Lol i think when i first played Minecraft, i survived about two or three MC days, then i got taken out by spider or a group of, trying to noob tower my way up to safety. My screen was pitch black, and i wasn't able to see anything, so it was a pretty traumatizing, emotional, and scary moment.
Before I played, I had watched my friends play so I knew what to expect. I lasted about 3 hours because a zombie was breaking down my wood door and it was do or die. I opened the door and the zombie 1 hit me because I didn't realize I only had 1 heart
My brother (Mr. Kyle) had never played Minecraft before (never even watched it) and died in 20 seconds. He didn't know how to swim. He kept tapping the jump button instead of holding it
Classic was my first effort to check out the game, so I never messed with anything but building stuff. I did hate how the water would flood EVERYTHING though! Bought it about two months ago, and started with Survival basic Made it up to about level 15 when I got caught while mining, loaded down with a haul, and not paying attention to my health level, and BAM, 3 zombies. I died, respawned only to realize for the first time that I had just lost everything and had no clue how to get back to where I was at under ground because I was just digging away, not paying attention to where I was. Oh, the early days.
Going back to alpha here. The first night came along and I hid myself in 1x2 gap. I waited out the night (Back then, beds didn't exist), walked out in the day. Started building a small 'safe house'. Several seconds later.. Boom!
I thought there would be no hostile mobs in the day.
well i made it through my first night without a crafting bench hiding in a village. then i explored, lost the village and pillared up ~15 blocks with dirt... Then the next night a skele saw me and knoced me off. I died about 20 times that night (SLIGHT exaggeration). Then i deleted the world and read through about the entire wiki.
on my veryfirst game, I built a house, and then went out side because I saw this tall black thing with purple sparkles. i punched it, it hurt me really bad, disappeared and then i died. total: 12 minutes.