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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:ย  Thereโ€™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 youโ€™re playing on a PC, there are a lot of keyboard commands that are helpful. Hereโ€™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 isnโ€™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: Itโ€™s hard, but not that hard. And the writers of the Wikis arenโ€™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 Iโ€™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 donโ€™t know what you want to do. The thing thatโ€™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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108 Comments on Minecraft

  1. Pieman455555 // August 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm // Reply


  2. minecraft boss destroyor // August 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm // Reply

    I am now changing my name to mask60

  3. joshtheplayer123 // August 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm // Reply

    i used the same name my minecraft player has, and here is my comment: If u ever see Herobrine craft a map and move to the area out of the map 0 zone keep doing it whenever u see Herobrine unless u have the xbox 360 version :p

  4. minecraft boss destroyor // August 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm // Reply

    to make obsideon you take a bucket of lava and pour it into 1 block hole

  5. minecraft boss destroyor // August 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm // Reply

    did you know the origanal players name was steve and steve got created by notch

  6. i want minecraft // July 31, 2012 at 11:15 am // Reply

    frendly creepers will not kill you.

  7. Minecraftplayer81 // July 31, 2012 at 9:27 am // Reply

    Try leaving a trail of glowstone or torches when you go exploring deep into caves.

  8. super david 64 // July 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    i do not have minecraft but it sounds awsome

  9. I LOVE IT


  11. Tip #1: always get cats around your house incase of creepers

  12. creepers are not the only thing you have to be scared about!!!!! thare are also zombies, skellitins(with bows and aroows!),endermen reeeeelllyy hate stareing contests and in the nether thare is packs of zombie pigmen with the ablity to smarm over you … litery like wolves, thare allso is gasts and blazes in the nether. but unless you make a home in the end…you realy dont have to worry about the end dragon. and of corse thare is herobrine. the mithical monster you can acully create wit a shrine. but he will kill you ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • they removed herobrine a long time ago. but your right about everything else. also ghasts can see you from 100 blocks away even thru blocks:(

  13. Ask me anything about Minecraft i’ve had it since it came Out

  14. I am a Minecraft wiz ask me anything i’ve had it since it came out

  15. buildingspree9 // July 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm // Reply


  16. On the PC I FOUND EMERALDS!!!!!!!!! They’re extremely rare!!!!!

    • Uberlyuber // July 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm // Reply

      1. They’re diamonds, not emeralds. 2. You can find diamonds super easy if u go branch mining. 3. “what is branch mining?” look on the wiki.

      • Timmy26 // July 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm //

        NOOO they were green and diamonds are blue. Besides when I looked on mty inventory and moved my cursor over it it said “Emerald”. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Percy Jackson // December 7, 2012 at 1:33 am //

        Emerald are real and they are much rarer than diamonds.

  17. Here are a few tips that few people know. 1. When a pig is struck by lightning, it turns into a zombie pigman. 2. Add gunpowder to a potion to make it throwable. 3. Four iorn blocks plus a pumpkin equals a super strong iorn golem.

  18. I have a tip! If you bate creepers, then you should get a cat! Creepers are scared of cats/ocelots and will run if they see one!

  19. TheZachShow // July 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm // Reply

    Minecraft rocks!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. ther was away to get the full version for free but the FBI shut it down ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  21. any body know a good server

  22. Teh mighty Minecrafter // June 26, 2012 at 11:51 am // Reply

    #1 rule of Minecraft: Never dig right below you.

  23. Minecraft man // June 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm // Reply

    Is there a way to get minecraft for free

  24. Look out

  25. on the seed say worstseedever and then a duengon will apper

  26. im getting minecraft tomorrow!!!!!

  27. monkeyriensch // June 18, 2012 at 9:45 am // Reply

    minecraft is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. I beat the game

  29. RexMaximus // June 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm // Reply

    In creative mode i made an awesome underground house

  30. magicfreak // June 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm // Reply

    do you know a hack that gets you Mine craft for free? and/or crafting tables and Survuival mode when you get the browser?

  31. I got the millanaire mod I really like the normens.

  32. minecrafter70 // June 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm // Reply

    i found a spider jocky !!!!

  33. i have 1o diamond pixaxes, a 98 by 52 block castle made of stone 15 wolves, and a large mine. a hint to anyone the games guru didnt include maybe. on the xbox version write the seed generator 777,or 888 not sure and you will see a duengon near your spawn area

  34. LEGO Universer // June 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm // Reply

    I wish the Kindle would get MC,I’m stuck with a game called Block Story

  35. yeerk slug // June 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm // Reply

    You should go on creative, the monsters (mobs) won’t hurt you. Also put steel doors on your houses. That way the monsters won’t break down the door.

    • RexMaximus // June 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm // Reply

      Creative mode is AWESOME!!!

    • MinecraftGeek // June 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm // Reply

      Actually, the mobs won’t even spawn on Peaceful, and only Zombies can break down wooden doors, not all mobs.
      P.S. I suggest on your first night getting as mush wood as you can then either find coal and mine it, or make Charcoal using 8 pieces of cobblestone in a crafting table then put raw wood in the top box, and a few pieces of wooden planks in the bottom to make torches. Then dig a hole in the ground, cover it, then put a torch down then wait the night.

  36. Sir Punchwood // June 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm // Reply

    I have a 5 story Lookout tower a nice house [built out of brick and glow stone] a pig,cow,and sheep farm a underground base 47 iron blocks 61 gold blocks 2 diamond blocks.And a mushroom house.

  37. make your house out of stone and on a iand

  38. Crazy-I-Joe // June 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm // Reply

    Where do you get Minecraft? or is it just a online download game?

  39. minecraft is one of the best games on earth the creator is rich sadly my parents wont let me get it

  40. super epic guy // June 12, 2012 at 11:45 am // Reply

    always use a bow to kill creepers. using a sword may let you get so close that it will explode.

  41. i have 6789 dimonds XD ๐Ÿ˜€

  42. If you want to make floating houses all you have to do is make giant poles and build a ladder on every pole then put blocks in between and there is the floor. Build the walls and a roof. slap in a door and take away all the poles but one and you got a floating house. made out of dirt is my selection.

  43. yo yo master // June 11, 2012 at 1:10 am // Reply

    I WANT IT SO BAD but i don’t have Xbox live ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  44. If you find the end fortress the end portal is not ecessable though doors it is hidden so you might need to go diggin

  45. If you use to many tnt it can make your computer freze up

  46. Minecraft server player // June 10, 2012 at 12:28 am // Reply

    I lagged My friend”s server by crowding with so much pigs my computer screen stopped for a few minutes

  47. Do not make your house out of wood. It can easily catch on fire. I was trapped in my own house when it happened. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s a bit more work, but to start get cobblestone.

  48. obito101man // June 9, 2012 at 8:44 am // Reply

    I would do it on peaceful until you have good weapons and an amazing house defense.

  49. rick walls // June 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm // Reply

    make a small basic house out of wood near a rich mining resorses

  50. look on youtube

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