been thinking a lot about my minecraft story idea...
@SuricrasiaOnline curious: are you going for 'the people in the world know this is a game, that there's some kind of abstract entity that controls the world' or 'this is an entire universe in and of itself, it just happens to have the exact physics of minecraft and undergo changes corresponding to minecraft patches'
@hierarchon the second one. I'd love for it to not have any explanation in terms of "oh it was a failed ai experiment that people on earth kept running" or whatever
I think you could just invoke tegmarkian "every mathematical universe exits" logic
@SuricrasiaOnline once upon a time flying machines felt like hard science fiction, like "the only discovery that would need to be made is a source of redstone power that can be moved without breaking", but was obviously fantastical until one was added
i have no idea if this is the kind of thing you mean
@monorail "turns out there is a redstone configuration that basically acts as a limited sandbox escape"
@monorail I say that but there was this video I watched about how someone built an immortality machine in 2b2t
@SuricrasiaOnline oh i have another fun one
someone built a machine that suspends an ender pearl that you threw into the air until it detects a redstone signal. once it gets the signal, the pearl lands and it teleports you home
they hooked it up to a machine that sends the signal if you quickly leave and reenter the overworld (within 10 seconds or so)
this can be accomplished by going into the nether and coming back. on multiplayer, it can also be accomplished by logging off for a second
and at the heart of how the detection method works: dog behaviour
@SuricrasiaOnline there used to be a way to use redstone to detect the size of a java hashmap being updated
@SuricrasiaOnline The fact that minecraft is a cognition hazard to you raises so many questions. Like, do you simply mean that you are prone to making it your hyperfixation and the game becomes a time vampire? Or is it something more than that?
@Dolly it's exactly like that. one time I lost 10 hours of time digging a progressively wider, perfectly square hole
@SuricrasiaOnline Basically me with Terraria right now.
(Only bought the game a few months ago lol)
I have the convenient safeguard that I cannot enjoy minecraft alone, so having no friends shields me from getting sucked in.
"One More Turn" lost me a whole weekend. My only caloric intake was soda, I was in a dark room with artificial light only. After 36 hours or so of making a planet sentient someone knocked on my door to let me know I was going to be late for class.