When Minecraft goes Beta, the price is going to double. If you are considering purchasing the game, do so now! Beta happens when health is fixed which is in just a few days!
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Some of us have gotten into the habit of chatting in Vent.
WE GOT OUR MAP FROM EIN BACK!
If you have something on that map you want kept, tell us and we will copy it over. People have done a lot of work on the map we are currently running, so no one wants to go back.
Though boats and minecarts do kind of work, they are still pretty buggy. They won't load up chunks when you use them, so you eventually have to get out or get stuck in the void, and they don't go away. So don't get too excited about using them quite yet. I however will not stop you from planning things out and laying down track, just don't get excited and build 6 Flags.
Something to also keep in mind, Notch did a lot on the Halloween update that kind of made our lives difficult. He fixed some bugs but introduced others. I'm doing all I can to fix what problems we have but for now just know that things are a little fickle right now.
"Oh my god how do I do that?"
Well, you go to Minecraft.net and you can try the game out for free!
Not the full game of course, just creative mode. The game costs 9 Euro dollars, which is roughly 13 US dollars when I last checked.
Which of course is where the [strike]addiction[/strike]fun starts!
"Wait what is this exactly?"
It's a sandbox game, where you build stupidly ridiculous crap like that, mine forever, fight monsters and build a little home for yourself. There is multiplayer survival*, single player survival and creative mode. The Enterprise was made in creative mode. Keep in mind that this game is not finished, it's currently in Alpha still. If you want news on development you can check out Notch's Blog
, the guy who made this. Music is done by C418
Also do yourself a favor and don't try this game out during finals week.
I'm not kidding around don't fucking do it.
He tries to set up updates every Friday, but lately he's been trying to start his own business. I'll put in news from the blog in the spoiler below:
More information coming next week, in some form.
Work on the new dimension is going well! Here’s a new block type.
As with all things you wanna be sure what you're hearing is also correct right? Some guys got together and made a thread where they gather information that they know and can reference as to plans Notch has up, so if you hear something crazy and you ain't sure, here's
a good resource for you!
"Oh man this is awesome but how do I play?"
You punch trees. If it doesn't work just hold down the mouse button. You then turn the logs into planks. Which gets turned to a crafting table, and you can also turn them into sticks. And then it kinda spirals out of control. If you need help crafting, go here
. Don't feel bad if you don't understand how to play the game, there's no real tutorial. If you don't know what something is, look here.
Here's the basics you will need to know for your first day and night.
"OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT!"
WASD controls + Mouse.
I opens up your inventory
Hold left click to remove blocks or attack mobs
Right click places blocks or gets into boats/minecarts.
Space jumps or swims.
F5 goes into third person, if you like that kind of thing.
Q drops whatever item you are holding
F changes the draw distance.
Esc takes you to the main menu
T lets you talk to people in multiplayer
First, punch those trees. Now you have logs. You may also wanna punch down those leaves, you get saplings in return which allows you to replant more trees. You can punch as many as you want, but for the moment let's just stick with one tree.
Don't know what to do with logs? Stick them in here.
1 log gives you 4 planks, which you can use to build a tiny little home for the night much more quickly. Plus planks burn at about the same rate as logs do, so when you're low on coal or you'd rather use coal for torches it's a good substitute.
To make a crafting table, do this.
This allows you to use a larger crafting surface, which is what you will be needing for tools and for most of everything else in the game. Consider bringing an extra one with you in your travels as part of your supply kit. You can destroy it with an axe to pick it back up.
To make tools, you need handles. You make them out of sticks like so:
At this point you are probably thinking you need more lumber. Make an axe.
In singleplayer, all tools have a life expectancy. Wood and gold don't last for very long, iron lasts a decent amount of time and diamond lasts for quite a while. There's a bug currently in multiplayer that lets you drop an item and then pick it back up to "fix it" but don't expect it to last forever. Some tools are better suited for different materials. Hoes don't last for very long, and you won't want to use a diamond pickaxe to harvest stone as fast as it may go. Diamond swords though should be the first thing you make once you find diamond as they are quite deadly and last quite a while, especially if you use bow and arrows. You need an Iron pickaxe to harvest gold, diamond and redstone, and a diamond one to harvest obsidian. You'll be fine starting out with wood but personally, I mostly use stone tools when I can.
Is it getting dark? You should consider finishing that home pretty quick. No one makes anything elaborate on the first day. You can use dirt to finish your home but don't use sand or gravel on the ceiling, they fall.
Now that you are hiding from the scary monsters you probably want to light the place up. Monsters spawn in the dark after all. To get coal though for torches, you need to mine. And you need a pickaxe.
When you do find coal, and look at this list
to see what coal looks like, grab a stick and then do this.
As you can see you don't need a crafting table to make torches, they only require two blocks.
And there are the basics! If you get hurt build a hoe and right click the ground until you find seeds. Plant them into soil near water and wait, and you'll have wheat! Make that into bread and regenerate some life, or you can kill a pig, eat the raw flesh for some health or cook it in your furnace for more. The wikia tells you how to make armor and all kinds of stuff in the crafting link so check it out!
It's a mob! There are all kinds here and some of them are more useful than others.
are all friendly. The worst they will do is trample your crops, but that is why we have fences!
Pigs drop meat when you kill them, which you use to eat to heal yourself. Cows drop Leather, which you can use to make armor. You can also milk them with buckets. Sheep drop wool which is nice for carpeting or your walls. Chickens drop feathers when you kill them and eggs when you just leave them alone, you'll hear a pop sound. They are useless for the time being, but we're expecting that to be changed in an update. Feathers are used to make arrows.
There are also hostile mobs.
that drop arrows, zombies
that drop feathers for some reason, creepers
which fuck your shit up and they also drop gunpowder. Kill them from a distance as they will explode. Spiders
drop string, which you can use to make more cloth and to build a bow and a fishing pole. Slimes
are recent enough that what they drop is entirely useless, which is just more slime. Be careful killing them because you'll just have two smaller versions. They live in caves near bedrock.
Some more tutorials you may find useful: