Minecraft for Dummies

#1Net SharkPosted 5/11/2012 6:13:33 AM
Ok got the game and never played before. What should be the first thing you work at? Building a shelter? Thought this would make a thread for noob question. All I did so far was the tutorial. Still feel like I know nothing.
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#2GreenWandererPosted 5/11/2012 7:11:22 AM
Yeah, you definitely want somewhere safe to be at night. Then work on gathering some food. Use a hoe on grass (not grass blocks) to harvest seeds, it'll take a while to get a fair amount. Plant the seeds on farmland blocks (made with the hoe). Harvest the wheat when it's fully grown (brown), make bread, replant seeds.
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#3funkydopelovenPosted 5/11/2012 7:12:33 AM
you can just punch tall grass for seeds
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#4GreenWandererPosted 5/11/2012 7:17:22 AM
Can you really? Ha. Friend told me when I played for the first time a year & a half ago that you needed to use a hoe. Regardless, he'll need a hoe to make farmland.
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#5Chuck_BosworthPosted 5/11/2012 7:18:32 AM
GreenWanderer posted...
Can you really? Ha. Friend told me when I played for the first time a year & a half ago that you needed to use a hoe. Regardless, he'll need a hoe to make farmland.

Because when he told you that, that was how you got seeds. When tall grass was added, that changed.
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#6funkydopelovenPosted 5/11/2012 7:20:57 AM
yea, used to be a hoe on grass blocks back then.
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#7GreenWandererPosted 5/11/2012 7:23:27 AM
Ah, makes sense. I'll probably still use a hoe just out of habit lol.
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#8watchlaarPosted 5/11/2012 7:26:05 AM
I took a hoe in the tall grass, but before anything happened, her father pulled up in an Escalade and kicked my ass.
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#9ZakkGenocidePosted 5/11/2012 7:28:00 AM
Ever read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Its like that.

It says every Civilization goes through three stages, 1) Survival, 2) Inquiry, and 3) Sophistication. These three stages are, in turn, personalized by the three questions: 1) How can we Survive, 2) Why do we survive?, and 3) Where shall we have Survive?

Well actually instead of Survive its all about food and eating, but you get the point. lol

Focus on surviving your first few nights by getting a shelter, make sure you get a work bench, axe, and pickaxe in that first night, then upgrade to stone equipment. By the third night try to get a decent supply of food to heal.

Once you can maintain yourself go explore, see what your world has to offer. Enjoy its fruits.

Then once you have seen the "lights" take all your supplies and toy around.
Build a nice house, or monument, or anything. lol.
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#10GreenWandererPosted 5/11/2012 7:28:49 AM
Was her "father" wearing a big hat and walking funny?
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