Very interresting aprroach.
Very simple approach ;)
How a vanilla server loads with a 1go map in memory ?
What do you mean with 1go map?
Does it still comfurtable ?
It is comfortable with the default game mode, because it does not add any new items, entities or nodes.
It says, dirt turns to grass, isn't that backwards?
Whoops. Fixed the description.
Maybe you could make the ''apocalypse'' only happen on-command by someone with ''apocalypse'' privs, so that it can be used to simulate an apocalypse at only the time one decides (of course, most members of a server won't even know it's happening, making it 10x cooler)
I possibly could do it, but I'm busy creating a 3D RPG, called Kelgar.
It looks like taking quiet a time to change the whole landscape, but I assume it's adjustable.
The speed depends on the speed of Minetest.
minetest.conf example wrote:
# Length of day/night cycle. 72=20min, 360=4min, 1=24hour, 0=day/night/whatever stays unchanged
time_speed = 96