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The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft

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Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS!

Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly… from living through your first night, to hosting your own Minecraft server! Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need

to know… take you deep inside hidden temples… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft!

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  • Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more

  • Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light

  • Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone

  • Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs

  • Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms

  • Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies

  • Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base)

  • Create new worlds and master the fine art of terraforming

  • Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems

  • Play safely through The Nether and The End

  • Discover mods that will blow your mind

  • Run your own LAN games, adventures, and worlds

  • Provides complete coverage of the PC and Mac versions

  • Tips for using Minecraft on Xbox, iOS and Android

  • Bonus downloadable crafting guide available from the publisher's web site 

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. What’s in This Book
      2. How to Use This Book
      3. There’s More Online...
    12. 1. Getting Started
      1. Registering and Downloading
      2. Launching Minecraft
      3. Starting a New Game
      4. Singleplayer Game Modes
      5. Seeding Your World
      6. Controls
      7. The Bottom Line
    13. 2. First-Night Survival
      1. Survive and Thrive
      2. Head for the Trees
      3. Using Your Inventory
      4. Build a Crafting Table
      5. The Bottom Line
    14. 3. Gathering Resources
      1. Introducing the HUD
      2. Improving Your Tools
      3. Chests: Safely Stash Your Stuff
      4. Avoiding Monsters
      5. Hunger Management
      6. Your Mission: Food, Resources, and Reconnaissance
      7. A Resourceful Guide to the Creative Mode Inventory
      8. The Bottom Line
    15. 4. Mining
      1. Dig Deep, My Friend
      2. The Mining Layer Cake Guide
      3. Lava Lakes and Other Pitfalls
      4. Descending to Layer 11
      5. Layouts for Fast, Efficient Mining
      6. Staying Safe While You Mine
      7. The Bottom Line
    16. 5. Combat School
      1. Introducing the Menagerie
      2. Defensive Mobs
      3. Weapons and Armor
      4. The Bottom Line
    17. 6. Crop Farming
      1. Choosing a Crop
      2. The Bottom Line
    18. 7. Taming Mobs
      1. Farming and Working with Friendly Mobs
      2. Taming and Riding Horses, Donkeys, and More
      3. Fishing
      4. The Bottom Line
    19. 8. Creative Construction
      1. Leaving the Cave
      2. Unleashing Your Interior Decorator
      3. Building Underwater
      4. Protecting Your Perimeter
      5. The Bottom Line
    20. 9. Redstone, Rails, and More
      1. Seeing Red: A Beginner’s Guide
      2. Automatic Doors
      3. Advanced Circuits
      4. Rail Transport
      5. A Word About Hoppers
      6. The Bottom Line
    21. 10. Enchanting, Anvils, and Brewing
      1. Enchanting Wiles
      2. Hammer It Out with the Anvil
      3. Brewing Potions
      4. The Bottom Line
    22. 11. Villages and Other Structures
      1. Village Life
      2. Emerald City: Your Ticket to Trade
      3. Hidden Temples and Other Structures
      4. Mapping, or There and Back Again
      5. Crafting a Clock
      6. The Bottom Line
    23. 12. Playing Through: The Nether and The End
      1. Alternate Dimensions
      2. Getting to The Nether
      3. Surviving the Nether Fortress
      4. Nether Mobs
      5. The End Game
      6. The Bottom Line
    24. 13. Mods and Multiplayer
      1. Customizing Your Experience
      2. Resource Packs: Change Your World
      3. Multiplayer Madness
      4. The Bottom Line
    25. Index