Surviving Your First Day and Night in Minecraft

My favorite mode in Minecraft is Survival. It’s not as easy as Creative mode, but playing in this mode makes the game more fun and challenging. For new players, however, it can be difficult, so here is a very simple guide to surviving your first day and night in the game.

Let’s see how to do it.


Here we go, a new game in Survival Mode on Minecraft. I’m just using a randomly generated world instead of a pre-built Minecraft map. As you can see, it’s a pretty basic and very flat world. This seems like a nice place to start, with easy access to water and some trees to the left. I can see a cow across the river. He’ll make a tasty lunch a bit later in the game.


But first things first. We need wood! When I turn left, there is a nice clump of oak trees, ready to be chopped down. The sun is just rising on this new, first day of Minecraft, and I’m ready to go to work.


Let’s punch some wood! When you first start, you need to click/tap on the tree with your bare hands. After you collect your first few blocks of wood, however, you’ll want to make a wooden axe to make chopping more efficient.

First you’ll make some planks from the raw wood…


Next you’ll want to craft some sticks, and finally the wooden axe. Now get to chopping! There’s no hard and fast rule about how much wood to gather, but I like to keep chopping for a while to collect at least 20-30 wood so that I’ll have enough to construct everything I need for the first night.

Remember to keep some raw wood in your inventory. Don’t turn everything into planks because you’ll want the wood later on to make charcoal for your torches. You want to be able to see at night!

Your First House

Now it’s time to start building your house. The goal of your first house is simple: shelter and protection from the dangerous mobs that spawn at night. Don’t try to get too fancy. Something simple with room to move is all you need.

One of the best materials to construct your first night’s house is good old dirt. Yep, you’re going to spend your first night in Minecraft in a pile of dirt. Don’t worry — you can always upgrade your house to something fancier later. Your priority for the first night, though, is to quickly build a basic house.


Here’s my simple dirt house, 6×6 square and 5 blocks high (including the roof). You won’t see it featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, but it’s going to be good enough to keep me alive when night falls.

Use some of your leftover wooden planks to craft a door so that you can get in and out safely and of course see through it so that you know when the next morning arrives.

…and it’s complete just in time.


Here’s what the interior of my little dirt house looks like. I’ve got my crafting table and a furnace tucked into the corners, and I have started to dig a tunnel from the inside of the house. I’ll be spending the first night busy at work mining for ore.


The next morning, with plenty more wood and stone in my inventory, I set about giving my simple dirt house a cosmetic upgrade. You could just start fresh and build a completely different house, but I like adding on to my original dwelling over time.

Here I am building a new outer wall of stone around the original dirt perimeter. For style, I’m building the corners out of wood instead of stone.


Here is the finished product. It’s now 8×8 with a roof built from wooden stairs to give it a sloped look. You can’t see this in the screenshot, but the center of the roof is made of glass so that I can see the stars at night.


This simple first day/night technique works on most Minecraft worlds, including the randomly generated and pre-built maps. It should also work on any public Minecraft Servers in survival mode.

That’s it! You’ve built a simple dirt house, survived your first night in Minecraft, and started down the path of upgrading your house. Congratulations and watch out for those creepers!


Minecraft Marketplace Takes Off

Microsoft, the maker of Minecraft, announced that Minecraft players selling items in the new Minecraft Marketplace have earned over $1 million since the marketplace was launched at the end of June.

Minecraft Marketplace allows players to create and sell custom items in the game, such as character designs and skins, maps, stories and other accessories. It appears to be a response to Roblox’s rise in popularity, which focuses heavily on letting players create and sell custom games.

You can access Minecraft Marketplace on the Windows 10 desktop version of the game and the iOS and Android editions. It’s not yet available on the XBox, Playstation or Switch.

It’s a World of Color for Minecraft

Minecraft version 1.12 (World of Color) has been released! Here’s what the official blog had to say

Yellow Sunlight, chili red, royal blue, midnight dark, grass green, lilac purple, accurate lime, fresh salmon, incredibly hot cappuccino, pretty much all the off- white-colored, annoying cyan, alpha-tested magenta, that brown-greenish barf shade… the global world of Color update is here now! (Minecraft Java Edition 1 . 12, editor’s note. )

With this update you are brought by us a brand new take on all of the colored blocks in Minecraft, using the infamous “Jonni Palette 0. 2” for wool, sheep, shulker boxes, and banners, and introducing glazed terracotta, coloured beds, and colored cement. These enable you to get many new choices to building multi-colored creations in your meticulously prepared spawn area.

We asked the community showing us what they could perform with the brand new blocks – and the outcomes were a technicolor triumph! We had taken a few of our favorites and place them in the trailer below!

Making Some Maps

I have been kind of busy this week with making a lot of my own Minecraft Maps. I’m still learning some of the tools and techniques but am having a lot of fun with it all. I will post some of my best map creations once I finish a few more.

