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Hello fellow Minecrafters!
This guide plans to answer all of your Minecraft wants and needs. Any questions
you may have about the game are sure to be answered. This guide will be just as
helpful for the first time newbies as it will for any Mincrafter. Everything
you could possibly need to know about the game will be answered here. I will
continue to alter the information presented to you as and when the version
updates are released.

For easy navigation through my guide I have included numbers next to every
significant piece of information, to jump directly to the page you want press
Ctrl + F and type the 4 digit number into the box. So, for example, if you want
the introduction page: Press Ctrl + F, then Type [0100].

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Version 1.0.0.   21/06/12
Created the guide. Finished the fairly simple chapters, (introduction, Controls
and Furnace Guide.) Began work on the contents and started to put the bones in
place for the major sections.

Version 1.1.0    28/06/12
Began work on the new sections added to the guide through recommendations from
GameFAQ's members, these include the Achievement Guide, How To Survive Your
First Night and Tips&Tricks.

Version 1.1.1    02/07/12
Completed the section on How to survive your first night, also completed my
first major section on Block Types and Uses. Lastly, added, and completed, the
Mob Factfile.

Version 1.1.2    03/07/12
Completed the Legal section and a few more Tips&Tricks. Finished The mining
techniques section after a quick look at the Minecraft Wiki.

Version 1.2.0    06/07/12
Completed the Achievement guide and almost done the final section on Mob
Grinders. Almost finished!

Version 2.0.0    07/07/12
Finally finished all sections of the guide. Submitting to GameFAQ's now!

Version 2.0.1    10/07/12
Made some minor spelling corrections and added sites to the authorisation list.
Also added info on Pistons and Sticky Pistons.

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Introduction                          [0100]
Version Notes                         [0200]
Contents                              [0300]
Controls                              [0400]
How to survive your first night       [0500]
Block Types and Uses                  [0600]
     Natural Blocks                      [0601]
     Man-Made Blocks                     [0602]
Furnace Guide                         [0700]
Mob Factfile                          [0800]
     Passive Mobs                        [0801]
     Aggressive Mobs                     [0802]
Mining Techniques                     [0900]
     Spelunking                          [0901]
     Branch Mining                       [0902]
     Quarry Mining                       [0903]
Tips&Tricks                           [1000]
     Infinite Water                      [1001]
     Redstone into Obsidian              [1002]
     Making Charcoal                     [1003]
     More wool for your dye!             [1004]
     Stacking Fence Posts                [1005]
     Fighting Ghasts                     [1006]
Achievement Guide                     [1100]
     Taking inventory                    [1101]
     Getting Wood                        [1102]
     Benchmarking                        [1103]
     Time to Mine!                       [1104]
     Hot Topic                           [1105]
     Acquire Hardware                    [1106]
     Time To Farm                        [1107]
     Bake Bread                          [1108]
     The Lie                             [1109]
     Getting an Upgrade                  [1110]
     Delicious Fish                      [1111]
     On A Rail                           [1112]
     Time to Strike!                     [1113]
     Monster Hunter                      [1114]
     Cow Tipper                          [1115]
     When Pigs Fly                       [1116]
     Leader Of The Pack                  [1117]
     MOAR Tools                          [1118]
     Dispense With This                  [1119]
     Into The Nether                     [1120]
Mob Grinders                          [1200]
     Monster Spawner Trap                [1201]
     Tower Trap                          [1202]
     Dark Room Trap                      [1203]
     Canal Transportation (Mobs)         [1204]
     Lava Killing Mechanism              [1205]
     Drowning Killing Mechanism          [1206]
Legal                                 [1300]
     Copyright Notice                 [1301]
     Credit                           [1302]
     Contact Me                       [1303]
     Final Comments                   [1304]

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A - Jump / Pick up or place (inventory)
B - Drop item
X - Open Crafting Menu
Y - Open inventory
LB - Scroll Hotbar / Menu (Crafting) Left
RB - Scroll Hotbar / Menu (Crafting) Right
LT - Use / Place Block
RT - Destroy Block (Hold)
L3 - Switch Camera Angle
R3 - Sneak
Up - N/A
Down - N/A
Right - N/A
Left - N/A
Back - View Lobby
Start - View Menu
Left Analogue - Move
Right Analogue - Look

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When you first start off in a fresh new world, surviving the fist night /
couple of days should follow a very similar path. i'm going to try to lay it
out the safest and hopefully most efficient way to help you get an established
camp.

First of all, you have a good amount of time until nightfall when you first
start off, so what I recommend is to take a quick survey of the area that
you've spawned in. The day / night cycle is roughly 20 minutes long from one to
another, so keep that in mind so you don't venture too far off. The key things
you should be scouting for are resources (wood, coal, ores to mine later,
etc..), food, and a place to set up a temporary base. The idea here is to get
yourself set up as close as possible to your initial spawn, in case something
goes wrong and you dies.

After you have gotten familiar with your immediate surroundings, you should
start harvesting wood. Wood will be your most valuable resource for a while, so
i suggest harvesting at least 12-14 blocks to start with. This will give you
enough wood to last for a bit as long as you don't waste it. From here, I would
craft 4 blocks of wood into planks, and from those planks make a crafting
table. Set the crafting table down and use it to turn a few more of those
planks into sticks. Then use the new material to make 1 wooden pickaxe. Don't
worry about making other wooden tools for right now, as that will only waste
resources. While your crafting table is still down, I would make 1 wooden door.
if you don't have enough planks, make another set of planks out of the raw
wood. i'll explain the advantage of your new door later, but for now break your
crafting table and collect it.

By now at least 10 minutes may have gone by, so you should start thinking about
setting up camp for the night. in your scouting if you noticed any surface
coal, now would be the time to harvest a few blocks with your new pickaxe. if
you weren't lucky enough to find coal, don't worry we'll deal with that in a
bit. if you see a few pigs running around kill 1-2 to get some food in case you
get hurt. Same as the coal, if you don't see any, don't go hunting.

