Tutorials/Things to do when bored
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While Minecraft is a fun and large game, there will always be a time where a player may believe they've done everything or built everything possible in the game. Here is a list of ideas for players who are bored and may be looking for something fun to do in the game, although most players will have already done many of these.
- 1 Make your own map
- 2 Play hardcore mode
- 3 Cheat in hardcore mode
- 4 Try Unmanned mining
- 5 Join a server
- 6 April Fools versions
- 7 Summon mobs with commands
- 8 Build a roller coaster
- 9 Doing experiments with redstone
- 10 Record some videos
- 11 Build a statue
- 12 Dot art
- 13 Use a resource pack
- 14 Edit textures
- 15 Make mods
- 16 Build something in the real world
- 17 Play "Spleef"
- 18 Play with TNT
- 19 Defeat mobs
- 20 Play a custom map
- 21 Dig a quarry
- 22 Find a stronghold
- 23 Attack the village
- 24 Build an army
- 25 Abuse some mobs
- 26 Nether village
- 27 Change the rules
- 28 Nomadic mode
- 29 Go and do something else!
- 30 Try more mods
Make your own map
There are various types of maps that can be made in Minecraft, including challenge maps, parkour maps, or survival maps, and there are endless ways to build these. Some ideas would include using command blocks or redstone circuits to make a decryption map, or using blocks to make a parkour or island maps. But players may get bored when making a map too!
Play hardcore mode
Most players have played normal Survival mode, but Hardcore is a much more difficult variant of it. When in Hardcore mode, the player is not only restricted to Hard difficulty, meaning that mobs deal greater damage, the player can starve to death, and multiple other game features are much more challenging, but also, if the player dies, they do not respawn; i.e., they cannot return to the map unless in Spectator mode.
When you experience how hardcore mode is, why not change the rules? Open to LAN and set cheat to "open", which will allow you to perform commands. You can then perform various activities in the world that you could not normally, such as using bedrock to make a house, creating redstone circuits with command blocks, and even switching to creative mode. If you suddenly want to start again, you don't have to exit the archive. Use
/kill @s, choose "spectate world".
Install a computer mod (ComputerCraft mod), create "mining turtles" or "advanced" mining turtles, use the built-in mining program (tunnel length). Turtles need fuel, if it can't move, fill in the inventory with coal or other kinds of fuel, type in "refill all" to supplement the fuel. This will make you more secure because they're diamond pickaxes with infinite durability, can instantly dig, not afraid of lava or monsters. However, it can't be equipped with an enchanted pickaxe.
Join a server
Although some servers require online registration, others can joined at any time without any prerequisites. There are numerous activities that can be done in servers, such as showing your work to others (buildings, skills, etc.), viewing other people's work, and making friends with the players in the server.
April Fools versions
2.0, 15w14a and 1.RV-Pre1 are Minecraft versions which were created solely for April Fools' Day, containing multiple jokes unique to these versions. Features in 2.0 include silverfish made from redstone (called "redstone bugs" in-game), the pink friendly wither, dying torches, and "Etho Slabs," which are essentially slabs of TNT. In 15w14a, the player is unable to directly attack entities, obsidian boats will sink and drown the player, and like in 2.0, the pink wither is present. These April Fools versions can create a fun and interesting experience for players.
Summon mobs with commands
/summon can be used to spawn unique and interesting mob types. Examples of what a player could create with the command may be an upside-down spider jockey on top of a skeleton or an enderman with bedrock in its hand and a minecart on its head. A similar command that is instead used to place or modify blocks automatically is
/setblock. The player could use this to create a giant wall or building without having to manually place everything.
Build a roller coaster
In creative mode (or survival mode), use rails and minecarts, have drops, sharp turns and scenery. Roller coasters in the Nether is another idea. Even use a portal to make a "cross-world" flying cart between the overworld and nether.
If you haven't tried, redstone circuits will open up new areas of Minecraft that are both complex and creative. Build automatic mob traps that can do everything from music players to sophisticated machines that tell you the time. You can also make self-repeating redstone pulses.
Record some videos
There are many websites where you can upload and other Minecraft players can watch your videos. Upload some situations and comments when you play Minecraft! Buy (or download) software (such as FRAPS) that allows you to record your screen and any situation in your own world. Upload these videos on any video website (like YouTube).
Build a statue
It's fun to build a monster, an item, or even your own statue! It can also be fun to build on multiplayer servers (if you're on an multiplayer server, don't use flammable items to build a statue)!
Similar to statues, the dot art uses dyed wool or other textures to create spectacular 2D statues! Find a low resolution image and assign the material to each pixel. Finally, get to work!
Use a resource pack
Well, changing your resource pack won't give you new blocks or items, but it will gives Minecraft a fresh look that will get you excited when you load up the first world, so why not pick one?
Have you ever wanted to create a resource pack yourself? Are you simply artistic? Create your own resources pack! Use the default textures or existing textures you like, or start from scratch.
Sometimes it's difficult to make a mod (for some people or some types of mod), but you can make the game the way you want it to be, such as a new dimension, some new blocks and mobs. If you can't program, you can also try to use some visual tools (e.g. Mcreator).
Build something in the real world
Why not build some real world buildings in Minecraft? Choose some buildings in the real world (example: your home, your school, McDonald) and build them to the best of your ability. Once created, send the world of these buildings or pictures to your friends. Good luck!
