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Easy Ways to Hide You and Your Base

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avatar B1naryB0t
Level 28 : Expert Cake
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Are you tired of having your base raided and/or griefed on a Hardcore PvP server? Are you tired of being discovered, killed, and raided on a Hardcore PvP server? Just hear me out and give a diamond then. This first part will be devoted to your first few minutes and to set up a base.


Step 1: Get as far away as possible, preferably to a forest. This you want to do during the day or wait for day. Run, swim and dig quick. If you find a forest a good way away from spawn, mark the coordinates or simply stay the night.


Step 2: When night falls, unless you had luck to find a forest and get wood, a sword, pick, etc., dig down 3 blocks of dirt and go in the hole. Then, block up the block above you. If you found wood, got a sword, pick, torches, etc., find aa small and block it off with dirt except for a 1x1 window. If you are concerned about other players, stay out of the field of view and sneak to hide your name.


Step 3: Wait for day break and come out. If you had the first option of step 2 happen, wait for 7 minutes, check, then pop out and keep running, repeating steps 1 and 2. If you got through the success of step 2, you can expand to get some cobble and maybe find a cave system or resources you can use.


Step 4: Set up a temporary base or, if the spot is good enough, a permanent base using what is suggested below. Once a base is set up, get good tools, start mining, then craft diamond or iron gear and prove yourself in the Hardcore PvP world.





The next section will be ways to hide you and your base.


1. When in it, sneak. If anyone spots your name, you will likely be targeted, raided, and/or griefed.


2. Don't put something noticably manmade as an entrance or as the base. A major thing they will be looking for is unnatural objects such as cobble or a door. Some things you could use are smoothstone or iron ore, which isn't as good as some people look for iron.


3. Don't put a visible light near the entrance. Some raiders go at night because bases with a visible light near the entrance are easily seen.


4. Make your base underground or in a mountain, concealed heavily with fake things, like make it look like a mineshaft that was abandoned, or add many twists and turns.





This last section is for things you need or may want in a base as a bonus.


1. You need a small room with a workbench, a furnace, and a large chest filled with junk like dirt and gravel. Hide your valuable diamonds in the furnace. Most raiders go for chests and presume the furnaces are empty. They take the junk and leave you with your diamonds.


2. Load the outside with traps such as landmines, pitflalls, or dispensers filled with arrows, preferrably behind lava.


3. Have a 4-digit combo lock at the entrance using AND gates. Here is a video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtC0ONeXpqI&feature=related - This was made by TheKyshu. Check out their channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKyshu?feature=watch


4. Have a heavily concealed storage room filled with large cests. Say..., make a tiny room that looks like a simple cell trap, a chest with a sign saying, "(Insert-name-here's) Diamonds Only!" behind an iron door with a button powering it. If a thief enters wrong, he's in a cell trap, but if you enter right, a secret door opens up to the storage room.


5. Add a library, which can add class and double as an enchantment room and a brewery.


Now, I could go on and on, but I will just stop here, it's long enough already. Let me know what you think, leave a comment or diamond. This is my first blog ever.
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01/05/2016 11:36 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Archer
mturina2003
I have a realm and i play with my friend, and then we have a game in which he has to chase me, and if i get found in set time, i lose some diamonds. If the time runs out, i win his diamonds. So, to hide easier, i am building tiny camo shacks with access to underground tunnels, but i am unsure how to hide them. BTW we are in a jungle biome. Can someone give me advice?
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02/10/2014 1:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
MegaMac
What if we find a dungeon?
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06/22/2013 1:01 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
pioneertracker76
thank you very much, i can grief more efficiently. diamond for you.
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05/07/2013 3:44 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Button Pusher
enzoharis
for all my days of playing minecraft it actully works... THX
now nobody will notice my traps and mazes!
+ Diamonds
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05/06/2012 12:24 am
Level 1 : New Miner
BloodScorcher
Amazing advice!
+ Diamond
+ Favorite
Keep it up!
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05/19/2012 6:49 am
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Thank you for reminding me about this blog. I will update it this weekend on a new blog post, so be sure to check it out!
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05/20/2012 9:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
BloodScorcher
Trust me I will!
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01/04/2012 10:16 am
Level 28 : Expert Nerd
Death_Butter
Thx for the help I'll use it
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01/03/2012 4:48 pm
Level 26 : Expert Narwhal
CinnamonTiny
Thanks for the great tutorial! I'll make sure to take these tips into consideration when I go on a PvP server!
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01/03/2012 3:32 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
DoctorWoo
Although my comment will more than likely go unnoticed, I thought I'd throw in some little details that would apply if building on a server with a livemap feature:

