The Spawn Chunks 255: The Minecraft Mindset

Jul 24, 2023 | podcast

Jonny, and Joel simmer through their latest summer builds in Minecraft, answer listener email about the challenges of in-game potion brewing, and discuss how avid Minecraft players often see the world around them.

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FROM: Cloverblond
SUBJECT: Regards to Self-Imposed Challenges

Hello Jonny, and Joel, 

Great episode last week! (Episode 253) 

I am a long time player of the game, joining three days before the beta ended. Yet despite pouring probably ten thousand hours into the game across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, I still have yet to complete the game by beating the dragon. I figured that there would have been an End update to give it more life. 

I also never understood the importance of shulker chests or the elytra. Because of this, my builds are always local, and focused on travel by foot or horse. The world always seems so much bigger when you can only travel by that means, so going far away feels adventurous. My new challenge is motivated by the two of you. Jonny, I started watching you on YouTube back in the winter for building inspiration. You really inspired me to take the leap and get prepared to start recording Minecraft as a fun hobby. So, my new challenge is to finally take on The End!

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FROM: Zheeeh
SUBJECT: A Furious Cocktail

Hi Joel and Jonny!

On your latest episode (Ep. 254 The Cherry Blossom on Top) you read an email about the difficulties of understanding enchantments. This reminded me of the first roadblock I really hit when playing Minecraft, potions! 

With all the new features aimed towards explaining game progression, such as ruined portals, and added Advancements, it seems strange to me that Mojang has never thought about clarifying brewing. Making potions is one of the hardest game mechanics for me due to how much there is to remember about specific item combinations. Even today I have to look up how to make potions of night vision so that I don’t accidentally poison myself! 

I was wondering if you shared my cluelessness, and if you had any ideas about how to make potion brewing more accessible, and able to be learned inside the game.

Thanks for any response, and love the show!

After being mysteriously poisoned, Zheeeh took half a heart of damage and died.

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How often do Minecraft players look at the world around them and wonder how something would look in Minecraft? What landscapes, architecture, or machinery inspire players to start to break down the real world into block palettes, and pixelated textures? Jonny, and Joel explore their habits of dissecting the world around them through a Minecraft lens.