Minecraft IronMan (or Hardcore mode)
Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:45 AM
-Must be hard difficulty
You make a new game and start gathering as much wood, food and armor as you can. You can only gather the things on the surface until the beginning of the 2nd night (2nd time the sun sets).
Once the sun sets the second time, you must dig downwards as far as you can go. Once you hit either bedrock or a big cave you must explore. You cannot go back to the surface until all your wood is used up. Everything else you will need will be underground.
Good luck and post your experiences.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:10 AM
Also has this been suggested before or has anyone ever added their own personal elements to make the game more challenging?
Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:15 AM
You must delete the save if you die.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:32 PM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:40 PM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:07 PM
While on the surface during the first two days grab some saplings and some wheat seeds. Then once you secure a base deep underground you can build a wheat farm and a tree farm (dirt is plentiful down there, don't bring any with), providing wood and food forever.
Then as long as you don't die from other causes you should be able to survive indefinitely underground.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:36 PM
Once you're away from your spawn point it is pretty much iron man since you are going to lose everything you've done when you die. I've found I get really cowardly after a couple of days
One tip: glass is your friend for walling yourself in at night. You want to see when it is dawn, and be able to see any mobs waiting for you.
Some of the scenery is really spectacular. Still haven't found my natural outside lava-fall yet though...
Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:17 PM
Oh, and the first map I ever played I spawned looking directly at a mountain with an external waterfall and lava fall coming from it. Sorry.