BLADECRAFT

WELCOME TO BLADECRAFT!

So what is BladeCraft? BladeCraft is a Minecraft Multiplayer Server based entirely on the hit 1982 sci-fi noir film BladeRunner. The server is set on a map built by MrShortee, and features a custom Texture Pack, also made by MrShortee.

The server is focused on the dark, cyber-punk theme of BladeRunner.

When you join our server, you have to choose to either join the BladeRunners, or the Replicant forces to battle one another and survive in the city. You can gain ranks and expand your control of the city, while gaining influence on your side. But be aware, that the other side will do the same. Not only that, there is a swarm of devious monsters dressed as Rick Deckard, who will stop at nothing to kill you or anyone who stands in their way.

ABOUT THE FILM

 

Overview

Blade Runner is a 1982 American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered organic robots called replicants—visually indistinguishable from adult humans—are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega–manufacturers" around the world. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on Earth's off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special operatives known as "Blade Runners".

The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of recently escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles and the burnt out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.

Blade Runner initially polarized critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. The film performed poorly in North American theaters but, despite the box office failure of the film, it has since become a cult classic and is now widely regarded as one of the best movies ever made.

Blade Runner has been hailed for its production design, depicting a "retrofitted" future, and it remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre.Blade Runner brought the work of author Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood and several later films were based on his work.

Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as "probably" his most complete and personal film. In 1993 Blade Runner was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

 

Plot

In Los Angeles, November 2019, retired police officer Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is detained at a noodle bar by officer Gaff (Edward James Olmos). Gaff takes Deckard to see his former supervisor, Bryant (M. Emmet Walsh). Deckard's former job, as a "Blade Runner", was to track down replicants, bioengineered robots, and "retire" them. Bryant tells Deckard that several late-model replicants have escaped, and have come to Earth illegally. These replicants are Tyrell Corporation Nexus-6 models and have a four-year life as a fail-safe, to prevent them from developing emotions. They may have come to Earth to try to have their lives extended.

Bryant shows Deckard a video of another Blade Runner, Holden (Morgan Paull), administering a Voight-Kampff test, which distinguishes humans from replicants based on their empathic response to questions. The subject of the test, Leon (Brion James), shoots Holden when it becomes likely he will be exposed. Bryant wants Deckard to return to work to retire Leon and three other replicants—Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) and Pris (Daryl Hannah). Deckard attempts to shirk the duty, but reluctantly agrees after Bryant issues a veiled threat.

Deckard is teamed with Gaff and sent to the Tyrell Corporation to ensure that the Voight-Kampff test works on Nexus-6 models. While he is there Deckard discovers that Tyrell's (Joe Turkel) assistant Rachael (Sean Young) is an experimental replicant who believes she is human; Rachael's consciousness has been enhanced with childhood memories from Tyrell's niece. As a result, a more extensive Voight-Kampff test is required to identify her as a replicant.

The replicants attempt to meet with Tyrell. Their first attempt leads Roy and Leon to the eye-manufacturing laboratory of Chew (James Hong). Under duress, Chew directs them to J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), a gifted designer who works closely with Tyrell. Rachael visits Deckard at his apartment to prove her humanity by showing him a family photo. She leaves in tears after Deckard tells her that her memories are implants and the photo is actually of Tyrell's niece. Pris meets J.F. Sebastian at his apartment in the Bradbury Building, where he lives with manufactured companions.

At Leon's apartment, Deckard finds an image of Zhora in Leon's photos, and some sort of scale in the bathtub. Deckard visits a replicant animal vendor and learns that it came from a snake made by Abdul Ben Hassan (Ben Astar). Hassan directs Deckard to a strip club where Zhora works. Deckard "retires" Zhora, whose death is witnessed by Leon. Deckard meets with Bryant shortly after and is told to add Rachael to his list of retirements, as she has disappeared from the Tyrell Corporation headquarters. Deckard spots Rachael in a crowd but is attacked by Leon. Rachael saves Deckard by killing Leon. The two return to Deckard's apartment, where Deckard promises not to hunt Rachael. Later they share an intimate moment; Rachael then tries to leave, but Deckard forcibly compels her to kiss him and ask for sex.

Roy arrives at Sebastian's apartment and tells Pris they are the only ones left alive. They gain Sebastian's help after explaining their plight. Sebastian reveals that their lives will be similarly short; Sebastian suffers from a genetic disorder that accelerates his aging. Under the pretext of Sebastian informing Tyrell of a winning move in a game of correspondence chess, Roy and Sebastian enter Tyrell's penthouse. Roy demands more life from his maker, but Tyrell explains that a way to accomplish this was never found. Roy asks absolution for his sins, confessing that he has done "questionable things". Tyrell dismisses Roy's guilt, praising Roy's advanced design and his accomplishments. He tells Roy to "revel in his time", to which Roy responds "Nothing the god of biomechanics wouldn't let you into Heaven for". Roy then holds Tyrell's head in his hands, kisses him, and then kills him. Sebastian runs for the elevator with Roy following. Roy rides the elevator down alone; Sebastian is not seen again.

Deckard arrives at Sebastian's apartment and is ambushed by Pris, managing to kill her just as Roy returns. Roy punches through a wall, grabbing Deckard's right arm and breaks two of his fingers in retaliation for "retiring" Zhora and Pris. Roy releases Deckard and gives him time to run before hunting him through the building. The symptoms of Roy's limited life worsen and his right hand begins failing; he jabs a nail through it to regain control. Roy forces Deckard to the roof where, as Deckard attempts to escape, he leaps across to another building but falls short and ends up hanging from a rain-slicked girder. As Deckard loses his grip Roy, having made the same leap effortlessly, seizes his arm and hauls him onto the roof. As Roy's life ends he delivers a soliloquy on his life: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe: Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

Gaff arrives and shouts over to Deckard, "It's too bad she won't live but then again, who does?" Deckard returns to his apartment to find Rachael alive and sleeping in his bed; as they leave Deckard finds an origami unicorn, a calling card left by Gaff. Depending on the version, the film ends with Deckard and Rachael either leaving the apartment block to an uncertain future or driving through an idyllic pastoral landscape.

 

For Further information, please go to the Wiki Page Here

 

Server Overview

The Server Map and the Texture Pack is built by MrShortee, A designer, illustrator, webworker and a Minecraft enthusiast from Leipzig, Germany.

You can find Shortee's blog Here.

And his Portfolio Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The server is setup by MAROSS, which is a small group that specializes in setting up Minecraft Server's for the General Public, saving you the trouble of finding Server providers, configuration of the server properties and maintaining server latency and security. Maross is dedicated to make it as easy as possible to set up any Minecraft server for the user, with the input of the user directly. When the work is done, the server can be operated with ease and the user never has to worry about server maintenance or configuration. If anything breaks, we are here to fix it for you so that you can play, and not worry about the technical stuff behind running the server.

 

ABOUT THE MAP

As said above, the map is Built by MrShortee.

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The map utilizes this Texture Pack, which can be downloaded by clicking this photo:

 

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