Introduction Hi A_Seagull! In this report, I would like to share you some information and convince you to play Minecraft on stream. Minecraft is not just easy survival game / 3D MSpaint, it has a ton of stream content!
Why should you play Minecraft on stream? - Minecraft is popular enough to draw the attention to a lot of viewers, even after it being a decade old game. - Vanilla minecraft is a fun casual survival game. Think of it as playing 1 hour of Subnautica/Rust/The Forest. Since you've mastered and enjoyed those games, you will certainly enjoy Minecraft too! - Minecraft has enough unique content that separates itself from other survival games. - We will avoid building projects. Its only entertaining to see the finish projects. Not fun on stream. - We will focus your minecraft gameplay on content that provides strategy, progression and development.
We will divide the Minecraft content into three sections:
Minecraft Vanilla - Single player normal Minecraft Hypixel - Multiplayer server Minecraft Feed the Beast - Single player mods
Minecraft setup/installation - You will need to create an account with Mojang to purchase minecraft: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/ . Note: The other version from the Microsoft store will not be compatible with the additional content you'll be playing. - I've had inconsistencies with game capture/video capture with minecraft. I suggest right-clicking Obs and click Run as Administrator.
Minecraft Tutorial Checklist Vanilla Minecraft is the stepping stone of the real fun on stream. With this checklist, you will be able to have enough basics to move onto Minecraft Multiplayer (Hypixel) and Minecraft Feed the Beast.
Punch trees, create crafting table, create planks and stick. Right-click crafting table, place sticks and planks in this arrangement to create your first item: THE WOOD PICKAXE.
Dig down a few blocks past grass/dirt until you see grey stone blocks. Aim cursor on stone while holding pickaxe and holding left click to mine stone. Once you get a bunch of stone, create these other tools and weapons:
Pickaxe: Efficient in mining all kinds of rocks and minerals. Axe: Efficient in cutting wood. Shovel: Efficient in grass, dirt, sand, gravel, clay blocks. Hoe: hold Hoe in hand, right-click grass/dirt block and it the dirt block becomes tilled dirt block. This allows you to plant seeds on it.
Tier list in terms of durability and mining speed:
Gold tools/weapons is unique because it has extremely low durability but the highest mining speed
Ores to ingots
While mining unground, you will come across these dotted stones. The peach and yellow is iron and gold respectively. You can put the iron and gold ore into a furnace to transform it into ingots.
place the furnace down on the ground and then right-click it to see this interface.
You put wood or coal on the bottom left and then the ore top left.
Running out of space? Create several chests to place items.
Other misc tips - the bar right of your hearts is your hunger bar, when that drains, then your hearts will slowly drain. You will have to explore and kill animals or gather fruits to replenish hunger. Later on, you can build a Hoe tool to till soil and plant seeds you've gathered to grow food. - At night mobs will spawn. To survive the 1st few nights you can dig yourself a hole and cover it and wait until night. If your fast enough, you can surround yourself with dirt or cobble or make it large enough to move around in it. - Once its day time, most mobs will catch on fire and die, allowing safe travel on the surface. - Night is not why mobs spawn, rather they will spawn in areas with lack of light. Your short term goal is to build a bunch of torches and place them all around your play area so that mobs won't spawn at night. - explore caves or dig staircase going down. Surface level is around 60 blocks high. below that are random cave tunnels and mineshafts and ravines and lava pits. Practice holding crouch and standing at the edge of a block, this will allow you to prevent yourself from falling off a block. This is also used to create a 1 block bridge while slowly moving/crouching. - You will eventually see stone blocks with dots on them - yellow, peach, teal, red, blue. These are essential resources. Some of them you can put them inside the furnace (top spot) and use charcoal or wood on bottom slot to "smelt" it into an ingot.
(Note: image greatly CGI'd than actual product)
After playing Minecraft Vanilla, you will have enough skils to move onto Minecraft Hypixel or Feed The Beast.
Minecraft Hypixel is the name of a massive multiplayer server that houses many PVP oriented mini-games. - On the main Minecraft menu, click Multiplayer, click add server, type any name, and then put this on the IP address: mc.hypixel.net - Simply right click the compass then click the mini-game you want. You can exit anytime and go back to the lobby.
