Minecraft Tips

TIP #1- GARDENS

Published on February 2, 2012 by Tyler

If you’ve ever gone onto a Minecraft server or even watched most playthroughs, you may have noticed how most farms are terribly inefficient. Here is a way to create a truly efficient farm.

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TIP #2- 10 THINGS

Published on February 3, 2012 by Jonah

Here are 10 things you should always have with you when going on a mining adventure.

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TIP #3- CRAFTING

Published on February 5, 2012 by Jonah

Here are a few simple crafting tips.

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TIP #4- EMERGENCY SHELTER

Published on February 7, 2012 by Tyler

We’ve all gone through this scenario. You’ve started a fresh new world, or you’re traveling in a random direction when the sun goes down. Worrying for your safety you usually head towards a cave or something else offering shelter. Well, I have the solution, a rather simple one actually. The Emergency Shelter!

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TIP #5/6- WEAPON/TOOL REPAIR AND SILVERFISH

Published on February 9, 2012 by Tyler

So, in one of the recent updates, Notch added weapon/tool repair. I’m not sure if you know this, but it can be a helpful tool. Also, beware of silverfish. They are very dangerous and the reproduce…fast!

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TIP #7- DEATH PREVENTION/PREPARATION 

Published on February 12, 2012 by Jonah

Death is a very real and likely event to happen in Minecraft. Whether it is at the hands of a creeper, of drowning, or falling, or even hunger, is up to you. You will likely die several times while playing Minecraft and at times you will lose all of your diamonds that you spent so long mining and you just might want to cry.

Although death is almost impossible to avoid it can be done. So I have come up with a few tips on avoiding death and how to set up a little “safety net” in case you do die.

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TIP #8- BEGINNER’S TIPS

Published on February 13, 2012 by Jonah

So you just started playing Minecraft but don’t know what to do. You’re screwed. If you don’t take care of a few important things then you won’t survive the first night. Here are some things that you did to do right away.

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TIP #9/10- CHARCOAL AND ENDER PEARL

Published on February 15, 2012 by Tyler

Wood Blocks can be smelted into Charcoal. Charcoal is equivalent in uses to Coal, but is much more efficient. Also, if you throw an Ender Pearl (by right-clicking) you will be teleported to wherever that pearl lands.

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TIP #11- MOBS

Published on February 17, 2012 by Jonah

The biggest part of Minecraft is building. But if building is number one, then surviving is definitely number two. If you are going to survive in Minecraft, then you need to know what you are going up against.

There is quite a variety of mobs in Minecraft, peaceful mobs and dangerous mobs. This tip is about the dangerous ones.

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TIP #12- FOOD

Published on February 19, 2012 by Jonah

Food has always been a very important part of Minecraft. Before, food would instantly increase the number of hearts you have. Now we have even more types of food and the hunger bar. Food no longer increases your health, but increases your hunger bar which can, if high enough, increase your health. Here all the the types of food that you can eat and what kind of effects they have on you.

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TIP #13- VILLAGES

Published on February 23, 2012 by Jonah

One of the best things that you can do when you first start out in Minecraft is to look for a village. Villages aren’t always the easiest things to find but if you do, you could possibly find some great loot.

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TIP #14- CAVES

Published on March 5, 2012 by Jonah

Stay away from caves. No not really. Caves are amazing. They provide nearly endless amounts of coal, iron, and redstone, with a little bit of diamond too if you are lucky. But you had better be careful when you go into a cave.

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TIP #15- EMERGENCY AIR POCKETS

Published on March 7, 2012 by Tyler

We’ve all had one of those moments where we see an underground cavern and we set out to explore, just as we reach the bottom we run out of air. Slowly, we die as we swim as fast as we can to the surface. Or while building an underwater home, find it too difficult to build due to air problems. Well no more. Here at the Block Brothers, we shall show you how its done!

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TIP #16- MINECRAFT SKINS

Published on March 8, 2012 by Jonah

Are you sick of the old Steve skin in Minecraft? Do you want to look like Xephos, Honeydew, Israphel, or even…Herobrine? Then pay attention.

There are a few things that you have to do in order to change your skin. Follow these steps and you’ll be fine.

