This map is unique in the fact that the block it is primarily made out of (snow) yeilds no useful blocks when destroyed. If you punch a snow block, you get nothing. If you craft a spade, you get snowballs. Snowballs are of very limited use in a survival situation. Best and worst case scenario combined, you end up annoying agressive mobs. Maybe you’ll push them off the side of the map, or maybe you’ll accidentally hurt an Enderman and bring down his or her teleportational wrath.
Obviously the snowman is the first thing you’ll cannabalize. Unfortunately a few blocks of wood and a bright orange nose don’t go all that far on the snowy wastes. You do start with a few additional resources, there are three blocks of grass, a single pine tree, and a bone. Not a whole lot admittedly, but better than a slap in the face. If you do destroy the snowman completely, you’ll automatically fail objective #6: make a hat for the snowman out of iron blocks. Because snazzy headwear is more important than not perishing on the snowy wastes.
This has all the makings of a classic with the limited resources, void below and far off locations with important resources stocked upon them.
1.2.2 is out now! Here’s everything you need to know about this version of the game we all know and love:
New Hostile Behavior
Hostile mobs that would burn in the sun now look for shade! That means the forests and overhangs might be teaming with skeletons and zombies long after the sun has risen. Zombies have new pathfinding technology that enables them to avoid obstacles to come and get you. Scary. Zombies can also break wooden doors, so be careful about your choice of door construction material.
Jungle biomes with massive towering trees covered in climbable vines have been added to the game.
‘Fire charges’ allow you to shoot fire out of dispensers, creating canons of a kind. They require Blaze Powder, Coal or Charcoal and Gunpowder to craft.
How To Craft Fire Charges:
New Circle Stone Bricks
These new stone bricks have a Mayan style square patterning and will look great in Jungle Biome builds.
How To Craft Circle Stone Bricks: Not possible at the current time, only available in creative.
Cats scare creepers away! A cat can be created by taming a wild ocelot. Wild ocelots should be tamed otherwise they will hunt and kill your precious chickens.
How To Tame A Wild Ocelot:
Hold out some fish and stand very, very still. The ocelot will approach you, snatch the fish from your hand and become a kitty. Who is a kitty! \o/
Iron Golems are protective mobs for villages which can be crafted or spawn naturally with more than fifteen villagers. They can only be killed with diamond and drop roses and iron ingots when slain.
They sky is still the limit, but the limit is massively increased. You can now build way above cloud level up to 256 blocks.
Crafted from redstone dust and a glowstone block, redstone lamps can be turned on and off with the power of redstone. Place one glow stone block in the middle of a crafting grid and place redstone dust at the N, S, E and W directions around it like so:
I mostly play pure survival maps but occasionally I like to try something a little different. When that something different is the opportunity to crush my enemies using the power of blocks, well, that makes it all the sweeter.
The Spheric Ruins Complete The Monument Multiplayer Map consists of two lanes, making this a map for two or more players. Players must stay in their own lane. If the word ‘lane’ suggests a hemmed in experience, do not worry. Both lanes are large enough for teams of multiple players to roam in quite freely for quite a length of time without finding a single scrap of wool. Resources abound, though they have to be harvested and the terrain – though expansive and ever changing, is not always friendly. Monsters, sharp dips and rivers of lava all stand in your way, not to mention broken creeper ladders and more. What is nice about the lane system (and when I say nice, I of course mean, fiendishly clever) is the fact that the scope for offensive action is high. You’re provided with all the weaponry and creeper dust you’ll need to blow the other team away.
If you’re looking for something fast paced, survival based and incorporating mano e mano action, then Spheric Ruins is the map you’ll be wanting for your next multiplayer project.
INVedit is the lazy minecrafter’s godsensd – a program that allows you to edit your Minecraft inventory. It has been around for many Minecraft moons and it’s perfect for people who like to play survival games but still give themselves 64 diamonds every now and then for the fun of it.
The NEW INVedit has enchanting options. You can enchant items right in your Invedit window, which is amazing because enchanting in the game itself is a real pain in the rear. You can enchant all sorts of items including weapons and armor using INVedit, so that’s handy.
Here’s how to use the INVedit Minecraft Enchanting System:
Click on an item in your inventory.
Click the book icon right up there next to the grayed out X and choose your enchantment from the dropdown.
You’re done! Save the inventory to your game, being aware that it will overwrite your current inventory.
What first drew me to the Lava Dome Survival map was the fact that the picture of the map (on the original post) had no lava in it at all. I thought it might be some kind of ironic hipster Minecraft map. It’s not. There really is a dome and there really is a lot of lava.
First of all I fell into lava. Second of all I fell into lava. Third of all I fell into lava. The game starts with a bit of parkour, which for me means significant death. Some people might be put off by having to fight their way across the map every time they play but those people probably aren’t cut out for Lava Dome survival. They’re probably cut out for Grandma’s Lounger Survival.
There are a bunch of structures to explore and I won’t ruin them for you by telling you what’s inside. You’ll have to build your own tenuous structure and make your way across to them in your own time. With adventure, danger and the immense need for restructuring, this is a survival map that will draw on all of your Minecraft skills.