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How to start a Minecraft project [MissFunky's Contest entry]

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avatar Xoyjaz
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Architect
So I entered MissFunkyShoes contest:

This will be short and simple but also very useful.

So we are going to follow some easy steps, but there is always room for imagination. My ideas and you imaginationo ¦omg it will be amazing.

Step 1: IDEA

This is a part of planning your next project. You got to have an idea, improvising a project might lead to problems, problems such as: You quitting, buildings and their position didno t go to your improvising plan or you might not fancy building again since everything just went wrong.

How to get an Idea? Inspiration, you need inspiration. You can get that by reading books/comics, real life experiences, watch movies, play video games, look up some videos etc.

Try to always be original, if you got the idea then look up if ito s done before. Need any ideas? Click here

So this is what you have to do, you need an idea or a plan. You need this before you go tearing up some beautiful landscape.

Step 2: HOW

You have to plan how you are going to make what you are going to make. Never try to build something to big and beyond your expectations. Try staying at your level and slowly improve step by step each project so that you can finish the maps ASAP and go on to the next map. If you do too much on a map and never finish than people cano t see the true potential in you.

Ito s also important to have tools helping you out, my recommendation would be MCedit, WorldEdit and Voxel sniper to make things easier and for you to make stuff faster.

If you think you could use some help, then why not hire some builders? Always nice to have a person speaking to and giving opinions every now and then.


Starting building is one thing, but do you have your stuff together? I would recommend you to makes your gaming life more comfortable by cleaning your room a bit and cleaning up your PC so you have some organization and control over you stuff. Ito s healthier and gives you more motivation to build.


Before you start building you need to figure out what building style you have. There are so many, but choose one you can rely on. Then search up your building style on google and try learn ways to improve it. Get ideas by looking at pictures how you want to build. Also try drawing what you are going to build, its actually fun.


If you really want to make a good impact and submit something really amazing try to visit some architectural places. Get inspiration by taking a stroll in the city, look at everything and think about what and how you can make. In minecraft everything is possible, you can do it. When I build something I already have taken a trip somewhere or seen something amazing I can get inspiration from

Thank you for reading this blog and as always take care.
CreditMissFunkyShoes for letting me enter =)

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  • Cleet
  • Level 29
  • Expert Ninja
  • April 20, 2014, 4:34 am
Thank you for the given tips!
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • April 20, 2014, 4:39 am
Oh wow, well thank you for reading my blog. I appriciate that =)
  • lamslayer122
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • September 26, 2013, 11:22 am
  • Yan1703
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Cake
  • September 26, 2013, 1:52 am
Thank you. I got an idea now!
  • Vegemite
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 23, 2013, 10:13 pm
Thanks for entering!
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 11:46 pm
My plessure
Thanks man, Im not gonna diamond for now.
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 11:47 pm
Thank you =)
My question is if you need a certain type of landscape that's not in minecraft for example realistic mountains and other things like that how do you make it? also should you use superflat or regular?
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 11:51 pm
It really depends on what you are building. I rather build anything on a terrain then a flat world. If you want to make a realistic mountain you can use: World painter or world machine which is the most accurant realistic terrain generator.
But its all up to you really, but building on terrain looks always better.
  • icedragon926
  • Level 47
  • Master Blob
  • September 23, 2013, 11:56 am
Your uploading more stuff yay!
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 11:51 pm
  • Vyxept
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • September 23, 2013, 10:37 am
Good blog :) Personally I disagree with finishing it asap. Doesn't matter if people see potential in you or not really, as long as you have fun doing it :)
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 10:40 am
Oh thats true, I should change that beacuse what I ment is for a new person learning how to build is better try finishing small stuff that throw himself on some bigger builds and use ages to built it. I didnt mean like pro builders, they would take time and enjoy it. Thank you for the feedback =)
  • Vyxept
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • September 23, 2013, 10:42 am
For a new person planning to start a giant mega-build probably isn't the best idea, but if building smaller stuff is boring and un-enjoyable for you than I'd say go ahead for the big stuff :) Good blog

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