Guude Boulder Fist, Minecraft Let's Play sensation, made a Minecraft survival multiplayer server in 2010 called "Mindcrack". He summoned forth the greatest minds of Minecraft Let's Play, such as Ethos Lab, DocM77, BDouble0100, Kurtjmac, Zisteau, MCGamer and many more. The invite-only server has spawned many Let's Plays from most ofits residents, spawning prank wars and competitions, such as the Ultra Hardcore series. A separate, modded Mindcrack server has also been created using the Feed the Beast modpack for Minecraft.There are currently 26 active members on the server:
Bribe Backfire: The B Team try to bribe Baj to find in their favor in the trial; this results in him returning the bribe and adding attempted bribery to the list of charges.
Canada, Eh?: How many members of the server view Team Canada.
Celebrity Endorsement: Any youtuber who gets on can expect a substantial boost in subscribers. Conversely, if a youtuber with a large number of subscribers joins the server, all of the existing members can expect a boost in subscribers.
Chekhov's Gun: The Thumbnails of Zisteau's Mindcrack videos are often clues as to what his next prank will be.
The rainbow of colors from episodes 1-26 relate to him building a rainbow in Pause's nether track.
The random objects from episodes 27-35 are all materials he uses when turning VintageBeef's castle into Candy Land.
The various pictures of eyes from episodes 39-47 are all references to the spider eyes he uses in his prank on Guude.
Besides this, Etho's anti-rain setup from the Feed the Beast series gives Generik B a head start in the B-Team's Emerald Wars.
Comically Small Bribe: Team B try to bribe MCGamer with 31 blocks of Lapis Lazuli, which represents approximately 30 minutes worth of mining on his part.
Courtroom Antics: The sever-wide trial of the B Team for stealing TNT from Etho.
VintageBeef blocked Guude's safe fall, killing him the next time he used it. In retribution Guude covered Beef's entire castle with vines. Sounds harmless enough, until you remember that most of the vines must be individually whacked off the walls.
Guude trapped Zisteau in an obsidian box. In revenge Zisteau turned Guude's house into a spider-cube made of chests filled with over ten thousand spider eyes.
Paul blew up GenerikB's RV. In return, Generik covered Paul's house in a mountain of stone taller than the mountain the house was built under.
Zisteau allies himself with his sworn enemies, Team Canada, to pull off an enormous prank against Guude.
Fan Nickname: Each Mindcracker has a few nicknames for items, mobs, or other Mindcrackers, but the server itself has spawned "Beef" as a synonym for dying of fall damage and "Anderz" for letting a Wither escape, after Beef's first method of death and the first Mindcracker to let a Wither go, respectively.
Running Gag: Every time Kurt fell to his death clearing out the missile silo, Beef replied with Yes!.
As a more meta example, during group calls, someone says something that could be perceived as dirty, someone will inevitably say "Secret Saturday"
No-one can remember Mhykol's name.
Sadistic Choice: Used by Generik when he forces Pause to choose between Milbee or Beef. Or he could save both, but lose a ton of valuable items... Ultimately, Pause cheats the trap, but accidentally kills Millbee while trying to free him.
Super OCD: Zisteau. Exploited by Team Canada in their prank on him.
Unishment: After Team Canada takes advantage of Zisteau's Super Ocd in their prank, he completely remakes Pause's nether track, changing it from a boring tunnel into a huge line with a rainbow and 8 Zisteau Faces. Pause was ecstatic.
Zisteau then created a life-sized version of "Candyland" for Beef. You could feel a tinge of sadness in Beef's voice when he expressed his need of tearing it down.
Cool and Unusual Punishment: Etho got his base "cleaned" up by Zisteau. It's very nice and tidy, but, nevertheless, Etho didn't like it.
Etho created an exact replica of a Minecraft village underwater near Vintage Beef's base. Beef not only loved it so much he refused to even consider it a prank, but he later stated his intention to move into the underwater village.
