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    posted a message on [Challenge Blocks] [SURVIVAL] --- OASIS Survival --- [ OVER 5,000+ DOWNLOADS! ]
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    [center] [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif][size=x-large][b][font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][color=#8B4513]CHALLENGE BLOCKS Survival Map - [/color][/font][/b][/size][/font][/center]

    [center] [b][color=#FF8C00][size=xx-large]OASIS[/size][/color][/b][/center]
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    [center] [size=large][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][i]A vast desert expanse... no animals, no water, no hope...[/i][/font][/size][/center]

    [center] [size=large][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][i]BUT WAIT! You spot an Oasis on the horizon! Is it real? Or just a mirage?[/i][/font][/size][/center]

    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]A daring survival map with seemingly endless sands in all directions.[/font]

    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Limited resources - use them sparingly![/font]

    EXTREMELY dangerous at night. The flat horizon is designed on purpose.
    It fills with monsters as far as you can see extremely quickly.
    Get to safety or be prepared to be MOBBED!

    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]How good of a minecrafter are you? [/font][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Can you survive in this hostile environment and beat the desert heat?[/font]

    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Check out the Challenge Blocks in the game for a unique twist to challenges.[/font]

    [size=medium][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b]NOTE - [/b]This is a [b]DIFFICULT[/b] survival map designed to challenge your skills at creating something from nearly nothing. It is not an adventure map (though it does have 1 or 2 little elements strewn about the scenery to give it character). I just didn't want to make another boring floating island type of thing. I wanted something different and unique for the survival genre.[/font][/size]

    This map has been tested and appears to wrok flawlessly with Minecraft 1.7.2. Please let me know if you encounter any issues. Thank you :)

    Update! Map has been updated! Tons of new stuff! Change log below:
    Version 1.26
    Added a few goodies hidden about. Nothing major, but does allow potentially for Wolves & Ocelots to be bred/raised as well as some diamonds, gold and other bits.
    Added optional colored clay challenges and additional clay to help achieve these.
    Added additional scatterd hidden ore veins to ensure all challenges could be completed (no longer relying on RNG to generate required ores.)
    Replaced Pig Spawner with 4 spawn pig "eggs" (sorry guys the pig spawner was wayyy to OP for a survial map)
    Bug fix - Removed a protruding block on 2 of the 3 towers that had to be broken to access the staircases.
    Bug fix - Filled in an unintended empty pocket under a structure that was spawning creatures.
    Additional minor adjustments and fixes.

    Version 1.2
    Additional Challenge Blocks added.
    Several Challenge Blocks changed/combined to reduce duplication and encourage survival & exploration.
    Player now starts with a small journal (to set the mood) and a clock (helpful if you do not have a bed the first few nights).
    Abandoned mine expanded ever so slightly to introduce players to one of the world secrets.
    Variety of minor bug fixes.

    Version 1.1
    Enlarged Fire Temple
    Added a Water Temple (credit to angelorf for base design)
    Added TWO large dungeons + 1 small dungeon
    Added some additional challenges (with new blocks)
    Bug fix - map now listed correctly as Survival in the save select menu.

    Version 1.0
    Initial release
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    Map Rules:
    [*]No hacks or cheating!
    [*]This map was designed with vanilla rules in mind so try not to play with any mods that alter the game. Stick to visual stuff if anything at all.
    [*]Play on at least easy mode (designed with normal in mind).
    [*]Don't starve! Even if that means eating stuff you would rather not (zombie flesh, spider eyes, raw fish, etc.)
    [*]Don't kill yourself on purpose to renew your health or hunger bar.
    [*]You can tear down anything on the map EXCEPT the challenge blocks (unless you earn them of course - in that case they're yours for the taking! :) )
    [*]Have fun & be creative! :D

    Recommended Texture Pack:
    There is no specific required texture pack, but recommended Texture Pack is either the Minecraft default textures or Ovo's Rustic Redemption (because it looks great and fits the map well) ( [url="http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/901498-x64162152147-ovos-rustic-pack-redemption-v101-updated-20130714/"]http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/901498-x64162152147-ovos-rustic-pack-redemption-v101-updated-20130714/[/url] ).
    Of course you are always free to use whatever you like. :)

    Challenge Blocks are a unique way in the game to track your progress. Each block gives you a challenge and when you complete it you may take the block. Some blocks are useful. Some are just trophies. Can you collect them all?
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    [*]Don't spend too much time exploring your first day. Priority one is to be safe when the sun goes down.
    [*]Once you do have a base take a good look around. Everything is near the oasis. If you hit lots of cactus plants you have strayed too far. Best to go back (there's nothing out there but endlessly generated superflat desert)
    [*]Don't let all of your grass die.
    [*]Find out where that little stream is going...
    [*]Where are all the minerals? You'll need to dig. and dig. and dig. Desert is made out of lots and lots of sand.
    [*]Good luck![/list]

    So much sand... an endless superflat desert noooo!

    What's that?

    An OASIS!

    Use your favorite resource/texture pack

    Ohhh pretty sunset

    Wait this looks bad...

    This IS bad! Run away! Run away!

    Challenge Blocks:

    Version 1.1 images:







    Videos / Reviews / Lets Play:

    ScreenRager crafts the Oasis:

    [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGvIEemyCXY&list=PL4oGJX5_DKT55aqwnZ_p0HeUhVi0utwVz"]Check out the whole series here![/url]

    YouAlwaysWin w/Dumb and Dumber play Oasis Survival:


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4oGJX5_DKT6BDmm2o4muIp-c-C_FbGiy"]Check out the whole series here![/url]

    YouTuber ExtraPlaysMC gives Oasis a go:


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpwomnuT9k&list=PL4oGJX5_DKT5PlgNpf7wxgwisifquPal7"]Check out the whole series here![/url]

    DoogleCraft travels to the Desert Oasis!


