I have been playing Minecraft since it's inception starting on the PC and going mostly to the Xbox 360 and PS3 till I finally got enough cash to buy myself a PS4. What a great surprise!! Bigger maps, more biomes, was a very nice change. The only problem I am having is I thought I was a master in minecraft at NOT DIEING. Even in hard modes on the Xbox and PS3, Minecraft was challenging but managable. Now it's a whole new ballgame for me and I am almost at the point of just not playing cus I keep dying. Not only that but after I lose more than 1/2 my experience and I feel as if I have to start over, which seems to take longer to level. Here are some examples that never seemed to happen in the Xbox or PS3...
When a creeper explodes in my general direction and I have a full set of iron armor on, with full health...Im dead.
I manage to escape a dangerous situation, with little hearts left a skeleton seems to appear out of sheer spite and chases me until im dead.
When I go back for my stuff, every creature in the game has spawned near my scattered inventory and...im dead....again.
I have since wussed out and demoted my gameplay to normal but I am still having very little success keeping my exp to close to 30.
Has anyone else experienced this dilemma? What did you do to help alleviate this? Id like to visit the nether and the water biomes but if I cant survive the night near my home, how can I even think of competing in these other realms.
I have tried having a pack of dogs with me during hunting to get experience, having a cat accompany me so I dont get blown up so much. Will having diamond armor alleviate some of this pain? What if I go to easy mode? (that would hurt my pride but only I have to know)
Please dont tell me to play in creative mode...I dont like it because I am not a good builder at all and I like to play the game, gather resources, visit places, make it genuine.
Thank you all for reading this and thank you for your constructive input. Cheers
I haven't been killed in months. Its a pain on hard until you can get gear.
Diamond gear with protection 4/fire protection 4 (half and half), feather falling 4(boots only) mending 1 on all(you'll need a fish farm for this) off the top of my head i cant remember but i believe i have unbreaking 3 on everything also(depth strider 3 on boots, aqua afinity and resp 3 on head also)
on hard a creeper explosion only does 2 1/2 hearts of damage to me.