So i have been playing a minecraft survival world for a few days , spent lots and lots of time on this world (to make farms , get diamonds , etc) , i got lots of good stuff there , and i was once fishing in my afk fish farm , then for some reason my fishing rod disappeared out of thin air , it was a very powerful fishing rod that took me hours to get (lure 3 , mending , unbreaking 3 , and luck of the sea 3) , i got so angry cause it didn't even break or anything , it just disappeared , i then cheated to get a new one with the exact same enchantments
Your replacement of your lost fishing rod wasn't cheating, it was trauma therapy to help you get over a great loss and keep enjoying the game.
The concept of cheating in a single player game is very interesting, because there is no one to cheat against, no one to offend, no one to judge you. You alone decide what rules to follow and when it is expedient to break those rules. You alone decide what motivates you to play.
People who refuse to "cheat" in a single player game do so because they find motivation in not cheating. As the previous poster said, cheating "ruins the fun" for them.
But what if "cheating" does not ruin your fun? What if it adds to fun, increases enjoyment, motivates you to keep playing? Should you refuse those benefits just because other players feel differently?
It is interesting to me that many people (including yourself) who are concerned about "cheating" don't think twice about afk fishing. In my opinion, that is a popular form of cheating that has achieved acceptance only because so many people do it.
Just do what makes you happy and don't worry about what other people's opinions are.
As others said, it isn't a big deal for single player unless you make it one. Personally, your situation is one of the few that I would "cheat" to deal with in a game. Minecraft seems to have many more instances of the game screwing you over in unfair ways than most other games do.
I'm not talking about a hard enemy or something like that, but things like spawning in the Nether and immediately being burnt alive to nearby flowing lava, the game lagging right when you are executing a precise action when it normally doesn't lag for you, that kind of stuff.
If the game screws me over in a way I could not have avoided, I feel no remorse getting my stuff back.
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I mean, it could be worse. I was playing on my server world and the power went out. I logged back in and everything that was on my player was gone. So was achievements and recipes. I went in creative to get it all back.