Starting Out In Minecraft

When starting out on Minecraft, you'll likely experience something you haven't felt in many games before. The game itself isn't intensely graphically pleasing or anything of the sort, but it's guaranteed to keep you busy for hours, days, and more. Minecraft will surely make you addicted to it, it's just a matter of how long it takes for you to become addicted (for the most part). In this article, we're going to take a look at how you can form a great start on a single player Minecraft game. At first a lot of people are very confused, and if that's the case, by following this guide, you will stay safe and learn about the game at the same time.

When first starting, it's definitely recommended to spend some time traveling around the map and just taking it all in. If you die at first with nothing in your inventory, it's not a big deal. Just get the gist of what exactly the game is and then move on to actually surviving. The point of the single player mode is usually to survive (unless you're in the creative mode), so this guide is going to help you survive.

After you're done getting a feel for the game, it's time to start gathering some supplies that will aid you on your journey throughout the game. Look around for a tree, and start breaking the wood down with your fist. Literally hold down the mouse button while selecting the wood and you'll notice it dropping from the tree. After you've cut down a few trees with your bare hands, start learning how to use the crafting table. If you don't know how to use the crafting table, or are unsure as to what exactly it is, check out our resources page and navigate over to the Minecraft Wiki where you'll find the information you need regarding crafting in Minecraft.

Start crafting yourself some tools. A pickaxe, shovel, axe, and wooden sword will do for the start. It's advised to start a small shelter before nightfall arrives, so you'll do exactly that. If you want, you can dig into the ground with your pickaxe and shovel, and simply place blocks above where you dug in to become safe, but if you'd rather build something above ground, try digging up some dirt and building yourself a little shelter. Make sure to add a roof so nothing can get in to kill you!

After you're done building your shelter, it's probably nighttime by now. The monsters are coming out. If you want to keep going without risking too much, simply dig into the ground while in your shelter. By doing this, you can start digging and mining which will help you learn the basics of the game. Just dig around and learn how everything works for now. Make sure you're using your pickaxe on stone, and your shovel on dirt.

It's fairly difficult to describe where to go after the initial start via words, so we'd suggest heading over to YouTube where you can find tons of videos showing you how to set up a wonderful base to support your survival in Minecraft. There's tons of great tutorials on YouTube, so don't be afraid to just head on over there and check out videos. Chances are you'll find some that millions of other Minecrafters just like you have watched at the beginning of their Minecraft experience. These videos are meant to help you out at first, so don't be afraid of watching some!