Minecraft Map Is Basically 36 Square Kilometres Of Primal Beauty

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

If you've never played survival Minecraft on a hand-crafted map, you might want to give it a try now. Because this map is pretty damn impressive.

It's a 6000x6000 block map that depicts an archipelago consisting of two islands: one cold and snowy, and one warm and uh, desert-y. The two biggest landmarks, as you can see below, are the two volcanoes -- actually gods, according to the lore:

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

Meiva archipelago consists of two islands - Whedab & Mitne. Whedab is opposite to Mitne - Whedab is cold and dark but Mitne is warm and overgrown with flowers. In the middle of each island lives a god in form of volcano. Volcano in Whedab is hot and called Skaeren, volcano in Mitne is made of ice and is called Winimo. Skaeren controls earth and fire, Winimo is a master of water and air. One cannot exist without another, and only together they are whole. Winimo and Skaeren compete with each other in a game called "dance of the elements". In this game Skaeren controls earth and Winimo controls water. God that creates more complex and beautiful forms using his element while other god is trying to disturb him wins the game and is considered to be a winner for one year. After one year they start the game again, but this time previous winner loses the game.

It even has its own logo.

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

Neat.

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

Now, the map does have caves and resources, so you can use it to play survival mode -- and it doesn't look half bad ingame, either. I snapped a few screenshots to compare:

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

In particular, the sputtering Whedab volcano looks interesting up close. The splat is like a floating lava sculpture.

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

The surrounding area has plenty of netherrack as well, giving the place a bit of a Hell on Earth feel with zombie pigmen and ghasts roaming about.

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

Ekess Oasis looks very good too. Those are some majestic sandstone pillars.

Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty
Minecraft Map is Basically 36 Square Kilometers of Primal Beauty

Could be a really fun map to play on! If you want to give it a try, even if just to look at all the fancy terrain, you can grab Meiva from its Planet Minecraft page here. Do mind the size though -- 36 square kilometres translate to a hefty 344MB download.

Meiva - Dance of the Elements [Planet Minecraft]

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Comments

    WOW.

    People can be so clever.

      I see it more as: WOW, some people have SO much time on their hands...

    Holy crap, that was handmade? That makes my TARDIS look absolutely pathetic.

    Is is actually "handmade" because the disadvantage with PC minecraft is people can just use coding and/or third party programs to just "generate" worlds. Hence the uber realistic 3d models. Placed block by block in creative mode is what I'd consider handmade. Still pretty flash looking though

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