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    How do you get into this game?

    So I bought the game a while back, and I never got it. To be truthful I have no idea how you play this game/how you get started really..
    Does anyone have some advice for a newbie getting into the game?

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    I don't personally have a clue. But I'm certain that there are atleast 5000+ guides to be found on both google and youtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapetufo View Post
    So I bought the game a while back, and I never got it. To be truthful I have no idea how you play this game/how you get started really..
    Does anyone have some advice for a newbie getting into the game?
    Youtube guides. Once you know what you're doing the game becomes very addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    I don't personally have a clue. But I'm certain that there are atleast 5000+ guides to be found on both google and youtube.
    I tried that and I had no clue what half of them were saying :S
    Is it recommended that I play single player first?

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    http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tu...er's_guide

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    Start a map in creative mode and mess around with the recipes until you learn them.

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    I got into it by just playing around with my mates in it, I doubt I would of got into it so much if I played on my own the whole time.

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    is there anyway I can make a new survival world and invite my friend to it or do I have to set up a server?

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    You'll need to set up a server.

    Youtube guides can help with that too. You have to open a port, so if you don't know how to do that, again, strongly recommend a guide. I think bukkit has a text based guide for their client, but I haven't been there in a while.

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    As aforementioned, a minecraft wiki, along with Google (which directed me to those wikis) are what allowed me to immerse myself in the world of Minecraft. I was also very appreciative of the Machina youtube series which star one of their journalist taking his first steps into Minecraft, though these clips are quite outdated.

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    Another thing I have to mention is if you have friends with it, play it with them. This game is infinitely more enjoyable with friends than alone. (Especially when you are the only one who remotely knows how to work redstone to do anything more complex than opening a door)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapetufo View Post
    So I bought the game a while back, and I never got it. To be truthful I have no idea how you play this game/how you get started really..
    Does anyone have some advice for a newbie getting into the game?
    one word CREEPERS
    and truthfully i just saw videos of it, which made be want to buy it, then i just figured it out from there.

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    If you fancy watching some videos PaulSoaresJr. has restarted his "how to survive and thrive in minecraft" which goes though all the basics, and is quite up to date.

    Minecraftwiki is a great place to get the recipes and some more advanced farming techniques.

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    Youtube guides. Once you know what you're doing the game becomes very addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusiveinc View Post
    Youtube guides. Once you know what you're doing the game becomes very addictive.
    Let the pros show you how its done (kind of outdated, but hilarious)



    I got into the game with the custom maps people made. Multiplayer servers are always grand too, people mod them to do all sorts of crazy stuff. Log into one and I can fly around on my own personal zepplin, log into another and it has its own built in money system. Etc.

    custom maps: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/...t-custom-maps/
    multiplayer servers: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forum/31-servers/

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    The Minecraft Wiki is an excellent source for new players. It has crafting recepies, block types, items, ect. that will help you advance in the game.

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