10-Minute Retirement: After pranking Guude, Zisteau was planning to retire from the prank wars, but Team Canada decided to give him a retirement gift.
Who Is This Guy Again?: A running gag on the server is that no one can remember Mhykol's name. The gag culminates in Team Canada pulling a publicity stunt on Mhykol.
The Ultra Hardcore Series
Assassin Outclassin': In Season 5, Zisteau is given a perfect opportunity to strike down Guude. Guude is working at a workbench, distracted, and Zisteau charges at him from behind. After getting hit once, Guude immediately realizes what is happening, dodges Zisteau's next attack, draws his own weapon, and then proceeds to trounce him.
Attack Animal: Wolves are often employed by contestants to aid in combat. Notable examples include Season 6, where BDoubleO is killed when he confuses Pause's wolf for his own, the finale of Season 4B, during which two players manage to defeat four, with the help of about fifteen wolves,, Season 7, when Nebris and Kurt fight with about a dozen wolves each, with Nebris winning thanks to a bucket of lava and Season 3, in which Kurt's wolf saves his life during a fight against Pause.
Taken Up to Eleven in Season 11 by Guude, who has amassed a pack of at least 30 wolves by episode 8. The wolf pack has been named "Guude's Army." They were very effective against Anderzel, not so much against Etho.
Animals Hate Him: Despite having a wolf companion in his single-player series, Far Lands or Bust, Kurt often has bad luck with them in Ultra Hardcore. Season 6 marks the third consecutive season in which he was killed by a wolf, and the second in which he was killed by his own wolf.
Apologetic Attacker: Etho feels really bad and repeatedly apologizes while attacking Kurt in Season 8, but it doesn't make the battle any less harsh.
Bdubs to Kurt in Season 11.
Artifact of Doom: In Season 10, GenerikB's head brings nothing but bad luck to anyone who holds it.
The curse returns at the end of Season 11.
Battle in the Rain: Rain starts up halfway through the final battle of season 3. Unlike most instances, this actually decides the outcome as it foils Kurt's attempt to burn down the forest Guude is hiding in.
Big Damn Heroes: Guude in season 4a, saving a terrified Pause from Kurt just when Kurt was about to catch up and slaughter him. It wasn't, however, enough for them to win.
Kurt's wolf also counts from season 3, charging in and saving him when Pause appears to have all but won.
Captain Obvious: Due to the nature of both streaming live for 3-6 hours, the monotony of performing the minimum actions to get started in Minecraft and the long periods of time spent wandering the empty landscape looking for people to kill, the UHC series often fall into this as the Players try to keep up a running commentary.
Etho seems to do it for his own amusement - at the very beginning of Season 10, before the game had even started, he brightly announced to the audience and his fellow players: "I'm in a tree!"
Cowardly Lion: Kurtjmac is typically among the most cautious and defensive players, but his thrashing of Pause Unpause in season 3, and effortlessly bringing Nebris to near death at the end of season 7 speak for this.
In Season 10, Kurt pulls off one of the most tactically clever moves in UHC, stopping his group being outflanked and then manages to kill two players and seriously injure one to the point where he is killed after two shots from Avidya in about three minutes.
Bdouble0 has spawned a catchphrase out of "Anyone but him!" as he consistently expresses concern (fear?) that he has to fight enemies that he feels are far better than he, such as Guude in Season 6 and Kurtjmac in Season 11. Bdouble0 killed both of them.
Curbstomp Battle: MC Gamer ends up surrounded by all of Team Nancy Drew in season 9, and quickly becomes a pincushion.
Description Cut: Not often practiced in any individual videos, but can occur when viewing multiple perspectives simultaneously. For example, in Season 7 Pakratt and MC believe that Kurt and Zisteau are trying to either get the high ground or flank them, when their perspectives reveal that they're actually running for their lives.
Diabolus ex Machina: As if Kurt's glitchy death in Season 5 wasn't bad enough, in Season 8 his internet outright crashes right before he can ambush Etho.
