So with the advent of Hardcore mode, I made a map with seed: "HARDCORE" (898953994 when parsed), and stuck it on Hardcore mode, and was rather surprised by the results.
You start on an island in the middle of the ocean with nothing but tall grass and some reeds hanging around. good luck getting off to dry land.
The HARDCORE challenge
Using seed: "HARDCORE" (898953994) while in hardcore mode, you must complete the following:
Escape the sea and make it to the nearest continent. It doesn't matter which way you swim, there wont be anything useful in any direction for about 200 - 500 blocks.
After the exodus to the mainland, build a home, construct a library within it and place a book of enchantments in the heart of the library.
Enchant a tool or weapon of your choice.
Post a picture of enchanted item while in the library, and or your highest scored attempt.
--Note: the Library should be roughly the same size as a small library (only 1 floor) found inside a stronghold, and should contain as many bookshelves (needs 162 books shelves minimum). If you want to make it bigger than that by all means go for it :smile.gif:
-I tested the seed using the 1.9.5 version. The seed is still valid but there are many subtle changes between the version so I would highly recommend using McLauncher to to keep it on 1.9.4 for the entire challenge, since there might b resulting errors from switching to 1.9.5 after starting on 1.9.4.
I have never wanted to Drown myself more than I do now. I swam out for around 1000 blocks on the X axis, and ended up on another miniscule island. Oh. Did I mention there's a creeper here?
At about half way, I started imagining myself trying to swim through all the water and I was sooo disheartened. I guess I should have taken those reeds from the starting area and tried making something here. Oh wait, there's no sort of plants besides one single troll rose.
I AM SADDENED, but I'm gonna keep going.
UPDATE: 1300 more blocks and another disapointing Island later, I found more Land! And a tree on top of a mountain! There's hope for me yet! I guess I'll be able to make this library after all!
UPDATE2: I got the tree cut down, got a sword and stuff, but night came again so I hid in a dirt house. Tried to sleep, but a Skeleton owned me.
I died of hunger in the morning. I want to try again, but no way. >.<
Picked a random cardinal direction to go and found a large island with two trees. Established a base and am now wandering around in a boat looking for land with animals on it. None seem to want to spawn on the ones i've seen so far.
Um, just a question about the HARDCORE challenge... don't ya think another requirement of the HARDCORE challenge should be that its actually on the hardcore setting? And if that was implied, obviously not well enough, cuz ferrariic was only on survival... Just saying...
well, i went exploring after starting a base, and found a Mooshroom Biome Island! Which was awesome.
So i set up a base there and found a huge abandoned mineshaft underneath it.
Then there was this poisonous spider spawner. And chests with pumpkin and watermelon seeds. And a huge farm made with those seeds and lots of reeds and cows.
To make a long story short, I jumped down a 4 block cliff with 1/2 a heart and died.......I think the score was something around 250.
Fortunately Rei's minimap saved my points after Hardcore deleted the map. It took about a day and half a night flying on Creative to get there. Let me know if anyone wants coords
Image of Mooshroom Island:
Using seed: "HARDCORE" (898953994) while in hardcore mode, you must complete the following:[/center]
there's the instruction for Hardcore mode. :laugh.gif: Crystal clear.
Spoilers from my end:
Got help building my home.Nothing worse than going upstairs where you haven't finished and see an Enderman saying : "so this is *YOUR* house? Let me help you build it!" -moves random dirt around- :blink.gif: I literally sat there in the dark watching this guy move my dirt ceiling which i was trying to replace with cobble so he couldn't do what he was doing right there. I died the next day by multiple creeper explosions.
I love this challenge! I stumbled upon this thread yesterday... my first attempts went thus:
First Attempt: Swam for three days in a cardinal direction ... ran across some spotty islands... none of which were big enough to live on... finally found a horseshoe shaped island with two trees... stole them and kept swimming (living off rotten flesh at this point D: ).. eventually I found a giant life-supporting swampy island. Made a house, (with no roof) because it was getting dark out.. slept in my bed... woke up in the middle of the night with a zombie chewing on my intestines. <3
Second Attempt: Swam in a different cardinal direction for about three days.... found 0 land. -_____- died of hunger.
Third attempt: Chose another cardinal direction and hit a series of islands in just a few minutes. They weren't large enough to sustain life, so I kept going and immediately found a large set of two islands with a few smaller ones - infested with animals, ore, and trees. I hunkered down, built a house, farmed trees, wheat, and sugar cane... and then got bored and decided to adventure and see if I could find another mainland.So I made a boat and ended up about another day SE from my home island and found a MASSIVE group of islands (I almost thought it was mainland for a while.. it's just that massive) complete with large caves, gigantic mountains, tons of resources, arches, swamps, a rainforest, dozens upon dozens of animals and trees. I may have to move.
PS: Directions and coordinates not included to preserve the challenge for future minecraft residents!