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This is the house that Inefficiency built


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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:21 AM

I see people make their homes out of a lot of different materials. Some care little for aesthetics, and just use dirt, because it's cheap and plentiful. Others like style, so they choose wood, despite its usefullness in crafting and general flammability. Then there are the paranoid, who use obsidian, because damned if a creeper is going to ruin their hard work. Me? I decided to do something completly different.

This is a house made out of uncommon materials. This is a house that has zero practical value.

This is not the house jack built. This is the house inefficiency built.

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This is the exterior. The walls required a printing press to produce. Jukeboxes line the doorway. And the door is 1-metre thick pure obsidian. It will take you nearly two minutes to punch your way inside, because you used all your diamonds on the jukeboxes.

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"Honey, I'm home... finally..."

Here is the interior. Lighting is provided by a lava-fueled wall mounted furnace, because torches are for wimps. The floor is a lovely checkerboard of workbenches and gold blocks. Everyone knows that the best flooring requires hours of mining away in the underground. The wall chests cannot be accessed without first destroying the bookcase above it. Since bookcases cannot be reclaimed, every time you want to fetch something, you have to re-write several novels afterwards. Finally, note the stair case of furnaces. This staircase is awesome, it eats other staircases for breakfast.

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Literally, it eats other staircases to cook my breakfast.

The lazy amongst us would probably note that the floor underneath the staircases cannot be seen, and would elect to fill it with dirt, reasoning that there is no point wasting materials no one can see.

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This house was not made by one of those people.

Here we have the roof-top view. Want to know why there are no trees at all? They were all cut down just to the build the roof.

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Bookcases have a TNT resistance of 7.5. What this means is that every creeper attack will resemble the aftermath of the Library of Alexandria disaster.

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"Shit, there goes the entire Science Fiction section and half the works of Shakespeare..."

Finally, a fun fact: this house is comprised of 200 blocks, but took 1280 blocks to create. That's an inefficiency ratio of 0.15625 : 1

YET MORE FUN
For more inefficiency, check out the updates I've made since this first post:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

SAVE FILE
Here is the save file, so you can experience first hand the inefficiency of this house. Unzip to your saves folder, and have fun. Have fun exploring some of the other things in this world too.
Save file (5MB)
Inefficiency at its finest (and funniest) -House of Fail - V5
What do you mean it doesn't work? - Flint Generator
Once upon a time in Minecraft... - The Three Little Pigs
Ready! Set! Go! - Speedboat Racecourse
Look out below! - Death From Above

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:23 AM

pretty obviously hacked to build..not impressive at all and just a pain to look at >.> I guess it is sorta neat...but nothing more.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:24 AM

Oh of course, this is just for fun. It's not meant to be an actual accomplishment.
Inefficiency at its finest (and funniest) -House of Fail - V5
What do you mean it doesn't work? - Flint Generator
Once upon a time in Minecraft... - The Three Little Pigs
Ready! Set! Go! - Speedboat Racecourse
Look out below! - Death From Above

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:25 AM

Tyken132 said:

pretty obviously hacked to build..not impressive at all and just a pain to look at >.> I guess it is sorta neat...but nothing more.
I think it wins points on concept alone

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:33 AM

I think this is pretty sweet. Outside is kinda meh, maybe go with a super inefficient exterior decoration? Maybe something with fences or staircases? Cover it in ladders? Trying to think of stuff that is a pain to make.

But plenty of win for the doorway of obsidian and the lava fueled furnace light!

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:33 AM

Well, I mostly meant that it's interesting, but not overly so. But he didn't use diamond block, which I thank you so much for(So ugly!)

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:52 AM

I like the concept though

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:52 AM

The staircase eating staircases for breakfast part made me laugh aloud. Kudos to you, sir. Kudos.

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Pssh, that's nothing. I've played minecraft so much, I have to punch stuff to use every day objects. Have you tried to make a bowl of cereal just by punching things?

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:13 AM

I like this house. :)

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:25 AM

This thread is win. Love it.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:26 AM

Awesomely hilarious house. Well done. Using obsidian for a door was brilliant.


Tyken132 said:

pretty obviously hacked to build..not impressive at all and just a pain to look at >.> I guess it is sorta neat...but nothing more.
No need to take it so seriously.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:30 AM

Meddyan said:

The lazy amongst us would probably note that the floor underneath the staircases cannot be seen, and would elect to fill it with dirt, reasoning that there is no point wasting materials no one can see.
This house was not made by one of those people.

*raises hand* Ah yeah, I'm one of those people.

If I have the materials for it, I'll build stairs over the good stuff. :V
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:49 AM

Meddyan said:

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Literally, it eats other staircases to cook my breakfast.

This made me laugh so hard. Thanks for making my crappy day end better.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:11 AM

XD

This made me LOL so hard.  I approve.  :iapprove:

One thing bothers me.  The inner nerd speaks out.  He says, "Ratios should only be expressed in integer values".

Finally, a fun fact: this house is comprised of 200 blocks, but took 1280 blocks to create. That's an inefficiency ratio of 0.15625 : 1

The "inefficiency ratio" is really 5:32.  32 blocks were used for 5 blocks--that is the lowest common denominator.  Technically, what you found is just the efficiency, which is 15.625%.  Sadly, this is about as efficient as solar power.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:15 AM

This house is effiecently inefficient at everything, all the time.
Science is good when it teaches you how to turn´╗┐ a million ungrateful foreigners into glass.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:59 AM

Laughed my way through the entire post, I love it

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:12 AM

You get a cubefist-bump, good sir. And maybe an internets.
I've not laughed so hard at anything on this forums untill now.
And there are still people taking this seriously, which makes me cry.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:31 AM

This.....I.....wha?!?!?!?!
Whenever a blocky farm animal dies, I die a little inside too...........

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:32 AM

Best creation ever, beats minecraft itself.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:39 AM

Well, I'm glad everyone liked this =)

ThanatosMace said:

One thing bothers me. The inner nerd speaks out. He says, "Ratios should only be expressed in integer values".

Good catch, I was sure what I put wasn't quite the correct way of saying it, but I hope it at least gets the general idea across.

mrbody42 said:

This made me laugh so hard. Thanks for making my crappy day end better.

No problem! The staircase bit was my favourite part of the whole thing.
Inefficiency at its finest (and funniest) -House of Fail - V5
What do you mean it doesn't work? - Flint Generator
Once upon a time in Minecraft... - The Three Little Pigs
Ready! Set! Go! - Speedboat Racecourse
Look out below! - Death From Above