Craft Your Destiny: Your First Day in Minecraft

So you’ve decided to start up your own world seed in single player Minecraft? Now if you have not, that is fine….. You can watch this video: how to get minecraft for free pc, but there’s quite a bit you need to get done within the first day if you want to survive the first night. The two most essential things you’ll need are shelter and light.
Now as a general rule you’ll spawn on a beach, but I have spawned in the middle of a forest before. Wherever you spawn, the first thing you’ll want to find are some trees to punch down. Punching wood is Minecraft 101, people! Its one of the most basic and abundant resources out there! Not only can you build a house with it, but you can craft it into tools or charcoal.

Be sure to get plenty of wood, but don’t wast too much time on it. Keep in mind days in Minecraft are only ten minutes long! Be sure to get enough wood to at least craft a workbench, a wooden pick axe, a door and enough wooden planks to make a decent sized house. If you happen to see a sheep, punch it too so you can get some wool (You’ll need 3) for a bed! Anyway, once you’ve crafted enough wooden planks and a door, quickly cobble yourself together a small house. Doesn’t need to be big or fancy, just enough to get you through the night.

An alternate way of doing this is finding a nice cliff face whereas after you’ve crafted yourself a wooden pickaxe, you simply carved yourself out a little space big enough to move around, add a bed, etc. and add a door. I’ve honestly found this is not only the most efficient way of getting a shelter going, but you also get cobblestone out of it for making a furnace.

Speaking of furnaces, you’re going to need one if you can’t find coal in the vicinity before dark. In this event, you can take a few logs that you haven’t crafted into wooden planks yet and turn them into charcoal by putting them atop the furnace while you burn some extra wooden planks inside the furnace, but save a few of your wood planks for making sticks later! Each wooden plank will char one and a half logs into charcoal. Charcoal is just as good as regular coal, only difference being that its manufactured by you. Either one can smelt/char/cook eight units of whatever item you’re working with. In short, if you can’t find coal, charcoal is a quick and simple alternative resource.

Right, so now that you’ve got coal you can craft some torches to set up around your house so that mobs won’t spawn. However, be careful with placement of your bed if you’ve managed to make one! Make sure that its at least one block away from each wall, or else you may have mobs spawning in your house/shelter no matter how much light you have! This is a very common mistake for both first time Minecrafters and well versed Minecrafters alike. Believe me, you don’t want a Skeleton or a Creeper waking you up in the middle of the night. I’ve had that happen. It is not pretty. So, you can play normally but what is really fun is playing with cheats… meaning you get like unlimited coal, wood, diamonds! Check out this website if you need some:

Anyway, now you have a cozy, safe little shelter built! You can either expand this or use it as a safe house at night while you build a bigger, nice, fancier house elsewhere during the daytime! Congratulations, you’ve survived your first day and night in Minecraft!