This 2017 Minecon was possibly one of the greatest ever held. During this long looked-forward to event, it seemed that announcement after announcement was made regarding the incredible advancements being made in the coming year.
At Minecon, we learned that the world was going to have brand new creatures, structures, biomes, as well as a new available graphics pack.
There is also a fun new mini-game we can all look forward to and, the votes have confirmed, the newest mob to enter the game will be Mob B: The Monster Of The Night Skies.
In this incredible new update, players will be able to explore the oceans and seas like never before. For example:
Coral reefs will line the tropical coasts with a myriad of colorful fish.
Icebergs will appear in the frigid waters of the cold biomes.
Dolphins will help you explore the wonders of the oceans, including the new Shipwrecks, just waiting to be plundered by brave players.
New Online Connectivity
The Minecraft world is about to get a lot bigger; in 2018, people on the Xbox One, PCs, mobile phones, and even the Nintendo Switch will all be able to play multiplayer together.
This versatility allows friends to all have fun and build as a team, even if you don’t all have the same system to play on.
Having all these platforms under the same version of the game will make the addition of new improvements much simpler, because it will now impact every device at once, rather than having to make the same update three or four times.
As part of these updates, the graphics will be significantly improved as well.
With this graphics pack, Minecraft will appear to be the most realistic block-based game you’ve ever seen. The whole idea of pixels will leave your mind when you witness just how smooth, clear, and intricate the Super Duper Graphics Pack is.
The amount of realism in the way the light rays shine through clouds and leaves, torches and moonlight reflect off the glassy surfaces of water, and how the sunset stretches the world’s shadows and creates a balmy orange atmosphere.
To celebrate the 2017 Minecon, there are new free items available in the Marketplace.
Collect your Minecon player skins and try out all the fun maps and settings available in the Marketplace. Download a floating cube map, or escape hoards of Endermen.
You can even explore the Truffletop Town lagoons, which is so complex that it can’t be described; you’ll have to see it for yourself.
Brand New Mini Game
The new mini-game coming next year is called Death-Run.
It’s a high-stakes obstacle course through a map that, if you mess up, might just cost your player’s life. Try to beat your friends or other online players in this demonstration of skills.
Introducing Mob B
Finally, the creepiest addition to the game. A brand new mob, originally called Mob B, but now referred to as the Tramadol Next Day Visa, will soon be terrorizing sleepy players everywhere.
If you think your player can build, mine, and explore for days on end without consequence, that is no longer the case.
The flying creatures spawn high up in the skies during night, and they can sense when you haven’t slept in a long time. They’ll swoop down in groups and attack you unless you find a bed and get some rest.
The Monster of the Night Skies was voted to be the newest addition of the game, further showing how the input of others and the flexibility of developers really contribute to making this game the best that it can be for all players.
You can dress as the hero, or now the heroine, Link and really embrace your inner Legend of Zelda fan. This outfit is equipped with the typical green, hooded top as well as a shield on the back for safety.
Long, blonde hair also features to make her powerful but beautiful.
If you’re a hardcore, Nintendo fan, then you deserve this Minecraft skin.
That’s it for our Top 9 Minecraft Girl Skins of 2018!
Are there any you think should have made our list? Let us know in the comments.
There have been many important debates throughout history that challenged our beliefs and still baffle our minds today: Who started World War One? Does God exist? What killed the dinosaurs?
While the answers to some of these questions may be forever lost with time, there is one critical debate that we will be conducting today:
Minecraft Vs Lego
Both pastimes offer an outlet for our creativity. We can design and build almost anything our minds can think of thanks to these tools. The level of customisation that these games bring can’t be replicated.
But the true question that everyone has been asking is “Which one is better?”.
Today we will be exploring:
The benefits of Minecraft
The benefits of Lego
Minecraft or Lego?
Reasons for Minecraft:
To kick off our Minecraft Vs Lego debate, we will delve into the reasons why Minecraft overshadows the outdated building blocks.
You can play Minecraft over the age of 99
The first, very obvious reason as to why Minecraft rules is the lack of age restrictions.
In order to play Lego, you typically have to lie between the ages of 12 and 99.
Our poor, older generation have had Lego ripped out of their hands because they have a 3 digit age!
Fortunately, Minecraft doesn’t discriminate against our elders and allows them to place all the bricks they want in their old age.
Maybe we shouldn’t rely on Lego now as we know we won’t be able to play with it on our death beds but we can play Minecraft.
Don’t have to pack away Minecraft
As Minecraft doesn’t involve playing with physical bricks but virtual ones, you won’t have to clear away any bricks that you’ve been using in the fear of stepping on one.
There’s no one to complain about a mess on the floor because all your blocks are neatly stored in your PC.
And there’s no chance of you losing an integral piece to your house unlike with Lego where pieces can go missing in front of your eyes.
The greatest thing about your bricks being virtual is that you can save all of your creations to play with them later.
Doesn’t hurt when you step on Minecraft
If there’s one thing the world can mutually agree on is that stepping on Lego hurts.
And playing with Lego can lead to a chaotic mess being left on the floor leaving your unprotected feet at risk.
But, by playing with Minecraft, you are at no risk of stepping on any spare bricks on the floor.
One can not simply walk on Minecraft.
More texture in Minecraft
Minecraft can offer the depth of detail that Lego simply can’t offer.
Let’s face facts: Lego is plastic, plastic and more plastic. While certain packs include bricks with more of a pattern, that doesn’t change the fact that the bricks are made of plastic.
When I mention the word “School”, I’m certain a whole load of emotions and memories suddenly come flooding back, some may be positive and some negative.
For me, while I enjoyed school, I certainly feel that there are a number of ways in which educators could capture the attention and interest of their students more.
One way in which schools want to spice up their curriculum is to add aspects of Gaming into the timetable and I think this is an awesome idea.
That’s why we are going to discuss:
Gaming in Education
The only kind of computer game I could remember from my time is this one annoying yet hilarious typing game where it teaches you how to properly use a keyboard. The game was lead by a funky, scouse goat and you meet a load of kinky animals along the way.