Down to the Last Play: Seasons 3 and 4a are both decided by only half a heart, while Season 4b is won by the comparatively wider margin of one heart.
Dramatic Thunder: Right after Generikb dies in season 8. A thunderstorm starts up that lasts through the deaths of Mhykol and Doc and went so loud for the next 15 minutes that players at bedrock could hear it.
In season 11, a thunderstorm starts moments before Etho kills Generikb.
Another thunderstorm starts up just before the first PVP kill of Season 12.
Dropped a Bridge on Him: Kurt in seasons 5 and 6 with his glitchy wolf-related deaths, plus Doc in Season 8 when he 'suffocates in a wall' thanks to a bug.
Pause in Season 11, winner of the two previous seasons, accidentally looks at an Enderman while exploring a cavern, and goes out in the first episode for the first time in UHC history.
Drunken Master: In season 12, Zisteau states that he is one, noting that he is less nervous and frantic when he's had a few bottles.
Eliminated From The Race: The contestants must gather food, hunt animals and fight each other to be the last man standing. Viewers enjoy choosing a contestant to cheer for, and follow their point of view on their YouTube channel. There is always much disappointment from fans when a contestant is eliminated.
Endless Daytime: A rule tacked on for season 11. Because of this, more mobs will spawn underground due to there being no hostile mobs on the surface to hit the server's mob cap, making caving more dangerous this season.
Epic Fail: In Season 12 jl2579 digs a 1x1x2 hole in the ground while running from a skeleton and Doc jumps in after him, getting both of them stuck. In the process of trying to dig out, Doc hits JL for a total of 4 hearts, leaving him with 4 hearts left.
Evil Tower of Ominousness: The result of Zisteau deciding to head to the center of the map and play Skyblock after failing to find enough diamonds to craft an enchanting table in season 11. The top of the tower is not only above vertical bow range, but also has lava flowing down the sides.
High Altitude Battle: Anderzel is the first to find Zisteau's tower, and after exchanging taunts for a while, Anderzel pillars up above the top of Zisteau's tower and the two start firing arrows at each other.
Foe-Tossing Charge: Bdubs in Season 4b, hacking up wolves left and right in order to reach Guude and have a proper Duel to the Death. Ultimately, there are too many wolves and he's overwhelmed, but not before he makes Guude nearly crap his pants in terror.
For the Evulz: Zisteau's approach in Season 6. "I don't care about winning, I just want to destroy as much as possible." Humorously enough, not only does he wreak havoc on the world, he also makes it to the final four, and might have won had he not taken a bathroom break at the worst possible moment.
Friendly Rivalry: Pause and Etho, despite both being members of Team Canada and do frequent co-ops between them often fight them. In Season 3, Pause kills Etho for the first time in UHC's first PVP kill. Then in Season 5, Pause and Etho fought a rematch in the final battle of the season and Pause won. Then in Season 6 Pause killed Etho yet again, and in Season 10 Pause also managed to kill Etho yet again. The other friendly rivalry Pause has is with BdoubleO. In Season 4, Pause shot BdoubleO in the ocean for the first direct PVP kill. He killed him again in a ravine fight in Season 5 and a dog fight in Season 6. Finally in Season 7, the two fought again, and BdoubleO managed to kill Pause before he burned to death from Pause's fire aspect sword.
A lesser known rivalry is between Etho and Team Canada's other member Vintage Beef. In Season 4b Beef killed Etho, but then in Seasons 5, 6, 8, and 11 Etho killed Beef with Beef barely landing a hit on him.
Ludicrous Speed: Throughout season 12, the game's internal clock was gradually speeding up, making it so that all time based events are faster than normal, as well as mobs moving faster than they should be, making it difficult to defend against them. At the end of episode 5, it had gotten so bad that the server needed to be restarted.
Sethbling had appropriately named his episode 5: "They've Gone to Plaid".
Good Is Not Soft: This becomes very apparent in Season 6 when the cheerful, bubbly, moutermouthed Anderz turns out to be an incredibly daring spelunker, and an archer to be feared.
