Ancient Worlds is a classic minecraft adventure/puzzle. Your task is simple: Visit each area and activate the four Crystals: Water, Forest, Fire and Ice.
You have to find equipment by doing various challenges, and you can buy weapons and armor with currency you find in hidden chests.
- Currency that can be found in hidden chests and can be used to buy weapons, armor, potions etc.
- Checkpoints that you can activate if you found a checkpoint lever.
- Return to any activated checkpoint for a small cost.
- 5 easter eggs to collect (very difficult to find - but no impossible)
Besides changing the standard minecraft difficulty, it will also effect the amount of hints given. Hard means no objectives and no hints, easy means plenty of objectives and hints. Either way the difficulty will ramp up towards the end.
Areas Halls Of Sand
The Halls of Sand are twenty halls made of Sandstone. Each hall is unique, containing something different of interest. Your goal is to find the treasure room, where a special tool is hidden that you will need on your Journey. Watch out for riddles and powerful monsters too.
The Sinister Forest is where the Forest Crystal resides in. You will need the tool from the Halls of Sand to reach it. Your orientation will be tested as you reach the treetops. Don't fall down and don't blow up...
The Desert Depths consist of multiple lakes and the Water Temple with the Water Crystal deep below the Halls of Sand. Strong enemies and difficult trails await you here. Also don't forget to hold your breath...
The Snow Dome is a dome full of snow. Your navigational skills will be challenged as you dig through it. You will need something hot to do so. Don't get surprised by the icecold enemies here as you search for the Ice Crystal.
The Temple Trails are the only way to access the Magma Caverns. Many puzzles await you here.
The Magma Caverns is where the Fire Crystal resides and is accessed through the Temple Trials. The hardest challenges of the Ancient Worlds are sure to turn up the heat. Jumping, thinking, fighting, floating,... every skill is tested here a final time.
- Don't use cheats
- Don't throw away important stuff
Everything else is set up in such a way that you can only do things that you are supposed to do. I have done a lot of runs to check if everything works.
The map is balanced for one player but you can play with more too. As a result you might have to share weapons and food. However you can buy additional equipment for your friends when you have unlocked the first shop.
If you play with more than one player I recommend increasing the difficulty.
Dude, what a fantastic map. This map is definitely a hidden gem that people should check out. Have you made any other maps because I would be glad to check them out. Anyways, my score was 406. Once again, awesome job.
Yeah. No Problem. I do have one tiny complaint and I strongly encourage you to boost up lighting a tiny bit (sand area), but that's my only complaint. I hope you make more maps because, well once again, this one was great.
I uploaded a new version of the map with some minor bug fixes.
fixed annoying dispenser sound
fixed no messages in snow world
fixed arrow not getting deleted in control room
fixed missing sound
fixed a bug in one of the puzzles
fixed end score
fixed savegame icon
Regarding the redstone pieces: There are enough redstone pieces. The hardest one to get is in the library, where you have to use the hints on the paper pieces to find it. All the other redstone pieces are pretty easy to find in chests.
I released a new version of the map with some bug fixes and improvements.
made library puzzle slightly easier
fixed sword puzzle bug which made it impossible to complete it
added more checkpoint levers (often found close to checkpoints)
you now automatically unlock checkpoints in the Book of Returning when you complete the respective world
The snow world now contains shovels with limited durability that accelerate digging a lot
fixed missing messages at the end of desert and lava worlds
I must say. This map is amazing. The puzzles are fun and the atmosphere is fantastic. Only problem I have with it so far is that 5 swords puzzle in the magma caverns. It seems completely unsolvable and I couldnt find anyone online solve it either. The hint about focusing their power makes even less sense. If anyone figured out how to solve that I will be forever in your debt.
Edit: Realized I have the old bugged version of the map where the 5 swords puzzle doesnt work. At least I get to experience the wonderful map again.
It certainly is the hardest puzzle in the map. I would say if you use the hint then there are a few different solutions imaginable, and one of them is the correct one. So there is a bit of guessing involved, but I think it is not impossible.
I just finished the map with my cousin. It was a very fun map, but there was some part that was very exhausting and annoying to play through.
1. getting to the ocean crystal was a little hard because you have to swim back to get more air my suggestion(you could just buy a water breathing potion through the shop)
2. mining with the book was a bit annoying, because it was slow my suggestion(maybe make it to an enchanted shovel then atleast you can mine the snow faster.
3. This part was very disappointing. We were expecting a boss battle or atleast some kind of boss through each level. I know there was a boss battle at the hall of sand, but that was only it. Honestly, when we finally activated all the crystal we were so hyped that we expected to fight something at the end. We even bought enough potions and golden apples at the end. Instead we were greeted by signs and our scores.
Then again, it was a very fun map some of the levels were just exhausting to play through but fun
my suggestion(the player should fight a boss or a wave of enemies before or after activating a crystal. Like for example the forest crystal, after activating the forest crystal some kind of giant spider or a wave of creepers or woodland creatures(zombies) have awaken or something