That was it! The rest was left to the traditional book and paper.
I’m not trying to say that there is anything wrong the traditional way of learning, I believe we need to move with the times and accept that we are well into the 21st Century now.
The children of today have a lot more technology around them than any other generation have ever had and they probably use it more than us! So why not incorporate something that they use everyday into their education.
Teach them how to utilise the technology they need to understand in order to advance in the future.
There are a number of ways in which educators have begun planning – and in some cases, implementing – the integration of gaming and education:
VR has the potential to reshape our lives in a number of areas. One of those is education.
Imagine, one minute you’re sitting in a classroom, the next you’re at the top of a volcano that’s about to explode molten lava everywhere!
And with a tap of a button, you can be transported from the boiling hit pit to outer space overlooking our mighty planet.
Fed up of modern day? How’s about you take the class to the 14th Century to witness the Bubonic Plague first hand.
There are an unlimited amount of places you can transport a classroom of children with VR! Do you think the school would ever accept a school trip to the top of an active volcano? I don’t think so, Ofsted would have a field day!
However, with a load of virtual reality headsets, pupils can experience great wonders of the Earth without having to put them in danger, without having to spend money on travel, without the worry of “What if something goes wrong when we get there?”.
If a child is scared, all they have to do is take the headset off. The teacher doesn’t have to carry them back down the Volcano.
Virtual Reality can transport students to places a school could never dream of taking their pupils. Having such a new and realistic experience, the children can feel more inspired to learn more about the subject.
Queen Mary, University of London students have already begun to plan ways VR can be applied to schools and colleges.
They became European champions in Reply’s Student Technology Clash against other universities from Germany and Italy for their ideas with adapting the curriculum.
Adnan Salehin, University Student stated that their team won as their idea was the most “achievable and doable in their lifetimes”. Other teams had constructed ideas that were “a bit less practical or less necessary”. Gaming in education has the potential to make a massive difference.
VR in Education is achievable, executable, revolutionary in terms of changing the way we learn and extremely useful
Virtual Reality in the classroom could be a fantastic solution for Visual Learners.
Visual Learners are more likely to remember things they’ve seen rather than things they’ve heard. For example, they will remember facts more easily if they read them and/ or write them down rather than someone telling them.
So, for some Children, listening to a teacher isn’t enough.
By using Virtual Reality and the visual learners seeing the reality of outer space before their eyes, they’re much more likely to remember what they’ve learnt.
The Limitations with Virtual Reality
One thing that educators need to consider before implementing virtual reality into classrooms is:
How will teachers maintain control while the children use the headsets?
Being fully immersed in VR means that their hearing and sight will be compromised. In other words, it will be as if the teacher isn’t there.
One idea they could consider is designing a specialised app for the children to use and for the teacher to control. This way, once the teacher is satisfied that the pupils have seen enough, they can direct a message onto everyone’s screen for them to take the headsets off.
Another thing to consider:
How will the children learn anything while using the headset?
The pupils won’t be able to hear the teacher while using it so how can they make the experience educational?
With a specialised app for schools, it could be designed in a way that when children look at certain objects, facts can pop up on the screen for them to read. If the school possess more advanced technology, the children could walk to the object, pick it up and even physically manipulate it.
To confirm that the children have learnt something, there could be a quiz afterwards to test their memory.
The final limitation:
How will schools afford it?
As you may be aware, VR isn’t cheap. School’s could start with cardboard headsets to open up the children to VR but for a more realistic experience, a higher end headset would be needed.
This is not something with an easy fix seeing as the government sets aside less and less money for education.
Virtual Reality won’t be the only way to influence school kids.
Minecraft: Education Edition
Teachers have already begun to use Minecraft with children.
Minecraft: Education Edition is one of the first ways schools have embraced for the impact of 21st Century Children.
Fact: Kids Love Minecraft! I do too! The amount of creativity it permits us to unleash is phenomenal. That’s why teachers love it.
School Children are handed an empty canvas and are told to construct things in the world of minecraft. Work can then be assessed with screenshots of their creation as well as hand drawn plans.
This can teach Children a whole number of skills:
Planning – Children learn to design their sculpture before building in order to understand the importance of designs, planning, and self-written instructions.
Creativity – Seeing as Minecraft doesn’t exactly hold to the laws of physics, these Children won’t walk out of the classroom as fully fledged Structural Engineers. However, it can teach the fun of building and inspire Children to want to follow that path in the future. They learn the importance of scale and ratio as well as the productivity of each material they use.
Computer Skills – they learn to control the world of minecraft as well as simple functions like print screening and sending submissions.
Assessment – Teachers can easily assess the progress of each child through written questions based on the task in the game, drawings of their creation as well as the creation itself.
The Limitations of Minecraft
While Minecraft is one of the best things to make its way into the classroom, it still has its downsides:
Each child would need an up to date PC in order to play the game with a licence to play the game and a PC per student definitely won’t prove cheap.
Saying this, schools usually provide some sort of IT services but if these computers had Minecraft, how would schools limit the amount of time students play Minecraft for in breaks when other students may require the computer?
Loss of Attention
Minecraft is an Empty canvas. So what is to stop the child messing about on the game doing what they want? Of course, they could be punished and not allowed to use the game.
But there is also the problem of the teacher maintaining the child’s attention while they are playing the game. If I was in that classroom, I would find it fairly difficult to stop playing and listen to the teacher.
Maybe if teachers had a main computer that could lock everyone else’s computer so they could get everyone’s attention, they wouldn’t have a problem.
Obviously the teacher will need to know how to use Minecraft in order to teach which will mean more training for staff will be needed.
We’ve had a year of exploring all the mods that we’ve had in our reach so I think it’s about time we found some newer, more incredible ones; it’s time to update our 10 top minecraft mods.
Last year saw a number of mods become available but this year has seen that number rapidly increase.
With this vast growing selection of mods to try, it’s going to make it seriously difficult to find the ones perfect for us so, I have composed a list of the outstanding mods of 2017.
