So apparently this content isn't fit for the wiki. Still, in the vague hope that perhaps the opinions of those OTHER then admins still count for SOMETHING around here, I'm re-posting this within my own user-space for ALL others to review - and hopefully provide their opinions on. - Bomb Bloke (Talk/Contribs) 02:25, 26 December 2010 (CST)
In Minecraft, most objects may be used to build just about any structure - be it a house, a castle, a city or even a mountain; for a full list of those objects which may be used for such constructions, refer to the Blocks article. This particular document, on the other hand, deals with Items and Blocks which may specifically be used with one of the game's "object conversion" systems (such as those outlined on the Crafting or Smelting pages).
When first entering a world within Minecraft, your character starts out with nothing but his bare hands to work with. Materials with which to build and craft are all around; but some can't be harvested right away - in order to obtain the more interesting components, you require Tools made from resources found previously. For this reason, the below table primarily lists materials in the order in which they may be gathered.
- Availability of resources mainly revolves around whether you have access to Tools made of Wood, Cobblestone, Iron and then Diamond - in that order. Note that Gold can also be used to create tools, but the results are only on par with those made of wood.
- Many resources are "limited" - after a batch has been harvested, you must explore for a fresh supply before you can get more. While the worlds of Minecraft are vast, it quickly becomes tedious to locate new deposits (as you must roam further and further away from your Spawn Point). Renewable Resources can be generated indefinitely by the player under most circumstances, allowing a fresh supply of new materials without lengthy and repeated explorations.
- Many "products" on the below list require multiple components. Those with an asterisk (*) next to them make use of components which need tools the currently displayed component does not. For example, a Golden Apple requires both a normal Red Apple and multiple Gold Blocks; the red apple does not technically require any tools to acquire, the gold blocks do.
- It is technically possible to create a Portal without access to Diamond Gems (by placing Lava in the required locations and then converting it to Obsidian).