Minecraft Explained Through Accidental Arson

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Minecraft Explained Through Accidental Arson

If you still don't quite understand what Minecraft is, there's no better way to explain it than by watching a player accidentally burn his house down.

The popularity of Markus Persson's Minecraft has skyrocketed in recent months after widespread coverage in major gaming publications, and now even a set of Penny Arcade strips are focusing on it. But what the heck is this independent game that began as the project of a single developer? It's a game where you can accidentally burn your house down.

Sure, this fan-made video might work better as an actual game trailer, but it's not nearly as funny as watching someone commit an inadvertent act of arson that shows off Minecraft's emergent gameplay. When a player was attempting to create a tutorial video on how to "make indefinite fire" in the game, he ended up completely destroying his well-built home.

In the video, the builder is seen traveling through his detailed house and placing a piece of wood into what looks like a stone fireplace, which he then lights on fire. It all goes wrong when that fire somehow spreads through the stone to his wooden walls and nearby bookcase, and it eventually destroys the entire structure.

It doesn't get much better than when the video's narrator is stopped mid-sentence when he notices the fire, saying "uh-oh" and hustling to try to put it out with water and later repeatedly smashing the flaming blocks of wood as they quickly multiply.

If we can learn anything from this, it's that fire should never be played with, whether in real life or in Minecraft. To those who built the entire city of Columbia in the game: Don't start a fire anytime soon, okay?

Source: Bitmob

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That's hilarious xD

I still need to try minecraft, I've seen so much of it lately and it looks awesome.

@Trogdor: Its really good. Ten dollars well spent in my opinion.

Zeromaeus:
@Trogdor: Its really good. Ten dollars well spent in my opinion.

Yeah, it seems it, especially since it's one guy doing it and you get the full versions that come out later.

I'm really pissed off about the Paypal thing with him too, poor guy.

Yeah, well worth getting, though if you hold off till it's more developed, like out of the Alpha stages, then you shouldn't get bored of it after the first 40 hours of play time like I have.

well the first half of that video was dull as ditchwater but his demonstration made me giggle like a school girl.

Varchld:
Yeah, well worth getting, though if you hold off till it's more developed, like out of the Alpha stages, then you shouldn't get bored of it after the first 40 hours of play time like I have.

If you wait, you have to pay twenty dollars instead of ten...

I've been playing multiplayer with 3 of my friends... I might be hooked.....

Minor Inconveniences: The Game.

Gotta love that Minecraft.

lol nice

I will burn in hell for laughing at that. As far as I understand (having no imagination and so never playing the game), crap is persistent, so there's no loading to a previous save. Poor guy.

This is why I <3 Minecraft.

I lol'd
I'm playing minecraft right now, I tried making a dirt fortress at the top of a hill, didn't go so well. And now I making a dirt fortress with a lava moat.

Hahaha. This video actually made me laugh. That's hilarious.

I've tried Minecraft before, but I didn't know that you could really make cool-looking houses like that.

I need to get around to joining a server, all the cool stuff happens there.

Also, it seems no one has posted the best trailer so far.

Oh dear, poor guy, it felt so sad watching him lose all that stuff after building it.. feel so guilty finding it unintentionally hilarious :P

Oh dear XD That sucks, bit still a goggle

So all of a sudden I want to play Minecraft.

Well, when the website's back online, anyway.

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So all of a sudden I want to play Minecraft.

Well, when the website's back online, anyway.

It's free right now, you have to do something like don't enter any account info into the launcher, and the sound files are missing because so many people downloaded it, but you can still play.

Also you can get the sound files from some people who are smart enough to figure out where they are.

I think this may be as good a place as any to advertise the MineCraft user group.
Yeah...

Fenring:
Also, it seems no one has posted the best trailer so far.

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For the love of all things holy, fund it.

Lol.. poor guy, spending many hours making a home beeing able to do nothing as it is set a blaze!

Such make good quality entertainment for the rest of us though!

Not trying to troll, but he is an idiot for making a wooden house. You should use glass, stone, or dirt because you can have a lava pit without worrying about fire. Also wood takes way to long to acquire to waste on a house.

Also that trailer is freaking hilarious.

This just reminded me how much I've missed basic minecraft over the past few days...

I liked it when he said "Uhhmm, well.. That's all for now guys."
Minecraft is a damn fun game. I'd recommend everyone to buy it.

Just got off of it ten minutes ago.

It was a free play weekend, and I still have the game on. Its awesome, but I suck monkey nuts at it.

superbowlbound:
Not trying to troll, but he is an idiot for making a wooden house. You should use glass, stone, or dirt because you can have a lava pit without worrying about fire. Also wood takes way to long to acquire to waste on a house.

Also that trailer is freaking hilarious.

Aesthetic value. Thats the reason I go through all the trouble just to make wooden mine shafts. :)

Watching that video makes me want to play TES: Arena....and SL...and Mario Bros.

PROTIP: Do NOT leave a wooden floor in your fire pit. It will not end well.

I can't believe how much that cracked me up.

Fenring:
I need to get around to joining a server, all the cool stuff happens there.

Also, it seems no one has posted the best trailer so far.

Good God.

Overkill much? Great fucking trailer, but jesus on the overkill.

Tdc2182:

Good God.

Overkill much? Great fucking trailer, but jesus on the overkill.

It's not overkill, he still needs to go deeper.

I laughed until I almost wet myself, for some reason that was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long while, and his accent only helped the humour rofl.

and thats why we allways put 2 block between fire and wood... :D

Wait, so this game lets me build things, and then burn them to the ground?
Sign me and my avatar up, we want it now!

I laughed maniacally... maybe it got my pyro-maniac side... I'll try this game everyone's talking about.

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