Nightmare Fuel Mine Craft Discussion

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Pyrarson
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05:27:33 PM Mar 5th 2015
edited by Pyrarson
Alright, I almost hate to do this, but I give up. This is my resignation from editing the Nightmare Fuel page of Minecraft. I tried to fix this page, and I failed. There were problems with this page, mistakes that I tried to fix, and god knows I made some of those mistakes too.

But I just don't think I can do any good for this page anymore. It just isn't scary anymore. I remember when I first found this page, and it was amazing. But since then, people have been flooding in and filling it with completely unfrightening material. Now the page is borderline Nightmare Retardant - nothing in the page makes me feel creeped out anymore.

I don't know what happened. I don't understand why the Nightmare Fuel page for Minecraft is no longer entertaining, scary, or fun to read, but for me, it really is. Maybe it's because Minecraft is no longer scary, or maybe it's just because we know so much about the game that there's no trace of Nothing Is Scarier left. The entire page is riddled with non-sequiturs like:

  • "Unlike other modes, the window showing the image of your character in the inventory is black. You can just barely see your head...and then you realize there's nothing attached. That's right, Spectator Mode lets you zoom through the world as a disembodied head!"

I just don't get it. It's like the writer was trying to have a joke. I'm beginning to think that They Just Didn't Care. I'm sure this page used to be scary and genuinely intriguing, but it's just not there any more. This page got a bit out of hand some time ago, and I'd love to fix it, but alas, I cannot. I give up.
SeptimusHeap
11:41:11 PM Mar 5th 2015
It's worth noting that different people can have different opinions about whether something is creepy or not. The existence of a disagreement is not in and of itself a sign of a problem.
Pyrarson
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03:30:10 PM Nov 20th 2014
"Creepers hit by lightning turn into power creepers◊, which are not only scarier, but are also more powerful."

That's a quote directly from the nightmare fuel page. I think this one is a no-go because example lobotomy forbids calling something scary. Should I change this?
Pyrarson
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05:52:59 PM Nov 17th 2014
I have an idea that might do serious good for the introduction of this nightmare fuel page: a spooky description of Creepers. Somehow a page dedicated to the scary side of Minecraft manages to only mention - but not go in depth about - the most historic example of fear in the entire game.

So I'm going to add a large passage about Creepers and what they do near the top of the page. Should it be its own section, or part of the 'Creatures and Animals' section?
SeptimusHeap
11:23:45 PM Nov 17th 2014
Not too large, please.
Pyrarson
04:27:19 PM Nov 18th 2014
Good call, I'll take note of that.
Pyrarson
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08:39:04 PM Oct 24th 2014
I added a section for The Nether. Bullet points about The Nether and its horrors are spread out haphazardly and will most likely look a lot better when they are all in one place. I shall do more work on putting Nether examples in this new part of the page.
Pyrarson
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01:47:20 PM Oct 21st 2014
I think this document needs a serious overhaul.
SeptimusHeap
12:38:58 AM Oct 22nd 2014
I think you need to be more detailed with your discussion posts. What exactly needs an overhaul.
Pyrarson
02:32:59 PM Oct 22nd 2014
Right now there's a section called "Updates:" with nothing in it, the creatures and animals section has only 10% of the creature/animal examples, and as is the case with a lot of Minecraft pages on here, plenty of passages are outdated and talk about Beta like it was yesterday. We could probably fix some of these problems with a "History:" segment as well (especially considering how The Far Lands are talked about as though the writer is in the past and present at the same time).
Pyrarson
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12:39:12 AM Aug 30th 2014
1.8 is hugely updating Minecraft and this includes nightmare content. Consider adding a section about Endermites.
31Darkstar
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07:49:34 PM Oct 26th 2012
Listen to the new sounds the Endermen got in the new update. Sweet dreams.
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