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    Official Walkthrough / FAQ
    Current Guide Version: 1.2.0
    Minecraft PE Current Version: 0.5.0 Alpha
    This guide features a search. Press Ctrl+F to bring up the 
    Find bar, and type the 4-letter extension to a section to go 
    to it quickly.
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    --| TABLE OF CONTENTS ----------------------------------------
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    INTRODUCTION...........................................[ITRO]|
    | FREQUENTLY ASKED 
    QUESTIONS.............................[QNAS]|
    | WHAT IS MINECRAFT: POCKET 
    EDITION?.....................[WIMC]|
    | GETTING 
    STARTED........................................[GTST]|
    | BLOCKS AND 
    ITEMS.......................................[BLAI]|
    | 
    LIGHTING...............................................[LTNG]|
    | THE FIRST 
    DAY..........................................[TFDS]|
    | SHELTERS & SHELTER 
    TYPES...............................[SAST]|
    | THE FIRST 
    NIGHT........................................[TFNS]|
    | 
    MOBS...................................................[SMOB]|
    | THE SECOND DAY 
    DAWNS...................................[TSDD]|
    | FINDING 
    COAL...........................................[FDCL]|
    | UPGRADING FROM WOOD TO 
    STONE...........................[UFWS]|
    | MINING FOR 
    ORES........................................[MFOR]|
    | STRIKING 
    IRON..........................................[STIN]|
    | FURNACES AND 
    SMELTING..................................[FCSM]|
    | BEDTIME AND 
    WOOL.......................................[BTAW]|
    | GO 
    DEEPER..............................................[GDPR]|
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    DIAMONDS!..............................................[DMND]|
    | ULTIMATE 
    TOOLS.........................................[ULTM]|
    | THE NETHER 
    REACTOR.....................................[TNRR]|
    | GLOWSTONE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO 
    TORCHES...................[GAAT]|
    | NETHER 
    SPIRES..........................................[NHSP]|
    | THINGS TO 
    DO...........................................[TTDO]|
    | TIPS & 
    TRICKS..........................................[TPTK]|
    | MOB 
    DEFENSE............................................[MBDF]|
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    FARMING................................................[FRMG]|
    | MOB 
    GRINDERS...........................................[MBGR]|
    | CREATIVE 
    MODE..........................................[CRMD]|
    | POCKET EDITION EXCLUSIVE 
    OBJECTS.......................[PEEO]|
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    CONCLUSION.............................................[CCLS]|
    | VERSION 
    HISTORY........................................[VRHS]|
    | LEGAL 
    DISCLAIMER.......................................[LGDS]|
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    CREDITS................................................[CRDT]|
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    --|----INTRODUCTION [ITRO]------------------------------------
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     Welcome! My name is wasabininja, and this is my second 
    FAQ/Walkthrough, this time for Minecraft: Pocket Edition, 
    available on iOS and Android devices for $6.99 USD. The game, 
    which is (almost...) a handheld port of the popular PC version 
    (Minecraft), has been getting attention recently due to its PC 
    counterpart. Anyway, enough chit-chat, let’s get on with the 
    guide.
    
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    --|----FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [QNAS]----------------------
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    Q: What is Minecraft: PE?
    A: As stated above, MCPE is a handheld sandbox game ported 
    from the PC version, both of which are receiving updates 
    frequently, developed by Mojang AB.
    Q: What made you write this guide?
    A: Well, there’s no other FAQs or walkthroughs for MCPE, so I 
    thought I’d make one!
    Q: Can I ask any more questions?
    A: HELL NAW.
    
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    --|----WHAT IS MINECRAFT: POCKET EDIION? [WIMC]---------------
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     Minecraft: PE is the handheld port of the PC game Minecraft. 
    It currently costs $6.99 USD in the iOS AppStore and Android 
    devices. iOS 4.3.3 or higher is required to play MCPE. One 
    should also take care to plug their device in while playing as 
    3D gaming sucks the life out of the device’s poor, innocent 
    battery.
    
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    --|----GETTING STARTED [GTST]---------------------------------
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     Firstly, before you do anything, go to the OPTIONS menu and 
    look at the different options. Scroll all the way down to find 
    “Peaceful Mode”. Peaceful Mode allows Survival play without 
    hostile mobs, and health automatically regenerates, good for 
    large survival mode projects. However, leave it off as you 
    won’t get the full experience with it on. 
     Anyway, exit out of OPTIONS and go to START GAME. You should 
    see “Create New”. Touch and you’ll see world options. You 
    should see a button labelled “Creative”. Tap it to change to 
    Survival, and vice-versa. At the bottom you should see a text 
    space with the word “Seed” above. Ignore this, we’ll discuss 
    seeds later. Anyways, tap the top text box to name your world, 
    making sure it is in Survival mode. Tap “Create World” in the 
    top right corner to generate your world. If you are new to 
    Minecraft entirely, or just want to do some reading, read the 
    next two sections, otherwise skip the next two sections.
    
