15 Things Beginners Should Do When First Starting Minecraft

Things Beginners Should Do When First Starting Minecraft


As a newbie, playing Minecraft might be intimidating. Although Minecraft has been there since 2011 and has been a worldwide hit since then, there are still people who are trying it out for the first time. Fortunately, it still has a devoted following, and the game’s developers often release enormous upgrades that expand the game’s content and take it in fascinating new ways.


15. Punch A Tree


You start with nothing: no tools, weapons, shelter, or food. The first step is to equip oneself with the necessary tools. To do so, approach the nearest tree and begin hitting it until the wood falls. The basic building block you’ll use for the rest of the game is wood. Collect a large number of logs, then use your inventory to turn them into planks. To make a Crafting Bench, place four planks in your tiny crafting grid and open up a world of possibilities.


14. Stone Age


Construct a wooden pickaxe with the Crafting Bench. To accomplish so, make a set of sticks and use them to make a pickaxe out of wood planks. Gather a pile of stone using that wooden pickaxe, then use the stone to make stone pickaxes, axes, hoes, shovels, and swords.


13. Build A Shelter


In Minecraft, nightfall is extremely dangerous because monsters known as mobs emerge at night to attack you. These mobs will eventually become another cog in your progressing machine, but they are your largest threat right now. The best method to avoid this is to sleep in a bed made from sheep killed and their wool combined with wood. Use your tools to gather enough of your chosen material to build a simple home, whether it’s earth, wood, or stone.


12. Find Some Food


Every action in the game costs you hunger, including mining, sprinting, healing, and jumping. When the bar is full, your character will automatically heal from any injuries. If your hunger bar falls below zero, you’ll be unable to run and eventually lose health. To stay alive at the beginning, you’ll need to gather some basic commodities like flesh from animals, fish, berries, apples from oak trees, or even rotten meat from zombies.


11. Light It Up


Because the monsters in the game despise light, they don’t arrive until nightfall. Keep your shelter lit to prevent mobs from spawning inside. You’ll need torches for this. To produce torches, either collect coal from the environment or make charcoal by building a furnace out of stone blocks and then ‘cooking’ wooden logs. To make torches, place them on top of a stick on your crafting table. These torches may be used to generate light almost anyplace.


10. Find A Cave


Caves are naturally formed underground tunnels and cracks in the environment. They range in size from little rooms barely big enough to stand into massively complicated tunnels that reach the game’s underground’s lowest levels. Caves can serve as vast underground shelters as well as the next step in your survival plan.


9. Gather Raw Materials


You’ve undoubtedly had to replace your stone tools a few times by now and want to upgrade to something more durable. Iron is the next technical grade, and it’s mostly found underground. If you’ve located a good cave, this portion will be a breeze. In any case, little tan flecks in stone that indicate iron ore blocks are what you’re looking for. After you’ve ‘boiled’ the iron, it turns into iron ingots, which may be used to make iron tools.


8. Begin The Iron Age


Make a pickaxe, sword, bucket, helmet, boots, gauntlets, cuirass, axe, and shovel once you have enough iron ingots. Iron tools are far more durable and efficient than stone ones. By far, the most important thing you can do is keep an iron pickaxe with you at all times. Only an iron pickaxe can mine important and precious blocks like gold, Redstone, and diamonds.


7. Start A Farm


You should be running low on food supplies by now, and you’ll need to start thinking about a more long-term solution. Make a little pool of water near your base using the bucket you made. Plough grass blocks in rows up to four blocks away from the water using your hoe next to the water. Now run around chopping down all of the grass growing around you to collect seeds, which you will then plant in the prepared blocks. After a few days, brown wheat will be ready to harvest, which may be made into bread, providing you with a sustainable source of nourishment.


6. Breed Animals


Animals must be bred to obtain better food and to alleviate greater hunger. Cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens are some of the alternatives available. Cows are objectively the greatest option if there are a lot of animals around because they produce leather. Wheat can be fed to two animals of the same species to breed cows and sheep. Beets and carrots are acceptable to pigs, while seeds are acceptable to hens.


5. Find Diamonds


Diamond is one of the rarest and most valuable ores in the game. A player can make diamond grade tools and gear with the best damage, durability, and protection by using diamonds. Diamonds only exist between Y=13 and Y=6, at a specific elevation. Y=11 is the best elevation for mining.


4. Upgrade Home Security


Flat roofs should be illuminated with candles or created with slabs, which are not spawnable by mobs. Furthermore, having at least a stone roof is a good idea in case a thunderstorm attacks the building, causing it to catch fire. Although wood has a great appearance, the stone is far safer due to its ability to prevent fire threats.


3. Build A Nether Portal


The player must mine 10 blocks of obsidian, which can only be mined with a diamond pickaxe, to construct a portal into the Nether. Then, in a two-by-three doorway, place them. Any block can be used as a corner. The portal must be illuminated with flint and steel, which is manufactured by mixing an iron ingot with flint obtained by shoveling gravel.


2. Find A Nether Fortress


There are Nether strongholds in the Nether, which are gigantic dark castles composed of Nether brick. There’s plenty of loot inside, as well as black Wither skeletons and Blazes who throw fireballs. Blaze rods, which are required for potion-making, will be dropped by Blazes.


1. Plan Your Next Steps


It’s entirely up to you and your imagination from here. There are dozens of biomes to explore, additional dimensions to uncover, a variety of creatures to battle, machines to construct, and resources to acquire, all of which allow you to create some incredible things. Take a minute to think about your next move and enjoy your time exploring this fantastic game.


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