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4oGJX5_DKT6wByYuDzX3_01qOiydVP-W"]Check out the whole series here![/url]

    MAN vs MAP - StrifeCE challenges the Oasis to the Death!


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4oGJX5_DKT7PdKLYb0_vGg5bI12LKFlG"]Check out the whole series here![/url]

    More Videos:[spoiler]
    TechYoyo1 does a really interesting commentary free playthrough. Check it out:


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYPr-QCL-4"]Episode 2[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IzSpd5y2AQ"]Episode 3[/url]

    NTBBG tries out Oasis Survival:


    [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cciJBgCGb3k"]Episode 2[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYdGp-1CxA4"]Episode 3[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuN7jyxVIrE"]Final Episode[/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXno9siGO0k"]Completed Map Showcase[/url]

    If you like this map please review it or recommend it it to your favorite YouTuber so we can get more videos for everyone to watch.

    Thank you so much. You're awesome!

    Water Temple (and towers on edge of Fire Temple) are based on and modified from a schematic by "angelorf". His original build is much larger and MUCH more beautiful. [url="http://www.minecraft-schematics.com/schematic/286/"]Check it out here.[/url]

    All other elements by JuggerBlocky and his minions.

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    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=large][color=#0000FF]DOWNLOAD LINK - [/color][url="http://adf.ly/YJppM"]CLICK HERE[/url][/size][/font]

    Please post comments, questions, constructive criticism and ideas below.

    Thank you so much for considering my map and have a great day! :D

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    posted a message on [Challenge Blocks] [SURVIVAL] --- OASIS Survival --- [ OVER 5,000+ DOWNLOADS! ]
    Quote from TrailNation

    This is the 4th time that those creepers blew up my house at the SAME EXACT CORNER OF THE HOUSE!! Repair is going to be a pain in the #[email protected]

    Nice try, map maker. :P

    Ouch! Trailnation those creepers seem to have it out for you :(

    Maybe a 1 block wide x 2 block deep moat a sufficient distance from your house? (sufficient distance to keep accidental explosions from affecting any of your hard work on the house, crops, etc.) Just an idea.

    Creepers represent the MOST dangerous element of the map just because they have the potential to eradicate completely one of your resources if they explode near it (killing all of a certain animal or destroying all of a certain kind of crop, etc)
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    posted a message on [Challenge Blocks] [SURVIVAL] --- OASIS Survival --- [ OVER 5,000+ DOWNLOADS! ]
    Quote from Naecreptis

    I love survival maps of all sorts, gotta try this, thank you for taking time to create it !
    Thank you for taking the time to play it! Let me know how you like it (or if you don't) and give any suggestions that you think would make it better.

    Quote from alexfig88

    This sounds really cool, but I think I will wait until the dungeons are added before I download.
    No problem at all. Work is progressing along on dungeons. Our first large sprawling affair has been carved out and created. (I need to keep reminding myself that this is not an adventure map... think I'm going overboard on the architecture ;). We also have a small abandoned mine about half finished.

    The ultimate goal for version 1.1 will be to add a water temple (instead of the crappy marker and well). 2-4 dungeons to give out materials that aren't typically available any other way (for example clay) and end with "survival loot" in the form of eggs and saplings. Finally we are creating the abandoned mine area to lead players into (hopefully) discovering what they need to do to obtain stone and ore on the map.

    It will still be a strictly survival map, but these quasi-adventure elements should provide some neat diversion from mindless grinding.

    We should have the v1.1 ready in a day or two (consuming the whole weekend, but it's fun making it LOL)

    Quote from NTBBPG

    I really like this survival map. Everyhting works well so far and it is hard and takes some skill. I even started a video series on my You Tube channel about this map.

    Thank you so much NTBBPG for playing the map and doing a video! That is awesome. I really enjoyed watching how someone else approaches the map. I hope you'll do more because it was well done and entertaining :) Going to link it to the top of the post. THANK YOU! :D

    Quote from Melusane

    I also like your map JuggerBlocky. Just like Bworms, I appreciate a good survival map.
    I like it as it is too, I just wish for some animals eggs (crafting tons of wool from spiders is not my favorite game).
    Heard and acknowledged Melusane! Going to definitely add those in. Thank you for suggesting it also. Yeah spider farming = not very much fun.

    Out of curiosity have you been able to make any mob traps to harvest monster drops? I would be curious to see how effective that might be in bringing players string and bonemeal.

    I wonder if anyone has considered eating zombie meat just to keep their hunger bars filled before they get other sources of food?

    Thank you everyone for your replies. Keep your suggestion and ideas coming and be on the look out for the next version of this map soon. Thank you :)
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    posted a message on Skyblock 2.0 the classic even better
    SkyBlock already has a 2.0 which can be found in the original thread here:

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/600254-surv-skyblock/page__hl__ skyblock

    My nephew (Noobcrew) created the original SkyBlock and I am kinda offended you are ripping off his name and trying to duplicate his success (or just grab some of it).

    I realize you may be young so I don't want to be too harsh with you, but honestly you just need to scrap this idea and come up with something of your own. It will be much more rewarding for you in the long run. Use all of that energy & creativity to do your own thing. Peace.
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    posted a message on [Challenge Blocks] [SURVIVAL] --- OASIS Survival --- [ OVER 5,000+ DOWNLOADS! ]
    Quote from Davekiller93

    definitly a map were you need to think time prioridy

    Haha yeah it's very easy to leave yourself too little time to prepare for the first night. You also might not have a bed the first night or two if you don't find / use what's available. I think it offers a good challenge in that regard. Hopefully people won't find it too frustrating.

    Thanks for trying it out and let me know where you think it needs improvement :)
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