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avatar The Masked Bandit
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So this is my first attempt at a real blog and my first attempt at a blog contest so this should be interesting!! I am not known as a blogger on PMC but I have tried to find time to write and here is my chance. But you don't care about that so let's get to my Minedea


"What's the Minedea?!"


I believe that although there is many thing in minecraft which are really good, there is always room for improvement. Many people have said things such as:


"Add fish, it would be so much better!"

Or

"Let's make survival more challenging! Lets add thirst!!"


And these aren't bad ideas. But they are not my ideas. Mojang is already planning on putting these, along with some other highly requested features, into future updates. I wanted to come up with something different. I am not here to post a submission that is the same as everyone else's. I have an idea that would add a new sense of wonder, mystery, and interest into the game. My Minedea is.... Ruins.


"But bandit what makes this so different? Don't we already have ruins such as strongholds and such in the game?"


Yes we do and I love coming across strongholds but I always feel a sense of well that wasn't enough. Even with the new update bringing temples and pyramids, I still felt that something was missing. It was that sense of wonder and curiosity. I miss that feeling when I first came across a stronghold or even an abandoned mineshaft. I still haven't found that feeling of, "Wow! What is down here?"


"Okay, okay but can you just tell us what you would add?"


I would add three new types of ruins, for now. Nether ruins (which would spawn in the overworld as well as the nether), Ender ruins, and finally just your regular ancient ruins.these would be different then your nether brick bridges and your obsidian pillars. This would add entire new structures to the game. Ones that could be explored and also pose as a challenge to come out of.


"But who cares about old buildings? How is that a challenge?"


Well two things. First off you could plague the structures with traps but that could get messy. Traps like the ones in jungle temples and pyramids to catch the sleepy gamer off guard. And causing him to lose all of his diamonds. Also adding new hostile mobs into the game. I have a,ways felt the iron golems was under-used (is that even a word?) in minecraft. I have always thought of them as ancient guardians. I would add more uses for golems like these and turn them into the keepers of the ruins. They would be in the final rooms of temples or maybe even just wondering around the area. These would be ancient automatons that would act as a new challenge for the player to face.


"'Bandit, tell us more about what each ruin would be, and what it would look like!"


So these are my plans for what I envision these structures to be:


Ancient Ruins


These would have heavenly feel to them. They would have belonged to the à therians who once lived on the overworld. They would have many things to aid the player throughout its ancient halls of knowledge including a library, a lab, and a church. These would be embedded in mountains scattered across the overworld. Valuable items such as gems and red stone would be scattered in chests throughout these ruins. These would be guarded fiercely by the dubbed "Fallen Angels" ancient beings made of energy and stone. Slow moving but immensely powerful and incredibly tough. They see the player trust passing onto their home as an insult to their people. These ruins would be very rare as they would carry many items to help aid the player in their journey.


Ancient Ruins
Amazing Picture Done by HetalianElemeno


Fallen Angels
Other Notes: Incredibly slow moving, will follow you until it kills you or if it is destroyed, turns hostile as soon as you come within 30 blocks of it


Nether Ruins

These ruins would spawn in the overworld. These ruins would be demonic, hellish shrines which would contain one broken nether portal. These would be deep beneath the surface and be extremely rare. It would have the appearance of the nether seeping into the world therefore it would contain mobs that would normally be found in the nether. This would also contain a "Keeper of the Realm" which would appear to be a rock demon which would guard the nether portal in the final room of these ruins. These ruins wouldn't include traps but instead lava parkour and various other fatal challenges.


Nether Ruins
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"Keeper of the Realm"
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Health: 50
Attack Strength: 2 per melee, 3 per firecharge
Spawn: In the Nether ruins
Drop: 2 Ghast Tears, 1 Fire Charge, 1 Diamond
Other Notes: Throws a fire charge every ten seconds, Slow moving and melees within close quarters


Ender Ruins

This would be a unique ruin. This wouldn't be small ruins but rather turning the entire end into a vast wasteland of collapsed structures. Half buried buildings and statues would turn this flat boring landscape into something pretty amazing! The End has always had lots of potential but as of now it is a colorless landscape with tons of endermen and a dragon. The only reason people go to the End is just to finish the game. There isn't enough diversity. I would also add a new possible boss mob to the end which would be called "The Guardian". This mob would wander through the rubble but only attack the player if an enderman or itself was harmed by the player. I believe these tweaks would reinvent the whole dimension. People would actually want to go to the end for the scenery, not just to get some credits and a dragon egg.


Ender Ruins
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The Guardian
Other Notes: The Guardian can teleport like endermen, automatically teleports when hurt. Also he only attacks if you hurt an enderman


In Conclusion


I believe this would add a new feel to minecraft as well as a new mystery, adventure aspect. This would make the game more interesting which would translate into people playing minecraft for longer. For many people that has been the issue. They think that minecraft is getting boring because it is the same sand-box game. Personally I don't think this but I do think that this feature would be a really neat addition to the game.


