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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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106 Comments on Minecraft

  1. Hero692Brine459 // February 5, 2014 at 5:08 am // Reply

    this is to prove Herobrine is real a friend once found a abandoned mine with a sign “beware steve”

    • Anyone can place and edit a sign. To prove Herobrine isn’t it the code, look in the games code. There is NOTHING in the code that can make herobrine exist

  2. 123456789 10 // February 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm // Reply

    can you find emerald?

  3. How do you by it. Dose it work for a laptop.

  4. wish I had minecraft

  5. Captain America // January 27, 2014 at 5:53 pm // Reply

    Stop arguing about Herobrine. All I see when I look at the comments is herobrine and it gets annoying.

  6. minecraft guy // January 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm // Reply

    minecraft is the best game since new super Mario bros wii

  7. villain 12345 // January 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm // Reply

    Is it on Xbox

  8. I know minecraft // January 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm // Reply

    Herobrine was added in the development versions and was remove in alpha 1.9. In the official release “-Removed Herobrine” is just Notch (creater of minecraft) joking around. If you want to see him install the mod

  9. cool z craft // January 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm // Reply

    how do you get the lord of the rings mod ?

  10. Destroyer778 // January 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    Herobrine has been in the game. He was a death glitch and was removed by Notch.

  11. superbowsee567 // January 20, 2014 at 9:32 am // Reply

    Any Questions on Minecraft PC? I can answer anything involving 1.6-1.7.2, Servers, Minigames, Mods, and Survival. 😀

  12. When Mojang decided to make an Xbox version of minecraft, they almost decided to make it possible for Xbox players to play with pc players of minecraft. As far as servers go, Mc War is the best gun game, with five different objectives and tons of maps. Here is the ip:
    If you want diamonds, they are mostly concentrated between 5-10 blocks above bedrock. Gold is between 5-15 blocks above bedrock. I always mine in stairs until I get to bedrock, then I mine along the top of bedrock for a while and then I go up 7 blocks to mine there too. I have found a lot of diamonds (37 in one hour) and TONS of iron. Haven’t had much luck at finding gold though

  13. bfaeeeefdegsagjgahsg // January 15, 2014 at 1:44 am // Reply

    my uncle got 2 chests full of dimonds

  14. ????????????????????????????

  15. minecraft genius // December 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm // Reply

    herobrine was going to be a boss but they removed him at the last second

  16. It’s awsome

  17. In the new update you can’t spawn him

  18. where can you get it?

  19. Who cares if herobrine is real he used to be in the game in the first versions but now he has been taken out

  20. I love Minecraft!!!!!!

  21. lets talk about enderman!

  22. Why is everybody talking about herobrine, he is a mod and even if he wasn’t you wouldn’t be able to spawn him so he is useless.

  23. What is the place where the ender dragon is called?

  24. You need spc for the commands he gives!

  25. I think he’s real. Once my bro was playing, he was in the village, and he heard doors opening and closing. I don’t think he had multiplayer on.

  26. there are 2 ways to spawn herobrine one is with the herobrine mod the second is 4 gold blocks 1 netherrack and a mossy stone brick bloc and put redstone torches on the gold blocks while playing disc 11in a jukebox but onice he is in your game there is no hiding from him and dont go in dark areas that just makes it more scary

  27. I cant wait till the Anvil, Horses, leads, pumpkin pie, the wither boss, and everything in the Redstone update comes to the Xbox.

  28. I hope he is real

  29. i’m DYING to know the bottom to the fourth code

  30. Ok so I really don’t know anything at all about minecraft so could somebody explain the goal of rhe game except creating and surviving?

    • The goal basically is to survive. There are two bosses in the game, the wither and the ender dragon. If you beat both of them, you still can play in your world, and nothing happens to your world. There is really no set goal other than to defeat the ender dragon.

    • You have to gather supplies, build a shelter, fight mobs, and gather eyes of ender by killing enderman and get to the end to fight the enderdragon

    • and herobrine is just a guy that trys to kill you if you spawn him

  31. one thing you can spawn him. but he will kill you also he might not be in the game anymore be cuz of updates

    • You can’t spawn herobrine. He never was in the game to begin with, and updates never removed him. The only way herobrine can be in your game, is if you have the herobrine mod

  32. minecraft man! // October 29, 2013 at 2:49 pm // Reply

    1.7.2 is out!!! it has stained glass, fishing lines can be enchanted, hopefully herobrine is back!!!

    • Herobrine never existed, so he wouldn’t be “back”. Also, you forgot the best parts about the update! New Biomes And Commands! 😀

  33. My gish dose anyone know that hero brine is a MOD. seriously!!

  34. minecraftman // October 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm // Reply

    Herobrine does exist once I saw him in my house in minecraft when i got home he was in my chest he closed it and he had stolen my diamond sword shovel axe and pick he kiled me and through the death screen i saw him use the shovel and dig through the dirt wall and then when i spawned (in my house i had slept there) and i tried to chase him but he dissappeared and i got lost

  35. 1.6.4 is out!

  36. Minecraft is awesome. You need 9 gold blocks 1 netherack and 4 redstone torch and flint and steel. He’s real all right!

  37. I saw Herobrine the other day.

  38. what is a griever?

    • First off, they are called “Griefers”. Second, they are people who destroy other peoples creations for no reason whatsoever. Most servers have griefing against the rules, but many pvp servers allow griefing.

  39. So the thing I saw when I got on was “How do I spawn Herobrine” This is how,
    YOU DONT! Herobrine is not real

  40. what is a griever

  41. Knife Xpert 157 (aka Chad 101) // October 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm // Reply

    Who is herobrian?

  42. All those Codes Are For Bukkit/Single Player Commands

  43. it a awesome game I love it im tbone182003

  44. awsome game

  45. Herobrine doesn’t exist, I can prove it because people have looked through the code of the game and they haven’t seen anything that could’ve been programed into the game that would have the same structure of the player. There are herobrine mods you can get on the pc though.

    • that’s probably becos they removed him in an earlier version (before a certain update).

    • Herobrine has been seen before because it is a major bug in the code. If you look on updates 1.4 to 1.6 there should be “removed herobrine” because this is a bug that keeps coming back constantly gets updated. Most of the stories about endocrine are just fake

      • Pee Wee Harris // January 12, 2014 at 11:21 am //

        The “removed Herobrine” thing in the updates is a joke by the makers of the game. It says so in the wiki.

  46. Herobrine is fake. It’s a myth.

  47. the nintendo fan // September 22, 2013 at 7:00 am // Reply

    i want it!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Anybody know how to use a clock in minecraft?

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