For actually setting up your camp, it helps to use the natural layout of your
surroundings to your advantage. if you spawned in or near a hilly area, use the
side of one of the hills as your base. This will let you only have to worry
about 1-2 walls to seal you up for the night. Basically what you want to do for
a room in a hill is to bore a room that is 4 blocks long, 3 blocks wide and 3
block tall. After you have that dug out, go inside and seal up the entrance
leaving a 1 block wide, 2 blocks tall hole on the wall. This is where you want
to place your door you made earlier. The advantages of a door here is the fact
that monsters cannot enter if the door is shut, you can see through the opening
in the door to see if it is day or night, also you do not have to break any
blocks to enter / exit your camp.

if you spawned in a relatively flat area, a shelter can be a little trickier.
You should start collecting dirt from around your location. You will need at
least 22 blocks of dirt before we move on to sealing you up. After you have
collected your dirt, find a patch that you want to set up camp and dig a hole
that is 1 block deep, 3 blocks wide and 3 blocks long. From there dig out 2
more blocks in the middle of one of the sides. (This will be your front.) Build
3 walls on the sides that you did not dig your 1 by 2 trench on. Your walls
should be 2 blocks tall and 3 blocks wide. On the side you dug your trench,
place 2 block tall on both sides of your trench and then 1 block at the top in
the middle. You should be left with a 1 block wide, 2 block tall opening into
your trench. Place your door here. Now you need to seal your ceiling. Use the
blocks you gained from digging your main hole to make a ceiling across the top
layer of your wall (Note: You will have to place one on top of one of your
walls to allow the ceiling to connect, then break it). You should now be in a
small, but effective room.

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Once you are sealed in your shelter, you can mine from here into whatever your
safe surface is. if you're in a hill, that would be towards the hill. if you're
in the ground, that would be down. Never mine straight down! You should mine
the block in front of your feet and not the block you are on. Also you should
never mine directly up, you could find a dangerous thing that could fall on you
(lava, water, sand, monster, etc.) Once you have found 8 cobblestone, return to
the heart of your shelter. Place your crafting table down and make a furnace.
Place that down also. I like to keep them next to each other just for
simplicity, but wherever is convenient. if you did not harvest any surface
coal, or find any in your mine, place on piece of raw wood in the top part of
your furnace and whatever planks you have left into the bottom part. Once that
is done you will have a piece of charcoal. At your crafting table, turn another
block of wood into sticks. Make a set of torches out of the charcoal and
sticks, also while you are here, make a stone pickaxe with the sticks you have
left. This will be more durable than your wooden one, and also allow you to
harvest iron ore, should you come across it. With your last stick I would make
a stone sword just in case you do end up coming across an enemy. Place a few
torches into your shelter to keep monsters from spawning there.

From here, you should have a functional safe spot. it won't be pretty, but it
will get the job done for now. if you like the location, you can fortify it
during the day, expand it, do whatever you want, just make sure that by
nightfall that it is sealed up properly. The advantages of having a safe house
near the initial spawn are: if you die before you make a bed, you dont have far
to go for shelter, and new players to your world will have a safe spot near
their initial spawn. My suggestion for expanding your safe house, should you
choose to keep the location, is to frame the outer walls of your new structure
around your existing structure. Building can take a lot of time and use a lot
of resources that you may have to go back to a chest and recover. By doing
this, it lets you create a larger, more functional shelter with minimal risk,
as you don't have to keep breaking your original camp walls. Once your new
outer walls and roof are built, then you can tear down the tempory building.

Well, that's the basics on how to get a safe base and start your minecraft
adventure. Play the game however you see fit, but with my tips you should be
able to keep yourself out of harm's way as much as possible. Once yourself an
established camp, you can then get a little more adventurous with exploring
your new world.

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Name:
Location:
Collection:
Uses:

