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avatar andrewnguyener
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
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This guide will show you how to conquer Minecraft in the easiest way possible. This guide is only made for Single Player and I am not sure if it will work for SMP.

#1: Go Straight Towards The Woods!
No matter where you are. Desert, swamp, tundra, anything. Go straight towards the wood! Collect at least half a stack or a stack of logs. Instantly make a crafting table, planks, and wooden tools.

#2: Build A Safe Area To Live!
This is a EXTREMELY important step. I suggest building a 12x12 or a 14x14 home. Make the walls At least 3 blocks high. This will give you enough space to put your crafting table and chests at.

#2 and a Half: Get Wool If You Can!
If there are any sheep around you, KILL THEM. Make a bed and put it in your safe area! Wait until night comes, get some sleep and now if you die, you spawn there! Makes your life easier.

#3: Make A Mine!
Make a mine either in your house or a few blocks away from your house. This way, monsters aren't so close to you to kill you and such. With a wooden pickaxe, you can get 60 pieces of cobblestone. But if you find coal, go ahead and mine it!

#4: Make Upgraded Tools/Etc!
Go ahead and make a furnace and stone tools. Use your stone pick and dig deeper and search for some iron. Iron is your number one priority at this point. Get as much as you can get and don't forget to get more cobblestone just in case.

#4 and a Half: Food?!
By the time you have that stuff done, you will need food. From here, find wild grass, get seeds, and grow a farm right in front of your house. (Don't forget the hoe!) Grow some wheat, and get some bread! And to make that farmland better, use the iron you got earlier to make a bucket!


#5: A Choice...
From here on out, you can go for the diamond with the iron you got earlier. Or you can mine some more for some more iron/coal/etc. before you go for it. And you can go get some wood as well!

#6: Diamond?
After deciding, you probably went for the diamond in the end. And some tips on finding that diamond are using the F3 coordinate scale. First, press Shift and F3 to just show the top part. Now look for the Y coordinate. When you dig down, the number will drop. Now when you dig down to the level "12" that is a very popular diamond level. Easiest way to find your first diamonds? Make big rooms in the 12 area. You are bound to find your treasure.

#6 and a Half: Trouble with diamonds again?
So this happens to some people. They go digging for a while and yet, no diamonds. I have a technique that is usually bound to find diamonds. At the level 12, make a 1x2 hallway and dig straight across on both sides of the hallway. This will reveal the ores/etc. when you mine across. Very efficient and finds more than just diamond.

#7: IT HAS HAPPENED!
You just found diamond. Your life is now complete. Now, after this event has happened, read below for a list of challenges/things to do after you have found your diamonds.

Challenge List


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07/19/2012 2:46 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Artist
Jfaz
I followed this exactly. 40 peices of TNT. Amazing results.
1
07/17/2012 12:59 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
Ash
Comment :D
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07/17/2012 12:56 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Ninja
FyroCRS
Nice
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07/17/2012 12:48 am
Level 73 : Legendary Engineer
CNCminecraft
there you go!
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07/16/2012 8:10 pm
Level 25 : Expert uwu
Girouette
There is no "right" or "wrong" way to play minecraft. In Minecraft you can basically do anything
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07/16/2012 8:13 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
That is why I put quotation marks for my own emphasis. That is just my thought of it.
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07/12/2012 11:19 pm
Level 23 : Expert Engineer
jc3833
more challenges u forgot, build mansion(or home, whatever) in the nether and make an effective nether wart farm
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07/13/2012 12:10 am
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
Seemed kind of extra. I did like the "necessary" ones.
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07/13/2012 7:01 pm
Level 23 : Expert Engineer
jc3833
well, none of the challenges r necisary
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07/13/2012 10:09 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
That is why I put quotations on "Necessary".
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07/12/2012 3:17 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
GoldButterKnife
I usually just make a wooden pick, then mine cobble until the pickaxe breaks. Then I make stone tools. No point in wasting all that wood when you upgrade to stone in a few seconds.
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07/12/2012 3:39 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
That is what I was suggesting. Guess I didn't write it out too specifically.
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07/11/2012 2:47 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
tanhuynh226
What About Fighting Against The Enderdragon?
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07/10/2012 9:59 pm
Level 22 : Expert Explorer
TetraGC
Epic. Diamond. Sub, Fave :D
1
07/10/2012 9:57 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Spelunker
liam193
Diamond for you this was epic.
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07/10/2012 9:59 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
Thanks!
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07/10/2012 10:01 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Spelunker
liam193
Can you please check out my guide to PVP? Id appreciate.
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07/10/2012 10:02 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
Sure. :D
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07/10/2012 10:03 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Spelunker
liam193
Thanks. :D
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07/10/2012 9:52 pm
Level 22 : Expert Spelunker
Zedeik
Yay! Always loved to blow up my hosue in the end. :D
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07/10/2012 9:55 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Scribe
andrewnguyener
Haha. Please don't forget to leave a diamond!
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