Tips & Tricks
Just a list of a few simple tricks that can make your life in Minecraft much easier.
To get infinite water, you simply dig a 2×2 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.
Also, if a 3×1 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.
Redstone into Obsidian.
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.
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.
To begin, dig a trench like shown above. 4 blocks long, 2 wide, 1 deep on one side then 2 deep on the other.
Place a water source block in the corner so water fills the trench you just dug
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.
Build up around the trench with no water in it, keep all previous layers exactly the same.
Place Redstone on the dry trench.
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.
Mine your obsidian! You need a diamond pickaxe or higher to do this.
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!
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.
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.