Minecraft has no shortage of challenges and tasks that players can tackle in survival mode, but some are more unorthodox than others. This includes surviving in a superflat world covered in even layers of blocks and creating an endless terrain for the players to wander in.
While superflat world’s primary purpose was to be a boon for creative mode, creating an even terrain for players to create anything they want, some enjoy the challenges it can bring in survival mode. Surviving and prospecting in a world that wasn’t intended for it brings several fun and unique challenges, and there are things to remember for people who want to try it out.
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10 Define Goals As Early As Possible:
Decide on what to achieve
Minecraft is a sandbox game where every player can choose what goals they want to pursue in a world of endless opportunities. Superflat world is no different, yet compared to other world types, the opportunities it presents are more limited, so it is essential for players to understand what they want to achieve.
Is reaching the game’s ‘end’ and defeating the Ender Dragon something that matters? Or would it be better to focus on reshaping the world? Perhaps players want to get into all possible dimensions? Players knowing what you want to achieve in a superflat world would help to inform your experience and strategies.
9 Pick The Right Preset:
Choose the world that best fits you
Once a goal is set, the next step is to pick the preset to survive in. Not all of them provide equal opportunities; for example, a present like ‘Redstone Ready’ presents a barren and empty world full of sandstone, making it impossible to survive in it.
Conversely, presets like ‘Overworld’ create a more familiar and easily-survivable environment. Most of them hover somewhere in between, however, with presets such as ‘Tunneler’s Dream’ or ‘Waterworld’ creating an environment that can be difficult to navigate but ultimately still survivable.
8 Build A Shelter:
Save yourself from danger
Much like in a typical Minecraft world, the super flat world maintains a day and night cycle, with the latter allowing for various mobs to spawn. This means that one of the player’s priorities early in the game will be to create a place where they will be safe from outside threats.
Unlike the classic world, there are no sources of wood around, and the only resource immediately available at the start of the game is dirt. While the result will hardly look aesthetic, it might be the only way to shield yourself from inevitable death. As the player progresses, they will find different, more suitable materials.
7 Find A Village:
Connect with civilization
It’s one of the oldest tips for surviving in a super flat world, and for a good reason. In most cases, the villages are the only source of resources for those who choose to survive in a superflat world. They spawn regularly in most presets and can be used for resources. Wood and cobblestone can be taken from their houses to build the player’s own(assuming they don’t just take one of the houses in the village itself).
In many ways, villages make survival in a superflat world possible, providing all the necessary building blocks and opportunities for the player to prosper.
Once players manage to find a village, make sure to loot every single chest you find. Villagers’ chests often become the source of materials and resources only found in the super flat world. Examples would include emeralds, diamonds, obsidian, and armor, all of which can spawn in village chests.
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While there may not be much use for a single diamond, once the player discovers many villages, they may have enough in their inventory to create a proper armor set, weapons, and tools. This will put them at an advantage before all the threats a superflat world presents.
5 Choose A Lifestyle:
Chart the course of the adventure
Much like any other type of world, a superflat world is generated endlessly, meaning there are countless villages worldwide and, therefore, endless possibilities to gather resources. However, the player still needs to choose where to live.
They could either stay in one village and occasionally leave to hunt for resources or become a nomad and journey from one village to another while having no single place to call home. Both methods are equally valid and have advantages, yet choosing one earlier rather than later is wise.
Avoid getting lost
Navigating a superflat world can be tricky, especially if you choose the nomad lifestyle. The terrain is identical, and there are no natural indicators of where the player is except occasional villages. This means it’s easily possible to wander into the same village or lose track.
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It would be wise to mark every village the player has visited with a pillar, so they know not to waste time on a place that has already been looted. Learning or writing the coordinates of specific landmarks can also be a boon as it will allow the player to easily return to those places.
3 Fortify the Village:
Turning home into a fortress
If players decide to stay in one village, they must ensure it’s a fitting place for a prolonged life. A key step to this is ensuring that it is safe. Build a wall around your village and ensure the area inside is well-lit, preventing any hostile mobs from spawning and entering it. This will ensure that players don’t have to worry about the day and night cycle in their playthrough.
After that, the player can create farms and other useful structures within the confines of the new space they created, making a village its own ecosystem.
Remember the rules
Mining isn’t possible in every superflat world, yet in those that it is, it is easily one of the primary sources of receiving resources, similar to the standard world. In a super flat world, mining is made easier because there are no naturally-spawning caves, making it much harder to fall into a pit of lava if players dig directly under themselves.
Still, with structures like Strongholds and Mineshafts still generating, it would be wise to remember the golden mining rules and create a descending ladder instead of digging directly above or underneath oneself.
1 Nether Prospects:
Enter the Underworld
When players are geared enough, it might be the time to enter the Nether itself. Unlike the Overworld, the Nether is not affected by the super flat state of the world and follows standard generation patterns. Getting into the Nether might be harder in the superflat world, as it would require a lot of looting for obsidian, but it is possible, nonetheless.
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Nether is as dangerous and unwelcoming as in any other type of world, so it is recommended for the player to prepare and have a full set of armor on them, ideally with some diamond components. If they are ready, however, the Nether can provide many resources to help them survive and find the way to the End.
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- November 18, 2011
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