Minecraft started small, but as years went by, the game became one of the most popular ones in the world. The franchise is huge and the number of players grows every day. This means that there are also numerous newcomers who still struggle to learn the basics.
If you are one of those players who are trying to get used to the Minecraft universe, we have prepared a couple of tips that should make things a lot simpler for you. There are many hidden secrets in Minecraft, and today we are going to teach you a couple of them.
The Mushroom Biome has cows named Mooshrooms. Just like regular cows, they can be milked, however, don’t expect to receive milk from them. Mooshrooms will give you mushroom stew which can be useful. The stew can be used for your Hunger needs.
Coal can be replaced by charcoal
It is not easy to obtain coal right away, so you need to find a replacement for it, as this resource is very important. Luckily for you, it is possible to use charcoal instead. Charcoal is made from wood, which is easier to find. Just smelt some wood and you can use charcoal as a replacement.
Avoid beds in the Nether
In the normal dimension, beds can be very useful as they act as checkpoints in case you die. However, if you are in the Nether you need to avoid sleeping because it will make you explode. As long as you remember this, you should be fine.
You can stack signs
If you want to create a big looking sign you can do this by stacking multiple signs on top of each other. This will make it look as if there is just a long sign. You can use this if you have a big message to share. Many players use this when they create an adventure map, as it allows you to write all the instructions there.
A cat can be the ideal pet
Cats are adorable, so who wouldn’t want to have one as a pet? Well in Minecraft cats are also incredibly useful. Cats keep Creepers away. Therefore, if you keep a couple of cats around the house, you can be sure that you won’t have any unpleasant surprises.
Breathe underwater with torches
If you go underwater, torches can help you stay alive, as surprising as this might sound. You can use torches to breathe underwater. You just need to place a torch on a block and an air bubble will be created for a short period of time. As long as you stay next to the block you will have air to breathe. This can come in handy if you are drowning.
Bonemeal is great for farming
If you enjoy farming, you should have some bonemeal on you. You can get it from skeletons at night, and it is fairly easy to obtain it as it isn’t too hard to defeat these mobs. Bonemeal will make your trees and plants grow faster.
The Mushroom Biome is the safest space in Minecraft
If you want to build a house in a peaceful place, you should consider the Mushroom Biome. This is the only biome that doesn’t have mobs in the caves, and that does not spawn mobs at night. This means that you are relatively safe here. Nonetheless, you should remember that spawners still work here.
You can use lava as fuel
Lava might appear useless at first, but that is not true. Lava is a great fuel for your furnace. When you discover lava make sure to mark the location so you can return later. Use buckets to collect it and use it as fuel. It lasts a long time as well. More than that, lava can be used to create obsidian, which a rare block.
Stop spawners from spawning
Spawners are very irritating as they will generate enemies continuously. You have the option to destroy them, but you can also make them stop. Just surround the spawner with torches. This will prevent it from spawning. It can come in handy if you need to farm a certain kind of enemy.
Keep zombies at bay
If you want to maintain your house safe and zombie-free you can make sure that zombies won’t break down your door. There are various methods that can be used. For instance, you can choose to use a fence. You can also set your door one block higher.
Pumpkin heads keep you safe
You can wear a pumpkin on your head and it will make you look scary, working perfectly as a Halloween costume. However, it also has an important function. Endermen will attack whoever makes eye contact with them. Therefore, if you wear a pumpkin they won’t attack you, not even if you attack them.
Wooden slabs are resistant to fire
If you are looking for a flame resistant material, you should know that wooden slabs don’t burn. While it is recommended to avoid wooden materials around the house so that fire can’t be caused, wooden slabs are totally safe. You get that nice wooden texture and stay safe at the same time.
Avoid gold tools
While gold looks good and you might be tempted to create tools out of it, you should avoid that. Gold is not very durable, which means that the tools won’t last for too long before they break. Use your gold for other items.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.