Interesting thread over on the Project Reality forums about putting together a Minecraft Tournament.
The PR community is a war inspired bunch, their hobby being tactical shooter games. A lot of the forum members are members of the military as well (although not exclusively) and in the Politics sub forum there is a lot of chatter on engagements around the world, discussions of various armies, etc.
With that in mind, I was a bit surprised to see the Minecraft tournament suggestion (yet equally delighted). The short premise being discussed: Two teams on a big Minecraft map, both sides get two hours to build whatever they want, and then they go to war. No respawns, either. One side wins, one is decimated.
I didn’t expect MC to be a hit with the gamers in that community, and here is yet another way to enjoy the game in a manner I didn’t think it would be used for. I am definitely signing up and I’ll let you know how it goes (if it goes down).
Goes to show, if you (let them) build it, they will come.
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That sounds pretty awesome, actually. I’d definitely like to hear a post-event report. 🙂
The update is that they are waiting for the newer version, which has some Mod tools, and toying with ideas on how to enhance gameplay (ie: building prisons around the spawn area, so if you die you can respawn – but have to be freed by your teammates). Fun stuff like that =)