Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Seed & Map: theborgiapopes

Special Achievements

  • Premium! This seed has scored higher than 40 out of 70 in the overall score.
  • Treemium! Higher than 8 out of 10 in wood.


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  • Advanced
  • Expert
  • Suicidal Expert

Spawn and Version

Spawn: -78.75.-19
Version: XBL 1.1.1 (equiv Beta 1.7.3)

Seed Score
MH 6.6
DW 4.8
C 7.4
W 8.2
SP 4.8
VR 3.9
AF 5.1


The Borgias were a famous family of popes who took the Vatican Church to a whole new level of simultaneous corruption and proselytism. Their hedonism, though admirable in most ways, is rumored to have dabbled in the incestuous. And their quest to consolidate their power came at the cost of the entire Italian peninsula. They are literally the definition of Machiavellian.

My Review

The hovering, twisted land bridges and overhangs of this Gothic and beautiful seed hold a debauchery worthy of their namesake. Throughout the level, random creeper after random creeper sits in silence waiting to make his move. Skeletons appear from inside forests to train their bows upon you. It's quite a thing. During the moments of peace, you're going to find hundreds of pumpkins all around the level... staring. Just staring. It's like you owe them money. Suddenly, you find yourself hiding in a cave, weeping at the thought of facing their collective grimace. Always watching.

Eh... anyway... there are some really nice caves to explore and of course plenty of wood. All told, true beginners should shy away but everyone else should at least have a look at this thing because it's truly beautiful. And infested with pumpkins. Grinning... always watching...


  • [338.80.-30] submerged square cave; suspicious...
  • [324.72.27] deep pitfall cave with iron
  • [-98.65.19] small cave with nearby lava fall and medium coal
  • [-103.65.33] shortcut cave with iron
  • [-112.68.-176] deep cave
  • [-320.74.-103] shortcut cave with deep dead drop inside
  • [-322.67.-341] small cave
  • [-344.76.-346] shortcut cave with deep hole
  • [-351.73.-99] small tabletop overhang and deep cave

What Do You Want From Me?!?

  • [322.87.192] pumpkins
  • [136.73.-358] pumpkins
  • [90.81.-126] pumpkins
  • [-165.71.-375] pumpkins
  • [-288.68.-266] pumpkins
  • [-359.73.-40] pumpkins

Items of Interest

  • [17.66.185] small flat beach
  • [25.92.-331] dead drop cliff
  • [48.65.223] small clay
  • [121.71.66] two small tabletop overhangs
  • [132.70.-34] deep cave complex
  • [155.65.380] sugar
  • [159.78.-103] massive overhang
  • [189.65.348] medium coal inside large hidi-hole
  • [233.65.327] large coal inside hidi-hole
  • [285.70.73] large land bridge
  • [316.74.-215] tabletop land bridge
  • [335.70.-289] small hidi-hole with coal
  • [330.73.93] valley of overhangs
  • [333.80.110] large hidi-hole
  • [303.73.107] medium land bridge
  • [359.80.77] medium waterfall
  • [353.92.140] medium cave complex
  • [-11.77.344] medium lake with medium cliff dive
  • [-27.79.-136] thick forest
  • [-105.69.364] medium clay with medium cacti
  • [-184.72.380] submerged cave with small coal
  • [-194.55.281] deep water hole
  • [-198.71.-345] small waterfall
  • [-315.90.-95] thick forest
  • [-394.75.-53] overhang that looks like the bow of a ship with medium coal
  • [-398.70.366] small clay


I have in my possession at least another four photographs that are equally compelling. This level has a lot to look at. Starting at the top, a striking overhang that looks a lot like the bow of a ship. Beneath that, you'll find a photo of a less conspicuous overhang and a small hole in the foreground that leads to a dead drop cave.

The two smaller images at right include a photo from within the "overhang valley" of a massive overhang that floats above the trees. Luckily, none of these overhangs are close enough to the ground to house zombies. Finally, this massive beast is only two blocks away from being a land bridge. These are just some of the many things to see and play with in this level. Good luck!

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