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I’m playing the tutorial for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition, on survival mode, with peaceful difficulty, and yet I keep seeing monsters, which sometimes attack me! Why is this happening, and is it possible to make it stop? Please help, and thank you.

Games Guru: Unfortunately, others have had this issue, too. First, don’t play online. Second, when you load your world, move the difficulty bar from peaceful to easy and than back to peaceful. Then start the game. That should do it, I’m told.

How do I get to a village? I type in a seed, but it never works.

Games Guru: Minecraft can be complex, as I’m sure you know. It’s not as easy as typing in a seed.

Here are various methods that might help:

No matter how hard I try, I cannot build anything impressive in Minecraft. Do you have any tips on what and how to build an awesome structure?

Games Guru: It was like that when I started, too. Minecraft takes a ton of commitment, and because of the time involved, it’s not for everyone. But here’s how to build a mansion:

And here’s another way to construct one:

Games Guru, how rare is lapis lazuli and redstone? Thank you.

Games Guru: I got this from the Minecraft Wiki: “Lapis lazuli can be mined with a stone or better pickaxe. It is usually found at a depth of 31 and below. The highest concentration of lapis lazuli ore is found between levels 13 and 16. At this level the concentration is about 0.083% of all blocks (0.1013% of stone). The concentration drops linearly as one gets farther from these rows. Overall, lapis lazuli is around 1.1 times as common as diamond ore with an average of 3.43 lapis lazuli per chunk.”

And here’s everything you need to know about redstone:

How do you spawn hero brine?

Games Guru:  There’s a mystery surrounding this. Does it really work? Check this out:

My favorite game is Minecraft. Do you know any codes for me?

Games Guru: There are no actual codes that I know of. If you’re playing on a PC, there are a lot of keyboard commands that are helpful. Here’s the full list:

