This instructable will show you the basic survival skills to get past your first day in Minecraft.

Henceforth, "Harvest" means left click and hold until said block has dissapeared and you are able to collect it, and "Place" means to right click in said place with said block weilded.  Also henceforth,  if "Realtime" is not in front of "Day" it means that the day in an in game day.  If "Realtime" is in front of "day", it means an actual 24-hour day.

To henceforth again, henceforth, a "Mob" is anything that has the ability to move between and across blocks without the player touching, or adding anything to it. (E.G. sheep, ducks, spiders, zombies)

All of this is advice and how-to's for a beginner player in Minecraft.  You should advance and do more daring things once you are comfortable with these skills.  That should not take too long, if you play regularly.

Step 1: Punch That Wood! (or Dirt)

Your going to need a shelter and some light sources.  What do you do?  Get some tools!  (or dirt)  You can make tools by harvesting the tree logs.  Once you have about 5 logs, press "i", and make some planks (http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Crafting  This gives you information on how to make whatever you can make, what you need for them, and many other facts about the item.)  After you make the planks, make a wood pickaxe.  

Now you need to find some coal.  Normally it is quite easy to find.  It looks like a normal stone block with black speck in it.  Mine/Harvest it, and collect the coal.  Then, make a torch (again, please refer to the crafting link I shared above.)

Now you can harvest anything you can see and make it into a house.  The building of the basic house is self explanitory.

