Mojang does not slow down with Minecraft. Between the constant stream of base game updates and the ever-expanding world of Dungeons and the new RTS spin-off, Minecraft is bigger than ever. And that goes doubly for modding. But over the weekend, a modder decided to let an AI do the heavy lifting.
YouTuber SystemZee uploaded a new video titled “8 Features Minecraft Apparently Needs?” (thanks, PCGamesN). As he states in the opening, he let an AI “design its own update” which he then coded into the game. The first change saw those strange desert pits finally find purpose. They’ve been around for years and they still don’t do anything, but this AI-generated update makes it so that when you throw an emerald, you get a random item. SystemZee immediately gets a free diamond, but then he gets some leather.
The AI then decided to name the update World Domination. AI. Normally that’s the cue to pull the plug and avoid a Terminator-like disaster, but SystemZee continues with the video, showing off a custom logo, grappling hook, spear, lava arc, and even a giant turtle you can ride. . The Lava Arc is a bit mind shattered, leaving a trail of lava blocks that floods the world. World domination – it’s in the title.
It didn’t stop with a giant turtle to ride. SystemZee went back to the AI and asked for an animal to add to the game and it replied, “Elephant. Elephants are large, intelligent animals that could provide players with a new source of food, as well as building materials. Arts and crafts.” Naturally, SystemZee rejected the idea of hunting elephants for ivory, but added them to the game.
“Elephants are beautiful creatures and the savannah biome was kind of boring so I think I understand exactly where the AI is coming from – more life in Minecraft would be amazing so I put the elephant in the game,” SystemZee said.
You can’t hunt them for anything, but if you hit them, they’ll fight back, and they’re fierce. But “it’s still a beautiful creature.” Then came the hostile crowd. SystemZee has added a host of hostile plants that can bite you. Be careful in the caves.
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