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Natural Blocks                                                           [0601]
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Name:       Bedrock
Location:   Layers, 0-3 and on the outer sides of The Nether.
Collection: Cannot be destroyed by anything.
Uses:       Provides an impenetrable barrier so players do not fall into
            "The Void."
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Name:       Cactus
Location:   Sand blocks that are not connected to water
Collection: Mined by anything, inflict half a heart of damage when touched
Uses:       Simple traps
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Name:       Clay block
Location:   Found on the surface beside water sources. Usually surrounded by
            sand.
Collection: Can be mined by anything. Once mined it will drop 4 balls of clay.
Uses:       Each ball of clay can be smelted into a brick, so each clay block
            can produce 4 bricks, 4 bricks can then be crafted into a brick
            block.
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Name:       Coal Ore
Location:   Any elevation
Collection: Any pickaxe
Uses:       Torches and fuel for the furnace.
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Name:       Cobblestone
Location:   The outer walls of Dungeons.
Collection: Can be mined by any pickaxe to provide a drop of Cobblestone. Also,
            it can be created when flowing lava hits water.
Uses:       One of the most common building blocks as of it's an infinite
            resource.
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Name:       Diamond Ore
Location:   Layers 0-19
Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
Uses:       Diamond tools, armour, jukebox.
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Name:       Dirt
Location:   Can be found at any elevation, except in The Nether.
Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
            things up dramatically.
Uses:       Dirt is mainly used for farmland or scaffolding, this is as it is
            not effected by gravity and is very easy to destroy and move.
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Name:       Glowstone
Location:   Hanging from the roof of The Nether.
Collection: Mined with any pickaxe to drop 2-5 pieces of Glowstone Dust.
            4 pieces of Glowstone Dust can be crafted back into Glowstone.
Uses:       Glowstone is the strongest light source in the game.
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Name:       Gold Ore
Location:   Layers 0-35
Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
Uses:       Powered rails, golden tools, etc..
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Name:       Grass
Location:   Found on the surface level anywhere in the world. in order for a
            Dirt block to turn into a Grass block the dirt needs to be next to
            another Grass block. Grass only spreads, it cannot be grown.
Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
            things up dramatically. Once mined a grass block drops a block of
            dirt.
Uses:       Passive mobs such as Cows, Pigs and Sheep spawn on Grass blocks.
            Also they make a very good front lawn.
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Name:       Gravel
Location:   Found at any elevation, mainly near ocean, underwater. Also can be
            found in The Nether.
Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
            things up dramatically. Occasionally, mining this block produces a
            drop of Flint instead of the usual Gravel.
Uses:       Used for decoration, or to obtain Flint. Also, this block is
            effected by gravity.
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Name:       Ice
Location:   The top layer of water turns to ice in a snow biome.
Collection: Cannot be collected, but can be destroyed by anything.
Uses:       Frozen lakes. ice is also slippery.
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Name:       Iron Ore
Location:   Layers 0-67
Collection: Mined by a stone pickaxe or higher
Uses:       To get iron, for buckets, minecarts, better tools, etc..
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Name:       Lapis Lazuli Ore
Location:   Layers 0-32
Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
Uses:       Dyes
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Name:       Lava
Location:   Levels 0-12, or in the Oceans of The Nether.
Collection: Can be picked up by a bucket, this will remove the source. Only a
            source block can be picked up, flowing lava cannot.
Uses:       Lava burns down and flammable object it comes in contact with,
            provides a light source and can be used in a furnace to smelt 100
            items.
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Name:       Leaves
Location:   Trees.
Collection: Cannot be mined. Though can be destroyed by anything. Once
            destroyed there is a 1 in 10 chance of dropping a sapling.
Uses:       No uses.
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Name:       Monster Spawner
Location:   in the middle of Dungeons.
Collection: Cannot be mined, only destroyed.
Uses:       Commonly used to farm resources, as placing a killing mechanism
            inside the room as any mob that spawns dies instantly, therefore
            giving you plenty of their drops.
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Name:       Moss Stone
Location:   Floors of Dungeons
Collection: Mined by any pickaxe to produce a drop of Moss Stone.
Uses:       A generally rare block. Can be used to created overgrown pathways.
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Name:       Netherrack
Location:   The Nether.
Collection: Can be mined with any pickaxe.
Uses:       Burns forever when lighted with Flint&Steel, so makes good lights
            and fireplaces.
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Name:       Obsidian
Location:   Occasional points underground where water meets a lava sources.
Collection: Can only be mined with a Diamond pickaxe, and takes a while.
Uses:       Completely blast resistant, so no creeper or TNT can breach this.
            Can be used to protect stashes of your loot from greedy friends, or
            a lock on top of a chest.
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Name:       Pumpkin
Location:   Can spawn on grass or snow blocks
Collection: Can be mined by anything
Uses:       Jack-O-Lantern, or can be worn as a helmet
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Name:       Redstone Ore
Location:   Layers 1-19
Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
Uses:       Redstone wiring, dispensers, redstone torches, etc..
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Name:       Sand
Location:   Found around water sources, or in desert biomes.
Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
            things up dramatically.
Uses:       Can be placed in a furnace with fuel to turn into Glass. Also, it
            is effected by gravity.
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Name:       Sandstone
Location:   Found at the bottom of stacks of sand.
Collection: Can be mined using any type of pickaxe, any other object will
            result in no drop.
Uses:       Can be used for decorative purposes, or 3 pieces of Sandstone can
            be crafted into 6 Sandstone slabs.
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Name:       Smoothstone
Location:   The most abundant material in the game, if you cannot find it...
Collection: Can only be mined by a pickaxe, this will provide a drop of
            Cobblestone.
Uses:       Smooth walls/flooring.
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Name:       Snow
Location:   Snow biomes, on top of any other solid blocks.
Collection: Can be destroyed by anything, but when mined with a shovel it
            produces 1 snowball.
Uses:       4 snowballs can be crafted into a Block of Snow.
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Name:       Soul Sand
Location:   The Nether.
Collection: Can be mined by anything, but a shovel is faster.
Uses:       Slows anything that walks on it down.
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Name:       Water
Location:   Any elevation in the world, most common in Ocean biomes.
Collection: Can be picked up by a bucket, this will remove the source. Only a
            source block can be picked up, flowing water cannot.
Uses:       Water has an infinite amount of uses, from ferrying mobs around to
            watering your crops. Be inventive. it flows 8 blocks in a straight
            line, including the source.
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Name:       Wood
Location:   Trees. Most often found in forest biomes. in order to grow a tree,
            you must place a sapling in a dirt, (or grass), block. Then you can
            either wait, or use bone meal on it for instant growth Trees can be
            grown anywhere where there is dirt and direct sunlight to the
            sapling. (Even in The Nether!)
Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though an axe will speed
            things up dramatically.
Uses:       Can be used as a fuel, each log will fuel the furnace for 1.5
            items. Also can be crafted into 4 wooden planks.
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Name:        Bookshelf
Ingredients: 3x Book, 6x Wooden Plank
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Decoration
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Name:        Brick
Ingredients: 4x Clay Brick
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Decoration
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Name:        Cobblestone slab
Ingredients: 3x Cobblestone
Collection:  Pickaxe
Uses:        Staircases, roofing
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Name:        Crafting Table
Ingredients: 4x Wooden Planks
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Crafting..
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Name:        Diamond block
Ingredients: 9x Diamond
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Compact storage of Diamond, or rare building material
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Name:        Farmland
Ingredients: Dirt ploughed by a hoe
Collection:  Cannot be collected
Uses:        growing Wheat from seeds
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Name:        Fence
Ingredients: 6x Sticks
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Stops any mob from passing as it's 1.5 blocks tall. Spiders can
             still climb over.
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Name:        Furnace
Ingredients: 8x Cobblestone
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Smelts objects into other objects
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Name:        Glass
Ingredients: Sand placed in a furnace
Collection:  Cannot be collected
Uses:        Windows, letting light into places or seeing out without letting
             anything in.
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Name:        Gold Block
Ingredients: 9x Gold ingots
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Compact storage of Gold, or rare building material
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Name:        Iron Block
Ingredients: 9x Iron ingots
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Compact storage of iron, or rare building material
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Name:        Jack-O-Lantern
Ingredients: 1x Pumpkin, 1x Torch
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Lighting
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Name:        Jukebox
Ingredients: 8x Wooden Plank, 1x Diamond
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Plays CD's
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Name:        Ladder
Ingredients: 7x Sticks
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Climbing to higher destinations straight up / down.
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Name:        Piston
Ingredients: 3x Wooden planks, 4x Cobblestone, 1x redstone, 1x iron ingot
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Pushes blocks in any direction it faces.
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Name:        Sandstone Slab
Ingredients: 3x Sandstone
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Staircases
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Name:        Snow block
Ingredients: 4x Snowball
Collection:  Mined by shovel
Uses:        Big snowman?
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Name:        Sticky Piston
Ingredients: 1x Piston, 1x Slime Ball
Collection:  Mined by anything
Uses:        Pushes and pulls any blocks that are infront of the piston.
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Name:        Stone slab
Ingredients: 3x Smoothstone
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Staircases
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Name:        Stone stairs
Ingredients: 6x Cobblestone
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Stairs...
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Name:        Wooden slab
Ingredients: 3x Planks
Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
Uses:        Staircases
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Name:        Wooden Plank
Ingredients: 1x Wooden Log
Collection:  Mined by anything, axe being faster
Uses:        building material
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Name:        Wool
Ingredients: Sheep + Hard object
Collection:  Just hit a sheep and it'll drop wool. Placed wool can be mined by
             anything
Uses:        Carpets, pixel art
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This section aims to show you how many items you can smelt with each type of
fuel and the actual items that produce different items when placed in the
furnace.