In the meantime, I started assembling some articles and guides on the different kinds of Minecraft Maps that you can play and some details on the tools and techniques you should use. I hope you enjoy the guides.

Check out my main Minecraft Maps page or just click on the menu in the blog navigation bar.

The Boom Beach Warrior In Depth

Let’s take a look at one of everyone’s favorite troops in Boom Beach: the Warrior.

The Warrior is unlocked upon reaching Headquarters level 8. Warriors have comparatively high damage, and use melee strikes rather than firearms. They’re fast, mean and hit hard.

The Warrior is better used in large numbers without any other sort of troop accompanying him. Taking out Flamethrowers using the Gunboat, Machine Guns, and Cannons can raise the survivability of Warriors significantly.

When they begin assaulting the Headquarters, fire at Impact Bombs at high-DPS defensive buildings having a higher fire speed like Rocket Launchers, Sniper Towers, or Cannons, Flamethrowers, Machine Guns. The Shock Launcher can also be a high priority target to make use of on Shock Bombs. Warriors possess the best damage-to-size ratio in comparison with equivalent amount troops up to and including degree 8. At level 9 they are surpassed by the Zooka.

A common technique with Warriors is to employ the Boom Beach smoke screen — a common move where you deploy your Warriors at the beach and utilize smoke bombs to keep them hidden from enemy bases as they advance directly to the HQ.

They should stand right in the front of the Machine Guns to assault them which enables its full potential to be utilized by the Machine Gun. It is better to use one or more Medkits despite the fact that themselves treat with each strike.

In spite of the truth that Warriors are fixed for each attack they make, moderate- to high-leveled Cannons Sniper Towers, Machine Guns and Flamethrowers can very quickly take outside them.

An important portion of protecting your base would be to put Machine Guns and your Flamethrowers right. They’re quite dangerous to the Headquarters being attacked by big sets of Warriors. Machine Guns are specially lethal as they are able to fire at pointblank range at Warriors.


Which means that your other Defensive Buildings can take them outside, so put your Shock Launchers nicely, an entire army of Warriors cans quit inside their courses.

Setting Defensive Buildings like Shock and Flamethrowers Launchers they are right involving the Headquarters as well as the border of the map may be really powerful. That makes it impossible for an attacker without immobilizing their Warriors to make use of an Impact Blast.

Mine positioning can help determine the result of an assault for their capability to damage Warriors going beneath the cover of smoke. You ought to put an amount that is fair throughout the Headquarters, yet a battery to counter will be tempted by too many. Any remaining mines ought to be utilized to cover possible smoke trails to the Headquarters.

Balance Changes Coming to Clash Royale

The official blog has news: there are more balance changes coming to Clash Royale in the next few days.

Read the official post for all the details.

Some highlights:

  • The Royal Giant got a mini-nerf after getting a huge buff in the last update.
  • Freeze duration was decreased by 1 second.
  • Furnace costs one less elixir, but the hit points and lifetime were both decreased.


Clash Royale Mega Guide

Here it is, amigos. My Clash Royale Mega Guide.

A little bit on cheats

First a word about Clash Royale cheats.

OK, there are two basic kinds of cheats in Clash Royale. First there are the not-really-cheats, which are more like strategies for the game. Think of them as Clash Royale Cheats and Tips.

Then there are the dirty cheats that players use to get an unfair advantage in the game. These are bad.


Typically the most popular ones that I’ve learned of do things like allow you to constantly live on Clash of Clans (so you just get assaulted when your required strike cool down happens) which true were a larger price before recent upgrades in addition to the skill to “phantom strike” which amounts to constantly retrying an assault without that strike really enrolling. I have read that quite several top-grade families do these sort of stuff to keep their win runs rolling, until they find one which works as they can efficiently brute force attack strategies that are distinct, then run that strategy on the live servers. Oh, there is also a variety of unethical techniques for getting stone.

Lately some new policies were declared by Supercell on honest and safe play.

Clash Royale Basics

Relatively, Clash Royale features a few dozen cards of which players choose eight cards that are exceptional to construct a deck. This looks a little overly fundamental- especially if you are a veteran of other card games. It is really quite amazing, as with just eight cards to work with once you allow it to settle in, it becomes instantly see-through which cards are not functioning in your deck and are.

The MOBA and RTS components are also considerably simplified. Success comes from not only by how intelligently you use your units, but how precisely and fast you are capable to command them. On earth of popular RTS games like StarCraft, top-grade players are issuing their military with hundreds of orders a minute. Likewise, the split second decision making you see in top-grade MOBA play is not credible.

