Ahh 2 years ago. I used to think that I was a late comer coming around in Beta 1.7.3. Now looking around I still remember. When sethbling went crazy with pistons which just came out and the infinite block glitch with a sticky piston and a normal one. Ahh man things were different. No sprintin. (People still thought that the minecraft walking was OK) bow and arrow no recharge time. I still remember me. I followed paulsoaresjr's tutorials back in Beta they were much different now he has a new series with all the updated stuff. I'm pretty sure not many people know about the old way to make an underground animal with grinder. My first night was funny. I made a hidey hole in a mountain and then extended it lined it with wood and made a house in a mountain. I loved the rapid fire bow best weapon in the game.
Personally I still remember the times and Since the new launcher I have gone back to it. To relive the experience
I started playing about a month before the nether was introduced, which I'm really proud to say personally. my first nights were really crazy, my brother [we shared an account up until sometime november 2010] had just bought it and I was playing it, as I watched him spawn in an ancient snow world on a beach, I saw a cactus and told him that I thought he was going to need it. He went up to it and got hurt, my reaction was "apperently not..." He stopped playing to find a tutorial, which tought us a lot. I got on, made my own world, and night came quickly, I spent the entire day punching wood, when night came, I dug into the hillside and stayed there for ten minutes until night passed. My first creeper was scary beans though xD I thought it was a zombie, but when I saw it wasn't burning, I was scared. Then, of course, it blew up my house
I remember my first night... I punch grass, flowers, and stuff that easily breaks... and soon I had a magnificant dirt house built! It had no roof, just walls and a dirt staircase to get out, and every night I stayed there... then the spiders came!
I think I started playing around 1.3, I'm not entirely sure.
I actually never made it to my first night. When I started playing in 1.2.5, I spawned in a jungle biome. I had be dreaming before I got the game about the things I would do; the square houses I would dig. So I looked at the jungle around me, shrugged, built a hoe, and started to hack my way though the jungle, instead of climbing over it. Soon, I found a cave. I thought I would tunnel into the side just near the top, and hang out, for the sun was setting. I was about to craft a pickaxe, when a zombie came out of the cave and attacked me. The sun was setting, but the zombie still burned, while I freaked out. Then, I tunneled in like my plan, but a few minutes later abandoned the world on the grounds that it was too scary, and then switched to peaceful for a very, very long time.
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One MASSIVE ZOMBIE SLAYIN' REDSTONE POWERED ADVENTURE!
Well, I started playing when Alpha was a new thing. I knew how to craft tools, place and break blocks and kill monsters. I built myself a nice little wooden shack. I went mining. I found 5 iron. I made an iron sword and pick. Then, it turned to night time. I let a creeper in to be my pet. Before I knew it, I was gone, and so was half of my shack. I respawned, but a zombie killed me right away. Respawned again. Got shot to death by a skeleton. Respawned again. A spider creeped up behind me and killed me. I was so mad that I left the game. That's basically my first night.
I recently heard my friends talking about a game (Which I thought) was called Mindcraft. Then they started talking about sticks, so naturally I'm like "WTF ARE YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT?!?" So one of them offered to tell me, but I had to buy it first. After buying it with my mothers money, I invite my friend over to teach me the basics. He inserts a seed that spawned me on a small island in between two large land masses. He told me to go towards a hole, and jump in, which I do. Then he tells me to dig up the sand. As I dig, an awkward cage thing appears. (My first dungeon came pretty early!) After exploring a little while, I find my first tree which was right above a small cave. I punch the tree as told to by my friend, with difficulties as I spam clicked and didn't hold down. Then I got a sapling and placed it. I dug up some dirt and went on my merry way. Then I built a house on a beach, made of dirt, planks, and logs. I then live for minecraft weeks on end, improving my house little by little, growing in skill and knowledge as I progressed. Then, one day, the inevitable. A creeper spawned in my house, blew me up, blew up my bed, and I never found it again. The last thing I remember of that world is the single sapling I placed on top of the cave, and deleting it out of pure rage.
This was beta 1.7.3, and now we're about to go into 1.7
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"I'm gonna smack you on the head with a hammer." - Micheal Scott.
Of course, I was lost in the game. I had no idea what to do. What I did is explore every single thing in Creative mode, and I never did Survival mode. But the first time that I tried, I camped out under a small sand hill in the desert biome.
The first day I played on Minecraft was back before sneak. I died so many times just trying to get things and accidentally falling into lava.
My first spawn, I remember it well. It was on a beach, back when people always spawned on beaches. I went for a walk to try and find a tree, I knew trees were the first thing to look for but that was the extent of my knowledge. I fell into what I can only describe as a crater or gorge. It had trees, sand, water and animals. I never left it.
I made a main building and everything off it was connected with glass corridors because I feared the monsters outside. I hadn't even realized you could craft swords at this point, I had only just found out you could make shovels I only knew of the pickaxe and axe XD It took me about a week to realize how to plant wheat.
I hid from monsters for ages, to the point where I would completely close off areas of a cave if something spawned in there. I used too many torches and didn't realize the furnace existed until I accidentally tried to make a chest out of cobblestone. That was when I learnt about iron and I found redstone for the first time. I thought it was just decoration lighting, like fairy lights.
