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BAD ADVENTURE MAPS: A rant on terrible maps

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We have all seen one of these, an adventure map that is just so utterly bad, you cant imagine what the creator was thinking while making it.


Well here is my rant on some of the problems most bad maps share!


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Now im not the best Speller, i have a habit of Capitalizing random words. but still. you shuldnt spill ur signs lik dis


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Map makers, is it really that hard to do a simple /SetworldSpawn?


or even clear your inventory when your done?


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Now mapmakers, there is a difference between a challenge and impossible. but having a tunnel of pressure plates dispensing blazes is NOT a challenge. its IMPOSSIBLE


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Back to what i said about challenge, you cant give a player 64 golden apples to get through 3 zombies...

it gives a player NO challenge.


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This one isnt THAT bad. sortof a pet peeve of mine when i see a commandblock in the middle of a combat room >.<


AND FINALLY...THE FINAL ONE


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Never....i repeat...NEVER..EVER use the enderdragon as a "final Boss"


its such a lazy cop out of having to do a single bit of work, "Sure, i could take the time to use some MCedit or NBTedit and make map-worthy boss battle...but making a end portal is alot easier, yay map finished!"


I hope you have likes my rant on adventure maps :D


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  • IzzyKart57
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 13, 2015, 10:45 pm
Under certain contitions, it's okay to use the Ender Dragon as a final boss.
1. Your map uses a resource pack to change the end.txt text.
2. Your map uses a crap ton of redstone to make a custom battle, adding extra moves to the dragon and challenges.
True, true.

Some other things that annoy me:

Horrible building. No one likes 3-block-high castles build out of stone bricks, and bedrock towers labeled "Necrumanser towr of swag!!1!1" or ugly oak wood "houses"

Pointless advertisements. I once found a map with a  *cough, blatantly obvious, cough* sign that said "[Username] is so swag and stuf!1 follow his twiter!" 

Activities that feel like a waste of time, like "joo must havest the weet and stuff b4 yoo fite da bos!!!" or "kill these 2 zombez and get sum xp!!!"
  • MutantFang
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Nerd
  • October 21, 2014, 8:28 pm
My pet peeve is when a ''map maker'' spawns you in a plain and bland bedrock room with signs on it telling you the rules and shizz. Yes some maps do have those bedrock boxes as spawn and are fun, but why not spend some time and creativity on spawn ( or atleast SOME thought ) instead of some bedrock box. :/

Atleast not all map makers are like that. uwu
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • September 23, 2014, 5:46 pm
Outside of the Hypixel's maps and a few others, there aren't that many truly great adventure maps on PMC.

Anyway, great blog. Diamonded.
  • Aequotis
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Vampire
  • August 24, 2014, 12:47 pm
COOL!
  • ValleyDew
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • August 12, 2014, 6:53 am
#When the map is too hard. Seems like a Vechs thing, but in that case WOULD be possible.
TROLOLOLOLOL BALZE TUNNEL(possible) OH MY GOD WTF DIS IS completly poosipool
DIAMOND 4 U
  • Haydenjames
  • Level 26
  • Expert Engineer
  • June 22, 2014, 5:25 pm
Actually a tunnel of blazes IS possible with good armor
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • June 22, 2014, 5:32 pm
Don't look to much into it, I think you get the point of the blog though,
  • Haydenjames
  • Level 26
  • Expert Engineer
  • June 24, 2014, 6:09 am
yeah i do, lol
When making a (now abandoned project) adventure map, I spent literally 2 days on the spawn, an alley, a small road, and another  small alley. Meanwhile, I see an adventure map that consists of a few signs showing you the direction, and a few 'psh butun 2 fite plz' dispensers with zombie eggs inside.
  • levi8george
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Archer
  • April 26, 2014, 8:04 am
The reason people make effortless maps is because they think they can get as famous as hypixel. Diamond for you.
  • irritatedCat
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Network
  • April 1, 2014, 4:07 pm
So true. Although there are some things that are a little weird about this:


It depends what player you are. Nothings impossible.


Spawning out of the room is a glitch.


Bad spelling = Typos.