-Build the door/tunnel entrance facing north. This will prevent it from being spotted on livemap

-Do not build any form of a ceiling on above ground. It's best to have an underground base

-Build erratically. Seriously. If you look on a livemap with the isometric x-ray function, you can see tunnels. If you make your base look crappy, your good. Make it square, people will wonder whys there an unnatural square there.

-Be fast! Get in your base and out as quickly as possible when you need to go to it.

-Build at night. I mean real-life night, when the server is empty, as to avoid people finding you while you make it.

-And, of course, follow B1nary's tips. His tips work beautifully on a server without livemap. But pair it with this: and your golden on a livemapped server.
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01/04/2012 7:14 am
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Actually, my friend has a huge castle above sea level, AKA, above ground. I may show it in a tutorial some time.
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01/04/2012 2:39 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
DoctorWoo
Ah, good point...I've done that myself...just made a floating castle in the middle of the ocean, with a [lift] sign in the water. That may or may not be like what your friend made, but if done right, that's a viable option too.
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01/03/2012 4:47 pm
Level 26 : Expert Narwhal
CinnamonTiny
I like what you said here.
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01/03/2012 3:29 pm
Level 24 : Expert Archer
Halaford
This works GREAT. I made a copy of it on my server in the Redstone workshop with all the wiring visible so anyone else who gets on can see how to make it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrbYQwPhto4&list=UUL1u-kLiIszjUBD-DeBHNFA&index=2&feature=plcp
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01/03/2012 2:24 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Dragonborn
KrabbendeKUTKAT
You just earned 4XP from me,
1 for view
1 for comment
1 for diamond and
1 for favorite
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01/02/2012 8:03 pm
Level 21 : Expert Ninja
TheNinjaFennec
awesome ideas
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01/02/2012 7:33 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Pokemon
Enigmopro
Diamonds To You!
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01/02/2012 3:29 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Oh, and guys, my computer crashed this morning when I was typing up the second blog, so it will be a while longer until it is posted.
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01/02/2012 6:05 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
lwis3
awww this was a really good blog i cant w8
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01/02/2012 1:42 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Narwhal
shadowsphere
The only one problem with this is that people know what to look for... not trying to put it down, these were really good tips. If I ever do multiplayer hardcore, I will do this!
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01/02/2012 3:27 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Some of them, yes. However, others they don't. I am especially pround of the furnace trick. I think my 2 favorite tricks are the furnace trick and the hide-in-a-hole running trick. And I would recommend you do multiplayer hardcore, it is really, quite fun.
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01/02/2012 4:16 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Skinner
Wikkers
if you make your walls, floor and ceiling out of obsidian, people cannot see your name :D
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01/02/2012 8:33 am
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Correction, they can, but it is a little harder. You would need at least 4 layers to keep your name invisible. That would be expensive and dangerous to do. Preferably, I prefer the ways I suggested.
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01/02/2012 3:53 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Explorer
Frank West2
*has a party in base because of lack of raiders*

"Hey, is this spoiled milk?"

*drinks sour mlk and becomes a zombie, therefore infecting all bandits.*
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01/02/2012 1:42 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Narwhal
shadowsphere
*Like* button!
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01/02/2012 8:26 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Explorer
Frank West2
I knew that my combo lock needed an impact smart hard drive!
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01/02/2012 12:48 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Toast
jdberry2
I make tons of secret entrances. using redstone and decoys. I also make a decoy house somewhere nearby, so if im seen in the area. They will find that house, and raid it instead.
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01/02/2012 8:38 am
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
I do that as well, and I hide pistons within a decoy base, someone sees me actually go IN, and I have many secret entrances that even if they are right behind me, watching, they can't use. I will go more in-depth in todays tutorial, as that is partially what it is going to be about.
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01/02/2012 3:03 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Toast
jdberry2
Easy one that I like to use. Use a lot of switches as decoration, but one actually works. Only one. Put redstone under floor that opens metal door, on other side of house, behind a painting. :DDDDDDDDDDD
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01/02/2012 3:21 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Everyone knows the painting trick, and no raider would just stop at a bunch of switchs, they would switch every one of them. A better way would be to hook up the other ones to a landmine, pitfall trap, or suffocation trap. Or maybe a flaming arrow trap. :P
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01/01/2012 10:51 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Narwhal
3ds_
Have y'all seen my way to hide your shelter? It's not that easy but it will keep you and your stuff safe.
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01/01/2012 10:09 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Thanks for all the support guys, I will be adding another one tomorrow.
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01/01/2012 10:03 pm
Level 23 : Expert Toast
ryan2swim
Another thing you should do, if you decide to sneak in ur house the whole time, is change the sneak key to something more convenient for you.
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01/01/2012 9:49 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Pokemon
pvippy27
Reasons I like this post: It gives good ideas about how to stop griefers and raids, without complaining and crying about it.

