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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

Survival Tips
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Don't dig straight up or down if you don't know what is there.


Don't craft a whole set of wooden tools once you get wood, just craft a wooden pickaxe, get cobblestone, and craft a set of stone tools.

Don't delay making a shelter the first night, it will be useful (unless your on peaceful mode)

Don't waste scarce materials on things you don't need

Ex: If you only have 3 diamonds, don't craft a sword first

The only NESSACARY Diamond things you need are a pickaxe, that is your first priority only make armor and other tools if you have an excess of diamonds.

If you are going to the Nether or The End, make sure you are prepared with tools and armor and whatever else you might need.

Always have food, your first food might be chicken, mushroom stew, or even steak depending on what biome your in.

If you don't have a home, your basically screwed so make this one of your first priorities.

Stay away from monsters, unless you have a suitable weapon (such as a stone sword)

If you sleep in a bed, it will set your spawn there, but if it is broken, your spawn will revert back to normal.


My own Personal First Day Priorities

1. Get plenty of wood.
2. Make a suitable home.
3. Find a cave to explore (if you can, but this can wait until a later day if it must)
4. Get some food (probably from the wildlife if there is some)
P.S. If there isn't any wildlife in the biome you are in you might want to find another biome.
5. Do all of this before it turns night time (it may seem overwhelming but if you start as soon as you spawn, you will have a better chance of doing these things.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Good job! I think you should add marking your spawn using a bed.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Funny how you don't seem to follow some of your own tips eh? Heh...

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

Thanks! I'll add that

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

You should add: make a home or some safe spot, always have food (you never know when u might need to run) otherwise nice advise for starters.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

I  use my first three diamonds for a sword as you can use an iron pick for everything but obsidian and I've usually found plenty more diamonds before I think about making an enchanting table.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

Personally, I like to make a bunch of torches once I'm relatively set up, and then explore N-S-E-W from your spawn, laying down a torch every 10-20 blocks. You can then explore somewhat freely, since you're almost always going to find a part of the giant X you've just drawn.

The drawback is that the best way to find your X is to travel at night, which is quite dangerous at the beginning of the game, but I'd rather come out of the back end of a cave at night and see my torches at a distance rather than being completely lost and having to travel back through the cave to the entrance of it.

Also, I'd recommend caving at the beginning. It can be more dangerous than branch mining but with the extra iron, it should be easy to make iron armor early in the game.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:56 PM

Survival is great. But if you play on creative mode you need imagination and creativity,not survival skills.
I like the both modes. Also,if you want to do great things in Survival will be more funny than on creative unless you are lazy. And you forgot a tip,dude: If you find creepers Posted Image  or any other monsters Posted Image run away. -why?- BECAUSE YOU AREN'T PREPARED Posted Image TO KILL THEM! :) Posted Image Posted Image Good luck. CREEPER:you'll need it.

sorry for my bad english,i'm chilean

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

My No. 1 survival tip is "don't go out at nght"

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:43 AM

Thanks for your replies guys! I added your suggestions!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

Honestly, these tips only survive for newbies.

My first goal: find a suitable location to build or carve out a home I will be happy to live in.
Second: Food, whether this be killing animal on the way, mushrooms, or wheat
Third: Bed and start building. I will literally just go straight to building a decent sized house. This sometimes takes many minecraft days to do. I just fight off mobs... This building includes some form of farming best suited to my location. I will have it set out quite easily so it doesn't make too much difference.
From there I play as normal. I mine, I explore, I gather, I expand, I build


Another tip to add: Do not fear death. Unless you are gathering experience, or a long way from where you will respawn, there is nothing wrong with depositing your items into a chest, and dying to replenish your hunger bar. It saves food for those times you can't afford to die.

My other play style is no house at all. I will collect food and wood, then I will hit the caves, and dig up as much as I can. Make myself iron armour on the way, then when I come out, I will start to build
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

View PostLink0200, on 18 July 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

If you don't have a home, your basically screwed so make this one of your first priorities.
This is only a tip for new players. I'm pretty sure at least 1/3 of all forum members can survive the first night with nothing but a wooden sword and 2 bread.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

View PostDraco3219, on 19 July 2012 - 07:52 AM, said:

This is only a tip for new players. I'm pretty sure at least 1/3 of all forum members can survive the first night with nothing but a wooden sword and 2 bread.