Happy Flashback: In Season 4b, this occurs right before the final showdown in Guude's and BDoubleO's perspectives.
Harder Than Hard: Ultra Hardcore presents a whole new challenge: not only do the contestants not respawn after dying, but you can only regain health through golden apples (which now need ingots instead of nuggets) or health potions. Having a full hunger bar does nothing.
"Hell Yes" Moment: Kurt has one of these almost by name when his wolf saves his life in Season 3.
Zisteau discovering a golden apple in a dungeon chest in season 6.
Heroic Sacrifice: Kurt in Season 4a when he buys his team time to flank Guude and Pause at the cost of his own life by distracting them.
Hidden in Plain Sight: In season 7, Guude and Bdubs hide their Nether portal by building a large mound of dirt over it. Amazingly this does work several episodes later, with Pause walking right past the portal and failing to notice or even hear it.
In season 5, Pakratt builds a mob system in one of the highest traffic points of the map, a village. Nearly everyone who passes by fails to notice that it's there, even while staring directly at it.
Hoist by His Own Petard: In season 10, Avidya very nearly kills Zisteau with a lava bucket, and even comments on how good it would have been to pull off said kill.
In season 11, after vacating his tower, Zisteau gets killed while caving by the lava that he himself placed.
Often happens to Kurt as well, who lost seasons 5 & 6 due to his dogs killing him
Hope Spot: Occurs in both Seasons 4a and 4b, first when Guude and Pause kill Kurt but are themselves killed soon after and then when Bdubs nearly defeats Guude but is ultimately overwhelmed by Guude's pack of wolves.
In season 3, Baj finally finds a good amount of food after spending most of the season finding no animals besides sheep and failing to grow wheat. He is eliminated shortly after finding it.
Idiot Ball: Kurt gets saddled with this on occasion, as seen when he obsesses over "resetting his spawn" in Season 3 and complains about how hard it is to get string while walking right past cobwebs in Season 6.
Inner Monologue: In season 10, BTC freezes the video right before he dies and starts giving one, then stops himself and realizes that he is about to die.
Million to One Chance: In Season 11, Bdubs narrowly avoids a battle between Nebris and Pyro and is close enough to grab the dead players' items before they despawn. This includes all the potions and potion making materials Nebris had been gathering, Pyro's enchanting table, and other useful items. By being in the right place at the right time, Bdubs went from 2.5 hearts with no enchanted items to full health, enchanted items, and potions. Now if only he hadn't forgotten about that one potion...
Mutual Kill: Occurs with Pause and Nebris in Season 6, Pause and Bdubs in Season 7, and Nebris and Pyro in Season 11.
Zisteau's preferred M.O. whenever the opportunity arises.
VintageBeef tries it against Kurt in Season 3, dumping lava besides him while Kurt is looking in a chest. Fortunately for Kurt, Beef missed.... and instead the lava started to pour down the stairs that he was trying to climb up!
Melee a Trois: In Season 8, after remarking that it was quiet, Etho runs into Beef then while fighting him, is sneak attacked by Pyro. After he kills both of them, MC shows up. MC would have killed Etho, if it weren't for the nearby water. Ultimately of the final five, only Pakratt was left out.
Not My Lucky Day: In Season 8, nothing goes right for Pakratt, his plan of making a nether trap initially failed when he couldn't find Ghasts or Creepers, then when he did, he accidentally blew it up. To top it off. He was one of the only players to never find diamonds. However, that didn't stop him from making it to the final 2 and giving almost as good as he got against Etho.
Then in Season 10, Pakratt survives the massacre of the rest of Team PEP, but fails to find a Nether fortress (and thus ingredients for potions) and is killed by Doc while stuck in the crafting window.
