As George R. R. Martin said, “The night is dark and full of terrors“. When the sun sets, the mobs which are creatures that would kill you if you’re seen by them, come out. The common ones are:
One should make it a point to carry a water bucket in Minecraft. Whether it be to get down a ravine, walk over lava or save yourself from a tall fall. Water buckets are a multipurpose tool that you should always carry.
Being resource-rich, caves are also equally dangerous. Always use torches to keep areas lit, keep a weapon on your hotbar at all times and wear armour. If you want to take extra precautions, a shield won’t hurt.
This is a trick everyone should know. Clocks and compasses aren’t used all that often but take up space in your inventory and require resources. Instead of crafting them, simply head over to your crafting recipes and the clock and compass over there can work even without crafting them.
You know that you need to farm for a lot of things on Minecraft – be it resources or weapons of any kind. However, there’s a way to acquire coal without even mining for it. You just have to make a furnace and smelt some logs – and voila! You have coal with you. The only downside of this technique is that you will not be able to make coal blocks – but it is still a good Minecraft trick if you really want the coal.
Some do – and some don’t. And, it is worth mentioning that you do not need to light up a torch in the game to clearly see what’s going on. By default, the game has a moody brightness setting, so you just have to change it “Bright” for a better vision.
When you’re exploring the world – you will also encounter danger coming your way. Maybe, it is dark out there. Or maybe you are just alone in a very bad place. What do you do when you see enemies coming to attack you then? Of course, unless you have the firepower to fight back. You can simply start digging three blocks down and then put a block above you to keep yourself safe. Well, this is the fastest and the most efficient way. If you have more time, you can make sure that you have a torch with you and enough space to place a bed or anything that you deem necessary.
I don’t have to mention it – but we gamers are born ready to handle a zombie apocalypse. However, when it comes to Minecraft – it is a bit different. You may have a home – but is it Zombie-proof? A good option will be to make an iron door – but you don’t need to do that necessarily. You can utilize a simple door and still keep away zombies from entering your house. You can place a block in front of the door (or behind it) which will stop zombies from getting inside. In either case, you can also put a lava trap or something similar which will be the next thing zombies will encounter after breaking in the door. Or, you can place sandbags as traps to fall down when the door breaks – which will again prevent zombies from entering.
You do not need a compass to know the direction. It helps – but in the worst-case scenario, you should know the trick to figure out the direction you are going in – or else you may get lost in the way. If you are on the Java Edition, you can get to know the directions by simply hitting the F3 button and check the directions on the debug screen. If that is not the case, the crack on a block when you hit it will give you a reference. When hit a block to mine, you will observe a crack. Hit alteast two of any blocks. There should be three cracks in that – one straight up, second to the right, and the third to straight down. If you find the same pattern for multiple blocks there – the straight line points to the North direction. Accordingly, you can guess the other directions.
Do you want to just explore Minecraft? Don’t want zombies to attack you? Can you wave a white flag to make peace? Unfortunately, no. But, you can do it – by changing the difficulty to “Peaceful”. So, no one will bother you. You can peacefully explore the beautiful world.