Quote from aminecraftguy00
I've been thinking about this for a while. Has anyone noticed that minecraft seems post-apocalytpic? Think about it. There are abandoned mineshafts, abandoned strongholds, dark dungeons and ancient temples. I've made some paragraphs of these implications below.
The burning question I have now, is, how did this apocalypse happen? An invasion from a far off dark dimension? There are undead monsters and abandoned structures littered across the world. This suggests a large scale war between either medieval civilisations or armies of monsters. There are signs of this everywhere;
skeletons wielding bows, zombies carrying weapons and armor, villages being regularly attacked by hordes of zombies. It is most likely that the fallen medieval state(s) was/were taken down by the undead, but who would lead them? Who could command monsters into destroying a civilisation? I believe that endermen may be responsible. Why else would their dimension be where the final battle is based? But that just brings up more questions, such as how the beings commanded monsters and why.
Next up is why you would have so much freedom. In a medieval state a hermit living among the woods in his mansion/hut would likely be brought to the public eye, but that never happens. The only remnants of civilization left are religious settlements out on the plains or in the desert. A hermit claiming land for himself would most likely be arrested by the kingdom's soldiers, then either be brought to trial or executed. This never happens. Also, how could there be a medieval state without castles or cities? After all, we never run into gigantic ruined medieval cities in our travels, do we? The only explanation is that minecraft is based in a small medieval state that came to rise through the efforts of a creative hermit, only to have his/hers buildings torn down and forgotten, and so repeating an endless process of construction and destruction.
Don't see what I'm saying? Watch this video below.
For those of you who don't what that was, that was the music video by captain sparklez (Animator). The video shows a king's rise to power (Or a morning stroll) and the destructive end to a marvelous kingdom. Could this have happened to the lands that we walk in? Strongholds could have easily been underground castles that kings dwelled in. But why is there an end portal? My explanation to this is the kingdom's sorcerers creating a portal to another unknown dimension, a dimension said to contain hoards of precious ores. But instead dark creatures leapt out and lead the undead into a massive war against the humans. Eventually, the capital of the kingdom is overwhelmed, leaving thousands dead and a kingdom in ruins. Steve is the lone survivor of the conflict, or perhaps even the former king, who is seeking revenge. As seen at the end of the game, Steve finally defeats the endermen and their dragon, thus so taking his vengeance.
Finally, we'll answer one more question. What about the villages? The villagers, as I said earlier, are the remnants of a grand religion that dominated the kingdom, but died out as soon as the kingdom fell. The priests took it upon themselves to rebuild civilization. Eventually after years of struggle, they manage to create villages across the land and defend themselves from the undead using secret magic that lay dormant in their bloodline from their ancestors. Using it, they create iron golems. Soon they meet the former king, but not recognizing him, they take him to be a traveler and treat him as any other stranger.
There we have it! My theory on minecraft's theme and story. I'm not saying this is the right one, so people are welcome to post their own opinions/theories. Now I know someone is going to say "WHO ING CARES!" Well I do, I'm interested in theories like this, and if you aren't, get off this page, don't post hate mail.
BTW, just a little update since this thread was bumped. I've noticed that another topic is addressing us indirectly and saying that they get annoyed by us spending time on thinking up theories and ideas of minecraft's setting/time/theme. I don't want a flame war, and so do other people. A half a dozen of supporters from that thread probably found this topic since I replied to theirs. The topic is called "Does anyone else get annoyed by these people?" if you want to check that out.
If minecraft were medieval, then why does Steve wear a T-shirt and blue jeans?