Hey everyone! So yesterday I battled the Wither and won the fight. I got a beacon now.
But I'm trying to get a full beacon. How can I get tons of iron easily? I won't be using those automatic redstone farms.
Nothing requires iron for beacon pyramids, it is merely one of the possibilities. [The others are gold, emerald, and diamond.]
Note also "Several different block types can be mixed without affecting functionality."
A few farmers and a decent spread of crops may be a viable alternative if you want to do things manually....
I think I'll use you and TheMasterCaver's ideas together. Trade my crops for emeralds, which I already frequently do, and then go mining for iron or gold.
Thank you for the tips everyone!