A Minecraft player on Reddit has posted a video in which they dissect part of a world, unveiling a multitude of hidden details and amazing visuals.
A Minecraft player has showcased a video in which they strip away the layers of a world to awesome visual effect. The block-based game is currently looking forward to its 1.19 Wild update, which promises new enemies, biomes, and even a new Minecraft lore-revealing music disc for players to get to grips with.
As the years have gone by, Minecraft has become more and more complicated, with biomes both above ground and under it becoming increasingly intricate and detailed. New items and materials are routinely added, making the world even more vibrant. This makes exploring a newly-generated world perhaps more exciting than ever. Players can easily spend hours at a time investigating the world around them, scouting out hills and mountains before delving underground. And once underground, it can be easy to become lost while traversing natural caves, the remnants of ancient mines, and the odd dungeon for good measure. It really says something that the 1.18 Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update, released at the end of November last year, still holds many undiscovered secrets for some players.
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With so much to discover, some curious players may wonder just how it all fits together. In the case of Reddit user brendt_gd, they decided to find out for themselves. Taking inspiration from YouTuber docm77 and his ‘World Eater’ machine (an incredibly destructive Redstone creation utilizing large amounts of TNT), brendt_gd set up a short series of commands in order to effectively “melt” a section of the world. This was accomplished by first creating a 120-block square perimeter of glass blocks to prevent the spillage of fluids, and then having the enclosed space stripped away by replacing one layer of blocks after the next with air. Flying into the air while this process unfolded allowed them to effectively look down through the Minecraft world beneath them, a sight which they recorded with the help of the popular Replay mod.
brendt_gd commented that it was “oddly satisfying seeing chunks melt under your feet”, which is certainly an apt description. As the commands run, a large subterranean lake lying under a hill is quickly exposed, before this too is erased and the view travels deeper into the underlying stone. Caves appear and disappear, appearing like small pockets of air, as do pools of water and lava, and even further down there are more bursts of color from the uncovering of Amethyst Geodes. The whole process was run on a world with the fittingly-named seed of ‘dissect’ (although brendt_gd could unfortunately not provide specific coordinates for the location) and is a visual delight for any Minecraft player.
Watching brendt_gd’s video is a notably gratifying experience. The timelapse-like excavation, rapidly shifting downwards through the layers of their Minecraft world, constantly catches the eye with new emerging details. The video proves that there is always something interesting nearby in Minecraft’s underground, even if it may not seem like it at times. The constant revealing of new features creates a sensation of fast-paced discovery, effectively condensing the underground Minecraft experience into a short burst of video. This is what makes watching the process so “oddly satisfying” for the audience. Being able to experience games from new perspectives is always fun, as many console and mobile players will be able to attest with the long-awaited introduction of Spectator mode to Minecraft Bedrock. The brilliant visuals created by this timelapse uncovering the depths of Minecraft are simply the latest example, although definitely a spectacular one.
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Sources: brendt_gd/Reddit, docm77/YouTube
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