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    --|----BLOCKS AND ITEMS [BLAI]--------------------------------
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     In MCPE, Minecraft (PC), and Minecraft X360, the world 
    consists of blocks, obtainable in different ways. The list 
    below lists and describes the different blocks in Minecraft: 
    Pocket Edition.
    Wood: Found as tree trunks, these are the sole source of 
    wooden planks in MCPE. Wood comes in the form of oak, birch, 
    and spruce. Oak has a light brown color, birch is white with 
    black, and spruce has a dark brown. Can be mined with 
    anything, but an axe is fastest. Can be crafted into 4 wooden 
    planks per wood block, and can be smelted into 1 charcoal per 
    wood block. Wood blocks can also be fuel for furnaces.
    Wooden Planks: Crafted from wood blocks, these create many 
    tools in Minecraft. Can be crafted into sticks, wooden doors, 
    trapdoors, crafting tables, and chests. When crafted into 
    sticks, these can make wooden, iron, stone, gold, and diamond 
    tools, as well as torches and paintings when combined with 
    wool. Wooden planks and wool also makes beds, essential in 
    survival. Wooden planks can be crafted into wooden stairs at 6 
    for 4 stairs, and can be crafted into slabs at 3 for 3 slabs. 
    With 3 planks, 4 bowls can be made, used for mushroom stew. 
    Wooden planks can also be used as fuel for furnaces.
    Dirt & Grass: These blocks make up the walk able surface of 
    the Minecraft world. Can be mined with any tool but shovels 
    are best. Snow can sometimes be found on them. When tilled 
    with a how, it becomes farmland, which is hydrated with water 
    and used to plant melon and wheat seeds. When a grass block is 
    tilles, it may drop wheat seeds. Dirt has no fuel or crafting 
    purposes.
    Snow: Found in thin layers over dirt blocks, these drop 
    snowballs if mined with a shovel. The snowballs can be thrown 
    or crafted into snow blocks, requiring 4 snowballs for 1 snow 
    block. Otherwise, snow has no crafting or fuel purposes.
    Leaves: Found on trees, these can be collected in block form 
    with shears, and if no wood block is nearby, they decay. 
    Leaves come in oak, birch, and spruce, and often drop saplings 
    when decayed or harvested without shears. Oak leaves may drop 
    apples when decayed or harvested. They have no fuel or 
    crafting purpose.
    Saplings: These plants drop from leaves when decayed or 
    harvested. They come in the form of spruce, oak, and birch. 
    Saplings can be placed on dirt or grass and if there is enough 
    space and light, will grow on their own or force-grown with 
    bone meal. Saplings can be used as fuel in furnaces but have 
    no crafting use.
    Smooth stone: This is found under dirt and has a flat grey 
    color. When mined with a pickaxe, smooth stone drops 
    cobblestone, which can be smelted back into smooth stone. 
    Stone can be crafted into stone bricks at 4 stone for 4 stone 
    bricks. Stone can also be crafted into stone slabs at 3 stone 
    for 3 slabs. Otherwise, stone by itself serves no purpose.
    Cobblestone: This can only be obtained by mining stone with a 
    pickaxe of any kind. Cobblestone (cobble for short) can be 
    crafted with sticks to make stone tools. Cobble also makes 
    cobblestone stairs and slabs, 3 for 3 slabs, 6 for 4 stairs. 
    Cobble can be smelted to return to smooth stone. Cobble also 
    makes furnaces, at 8 cobble for 1 furnace.
    Coal Ore: This block is stone with black markings, and can be 
    mined with any pickaxe to obtain coal, which is used to craft 
    torches, and is the primary source of fuel for furnaces. Coal 
    ore is found underground in medium-large veins.
    Iron Ore: Iron ore is found underground in small to medium 
    sized veins. Iron ore is stone with tan markings. A stone, 
    iron, or diamond pickaxe can be used to collect the ore, which 
    is then smelted into iron ingots. Iron ingots are used to 
    craft the Nether Reactor Core, iron blocks, iron tools, flint 
    and steel, and shears. Iron ore itself has no other use.
    Gold Ore: Popularly dubbed “Butter” or “Budder” by YouTuber 
    SkyDoesMinecraft, this ore block is found uncommonly 
    underground, and can be mined with an iron or diamond pickaxe 
    to collect the ore. Gold ore occurs in small-medium sized 
    veins, and is a stone block with yellow markings. The ore can 
    be smelted into gold ingots, used to craft gold blocks and 
    gold tools, but gold tools have the lowest durability and are 
    somewhat limited. 4 gold blocks are used to create the Nether 
    Reactor mechanism.
    Diamond Ore: This rare ore is highly valuable, and when mined 
    with an iron or diamond pickaxe, drops 1 diamond gem for 1 
    diamond ore. Diamond ore occurs in small-medium sized veins, 
    and appears as stone with light blue markings. Diamond gems 
    are used to craft the Nether Reactor Core, diamond blocks, and 
    diamond tools, which are the strongest tools available.
    Redstone Ore: This block is useless in MCPE, but when tapped 
    enough to start mining, emits soft light and redstone 
    particles. In MCPE this block can be mined with an iron or 
    diamond pickaxe but does not drop anything, making it useless 
    in MCPE.
    Lapis Lazuli Ore: This very rare but rather worthless block, 
    it occurs underground very rarely in small veins, and drops 
    multiple Lapis Lazuli shards when mined with a stone, iron, or 
    diamond pickaxe. Lapis shards can be used to make blue wool, 
    or combined with other dyes to make cyan, magenta, and purple 
    wool dye, which can be made into colored wool, respectively. 
    Lapis shards can also be crafted into Lapis blocks, at 9 per 
    block. Otherwise, Lapis Lazuli is worthless, spoiling its 
    rarity, but the wool can be very attractive.
    Bedrock: This is found at the bottom 5 layers of the map, and 
    is not able to be mined, ever. Bedrock prevents falling into 
    the Void in survival. In creative, it is breakable, allowing 
    access to the Void, but you will die in the Void. Bedrock is 
    unobtainable outside of Creative mode.
    Yellow and Cyan Flowers: Yellow dandelions can be broken to 
    collect the flower, which can be crafted into yellow dye. Cyan 
    flowers are exclusive to MCPE and replace roses, but have no 
    crafting use. These blocks are decorative.
    Brown and Red Mushrooms: These can be found either above 
    ground or spawned from the Nether Reactor. Red shrooms can be 
    smelted into red dye. Red and brown shrooms can be crafted 
    into mushroom soup, requiring 1 bowl, 1 brown shroom, and 1 
    red shroom. With enough space and low light, mushrooms can 
    slowly spread, making them farmable. Otherwise, they have 
    little use.
    Wool: Obtainable from killed or sheared sheep, wool can be 
    sheared or obtained from killed sheep in white, grey, black, 
    brown, and dark grey. When combined with dyes, wool can be 
    colored cyan, white, pink, red, lime, green, blue, light blue, 
    magenta, purple, orange, and yellow. Wool can be crafted into 
    beds with wooden planks, and paintings with sticks. Wool, when 
    dyed, can be attractive for carpets and flooring. Wool serves 
    no other use.
    Sand: This block is found in deserts and beaches, and can be 
    mined to collect raw sand. Sand can be smelted into glass, and 
    crafted into sandstone, at 4 sand for 1 sandstone block. Sand, 
    when combined with 5 gunpowder, can be crafted into TNT. Sand 
    is mined fastest with a shovel. Otherwise, it serves little 
    use.
    Sandstone: Found underneath sand, this block is obtainable 
    with any pickaxe, but has no crafting or smelting use. 
    Sandstone is crafted from 4 sand. Sandstone makes attractive 
    flooring for a house.
    Glass: This block is only obtainable through smelting sand, 
    and is transparent for thick windows or walls, or even 
    sunroofs. 6 glass blocks can be crafted into 16 glass panes, 
    but has no other use. Glass panes are thin glass, used for 
    thin windows, but have no other purpose.
    Clay: This semi-rare block is found near water and sand. When 
    mined, it drops 4 clay balls. Clay can be mined fastest with a 
    shovel. The clay balls can be smelted into bricks, which can 
    be crafted into brick blocks at 4 bricks per brick block. 
    Brick blocks can be used as decorative material or crafted 
    into stairs or slabs, 6 for 4 stairs, and 3 for 3 slabs. The 
    clay balls can be crafted back into clay blocks at 4 balls for 
    1 block. Clay has no other purpose.
    Water: This unobtainable block is used to hydrate farmland. 
    Water is found making up lakes, oceans, and rivers, and 
    sometimes waterfalls. Water can have a current, visible by the 
    slant; the steeper the slant, the faster the current. 
    Dehydrated farmland will eventually revert back to dirt, and 
    can revert back to dirt if jumped on. Water can drown the 
    player if under for too long. Water also slows down mobs and 
    prevent a certain two from burning.
    Melon: Melon blocks appear from mature melon stems, grown from 
    melon seeds. A stem can generate an infinite amount of melon 
    blocks provided it is not already attached to a melon block. 
    When mined, melons drop 3-7 melon slices, which can be eaten 
    to restore health. Because stems produce an infinite supply of 
    melon blocks, slices are a reliable food source. However, the 
    seeds can only be obtained from the Nether Reactor.
    Gravel: This block is found near water and underground in 
    large patches. When mined, it will drop a gravel block or it 
    may drop flint. Gravel is mined fastest with a shovel but has 
    no smelting or crafting purpose, but can be placed and re-
    mined to obtain flint.
    TNT: This block is crafted from 4 sand blocks and 5 gunpowder. 
    TNT is lit with flint and steel, and explodes after a few 
    seconds. The explosion can hurt and kill players and mobs, so 
    one should take caution. TNT can also destroy some blocks, so 
    detonate it with caution.
    Obsidian: This block forms in bulk when the Nether Reactor is 
    activated. Explosion-proof, this block can only be obtained 
    with a diamond pickaxe.
     Items are crafted from blocks or dropped by mobs. They have a 
    wide range of uses.
    Tools: Can be crafted in wood, stone, iron, gold, and diamond 
    variants, tools consist of pickaxes, shovels, hoes, axes, and 
    swords. Pickaxes are used to mine stone and ore. Axes are used 
    to quickly chop wood; shovels can quickly dig dirt, gravel, 
    sand, snow, and clay; hoes till dirt into farmland; and swords 
    are used to fight and kill mobs. Gold tools have the weakest 
    durability; wooden tools have slightly higher durability; 
    stone has a medium durability; iron as a high durability; and 
    diamond has the highest durability. Tools are essential for 
    survival mode, especially pickaxes, swords and to a lesser 
    extent, hoes.
    Shears: Crafted from 2 iron ingots, shears are used to mine 
    wool quickly, obtain wool from sheep, and allow leaves to be 
    harvested and obtain the block. Otherwise they serve no use.
    Flint and Steel: Crafted from 1 flint and 1 iron ingot, this 
    is used to ignite TNT. It has no other use (in the X360 and PC 
    versions, Flint and Steel can ignite TNT and place fire, but 
    in MCPE, fire is currently removed due to a major bug).
    Weapons: These are swords, bows, and arrows. Swords are 
    crafted with 1 stick and either 2 wooden planks, 2 cobble, 2 
    iron ingots, 2 gold ingots, or 2 diamonds. Arrows are crafted 
    from 1 flint, 1 stick, and 1 feather for 4 arrows, and fired 
    with a bow. Arrows are also dropped by dead skeletons. Bows 
    are crafted from 3 string and 3 sticks, and fire arrows when 
    the screen is touched and held down. Release to fire the 
    arrow. Bows are effective for long range fighting.
    Mob Drops: These items are dropped from killed mobs, and 
    consist of feathers, raw pork, raw beef, raw chicken, bones, 
    arrows, gold ingots, string, and wool. More on mob drops can 
    be found in the MOBS section.
    Foodstuffs: Consisting of apples, mushroom stew, bread, cooked 
    pork, cooked chicken, steaks, and melons, food restores health 
    when eaten. Touch and hold the screen to eat until health is 
    restored.
    Other: These are miscellaneous items, such as sticks. 
    Miscellaneous items are sticks, wool dye, bone meal, bowls, 
    sugar, paper, books, sugar cane, coal, iron ingots, gold 
    ingots, Lapis shards, diamond gems, charcoal, wheat, clay, and 
    bricks.
    
