When i logged in first, i was outside spawn building. I would have read the rules but at the time, there was a naked, scarred man right there. I point at you Fubzy.
so, without waiting for my eyes to bleed, i ran off. and saw slightly odd things. i also wandered around like hour or so for a place to build at.
and then.. i found a spot, trees, rock... picks... it's mining time. making the sign and bit of interior took rest of my day 1.
Day 2 consisted largely of digging deeper and deeper. no iron found though. Cobble, gravel and coal, yes.
oh and my mine was raided for anything woth a dime. even chest full of gravel.
Day 3 saw me looking for more... safe place. i wandered around aimlessly until... i found a sign!!
It looked good. well, okay, Shadows had their small fort next to it but... does it matter?
It didn't, thus i aimed my eyes on nearby hill. it was unbuilt. so no torches, paths or house on top.
I built my house. it was ugly. i also planted a million trees. at least! that pretty much took me day3.
on day 4, i built the path down to bottom of hill..
I also joined nogriefers faction. and started my small tower project. which is still underway... and it takes a million (at least) fences to build supports (which are not really needed) to make it look more "under construction" style.
I fear i also donated and Fubzy went mad. tried to give me things.. but i was immune! i had full inventory. thus they ended up in.. chest.
and yes, i've not used SINGLE one of them. i still use rock.. or if i'm lucky to find it, iron. (also the armor in inventory isn't used by me, was given by booklover. i use only the helm.
Day 5 saw me building a road.. i was in faction, faction town was nearby so.. why not? it wasn't that far.. only 340 or so blocks.
and well, that took day 5.
last few days i've been building a small farming community to left of that last image road. lot of wood.. hundreds of blocks... and is there a benefit from it? not really.. but it looks better than plain landscape so... dunno.
oh and the guy who started building a hut right outside my home? he built the walls and vanished.. never seen that one again.