Although, OP armour I see ALOT. diamond.
  • guygombaa
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Taco
  • May 27, 2014, 10:43 pm
Spawning out of the spawn room occurs when somebody is too lazy to set the spawn or make a big enough spawn zone. Its usually not a glitch.
  • irritatedCat
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Network
  • May 28, 2014, 2:25 pm
I guess.
This I totally agree with. Hands down.
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • March 30, 2014, 10:56 am
I know right? I once played an awesome map of Mirror Edge (a parkour game), and, it was a parkour game right? then, WHY, did the ending was killing the Ender Dragon? at the end it gives you op items (diamond armor and weapons), the game that map is based of is a parkour game, not a rpg dragon-slaying game .-.
Also, that sword has protection :/
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • March 30, 2014, 10:57 am
LOGIC!
  • JubJubSamz
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • February 25, 2014, 3:58 am
Diamond for you bro!! XD
  • Infinite
  • Level 40
  • Master Musician
  • January 15, 2014, 8:26 pm
I gave you a diamond. You will be happy now.
  • lovehermadly
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Scribe
  • December 22, 2013, 9:58 am
Once I was on a PE map called "The Two Towers". Everything in it was so wrong.The spelling on signs were bad, the parkour was impossible, the story made no sense, the weapons were underpowered, and most of all, I thought it was going to be a LOTR map. Thinking about it, I think it was made by a five-year-old noob who knew nothing about Minecraft.
Do you mean "Teamwork Towers"? Because that map was awesome
No. The map is somewhere on the web, and I do not remember it being called Teamwork Towers.
Can you give me a link?
I think to get it search up  "mcpe two towers." I do not know if you will find it.
  • FkaJustin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Fox
  • December 18, 2013, 5:04 pm
Love this, and the diagram of a human heart for the favorite really cracked me up xD
  • Thawne
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Taco
  • December 18, 2013, 4:37 pm
Herobrine is also a lazy ending, too. And I agree with you! +Diamond
No it isn't. It takes a decent bit of work to code in a Herobrine boss. Take Herobrine's Mansion for example!
  • Thawne
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Taco
  • February 26, 2014, 8:45 pm
That is not what I meant. I know that it takes a bit of decent work to code to make a herobrine boss. I love Herobrine's mansion, and I had nothing against that map. But some adventure maps they are really lazy and they don't even bother spending time coding to make a herobrine boss. Also, Herobrine is starting to get a little unoriginal and it can get boring at most times, but I have nothing against most herobrine maps that take their time with the coding and not lazy with the work. Yes, like Herobrine's mansion.
Yeah but if you want "Lazy" Nothing says it like giving the player supplies to build a wither and a button that says "If u beet teh Wither, push tis buton"
  • Thawne
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Taco
  • February 27, 2014, 10:59 am
I don't want lazy. That was not my point. ._.
It just means. ''Building a Wither and having a button to push if you win is much lazier than Herobrine.''
  • Chop_Chop
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • December 18, 2013, 12:23 pm
Ha!
Also, I've been thinking of making a bad map on purpose, just to teach people what makes a bad map!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV4j6E4VkNwHKrLKRBJP2305mPVIJrbAK
Bad map makers should really look at this playlist right now, to learn what makes a bad map.
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • March 30, 2014, 11:01 am
yeah, they should see it
  • X Craft
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • December 18, 2013, 9:28 am
I don't play any adventure maps until I check them out with the maker. I came acrross a few like this lol well said!
  • Albcat
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 18, 2013, 7:36 am
I did the "impossible" on my map >_< on the update i shall fix it! Thanks for slapping my face =D Diamond, favorite and sub. Also, an idea: make the player fall to half a heart and dispense A LOT of zombies so he/she has to run away.
  • ST_RD_ST
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Guard
  • December 18, 2013, 12:24 am
Darn I'm glad I stumbled upon this while making my map. Thank you Pop-Reel!
  • Fazure
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • December 17, 2013, 3:27 pm
I agree with them all, I just have one more, related to the visible redstone...

I call it "Lazy Scenery", where basically they don't care about the scenery, and will make adventure maps with only fences in a flatworld to restrict you from going away from the traps, and making stone pressure plates on grass to set off easily-avoidable traps, and so on.

