Minecraft Dragons

Minecraft has been growing at an exponential rate of late, there are so many new things to see and do. Still in the works are Minecraft Dragons, denizens of the sky perhaps inspired by Skyrim, *squee, glee face* perhaps not.

Notch recently tweeted this skinless dragon model, flying about the minecraft terrain. I’m pretty sure this means that in the future we’ll have to race dragons to see who gets to raze entire NPC villages to the ground.

a minecraft dragon flying through the sky

How To Enchant Items In Minecraft, A Newbie’s Guide To Minecraft Enchanting

See my shiny enchanted diamond chest armor.

Enchanting is one of the new functions in Minecraft, released with the third version of the 1.9 pre-release. This is a quick illustrated guide to making an enchanting table and enchanting weapons and armor.

How To Make A Minecraft Enchanting Table

You will need:

  • Two Diamonds.
  • Four Pieces of Obsidian.
  • A Book.

Arrange these items thusly:

How To Enchant Minecraft Weapons and Armor

Survival mode now includes a leveling system and you’ll need to be at least level one in order to enchant anything. This means that enchanting does not work at all in creative mode, because you can’t gain experience in creative mode.

To enchant an item, simply right click on the enchanting table and put an item in the slot. It can be a piece of armor or a weapon.

Here’s an illustration of a successful level one enchant in progress…

If you don’t get any viable options on the first try (ie, if all the options are non clickable) you can keep taking the item out of the slot and putting it on until an option does come up. You won’t be able to enchant all items and weapons at level one, but your enchanting options will increase as you gain levels.

The Cost of Minecraft Enchanting

Enchanting is not free. In fact, it appears to actually use up exp. If you’re level one and you want an enchanted sword, be prepared to go back to level 0 after the fact. Higher level enchants use up more exp. Leveling isn’t therefore something you do to ‘get better’ so much as to get access to better enchants. Once you have them, you have to go back and start earning exp all over again.

holding an enchanted minecraft sword

How To Make Minecraft Potions, Minecraft Potion Recipes and Ingredients

This guide to the new Minecraft potion system includes all the information you’ll need to make your own minecraft potions.

How To Use / Drink Minecraft Potions

You consume Minecraft potions the same way you consume all Minecraft edibles, by holding down the right click button until you get the ‘eating’ or in this case ‘drinking’ animation.

In order to create any Minecraft potions, you will first need a brewing stand:

How To Craft A Minecraft Potion Brewing Stand

This can be crafted by placing a blaze rod over three cobblestone in the crafting grid. You can obtain a blaze rod by venturing into the nether dimension and sucesfully battling one of the fire elementals that can be found there. They drop blaze rods when they die.
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A Male Model In Riverview | Sims 3 Story

Hans Marco, a retired male model has moved to Riverview in pursuit of a quieter life. He has it all, money, good looks, and charm. But will that be enough to get by in this new town? Can a city slicker adjust to the slower pace of life in Riverview, where nobody knows his name, let alone his illustrious past?
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Minecraft 1.9 Game Map

This is the map generated from my explorations of the Minecraft 1.9 Pre-Release. Interestingly enough I found a single large continent with a single deep ravine and abandoned mine. Great oceans surround this continent, although rivers appear to be entirely absent.

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