Placing where you summon these units is not unimportant, as instead of micromanaging an army, an incredibly fundamental AI similar to assaulting base is used by everything. Each unit acts somewhat differently, although some attack the closest thing to them and a few might prioritize targeting constructions. Cards have a projecting cost related to them, using the Elixir resource that you simply may likewise understand from Clash of Clans. Like most card games, the expense of cards behind the scenes of the game, although usually escalate with strength degree is a rock paper scissors-like system where more affordable cards played correctly and at the perfect time can completely counter apparently strong cards that are high-priced.


As an example, the Prince is the first epic poem card new players will encounter. He costs after a short interval will rapidly charge toward the closest unit or construction and strike with a huge assault, and five elixir to play. Initially you encounter this card, you will necessarily feel like it is completely overpowered. Nevertheless, after testing and thinking about a bit, you will find the Tombstone card which is uncommon instead of epic poem, but costs three elixir instead of five, will completely shut down the Prince. The catch is, have responses to dangers like the Prince, and you have got to manage your hand of cards. The whole game is full of cards which have become powerful, but can be readily countered, although this can be only one example. Despite the fact that the card pool and deck size may not seem large, the depth of strategy is astounding.

A game that is typical afterward calls for initially selecting your eight cards which meld together good in some sort of strategy that is cohesive with responses to the various kinds of hazards you might run into. From there, you seek for an adversary, and are matched up with someone who has the same prize amount as you (more with this later). From there, you dump cards out, and have the ability to knock down one or more of the crown towers while shielding your own, and finally ruin your adversary’s principal King tower. Games have a hard limitation of choosing definitely no longer than four minutes, which will be truly only another smart wrinkle in the game.

If indoors of both of these minutes you find a way to ruin the principal King tower of your adversary, you win. The game advances to an additional minute which will be generally where things get real as you and your competition only rapid fire throw cards. By the end of that three minutes that are accumulative, whoever has ruined the match is won by more towers. Where the first player to ruin any tower wins if things are tied, you are given another minute of sudden death. If after death that is sudden no one manages to try this, the match finishes in a tie. Ideally, you need to ruin all your competition’s towers, as crowns for each tower ruined gather. If you accumulate ten you unlock a Crown Chest which typically has a significant number of cards and gold. Gold?”

Chances are you are likely thinking, “Well, all this seems pretty rad, but what is the rub?” It’s a free to play with game so being suspicious of other freemium shenanigans and pay walls is not only unreal. Every four hours, you’ve two slots for these chests that are free and you get one free chest, so to optimize your freebies you will desire to be checking in on the game one or more times every eight hours. After finishing the tutorial, winning conflicts awards torsos of distinct degrees of rarity (uncommoner chests contain more cards and gold) and it is possible to hold a maximum of four of these prize chests. Silver Chests, which are the most common prize chest take three hours with the Superb Magic Chest, now the greatest chest in the game, taking a whole day to unlock to unlock. As an example, if you have got a Gold Torso in your stock, you will probably need to hang on to that to unlock it as that is an eight hour timer it is possible to have while you sleep counting down. If you’ve got four chests in your stock, it’s impossible to thus open up that stock slot and earn more until you unlock one.

Obviously, you may also pay to bypass these timers, and Clash Royale shares a premium money that is similar to Clash of Clans because they are using Gems. Like any money that is free to play game with timers, the quantity of premium it takes to jump a timer scales up considerably with the number of time remaining. Although it takes some time to collect any significant amount also, like all these games, the premium money is doled out at regular times. Stone will also be used to purchase chests and gold in the in-game shop. Chests bought by you possibly having four chests in your stock already this manner are opened promptly and are not affected.

Clash Royale Tips

Be Patient With Your Attacking Strategy

Clash Royale mashes it up with card fighting mechanisms and takes the Battle of Families formula. Lots of magic strikes and the exact same troops you’re comfortable with are contained within trading card type. On the battle field, it might seem like an excellent idea to rush the strike as fast as possible and take your opponent down. But during the opening minutes of a match, start out slow with your offensive strategy. Do’t freak out too much when you discover your towers are becoming assaulted; remain composed and send your troops out according to your tactical plans. When you do take down at least one Competition Tower, that’s the time where you catch the win as quickly as possible and should ramp up your strike. As the time winds down to seconds and its last minute, the speed where your Elixir refills will double. This provides you with the opportunity to place more troops than before.

Smash it With Arrows and Fireballs when You’re Prepared to Put Waste to the King’s Tower

Here’s an important suggestion that once among your competitions’ Competition Towers drop you’ll should take heed of –, its King’s Tower begins assaulting you. That super tower that is significant may also begin attacking you once you hit them. If you believe the King’s Towers’ strikes are beginning to rev up or you’re prepared to beat ’ em, throw some fireballs and arrows its manner. The King’s Tower is a powerful foe, but a mixture of those strikes plus the help of troops which are on the field should whittle down its health right away. To be fairly frank, your set of arrows and fireballs should just be used on the King’s Tower. Using those strike cards in any way that is other works just as well.