Pretty much. I can survive and thrive without proper dwellings
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

View PostLink0200, on 18 July 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:


Survival Tips
by JadeDragon

[...]

Don't craft a whole set of wooden tools once you get wood, just craft a wooden pickaxe, get cobblestone, and craft a set of stone tools.

[...]

Don't waste scarce materials on things you don't need

Ex: If you only have 3 diamonds, don't craft a sword first

[...]

You are mixing your cards here a bit.
To not craft wooden tools is not a survival tips, it's just a tips to use your time a bit more effective on day 1.

The same goes for the tip about diamonds. If your goal is to survive then your first priority should always be a diamond sword and full set of diamond armor. You don't need the ability to mine obsidian in order to survive, but you will need to be able to protect yourself effectively against hostile mobs if you want to survive.


Your survival tips are a mix of actual survival tips (making a shelter and securing food early on) and gameplay tips that might be useful for a player that want to quickly get a lot of resources.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

View PostLink0200, on 18 July 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:



Don't craft a whole set of wooden tools once you get wood, just craft a wooden pickaxe, get cobblestone, and craft a set of stone tools.


I add a wooden axe to this. After I get 3 logs, I convert them to 12 planks. From this, I use 4 for a crafting table, 2 to make sticks, and the remaining 6 planks for a pickaxe and axe (along with the sticks). I can then gather wood at a quicker pace. After getting a bunch of logs, I go looking for cobble and coal (cobble more importantly - if I can't find coal right away, I can get more wood and make charcoal after making a furnace from the cobble). During all this, I'm also looking for a place to construct a home somewhere near resourses I will need later (mainly trees - I can mine under my home if needed, but caves make this easier).

Food waits until day 2. I can get by the first night with no food.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostBillyBoy64, on 19 July 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

I add a wooden axe to this. After I get 3 logs, I convert them to 12 planks. From this, I use 4 for a crafting table, 2 to make sticks, and the remaining 6 planks for a pickaxe and axe (along with the sticks). I can then gather wood at a quicker pace. After getting a bunch of logs, I go looking for cobble and coal (cobble more importantly - if I can't find coal right away, I can get more wood and make charcoal after making a furnace from the cobble). During all this, I'm also looking for a place to construct a home somewhere near resourses I will need later (mainly trees - I can mine under my home if needed, but caves make this easier).

Food waits until day 2. I can get by the first night with no food.

I Agree with this. Food for me usually waits till day 2 or i have a wheat farm before night and i kill skeletons on night 1.

When i find diamonds i first make a sword, its helpful to have a stronger weapon than getting obsidion right away.

You need obsidion for a Enchanting table so i make a pick second.

I dont agree with getting a wooden axe tho since you can usually just get a stone one quickly.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostDigitalyScrewed, on 19 July 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

I Agree with this. Food for me usually waits till day 2 or i have a wheat farm before night and i kill skeletons on night 1.

When i find diamonds i first make a sword, its helpful to have a stronger weapon than getting obsidion right away.

You need obsidion for a Enchanting table so i make a pick second.

I dont agree with getting a wooden axe tho since you can usually just get a stone one quickly.
I make a wooden axe because I don't build with wood, and I'm OCD about having an odd number of planks
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for your replies and tips!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

View PostDraco3219, on 19 July 2012 - 07:52 AM, said:

This is only a tip for new players. I'm pretty sure at least 1/3 of all forum members can survive the first night with nothing but a wooden sword and 2 bread.
when i got the game, my first survival thing was on Hard, and I didn't make shelter. I survived 5 RL days without a death.

View PostDigitalyScrewed, on 19 July 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

I Agree with this. Food for me usually waits till day 2 or i have a wheat farm before night and i kill skeletons on night 1.

When i find diamonds i first make a sword, its helpful to have a stronger weapon than getting obsidion right away.

You need obsidion for a Enchanting table so i make a pick second.

I dont agree with getting a wooden axe tho since you can usually just get a stone one quickly.
Who needs axes? Here's my tip: DON't GET DIAMOND HOES OR AXES, IRON AXE is reccomended axe, stone hoe is reccomended hoe (hoes=pretty useless unless you get low on food cause you wanna sprint a lot)
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Why are we doing this?  Aren't there already plenty of newbie guides?