Minecraft is one of the most complex games yet one of the most popular games on the planet. The game has been in development since 2009 and has had gone through numerous stages of updates. Some could argue that it isn’t finished, but I won’t go into the specifics.
That’s because If you’re a beginner, none of this matters to you, and your only focus is set on understanding the in-game mechanics & building unique items. So, going forward in this post, I’ll list beginner-friendly Minecraft Tips that’ll help you in your way. Let’s get started with the list:
Use Stacking Signs
If you’re making an adventure map, you know that it’s important to have lots of details and story-like messages. So instead of typing all that information in one sign, why not just stack signs and create a wall of text?
You can do this by placing the sign on the upper and lower half of your block. You get the same design as one single sign but with more details if done correctly. You can easily use this to make a wall of text full of instructions and information on the adventure.
When you’re editing signs, it’s important to remember that the text wraps so that there is a line break between every word (unless it is in ALL CAPS). If your comment is too long for one line, it will wrap onto multiple lines. This means that when a player walks up to read your message, they’ll see each line of text as its paragraph.
Use Lava Buckets as Primary Fuel Source
Lava is one of the best fuels you can find in Minecraft Bedrock Edition. It burns for a long time, allowing you to smelt many items at once. The only problem is that it’s not easy to find lava in the game.
The easiest way to find lava is to go into a cavern, commonly found. Be careful when you’re in a cavern because if you fall into lava or are attacked by enemies and die, your world will be lost. Lava also spreads, so keep an eye out for moving patches of lava.
When you find some lava, mark the location with a torch and get as many buckets as possible. You can carry up to 16 buckets at once, and the more you can carry away from the source, the better.
The next step is to place the lava in your furnace and smelt whatever items you want from that source. If there’s enough lava, you could even create obsidian, which requires four blocks of lava and yields nine pieces of obsidian when done.
Zombie-Proof Your Door
Unfortunately, one of the slightest thought of ways of getting into your house is through your door. Though some people think that having a door is enough to keep out invaders, it isn’t. Zombies can break down your door and invade your precious house. Thankfully, there are some ways of preventing the zombies from ruining your day and destroying your property.
There are two options to choose from: one is a door set up one block higher. That way, the zombies cannot reach it. However, you must make sure you have a ladder for that purpose. The other choice is to use a fence instead. They can’t break the barriers down, and it also allows you to fight back without any risk.
BONUS: You can also add walls around your house for extra protection as zombies can’t break through them as well. Zombies are stupid creatures, so they will try to attack you straight through the house, but they won’t be able to get in once they realize they need to break down walls first.
Build a Pillar
If you are surrounded by enemies in the middle of the night and have nowhere to go, you can build a pillar and wait for the night to pass. The pillar will protect you from skeletons, zombies, spiders, and cave spiders.
It is recommended that you make a pillar of at least 12 blocks in height so that you can safely avoid any hostile creatures while waiting out the night.
The pillar will not protect you from skeletons shooting through it with bows or damage from other players if they are online.
If there are trees nearby, then make sure to place the pillar near a tree because if there is no nearby tree, the pillar will not appear.
Avoid Mobs Using Light
Light is one of the most critical elements of the game, as it allows you to see things in the distance and navigate your way around. Without light, it would be impossible to see anything beyond a few feet in front of you, and this would make moving around at night extremely dangerous.
To protect yourself from enemies at night, you need to place torches or other sources of light near your shelter. This will deter zombies from getting close to your base and trying to attack you. In addition, placing several together will ensure that no enemies will get close enough to your shelter to break in or attack you during the night.
When you’re exploring a cave or digging a hole, you need to have light to see where you’re going. But what if the place you’re going to is dark? Well, that’s when torches come in handy.
So, always bring a torch with you. Torches are also indispensable when digging holes because they can provide the much-needed light to avoid others’ traps.
Equipment You Should Pick in Minecraft
When you go away to dig in mines, it’s always a good idea to bring at least thirty torches, two to five picks (depending on how many people are in your party), and some food. The picks can be made of any material, but not all materials perform equally well with all blocks. Some of them will only break the blocks containing diamonds or gold ore, and others won’t work.
Here is a list of the most commonly used picks:
- Wooden Pickaxe: can break wood and some kinds of stone.
- Stone Pickaxe: can break gravel and dirt.
- Iron Pickaxe: can break almost everything except obsidian (requires a diamond pick or dynamite)
- Gold Pickaxe: can only break ores, such as iron/gold/Redstone veins or ores, which are the same color as gold ore.
- Diamond Pickaxe: can break anything, including obsidian (requires TNT).
Nether Use for Beginners
The Nether is a strange place. It’s like a combination of the End and Hell. If you’ve played Minecraft for any length of time, you’ve probably come across the Minecraft nether update at some point. When your Bed falls in the Nether, it will be destroyed, so don’t waste your time trying to retrieve it. Instead, craft a new one after you’ve finished exploring the area.
The only way to get a Bed through the portal into the Nether is by using an Anvil on an existing Bed. Once both pieces of furniture make it to their new destination, they’ll merge into one Bed with all of the enchantments intact. You can also use an anvil on a Bed in the everyday world to convert it into a Netherbed with unique properties only available when used in the Nether dimension.
If you’re new to Minecraft, it’s likely to have no idea about the game & its mechanism, even though Minecraft has been developed for so long now that it’s inevitable for you to find everything that’s already available in the open for everyone.
Still, there are some Minecraft tips every newbie player should be aware of. And with this post, you’ll have the