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    --|----LIGHTING [LTNG]----------------------------------------
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     Lighting in the Minecraft universe is extremely important to 
    pay attention to. MCPE features “Simple Lighting”, which is 
    lighting that takes up a whole block. The X360 and PC versions 
    use what is called “Smooth Lighting”, which darkens the area 
    where corners touch to create more realistic light. However, 
    smooth lighting is tougher to decipher the exact level of 
    light on a block. Simple lighting is easier for efficiently 
    placing torches in your shelter to use the least amount 
    possible.
     Light is measured in varying levels, the strongest being 15 
    and the weakest being 1. However, if you glitch inside a block 
    it is pitch-black, meaning that the inside of solid blocks are 
    the only areas where light is at level 0. Here is a quick 
    scale to show light level.
    0: Inside of solid blocks. 
    1: Area where the block’s surface has no light. If you play in 
    a dark room you can see the faces of the blocks at light 1.
    2: Brown mushrooms may emit light at this level.
    3
    4: Light provided at night by the moon. The moon is not 
    visible in MCPE.
    5
    6
    7: Hostile mobs spawn. No walkable block in you shelter should 
    be at this light level or lower except half-slabs and stairs, 
    as well as farmland.
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12: Brown and red mushrooms can spread to other blocks 
    gradually if there is space. Shrooms cannot spread if the 
    light is stronger than 12.
    13
    14: Light level of the face that a torch is attached to. This 
    means the 4 cardinal blocks touching the torch’s host block 
    are at light level 13.
    15: Glowstone block and lava. The connecting blocks have a 
    brightness of 14.
     Now that you are in the know about the important mechanic 
    that is light, and you have background on blocks, it’s time to 
    start your first day in Minecraft: Pocket Edition. 
    
