Unbelievable Carrying Capacity of Steve in Minecraft
I’ve seen MatPat of Youtube look into just how much Steve can carry, and many others have done so as well, but I feel with the Shulker Boxes, another look should be taken at this concept.
Each player in Minecraft has an inventory space of 36 slots, plus an additional four slots for armor and one for the shield. I originally calculated this all with the mass of armor and the Shulker Boxes included, but due to the sheer size disparity by the end, it proved inconsequential by many degrees to include even Steve’s own body mass (which at a volume of 0.296 cubic meters, would be about 291.7kg, given standard human density; all muscle).
Anyway, enough side tracking. Obviously, the block of choice to put in the Shulker Boxes is gold. At a density of 19300 kg per cubic meter, this is going to stack up quickly. Each Shulker Box contains 3 rows and 9 columns, and you can hold 64 blocks of gold per slot. Going further, you can hold one Shulker Box per inventory slot, totalling 36 slots. That’s a lot of numbers, I know, so I’ll skip to how much gold that is.
That’s 1200614400 kg of gold. 1.2 million metric tonnes of gold. To give you a mental image of this, a sphere made of this much gold would have a radius of 24.58 meters, which would have a diameter taking up about half a football field.
So am I done here? 1.2 million metric tonnes of gold, casually toted around by a man who knocks down trees with his bare hands. That’s pretty impressive, but then you get into the physics and it only goes crazy from here.
Steve’s entire inventory may as well be in his pocket, as it causes no physical change on his person when he collects a new item. That said, the added 1.2 million metric tonnes of gold into his inventory would vastly increase his density. At 0.296 cubic meters (about 5 times that of the average human mind you), 1.2 million metric tonnes would give him a density around 4.05 billion kg/m^3. This is over 4 times as dense as a white dwarf star.
At this density, were Steve not strong enough to resist it, he would collapse into a ball from his own gravitational pull, which at his chest would be around 392.451 newtons, which is about 40 times stronger than Earth’s gravity. Once collapsed into a ball maintaining his original volume, standing on the surface of Spheroid-Steve one would experience around 29.548 newtons of gravitational force, or around 3 times the gravitational pull of the Earth.
In short, Steve isn’t just so strong he can compress diamonds into a block and then break them apart at his leisure. No, Steve, and by extension Alex, is so strong that they can resist the mind-bendingly insane forces of gravity that would normally act upon them with how much they carry.
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