Tips & Tricks #4

Hey guys! Today’s blog is about some more tips & tricks.

Tip #1 – Lava Traps

Have you ever wanted traps around your base against mobs? Just put down four pressure plates with lava in the middle like so:

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Tip #2 – Never put a pressure plate outside a door.

If you put a pressure plate outside a door like this…

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…mobs can step on the pressure plate, open the door, and walk in your base.

Tip #3 – Water to get seeds

A good way to get seeds or harvest your farm is to put water on your farm. This destroys all of the grass or wheat and gives you the resources from it (i.e. harvested wheat and seeds). You can also use this to make an automatic farm by putting a water bucket in a dispenser and activate it by a redstone signal. This will place the water on the ground, and it will flow on to all of the wheat in your farm.



Tip #4 – Torches in a Cave

When you put torches down in a cave, always put them on the right side so that when you need to get out of the cave, you can just follow the torches on the left side.

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Basic Tips


Hey guys, today’s blog will be about some basic tips and tricks.

Tip #1 – Easier Sand (or gravel) Farming

To farm sand or gravel really quickly, make a tower of one of the two resources and place a torch underneath the bottom block. All of the blocks will fall on the torch and break.

Sand Farming with Torch


Tip #2 – Peaceful Mode

If you don’t have a house or are starving to death, you can just change the game to peaceful mode. In peaceful mode, you don’t need to eat food and you automatically re-heal. Also, no monsters will spawn at night.

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Tip #3 – Wood Cutting

Can’t reach that last log at the top of the tree? When you start cutting down the tree, don’t cut the bottom block. This way, if there is a block that you cannot reach, you can jump onto the bottom block.

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Tip #4 – Farms

Whenever you build a farm of some sort, always put fences or cobblestone walls around it. Mobs will fall on the plants, which breaks them, and you have to replant it (unless the plant is a fully grown pumpkin or melon).


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