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avatar AkirAssasin
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
You all had this experience before.
You ran too far; You don't know where is your house. Your render distance is not far enough to see anything familiar. Someone pulled a prank on you by holding W for an hour on your keyboard. You spawned somewhere else because your bed is obstructed.

Even worse, you are stuck in the middle of the desert with no food, and it's getting darker...

Don't fret, you have stumbled upon the master at getting lost! Upon getting lost for so many times, I just had to help my fellow friends like you.

1. Decision
Do you want to lead a whole new life, or you want to get back home?
If you have just started or have given up, you might want to just live there, abandoning your previous home and go to Step 7.
But if you played for a very long time, have slept your emerald building then I suggest you go to Step 2.

2. Inventory Check
So you want to return. First, check your inventory; you might need some useful items that can help you:

Food - Very important unless you are on Peaceful; you don't want to starve and drop everything you have.
Tools - Important if you got stuck in a hole, need to kill mobs or to get crafting items.
Crafting items - Important to make other useful stuff.
A map drawn from your base - Obviously if you have this you can go straight home.
Compass - If you built your base close to where you spawned at the beginning the you don't need to fret.
Bed - To skip the night, but don't do this if you already slept at home.
If you have any items you want to keep, proceed to Step 3. If all you have are random crap and you slept in your bed at home, proceed to Step 5.

3. A Question
Do you know where your home is, based on your items? If yes, proceed to Step 6. If not, proceed to Step 4.

4. Build a Temporary Base
Survive and craft there until you get the following. Remember not to sleep if you slept in your home.
Ender Chest / Chest - Keep all your valuables inside, do this very often in case you died and got back home.
Coordinate of this base - So that you can return to retrieve stuff or dismantle it when you reach home.
Water / A lot of blocks / Lava - To suicide back to your bed, if you slept at home.
Compass - You can find your world's spawn with it.
Is your last sleep close to your home? If yes, proceed to Step 5. If not, proceed to Step 6.

5. Suicide
Kill yourself and get back to your home bed. Then write down the coordinate of your home so that you won't get lost again. You can return to your temporary base to get your stuff back or craft an Ender Chest. Proceed to Step 7.

6. Get Home
Prepare a lot of food, tools and a bed, and you are set to go. With a map drawn from home you can easily return home. Compass points towards the world spawn, so you might see familiar objects over there. Sleep through the night to prevent hostile attacks. Once you reach home, write down the coordinates of your home so you won't get lost again. You can return to your temporary base to get your stuff back or craft an Ender Chest.

Proceed to Step 7.

7. Thank this Post
Hurray, you got home! Leave a diamond, and get this to your friends so that they won't get lost ever again!

12/07/2015 2:31 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
Nice and unique tutorial. Well done and I can recall myself in the situation this guide to apply. I was only to stubborn for suicide because I had farmed way to much wood for my wooden fort.

Good luck with the contest although you're competition!
12/23/2015 6:18 am
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
Thanks! Good luck to you too (EDIT: wait it's over?)
12/23/2015 11:57 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
It's in the judging period already.
12/24/2015 4:45 am
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
Owh ok :P
11/28/2015 10:32 pm
Level 47 : Master Fox
Great job! c:
11/28/2015 10:41 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
11/28/2015 10:36 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
if you suisdie you will lose all your things and i can see you have a diamond pickaxe so why whould you kill your self this needs editing
11/28/2015 7:24 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
If you have random crap at Step 3, you will suicide because you don't want what you have. If you have stuff, you will go to Step 4 to store your items away, then Step 5: suicide. Either way you will not lose valuable items.

The image is just, well, an image; not everybody will have a diamond pickaxe when they are lost.
11/30/2015 4:31 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
oh i get it now
11/28/2015 1:25 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Mage
You all had this experience before. 
You ran too far. You don't know where is your house is.  

Needs editing.
11/28/2015 7:22 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
Please clarify, I don't quite get what you mean...
11/28/2015 7:26 pm
Level 23 : Expert Grump
Should be:

"You've ran too far, you don't know where your house is"

11/28/2015 7:27 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Ninja
Oh, now I get it! Thanks!
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