Has anyone been watching and/or attempting these challenges?
For those who don't know, Etho has recently posed two new speed challenges which look really fun. They are number 5 and 6 in his series of speed challenges.
Number 5 is the Companions Speed Challenge in which you must tame a Wolf, tame a Cat, craft a Snow Golem, craft an Iron Golem, and get them all together in the same place as quickly as possible.
Number 6 is the Brewing Speed Challenge. This challenge is to make all of the main potions as quickly as possible. The 9 types are Regen, Healing, Fire Resistant, Strength, Speed, Slowness, Harming, Weakness, and Poison.
The challenges pretty much have the same rules, which is that the difficulty must be Hardcore mode and there must be no use of F3 and no use of beds. In other ways, there are small differences like not using structures for the Companions one but these are explained in the rules for the particular challenge.
This is Etho's video for number 5 -
And this is his video for number 6 -
I've enjoyed watching these videos and also watching other people's attempts! It inspired me to try myself and also to record it for YouTube to see how well I could do.
I had a lot of fun and basically wanted to start up this thread so that others could find out about and attempt the challenges. I'd be really interested to see what times people can get. Perhaps we could have a little forum competition!
Also, I know that there are other speed challenges that Etho set some time ago, such as Kill a Ghast, but I'm not sure what they are so I haven't listed them here. If someone more knowledgeable lets me know the other challenges, I will edit this opening post and add them in.
So far, I have managed to do the Companions one. My video entry is here:
I hope people will have a go at the challenge and post some YouTube videos up so we can see how everyone gets on! I love challenges like this on Minecraft and find trying them very enjoyable!
I found out the full list of Speed Challenges from Etho:
Minecraft Speed Challenge #1: Kill 1 Ghast -
Minecraft Speed Challenge #2: Play A Record -
Minecraft Speed Challenge #3: 5 Course Meal -
Minecraft Speed Challenge #4: The Color Wheel -
Minecraft Speed Challenge #5: Companions -
Minecraft Speed Challenge #6: Brew Master -
This is my attempt at the Brew Master Challenge (in three parts, as it is quite a long challenge otherwise!):
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
Objective: Brew all 9 main types of potions as quickly as possible. The 9 types are Regen, Healing, Fire Resistant, Strength, Speed, Slowness, Harming, Weakness, and Poison.
Rules: No F3 and no beds.
Ethoslab original challenge video -
This is definitely the hardest one of Etho's challenges so far. The suggested time is 1 hour but I think you'd have to get very lucky to match that time!
I'd advise anyone to give it a go as I had a lot of fun attempting this challenge! I'd be very interested to see other people's attempts.