Back when I just played minecraft in survival mode I had my mind blown the first time I saw the huge projects other people had built in minecraft. From giant statues to Hogwarts in all its glory I could not fathom how someone could build something that big. As time went on I started to realize that there were programs like MCedit that could bang out thousnds of blocks with a single mouse click, however, the fine detail and redstone cercetry still, to my knowladge, has to be done by hand. As survival mode became boring my friends and I started to play in creative mode. We started simple learning the ins and outs of redstone, building cool houses, making giant holes in the ground with TNT and so on. Slowly our creations became more and more elaborate we were now building castles and giant statues and now we have started to build our very own adventure map. Now I realize what the biggest barrier is between anyone and a mind blowing minecraft creation. It has to be fun to build. For me that means that the build has to have a purpose that is why I wanted to build a adventure map. For me the funnest part of the build is to figure out what is next for the player. For instance, today we spent all afternoon building the entrance its a big hallway with pillers all the way down the sides. When the player hits the switch we could have just made all of the lights turn on at the same time easy right? Yes but it would have also been boring. Instead we decided to make each set of lights turn on one after the other for the “dramatic reveal” effect, harder? Yes but much more dramatic. In the end, I am no longer intimidaited by giant minecraft builds like I used to be now its just those computers built out of redstone mind = blown.
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