Minecraft is one of the most sought after game in the world of internet and computer gaming. Many players venture into playing minecraft with some doing it for free while others do it for cash. It is however important to make sure that you know how to play minecraft before committing any of your cash into the game.
Generally speaking, minecraft is a form of artistic adventure game that guides a person toward building several things and structures by way of using excavation to get the required items by using the right tool for the right purpose.
It takes 20 minutes in total with 10 minutes of daytime while 1.5 minutes are allocated for sunrise and sunset each. The remaining seven minutes are set for night which is characterized by spawning on the surface by hostile mobs.
Before we get to knowing exactly how to play minecraft, it is of great importance that we know exactly what keys to use when we want to do something; whether it is moving around or scooping some coal. So then for moving around front back and sideways; W, A, S, and D are used, the space bar is utilized for jumping, while if you want to Sneak/Crouch it is advisable you hold shift to avoid falling of the ledge.
If you want to check your inventory status, then letter E comes into use. While selecting an item from the inventory hot bar, the number keys are used; that is one through nine.
The game is build upon a situation where one happens to enter a new world. It is expected that the first thing to find will be a source a shelter. In this case, unfortunately, there are no hotels around; the player (the new resident) is expect to build this from scratch.
This will be done by using the crafting tools which he will have to find inorder tp mine sources for other materials. In this case finding trees and crafting tools will be the player’s first step.
In the event you happen to find a couple of trees, you should use your fist to punch them and then collect the fallen pieces of wood. From this you will be required to harvest the resources which will be achieved by holding down the mouse button on the point that the cracks in the block lead up to it’s breakage.
These are some of the critical initial stages in mastering how to play minecraft. Following the breakage of the block, then you may walk close to it in order to place it to the inventory. You will require at least 10 pieces of wood, so unless you already have 10 pieces at your inventory, you’ve got to keep on punching the trees. It is also important to note that in a multiplayer server, blocks of 33×33 radius of the spawning point cannot be harvested or mined.
Assuming now you have enough wood, the nest step in knowing how to play minecraft is finding a suitable place to build you structure/shelter for the first night/night one. Remember that the night one structure is only meant to be a simple canopy/covering good enough to keep off the monsters.
Most players would go for the high places in the mountains though any other place would be ok. Followed by this will now be the process of converting the woods to planks. Pressing ‘E’ enables you to open the inventory and hence the ability to see the 2×2 crafting grid to the extreme right of your character.
One piece of wood is converted into four wooden planks by placing it into the crafting squares. You will need a total of 24 wooden planks to be successful in the task of building crafting tables. These tables are paramount to building most tools and items and need to be kept in an easily accessible location.
Completing the table enables you to open a 3×3 crafting grid by right clicking on it; this will be very similar to the grid in the inventory.
Since sticks will be required in building the tools, you will need to place two wooden planks on the grid on top of each other to come up with 12 sticks from 6 wooden planks. These will help in ultimately mastering how to play minecraft.
After this you are ready to build your first tools, being, pickaxe, an axe, a shovel and a sword. Then you may now start building your shelter/structure since you have everything. Supposing you need to change the location of your structure, all you need to do is punch the table using your fist in order to pick it up.
The wooden shovel is essential for gathering dirt to build quick walls; in case of stone, then the pickaxe will be used in coming up with a more durable wall. Your shelter need only be good enough to cover you around till the next day, so it’s not a must that it be big.
The ultimate and final step in understanding how to play minecraft is to try and find how to keep yourself warm during the cold night. You will need to find some cobblestone for making a furnace; your wood shovel will again be called into play if no stone is visible. You will only dig a few layers of some grass and dirt and then you start to see some. Having found the stone, your wood pickaxe will be used to gather 20 cobble blocks.
These will be enough to lock yourself in for the whole night. In this case you will go back to the table to get on with building the furnace. A cobble stone is to be placed in each of the outermost crafting squares with only the central square to be spared. The furnace is then to be placed near the crafting table at the most convenient place.
From the furnace, torches can be made for overnight lighting. The steps are to open the furnace and then place the wooden plank at the bottom most square with a few blocks of wood on the very top square to come up with some charcoal. The initial piece would be useful in keeping the furnace lit while continuing to convert the wood blocks into charcoal.
You will require five pieces of charcoal so keep converting until you achieve this number. You can then use the charcoal and the surplus sticks to make torches; this is done by stacking the charcoal on the sticks. A piece of charcoal and one stick will make four torches; this will be placed inside the shelter to provide lighting. This typically what you need to know in the basics of how to play minecraft especially during the first night.