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May 16, 2014Invisible spiders. The first time I saw one, it was sort of in the distance in a cave, so it looked like a ghost spider. It totally freaked me out, but that was before I realized spiders could spawn with status effects.Posted in: Survival Mode
May 6, 2013Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from Shmadam14
is there an alternative? HELP!
Yes, there is. First you have to dig underground and find some lava (unless you're lucky enough to find it on the surface.) Turn the lava into obsidian by pouring out a bucket of water next to it, then mine the obsidian with a diamond pick, and use it to build a nether portal. Light the portal using flint & steel, and then go into the nether.
Explore the nether until you find a nether fortress. Explore the fortress until you find a nether wart garden, then find and defeat enough blazes to collect at least one blaze rod. Take the blaze rod and some nether wart, and head back to the overworld. Once there, craft a brewing stand using three cobble and a blaze rod.
Craft some glass bottles and fill them with water, then place them in the brewing stand. Brew them into awkward potions using the nether wart. Craft a fermented spider eye using a spider eye, brown mushroom, and sugar. Brew the awkward potions into weakness potions using the fermented spider eye. Collect a gunpowder from a slain creeper (or ghast), and with it brew the weakness potions into splash weakness potions. The brewing stand makes up to three potions at a time -- you don't need all three, but you do need at least two.
Chop down some oak trees (replant the saplings, if you need to) until you collect at least two apples. Using 8 gold nuggets each, craft them into golden apples (just the cheap kind, made with nuggets; not the expensive "enchanted" golden apple, made with gold blocks.) Once you're geared up with two splash potions of weakness and two golden apples, it's time to start hunting zombies.
Find a zombie spawner, if you can, or else just hang out in the dark until you find a zombie with a head that doesn't look like a regular zombie head (it will look like the head of an NPC villager.) Isolate it from the other zombies, and trap it somewhere with a roof. Hit it with the splash potion, and then feed it the golden apple. It will make a loud "sizzling" noise, emit orange swirly particles, and begin to shake violently. After some time has passed (approximately 3 to 5 minutes), it will turn into a regular NPC villager.
Do this again to cure a second villager. Move the villagers (by minecart, etc.) to a place where you want them to stay. Check out the guide linked in my sig, to learn how to place wooden doors such that the game will recognize them as valid "houses." Once you have some houses up, the villagers will start to breed. You can either do the old-fashioned way, and build three times as many houses (approx.) as you want villagers, or you can take advantage of the "infinite overpopulation glitch" and breed unlimited villagers using only six doors, and starting with only three villagers. The villagers' offspring will be given random professions, not necessarily the same as either parent. Eventually, you should have all five types represented.
Trade with the villagers to get emeralds. Wheat and paper are probably your two best bets; farmers will buy the wheat, and librarians will buy the paper. Once you have some emeralds, you can trade them to the librarians in exchange for bookshelves.
If you really need to craft the bookshelves, you can break down the existing ones to get some books, then craft the books back into bookshelves. Congratulations, you just crafted a bookshelf without using leather!
(It might be easier just to take a boat ride to the mainland, or shortcut it through the nether, and bring some cows back from there. But I'm sure you've thought of that already.)
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