Overcoming Long-Term Obstacles
In This Chapter
Mining minerals and improving your resources
Exploring the Nether and advancing toward the End
After you understand the basic components of setup and safety outlined in Chapter 2, read this chapter to examine the deeper concepts of the game, grasp the basics of staying well-fed, and follow the steps for crafting your fortune and taking the fight back to the world.
Understanding and Avoiding Hunger
Hunger is a dangerous long-term obstacle — it is useful to overcome it as efficiently as possible. As depicted by the Hunger bar at the bottom of the screen, you get hungry over time and require food to resolve it. (Refer to Chapter 1 for more on the Hunger bar.)
Eating food restores your character’s health indirectly over time, so keep at least 9 out of 10 units on your Hunger bar. Your symptoms of hunger depend on the difficulty level. If it is not at the Peaceful level, your character grows hungrier by taking action: Sprinting (by double-tapping W) is the easiest way to go hungry, but jumping or absorbing damage also taxes your avatar.
The consequence of famine ...