Use Your Elixir Intelligently

Pay close attention to your own Elixir meter as you pull new cards out and place em that is ’ . Fight the impulse to put a strong troop out on day one of a match; play with the kind of cards who’s value reaches as much as a max amount of four. Use units that are smaller in order to flood the battle field and whittle down your foe’s tower well-being. It to let your towers wipe out the smaller troops assaulting them instead of spending to be able to get the better of them a card to be spawned by Elixir. You should just spend when you realize you’ll have enough to spend on another troop right after some Elixir to spawn a strong troop. Do’t function as kind of player who has little to none and overspends Elixir.

The Greatest Troop Cards You’ll Should Use

We’ve a couple favorites in regards to the troop cards you’ll need to undoubtedly take into conflict. Super Goblins and goblins are not expensive as it pertains to spending Elixir, so it’s not difficult to throw a group of em that is ’ on the battle field. Archers are great long range troops who you should set up near your towers. Infant Dragons can steer clear of the strikes of some troops, plus its fireball strikes find a way to wipe out multiple troop simultaneously. Barbarians pack lots of HP, helping to make them excellent “Tank” type characters who can tear up enemy troops immediately and continue a great while. Golems are the most powerful troop kind there’s throw one out near the termination minutes of a match to nab the triumph ASAP. Wizard, Minion Horde, giant Skeleton and Prince cards come also, thus embrace a strategy for them that works for you.

Getting New Cards Takes Some Time, So Here’s How You’ll Need Certainly To Wait for Those New Torsos to Open

If you’re pressed for time, odds are high that you’re gonna spend several stone to open just got torsos up instantly. You’ll be allowed access to cards that are new by simply cracking open. You ’ll be fortunate enough to get Epic Poem kind card or an Infrequent. You then should’t if you’re patient have much of an issue waiting the allotted time needed for a torso to show it’s goods. Free Torsos open up when you get ’em (you’ll get a brand new one every four hours), plus Silver Torsos take three hours to open. Gold Torsos take eight hours, Magic Torsos take 12 hours and Crown Torsos open up immediately (you’ll get a brand new one every 24 hours). For the last two torso sorts in the game, Giant Torsos take Super Magic Torsos and 12 hours take 24 hours to open.

The Greatest Time to Break Out Your Poison Charm

Be sure to put it to use during one particular scenario that occurs during every match when you eventually add the Toxin enchantment card to your own deck. It’s best to hit them with this gaseous cloud of departure when you find your towers becoming a bit flooded by enemy troops. This way you’ll find a way to impede on enemies that are incoming and open them up for more assaults out of your towers. The Toxin enchantment card also helps give your troops an edge since they’ll have a less difficult time wiping out troops that are poisoned. The Toxin enchantment card costs four points of Elixir, so it should not be difficult to break it outside when the time.

Understand Your Building Cards!

Battle Royale’s cards depending on buildings contains the Barbarian Hut, Tesla, Goblin Hut, Blast Tower, Tombstone, Inferno Tower, Cannon, X-Bow Elixir and Collector. You should curently have a hint about the advantages and powers behind these cards if you’re a hardcore Battle of Families player. Our favourite Building cards are the Barbarian Elixir, Tesla and Hut Collector. The Barbarian Hut helps occasionally add more troops the Tesla is and the Elixir Collector does an amazing job of giving your more Elixir than normal.

Understand Your Arenas!

So that you can achieve arena rankings that are higher, you should win those PVP matches that are on-line. Cards and the better the arena, the more powerful the adversaries you’ll come across. So the beginning Training Camp is a fundamental tutorial camp where 12 cards are unlocked for you.

Taking Several Losses in the First Stages of the Game Might Pay Off For The Card Gathering

Early game epic poems appear to be the most useful, for example, Witch, Prince, and Mini P.E.K.K.A. More cards unlock, meaning your chances of getting the card you need go down as you go into new arenas. You may need there to be as few other cards that can come from torsos as potential to level up these early cards the quickest. To try it, lose. Yes, you read that right, lose. Get back to less or 400 prizes. Open all the chests you’ve got once you get there. You may get the uncommon cards you have to succeed at a level that is higher.

Be Smart About Your Gold Spending

It’s much far better to be choosy about your upgrades, although it’s really tempting in the beginning to update every card you possibly can. Typically, I’d stick to updating cards that are largely common since they’re more affordable. Additionally, just use your gold to update cards you understand you use often and enjoy. Free torsos get at regular times for you and you get a torso when you win a conflict so you’ll have the ability to update other cards as you go along in the goodies you get in those torsos. Gold is extremely difficult to come by in the game, so being cautious about how you spend it’ll make a difference for your deck and the quantity of conflicts you win.