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Minecraft Modding with Forge by Arun Gupta, Aditya Gupta

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Appendix A. What Is Minecraft?

This appendix is an introduction to the game of Minecraft, and is aimed toward readers who have not played the game. If you do play the game, you can skip this appendix, because you most likely know the content of this chapter well. If not, you may want to read it so you know what the game is all about. All these topics are explained in greater detail at the official Minecraft wiki, but this is a more concise introduction to the game. The wiki is typically the biggest source of information for Minecrafters, players involved in the game of Minecraft.

So, are you ready to be a Minecrafter?

Minecraft is a 3D game about breaking and placing blocks to obtain materials. These materials can then be used to build or craft new items and tools. These, in turn, can be used to harvest more types of blocks. The game also contains entities, which are dynamic moving objects in Minecraft (e.g., cows, pigs, and horses). Entities that are hostile are called monsters (e.g., zombies and creepers). Bosses are monsters that are very hard to defeat.

Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat.

Players can travel to different worlds, or dimensions in gamespeak. The game contains three dimensions:

  • The Overworld

  • The Nether

  • The End

The Overworld is like a normal wilderness on Earth. It has grass, trees, villages, and other normal things you might find out in nature. The Nether is like a big cave system, and it is covered ...

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