His landscapes are almost all post-apocalyptic, featuring simple, weathered structures like rickety barns and decrepit fences. Modern conveniences like bridges, mills, boats, and lighthouses are almost unheard of. But were there ever trees? Ninety-one percent of his paintings include at least one. Extrapolating for a lifetime of painting, Ross has put over 27,000 trees to paper, or about half as many as Snoop Dogg.
How Much Is Minecraft's Diamond Armor Worth?
Minecraft is basically the video game equivalent of Lego, except your jerky siblings can't smash your creations. Players mine for materials which they then craft into buildings, swords, and armor. One of the most sought after materials is diamond, which is difficult and dangerous to mine even without getting into the whole Creeper Blood Diamonds controversy.
But how much would it cost to purchase a set of diamond armor in real life? MatPat, host of the YouTube channel The Game Theorists, asked this exact question. Then, more helpfully, he answered it.
MojangIf we don't know the value of our fake resources, how will we fake use them properly?
First, Mat took the volume of an individual Minecraft pixel (0.000244 cubic meters, for those of you who don't know offhand). He then counted the number of pixels in the armor to determine the volume of the set, which gave him the number of carats (2,632,500). If carats are a meaningless measurement to you because you're not a Swiss jeweler, that's nearly 850 times more carats than the largest diamond ever found.
Next, Mat needed to determine the market price of a Minecraft diamond. As the cat burglars who make up a surprisingly large portion of our audience know, the price of a diamond isn't just determined by size, but also clarity, color, and what rapper's teeth it was once in. The distinct blue tint of a Minecraft diamond makes it incredibly valuable, because that's extremely rare in the real world. Just how valuable? $33,500 per carat.
MojangA figure you could have guessed simply by gazing at its staggering beauty.