After a while I went to university and had to stop playing, but I kept up to date on stuff and read the wiki almost daily to learn more about it. I started watching Youtubers play it, the first video I remember watching of Minecraft being SSoHPKCs where he said he would probably never play the game again after a few episodes, yet he still plays it today XD. Then the Yogscast really helped bring the game along with their Israphel series which kinda lost its meaning after a while.
Then I found out about multiplayer. The first server I went on was with a user called Yustle, I had fun messing about but he'd already built a place to live and had pretty much done everything so there wasn't much for me to do. He suddenly just dropped off the map one day. Then I found the server I am still on today, The Cooked Porkchop. It didn't have a name back then, it was just a vanilla server with no name and no rep. Then the admin asked for name suggestions, I was using a furnace to cook food at the time and jokingly said "the cooked porkchop". He liked it so much it stayed XD
And here I am now, up to date all the time with things, still no idea how redstone works, moderator of the server and repping my Transformers Tracks skin because robots XD
I spent the entire first night, on a tree, on top of a hill, in the dark. Waiting, for a hoard of zombies, spiders and the 'mysterious creeper' i had heard off to come and attempt to slaughter me. Nothing came. Was freaking the hell out anyway.
We were all newbies once...
I joined Minecraft about 1.2.3, a few days before 1.2.4 was out. Granted I was still late to join the game, and I had few IRL friends that actually played it, but I think I had a ton of fun.
My friend started to show me how to play on his laptop. I was instantly hooked. When I got it, I called him over right away. We got a skin for me and I made my first world. Survival of course. We searched for a while until we found a smooth spot near a desert and taiga, next to a small hill. I built my 7x7 wood plank house that had a bed, a chest, furnace, and crafting table, before he had to leave.
He came back the next day and I built a second floor where I put my bed. He noticed that there was some blocks missing from the other day. I explained to him that a green thing came up behind me and blew up. He told me it was a Creeper. My exact words were "Creepy." We had a laugh
A week passed when my friend came back to see how I was doing. I had built a 3 story brick house with a rooftop sniper hut, a basement made of mossy cobblestone and cobble, with a painting-secret room where I put all my stuff, a small hovel where I had a "Storm bunker" for funsies, a gigantic tree made of 5x2 oak saps that stretched up to at least 60 blocks high, and to top it all off, A huge cobblestone wall that protected my land with a water moat around it on the outside, with two sniper towers. He was surprised to say the least
He explained that because I had so much diamond stuff, that I needed to go to the Nether. I was confused, not knowing what the Nether was. He told me to go get some obsidian, so I brought him a stack XD. He built a portal and asked for a light. I got a Flint and Steel and he lit the portal for me. It was very tempting, so I ran in.
The world loaded for a few minutes (at the time it was 1.2.4 so the generation was slow) and then I got the achievement "We got to go deeper!" He told me not to hit any mob until I told him. So what did I do? Hit a pigman.
Anyway, Now that world has a tree that goes to the max height, a 4 story brick and netherbrick house with the same basement (just more furnaces) 6 beacons, a lava-disposal system, a fireplace, tons of wolves, 3 sniping towers, the cobblestone wall now has a fire moat instead of a water moat, and also has fire on the top (pesky spiders) as well as an auto-farm, tons of chickens, sheep, and cows, and to top it all off, a Dragon Egg surrounded with Diamond Blocks and glass.
This took maybe 4 months to build all of it.
I was enjoying my peaceful (set on hard) world when my friend mentioned Multiplayer. I have went into it a few times but never really wanted to join a server. He gave me two IPs, one for a survival server and one for a minigame server. I still have those two IPs in my list.
I guess you could say that I was addicted at the start, I just say that I have a ton of spare time
(by the way I'm totally addicted)
I also totally have a 8 story house made of diamond blocks in a creative world
One my first night i already knew what to do, but once i got face to face with the mobs i was so scared especially since i had lag which made it worst playing the game ,but that was in 2012 so yeah. i love it how minecraft has come so far because it makes the game way better, even do i want Mojang to put furniture in the game ,but for now carpet is good enough .
Spent the first few days punching trees, wandering the world and experimenting with crafting. I would hide in the walls at night, holding my head, praying the moans outside would stop. I tried going out and facing my fears once.. next thing I know, I'm in the middle of nowhere, in the dark with nothing.
I decided to make a massive dirt castle with a tower that reached up into the clouds. I dubbed it "Tower of Ambi" in hopes that where ever I was in the world, I would see the tower and know how to find home.
I obviously didn't understand chunk rendering back then.
When I died, I checked the skyline and saw nothing but clouds. I never found the Tower of Ambi again.
I joined when 1.4 Beta just came out. I remember building using nothing but saplings. I dug underground, and make a super complex. The world lasted until 1.7 Beta, when Maps was a thing. Remember THAT? Maps? The revolutionary thingy! Ah, listen to us old folks talk.
My first night in minecraft I had no idea what I was doing or what the game was about. It was a little over a year ago- I was bleary eyed after flying home from vacation. I was playing some FPS shooter with my other xbox live friends, when my friend said that he was going to play minecraft, and that I should get it.
