Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ladder Challenge

I've never played Minecraft, so hopefully someone can explain: why is this so impressive? I mean, it looks like it takes some timing skills, but I don't understand why it would take 3 months? From just watching, I would've figured you could get it after an hour or so? Also, what is the significance of the opening part? Was that some super hard, precise jumping? I pretty much have no idea what's happening here. permalink

 As some kind of clarification, this guy is absurdly good at these things (almost to the point of being able to do them blind) and it still took him 1,110 tries to get this right. Basically it's a lot of crazy precise timing/reflexes. permalinkparent

Yes, but what exactly is it that he did? It appears that he ran along a platform, jumped to another one, then made 5 or so smaller jumps to blocks? Or was he not running, but jumping a bunch really fast? I'm just not sure of the mechanics of this thing. permalinkparent

The run/parkour part is run of the mill, the amazing part is the blind jump, placing the ladder on a block and having the game register him as in the ladders hit box while moving a ~78 meters per second, or ~4 meters per game tick. The window for placing the ladder on such a small area is pretty damn small when moving at terminal velocity in minecraft. If the ladder was placed pre/post maturely, or he was slightly off on his trajectory he would completely miss it. Basically its like diving into a thimble from 200 meters. permalinkparent

Okay, thanks! permalinkparent [–]snerp 1 point 3 hours ago If the ladder was placed pre/post maturely, or he was slightly off on his trajectory he would completely miss it. The way game physics actually work, if he aimed and timed it perfectly, it may have still not worked. It's all about the luck of where he is on each frame (as it is very likely that he spends 0 frames in the ladder's hitbox). I'm guessing most of the 1000 tries were actually right on, he was just moving too fast. permalinkparent

 See that wooden thing on the ground at the beginning? That's a switch that powers a command block that made him run about 4x faster than normal. The jumps he makes are impossible at normal speed, but incredibly difficult at the speed he was going. Basically, this map would require a lot of practice so that you can do the moves before your eyes say you need to do them. He could probably do this again without looking....maybe. permalinkparent

 I'm not being a dick? I legitimately do not understand what I'm watching, and would like an explanation. You obviously know what is going on, so you get it, but I don't. I've never played the game, dude. I'm just trying to figure out exactly what the guy in the video did, because I don't know how it works. If you don't want to help me out, fine lol, not sure why you're being a jerk to me. permalink

Helms Deep

You can make this even larger by clicking it! Amazing detail thanks to Reddit's Minecraft subreddit.

What will you build?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Video

New video

middle earth server without anything built.

I would like to build middle earth in minecraft but I don't know how I would get all the physical land features correct. For example I would like to build the Shire but I would need a large hill to build it into. Any advice as to how I can make a middle earth in minecraft with all the physical features all ready included but no buildings or roads?

Comment if you know of something.

Posted on Reddit as well.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Killing the Villagers?

Do you kill the villagers when you play Minecraft?

Well, gee, if you do, you're not in for good company.

Most people that kill the villagers do so because they don't like what the villagers offer them. If you don't have minecraft you don't know what I'm talking about. Well, you can trade things with villagers. Mostly its stuff like compasses. They normally want precious gems and such. However, these guys are some of the most stingy batches you've ever met. So, like most people, I dislike it when they give me poor offers. I kill them. Well, you know how it is, they just poof into thin air... this isn't MW3 or anything. Please don't get offended :P.

Anyway, if you kill villagers like me, you're about to be in for some consequences.

The head developer of Minecraft said this:

Used to kill villagers because you don't like what they offer? Well, in the future you will have to face the consequences of your actions
A link to his tweet.

So here's a new idea submitted by a Redditor.

 Normal villagers should run away if you attack them and refuse to trade to trade with you. Then if you kill one/some, iron golems should target you and hostile villager knights will spawn. Villager knights move quickly at and have twice the health of a regular villager. They will start firimg arrows if you're within 32 blocks away and will suddenly run towards you at great speed if you're 8 blocks away to deal melee damage. Only way to become allies again is to wait some days until they've calmed down and then bring the villagers a cake. Fighting back will reset the time you need to wait before you can re-friendify them with cake. Knights will also protect you against most monsters if you're friend with the villagers, but you can't make them follow you, they stay inside the village's borders to defend it.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Idea - FREE Passive Animal Minecraft Logins

Here's an idea I just got from reading another post. Have FREE logins to minecraft where you go into multiplayer as a randomly spawned free-range (not penned) animal. You can explore and do anything you like but can't pick up items or click on anything. If you die you reincarnate as another random passive mob. You always spawn near a player, as a normal passive mob would. You would have no indicator to players that you are anything other than a normal passive mob, so they'd never know. RATIONALE: I think it'd be really neat to have the occasional pig, sheep, etc... that behaves oddly. Maybe you would push an afk player off a cliff. Maybe you would lead the player on a wild goose (chicken?) chase. Whatever a player-controlled animal would do, it would be a free way for people to check out the game without buying it yet, and it'd give the players the occasional memorable experience of finding an animal that acted really strangely and they'd never know if it was controlled or just bizarre randomness. What do you think?

Its completely unrelated, but very funny.

Also, a nuc reactor

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thanks for finding my blog!

More stuff, well tons more stuff, about Minecraft to come!

You're going to love it, and I can't wait to share more!

Stay tuned! Comment if you're excited already!