I just created a new Let's Play video. The idea of this one was that I would pick a direction in my first Minecraft world to explore. Part of the awesomeness of Minecraft is how open and expansive the worlds are. Its impressive.

I wasn't sure how long I would be out exploring, but the video spans two Minecraft days. Since I don't mark my path, I return to my house by getting killed.

Enjoy.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/11/2012 at 09:52pm

Couple notes/tips. :)

There is a difference in what the different trees can make. They make different colored wooden planks. Functionally they're no different, but they can be used to make different colored houses/floors. :D

Also, a shovel is the most efficient tool for digging in dirt/grass. I noticed you used a pick for most of that.

A tip for fighting creepers is to dash attack them. When you dash attack them it knocks them back far enough to reset their fuse or timer or whatever you want to call it. Also, higher quality swords will do more damage. So while you probably don't need diamond tools for most things, I recommend a diamond sword. :) (and a diamond pick axe for mining obsidian)

You can actually tame those wolves you found. If you feed them bones they'll start following you around.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/11/2012 at 11:28pm

I think I saw a pig in a tree at 12:35. This game is unnatural!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/11/2012 at 11:51pm

Really fun video. Not too long!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/12/2012 at 12:14am

Awesome, thanks for the feedback it was really fun to make.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/12/2012 at 12:15am

WhiteboySlim: thanks for the tips. I do typically shovel dirt but sometimes I don't always remember. Cool you can take wolves with bones, ill try that next time!

hardeyez wrote on 11/13/2012 at 05:38pm

Also, you can add a minimap mod (e.g. REI's) which can help you to always find home.

hardeyez wrote on 11/13/2012 at 05:43pm

But watch out, if you mod a bunch, take two precautions:
* backup your minecraft.jar so you have a clean one to go back to
* hold off on updating until the mods you want catch up

There are a few 'mod manager' type systems to help out, but I never delve deeply into any of them. My kids love Technic Pack and Tekkit http://www.technicpack.net/ which applies a BUNCH of mods to a separate install, so you can run it and vanilla side-by-side (in fact I think technic is still based on minecraft 1.2.5). But the launcher has several modpacks to begin with (tecnic, tekkit, hack/mine and yogbox) so it's an easy way to see a bunch of mods w/o messing around with minecraft.jar :)

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