Minecraft 1.13 introduced Conduits, a super handy beacon-counterpart. This neat utility block offers a complimentary damage radius against hostile mobs. It also gives a new potion effect called Conduit Power, a mixture of water breathing, haste, and night vision.[Read more…]
Minecraft’s Update Aquatic in mid-2018 introduced more advanced fishing mechanics to the once-bland rivers, lakes, and seas of Minecraft. In this guide, I’ll break down everything you need to know about Minecraft fishing.
Just like you might go fishing in real life, fishing in Minecraft starts with an essential tool: a fishing rod.
In order to craft a fishing rod, you’ll need some basic materials: three sticks and two pieces of string. Once you’ve crafted your very own fishing rod, you’re ready to start reeling in fish! (And a pair of worn leather boots every once in a while.)[Read more…]
Hooray! The exterior of your build is finished, and now you need some furniture to fill the inside. Of course, Minecraft doesn’t come with prebuilt furniture (unless you’re using a furniture mod). Don’t worry though. There is a wide variety of Minecraft furniture that you can create.
While building, the most important thing to remember is that you can play around with the furniture to find the best fit for your build. Don’t be afraid to change the size, block type, or location of your furniture if it doesn’t look right to you![Read more…]
Minecraft Advancements 101
Advancements are trophies that clearly mark the barrier between the casual player and the intense gamer. For some, they are just notifications which pop up on your screen every now and then. For others, they add a whole new dimension to the game. In the case of Minecraft advancements, they can be ignored or pursued vigorously.
Mojang overhauled the Java Edition’s achievement system in March 2017, with the release of 1.12. The old mechanic was relatively simple, serving as a way to introduce new players to various aspects of gameplay, represented by a tree of possible achievements. Now, with advancements, this purpose lives on with the added intricacy of five different categories (represented as tabs) of accomplishments: Minecraft, Adventure, Nether, The End, and Husbandry.
Each tab contains a tree, and while each advancement can be earned independently of those before it, you have to unlock the advancement before it to view later advancements on the tree. You will notice that there are three different types of advancements which comprise each tree: normal (square icon), goal (ellipses icon), and challenges (the fancy square icon). Challenge advancements will reward you with varying amounts of experience points when completed.
There are a few dozen Minecraft advancements to complete, but here I’ll be listing off what I believe to be the four hardest challenge advancements to earn in a survival world.
I often find that a lot of people who are new to Minecraft end up asking the same technical questions. One that I hear often is “How do I change my Minecraft name?”. Thankfully, this question is easily answered now! Read on to find out about changing your name, and the limitations associated with it.
Your Minecraft name is your identity on servers. Everyone will know you by that name. People can easily find you by searching it up, and you might even be the envy of your server if your name is unique and fun. There are a variety of reasons for why you may want to change your Minecraft name. It may be because you’re tired of it, or because it’s causing you grief by being embarrassing or silly. Regardless of the reason, the process of changing it is pretty straightforward.