Hi gang,This guide has been obsoleted by the waste reset: this area is no longer there.Today our own HelloKittyRo (in her tuxedo) decided to help me out with my mini-guide (lol; I feel evil, but I had to use that quote )As you probably know the nether can be a very lucrative place. The netherrack structures often contain lots of nether quartz (which can earn you some good money) and if you're lucky you can even come across a nether fortress. Home of the blazes (useful for their blaze rods), Magma slimes (to collect magma cream; the main ingredient for fire resistance potions) and of course the wither skeletons which, if you're lucky, can drop their head which will allow you to build a wither.The main problem which some players have is preparing yourself for the dangers of the nether. There's isn't an option to 'simply' get into a nether fortress to see how hard it is and to quickly get out again. Or is there?Fresh out of the outpost and Kitty already killed a blaze...Introducing the "Nether training area", which you can find on SMP2 by using: /wnether sw. Exit the outpost on the north side and you'll walk right into a somewhat secured nether fortress. Note the stone fence in the picture above? That was my doing to make sure that we can't simply fall into the huge lava pool which sits below this area. Apart from that I also blocked some other holes with nether fences, so it should be relatively safe to walk around.So what can you expect to find here? Everything you'd find in a "normal" nether fortress, but the main advantage here is that the outpost is just one quick sprint away. Even if you get killed by a wither skeleton then recovering your items should be pretty easy.Which can also be an extra advantage: wither skeletons spawn here, and sometimes quite a few. So there's also a very good chance that you may collect some wither skeleton heads here, required to build yourself a wither!At the edges of the area several mobs can spawn, including wither skeletons!But as you can see in the pictures above this place is best suited to make yourself more familiar with fighting blazes. That is a feature courtesy of EMC itself; they actually provided us with a blaze spawner which sits right in the protected area surrounding the outpost:Kitty tried as well: you can't break this one So there you have it... If you're looking for blazes or a relatively safe way to fight wither skeletons then you should definitely check out this "training area" on SMP2.What: Nether fortress "training ground".Server: SMP2.Where: /wnether sw, exit to the north side.Happy hunting!