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How old is Steve? (Mathematical theory)

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How old is Steve, the default Minecraft character? Our first night, we're so busy punching trees we don't meditate on the subject for very long. So, I'm going to explain, in a mathematical fasion, how old Steve is.

If Minecraft has been around since may 10th, 2009 (4 years and 149 days ago) and Steve gas been around since the start of Minecraft. Then he has the same age as Minecraft has. BUT, what about his real age, the Minecraft age?

1 day in Minecraft is 20 minutes in the real world. 1 Minecraft year is 121.75 hours or 5.07 days in the real world. Now, 1 real year is 72 Minecraft years and 1 real day is 72 Minecraft days or 2.4 Minecraft months.

4 real years= 72+72+72+72= 288 Minecraft years

149 real days= 10728 Minecraft days= 29 years and 143 days in Minecraft.

288 Minecraft years + 29 Minecraft years + 143 Minecraft days = 317 Minecraft years and 143 days.

In conclusion, if you zoned out right there, Steve is More than 317 Minecraft years old. Every 5 days, he's 1 year older.

This was written October 6th, 2013 at 7:20 in the Morning (Eastern standard time).


Now, the real question is this: why doesn't Steve look old?

We can't really answer that question, but you can have some theories, like I do.

1: Steve was cursed, which would also explain the REASON of playing Minecraft. It would explain why Steve is abandoned at the beginning of the game in a desolate enviromment, far from civilisation, why he's attacked every night by the undead, giant bugs and exploding mutated pigs.

2:Steve is actually a god. That would explain why he never actually dies and respawns every single time.


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CreditThe wiki page, for snoring (and the comparision of Minecraft years and real years)

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Theory update : by mddty01 06/13/2014 11:48:57 amJun 13th, 2014

Added theories about why Steve looks young. Suggest more in the comments below.

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07/02/2019 5:03 amhistory
Level 46 : Master Dinosaur
Lavasaurous's Avatar
Is Alex a God too
04/17/2019 9:41 am
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01/09/2019 3:27 pm
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MineBeast9182's Avatar
steve is 6 feet tall? Actually, it's proven that he is 6'6. Oh? Learned twenty minute days on the wiki? I learned THAT in a book. #likehacks4minecrafters

08/28/2015 7:31 pm
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rekkerinoe's Avatar
*dies from cringy grammar*
06/30/2014 7:32 am
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AkirAssasin's Avatar
My theory is that someone created Steve to watch him live his life, die, and survive; just like how we keep an animal in a very very huge cage and observe it. Only difference is that the Spectator revives Steve everytime he dies so that it could observe how Steve reacted to these kinds of stuff.
06/29/2014 2:16 am
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sidtom's Avatar
"exploding mutated pigs. " I remember that glitch!
06/28/2014 6:42 pm
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GamerGeeked's Avatar
acualy he was created in 2009 when monsters were added

and Steve? (mob,not INDEV) was removed or B.

However Steve?'s first removal was in Indev, where the second mob was made.

Steve? was changed to not be particularly "STEVE?" but "player" as of Alpha 1.2.2...but was steve?'s first removal

BUT before that  his Steve? MOB? CLASSIC became in-spawnable with |G| and

in beta 1.6.6, The change log contained the message "Removed Herobrine". This was Notch "joking" when removing parts of the coding for the Human mob. This and the following three "Herobrine removed" mentions that appeared in Betas 1.7, 1.7_01 and 1.8.1 removed the individual class files for the Human, merely making it somewhat of a default mob. It could still be spawned, but it possessed the default health, (10 hearts) spawn conditions, (Light level 7) melee attack, view distance, and various other parameters shared by all other hostile mobs at the time. The mob at this time now was called "Monster" instead of "Human". so The name "Steve" is false and notch also said that his name is Steve? as he does not want to specify anything about him/she
06/28/2014 9:24 am
Level 33 : Artisan uwu
Ashfur4ever's Avatar
awsome..... 0.0
06/13/2014 12:58 pm
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Trooper_01's Avatar
Steve can heal  completely from the brink of death all by himself. That's not normal for humans. Maybe he has Wolverine-like healing powers that keep him from deteriorating as he ages.
06/13/2014 4:09 pm
Level 49 : Master Archer
mddty01's Avatar
Or like (insert name of super being that has that power too, cause I 'm not that kind of nerd)
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