In This Chapter
Understanding the basic game plan
Building a base of operations
Surviving a day and a night
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.
While the first night can be scary and frustrating for a first time ...