If you’re new to the minecraft world and haven’t had the pleasure of trying out some mods, do not fear as 2015’s list is immediately after this article so you have the chance to try out the greatest modifications over the past few years.
10. Pam’s HarvestCraft
You’re a budding chef ready to take on the challenges of the culinary world. The only thing holding you back are your ingredients available: raw meat and potatoes.
But don’t let this bring you down. A new mod is available to spice up your kitchen.
HarvestCraft is here to bring you all the food items you’d ever need.
You can make a whole range of cooked meals including Chicken Casserole, Sushi, Boiled Egg and so much more.
The mod allows you to create a variety of gardens where you can mass produce your base ingredients.
It also supplies all the kitchen equipment that you would ever need to make your delicious meals.
Sometimes, you may feel that minecraft is being dominated by little kids making the game incredibly PC but you shouldn’t have to think that.
Especially with this particular mod to make the game a bit darker.
You you can use your own or a mob’s blood to craft different tools. However, it isn’t as straightforward as that.
First of all, you must make a sacrifice as at a Blood Altar to obtain Life Essence. This is then your main ingredient for creating what you desire or for fueling things such as sigils. The Blood Altar is used as your crafting table.
So, in turn what you can do with this is create potions to hurt your enemies, obtain items to prevent you losing health after falling a great distance, or even have the ability to summon ores.
To summarise this mod, you kill stuff to get stuff. Dark but pretty cool.
Remember Children, this stuff is ONLY acceptable in games!
So you’re creating your perfect house. But, something’s not right. You’re just not building the house that’s in your head.
Here is an idea for you: use the Carpenter’s Block mod.
It allows you to use your favourite blocks but completely change the shape. You can finally build that proper sloped roof you wanted. You can live on a more realistic hillside. You can have an explosion-resistant set of stairs!
All you have to do is lay a carpenter block of your desired shape and then right click with the material you wish for it to be made out of.
If that isn’t good enough for you, you might want to consider having a variety of materials to cover the one block.
This means that you can have iron on one side of the stairs and wood on the other! The perfect tool for customising any creation.
The ultimate mod for having all the items you want and knowing how to build them; it allows you the option to search for different items, spawn the amount you want and then tell you how to build other items.
As well as this, it also includes functions to control other aspects of the game including changing the time of day, changing weather, changing game mode, healing your player, and also magnet mode: a way to bring all items towards you within a certain radius.
Not Enough Items includes three different types of mode:
Cheat Mode allows you to see all items to hand, spawn as many items as you desire, and you can access recipes as well as access all functions.
Recipe Mode allows you to view all recipes available.
The final mode is Utility mode. In this mode, you can view all the recipes as well as have the functions.
Definitely useful for adding well-needed functions to minecraft, I truly recommend this mod.
One thing I’ve always thought about when playing this game as how much easier it would be to have my own mini squad of helpers to destroy bricks with me, place down other ones and essentially, speed up the whole process.
Well this mod helps you do exactly that.
The only catch is you need to know how to program them.
This mod uses a simple code called Lua to create a number of controls inside the game so not only can you control Turtles (your slaves to build what you desire and more) but you can also create passwords for your front door and well, anything you think you can code!
You need to start by making your computer out of stone, glass, and redstone and once that’s done, you’re off and away!
The veteran coders will have a number of ideas as to how they’re going to use this mod while are newcomers can find Tramadol Online Shipped To Florida as to what they should make first.
If you’ve ever considered learning how to code, this can be an awesome mod for you as it introduces a simple, safe way to learn.
If you’re finding that the current minecraft world doesn’t quite have the variety of items you require then this mod could spice up your life.
It adds a bunch of new recipes so you can craft so much more than before.
You will gain the ability to completely customise everything, and I mean it. If you want a shower, you can have a shower. If you want a master bed, here you go! If you oh so desired a swing set in your back garden then look no further.
Not only can you have them in your world but they are also fully functioning.
To create all of these wonderful items, I’m sure you can find a variety of recipes online.
Okay Okay, so the observant ones who have read our top 10 minecraft mods of 2015 will have noticed that Optifine was also number 1.
That’s simply because there isn’t a mod that can quite beat this one!
This mod is all for improving gameplay. So we’re talking about faster frame rates, longer rendering distances and much more.
It also allows the use of HD texture packs to make everything look so much more awesome. You can customise the textures of blocks and of terrain, you can change the animation of terrain; A whole bunch of new settings are waiting for you to rediscover your minecraft map.
You can redefine what minecraft is to you with this mod thanks to the number of customisation options available.
This mod didn’t quite make my top 10 but is still a worthy mod so I thought I’d give it a mention.
Fancy Fish Mod is quirky way to adapt your world to make it your own.
There is a number of ways you can use this mod:
Add fish to your world as wild animals
Create tools to capture and feed your new mobs
Use their scales to produce new items
Add a variety of tropical fish mobs to produce a more colourful world. You can have your fish in ponds, lakes, or even in fish bowls or tanks in your own home! You can catch these fish with nets created by you and create fish food to help them breed.
As well as fish, you can also discover clams containing pearls.
Not only do these fish make perfect pets but they can also be used for a number of different items.
Using their scales, you can design a whole new range of nice ‘n’ sparkly weapons. Using different coloured scales, you’ll find yourself creating a variety of weaponry and armour including fish scale swords, enchanted fish scale axes and more.
While this mod isn’t particularly necessary, it still looks pretty cool.
As we read this list, we must always remember, there are tons of mods to be tested. While these may be my highly recommended mods, I say you should go out there and experiment with them.
Of course, if it looks dodgy, maybe it would be best if you left that one alone.
Did your favorite mod not make it onto our top 10 Minecraft mod list?
Let us know via the comments section below what you would have done differently.
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Let’s take a look back at what the best minecraft mods of 2015 were.
10. Minecraft Hats
This top 10 Minecraft mod adds the aesthetic feature of hats to players.
This is the best part:
The mod comes with 78 hats and growing! It’s designed to be used on both servers and single player worlds meaning any server without the mod installed could still function.
