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Minecraft For Dummies by Jesse Stay

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Chapter 2

Surviving the First Night

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the basic game plan

arrow Acquiring resources

arrow Building a base of operations

arrow Surviving a day and a night

arrow Switching modes

arrow Choosing a strategy

After you create a new world in Minecraft, as outlined in Chapter 1, the first order of business is to survive the first night. A Minecraft day lasts for 20 minutes; it has 10-minute daytimes and 3 minutes of sunrise and sunset, during which the player can prepare for the 7-minute nights, when dangerous monsters spawn in the darkness. This chapter helps you survive your first experience; know what to expect on your first night — and how to spend your remaining minutes of daylight preparing.

Preparing for Your First Night

While the first night can be scary and frustrating for a first time ...

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