The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Hello everyone, as you all know Minecraft is pretty vague with its backstory and doesn't really have a lore. This lore is up to the player to decide, you create your own history to the world you live in, so I'd like to hear your theories you have on the Minecraft universe. I will start by posting some of the potential explanations to things in the game.
A planet? A pocket dimension? A plane of existence? I will discuss some of the theories about the Overworld I have come up with myself or have seen across several posts and videos while scouring the internet.
The first is that the Overworld is a planet. This is supported by the fact that there is a sun and a moon in Minecraft. Perhaps the Overworld is supposed to be Earth? This would make the star in the sky our Sun, and the moon at night the Moon. Maybe the infinite world and barrier, as well as the void and bedrock, are just that, game barriers. The ends of the world could not actually be a part of the lore, and maybe they're just there because of game limitations. I don't necessarily support the Earth theory, because the Milky Way isn't visible (even though there's no light pollution) as well as other things which don't fit, but I do think there is the possibility that the Overworld is a planet. This also maybe isn't the case, though, because there is no equator which is really hot and there are no poles where it is really cold.
Also, another theory is that maybe the other stars in the sky at night are actually other player's worlds? And a third theory I've came across is that maybe lore-wise, the actual world is supposed to infinite, and we are all located on it in different places. Seeds could just be places.
Maybe the Minecraft world is similar to the flat earth hoax, except in the game of Minecraft it's real. When the Farlands were in the game, maybe that could be something similar to an ice wall encompassing the world. The sun and moon could just be circling around. Anything's possible in a game like Minecraft. You could really go crazy with some of these theories.
What I think is the most likely is that the Overworld is just a plane of existence or a dimension which is inhabited and populated by plants and animals. The Nether and the End could also be planes of existence just like the Overworld. Maybe there is also a world similar to the Matrix, where the players there build portals to enter the Overworld?
What I think one of the explanations behind lore is in Minecraft is that the currently populated world is just the remnants of a mass extinction event, war, or apocalypse. Maybe a plague wiped out most life? This could explain Zombies, Zombie Horses and Zombie Villagers (which could just be the plague on the current Villagers. Maybe Drowned are the remnants of an aquatic civilization. They could have been the creators of the Ocean Monuments. The Guardians could be just that, guardians of the monument built by this civilization. They drop Prismarine, so this could mean they're golems, further enforcing this theory. We know that Villagers and Villages are minuscule civilizations compared to ancient wonders like the Desert Temple and Jungle Temple. These old civilizations were capable of burials with traps and possessions. Maybe these burials hint at a higher in power person? Maybe a king or ruler of the civilization? Anyways, ruins and zombies indicate at least something happened, we just don't know what happened.
Those are some theories for Minecraft. Feel free to post yours down below.
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