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Having killed numerous creepers, and gaining 3 gunpowder, and also killing a spider and getting two string from it, I made a bow, equipped it and as consistent with Minecraft for the Xbox a mini tutorial pop-up appeared, and it showed me how to work the bow and everything else which these mini tutorial’s show us.

I needed an arrow or two, I checked the crafting table for the ingredients for the arrows, and it said, sticks, arrows and flint, this meant I could mine gravel with a purpose and also kill chickens for their feathers.

When mining gravel there is 1 in 10 chance of getting a flint, which I thought was a good ratio. So with knowing that piece of information I took a stack of gravel out of my chest and started placing it on the ground, I placed all the stack on the ground, and after everytime I had collected all the gravel, I noticed that the amount of flints was going up and the amount of gravel was going down, I didn’t know that this happened, but once I had realised that it did happen, I thought it was good, as gravel is a pain of an item to carry round, as you can’t do anything with it, as it’s affected by gravity, so it can’t be placed like dirt or cobblestone which stays in position, it has the same properties as sand. So once the gravel had all disappeared and had a stack of flints, I could move onto collecting a few feathers. This meant finding the mobs which dropped feathers.

Finding feathers are dependent on the chickens and zombies (only applies to game version pre 1.8.2), zombies are a great source of feathers and also chickens, its just finding the things, zombies come out at night and chickens all the time, but if your in the wrong area, you wont see any, which can be annoying, as if you need arrows you will need feathers.

After the 1.8.2 update feathers will only be found on chickens as the Zombies were places holders, as Notch didn’t know which mobs would drop the feathers so he gave the feather dropping attribute to the zombies.

Next week I will be posting a non 360 edition based Minecraft Blog on Coloured glass which I hope all my readers will like.

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Deleting my save game wasn’t at the top of my list of things to do but stupidly I did, luckily all wasn’t lost as I had a backup of the save game which was done the week before, so all I had to do was re hollow out my lower level and make it look as it previously did. This would take me maximum 5 Minecraft days, if I concentrated all my time into digging everything out and also replacing the glass, then I can start to find everything again or at least try, I could also start exploring much more now as I hadn’t done great deal of exploring. My aim was to find all the ores, so diamond, lapis lazuli, gold and redstone, having already found coal and iron, they didn’t need to be on the list of ores to find.

Having deleted my save game and restored the backup, I switched the difficulty to easy from peaceful, I had gotten to grips with playing the game, the controls and all the rest of it. I felt I had enough experience in the game to change the difficulty. So I took the step. I also wanted a bow, arrows and to test them, as I wanted to add a different dimension to the game, so I started the game and set the difficulty to easy, went to sleep, woke up and left the house and saw 4 creepers all bunched together, I thought what was the best way of killing these creepers, as I knew they would explode if I got too close and if I killed them I could get gunpowder.

My first attempt failed miserably and ended up taking damn, and as it wasn’t on peaceful, the health didn’t magically replenish, I knew I had to kill some pigs to get some pork chops, but first killing creeper number two, my idea was to draw it into the water and attack when it had fallen into the water, but that failed, and I took more damage, so I dug three blocks of mud from the outside and drew the creeper into the hole, there was also a spider, knowing that I hadn’t any string to make a bow, I thought kill the spider, so I did, and it put up a fight, I had to hit it four or five times before it died, and it yielded two string. I could make a bow all I needed now was feathers and flint to start making arrows.

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