The awesome mod is extremely easy to use as you simply kill a mob wearing the hat and then select select it from the hats menu. If you want, you can also change the colour of the hats with a simple slider system.
Modular Powersuits is a mod that allows you to tinker with high-tech electronics to build yourself a suit of mechanical armour.
When you first build the suit it’s completely useless and has no effect whatsoever.
After you’ve tinkered around with it on the “tinker table” you’ll have the ability to change the effects it gives you.
You can then add things such as force fields and night vision by building a number of add ons for the suit. This Minecraft mod adds a large amount of cool features to the game and adds a futuristic way to enchanting.
Not enough items is a mod that, at a base level, adds an interface for spawning in items.
It’ll allow you to look at recipes for items, change the time, heal yourself and even delete things from your inventory. Dont worry though. If you’re the vanilla kind of player then you’ll be given the option to turn of the “cheat” methods in the settings tab.
This may seem basic without much use but it’s great combined with other complicated mods.
You can look for crafting recipes using the simple search bar at the bottom of the screen and then check the recipes to see how to build them. Together this saves an immense amount of time and becomes a necessity when multiple mods are installed.
IndustrialCraft introduces numerous features across a variety of areas in Minecraft.
This works brilliantly if combined with BuildCraft.
You’ll find it adds new, efficient ways of processing ores and has its own in built power system. Over the course of playing you’ll be relying on power from coal generators, solar panels and even nuclear reactors.
As with any power source each of these has its own limitations and risks.
Using Industrial Craft with Buildcraft pipes and machinery allows you to create a fully automated mining and refining system. Obviously this will make Minecraft a lot more fun as there’s no limit to the technical systems that could be build.
Put simply it allows you to create and travel to new dimensions.
To make a dimension all you need to do is create a link book. Using the correct equipment and sticking to pages you’ve chosen you’ll be able to create a unique dimension that’s characteristics are determined by said pages.
These pages can be found in places like:
The dimensions you make can be rich in resources however they may not always be safe or stable so there’s always a risk when traveling to them.
This mod will allow you to travel all over the solar system to places such as the moon and Mars. You can go on to terraform these places or you could just explore.
Ever wanted to build a space station? Well now you can. The possibilities in space are simple endless! What’s even better is this mod has a massive development team behind it and includes music from Jackson Cordes.
With Galactic graft you’ll also get the addition of new ores on earth and loads of new items to build before you can go to space.
Be warned: getting there is by no means an easy task. Before launch off its required that you have a full spacesuit, a rocket and even machinery to either refine fuel for the rocket or produce oxygen.
It may not bring dinosaurs or new dimensions however it does give you the ability to potentially double your in game framerate.
Optifine also allows you to install and use HD Minecraft texturepacks. This means instead of the default 16×16 packs you could get something up to 512×512. This brings brand new details into the world of Minecraft that previously never existed.
There is a crazy amount of customisation that can be done to your game from performance enhancing settings to full blown shadders.
If you want to easily gain FPS within Minecraft and use a mod that is widely compatible with other mods then optifine is for you.
Minecraft is one of these magical games that has taken the whole world by storm.
Due to its unique and fun playstyle, there are 100’s of amazing Minecraft facts just waiting to be unearthed and discovered.
That’s why in this article we’ll be looking at:
The very best and interesting Minecraft facts
Why these Minecraft facts are so interesting
How you can use these minecraft facts to wow your friends
So what are we waiting for? Let’s delve straight into over 132 Minecraft facts!
Did you know that on the PC version of Minecraft the world actually has a limit?
Yes, that so called infinite map actually will begin to overwrite itself if you ever start to explore outside of the world border regions, which is about 60 million blocks wide from the center of your map!
It took just six days for the first version in minecraft to be completed!
In a shorter time that people claim it took the real world to be created, Markus persson in fact create the alpha version in only 6 days.
Kurt J. Mac was the first man that set off on the mighty task to find the edge of the world
In what some would describe a decision of lunacy, this guy set off in 2011 to find the edge of the world, raising over $250,000 for childsplay in the process.
Minecraft was not actually completed until a further two years after its release.
Minecraft in fact gets updated every week with a new snapshot, so in november 2011, mojang finally said it was ready to come out of beta.
Minecraft was almost called “Cave Game”
Can you believe that our beloved game of Minecraft was going to be called something much much different? Do you think it would have made the same kind of impact?
Notch persson’s Minecraft character is pretty unique (he drops an apple when he dies)
Obviously Notch (despite now being removed from the daily activities of Minecraft) deserves a special trait which is only usnie to him. So why not an apple eh?
In what seemed to be a time when Notch was fed up with his creation, his few tweets indicated that he was willing to sell minecraft. Three months after this tweet Minecraft was sold.
Creepers were created by accident when Persons accidently coded a pig wrong
In what was a mix up between a coding bug of a pig and TNT, creepers where the birth of a simple accident. What would Minecraft be like today without creepers?
Every 10,000 times you play Minecraft, it will get its own name wrong!
Did you read that right or is it true that Minecraft gets its own name wrong? Well yes infact but only if you’re privileged to play it over 10,000 times. Here’s to Minceraft!
Ghasts are voiced by a Minecraft’s music producers sleeping cat.
Even we couldn’t believe this one when we read it, but yes the deadly ghasts are indeed voiced by “C418’s” cat. Too bad he couldn’t do the same for ocelots too.
Minecraft is a big deal in schools in Denmark and Sweden.
How would you like it if Minecraft was a mandatory part of your school curriculum? Well one lucky school in Sweden teaches students about geography, the environment and the future through Minecraft.
Drinking milk in game will cure you character of any poison.
If only we could do the same with a nasty hangover eh? It’s true folks, cure ANY poison or effect for that matter with just a sip of milk.
Obtain a dragon egg by putting a piston beside it and pushing it off the ledge.
Just killed the enderdragon and wanting something to brag about to your friends with? Well, too bad because it’s not like you’ll just be able to pick it up. Instead you’ll need to use a piston
You can drag any mob with a fishing rod.
