The Spawn Chunks 109: Caves & Cliffs & Minecraft Live

Oct 5, 2020

Joel and Jonny give their first impressions of the Caves & Cliffs update revealed by Mojang this past weekend during Minecraft Live. Plus, new Minecraft Dungeons DLC, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more!

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  • The Spawn Chunks covered Minecraft Live this weekend!
    • The VOD is on The Spawn Chunks YouTube channel. (YouTube)
    • Pre-show discussion with the live chat about what we were expecting.
    • Discussion and reactions throughout the presentation.
    • Wrapped up with another 30 minutes discussing first impressions with the live community.

Chunk Mail

FROM: Dave The Minion (Bigger-XXL) – Landscape Artist Member
SUBJECT: Advancing Archaeology

Hi Jonny and Joel,

After watching The Spawn Chunks live stream Saturday I was excited and overwhelmed by all the new features presented, most of which I instantly fell in love with. However one new addition in 1.17 felt strange to me: archaeology.

As Joel said on stream, in his opinion it feels  “un-minecrafty” due to the lack of reward and it being a standalone feature without any connection to other mechanics (yet). I one hundred percent agree with him, but I thought about it a bit more and came to the conclusion that it feels strange to me, because it is pretty much a depiction of real life archaeology and is missing some creative “Minecraft-Fantasy- Twist” on it.

I think the same is true for the lightning rod, which instead of copying an existing feature of real life could have been solved with a more magical-fantasy and “minecrafty” approach to it.

What are your thoughts on this?

Love the show, keep up the great wo–

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