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               -        Fuel        -      Efficiency      -
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               - Bookshelf          - 0.5                  -
               - Charcoal           - 8                    -
               - Coal               - 8                    -
               - Lava               - 100                  -
               - Wooden Block       - 1.5                  -
               - Sapling            - 0.5                  -
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               -      item in       -       item Out       -
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               - Cactus             - Cactus Green         -
               - Clay Ball          - Brick                -
               - Cobblestone        - Smoothstone          -
               - Gold Ore           - Gold ingot           -
               - Iron Ore           - Iron ingot           -
               - Sand               - Glass                -
               - Wooden log         - Charcoal             -
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TEMPLATE
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Spawn:   
Drops:   
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Passive mobs                                                             [0801]
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Name:    Chicken
Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
Drops:   Lays an egg every five minutes, or drops a feather when killed
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Name:    Cow
Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
Drops:   Drops 0-2 leather pieces
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Name:    Pig
Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
Drops:   Drops 0-2 raw pork chops
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Name:    Sheep
Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
Drops:   Drops 1-3 blocks of the same coloured wool the sheep is when sheared.
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Name:    Squid
Spawn:   Water, any depth, any location
Drops:   0-2 ink sacs
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Name:    Wolf
Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
Drops:   None
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Aggressive mobs                                                          [0802]
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Name:    Charged Creeper (Notice by a prominent blue glow)
Spawn:   When lightning strikes within 3-4 squares of a normal creeper
Drops:   0-2 Gunpowder
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Name:    Creeper
Spawn:   Dark areas
Drops:   0-2 Gunpowder
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Name:    Ghast
Spawn:   The Nether
Drops:   No drops
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Name:    Herobrine
Spawn:   Behind you.
Drops:   Kill him? Hah!
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Name:    Skeleton
Spawn:   Dark areas
Drops:   0-2 Arrows, 0-2 Bones
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Name:    Slime
Spawn:   Any light level underground in large cavernous spaces
Drops:   Each small slime drops 0-2 slimeballs
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Name:    Spider
Spawn:   Dark Areas
Drops:   0-2 String
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Name:    Zombie
Spawn:   Dark areas
Drops:   0-1 feathers
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Name:    Zombie Pigman
Spawn:   The Nether
Drops:   0-2 Cooked Pork Chops
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Spelunking                                                               [0901]
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Spelunking is simply exploring caves and mining all the ores found there. This
is by far the most easiest way of mining, but also the most dangerous. Caves
are dark and contain hostile mobs. The best way to tackle these caves is to
first light up all the paths you can see, travel down these noting all the ores
you come across. After you've explored a bit, travel back and mine the ores you
came across. if you keep doing this, it should limit the amount of surprise
attacks from mobs when you have your back turned.
if you come across a dead end when exploring these caves, don't worry, most of
the time if you mine into theses 'dead ends' you will find they are not dead
ends and are in fact blockages in the cave tunnel.

When you explore caves it is almost certain that you will get lost if you do
not have a system for finding your route back. This can be by placing torches
only on the left hand side, so for going back you just follow them on the
right. Or by placing block you wouldn't normally find in a cave at
intersections so you know where to turn. The best way to find you way back
would be to simply place signs saying which way the exit is. However signs
require a lot of wood to make and take up a lot of inventory space, so it would
be best to take a lot of wood with you so you can make them on the go.

If you are to go Spelunking I would highly reccomend you take:
-A full set of armour
-3 or 4 cooked porkchops
-A sword
-A bow and a stack of arrows
-A stone pickaxe (For coal and iron)
-An iron pickaxe (For any ore higher than iron)
-At least one stack of Torches
-A stack of wood
-A bucket of water

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Branch Mining                                                            [0902]
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Branch Mining is one of the most popular techniques. It involves mining down to
the Y=15 co-ordinate and 'branching' out covering every single block so you can
see any and all ores.

To begin your branch mine you should mine down to Y=15, (This is best found on
your map). Get down there by any means you like. The way i'd suggest is to mine
the block in front of your feet in a staircase fashion all the way down. Do
this in a 2x2 block area.

Once you get to the layer Y=15, mine out a 5x5x3 room, (that's 5 wide, 5 long
and 3 tall). This will be you base room, I would equip it with a Crafting
table, two or three Furnace's and two double chests.

Mine out of this room in the middle of the 5 block long wall. Make this shaft
as long as you like, it really doesn't matter. Then mine on the left side of
this shaft every 4 blocks as to see every single block in the wall.