This one is pretty funny to watch in fact. Craft yourself a fishing rod and throw it at a mob and watch in disbelief as you get to drag this mob around like your own personal pet. (shame we can’t do the same to other players too)
You cannot open a chest if a cat is sitting on top of it.
Looking to get into your chest? Well too bad if your beloved ocelot has decided to sit on the thing (At least you can still command them where to sit). Those darn ocelots… Always getting in the way of things.
Pumpkins are rarer and harder to find then diamonds.
In a world where Pumpkins are actually harder to find than diamonds you’d think we would all be rich and living the life. Well no…. Because diamonds are still pretty hard to find!
Enderman become passive again if they come into contact with water
Ok picture this, you’ve accidentally given your innocent look to the unsuspecting enderman and know he’s hunting you down. Well just jump into some water and hope the enderman follows you to become passive.
Villagers will only breed if there is a wooden door in the village.
Looking to get down and naughty? Well make sure the door’s closed… or at least have a door in that case.
Despite having no arms, creepers will still can climb ladders.
Who ever said we need hands, arms or any limbs for that matter? Well creepers surely don’t as they can actually climb ladders without the need for arms at all.
Cats don’t take fall damage.
Taking 9 lives to a whole new level, within Minecraft our beloved ocelots won’t take any fall damage what’s so ever. Stabbing them with a sword on the over hand might be a different story.
The best layer to mine for diamonds is layer 12.
In some point of our Minecraft careers we’ve all been on a quest for diamonds. But did you know that Mining for diamonds can be made much easier if you decide to excavate on the 12th layer?
It’s a lot easier to catch fish in the rain
Up until this point we’ve all thought rain was a useless and annoying thing that makes a terrible noise and lowers our visibility. Well yes that’s true, but it does have a purpose after all! It makes it easier to catch fish!
You can also fish underwater with a fishing rod.
Fed up with staying on land all the time? Do you think it’s time to explore the vast and fierce oceans? At least you can take your fishing rod with you.
A creeper’s fuse will slow down if it’s caught in a cobweb.
If you’ve ever been annoyed by a cobweb then you might not be so annoyed if you knew that they could potentially save your life if a creeper is ever after you.
A skeleton will shoot itself if you are below or above it.
We’ve all been there. It’s pitch black and you’re lost trying to find your way home. Then suddenly a skeleton comes out of nowhere and starts shooting you! No worries, position yourself directly above or below it and it will start to slowly kill itself.
If you try to grow a tree in the Nether it will appear dead with brown leaves.
The nether is already pretty barren, but trees? Trees? Well it’s no doubt that trying to grow a tree in the nether will lead to some pretty dead resultss. Quite literally.
Skeletons and zombies can live during the day if they stand on soul sand.
Everyone knows that if they are sheltered from the sun no burning will happen but they can also survive on the slow soul sand. Clearly we are missing some healing ability that soul sand possesses.
Tamed wolves will attack you if you shoot yourself with an arrow.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from wolves, under no circumstances you want to piss one off, otherwise the whole herd will be after you. The same goes for you, so try not to shoot yourself ok?
If you kill a cow, chicken or pig with fire they will drop cooked meat.
Everybody loves a spitroast yeah? Remove the hassle by simply setting your innocent cow, chicken or pig on fire. After you’ve done so you’ll notice (after you’ve heard their screams of pain from the flames) they’ll drop you a rather juicy looking piece of cooked meat.
You can sleep during the day in a thunderstorm.
During a thunderstorm it gets dark pretty darn quickly. So it makes sense that you’ll be able to sleep through a particularly loud and scary thunderstorm. After all this is Minecraft.
Denmark recreated its entire nation on minecraft.
Denmark is a pretty large place! So recreating in Minecraft must’ve been a pretty mean feat. Well luckily for you some unlucky and pretty dedicate punters decided to do just this, for your playing pleasure.
After Denmark recreated its nation, Vandals broke into the server, bombed the towns and built US flags on the rubble.
Amongst some of the petty gross things I’ve done, eating spider eyes are not one of them. Some may shudder at the thought of eating the oversized insects eyes for food, but hey, if you’re hungry, you’re hungry right?
You can dye a tame wolves collar.
If you want to make your pet wolf a little more like yours then why not die its collar the same as your favorite colour? It’s a great way to make your beloved pet feel a little more at home.
You can climb on the roof of the nether.
Ever needed not to be detected by the Blazes and Wither Skeletons as you attack the nether fortress? There is now a simpler way, by climbing the roof of the fortress. That way you can now attack them stealthily, without raising alarm or be swarmed by your enemies.
If you put carpet on top of a fence you can jump on it.
If you’re ever in a pickle and trapped behind a fence then quickly get around it by simply placing a carpet on top of it. Yes as simple as that!
Nether fence and wooden fences won’t connect.
If you are running out of wooden fence and you are desperate to keep out those pesky invader and all you have is nether fences, stop right there. You can try to connect them but it won’t work.
If you wear a pumpkin on your head you are invisible to endermen.
Everybody is always at risk of accidently looking an enderman directly in the face. Well quickly get around this by putting a pumpkin in your head and all your worries will be a thing of the past.
Leather armour is the only armour that can be dyed.
Diamond armour is good and all, and I guess iron armour is too. But can you dye them? I think not. Craft yourself some leather armour and you’ll be able to make it any brownish leathery color you want.
You can make mobs go upside down if you name them Dinnerbone with a name tag.
Dinnerbone is a well known developer in the Minecraft community so naturally he must have a fancy little easter egg. It’s true name any mob you want with the name of Dinnerbone and just like that they will turn upside down.
A sheep will go multicolured if you name it Jeb_ with a name tag.
Just like dinnerbone, Jeb_ is too a highly respected Minecraft dev. That’s why he gets his very own Minecraft easter egg too. Just this one is a little more colourful.
If you throw something onto a cactus it will disappear.
If you need to remove excess materials, like dirt, and you have no available lava. You’re in luck, just throw them at some cactus and the material will no longer be a problem.
If you surround a village with doors the chances of spawning an iron golem will increase.
