It’s been nearly a month since Minecraft Earth began rolling out worldwide and with over 1,000,000 downloads so far it’s no great wonder that a Minecraft Earth tracker has already surfaced. Working in a similar fashion to those for Pokemon GO, it allows players to scan and locate tappables all over the world.
The website goes by the name of CrafterVision, and at first glance looks like any other map. But for a Minecraft Earth player, it’s the tool you never knew you wanted, but so badly can’t live without.
By default the map will start positioned near to Seattle, and chances are that’s not where you live. To find tappables in your area you can either zoom to your position on the map or search using the search bar at the top. Once you’ve reached your location, left click or tap on the map to drop a pin. You’ll see a blue circle marking the area in which your scan will take place.
Once you’re happy with your selection, simple hit the green “Search for Tappables” button at the bottom of the map. It may take a few seconds, but after a while you’ll begin to see tappable icons popping up here and there. You’ll also notice that adventures are shown on the map too!
Now here comes the best part. If you click on a tappable you’ll actually be able to see what’s inside. Because tappables in Minecraft Earth give the same item to anyone who picks them up, the website know’s exactly what you’re going to get. And yes, this works for rare mobs too! And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s even a timer telling you exactly how long you have left until that tappable despawns.
Despite the website’s usefulness, there will be an obvious debate around the ethics of using such tactics. What some may consider a tool, others may see as cheating. The game wasn’t designed to make you walk 500m to catch a muddy pig. Instead players should come across them by chance, encouraging exploration and giving a sense of accomplishment.
On the other hand, Minecraft Earth isn’t as such a multiplayer game. The amount of rare items another player has won’t directly affect your experience when playing the game. If they chose to use a map to aid them, then that doesn’t mean you have to as well.
What are your thoughts on this Minecraft Earth map? Is it useful, or do you consider it cheating? Let us know in the comments below!