Diamond, sub and heartless person :D
Dat heart bro.
  • Platydroid
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragon
  • December 17, 2013, 12:54 pm
I like your favorite picture. Very clever :3
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • December 17, 2013, 12:58 pm
i like to mix up the normal formula of PMC
  • Chaseisgr8
  • Level 28
  • Expert Demolitionist
  • December 17, 2013, 11:07 am
Before I download a map, I look at screenshots, so this doesn't happen.
  • jccreszMC
  • Level 28
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 17, 2013, 1:51 am
Diamond for u!
  • Ludicrous
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • December 16, 2013, 11:38 pm
Even though this is true, everyone has a right to post their works in PMC... Unless it breaks the rules ;)
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • December 17, 2013, 12:53 pm
But you should still make sure your map is worth posting
  • Ludicrous
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • December 17, 2013, 6:29 pm
Yes, but its they're choice. They could either post it as it is and let it be part of the trash maps, or fix it ups and get good mapmakers to give you suggestions to make the map better.
  • mickioo
  • Level 43
  • Master Architect
  • December 17, 2013, 11:07 am
Yeah ,I agree.
  • DSasaki
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 16, 2013, 6:15 pm
I feel your pain here bro,
Lack of quality makes me wanna makes me file a petition to ban kids from the internet.
Awsom dis is so col I Luv et <--- (What not to do... XD)
Nice rant.
  • BLARG85
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Electrician
  • December 16, 2013, 4:52 pm
maybe do a blog about what you could expect in a GOOD adventure map?
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • December 16, 2013, 5:18 pm
Would you like that? i would if some people would like it :D
Please do!
  • jccreszMC
  • Level 28
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 17, 2013, 11:16 am
Yes that would be good. I want to know a "formal" opinion of this adventure map: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/pre-release-of-chase-capris-mansion/
It's mine and it's based on following a stone path, but i'm fixing that. It's obviously a pre-release.
Good luck!
I would! :D
  • DSasaki
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 16, 2013, 6:16 pm
...What about BAD MODS?
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • December 22, 2013, 8:46 am
Thank you for my next blog ;)
  • VthX_Zenith
  • Level 25
  • Expert Taco
  • December 16, 2013, 9:56 am
Lololol! nice heart pic xD
nice blog, I was fully expecting it to be a lame blog ranting on a couple maps, good job.
  • Jiloacom
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • December 16, 2013, 5:34 am
24th diamond and a favorite to you good sir.
Quite a read! I don't play many maps myself, but I have come across this before. Diamonds to you!
  • bigf
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 15, 2013, 11:45 am
I know right! The only adventures maps that I've seen with a decent storyline are ones by Bodil40 and Hypixel.
  • candle_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Botanist
  • December 16, 2013, 9:59 am
I like the gameplay of Hypixel's maps but I think the stories aren't the greatest.
and my parkour maps too :P
  • bigf
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 15, 2013, 7:55 pm
I've never heard of you.

You don't have any maps.
  • bigf
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 15, 2013, 7:55 pm
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]The only adventures maps that I've seen with a decent storyline are ones by Bodil40 and Hypixel.[/color][/size]
  • DiegoG
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Taco
  • December 16, 2013, 12:58 pm
ive made maps with a decent story line, then i realize i did too many things wrong, or i just cant do some things with any mod, or even, my story is not that good, then i just delete the file and start playing someone else's map
  • jccreszMC
  • Level 28
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 17, 2013, 11:18 am
Not the way to go, I just fix my maps even if it means blowing stuff up and rebuilding. I've been working on http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/pre-release-of-chase-capris-mansion/ for about 2 years.
  • ZvedeENG
  • Level 45
  • Master Lad
  • December 15, 2013, 11:25 am
The typical story: You wake up not knowing who you are and what are you doing here..
  • blitzscrank
  • Level 74
  • Legendary Pokemon
  • January 27, 2014, 2:13 pm
...the only thing you remember is that you need to get out of here and find your friends and family...

Yup. :P very overused start for adventure maps. I actually don't see that often anymore but in 2012 that was the beginning of almost every single map I saw.
  • MegaDerf
  • Level 24
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 15, 2013, 6:02 am
As a map maker I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. And you don't need MCedit or NBTedit to create a decente boss battle, you can just use commands blocks to set nbt tags.
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • December 15, 2013, 6:03 am
nbt tags is what i meant :p

thats like, literrally the only thing i use when making boss fights XD

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