Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
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The Architect

Minecrack and Voting is Open! 12/02/2010

by Joe

I bought Minecraft recently (two days ago, actually) after playing the free browser version a long time ago and then forgetting about it. I’m pleasantly surprised at myself for updating today because all I’ve been doing is playing friggin’ Minecraft. It’s so ridiculously simple and addicting that you can very easily find yourself 2 or 3 hours into the future after playing for what feels like 2 or 3 minutes. I don’t think I’ve been this addicted since my World of Warcraft days. It’s official, I guess, add “craft” to the end of your game and I will be addicted to it :D I haven’t played multiplayer yet… can’t imagine how addicting that’s gonna be.

Anyways, I wanted to do a quick summary for Chapter One for future new readers that don’t feel like watching every scene. BUT! The summaries are mostly for comic relief and you will miss a lot of potentially crucial information if you only read the summaries! So, watch every scene :D Can you tell who the host is? I’m not the best caricaturer, that’s for sure! ;)

I got dozens of names for Joe’s superhero character and it was really tough to pick the 5 that I felt would fit the best. After a lot of thinking, I ended up choosing these awesome names (in no particular order):

1) Centrifuge – I got a lot of “tornado” names, due to Joe’s favourite attack. I liked this one because it sounded cool and I know that Joe would want a cool name to upstage Sentinel and Stinger. :)

2) Super Joe – Joe is a egotistical bastard, so it makes sense that he thinks that his own name is “superhero” enough! Adding “Super” made me laugh and I think it works. Knowing Joe, he’ll think that he’s being really clever. :)

3) Captain McAwesome III – This one made me laugh. Joe definitely thinks he’s awesome and as captain, Joe will bestow authority upon himself over Jess and Bernie :D

4) The Green Storm – This name references Joe’s tornado attack and throws in some green (his suit and bandana colour) for extra flavour :)

5) Powerfist – Hate him all you want, but there’s no denying that Joe has a powerful punch. This name is badass and it’ll let Joe’s enemies know that he’s badass :)

6) Captain Awesome III – 6th choice, kinda :) Just #3 without the “Mc”.

These 6 choices will be posted on the forums and registered members will be able to vote on their favourite! Voting closes on Monday’s update and the winner will be Joe’s new superhero name. Please join us in the forums, lots of great people in there (including me!) :D

Thank you again for all of your suggestions and, trust me, this will not be the last time I ask you all for story suggestions :D

Enjoy Chapter 1 Summary – “Late Night on Basic Cable”! Sound is pretty important in this one, but if you play it without sounds, the long pauses are for when the audience cheers :D

Please continue to vote and nominate (if you think I deserve it)! We topped out at 169 last month! Pretty big jump from the 800s – thank you! Voting starts again for December so let’s get up to the top 100!

Powerfist FTW. Come on guys. make this happen.

Toasty on December 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Centrifuge, it’s gotta be. I foresee a flame war starting here…

Can’t wait for Chapter Two either :D

Yoinkinator on December 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Every time i see her, it becomes increasingly more apparent…
Jess is Dora the explorer.

Also, i kinda wanna hear that “Love Dem Zombie Bitches” song.

Brainfree on December 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I think you should mix ’em all together…that sounds like Joe…

Super Captian Centrifuge McPowerfist

CrazyDave on December 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Crazy dave, that is the best suggestion I have ever heard…

Curator on December 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm


Toaster O' Vengeance on December 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Wonderful, that’s definitely what I was looking for! You just saved me alot of digging around

buy phentermine 37.5 on December 3, 2010 at 2:04 am

quite the selection of names and chapter end, though I wanted to see another scene before it ended… :(

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on December 3, 2010 at 3:43 am

….is that supposed to be Conan?

momo on December 3, 2010 at 4:11 am

Man, i freakin’ love this comic!! Nice mini-Conan you got there! I burst out in a laugh when I seen it!

Timmy HarleQuin on December 3, 2010 at 4:40 am

Okay, that was unexpected, in a good way. :D
I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again, keep up the great work!
I seriously love the comic. :)

Tolster on December 3, 2010 at 5:42 am

Yay, consideration! Wtf Conan?

Elementalpowerstar on December 3, 2010 at 7:17 am

Definitely Captain Centrifuge. It’s even alliterated, just like most of Stan Lee’s characters. (stan lee wrote the original iron man comics, among other things) Nice episode too, it sums up the first chapter rather nicely. Can’t wait to see waht happens in New Hammerston! maybe we’ll end up having a few Land Of The Dead moments in there…

MorganrBan on December 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

Captain McAwesome III

Kaz on December 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

Wow,the first chapters over already?Damn.Can’t wait to see chapter 2!

Kyle on December 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Yeah I’m sure they’ll just find a busy little town where everything’s under control :)

Grant on December 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

congrats on getting minecraft, in my game, i spend days upon days mining diamond ingot after diamond and making diamond block after diamond block, and then building a tower out of diamond, i finally completed it 3 days ago, it has a portal to the nether, a decent sized basement, and it even has a cart track loop down from the top of the tower, into the mine (fenced off area of course) down underground really far, above a slime filled cavern (if you find slimes, i advise you not to kill them as their spawning is broken and once you kill all the slimes in your world, then they are gone forever) and then down several layers, then over a lava filled cavern, then down to the bedrock, then loops and goes all the way up again :D, and of course its filled with torches so MOBS’s don’t spawn and attack meh (i died a number of 137 times in its construction and a decent third of it was due to falling off the tower, it has a sign teleport to a massive treehouse on the mainland, and said teleport goes two ways, and the spawn point has a sign teleport to the tower

(i use the mod “teleport signs” to teleport around, it lowers walking time by a lot and is very useful)

lukesf on December 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

@lukesf – Wow! A diamond tower! My house is made of cobblestone and dirt! I live in the ghetto.

Joe on December 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

The flash doesn’t load on this one.

Geoff on December 13, 2010 at 2:14 am

@ Geoff – Thanks for letting me know! Fixed!

Joe on December 13, 2010 at 7:09 am