Materials needed for this tutorial:
--Computer (Mac or PC)
--Anywhere from 20 minutes to the rest of your life.
Step 1: Buy Minecraft
Step 2: Making Your New World
Step 3: Getting Started in Your New World
Look around using your mouse to take in your surroundings.
Use W,A,S,D to move in the world.
Left click to use the item currently held in your hand. R
Right click to place a block if you are holding one in your hand, or to interact with something in the world.
The boxes on the bottom are part of your quick access bar. Put items and tools in these for quick access to them.
Above the quick access bar is your experience bar. You get experience by killing monsters.
The hearts above the quick access bar is your current health, when it reaches zero you die!
The row of meat to the right of your life is your food meter, when it is full you slowly regenerate life, but when it is empty you lose health.
Step 4: Punch Some Trees!
Move your cursor over the wood until the black border appears around it, and hold down the left mouse button until it breaks. Move over the tiny block that appears to pick it up.
Step 5: Make a Crafting Table
Drag the logs from the trees you punched into the 2x2 crafting square on the left of the arrow. Planks will appear to the right of the arrow, click these to pick them up.
Now take the planks, and put one into each square of the crafting square to the left of the arrow. This will make a crafting table, which you need to craft almost everything in the game.
To use your crafting table drag it to the bottom row of your inventory. This puts it on the quick use bar. When it is on the quick use bar you can access it outside your inventory screen by pushing the number associated with the square, or using your mouse wheel to scroll through all the items on it. When you have the table in your hand right click on the ground the set it down. Finally to use it right click on it to bring up a bigger crafting 3x3 crafting square.
Step 6: Make Some Tools
First you will need to make sticks. Using the planks we made earlier arrange two stacks of planks, one right above the other. Pick up the sticks that appear on the right side of the arrow.
Shown in the picture is an ax made out of wood. Arrange your sticks and planks as shown to make your ax.
To make a pickaxe put the sticks in the same place and place planks along the top row of the crafting square.
To make a sword put a stick in the bottom middle square, and then put a plank in the two squares above it.
For more crafting recipes go to http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Crafting to see the complete list.
Step 7: Build Your Shelter
Step 8: Permanent Shelter
Step 9: Food
Step 10: Monsters!!
Zombie: The easiest monster to deal with, has a slow movement speed and can only attack you at very close range
Spider: Fast and annoying, they will leap at you to attack. They are able to scale walls so hiding on top of your house may not be safe
Skeleton: Attacks you with at long range with a bow.
Creeper: This no armed monster will run straight at you as soon as it sees you. It may not look dangerous but beware! It's only attack is to blow itself up! This explosion severely hurts you and it also blows up any nearby blocks.
Endermen: the oddest of the monsters, they appear as a tall person wrapped in shadow. While not immediately hostile, if you look directly at them they start to shake. If you move at all during this period they become hostile and will attack you. If you out- stare them they will just teleport away