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#1

EnragedFixation

Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:31 PM

Step by Step,

That's what I said when I first starting playing minecraft in Alpha 1.2, it was an amazing game really. It had decent graphics and it was very addicting. Too try out the game I pirated it and looked at it, I got to having a diamond pickaxe and finally decided that I would buy the game.

Of course there are so many newbies to minecraft out there who have no idea of what to do when they enter their first world. This happened to all of us, and thus I wanted to make a detailed guide on how to survive and thrive in minecraft, also the various shelters you can create early, later in the game that will either keep you entertained, or keep you alive.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One -
   The Basics
    What to do when you first see Minecraft.
    Simple recipes that could save your life.





Chapter One - The Basics

You click on the Minecraft icon, it's a grass block. You hit the log-in screen and type in your user-name and password, what-ever it is.

You click login and you come to the title screen, it says six things.

Minecraft! (Random Text)

Version Number (Currently 1.7.3)

Singleplayer

Mutiplayer

Options

For now let's click options, you come up to a screen, click Video settings and set your render distance to normal, far can lag up your computer during your world loading up chunks.
You can either do Fancy or Fast depending on what your computer can do, generally I do fast since I run unbelievably slow on Fancy do to my computer being created in 2000.

Now exit out of options and click single-player.

Look for the 'Create World' button and it'll come up with a name screen to name your world.

Just keep 'World 1' for now and click 'Create World', this process can take anywhere from less then a minute to several due to the Minecraft world being 8 times the size of our world, and our world as it is, is over 40,000 miles big, so just say that it's huuuuuuuge.

The world loads up and your breath should be taken away.

It's been proven by several tests that you ALWAYS spawn on sand, so your either in a desert. Or spawning on a beach.

(Side Tip : You can dig up some blocks around you and make a 3 high tower to mark your spawn to protect it later if you die during the night.)

(Lucky spot : The luckiest spot you can spawn in is a forest area with a flatland area near-by, forest is perfect for collecting wood and flat-lands are perfect for creating your house and or mine in it.)

Now when you start, haul *** to the nearest tree and start punching it like there's no tomorrow (There might not be if your doing IRONMAN meaning one life, one death, game over after that.)

What your looking for is at least 10 - 16 wood, 10 is a decent ammount and in the hands of an expert, you can live on it for days. But since you should be a newbie and reading this, go to 16 +. When you have all your wooden blocks press E or as I play as it like in alpha - I and you'll come up with a screen.

It'll have 9 boxes at the bottom and a row of 21 boxes, the very bottom is your 'hotbar' where you put building materials and/or tools. For now take the logs from your hotbar slot #1 and place them into that 2 x 2 box up there, it should show something that looks like a blank to the right of it.

Click that icon and bam! You get 4 planks! Keep clicking until you have a stack of 64 (Max planks per stack.) Now take the planks still selected and push them into the crafting bar, put one plank in each corner using the right-click function annnnnnnd, you get a crafting bench! Or more commonly known by experts the Workbench!

Take this workbench and put it into your hotbar. Exit the inventory and place it down using right click, then right click with your cusor over the workbench and bam! You should pop up at the inventory screen, however there appears to be a change with the crafting square. . .

That's right! It's 3 x 3 now, and thus you can make tools! Put 2 planks in a vertical lines and make 'sticks' which are used in the production of many things. Now place the sticks in the center bottom to middle vertical again, then take 3 planks and place them over the top line, and then appears. . .

A wooden pickaxe! The first milestone on your project in minecraft!

Three Achievements should of been earned by now.

#1 . Getting wood from a tree.
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#2 . Using planks to make a workbench.
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#3 . Using sticks and planks to make a wooden pickaxe.
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Congralations on the achivements, and thus What to do when you first enter Minecraft, area is COMPLETE!

All I can write down for now, but I'd say it's a fine update.

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#2

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:39 AM

looks good and all but im sure there is plenty of other threads like this

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:42 AM

These guides have been beat to death..... No offense!


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#4

EnragedFixation

Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

View PostTrittg, on 31 August 2011 - 01:42 AM, said:

These guides have been beat to death..... No offense!

