I'm new to Minecraft (Got it on Christmas, its called the java edition) And I don't know how to start. I played a bit in survival, but I just walked around explored a bit, but it turned presumably night, and this skeleton creature with what looked like a bow, shot me and I died! I was all the way back at what looked like where I started. I want to figure out how to not die, and find out what else I can do in this game.
heres a rundown on what I do on my first night in survival:
1. (if i spawn near trees) punch a tree and get logs - make the logs into wooden planks [ remember to collect saplings so you can replant ]
[ if i dont spawn near trees, i look around to see if i can find any having at least 5 pieces of wood is better than none]
2. use the wood planks make a crafting table and make some sticks
3. using the wood planks and sticks create an axe, pickaxe and sword to start with - use the axe to continue chopping down trees and collecting more wood
collect at least 20 logs and make some of it into wood planks
4. using these wood planks create a small hut to live in for the night
NOTE; if you cross paths with any sheep, cows, pigs or chickens, use your sword or your fist to kill them and collect their meat. Sheep are very important as they drop wool for you which you can use to make a bed
Also, if you pass any caves avoid entering them until you feel ready to do so, you can use your pickaxe to mine stone and upgrade your tools and make a furnace to cook food, make sure you find coal or have wood left over to burn
Monsters spawn when it gets dark, but come daytime and the Zombies and Skeletons burn away. The Creepers, Spiders, and Witches stick around, though. By Night One, you basically want to find/make shelter, food, and some supplies to make tools. Wood is a must, so go punch some trees!
There's A LOT a player can do in Minecraft, and that's part of what makes it fun. Everyone has their own way of playing the game. The best way to learn is to keep playing, but you can learn a lot from other Players. Watch Let's Plays, use the Official Minecraft Wiki as a resource to remind you how to craft important things, and of course, keep playing and implement the new tips and tricks you pick up on as you go.
Most importantly, play the game how you like to play it--whether it's building, mining, exploring, or what-have-you--and have a grand time!
Thank you so much! I built a hut, that had a furnace, a crafting table, and a little chicken that went into my house. But also, how do you make a bed? I also ended up killing a zombie creature, I almost died!
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The bed can be built with any type of wood mixed and matched, but, assuming you're on 1.12 or above, you will need the same color wool for the whole bed. You can either shear sheep, or just kill them. If you kill them, they'll drop one wool, if you shear them they will drop 1 - 3.
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Hey guys, I wrote a Minecraft book called The Griefer Attack! Check it out!
Check out Grian's youtube channel. Some really cool videos and he has a nice calming voice
Also as you have the Java version you can get a TON of skins from The Skindex if you want to look all stylish while exploring.
I would recommend making a sword, bow, axe, pickaxe and shovel and a load of torches (coal and a stick). Stock up on food for when you go exploring and take a stack of 64 dirt and a wooden door if you are planning to go more than a days travel. As you go in whatever direction from your home every now and then place a torch on a tree or some other high point. Then you have a nice trail to follow back which will show up pretty well at night.
If you are too far away to travel back when it gets to the end of the day either use your dirt stacks to make a Nerd Pole and jump up the top of a tree and settle in for the night or dig a cave in the side of a hill and just put some torches inside and close up the entrance with a door to keep pesky zombies out.
If you do go for the tree strategy it never hurts to make a platform with some 2 block high walls just in case of skeleton archers.
Lastly, check out the Minecraft wiki if you encounter something you aren't too sure about. I would recommend only doing this as you encounter new things as you might end up with information overload
Hope that helps
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Thank you very much! I use doors now, and now nothing can get in.
So not to be nosy, but what's your setup look like now that you've had a little more time to get the hang of things? Are you staying in a hut? A cave in the wall? Obviously your gameplay will change as you go, but if you feel comfortable sharing what your Survival environment looks like so far, I'd love to see it!