This website has a list of servers that you can go on and play. From unpopular servers to white-listed to extremely popular this website has almost every server. With almost 20 million pageviews to date this is the most popular minecraft server list.
Want your server on there? Simple and easy process on their website not much harder than making a blogger account.
Sorry if i'm continually referring you to minecraftforum.com, let me explain what this site is. This is the official forum for minecraft. It has a section for almost everything minecraft related. People post there to show off everything from their singleplayer creations to a multiplayer server or even fan art!
I have played a few puzzle and adventure maps in the last few day. Some were really good and original. My favorite adventure map is the skyblock challenges. You start off in a small island in the sky where theres NO blocks around and you have 1 block of ice, a bucket of lava and a few other items. Your supposed to make a cobblestone generator to get cobblestone and do as many challenges as you can. Far off in the distance probally about 200 blocks away you see a small island of sand a chest and a cactus. You should make a platform below it so when your on the sand it won't fall.To do this use a bucket of lava and pour it off the starting skyblock or on another platform. Wait about a minute then move the lava elsewhere and pour water down on that same spot. This should create lots of cobblestone all the way down to the void. You can then create multiple levels of ground from that. In the chest is some seeds a melon and 10 obsidian blocks. The melon you make into a seed the 10 obsidian you carefully place in a nether portal and to light it you need to put lava all the way around it and hope that the lava will catch the bottom obsidian on fire.
Voted by lots the number one mod is....The Millenaire mod. This mod features the ORIGINAL NPC's with AI (Artificial Intelligence)! The NPC's will mine, talk, trade, and much more. This is compatible with notch's NPC villages and was featured at minecon! For a complete list of what these NPC's can do click here.
The second best mod featured at Minecon is....... Mo' Creatures! This mod was voted for it's originality. Adds several new mobs the the game including sharks, lions, scorpions, turtles, and LOADS more! For the official forum click here.
Kitties in Mo Creatures
The third best mod featured at Minecon is......Daftpvf's Mods This mod has leveling up*, trees that will fall down in one hit, floating ruins, slime boots and other helpful things such as a crystal wing that teleports you home!(See picture) *This is the original levels before notch added it to the real game. Official forum here.
The next and forth best mod and my personal favorite mod is........ Equivalent Exchange! This mod features 100's of new crafting recipes! The mod is meant to turn old boring materials into diamonds. 512 cobblestone is equal to one diamond. (Thats 8 stacks of cobblestone). First you make yourself a philosopher's stone like so:
Next you put a philosopher's stone in the crafting table with 8 stacks of cobblestone which should get you 64 redstone ore blocks. Next you put these back into the crafting table spaced out in four 16 mini stacks! This now gets you 16 iron ore. Once again divide it into four mini slots which will get you four gold. And with that four gold you will get 1 diamond! The next part of this mod is what I call the endgame stuff! It requires 36 diamonds per one dark matter. With the dark matter you can make tools and armor with super capabilities!
Most texture packs like all look really bad due to the pixels. If Minecraft runs really well on your computer you should get an HD texture pack. These texture packs have 128-512 pixels per block. This makes swords look straight and makes the game more realistic. If your computer runs really slow then you should get an 8-Bit texture pack. The blocks look really bad but the game will run faster. If your computer is too slow for an HD texture pack but works fine on normal Minecraft then you should get any texture pack that is the same amount of pixels as normal Minecraft. A simple youtube search will bring up a lot of texture packs. If thats not enough or you don't think theres any there for you then go on the Minecraft forums where you can find almost every themed texture pack you can think of.
I'm not too big into minecraft mods but there are a few that I have really enjoyed. I enjoyed the buildcraft mod, the equivalent exchange mod, and my favorite mod that I will always use is the TooManyItems mod.
This blog is about my favorite mods, texture packs and, maps. Please leave me a comment if you would like to see your map here. Give me the name, and a link to it on the minecraft forums I will do the rest.