  • ascend – Moves you to the next platform above your position
  • atlantis – Toggles atlantis mode on/off
  • biome – Tells you what biome you are currently in
  • bind {COMMANDPARAMS} – Binds a command to a keyboard button.
  • bindid {ARGS} – Binds a command to a keyboard key using the key id
  • bring [ENTITY] – Brings the specified entity to you.
  • cannon [STRENGTH] – Shoots a primed TNT in the direction you are pointing.
  • chest – Allow access of chests
  • clear – Clears the console
  • clearwater – Toggles water clarity on/off
  • clone [QUANTITY] – Clones the NPC which you are looking at
  • config – Allows you to set the global configuration file as your current configuration
  • confuse [DISTANCE] – Confuses nearby mobs
  • confusesuicide – ?
  • cyclepainting – Cycles through the painting which you are pointing at
  • damage – Turns player damage on/off
  • defuse [all] – Defuses any TNT nearby which has been hit, drops 1 tnt in its place
  • descend – Moves you to the next platform below your position
  • destroy [all] – Destroys the current item
  • difficulty – Sets the difficulty to the specified level (0-3)
  • drops – Turns item drops on/off, having them turned off will make the game run a little bit faster, and also stop your inventory from filling.
  • dropstore – This command transfers everything in your inventory into achest that it creates next to you.
  • duplicate [all] – Duplicates and drops the currently selected item stack
  • explode [SIZE] – Sets off an explosion in your current location.
  • exterminate [SIZE] – KillNPC with style, kills the NPC you are pointing at
  • extinguish|ext [all] – Puts out all nearby fire (or all fire)
  • falldamage – Turns fall damage on/off
  • firedamage – Turns fire damage on/off
  • flammable [CATCH] [SPREAD] – Sets the specified block at the flammability level
  • fly [SPEED] – Allows you to turn flying mode on/off, speed specified your flying speed
  • freeze – Freezes mobs so that they cannot move or attack you
  • goto – Goto a waypoint
  • grow [all] – Grows all saplings/wheat on the map.
  • heal – Heals a player the specified number of points
  • health – Sets the health of a player to pre-defined figures
  • help [COMMAND] – Gives general help when COMMAND isn’t specified, gives specific help when COMMAND is specified. Same as /h
  • helmet [ITEM] [QTY] [DAMAGE] – Specifies the helmet the player wears
  • home – Teleport to spawn point
  • infiniteitems – Toggles infinite items on/off
  • instantkill – Instantly kills any NPC you hit
  • instantmine – Turns instant mining on/off
  • instantplant [grow] – Instantly plants saplings into the ground, if grow is specified the tree will when instantly gro
  • item [QUANTITY] [DAMAGE] – Gives player item, if quantity isn’t specified maximum amount of that item. Same as /give and /i
  • itemdamage – Turn item damage on/off. This means you will never have torepair an item again
  • itemname – Use this command to discover the itemname and ID of your currently selected item.
  • itemstack [QUANTITY] – Gives the player the specified quantity of maximum item stacks of the item.
  • jump – Moves you from where you are to where your mouse is pointing. Note: This command is buggy and may put you in the block you move to.
  • keepitems – Turn this on and you will keep your items when you die.
  • kill – Kills the current player
  • killall – Kills all of the specified mob type
  • killnpc [all|monster|animal] – Kills all living creatures nearby.
  • light – Turns permanent lighting on and off
  • listwaypoints – Lists all waypoints. Same as /l
  • longerlegs – Makes your legs longer so you can walk up 1 block high
  • macro – Runs a macro
  • maxstack [ITEMID|ITEMNAME|all] [STACKSIZE] – Configures the maximum stack size of that item between 1 and 64.
  • mobdamage – Mobs cannot give you damage
  • msg – This commands adds a message to the console.
  • music [play|pause|skip|stop|VOLUME] – Requests a music track to be played, there is a limitation of at MAX 2 tracks per day. Set the volume by specifying VOLUME.
  • noclip – Turns no clip on/off.
  • output – This just toggles SPC messages on/off, useful for macros/scripts.
  • phelp [COMMAND] – Provides help for plugins
  • platform – Puts a glass square under your feet
  • plugin – Lists all loaded plugins and also allows you to enable/disable plugins
  • pos – Gives current player position. Same as /p
  • reach – Sets the player reach distance.
  • refill [all] – Re-stocks your items in your inventory to the maximum ammount
  • rem – Removes the specified waypoint
  • removedrops [all] – This command removes item drops from the world.
  • rename – Allows you rename a command to a new name
  • repair [all] – Repairs the currently selected item to full health
  • reset – Resets the player settings
  • reskin – Reskins the NPC which you are pointing at to the specifiedskin
  • return – Moves the player to the last position before teleport
  • ride – Allows you to ride any NPC which you point at
  • sc – Added scripting support (more information coming soon)
  • search – Allows you to search for items using a name
  • set – Mark a waypoint on the world
  • setjump [JUMP|reset] – Sets the height that you jump. Note: Turns fall damage off if the jump is configured to move than 1.
  • setspawn [ ] – Set the current position as the spawn point, if X Y Z are specified sets that position as spawn point
  • setspeed [SPEED|reset] – Sets the speed that the player moves
  • skin – Change your players skin to ANY minecraft player
  • slippery [SLIPPERYNESS] – Makes the specified block slippery
  • spawn [QTY] – Allows you to spawn an individual creature.
  • spawnportal – Spawns a portal nearby the player
  • spawnstack – Spawns the specified creature a few blocks away from your current position (use “/spawn list” to get a list of creature names and codes).
  • superheat [all] – Turns items which are furnace-able into their furnaced form
  • superpunch [DISTANCE|reset] – Hit that NPC with a punch like no other
  • tele – Teleport to X Y Z coordinates. Same as /t
  • time [set|get|day|night [minute|hour|day [TIME]]] – Set and get the time within minecraft.
  • timeschedule > – Sets a period of time (HH:MM format), this will make minecraft always within this time.
  • unbind – Unbinds the specified key from a command.
  • unbindid – Unbinds a command from a keyboard key using the key id
  • useportal – Instantly transfers you to the nether, use it again to go back.
  • waterdamage – Turns water damage on/off
  • weather – Toggles weather on/off
  • world – Allows you to explicitly, have control over your world.
  • world load – Loads the specified FILE, this allows you to play ANY save on your computer, not just World1-5, and can have any name
  • world save – Explicitly saves your game then returns to it
  • world seed [SEED] – Allows you to see and change the seed of the map, so it will generate custom terrain
  • world new [FILENAME] [SEED] – Creates a new map at the specified location
  • world exit – Lets you exit a game without saving (perfect from when a creeper blows something up)
  • world list – Lists all the saves which you can load from “.minecraft/saves”
  • world backup – Allows you to backup your current world into .minecraft/backup

Can you find out some Dwarf Castle servers? I have been searching for four months straight!

Games Guru: Go here for a list of all the Minecraft servers:

Games Guru, how do you read the enchantments for tools and armor? I read about it on the Minecraft Wiki, but I still do not understand.

