The Spawn Chunks 244 – Restore? Redo? Restart?

May 8, 2023 | podcast

Joel, and Jonny talk telemetry, and advancement changes in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot, discuss historical build accuracy via listener email, and share their thoughts on re-doing old Minecraft builds.

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  • Empires, Season 2
    • Castle Greyscale is about 50% complete. The level of completion achieved before Empires Season 2 wraps up will depend greatly on how much time can be put in on the build before a trip to Spain next week.
      • The exteriors of the garrison, the eastern wall, and eastern tower, the sluice gate, and some other smaller outbuildings are complete.
      • Next on the building agenda is the great hall, throne room, and adjacent areas, and buildings.
      • Grand Castle Building – Empires S2 (Twitch.tv/Pixlriffs)
      • Castle Building! – Empires S2 (Twitch.tv/Pixlriffs)

Minecraft News

  • Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 23W18A (Minecraft.net)
    • This latest snapshot has updates on advancements, telemetry, as well as a fix for an eleven year old bug!
      • MC-1133 (bugs.mojang.com)
        • Whether or not a player experiences some effect is calculated based on the block under the center of the player. 

Chunk Mail

FROM: JayLlenrup
DISCORD MEMBER: Landscape Artist Member
SUBJECT: Removing Or Adding Advancements

Howdy Johnny and Joel!

After snapshot 23w18a I’ve been thinking about the current Advancements in the game. 

The new “The Power of Books” Advancement I think is a good edition to the game, whereas there are some advancements that I think are a bit redundant like “Is it a Balloon”.  Do we really need 3 advancements for the spyglass?! 

Personally, I would love it if Mojang added an Advancement related to the Warden – something like “Uneasy Alliance” where instead you need to get the Warden through the end portal. 

Are there any Advancements you would like to add or remove from the game? 

JayLlenrup was exploded whilst looking at Ghasts through the spyglass.

FROM: Emily
SUBJECT: Building From History

Hello!

I recently watched a documentary series about a castle being built in our modern day by archeologists, historians, and craftspeople using 13th-century building techniques. It inspired me to create a castle in my survival world using a similar blueprint and incorporating some of the interior rooms found in this castle, but with a Minecraft flare (brewing setup where the chapel would be, redstone powered portcullis, etc).

How much and what type of research do you two do when making historically inspired builds in your Minecraft worlds?

Emily died trying to shove a cubic meter of stone into her pocket while also holding half a dozen tools and weapons.

  • AnyIsYoda (YouTube.com)
    • Historically accurate Minecraft build examples.
  • Mappeteer (Insgagram.com)
    • Cutaway architecture drawings, and floor plans.

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Revisiting Or Re-doing Old Minecraft Builds

Whether it’s a world that you haven’t loaded up in a long time, and you feel you’ve grown as a Minecraft player, or an old build on a server you built three years ago that makes your eye twitch, Minecraft gives you the ability to change just about anything you’ve built in the past. Should you give into that temptation? Joel, and Jonny discuss their thought process when – and if – they decide to revisit old builds, and the through process behind continuing old worlds, or starting new given the larger changes to Minecraft in recent, and pending updates like Trails & Tales.

“Perfect is the enemy of done.” – Jake Parker