Repeat this on all four walls of your base room. it should look like this when
you are done:

                     X  X  X
                     X  X  X
     XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                 X   X  X  X
                 X   X  X  X
     XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                 X   X  X  X
                 X   X  X  X
     XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                 X   X  X  X
               XXXXX X  X  X
               XXXXX X  X  X
       XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
       X  X  X XXXXX
       X  X  X XXXXX
       X  X  X   X
       X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
       X  X  X   X
       X  X  X   X
       X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
       X  X  X   X
       X  X  X   X
       X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
       X  X  X
       X  X  X

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Quarry Mining                                                            [0903]
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Quarry mining is a very simple way of mining, you just pick an area. So, 25x25
or 30x15, or whatever you want. Then you mine that area all the way to the
bedrock, directly down taking all the blocks away as you go.

This is a very easy way of mining, so I don't really have much to talk about
here. Just make sure you build a staircase all the way back to the top, or use
ladders, whatever you prefer. I use cobblestone as a staircase. This is a very
quick way of gathering a lot of simple building blocks, (mostly Cobblestone).
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  <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->   Tips&Tricks   <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> [1000]
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Just a list of a few simple tricks that can make your life in Minecraft much
easier.

<=>
Infinite Water.                                                          [1001]
To get infinite water, you simply dig a 2x2 square and place a water source in
two opposite corners, this will then fill the other two corners and allow you
to collect water from anywhere in the square without depleting resources.

    XXXX     XXXX     XXXX
    X  X     XO X     XOOX         X = Any surrounding block
    X  X     X OX     XOOX         O = Water source
    XXXX     XXXX     XXXX

Also, if a 3x1 trench is dug this works by placing a water source either side
so the middle fills up, then taking buckets from the middle source will not
deplete resources.

    XXXXX     XXXXX     XXXXX      X = Any surrounding block
    X   X     XO OX     XOOOX      O = Water source
    XXXXX     XXXXX     XXXXX

<=>
Redstone into Obsidian.                                                  [1002]
To get easy Obsidian without using loads of Lava source blocks, you can just
use Redstone. i'll explain this in pictures and it's not that simple.

LayerX
    --------
    -......-
    -......-              - = Building boundary
    -......-              . = Empty space
    -......-
    -......-
    --------

Layer0 = The block under your feet if you were to stand there
Layer1 = 1 block above ground
Layer2 = 2 blocks above ground
Etc..

I'll use this layout to show the building area, this is so when I split it into
layers, you'll be able to line them up easily.

Layer-1          Layer0
    --------         --------
    -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
    -XXXXXX-         -X....X-       X = Any block
    -X....X-         -X....X-       . = Empty space
    -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
    -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
    --------         --------

To begin, dig a trench like shown above. 4 blocks long, 2 wide, 1 deep on one
side then 2 deep on the other.

Layer-1         Layer0
    --------       --------
    -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-         X = Any block
    -XXXXXX-       -XO,,,X-         O = Water Source
    -X,,,,X-       -X,,,,X-         , = Flowing water
    -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-
    -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-
    --------       --------

Place a water source block in the corner so water fills the trench you just dug

Layer0
    --------
    -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
    -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
    -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
    -X....X-      . = Empty Space
    -XXXXXX-
    --------

Dig another one deep trench next to the water, it is important the water does
not flow into this. if you followed the previous steps, it wont.

Layer1
    --------
    -......-
    -......-      X = Any block
    -XXXXXX-      . = Empty space
    -X....X-
    -XXXXXX-
    --------

Build up around the trench with no water in it, keep all previous layers
exactly the same.

Layer0
    --------
    -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
    -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
    -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
    -XrrrrX-      r = Redstone
    -XXXXXX-
    --------

Place Redstone on the dry trench.

Layer1
    --------
    -......-
    -......-      X = Any block
    -XXXXXX-      . = Empty space
    -XL'''X-      L = Lava source
    -XXXXXX-      ' = Flowing Lava
    --------

Put lava in the elevated section, then after it flows all the way to the end
remove it. A little bit of lava might remain, just place a block in it, then
destroy it to get rid of the lava.

Layer0
    --------
    -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
    -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
    -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
    -XQQQQX-      Q = Obsidian
    -XXXXXX-
    --------

Mine your obsidian! You need a diamond pickaxe or higher to do this.

<=>
Making Charcoal.                                                         [1003]
It's very simple to make this alternative to Coal, it has all the same
attributes, inc. Furnace Efficiency and Torches. You just put Wood into the
furnace with any type of fuel to give yourself easy Charcoal. This is great
for your first night especially, since you don't always find Coal.

<=>
More wool for your dye!                                                  [1004]
When dying wool normally, you need one piece of white wool and one piece of
dye. Now, if you dye the sheep before you collect it's wool, you have the
chance of receiving 2 or even 3 of that colour! As if that's not enough, it
doesn't matter what colour the sheep is in the first place.

<=>
Stacking Fence Posts.                                                    [1005]
You might find yourself wanting to stack a couple of fence posts on top of each
other, maybe for a street light or whatever. To do this you need to place a
solid block down, and then a post on top of that, destroy the block underneath
and place another post there for a two post high pole. You can repeat this as
high as you want.

       X      P      P        X = Any solid block
       X  ->  X  ->  P        P = Fence Post
       X      X      X
       X      X      X

And so on...

<=>
Fighting Ghasts!                                                         [1006]
You may have noticed these giant ghosts that shoot exploding fireballs at you
every time you enter The Nether. They also have a tendency to destroy your
portal. There is a simple trick to stopping these explosions: Cobblestone.
Cobblestone is completely blast resistant to these fireballs, so you can just
take a load and build a quick house around your portal. This will ensure a safe
entrance and exit to The Nether.
Also, if you swipe at the fireballs it will launch them back toward the Ghast.
The best way to take them out though is simply a bow and arrow.

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Taking Inventory (10)                                                    [1101]
Open your inventory.

Just press Y when not in any menu.
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Getting Wood (10)                                                        [1102]
Punch a tree until the block of wood pops out.

Just walk up to a tree and hold RT until it's destroyed.
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Benchmarking (10)                                                        [1103]
Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.

When you've obtained a block of wood, just go into the crafting interface and
turn it into 4 planks, and then the table.
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Time to Mine! (10)                                                       [1104]
Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.