Texture pack used in the pictures is Rust by Hybrid Warrior



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  • DanielPlayzz
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 1, 2018, 4:40 am
Someone should make this a mod. This is really cool.
  • UnTamedWolf
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • July 30, 2013, 2:08 pm
love i wish i cuold give u 10000 dimands
this would be so cool if it was real :D diamonds 108's
  • Art3mis
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • May 17, 2013, 1:15 pm
101st diamond! You get a diamond and an idea! Maybe also there could be like maybe different types of villagers and wold trade things that come from the area that they spawn in, like maybe for the [color=rgb(34,34,34)]Ã therian villagers, they would sell like protection enchant books, armor, holy water, holy weapons, food, positive potions and things like that![/color]
Some people think minecraft needs a "point"

ITS A SAND BOX GAME

ITS not SUPPOSED to have a POINT

I like this though because it adds more variety.
  • Tacodogrules
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Mage
  • February 2, 2013, 12:43 pm
PLease make this a mod
  • legowars96
  • Level 28
  • Expert Mage
  • January 16, 2013, 11:12 am
really awesome idea. my favorite so far-started from the farthest back- can you explain the traps to me alittle more? also you got a diamond from me
Wonderful ideas, from the buildings to the mobs to the concept.
My only complaint is the guardian's skin feels a bit weak to the others, but still, wonderful job.
  • finglelpuppl
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Electrician
  • January 12, 2013, 11:04 am
i agree with the gaurdian skin thing but still great job
Something glitches out and it would only let me do a 2x1 pixel :-/ as you can see it was shaded like that. It would have been cleaner if I knew how to fix it. Thanks for your feedback though :)
  • DanielPlayzz
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 1, 2018, 4:40 am
What if the iron golems were mossy cobblestone golems?
  • Blender
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Pyro
  • January 6, 2013, 4:21 pm
I like your thought process! good luck ;) +1
Blender read and diamonded this?! *faints* Thanks!!
  • Ass_Kicka
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Taco
  • January 5, 2013, 5:49 pm
Nice work! Is this a finalist?
Yes it is and thanks for subbing :)
  • advisortw2
  • Level 27
  • Expert Geek
  • January 4, 2013, 6:04 am
This would be about the best thing that could happen to Minecraft.
That's all I'm saying. The best.
  • Tacodogrules
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Mage
  • January 2, 2013, 12:29 pm
I feel the same way you do, this would be one of the best additions to minecraft
  • EmeraldAdmin
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • January 1, 2013, 12:37 pm
Cool! i like the idea. but u might want to add more spectacular buildings as ruins :P
I was pressed on time and MC is very leggy on my comp. I built these before it crashed
  • Hhhhhn
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 31, 2012, 5:10 am
Where did you get that diamond and subscribe photo?
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 31, 2012, 8:58 am
I made it in photoshop
I love the golem idea. I too feel that they deserve a greater role (even snow golems)
  • xNinja_Boyx
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Ninja
  • December 23, 2012, 8:48 pm
Awesome ideas man! Subbed and diamonded!
  • chick3n3moman
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Artist
  • December 23, 2012, 6:48 pm
Why would the nether have ruins...if all its inhabitants are almost brain dead?
  • finglelpuppl
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Electrician
  • January 12, 2013, 11:05 am
no need to get technical dude..this is just a fun idea
And why the need for nether ruins, we have nether fortresses.
  • finglelpuppl
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Electrician
  • January 13, 2013, 2:20 pm
just....just stop hating
Its not called hating, its called realism, its also called criticism, this right now, I'm hating on YOU, not the post, so please shut the fuck up. weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/have-a-cold-glass-of.jpeg
  • finglelpuppl
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Electrician
  • January 15, 2013, 3:56 pm
yeesh...whatever
Good, now shut the fuck up.
  • Pirate_Ray
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragon
  • January 16, 2013, 6:41 am
you ask why?

ruins are remnants from better days... being the nether... richer, more violent days in which some showed of skills by building bigger and better then the other. something happened and now they are as you call them ''brain dead'' leaving these building to become ruins, perhaps... this is just an example for a validation of the new content...

also criticism is allowed, but keep it constructive, not something like; why should we, so why even think about it... and if you do... dont. that is in fact called hating as stated by finglelpuppl.

your realism is based on something prone to change, as everything in minecraft is prone to changing...

and last but not least, please don't curse, its not nice and may even get you banned from PMC if used to often and/or inappropriate like you just did.

