Going back to the modes that make things much, much harder, our old friend Fundy was so confident with this next challenge that he promised to give the person who beat it the fastest by October 31, 2021, $2,000.
On this difficulty, breaking any block with “log” in its name causes a silver fish to explode out of the block at you, and a quick kill usually follows. It also doesn’t end when you finally manage to chop down that tree. Every tree leaf that decomposes generates a slime and “every slime is incredibly explosive”, Fundy told the viewers. She demonstrated this by shooting slime with an arrow, which resulted in a large crater.
The player must also keep alive a cat named Boots, named after Fundy’s real-life feline. Y relatively close, or the player will die. This means that Boots must accompany you to the Ender Dragon.
Days—by far the safest time in Minecraft“It also only lasts about ten or fifteen seconds. Nights, on the other hand, last around ten minutes and cause all mobs apart from skeletons to turn into axolotls bent on killing you. Skeletons, Fundy demonstrates, appear normally because they shoot arrows at the speed of a machine gun. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Creepers even ride Axolotls now! You are not safe anywhere. This plugin really takes Impossible++ and puts you in unfathomable amounts of steroids.
“I have learned something from the previous difficulties. I’ve learned that I’m always too easy on you guys and I should stop doing it,” explains Fundy. “If you stay still for [more than] five seconds at any point anywhere…” he begins before being interrupted by a massive explosion that kills his character. In a similar explosive theme, you will not do any cakes in the short term: sugar cane explodes when hit.
If you somehow manage to reach the Nether, every step will set you on fire. If you stand still, you won’t catch fire, but you’ll still explode. “The only way to survive the Nether is if you have leather boots,” explains the mod’s creator, but the problem is that they degrade the more you wear them.
Finding the end is not easy either. The eye of ender recipe is also modified to require an ink sack and lapis lazuli. The End has been heavily modified. “Those were just warm-ups. This is where it gets fun,” Fundy tells viewers. The final crystals have been encased in glass, which cannot be fired at Minecraft, meanwhile, water kills you, and the Ender Dragon, already a fearsome challenger without mods, has been changed to launch TNT, which it’s immune to, when it lands. If the Ender Dragon takes damage, it casts death magic at you in revenge. Should you set up a bed and try to sleep in it while you’re in the End? Spawn another Ender Dragon that you must defeat; there is no limit on the number you can generate.
If, despite all this, you somehow manage to defeat the Ender Dragons, he has one more attack up his scaly sleeve: rain down lots of magic and TNT on you. “I really don’t know how you’re going to do this. I’ve got no idea if it is possible. I didn’t try it; I’m not going to try this,” Fundy told viewers. In the video description, he stated that he didn’t reveal all the cheats on this difficulty either.
Yet despite the odds, Minecraft players tend to find a way. Fundy was able to confirm to me that the challenge was met and that “some” players approached him with evidence of his runs. However, there is some ambiguity around who won the challenge, as he does not definitively remember it. Speaking to Fundy, he stated that “most likely” he was the creator of YouTube. yatsuwho beat him in approx. one hour, 49 minutes and 29 seconds. However, yatsu stated that dragonix was the fastest and “House Builder Gang” claimed on Twitter have won and received the funds.
And atsu realized two key things in the rules that helped them succeed: you can do this in multiplayer, and you can choose your own. seed, as long as you don’t have the End Portal prefilled. After many failed attempts, Yatsu found what they considered to be the perfect seed. Strategic kills were used to regenerate health, and once they realized that there is a limit to the maximum number of mobs that could spawn in a chunk, they exploited this to run almost unopposed; yatsu did this by digging a hole two blocks deep, placing a log, and then breaking it so that the silverfish would get trapped there and consume the mob’s allowed limit.
You think you have what it takes? While the contest period ends, the plugin is still available. I spawned and my attempt was immediately terminated by a skeleton firing an arrow machine gun. On my second try, I was able to survive for about ten seconds.
You can get this plugin here.
MinecraftThe community of is thriving and there’s no denying that their love of entertaining masochistic challenges is strong. A strong community, including mod developers, surrounding games is an important factor in their continued longevity. I’m excited to see what creators of all stripes continue to create for Minecraft in the next years.
Kyle Wilson is a freelance gaming journalist. You may find his twitter here.