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    -- |----THE FIRST DAY [TFDS]----------------------------------
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     After the loading screen, you’ll be spawned in your world. 
    Look around – Depending on the seed you chose or that the 
    system randomly chose, you can be anywhere from a forest to a 
    desolate tundra. You may notice snow and sand and grass, as 
    well as open fields, forests, deserts, mountains, and taigas. 
    These environments are called Biomes. Unlike the PC version, 
    the PE world is limited to 256 x 256 blocks, with invisible 
    bedrock surrounding the outside of the map. Digressing from 
    that, locate a tree. Now, in the options screen at the main 
    menu, you should have seen “Split Touch Controls”. Split Touch 
    places the center cursor for more accurate mining, while 
    regular has it off. In Split Touch, the cursor is where 
    actions take place, from hitting to using to mining to 
    placing. Without Split Touch, it is anywhere in the field of 
    view. 
     Enough nonsensical madness about split touching and whatnot. 
    That tree I told you to found, hold the screen down to punch 
    the wood. After a few seconds, it will break and drop as a 
    wood resource block. Continue to get all the wood from the 
    tree and afterward, you’ll notice the leaves decay. The leaves 
    can drop saplings, which are planted to grow more trees. In 
    oak trees, which have a light brown color, the leaves may drop 
    apples, which can be consumed for health. After getting all 
    the wood, tap on the triple-dot icon in the hotbar to bring up 
    the Inventory. In the top left corner, there is the CRAFT 
    button. Tap it and you’ll see all the things you can make, 
    actually, only about half of them. To the left are 4 buttons, 
    which have images of a wooden plank block, a pickaxe and 
    sword, armour and food, and a painting. The wooden plank is 
    for blocks and mechanisms like doors. The pickaxe and sword 
    represent tools, like pickaxes, swords and torches. The armour 
    and food represents foodstuffs, as armour is not yet 
    implemented. The painting icon represents decorative blocks 
    like Lapis Lazuli, paintings, and wool dyes. In the Blocks 
    section, scroll down to find Wooden Planks, and you will see 
    it highlighted, meaning it can be crafted. Select it and to 
    the right you’ll see what is needed and the amount. Tap the 
    right section to craft wooden planks, until you run out of raw 
    wood. Then scroll and craft sticks and a crafting bench. Exit 
    the Crafting and place the crafting bench. Tap it to bring up 
    the Crafting interface again, but with more items. Tap the 
    Tools icon and scroll all the way down to find wooden tools. 
    Craft a Wooden pickaxe and exit the interface. Now, we build a 
    shelter.
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     There are different types of shelters, from Nomadic, Easy, 
    Medium, Hard, and Insane. Each type has different shelter 
    variants.
     Nomadic: These shelters are for the travelling Minecraft 
    player. They can be built quickly and removed quickly, and 
    require little space.
    A.	Dirty Hole: This is just digging three blocks down and 
    placing a cover. Fast and easy, but you can’t tell when it 
    is daytime until you hear zombies burning and skeletons 
    dying. You also may end up surfacing to a nasty surprise...
    B.	Pitched Tent: This requires 20 dirt or other easily minable 
    material. Place 8 dirt in a square with no corners, and 8 
    more on top. Then place the roof with 4 more dirt, and make 
    a 1 block hole to see daytime. This shelter is fast and 
    portable, and has space for a crafting bench, furnace, and 
    a chest, and maybe even a bed. However, it is tough to see 
    outside.
     Easy: These shelters are easy to build on the first day and 
    have ample space for a bed, crafting bench, furnace, and 
    chest.
    A.	Cliff Cave: Dig out a space in a cliff, cover up the hole 
    except for 2 blocks, and place a door. Simple as that.
    B.	Small house: Self explanatory, but uses up wood if you have 
    only a small amount.
    C.	Shed: Like the small house, but is smaller.
     Medium: These shelters should be built as an expansion to 
    your small shelter or in Peaceful, and use up some resources.
    A.	Medium House: Like the small house but bigger, this has 2 
    or more floors, decent space, windows, and uses up quite a 
    bit of wood.
    B.	Cliffside Cave Redux: The Cliffside Cave but expanded to 
    larger size. Mass amounts of cobble are obtained through 
    this method.
    C.	Treehouse: Bonemeal a bunch of saplings or a bunch of 
    spruce saplings, make an entrance, and build a house on or 
    in the trees. This takes a while to make into a large fort, 
    but has a natural feel.
    D.	Small overhang: Find a low, small overhang, and fill in 
    space with wood and then make a doorway, then place a door. 
    Simple but may be time consuming.
     Hard: These shelters take time and many resources to build, 
    best on Peaceful. However, they are big and roomy.
    A.	Large House: This again, but with 3 or more floors, and 
    indoor mine shaft, a storage room, a bedroom, and a storage 
    room. This may require stacks of wood to make but can be 
    attractive if done right.
    B.	Cliffside Cave V3: Yet again but even bigger, this may even 
    protrude out of the mountain you reside it. Multiple 
    floors, storage rooms, bedroom, mineshaft, furnace room, 
    crafting room, and skylights, these generate CHESTS of 
    cobble, dirt, and gravel. Can be made attractive if 
    desired.
    C.	Tree Fort: Treehouse but much bigger. Multiple floors, 
    protruding trees, and other features. Safe from skeletons 
    and zombies. Natural and can be beautiful if desired.
    D.	Large Overhang: Small overhang, but larger and expanded. 
    Pretty self explanatory, this can easily have multiple 
    floors and can consume large amounts of wood.
    E.	Nether Spire: After activating the Nether Reactor, a large 
    structure called the Nether Spire is left over. This can be 
    fortified into a huge, blast-proof base.
     Insane: Lots of time, lots of Peaceful, and a buttload of 
    resources to build, these can be amazing, imaginative 
    structures.
    A.	Mansion: Do I even have to say it... make it beautiful, 
    roomy, luxurious, and big.
    B.	Cliffside Chasm: You know the deal, big and beautiful.
    C.	Tree Castle: Yet again, big and beautiful.
    D.	Huge Overhang: Mountain-sized home built from lots of time 
    and resources, these have many floors.
    E.	Nether Spire Expanded: Expand the Nether Spire and that’s 
    all you have to do.
    F.	Underwater Base: Self explanatory, but dealing with the 
    water is frustrating.
    
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     Now that you’ve built your shelter, craft a chest by tapping 
    the crafting table to bring up the Crafting interface. Scroll 
    a little to see “Chest”. Chests are most likely THE MOST 
    IMPORTANT ITEM IN ALL OF MINECRAFT! *ahem* Anyway, chests 
    require 8 wooden planks to make. If you have the 8, then make 
    one; if not, then... don’t? After crafting the chest, place it 
    where you want. Tap the chest and you’ll see two interfaces: 
    To the left, your inventory; to the right, the chest 
    inventory. Chests store excess items and important things in 
    the instance that you die. Tap an item in the inventory and it 
    will move to the chest. If there are multiple items, hold it 
    and a green bar will fill. If you hold until it stops, all the 
    items will transfer; if you let go halfway, half the items 
    will transfer. Anyways, if you have extra wood, craft a sword 
    in the Tools menu. Swords require 1 stick and 2 wooden planks, 
    cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds to craft, 
    and are used to fight mobs. They’re pretty essential weapons 
    for when something is trying to touch you in your happy place 
    while you are digging for diamonds.
     You can choose to stay in your shelter and wait for the 
    safety of daylight, or be bold and aggressively kill hostile 
    mobs for a chance at rare items obtained only through them. 
    These items are bones and gunpowder. Bones are crafted into 
    bone meal, which instantly grows a plant. A lesson about bone 
    meal:
     -1 bone makes 3 bone meal.
     -Bone meal, when used on grass, makes flowers.
     -When used on wheat seeds, an adult wheat plant grows.
     -When used on melon seeds, the adult stem sprouts.
     -When used on a sapling, it turns into a tree of its type.
     -And lastly, it can be combined with other dyes to make new 
    dye colors.
     And now, we learn about all the mobs in MCPE.
    
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    --|----MOBS [SMOB]--------------------------------------------
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     There are two types of mobs in MCPE: Hostile and Passive. 
    Hostile mobs attack you, even when you haven’t done anything 
    to them. Passive mobs run away when you hit them, but don’t 
    attack back. Here are the mobs in MCPE:
    HOSTILE
    Zombie: This slow mob looks like you but green and... dead. It 
    slowly walks straight towards you while growling and gurgling. 
    When it hits you, a zombie deals 2 hearts of damage, making 
    them dangerous in groups. Zombies burn in daylight and spawn 
    at night or in poorly lit areas. When a zombie hits you, its 
    arms move up slightly as if swiping at you. Zombies may drop 
    feathers when killed.
    Skeleton: This mob is rather annoying when further away. It 
    moves toward you and strafes while firing its ranged bow, 
    which knocks you back and deals 1-3 hearts of damage. Skeleton 
    arrows can kill other mobs, so a zombie shield can somewhat 
    help. Skeletons spawn at night or in low lit areas and burn in 
    daylight. Skeletons drop arrows and bones when killed.
    Spider: This mob is 1 block tall and 2 wide, occupying 4 
    blocks total. Spiders are hard to see at night due to their 
    black texture and jump when attacking, making them difficult 
    to strike. Spiders do roughly 2 hearts of damage and are 
    faster than zombies and skeletons. Spiders can also climb up 
    walls, so be careful when venturing out in the morning as one 
    may have crawled on top of your roof. Spiders do not burn in 
    daylight, but when they enter a brightly lit area or daylight, 
    they become neutral; they will not attack you unless you 
    attack them, or if one was already chasing you. When killed, 
    spiders drop string, which can be crafted into white wool at 4 
    string for 1 block of wool, and with 3 sticks, make a bow at 3 
    string and 3 sticks.
    Creeper: The infamous terror in Minecraft, this mob came into 
    existance from a failed pig model. Creepers are notorious for 
    being able to tear down walls by – get this – EXPLODING when 
    they get too close. Yep, you read correctly, they have TNT 
    stuffed up their bums. When a creeper gets close, it strafes 
    to the right (Your left) and explodes after 1.5 seconds unless 
    you get 4 blocks away. Creepers make no sound except 
    footsteps, but when you hit one, it hisses. They also hiss 
    when they are close enough to explode. Creepers are green, 
    armless creatures with a twisted frown in their faces. 
    Creepers do not burn in daylight, so be cautious when 
    venturing out in the morning. Creepers, when you kill one, 
    drop gunpowder, used to make TNT. But if they explode, they 
    drop nothing.
    Zombie Pigman: These spawn when the Nether Reactor is active. 
    In other versions of Minecraft they are neutral like spiders, 
    but when provoked, the whole herd runs at you with their 
    golden swords. In MCPE, they are born hostile, and are quite 
    fast. When killed, Zombie Pigmen drop golden ingots.
     That covers the current hostile mobs of MCPE. Now for passive 
    mobs.
    PASSIVE
    Sheep: White and derp faced, sheep are found above ground and 
    spawn in daylight. Sheep can be sheared for 1-3 wool or killed 
    for 1 wool. Sheep are a reliable source of wool for beds.
    Pig: PPIIIGGGGYYYYY!!!!!! Pigs are pink and spawn in daylight 
    above ground. When killed, they drop 1-3 raw pork. Raw pork 
    can be cooked into cooked pork to restore more health than raw 
    pork.
    Chicken: Chickens are small, white birds that spawn in 
    daylight above ground. Chickens are a little quick but have 
    low health. When killed, they drop feathers and 1-2 raw 
    chicken, which can be cooked.
    Cow: For a while they had udders on their backs due to a 
    texture bug. Cows spawn above ground in daylight and when 
    killed, drop 1-4 raw beef, which can be cooked.
     That’s all on mobs, as there are no others in MCPE. Now for 
    the second day.
    
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     Now that the safety of daylight has returned, it’s time to 
    begin mining. Dig a stairway down through dirt and obtain 
    about 40 cobblestone with your wooden pickaxe. By now it 
    should either be broken or close to it. Craft 4 sticks or 8 if 
    you wish. Return to your crafting table and craft a stone 
    pickaxe, a stone axe, a stone shovel, and a stone sword. Stone 
    pickaxes last longer than wood and can mine iron ore and lapis 
    lazuli ores. Also craft a furnace, and place it. Furnaces 
    smelt iron and gold ores, red shrooms, cacti, raw wood, sand, 
    and cook meat into cooked meats. Now continue mining, you’ll 
    notice a stone pick is faster than wood. Eventually you’ll 
    find coal, essential for survival. Take your sword and 
    resurface. Open up crafting and craft 8 sticks. Now go to the 
    Tools section and scroll down to see “Torch”. Craft them. 1 
    coal and 1 stick makes 4 torches, so 8 coal and 8 sticks makes 
    32 torches, enough for right now. Use your torches and place 
    them in your shelter to light it up, preventing hostiles from 
    spawning. Nothing is worse than returning home from chopping 
    pigs only to find creepers having a rave party in your house. 
    The next section details finding coal.
    
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    --|----FINDING COAL [FDCL]------------------------------------
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     Coal is found in medium to large veins in cliff sides and 
    underground. Coal can be found above ground in cliff faces or 
    in overhangs. If you are having trouble finding coal, you can 
    always smelt raw wood into charcoal, which is exactly the 
    same. A little hint on smelting raw wood: 7 raw wood = 6 
    charcoal. Just craft one of the 7 into 4 planks, and use the 4 
    as fuel. Coal/charcoal can also be used as furnace fuel. 
    Coal/Charcoal is efficient as fuel, as 8 coal can smelt 64 (or 
    1 full stack) items cleanly. Coal can be mined with any 
    pickaxe to obtain a lump of coal. Now, about those stone tools 
    you made earlier.
    
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    --|----UPGRADING FROM WOOD TO STONE [UFWS]--------------------
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     The transition from wood tools to stone is important. You 
    will likely rely on stone for a long time until plentiful 
    amounts of iron has been found. Stone tools last longer and 
    can do more than wood. Stone pickaxes mine faster and can mine 
    lapis and iron ores. Stone swords do more damage than wood. 
    Stone axes are useful – they chop raw wood in just a couple 
    seconds, so they are reliable for getting wood quickly. Stone 
    shovels dig faster than wood. Stone hoes just last longer than 
    wood. Also, stone is easily obtainable in bulk due to it being 
    below dirt. Cobblestone can also be smelted into smooth stone, 
    which can be crafted into stone bricks at 4 stone for 4 stone 
    bricks.
    
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    --|----MINING FOR ORES [MFOR]---------------------------------
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     When mining for ores, mine down to bedrock, and then mine 
    straight in tunnels, as this is easily remembered and habit-
    forming. However, keep in mind to place torches so you can see 
    and prevent hostiles from spawning in your mine. Use torches 
    as trail markers – I place them to my right when going deeper 
    in, so that when I’m trying to resurface, they’re to my left. 
    You don’t have to do this, but if you want to, go ahead. Just 
    be sure they are placed in a way that you can easily find your 
    way back. Anyways, when you go mining, take some pickaxes and 
    a shovel or two. Also, take a stack of torches (64) with you. 
    Remember: Wood and gold can mine coal, stone can mine coal, 
    iron and lapis, and iron diamond can mine coal, iron, gold, 
    diamond, lapis, and redstone (even though you get nothing from 
    redstone). You should also make stations – rest areas placed 
    periodically throughout, with a chest, furnace, and crafting 
    table. You can then store away extra cobble, dirt and gravel 
    so that you don’t have to fill your shelter with chests of 
    dirt and stone. Now, finding iron.
    
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    --|----STRIKING IRON [STIN]-----------------------------------
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     When you find iron, hope to obtain at least 3 ore. You can 
    then smelt them to get 3 ingots, enough for a pickaxe. Iron 
    pickaxes mine faster and last much longer than stone pickaxes. 
    Iron picks can also mine diamond ore, gold ore, and redstone 
    ore, which stone cannot. When you only have enough iron for 1 
    pickaxe, put it in a chest and save it for when you find gold 
    or diamond. Iron ore is found at sea level and lower in medium 
    or small veins. Iron ore has to be smelted to get ingots. Iron 
    ingots can be used to craft shears, flint and steel, iron 
    tools, iron blocks, and the Nether Reactor Core. Two ingots 
    make shears, one ingot and one flint make flint n’ steel, nine 
    ingots make a block of iron, 3 ingots and 2 sticks make 
    pickaxes and axes, 2 ingots and 2 sticks make a hoe, 1 ingot 
    and 2 sticks make a shovel, 2 ingots and 1 stick make a sword, 
    and 6 ingots and 3 diamonds make the Nether Reactor Core. As 
    you can see, iron allows the creation of many items, and 
    allows access to diamonds and gold. Iron swords can also 
    quickly dispatch mobs, and axes can make short work of the 
    wood in those tall spruce trees. Now on to cooking class.
    