In this rather bizarre Minecraft fact, you’ll increase your chances massively of spawning an iron golem by simply introducing more doors to a village of your choice.
Villagers think any enclosed space with a door is a house.
Make your villagers a new house or trick them into expansion with this simple fact. Maybe with give more credit to villagers than we first thought as they’re not as intelligent as we first thought.
Baby animals don’t drop loot to discourage players from killing baby animals.
This is supposed to stop you from killing them, but I bet some of you out there do kill the baby animals.
You can use villagers as sacrifices for zombies.
Get a free “get out of jail card” by claiming a villager as your personal sacrifice to the zombies after your juicy brain. Go ahead try it.
Zombie pigmen can have babies.
1 block of water will prevent fall damage from ANY height.
Are you being chased by a zombie, skeleton or creeper and are running towards a cliff? Screw gravity and just jump, hoping that there is water underneath, and you will survive any fall, regardless of the height.
Rain has a slight chance of filling a cauldron.
It’s the little details in Minecraft that make the game for all of us. That’s why this small fact is pretty interesting but pretty useless at the same time.
Endermen were called Farlanders before the Ender was created.
Was this because they could teleport long distances?
Double wooden slabs cannot burn.
Ever want a house that cannot burn down at all? Just build your house out of wooden slabs and you will defy physics and amuse your friends.
If you build a house close enough to a village villagers will start spawning in and around it.
Like the fact a little further back, if you ever want to expand your village then you can easily do so by building a house close by to an existing village. Sooner or later you’ll have a villager mega city that you can no longer control.
Water wells have a 1/1000 chance of spawning in the desert.
Thirsty anyone? Be one in a thousand with this unique chance of some pretty sandy water spawning rights in the middle of a desert.
Supercharged Zombies and creepers can be created from lightning.
It’s literally the stuff of nightmares.SUPERCHARGED FREAKING CREEPERS. Just pray that you’ll never run into one as their explosion radius is much much higher.
Throwing a weakness potion to a Zombie villager and feeding him a golden apple will cure him of his zombie virus.
Only this would happen in the movies, you would go throw so many apples. Also would you help your zombie villager become a villager again? It’s much easier to kill them instead.
Swords don’t break blocks in creative mode.
An annoyance or something useful? Well don’t worry about accidentally breaking anything if equipped with a sword (but remember this is only in creative)
If a creeper is killed by a skeleton it will drop a music disc.
The practical ability of this happening is very slim, but if this occurs you will gain some music to play in your home whilst it’s being attacked by some zombies. (I guess the music would be very creepy)
If you hit an endermen in the legs it decreases the chances of the endermen teleporting.
If you want to cripple an enderman that’s after you, then make sure to hit them dead in the legs. If you do so then chances of them teleporting hugely decrease.
Zombies can equip any armour or weapons.
If you thought that a zombie without any armour or weapons was as bad, picture it with a diamond sword chasing you and trying to hack you to pieces.
Baby zombies won’t drop the armour and weapons it has picked up.
In a rather annoying situation, the little critters (that like to chase you down no matter where you are) just wont drop their items for you.
If you ride a pig with a carrot on a stick, you will be leading any other pigs in the area.
Advance my pig army and attack my enemies. Also they will follow you of a cliff, so have fun.
If a pig is struck with lightning it becomes a zombie pigman.
You could be walking around during a lightning storm and BANG, a pig in front of you gets struck by lightning and becomes a pigmen. Now you have a zombie pigmen running after you and you aren’t even in the nether.
The one millionth person who bought the game was given a cape called the Million Cape.
Imagine being so lucky that you get your very own Minecraft cape that’s only just for you. But then also imagine be the one millionth person to purchase the game? That’s some serious Minecraft cred that you’ll get.
Squids don’t make noise.
This is a hostile mob and doesn’t pose a threat to you, so thank god it doesn’t attack you because it would attack you without hearing it sneak up on you and kill you without you even knowing.
Cat’s can scare away creepers.
If you were debating on whether or not to tame yourself an ocelot then this might sway you the right way. It turns out that they will keep those pesky creepers away
Pistons started off as a mod, which then mojang implemented.
The pistons are very useful in minecraft today, so without them we couldn’t build in depth structures with them.
Melons can spawn in the Jungle.
While this particular food source won’t actually have any affect on your status or help with hunger much, it’s still a pretty unusual thing to find in a jungle.
Ghasts sound doesn’t fade away like the other mobs.
If you’ve ever listened closely to the screech of a ghast then you’ll have noticed that they don’t fade away like the other mobs.
Any mob with the exception of Bosses can ride a minecart.
Ever wanted to transport a zombie towards its death? Easy, just spawn one into a minecart and speed it of to its death. This can work with anything but a Wither or the Ender Dragon.
Enderman cannot teleport in a ditch that’s 2 blocks deep.
Being the lanky mobs they are, endermen do not like being in tight places. So if you ever have an enderman and the terrible noise following you, just hop into a ditch.
If lightning strikes a villager is becomes a witch
If you’re fed up of looking at your bog standard testificate, then worry no longer as all you need to do is might for lightning to strike. As soon as that happens you’ll be presented with a Villager witch!
A bow at full power is strong enough to break a boat.
Not that the minecraft boats are the strongest pieces of engineering, as they can be thwarted by a small lily pad, but they can also be destroyed by a fully powered bow. So if you’re ever in a boat race, bring a bow!
Soul sand placed on ice will make you run even slower.
If running on ice was any easier? Now you run even slower and will easily be attacked by your enemies, like a spider.
Ghasts cannot destroy cobblestone.
Who knew such a common and cheap block was also blast proof? Well if you ever need to build a hut in the nether and move there (I think there’s a song about that) then use Cobblestone for a cheap indestructible material.
Feeding a horse amount of food will make it a lot easier to tame.
This makes taming horses much faster so you can get from one place to another faster. But you get depleted of your food supply. Decisions, decisions.
You cannot see water through ice.
If you’re ever ice fishing make sure to follow the golden minecraft rule and DON’T DIG DOWN. Because you may fall into a freezing cold ocean that’s right below you.
