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#1

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:09 AM

Yesterday we posted on our Facebook Fanpage asking for players to share their best Minecraft tips and tricks after being inspired by this informative video. The response was fantastic and even we learned some great things so we're giving you a collection of some of our favourites!

  • If you place a minecart behind a wall of lava, you could right click it through the lava (if you're close enough) and then you have went through the lava without getting hurt or catching on fire! With that technique you could create some really hard mazes or secret bases! (from Joel M)
  • When making a bridge, break a hole, place lava, wait 3 seconds, remove lava then place water. The lava and water will make pillars. (from Alex R)
  • In the Nether, Ghasts can't destroy cobblestone blocks with their fireballs but they can disable portals. Build a base made of cobblestone around the portal you came through in. (from Ben D)
  • If you have a boat in your inventory, use it underwater to escape quickly from suffocation to minimise health loss. (from Richard R)
  • Hitting the Middle Mouse Button while looking at a block will make you automatically switch to that block if it is in your hotbar! (from Misha G)
  • Bring up the debug screen (F3 by default) to note down the co-ordinates of important locations. It will also show an ID number above each monster's head, allowing them to be seen through walls. This can be very useful when cave exploring. (from Ben M)
  • Holding shift and click on the crafting bench output will pick up all the items you can make in one stack in one click. (from Zach Z)

And the winner of the Minecraft giftcode for the best tip is... Kuujoe! Kuujoe gave this fantastic tidbit of information:

  • You can use saplings to cook one block.

This is just a small selection of all the tips submitted, you can see all responses here. Thanks to everyone who shared their tips. If you have your own tips to add you can reply to this post or on the Facebook post and maybe you'll save another minecrafter some time and resources!

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#2

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:09 PM

I didn't know some of these :D

#3

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:10 PM

The middle mouse thing has been there since Creative.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:13 PM

The saplings tip is the only one I didn't know. Thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:15 PM

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:23 PM

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Holding shift and click on the crafting bench output will pick up all the items you can make in one stack in one click.

I'm pretty sure that's an addition of Too Many Items, and is not default....

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:29 PM

i didnt get the saplings trick..
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:31 PM

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I'm pretty sure that's an addition of Too Many Items, and is not default....

Yah! That is TMI!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

Shift-clicking at a work bench has been disabled since Beta 1.5, I believe. Now it only puts one of the output item directly into your inventory, saving time spent on dragging the item.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:41 PM

We all know this.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:44 PM

Damn, if I was in this contest I would win for sure.
Host another one sometime!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:45 PM

The boat trick does not work anymore.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

View PostBrut_Man, on 24 July 2011 - 10:45 PM, said:

The boat trick does not work anymore.
It does, but more slowly.
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#14

RedStorm115

Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:05 PM

Wow, I didn't know some of these!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:06 PM

Someone didn't get sapling trick.. You can use saplings to smelt, same as planks, logs, coal, woodenstaircases.. etc

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:16 PM

interesting

#17

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:19 PM

I never knew the middle click thing!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:22 PM

Sapling one is wrong, it requires 2 saplings to smelt 1 item.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:37 PM

I didnt know that with the middle mouse click, lol
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:43 PM

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Holding shift and click on the crafting bench output will pick up all the items you can make in one stack in one click.


OR you can just right click it >_>....-_-
I have been playing Minecraft since beta came out, this game is great!