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TIP #17- WATER BUCKET

Published on April 22, 2012 by Tyler

The possibilities of a water bucket can be endless. From putting out fires, and creating bridges with lava. You can also use water as a ladder or a tool against mobs.

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TIP #18- ORES

Published on May 2, 2012 by Jonah

Since the game is called Minecraft, obviously the most important part of the game is mining. Well here are a few things you should know about mining ores.

There are six different ores: Coal, Iron, Redstone, Lapis Lazuli, Gold, and of course DIAMOND.

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TIP #19- BREWING

Published on May 21, 2012 by Jonah

Here is a quick tip on brewing.

If you have any hope of brewing some potions, you will need to go to the Nether. First of all, you will need a blaze rod to make the brewing stand, and then you will need to find nether warts, a crucial ingredient to all potions.

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TIP #20- UNDERWATER DOME TUTORIAL

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Published on June 27, 2012 by Jonah

This is sort of a tip I guess. It’s a big tip, though.

I was thinking that despite its simplicity to me, other people may like to know how I build all of the underwater domes so that they can make one. Now I have no idea if anyone actually wants to make one, but if you do I think you should try out my method because it works well for me. It isn’t a perfect method, and it does take some time (maybe even a few lives, too), but it works.

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TIP #21- .MINECRAFT FOLDER

Published on July 17, 2012 by Tyler

How to access the .minecraft folders is some information that we’ve been withholding from our readers. I’m sure a lot of you think this might be a stupid tip, as it seems so common sense, but there are people out there who have no clue how to find the folder, or even how to install texture packs. We all have to start somewhere, so why not help them on the way? So, as to clear up this issue, I’m here to show you all how to access the .minecraft folder.

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TIP #22/23- MILK AND PUMPKINS

Published on July 27, 2012 by Jonah

There are two things in Minecraft that many people might not know. First, do you know that milk has a purpose other than as an ingredient for cakes? You can actually drink it. Also, pumpkins can be used as decoration, and as very “fashionable” headgear. Read the full post to find out more.

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TIP #24- WOOL DYES

Published on July 28, 2012 by Jonah

For today’s tip, I decided to solve the biggest mystery in all of Minecraft. How do you make all of the wool colors? Personally, I have never even tried. I don’t use a lot of wool, and when I do, I just cheat and use TooManyItems. For those you don’t cheat or those who just want to know then here you go.

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TIP #25- MAKING A HAMACHI SERVER

Published on July 31, 2012 by Tyler

So you want to set up a server. You want a place to wage war with your friends, build massive cities and sculptures, share your creations with the world, and defeat the enderdragon? Well, just how do you plan to do this? You downloaded the server application, but you have no clue where to go from there. No worries. Today, in this little tip, I will give you advice on how to set up the easiest server, the hamachi server.

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TIP #26- ENCHANTING

Published on August 2, 2012 by Jonah

Before Beta 1.9, a sword was a sword. You couldn’t do anything to make it stronger or last longer. All you could do was use a different mineral. But with the release of 1.9, came the addition of one of the coolest blocks ever: the enchantment table. Using a table, one could make a sword of unbelievable power, a pick with strong mining capabilities, and armor with super protective strength. Minecraft entered a new realm, one where players no longer had to fear the night, and where PvP servers were ruled by those with the best enchantments.

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TIP #27- INSTALLING TEXTURE PACKS

Published on August 9, 2012 by Tyler

Today I’m going to show you guys the easiest way to install your texture packs to customize the feel of your Minecraft. Texture packs are nice ways to fix certain textures that you may not like in Vanilla Minecraft, (ahem Armor), and customize them to your liking. They also allow you to set up a certain theme, such as medieval theme, or renaissance, or even modern.

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TIP #28- ACHIEVEMENTS

Published on August 18, 2012 by Jonah

I would assume that almost everyone knows about Achievements in Minecraft, it should be one of the first things you see when you start the game, but have you ever tried to get all of them? Most of them are really simple and you can probably get most of them without even trying. Some of them, however, can be a bit more difficult, or just very time consuming. So, if you want to know how to get all of these achievements then keep on reading.