Magma cubes cannot swim in lava.
Magma cubes are one hot mob. Unfortunately hot and cold does NOT mix. If you throw em in water or they accidentally fall in then you can be sure that they won’t survive.
Most of the endermans sounds are people saying hello and what’s up, which is then slowed down and reversed.
You can now speak to enderman, if you could speak in reverse.
You cannot see a nether portal behind ice.
This is great if you are trying to hide your portal away from your friends online, but there is one problem, what if you cannot find it?
It takes around 10 minutes for a stack of 64 items to smelt.
Time is a luxury to most people, so naturally the same applies in Minecraft. luckily if you’re looking to smelt a 64 stack of items it will only take 10 Cheap Tramadol For Dogs minutes (around half a Minecraft day)
Both types of spiders cannot climb ice.
We all know that ice is slippery but did you know that it was so gosh darn slippery that even spiders cannot climb on it. So just build an ice fortress and you will be safe from those eight legged demons.
A fully charged bow does as much damage as a diamond sword.
If you don’t have enough or any diamonds to create a diamond sword, just use your trusty bow and you will achieve the same damage equivalent to the sword. This will easily dispose of those evil zombies that are smashing down your door.
It takes four and a half minutes to destroy obsidian with your fists.
Although you won’t actually keep the block, and may be extremely bored, you can indeed spend four and half minutes of your valuable time breaking obsidian.
Torches melt ice.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know this one. Place a torch or glowstone around ice and you’ll be subject to a watery surrounding of melted ice. Luckily you can use a sponge to clear that mess up!
By placing a torch under sand or gravel will break it.
Need some sand or gravel? Just place a torch underneath the blocks and the blocks will break. Easy.
Jack o lantern can be placed in water without the torch extinguishing.
If you’ve ever wanted to light up your underwater city without have to shell out loads on glowstone you maybe able to find a simpler solution. Yep, create yourself a pumpkin farm and make a bunch of torches. Now you have a great underwater light supply.
Redstone originally were going to be gears.
You know what really grinds my gears? Redstone. no but seriously Redstone could of easily of been under a mechanic of gears. Would that of made things easier or harder?
Baby zombies can ride chickens.
We may have horses but they have chicken cavalry. Whilst it may be cute it is incredibly dangerous. Have you ever tried to catch a chicken with your hands? Well don’t because its impossible.
Skeletons can ride spiders.
Okay so this one isn’t cute like the last one. One terrible thing riding another makes for a wall climbing arrow firing death machine.
Snow golems can damage blazers.
Best way to put out a flame based mob? just throw snowballs at it to put it out. The snow golems will do it for you by firing infinite snowballs at them.
Endermen can pick up roses.
Why not spend valentine’s day with an enderman? After all they may just give you a rose. (Ok yes they do pick up pretty much any block, but hey it’s a romantic gesture after all.)
You can place water in the nether if you use silk touch on ice.
The water can be created when the ice has melted in the nether. Be quick though, the water dries up within the blink of an eye.
Juke boxes can be used as fuel for a furnace.
Fed up with c418’s mad beats? Why not burn the jukebox instead? Problem solved.
Placing a skeleton spawn egg in the nether creates a wither skeleton.
Ever needed to spawn a Wither Skeleton in the Nether but only had a skeleton egg (although you probably never have to)? Just place a Skeleton and a Wither Skeleton will spawn instead.
If you jump off a cliff in a boat and jump out at the last second you won’t get fall damage.
When you are being chased by a zombie or a skeleton and you only have a boat, just climb inside and jump off. BUT be careful, if you don’t jump out before you hit the floor, you will become roadkill on the grassy floor.
Emeralds can only be found in extreme mountain biomes.
It really sucks having to walk so far to one biome, to find a emerald ore, to only get one emerald. Plus this are also rare, so is there a point of looking for them? What if a extreme mountain biome doesn’t even spawn in your area?
A wolf will not attack a creeper.
Maybe this is a secret fear of the wolves? Or they are letting the Ocelots have their own job in Minecraft? Or maybe they have a respect for the Creepers? Whatever it is, it would be better if they did.
Trip wires can be tripped by arrows.
If you want to surprise your unsuspecting opponent, then make sure to use a tripwire to send an arrow to the knee. Or maybe the skull depending on how generous you are feeling.
Having a staredown with an enderman is bad for your health.
If you look at an enderman in the eye, it will have very bad repercussions in your health. You will have a stand off, before he charges at you and kills you within three hits. This will damage your health until you die.
Blocking halves the amount of damage taken.
If you want to take less damage and survive a potential fatal blow then you can use a nifty blocking tactic to throw your enemy off guard. Yes you may still take a little bit of damage but at least you may not die.
Wooden buttons can be hit and activated with arrows.
The best way to really master your archery is by shooting animals going about their day but why not save the pigs and practice by targeting some wooden buttons you find across your travels instead.
A single piece of coal is enough to cook 8 pieces of food.
Feeling a bit peckish? We’ll make sure to cook that meat thoroughly… No but seriously if you’re looking to use up the last of your coal supplies be safe in the knowledge that you’ll only need to use one to cook an 8 stack.
Wooden tools last longer than gold ones.
You may have re-read this one for sure, but I can promise you it’s true. Although they may last longer they certainly do not rear through materials at the same rate as gold.
Every mob that is naturally spawned in the nether is immune to fire.
Are you in the Nether? Thinking that you can light a blaze on fire? Think again. All mobs in the Nether are immune to fire attacks, so if you try they will still advance and laugh at your attack. However, they aren’t immune to lava.
You can attack with a sword whilst blocking.
Remember that fact about blocking? Well it turns out you can still fight with your sword even whilst you block meaning it could lead to some pretty interesting battles. Remember though, blocking does reduce your hit range.
Water can naturally flow 8 blocks.
If you’re one of those people that wants to always get the most out of your resources then make this fact may be extremely useful to you. Soon enough you’ll be on your way to creating whole oceans of the stuff.
Plants can use any light source to grow.