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    --|----FURNACES AND SMELTING [FCSM]---------------------------
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     Furnaces are an essential part of survival in MCPE. They 
    allow you to make iron and gold tools through smelting iron 
    and gold ore. When you tap the furnace, and interface will 
    come up, displaying your inventory and the furnace interface. 
    The bottom slot is fuel; the top is the item to be cooked. The 
    inventory side shows only which items can be used in the 
    furnace. When you select the Fuel slot, coal, wood, etc., will 
    be highlighted, but not iron or gold ore. Likewise, when you 
    select the Item slot, coal and wooden planks will not be 
    highlighted, but iron and gold ore, raw meats, red mushrooms, 
    cacti, and raw wood (among others) will be highlighted. 
    Different fuels burn faster or slower than others, so be 
    mindful about what you are using as fuel, because the item is 
    obviously destroyed in the process. In MCPE, coal and charcoal 
    burns the slowest, at 8 smelts per lump. Sticks burn 
    incredibly fast, as 1 stick can’t even smelt, requiring 2. 
    Saplings are slightly slower. Wood and wooden planks burn a 
    little slower and crafting benches burn slightly slower than 
    that. Smelt-able items include raw wood, raw pork, raw beef, 
    raw chicken, red mushrooms, cacti (or cactus), iron ore, gold 
    ore, sand, and cobblestone. Fuel items include coal, charcoal, 
    wooden planks, raw wood, saplings, sticks, and crafting 
    benches. With all this reading, the second night must be 
    approaching, but you’re prepared now.
    
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    --|----BEDTIME AND WOOL [BTAW]--------------------------------
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     By now, you should have shears. Place it in the hotbar (which 
    is the 5-slot bar one your screen, the 6th being the inventory 
    button), and select it. Find a sheep and hold down while 
    either the cursor is over it or your finger is until the sheep 
    is sheared. It will become pink with white marks, and wool 
    will drop off the sheep. You will get 1-3 wool for each shear. 
    Sheep regrow their wool after they graze a grass block, 
    visible by them bending their heads down and nomming on the 
    grass. The grass will turn to dirt and the sheep will have its 
    wool back for shearing. After obtaining 3 or more wool, have 
    at least 3 wooden planks in your inventory and return to your 
    shelter (Killing spiders is an alternative, but it takes 
    longer and you can be killed). Go to your crafting bench and 
    you’ll see when the interface pops up that the bed is first on 
    the list. Craft it and place it in your shelter, but not near 
    the door as you can teleport outside (If you like creepers 
    this is perfect). Tap the bed at nighttime and you will be in 
    the bed and the screen will fade to black with a “Leave Bed” 
    button. When the screen goes completely black, you will wake 
    up next to your bed and it will be daytime. Note that no time 
    actually passes; it just sets to daytime, so furnaces will not 
    insta-smelt, wheat will not insta-grow, and... you know. After 
    you wake up, the bed will be your respawn point until it 
    becomes inaccessible or destroyed. You also may get a message 
    saying “You cannot rest now, there are monsters nearby”, 
    meaning you cannot sleep because hostile mobs are too close, 
    making you have to either wait it out or kill them. Either 
    way, beds are decorative and useful. Beds also restore your 
    health to full after successfully sleeping through the night 
    (You may be awakened by a zombie wanting a kiss). This makes 
    beds even more useful. Now, we return to the stinky, dirty 
    mine shafts to locate diamonds and gold.
    
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     You have to be near bedrock to find the rarer ores like gold 
    and diamonds. You need lots of gold to build the Nether 
    Reactor, 36 ingots in fact, as you need 4 blocks of solid gold 
    to correctly build the Reactor. You may have heard about the 
    “diamond layer”, which is actually layer 12. The topmost 
    bedrock layer is layer 5, so go 6 up to be at 11 and start 
    branch mining at layer 12 and 11. The story behind the diamond 
    layer is that according to (get ready for nerd talk) the 
    terrain generation algorithm expressed through graphs of ores 
    occurring in different layers in a chunk, and multiple chunk 
    graphs examined, it has been observed that diamond ore occurs 
    most frequently at layer 12. You need an iron pickaxe to 
    obtain diamond from diamond ore. Speaking of diamonds, it’s 
    time for a new section.
    
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     At long last, you’ve struck diamond. Hope for at least 6, as 
    3 are needed for a pickaxe and 3 are needed for the Nether 
    Reactor Core. Diamond pickaxes can mine the fastest, can mine 
    any ore, and last an extremely long time. Diamond swords kill 
    most mobs in 1-2 hits. Diamond axes cut through wood like 
    butter. Diamond hoes last for the longest time. Diamond 
    shovels dig dirt like portable excavators. Diamond is rare and 
    useful. Now that you’ve obtained diamonds, use 3 diamonds and 
    6 iron ingots to make the Nether Reactor Core. Put the Core 
    away in a chest for now, as it is highly unlikely that you’ve 
    collected the 36 gold required.
    
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     Diamond tools are the strongest of all tools in Minecraft. 
    Each one has over 1000 uses. Diamond pickaxes smash through 
    stone in about a second. Hoes can last you a million farms. 
    Swords will slash any mob in one or two hits. Axes slice wood 
    in less than a second. And lastly, shovels go through dirt, 
    sand and gravel as if you were in creative mode. If you are 
    low on diamonds and your tools are getting low, begin to rely 
    on iron tools, as diamond pickaxes can harvest Obsidian. 
    Speaking of Obsidian, it’s time to confront Zombie Pigmen in 
    the Nether Reactor.
    
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     The Nether Reactor is sort of like an endgame for MCPE. 
    Building the reactor itself will take a long time, as 36 gold 
    ingots, 3 diamonds, 6 iron ingots, and 14 cobblestone blocks 
    are required to build the reactor correctly. When you do 
    acquire these resources and have crafted the 4 gold blocks and 
    the Core, you’ll need to build the Reactor itself.
     First off, build this quite a distance away from your shelter 
    (you’ll find out why). A good location is under an overhang or 
    in an open field. Then, place as follows (The diagrams are a 
    top-down view):
    G = Gold
    C = Cobblestone
    N = Core
    First layer: 4 gold blocks, 5 cobblestone blocks (No spacings)
    G C G                                                              
    C C C                                                                
    G C G
    Second layer: 1 core, 4 cobblestone blocks (these should form 
    an X)
    C  C
     N
    C  C
    Third layer: 5 cobblestone blocks (These should form a cross)
      C
    C C C
      C
     Now that you’ve built the reactor, tap the core and you will 
    suddenly be in an obsidian-encased room. If you have a diamond 
    pickaxe, you can save the gold blocks if you’re fast enough, 
    as the reactor will turn into glowing obsidian, which emits 
    light. When mined, glowing obsidian drops obsidian. The core 
    still remains the core, but with a color change. When dropped, 
    it will be the same as if you had just crafted it. Anyways, 
    you’ll soon see Pigmen spawn as well as random items like 
    sugar cane, cacti, paintings, glowstone dust, brown and red 
    mushrooms, bowls, books, paper, bread, melon seeds, and bows. 
    The Reactor is the sole source of melon seeds and glowstone, 
    and sugar cane, cacti and brown & red mushrooms if none 
    spawned naturally. About 45 seconds after the Core is 
    activated, the Reactor turns into obsidian, and the Spire 
    implodes, creating escape holes. However, be sure to get you 
    Core back before you leave, as it is reusable. (Hint: If you 
    mine the core while it’s still red, the Spire will not 
    implode, basically giving you a free, blast-proof tower to 
    use, without the holes.) When you emerge from the room, you’ll 
    notice that it is nighttime and the huge Nether Spire. Because 
    of the size, hostile mobs will spawn like mad, so be careful 
    if you make a return trip with more gold to obtain more stuff 
    or fight some Pigmen. Now it’s time to learn about Glowstone.
    