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TIP #29- MUSHROOMS

Published on August 29, 2012 by Jonah

Hello, today’s tip is brought to you by Mushroom Stew, keeping Steve from going hungry since Indev 0.31. Mushrooms are not only used for decoration, they can also be used as a food source, and quite a good food source. You can farm mushrooms, harvest them from Mooshrooms, and use bone meal on them to turn them into giant mushrooms!

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TIP #30- TOOLS

Published on September 3, 2012 by Jonah

This tip is all about tools. There are 12 tools in Minecraft. We are going to look at all of them, check out their uses, their durability, and their recipe. Are you ready?

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TIP #31- SWORD DEFENSE

Published on September 17, 2012 by Tyler

Now, we all know that we’ve played on servers before where we are evenly matched with the enemy, but somehow, your foe manages to kill you. Before we attributed it to luck, now we attribute it to enchanting, but even then, it seems that you always lose. Well, I found out a neat little tip.

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TIP #32- FIGHTING CREEPERS

Published on October 16, 2012 by Jonah

Creepers can be a rather tricky mob to kill if you don’t know what the heck you are doing. If you don’t know how to fight them, it will blow up in your face…literally. Here is a little help for those of you who have been killed by Creepers too many times.

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TIP #33- COOKING ANIMALS WITH SUN

Published on October 23, 2012 by Tyler

Have you ever been wandering around, perhaps searching for resources or just lost from home? Notice your hunger bar is down? Low on health? You found some pigs but no mean of cooking their flesh? Here’s a question: Do you have a flint and steel in your inventory? If you do, you are in luck.

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TIP #34- BREEDING

Published on October 30, 2012 by Jonah

Ever since the official release of Minecraft, we have come to know that if you want to make an almost endless supply of pigs, you will need a wheat farm. You needed wheat to breed almost every animal, until 1.4 came along. The breeding mechanics changed slightly in this last update. Here is how you breed different animals, as of 1.4.2.

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TIP #35- NEW POTIONS

Published on November 6, 2012 by Jonah

In the 1.4 update, Mojang added 2 new kinds of potions to Minecraft. We have a Potion of Night Vision and a Potion of Invisibility. Here is a very simple tip on how to make these potions and how they work.

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TIP #36- MAPS

Published on November 13, 2012 by Jonah

Jeb and Co. have slightly altered the way maps work since the 1.4 release. Here is a quick tip about how maps work now.

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TIP #37- GRIEFING WITH SILVERFISH

Published on November 20, 2012 by Jonah

I am going to show you a fun way to really piss someone off. Although, I would recommend that you only do this to your friends since they might be inclined to forgive you eventually.

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TIP #38- EFFECTIVE FIGHTING STRATEGY

Published on November 27, 2012 by Jonah

When you’re fighting large hoards of mobs, it may seem that the odds aren’t exactly in your favor. Well, a good sword and some armor will help quite a bit, but there’s one other thing you can do.

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2012-12-01_14.28.00TIP #39- COBBLESTONE GENERATOR TUTORIAL

Published on December 4, 2012 by Tyler

I am going to show you how to make a cobblestone generator, the likes of which has been featured on both my Superflat survival, and Jonah’s Survival Island posts. Basically the cobblestone generator uses flowing water and lava to create blocks of cobblestone, which can then be mined and harvested.

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TIP #40- FIGHTING WITHERS2012-12-10_14.18.58

Published on December 11, 2012 by Jonah

So, you want a tip, do you? Well here’s a tip: Don’t spawn Withers. You wondering why? Here’s why:

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TIP #41- IRON GOLEMSiron-golem

Published on December 18, 2012 by Tyler

I’m going to talk about another tip that I had thought about earlier this week. I will be talking about Iron Golems and how they can really help you.

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HAVING A PROBLEM WITH SOMETHING IN MINECRAFT? NEED HELP? HAVE A TIP REQUEST? LET US KNOW IN A COMMENT OR VIA EMAIL AT theblockbrothers@hotmail.com

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One comment on “Minecraft Tips

  1. хорошие советы, но я не играл в более развитых серверах, и не смог зарегестрироваться(

    English translation: good advice, but I have not played in more advanced servers, and could not register

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