Wow. I feel really old when I see all these people who have never heard about Classic… Back in my day Classic WAS Minecraft, and there was also a “Survival Test” mode which had limited blocks and monsters and we thought it was cool, but wouldn’t catch on.
The blocks break instantaneously because, back in the day, our characters had no limbs or bodies; we were a series of entities with minds of infinite wisdom, resulting in a group whose forces were so powerful that blocks could be destroyed and conjured instantly. We were the omniscient gods of the map we dominated and constructed buildings to suit the lives of generations to come.
This is a recording The One’s Lava, a popular novelty server back in 2009 that took advantage of Mincraft Classic’s infinite liquids. Players were given a short amount of time to prepare for the coming apocalypse.