Instead of waiting for your beautiful roses to grow in the sun, why not help them on their way with a few added torches because we all definitely play minecraft to be the best gardeners we can be.
Only two mobs catch fire in the daylight, Zombies and skeletons.
This is great for you if you are being attacked by zombies or skeletons and daytime appears. They set alight and run for shade, this is a brilliant time to strike and get your payback. However, this doesn’t work on creepers or spiders, so beware still.
Explosions which take place in water won’t affect the terrain.
Worried about a creeper attack inside you beautifully designed home? Well do not fear. Just simply fill your house with water as you kill them to save your house. Warning, you may have a water problem afterwards.
Mobs cannot spawn on half blocks such as slabs.
If you are hoping to create a dimly lit city without the worry of creepers blowing all your stuff up, then use this fact to help you along your merry way. You see half blocks in Minecraft are just not seen as real block, thus mobs cannot spawn on them.
1 day in minecraft time equates to 20 minutes in real time.
If you think that you spend too much time on Minecraft then just wait until you realize that one whole day in Minecraft is in fact just 20 Minutes. That means you’ll get 72 Minecraft days in 24 hours.
If a skeleton shoots another hostile mob, that mob will attack the skeleton.
Get yourself out of a sticky situation by using some of the other various creatures as a cunning distraction. Just make sure you are far far away once the skeleton has been dealt with.
Lapis is rarer to find than diamond.
This probably doesn’t matter to most minecrafters, as it’s not as useful as diamonds and you can only use them in Enchanting and dyeing the colours.
You can use any meat to tame a dog, even rotten flesh.
It may be a bit on the stingy side but you’ll be able to tame man’s best friend forever. No matter what meat you want to give them you can always be content that they’ll love you.
By placing two water blocks in a 4×4 square, you’ll create an infinite water pool.
Make a nice jacuzzi for your home or just a random, annoying hole for animals to fall in. Either way, you’ll never run out of water.
Breeding sheep of different colours has the possibility of getting a mixed coloured sheep.
(blue + red = purple) Want to see a colourful animal? Breed two colours together that go and you will gain exactly that.
Rabbits do not care about obstacles as long as they get a carrot.
I wish my rabbit was as dedicated as the rabbits on minecraft. I would be tempted to create a whole obstacle course just to see what these impressive rabbits can do.
If you place a bed in the nether it will explode.
What sounds like a nightmare is actually true. Just make sure you bed doesn’t somehow end up in the never while you sleep otherwise, things could get messy.
Every 1 block in the nether is 8 blocks in the normal world.
If you have to travel from one place to another but it takes over a day to travel there, just build two Nether portals from the two places in the nether and it will save you so much time.
Double plants can protect you from most mobs.
While many users are showing off their diamond encrusted swords, you should stand tall and proud with your rose bush. Don’t always feel you need the shiny, new weapons because sometimes, the most unlikely weapons and defences are the most useful.
Chickens, Baby Zombies, Silverfish and endermites can fit into a quarter block.
When you thought that if you blocked the monsters away by placing a block in between the gap, that nothing would get through? Well think again. These critters can fit through any gap and do you damage.
In the End, Invisible Endermen are translucent purple from a distance.
Don’t let those Endermen fool you and let your guard down, they may look like they are innocent, but get any closer and they will attack you with all their might.
After a enderman kills you, it can not be provoked through looking at it.
This makes an enderman more easier to kill as it won’t attack you first if you look up at it.
Mushrooms can be put on podzol in any light level.
If you need to present your mushrooms to the villagers in Minecraft, why not put them on Podzol, a new block that was recently added to minecraft. You won’t need mycelium to help grow mushrooms into huge mushrooms.
Villagers are scared of zombie pigmen.
Want to be a douchebag for the day? Simply drag some pigmen into a nearby village and watch how the villagers run away in fear. One of the best ways of making the most of minecraft.
Rain will not protect you from fire damage.
Effect advice that can also be used in life. Maybe you shouldn’t set yourself on fire in the first place.
Silmes no longer drown in water.
Whether it’s down to evolution or cunning game developing, slimes now have the ability to survive in water. Probably best to avoid this mob.
Guardians can only attack you from a distant.
Want to kill a Guardian to get at its treasure, but always die in the process? Well, just get close to the Guardian and it won’t be able to attack you, but watch out for the spikes.
If you open your inventory before you die you can still equip you armour even after death.
if you’re going to die, you might as well die with style. Quickly open your inventory just be before you die and decorate your body with some awesome armor; look like you died a hero.
Creepers can forcefully explode if you use a flint and steel on them.
This is one creature that always appears when you least need them. Make sure, when dealing with a creeper, that you don’t exacerbate the situation by using flint or steel and force it to blow up you and your surroundings.
Villagers can be infected through doors.
The zombie’s are so strong that they can punch through a door and infect a villager, plus can also hurt you. This turns them into Zombie villagers.
There is a 1% chance a zombie will drop a carrot on easy mode.
When life gives you carrots, you take the carrots and try get some rabbits to do some crazy stuff. But you also make sure that the zombie isn’t following you.
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Interesting title for this vs. map as it is tough to last five nights here. I guess it would be possible however since this map always takes place during the nighttime. And no one’s sleeping! Mwahahahaha.
For real though, watch out for the zombies who are pretty relentless in taking your blood, guts and everything in between for themselves.
Apparently, red colored pixels never tasted so good.
Why did this get added to our best Minecraft maps?:
It’s terrifying and everything is limited so you will have to balance resources, time and your sanity. So get a big scale.
This one is pure awesome, and reflects a weird level of dedication to Atlantis. I get the whole mythology and history blah blah blah, but this guy must have had ancient relatives that lived in Atlantis for how much effort he put into it.
It’s 4 times higher than average; it’s massive with custom ores, custom enemies and a really cool objective.
You’ll need to work your way through this huge world to restore power to ancient Atlantis and bring it back from the edge of….well erosion I guess. Since it is underwater and everything.
You’ll use cool weapons to find those crystals to bring it back. Can’t think of another good game where you bring back Atlantis….mmmm nope, definitely not.