Yeaaaaaaaaah, but I'm a MC pro, I can spend long periods of time writing stuff, I have good grammar and have high experience in the arts of Teaching and Studying and I'm a pretty good person at organizing threads.

#5

EnragedFixation

Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:04 AM

Come on! Comment and tell me what you think! 4 posts and 125 views -_-.

#6

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:15 AM

I've seen tons of these things, but most are complicated and yours is simple and good.
I say it's like one of those "The idiots guide to [whatever]"...

SteevyT said:

sirzippety56 said:

dust said:

maybe you can name your wolves after different parts of your computer like I did.   [iapprove]
Good job, power button!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

Its pretty good.
im not a newb, so i dont know what they'll think about it, but for me it looks good.
by mentioning 'experts' you encourage them to go on by your guide.
but you forgot one achievement.
'open inventory'.

Spiskellepigreeperjockey said:

Place the melon and smash it with your hands karate-style.
Problem solved.

#8

EnragedFixation

Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

View Postmiauw62, on 31 August 2011 - 02:51 PM, said:

Its pretty good.
im not a newb, so i dont know what they'll think about it, but for me it looks good.
by mentioning 'experts' you encourage them to go on by your guide.
but you forgot one achievement.
'open inventory'.

Oh right! Anyways, I'm not really in the mood to generator another achievement.

#9

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:49 PM

Everybody who uses 'I'm a pro' to defend themselves is not to be considered a professional.
Professionals have standards, and one of those standards is to not going around using 'I'm a pro' as a reason to defend your P.O.V.
Which means we back this with reason, evidence, and examples.


Minecraft has a simple 'build order'. The most efficient build order I have used was this:
-Punch trees and get 4 logs
-make a bench
-craft a wooden pickaxe
-mine 3 cobblestone
-craft stone axe
-collect as much wood as possible with said axe (if axe breaks and it is still day, try to get some wool by killing sheep)
-If night comes/axe breaks mine into a mountain/the ground to build a base with at least 5w 3h 3l. Mine a 1x1 hole in the ground in front of one of the interior walls and place a chest in it.
-Build furnace and smelt 3 logs into charcoal
-Make torches
-place a torch or two
-wait out night/use bed if you have the materials already.

Wallah. Best build order in the game that i know of.
You are now reading this. You just lost the game.
You have just read this. You are also manually breathing.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:14 PM

View Posttyber13, on 31 August 2011 - 09:49 PM, said:

Everybody who uses 'I'm a pro' to defend themselves is not to be considered a professional.
Professionals have standards, and one of those standards is to not going around using 'I'm a pro' as a reason to defend your P.O.V.
Dude that's a lie. Every pro says "I'm a pro". Trust me, I'm a pro.

EDIT: Or should I say, "Trust me, I'm a diamond miner". 750th post ftw.
No you didn't, because TNT damage doesn't stack.
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#11

EnragedFixation

Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:22 PM

View Postbpx95, on 31 August 2011 - 11:14 PM, said:

Dude that's a lie. Every pro says "I'm a pro". Trust me, I'm a pro.

EDIT: Or should I say, "Trust me, I'm a diamond miner". 750th post ftw.


Dude, that line made my day :D.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:56 PM

View PostHarvey999555, on 31 August 2011 - 11:15 AM, said:

I've seen tons of these things, but most are complicated and yours is simple and good.
I say it's like one of those "The idiots guide to [whatever]"...

What's your problem with Idiots?
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#13

EnragedFixation

Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:10 AM

Oh, and also I'm looking for a server.

Post/Message me the IP and what kind of server it is, (Fantasy, Survival, Creative etc.) I'm only looking for SMP servers though.

#14

EnragedFixation

Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:21 PM

D:

POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST

Or you know what's coming -_-

#15

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

A fair start at a topic that has been covered many times.

Perhaps a good idea would be to direct new players to the very similarly named "Survive and Thrive" 30-odd episode video series by Paul Soares Jr on YouTube which covers anything you could possibly mention in a friendly visual format.
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