Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 1 - Meeting Bertie

By , on August 25, 2014

We always knew we wanted to do something video-related about Minecraft: Pocket Edition here on AppSpy, but in all honesty, neither James or myself are particularly great at the blocky world builder.

And that's what's lead to us starting this Let's Play series. I'm going to try and learn everything I possibly can about surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and you're going to learn with me.

I'll be playing the game every week and trying to survive in the harsh but beautiful world that is Minecraft, capturing it all for posterity.

If you're a Minecraft: PE veteran, then I want to read your tips. If you're a newbie, you'll be able to play along with me.

So without further ado, let's kick off with our inaugural episode.

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TheAspieFox 6 years, 7 months ago

Often times caves make fantastic homes, as they also serve as a main HQ/base for any mines you'll make (I, personally, am a big fan of tunnel networks).

Also, to make your initial house, you can save resources by just digging dirt and re-placing it into a house-like structure as a temporary home (but one that still works just as well as any other).

Your gonna want to start mining as soon as possible, too, to get cobblestone to create tools for further resource-gathering and mining capabilities.
Additionaly, you're gonna want some good; start chopping down those bush-looking things on the grass. Those should drop seeds, which you can use to grow wheat (once you have a dirt block adjacent to water and that block is tilled by a hoe), which, once the wheat is harvested, you can use to create flour, which can then be baked into bread. Or, you could just kill Beetie's relatives for meat. :p

Another crucial thing you'll want are torches (which are made with wooden sticks and coal/charcoal (you can get charcoal by burning wood in a furnace, which you create with 8 cobblestone blocks) ), to provide yourself with light in darkened places to both give you visibility and to prevent monsters/mobs from spawning in the lightened areas (mobs only spawn in dark places), which will also let you not have to scurry back to your house every time night comes around (and this will also be helped when you start to create weaponry to defend yourself with).

xeroxeroxero 6 years, 7 months ago

"Or you could just kill Beetie's relatives for meat" - comment by a True AppSpy right there :D