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    --|----GLOWSTONE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TORCHES [GAAT]------------
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     From you ordeal with the Nether Reactor, you should have 
    picked up some Glowstone Dust. Hopefully you have at least 4. 
    Open up Crafting and you’ll see Glowstone, requiring 4 
    glowstone dust. Craft it and you’ll have a block that emits 
    stronger light than torches. Due to its difficulty to obtain 
    in large amounts, use it wisely, as when you mine it, not all 
    4 glowstone dust may be dropped. Due to glowstone being a 
    solid block, you can make a ceiling or floor light. If you 
    have a lot of glowstone blocks, you can even replace all the 
    torches in a room or even your entire shelter. You can also 
    use it to light up the Nether Spire, which is what’s next.
    
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     If you mine the Nether Reactor Core while it’s red, the 
    Nether Spire will not implode, allowing you to use it as a 
    spare shelter (or an extension), or possibly as your shelter 
    if you decide to take down your old one. Due to it being 
    completely dark, be sure to check all floors for hostile mobs. 
    Also, the Spire is pure obsidian, so it’s blast resistant. 
    You’ll be tempted to make a door, but you should make ladders 
    and place them on the outside, and make the entrance higher 
    up. To make ladders, have 7 sticks. Ladders are in the Blocks 
    section, and 7 sticks make 2 ladders. Be aware that mobs can 
    climb ladders. If you decide to use the Spire as your new 
    shelter, your bed should be at the topmost floor, so that mobs 
    can’t prevent sleep easily. Now that you’ve learned a little 
    about these towering structures, I’ll tell you some activities 
    you can do to have fun in MCPE.
    
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     If you’re ever bored, here are some activities to make things 
    interesting. Skip this section (and the next) if you want to 
    learn ways to defend your mother base from mobs or start a 
    farm. Otherwise, here are some fun activities:
    1.	Mob Hunting: Leave your home with nothing but a bow and 8 
    arrows and hunt mobs until you die. Kill skeletons to 
    replenish arrows. You can even make small caves or 
    grottos for mobs to spawn in. If you run out of arrows 
    and it’s daytime, return home.
    2.	Bear Grylls, Minecraft Style: Leave your home with 
    nothing but a torch. Wait outside for nighttime and begin 
    an adventure of raw survival, sort of like starting over. 
    However, don’t go mining for ores; instead stay above 
    ground with small shelters to limit your resources. Fun 
    for players who have maps that vary greatly in terrain.
    3.	ZAMBIE KILLAN’: Kill zombies, all day every day. If you 
    have a friend who plays MCPE, have them join in for a co-
    op zombie-slaying adventure. Keep it competitive by 
    having a score: Most feathers from dropped zombies wins.
    4.	Target Practice: Get some colored wool and make multiple 
    targets at varying distances, and hone your sniping 
    skills.
    5.	Creeper Trolling: If you have friends who live nearby, 
    invite them over to play MCPE on local Wi-Fi and lure 
    creepers to your friend’s houses. Once the creeper is 
    inside, leave and shut the creeper in with your friend. 
    This is hilarious when your buddy returns home from a 
    mining trip only to see a creeper waiting for him.
    6.	Chest Trolling: Play with friends and occasionally raid 
    their chests, replacing their items with dirt, cyan 
    flowers, sand, and other items of low value.
    7.	TNT Prank: Stuff your friend’s home with TNT and 
    detonate. Makes laughs if their home is made of wood or 
    wool, or some other weak material. Don’t do this if their 
    home is cobblestone, stone brick, bricks, smooth stone, 
    or obsidian.
     You can also think of other things to make the game 
    interesting. The next section gives you hints and secrets in 
    the game.
    
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    --|----TIPS & TRICKS [TPTK]-----------------------------------
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     This section details some secrets and easter eggs in MCPE.
    -If you try to place a door on a block that has snow on it, it 
    won’t place and the door will be destroyed without dropping 
    the door.
    -You can duplicate just about any block in the game. Simply 
    place the desired block, then press the home button (for iOS). 
    Then, double-tap the home button to bring up the multi-tasking 
    bar. You should see MCPE in the multi-tasking bar. Now, touch 
    and hold down until MCPE shakes and has a red button on it. 
    Touch the button to close MCPE completely. Now exit the multi-
    tasking bar by pressing the home button, and open MCPE. Start 
    up your world and the desired block will be in your inventory 
    and placed on the ground, effectively duplicating the block.
    -Creepers and TNT have a bug in MCPE 0.5.0 Alpha where they 
    can’t blow up dirt and grass.
    -Melon slices have the red box in MCPE 0.5.0 Alpha as if they 
    were hex edited in.
    -Paintings will refract arrows back.
    -Paintings can noclip torches.
    -Paintings can be used as hidden doors. Place a door, open it, 
    and then place a painting so that it covers the door. You can 
    then enter through the painting.
    -Two chests cannot be placed side-by-side. This is because 
    double chests are not in the game yet as of MCPE 0.5.0.
    -Lava is present on certain seeds, but will burn dropped items 
    and sets you on fire, as well as killing you.
    -Lava used to be able to burn flammable blocks like wool and 
    wood, but fire has been removed because of a dangerous bug 
    that made some seeds unusable.
    -Jumping on farmland will revert it back to dirt, as well as 
    falling on it.
    -Cows used to have their back textures flipped, making them 
    have udders on their backs.
    -As of MCPE 0.5.0, sugar cane can grow on sand and dirt/grass, 
    instead of just dirt/grass.
    -Mossy cobblestone is available in the creative inventory, but 
    is not obtainable in survival. The same is with melon BLOCKS, 
    as the melon block itself can’t be obtained in survival. Melon 
    blocks drop slices when destroyed.
    -Glass and glass panes won’t drop when mined, so be careful.
    -In creative, bedrock is breakable, allowing you to be able to 
    fall in the Void. Good for custom maps/parkour maps.
    -Obsidian is almost blast-proof, but a huge amount of TNT can 
    destroy one. However, this is obviously extremely difficult to 
    replicate, making obsidian bale to be considered immune to 
    explosions.
    