Guude , despite having won four seasons of Ultra Hardcore, has also had some bad seasons as well. Season 8 starts with him taking a Creeper blast immediately as the game starts, followed by somebody stealing his iron. He then sees Adlington, and despite getting the drop on him still manages to get killed. Then, despite having good luck in the seven episodes in Season 10, everything goes wrong in Episode 8. During a fight with BTC and Vintage Beef, Baj gets killed quickly and Jsano shoots Guude's dogs, forcing him out of the fight. Guude only manages to kill BTC and Beef escapes, with Guude left at two hearts. In their next confrontation with Pause and MC, Guude and Jsano try to run away and dig underground but MC finds them. Guude hits Jsano's dog while trying to fight MC and Jsano's dog kills him, the first UHC team kill (albeit accidental).
In Season 12, the mobs in first big cave found by Anders and Guude results in the former's death and the latter getting knocked down to one and a half hearts. Guude makes it through another episode before dying to a skeleton.
Oh Crap: Pause lets out a big one when he sees Kurt in the finale of Season 4a.
Pause: Fuck, KURT'S HERE! Kurt's here Kurt's here Kurt's here!
Beef has a similar Freak Out upon seeing Kurt in Season 4b's finale.
Also happens to Kurt and Zisteau when they run into Pakratt and MCGamer in Season 7.
Another moment: Beef goes to the Nether, and when he comes back out, he ends up in Pause's Nether portal. The fact that Kurt has just murdered Pause and is sorting through his items only strengthens the effect.
MCGamer's reaction to Etho and Pakratt's trap in season 10. It's not as effective as they'd have liked it to be, only doing 2.5 hearts of damage to MC
One-Man Army: Nebris, with some help from Just_Defy, in Season 7 and Etho in Season 8, with five and six kills each respectively.
Opposing Combat Philosophies: In Season 3, Kurt and Pause fight each other a few episodes in. With Pause being well established as the most aggressive fighter of the group, and Kurt being a very cautious and defensive combatant, their showdown is the embodiment of this trope. Ultimately, Pause gets careless and Kurt's wolf does him in. However, this is also a partial subversion of their usual styles, as while both of them stick to their usual tactics in the actual showdown, the prelude is marked by Pause carefully scouting out his opponent while Kurt blindy wanders into a clearly inhabited area without a care in the world.
Also occurs in Season 6 when the bold and daring Anderzel faces off with the careful and overly-cautious MCGamer. MCGamer wins.
Out of the Inferno: In Season 3, Etho and Pause meet in the Nether. Pause charges and Etho retreats, using his flint and tinder to erect a barrier of fire between them, clearly hoping to give his attacker pause for thought. Pause charges through the fire, unflinching, and knocks Etho off a cliff, killing him.
Rasputinian Death: Anderzel in Season 6 is shot, stabbed, attacked by dogs, partially drowned, and then stabbed again before he finally expires.
Redemption Equals Death: Baj in Season 1, when he accidentally drops Beef into a dungeon, then goes in after him and dies saving him from the zombies.
Running Gag: Kurt gets killed by wolves in every season except for 3, 4a, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
In every free-for-all, Pause kills Etho.
Guude messing up the season number during the introduction.
Serial Escalation: Kurt's increasingly horrific luck counts. The first inkling was in season 3, when he was about to smoke Guude out, only to be foiled by a sudden rainstorm. Season 5 was probably the the most infamous occurence, in which he got glitch-killed by his own wolves from full health and with a good set of equipment. Season 6 again featured him being killed by his own dog, this time due to its inherently evil nature. Season 7 transferred the bad luck to his partner Zisteau, who got repeatedly assaulted by mobs appearing out of nowhere, while Kurt got to have a good death for once in battle. Season 8 upped the absurdity by killing Kurt when his internet connection failed, and Season 9 became the most ridiculous example yet when Kurt became the first person in the history of not just Mindcrack UHC, but ALL OF MINECRAFT to lose at full health.
Shocking Elimination: In Season 5, Kurtjmac, who nearly won Season 3, led his team to victory in Season 4A, acted as superb bait in Season 4B, and has generally established himself as one of the most skillful contestants, is eliminated due to a glitch before he even meets another player.
