Today I'll make a list of items new people need to bring with them into the Nether.
The Nether. A hostile enviorment that is brutal to life. One must be extra careful when going there. Here are the must haves, and why.
Sword +backup Bow & Arrow Food Wood Torches Iron pickaxe Fishing Pole (Optional)
When entering the Nether it is easy to get lost, so torches and markers are great for pointing people the right way. Swords are for killing pigmen if you happen to provoke them always have an extra should it break. A bow & arrow is a must need to defend oneself from ghasts and Blazes. Pickaxes are used for tunneling and mining for makeshift shelters. Iron and wood is great if your tools break. (tee-hee I almost made a rhyme...) Food is for eating. (No duh,) and a fishing pole if for grabbing ghasts and bringing them close enough to kill with the sword.
WHEN CORNERED BY A GHAST
Don't panic. A ghast has no want to follow you so runing away is easy. WHEN CORNERED BY A WHOLE CRAPLOAD OF PIGMEN
If you are low on health, and are being approached by a group of zombiepigmen it is very easy to run away because they are slow. If you are surrounded kill one and make a wild dash to your portal, or simply run away.
Okay, so be watching for my next post: Unexplored Caves