Today was another eventful day and our most successful meeting to date. I think the students now see Project M.I.S.T as a tangible reality rather than a mere concept. As a result when the miners (students) met to brainstorm their ideas there was an excitable buzz. In this session they discussed areas within our new world refining thoughts connected to quests. It was great to see each student take leadership of areas they feel most comfortable regarding builds. The next task is for a map to be drawn up so each miner knows where to start creating. Two students are working on the front/back story, with another proofing. So when will this all take place…..
Over the holidays. The students will mainly use Skype and minecraft to work together, there will be a couple of students who will choose other methods based on available resources.
Some of the ideas the students brainstormed today included:
A theme park
A crypt hidden within a forest
The spawn area will have a structure that has three levels, medieval, the 80’s and modern. Each level will have different objects freely available for use by miners and will be available only when particular quests have been completed.
The other major part of the journey that started today was the connection to the server from school. As mentioned in an earlier post this is the part that could prove a little problematic. One of our ICT staff (who will become a minecraft addict by the end of year ;)) organised a meeting to explore the issues, as a result of ports I believe. It is at this point that I get somewhat lost and start thinking of travel as this is what ports mean to me. The beginning of our bumpy ride has just started, the connection was not straight forward and consequently the job has been escalated.
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