

  • no diamonds. I had read up on diamonds, and  I very badly wanted diamond gear by now.

  • Shooting back to the surface, I  found one of the weird tall black  

  • figures again and decided to google itEnderman, nice to meet you, time to die.

  • I read that the Endermen were  supposed to be kind of tough,  

  • but I ended up killing a few and none  of them were really a big problem. Also,  

  • I got a bunch of ender pearls which  apparently do stuff later in the game.

  • Google had also taught me that you can  tame wild wolves and turn them into dogs,  

  • so the next day I got a chance to do just  that, turning a wolf into a loyal friend.  

  • The little hearts animation was pretty cutenot gonna lie. This game was growing on me.

  • I planted some crops because I was doing  pretty poor in the food management department,  

  • and then headed back to the exciting stuff- caving  and exploring. This time I broke through to a cave  

  • with magma and a bunch of resources, including  more sweet, sweet gold. Also I ended up falling  

  • into that lava eventually, but luckily  pulled myself out in time to avoid dying.

  • After loading up on coal, iron, gold, redstone and  lapis lazuli, I went up top and found it raining.  

  • Some guide I had been watching on youtube said  that you can catch a lot of stuff if you fish  

  • when it's raining, so fishing I went and stuff  I caught, including some enchanted pieces of  

  • equipment which is kind of weird. True to form,  a creeper snuck up on me while I was fishing and  

  • kabloomed me straight into the waterSeriously, I (bleeping sfx) hate those things.

  • The next day I was back to my hunt for  diamonds, only I accidentally broke through  

  • a wall holding back lava and almost died. Instead  of diamonds, I found an enderman deep in my mine,  

  • which seemed kind of weird, but killed  him too and scored another pearl.

  • Back up top I had been working on a cow  farm because I read up on enchantment  

  • and really needed the leatherTending to my sweet dear cows,  

  • another piece of crap creeper snuck up on me  and blew up my fence, my dog, and one of my cows  

  • along with a bunch of the terrain. I reallyreally, really, really, really HATE creepers.

  • I chased down my cows and built  a second enclosure for sheep,  

  • only for guess what? CREEPER TIME and bloomthere went my stupid fence and terrain.

  • I had found diamonds by now though and though  it took me a long time to find the first vein,  

  • I quickly found a second the very next day.

  • Alright, I'd stashed a bunch of resources  by now and I was getting tired of living in  

  • a crappy little shack, so it was time to build  something special. It was time to build a home  

  • for me and my happy dog friend- oh wait nevermindbecause a stupid creeper blew him up. I decided  

  • I'd build directly on the water, and make myself  a nice little beach house. That would require a  

  • lot of clearing of sand though, which I would  use in turn for the construction of the house  

  • because I wanted it to look a bit like one  of those new mexico/arizona desert homes.

  • I started reclaiming land on the ocean like  I was China illegally building military bases  

  • in the South China Sea, and made a sand  bridge over to my man made island. While  

  • diving down into my mine to dig up resources, I  had accumulated a bunch of crap I didn't want,  

  • and got the idea to bring some lava back  up and make a little trash pit. So after a  

  • few buckets full of lava, I had my very own  lava lake to toss crap I didn't want into.

  • The next day I went to check the crops I had  planted and to my surprise found a turtle  

  • stuck inside my plot of wheat. It was kind of  really cute, so I left it stuck inside for now.  

  • The next day I went to check on my  turtle friend and guess what- another  

  • stupid (bleep sfx) creeper exploded  behind me for like the tenth time,  

  • killing my turtle and ruining my  landscape for the umpteenth time.

  • If I ever meet the person who programmed creepers  into this game, we're going to have words.

  • I turned my frustration back to building  though, and finished my artificial island where  

  • I would build my dream home. Or at least the home  I could build with my meager skills in this game.

  • I needed a ton of sand though for the  house, so I quarried out a nearby island  

  • so I could turn it into sandstone. Finally, I  was ready to start building, and I got to work.  

  • Some lapis lazuli blocks and flowers laterand I built myself a cute little house.  

  • Sure, it's not the fanciest thingbut I kind of really liked it.  

  • Then, because I had fallen into my own  lava trash disposal lake at least twice,  

  • I built a stone fence around that and  surveyed my tiny little minecraft home.

  • Sure, it wasn't the greatest thing in the world,  

  • but you know what- for having started the game  like two days ago I was kind of proud of it.  

  • Beat my terrible stone shack whichquickly turned into storage at least.

  • Alright, I'll admit it, Minecraft kind  of grew on me. I had goals for this  

  • tiny little digital slice of paradise, and  besides exterminating the creeper species,  

  • I wanted to keep building. Next would  be a perimeter wall to keep mobs out,  

  • and then a nether portal to check  out what lies on the other side.

  • This experience has been  an emotional rollercoaster,  

  • from the joy of building to the horror  of dying in lava while holding twenty  

  • diamonds because I accidentally punched  through a ceiling supporting a lava lake-  

  • I've wanted to throw my PC out the  window several times thanks to this game,  

  • mostly because of creepers, but I'm also kind  of in love with my little minecraft world.

  • And you know what, the crappy  graphics have definitely grown on me.

  • Want to watch me play more games? Check  out 24 hours to create the perfect life  

  • in the sims! Or check out  this other video instead!

Minecraft, is there literally  any game more accessible,  

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