Starting in the Minecraft class a few weeks ago my friends and I were looking for a place in the Minecraft survival world far away from people. At around 1000 blocks away from spawn we found a big section of the world (down to bedrock) missing. We asked about it and apparently someone made an error in world edit and then it was lost. Upon finding this out me and my friends immediately claimed this canyon as ours rushing into it with a lot of us falling through the world and dying. This made me wonder, what was it about a huge canyon that made us so excited to have it?
It wasn’t like there was a huge advantage to living in this oversized canyon, resources like wood were harder to get, falling out of the world was a constant problem and conventional building was harder. Yet we were all so excited about it, it took me a while to realise why we were overjoyed about. I think it was because it was something that might give us an advantage, though why did we need an advantage? We weren’t competing with each other or anyone else, we might have thought it was an advantage against the environment and living in this canyon might make things easier.
However, I think the real reason we were overjoyed was because it was different. Most of us in the group had built so many houses on flat ground before that it had become boring. So this canyon was a new a different way of doing things that would make the game more exiting and more difficult.