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Old 17th May 2011, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A night of lava education...

FYI - Just because the wood in your house is not directly next to your new lava fountain, does NOT mean it won’t burn up!!

Last night was epic. My wife had gone to bed, and my younger daughter was sitting with me watching as I attempted to add a gigantic lava waterfall inside my home. I told her of the dangers, and she was excited but scared. She kept telling me “NO Dad, don’t do it, don’t burn your house down”.

I assured her I knew what I was doing, and proceeded. I dropped the bucket of lava from my high roof, then ran downstairs to see my handiwork. It’s working! She was overjoyed with the success….

Then I heard something overhead that sounded like fire…. I looked up to see my roof on fire!!! This is the best part.

My daughter started screaming at the top of her lungs, running upstairs to get her older sister (who was playing minecraft on the kids server I set up). She woke up our newborn baby and my wife. My wife yelled down, “why are you screaming” and she yelled loudly “Don’t you want to see dad’s house burn to the ground!!”.

I lost about half the house before the blaze stopped, but we had a blast, so no harm done. I rebuilt the home pretty quickly and made a few adjustments to the area around the lava J

Gaming can be a fun family activity! My wife didn’t think so last night though.

Unfortunately, I was too frantic to get pictures or video… I wish I had.
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Old 17th May 2011, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Heehehehehehee! Awesome story! Indeed, lava is both a blessing and a curse!
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Old 17th May 2011, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As long as your children didn't run into the street screaming that daddy's house in on fire!

At one stage a new player wanted to put an open hearth in a wooden house in the spawn village in the Creative server. We made sure that there were dirt barriers between the new house and its neighbours (one of which was my place). Luckily, everything survived but we haven't seen the player since.

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Old 17th May 2011, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your not a real mine-crafter till you accidentally burn something down with lava!
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Old 17th May 2011, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hehehe, yes, things got a bit hotter than anticipated in a sauna I was building once

but I don't know what it makes you if you repeatedly burn down the same thing
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Old 17th May 2011, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Excellent tale, kids are so great for these stories.
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As long as your children didn't run into the street screaming that daddy's house in on fire!

At one stage a new player wanted to put an open hearth in a wooden house in the spawn village in the Creative server. We made sure that there were dirt barriers between the new house and its neighbours (one of which was my place). Luckily, everything survived but we haven't seen the player since.

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Pretty sure that was me. Except I just put in an open fire and someone had to rewind the servers
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Old 17th May 2011, 05:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No, I was talking of Kazaar's Log Longhouse and it was actually a log fire. He joined before we became a Division IIRC. But it is nice to see you return Flibble.

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Old 17th May 2011, 05:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think there were several house fires in spawn while we were working out how fireplaces worked

(not including Mixa's rampage lol)
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Old 17th May 2011, 08:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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but I don't know what it makes you if you repeatedly burn down the same thing
Unlucky.
(you perhaps had another adjective in mind? surely not!)
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