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Minecraft: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to the World of Block Building

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What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a 3D sandbox game where players can build anything they want. It was created by Markus Persson, with help from Jens Bergensten, and is currently published by Mojang. The player starts in an overworld of a randomly-generated map. Players travel this world, exploring the area for resources and building things using blocks. What makes Minecraft so popular? The answer is simple: creativity. In Minecraft you are limited only by your own imagination. For example, if you wanted to recreate the Empire State Building in the game all you would need is time and patience!

How to Play

Minecraft is an open-ended game that doesn’t provide a clear narrative, but instead allows players to explore their own world. There are four modes: survival, creative, adventure and hardcore. The goal of Minecraft is to explore the world and map different areas in the game, which are created randomly by the system. Players build structures out of textured cubes in the game known as blocks.

What Is Survival Mode?

Survival mode is a game mode where the player must explore and survive in a randomly-generated world, while dealing with natural hazards like hunger, poisoning and falling. The objective of survival mode is to find various items that will help the player survive, such as some food (porkchops), a bucket for meals (filled with water) and armor to protect the player from their enemies.

Taming the Wilds

Minecraft is a game that can take a while to learn. Especially if you don't know what you're doing. In this blog, I am going to tell you about some of the basics for Minecraft so you can get started on your first adventure!

To start off, the first thing you need to do is tame the wilds. What this means is that when you start the game, it's in its simplest form. For example, it doesn't have any plants or animals wandering around. To make things more realistic, and easier to play with at first, go and find something green like dirt and grass blocks and place them all over the map. This will make it so there are plants everywhere instead of just in one spot. You'll also want to find animal blocks like pigs or cows and place them where they would naturally live! These two things will make exploring easier because they'll be ready-made food sources and companions along the way!

Next, set up your inventory slots - these are located on the bottom left of your screen next to your hotbar slots by default. To do this, open up your inventory window by pressing 'E'. There should be six empty slots in a row - these are for armor pieces which we'll come back to later on!

Now that we've taken care of some basic tasks for starting out in Minecraft, let's explore some of the mechanics of how Minecraft works before we get into any actual gameplay tips. The first thing to know

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Building a House

To start your journey in Minecraft, you’ll want to build a house. The first thing you should do is find a suitable area where you can build a base. It should be in a safe area that has some trees to provide wood and some water for the beginning of your journey.

Next, you’ll need to gather materials. To get wood, you can cut down trees. To get clay, head over to a hill or cliff with dirt on it. You’ll need water to make bricks and glass, so find a lake or pond with flowing water.

When you have all of these materials, craft them into blocks. You can then use these blocks to build different structures and designs using the game's creative mode feature and save it for future use.

If you want more information about how Minecraft works before jumping into playing the game, check out this blog post for more details on the basics of Minecraft!

The End of the World

The End of the World is a Minecraft map that has been around for quite some time. It’s often used as an example and tutorial on many YouTube channels and websites like The map consists of an abandoned, apocalyptic city with multiple houses, a church, castles and other various structures.

You will find zombies roaming the streets and abandoned cars in parking lots. There are also barricades to keep you from exploring too deeply into the city. The map is relatively small and can be completed in 30 minutes or less if you want to explore it all right away. However, there are enough interesting features and details in the world that it’s worth playing again and exploring thoroughly each time you play it.


With the help of this guide, you'll be able to start playing Minecraft and have fun exploring the world of block building. Whether you want to fight mobs, build a house or explore the vast world, there's something for everyone to do in Minecraft.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Shawn Dawkins

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