In season 10, Anderz, generally considered one of the most skilled players, is eliminated by Kurt, who didn't even have enchanted armour. This was due to his insanely good sword, the likes of which players rarely get in UHC, and getting the drop on Anderz.
In season 11, special guest Dinnerbone, one of the main developers of Minecraft, is eliminated in just over ten minutes by Docm77.
Skewed Priorities: In Season 6, one of Zisteau's main goals is to find sheep in order to get wool for the sole purpose of making paintings.
He does it again in Season 10 and lugs along a record. When he later finds diamonds, he uses one to make a jukebox (rather than upgrade weapons or armor) and plays the record.
Sniper Duel: In Season 3, the season finale comes down to one between Kurt and Guude.
Anders' shot towards Team Sobriety in Season 10
Snow Means Death: Most players tend to avoid Snow Biomes as as the tall trees make it difficult to see nearby enemies, and (until they get white/silver coloured Iron Armour) they stand out as easy targets against the stark white ground.
More literally in the Season 3 finale. Guude and Kurt agree to meet up at the middle of the map, which is right on the edge between Desert and Snow biomes. When it starts to snow and he can't see what he's shooting at, it's the beginning of the end for Kurt.
Soundtrack Dissonance: At the end of season 10, while a team are waiting for a deciding battle to begin, the upbeat, serene music of the Cat disc is played.
Spirit Advisor: In team seasons, most players exit the call once they've died, but Pakratt has stuck around to give advice to his teammates in Seasons 9 and 12.
Taking You with Me: Guude's plan in Season 8 when he attacks Adlington; he's as good as dead anyway, but he can at least make sure Adlington doesn't win either.
Tempting Fate: In Season 8, Etho remarks that it's very quiet just before all hell breaks loose in a 4-man desert battle.
In Season 12, Zisteau and Pakratt discuss dying and being ambushed in a village during the first episode. A thunderstorm starts up during that talk, and sure enough, Pakratt is killed by Sethbling.
Too Dumb to Live: BDouble0, in multiple seasons, has lost due to ridiculous mistakes. In Season 10, he puts on generikb's head as a joke, but surprises Zisteau and gets attacked. This ultimately was his team's downfall, as when it was just Bdubs vs. Pause, he didn't have enough hearts to out-shoot Pause. And in Season 11, he witnesses the Nebris vs. Pyro mutual kill and sweeps in to take Nebris' potions. But while organizing his items, leaves one health potion in the chest and doesn't burn it. Etho picked it up, and when the two fought, the battle would have gone in Bdubs' favor if Etho hadn't been able to drink that potion. Bdubs even noticed his mistake after, and interjected a short video claiming he was sharing.
In Season 10, Jsano's failure to shift at a critical moment causes his death and the death of his teammate.
Trap Master: In Season 5, Nebris promises his viewers that he will set a trap before he dies, and sure enough, he eventually pulls it off. Pity nobody tripped it during the battle proper.
During his post-Season-7 2 hour UHC discussion video, in which he explained a little bit about his playing style, Nebris revealed that he had many ideas for traps that he was very enthusiastic to try in later seasons.
In Season 10, Etho and Pakratt create a lava trap in an old hidey-hole. MCGamer triggers it, but it only does 2.5 hearts of damage.
This is Pakratt's preferred fighting style, as opposed to everyone else's direct PVP methods of combat.
Walking the Earth: Many of the contestants in Seasons 3, 5 and 6 spend most of their time wandering the map without a home, searching for other players to kill.
What Could Have Been: Despite a few unlucky and glitch related deaths, Kurtjmac is probably one of the best players to (so far) have never won a Free-For-All Season. He has made it through to the last few places in multiple series, regularly maintains a high amount of health until the very end and shows off good tactical sense by using Mobs and the geography to his advantage. If only his wolves would behave themselves...
Why Won't You Die?: Etho's battle with Bdoubleo in season 11. Bdubs has health potions, meaning Etho had to inflict a full thirty-four hearts of damage in order to kill him.