With Kristal, David and I still finding our feet with the main Minecraft a Trois Let’s Play, Kristal suggested that we also have a crack at an adventure map, namely Guude’s 404 Challenge… Guude created the map in tribute to both the original 404 Challenge and the incredible deviousness of the mighty map-maker, Vechs.
Now, here’s the thing: the map, like so many Minecraft maps out there, is designed purely for SSP. So, to make sure we didn’t feel disadvantaged by strength of numbers1, we decided to play it in our own Let’s Play category: Breaking the Rules…
Here’s how it works:
- First, we attempt to play the map entirely as intended, with the proper amount of resources as provided by the map’s creator – if they were generous enough to provide any in the first place.
- Should we get ourselves in a fix, and become unable to continue, we’ll spawn items to bring us up to having enough for the three of us, as if they were originally there. But we won’t spawn anything that the map creator didn’t give us in the first place.
- If, after doing that, we still can’t progress (or grind to a halt again), then we declare failure… because if we can’t beat the map even after cheating, we really do deserve to be classed as total noobs 😉
So, yeah, adventure-map purists may frown on such behaviour, but it does mean we can have some fun without having to beg map-makers to create three-player maps 😀
If your sensibilities aren’t utterly repulsed by our flagrant flouting of the rules, then go have a look at our antics and mishaps with the fiendish Guude’s 404 Challenge. Please note that, just as with Minecraft a Trois, the video is Not Safe For Work because of uncensored language!
Oh, and before I go, I’d like to apologise to Guude, on behalf of the three of us, for repeatedly referring to the map as a Vechs map… >.<
1 In case this seems counter-intuitive: In SSP, you’re only accounting for your own actions. In SMP, you can’t always keep an eye on what’s going on, and you can end up blundering into each other, that sort of thing 🙂