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Minecraft Survival Challenge - Shrinking Border [AUGH EVEN MORE UPDATES]

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Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer

You know it was just a matter of time before someone would do this challenge...

And it was done.


The shrinking border challenge is a challenge where you have to do the best you can in 5-30 Minecraft days. The area you can explore will shrink, the border inching in from a chosen location, very slowly but very ominously. There is nothing you can do about the impending death of being crushed to death by the world border. So instead you formulate a plan to do the best you can while you can while you approach the inevitable death that will come in a few in-game weeks, or even less...

How do you set up this challenge?

What you need:
Minecraft, latest snapshot
A computer
A brain
Knowledge of technology (aka. not being stereotypically old)
Cake (optional)

What to do:
Step 1: Switch on your computer
Step 2: Wait 1000 years for it to finally work
Step 3: Open Minecraft, press Single Player button, etc.
Step 4: Make a Survival world. Switch on Cheats or open LAN and switch Cheats on.
Step 5: Type /worldborder center <x> <z>. If you don't know what x and z is, press F3 and look to the x and z value. If you still don't know what I'm talking about, go to this link ---------> bit.ly/1mTtJGH
Step 6: Type /worldborder set [wideness]. If you want to travel 10000 blocks before getting to the world border, set it to 20000. So blocks before bumping into world border x 2
Step 7: If you want to be particularly ominous, type /worldborder warning time (seconds until you're screwed). This will display a red vignette when you're about to be crushed to death. Imagine that in a cave! Very scary and ominous indeed.
Step 8: Do whatever you want before starting the challenge. To start, type /worldborder set 1 1200 for an entire day, 2400 for 2 days, 4800 for 4 days... or 18000 for 15 days. Be careful! This is when the challenge begins!


1: Don't cheat other than set up the border before the challenge.
2: The game has ended when the border has shrunk to 1
3: Don't set the world border back when it's shrinking towards your death or entrapment.
4: Don't go to the Nether or The End!

Other stuff

Difficulty can be on Peaceful to Hardcore. Note on Hardcore you can't switch on cheats so you just have to use the LAN trick (see Step 4)

In the time allotted you can set a challenge or get as much in a limited amount of time. For example, diamonds, experience levels, achievements, golden apples, etc. The sky is the limit! (Literally)

Remember, when you all get squished up in 1 block of space and the border stops shrinking, that means the game has ENDED. You can't even do much in that space anyway, so why try to do more?

You can also play with mods, because why the hell not.

If someone else has already got this idea, then I will cry

You can also create your own rules!


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Old News

But first, a 'thank you' to the people that moved me up a whole new level and changed my Planet Minecraft life...

At the time of writing, I have 12 xp points left until leveling up. That's 12 views guys! Or maybe a few more diamonds. Anyway I would like to thank you all. I have literally never gotten this far. I didn't have an idea all I had to do was post a cool challenge. insert more stuff that nobody cares about

Anyway, a new update coming soon with some pre-made worlds with the border set up for you, ranging from Very Easy (Peaceful), Easy (Easy), Medium (Medium), Hard (Hard) and Insane (Hardcore).

This blog is reaching 24 hours of uptime-ness. Make sure to tell your friends! Can we reach 20 diamonds before it reaches 24 hours :O? Most likely not. Let's do it!!!


I just leveled up!!! Whoo!!!

Celebrate in the comments!


This is amazing! By the way this is the colour of obsidian. I didn't know obsidian was black!
Creditme for making this idea, notch for creating this idea, god for creating the potential to make minecraft, myself again for not believing in god

4 Update Logs

Update 28-05-14 (#4) : 05/28/2014 3:46:27 pmMay 28th, 2014

So apparently I have to update this blog to get it back up... I say that's quite unfair because what if you are FINISHED with the blog?

So here are your updates, DAD

- Removed colour from congrats message
- Moved it to the bottom

Seriously it's old news now

05/21/2014 11:13 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Architect
Note to author: Don't post text in yellow, it is extremely difficult to read, and, in my opinion, highly unprofessional.
05/22/2014 1:00 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
who said this was professional? :)
05/21/2014 5:58 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Pilsbury Bane
Battle royale much?
05/22/2014 12:47 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
but not as bloody.
05/21/2014 11:12 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
NoRegen game rule on, shrinking borders, infinitie night, with terrafirmacraft, and hardcore mode, and no teir tools above stone...truly a ultra hardcore experience

oh, and 5000000 creepers at spawn
05/21/2014 7:19 am
Level 33 : Artisan Cake
Nice challenge, this can be interesting if friends could play with me and on hardcore mode. :D
05/21/2014 12:34 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
yes the aim of this challenge is to get as much of something as possible and is very customizable (the amount of days you have, the size of the border to start with, etc.) so it will be a cool experience
05/20/2014 3:29 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
guys comment already

also i think pressing that heart will give you more exp...
05/20/2014 4:23 pm
Level 41 : Master Dragon
you know you have only had 40 views or so and most of those people who have reviewed your blog are mods agreeing to aprove your blog of keeping the rules. You shouldn't really ask people to favourite because that causes arguements, sometimes.
05/20/2014 3:40 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Electrician
Bit sad you have to beg people to comment and favourite..
05/21/2014 12:30 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
i was just joking dude
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