Sunday, October 3, 2010

Minecraft beginner's guide part 2

Link to part 1


CHEST
The chest is very useful to store things, you can craft it with wood :
 
Then place it like a workbench
 
You can also make a large chest by placing 2 small chests togther
 
It does not make them store more things, a large chest has the same capacity as 2 small chests.

MINING
A good way to mine is to dig some kind of stairs to the bottom of the world, where you can find rare ore, just beware not to mine right up to your head, there might be sand or gravel in the upper block that falls when there is nothing under it, and do not dig under you also, there are a lot of caves.

ORE
In the game you can find different kinds of ore: iron, gold and diamond.
Gold is not very useful, tools made of gold are as weak as wooden tools.
Iron makes stronger tools than stone, and diamond tools are even better.

This is what iron blocks look like:
 

To mine gold or diamond blocks, you need an iron pickaxe or better, trying to mine those blocks with a stone pickaxe will simply destroy them without adding it in your inventory.
While mining diamond directly drops diamonds in your inventory, mining iron or gold only gives you ore blocks, to get a material you can use for crafting, you need a furnace.

FURNACE
You can craft a furnace like a chest but with stone :
 
Then to use it put coal in the lower part and an iron block above it :
 
With a furnace you can also cook meat, or produce glass from sand. If you lack coal, you can replace it with wood.

ARMOR
You can craft armor pieces from gold, iron, diamond and leather. Leather is obtained by killing cows.
There are 4 different armor pieces : helmet, chestplates, leggings and boots.
 
 
 



There are still a lot of things to tell, but this is just a beginner's guide that explains enough to enjoy the game :)

JVS

43 comments:

  1. This is a really good guide.
    Keep it up!

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  2. I so wanna play Minecraft! But I'm outta cash :(

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  3. great guide for a really old game lol

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  4. I'm gonna have to check this game out man. Thanks for the guide.

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  5. I love minecraft! I tried it, going to definitely buy the full game now :)

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  6. YES, thanks i was wondering how to do that.

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  7. this game must be good. everyones talking alot about them

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  8. I play minecraft as well but I find multiplayer a lot more fun than singleplayer. Theres a rumour saying that the next minecraft update will enable monster killing in multiplayer!

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  9. I've seen this game a few times and it looks so fun, I just need to get around to buying it =p I'll probably use this guid when I get it so you know i'll be back to your blog ;) check mine out too. follows are nice (:

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  10. I've never heard of this game but it looks so interesting. Will definitely give it a try, if I ever see it in a store. Thanks!

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  11. You may not see it in a store before a lot of time, it's just an alpha avaible on internet for the moment.

    Did not play the multiplayer su for the moment, got to try it ^^

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  12. Hmm nice guide, still needing to try it :D

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  13. I keep seeing guides to this game..Is it really so good?

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  14. Yes it is :) but quite special, everybody in my classroom said it looks shitty, and then they were all on the lan build server

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  15. have played minecraft all weekend, so captivating

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  16. This is very useful for the beginners to Minecraft. Thank you.

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  17. been looking for a tutorial like this, thanks

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  18. Does everyone play this game but me? It's all I hear about!

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  19. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  20. great tips man thanks this games an ol fav

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  21. I've never heard of this game before...looks fun

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  22. i gotta get this wanna make my neighborhood

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  23. This is great! I'm going to buy it very soon so this will help a lot

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  24. This game is so addicting, haha. I can hardly put it down!

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  25. i still think the graphics are abit, haha :D

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  26. this isnt the free version right ?

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  27. It is interesting!
    supportin you !

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  28. NotBlank : no, you can only access the building mode on the free version i think

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  29. I still don't know what to do with gold exactly.

    You can also put wood in the furnace if you don't have coal.

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  30. You can use wood in furnace if you don't have coal. Good guide!

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  31. good thing I visited your blog today!

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  32. theres a guy with an awesome guide on youtube =D

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  33. Great post !!!!!!! check out my latest review mafia 2 !

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  34. i tried it out of curiosity, kinda enjoyed it :)

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  35. looks to be a good guide =D

    Thanks for visiting me, not a bad post of yours either =D

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  36. i dicited to get this u no $10 isnt bad considering i get all updates for free

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  37. good follow up post to yesterday's

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