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i really like the idea's given here, some need some additions or alteration of the original concept to fit more accurately and add some more challenge.
but overall i really approve. +1
  • Art3mis
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • May 17, 2013, 1:17 pm
:o good job man! I'm guessing you do well in English class as well?
  • Pirate_Ray
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragon
  • May 18, 2013, 2:39 pm
thank you, and yes i did well in english class, better then my native tongue class which was dutch. now i think about that, shame on me :)
Finally someone with an ounce of intelligence.
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • December 20, 2012, 11:54 am
Wow, great job Ma5k. Glad to be a friend as always. Here's a diamond. I do think many people are doing the fish 'n survival one, but mine is separated from the generic ones. Great jobs on the skins & builds btw.
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 20, 2012, 1:00 pm
Thanks! It means a lot! Good luck with your entry too!
  • Sir Peppa
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • December 18, 2012, 11:11 am
something tells me you've been playing skyward sword lol
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 18, 2012, 11:15 am
I actually havnt lol
  • Kerrtastic
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Taco
  • December 15, 2012, 11:13 pm
Love it :D love the mobs you have shown, interesting ideas also.
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 15, 2012, 11:17 pm
Thanks! You like my 20 minute quick shades? XD
  • MechaEnderXD
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • December 15, 2012, 9:49 am
well, i think you cant update until the contest ends...
  • Kerrtastic
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Taco
  • December 15, 2012, 11:13 pm
Incorrect, as long as he is actually adding content. He cannot abuse the log, but you cant do that on any post ever...
  • MechaEnderXD
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • December 16, 2012, 10:58 am
o, OK
Amazing work Ma5ked! Great idea. I think it would be really cool!
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 15, 2012, 12:15 am
Things aren't looking too good for me.... Only one judges diamond D:
  • Purpaw
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 15, 2012, 12:06 am
This really needs to get added. NOW.
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 15, 2012, 12:08 am
haha thanks! glad you think so!!! :)
  • TheBigEnderGuy
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • December 14, 2012, 11:13 pm
Wow, nice idea!!
  • RebeccaThePie
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 14, 2012, 5:45 am
Awesome! Altho saying that the ancient ruins would include a "church" is a bit "anti-religions" not all minecrafters belives in christ, there is other religions too!
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 14, 2012, 5:53 am
I don't mean a church to Jesus I meant to notch I just used church as in a temple to worship someone in this case notch:) I will clear that up when I get home
  • fritzfun123
  • Level 41
  • Master Nether Knight
  • July 10, 2013, 4:56 am
the big cobblestone buildings in villages are churches,[img=tumblr_mjyejoGOEqabfxo_gif]24.media.tumblr.com/6201a53fd1e68502233f1cc74ba27111/tumblr_mjy1ejoGOE1qabfx1o1_400.gif[/img]
Except for the new mobs, I like this idea :) It has great potential and could make for some very interesting gameplay :)
  • ObbyCow77
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Lava Rider
  • December 13, 2012, 1:41 pm
:)
  • Spyer2k
  • Level 24
  • Expert Network
  • December 13, 2012, 8:13 am
:P That'd be cool to kill some Iron Golems, they never want to fight me when I craft them. >:(
  • Lykarus
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 13, 2012, 5:12 am
Do you need help with building the temples ?
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
I need help building the nether ruin with the portal I got the ender one down I just have trouble with the nether one
I love this you know i DO YEYEEYEYYEYEYEYEYEYAYYAYEYAYEYAYEYAYEY :D
  • alexbeast12
  • Level 27
  • Expert Geek
  • December 12, 2012, 10:19 am
Great job! The idea is maybe the best Ive seen yet, as I'm an adventurer myself. There are a few grammar mistakes, but only a few. I'd like to see you blog more, I think you could be good at it, with a few tweaks of course. ;)
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 12, 2012, 10:26 am
Thanks! I will read it over again once I add some pictures
  • JLScytheZ
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • December 12, 2012, 8:18 am
Those could be really cool! Did you mean that the End portal should be in that end ruin? What about strongholds then? Or would that ruin be in the End?
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 12, 2012, 10:05 am
The end ruins would be simply just in the end. The strongholds would still be there but in the end it would look like a sunken city, withered away over time from the dragon
  • JLScytheZ
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • December 12, 2012, 7:57 pm
Sounds excellent!
  • HbTextures
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • December 12, 2012, 7:19 am
The best idea ever! I think minecraft needs more ruins and anicent towers as well!
  • Nico589
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • December 11, 2012, 11:54 pm
Excellent idea! Images of the boss mobs you suggested would've been nice though.
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
I got some of them done now!
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 12, 2012, 12:05 am
I am currently working on these i have just been really busy it says in the blog ;) Thanks!
Very well described and awesome Minedea!
G'luck on the contest as well.
  • The Masked Bandit
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • December 11, 2012, 11:44 pm
you too!
  • Arty
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Grump
  • December 11, 2012, 10:38 pm
I liek dis

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