Spleef is an interesting game that can be played on some Minecraft servers. This game is played on top of a lava pool, which has a platform above the lava pool, usually made of snow, because of snow is destroyed very quickly and cannot be rearranged. Players take the shovel and use them to destroy blocks under other players' feet so they can fall into the lava or defend themselves. Of course, some servers use TNT instead of snow block, and the player holds the flint in his hand and ignites at the TNT that under other player's feet.
Nothing beats trying to build a big house or even a castle! Dig down to void and immediately put some TNT on your way down, repeating it - then igniting up. You can blow up the village and harass the villagers. Note: make sure you're not on other's server, and these actions may be considered griefing.
Circle one area, summon 100 creepers, and defeat all the creepers without letting them explode. This will take some time to kill all of them. These will help you in multiplayer, and you can find people who have creative mode, who can use spawn eggs to summon mobs that you want.
Play a custom map
Custom maps can be fun, and many have a creative storyline, challenging battles, and beautiful buildings. Map time can range from 15 minutes to 100 hours! For those who like to take risks, there are plenty of adventure maps for you to manipulate heroes and fight with countless mobs, and for those who like to take on intellectual challenges, there are plenty of maze maps for you to challenge.
Dig a quarry
The quarry is a big project, but the rewards are huge. You just dig a big hole up to the bedrock and put a chest under it. In hardcore mode, the quarry is a very big push to help you survive.
Find a stronghold
Craft an ender eye, throw it and follow it until it lands. However, it is important to know that the ender eye has a chance of being damaged after throwing it, so it is recommended to craft more than one.
Attack the village
If you live not far from the village, why not try to attack them? Blow up the houses, lock up the villagers and take over the whole village, but if you play singleplayer, be careful of the iron golems.
Build an army
If you're in the server and there's a lot of people here, why not fight a war? Build up your own army, feed your warriors, give them arms and armor, and rush to destroy the enemy's villages, as well as themselves.
Abuse some mobs
It is best done in the superflat map creative mode. Fence an area, summon a bunch of mobs (don't summon mobs that can fly or are not damaged by falls) with the spawn eggs, equip a fishing rod to fly as high as you want, don't fly more than 34 blocks off the ground, and then start fishing for these mobs. If the fishing rod hooks a mob, "release" it and make it fly. You could also organize a race with your friends to see who is the best.
You could dig a hole in the ground and pour lava into it and build a tower out of spider webs. Summon a bunch of mobs from the top of the tower (don't summon mobs that can fly, unhurt by falls and spiders) and watch them fall into the lava!
You could also build a small ring rail with powered rails, put in some minecarts and load them with mobs, and get them moving at high speed. Finally, place the block one block high from the rail. You could also dig a hole at least 3 blocks deep (1x1), summon a bunch of mobs in the hole with a spawn egg, and then put sand or gravel in the hole, watch them suffocate to death!
You could also build a completely enclosed room (with a roof that is closed and dark), fill it with villagers, then put zombies in and watch them get killed.
It's easy in the superflat creative mode. It's time consuming but it's also fun. You can make the village look like nether! If you want to build village in nether, you need: nether brick, nether brick stairs and fencing, glowstone, netherrack, soul sand, a bucket of lava and nether warts.
Step 2: Build nether buildings: nether bricks to replace wood, nether brick stairs to replace ordinary stairs, use nether brick fences instead of glass, the soul sand to replace wood and cobblestone, the ground of indoor use nether bricks, but there was no doors.
Step 6: L - shaped house: The structure is the same, but the roof should be replaced by nether bricks and nether brick stairs.
Change the rules
Try changing some of the rules! Here are some examples :
Rookie (Beginning Level): You can't use tools or crafting.
New player (Levels 1-4): You can use only wooden and gold tools, only wood, planks, cobblestone, and dirt. You can't wear armor at the same time.
Introduction: level 5-8: You can only use wooden and gold tools. Only wood, planks, cobblestone, flower, dirt, coal and gold can be used.
Citizen (Levels 9-12): You can use stone tools or redstone.
Knight (Levels 12-15): You can do anything a citizen can do, and use iron tools, and wear iron armor and gold armor.
Technician (Levels 16-19): You can do anything a knight can do, and you can create with diamonds and use diamond tools and armor.
Mage (Level 20+): You can do what any technician can and create with anything.
1. You can't build any complete home, here's a list of criteria for a home:
- In any case, a "house" is defined as long as there are three walls and a roof.
You can't feed animals
3. You can't cook food, but you can smelt ore.
4. You can't build or use any bed. For a better game experience, take a look at Tutorials/Nomadic experience.
Go and do something else!
Minecraft isn't the only game you can play in your life. Why not do something else, or go outside and get some fresh air?
or could you try a similar game?
Wonder where the inspiration for Minecraft comes from? Play Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper!
Try another mod! For example, some large ones need to be developed to the ultimate goal for a very long time mods:
- Thermal Expansion
- MineFactory Reloaded
- Applied Energistics
- Tinkers' Construct
- Twilight Forest
- Redstone Power/Redstone Program
- Burst Of Light
- The Aether
- Hyperpolygenic Biomes
Or some lightweight, gaming little mods, for example:
- More food
- More weapons
- Warden’s Weapon
- Lucky Block
- Custom NPC
- Cubic Chunks
If you think the original Minecraft and the above mod are too easy, you can choose the difficult mods, for example:
- Advent of Ascension
- GregTech 6
- Better Than Wolves
- Minecraft Is Too Easy
- Zombie Awareness
- Better Dungeons
- My Little Pony: Mythical Creatures
- Epic Siege Returns