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Minecraft 'hardcore' mode destroys worlds

Markus "Notch" Persson has teased "Hardcore" mode for Minecraft, which deletes your world upon death. Ouch.

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If you want a greater sense of accomplishment out of your Minecraft experience, Markus "Notch" Persson knows just what to do. In a newly teased "Hardcore" mode, dying won't just eliminate you. It will blink your world from existence. Try not to think about the metaphysical implications here.

Persson showed off the option toggle in a tweet, suggesting that the mode is in testing now and will be added in a future update. If you want to feel the sheer terror of losing all of your carefully constructed operations in an instant, you'll finally have the option next week when the 1.9 update hits.

In a follow-up tweet, he teased "Ultra Hardcore Mode," which deletes a player's premium account status upon death. Persson confirmed to Shacknews that this was a joke, but mentioned that, "surprisingly many people were fine with it, though." Minecrafters are gluttons for punishment, apparently.

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    September 23, 2011 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft 'hardcore' mode destroys worlds.

    Markus "Notch" Persson has teased "Hardcore" mode for Minecraft, which deletes your world upon death. Ouch.

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      September 23, 2011 8:16 AM

      super-hardcore mode deletes your world every update

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        September 23, 2011 8:26 AM

        don't give his bugs any ideas

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        September 23, 2011 8:47 AM

        He already tweeted an ultra-hardcore that deletes your minecraft account upon death.

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      September 23, 2011 8:24 AM

      Methinks Notch is on some super-trolling right now....

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        September 23, 2011 8:26 AM

        This sounds fine to me, "hardcore" usually means large penalties for dying, people don't have to play this mode if they don't want.

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          September 23, 2011 1:04 PM

          And it was the core of another great feature series from Tom Francis, 'The Minecraft Experiment': http://www.pcgamer.com/tag/the-minecraft-experiment/ (that's newest to oldest, so go to the end)

          It's outdated now, but it was really fascinating and tense - partly from the core Ironman mode idea, partly from his presentation. I recommend reading it to anyone that has a chunk of free time.

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      September 23, 2011 8:25 AM

      Instead of deleting your world, it should just move the spawn to a new, distant location. It will be like starting over again, but then you have a chance to randomly stumble upon the stuff you built and collected with your old hardcore characters. You are literally making your own loot as you continue to play.

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        September 23, 2011 8:31 AM

        I like this idea.

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        September 23, 2011 8:36 AM

        Too good of an idea, Notch will never do it. Maybe it can be done in a mod.

        Kind of pointless if people are using F3 to see their coordinates, though. I hope he disables that once it's out of beta.

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          September 23, 2011 10:21 AM

          once it's out of beta

          LOL

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          September 23, 2011 12:47 PM

          Well, if you move 100k blocks away, that would be quite a journey nonetheless.

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            September 23, 2011 12:58 PM

            Even 10,000 blocks would be pretty significant, considering you spawn with nothing. Getting back to your old home base would become an objective in itself.

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        September 23, 2011 8:56 AM

        I was thinking some similar to this too! I wish all the "worlds" i'd started secretly shared a master world and there was a chance I could stumble across my other homesteads during exploration. Or maybe populate similar structures using the building vocabulary I had started in the other worlds.

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        September 23, 2011 12:47 PM

        but with coordinates in the game, you could just go back

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        September 23, 2011 1:08 PM

        How about you respawn as another player and you can't leap until you solve whatever problems he has?

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      September 23, 2011 8:32 AM

      How about an API lollololololooooaffffffffffffffffuck it

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        September 23, 2011 10:13 AM

        DrWaffles, you need to start making a Minecraft clone.

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          September 23, 2011 10:17 AM

          I will make millions and can buy all the frilly hats I want.

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          September 23, 2011 11:22 AM

          Except everyone would hate him for it, for some reason.

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      September 23, 2011 8:34 AM

      so it's being turned into a rogue-ish game?

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        September 23, 2011 10:28 AM

        He's been talking about that for a long time, hence the Adventure Update.

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      September 23, 2011 8:47 AM

      I'd like to be able to send money to _jeb directly.