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    Post  bigyin96 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:45 am

    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 01_welcome


    Welcome to your very own procedurally generated world! It’s very pretty and ripe for exploration. However, you shouldn’t start wandering just yet. When nighttime falls, the land will be crawling with all sorts of dangerous fiends. You need to start gathering the necessary materials to survive the night.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 02_lumber


    The first resource you need is lumber. Walk up the nearest tree trunk and begin harvesting it by holding down the left mouse button. The block will eventually break, dropping a log that you can pick up. Chop down a few more trees in this manner until you have collected close to a dozen logs.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 03_crafting


    To begin using these logs, they need to be crafted into lumber and sticks. Begin by pressing ‘i’ to open your inventory, then click and drag the logs into the crafting window. You will receive four units of lumber for each log you process. Next, drag the lumber into the crafting window in the shape illustrated above (one on top of the other) to create sticks. If necessary, you can split your lumber pile in half by right clicking it.
    Crafting is one of the Minecraft‘s most fundamental mechanics, but in the alpha version it is very poorly documented. If you’d like to know more about the sort of things you can craft, I recommend consulting the Minecraft Wiki.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 04_coal


    Coal is the second essential resource for your first night in Minecraft. As illustrated in the screenshot above, it looks like black splotches on a rock cube. It’s most commonly found embedded in sheer rock cliffs and natural cave formations. However, unlike wood, you cannot gather coal with your bare hands; you need to craft a proper tool.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 05_equipment


    To make a tool, you need a crafting table to access the 3×3 crafting grid. You can make one by arranging four pieces of lumber in a square. Move the crafting table to the bottom line of your inventory, use the scroll wheel to equip it, and place it in the world by right clicking. Don’t worry too much about the position, as you can pick the crafting table back up by left-click “gathering” it.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 06_mining


    Right click the crafting table to access the larger grid, then place your lumber and sticks in the above formation. This will create a wooden pickaxe, a valuable mining tool that tears through rock and harvests certain ores. Equip it (the same way you did the crafting table) and hold the left mouse button to mine the coal. You should also gather some rock while you’re at it, though it’s plentiful everywhere.
    While pickaxes are fundamental to progressing in Minecraft, it’s worth noting that you can also craft axes, shovels and hoes to speed up your work or swords and armour to protect yourself.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 07_night


    By the time you’ve finished gathering coal, it’s quite likely that the sun has begun to set. Zombies, spiders and skeletons will begin wandering the land shortly, and you’re in no shape to fight them with your current equipment. It’s therefore imperative that you construct some shelter to hide in. Fortunately, all the materials you’ve been gathering will help you to do exactly that. Use your pickaxe to carve a shallow cave in the side of a cliff. Any location will do, but I advise not wandering too far from your starting point (you’ll respawn there when you die). For extra safety, wall up the entrance with dirt when you’re finished.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 08_cave


    Of course, noone wants to sit around in a dark cave all night. To get things done, you’ll need some light. Combine sticks and coal to craft some torches, then place them on the walls to light up the room. Monsters won’t spawn in lighted areas, so you should place a few outside your abode as well.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 09_furniture
    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 10_furniture


    Since you’re stuck inside until the sun rises, you might as well get some crafting done. I recommend constructing two particularly useful pieces of furniture. A furnace is made out of rock and consumes fuel (wood or coal) to smelt ore, bake bricks and cook food. A wooden chest provides an abundance of extra storage space. It’s a great place to keep your more valuable items, as it will protect you from losing them when your character dies.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 11_digging


    If it’s still dark outside, you should start digging a mine and exploring the underworld. You can find rare and valuable ores as you descend, but you’ll need a better tool to gather them. For now, crafting a pick out of rock will allow you to collect iron. Resist the temptation to dig straight down; you might get stuck or fall into lava. Instead, dig diagonally in a descending staircase shape. If you hit a natural underground cave or dungeon, be sure to explore it (cautiously!)


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 12_iron


    Similarly to coal, iron ore appears as tawny patches on rock. Smelting the ore into ingots with your furnace will allow you to craft iron armour, minecarts, buckets, etc. Iron is a very useful metal, but as you dig deeper you’ll find precious gold, diamond and redstone.


    Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft 13_zombie


    When dawn finally arrives, the morning sun will burn any monsters that are still roaming about (except for explosive Creepers, inexplicably). The land is once again safe to explore, so I recommend taking advantage of the daylight to gather more lumber, hunt wild animals or embellish your residence


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    Post  Tezzac on Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:57 am

    Very comprehensive guide Smile Good job cheers


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    Post  PhilipOmnis on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:51 am

    I remember what not understanding Minecraft used to be like =P
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    Post  Casamyr on Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:25 am

    Yep, that first day when you have no freaking idea of what to do, or how to craft anything, then night fell and all the horrors came out to kill me. Ahhh, the memories.

    Then there was the fatal mistake of tunnelling straight down, into a massive cavern filled with zombies I think.



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    Post  PhilipOmnis on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:25 pm

    Casamyr wrote:Yep, that first day when you have no freaking idea of what to do, or how to craft anything, then night fell and all the horrors came out to kill me. Ahhh, the memories.

    Then there was the fatal mistake of tunnelling straight down, into a massive cavern filled with zombies I think.


    I went a step worse one time. I was being chased by a creeper and in a moment of confusion I dived into a dark cavern. All I saw from the small gap in the rooftop as I was now trapped in this cavern was the creeper, still following me. It was pitch black, I had no way out and just when the game got eerily quiet...Ssssssss.

    Fun days.
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    Post  Casamyr on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:10 pm

    Lol. Ah, teh joys of minecraft. Has anyone seen the mythical Notch figure in game. I've heard stories that people have it when playing a game.


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    Post  bigyin96 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:17 pm

    Ive nevewr seen him in a game ive been playing but i know the guys on the yogscast have done special events and stuff with him and are good friends of his


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    Post  Bowlington on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:30 am

    Notch is notorious for exploring random servers, its been reported that he merely likes to look around and see the kinds of things people are doing with their servers.


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