Hello all my Minecraft friends.
First of all, I am only 2 days into this game, and both myself and my two daughters are utterly addicted beyond imagination. I started up on the survivor server. All your work is amazing, and I am enjoying seeing the sites.
I have a few concerns or questions that I want to run by you all. Please take note that I am very inexperienced, and know very little. I have only crafted the very basic things and only mined coal, rock, dirt and wood.
First of all, I am scared of stepping on anyone’s toes. I found a quiet little hill near the large square building with a M on top of it. This is not a permanent residence for me at all, but I needed somewhere to hole into for the nights. I stacked some rock up high at the entrance, so I wouldn’t get lost, then I dug down. I created 3 rooms and a back door exit and at the back door I am starting to build a small residence.
Anyway, I don’t seem to be very close to anyone’s work, but I hope I am ok just setting up a temporary safe house on this hill. It is pretty close to the world spawn point as I did not dare go very far. I died 3 times last night
I have read about how to stake a claim, but was hoping some of you could give me some input on how far to go away from the world spawn point. As compared to your work, mine will probably be visually unappealing until I get some experience and I don’t want to create an eye sore. Is there a recommended direction to go in? N, S, E, W from the spawn point? Approx how far should I be walking before searching for an area to build on?
I learned through experience that a bed becomes the spawn point after sleeping in it. Can I keep this bed in my little hut as a point of interest for me, even after I find a build site further out? Is there a way to quickly travel to and from my work site from my little hut? There seems to be a good amount of rock below my abode that I could probably use at my build site.
Coal. It seems to be uncommon. Any tips on finding it?
Other ore’s. I have not seen any yet, but I did break a rock that had a red color inside of it. It produced nothing for me, probably due to my rock mining pick?
Thanks in advance for any input you can give me. I am excited for the possibilities in this game.