Hello everyone! Some of you may be wondering, “Didn’t you do a post on this before?” Yes, I sort of did. A long time ago, I started a ‘Surviving the Nether” series. I had already had a world for a while and I decided to go to the Nether and see how long I could survive. It only lasted two days because I came unprepared. I only brought certain items I thought I would need.
This series, the 2.0 version, is slightly different. I started a brand new world. Here is the kicker, I am giving myself ONE HOUR in the Overworld to prepare. In this hour, I will collect as many supplies as I possibly can. One hour really isn’t a lot of time, the main thing that people forget is that no matter how many pigs or cows you kill in the Overworld, your food will run out eventually. So, I am spending my time in the Overworld collecting supplies like saplings and mushrooms so I won’t run out of food and building materials.
Of course, there are no minerals in the Nether, so I have to collect as much stuff as I can. Coal isn’t important because I can make charcoal, and diamond takes too much time to find a couple pieces. So, my main focus is iron. It is very common, and is the second best mineral.
That is what this series is going to be about. I am not entirely sure what I will have as a goal once I get to the Nether. I will set up a nice house, some trees, all of that good stuff. But aside from that, I don’t know yet.
The first four parts of this series will document my time in the Overworld, 15 minutes each. After that, I will enter the Nether. I am not going to collect the supplies for the portal, that is the only part where I will cheat.
Now, after that very long introduction, I present to you “Surviving the Nether 2.0 Part 1”
Despite the horror that awaits me, I can and will make my home look nice, for the Nether that is. In these 15 minutes I covered the most basic essentials: Food, wood, stone, and some basic tools and armor. I started out being surrounded by cows, which is a good problem to have when looking for food. The steak that I collected will be mainly used for the Overworld. I found some brown mushrooms and I figure that I can easily find some red ones in the Nether. I can use them to get an almost permanent food source.
Next I focused on finding wood. Although, I realized that to be foolish after a while. I shouldn’t be focusing as much on wood, I just need to collect a few saplings, dirt, and bonemeal. I am also going to get as much stone as I can so I have a back-up when I run out of iron.
That is actually it for Part 1. Sorry that there isn’t much to show. I tried making a video but it was a bit too laggy.
In other news, tomorrow we will have our weekly Minecraft news post. Included will be a brief bit of news about our blog and college life. Until tomorrow, thanks for reading and Happy Mining.