You'll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other
two for the Pick. Use 'benchmarking' to create the table, then on that table
(LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine
them to make a Wooden Pickaxe.
Note: The pickaxe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
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Hot Topic (15)                                                           [1105]
Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.

With any pickaxe mine 8 blocks of smoothstone, these then become Cobblestone,
go to a crafting table then make a Furnace.
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Acquire Hardware (15)                                                    [1106]
Smelt an iron ingot.

Mine an iron Ore block, (these are described in a previous section), then take
that block and place it in a Furnace with some fuel. (For a list of fuels, see
the Furnace Guide).
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Time To Farm (10)                                                        [1107]
Use planks and sticks to make a hoe.

You'll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other
two for the Hoe. Use 'benchmarking' to create the table, then on that table
(LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine
them to make a Wooden Hoe.
Note: The Hoe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
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Bake Bread (20)                                                          [1108]
Turn wheat into bread.

Get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them and they will
drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland you equip a Hoe
and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next to a block of
water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then harvest it.
Combine wheat in the crafting table to make Bread.
Note: You can use Bonemeal on the seeds to grow them instantly. Bonemeal is in
the dye section of the crafting interface. You'll need a bone.
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The Lie (40)                                                             [1109]
Bake a Cake using wheat, sugar, milk and eggs!

To make a cake, you will need:
-3 Wheat
-3 Buckets of Milk
-1 Egg
-2 Sugar

For the wheat, get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them
and they will drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland
you equip a Hoe and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next
to a block of water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then
harvest it.

For the sugar, you just need to locate some sugarcane. This grows directly next
to any block of water. it looks just like you would picture bamboo. Just follow
the coastline, you should come across some. When you find sugarcane you can
craft it into sugar in the crafting interface.

For the egg, chickens lay eggs every five minutes. if you walk around enough
you should find one. if you don't have the patience for that, you can always
catch a chicken and wait.

For the milk, you need three iron buckets. You can craft them in the crafting
interface, or find them in dungeons. Once you have you buckets, go up to a cow
use the bucket on it. This will result in filling your bucket with milk.

Just take all the ingredients to a crafting table and combine them to make a
cake!
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Getting an Upgrade (15)                                                  [1110]
Construct a better pickaxe.

To get this you must have "Time to mine!". Take your wooden pickaxe and mine
some smoothstone to produce cobblestone. Then take 3 cobblestone and 2 sticks
to a crafting table and combine them to make a stone pickaxe. (Scroll up and
down from the wooden pickaxe).
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Delicious Fish (15)                                                      [1111]
Catch and cook a fish!

For this Achievement you need a fishing rod and a furnace. Follow "Hot Topic"
to create your furnace. Then you need 3 bits of string and 2 sticks to craft a
rod. The only way to get string is to kill a spider. You will have to switch
to Easy or higher to get this achievement. Once you have a rod, face any water
and press LT to cast your line. Wait until the float dips under the water and
when it does so just press LT again to pull the fish toward you. This may fly
above you so you may need to look around for it. Take the fish to a furnace and
place it in the top with some fuel in the bottom and wait.
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On A Rail (40)                                                           [1112]
Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where
you started.

This is one of the achievements most people find tricky. Though it is fairly
easy to do it just requires a lot of time and resources. When explaining this
i'll assume you already know the basics on smelting, mining and crafting.

Key points to know for this achievement to pop:
-1 block is 1m, so you travel 500 blocks.
-Place a powered rail every 20 blocks for the best effect.
-You DO NOT have to travel in a straight line, just as long as you get to a
 point which is at least 500 blocks from your starting point as the crow flies.
-It is best to travel in a straight line, as less resources are needed.
-All powered rails must have a redstone torch next to them to be powered.
-It's always best to go further than 500m, just to be sure.

Just simply place 500 pieces of railway down, with a powered rail every 20.
Jump in a minecart at the start and enjoy the ride. Just place a powered rail
at the start, but don't power it! Place a block 3 blocks away from it, (so
there is a 2 block gap between them). Place a button on this block facing the
rail and a piece of redstone powder on the block next to the rail toward the
button. Press this button when in the cart for an easy start.
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Time to Strike! (10)                                                     [1113]
Use planks and sticks to make a sword.

Simply gather 2 blocks of wood and convert them to 8 planks. Use 2 of them
planks to turn into 4 sticks. Then combine 1 stick and 3 planks to make a
wooden sword.
Note: This sword does have to be wooden for the achievement.
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Monster Hunter (20)                                                      [1114]
Attack and destroy a monster.

A very easy achievement. Just take a weapon and go kill a monster. This can be
a spider, zombie, creeper or skeleton. You will have to use a sword as a bow
would be unattainable without actually killing a spider for string.
if you use an iron sword it will only take two hits to kill the mob.
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Cow Tipper (15)                                                          [1115]
Harvest some leather.

Just kill a cow. Take anything and hit the cow with RT until it dies.
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When Pigs Fly (40)                                                       [1116]
Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while
riding it.

This is the hardest achievement in the game for two reasons. One, saddles can
not be crafted (only found in dungeons), and two, the pig is very reluctant to
fall of a cliff to take this fall damage.

The easiest way to obtain a saddle would be to use the seed 888 and climb over
the hill behind you when you spawn. The will be a dungeon above ground by the
lake. Open the chest to receive a saddle.

To get the pig to obtain fall damage is rather hard in single player. The best
way would be to fence the pig in and dig a pit at least 3 blocks deep around
the area. Destroy the fences, jump on the pig and wait.

if you have a friend to help you, (or a second controller), this is much more
easy to do. You just fence the pig in a 1x1 square and get on it. The other
player / controller should then dig a deep hole under the square the pig is on.
Destroy that block for the pig to fall.

Note: Fence posts are best for trapping the pig as it cannot jump over them.
Also, you cannot get a saddle back once it's placed on a pig. Killing the pig
does not drop it back.
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Leader Of The Pack (30)                                                  [1117]
Befriend five wolves.

