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15 Jun
2015
Varied Dispencers Fire Distance Varied by Redstone Signal Strength

Varied Dispencers Fire Distance Varied by Redstone Signal Strength

Someone recently approached me with an idea to make it so it is possible to aim with the dispensers. Basically his idea was that the distance a dispenser throws something depends on the signal strength of the redstone. But I’d […]

15 Aug
2014
Theory: In Creative Mode, You Are Herobrine!

Theory: In Creative Mode, You Are Herobrine!

Think about it. Many, MANY people choose to just go around and build seemingly random and often symbolic structures. Most of us have a decent grasp of redstone and therefore build lots of traps. There is not one person who […]

3 Jan
2013
What shameful Minecraft habits have you developed?

What shameful Minecraft habits have you developed?

So, I tried creative for the first time on a survival map. It was horrible, I suddenly felt like a hobo grabbing at free food and technology unaware at how crushing the sudden lack of challenge would feel. I’ve now […]

5 Dec
2012
Fireworks! (and still no mod API)

Fireworks! (and still no mod API)

Looks like the newest addition to Minecraft will be fireworks. Jeb just announced on his twitter the addition of fireworks with the tweet “Preview of fireworks: http://i.imgur.com/LHpLq.jpg  (colors, fade, flight height, effects and shapes are craftable) Now I know what […]

1 Sep
2012
Ever Been In A Situation Like This?

Ever Been In A Situation Like This?

A friend made his first server and hired me to be on the build team. I’m not as amazing as some people, but I can hold my own pretty well. When I load in, it’s the most garish thing I’ve […]

8 Apr
2012
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Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 2

Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 2

Day 3: Find a place to settle. Get your gear together and set out on an adventure! Some things that you will want to bring with you are food, a pickaxe or two, a shovel, torches, flint, and a bucket […]

7 Apr
2012
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Minecraft for Dummies

Minecraft for Dummies

Day 1: Welcome to Minecraft. Prepare for night. Get some lumber by punching trees down. Use the lumber to make some planks and some sticks. Use the planks to build a crafting table. With the crafting table, use some sticks […]

13 Mar
2012
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Surviving in Minecraft

Surviving in Minecraft

Ever see those videos online where someone gets caught on fire and does everything BUT stop drop and roll? Well, it’s tough to say if we would do the right thing in such a stressful and terrifying situation, but perhaps […]

2 Jan
2012
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Minecraft for Dummies: Combat Part 2

Minecraft for Dummies: Combat Part 2

  We have already covered sword and bow combat in the last edition of Minecraft for Dummies. But there is more to combat in Minecraft, and it is about harnessing the elements of nature to cast fire and water spells. […]

29 Dec
2011
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Minecraft for Dummies: Combat

Minecraft for Dummies: Combat

In the ongoing series of Minecraft for Dummies, we have covered the steps that you will need to take in order to attain survival. Now we will cover some of the skills that will be necessary to improve upon in […]

27 Dec
2011
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Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 3 Part 2/2

Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 3 Part 2/2

You are surviving in Minecraft and you are in need of a consistent food source. We have already covered breeding; in this article gardening will be covered. The advantage of gardening is that a massive amount of plants can be […]

25 Dec
2011
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Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 3 Part 1/2

Minecraft for Dummies Lesson 3 Part 1/2

Let us say that you have already gone on your adventure to find a place to build a base. At this point, getting a more reliable food source will be the next order of business. There are two types of […]