Adventure Time With Dunkeroni

dunkeroni

Retired Melon
Episode 1: Overstepping Your Bounds.

Did you know that there's a loophole in the jail systems in the USA? On second thought, we'll talk about just this one specifically. The United States 'Freedom of the Pursuit of Happiness' allows this funny little conundrum to be true:
It is not, in fact, illegal to attempt to break out of jail. It is illegal to succeed.


I think at the heart of Minecraft lies exploration, and at the heart of exploration lies Trespassing...


I remember the day I first got into the Creative Crane. I looked across the Atrium and saw the Dragon's Maw and asked, "What's inside the dragon's mouth?"
A Mod answered (I think it may have been Jacca) and said that it was a secret. I hate when they do that. I asked if one of them could portal me there, as it was only the Atrium and shouldn't really matter that much. They said I wasn't allowed.

I knew it was impossible for me to get up to the Dragon's Maw without any /jump commands or teleportation help from anyone else, so I consigned to the fact that I would never know. But I did always want to try. In any case, I now truly believe that the best view of the Atrium is atop the Dragon's bottom right canine (but if anyone can get me a pic from the tip of the Build tower I'd be much obliged).


And apparently, there's nothing down the Dragon's throat. Just a dead end in the dragon's stomach. (On a side note, I tossed a /msg to SgtSpike about how I was traveling in the Dragon's mouth now, he didn't seem to notice.)


Even when you think you've found a secret, the ladders also lead to nothing.



Those shenanigans aside; although the best views of the Atrium are found on the Dragon's teeth, the best view of the Dragon itself is found from somewhere... else.



I went exploring a bit. Turns out the Atrium world severely limits where you're allowed to go. I didn't like that either. But, I'm relative certain that this time there's nothing I can do about it. So I guess that'll be in a later episode.


Wandering around a bit more before giving up, I discovered the Rules Cave. I kinda wanted to stand on top of it until someone new came along and saw me, but I thought that would take too long.


Have you gone too far if you try in futility to get somewhere they don't want you to be, even while they laugh at you trying? Surely not.
Have you gone too far if you explore somewhere you're not supposed to be if nobody cares anyway? I don't think so.
Have you gone to far if you achieve your goal and go somewhere you shouldn't, then take pictures and post about it online for the ones that hindered you to see? Quite possibly. I'll let you decide.
 

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Marine05

Server Moderator
Rule #11. Glitch / Bug exploiting (ie: block-jumping out of the Games world or Atrium) is a ban-able offense for regular players. VIPs will get a strike. This included any form of breaking out of protected areas such as the Atrium, game zones, and any other area intended for your protection.


 

PD400

<3
I can understand curiosity, but there are reasons for everything you mention above that you seem to feel are unnecessary. First, why would we let the Atrium map expand? You cannot bring the items there anywhere else, and there is nothing to do in the atrium that would warrant needlessly expanding the map. The reason you can't leave is if the limit on the map broke for some reason, that way we don't have people creating new chunks for no reason. Block jumping ANYWHERE is ban-able offense because it is exploiting the server plugins to do things you can't normally do. If we allowed it in the atrium, we would have people start thinking it's allowed other places too, and then have a widespread surge of people doing it.

Why would there be a chest or anything interesting inside of the dragon? Or any of the things in the Atrium? They are decorations.
 

dunkeroni

Retired Melon
I would like to say that I did not, in fact, exploit any glitch or bug to block jump out of the Atrium, though I do concede that I shouldn't have gone outside. I instead used 2 Ender Pearls, one to get into the Dragon's mouth and one to get out of the walls. I will be sure to stay within the bounds of the server in my future expeditions. (Though if you want to ban me now then you have plenty of evidence and you'd get to read a very long appeal about my time on this server since Alpha 1.2 or whenever it was.)

To PD400, I was simply surprised that the map was so small since there is in fact a large wool face floating in the air that resides farther out than you can walk, and I thought that the world edge would at least be after it. I wasn't intending to travel out into the Atrium world, I just didn't know it was as restricted as it was. Also, I never believed there would be a chest inside the dragon, but the hint that there might be a secret room inside the mouth does raise my curiosity.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Lol Dunkeroni, don't worry, you're not getting banned. Yes, it was technically against the rules, but it was in good spirits, and I enjoyed the read. :)
 

Marine05

Server Moderator
Ah, I interpreted it as you exploited a glitch to get there. Enderpearls, on the other hand...
Same here, Sorry about that. Also didnt mean to make you think you were getting banned, shoulda been more clear. I was giving that as more of a warning about the rules since there was a specific one about leaving protected areas. Totally forgot about enderpearls as well, what map had you gotten them in? We might need to find a solution to that one, so um, Thanks for bringing it up. As Sgt said, It was a good read, but remember some things are blocked off for a reason. If you are actually caught in one of those areas, It really wouldn't look so good.

and SgtSpike, lol Breaking the rules in good spirits is ok?! lol I know what you meant, but to be more specific to people... Its not reaalllyy ok, so readers beware, if you go around giggling while griefing and methodically breaking every rule with a good backstory/reasons you feel are noble.. Yea, your still likely to get banned. lol All we need is someone saying "An admin told me I could do it if its in good spirits" (feel free to edit and delete If I went in the wrong direction and you feel otherwise sgt^)
 

dunkeroni

Retired Melon
Totally forgot about enderpearls as well, what map had you gotten them in? We might need to find a solution to that one, so um, Thanks for bringing it up.
Yeah, this exploration was actually my first test of teleporting with Ender pearls. It was partially to show/discover their capabilities on the server. I got them by running around the Survival map at night finding Endermen, but if anyone finds an End portal then they'll certainly get a lot more.
The easiest way I can think of to disable them is to give the Atrium a separate inventory from Build, Survival, and whatever Legacy worlds use the same ones. (And I only suggest this as the easiest because disabling enderpearls in the Atrium sounds fairly complicated, though I don't know the code myself.) I'm sure Oli can work his magic and find a way.
 

ajg3332

The Sad Veteran
Just so your know when you enter an end portal you goto the netherin survival. It happened to me.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Same here, Sorry about that. Also didnt mean to make you think you were getting banned, shoulda been more clear. I was giving that as more of a warning about the rules since there was a specific one about leaving protected areas. Totally forgot about enderpearls as well, what map had you gotten them in? We might need to find a solution to that one, so um, Thanks for bringing it up. As Sgt said, It was a good read, but remember some things are blocked off for a reason. If you are actually caught in one of those areas, It really wouldn't look so good.

and SgtSpike, lol Breaking the rules in good spirits is ok?! lol I know what you meant, but to be more specific to people... Its not reaalllyy ok, so readers beware, if you go around giggling while griefing and methodically breaking every rule with a good backstory/reasons you feel are noble.. Yea, your still likely to get banned. lol All we need is someone saying "An admin told me I could do it if its in good spirits" (feel free to edit and delete If I went in the wrong direction and you feel otherwise sgt^)
Yeah, I'm not giving anyone a license to break the rules here! ;)
 
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