Another relatively easy achievement. Just take a bunch of bones, (collected by
killing skeleton archers), and tame some wolves. They spawn mostly in forest
biomes. Make sure you take more than five bones as it can take more than one to
tame a wolf. Equip the bone and press LT while looking at a wolf. This is built
up over all your worlds, so you can tame one wolf in one, two in another and so
on.
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MOAR Tools (15)                                                          [1118]
Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).

For this you will need 8 sticks and 9 blocks of planks, cobblestone, iron, gold
or diamond. Once you have these just go to your crafting table and make all
four tools. Again, this is over all your worlds so you can make one in each.
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Dispense With This (20)                                                  [1119]
Construct a Dispenser.

Another simple crafting achievement. For the dispenser you will need, 1 bow, 1
redstone and 7 cobblestone. Once you have these, go to your crafting table and
make a dispenser. To make the bow you'll need 3 string and 3 sticks.
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Into The Nether (40)                                                     [1120]
Construct a Nether Portal.

A very easy achievement. You just need to place obsidian in a 4x5 rectangle.
Then light the middle with Flint&Steel. Getting the obsidian however is a
different story. The best way to get obsidian is when flowing water hits a lava
source block. Mine this with a diamond pickaxe.
Note: Obsidian takes forever to mine, especially without diamond.
However, if you cannot find diamond but still want this achievement quick then
you can always turn the more abudent resource, Redstone, into obsidian. Just
check the Tips&Tricks section of this guide to show you how to do it. Adapt
this mould to build your structure.

Your nether portal can only take these two shapes:

   XXXX      XX
   X  X     X  X
   X  X     X  X
   X  X     X  X
   XXXX      XX

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  <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->   Mob Grinders  <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> [1200]
<--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->

There seems a lot of confusion when it comes to constructing mob grinders. I am
going to list a few of the ways you can build these handy devices and explain
the mechanics behind them.

A mob grinder is basically a way of collecting the drops from monsters without
actually engaging in combat with them. These 'machines' function constantly, so
they continue to reap your rewards while you are out mining, or doing whatever.

The spawning of monsters works in two ways:
-With a monster spawner you will have to be within 16 blocks of it in order for
 monsters to spawn within a 7 block radius.
-Normally monsters only spawn further than 24 blocks away from any player and
 instantly despawn if it's further than 128 blocks away.

A mob grinder is made up of two necessary parts (one optional). They are the
spawning room and the killing mechanism, transportation being the optional.
The spawning room is always the same, a dark room in which monsters can spawn
inside, it's always best to have some sort of transportation in the room in
order to get the monsters to the killing mechanism faster.
The killing mechanism can be a variety of things. Either: Drowning, lava trap,
fall damage or cacti. I will explain drowning and the lava trap ones as they
are the one's I feel are the easiest to construct.

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Monster Spawner Trap                                                     [1201]
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So, you've just came across a dungeon and you've decided to make a mob grinder?
Or you have no idea what a dungeon or a mob spawner is? Well, a dungeon is a
room lined with cobblestone walls and a mossy cobblestone floor. if you come
across cobblestone while exploring your world and you know you didn't place it
there than it's pretty certain that this is your dungeon. Either that or it's a
point where water hits flowing lava. A dungeon is typically a 5x5 room with a
monster spawner levitating directly in the middle and two chests somewhere.
These chests contain random items, the most desired of these are Cocoa beans.
This is since this is the only way to obtain Cocoa beans in this current
version.

Back on topic, there are a variety of methods out there that people use to
manipulate these monster spawners. I will explain the way I find the best to
deal with them, this will require the use of these objects:
-3x Water source blocks,
-1x Pressure Plate,
-1x Sign.

While you are building this I suggest you save the game and switch the
difficulty down to peaceful. This just makes things easier as you dont have to
do things in a hurry due to monsters spawning.

First, take the two chests out of the room and make sure the floor space is
exactly 5x5 and 3 high. it should be this normally but occasionally it can lack
a roof, or one of the walls is made from gravel.

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X     X     X     X
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX

Make a 2 high 1 wide doorway in the middle of the wall you want to collect your
loot from. This should be the only gap in any of the walls or ceiling.

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X     X     X     X
XXX XXX     XXX XXX     XXXXXXX

Place your pressure plate, (can be stone or wooden, stone preferably), one
block away from the outside of your 2x1 doorway. 

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X     X     X     X        P - Pressure Plate
XXX XXX     XXX XXX     XXXXXXX
   P

Surround your pressure plate with cobblestone leaving the same 2x1 area for the
monsters to travel along, directly after the pressure plate dig down two blocks
and surround that with cobblestone also. Place your sign on the wall 2 blocks
up in your doorway before the pressure plate. (Hard to explain, follow the
picture guide below).

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                       P - Pressure Plate
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
XXX XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
  XPX         X X          X
  X X         X X          X
  XXX         XXX

Layer 0     Layer -1

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
  XXX         XXX
  X X         X X
  XXX         X X

After this, dig a trench out from the front of your mob trap. Make it four long
and up to the ground level. Again, follow the pictures as it's hard to explain.

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                       P - Pressure Plate
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X     X     X     X     X     X
X     X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
XXX XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
  XPX         X X          X
  X X         X X          X
  XXX         XXX

Layer 0     Layer -1

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
  XXX         XXX
  X X         X X
  XXX         X X
  X X         X X
  X X         X X
  X X         X X
  X X         X X
  X X         XXX
  XXX

Now place two water source blocks in both corners on the wall opposite your 2x1
doorway and one above the pressure plate.

Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                       P - Pressure Plate
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
Xw,,,WX     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X
X,,,,,X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X
X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
XXX,XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
  XPX         XWX          X           W - Water Source Block
  X,X         X,X          X
  XXX         XXX                      , - Flowing Water

Layer 0     Layer -1

XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
  XXX         XXX
  X,X         X,X
  XXX         X,X
  X X         X,X
  X X         X,X
  X X         X,X
  X X         X,X
  X X         XXX
  XXX

This grinder works by allowing the monsters to spawn in the 5x5 room and get
pushed toward the pressure plate. They then are forced down the hole by the
current of the water and drown. Their items then flow through with the water
for you to collect at the end of your trench. The downside of these types of
trap is that they only work when you are within 16 blocks of the mob spawner.

