John Krall-johnnyk-sec 41-ranger
During these past weeks with our Minecraft raids, I have found that persistence is necessary. One of the reasons I say that is because a couple days ago all of my work got deleted after I had worked on it for countless hours. I didn't know how I lost it because with Minecraft there is an autosave feature that saves your work every two seconds. However this can get messed up and the files can become corrupted if the game crashes. This made me research an answer for it. It took me a while but finally I found a website that looked promising. It says at the top," At times Minecraft will hiccup and drop a saved world from the list of those available. The file is still there with the other saved worlds, it is just been corrupted. The missing world, and all your effort there, is recoverable"(Wiki). I followed all the steps it told me however at the end it ended up not working. Unfortunately this site didn't work but with persistence maybe I will find one that does. The reason i chose this source was because it was one of the only ones out there on how to restore corrupted files. There are some other more complicated ways I am looking into but this one seemed like the easiest.
Another experience I had this week in regards to persistence with Minecraft was just in the actual building of my structure. Im not the fastest builder in Minecraft and it would take me a long time to build a wall even if it was very simple. It would take a lot of persistence sometimes trying to get through things like that in my builds so I researched the fastest ways."You can use a pixel based editor (Photoshop, Paint, etc.) to plan your constructions out. Each pixel can be one block and then you just design what you want"(How Do I). This was one of the ways that was said to increase productivity and it was actually very helpful since I always mess up when i'm trying to make my building symmetrical. Another thing I found was how to hole the mouse down while backing up really fast to lay the blocks down at fast speed. This was extremely helpful and was able to help me out a lot with building walls. This source was chosen because it increased my productivity and made me better at Minecraft. However as I have found out, it doesn't really matter how good you are at Minecraft, you need to be persistent.
“How do I build HUGE constructions in Minecraft?” Arqade, gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/20302/how-do-i-build-huge-constructions-in-minecraft. Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.
Wiki, Minecraft. “Tutorials/Recover corrupted saved world data.” – Official Minecraft Wiki, Gamepedia, 17 Jan. 2017, minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Recover_corrupted_saved_world_data. Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.