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How To: Essential Minecraft PVP Tips

In Minecraft, a large aspect of the game is PVP (Player vs. Player Combat). A hardcore Minecraft fan will remember that back in Beta 1.8, combat was switched up, and it really changed the game around. Here are some tips on what a two-year Minecraft player has to say.

How To: Install OptiFine for Minecraft

OptiFine have released a stand alone .jar file that lets you play Minecraft with all the benefits of OptiFine. It is still in test stages so some features are missing but they are being added and worked on. Follow this tutorial to on how to install OptiFine for Minecraft

How To: Make Minecraft Potions

Sometimes mining and crafting gets boring. The thrill of hunting mobs, exploring strongholds, or the Nether is often much more satisfying and appeals to the RPG nerd in all of us. Well, Mojang took the hint and as part of the 1.9 release, there will be potions, more mobs, other worlds, and enchantments added to the game. To preview this release, read my tutorial on how to download and install 1.9.3.

How To: Create a Minecart Train Station in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. So you have a deep mine, an epic home, a bountiful farm, and mob traps galore, but have you ever considered linking them together into one cohesive unit? With the use of a minecart train station you can turn your disjointed Minecraft manor into a well oiled machine and cut travel times in half.

How To: Create an Automatic Cobblestone Generator in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. No self-respecting Minecraft house is complete without a state of the art automatic cobblestone generator. But what does the average Minecrafter need with a bunch of cobblestone? To put it simply, sometimes you just need a bunch of blocks. I cannot tell you how many times I have been in the midst of a trap, animal pen, or basement only to find myself short on the second most common block of them all.

How To: Build a Water Elevator in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Getting up and down in Minecraft can be extremely time consuming without the assistance of fly mods or speed hacks. If you're a pure player looking for a safe and effective way to travel vertically, why not try the Minecraft water elevator? It's a simple to use device that neither requires neither expert know-how or miles of redstone wiring. It's even faster than many piston elevators.

How To: Create an Automatic Animal Harvester in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Harvesting items from animals no longer requires wasting precious time chasing after them. During last Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we built a few different kinds of animal harvesters that worked in different ways, but for this guide we will be building the most compact and easy to use harvesters we made over the weekend.

Creating Killer Cacti: How to Make a Cactus Farm in Minecraft

How underrated are cacti in Minecraft? Cactuses can be used for so many wonderful things, so why not have a great way to farm them? Cactus is known for its use in making "cactus green," which is a colored dye that can aid in making cyan wool, lime green wool, and green wool. Cacti can also be a great defense mechanism against mobs and other players and can help make death traps even more lethal.

How To: Build a Simple Redstone Adding Machine in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. There are many amazing redstone builds, but probably the pinnacle of redstone technology is the redstone calculator. The ability to turn simple game mechanics into a real-life calculator is one of genius, pioneered by some very clever Minecrafters many months ago.

How To: Download and Install Minecraft 1.0: The Final Pre-Release

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Well this is it folks, the final Pre-Release before Minecraft officially launches! These changes should be the final game changes until it releases in Vegas this Friday. Mojang has made it clear, however, that they will continue making changes to the game while it's released.

How To: Use the Enchantment Table in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. For about the past month, the folks at Mojang have been leaking pre-releases of Minecraft 1.9 and they've added many exciting things. Additions to the game include: potions, new mobs, a new biome, new realms, and something called an enchanting table. I went over how potions work in one of my previous articles and, while they are fun to play with, boy are they confusing!

Minecraft Monster Slaying: How to Surprise Your Aggressors with a Long Drop and Sudden Stop

No one likes having their home invaded, and sometimes you just don't want to have to wait those precious few seconds for someone or something to drown, suffocate, or burn up. This trap utilizes gravity to destroy anyone who may want to pillage your home, be they monster or player. No drowning or suffocating here... they just go splat at the bottom of a deep hole, and you can instantly forget about them.

Redstone Logic Gates: Mastering the Fundamental Building Blocks for Creating In-Game Machines

Many people get so discouraged by their failures with redstone that they give up using it entirely, or never progress beyond using simple switches. However, by incorporating logic gates into your redstone designs, the applications are nearly limitless. The ability to add multiple switches to your machines is just a small part of what logic gates can do. Most importantly, they give you control.

How To: Create an Automatic Obsidian Generator in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Mining obsidian is not only time consuming, but dangerous. Looking for caves with obsidian and risking death by creeper, zombie, or lava just isn't worth it sometimes. Luckily, obsidian can be farmed, just like cobblestone! You'll no longer need to put your life on the line for this most-indestructible of building materials.

How To: PvP Like a Pro

Have you ever been called a "noob" or "eZ" after some person kills you? have you ever said "you hack" or "you suck" after getting your butt kicked by another player? this wont ever have to happen again. It is actually possible to be very good at PvP in Minecraft, and you can also be good at it. Now, it is your turn to win in every battle you fight in Minecraft PvP.

How To: Make an Automatic Minecart System in Minecraft

Summer is over and autumn is here. Serotonin levels are dropping and people don't have the motivation to be outside as much anymore. So we play Minecraft instead. But walking is cumbersome, so we want minecarts. Remembering to carry one in your inventory or placing one on the tracks might be a bit much to ask for, and don't even get me started on bothering to press a button to make it go.

How To: Make an Invisible, Reusable Trapdoor to Hide Secrets or Char Unsuspecting Cows

There are a few ways to make trapdoors, but out of all of them, this one is my favorite. It's fast, completely hidden, and both opens and closes. This particular trapdoor can be used for a variety of purposes, such as hiding your valuable possessions, having a secret entrance to an underground lair, or maybe even taking care of obnoxious cows. What you'll need to make it are 12 sticky pistons, 8 redstone repeaters, 32 redstone, the switch of your choice, and whatever blocks you want to use to...

How To: Create a Super Speed Track in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. There are many ways to get around in Minecraft, from boats to mine carts, but did you know that you can travel even faster on foot? That's right, by creating a running track, players can run at super speeds! Not only is it the single fastest way to travel, it's easy to build as well. No redstone wires required.

How To: Create Beautiful, Aesthetic Houses in Minecraft - Part 1

Aesthetic Houses: What are they? If you've played Minecraft for some time now, you most surely know how hard it is to build a great looking house to live in, that meets both your vision of your dream house and expectations for functionality. This brings us to the definition: in terms of Minecraft, its a structure that dosen't compromise beauty and appeal for functionality.

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