War to Survive is a minecraft superflat survival map with a custom shop built in, so you can trade your way to minecraft survival.
The best feature of this map is the aforementioned shop, which allows you to transform the XP you gain from defeating hostile mobs into valuable items. I think this might actually be the very first minecraft survival map download I’ve ever seen that didn’t come with at least one sapling at the start. So, in a sense you could call this no sapling survival. Or you could call it Bob. That would work too.
The lack of saplings leads to a lack of wood, which leads to a lack of construction options and makes you further reliant on the shop to get the tools you need to survive. Items available at the shop include:
And still no wood. So I’m genuinely puzzled as to how one is supposed to slay mobs once the first cobblestone sword gives out. Perhaps one simply exchanges all one’s experience levels for cobble, builds some fortress walls and then hurls insults at the baddies until they succumb to sun exposure. That is the benefit of super flat no sapling survival maps – there’s nowhere for nasty mobs to hide.
As this map is a work in progress, it is worth both downloading to play now, and keeping an eye on in the future. I really like the extreme limitations put on resources, which changes the dynamics of a survival map from growing wheat and making friends with the resident sheep population to a much rougher, tougher minecraft survival experience, where you have to make fortifications and fend off hostile mobs. Other survival maps might ask you nicely to play in modes other than peaceful, but this map manages to force you into greater difficulty settings because you need the XP associated with them.
Download War to Survive and get started on your very own zombie fortress protection plan!