Hey guys. This is a complex guide to Parkour that is made for anyone to be able to easily understand. This is my competition entry to the 'Minetorials: Tutorials with a Minecraft Theme' so let me know what you think. Lets get straight to it :)
Parkour is one of the most popular events in Minecraft. Almost every server you go on will have a Parkour course, each being extremely different and unique. The jumps change, the setting changes and the style changes. I'm going to share some useful tips for when you're next trying out a Parkour course :)
The Types Of Jumps
There are many types of jumps in Parkour. Some you only have to jump 1 block, and others can make you jump 4 blocks. You need to assess how long the jump is before you attempt it. Bare in mind that:
> Without sprinting, your minecraft character can jump 2 blocks maximum.
> Whilst sprinting, your minecraft character can jump 4 blocks maximum.
> Note that if you have a Potion of Swiftness, you CANNOT jump further! It only increases walking speed.
> Remember, just because you don't HAVE to sprint, it can sometimes be a good idea to be sure :)
So if you can see that the jump is 2 blocks long and 1 block high, you have a 3 block jump, meaning you must sprint. Here's some examples:
This jump has a gap of 2 blocks, meaning that sprinting IS NOT required:
This jump has a gap of 1 block, but also rises 1 block, which makes it a 2 block jump, meaning that sprinting IS NOT required:
This jump only has a gap of 2 blocks, but also rises 1 block, which makes it a 3 block jump, meaning that sprinting IS required:
This jump doesn't rise up at all but has a gap of 4. This is a 4 block jump, the maximum in Minecraft, meaning that sprinting IS required:
This jump has a gap of 3 blocks and rises up 1 block. This is also a 4 block jump and sprinting IS required:
Ok so those are the 'basic' jumps. However, there are harder jumps out there. Lets take a look!
Diagonal jumps aren't as bad as they seem, but they are a bit different. The maximum diagonal jump possible is one that doesn't rise at all and has a gap of 3 blocks in a diagonal direction, like this one:
The math involved with diagonal jumps is hard to explain, so I will put up pictures and separately explain each of them so they are more understandable.Â
This jump IS possible:
This jump IS possible:
This jump IS NOT possible:
This jump IS possible:
This jumpÂ ISÂ possible:
Now I'd like to share a little tip with you about jumps where there is a block above where you are jumping from. Here is an example:
With this jump, because of the block above you, you need to sprint (even though the jump has a 2 block gap) and you need to jump when you are at the very edge of the starting block. It is a VERY difficult jump, but just make sure you don't jump too early! Also on this particular jump is a block above the next block too. You must make yourself run into that block and keep holding down 'W' (or whatever key you use to make your character go forward) so that when you start falling and become in line with the 2 block gap between the 2 blocks, you will move into it. Be careful not to hold down 'W' too long and end up walking straight through and falling!
Finally there are the 'Ladder' jumps. These are the ones where you must jump onto a ladder to reach the block. This can either be done as a sideways jump to add more challenge to the jump, or it can be done as a straight/diagonal jump to add more distance to the jump.Â
Here's an example of a 'Sideways Ladder Jump':
Here's an example of a 'Straight/Diagonal Ladder Jump':
>First of all, to get better, you have to practice. It can be stressful sometimes but you just have to stick it out to gett better! Remember, 'Practice makes Perfect'
> Sometimes there will be 4 iron bars or glass panes put together for a jump. Beware around these as you CAN fall through the hole in the middle. Always watch out for Iron Bar/Glass Pane jumps, they're usually there to try and catch you out!
> Remember to not rush! Judge the jump before you attempt it. You will get faster over time :)
> If you are getting annoyed by continual failing on Parkour, the worst thing to do is keep trying it. Parkour is meant to be fun! Take a break and come back to it later :)
> As frustrating as falling is, don't start cursing in chat. Let's keep Minecraft clean :)
If you have any questions or feel like I have missed out an essential part, please let me know in the comments section.
I'd also love to get some feedback on my Parkour guide, so don't be shy!
Thanks guys, and enjoy!