At first, it will probably be just a small cube, then you will want to expand it, or build elsewhere.  You get to pick where you want to be.  You could be underwater, which would be a huge hassle on the first day.  You could be on a plain, which would be very good for a beginner, or you could be underground or in/on a cliff.  The last is my favorite, but making it look good is hard sometimes.
<p>I only need this for my homework, eventually I got tired of writing this; Minecraft</p><p>Have you heard of minecraft? It is a <br>sandbox game where there is only one point: to kill the ender dragon, but to do <br>that you have to do the following:</p><p>1) Get wood</p><p>2) Make a pickaxe</p><p>3) Mine</p><p>4) Make better pickaxes</p><p>5) YYYYAAAAYYYY! DIAMONDS!</p><p>6) Mine the volcanic glass: obsidian <br>10</p><p>7) Make a nether portal</p><p>8) Travel to the nether</p><p>9) Find the nether fortress</p><p>10) Kill blazes</p><p>11) Go back to the overworld and <br>kill enderman</p><p>12) Make eyes of ender 12</p><p>13) Find the ender fortress</p><p>14) Place the eyes of ender into the <br>ender portal frame</p><p>15) Kill the ender dragon in the end</p><p>That&rsquo;s <br>it. </p><p>The basics</p><p> Minecraft was made by Markus Alexej Persson, <br>a Swedish programmer who had called himself a &ldquo;nerd&rdquo; because he was <br>always interested in computers since he was 9 years old. He was born June 1, <br>1979, he is also called notch. Notch looks like this, he created <br>the tech demo for Minecraft in 2009, and most people liked it, so he worked on <br>it and the official launcher to Minecraft was released in 2011.</p><p> There is <br>no actual point except to kill the ender dragon but people make up their own <br>goals like do all the achievements or mine out the whole world, which will <br>probably take forever. Also Minecraft is very informative and it teaches you a <br>lot of things, for instance, did you hear of Redstone? Did you hear of andesite? <br>I am sure you do not but I am an expert in Minecraft because I know every ore <br>in your cubic world with no boundaries except bedrock. Bedrock is unbreakable <br>even in real life! Yes it not just what Notch wanted to make up but it does exist. <br>From the event when Mojang sold Minecraft to Microsoft&reg; <br>there is a lot of new stuff from the 1.8 update like the guardian, rabbit, and <br>the endermite which are mobs, there were changes to the mobs; </p><p><strong>Villagers</strong>- They now farm their own crops (harvesting and replanting, and <br>making wheat into bread) and have some new professions (like Fisherman and <br>Shepherd). They can also turn into witches if hit by lightning.</p><p><strong>Wolves -</strong>Will now attack skeletons.</p><p><strong>Skeletons -</strong>Will now run away from wolves.</p><p><strong>Slimes -</strong>Can now swim.</p><p><strong>Spiders -</strong>Can no longer see you through opaque blocks.</p><p><strong>Blazes -</strong>Can shoot players through solid blocks.</p><p><strong>Creepers -</strong>Run away from other creepers that are about to explode.</p><p>Also they added new ores like Granite, Andesite, Diorite, <br>Prismarine, Sea Lantern, and the wet sponge which is used to absorb water, because in <br>the previous updates sponges were only available in creative mode and they were <br>pointless because they were not used for anything, so nobody cared about them. </p><p> My opinion about Minecraft <br>is that it is the second best game ever made because my first favorite game is Gary's <br>mod or Gmod, and the third best game ever is . . . Sims 4!</p><p> Creative mode is a <br>gamemode where players have infinite resources and they are invincible. In <br>survival mode you have hearts which are lives. Half-a-heart equals 1 hp, hp <br>means, health point and if something hits you, you will lose a certain amount of <br>hp, but I cannot tell you exactly because damage may vary. It comes from <br>hostile mobs and natural damage such as drowning, burning, and fall damage. </p><p> Hostile means the <br>opposite of friendly ヅ. You may meet hostile mobs at night, but I never <br>recommend looking for mobs, if you want to do that; not the first night because <br>that is suicidal. One thing I forgot to mention is the shapes, everything is <br>cubic.This is diamond ore with shaders. And no shaders <br></p><p>12,000,000 peopleplay Minecraft on the pc,9,000,000 people play it on the Xbox, and6,000,000 people play it on the iPad, iPod, or android, and20,000 people buy the game daily, and3,200,000 people log on and play it each day on all of the <br>versions, and5 people buy the game in a second, so27,659,254 people own Minecraft today.</p>
Wat seed is ths
You needn't search for coal . Instead , gather logs and make charcoal ! It can be crafted into torches and used as a fuel , but unfortunately it cannot be crafted into blocks :(
Hehe, I just uploaded the official 1.2 release... and now the zombies can bash your doors open! THAT was a surprise!
U play hard mode then?
ikr <br> <br>1.2.5 is even better
no 1.2.4
way to comment after 1.4 is already out
i ment 1.4.5 <br>
oh ok but the zombies breaking door feature was added in 1.2.5
The 40 down theirs some one flying in the back round
I have that airsoft gun
Jump to THE sky my friend....i killed my pet cow,pig,and sheep cause i left the server for a day !:(
how high is the tower
how high is the tower
that pretty much covers everything except the end
a helpful tip i didn't know for a lang time, if you burn a wood block with a wood in furnace you get charcoal which is basically coal. i didn't see it in your instructables thats why i posted it
Silly sheep!
what version is this ible on <br>
This was made during 1.7, I think, but I plan on updating it sooner or later. I have been very busy recently. The basics still apply, even though 1.8 is out, and 1.9 official release is soon to come.
you are aware that minecraft is out in 4 days?<br>
Yes, I am aware of that. To my understanding, the official 1.9 update was supposed to be out before Minecraft is released. I read The Word of Notch and Mojang.com.
Just make a bed!
This was made before beds came out. I have been meaning to update it, but I have been doing a lot of other stuff, and the official release is only 6 days away, so I'll try to put most of the new features in by then.
hey i just got minecraft about a month ago and i love it! But when i play for like 20 minutes and then my computer over heats and shuts down and i loose everything.<br>can anyone help?<br>
Clean the dust out of your computer, if it's over a year old, don't worry about warranties. Take the fan off the cpu cooler if possible (the big aluminum heatsink somewhere towards the middle) and clean in between the fins with a Q-tip dipped in high purity rubbing alcohol. Make sure your computer is off when you do all this and unplug all the cables. Touch the bare metal of the case to get rid of any static electricity before you do any of the above. Clean fan fins the same way as the cpu cooler if dirty. <br><br>After it's all back together, it should run cooler. If not, open the task manager with ctrl-alt-delete, and make sort the list by cpu usage. Make sure there aren't any programs running that you don't recognize. If you don't recognize them, make sure they aren't important windows programs by looking the program up online.<br>Hope this helps, and good luck!
do you not know how to make doors ?
Is that skin David tenant?
In fact, yes!
please add charcoal. it is a great tool for first nights.<br>
Great tutorial, looks like you've covered pretty much everything, except for crafting. Maybe add this in?
I see what you mean. Crafting really isn't like the other parts of the game. It has a defined set of rules, and a specific way on how to do it... Putting all of that into this would not be very wise, in my opinion. I had also provided a link that shows what to craft and how to do it. But, I will add the basics of crafting.

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