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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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91 Comments on Minecraft

  1. butterbutter // September 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm // Reply

    how do you make mods

  2. If you want to get a mod I suggest Elemental Creepers. It adds new types of Creepers that explode into different elements, such as water and glowstone. there’s even a creeper you can tame!

  3. Minecraft is Awesome!!!!!!

  4. …all of the commands only work when you have certain mods installed like singleplayercommands roflol

  5. is the best i found 50 diamonds

  6. which website is best to dload minecarft

  7. Darth Redav // August 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm // Reply

    Let’s do some math, Minecraft + at least 2 people = AWESOME!!!!!

  8. Minecraft Rocks!

  9. Minecraft Rocks!

  10. jeffgordonman24 // August 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm // Reply

    First u need the herobrine mod, then u find herobrine, u run and hide and when he comes close to u attack him with a some sort of metal sword

  11. Hi i am starting a mine craft blog. What should it be about?

  12. computerman // August 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm // Reply

    The latest thing I did on Minecraft was installing resource packs, it is so awesome!

  13. I have been trying to play minecraft on my mac computor for a long time now, but it won’t work! Can somone tell me why?

  14. MagmaBlizzard5 // August 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm // Reply

    herobrine is fake! notch never put him in the game to begin with!

  15. The Herobrine spawner isn’t official, it’s a mod. 😦

  16. There are “codes” called seeds. I have one here: lost. It spawns you near a mushroom island.

  17. Soo…. a few things…. Did you know: If you name any mob spawn egg (with an anvil) Grumm or Dinnerbone (Capital D and Capital G), the mob will be upside down! It will still walk normally, but it will look really weird 😀 Also, please join my server on the PC version, the IP address is

  18. I built my own NPC village , and its great!

  19. Can you give me some seeds for “mincraft pe kindle fire edition”?

  20. can u spawn a pink wither 1.6.2? (the horse update)

  21. I made my house in a mushroom biome

  22. What computers will work with minecraft give all the details

  23. trooper701 // July 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm // Reply

    yay 1.6.1 and horses!!!!

  24. type in the box in the seed area. herobrine will follow you but after 20 minutes… he tries to kill you

  25. its the best game

  26. Minecraft!

  27. minecraftr // June 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm // Reply

    I LUV IT!!!!!!!!!! a good seed (xbox) is


  28. ShrewManChew // June 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm // Reply

    You can activate the nether portal without flint and steel

    • Many things can activate/deactivate the portal. Ghasts, fire charges, flint and steel, and a few more! If your in the nether and a ghast deactivates your portal (which is really annoying) you can still leave the nether without a flint and steel! Get the ghast to either reactivate your portal, or, in the pc, get some coal from a wither skeleton and make a fire charge!

  29. My classmates love spawning animals all over the place.

  30. minecraft pro // June 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm // Reply

    minecraft is awesome. i have it for xbox. it is always better with friends and the possibilities are endless, cant wait for jungles to come in the xbox. pro out made: 6-12-13

  31. Type in aetherNETHER and you will have lavafall and snow bioem

  32. i ❤ monecraft i hav a dog armey ( :

  33. I love it! I have It on My Ipad!

  34. mincraft fun!

  35. ShrewManChew // May 31, 2013 at 10:31 pm // Reply

    Hint for harvesting the enderdragon egg. first right click on it to make it teleport then put a piston next to it and use a lever to make it push the enderdragon egg and you have it in your inventory.
    (fact: did you know that flint & steel have a chance of harvesting the egg :-))

  36. ShrewManChew // May 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm // Reply

    If you make a cat then they scare creepiest away
    To make a cat you must tame an ocelot using RAW fish keep clicking until it turns into a cat

  37. I don’t know how we’d be happy without minecraft

  38. mincraftdude27 // May 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm // Reply

    the pyramid in the desert is a trap.DO NOT GO IN THERE!!!!! colored wool gives out if you stand on it to long.if it does happen aim yourself away from the pressure plate goodbye minecraft lovers

  39. I finally figured out that silk touch will give you stone, not cobblestone when you mine it, and milcium when you dig it on a mushroom biome.

    • You can use Silk Touch on anything and it will harvest the block itself instead of what it normally drops.
      Stone gives stone.
      Ores give the ore.
      Grass gives grass.

  40. minecraft is cool

  41. Rock Star 627 // May 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    I TOTALLY AM LOVING THE MINECRAFT! I can build sentry devices (Using redstone, of course:))!

  42. Minecraft is so awesome! But it would be more awesome if it was free. Also I can’t play minecraft anymore because I think the computer is too old (running Windows XP SP3 on 10-year desktop).

    • ShrewManChew // May 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm // Reply

      Have you tried reformatting your computer because I have a Windows XP and it ran so slow it took 5 min to start up but we reformatted it and now it runs fast enough to get minecraft (but we have it on our Windows 7 :-))

  43. Everyone,
    These commands are all for the single player commands mod! They only work if you have the mod! 🙂

  44. hello, I have beaten the ender dragon on pc and he is easy (beat him in 30 minutes on surviaval) but on thursday I typed in cheppa and I made a house (more like a platform)
    and I went to creative to see my surroundings and found a near spawn-point jungle temple and in one of the chests was a diamond.

  45. greatest minecraft player // May 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm // Reply

    i’ll give you a tip:when you build your houses make sure creepers stay away from it.creepers blow the way,if i were you i would keep knocking a creepers butt of so they would stay away from i said before, creepers blow up.

  46. Minecraft Master // May 5, 2013 at 8:42 am // Reply

    I love Minecraft but I do not have the right game system.

    • stayingalivmaster // June 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm // Reply

      well thats o.k.

    • YankeesMan19 // July 25, 2013 at 10:09 am // Reply

      There is Minecraft for Mac, Windows, Xbox, smartphones, and tablets. I personally recommend either Mac or Windows because it gets updates way before the others. Although it is expensive ($26.99). I hope this helped you!!

      • Captain_YO // August 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm //

        Each version is epic, though PC/Mac is the most advanced version and PE (Pocket Edition for Android and iOS devices) is the least advanced.

      • slugsnail // August 25, 2013 at 11:30 am //

        26.99 is much much cheaper than games like COD or Halo and the reason that computers get mc faster is because they were made much earllier the other ones just are catching up.

  47. This game is awesome. I play every day. I have a wall all around my village so don’t try to get in i have a cave that leads in side ok. My world is called please visit.



  50. Its so asoum

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