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Dark Room Trap                                                           [1202]
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There isn't much to say about dark room traps, I can only suggest ways on how
to get your mobs from all over the room to your killing mechanism.

Your "Dark Room" should consist of two repeated parts:
1) Spawning pads, for all the monsters to spawn on.
2) Transportation canals, to get the mobs to the killing mechanism.

You can build your spawning pads whatever size you like, just don't go too big
as mobs will be less likely to fall off into the canals or two small, and it
will reduce the efficiency of the grinder. I suggest around 14x14. I have
always found this to be a good size for my grinders.

Make the dark room as large as you want, the larger the room the more mobs you
will kill, hence the more drops you will receive. However this room cannot be
too big as the spawning distance of mobs is limited to inside 128 blocks, so
any bigger than that would be a waste.

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Tower Trap                                                               [1203]
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A tower trap is very much like a dark room trap, only there are multiple layers
for the mobs to spawn on. This type of trap has a much greater efficiency than
a dark room trap though it is much harder to construct as it's majoratively
above ground level so will require a lot of building material.

Each layer in a tower trap should have two blocks of air in between, as all
other monsters apart from zombies will not fall more than three blocks
vertically. Also because of this you will have to interweave the layers of
the tower so as no drop will be more than 3 blocks, this can be through strips
of squares or whatever, the choice is yours.

The bottom floor of your tower trap should have some sort of canal
transportation system to usher mobs toward the killing mechanism.

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Canal Transportation (Mobs)                                              [1204]
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Canal transportation is basically a way to get your mobs from the spawning pads
to the killing mechanism.

The canals should always be two blocks wide and two blocks deep. This is to
prevent mobs from jumping out and to allow spiders to get in. Not too big as to
reduce efficiency of spawning ground for mobs.

in order to get your canals to flow only in one direction, pressure plates or
signs should be used. if placed one side of a water source block these will not
allow the water to flow past them and do not collide with the mobs as they are
pushed down them.

I will show how to tackle corners and straight lines in the pictures below.

For a straight line:

  OO
  WW
  ,,             O - Pressure Plate / Sign
  ,,
  ,,
  OO             W - Water source block
  WW
  ,,
  ,,             , - Flowing water
  ,,
  OO

For an intersection:

       OO
       WW           O - Pressure Plate / Sign
       ,,
    OW,,,,WO
    OW,,,,WO        W - Water source block
       ,,
       ,,
       ,,           , - Flowing Water
       OO

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Lava Killing Mechanism                                                   [1205]
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The idea of a Lava killing mechanism is to simply burn the mobs to death. My
favourite of all the different ways to kill mobs.

The way to achieve this is to place lava above a sign so it does not flow down,
if you force a mob into this then it'll look like it's head is in the lava when
the rest of it's body isn't. This will cause the mob to die without causing the
drops to burn up in the lava also.

You can create this device simply by creating a channel at the end of your trap
and flowing it into a "dead end". Then at this "dead end" put a 1x1 flow after
your channel runs out of water, at a right angle. (This is for your items to
get out). Above the last block in your "dead end" you'll want to place some
signs around on the wall, (two on the back above the out flow, two on opposite
sides one block back and one block higher from the last two), this will be to
contain the lava. Then place two source blocks of lava in the gap above and
behind the signs you just placed. The lava with just appear to float there.
if any mobs are pushed into that, they will in effect have their heads burnt
off, this includes you! So watch out.

it should look like this:

Layer 0       Layer 1       Layer 2

XXXXXXXX X    XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXSXX      X - Any block
XXXXXXXX X             S            LX      L - Lava
XXXXXXXX X             S            LX      S - Block with sign on
XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXSXX

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Drowning Killing Mechanism                                               [1206]
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Drowning killing mechanisms work in two ways: Either forcing mobs to swim
upawrds and get trapped, or forcing them down.

I described how to build one that forces the mobs down in the Mob spawner
part of this section. So, i will explain how to create a way to force mobs
upward.

To do this you use the same "dead end" idea as the lava killing mechanism, but
instead of having floating lava you have floating water. You extend this a
block or two higher as well. This has the effect that when the mobs get to the
end of the passage they then swim up this floating water and get trapped, they
will consequently run out of air and die. It is important that every block in
this area is a source block, this is due to the fact that if the water is
flowing down it will push the mobs down instead of letting them swim up.

Now, this area where the mobs swim up and drown can be extended as far as you
like. If you put air pockets in sequecial steps you can in effect create a
"mobivator". This will transport your mobs to the ground level. You can then
move them into another killing mechanism to then allow your items to easily be
collected above ground.

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This FAQ was made by Rhys Hills a.k.a. ZOMBIECHICKENZ. This FAQ was made only
by ZOMBIECHICKENZ (and the GameFAQ members mentioned in the credit section). If
you would like to quote a part of this FAQ on a website / message board you
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This FAQ can be only posted on these sites:
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Credit:                                                                  [1302]
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I would like to thank these people for providing tremendous help to me and my
FAQ:

1) 4J Studios for porting this amazing game to the Xbox 360!
2) LoneReaper115 for writing the entire section on "How to survive your first
   night in Minecraft."
3) XBL_Mikey0629 for providing most of the information for my "Achievement
   Guide."
4) All the members of the GameFAQ's Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition board who
   helped give me ideas on what to put in the guide.
5) www.network-science.de/ascii/ For my title art.
6) www.minecraftwiki.net For help on some of the areas I was a bit vague on.

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Contact me                                                               [1303]
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You can contact me through my email:

rawrrimapenguin@gmail.com

I will respond to everyone, it may take some time but you will get a reply.

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I hope this guide answered any questions you had about this game, if that isn't
the case just email or pm me with your query and i'll get back to you.

If there's any sections you feel I should add to the guide, again just contact
me and i'll see what I can do.

If you need any help with building any of the things listed in this guide feel
free to either pm me or email me, I will be willing to provide any help whether
it be tips, hints or just plain old manpower.

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