Quote from Airez
In regards to the Silverfish.
The Silverfish vs tunnel ratting is exactly what I was commenting on with the 'lack of immagination' and 'pre-defined scripted' posts.
Look. In Legendary, I had a working nether portal before leaving Humble Start. In the 'Caves of Confusion' I continued the start tunnel straight on through to the exit, avoiding any 'confusion'. Turns out they line up albeit about 15 levels different in height.
In the Black Desert, before the TNT update I removed all the tnt in the spawn Sand Fort by removing the underlying sand and detonating them one by one. That fort remained my safe haven for the entire rest of the map.
Most of the 'challenges' aren't really.
Silverfish certainly aren't. They're just tedious annoyances. A cheap and easy way to attempt to discourage thinking outside the box. A penalty to being smart or innovative or lateral.