Games Guru: It’s hard, but not that hard. And the writers of the Wikis aren’t that clear. This kid has a decent video that should help:

Hey Games Guru, do you know any EASY ways to find diamonds? I watched a Youtube video that said to dig straight down, but I’m not following that.

Games Guru: This can be tricky and takes time. So I’m sending you to a site that has the scoop, so to speak:

Do you have any tips for this game?

Games Guru: Wow. That would fill a book, especially since I don’t know what you want to do. The thing that’s hardest to do is to defeat the dragon. But even telling you that would take the whole column. Go to Google and search for Minecraft Wiki. It will give you a ton of information. Minecraft rocks!

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46 Comments on Minecraft

  1. EnderLuigi64xzz // March 28, 2017 at 8:00 am // Reply

    I too like Minecraft:)

  2. EnderLuigi64xzz // March 28, 2017 at 7:59 am // Reply

    I still own the xbox360 edition:(

  3. Is there minecraft for PlaystationPortable?If not can you tell me a good sandbox game for it?

  4. DatGreatGamer // July 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm // Reply

    I experienced a little bit of Entity 303

    anything i should do?

  5. It you want to stay alive instead of mobs trying to kill you, than try switching it to peaceful mode. If you do that than all the mobs but the cow, sheep and pig will disappear.

  6. they need new updates

  7. ohmygoshguy // June 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm // Reply

    the codes the games guru said up top dont exist. NONE of em work

  8. Anonymous // May 29, 2015 at 8:02 pm // Reply

    the book set has a lot of imfermashen

  9. GtheSwimmer007 // May 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm // Reply

    Great game! I hope they add more food like corn or… corn 🙂

  10. i beat the hole game

  11. ok so what i’d do is set a trap, like a pool of lava in front your house but make sure it isent a wood house tho or i’tl burn your house down ok. or change the the dificullty

  12. eagle drone x // May 15, 2015 at 10:33 am // Reply

    I love minecraft

  13. BlazeW310 // May 9, 2015 at 7:17 am // Reply

    Do any of you guys have pc version My name on it is BlazeW310 pc version is the best

  14. i love minecraft!!!!!!!!!

  15. Seed for 10.0 PE with herobrine?

  16. whirlingbeaster // February 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm // Reply

    Minecraft IS AWSOME built 9 houses in xbox and on xbox live

  17. doctor duffy // January 14, 2015 at 9:46 am // Reply

    Minecraft=5 stars x 30000000000000

  18. How do u spawn herobrine in Xbox version

  19. minecraft is the best thing ever + chiken nuget is a great seed

  20. Minecraft is the #1!!!!!

  21. importantgalaxy346 // November 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm // Reply


  22. minecraftisawesome // October 25, 2014 at 7:40 am // Reply

    to find diamond dig a staircase down to bedrock. then go up between 10 and 15 blocks and dig into the walls as far as you choose. i use this method with my friend and we have a diamond chestplate, diamond boots, diamond leggings, a diamond pickaxe, and a diamond sword. try to find all that with one method. me and my friend did it!

  23. M I N E C R A F T is a good seed

  24. To change enchanting table standard galactic alphabet to English: watch YouTube video “how to change enchanting book to English”

  25. To spawn herobrine: craft a spawner using bones and soul sand. Place 2 gold blocks on top of each other. Put the spawner on the gold blocks. Put netherrack on the spawner. Ignite the top of the netherrack. THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!!!

  26. To find diamonds: go to the nether. Dig down til you hit bedrock. Make another nether portal at the nether bedrock jump through, you will be in a deep cave that will have valuable ores

  27. Redsone is 1 to 16 blocks above y= 4 (bedrock) lapis lazuli is y= 34 or less. Time to get mining! Just remember the number one rule of Minecraft: never dig straight down

  28. Villages only appear in plains, savannas, and deserts without any mods


  30. always go for food then shelter then go mining

  31. 212iamasome // October 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm // Reply

    on the ps3creative I tried to spawn the wither but it did not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Melovesminecraft // September 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm // Reply

    BTW, these codes don’t work on 1.8

  33. Hurry before the mobs come! Especially those creepers! I hate creepers!

  34. you can build anything

  35. i am now going to ride a chicken

  36. On Minecraft PE version 0.9.5, I’m making a flatland village with 2 blacksmiths

  37. The awesomest game I have ever played. I play it all the time. Have built about 5 castles on the pe version. It ROCKS!!!!!

  38. thats right it is awesome

  39. i love minecraft its so cool

  40. i love minecraft

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