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     You’ll want to fortify your shelter to defend it from mobs. 
    Firstly, if you don’t already have one, make a sniper tower so 
    you can get a vantage point above the area, and be able to see 
    if a creeper is outside your front door, as well as pick off 
    mobs from a distance. Next, you should layer the main entrance 
    walls with obsidian on the outside to protect from creeper 
    explosions. You can also make the main entrance accessible 
    only through ladders, to further reduce the risk of a mob 
    entering your home. Then, make a lip on the roof to keep 
    spiders from accessing the roof. This can be done by placing a 
    1-block thick rim around the shelter near the roof. Finally, 
    place torches or glowstone on the roof to keep mobs off your 
    rooftops.
     Now, you’ll probably get tired of having to walk around 
    killing animals for food. Instead, you can farm for some 
    foods.
    
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     Wheat, mushrooms, wood, and melons can be farmed for food. 
    Sugar cane and cactus can also be farmed for extra uses.
    Wheat Farming: Have farmland near water so it’s hydrated. 
    Next, plant wheat seeds. When the wheat is full grown, break 
    it to get wheat and more seeds. 3 wheat can be crafted into 1 
    loaf of bread, which can be eaten to restore health. Rinse & 
    repeat.
    Melon Farming: Same as wheat, but have a dirt or grass block 
    touching the farmland so the melon can grow. Next, plant the 
    melon seeds. After a while, the stem will grow fully, and then 
    a melon block will be on the dirt block, attached to the stem. 
    Unlike wheat, melon stems don’t need to be broken and regrown, 
    but they can be broken for more melon seeds. Stems grow an 
    unlimited amount of melons. Melon blocks can be broken for 3-7 
    melon slices, which restore health. Slices are easy to obtain 
    this way in large amounts.
    Mushroom farming: Have a room of dirt or smooth stone that has 
    low light (12 or less). Next, place 1 brown mushroom and 1 red 
    mushroom. They will slowly spread. 1 brown mushroom and 1 red 
    mushroom can be crafted with 1 bowl for mushroom soup, which 
    restores a LOT of health.
    Tree Farming: If you make a tree farm, make it an oak tree 
    farm, as they drop a lot of saplings, grow easily, and drop 
    apples, which restore health. You also can farm wood this way.
     Now that you know about farming, you no longer have to rely 
    on killing cows and pigs and chickens for food. Keep in mind 
    that sleeping in a bed also restores health. In the next 
    section, mob farming is covered.
    
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     You can make a grinder that spawns hostile mobs and uses a 
    chute to lead them to their deaths for drops. First, make a 
    platform, preferably 10 x 10. Make a 2 x 2 hole in the center. 
    Then, make the chute by extending the hole 25 blocks down. 
    Then, make a tunnel connecting to your shelter from the bottom 
    of the chute. Go back to the platform, but first make 4 fence 
    gates, which require 4 sticks and 2 wooden planks. Then, 1 
    block down from the hole, place 4 blocks and place the gates. 
    Get rid of the 4 blocks under. Now, extend the outer walls of 
    the grinder up 5 blocks, and filling the roof. Now, open the 
    fence gates and fall in the hole, and when you respawn, 
    collect your supplies. Make sure the bottom is lit. Now, the 
    grinder will spawn hostile mobs. They will walk on the gates 
    and fall in, dying when they hit the ground. You can then 
    gather their dropped items. Be careful of falling mobs as they 
    can hurt you on the way down. Now you can get gunpowder 
    without dealing with creepers!
     The next section covers Creative Mode.
    
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     In creative, you get infinite resources, but it is locked on 
    daytime and no mobs spawn. Also, chests can’t be opened, beds 
    can’t be used, the Nether Reactor can’t be used, and furnaces 
    and crafting tables can’t be used. In creative, you can only 
    die by falling into the Void. Creative can allow you to make 
    custom maps for your friends, layout a house design, or just 
    build to your heart’s content. Using an external level editor 
    such as MCPEdit, you can change the game mode to Survival, 
    allowing you to make adventure maps or give your home a 
    makeover. Blocks break instantly in Creative without the use 
    of tools. 
     Use creative to make a fancy house or a spleef arena, or an 
    adventure map if you have an external world editor. The next 
    section covers objects exclusive to MCPE.
    
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     Below is a list of features that can only be found in MCPE. 
    However, if you have the PC version, and download the “Not in 
    Minecraft” mod, you can gain access to 3 items that are 
    exclusive to MCPE.
    POCKET EDITION EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
    Glowing Obsidian: Gives off light, unobtainable without a hex 
    editor and only spawns when the Nether Reactor is active.
    Nether Reactor Core: When active, spawns the Nether Spire and 
    Zombie Pigmen, as well as random items that may not be in your 
    survival world. Can be crafted with 3 diamonds and 6 iron 
    ingots.
    Nether Spire: While this can be replicated in the X360 or PC 
    versions of Minecraft, MCPE is the only version which 
    naturally spawns them through the Nether Reactor. The Nether 
    Spire is somewhat similar to Nether Fortresses in the PC and 
    X360 versions.
    Zombie Pigman Altered Skin: In MCPE, zombie pigmen have a 
    full, dry skull for their heads, but in the PC and X360 
    versions, they have half of a pig head along with the skull.
    Camera: Not obtainable without a hex or inventory editor, this 
    block originally took a photo when placed, but it was scrapped 
    due to the smoke it created blocking the shot. The camera may 
    be implemented in a future update.
    Cyan Flower: These have no use for crafting or smelting 
    purposes, but replace roses due to color compatibility issues.
    Altered Lava Texture: Some seeds in MCPE feature lava. In 
    MCPE, the lava has a static texture rather than the dynamic 
    texture in the PC and X360 versions. It still roughly 
    functions the same, but does not set blocks on fire due to 
    fire being removed at the moment because of a large bug.
     That covers features exclusive to MCPE. The next section 
    concludes the guide.
    
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     Now that you know just about everything about MCPE, the guide 
    is over. The next three sections are just version history, 
    legal disclaimer, and credits, read them if you want. Anyways, 
    have fun playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition!
    
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    --|----VERSION HISTORY [VRHS]---------------------------------
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    V1.0.0: Started FAQ. Rough layout of the guide written and the 
    guide was written in full.
    V1.0.1: Minor change due to an autosave glitch in Microsoft 
    Word. Some spelling corrections.
    V1.2.0: Major changes to title art. Some visual changes to 
    section headings.
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    --|----LEGAL DISCLAIMER [LGDS]--------------------------------
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     This guide is not to be posted on any other site without 
    permission except:
    gamefaqs.com
    neoseeker.com
    supercheats.com
    gamespot.com
     If you wish to reference this guide, you must provide credit, 
    and e-mail me beforehand at ngiustiniano@gmail.com. E-mail me 
    to chat, request permission to use this guide, or suggest 
    additions or changes to this guide.
    
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    Minecraft Wiki: For being the best resource on all things 
    Minecraft.
    Markus “Notch” Persson: For creating Minecraft!
    Johan Bernhardsson, Aron Nieminen, and Daniel Kaplan: The 
    development team for MCPE. Keep up the good work!
    Mojang AB: Notch’s company for Minecraft!
    You: For reading!
    
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