How to Survive the First NightOk, so you've booted up your new copy of Minecraft and find yourself inexplicably lost in the wilderness. You've got a precious few minutes to explore this landscape before it is plunged into darkness. If you haven't properly set up a home to survive the night in, you're likely to be massacred by the hordes of devious creatures that come out at night. This guide will teach you how to spend the first day productively so you're equipped to handle your first night.
Wood is the most important crafting material at this point in the game. Head over to a tree and hold down the left mouse button to harvest blocks of wood. Keep breaking down trees until you have 11 or more blocks of wood. coal. Coal is a black mineral found in stone deposits. Usually with a bit of exploring you'll come across a coal deposit like this. Once you find coal, move the wood in your inventory into the crafting box and turn it into wooden planks. Place one wooden plank into each area of the crafting box to make a crafting table. Now make some sticks and make a pickaxe. A pickaxe allows you to mine stone and coal. Break down the coal deposit and collect the minerals. torches to light your little cave. Seal off the entrance with some stone or dirt, leaving a small hole for a window so you can tell when it is morning. Make sure to bring your crafting table inside and spend the down time tunneling into the mountain and building tools.
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