You’ve managed to survive your first few nights, maybe by the skin of your teeth. What’s next?
Minecraft claims the throne for being one of the most open world survival experiences going right now, and staying alive the first couple of nights isn’t usually too difficult provided you’ve crafted yourself the essential items.
Once you’ve got your tools (and perhaps some spares), and you’ve crafted yourself a rudimentary safe house just for the meantime, it’s time to start thinking long term.
Here are some things to consider when you’re in Minecraft for the long haul.
1. There’s no place like bed
Seriously, once you’re settling in and ready to start thinking about long term, one of the first things you’re going to want to think about crafting is a bed. Beds can only be used by one person at a time, though you can have multiple beds in a game. Sleeping in a bed at night will skip to the morning, and this works with multiplayer, as long as you’re all going to bed at the same time. If you die, you will respawn from the last bed you slept in — let’s just hope that your bed isn’t too far from your point of death…
Materials required: 3 wool, 3 planks. Wool doesn’t need to be the same color.
2. Building a home sustainably