I've been playing MC for years now, and thought I was prepared for everything. Until I dropped into this ravine today...
I fell onto a vein of diamonds, I had 9 more in my inventory and 30 levels, I was ready for enchanting. I wanted to clear the ravine of the 3 zombies walking towards me out of the dark, and light up the area before mining the vein I had just found.
I ran towards them in my full iron armor, shield ready... but before I reached the zombies. I exploded.
I laughed it off thinking, I can't believe I actually got blown up by a creeper. It had dropped down from the walls of the ravine, I didn't even see it coming.
I didn't mind losing 30 levels, I could get that back easily. I made a sword, and more armor, grabbed some food and ran back down the mine.
I bridge over some lava with the few wood blocks I had left over from making sticks. I got burnt a bit, but I had anticipated that.
I reached the spot where I had died. And then I realised. It wasn't just one creeper. It was two, and the second one destroyed all my stuff.
Now I'm at the bottom of a ravine, with not enough stuff to get back.
A). Do I reload from my back-up? (Created just before I went mining)
B). Do I take it like a champ and try make my way out and come back for the diamonds in the ravine?
It'll probably be A., but what would you do in this situation?
Even though the ability of respawning isn’t avilable for me in my words (I play hardcore mode a lot...), I’d still go with option A. Going back down with already prepped up supplies is way safer than going for your stuff without anything at all and who knows what may happen after that...
As an addition: you could add a small recovery equipment system so that when you die, you could get geared back up faster and don’t have to worry going down again.
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Just figured out that when I'd turn 8 years old, the 23th of November 2011, my parents could have offered me Minecraft as a birthday gift. Sigh...
Fun but frustrating platformer. Saves me of boredom when I don't feel like playing Minecraft. Knowledge of 8-bit old-school videogames is optional tho'.