Welcome to the Distant Lands, a series of maps with a bit of interconnected lore. These are survival CTM maps (complete the monument) where you must recover a number of objective to complete the map. While there is a small story behind everything you see, it's not a story told to you like an adventure map. These maps are designed with aesthetics and gameplay first, story second, hopefully providing an engaging experience through mechanics and the players creativity and skill.
My difficulty scale:
I balance around what I find to be enjoyable, which tends to fall on the easier side of difficulty. The best way to phrase my difficulty rating is "how easy is it to complete without dying".
Relaxed - Enjoyable challenge for less experienced players. A step up from vanilla minecraft. Moderate - Designed to be a challenge to both new players and veterans. Expect to find good loot to combat the tough environments and encounters. Difficult - Don't be reckless. Careful play and strategy will be needed to get through this environment.
Brutal - You'll die a lot. It's part of the process. These maps are difficult.
1. Nether Breached Caverns
Ender Pelagic, a research facility researching interdimensional travel, had witnessed a disaster. Their Nether experiment had gone wrong, and now the subterranean caves have been opened up. With the dimensional link broken, going down into the caverns seems like the only promise of escape...
Minecraft Version: 1.16.3+
Map Version: 1.2
Map Type: Open-branching (lots of areas accessible at once, but not as open as a pure open world map)
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This Nether Breached map is so fun! My friends and I have been very slowly playing through this on my realm - we've only had a problem with the Blue wool so far
We broke the spawner before the boss could spawn in the last part of the Blue area and the fix command didn't work I took a fly around in spectator to see if I could find if there was command blocks to get the boss to spawn (and then spawned in an elder guardian myself) which didnt work so we had to give ourselves Blue wool for completing the area.
Glad you're enjoying! I'll take a look at that, the spawner should have triggered as soon as you got there but it must be not primed for some reason.. I'll fix it so this hopefully doesn't happen again.
Loved the map so far, but like Nel96 the Blue wool couldn't be obtained as we broke the spawners before the boss spawned and the command didn't fix the issue. I think the issue was that we primed the boss and then left the area which must have allowed the boss to despawn, we went and crafted the blue wool to complete the Monument. Very nicely designed levels and the story line was interesting. The only minor issues with the mob spawn rates was that certain areas had hundreds of mobs spawn at one time - collecting the Pink wool was especially treacherous with over 50 Wither Skeletons ready to knock you off the platform into the void (Ghasts shooting projectiles at you go), at the same time certain areas (Gray wool) took a long while to spawn mobs and retrieving the wool was fairly simple.
Overall, good variety and interesting Story - I'm sure the 7-8 friends who participated at one time or another will agree - only problem being the Blue Wool. I'm sure we'll play more of your CTM maps in the future when they drop!
Only Wools and blocks to collect now will be; Black, Brown, Green, Red, Iron, Gold and Diamond!
Completed the Nether Breached Caverns on Version 1.2 so we ran into the blue wool issue, but it's no biggie we enjoyed the area all the same. Great level designs with a just a few little details that could be improved.
As a group, it was felt that there needs to be more explicit detail on what to do with the Iron, Gold and Diamond blocks - we crafted them, although it was felt that to improve continuity they could be obtained through other means - Perhaps the Elder Guardian, Wither and Ender Dragon could drop them. The black wool is in a great place, but with this it leads me onto my next point. There needs to be more of a satisfying conclusion, after you fill all the spots in the monument then.... what? There should be something; explosions; teleportation to a room where you reveal the play testers etc; text on screen or in the chat; something to cap off the experience. We discussed and rated the map as follows;