It doesn't act like all griefers are heartless jerks, it accepts that griefing is part of minecraft.

Finally, it is original, and is made completely to help people!

Diamond for you my friend!
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01/04/2012 10:00 am
Level 23 : Expert Mage
Scotlockify
except they are heartless jerks. who attack small random servers for absolutely no reason and hack to destroy your spawn, -_-

Anyway 1 diamond from me for good tips, although i honestly think redstone to hide your base is overrated and hardly works
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01/04/2012 6:18 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Pokemon
pvippy27
I would like to point out something.

there are two types of griefers:

The ones you stated, who hack to ruin servers. Those ones are jerks.

However, the griefers who grief and steal on servers where it is allowed are perfectly ok. Not all griefers are hackers so don't put them all into one category. Even the ones who grief on servers where its not allowed are still not that bad. Honestly, servers that don't allow griefing but don't do anything to stop it are almost asking for it.
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01/05/2012 8:17 am
Level 23 : Expert Mage
Scotlockify
Your right. Absolutely right, but griefing still just doesn't sit well with me in either case, i don't know if its just me but it seems horrible.
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01/01/2012 9:35 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
X-g4m3r
how do you give diamonds
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01/02/2012 1:43 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Narwhal
shadowsphere
button top-left at the top of page.
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01/01/2012 9:32 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Nether Knight
hollow123
I built my base 30 blocks underwater near no life. Also it has no light near the door and the only entrance is a small 1 block hole. The best part is that I made a giant throne room under with a hall way leading which is were you enter from. Point being is I added a hidden switch opens these unnoticeable side doors in the hall way.

Though I do also raid (on servers that allow it of course) and everything you'v stated is so true. These are all the things I go for when searching! Great job!
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01/01/2012 8:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Brawl1336
This is pretty good, and I don't even go on that many servers.
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01/01/2012 7:48 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
cocoataco
Hey guys i think this is good Diamond for you BUT i still think they can see your name underground



cocoataco :3
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01/01/2012 7:55 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Depends how far and if you sneak. If you sneak, a serperation of one block and they don't. And if you are within 16 layers of bedrock, I believe you are hidden.
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01/01/2012 7:23 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Guys, a little thing to note, I am designing these for vanilla. This means no x-raying will be included, no flying, and no teleporting. So please, don't say stuff like "Here's what you should do for x-rayer griefers..." I am aware there are x-rayers, and the servers I use nearly instantly ban hackers, which, BTW are mcpvp.com and mcctf.com.
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01/01/2012 6:51 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Crafter
Meichrob7
hey i have a suggestion. if you make a piston entrance use a button if your going to keep somthing there. put a button on a block of stone. most people will look over it because of the color
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01/01/2012 6:54 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
A little tip for that, use cobble instead. Stone buttons still show the shading too muuch. But, as I said before, don't use it at the entrance to the base.
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01/01/2012 7:10 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Crafter
Meichrob7
humm that does work better. diamond for u man
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01/01/2012 6:47 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
AmasterCraft
Very nice, I like it. :D
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01/01/2012 7:17 pm
Level 28 : Expert Cake
B1naryB0t
Thanks! I hope I can do more. Do you guys all think I should do more?
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01/01/2012 5:58 pm
Level 22 : Expert Toast
LAUAR
You forgot piston secret enterace. Also I favorited, subrcribed and gived dimanod.

P. S. I am the guy that told you how to make a blog in your welcome thread.
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