I downloaded it off of his recommendation and proceeded to start wandering aimlessly through the tutorial world. After a few minutes of this I started digging with my hand straight down. It wasn't till things got dark and I couldn't see that I started to get claustrophobic. I was in a hole in the ground with no way out that I could see. I dug deeper, and soon found that the blocks took longer to give way. I turned the game off after I found bedrock and was completely disorientated.
The next day I started to actually play the game - discovered what redstone was all about, and found CNB's tutorials through youtube.
Ah... my first night. How should I start?...
Minecraft Beta 1.7.3:
So, I got to play Minecraft in July of 2011, my friend showed me the game, and I thought I'd convince my parents into buying it for me. I barely knew anything about the game. I didn't even know how to dig blocks. I was clicking the blocks as if this was Cookie Clicker, and soon figured out how to mine dirt. I named my world "htraE", expecting Earth upside down... lol. I spawned on a desert hill, next to a Plateu like biome. It became night very fast, and I didn't know about the monsters. I had about a 10x20 dirt room halfway into the ground. I had no logs. My friend told me that Monsters burn up in the day.
So, it became day again, and I guess what blew my mind. Yep, those nasty, green, creepy buggers( ) It became night again super quick, and I died, respawned, died, respawned again, and so on. I killed a spider, though! I got string, then died.
I gave up for a while. Sadly, not knowing the consequences of DELETING worlds, I deleted htraE and started to watch YouTube. I learned the seed "worstseedever" and found my first ores, and Diamonds. Does anyone else remember that seed? I had a lot of fun and find myself so nostalgic while I play Minecraft to this day. I still play that one "worstseedever" world. And find myself building, and building, and building... using the Nether portal dupe( ). I love my Minecraft world.
First night, let me think... The first day I can remember, after learning how to break blocks (I was on Xbox at the time), I found a nice tree and decided to build a treehouse. I'd already watched dozens of HatFilms videos about it, and I roughly understood the mechanics of the game. Which also meant that I knew about creepers, so the little green monsters didn't get me on the first night. However, I did spend the night barricaded up in my tiny treehouse, which wasn't fun at all.
My first night.. hmmm, let's see it dates alll the way back to March, 17 2011. (Yes I memorized when I got Minecraft.)
It starts off, with the trees. I randomly started punching the trees, eventually yelling 'DAAAAAAAAAAAD MINECRAFT IS BROKEN!!!'
I later decided to hold, the left mouse button, figuring out it worked, I said 'Oh, nevermind!' and moved on.
I traveled quite a ways with my logs. I figured out how to make a workbench and made my first pickaxe *wiki I luv you*
Then I started to make my home.
When it became night, I felt I was safe with walls around me. However I had no roof, so spiders could crawl up-That I did not know.
So later I was freaking out, basically crying. Eventually I died, looked everywhere for my home, I couldn't find it. So, I rage quit, deleted the world, and moved on with life. *aka crying in a pillow*
I dubbed it "Tower of Ambi" in hopes that where ever I was in the world, I would see the tower and know how to find home.
Is that a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages?
Anyway, my first night was in creative. I spawned in a jungle, built a shack near a lake out of wood that I dubbed "the pioneer house", and tried to make a crafting table by placing oak wood planks in a 2x2 square. When that failed, I kept blowing up TNT until I punched into a cave system, then built a "mining facility"- pretty much just a cubic building made out of iron, lit with redstone torches (I couldn't understand why it was so dark ), decorated with several exhibits of ores (I used an obsidian block as a substitute for a coal block because this was back in 1.2.5, way before coal blocks were added) and with a derpy yellow wisp pixel art on the ceiling (this was shortly after I got Sonic Colors)- above the pit. After many failed attempts, I finally built a Nether portal out of sheer curiosity to see what the Nether was like. I got hopelessly lost. I tried to get back by building another portal, hoping I would be close to my house. I wasn't. After wandering hopelessly, I finally gave up, settled in a cave in another jungle, and built a hut out of gold and diamond ore. Then I tried survival mode.
My first time in survival mode was fun. Basically, I ran around in a desert until I found a forest. I was used to instantly breaking blocks in creative mode, so my fruitless rapid-clicking on a tree perplexed me to no end. I finally googled "how to get wood in Minecraft". A quick look at the wiki revealed that I had to hold left-click to break a block. By that time it was nighttime, so I gave up and deleted my world.
It's amazing how time flies, isn't it? Maybe I'll go back to my first world and use command blocks to link my first and second bases...
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I as well played Minecraft in 2010.
My first REAl night was building a undeground sand house and having to empty my inventory of valueables because i didmn't know chests needed a gap at the top.
But, there was one world i remember in particular. The update that added Birch trees spawned me in a valley in wchich I made a cave my home. I hardly ever ventured out but over 10 escapes from that cave were made. It finally paid off when I installed a bunch of mods that allowed me to spawn about 200 zombies. My seige defence was unsucsessful and my home overrun and destroyed. There was an old ultility called the Teeth of Time. It aged your worlds physically. I used it and the file stays in my vault and will be for the rest of time.