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Are PC Minecraft Worlds Truly Infinite?

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Prince Oceanus's Avatar Prince Oceanus
Level 52 : Grandmaster Prince
Oi, everyone! It's me, Ocean, and I'm here with yet another Blog! Today, we talk about something that I find to be rather confusing in the Minecraft community.

Today's topic: Are PC Minecraft Worlds Truly Infinite?

Now, I know what all of you are thinking. "Ocean, of course they are! Why else would they be called infinite?" Well, here's some food for thought: What if all PC Minecraft Worlds did have an end to them, in all four directions (North/South, East/West)? Here are some reasons why that would be true.

The first reason why I believe they have an end is because of how much space on your computer that would take up. I mean, really, you would need more than one computer if Minecraft worlds were truly infinite. It would take up so much space on your RAM and hard drive, as well, and you'd have to keep replacing them all the time from all the space it would take up (I would know how it all works, I'm in an IT class in high school). You wouldn't have any space for any other files or anything else on your computer itself, from all of the data that's being stored from that so-called "infinite" world.

The second reason is from when Minecraft was found to have an area called "The Farlands". It was taken out by Notch after Beta 1.8, since it was a glitch caused by going into chunks that had loaded incorrectly because of the world boundary. This further proves that the "infinite worlds" that we talk about all the time are not infinite after all, since the player could not enter the Farlands for long without getting practically game-breaking lag and high CPU usage, eventually causing Minecraft to freeze and, on occasion, caused the game to crash entirely and the world save to be corrupted.

The third reason why a Minecraft world wouldn't be able to be infinite is because of Minecraft's world boundary system. No, I'm not talking about the build height border or the Bedrock under the world. I'm talking about the actual boindary system that goes East/West. It makes sure that there's a boundary around every world, and all minecraft Worlds have one, and so do the Nether and End Dimensions. However, this boundary expands to a very far area around the world, making it usually impossible to reach, unless you actually bother to wander through the world just to look for it.

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12/19/2017 6:28 pm
Level 1 : New Network
minerall's Avatar
ok the only good point you have here is 3 your 1st point is disproven by mine crafts unique chunk system you see minecraft only loads the chunks around you and the spawn chunks then it makes the chunks other disappear like magic so thats one point down.

And your 2ND point never holded any ground either its a glitch that happens before you can go through the boundaries emphasis on BEFORE

also there are hax you can use to get through the border do your research
Prince Oceanus
12/19/2017 10:24 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Prince
Prince Oceanus's Avatar
This was written 3 years ago, dude. There’s a reason why I only make Skins now.
12/05/2014 4:25 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
illuminati128k's Avatar
They are not infinite because it ends at X/Z 32,000,000.
11/05/2014 8:10 pm
Level 26 : Expert Cowboy
Astronutty's Avatar
it only loads the chunks you are in and immediately around. This is why minecraft can be infinite
11/05/2014 7:05 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Skinner
terreen's Avatar
Not to be rude or anything, but you don't need to mention how you're in an IT class in highschool... most of us understand the concept of "infinite" and how its not a small number that can be stored in a limited space.... ex, computer memory...
12/03/2014 7:59 pm
Level 47 : Master Unicorn
KillerUnicorns's Avatar
11/05/2014 4:02 pm
Level 74 : Legendary uwu
TheOfficialNano's Avatar
Lol this is actually pretty interesting to read about.
The far lands are well known(for my generation of minecrafters) and thers all the info you need at the wiki.
This is really how we also started speculating about it in the good old days.
11/05/2014 11:30 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragonborn
Floppypancake31's Avatar
From 0,0,0 on a Minecraft map, you'd have to walk 30 million blocks to get to the world border, which doesn't look remotely like a world border. Once you get to 30 million in any direction, the blocks from there become 'fake' blocks. You can see them, but if you try to stand on them, you fall right through.
11/05/2014 2:05 pm
Level 42 : Master Nether Knight
10Andrew's Avatar
This is completely correct.
11/05/2014 4:00 pm
Level 74 : Legendary uwu
TheOfficialNano's Avatar
True. and thoose fake blocks continue out another 2 million blocks, making it 32 million blocks to the edge.