This is a list of all the fun mini-games they have:
Here are my favorite games:
Bedwars The arena is a bunch of floating sky islands. You and your teammates spawn in an island with 1 bed. Your goal is to quickly gather resources and build bridge to enemy islands and destroy their bed. Destroying a team bed disable their ability to respawn. Last team standing wins. Your main island will constantly drop resources to buy basic items. These sky island arenas are designed to nerf turtling and force expansion because the valuable resources are in the middle neutral islands.
SkyWars: like bedwars but FFA
Murder Mystery: Like a phantom mode in Starcraft. You are assigned a role and if your the murderer, you have to go around killing others without being caught.
Build Battle: players are confined to a large private area where they have few minutes to build a giant item thats voted in the beginning in the match. Afterwards, the game will move to each area showcasing everyone's fast builds and you as a player gets to vote which is a good build. The player with the most high rated votes wins.
Minecraft Feed The beast Feed the beast aka FTB is the name of the minecraft community that takes popular mods and puts them together for you in a 1-click installation process. It is now managed by twitch! This is where the majority of the content of the minecraft streams will come from. In this path, you will be exposed to new blocks/machines/items/tools/weapons/resources/recipes. Each mod provides their own progression and some mods are synergized to work together! That website holds a lot of modpacks. The following below is my recommended modpacks.
Modpack: Enigmatica 2. PLAY THIS ONE FIRST An all-in-one modpack filled with tons mods and a guidebook. It has everything from Industrial mods, magic mods, farming mods, storage and sorting, futuristic, scary diablo mods, dragon mods. This modpack makes playing satisfactory/Subnautica/Forest look like a 5 minute demo! Get ready to be backseated by chat and look at gamepedia/youtube.
Modpack: Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons: This modpack is has less to do with being Satisfactory and more of walking simulator/spam right-click hack slash. This modpack includes more weapons/armor and other worlds to explore. xQc and moxy played this the scuffed way - by playing 50% of the mods individually.
Modpack: Sky Factory 3: Skyblock style minecraft is a multiplayer custom game mode where individual players start in the sky on a 1 block island with a tree. Using clever parkour and hording strategies, players are to create a cobble generator to create the infinite resource to create their floating platform. In this modpack, you are spawned in a larger island. Instead of gathering resource from the caves and mountains that don't exist anymore, players must use create sieves stations where you throw cobble through it which will give you nuggets of random resources. Skyblock style modpack forces players to carefully optmize their grinding work.
3. Click on "Browse All Modpacks" then type "roguelike or Enigmatica or Sky Factory" then on install button located on the modpack icon. Installing should only take 3 minutes. Once thats done, the install button will turn into a play button. click it.
4. Once the launcher popup, you want to change how much ram your computer will run it. My computer is an old grandma 2012 gaming computer so I have to make sure it gives at least 6GB while launching modpacks. Do this too! Click on Launch Options and click on RogueLike adventures.
5. Here, we want to change the JVM arguments. Yours may look different. The general idea is to highlight the same area I highlighted, and then simply type: 6GB.
6. Now, click on the Minecraft logo or press X, then click on the green play button on the button. The loading screen should appear (picture below). This will take at least 2 minutes to load.
7. Congratulations it has loaded! Goto Multiplayer and type in the server IP found in your control panel.
Devil Advocate: Why SHOULDN'T you play Minecraft? - No save/reload. If your traveling on top of a mountain and fall off, you will instantly die and get teleported back to spawn. If a Creeper blows up your chest anything caught in the explosion is gone. If you're walking around the nether (Hell dimension) trying to kill a Ghast and they knock you to the lava, all your inventory and equipment will burn. - Some people can't get used to the "lego" box world. It took me some time to get used to. - If you do play Minecraft multiplayer PVP big server on stream, you will generate the biggest stream sniper party out of all the games you've played. If you mute your voice, people will mistake this stream as a Forsen stream. - Backseating. This comment is for me, you've been great with the constant backseat in borderlands. I will just get very angry at super expert modpack/minecraft masters. The "no you should place that block here" or "use this mod instead" when the general goal/objective can be achieved many ways. - The minecraft modpack takes a minimum 4 minutes no matter how expensive your PC is. - Being overwhelm at the many crossroads of what to do! Especially with MC Mod. Fortunately, I have suggested modpacks that includes a quest book that gives you incentives to progress through specific mods. - Lack of NPC and voice dialogues and story can make it seem a bit bland and lonely. Fortunately, one modpack I've recommend is for Adventure/Exploration.